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Re: What if Blaine did Sam The Bellhop...

Very funny! How could anyone ever compare Bill Malone's great technical ability to an inferior card man like Blaine? Great video. Roy Mcilwee, Scranton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
12/31/12 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What if Blaine did Sam The Bellhop...
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

Melinda
by Roy McIlwee
08/13/12 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 8246

Re: Wanda Sykes

Brian, Yes she annnoyed me long before that clip. I simply dislike people who put down magicians. Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Pa.
by Roy McIlwee
06/10/12 09:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wanda Sykes
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Re: Wanda Sykes

I detected NO respect for magic or magicians in her clip. To me she has always been a very repulsive comedian relying on mostly crotch humor to get her laughs. That clip annoyed me. Then again, that's just my take. Roy McIlwee, Scarnton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
06/08/12 09:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wanda Sykes
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Re: Name of This Effect?

Martin,
Claude Rix is the originator. Bill Wisch saw him perform this trick in NYC in July of 1971. In 1978 Wisch added the fitting name "Killer" and the use of an invisible die. Thank you, Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
08/27/11 06:33 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of This Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 2599

Re: Name of This Effect?

See Bill Wisch and Claud Rix.
by Roy McIlwee
08/26/11 09:03 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of This Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 2599

Re: Lorayne's "4 X 4 Magic Square Breakthrough??

Harry,
I remember the tremendous reaction you got from some of the greatest magical minds at a late 1980s Tannens Jubilee convention after performing your "Magic Square". Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Pa.
by Roy McIlwee
08/24/11 10:07 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Lorayne's "4 X 4 Magic Square Breakthrough??
Replies: 40
Views: 10376

Wanted; Commercial Magic of J. C. Wagner book

I'm looking for a copy of J. C. Wagners 164 page hardbound book by Mike Maxwell. Anyone have a copy to sell? Thank you, Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Pa. Email: MMcil68519@aol.com
by Roy McIlwee
09/28/10 05:45 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted; Commercial Magic of J. C. Wagner book
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Paul Gertner Jumbo Die

Thanks for the advice. I got the dice from Kardwell and they work perfectly. Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
02/08/10 06:07 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paul Gertner Jumbo Die
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Paul Gertner Jumbo Die

Would anyone happen to have or know where I could get a 4 inch Jumbo red die to match the ones that Paul Gertnet was seling. He is out of them at this time and I haven't been able to locate one. Anyone have one gathering dust on a shelf somewhere? Thank you, Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Penna
by Roy McIlwee
02/01/10 07:39 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paul Gertner Jumbo Die
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: December Issue of Genii with John Thompson Cover Now Arriving

David Regal's review of Steve Dushecks Copper Silver Transposition was great!! Thank you, Roy McIlwee Scranton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
11/30/07 08:14 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: December Issue of Genii with John Thompson Cover Now Arriving
Replies: 39
Views: 8238

Re: Uri Geller/Criss Angel Phenomenon to debut on Oct.24

That show was laughable, set mentalism back 50 years. Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
10/31/07 07:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uri Geller/Criss Angel Phenomenon to debut on Oct.24
Replies: 245
Views: 55782

Re: Tannen's Jubilee, What Year???

Patrick, Thank you very much. Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
11/12/06 03:56 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tannen's Jubilee, What Year???
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Tannen's Jubilee, What Year???

Would anyone happen to know what year "The Pendragons" performed at Tannen's Jubilee. I beleive it was 1989 and am looking for the issue of Magic Manuscript that reveiwed that Jubilee. Ascanio also was at that convention. Thank you, Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
11/12/06 03:09 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tannen's Jubilee, What Year???
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Magic Manuscript Issue??

Would anyone know which issue of Tannen's Magic Manuscript reviewed the Tannen's Jubilee that the Pendragons appeared? Ascanio was also at this Jubilee. I beleive the issue may be September/October 1989. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Pa.
by Roy McIlwee
11/09/06 10:59 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Magic Manuscript Issue??
Replies: 0
Views: 610

Wanted: "Grand Hole-tel" by Steve Dusheck

Anyone have "Grand Hole-tel" in good shape and willing to sell? Thank you, Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Penna.
by Roy McIlwee
06/20/06 02:28 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: "Grand Hole-tel" by Steve Dusheck
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Embree Manufacturing Co. ??

I have come across a few items made by the Embree Manufacturing Co. One is a magic set called "Senior Magic Set" and the other items are called "Kopeefun" magic copy paper kit dated 1940. The magic set has 20 different tricks all packaged in individual red and white boxes. Anyone...
by Roy McIlwee
01/12/06 03:55 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Embree Manufacturing Co. ??
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: The Show Must Go On

In case anyone is interested, the saying "The Show Must Go On" is widely accepted as being first said by Sir Harry Lauder. Upon hearing of his sons death in World war I, many urged Harry not to take the stage that night but Harry insisted and is said to have said, "The Show Must Go On...
by Roy McIlwee
01/05/06 09:49 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Show Must Go On
Replies: 33
Views: 986

Some nice items here on ebay.

by Roy McIlwee
08/21/05 03:23 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some nice items here on ebay.
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Lots of nice magic here!!!

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmagicontheone
These are not my auctions, but thought I would give a heads up............. Roy McIlwee
by Roy McIlwee
05/06/05 09:26 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lots of nice magic here!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Re: Dingle's "McDonals's Aces"

A half pass at the moment in question would create a discrepancy.(The left hand packet would end up face down). By openly turning the left hand packet face down you are set to display. The appearance you want is that you simply peeled four face up aces onto the left hand packet, retained those four ...
by Roy McIlwee
12/01/04 05:50 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Dingle's "McDonals's Aces"
Replies: 7
Views: 2608

Derek Dingle, Best of Friends.

