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by Terry
September 13th, 2017, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rachel Colombini...
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Rachel Colombini...

According to SAM Facebook page, she has passed away - https://www.facebook.com/groups/SAMcompeers/
by Terry
September 13th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Family Idea for Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Family Idea for Genii Convention

My nephew, who lives in Jax, FL tipped us off on an attraction in Orlando - https://discoverycove.com/

The shark swim has limited availability to 2 times per day - 11:30 and 12:00.

Give them a call to make your reservation as the website is a little slow.
by Terry
September 11th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bill Bixby The Magician
Replies: 23
Views: 2851

Re: Bill Bixby The Magician

Received mine on Saturday and am into the 2nd disc. Had forgotten many of the episodes.
by Terry
August 10th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Pogue on why products fail.
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: David Pogue on why products fail.

There was a meme that said upgrades would happen the day after you buy your version.
by Terry
August 9th, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 43
Views: 4849

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Huge loss to the magic community.

First experienced Eugene at a 90's Florida State Convention in Miami. He was on a discussion panel and if memory serves, was wearing a Harley Davidson t-shirt. I thought he was a biker.
by Terry
July 21st, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 23775

Re: Jennings 67

Was he performing for magicians or for laymen? Oh, and I just realised something. When you say he had the "largest hands" do you mean "rounds of applause" or the actual physical size of his hands? I may possibly have misunderstood you. Larry was performing for a group of us at t...
by Terry
July 21st, 2017, 3:05 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 23775

Re: Jennings 67

Richard Kaufman wrote:Like so many good magicians, Jennings was someone you really need to see in person. But the Paris tapes are the best he made.


Agreed.

I did like the DVD of Larry at Louis' house too.
by Terry
July 20th, 2017, 2:42 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 23775

Re: Jennings 67

Mark, I can testify that Larry was a great performer in person. I was fortunate to meet him at Joe Steven's convention at the Tropicana (1989?). He had some of the largest hands I've seen and a very low key performing style. With certain exceptions, video has a way to dull the viewers senses, at lea...
by Terry
July 16th, 2017, 8:55 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 23775

Re: Jennings 67

Agreed Brad. The only time I met Bruce was at the 1992 Salt Lake City IBM Convention and he was very generous to me. I asked him what he thought the best magic book published was. Without hesitation he said, "The Royal Road to Card Magic. It has things in it that would get past most of the guys...
by Terry
May 29th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What a Magician Can Teach You About Being More Successful
Replies: 0
Views: 481

What a Magician Can Teach You About Being More Successful

This podcast was posted on the Art of Manliness website http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/05/23/podcast-306-magician-can-teach-successful/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29&mc_cid=b10de6fd5b&mc_eid=600117e6af
by Terry
January 28th, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Did Mr. Minch foresee the future?
Replies: 22
Views: 2691

Re: Did Mr. Minch foresee the future?

Chetday, you and I had similar life experiences. My dad worked for IBM and we moved every 5 years. Started as Systems Operator on IBM Sys34 mainframe in 1983, moved into application development and now Manager of Security Operations for Commonwealth of KY. While I do like ebooks for subjects I don't...
by Terry
January 20th, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Power of Wonder
Replies: 0
Views: 707

The Power of Wonder

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/01/19/podcast-271-power-wonder/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29&mc_cid=0293eac0f5&mc_eid=600117e6af Show Highlights What is wonder? What causes wonder? Why wonder is the least-...
by Terry
January 19th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Vai on How to Unlock Your Unique Creative Potential
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Steve Vai on How to Unlock Your Unique Creative Potential

I enjoy these insights into successful artists ideas about creativity and wanted to share them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTKxXlxDsPo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnW69ADTaNo
by Terry
December 8th, 2016, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elf on a Shelf Magician
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Elf on a Shelf Magician

by Terry
November 18th, 2016, 2:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 10147

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

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by Terry
November 11th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 10968

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

I am scanning books for almost two decades. I have built my own scanning machines and also used automatic book scanners that cost a quarter million dollars. Currently I use three different machines. Chopping off spines is something we almost never do, because scanning technology has advanced to a p...
by Terry
October 18th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mahdi's Book Club
Replies: 28
Views: 4904

Re: Mahdi's Book Club

On JC Wagner's interview with Dodd Vickers' Magic Newswire, JC noted that the Professor got after Bruce Cervon for his performing persona at the time. He could be very brash and "holier than thou". Bruce took it to heart and changed. I got to meet and talk with Bruce at the Salt Lake City ...
by Terry
October 10th, 2016, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5705

Re: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?

Paul Newman explained why he stopped signing autographs - he was standing at a urinal taking care of business when a guy walked up and asked for an autograph right there. Inappropriate to say the least. Elvis Presley never refused to sign an autograph or pose for a picture. His attitude was one of g...
by Terry
September 30th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live
Replies: 14
Views: 3416

Re: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live

Registered wife, son and myself. Taling advantage of convention hotel price to get there Sunday before and take in some of the local attractions before convention begins.
by Terry
September 23rd, 2016, 11:20 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: GHM Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Re: GHM Magic

by Terry
September 20th, 2016, 7:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Life’s Work: An Interview with Penn Jillette
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Life’s Work: An Interview with Penn Jillette

Really insightful article

https://hbr.org/2016/10/penn-jillette
by Terry
August 2nd, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo of Abb Dickson Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Photo of Abb Dickson Needed

Richard,

Gary Bartlett may be able to help you. He is on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/garyebartlett
by Terry
August 2nd, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: card college DVD's and list of card tricks for newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 10239

Re: card college DVD's and list of card tricks for newbie

performer wrote:All you really need is the Royal Road to Card Magic.


