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by Ian Kendall
December 7th, 2017, 11:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

The routine is on the video of secrets (can't remember which one off the top of my head). It's a coins to glass thing that ends with a coin star?
by Ian Kendall
December 1st, 2017, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Probably the one in the Book (and Video) of Secrets?
by Ian Kendall
November 30th, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Robert Neale
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Looking for Robert Neale

Larry Haas is a good way to get in touch with him, I'm told.
by Ian Kendall
November 30th, 2017, 4:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

The De Cova routine was also published in Genii, but I can't find the exact reference at the moment (it was in the Larsen era). It's called the Ultimate Coin Penetration, if anyone want to search. Prolly in the mid 90s.
by Ian Kendall
November 29th, 2017, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

I just checked Encore 3 as well, and he credits Liquid Silver there.

Reading through the Apocalypse write up - it uses a normal handkerchief.
by Ian Kendall
November 29th, 2017, 2:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

The Apocalypse routine was Liquid Silver by Russ Burns. Vol 4 April 1981 (pg 469)
by Ian Kendall
November 7th, 2017, 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mickey MacDougall Radio Interview from 1938
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Mickey MacDougall Radio Interview from 1938

The story is also in his book 'Gamblers Don't Gamble', but I think that came after this radio show.
by Ian Kendall
November 7th, 2017, 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mickey MacDougall Radio Interview from 1938
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Mickey MacDougall Radio Interview from 1938

Alternatively, use this handy, time saving direct link
by Ian Kendall
October 31st, 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 42
Views: 3722

Re: Ambitious Riser

There was a story about a couple of magicians in Scotland who worked at the same restaurant chain (unverified, but knowing the perpetrators, believable). One of them used a Devano deck, and the other used something similar to On the Up and Up. The tale was that the latter would tell customers that i...
by Ian Kendall
October 30th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bruce Cervon’s Castle Notebooks Volume "C" or "Y" of the alphabet series
Replies: 19
Views: 1260

Re: Bruce Cervon’s Castle Notebooks Volume "C" or "Y" of the alphabet series

I traded a set of the Crimp for mine; I swapped one handwritten hard-to-read collection for another :) Sadly, even after a few years, I've not had time to study them. They do not lend themselves to idle browsing... There was a crowd-project to transcribe them at the time; you had to prove you had th...
by Ian Kendall
October 26th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 22
Views: 1632

Re: Magic on Demand

The vanish of a small object is one of the purest forms of magic there is (and likely one of the oldest). Go with that.
by Ian Kendall
October 25th, 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Center Dealing - Finding the Center
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: Center Dealing - Finding the Center

You could try the Magic of Fred Robinson for his method, or the large article David Ben wrote on Ross Bertram in Genii a few years back, which had a description of the Kennedy deal. There's also Hollingworth's version which I think is taught in his book (as part of his gambling routine), and the Mar...
by Ian Kendall
June 29th, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine
Replies: 25
Views: 3348

Re: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine

Having seen a couple of magazines from the inside, I would suggest that it is imperative that the editor has a very in depth knowledge of the topic. I had several conversations with Mike about parts of my columns (and to a lesser extent with Richard when I was writing Magicana) - those discussions w...
by Ian Kendall
April 25th, 2017, 6:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spoiler Alert!
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Spoiler Alert!

I think people are going to have fun with this one. Looking forward to seeing the finished book :)
by Ian Kendall
April 24th, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 46
Views: 6072

Re: Penny punch

Hidden in plain sight.

I bought three. So far, I'm winning :)
by Ian Kendall
April 19th, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 53
Views: 25426

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

This might help

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https://youtu.be/-lqLbQcY9CM

(Embedding playing up)
by Ian Kendall
April 19th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 53
Views: 25426

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

It's a while since I wrote this up, but here are some thoughts on the first change... It's nice to have the right kind of glass; you need to find one with a curved base _on the inside_. If the bottom of the glass has a severe transition between the bottom and the sides, the move becomes a lot harder...
by Ian Kendall
March 30th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 9485

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

I still remember Steve Forte who I think said he was dealing centers when really he was dealing bottoms.


Chris Power's Gambling Dem from the Opus Too Director's Cut VHS has a section where you talk about centres and deal bottoms.
by Ian Kendall
March 27th, 2017, 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: What separates the pro from the amateur?
Replies: 49
Views: 5543

Re: What separates the pro from the amateur?

Dai Vernon was an amateur magician. Criss Angel is a professional. Take your pick.


Heh. Mark wins this one...

