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Chris Power Coins Through Silk

I am looking for more information on Chris Power's excellent "Coins Through Silk" routine (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxaqMgTanR0 ). This appears to take Michael Ammar's highly visual routine (as published in Encore 3) a few steps further. Masterful pacing and entertainment value! ...
by Jon Elion
12/02/13 12:17 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chris Power Coins Through Silk
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale

Smurf -- thank you for this excellent suggestion. That brings the shipping cost down considerably! I have added this shipping option (didn't realize I could edit the item once listed, but eBay let me add a shipping method). Cool!
by Jon Elion
10/21/13 03:27 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale

Like New!! This is the complete set of the famous "Tarbell Course in Magic". This iconic encyclopedia of magic was originally compiled in 1928 and sold as a home-study correspondence course. The series has become a valuable reference standard for magicians. What's old is new again! The se...
by Jon Elion
10/18/13 08:32 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

Sorry if this was mentioned already (I didn't see it)... There is little difference in appearance between the icon for "Unread Posts" (dark orange circle with a downward facing triangle) and the "No unread posts" icon (same icon in orange). There should be a greater contrast betw...
by Jon Elion
03/10/13 10:33 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 81
Views: 2418

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

We never saw a "no" for the Doug Henning guess. Fits the criteria. Caused me to go to YouTube and revisit lots of Doug Henning clips there -- my face hurts from smiling!
by Jon Elion
01/12/13 03:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 198
Views: 13244

Re: Suggestions for real mentalism

You should check out Ian Rowland, and especially his book The Full Facts book of Cold Reading.
by Jon Elion
07/03/12 08:29 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Suggestions for real mentalism
Replies: 12
Views: 1539

Re: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)

[... answering my own post since I can't edit it...]

On second run-through, looks like the opening part of the routine is either the Asher or the McClintock Twist. Duuuuuhhhh!
by Jon Elion
04/07/12 01:54 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)

AWESOME video! What is the routine with the 4 kings that he uses before Burger Kings?

I wonder if "Jacks in the Box" would work...
by Jon Elion
04/07/12 10:43 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: OIATER

OiATER is a A TOTALLY AWESOME manuscript (sorry, I didn't mean to shout!). Tom -- Is there a typo on page 40, in the "Third: Carney Time" description? The last line of the first paragraph of that section says "Replaced the last two cards FU on the deck, then spread the LH packet, taki...
by Jon Elion
02/02/12 10:41 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: OIATER
Replies: 36
Views: 8066

Re: Air date of Doug Henning's 1976 special?

That special was aired on December 23, 1976.

Click here to see his Vanishing Elephant (filmed in 1981).
by Jon Elion
12/07/11 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Air date of Doug Henning's 1976 special?
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Paul Ingram booklet about prophecy move?

Click here for some information on this move
by Jon Elion
10/29/11 04:01 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Paul Ingram booklet about prophecy move?
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: I need way to force the letter 'D' plz

You could use a clear plastic change bag (easily found with Google). For the letters you could use Scrabble tiles, or even those beads with letters used to make baby-name bead bracelets (available at your local crafts store).
by Jon Elion
09/19/11 07:18 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I need way to force the letter 'D' plz
Replies: 6
Views: 637

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

Hi Richard -- any word on when the Deluxe Edition will be ready and shipping? ;-)
by Jon Elion
06/07/11 05:17 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 706
Views: 195202

Re: LF: Hartman's Super Dupes

A quick Google search turned up several copies. Click here to see the search results.
by Jon Elion
10/31/10 10:28 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: Hartman's Super Dupes
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Here's My Chance: Should I?

No, definitely a thumb tip painted bright red to help make a point. Pretty funny to see standard thumb tip moves (vanishing a silk) being done with it!
by Jon Elion
05/16/10 08:28 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's My Chance: Should I?
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: Here's My Chance: Should I?

I was in Al Cohen's shop in Washington DC one time when an unhappy customer came in to return a thumb tip, complaining that the color didn't match his skin tones and he was afraid people would see it. Al proceeded to demonstrate a series of effects with his own thumb tip, and when the demonstration ...
by Jon Elion
05/15/10 05:36 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's My Chance: Should I?
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: world's best card rise - help!

Click here to see Whit Hadyn's handling of the Devano pack. There are two versions shown on this web page; watch them both! When I saw him do it, he left the pack in the hands of spectator at the end (at least that's what the spectator saw). I don't think it gets much better than that! J. Elion
by Jon Elion
01/25/10 09:01 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: world's best card rise - help!
Replies: 33
Views: 3260

IBM/SAM Registrations (2) for sale

I will not be able to attend the IBM/SAM convention this summer. I have 2 registrations that will only be sold together. I registered December 31, 2006, so the seats should be good, and the price I paid was only $295 each. The total price is $590 total for the package deal of two registrations (I wi...
by Jon Elion
07/20/08 09:36 AM
 
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: IBM/SAM Registrations (2) for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Re: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House

I had to release the room reservation at the Galt House, so that is no longer available. But my early registrations are still for sale at a great price ($295 each)!
by Jon Elion
07/20/08 09:33 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House

Okay, I'll sweeten the deal and pay the $25 per registration transfer fee. So, you pay only $295 per registration ($590 total). I registered in 2006, therefore the low price. The earlier one registers, we were told, the better the seats. So, These should be good seats besides!.

