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by Tom Frame
July 25th, 2017, 12:45 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 27
Views: 8689

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

After watching Pat Page’s terrific routine, I’ve been obsessing about the Dutch Looper. I’ve had no luck tracking down his routine and his gaffed card. Does anyone know where it can be purchased?
by Tom Frame
July 8th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 22657

Re: Jennings 67

Erdnasephile,

Their realization that they were being played against each other by Vernon was a thought. It was intellectual.

Their rivalry for Vernon's approval was emotional.

Most of the time, our emotions have a more powerful influence on our behaviors than our thoughts.
by Tom Frame
June 3rd, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 99
Views: 7176

Re: America's Got Talent performance

It’s exquisite, hyperglycemic eye candy! My hero Del Ray would have loved the routine. But, as Richard stated, it’s too perfect. In the final, impossibly visual sequences, because Will’s hands aren’t in contact with the coins, the viewer is forced to eliminate sleight of hand as an explanation. That...
by Tom Frame
April 24th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psychedelic Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Psychedelic Magic

Hi guys, I recently attended the Psychedelic Science conference in Oakland. It was an educational, entertaining, magical trip of the highest order. I dare not say more about the activities that occurred. But as a psychotherapist and avid psychonaut, I must direct your attention to a wondrous tool th...
by Tom Frame
April 13th, 2017, 6:05 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 44
Views: 3311

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

brianarudolph wrote:Who used to say something like "... I accidentally used a Tarot deck for card magic and three members of the audience died"?

I think it was meant as a joke. At least I hope so.


It sounds like Steven Wright.
by Tom Frame
April 1st, 2017, 9:18 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: US Playing Card magic site
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: US Playing Card magic site

Charlie Randall wrote:And Tom, wasn't your hypercard routine also printed along with a set of gimmicks in your latest book, the one that's gotten lots of great reviews! (subtle plug)


Charlie,

Yes it is, yes they are and yes it has! (blatant thanks)
by Tom Frame
February 25th, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: US Playing Card magic site
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: US Playing Card magic site

That's cool of USPCC to create a magic section on their site. Charlie, you knew that mentioning hypercards would compel me to respond! Pavlov would be proud and drooling. I wrote the standard reference guide of hypercards, The HyperCard Project. (2006). I still have a handful of copies of the second...
by Tom Frame
February 25th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 29309

Re: Suicide at The Magic Castle

This is shocking, awful news! My condolences to his family.
by Tom Frame
January 4th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Austin magician , automata, posters, tenyo featured in "local wonder" segment
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Austin magician , automata, posters, tenyo featured in "local wonder" segment

Very cool stuff, Brad! Congratulations on the segment.

I saw what appeared to be a Del Ray dice chute. Is that an original?
by Tom Frame
December 31st, 2016, 9:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What'd ya'll get?
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: What'd ya'll get?

I got:

The Creative Element by Scott Olgard

Marc Oberon's Grips, Lines & Looks by Paul Hyland

Hidden Agenda by Roberto Giobbi


Reviews will appear in the March issue of Genii.
by Tom Frame
December 12th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 tricks?
Replies: 35
Views: 3046

Re: 2016 tricks?

Brad,

"Starlight" by Chris Perrotta is on my Christmas wish list. It's a visually stunning effect. I've never seen anything quite like it, and I can't begin to imagine the method. I must have it!

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




Tom
by Tom Frame
December 11th, 2016, 9:00 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Ikeda Yosuke
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Ikeda Yosuke

Very cool! Thanks Bill.
by Tom Frame
October 28th, 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Congrats to Tom Frame!
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Congrats to Tom Frame!

Thanks for your kind words, Joe. Yes, from 2008-2014, I provided obsessively detailed reviews of 215 products here on the forum. My wife refers to that experience as "the 6-year interview." Apparently I interviewed well. I was thrilled when Richard offered me the position. I am honored and...
by Tom Frame
October 15th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Having Gimmick Coins Signed
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: Having Gimmick Coins Signed

Fred,

Have you tried a cheap, non-permanent marker? If you structure your handling to ensure that neither you nor your participant touch the signature, it will remain "wet" during your performance. Afterward, simply wipe the ink off of the gimmick.
by Tom Frame
October 4th, 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Male Paranoia
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Male Paranoia

Ah yes, Koro. It’s a culture-specific syndrome seen most frequently in Asia and the Middle East. It occurs predominantly in young, single males and consists of the fear that his genitals will retract into his abdomen and lead to death. It’s typically preceded by feelings of depersonalization, which ...
by Tom Frame
September 17th, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any Card at Any Number
Replies: 11
Views: 2695

Re: Any Card at Any Number

Brent Braun performed a strong, fun, foot-loose version of ACAAN on the recent episode of "Fool Us."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7eOFGYZmqY
by Tom Frame
August 23rd, 2016, 8:37 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 17263

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I received the book yesterday. I look forward to devouring it.
by Tom Frame
August 20th, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 17263

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I'm blown away by "Acrobat Leader"! I look forward to receiving the book.
by Tom Frame
July 29th, 2016, 12:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 111
Views: 17665

