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Re: Barely Chewed by Chastain Criswell

Sounds very similar to the Andy Leviss chewing gum effect

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
02/15/09 11:06 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Barely Chewed by Chastain Criswell
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

Re: MAGICIAN FEATURED ON ABC'S "LOST"

This may be old news, but JJ Abrams has an interest in magic.Here's a comment from "Wired" "As a boy, JJ Abrams was fascinated with magic. As a television writer, director, and producer, he has beguiled audiences with a masterful use of suspense, plot reversals, and special effects.&q...
by John Smetana
02/05/09 12:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGICIAN FEATURED ON ABC'S "LOST"
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Magic memory square..

Larry, a quick search would most likely turn up a few things by Mr.Meyer..

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
12/28/08 05:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic memory square..
Replies: 35
Views: 1843

Re: Magic memory square..

the Larry wrote:And where could one find the Orville Meyer "Magic Square and Master Memory" effect described?


I think Chris Washuber has it available now:
http://www.lybrary.com/index.php

have fun,
all the best,
John
by John Smetana
12/28/08 10:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic memory square..
Replies: 35
Views: 1843

Re: Magic memory square..

IMO Orville Meyer's "Magic Square and Master Memory" is a great performance piece. It takes some work to learn it but it's killer material..

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
12/27/08 11:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic memory square..
Replies: 35
Views: 1843

Re: “LIFE” Images on Google

Chester Morris...who also played the role of Boston Blackie

John
by John Smetana
11/28/08 09:39 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: “LIFE” Images on Google
Replies: 26
Views: 2422

Re: November Issue of Genii Now on Its Way to You

Hello Richard,

My wife opened the bag and she doesn't recall it being open or split, but then she didn't anything was supposed to be included in the bag so it may not have been apparent to her...Thanks for your concern Richard.

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
10/29/08 08:33 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: November Issue of Genii Now on Its Way to You
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: November Issue of Genii Now on Its Way to You

Received in Morganville, NJ yesterday but no DVD..

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
10/28/08 01:06 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: November Issue of Genii Now on Its Way to You
Replies: 61
Views: 6014

Re: MISC. BIZARRE PROPS-SEANCE ITEMS-PENDULUMS

Everything has been sold..thanks all,

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
10/10/08 09:35 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MISC. BIZARRE PROPS-SEANCE ITEMS-PENDULUMS
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: MISC. BIZARRE PROPS-SEANCE ITEMS-PENDULUMS

THE CLAW has been sold...Thanks

John
by John Smetana
10/10/08 05:30 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MISC. BIZARRE PROPS-SEANCE ITEMS-PENDULUMS
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: MISC. BIZARRE PROPS-SEANCE ITEMS-PENDULUMS

Seance Of The Glass kit has been sold
by John Smetana
10/10/08 03:16 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MISC. BIZARRE PROPS-SEANCE ITEMS-PENDULUMS
Replies: 3
Views: 527

MISC. BIZARRE PROPS-SEANCE ITEMS-PENDULUMS

Cleaning house and have several items to move out... They are: THE CLAW-$25 + $5 SHIPPING BONES AND STONES-$20+$6 SHIPPING VOODOO CLAW $35+$9 SHIPPING SEANCE OF THE GLASS KIT $75 + $10 SHIPPING WITCHES CASTING STONE(BRO.SHADOW ITEM) $125 +$6 SHIPPING SEANCE PACKAGE (MULTI-MEDIA) $50 + $7 SHIPPING P...
by John Smetana
10/10/08 02:49 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MISC. BIZARRE PROPS-SEANCE ITEMS-PENDULUMS
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: FRANK GARCIA BROCHURE

Brochures are all gone..thanks to all

John
by John Smetana
09/03/08 09:52 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FRANK GARCIA BROCHURE
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: FRANK GARCIA BROCHURE

Have a couple more left..any interest?

John
by John Smetana
09/01/08 06:03 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FRANK GARCIA BROCHURE
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: SHATTERING ILLUSIONS BOOK

Thanks for the reminder Dustin..

Address:

1 East Frances Ave
Morganville, NJ 07751

Phone:
732 536 9695
by John Smetana
08/29/08 01:34 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: SHATTERING ILLUSIONS BOOK
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: FRANK GARCIA BROCHURE

Thanks for the reminder Dustin..

Address:

1 East Frances Ave
Morganville, NJ 07751

Phone:
732 536 9695

I'll take a pic and get it to you Dustin..tomorrow most likely..will not be at my home base till then
by John Smetana
08/29/08 01:34 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FRANK GARCIA BROCHURE
Replies: 5
Views: 616

SHATTERING ILLUSIONS BOOK

I have an 'as new' copy of this scarce book with the dust jacket..The last one I saw on E Bay sold for $73.00 plus shipping..You can have this one for $75.00..and I'll pay the frieght..Let me know if you're interested..

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
08/29/08 09:31 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: SHATTERING ILLUSIONS BOOK
Replies: 2
Views: 368

FRANK GARCIA BROCHURE

If you're a collector of Garcia material you may be interested in this..I have several copies of the adv brochure Frank used..You can have one for $5.00 plus another buck for s&h. I take Paypal. If you're interested send me a PM or e mail to Mage928@aol.com and I'll get one or more off to you.....
by John Smetana
08/28/08 05:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FRANK GARCIA BROCHURE
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: CONversations with Ricky Jay

Keep us up to date Please

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
08/13/08 09:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CONversations with Ricky Jay
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: Need help with Ricky Jay search

Thanks PT...I appreciate your response and others I've received off line..I'm familiar with the site you mentioned, unfortunately the radio links on the site go nowhere.

