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by erdnasephile
July 28th, 2017, 6:46 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 44
Views: 9128

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

erdnasephile wrote:Mr. Jeffers: is the gaff that you have something that could be made by yourself relatively easily?


I'll answer my own question--Nope--unless you have some intermediate card gaffing skills.

(I realized that I actually had this sitting on my shelf the whole time--ugh--getting old.)
by erdnasephile
July 27th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 44
Views: 9128

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

Mr. Jeffers: is the gaff that you have something that could be made by yourself relatively easily?
by erdnasephile
July 27th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 44
Views: 9128

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

Thanks, Mr. Field--I had been wondering why the routine wasn't in the big book.
by erdnasephile
July 27th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 44
Views: 9128

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

Just to get back to the Dutch Looper: another related monte routine was Gaetan Bloom's Visible Monte. Different method but a similar idea. I bought this years ago--I remember Busby made the gimmick sound like a delicate swiss watch back in the day. The handling felt a bit awkward to me and I never ...
by erdnasephile
July 25th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 44
Views: 9128

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? Hi, Mr. Frame: Here's what I found: http://dennymagic.com/store/kitson-miracle-by-patirck-page.html or ...
by erdnasephile
July 24th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?
Replies: 35
Views: 5226

Re: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?

While there is often some wording in the contract a dealer has to sign about not selling copies (the legal issues are murky, trust me--it's generally not a simple answer), it is usually ignored. We try to do better at the Genii convention where possible. I really respect that you try to do the righ...
by erdnasephile
July 23rd, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?
Replies: 35
Views: 5226

Re: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?

The Chinese knock off folks managed to get past defenses and into the dealer's room at the IBM/SAM convention in Kentucky? In the major conventions, do the dealer room administrators typically do anything if the registered dealers are selling knock-offs? Is there some sort of dealers' contract they...
by erdnasephile
July 22nd, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?
Replies: 35
Views: 5226

Re: The Future of Magic in the Hands of...China?

The link above has changed. Here's the new link (the video is still hilarious! For some reason, that dude pulling jumbo Chinese money from his sleeve cracks me up)

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/t9y012/th ... r-illusion
by erdnasephile
July 22nd, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case

Thanks!
by erdnasephile
July 22nd, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13

Richard Turner is great--have seen that routine standing right in front of him, and Teller's face mirrored my own personal reactions. Just stunning. I was pleasantly surprised by Kayla Drescher. (I had seen her years before and she's matured as a performer). Sweet, funny routine, helped in no small ...
by erdnasephile
July 21st, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 22774

Re: Jennings 67

Here it is, Bill: https://www.amazon.com/Larry-Jennings-P ... B00FK9Q6CC

As Richard said---not a performance; however, I really liked watching it--it made me think this might've been what he was like during a session.
by erdnasephile
July 21st, 2017, 3:59 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 22774

Re: Jennings 67

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. That is a fun DVD to watch as well--very instructive as well. If I might offer a respectful question about Mr. Lewis...
by erdnasephile
July 19th, 2017, 8:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

Thanks for those links, Bill--the pictures are very helpful (Darn! I would have gone for that Tabman table if not for the bumped corner!) With regards to that Frank Csuri treasure trove, I came across this statement in Busby's Thaumaturgist, #22, Nov 1992-Jan 1993: " Last Christmas...nearly a d...
by erdnasephile
July 18th, 2017, 5:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 18
Views: 808

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Richard Kaufman wrote:Quentin, you have access to the digital edition.
Are you just referring to the photo I have in my post above? Photobucket doesn't charge me anything.


I can't see the photo either.
by erdnasephile
July 18th, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: "Derek Dingle in Paris France" DVD now available in US!
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Re: "Derek Dingle in Paris France" DVD now available in US!

This is my favorite Dingle DVD out of the all the ones I own (Stars of Magic, Deceptions, Delights). He is skillful, relaxed, and funny. He really was that good, both with coins and cards. He caught me out several times. That said, it's classic magic--no weird pipe dreams. Kind of nice in this day a...
by erdnasephile
July 17th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Landau
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Martin Landau

I think his best role was this one:

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I also loved him in that Twilight Zone episode with the bomb in the room ("The Jeopardy Room").
by erdnasephile
July 16th, 2017, 10:24 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eric Jones on AGT
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Eric Jones on AGT

I thought he was very cool--a personalized trick you could only do on AGT always seems to score well with the judges.

That's not my favorite Jones TV performance though. This is:


by erdnasephile
July 16th, 2017, 12:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case

Does this prop require the cigarettes to be in place for it to function?

If so, can the cigarettes be replaced with similar sized objects (i.e., golf pencils or crayons) and the case still function properly?

