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by Krenz
November 17th, 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What ever happened to John Cornelius?
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: What ever happened to John Cornelius?

John is still actively creating magic. He recently sent me an effect asking if I had any ideas on presentations.
by Krenz
September 11th, 2017, 10:24 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 3388

Re: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer

Roger M. wrote:...I'm not sure why you'd ever want to put one into every card in an entire deck...
Eoin explains why you'd want to do that on his website.
by Krenz
September 11th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 3388

Re: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer

Eoin has a new toy out -- a jig for making consistent breather crimps. The short review: Fast shipping from Ireland to California (shipped on the 7th, arrived on the 11th). Quality design, manufactured extremely well. If you want to place a uniform breather crimp in a perfectly precise position on ...
by Krenz
August 22nd, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing
Replies: 12
Views: 2541

Re: Camirand Academy No Longer Retailing

Richard Kaufman wrote:Publishing something of mine that I taught him in confidence, giving himself credit, is stealing.
In your opinion, if you confront a publisher of stolen material, how should they react?
by Krenz
May 4th, 2017, 7:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 3907

Re: Steranko

Sorry I am late to this conversation—I am traveling a lot, so my time on forums is limited. Porper Originals put out a mailing early last year to say they would be producing, I think, a special edition of Steranko on Cards - I'm sure with Jim's blessing. They would also want the blessing of Magic, I...
by Krenz
January 4th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 10856

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

There will be a second printing, and it will have a few acknowledgements added.
by Krenz
December 24th, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 10856

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

richardingram wrote:Curious if anyone knows the proper pronunciation of his name?
His full name was Giovanni Bossi. His performing name sounded like Van-ee Boss-ee.
by Krenz
December 21st, 2016, 1:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 10856

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

erdnasephile wrote:Along those lines: Mike Caveney once told our group that Johnson Products used to produce a half dollar with a bullet through it..

True. Magic, Inc. got one of these when we ordered samples of various items on their wholesale list. It sat in stock for years, as no one wanted it.
by Krenz
November 20th, 2016, 3:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

Richard Kaufman wrote:I stopped drawing in the early 1990s. After drawing 10,000 hands I was done.
After drawing 10,000 hands, you should have a huge clipart library that would be very useful for many projects!
by Krenz
November 16th, 2016, 6:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 10856

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

It's a name I've heard, but know nothing about. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks! Vanni was one of the most kind and brilliant human beings I have had the pleasure of meeting. One of the highlights of Escorial each year was seeing his new ideas. He would stun me with a performance of something comp...
by Krenz
June 3rd, 2016, 3:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Verner (Dai Vernon's Son) Has Died
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

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

Richard Kaufman wrote:Vernon was not a family man.
I think of him as a family man.

Magic was his family.
by Krenz
June 1st, 2016, 10:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Compleat Invocation
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: The Compleat Invocation

Tony had a great style of storytelling, so even if you never end up performing effects from the magazine, you will enjoy reading it. For those interested in obscure trivia, the layout for the New Invocation was originally done by traditional cut and paste. Eventually, we graduated to Microsoft Word ...
by Krenz
January 3rd, 2016, 7:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 270: Apollo Robbins on the Other Side of the Record
Replies: 84
Views: 13675

Re: 270: Apollo Robbins on the Other Side of the Record

A registration system would deal with the problem of establishing credit. But is that really the problem? Isn't the problem one of respecting credits? I see many issues, not just one. With any big problem, you break it down into smaller ones, which will make approaching solutions more attainable. A...
by Krenz
January 3rd, 2016, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 270: Apollo Robbins on the Other Side of the Record
Replies: 84
Views: 13675

Re: 270: Apollo Robbins on the Other Side of the Record

It would be nice if magic had a registration system for original developments. Something like the one that writers have with the Writer's Guild of America. Something only gets registered if it is approved by a board of knowledgable experts. Of course, enforcement is an issue. But at least it would b...
by Krenz
November 25th, 2015, 1:20 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 5792

Re: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas

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by Krenz
November 22nd, 2015, 9:47 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 5792

Re: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas

Lewis, my troll, respect is earned, and you have yet to earn any from me. You aren't worth my time. Spewing rhetoric and bile is your habit, and it is a vile one. Sound familiar? I could go on in this manner, and it is perhaps what you want. Let's clear away the troll-type language that you seem to ...
by Krenz
November 22nd, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 5792

