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by Ryan Matney
July 7th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 22774

Re: Jennings 67

Apart from Jennings' (and hence Kaufman's) bluster, are we settled? Not exactly. Jennings created MANY versions of this effect. Several of the routines he developed leading up the handling that was influenced by Skinner are published in Jennings '67. These were certainly prior to meeting Skinner. I...
by Ryan Matney
June 25th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfields music from TV shows
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: David Copperfields music from TV shows

I knew about that one but I think he meant the later version. He will tell us which he was looking for ...
by Ryan Matney
June 25th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfields music from TV shows
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: David Copperfields music from TV shows

2 second google search.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtQkTH0oRCU

You can find just about any song by typing in a bit of the lyrics into Google, if you don't know.
by Ryan Matney
June 24th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 131
Views: 19422

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Did anyone here spend time in person with Busby? Did he have any skill at magic?

Just wondering if he had any good qualities at all ...
by Ryan Matney
June 23rd, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

performer wrote:
performer wrote:After all, how many card tricks can one man do?


It turns out, about 50 more. And, oddly enough, that's exactly how many you get in "Spoiler Alert!" coming soon from Kaufman and Co.
by Ryan Matney
June 22nd, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 131
Views: 19422

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

I purchased some stuff from Busby before I knew all of the reasons not to deal with him. I bought the Secret of the Palmettos book, along with a few other books. I enjoyed reading his adcopy and he was one of the few dealers, I can only think of one other, that sent me a Christmas card. He stopped s...
by Ryan Matney
June 22nd, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Mark, you might actually like my book that Richard is publishing soon. It's all easy to do card tricks that work for real people. Oh, are you one of the new hot shots? Still, I suppose that is OK since not only have I heard of you, you have actually spent money with me so that does raise you somewh...
by Ryan Matney
June 21st, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Mark, you might actually like my book that Richard is publishing soon. It's all easy to do card tricks that work for real people.
by Ryan Matney
May 2nd, 2017, 12:04 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Michael Skinner's Trick
Replies: 26
Views: 2342

Re: Michael Skinner's Trick

Photographic Coins is described in Tarbell (Vol 7, I think) and is also performed and described by David Roth on one of the "Expert Coin Magic Made easy" videos.
by Ryan Matney
April 28th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spoiler Alert!
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Spoiler Alert!

I didn't know about this book. Ryan has my congratulations. He just told me a few days ago he wants to become a svengali pitchman. May God have mercy on his soul....................... I've pitched on and off for the last ten years different items and even sold the Svengali deck but never done a fu...
by Ryan Matney
March 30th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Live Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2301

Re: David Blaine Live Tour

His fame was built upon an unpolished performance. :D
by Ryan Matney
March 30th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Live Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2301

Re: David Blaine Live Tour

Blaine should have toured like this 15 years ago and if I'm not mistaken he was announced and rumored repeatedly to be touring at about that time.
by Ryan Matney
March 30th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mosquito's Parade - The Lost Vernon Footage
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Mosquito's Parade - The Lost Vernon Footage

That sounds like an amazing show. Famously the BBC destroyed their archives, just ask any Dr. Who fan, and not much exists from that time period.
by Ryan Matney
March 29th, 2017, 6:07 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mosquito's Parade - The Lost Vernon Footage
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Mosquito's Parade - The Lost Vernon Footage

I may have asked this before but I can't find it. In "More Inner Secrets of Card Magic" appears a routine called Mosquito Parade. The text states that Vernon had just filmed a short movie for a major movie company performing the routine. Has anyone ever seen this film? Does it exist? Is th...
by Ryan Matney
March 29th, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 28
Views: 3896

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

Some of Vernon's best known work seems to be attempts to do popular gaffed effects with regular cards. For example, Triumph is a regular deck version of an effect by Deland (Is Deland's trick called Inverto, Richard?) and Leipzig was also doing this gaffed deck version of the trick which Vernon undo...
by Ryan Matney
March 29th, 2017, 5:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stewart James
Replies: 29
Views: 6379

Re: Stewart James

Some grafter named Mark Lewis once said something like, "If you don't change the Svengali deck to all the same card and back again, you are missing the point."

