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

Just arrived in Kansas. 'Tis a thing of beauty. Many thanks.
by Frank Dudgeon
06/04/11 03:35 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 706
Views: 188502

Re: Books vs. Dvd

Mr. Palmer, I'm glad your work included the Collectors' Weekend in Chicago. A few very choice items from Bill Palmer's marvelous cups and balls collection were on display in the dealers' room, along with Mr. Palmer who imparted some great insights into the items. He also delivered an excellent talk....
by Frank Dudgeon
05/27/11 03:41 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Books vs. Dvd
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: iGenii for March Now Live!

The print issue arrived in Wichita yesterday. I was delighted to see Dr. Edwin Dawes on the cover, and immediately read the whole piece. (Well, I took my coat off first). Kudos to Clay Shevlin for an excellent interview, and Ricky Jay for the introduction. A fine tribute to a very inspirational man.
by Frank Dudgeon
02/17/11 04:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii for March Now Live!
Replies: 25
Views: 3891

Re: Penn & Teller, Apollo Robbins on PBS

Whoops. Sorry I missed your post. Thanks much.

Frank
by Frank Dudgeon
02/02/11 09:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller, Apollo Robbins on PBS
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Penn & Teller, Apollo Robbins on PBS

Haven't seen this posted elsewhere. Nova Science Now on PBS is showing this tonight: How Does the Brain Work? How the brain works, featuring illusionists Penn and Teller and sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins in a segment on the processing of visual information; humorist Mo Rocca learning firstha...
by Frank Dudgeon
02/02/11 03:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller, Apollo Robbins on PBS
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week

Arrived in Wichita today. Looks like another good 'un.
by Frank Dudgeon
01/21/11 06:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week
Replies: 44
Views: 6603

Re: Happy Birthday to Louie!

Happy Birthday Louie. I Loved "The Snake" at the Collectors in Chicago.
by Frank Dudgeon
01/01/11 02:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday to Louie!
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Re: 2010 In Review

Bravo!
by Frank Dudgeon
01/01/11 02:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2010 In Review
Replies: 22
Views: 8787

Re: January 2011 issue

Arrived in Wichita yesterday. What a classy edition, and the free three card monte with case! Nifty stuff.
by Frank Dudgeon
12/17/10 03:02 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: January 2011 issue
Replies: 20
Views: 2784

Re: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle

I purchased Classic Correspondance at the recent Yankee Gathering from Mike, and I was immediately impressed by how beautifully it is produced. An elegant volume. And, of course, the contents more than live up to the presentation.

Mike Caveney's labors of love are much appreciated.
by Frank Dudgeon
11/22/10 01:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle
Replies: 18
Views: 1958

Re: Teller's New Play

Thanks for the clarification. Just wish I could see it. Sounds very cool.
by Frank Dudgeon
11/09/10 05:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller's New Play
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Teller's New Play

NPR's All Things Considered has another feature of interest today. At approximately 5:53 PM EST They will be doing a piece on "Play Dead," directed by Teller with Todd Robbins performing. It will also appear later at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.npr.org">www.npr.org</a><!...
by Frank Dudgeon
11/09/10 05:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller's New Play
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Ricky Jay on Charles Reynolds

Just saw that Ricky Jay will be on NPR's All Things Considered later this hour - at about 4:50 P.M. EST, and again at around 6:50 PM EST, if your local NPR station carries the program that late. The program will also be at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.npr.org">www.npr.org</a><!-- w...
by Frank Dudgeon
11/08/10 05:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on Charles Reynolds
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: The October Issue of Genii is in the Mail ...

Arrived in Wichita a couple of days ago. Wasn't able to check on the Forum till today.
by Frank Dudgeon
09/22/10 12:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is in the Mail ...
Replies: 39
Views: 4068

Re: Women in Hypnosis?

There's an excellent DVD from Todd Karr's Miracle Factory, in collaboration with William H. McIlhany, who has archived so many wonderful video images of magicians. It's an old 1955 TV show called "It's Magic," and it includes a marvelous performance by Tommy and Betty Tucker, apparently do...
by Frank Dudgeon
08/28/10 08:28 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Women in Hypnosis?
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

Re: September Issue of Genii In the Mail! Have you Received your Copy?

