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by Matthew Field
December 6th, 2017, 5:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Jenzo effect : The Guiding Hand
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: New Jenzo effect : The Guiding Hand

"Jenzo's" magic effects are the most beautiful I've seen. Amazing craftsmanship with excellent magic principles. Highly recommended!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
October 26th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 22
Views: 1619

Re: Magic on Demand

Grey elephant in Denmark has worked for me.
by Matthew Field
October 18th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 Jenzo Harmonics Items for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: 2 Jenzo Harmonics Items for sale

Jenzo Harmonics products are things of beauty, and oh so clever. Highly recommended.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
October 6th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andy Nyman's "Ghost Stories" Film Review
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Andy Nyman's "Ghost Stories" Film Review

My pal Andy Nyman's new film, "Ghost Stories", got a great review in The Guardian over here in the U.K. He stars in and directed it, as well as co-wrote it and for all I know developed the film. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/05/ghost-stories-review-martin-freeman-paul-whitehous...
by Matthew Field
September 26th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

See? That's what I'm talkin about. And "Tarodictiion Toolbox" was called "Tarodiction Tonite."
by Matthew Field
September 26th, 2017, 3:39 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Bob -- You left out "Alice in Wonderland."
by Matthew Field
September 25th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

This is one of the most enjoyable, and amazing, books I've ever edited.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
September 15th, 2017, 8:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Matt's Been Hacked
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Matt's Been Hacked

Apologies to anyone who got an email from me saying HELP. it's not legit -- I was hacked.

Hopefully it's now under control.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
August 31st, 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Scotsman Crossword - 23rd August
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Scotsman Crossword - 23rd August

And a Smokey Stover to you, Bill.

FOO.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
August 27th, 2017, 3:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kevin King
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Kevin King

I am deeply saddened to learn of the death by suicide of Kevin King. Kevin was a hilariously creative magician who was a cancer survivor and clever close-up and stage magician. I knew and liked him, although I can't call him a true friend. He was troubled by many things, including a recent situation...
by Matthew Field
August 24th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Patrick Harris Crossword in NY Times
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Neil Patrick Harris Crossword in NY Times

Ingrid Spangler, a photographer who was a dear friend of my late buddy Prof. Bobby Baxter, writes to tell me that there's a crossword puzzle by Neil Patrick Harris in today's (Aug 24) New York Times. Has anyone seen it?

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
August 19th, 2017, 3:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 4676

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

This thread makes me sick.
by Matthew Field
August 9th, 2017, 8:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 6548

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

I edited several of Eugene's books, and he and I were friendly. We often spoke about things spiritual -- he knew I am a Tibetan Buddhist (of the atheist variety). He was a man who cared deeply about magic, and who was committed to expressing his insights into aspects of magic theory, along with the ...
by Matthew Field
July 27th, 2017, 10:52 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 12836

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

Patrick Page's "Kitson Miracle" is a fabulous version of the Monte trick. You can show the fronts and backs of all three cards. I pleaded with him to include it in "Magic Page by Page", which I edited, but to no avail. The trick is marketed by Patrick Page Magic, based in England...
by Matthew Field
July 19th, 2017, 3:29 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 14134

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Let me tell you-- Addendum #8 to the Tarodiction Toolbox contains what I consider to be one of the finest tricks in the toolbox -- "Tarodiction Tantalizer." I'd say more but I don't want Farmer's head to be even more swelled than it already is. This trick will win someone an award on AGT, ...
by Matthew Field
July 13th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 14134

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

I'm not inclined to make over the top statements, but the trick ""Messcal" in Addendum #5 to Bob's Tarodiction Toolbox is one of the strongest tricks I can think of, impossible-looking on many levels but just about self-working in reality. If you like card magic, do yourself a favor a...
by Matthew Field
July 12th, 2017, 3:54 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 54
Views: 20072

Re: DeLand

I edited this book so long ago that in my advanced years I remember little. So can't wait to read it!
by Matthew Field
June 27th, 2017, 5:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine
Replies: 25
Views: 3342

Re: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine

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,...
by Matthew Field
June 15th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 14134

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Bob is continuing to make discoveries about his system, and these are very exciting.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
June 11th, 2017, 6:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Circle History Gathering 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Magic Circle History Gathering 2017

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...
by Matthew Field
June 8th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 14134

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

I serve liver.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
June 1st, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5627

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

I pronounce "____________" as "underline."

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 1st, 2017, 5:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: On Magic in Las Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: On Magic in Las Vegas

I tried. I really did. But listening to these two guys was, for me, impossible. Unorganized, a million "like, like" in their speech, giggling at themselves ... what "Wayne's World" was burlesquing.

Yeah, I know. I'm old.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 30th, 2017, 3:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Probability Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

Re: Probability Question

When I do that 15! bit I always use the out "Off by 1."

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 16th, 2017, 3:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2539

Re: Tim Conover Project

Tim was a fabulous magician and a wonderful human being. I am so looking forward to this, Eric.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 8th, 2017, 3:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Ha ha, Bill. The joke's on you. Bob doesn't wear shoes.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 7th, 2017, 3:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 7533

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Dustin's news is crap compared to the news I heard, which I cannot divulge.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 6th, 2017, 3:28 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: 101 Deck
Replies: 19
Views: 4512

Re: 101 Deck

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...
by Matthew Field
April 5th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: 101 Deck
Replies: 19
Views: 4512

Re: 101 Deck

The Koran Deck is a Bank Deck, described by Audley Walsh in the Jinx. Not the same as the 1-0-1 Deck, but similar.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 29th, 2017, 4:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Kesey performing coin slights
Replies: 14
Views: 1828

Re: Ken Kesey performing coin slights

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. ...
by Matthew Field
February 11th, 2017, 4:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Raymond Smullyan
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: Raymond Smullyan

I am saddened to hear this news. I was a great admirer of Raymond Smullyan. His puzzle books provided me with a great deal of pleasure. His insights into what make logic and chess puzzles entertaining was nonpareil.

He will be greatly missed.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
February 7th, 2017, 5:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy

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...
by Matthew Field
January 28th, 2017, 7:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Racherbaumer's Slant
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Racherbaumer's Slant

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...
by Matthew Field
January 24th, 2017, 3:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Julie Eng's Husband Suley Has Died
Replies: 15
Views: 2278

Re: Julie Eng's Husband Suley Has Died

I am deeply saddened by the loss of this talented and wonderful man. My heart goes out to Julie, who gives so much to others, on her great loss. We love you, Juiie!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
January 4th, 2017, 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flea circus movement
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Flea circus movement

Many thanks for this, Jim!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
December 31st, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 4715

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

One of the books I'm proudest to have worked on for the Chief Genii.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
December 23rd, 2016, 5:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Orson Welles in Rome
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Orson Welles in Rome

Thank you Marco!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
December 22nd, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Corinda!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3664

Re: Happy Birthday, Corinda!!

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...
by Matthew Field
December 21st, 2016, 7:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 10848

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

Looking forward to receiving my copy -- it's a Christmas present from my wife!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
December 18th, 2016, 5:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: limited edition mirror question
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: limited edition mirror question

Schwarzman.

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