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by Brad Jeffers
November 17th, 2017, 12:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Swadling Changing Card
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Bob Swadling Changing Card

erdnasephile wrote:Or if there is another preferred gimmick that will allow a card to change while throwing it in the air, I would appreciate that reference as well. Thanks!

Hondo Chen's Modern Flap Card.
by Brad Jeffers
November 16th, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Geraldine Larsen/"Magic Lady and Boko"
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Geraldine Larsen/"Magic Lady and Boko"

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by Brad Jeffers
November 7th, 2017, 5:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mickey MacDougall Radio Interview from 1938
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Mickey MacDougall Radio Interview from 1938

If you would be interested in hearing an interview with Mickey MacDougall from 1938, click HERE . Scroll down and click on "Rudy Vallee - Royal Gelatin Hour" (fourth from the bottom). Scroll down to the episode from 38-04-28 (Guest - Ezra Stone). Vallee's interview of MacDougall begins at ...
by Brad Jeffers
November 5th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 19
Views: 832

Re: Devilish

These imps have been trying to influence me for quite sometime now ...

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by Brad Jeffers
November 1st, 2017, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 34
Views: 3044

Re: New John Thompson Book

Michael Close wrote:Just thought you might like the opinion of someone who knows the man and who is familiar with the material.

When someone writes a book, the opinion of their close friends is always helpful.
by Brad Jeffers
October 29th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce Cervon’s Castle Notebooks Volume "C" or "Y" of the alphabet series
Replies: 19
Views: 1019

Re: Bruce Cervon’s Castle Notebooks Volume "C" or "Y" of the alphabet series

Christopher1979 wrote: I have seen two sets, one is called series "Y" and another set called series "C".

WHY would anyone pay $1900 for the Y set once they SEE that the C set can be had for $725? ;)
by Brad Jeffers
October 29th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce Cervon’s Castle Notebooks Volume "C" or "Y" of the alphabet series
Replies: 19
Views: 1019

Re: Bruce Cervon’s Castle Notebooks Volume "C" or "Y" of the alphabet series

Quoting from this listing on Ebay ... "Offered here is a complete set of the Cervon Castle Notebooks in absolutely LIKE NEW condition with three of the volumes still in their original shrink wrap. A group of 26 sets, known as the Alphabet Series, were put aside by Bruce's Widow & L&L fo...
by Brad Jeffers
October 16th, 2017, 11:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

If someone wants to solve this mystery and get to the truth, here's a cover card copy for only $37.
by Brad Jeffers
October 12th, 2017, 1:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Original Stars of Magic in Binder
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: WTB: Original Stars of Magic in Binder

You will be able to bid on this nice one in 16 days 9 hours and 31 minutes.
by Brad Jeffers
October 12th, 2017, 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 981

Re: Forces

Besides I don't trust his "test" even if it exists in the first place which I highly doubt. I somewhat doubt it myself. On a scale of 0-100 I would rate my level of doubt at around 45. If someone cares to delve more into this scientific study of "the most free and fair" selectio...
by Brad Jeffers
October 8th, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

The strongest effect in magic is the creation of life.
by Brad Jeffers
September 29th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

Just curious ...
What trick that utilizes an Elmsley count, do you think would be improved by using an "Elmsley shuffle"?
by Brad Jeffers
September 25th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Royal Fantasy Assembly ...got a pack of cards to match?
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Royal Fantasy Assembly ...got a pack of cards to match?

Jon, Must I do all the legwork for you!? :) The url of the picture of the cards that I suggested, should have led you to HERE . From there you translate the page to English and then click on Paitnik playing cards (unless you are fluent in German - then you skip the translation and go directly to Pai...
by Brad Jeffers
September 22nd, 2017, 2:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Royal Fantasy Assembly ...got a pack of cards to match?
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Royal Fantasy Assembly ...got a pack of cards to match?

You can find a pack to match the Royal Fantasy cards HERE.

Why you would want to do so is beyond me, as the back design on these cards is without a doubt the ugliest I have ever seen!

I suggest you find a deck of THESE and make your own gaffed court card.

That's what I did.
by Brad Jeffers
September 17th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.
Replies: 26
Views: 2568

Re: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.

and although I've never seen Kolty perform the Knights Tour, I would posit that he, being a chess player as opposed to a performer capable of the absolute command of any given stage, likely couldn't hold a candle to Peter Reveen when speaking of a PERFORMANCE of the Knights Tour that was designed t...
by Brad Jeffers
September 15th, 2017, 3:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.
Replies: 26
Views: 2568

Re: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.

I actually saw Reveen do the Knight's tour live. It was the best I have ever seen do it. Mind you the fact that I have never seen anyone else do it may have some bearing on that matter! I too have only seen one performance of the Knight's tour. It was not done by a magician, but by Chess Grandmaste...
by Brad Jeffers
August 19th, 2017, 2:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2480

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

If you perform Sam the Bellhop, how do you cover an occasional goof, like one card in the wrong place? It is not possible to have just one card in the wrong place. The smallest number of misplaced cards you can have is two. The most likely scenario is that if you turn up one wrong card, there will ...
by Brad Jeffers
August 10th, 2017, 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3379

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

jkeyes1000 wrote: They fail miserably, but I get it right.