Many thanks!
by erdnasephile
July 16th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 22774

Re: Jennings 67

I think what this illustrates is that we're all multifaceted and the facets we display are affected by things like age, time, situation, disease, and whom the observer happens to be. None of us are 100% Knight or Knave. I wish I had met Mr. Cervon. When he put out word that he'd like it if people wo...
by erdnasephile
July 15th, 2017, 6:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 20
Views: 2846

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

Man Oh man! I paid ten times that for the one I picked up at a yard sale! Did I get ripped off? That kind of thinking can drive one mad, Alfred. You pay X amount for a book or prop and then discover that a magic buddy paid far less than you did for the same item at a yard sale. Bear in mind that ev...
by erdnasephile
July 14th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

Those are very interesting points regarding the copyright on correspondence. Does that mean that to write a column like Mike Caveney's in MAGIC, he would have had to get permission from each set of descendants to reproduce those letters or does it only apply if you are selling a facsimile or transcr...
by erdnasephile
July 14th, 2017, 6:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

Just curious: It seems likely that most of the ephemera will be bought and squirreled away into private collections, never to see the light of day. However, if someone purchases a set of notebooks at auction, are there any legal restrictions on future publication?
by erdnasephile
July 14th, 2017, 6:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 22
Views: 1458

Busby Auction Catalog link

Thanks to prodigy for announcing the catalog was out-- I thought that this auction might warrant a thread of it's own. Here's the link to the pdf catalog: https://www.potterauctions.com/pdf/Catalog_051web.pdf (The correspondence section about made me fall over backwards...esp pages 17 and 21 of the ...
by erdnasephile
July 13th, 2017, 7:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13

On the CW 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM central.
by erdnasephile
July 12th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2807

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

"Jawdroppers" can be tough to find, as are the hardbacked Apocalypse volumes.
by erdnasephile
July 11th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2807

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Kent,

It's official--your Kung Fu is better than mine.

Thanks for putting me out of my misery.

(PS: Boy, that was fun!)
by erdnasephile
July 11th, 2017, 5:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2807

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Good catch Re: the Jack, Brad--I believe that blows my previous thought about the MC deck.

I actually think Lonnie Chevrie may have published a trick with a similar mechanism on his "Wanted! The Outlaw Magic of Lonnie Chevrie, Vol 1"
by erdnasephile
July 10th, 2017, 10:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2807

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Kent is a true Mastermind! That's what I thought. But how do you explain the Jack of Spades above the selection? OK, did you notice how the video never showed his feet, and the table shook just before he turned over the cards? Clearly, it's a black-art, deck-switching table, which is cheating and n...
by erdnasephile
July 10th, 2017, 5:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2807

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

I think Brad is correct. This isn't likely a Mirage deck--you can count on it! ;)
by erdnasephile
July 10th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2807

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Nice trick/method. My assumption is a gaffed deck...clue is the way the 2H is displayed/held. That's my guess too… I think that's the big lie: it's not a borrowed deck! Agreed. Or since the performance was at a magic club meeting, perhaps he simply borrowed a gaffed deck... ;) Regardless, I was foo...
by erdnasephile
July 10th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best practical tip I've come across this year
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

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

Another person who published great tips was Mike Rogers. He had a great set of lecture notes which contained a lot of practical wisdom. I'll see if I can find the exact title of the notes.
by erdnasephile
July 10th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2807

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Walk downstairs, as I did, and look up the damned trick. Then watch Kent do it again. NOW you are going to be very, very impressed. I was familiar with the Lorayne MO before I saw the video, which was why Kent absolutely killed me! I kept expecting him to substitute the Marlo deck-stabbing move, bu...
by erdnasephile
July 10th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2807

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Kent---that fooled me! Thanks!
by erdnasephile
July 9th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: John Moehring Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: John Moehring Has Died

Very sad. Such a talented man. I'm glad he is no longer suffering. RIP.
by erdnasephile
July 9th, 2017, 6:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 131
Views: 19422

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Ah, thanks! That makes sense.
by erdnasephile
July 8th, 2017, 7:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Stars of Magic

I'm just glad I had the foresight at the age of 12 in 1977 to order a copy from Tannen's. It was on the list among other classic sleight of hand texts recommended by Bill Tarr in his Now You See It Now You Don't volumes. Years later at Barry's Magic Shop I flipped through the Robbins reprint and wa...
by erdnasephile
July 8th, 2017, 7:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Stars of Magic

Paperback or not, I'm not sure I'd want to mark up a book I paid 35 bucks for... I totally understand; however, I end up marking up all my books with dated notes in pen and pencil. It saves me a lot of time trying to remember ideas and variant handlings that I come up with while practicing and perf...
by erdnasephile
July 8th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 131
Views: 19422

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

...A "discussion" ensued between Busby and Howard Lyons, the subject: which cup held the bigger load, the Paul Fox cups Busby was selling, or the Ross Bertram cups. Busby held the Fox cups were bigger. Howard was supporting the Bertram product. The discussion began to deteriorate... Inter...
by erdnasephile
July 8th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 22774

Re: Jennings 67

This is just a peripheral question: Jennings and Cervon were both friends and rivals for Vernon's approval. However, they were also both adults. Surely, they both must've realized they were being played against each other by Vernon. If so, why didn't they just stop letting it happen after the first ...

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