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by Steve Cohen
December 23rd, 2016, 12:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: See Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic NOW Before You Miss Your Chance
Replies: 11
Views: 1891

Re: See Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic NOW Before You Miss Your Chance

Here is an announcement for my new showroom once the Waldorf Astoria closes: http://chambermagic.com/news/new-home-palace/ I'm moving one block away to the New York Palace hotel. Photos and more info are included in the announcement linked above. Shows will continue to run five times weekly. Forbes....
by Steve Cohen
December 19th, 2016, 2:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: See Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic NOW Before You Miss Your Chance
Replies: 11
Views: 1891

Re: See Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic NOW Before You Miss Your Chance

Thanks for your interest in my show. I have exactly 60 shows left at the Waldorf Astoria NY before they close for renovations. 47 of those 60 shows are sold-out, so if you have been meaning to see the show at the hotel where it became famous, this is truly your last chance. However, the show is movi...
by Steve Cohen
November 3rd, 2016, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chamber Magic in Chicago end of October
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Chamber Magic in Chicago end of October

Thank you for your kind words. All of the Chicago shows ended up selling out, which was a miracle considering that the Cubs were playing in the World Series at the same exact time! I had a great time, and spent an invigorating morning with Simon Aronson and Ginny at their beautiful home. My new webs...
by Steve Cohen
October 23rd, 2016, 8:32 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Chopping board to stab on?
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: Chopping board to stab on?

Erdnasephile, when you stab the knife into the board for the final card, you must TURN the knife so that the blade direction is parallel to the wood grain. From my experience with this trick, the knife will fall down if you stab it perpendicular (or on the diagonal) to the wood grain. I use a basic ...
by Steve Cohen
October 23rd, 2016, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chamber Magic in Chicago end of October
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Chamber Magic in Chicago end of October

Yes this is true - I'll be presenting four shows at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago this coming weekend: Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Showtimes are 7pm and 9pm. When I planned this tour location in Chicago several months ago, I had no idea that the Cubs would end up in the World Series! ...
by Steve Cohen
February 23rd, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Cohen's Blog
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Re: Steve Cohen's Blog

Thank you for your kind words. The Magic Mentor Monday series on my blog has been a rewarding project. Based on traffic to my website, I've noticed that these articles have struck a chord with many readers. So far I've posted articles about Max Malini, Charles Bertram, Johann Hofzinser, Jean Eugene ...
by Steve Cohen
September 10th, 2015, 5:22 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger
Replies: 17
Views: 3800

Re: Question about the 2016 Tiny Plunger

I am holding Tenyo's plunger in my hand right now. The handle is made of wood.
Best,
Steve
by Steve Cohen
June 29th, 2015, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chan Canasta Art Exhibition in NYC
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: Chan Canasta Art Exhibition in NYC

Yesterday I launched a one-day art exhibition as a tribute to Chan Canasta, the admired magician who left show business to follow his passion as a painter. Canasta died in 1999, and I recently became friends with his widow Renata. Over the last 5 months, we worked together to locate nearly 40 of Cha...
by Steve Cohen
June 24th, 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chan Canasta Art Exhibition in NYC
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: Chan Canasta Art Exhibition in NYC

I've just added a new Chan Canasta painting to this Sunday's exhibition - one owned by Derren Brown. He couldn't send the painting in time but we have a fine reproduction that will be on display. All other paintings - nearly 40 - are originals painted by Chan Canasta. It took a lot of detective work...
by Steve Cohen
June 9th, 2015, 2:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chan Canasta Art Exhibition in NYC
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: Chan Canasta Art Exhibition in NYC

If you are a fan of Chan Canasta, the extraordinary Polish mentalist, you'll want to attend a historic, one-day exhibition of his paintings in NYC. On June 28 (Sunday), 2015, we are holding a free viewing of 40 paintings Chan Canasta painted throughout his life. This is the largest collection of his...
by Steve Cohen
August 7th, 2014, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Tenyo Tricks for 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Re: New Tenyo Tricks for 2015

Thanks for sharing those, Richard. I often make suggestions for Tenyo product titles, so please consider those English titles as temporary placeholders. I look forward to writing the Tenyo instructions in English every year. Makes me feel like a kid in a toy store, with the front doors locked to the...
by Steve Cohen
July 25th, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alan Greenberg Has Died
Replies: 10
Views: 2450

Re: Alan Greenberg Has Died

I'm really sorry to hear this news. Ace was very supportive of me, coming to one of my very first public shows in New York. He helped introduce me to many of his pals who later became clients. Every six months or so, Ace hosted "magic dinners" at his amazing Fifth Avenue apartment. Regular...
by Steve Cohen
March 23rd, 2013, 7:31 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb
Replies: 14
Views: 1173

