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by Todd Karr
October 27th, 2015, 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Andrews Update

I have now turned up thousands of documents and strong evidence covering Andrews' entire life, including his performing career, scams, crimes, aliases, associates, gambling, family, and photos. Court record requests are underway. I'm going ahead with a book which will include everything.
by Todd Karr
October 22nd, 2015, 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Erdnase: The Book!

Roger: There seem to be more Erdnase books than candidates these days (and yes, I ordered Tom Sawyer's, too!), but it will definitely take an entire book to properly tell this labyrinthine tale.
by Todd Karr
October 22nd, 2015, 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

William G. Andrews

I'm pretty sure I've got my man. Charles L. Andrews aka Charles E. Andrews was later William G. Andrews, advance man for Alexander Herrmann, and wrote extensive articles describing card moves and effects in language and terms matching The Expert. I'm arranging my hundreds of documents into a complet...
by Todd Karr
October 20th, 2015, 3:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Charles L. Andrews

Amidst a flood of new information I've found, literally hundreds of articles, it looks like Charles E. Andrews may have been itself an alias of Charles L. Andrews. Please note that I previously traced the name and age of Charles E. to another 1859-ish Midwest Charles E., whose father was an English ...
by Todd Karr
October 18th, 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Charles Andrews in Showbiz

Charles Andrews was in showbiz early in his career. I've uncovered several articles and notices about his tours, and of course at the end he absconded with money and disappeared.
by Todd Karr
October 18th, 2015, 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Handwriting is by the lady

Hi, Bill: The handwriting is Inda Ethel Blaine's, although the words are Andrews'. He was dictating to her at the time he shot her, as detailed in many of the articles.
by Todd Karr
October 17th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Charles E. Andrews' Grave

The Charles E. Andrews I've been researching is buried in Patton Cemetary in Laporte, Indiana, Lot W, N-4, Plains 237.
by Todd Karr
October 16th, 2015, 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

More Info on Andrews Soon

Thank you to Richard Hatch and Richard Wiseman for great leads, suggestions, and support. Hopefully, all the Erdnase scholars here downloaded my Erdnase documents while I had them up. I've since found more strong evidence about Charles E. Andrews, including more about his gambling, and I will keep y...
by Todd Karr
October 10th, 2015, 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

More Aliases and Swindles of Charles E. Andrews

Here is a link to another batch of articles and documents about Charles E. Andrews. Again, if you use these, please credit Todd Karr. Thanks! 29 items – 1900-1907: http://we.tl/XnUuYOtSwd Some highlights: 1. Two May/June 1901 Paducah KY Evening Sentinal articles about Charles Andrews (described agai...
by Todd Karr
October 9th, 2015, 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: ERDNASE

Richard Kaufman wrote:Great work, Todd! And thanks for sharing here.


Thanks, Richard.
by Todd Karr
October 8th, 2015, 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: ERDNASE

Clarification: Charles E. Andrews appears to have been arrested in South Bend in 1906 and tried in Logansport.
by Todd Karr
October 8th, 2015, 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: ERDNASE

Richard Hatch asked about the E. S. Andrews who managed Wingate's in the 1890s in New England. I have many records on this agency and this E.S. but eventually decided this E.S. was a different man based on the years, location, age, and because although there was a scam connected with the agency, it ...
by Todd Karr
October 7th, 2015, 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: ERDNASE

Here's a download link for 38 documents on E. S. Andrews and Charles E. Andrews. PLEASE CREDIT TODD KARR IF YOU USE THESE MATERIALS. THANKS! http://we.tl/oF6kMAs014
by Todd Karr
October 7th, 2015, 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: ERDNASE

I neglected to follow up on the McKinney element. The record shows "E. C. Andrews," which is pretty close to "C. E. Andrews."
by Todd Karr
October 7th, 2015, 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: ERDNASE

Looks like I managed to edit my post in time after all. I've corrected the 1859 date and restored Dollie as E.S.'s bride.
by Todd Karr
October 7th, 2015, 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: ERDNASE

Also, Richard asked about the "young man" references. The Chicago Trib says Andrews was 50, and the death certificate says 48. In 1904, at 44/45, I'd say that's close enough, especially because it's a subjective term (an older man will think a 30-40ish man is young, but a teen will think h...
by Todd Karr
October 7th, 2015, 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: ERDNASE