Re: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas

That still does't sound like Jay. He always offered up his thoughts to anyone worth speaking with. Given that your information came secondhand, I'd take it with a grain of salt. I'm sorry to hear that you are afflicted with this "dropping details" syndrome. Writing in your e-book journal w...
by Krenz
November 22nd, 2015, 4:10 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 5792

Re: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas

That doesn't sound like a criticism that Jay would have had. And if he had criticism of your act, and felt that you would benefit, he would have told you to your face.
by Krenz
October 22nd, 2015, 6:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close Up Pad
Replies: 27
Views: 5556

Re: Close Up Pad

Pete McCabe wrote:Most mats have rounded corners. If so you will have to cut it down to square the corners for the frame. Take that into account when you pick a size.

If you order from Pattrick, he can make any size you specify, and he can square the corners or round them, as desired.
by Krenz
October 21st, 2015, 2:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close Up Pad
Replies: 27
Views: 5556

Re: Close Up Pad

Anyone know if JM Authentics is still up and running - I've emailed Jordan a few times although have not yet had a response. He did make a recent post on Facebook about catching up on correspondence, so you may want to check in with him again (I suspect he is swamped with requests): https://www.fac...
by Krenz
September 28th, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder Close Up Kit on ebay
Replies: 34
Views: 6581

Re: Tommy Wonder Close Up Kit on ebay

Richard Kaufman wrote:It may well end up in one.


Let's hope so.
by Krenz
September 28th, 2015, 2:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder Close Up Kit on ebay
Replies: 34
Views: 6581

Re: Tommy Wonder Close Up Kit on ebay

Tommy's close-up kit should be in a museum. If only I had the money...
by Krenz
August 25th, 2015, 8:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close Up Pad
Replies: 27
Views: 5556

Re: Close Up Pad

JM Authentics is located in Birmingham, UK.

Although he doesn't list wood, he makes custom pads—so tell him your needs.

http://jmauthentics.com
by Krenz
July 24th, 2015, 5:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: History of David Copperfield's Magic Underground Restaurant
Replies: 15
Views: 2986

Re: History of David Copperfield's Magic Underground Restaur

erdnasephile wrote:Question: Has there ever been a primarily magic-themed, non-restaurant attraction that has survived long term in the US?


Are you allowing bars? If so, then Chicago's New York Magic Lounge ran reasonably long (1945—1985).
by Krenz
July 19th, 2015, 2:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Danny Doyle - Intoxicating Magic in Vegas
Replies: 11
Views: 3124

Re: Danny Doyle - Intoxicating Magic in Vegas

Aside from the Google search, you can ask Chicago magicians, as Danny is from there.
by Krenz
December 6th, 2014, 9:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Krenz
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

Re: Jim Krenz

Thanks Martin—it was a pleasure to have lunch with you and your wife!

And it was an honor to have you translate my ideas and teachings at my lecture!

¡Hasta la próxima!
by Krenz
September 16th, 2014, 8:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder performance 1987
Replies: 8
Views: 2197

Re: Tommy Wonder performance 1987

I wish I had enough money to bid on Tommy's cups.

Has anyone informed Bill Palmer (of the Cups and Balls Museum) about this auction?
by Krenz
July 29th, 2014, 4:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

Re: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions

erdnasephile wrote:This is the exactly the information I was hoping for. Thanks so much!

PS: I still have my copy of NeoMix--great routine! :D

You're welcome. And thank you for the kind comment about NeoMix.
by Krenz
July 29th, 2014, 4:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

Re: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions

One more question please: what type of wire did you end up using to attach the Tarbell gimmick to the big pom-pom? I ended up not using a wire at all. When made with thin yarn, the pom pom is very solid. I simply coated the gimmick with glue, and inserted/wedged it into the pom pom. The gimmick has...
by Krenz
July 29th, 2014, 1:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

Re: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions

Matthew Field wrote:A big hello!

A big hello to you too Matt.
by Krenz
July 29th, 2014, 12:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

Re: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions

Richard Kaufman wrote:Krenz lives! Welcome, Jim.

To quote Mark Twain, "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

Thanks Richard.
by Krenz
July 29th, 2014, 8:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

Re: Tommy Wonder Pom Pom questions

It's almost been three decades since I made my pom poms. I hope my recollections are helpful. I showed them to Tommy, and he was complimentary. 1. Is there a particular yarn that works best? In his write up, Dr. Gene Matsuura mentions "4 ply worsted yarn", but in looking this up, it seems ...

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