That was the advice Bruce Cervon gave me at the 1992 IBM Convention in Salt Lake City.
by Terry
July 19th, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion on The CW, July 22, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Masters of Illusion on The CW, July 22, 2016

Sounds like a good show, especially with the Copperfield clone not being on it.
by Terry
July 17th, 2016, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 111
Views: 18173

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

Could we be getting a little knee jerk anal retentive on this? I've seen no negative press on the incidents mentioned except for here on the Forum. Most people will not remember the lines or the tricks more than an hour if at all. We live in a bubble gum for the eyes society that is always on the lo...
by Terry
June 30th, 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: John Carney's VANISHING COINS
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: John Carney's VANISHING COINS

John posted on Facebook that the shipment of DVD's had arrived
by Terry
June 17th, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: How to replace curtains in Dean's Box please?
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: How to replace curtains in Dean's Box please?

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Paracord+Bracelet+Supplies+and+Accessories&FORM=RESTAB

It's called 550 paracord. Most climbing/outdoor/sports retailers carry it. I attached the link above for online resource.
by Terry
June 16th, 2016, 3:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Digital July Genii a Bit Late
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Digital July Genii a Bit Late

Congrats to Emma! I thought she was younger than my son who's entering 7th grade this year? Time flies too fast.

Hope your back gets to feeling better. Have you tried DMSO on it? I use it for sore muscles & joints incurred from weight workouts.
by Terry
June 16th, 2016, 3:08 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: How to replace curtains in Dean's Box please?
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: How to replace curtains in Dean's Box please?

I don't own the effect, but re fabric curling - when you make new curtains, could you insert small diameter climbing cord along the opening edges to maintain stiffness and the cord provide flexibility?

Just a thought.
by Terry
June 12th, 2016, 2:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 13966

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Back in June 2011, Jim told me who was negotiating for the rights to the tapes. Heard nothing else.
by Terry
January 3rd, 2016, 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Professor's children
Replies: 16
Views: 3346

Re: The Professor's children

Could this be Derek Verner? http://www.lookupanyone.com/namelistings/david-verner.html?recordid=0CV5VV75RSW Searching the California Obituary Db, there is nothing for either Edward Wingfield Verner or Ted W. Verner http://californiaobits.tributes.com/search/obituaries/?solr=&first=theodore&l...
by Terry
September 22nd, 2015, 8:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 19184

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

Regular edition received yesterday in Kentucky.

Thanks Richard
by Terry
September 16th, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martin Nash publications
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: Martin Nash publications

When Mr. Nash came through Louisville on his last lecture tour, he had rewritten/published several manuscripts:

Vol 1 - Kings Incognito
Vol 2 - Colors on the March
Vol 3 - Jacks or Better
Vol 4 - Ovation

He said it was the beginning of the new book being written to update the 3 Hades books.
by Terry
September 2nd, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Roth on this week's Penn and Teller show
Replies: 91
Views: 14917

Re: David Roth on this week's Penn and Teller show

The final 3 coin vanish is explained in the New York Coin Magic DVD's. Which one will require you to search. Even though I had watched it on the Coin DVD, he burned me badly with it on the P&T show. It wasn't until afterwards that I recognized what he did. David is a helluva nice guy and magician.
by Terry
September 2nd, 2015, 8:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interlude and Zig Zag
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: Interlude and Zig Zag

Jonathan,

I remember the 1992(?) Salt Lake IBM Convention and your issue with a certain illusion builder who ripped off one of Steinmeyer's illusions and was trying to sell it in the dealers room.

You embarrassed him enough to get it off the floor, but he was still showing it in his hotel room.
by Terry
July 5th, 2015, 11:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin and Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 5733

Re: Coin and Cylinder

Pete Biro mentions Dean's work and that a video was produced in 2010 http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=383038&forum=202 Being produced with cylinder in 2011 & 2012 http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=434889&forum=3 http://www.themagiccafe.com/forum...
by Terry
June 30th, 2015, 9:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin and Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 5733

Re: Coin and Cylinder

Hannibal has a nice routine on his DVD set
by Terry
May 15th, 2015, 10:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn on Celebrity Jepoardy tonight!
Replies: 14
Views: 2427

Re: Penn on Celebrity Jepoardy tonight!

I know Penn has been losing weight, but he is looking a little too thin. Also he seemed to be having trouble with his voice.

He was laying the smackdown on the other contestants with his knowledge.
by Terry
April 9th, 2015, 7:50 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: URI GELLER AT FISMITALY 2O15!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 6315

Re: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: URI GELLER AT FISMITALY 2O15!!!

Seems Randi will do anything to remain relevant. Most non-magic people have no clue who he is.

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