My bad. I wish posts were editable!! My thanks to Dick Hatch. Yes, the correct birthdate is 1859, Dollie Seeley was married to ES, and as for the sentences, all his sentencing seems to vary wildly from the time eventually served, much like today's briefer-than-expected sentences for various reasons....
by Todd Karr
October 6th, 2015, 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: Meet Charles E. Andrews

An Erdnase Manifesto Todd Karr The details of a number of swindles and crimes committed under various aliases by swindler E. S. Andrews and later, I believe, under his actual name of Charles E. Andrews (b. 1859 in Indiana, d. Aug. 26, 1907 in Chicago) from 1901 to 1907 make me feel he is a strong c...
by Todd Karr
September 22nd, 2015, 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Michael and I Tried
Replies: 46
Views: 11232

Michael and I Tried

Hi, everyone: Michael Weber is one of the most knowledgeable and hard-working professionals in our field, and while he and I really tried to have his generously offered annotations be part of the upcoming Martin Gardner book, Impromptu, Michael's busy international schedule prevented us from making ...
by Todd Karr
February 28th, 2014, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu
Replies: 42
Views: 12637

Re: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu

Hi, everyone First of all, the book is coming out, and anyone who's written for a refund or explanation for their preorder has been personally taken care of. Obviously, predicting completion dates amidst an overloaded publishing schedule (Gaetan Bloom, Andy Nyman, Shakespeare, Cardini, 60 DVDs and C...
by Todd Karr
December 11th, 2013, 9:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!

Hi, everyone: Go to YouTube watch our complete version of Festival of Magic from 1957: http://youtu.be/6n862JxiN0k A holiday gift for Genii readers from Bill McIlhany, Todd Karr, and The Miracle Factory! (Okay, not just for Genii readers, but you're the first to hear.) Festival of Magic is a unique ...
by Todd Karr
November 17th, 2011, 8:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Yigal Mesika's Products
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Yigal Mesika's Products

As a manufacturer and performer, can I just say how much I appreciate Yigal Mesika's line of products? It's rare that someone puts so much care into the design of magic effects, and also creates such high-impact material for the magic world. I'll add that Yigal was one of my favorite performers that...
by Todd Karr
February 3rd, 2011, 10:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life
Replies: 46
Views: 19427

Re: Tim Conover Has Commited Suicide

What a lovely man. So sad.
by Todd Karr
January 3rd, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 43
Views: 11857

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

Hi, everyone. The DVD included with Bulletproof can be viewed by American readers on your computer with the free VLC Media Player from VideoLAN.org videolan.org (you can use this great player to play several foreign formats, in fact). It also works fine with my iMac Video Player software. However, i...
by Todd Karr
December 20th, 2010, 5:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 43
Views: 11857

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

Hi, everyone. Well, I saw the Dalai Lama here in L.A. last year. He speaks of patience and cycles, and here's the cycle I'm emerging from. I'll address this as honestly and openly as I can. The Miracle Factory has always been a hand-made, one-man production company. We've usually been late with our ...
by Todd Karr
April 8th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4845
Views: 1814059

Re: Erdnase

Please check the Buzz section for an announcement of our new e-book version of Erdnase for the iPad!
by Todd Karr
April 8th, 2010, 1:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Expert at the iPad!
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

The Expert at the iPad!

Announcing the world's first magic book for the iPad! It's The Expert at the Card Table, S. W. Erdnase's 1902 classic on card technique, gambling methods, and magic, now readable as an e-book on your iPad using the iBooks interface! Complete table of contents, all illustrations newly scanned, with a...
by Todd Karr
March 24th, 2010, 7:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Mulholland's Magical Mind
Replies: 0
Views: 527

John Mulholland's Magical Mind

Hi, everyone! Now you can own all the rare works of magic's great writer, John Mulholland. Mulholland (1898-1970), best known as longtime editior of The Sphinx magazine, was a performer, historian, and collector who wrote some of magic's most eloquent and scholarly works. All his books are long out ...
by Todd Karr
March 19th, 2010, 11:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ali Bongo...and Hobson's Egg Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 680

Ali Bongo...and Hobson's Egg Bag

Hi, everyone! MagicCon 2010 is so far a cutting-edge convention...congratulations to the Buck brothers! Announcing two exciting DVD releases you will want to have in your collection...order now and save $10 on each at The Miracle Factory Ali Bongo: Pongolian Delights DVD Ali Bongo (1929-2009) stood ...
by Todd Karr
March 10th, 2010, 9:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pinetti: Magic's First Star and his Secrets
Replies: 0
Views: 568