Arrived today in Wichita.
by Frank Dudgeon
08/18/10 08:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: September Issue of Genii In the Mail! Have you Received your Copy?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Radio Documentary on Ron MacMillan

What a charming piece. Thank you.
by Frank Dudgeon
08/02/10 05:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Radio Documentary on Ron MacMillan
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Essential Magic Conference

I had to miss Thursday and Friday because of work, and joined midway into today's first session. I had a blast.

Now I have the video on demand of the sessions I missed to look forward to. And the DVD's!

Obviously a labor of love for all involved. Thank you. I'll certainly be there next year.
by Frank Dudgeon
07/17/10 05:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Essential Magic Conference
Replies: 110
Views: 12899

Re: Terry Seabrooke is Ill--Let's Help Him Out!

It's a terrific read and a terrific idea on Richard's part. Please do get one. Be well Mr. Seabrooke.
by Frank Dudgeon
07/15/10 10:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Terry Seabrooke is Ill--Let's Help Him Out!
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: August Issue of Genii On Its Way to You!

Mine arrived today. I'm also a Father Cyprian fan and eagerly await diving in.
by Frank Dudgeon
07/15/10 10:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: August Issue of Genii On Its Way to You!
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: A Hypothetical Website That I May or May Not Have Discovered

No, I would not press the play button. As Mr. Kaufman states, that would be supporting theft. So morally it's the wrong thing to do. As a purely pragmatic decision, if I encourage theft, I discourage creators from releasing more of their creations in the future. Seems like it would be a pretty stupi...
by Frank Dudgeon
07/12/10 12:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Hypothetical Website That I May or May Not Have Discovered
Replies: 30
Views: 1253

Re: New Genii Website Now Live! Free Digital Issues!

Very spiffy indeed. I agree it's easy to navigate, and a quick glance at the Stete Forte article looked great. Dang, now I have to get back to work.
by Frank Dudgeon
07/07/10 03:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Now Live! Free Digital Issues!
Replies: 39
Views: 2348

Re: A Stone's Throw ... July Issue of Genii on its Way to You

Arrived today in Wichita, Kansas.
by Frank Dudgeon
06/17/10 07:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Stone's Throw ... July Issue of Genii on its Way to You
Replies: 28
Views: 1815

Re: June 2010 Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

New Genii arrives in Wichita today, May 18. Looking forward to learning more about Mr. Archer.
by Frank Dudgeon
05/18/10 08:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: June 2010 Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: MCA2010 :: who's going?

I too was very happy with this year's MCA weekend. It was definitely a thrill to see Walter Blaney's performance, and he very thoughtfully offered signed color photos at no cost. A fine gentleman. Another highlight for me was Will Houstoun from the UK. His talk on Robert Hellis was very well done, a...
by Frank Dudgeon
05/18/10 02:35 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: MCA2010 :: who's going?
Replies: 30
Views: 3683

Re: Magic Cruise 2010 announced... Save $50 per person now!

It appears to be the period at the end of the sentence. Copy the url and paste it into your browser, remove the period, and it worked for me.
by Frank Dudgeon
01/31/10 02:42 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic Cruise 2010 announced... Save $50 per person now!
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: I.B.M. Question

I believe the way it works is that your name is published in the Linking Ring as a prospective member. This makes for a delay of a couple of months. I'm pretty sure that's the procedure.
by Frank Dudgeon
01/10/10 11:12 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: I.B.M. Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3218

Re: 2009: A Year in Review

Excellent! Thanks so much for all the memory stirrers. The Joshua Jay - Dai Vernon reference cracked me up. (Glad to hear Joshua seems to be doing well). Happy Slap-Chop!
by Frank Dudgeon
01/01/10 08:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2009: A Year in Review
Replies: 28
Views: 5448

Re: January Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Shouting from Wichita! Just got it in the mail today. Can't wait to read about the Los Angeles Conference. And the other features sound great.
by Frank Dudgeon
12/14/09 04:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: January Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 19
Views: 2571

Re: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!