I agree.
by Ryan Matney
March 2nd, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 29320

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

It's very difficult to ask for help. Pride or convincing yourself that nobody would care can prevent you from asking for much needed help. It strikes me that so many people that have expressed grief would have gladly helped Daryl in any way that could have if he could have asked. But that is the mos...
by Ryan Matney
February 7th, 2017, 12:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Big book by Ryan Matney? That's interesting. I thought he was set on publishing a series of small paperbacks on his own? I've purchased a couple and really like the guy's thinking and material, so I will most likely be pre-ordering. BTW, thanks for the update, Richard! I'm sure I'll continue the sm...
by Ryan Matney
October 17th, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Card Delusions and SWP going out of print.
Replies: 0
Views: 752

Card Delusions and SWP going out of print.

Last chance to get Card Delusions and The Self-Working Project! Ok, here's the deal. I am allowing my 2 books of card tricks to go out of print and they will not be coming back. While they are POD titles, I will not be printing any further copies of "Card Delusions" or "The Self-Worki...
by Ryan Matney
October 17th, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bada-Bing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Bada-Bing!

Another nice comment just received: "I have just finished reading Ryan Matney's new ebook Bada-Bing!. 10 card tricks, all are excellent and easy to do (except one which requires second deal). Strong magic for real world people. The best magic book I have read recently." - Jozsef Kovacs If ...
by Ryan Matney
October 9th, 2016, 2:58 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bada-Bing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Bada-Bing!

"I just read through Ryan Matney's latest ebook "Bada Bing". In short buy it! Ryan very clearly describes 10 fun, clever, practical, well constructed, real world card tricks. You will use many if not all of these tricks. They will also get your creative juices flowing. It gave me a bu...
by Ryan Matney
October 8th, 2016, 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bada-Bing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Bada-Bing!

Just got this:

"Just finished reading - a super collection of practical card magic." - Peter Duffie

And here are a couple of reviews just posted over at the Café:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=627319&forum=159
by Ryan Matney
October 8th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5519

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

I've noticed a lot of magicians want to be thought of as an equal to the famous magician and that it's uncool to ask a fellow magician for an autograph. I've even seen smirks on some people's face when I made it apparent I wanted an autograph or picture from someone at a convention. Whatever. Just b...
by Ryan Matney
October 7th, 2016, 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bada-Bing!
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Bada-Bing!

I'm pleased to announce the release of my first E-Book : "Bada-Bing!" 10 brand new card effects for real world performance. 50 pages and 98 (!) photos. Only $15.00 and emailed directly to your inbox. Follow the link for all the details and trick descriptions. http://retrorocketmagic.com/pr...
by Ryan Matney
August 28th, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Special Retro Rocket Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Special Retro Rocket Sale

The sale ends tonight at midnight. Don't miss it!
by Ryan Matney
August 26th, 2016, 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Special Retro Rocket Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Special Retro Rocket Sale

For this weekend only, beginning now and ending on Monday, all thre Retro Rocket Magic Books are on sale, for a very special price. And you still get free shipping. Phone the neighbors and wake the kids!

www.retrorocketmagic.com
by Ryan Matney
August 15th, 2016, 4:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Is Your Opener...
Replies: 30
Views: 6242

Re: What Is Your Opener...

No, I do not use Annemann's patter there as I think it is a vague effect. I do it exactly as Mark described by having the spectator hold the card with the thumb on top. I actually hold the double ace of spades (with the selection hidden beneath it) as one card in my right hand, and begin to hand it ...
by Ryan Matney
August 13th, 2016, 3:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Is Your Opener...
Replies: 30
Views: 6242

Re: What Is Your Opener...

