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Re: a famous saying

Johnathan, Thanks for your good advice!
by MitsuMatsu
04/08/14 06:00 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a famous saying
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: a famous saying

So lengthy thread for non-English speaking foreigner, but this seems important.
I will try to read them through your points.
Thank you, anyway!
by MitsuMatsu
04/08/14 06:30 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a famous saying
Replies: 9
Views: 703

a famous saying

Does anyone know the original French sentence for "A magician is an actor playing the role of a magician" and where Robert-Houdin said so?
I wonder whether the original sentence defines the word 'magician' with a word ‘magician’ illogically, or it was translated incorrectly.
by MitsuMatsu
04/07/14 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a famous saying
Replies: 9
Views: 703

magic therapy

I think that magic therapy like “Project Magic” and “Healing of Magic” focuses on rehabilitating various injured people, not preventing to develop dementia or memory loss for aging people. However, I personally think magic is also very much effective to activate the brain work and delaying dementia ...
by MitsuMatsu
11/13/13 06:02 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: magic therapy
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: one-handed shuffle

To all,

Thank you for telling various theories and information on the inventor of the one hand riffle shuffle.
I understand that Howard de Courcy is one of early magicians who demonstrated the feat.

MitsuMatsu
by MitsuMatsu
09/24/13 07:48 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: one-handed shuffle
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

one-handed shuffle

Does anyone know who first deviesd (or performed) one-hand riffle shuffle, and where it was recorded? Thanks in advance.
MitsuMatsu
by MitsuMatsu
09/23/13 11:27 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: one-handed shuffle
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Ten-ichi's film

Thank you for all of the advices given on the matter.
Wow, I became nervous to take a step further.
So, Ill pass that up this time.
Thank a lot, anyway. Very much helpful!
by MitsuMatsu
07/21/12 07:40 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ten-ichi's film
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

Thanks you for telling some of the great performances using small objects, Allen-san. So, Paul Le Paul may have performed some visual effects such as transposition or change, not revelation, to let the large audience (3,000) in the Ernie Pyle Theater recognizes his card effects very well. I wonder i...
by MitsuMatsu
07/21/12 03:09 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Ten-ichi's film

Does anyone know whether the following movie really exist, or who may have it in ones collection?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423358/externalreviews

Mitsu Matsu
by MitsuMatsu
07/21/12 02:17 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ten-ichi's film
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: magic poster around 1905

Hello, Allen san

The poster for the Casino de Paris is very famous, but I havent found the lithographers name in it.
I am grateful for your identifying where he made the lithograph and how he behaved abroad. Thanks a lot!

Mitsu Matsu
by MitsuMatsu
07/08/12 10:40 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic poster around 1905
Replies: 2
Views: 610

magic poster around 1905

I wonder whether the Ten-ichi poster that is seen in the following URL was manufactured in Japan or some foreign countries while his troupe was traveling in US or Europe. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.rainfall.com/posters/Theatrical/31383.htm">http://www.rainfall.com/posters/Theatri...
by MitsuMatsu
06/21/12 09:27 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic poster around 1905
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

Yes, I searched the Pacific Stars and Stripes in Newspaperarchive, and found the above example. That is why I asked here.
Paul LePaul occasionally appeared at the Ernie Pyle Theatre, but I wonder if his card magic was suitable to perform at such a big theater.
by MitsuMatsu
05/26/12 11:09 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

The Pacific Stars & Stripes of April 30, 1949, reported, A program featuring leading artists of Japan was presented Friday evening at the Stilwell Theater by the Special Services Section, GHQ, FEC., and in the following sentences it told that many Japanese artists including magicians troupe appe...
by MitsuMatsu
05/25/12 07:53 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

After World War II, it is said that any Japanese professional magician had no opportunity to perform for a living because all the people concentrated to restore their means of livelihood. So, many senior magicians who already died told that they performed for the occupation troops residing in Tokyo ...
by MitsuMatsu
05/25/12 02:58 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician

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by MitsuMatsu
05/02/12 03:09 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician

The Wikipedia column you quoted tells as follows: "Other members of the Morcom family also gained renown; brother James, under the name "Vertelli", became a famous wire walker in the United States,..." But the original source didn't say James, but John. Please see attached. (an u...
by MitsuMatsu
04/30/12 08:47 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: a topological effect

Or, the spectator took off his jacket before climbed upto the stage to help the performance by holding a lighted taper above his head. (another newspaper reported that he held it in that way.) So, I wonder if we might have our own course of development of the trick without jacket. Anyway thank you v...
by MitsuMatsu
03/06/12 08:31 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: a topological effect

Believe it or not, various kinds of vest (no sleeve) were common in Japan, but no jacket was used at all at that time. So I believe any Japanese entertainer had never performed the stunt with a jacket (coat) until around 1868. This is why I think that his coat in this newspaper report means his wais...
by MitsuMatsu
03/06/12 05:19 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: a topological effect

Yes, I know what a waistcoat is like.
But his coat in this newspaper report must mean his waistcoat in this context.

Did David P. Abbott talk about Vest Turning as a medieval wizardry?
(Was it published in 1916, not 1907?)