My copy came in either Friday or Saturday - I picked up both days' deliveries at the same time. I immediately went to some of the excerpts from Sandy Marshall's book. Can't wait to read it!
by Frank Dudgeon
11/16/09 12:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!
Replies: 31
Views: 3670

Re: Staple Trick Goes Wrong

From what I've read, the McDonald's award was lowered to $480,000 upon appeal. Probably a lot of that went to legal costs. The lower amount is almost never cited.
by Frank Dudgeon
11/15/09 11:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Staple Trick Goes Wrong
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Magic in Film and Fiction

My favorite magic fiction book is 1938's "Death From a Top Hat," the first of four Merlini novels by Clayton Rawson. As a teen I attended the 1964 combined IBM/SAM convention in New York, and bought all four of the Merlini novels in paperback from, I believe, Larry Weeks in the dealers' ro...
by Frank Dudgeon
10/23/09 10:37 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Film and Fiction
Replies: 10
Views: 1110

Re: November Issue of Genii - Roberto Giobbi

Arrived in Wichita, Kansas yesterday. I'm having a great time reading through the Roberto Giobbi material.
by Frank Dudgeon
10/16/09 06:46 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: november issue
Replies: 44
Views: 6179

Re: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?

I just now saw Dustin's thread on Magicol. I'm recovering from knee replacement surgery and am finally catching up on a week's worth of emails, etc. I echo the thoughts of great admiration for what David and Anita Meyer have accomplished. Each issue of Magicol is a treasure unto itself. My latest co...
by Frank Dudgeon
09/23/09 06:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?
Replies: 70
Views: 6045

Re: New Magic History Website

Tom: The new site is very impressive. I love the look of it and look forward to your future plans for it. Sounds like a site to check regularly. I first became aware of some of Tom Ewing's talents when I saw him as a presenter and MC at the Magic Collectors' Association convention, and later at the ...
by Frank Dudgeon
08/28/09 11:36 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New Magic History Website
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Re: OUR FISM by Topas

Perhaps, like me, a significant number of people in attendance had already seen it. I love the bit, both the song by Topas abnd the very creative picture montage by Tim Ellis. I probably played it three times in a row when it was first posted here. So I didn't laugh when it was screened, but enjoyed...
by Frank Dudgeon
08/24/09 05:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: OUR FISM by Topas
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: Anyone Wantto Tell Us What Happened at Magic Live?

Magic Live! was superb, in my opinion. Guy Hollingworth was indeed marvelous in his one man show on Erdnase. Johnny and Pam Thompson with Tom Mullica were hilarious, as was David Williamson with his videos shot on site. I have no idea how they turned them around that quickly. The material and presen...
by Frank Dudgeon
08/20/09 10:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Wantto Tell Us What Happened at Magic Live?
Replies: 29
Views: 3749

Re: September Issue of Genii Now in the Mail.

'Tis here in Wichita. Not sure what day it arrived. Just got back from out of town for a few days and got my mail today. Looks intriguing as always.
by Frank Dudgeon
08/20/09 10:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: September Issue of Genii Now in the Mail.
Replies: 32
Views: 1648

Re: FISM THREAD 2--Starts with Tuesday Afternoon

May I add my thanks for the reports and pictures. It's generous of the posters to take the time to provide us non-registrants with news of this important event. I'm gobbling up all of it. Many thanks!
by Frank Dudgeon
07/28/09 08:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM THREAD 2--Starts with Tuesday Afternoon
Replies: 22
Views: 5238

Re: Genii Experiment #1

Very nice idea, Mr. Riser. Thank you. One extra I always enjoy are the DVD's that accompany several isues of Genii a year. The current issue has a nice one from Franz Harary. I thought at first there would be a few tracks, but there's a lot of interesting material there. Many of the DVD's are promot...
by Frank Dudgeon
07/21/09 08:46 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Genii Experiment #1
Replies: 19
Views: 2489
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