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by Michael Edwards
November 8th, 2009, 11:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mulholland's CIA Manual
Replies: 28
Views: 4513

Re: Mulholland's CIA Manual

The CIA provided me with both full documents in 2003. There seemed no reason to publish the complete "Some Operational Applications of the Art of Deception" once Richard had published the vast majority of the text from the Christopher collection version. The "Recognition Signals"...
by Michael Edwards
November 8th, 2009, 10:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2009 Los Angeles Conference on Magic History
Replies: 49
Views: 10600

Re: 2009 Los Angeles Conference on Magic History

Was there a featured reproduction of a classic illusion this year? The Eidophuikon, Robert-Houdin's Miraculous Orange Tree, Devant's disappearing lady "Beau Brocade"; the Houdini/Morritt vanishing lady "Goodbye Winter," Paul Valadon's vanishing lady "Well, I'm...!" and...
by Michael Edwards
November 8th, 2009, 9:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mulholland's CIA Manual
Replies: 28
Views: 4513

Re: Mulholland's CIA Manual

I thought of you when we were chatting because we discussed the fact that they had all of the illustrations redone because they were so poor in the copy of the original which was available. I'll be interested to hear how they stand up to comparison from someone who has both. The CIA provided me the...
by Michael Edwards
November 8th, 2009, 9:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mulholland's CIA Manual
Replies: 28
Views: 4513

Re: Mulholland's CIA Manual

I find the claim that Keith Melton & Robert Wallace "discovered" the manual in 2007 a bit bizarre. As has been noted, years of research and a number of Freedom of Information Act requests yielded a heavily redacted version of Mulholland's work a decade ago...and it -- along with scores...
by Michael Edwards
November 30th, 2008, 6:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which Issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Which Issue?

Thank you, Joe. This is very helpful. In the past, when I sent my Genii's off the the binder at the end of year, I would just have a pocket placed in the front and/or rear to hold such freebies. Paper supplements were simply bound-in. For this year's volume, I'm having pages with pockets inserted be...
by Michael Edwards
November 29th, 2008, 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which Issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Which Issue?

Thank you.
by Michael Edwards
November 29th, 2008, 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which Issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Which Issue?

With which issue of Genii was the Alakazam magic catalogue dvd included? Thanks.
by Michael Edwards
February 7th, 2008, 5:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Remembering Doug.
Replies: 61
Views: 5802

Re: Remembering Doug.

The DVD is indeed different in many respects than the Broadway production -- not just cast, but its effects and songs as well (you can read a rather lengthy review and comparison in the October 2001 issue of Genii). But as I noted in that article, while we can't go back to 1974 again, it's nice to b...
by Michael Edwards
February 7th, 2008, 12:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 9869

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
Probably also have remarkable longevity to have seen Karl Germaine, J.E. Robert-Houdin and those guys work.
Or we now know the answer to the question "Do the sprits return?" Robert-Houdin died in 1871.
by Michael Edwards
February 7th, 2008, 6:23 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 9869

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

10. Harry Blackstone Jr. 9. Fred Kaps 8. Fu Manchu (David Bamberg) 7. Slydini 6. Rene Levand 5. Tommy Wonder 4. Doug Henning 3. Harry Blackstone Sr. 2. Richiardi And #1 was the magician whose name I long ago forgot (if I ever knew it) who came to my sixth grade class and not only enchanted and mysif...
by Michael Edwards
January 19th, 2008, 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you store your Genii?
Replies: 26
Views: 2748

Re: How do you store your Genii?

Yes, beginning with Volume 66, I have had to have each year bound in two volumes of six issues each as well.
by Michael Edwards
January 18th, 2008, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Listing of Genii Inserts etc?
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Re: Listing of Genii Inserts etc?

Originally posted by Joe Pecore:
Sure. I'll take a stab at it:

http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php/Genii_Inserts
Thank you, Joe. This is very helpful for those of us endeavoring to keep complete files.
by Michael Edwards
January 18th, 2008, 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you store your Genii?
Replies: 26
Views: 2748

Re: How do you store your Genii?

I have a complete file of Genii. At the end of each year, I have that year's volume bound in black buckram...and have pockets/sleeves added to the inside covers to hold any inserts/ephemera/cds etc that might have accompanied any of those 12 issues. By the way, I use Wert Bookbinding in Allentown, P...
by Michael Edwards
January 18th, 2008, 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Listing of Genii Inserts etc?
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Listing of Genii Inserts etc?

Is there a listing of the inserts/cd's etc that have been included with Genii during the past four years?
by Michael Edwards
January 18th, 2008, 8:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Help Identify This Quotation
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Help Identify This Quotation

For some reason, this inquiry reminded me of a passage from W. Somerset Maugham's Mr. Know All:

"Do you like card tricks?"

"No, I hate card tricks," I answered.

"Well, I`ll just show you this one."