This type of denouement is not something that I'm particularly fond of.
I do like the "I get it right" part.
by Brad Jeffers
August 9th, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 3379

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

jkeyes1000 wrote: ... and proceed to ask a volunteer to select ANY BOOK from a bookstore or library.

This would seemingly slow down the presentation ...
Unless you happen to be performing in a bookstore or a library.
by Brad Jeffers
August 1st, 2017, 5:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: When Houdini escaped Britain.
Replies: 16
Views: 1105

Re: When Houdini escaped Britain.

Tait also has another interesting book coming out in 2018 ...
The Great Illusionists
by Brad Jeffers
July 27th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 12349

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

performer wrote: I am looking at the Pat Page thing as we speak. It is NOT difficult to make it yourself! All you need is some scissors and a bit of Scotch tape.
I have one of these made by Neil Lester.
The way he made them definitely required more than some scissors and a bit of Scotch tape!
by Brad Jeffers
July 26th, 2017, 3:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Celeste Evans – RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

MagicbyAlfred wrote: I read in the Magicpedia article that, "On 'To Tell the Truth,' Celeste escaped from a straight jacket in nine seconds
HERE is that episode.
HERE is an interview with Celeste from 2007.
by Brad Jeffers
July 18th, 2017, 1:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 25
Views: 2278

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

I believe that all works published in the United States before January 1, 1923, are in the public domain. And even for letters written after that date, what Mike does to them is so transformative that the copying is classic Fair Use. I love the Classic Correspondence books, but what does Mike do to...
by Brad Jeffers
July 11th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3788

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Kent, I have a question.
That little thing you do with the King of Clubs at exactly 5:05 ...
Is that also a red herring?
If so, it's super subtle!
If it was intentional, it was ingenious!
by Brad Jeffers
July 11th, 2017, 4:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3788

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

I think he's using a hybrid gaffed deck.
A Sven-Cristo.
Or Monte-Gali, if you prefer.
by Brad Jeffers
July 10th, 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3788

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

David Penn wrote:Kent is a true Mastermind!

That's what I thought.
But how do you explain the Jack of Spades above the selection?
by Brad Jeffers
July 8th, 2017, 5:21 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Anybody have Abbott's instructions?
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Anybody have Abbott's instructions?

You can get the instructions for Nu Power Rising Cards from Mickey Hades for $2.
by Brad Jeffers
July 2nd, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5216
Views: 1864127

Re: ERDNASE

a bit?
by Brad Jeffers
July 2nd, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best practical tip I've come across this year
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: Best practical tip I've come across this year

The use of silicone spray ...
A practical tip for making a tip practical.
by Brad Jeffers
July 2nd, 2017, 2:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Will Tsai - Youtube Responds on ethics of VFX ;-)
Replies: 73
Views: 4831

Re: Will Tsai - Youtube Responds on ethics of VFX ;-)

And as I read Brad's post, I looked at a Cardini poster on the wall, which proclaims him to be "a deft manipulator".
Will Tsai is a "visualist" - whatever that is.
by Brad Jeffers
June 30th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine
Replies: 25
Views: 3159

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

Reminds me of an add I once saw in Genii magazine ... "Long hours - hard work - little pay." It was an add looking for an assistant to work with Ken Griffin & Roberta. I would have loved to had that job, but unfortunately I was only fourteen years old at the time, and you needed to be ...
by Brad Jeffers
June 26th, 2017, 1:10 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Does anyone remember Ernie Bryan?
Replies: 14
Views: 2416

Re: Does anyone remember Ernie Bryan?

Slip King – Sleight of Hand Master By Brenda DeVore The 1969 Seymour High School Yearbook, The Tomahawk, was dedicated to Ernie Bryan also known as Slip King. The dedication referred to Bryan as Seymour’s number one booster. Ernie graduated from Seymour about 1936 and never forgot his hometown, eve...
by Brad Jeffers
June 23rd, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 22214

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

i leave for my summer tour tomorrow or would hunt down my tale of Buzzy the Bee and Paul the Fox. if i find it, i will post it. Jeez Brad, i'ts not like you have to plow through cartons of loose papers to find it. This is the 21st century after all ;) . The Tale of Buzzy the Bee and Paul the Fox .
by Brad Jeffers
June 23rd, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 22214

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Sorry to burst your bubble Steve, but I'm pretty sure Ed Marlo was the first to use "Buzzbee".
It was I believe, one of twelve variations he had on the spelling of Jeff's name.
by Brad Jeffers
June 23rd, 2017, 1:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 22214

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

I'm looking forward to the upcoming auction.
I have a slight hope that something I've been trying to find might reside in the Busby collection; as it very likely once resided in the Lloyd Jones collection.
by Brad Jeffers
June 19th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this really Suzy Wandas?
Replies: 25
Views: 6308

Re: Is this really Suzy Wandas?

Here it is Mark ... Suzy Wandas?
by Brad Jeffers
June 17th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2618

Re: Magic Poster Book

The image on amazon is not what the book looks like. There's no dj. It's a black cloth cover with blind stamping. https://dynamic.indigoimages.ca/books/8874397585.jpg?altimages=true&width=260&quality=85&maxheight=400&lang=en $59.95 direct from the McCord Museum ... https://boutiquem...

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