Having read both Volumes of Harry Loraynes Best of Friends Vol 1 and 2., I wonder why Derek Dingle would not be included? Was he not the best close up artist in New York at that time?? Very curioius to know why. Roy McIlwee.
by Roy McIlwee
12/05/03 09:23 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Derek Dingle, Best of Friends.
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Need a TRULY "Self-Working" Card Trick

Ryan,
Check out Roy Walton's "Play It Again Sam" on page 74 of The Complete Walton Volume #2. It is a great version of the Piano Card Trick. Roy
by Roy McIlwee
11/27/03 10:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need a TRULY "Self-Working" Card Trick
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: Pitching svengali decks

Angelic, I was really curious to find out the financial aspects of pitching Svengali Decks but I guess this open forum would not be an appropriate place for such particulars. Hopefully some other aspects of the art of pitching will come up on this thread. Good Luck, Roy McIlwee.
by Roy McIlwee
09/30/03 10:30 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pitching svengali decks
Replies: 73
Views: 4526

Re: Pitching svengali decks

Hey Angelic, If you're in the mood I would appreciate a few pointers on the art of pitching Svengali Decks. Roy McIlwee, Pocono area.
by Roy McIlwee
09/30/03 09:42 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pitching svengali decks
Replies: 73
Views: 4526

Broken right hand.

I broke my right hand at work the other day and it will be in a cast for 6 weeks. Am looking for any suggestions as to effects that use the left hand only. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Roy McIlwee.
by Roy McIlwee
08/17/03 09:26 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Broken right hand.
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Broken arm

I broke my right hand at work yesterday and it will be in a cast for approximately 2 months. Being right handed, I thought this would be a good time to practice some sleights using my left hand. Any sugestions would be apreciated. Thank you,Roy McIlwee.
by Roy McIlwee
08/16/03 03:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken arm
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: centre tear

Malcolm, Check out Richard Osterlind's "The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear...And Other Techniques. My wife and I saw Richard do this effect many years ago and she still says that was the purest form of magic she had ever seen!!!(That's not saying much about me!!). Good luck, Roy McIlwee.
by Roy McIlwee
07/26/03 08:51 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: centre tear
Replies: 42
Views: 1954

Re: Anagrams

Steve, Was your card the two of hearts?? LOL Roy McIlwee
by Roy McIlwee
03/30/03 03:59 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Anagrams
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Best reference to learn riffle pass

Lou, Another great book on the pass is by Gary Ouellet called "The Pass".It is a very detailed account of how to learn the pass, move by move. Check it out, I think you may like this book. Roy McIlwee.
by Roy McIlwee
03/28/03 05:08 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Best reference to learn riffle pass
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re: Anyone for a Google Fight?

How about this surprise.
"Classic Pass" ______ 1,390
"Cockroach Pass" _____ 0
by Roy McIlwee
02/26/03 03:02 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Anyone for a Google Fight?
Replies: 37
Views: 1240

Re: What do YOU practice during a blizzard?

Derek Dingles'"DD on LJ's Wild Card", page 40 in the Dingle book. Clever ditching of the joker here!!
by Roy McIlwee
02/16/03 12:07 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What do YOU practice during a blizzard?
Replies: 39
Views: 538

Re: The Trick Cardini Didn't Like

I'd like to put a ten timer in on Salt-Less.
by Roy McIlwee
12/18/02 10:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick Cardini Didn't Like
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Aaron Fisher on the Magic Teacher

Dai Vernon in his column "The Vernon Touch" dated January 1987 (Volume 50 No 7) answers a letter he received from a novice asking him for some advice on starting out in magic. His entire column is loaded with great advice and a few of the books that he would recommend the novice to study. ...
by Roy McIlwee
11/29/02 02:21 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Aaron Fisher on the Magic Teacher
Replies: 51
Views: 1957

Re: Favorite Joker Routines

Jonathan, A great Dingle packet trick using a joker is his "DD on LJ's Wild Card" on page 40 of "The Complete Works of Derek Dingle" Any info on the packet trick of Dingles that you mentioned would be greatly appreciated. Dingle lectured today at Magic on Manhattan and would have...
by Roy McIlwee
11/23/02 04:12 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Joker Routines
Replies: 29
Views: 487

Re: Favorite Joker Routines

There's a nice little gem in Golsteins "Focus" using the jokers called "A Fine Mesh".
by Roy McIlwee
11/23/02 03:46 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Joker Routines
Replies: 29
Views: 487

Derek Dingle to lecture at Magic on Manhattan

I saw that Derek Dingle was going to lecture at the Magic on Manhattan convention on November 23. Does anyone know if he has been performing anywhere in the New York area? Any info on Dingle would be greatly appreciated. Roy McIlwee, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
by Roy McIlwee
11/03/02 03:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Dingle to lecture at Magic on Manhattan
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: You know you are a magician...

Your daughter is getting married in three weeks and you're still wondering if you should really leave the cards home.
by Roy McIlwee
09/06/02 03:37 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: You know you are a magician...
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: Del Ray?

Richard, I have a copy of that video of Del Ray at the Tannens Jubilee and the performance was priceless. He was doing his act for the Tannen regulars and had them gasping at his dice routine. He used Dick Cavett as a spectator and many of the onlookers could be seen wiping the tears from their eyes...
by Roy McIlwee
08/22/02 09:39 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Del Ray?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: History of Hot Rod wanted

Really!!!
by Roy McIlwee
08/18/02 02:43 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: History of Hot Rod wanted
Replies: 54
Views: 2959
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