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by Richard Kaufman
April 26th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

Re: On the Pass

DISCUSS METHODS, please.
by Richard Kaufman
April 26th, 2017, 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

Re: On the Pass

You do not shuffle after doing a Pass.

Riffling the deck is an action like snapping the fingers, or a gesture.
by Richard Kaufman
April 26th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Reflections by Helder Guimaraes
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: WTB: Reflections by Helder Guimaraes

It's out of print.
by Richard Kaufman
April 26th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Steranko

The material in his published book "Steranko on Card Magic" is very good.
by Richard Kaufman
April 26th, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

The third vanish is right out of Hofzinser's original routine, which is also the one-hand vanish used by McDonald. When Frank Garcia put this out as a New Stars of Magic item in the early 1970s, everyone was coming up with new vanishes for the Aces in the packets. Dingle had several, so did Bob Elli...
by Richard Kaufman
April 26th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

Re: On the Pass

Most people would agree with you, Mark.
by Richard Kaufman
April 26th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

Re: On the Pass

My goal in learning the Pass is to do it so that it isn't seen when people are looking at the deck. I succeed more often than not with more practice.
by Richard Kaufman
April 25th, 2017, 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

Re: On the Pass

I can always do it, it's just that when not practicing I only hit a good one every fifth or sixth time.

To answer your question: months.
by Richard Kaufman
April 25th, 2017, 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 30
Views: 1246

Re: On the Pass

I've been practicing again because I have to give a lecture on the Pass in Italy next month.
by Richard Kaufman
April 25th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shrunken Ned
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Shrunken Ned

Bob Read used to use the line, but it's OLD.
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spoiler Alert!
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Spoiler Alert!

Working on Ryan Matney's book Spoiler Alert! almost every day. I believe Mrs. Kaufman will start layout next week.
About 50 tricks. Good stuff!
Coming soon ...
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psychedelic Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Psychedelic Magic

Psychedelic Shack, that's where it's at.
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2017, 12:32 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: I'm Reprinting ...
Replies: 15
Views: 6753

Re: I'm Reprinting ...

Gregg, this thread is from 2008. Not planning to reprint the Williamson book at the moment.
by Richard Kaufman
April 23rd, 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Penny punch

Money where mouth is = I bought one! :)
by Richard Kaufman
April 23rd, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Penny punch

Since so many people collect squashed pennies at the Disney parks, Disney tends to keep its machines in good condition. Their quality is fairly consistent. Emma used to collect them when she was wee.
by Richard Kaufman
April 23rd, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 83
Views: 15342

Re: The Works

This from the company in an email today: "As many of you may have noticed, we are behind on both Psience and The Works. Michael Weber had a death in his family, so it put writing on hold. A tremendous amount of time, effort, thinking, and research goes into each issue, and we want to ensure tha...
by Richard Kaufman
April 22nd, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Penny punch

Jeepers, what a bargain!
by Richard Kaufman
April 21st, 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

Unfortunately that will be Lord Baltimore's sole appearance.

I cannot make the some promise about Winks since she has a mind of her own.
by Richard Kaufman
April 21st, 2017, 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4791
Views: 1757171

Re: ERDNASE

:shock:
by Richard Kaufman
April 21st, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

That clips isn't representative of his best work.
by Richard Kaufman
April 21st, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

Busby was just a jerk, period. Hypocrite, too. But I would imagine that the video footage is likely exactly as he received it from Mayette.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2017, 7:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

Mayette let Busby release NTSC versions of the videotapes. By that time the number of people who did business with Busby (or from whom he would take money) was pretty small, so I don't think he sold many sets of those tapes.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven - question
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Max Maven - question

I can find no information on the internet of any other Max Maven.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

The Dingle DVD is available only from Mayette in France.
by Richard Kaufman
April 19th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

You adjust your Pass based on where people are standing. If you're standing and they're sitting, then you have to either do a big dip up and down while riffling, or do a body turn as Dingle does in the video. Unfortunately the video doesn't give you the view if he's standing and you're standing look...
by Richard Kaufman
April 19th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

To answer the first question, I have no idea if Larry Jennings "beat casinos" or not. I only talked about card magic with him.

To respond to the second remark, the cat was not a planned part of the act.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 51
Views: 19662

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

I've seen him do it: it's a knack. Keep trying. One day it will just happen.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 8:17 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 51
Views: 19662

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

Have you watched the video in the digital edition?
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 11428

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

You could sleep on it if you like a firm mattress.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Psychics on the radio
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Psychics on the radio

I feel your presence, Bill ... as if you're sitting next to me.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

The May issue of Genii, the largest-selling magic magazine in the world, is now available online, with the paper issue on its way. * Jose Frakson is little known today. As one of Frakson’s foremost students, the late David Alexander knew all of Frakson’s secrets and fortunately this’s month’s Genii ...
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 41
Views: 2092

Re: Royal road to card magic

Hugard never renewed his copyrights, including the first edition of Expert Card Technique. Jay Marshall never renewed the copyright on the first edition of Modern Coin Magic. Lou Tannen never renewed the copyrights of all the books he bought from Max Holden. All of these books have been published by...
by Richard Kaufman
April 17th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 11428

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

Brian is a noted Disney historian and has also appeared in supplements on classic Disney DVDs and blu-rays.
by Richard Kaufman
April 17th, 2017, 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 41
Views: 2092

Re: Royal road to card magic

If it's copyrighted, then it's not in public domain. If no one renewed the copyright 26 years after initial publication, it's in the public domain.
by Richard Kaufman
April 16th, 2017, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Leap of Faith and Ricky Jay
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Leap of Faith and Ricky Jay

Jay Ose was given credit for "The Flim Flam Man" (starring George C. Scott), however in both this film and "Big Hand for a Little Lady" the behind the scenes advising was actually done by Tony Giorgio since Ose was not knowledgeable in these areas.
by Richard Kaufman
April 16th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: This Day in Magic History
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: This Day in Magic History

Like this!
by Richard Kaufman
April 15th, 2017, 8:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2019

Re: Tim Conover Project

It will be a great book when it comes out!
by Richard Kaufman
April 12th, 2017, 10:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 20
Views: 1779

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

Can't recall the details. From what I remember, Persi got the cups from this shop, then asked Vernon if he would swap sets, which he did.

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