Re: Matching Bulb to Tenyo Scotty York Bulb

When I was writing the instructions to this routine, Tenyo asked me to find a matching light bulb in America so that you could switch out the gimmicked bulb at the end. I did a significant amount of research at lighting shops all over New York City but was unable to find a similar bulb.
by Steve Cohen
February 18th, 2013, 11:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Little Misty for the Tannen's Jubilee
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: A Little Misty for the Tannen's Jubilee

The Brown's Hotel (where I enjoyed the Tannen's Jubilee for many years) burned down last April. Here's a NY Times article: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/nyregion/fire-in-catskills-destroys-site-of-former-browns-hotel.html?_r=0">http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/1...
by Steve Cohen
October 16th, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lost Magic Decoded: web-exclusive film w/David Berglas
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

Lost Magic Decoded: web-exclusive film w/David Berglas

I've just uploaded a few videos that Genii Forum members will hopefully enjoy. The first is a 20-second TV commercial that is running on History Channel all week to promote the premiere broadcast of my TV special LOST MAGIC DECODED on Thursday. [video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JteXf8NAK...
by Steve Cohen
September 6th, 2012, 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Of Tenkai - Richard Kaufman
Replies: 20
Views: 3495

Re: Magic Of Tenkai - Richard Kaufman

In 1993, Stephen Minch hired me to translate Yamamoto's texts from Japanese into English (his Tenkai prize book, and another one or two manuscripts.) It was my first translation project out of college and I did my very best, at the time. Within his books, there were numerous trick titles that remain...
by Steve Cohen
April 26th, 2012, 3:04 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: The Essential Sol Stone
Replies: 37
Views: 13442

Re: The Essential Sol Stone

Hearing a favorite song often calls forth other related memories. A tune may remind you of a high school dance, a particular friend, or a vacation spot. Reading a magic book can do that to you too. I recently had the good fortune to read an advance copy of The Essential Sol Stone, and found myself w...
by Steve Cohen
January 20th, 2012, 6:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Cohen at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 18
Views: 2917

Re: Steve Cohen at Carnegie Hall

My personal goal in staging a magic show at Carnegie Hall was to prove that the art of magic is capable of accepting its due respect, if only we give it the chance. Here's an in-depth look at the evening: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://blog.chambermagic.com/magic-show-ny/carnegie-hall-pe...
by Steve Cohen
October 13th, 2011, 2:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!
Replies: 66
Views: 10747

Re: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!

I just finished writing all of the English instructions for the 2012 Tenyo product line, and yes, the Flying Carpet looks as good as Richard says. It's a magnificent illusion - no question, Lubor Fiedler is a genius. All magicians need to see this!
by Steve Cohen
December 7th, 2010, 6:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Elliott Has Died
Replies: 20
Views: 3388

Re: Bob Elliott Has Died

Bob's doctor and his wife Happy called to tell me this sad news. There will be a gathering on the east coast for his many friends, date to be announced.

RIP to Bob, who will always remain larger than life in my memories.
by Steve Cohen
August 24th, 2010, 9:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Tenyo 2011 Line Leaked!
Replies: 49
Views: 9519

Re: New Tenyo 2011 Line Leaked!

Richard and Angelo,

Shimomura-san showed me Lubor's Statue of Liberty trick when I was in Tokyo earlier this month.

It is extremely clever, and looks extremely magical.

-Steve Cohen
by Steve Cohen
April 15th, 2010, 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chan Canasta paintings
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Chan Canasta paintings

I've recently come across an art dealer in Brussels who has a large collection of original Chan Canasta paintings. I've posted an extensive online gallery of his artwork. If you're interested in viewing the images, please visit blog.chambermagic.com . If you would like to be put in touch with the ar...
by Steve Cohen
March 1st, 2010, 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tom Mullica Update
Replies: 65
Views: 12004

Re: Sad Tom Mullica News

Hi Tom: My best friend, and magician, Mark Sicher suffered from cancer. You met him at Hank Lee's Conclave in 1994, and spent time together at his school, Connecticut College. His mom sent me many of his magic books after his untimely death, and I now have his copy of your book Showtime at the Tomfo...
by Steve Cohen
December 10th, 2009, 7:11 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Max Malini's calling card
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Re: Max Malini's calling card

Thank you, Mr. Goat.

I've just added another blog post - this one chronicles the trick known as "Any Drink Called For," or "The Inexhaustible Bottle."

You can visit it here

Happy holidays!
-SC
by Steve Cohen
November 24th, 2009, 3:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Max Malini's calling card
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Max Malini's calling card

I don't often post here, but thought that some of you might be interested in a short essay I added to my blog. It shows an item which you may have seen before in the Malini book - Max Malini's calling card. Also, while you're at my blog ( blog.chambermagic.com ) please take a look at some other item...
by Steve Cohen
October 26th, 2009, 10:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: If you could only perform from one book for the rest of your life
Replies: 22
Views: 3285

Re: If you could only perform from one book for the rest of your life

The entire book Classic Secrets of Magic is available to read online for free at Google books: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://books.google.com/books?id=g0eCU-MGRcAC&lpg=PA2&ots=YxDSFjn0RR&dq=classic%20secrets%20bruce%20elliott&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q=classic%20secrets%20br...
by Steve Cohen
October 12th, 2009, 10:15 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 255025

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

You're right, Richard. Berglas handles cards in a way I've not seen before. His think-a-card routines are terribly baffling. He and I spent several memorable late-night sessions, and I've concluded that there is no end to this man's genius.