He showed me three.
by Michael Edwards
January 11th, 2008, 8:13 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ricciardi Jr Buzz Saw Illusion
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: Ricciardi Jr Buzz Saw Illusion

Originally posted by J Fox:
[QB] (HBO/Showtime?) "Chamber of Horrors" - hosted by Vincent Price - in the early-mid 1980's.
Showtime. Premiered November 5, 1979.
by Michael Edwards
January 1st, 2008, 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year from the Folks at Genii!
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Happy New Year from the Folks at Genii!

Thank you, Richard, though instead of 2008, I tend to think of the year as Genii Volume 71. :)
by Michael Edwards
November 29th, 2007, 3:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Magazines...
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: In Search of Magazines...

The above post has now been updated to reflect my current needs. I am most appreciative of those Forum members who helped secure previous items that I have now managed to remove from the list.
by Michael Edwards
November 25th, 2007, 6:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paris for collectors?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Paris for collectors?

Good thing that never happens here! ;)
by Michael Edwards
November 22nd, 2007, 2:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Magazines...
Replies: 1
Views: 183

In Search of Magazines...

I am in search of the following magic magazines: CENTIPEDE Volume 3 Number 2 October 1995 DEMON TELEGRAPH Number 4/5 November/December 1933 GOLDSTON'S MAGICAL QUARTERLY Volume 6 Numbers 3 and 4 MAGICOL (New Series) 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 MODERN MAGI Volume 9 Number 6 PALLBEARERS V...
by Michael Edwards
November 19th, 2007, 7:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

by Michael Edwards
November 19th, 2007, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Originally posted by cbusch: I took that picture from an article about Hooker. From what I understand it is the same one that John was using. Here's an interesting question - did John always put the houlette in the exact same place on the table. Of course that still wouldn't explain the book on the...
by Michael Edwards
November 17th, 2007, 12:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Originally posted by Chris Aguilar: Do the cards only rise within the glass dome? Or is that the "challenge version" after they cleanly rise from an uncovered deck? They rise while uncovered by the dome, when the bottom (inside) of the houlette is covered by a playing card, when the houle...
by Michael Edwards
November 17th, 2007, 4:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

You should know that the cards never appear to waver, tilt or shimmy on their ascent or descent under the dome...as might be expected if they were being raised by a thread.

Keep in mind that the bear's head levitates as well under a separate glass dome.
by Michael Edwards
November 14th, 2007, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
What is the Abbott's "Nu-Power Card Rise"?
A clever approach using pneumatic power to cause the rear most card to rise from a houlette.
by Michael Edwards
November 13th, 2007, 7:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Originally posted by Mark Collier: I didn't get to see it but is everyone convinced that the card that rises is indeed from the borrowed deck? I could imagine a gap in the borrowed deck that would allow a stranger card to be pushed up from below. If only the face showed...you get the idea. It was s...
by Michael Edwards
November 13th, 2007, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Interesting that Jim has repeatedly noted that the secret lies in a principle of magic rather than one of science...if you believe him. :)

John...did you not see the fleas in Miltiades fur?
by Michael Edwards
November 13th, 2007, 11:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Carlo -- Have you ever tried to use a Neyhart houlette? Or ever found one that could work consistently...even with each of the 52 cards carefully idexed and in new condition...let alone with the precision that is required for some of the Hooker effects?
by Michael Edwards
November 13th, 2007, 7:10 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: History - Carl Brema
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: History - Carl Brema

I believe it was Joseph.
by Michael Edwards
November 13th, 2007, 7:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pete Biro had a stroke
Replies: 97
Views: 7143

Re: Pete Biro had a stroke

He looked GREAT!
by Michael Edwards
November 12th, 2007, 5:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 210
Views: 54698

Re: Hooker Card Rise

It was a wonderful experience...not because it had not been seen in over a decade, not because it is unlikely to be seen again, and not because it mystified some of the finest thinkers in magic today. It was wonderful because for twenty-five minutes we were back in Dr. Hooker's little theater in Bro...
by Michael Edwards
April 7th, 2007, 4:39 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Connie Haden, PaulFox, Tayade Cups on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Connie Haden, PaulFox, Tayade Cups on eBay

Just a reminder that the auctions on these cups are closing today,
by Michael Edwards
March 31st, 2007, 7:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Connie Haden, PaulFox, Tayade Cups on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Connie Haden, PaulFox, Tayade Cups on eBay

I have just listed a very rare set of Connie Haden brass cups, a set of the very scarce and original Model #1 Paul Fox/Danny Dew cups, and a set of exquisite early Tayade Western style cups on eBay. Enjoy! <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ2QQrdZ0Q...
by Michael Edwards
January 13th, 2007, 4:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: eBay: Bob Kohler's Ultimate 3 Fly
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: eBay: Bob Kohler's Ultimate 3 Fly

Ending today.
by Michael Edwards
December 11th, 2006, 4:54 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - Silver Cups (Brett Sherwood)
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: WANTED - Silver Cups (Brett Sherwood)

Hi Paul. They are on their way. Enjoy!
by Michael Edwards
December 10th, 2006, 6:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Spectacular Cups on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Spectacular Cups on eBay

These auctions close today.
by Michael Edwards
December 9th, 2006, 9:09 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magician's Road to Fame on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Magician's Road to Fame on eBay

This auction closes today.

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