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Re: Magicians stealing

Even though Damian has said that the BBC doesn't release its shows No, they release their shows all the time. BBC Worldwide is massive. But Daniel's shows have not been released on DVD. You said Unarguably they own the rights to the shows and have never released them. It is quite arguable that they...
by Bill Mullins
04/23/14 Yesterday 04:58 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 60
Views: 2382

Re: Magicians stealing

Maybe relevant, maybe not . . . Some Random Internet Guy used to blog about the ebay transactions of Paul Daniels (the internet is full of wondrous things, is it not?) In 2007, Daniels listed and sold homebrewed DVDs of his show Wizbit . Paul's listing continues, "...I recently acquired all rig...
by Bill Mullins
04/23/14 Yesterday 04:02 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 60
Views: 2382

Orson Welles talks magic, 1955

by Bill Mullins
04/22/14 11:38 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Orson Welles talks magic, 1955
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Magicians stealing

(I don't know why public domain entered the discussion; it's not remotely relevant here.) There are two items possibly being "stolen" here. 1. Use of the images of the Simpsons in the trick. 2. The structure and method of the trick (the book with pages divided into three, and with long/sh...
by Bill Mullins
04/22/14 05:26 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 60
Views: 2382

Re: Digital May Issue of Genii Now Live Online

I received and read my paper copy today, and now I'll go look for digital content. Another really good issue. Max's article is making me wish Richard would go ahead and publish the Tenyo book RIGHT NOW (and Richard, when it does come out, how much discussion of method will there be? Max didn't tip m...
by Bill Mullins
04/21/14 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Digital May Issue of Genii Now Live Online
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Ricky Jay on NPR today April 1, 2014 at Noon.

Link

Older shows featuring Ricky Jay.
by Bill Mullins
04/21/14 08:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on NPR today April 1, 2014 at Noon.
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: continuity and narrative

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by Bill Mullins
04/18/14 01:14 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: continuity and narrative
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: continuity and narrative

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by Bill Mullins
04/18/14 12:05 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: continuity and narrative
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Peter McLanachan - Straight Shooter

Is he coming any where near Huntsville? Nashville? Birmingham? Chattanooga?
by Bill Mullins
04/17/14 08:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter McLanachan - Straight Shooter
Replies: 3
Views: 177

British magician films

Pathe in the UK has a lot of stuff online. Billy McComb from 1953 . Billy's wife, June. More June McComb . IBM convention in Brighton in 1962 (does anyone recognize any of these guys?) Seattle magicians, 1941 . Robert Harbin, 1939 . Lots more there, go to http://www.britishpathe.com and search for m...
by Bill Mullins
04/17/14 02:31 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: British magician films
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: A Little Promotion

I suppose this is what started it all. Congratulations, Dustin. Writing for a magazine you like is a mixed blessing -- you still have to pay for an whole issue, even though you already have seen part of it. Now that you're an editor, at least you'll know who to go to to get an extension on a deadline.
by Bill Mullins
04/16/14 10:49 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A Little Promotion
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: Vent George, of Otto and George, Dies

Some of the bleep-worthy material. Very NSFW.
by Bill Mullins
04/16/14 10:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vent George, of Otto and George, Dies
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

You sound kind of pleased about it. What particular truth was it that set them off?

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by Bill Mullins
04/16/14 10:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 46
Views: 2736

Re: Magicians stealing

1. None of us know the details of what has happened here. It could be legal, it might not be. 2. Violation of copyright is (generally) a civil tort, not a criminal act. If the person whose copyright is being violated doesn't care enough to do anything about it, it isn't the place of anyone else to d...
by Bill Mullins
04/16/14 11:28 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 60
Views: 2382

Dick Cavett does a Rope Trick

by Bill Mullins
04/14/14 10:41 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dick Cavett does a Rope Trick
Replies: 1
Views: 264

hypnotic

by Bill Mullins
04/14/14 08:09 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: hypnotic
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

Brad Henderson wrote:wondering if I am the only person on this forum to have never seen an episode of Dr Who


I don't think I've watched any medical shows since St. Elsewhere went off the air. Except for an episode of Chicago Hope that had Stephen Root on it.
by Bill Mullins
04/13/14 10:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 66
Views: 3864

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:L Unless you want to go the way of Mertz

Fred or Ethel?
by Bill Mullins
04/10/14 08:28 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 3440

Re: Browser for iPhone/iPad

Chris Aguilar addressed the Android problem here.

Perhaps you can adapt his solution to the Ipad?
by Bill Mullins
04/10/14 08:25 AM
 
Forum: Ask Alexander
Topic: Browser for iPhone/iPad
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

When you shuffle a deck, the cards are arranged in a stack relative to each other. When you start talking about the orientation of the individual cards, you have to be oriented relative to something else. Relative to what? The person holding the cards? The world? If I'm standing with a deck, and I t...
by Bill Mullins
04/09/14 08:26 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 3440

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

I can see the arguments for considering if each card is face-up or -down, and if cards in a one-way deck are rotated end for end. However, consider a deck where the cards are randomly ordered and flipped face-up or -down. Now take the whole deck and flip it over. I'd consider it to still be the same...
by Bill Mullins
04/08/14 09:54 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 3440

Re: Lumainto 2014: Card Table Artifice and Bullet Catch

Inspired by the case of William Henderson, who was apparently killed in front of 2,000 people while performing the exploit in 1912; Rob Drummond embodies William Wonder in BULLET CATCH and traces the life and demise of Henderson. William Henderson? I don't see his name come up in any of my searches...
by Bill Mullins
04/08/14 05:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lumainto 2014: Card Table Artifice and Bullet Catch
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: a famous saying

Jonathan Townsend wrote: This matter of data distorted in translation can more directly be seen in the Sharpe/Fischer work on Hofzinser in that paperback.