Greatly looking forward to this book.
-SC
by Steve Cohen
September 20th, 2009, 10:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo - Status of Company?
Replies: 44
Views: 6240

Re: Tenyo - Status of Company?

Yes, I have written the English instructions for the shumai trick.

The shumai dumpling looks perfect - really perfect. I showed it to my Japanese wife, who said that the Tenyo gimmick looked good enough to eat!
by Steve Cohen
September 14th, 2009, 10:29 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Dental Dam
Replies: 62
Views: 21521

Re: Dental Dam

My dear friend Mark Sicher also performed the coin through rubber glove in his "Dental Act." He dressed up as a dentist, with white lab coat, and performed a full routine with toothbrushes, false teeth, silver fillings, bibs, and rubber gloves. I will eventually put his act up on Youtube (...
by Steve Cohen
August 25th, 2009, 3:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo - Status of Company?
Replies: 44
Views: 6240

Re: Tenyo - Status of Company?

I am currently working on the English instructions for one of the five new 2010 Tenyo items.
by Steve Cohen
August 18th, 2009, 7:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harvey Cohen RIP?
Replies: 3
Views: 1785

Re: Harvey Cohen RIP?

Yes, this is the same Harvey Cohen. His first wife was Ronnie, and he ran a recruiting company in Manhattan called Finders. He was a fine man.
by Steve Cohen
June 28th, 2009, 10:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harvey Cohen RIP?
Replies: 3
Views: 1785

Re: Harvey Cohen RIP?

I am saddened to confirm that my good friend Harvey Cohen passed away yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held on Monday, at Riverside Memorial Chapel, at 10:00AM. Harvey was a dedicated card magician with many contributions in Apocalypse and other Harry Lorayne books. He was also one of the...
by Steve Cohen
February 2nd, 2008, 7:40 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Best Magic Magazine Of All Time
Replies: 58
Views: 14302

Re: The Best Magic Magazine Of All Time

I'd like to add that I also greatly enjoyed Guy Hollingworth's article on design, in the February issue.
by Steve Cohen
November 20th, 2007, 7:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 212
Views: 57149

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Brad, your experience was identical to mine. The reversed card rose out of my borrowed deck, and Johnny Gaughan handed me back my deck with the reversed card still in the same position where I had inserted it. Then he retrieved the deck from me, and asked me to name a number - I named 11 - and then ...
by Steve Cohen
October 23rd, 2007, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic in Beverly Hills, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic in Beverly Hills, CA

A quick reminder that I will be presenting "Chamber Magic" for 2 nights only in Beverly Hills - next Monday and Tuesday. Please bring a layman and enjoy the show. For details, please visit: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.chambermagic.com">http://www.chambermagic.com</a><!--...
by Steve Cohen
October 4th, 2007, 6:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic in Beverly Hills, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic in Beverly Hills, CA

I will be returning to the Beverly Wilshire hotel to present a limited run of "Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring." For the past seven years in New York, I've presented this salon-style magic show in the tradition of Hofzinser and Robert-Houdin. It is held high above Manhat...
by Steve Cohen
October 1st, 2007, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2432

Re: Tenyo 2008

At your request, here are the names of the inventors of the new 2008 Tenyo products. Balloon Illusion Created by: Kenichi Komiya Fortune Donut Created by: Shigeru Sugawara Mystic Scope Created by: Tomoyuki Shimomura Ultimate Spoon Bend Created by: Shigeru Sugawara There are no items from from Tooru ...
by Steve Cohen
September 24th, 2007, 7:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2432

Re: Tenyo 2008

There is one more Tenyo item (4 in total) that mentalists will enjoy.

I am almost done writing the English instructions for all of the 2008 items.
-Steve Cohen
by Steve Cohen
April 22nd, 2007, 4:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven to Undergo Heart Surgery Monday
Replies: 133
Views: 33099

Re: Max Maven to Undergo Heart Surgery Monday

Dear Max,
Yumi and I send you our best wishes for a successful procedure and smooth recovery!
With love from,
Steve Cohen
by Steve Cohen
March 20th, 2007, 6:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder's props
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Re: Tommy Wonder's props

Sorry gentlemen, but I don't have (and have never owned) any props built by Tommy Wonder. I've never performed any version of the Nest of Boxes. Not sure how I got mixed up in this? Thank you, Dick, for your kind words about my show Chamber Magic. As we've discussed privately, Mark Levy and I came u...

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