Very interesting. Thanks a lot.
by MitsuMatsu
03/06/12 12:46 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: a topological effect

Thank you for the various replies on the matter! The feat seems quite rude for a spectator due to its nature of treating him and his vest, so I have never witnessed it performed on stage, but once in a circus performed by a clown as a comic act. Recently I found it performed in Wellington, New Zeala...
by MitsuMatsu
03/05/12 09:55 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

a topological effect

Does anyone know when the following effect was first reported as performed, and where and who first described the effect? A magician seizes hold of a spectators waistcoat and turns it inside out without taking off his coat. I think that Martin Gardner once explained this wonderful topological effect...
by MitsuMatsu
03/05/12 08:46 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity

I am grateful to have your additional note including the source. Thanks!
by MitsuMatsu
02/19/12 07:19 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity

Thank you for this. May I understand that you are talking about the large hall?
Once J. N. Maskelyne and Dr. Lynn appeared there at the same time in its large and small theatre respectively. (The illustrated History of Magic, p.159.)
by MitsuMatsu
02/19/12 09:05 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Egyptian Hall, seating capacity

I know there were two halls within the Egyptian Hall in London, large and small.
Can anyone tell me their respective seating capacity?
Thanks in advance.
by MitsuMatsu
02/19/12 03:27 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 843

frauds in church service

Around 1980, I read an article in a certain news magazine (probably US News and World Report) on a new religion that carried out frauds in their regular church service for its believers. I wanted to identify which issue and pages it appeared, and read it again. Reportedly, their show (with music and...
by MitsuMatsu
10/14/11 10:04 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: frauds in church service
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Hi, MaxNY >Check out issue 18 of The Chronicles for "Paradox" by Mitsunobu Matsuyama. In a separate email, I sent you the pages of the Chronicle issue in which it appears. The idea was first invented by Masao Atsukawa, then by Yasuo Kiga, as I told to Karl Fulves on pp. 1237-1238. The Masa...
by MitsuMatsu
08/12/11 09:59 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Puzzle with a large card....where?
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: a tale on playing cards

The Magicpedia article quotes a version of this tale from Oct 1776. It also appeared in the Edinburgh Advertiser of Aug 6 1776 (from Newspaperarchive.com) as well as The Universal Magazine of Aug 1776. But it may go as far back as 1763. In those books published in 1770s, there is a sentence saying ...
by MitsuMatsu
06/10/11 08:53 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: a tale on playing cards

Dear Bill Mullins,
I appreciate your in-depth information on the topic. Very much helpful!
by MitsuMatsu
06/05/11 03:35 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: a tale on playing cards

That is right. I just picked it up from the book to post the question.
by MitsuMatsu
06/03/11 09:46 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: a tale on playing cards

Yes, "Soldier's Prayer Book" is the one I lost the title of the book. Thank you for reminding me of it!
by MitsuMatsu
06/03/11 06:30 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

a tale on playing cards

For a deck of playing cards, there is a well-known tale as follows. The four suits correspond to the four seasons and the twelve picture cards to the twelve months. Add the values of all 52 cards, plus 1 for the joker, and you get 365, the days of the year." Does someone know who first mentione...
by MitsuMatsu
06/03/11 09:24 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Calculator Cards credit

Many tricks based on this principle are seen in various Japanese books that were published in 1600s, and even in 1500s as well.
Those have never been explained in western countries.
I wish to explain them some future.
by MitsuMatsu
04/10/11 09:42 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Calculator Cards credit
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Ten-ichi film

I found there was a film Ten Ichi, the Famous Japanese Magician, with His Troop (1903) <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423358/">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423358/</a><!-- m --> I wondered whether it is still available, and then I have tried a half dozen sites to ob...
by MitsuMatsu
01/12/11 04:27 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ten-ichi film
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Re: early magic book sold at general bookstore

Thank you very much for your consideration on the magic books that have been sold widely. >In the last generation or so there's been a considerable >shift toward higher standards in accurately recording >the provenance of items, attribution of ideas/script work >to those who used the items and much ...
by MitsuMatsu
10/13/10 07:20 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: early magic book sold at general bookstore
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: early magic book sold at general bookstore

Thank you, David. Various books you kindly exemplified above are what I was looking for. Because I am not a native consumer in your country, I wondered what magic books were really sold in general bookstores, not in magic shops. Yes, these are all good classics, I agree. Really appreciated! MitsuMatsu
by MitsuMatsu
10/13/10 06:46 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: early magic book sold at general bookstore
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: early magic book sold at general bookstore

So, the history of magic book publication looks like a history of expose to a considerable extent.
MitsuMatsu
by MitsuMatsu
10/12/10 09:57 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: early magic book sold at general bookstore
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: Match-ic

Hello, Anthony.
Thank you for the quick reply!
I found its price was $1.00.

MitsuMatsu
by MitsuMatsu
10/12/10 09:35 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Match-ic
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Match-ic

May I understand that Gardner's "Match-ic" (1935) was published by L.L. Ireland Magic Co., Chicago?
Its cover doesn't show any publisher.

MitsuMatsu
by MitsuMatsu
10/12/10 07:52 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Match-ic
Replies: 2
Views: 302

early magic book sold at general bookstore

Dover Publication is one of the early publishers whose magic books were sold at general bookstores marketed for laymen, not at magic shop for magicians. I think Gardner's "Mathematics, Magic and Mysteries" is one of the earliest one among such books. I would like to know what other magic b...
by MitsuMatsu
10/12/10 07:44 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: early magic book sold at general bookstore
Replies: 17
Views: 1975

Re: Mini-Mini Theater in a magic shop

Thanks Greg.

You are correct. But they have not replied to my question so far.
When I visited there in 2001, the Mini Theater existed, but I wonder when its stair-like mini theater was created.

Mitsu Matsu
by MitsuMatsu
07/31/10 07:45 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Mini-Mini Theater in a magic shop
Replies: 2
Views: 446
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