-Jon Elion
by Jon Elion
07/13/08 07:42 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House
Replies: 2
Views: 361

IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House

I too find that I will not be able to attend the IBM/SAM convention this summer. I have 2 registrations that will only be sold together. I registered December 31, 2006, so the seats should be good, and the price I paid was only $295 each. So, adding in $25 per registration transfer fee, the total pr...
by Jon Elion
07/08/08 09:23 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: IBM/SAM Convention registrations for sale

I also have two reservations for sale at the $395 rate (but not until Mark's are sold). But I have not been able to find out anything about HOW to transfer reservations. So, I don't know what I would be selling. Does anyone have any information about this? I also have reservations at the Galt House,...
by Jon Elion
06/28/08 06:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM/SAM Convention registrations for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: tri-fold practice mirror

I had my local hardware store cut my three pieces of mirror glass (I gave them the measurements, of course). I laid the pieces face-down on the table, allowed a small gap between them, and made a tri-fold mirror using "gaffer's" tape applied along the back of the hinge-point (duct tape wou...
by Jon Elion
04/18/08 07:23 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: tri-fold practice mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: New Jim Steinmeyer Book on the Way!

Somewhere along the way, my browser (Firefox) seems to have dropped the display of all those Amazon links. Most peculiar; no matter how I get into the Forum, no links! I kinda miss them...
by Jon Elion
01/31/08 05:11 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New Jim Steinmeyer Book on the Way!
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: High school Headline Prediction

Headline Predictions were just recently discussed. Click here to see that thread.

After reading that, I checked out 'Impromptu Headline Prediction' by Stan Lobenstern (page 535 of Apocalypse Volumes 1-5). It is AWESOME!
by Jon Elion
10/02/07 06:33 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: High school Headline Prediction
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Name a Magic Cocktail

To see a list of the Double Fond's drink menu in English, go to the Babelfish website . In the text box that says Translate a Web Page copy and paste this URL: http://www.doublefond.com/MsgByReg.asp?id=99404. Select French to English and click Translate . Of course, if you read French, then just go ...
by Jon Elion
08/29/07 06:09 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Name a Magic Cocktail
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: Magic Square

Harry Lorayne's "Memory Magic Square" rocks! It is in " Reputation Makers ", page 193. It combines all of the mathematical by-play of creating a perfect magic square "on the fly", but adds an element of a memory stunt on top of that. My personality does not lend itself ...
by Jon Elion
08/06/07 01:57 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic Square
Replies: 21
Views: 4854

Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Ah, Bob, Lennert Green will be delighted to hear that... ;)
by Jon Elion
07/30/07 06:30 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wow - what a great card illusion...!
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Halo

Are you possibly referring to Harry Lorayne's "Halo Cut"? This is a bottom slip cut, discussed by Harry in his video series, as well as the books "Rim Shots", "Personal Collection", "Trend Setters" and "Quantum Leap".
by Jon Elion
06/05/07 07:47 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Halo
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Threading the Blades Question

In the April 1937 issue of Genii (Volume 1, Number 8), there is a wonderful entry in "Diary of a Magician's Wife" by Geraldine Conrad (Larsen). Diary of a Magician's Wife One week from the diary of that fascinating, young wife of the amateur magician, Al Hocus. Monday Dear Diary; At last I...
by Jon Elion
05/21/07 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Threading the Blades Question
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Poosh, The Four-Dimensional Pencil

I have finally taken the time to start browsing through old issues of Genii on the Genii Archive . I found an intriguing ad in the April, 1938 issue (Volume 2, page 291). There is a drawing of a small block that has two holes drilled all the way through it at right angles. The item is describe as: P...
by Jon Elion
05/19/07 08:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Poosh, The Four-Dimensional Pencil
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Tom Stone ebooks

I have the entire set, having bought each when they first came out. There is some superb material here, a well as some very creative thinking. Highly recommended!!
by Jon Elion
03/27/07 03:03 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tom Stone ebooks
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Trying to find Mark's Mystical Magic

Google is a wonderful thing. Try this web page
by Jon Elion
03/04/07 11:53 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Trying to find Mark's Mystical Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Troublewit Chair

This is the FlexibleLove 16 . I gather from the Products link on their website that they make several different sizes. The "Mini" at the bottom of the page is in my price range!. I could only find one dealer that carries it: MyVirtualZone . It looks like they are out of stock, and expect t...
by Jon Elion
02/25/07 12:32 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Troublewit Chair
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Next step in ebook evolution

The " Sony Reader " was mentioned on another thread a while ago; it seemed appropriate to re-post the link as this likes a very practical form factor and approach to the hand-held electronic book.
by Jon Elion
02/19/07 03:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Next step in ebook evolution
Replies: 48
Views: 1259

Re: Deck Switches

Denis Behr lists over 50 references to the Deck Switch on his excellent site: Deck Switch References
by Jon Elion
01/19/07 06:05 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Deck Switches
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Magic Collectibles Plus Has it All on E-Bay..

by Jon Elion
12/25/06 10:03 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Collectibles Plus Has it All on E-Bay..
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Casio Magic Watch

You can buy it through Amazon: Casio Magic Watch
by Jon Elion
12/23/06 12:30 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Casio Magic Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Tenyo Technicolor Nightmare

Are you sure that you've got the name of the effect correct, and that it is from Tenyo? Nothing similar is mentioned on their official website (see the page with their Complete List of Products ).
by Jon Elion
12/18/06 11:57 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tenyo Technicolor Nightmare
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: THE HAND OF CLEOPATRA

My "Hand of Cleopatra" just arrived from Stevens. It is indeed the one from Zauberzentrale Munchen, and very nicely made. It comes with a bare bones set of instructions, four pages of additional notes from Bill Palmer, and Bill's full routine (nicely illustrated). This routine does require...
by Jon Elion
12/17/06 05:13 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE HAND OF CLEOPATRA
Replies: 13
Views: 448
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