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by erdnasephile
August 15th, 2017, 10:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 375: MAGIC Live! Day Two Podcast Update
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: 375: MAGIC Live! Day Two Podcast Update

Thanks, Scott! I found Stan's commentary on women in magic very thought provoking. Trixie Bond was equally on point, and she's very cool!
by erdnasephile
August 15th, 2017, 5:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

The "Ask Me" button idea sounds really cool. Can't believe that Paul Gertner is walking around and no one is asking! (yet) Had lunch with Paul today and he showed something he's developed. Great lunch. Sweet! Is Paul showing around his new version of Unshuffled from "Fool Us"? (...
by erdnasephile
August 14th, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

The "Ask Me" button idea sounds really cool. Can't believe that Paul Gertner is walking around and no one is asking! (yet)
by erdnasephile
August 14th, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Appears to be road oriented. The signs include a "Route 17" logo, and the photo badges are in the style of a driving license. Tonight's party is titled "At the Hop," and we are encouraged to dress in a 1950s style. Given Stan's penchant for secrecy: Did they let you all know ahe...
by erdnasephile
August 13th, 2017, 8:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

MAGIC Live 2017?

Hi, all:

Just wondering if people might be willing to post their real time impressions of MAGIC Live's highs/lows for those of us who couldn't attend please.

Scott usually does a great job of this, but I'd also like to hear what ya'll think as well please.
by erdnasephile
August 12th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work
Replies: 18
Views: 918

Re: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work

To be clear: my comment was neither directed towards nor was about any particular ethnic demographic.

My point was that I didn't realize the video was apparently part of promoting his book, and that the principles he lays out are the same as described in his book.
by erdnasephile
August 12th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work
Replies: 18
Views: 918

Re: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work

Ugh...When I asked my question above, I failed to recognize the context of the video...

https://www.amazon.com/Spellbound-Princ ... spellbound

Doh! :oops:
by erdnasephile
August 11th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

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

I do that Ms. Hannigan did a very nice job during David Parr's piece last night. She was funny, engaging, and added a lot to the performance. (PS: FWIW, I reallly liked David Parr's spot. The presentation was charming and the effect was crystal clear. I could be totally off, but I think the underlyi...
by erdnasephile
August 11th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22575

Re: The Works

AaronSmith wrote:Really like the newest offering that arrived in my inbox this morning.


I liked it! Very sneaky and practical.
by erdnasephile
August 10th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson book pre-order
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Johnny Thompson book pre-order

In terms of the price--I agree--it is not inexpensive. However, when one considers this is the life's work of one of the greatest magicians of all time (and one of the few remaining links to Vernon, Miller, etc.), I think it will be a bargain--especially when one compares it to the prices of some ot...
by erdnasephile
August 10th, 2017, 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson book pre-order
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Johnny Thompson book pre-order

He's also doing a special weekend session at the Castle in September.
by erdnasephile
August 10th, 2017, 12:00 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work
Replies: 18
Views: 918

Re: Magician David Kwong Breaks Down How Illusions Work

I'm not sure who the intended audience is for these types of presentations.

Do they really help non-magicians appreciate magic more? Does it lead them to hire more magicians to entertain them?
by erdnasephile
August 9th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Can you please help me find this article?
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Can you please help me find this article?

Thanks, guys!
by erdnasephile
August 9th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Can you please help me find this article?
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Can you please help me find this article?

I believe there was an article in Genii where Milt Larsen discusses some of the gags to show your friends when you visit. However, for the life of me, I can't seem to find the article.

Can you please help?

Thanks!
by erdnasephile
August 9th, 2017, 9:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 24
Views: 2644

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

In 1988, having never heard of Mr. Burger, I purchased Secrets and Mysteries on a whim without even flipping through it. After reading the first couple of chapters, I went back the next day and bought every Eugene Burger book I could get my hands on. Over the subsequent years, he has changed the way...
by erdnasephile
August 8th, 2017, 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 1939

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Bill in Lemon.

It's one of those tricks we all performed as kids, yet continues to wipe out audiences.
by erdnasephile
August 6th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A lesson in adaptation...
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: A lesson in adaptation...

What a pro! Thanks for posting that!
by erdnasephile
August 5th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

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

Hmmm....I haven't seen this weeks episode yet, so I'll watch for that. I just saw last week's episode. Shim Lim is fun to watch, and I remain impressed that the black art can look that good on a bright stage in HDTV. It really fools and kudos to the magic and stage crew for working that out so well....
by erdnasephile
July 31st, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 10946

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

Incidentally I would never do the Dutch Looper in a performance for the public . This is an interesting statement to me. May I please respectfully ask for your thinking behind this? Is it due to the use of a gaffed card? If so, one could construct the routine to finish clean (e.g., Valentine) and/o...
by erdnasephile
July 30th, 2017, 1:49 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 10946

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

The two paragraphs at the end of the article from Genii seem transposed as originally published. It would seem to make more sense like this: We sat around my kitchen table, Phil Thomas, Henry Fetsch and I, and we tinkered with Paul Curry’s “Out of This World.” Mr. Curry’s trick is a fine one, and th...
by erdnasephile
July 29th, 2017, 12:20 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 10946

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

...Furthermore--and I admit that I may well be wrong----I have a suspicion the gaff is just the usual Dutch Looper gaff. The type that I can make 14 out of in ten minutes. Oddly enough I do recognise the top of the pocket change which I use myself in Out of This World. I learned it from a classic b...
by erdnasephile
July 28th, 2017, 1:24 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 10946

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

For reference:




Great routine: has a true ending and ends clean.
by erdnasephile
July 28th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 10946

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? 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.) If you can't make ...
by erdnasephile
July 28th, 2017, 6:46 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 10946

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: 77
Views: 10946

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: 77
Views: 10946

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: 77
Views: 10946

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: 77
Views: 10946

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: 5346

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: 5346

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: 5346

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: 419

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: 13
Views: 1372

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: 23293

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: 23293

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: 25
Views: 1897

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: 941

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: 1052

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: 556

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").

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