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

Mahdi is a good guy and a creative, unique technician. He need never worry about anyone stealing his act. I’ve had the good fortune of spending quality time with Mahdi at several conventions. He played in a Hold ‘Em poker game that I hosted at the Golden Gate Gathering. Don’t be fooled by his gentle...
by Tom Frame
July 28th, 2016, 12:45 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 17263

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I just placed my order!
by Tom Frame
July 22nd, 2016, 1:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 111
Views: 17665

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

Meanwhile, back to the latest episode of the show. The sword-swallower had no intention of fooling P&T. His performance was clearly a showcase. I enjoyed it until he executed one of the worst switches I’ve ever seen. The illusionist employed a clever combination of methods, but I just don’t dig ...
by Tom Frame
June 25th, 2016, 8:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Framework

Jared Kopf's glowing review of Framework appears in the July issue of Magic.
by Tom Frame
June 24th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Joy of Slum Magic
Replies: 56
Views: 9000

Re: The Joy of Slum Magic

I still perform the Nickels to Dimes with the brass (?) prop that I bought when I was 14. Soon after I bought it, I performed it for a group of my room-temperature-IQ relatives. At the conclusion of the effect, my aunt picked up the dimes. After she examined them and shook them, she proudly announce...
by Tom Frame
June 9th, 2016, 7:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marshall Brodien featured in article on effects of Alzheimers
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: Marshall Brodien featured in article on effects of Alzheimers

Very sad news.

At the tender age of 13, Marshall's TV Magic Set ignited my enduring obsession with magic.
by Tom Frame
May 31st, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marble
Replies: 19
Views: 4741

Re: Marble

Hi John,

Do you have to be seated to perform the effect?
by Tom Frame
May 17th, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig
Replies: 22
Views: 4825

Re: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig

Very nice, Brad!
by Tom Frame
April 19th, 2016, 8:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Framework

Luigimar,

Don't view the address error as a problem. Consider it nature's way of encouraging readers to order the book directly from me!

tomframe1@comcast.net
by Tom Frame
April 18th, 2016, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Framework

Hi guys,

You'll find Kainoa Harbottle's glowing review of Framework in the May issue of Genii. Read it and then place your orders!



Thanks,

Tom

tomframe1@comcast.net
by Tom Frame
April 13th, 2016, 12:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner's Utimate Monte?
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Re: Skinner's Utimate Monte?

Very nice! Thanks Bob.
by Tom Frame
April 12th, 2016, 5:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner's Utimate Monte?
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Re: Skinner's Utimate Monte?

Thanks for the information gents!
by Tom Frame
April 12th, 2016, 1:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner's Utimate Monte?
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Skinner's Utimate Monte?

Hi guys, While rooting around in an old box of magic stuff, I found three Phoenix-back cards that are 4 inches long by 3 inches wide - an odd size. The Aces of Hearts has a Three of Clubs index in the lower right corner. The Two of Clubs is a regular card. The third card is a Three of Clubs with an ...
by Tom Frame
April 10th, 2016, 9:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield's Island
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Copperfield's Island

Here is one man's account of his trip to Copperfield's island.

Enjoy

http://www.vice.com/read/the-magicians- ... 0n8/page/1
by Tom Frame
March 19th, 2016, 10:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Framework

Kainoa Harbottle's review of Framework will appear in the May issue of Genii . Here's a pleasing excerpt: “For me, what makes this collection most successful is Frame's writing. Imagine David Regal having an attitude problem and you pretty much can imagine Frame's tone. Almost every trick is hysteri...
by Tom Frame
March 17th, 2016, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Verner (Dai Vernon's Son) Has Died
Replies: 13
Views: 4029

Re: Derek Verner (Dai Vernon's Son) Has Died

Years ago, Derek posted on this forum. He acknowledged his alcoholism and was aware of the degree to which it negatively impacted his life and his relationships. I enjoyed his tangential, Tequila-fueled ramblings and was disappointed when he was banned, but I understand why it happened. Hopefully he...
by Tom Frame
March 13th, 2016, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Framework

Bob,

Well it's about damn time!

I hope you like it. Please feel free to share your impressions with the rest of the class.
by Tom Frame
March 13th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Framework

Here's a link to a pleasing review on the Café:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... 8&start=30
by Tom Frame
March 3rd, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford
Replies: 8
Views: 2759

Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Scott Wells wrote:Oh, and he also talks about his most recent acquisition...Genii Magazine.


What? Richard, is there something you'd like to tell us?
by Tom Frame
March 2nd, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Framework

Hi guys, Here are Mike Donoghue's additional impressions of my book. "Still not finished reading this. However I am doing my usual. I start at the front(which is normal). Then after reading a couple of chapters, I chop & change, reading an effect from the back & picking random effects o...
by Tom Frame
February 23rd, 2016, 3:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 13282

Re: Framework

UK magician Mike Donoghue chimes in with his early appraisal of my book.

"I haven't read all of Framework yet, but so far I think it's excellent. I love the effects and love your style of writing and humor."

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