I have that paperback. Would you care to describe something you feel is poorly translated, and offer a more accurate one?
by Bill Mullins
04/08/14 05:22 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a famous saying
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Orson Welles auction

Orson's daughter is selling a bunch of her dad's stuff. There's a lot of magic tricks, and one of magic books.
by Bill Mullins
04/07/14 10:13 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Orson Welles auction
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

To me, the amazing thing was that if you take a deck and give it a really good shuffle, the odds are that no deck in history has ever been in that particular order before.
by Bill Mullins
04/06/14 12:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 3440

Re: magic cafe closed - all memberships taken

Brad Jeffers wrote:Just checking in, shows they have 57,822 registered members.

I'm probably two or three of them, but I can't remember my logins and passwords.
by Bill Mullins
04/05/14 05:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: magic cafe closed - all memberships taken
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31

ps. I know I am biased, but I think that also the math book by Winkler is really good...full of gems, if you like math/logic puzzles. I was not aware of it - thanks Jon for mentioning it. His other puzzle book, Mathematical Mind-Benders , is also quite good. At the recent Gathering for Gardner he s...
by Bill Mullins
04/04/14 11:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31
Replies: 52
Views: 4736

Re: Visual Puns

Edwin Corrie wrote: Tamasudare looks interesting (Wikipedia) – I’d never heard of that before.


It is interesting, especially when done well. Mark Mitton and Richard Hatch both have routines that are excellent (and are completely different from each other).
by Bill Mullins
04/03/14 09:02 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: Visual Puns

"Allied Arts" would include (to me) ventriloquism, juggling, puppetry. I should have included tamasudare in the original list. Troublewit, tamasudare, chapeaugraphy, the carpenter rule -- all of them have something in common (in my mind, at least) that isn't shared by sand art, chalk talks...
by Bill Mullins
04/02/14 10:40 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Visual Puns

Troublewit, Aldo Colombini's use of a folding carpenter's rule, and (to a lesser extent) Chapeaugraphy are all routines in which an object is manipulated into shapes and patterns that recall other objects and forms.

Is there a name for this kind of routine? Are there others?
by Bill Mullins
04/02/14 01:00 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Re: Forcing Cards with 100% Accuracy

A good April Fool post is not easy, but satisfying if it works.
by Bill Mullins
04/01/14 11:02 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Forcing Cards with 100% Accuracy
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Forcing Cards with 100% Accuracy

I'm intrigued, but also wary of any products announced on 1 April.
by Bill Mullins
04/01/14 08:46 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Forcing Cards with 100% Accuracy
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Art of Astonishment - Italian style

Mariano Tomatis has a good web page.

I'm still trying to work out the linking newspaper pages.
by Bill Mullins
04/01/14 08:39 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Art of Astonishment - Italian style
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Who owns copyright on Magic and Showmanship?

Pardon my sloppy use of the word. I was trying to distinguish between "Chris has taken a physical Dover book and made a lybrary.com ebook from it and is selling it" (which is what I presume is the model for many of your magic ebooks), and "Dover has an ebook, and Chris is selling it t...
by Bill Mullins
04/01/14 12:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns copyright on Magic and Showmanship?
Replies: 16
Views: 4241

Re: Who owns copyright on Magic and Showmanship?

lybrary wrote:Pete, I have investigated this a few years ago. The rights are owned by Dover. At that time they were not interested to license anything, but you may have better luck.


Chris -- you sell the ebook version on your website. Are you simply an agent selling a Dover product here?
by Bill Mullins
03/31/14 09:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns copyright on Magic and Showmanship?
Replies: 16
Views: 4241

Joshua Jay lecture

Joshua Jay will be lecturing in Huntsville AL on Sunday Mar 30.

The lecture will be at
Nesin Therapy,
1267 Enterprise Way NW
Suite B
Huntsville, AL 35806
at 7:00 pm

Email me at amcombill at hotmail dot com for directions or further information.
by Bill Mullins
03/29/14 01:08 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joshua Jay lecture
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Re: ERDNASE

Sad news, and I hadn't heard. Thanks for posting.

His book was a thorough review of the "State of the Art" of Erdnase research when it came out.

I knew he had some sort of cancer soon after it was published, but hadn't heard any status since then.
by Bill Mullins
03/28/14 12:52 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2746
Views: 1319767

Re: Riddle

Twenty bucks, same as in town.
by Bill Mullins
03/27/14 01:46 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Riddle
Replies: 21
Views: 1018

Re: Gathering for Gardner

Yes he is. The evening show is about to start, and he will perform.
by Bill Mullins
03/20/14 09:26 PM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Gathering for Gardner
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Gathering for Gardner

Namedropping: Bill Kalush, Lisa Menna, Mark Setteducati, John Railing, Jordan Gold, Simon and Ginny Aronson. And it hasn't even really started yet - tonight was just registration and milling around. I understand Joshua Jay will perform at one of the dinner shows, but haven't seen him yet. Saturday I...
by Bill Mullins
03/20/14 01:48 AM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Gathering for Gardner
Replies: 4
Views: 527
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