I think the Paul Rosini trick is actually Annemann's Card in Hand. This is one of my favorite tricks too. The only addition I have made is that I always make sure the card they think they have is the Ace of Spades so I can be sure of a good contrast when it changes into their card. Just cut the Ace ...
by Ryan Matney
August 12th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: card college DVD's and list of card tricks for newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 10007

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

Aldo is deeply missed, indeed. Now that I'm publishing more, I think of him all the time when I wish I could show him a new trick. He always had improvements and ideas to make something just a little more commercial. He was very encouraging of my work and treated me like an old friend from the momen...
by Ryan Matney
August 10th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: card college DVD's and list of card tricks for newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 10007

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

Instead of trying to convince this kid to read, I'm going to actually try to answer his question. Yes, you made a good purchase with the Card College DVDS. I doubt there will be DVDS made for the other three books, but only Roberto and Jim Steinmeyer would know their plans for the future. If you pre...
by Ryan Matney
August 3rd, 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cannibal Cards bibliography: request for help
Replies: 26
Views: 8742

Re: Cannibal Cards bibliography: request for help

Here's a reference: "S8ed" by Martin Lewis from Ultramodern. 2016.
by Ryan Matney
July 11th, 2016, 3:04 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 17264

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I hear the people who have watched The BFG love it.

What I want to know is how the hell did you get this out so fast after Tenyoism and still doing Genii. Yikes.
by Ryan Matney
July 4th, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card Delusions by Ryan Matney
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Re: Review: Card Delusions by Ryan Matney

Thanks for the review, Dustin!
If anyone is interested, my trick "Without a Clue" was published in the July 2016 issue of Genii Magazine. That should give you an idea of my style as it is one I have used myself a lot.
by Ryan Matney
June 9th, 2016, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 13757

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Richard,

Did you pull any Jennings tricks from the Castle Notebooks for your upcoming Larry Jennings books?
by Ryan Matney
May 21st, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale : Real Secrets Complete 2 Year Subscription, all Mailings and Props
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: For Sale : Real Secrets Complete 2 Year Subscription, all Mailings and Props

Ted is correct. That is what I'm offering. I subscribed right after the first few mailings and received everything up to #27 including extras.

I'm dropping the price to $350 shipped anywhere in the world.
by Ryan Matney
May 20th, 2016, 8:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale : Real Secrets Complete 2 Year Subscription, all Mailings and Props
Replies: 3
Views: 903

For Sale : Real Secrets Complete 2 Year Subscription, all Mailings and Props

For Sale here before trying ebay: This is a complete 2 year subscription to Real Secrets the magic by mail service run by an anonamous group. It contains mentalism with everyday objects and props by Michael Weber, Tim Trono, Bob Neale, Martin Gardner, Woody Aragon and a host of other magical minds. ...
by Ryan Matney
May 11th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card-wash Control
Replies: 13
Views: 3971

Re: Card-wash Control

I'd be interested in knowing about a reference to this myself. I don't recall ever seeing it described as a specific technique. Something that comes to mind though is Malini's Card Stab which uses this technique. Versions of the card stab were described in Greater Magic, Stars of Magic, and Malini a...
by Ryan Matney
May 4th, 2016, 2:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: I think some of you missed this!
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Re: I think some of you missed this!

They don't like to post here unless it's to accuse someone of something.
by Ryan Matney
April 15th, 2016, 12:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Convincing Control
Replies: 39
Views: 9568

Re: Marlo's Convincing Control

Personally, the key for me is that Johnny Thompson was THERE when Jennings showed Sharpe the sleight and verified to Richard that Larry did indeed perform his IBP for Sharpe. Thompson's reputation is without peer. Richard, do you know why the IBD did not appear in the Sharpe books after Larry gave i...
by Ryan Matney
April 11th, 2016, 2:11 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Ryan Matney's Ultramodern in Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2802

Re: Ryan Matney's Ultramodern in Review

Ultramodern (and my other two releases) are on sale for 3 more days only! At http://www.retrorocketmagic.com

20% off and Free Shipping in the USA! Don't miss it.

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