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
08/08/08 07:50 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Need help with Ricky Jay search
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Need help with Ricky Jay search

Hello all,
Do any of you have an archive of the short radio shows that Mr. Jay did for KCRW?..Archives are not available at the station.

Can you help?


Thanks in advance,
all the best,
John
by John Smetana
07/17/08 10:05 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Need help with Ricky Jay search
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Print on demand

Hello all,
I've got a fairly comprehensive list of "Print on Demand" publishers...about 150 of them..If you'd like a copy send me an e mail ( not a PM) and I'll send the list to you as a PDF attachment.

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
07/08/08 02:37 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Print on demand
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

Re: Let's talk about fictional magicians!

Then there's Merlini( created by Clayton Rawson) and Norgil( created by Walter Gibson(
by John Smetana
06/23/08 09:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let's talk about fictional magicians!
Replies: 28
Views: 1412

Re: Questions about Dr. Jaks

It seems that Bob Bluemle's book on Dr Jaks has fallen into the "Barnett On Sleights" genre...I'm sorry if some of you don't see the connection..might be a NY thing..

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
06/11/08 06:51 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Dr. Jaks
Replies: 21
Views: 3103

Re: Bobby Baxter back in the day?

I recall that he was the MC for one of the shows Kevin..
by John Smetana
05/08/08 07:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Bobby Baxter back in the day?
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Steve Cohen magic on CBS Sunday Morning

Steve did a great job...a true 'class act'..


all the best,
John
by John Smetana
05/05/08 09:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Cohen magic on CBS Sunday Morning
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Re: Here's A Strange One

I agree Richard,,,I can't find anything else about it anywhere yet..If someone does..please post ..
by John Smetana
03/21/08 01:05 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Here's A Strange One
Replies: 16
Views: 2329

Here's A Strange One

Take a look at this..

Click Here

all the best,
John
by John Smetana
03/21/08 11:30 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Here's A Strange One
Replies: 16
Views: 2329

Re: Ebay Question

I found this new E Bay Fee Calculator recently...some of you may find it helps a bit..

E Bay Fee Calculator


all the best,
John
by John Smetana
02/12/08 11:27 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay Question
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Dennis Marks in hospital

So long Dennis...you'll be missed..

John Smetana
by John Smetana
01/11/06 12:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dennis Marks in hospital
Replies: 16
Views: 274

Re: P&T Sink to New Low

Lamest show I've ever seen..an embarassment

John
by John Smetana
11/14/05 08:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: P&T Sink to New Low
Replies: 43
Views: 489

Re: Another devious E Bay Scam

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Have you contacted eBay regarding this matter? They are aware of it, but really not much they can do. The record of auctions are all public info..these scammers use that to their advantage. BTW I just read an article in an issue of Entrepreneur magazine that re...
by John Smetana
10/31/05 06:09 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Another devious E Bay Scam
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Another devious E Bay Scam

Another New eBay Scam To Avoid I saw an eBay auction on a short time ago with a new type of scam. The scammers start by using an eBay account with some feedback that they have tricked someone into giving them log in information. Then they list an auction on eBay with a powerful title and a short des...
by John Smetana
10/30/05 10:58 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Another devious E Bay Scam
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: John Scarne footage

quote: He invented a board game called, suprisingly enough, SCARNEY. Certainly an interesting character. [/QB] He invented other games including one called TEEKO. He would later name his son Teeko, after the boardgame! He also invented a game titled SCARNES CHALLENGE..a one person game using markers...
by John Smetana
09/22/05 03:04 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: John Scarne footage
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Re: Offbeat items on E Bay

One day left on these items..

All the best,
John
by John Smetana
08/13/05 06:50 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Offbeat items on E Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Offbeat items on E Bay

I've listed several things on e bay that may be of interest to some of you..here's the link:

E Bay link


Thanks for taking a look,

John Smetana
by John Smetana
08/09/05 07:03 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Offbeat items on E Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: George Schindler new SAM Dean

George is certainly one of the good guys in this crazy business.Hearty congratulations to and old aquaintance.

All the best,
John Smetana
by John Smetana
07/10/05 11:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: George Schindler new SAM Dean
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: BUS & TUBE EXPLOSIONS IN LONDON

"The way was long and weary, But gallantly they strode, A country lad and lassie, Along the heavy road. The night was dark and stormy, But blithe of heart were they, For shining in the distance The lights of London lay. O gleaming lights of London, that gem of the city's crown; What fortunes be...
by John Smetana
07/07/05 08:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BUS & TUBE EXPLOSIONS IN LONDON
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: BUS & TUBE EXPLOSIONS IN LONDON

My thoughts and prayers are with all the good people in the UK. It's 9:55am, here in NJ, and latest news is that 45 are dead, and 1000 or more injured.

John Smetana
by John Smetana
07/07/05 06:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BUS & TUBE EXPLOSIONS IN LONDON
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Cinderella Man

Originally posted by Kevin Connolly: I really don't know. I know they lived about 3 miles away from each other, so they could have had contact with each other. As a matter of fact, Braddock Park is probably a mile or so from Scarne's home and a block away speakeasy/bar/resturaunt where Scarne hung ...
by John Smetana
07/05/05 04:34 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cinderella Man
Replies: 4
Views: 139
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