Pinetti: Magic's First Star and his Secrets

Hi, everyone Giuseppe Pinetti (1750-1800) was one of early magic's first stars, with sold-out shows and command performances throughout Europe in the late eighteeenth century. His elegant theatre show, with its dazzling card tricks, stage routines, and automata, marked a historic step forward for ma...
by Todd Karr
March 5th, 2010, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Eyes of Thurston and Mahatma
Replies: 0
Views: 356

The Eyes of Thurston and Mahatma

Hi, everyone Announcing two superb new CDs...visit The Miracle Factory and save at our introductory prices. The Eyes of Thurston CD Howard Thurston (1869-1936) reigned for decades as America's favorite magician and the master of the large touring illusion show. The Eyes of Thurston CD collects twelv...
by Todd Karr
March 3rd, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hobson's Fabulous Mysteries Revealed!
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Hobson's Fabulous Mysteries Revealed!

Hi, everyone Announcing our new Hobson: Fabulous Mysteries 2-DVD set with fifteen commercial routines, featuring the secrets of Hobson's Famous Watch Steal! And if you order NOW, you'll save $10 on the retail price: a bargain at only $40 (regular $50). Visit The Miracle Factory Featuring 15 commerci...
by Todd Karr
January 29th, 2010, 8:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu
Replies: 42
Views: 12637

Re: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu

Just an added note: I'm expecting both the regular and limited edition by this summer or fall at the latest. The final completion date depends on when we complete the layout and receive the rest of the wonderful commentaries by our friend Michael Weber. We're not far from finishing...finally! Added ...
by Todd Karr
January 29th, 2010, 3:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu
Replies: 42
Views: 12637

Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu

Hi, everyone: Now you can save $50 off our forthcoming book, Martin Gardner's Impromptu, if you order this week! Normal price is $150 but you can save $50 if you pre-order now for only $100...but it's for one week only, so order now. Martin Gardner's Impromptu is finally arriving later in 2010 and w...
by Todd Karr
December 19th, 2009, 7:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Pendragon's Grand Illusion
Replies: 0
Views: 896

Jonathan Pendragon's Grand Illusion

Hi, everyone! Years ago, I began an exciting book with Jonathan Pendragon called Grand Illusion. We never completed it...a real shame because the material was unbelievable. For the first time, in hours of interviews, Jonathan discussed the inner workings of all his classic illusions and much more. T...
by Todd Karr
December 11th, 2009, 7:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Great J.B. Findlay Compendium!
Replies: 0
Views: 505

The Great J.B. Findlay Compendium!

Hi, everyone! J. B. Findlay (1904-1973), one of magic's finest historians and a pioneer collector, left behind a rare series of books filled with important writings but nearly impossible to locate, most commanding high prices when a copy has appeared for sale. With the permission of his son David, w...
by Todd Karr
December 11th, 2009, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jack Goldfinger New AMA Dir of Entertainment
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Re: Jack Goldfinger New AMA Dir of Entertainment

Yessssss!
by Todd Karr
December 9th, 2009, 6:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Unknown Tarbell
Replies: 1
Views: 863

The Unknown Tarbell

Hi, everyone! Magic, yes, but minstrel shows, Buck Rogers, New Age healing, sheet music, and conspiracies? You've never seen Tarbell like this! Our new Harlan Tarbell: Art and Words is the finest collection of Tarbell writings and art ever assembled! Over 2000 pages of Tarbell material, most of it r...
by Todd Karr
December 5th, 2009, 12:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary Takes You Behind the Scenes
Replies: 0
Views: 606

Franz Harary Takes You Behind the Scenes

Hi, everyone Our illusionist friend Franz Harary has created a fascinating 2-DVD set exploring the thinking and production of two of his mega-spectacles: Enigma Tech. Order in the next week at the introductory price of $40 (regular $50)! Over two hours of footage filmed around the globe with over tw...
by Todd Karr
December 3rd, 2009, 5:31 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Undead...a book test with the Twilight series
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

Undead...a book test with the Twilight series

Hi, everyone:

In a few weeks, I'll be shipping Undead, a nice little book test based on the Twilight series. Very simple, easy to do, and it works with any copy of any of the books, which can be borrowed!

Check out the clip at The Miracle Factory Undead Video

Best wishes,
Todd

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