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- June 27th, 2017, 5:05 am
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine
- Replies: 2
- Views: 605
Mike and Lisa did a fabulous job reinventing M-U-M. Mike brought in a team of expert reviewers, got columns and stories from and about important personalities in magic (not just the newly elected Sergeant-at-Arms somewhere in Iowa), instituted the Book Nook excerpts from new and classic magic books,...
- June 11th, 2017, 6:26 am
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: Magic Circle History Gathering 2017
- Replies: 0
- Views: 308
Saturday, June 10, The Magic Circle hosted the 2017 History gathering to a large group of enthusiasts from around the world. After morning coffee and a welcome from Magic Circle President Scott Penrose. Ian Keable gave a most interesting talk on the 1749 performance of the Bottle Conjuror, who promi...
on page 2 and 3 of Korans 50 miracles with a 5 Star Miracle Deck (1985) he talks about "Audley Walsh and Al Baker as well as Richard Himber and himself. No mention of Lorayne. Perhaps that was an over site. The Walsh and Baker citations refer only to a Bank Deck, not the 1-0-1 principle. Harry...
- March 29th, 2017, 4:43 am
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: Ken Kesey performing coin slights
- Replies: 14
- Views: 1512
Kesey says "It opens up a crack" that lets "the light get in", and that's precisely what I love about magic. Leonard Cohen: "There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." Our demonstrations, our trickery, shows that everything is not rational. ...
- February 7th, 2017, 5:19 am
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy
- Replies: 7
- Views: 1291
The version I have has no date on the deck or the instructions. The instructions say, "Routine for Mastermind by Chris Kenworthy and Hiro Hirata." They also contain "Routine for Any Card at Any Number" by Kenworthy. I believe the basic idea is in Annemann's book "202 Methods...
So Jon ends his excellent (as always) February "On the Slant" column with a quiz of sorts, the answer to which is a subject dear to my heart. Ralph Gironda et al are pseudonyms of a prolific magician about whom I have given several talks, to The Magic Circle History Gathering and the Europ...
- December 22nd, 2016, 9:49 am
- Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
- Topic: Happy Birthday, Corinda!!
- Replies: 6
- Views: 3313
I spent two years working closely with Patrick Page on his book "Magic Page by Page" and Pat hated the process of going over everything multiple times. So he'd try and distract me by playing DVDs, showing me tricks and moves and stuff in his collection of props, and telling stories. I sure...
I'm in fairly regular touch with Simon, who seems to be doing well over here in England. He has been concentrating on making art and selling it, and Magic Circle member Lee Hathaway visited Simon and showed him how to use his smart phone to connect to Facebook. Sandy and Susan Marshall visited Simon...
I am very sorry to learn of Harry Riser's death, even though I knew his health was frail. I edited "Feints and Temps" and it's one of only a small handful of the more than 85 books I edited which I consider a favorite. The subtleties he included in his magic is worth looking at again and a...
There was also an effect I bought at Tannen's years ago which was a ring and short velvet rope. The rope had a magnet embedded at the midpoint. You could hold the rope in one hand between the spread fingers and toss the ring at it. With practice, the ring landed under the rope's center, attracted to...
I've found many bargains for sale in The Magic Circle library, such as "The Card Magic of E.G. Brown." And I bought another volume there on Monday for which I've long searched, "Magical Adventures and Fairy Tales" by Punx. These books are duplicates from collections that have bee...
I went to The Magic Circle in London to see the lecture by David Stone (he was fabulous and the pace was jam-packed). I got there early and went down to the library, I place I love to be, and there I discovered on the 'sale' shelves a book for which I've been searching for more than 30 years. I'm a ...
- November 6th, 2016, 5:33 am
- Forum: Collector's Marketplace
- Topic: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz
- Replies: 35
- Views: 17138
Paranoia is an awful condition to suffer with and, in my opinion, Jerry suffers mightily with it. He sees everything as a conspiracy to keep him from being successful, led by those who are successful. Oh, and he hates Americans. He has never been able to "break through" to the top tier of ...
- October 30th, 2016, 1:19 pm
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever
- Replies: 39
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John Lenahan was readmitted to The Magic Circle a bit over a year ago and I enjoy spending time with him on Mondays when he attends.
- October 8th, 2016, 6:59 am
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
- Replies: 37
- Views: 5373
October's M-U-M arrived in the post yesterday here in the U.K. and I had a chance to read Norman Beck's column. I read it every month and usually find it opinionated (which is fine) and preachy (which is not). Mr. Beck often relates how he manipulates people and situations to get what he wants, ofte...