I'll add something else; Sammy Davis Jr's definition of a professional: someone who does a good job even when he doesn't feel like it.
by Ian Kendall
March 21st, 2017, 12:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 7266

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

Well, if we can clear up any amount of unpleasantness, that's a good enough birthday present for me :)
by Ian Kendall
March 5th, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 3404

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

In Northumberland they were known as comforts.

Eh, just come for t'day, like.
by Ian Kendall
March 3rd, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 32042

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

There's a poem by Noel Coward that I quite like: When I have fears, as Keats had fears Of the moment I cease to be I console myself with vanished years Remembered laughter, remembered tears And the peace of the changing sea When I feel sad, as Keats felt sad That my life is so nearly done It gives m...
by Ian Kendall
February 28th, 2017, 2:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 32042

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

suicide makes no sense.


Sadly, this is completely wrong.
by Ian Kendall
February 24th, 2017, 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 13698

Re: Cups and Balls

Just reading Mark's post, and I think this is a pertinent point: Oddly enough Ian has proved my theory in a back to front manner. He gets a big reaction with the first reveal but then it peters out with the second reveal which is of the three balls. There's a reason for this. After the first reveal ...
by Ian Kendall
February 24th, 2017, 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 13698

Re: Cups and Balls

May I please ask, how you finally settled on the timing you employed? Honestly? Trial and error over a long period of time. In the morning I'll try to find a video from longer ago, when the timing was very different. The most important thing about working on timing is listening to your audience. I ...
by Ian Kendall
February 24th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 13698

Re: Cups and Balls

Here's the last few moments from the Trickery show last month. Because the ceiling scraped the top of my head, I was working in front of the stage which is why it looks like a close up show.

https://youtu.be/1fjIX2nHzVg

(Embedding still not working for me...)
by Ian Kendall
February 24th, 2017, 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 13698

Re: Cups and Balls

We had a similar conversation a while back on another forum about the use of the gibechiere. The consensus was that people who had never loaded from a pouch were vehemently against it, and claimed that the origins of the loads were obvious. Those of us who had used a pouch said that this was wrong.....
by Ian Kendall
February 24th, 2017, 4:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 13698

Re: Cups and Balls

May I please ask: what tempo do you do your reveals at? For example: 1) Do you reveal the first (then pause) and reveal the next three all at once (ala Mendoza--he only uses three, but reveals all 3 at once) 2) Do you reveal the first (then pause) and reveal the next three serially (ala Ammar). 3) ...
by Ian Kendall
February 23rd, 2017, 3:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 13698

Re: Cups and Balls

I'm going to disagree with the idea that the fourth load is anticlimactic, or gets a lesser reaction.

I'm going on personal experience here, but YMMV.

Edit: As to Mark's post; the first reveal gets a big reaction. Then you have three reveals in a row, so the rule of three still stands.
by Ian Kendall
February 22nd, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 3404

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

The lack of Lever was a recurring theme throughout the weekend. Almost exclusively in a positive way.
by Ian Kendall
February 2nd, 2017, 7:01 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Printed matter on Stack & Culling ect
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: Printed matter on Stack & Culling ect

Arnold McDonald produced a number of technical books on culling and stacking a few years ago. I think some of them might still be available. About 15 years or so ago there was someone who went by the name of Count VaDrey (seriously) who put out a couple of books on the subject. Joseph Schmidt publis...
by Ian Kendall
January 12th, 2017, 4:29 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: carton box illusion
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: carton box illusion

My guess would be a rerun of a Doug Henning show.
by Ian Kendall
January 10th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2017)

I'd like to put in a wee plug for Mat Ricardo in the Palace. Go along, be amazed and amused, and compliment him on how good a magician he is. He loves that :twisted:
by Ian Kendall
January 9th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4466

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Heh. I mentioned exactly that on another forum. Working on it now :)
by Ian Kendall
January 7th, 2017, 3:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

Heh. Yesterday I got a delivery from Lulu of a few ebooks I had printed. The Book That Doesn't Exist was one of them :) Over the years I have found that my tastes in magic have changed by quite a lot. One thing I enjoy doing is digging out old magazines from the 90s (mainly Magic and Genii, TBH) and...
by Ian Kendall
January 7th, 2017, 12:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

And that mass clicking noise is everyone popping over to the Lybrary to get hold of Scarne's Magic Tricks...
by Ian Kendall
January 5th, 2017, 6:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 5618

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

I still have a Piatnik marked deck I bought in Davenport's in 1987. I think they stopped making them shortly after...
by Ian Kendall
January 3rd, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 5618

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

My eyesight has long passed the point were normal marks are useful in performance. It's obviously time to break out Blob-o-vision :)

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