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Re: Tommy Wonder on Dutch TV

Wow, thanks for posting that, Tom. Really incredible. Tommy manages to retain his composure and good humor in the face of that onslaught. What a lesson!
by Richard Hatch
09/22/14 01:08 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder on Dutch TV
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Phil Willmarth has passed

Phil was a really nice person and published some important books focusing mostly on Chicago magic and magicians, including the Jim Ryan series, early Eugene Burger works, and his classic Matt Schulien book. More recently he published a collection of material by his good friend Trevor Lewis of Wales ...
by Richard Hatch
09/16/14 12:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Phil Willmarth has passed
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: ERDNASE

Understood, thanks, Marty! Again, I'm very impressed with the work that has gone into this, as well as the production value, and it certain deserves to become the "standard" edition for students of the work for some time to come...
by Richard Hatch
09/11/14 07:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2850
Views: 1349596

Re: ERDNASE

Just got my copy of Marty Demarest's new edition of Erdnase and am very favorably impressed! Great job, Marty and designer Jake Spatz! I can't imagine anyone interested in the text not needing/benefiting from this fine and affordable edition. I did spot one errata omission: The only magician (other ...
by Richard Hatch
09/10/14 08:00 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2850
Views: 1349596

Re: Be Amazed Kickstarter To Preserve Magic Films

Ariann Black posted this yesterday on her facebook page: "As of August 2014, Johnny Thompson and I, Ariann Black, are no longer involved with Be Amazed Magic Television aka Be Amazed TV, including its Kickstarter funding campaign." When asked what happened in the comments, she responded: &...
by Richard Hatch
08/26/14 01:27 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Be Amazed Kickstarter To Preserve Magic Films
Replies: 37
Views: 2927

Re: Henry "Box" Brown

Ice McDonald mentions him in an NPR interview due for broadcast tomorrow on Morning Edition, I believe.
by Richard Hatch
08/04/14 03:10 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Henry "Box" Brown
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Lost Videos Slydini Christian Fechner

No doubt this has been posted on the Forum before, but worth reposting. Here's a great link to vintage Slydini on French TV doing some of his signature pieces:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6HwRAfJBWA
by Richard Hatch
08/01/14 01:24 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Lost Videos Slydini Christian Fechner
Replies: 43
Views: 3397

Re: The Oldest Trick in the Book by Bob Read

Bob had Hofzinser's cups. Where are they now?
by Richard Hatch
06/26/14 09:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Oldest Trick in the Book by Bob Read
Replies: 36
Views: 2939

NPR feature on Martin Gardner 4-12-2014

This nice tribute was on yesterday morning's Weekend Edition:
http://www.npr.org/2014/04/12/302166509 ... athematics
by Richard Hatch
04/13/14 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: NPR feature on Martin Gardner 4-12-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Re: Arnold Drennen Broken Wand

Judge Drennen had a wonderful library which H & R Magic Books was privileged to purchase from him some years back. Quite a gracious gentleman.
by Richard Hatch
02/28/14 02:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Arnold Drennen Broken Wand
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Tim's Vermeer

This is due to be discuss tomorrow on NPR's "Science Friday" program. It should be available here after tomorrow:
http://www.sciencefriday.com/audio/#pag ... dth-list/1
by Richard Hatch
02/06/14 06:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim's Vermeer
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: Where the streets have magicians' names

Here's a recent development, they are denying Steve comp time to go to magic conventions and considering renaming the streets...
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/27/ ... using.html
by Richard Hatch
01/28/14 07:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where the streets have magicians' names
Replies: 23
Views: 1954

Auction of the LeGrand David Show Properties

Spotted a link to this auction on the IBM website and hadn't seen anything about it: http://www.kaminskiauctions.com/servlet/AuctionInfo.do?auctionId=15 Doesn't appear to be any info there yet, other than the date and location: February 23, 2014, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915, which is the add...
by Richard Hatch
01/15/14 04:08 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Auction of the LeGrand David Show Properties
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Vernon's Circumcision/Conversion

I understand that in some circles, Vernon's foreskin is considered the "Holy Grail" of magic association pieces. I believe Claude Crowe of San Antonio was traveling with Vernon when the operation occurred and knows more details if anyone wants to follow up.
by Richard Hatch
01/14/14 02:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vernon's Circumcision/Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2006

Re: Locked Room Murder Collection

Murder by the Book in Houston might be worth contacting:
http://www.murderbooks.com/
They have hosted Jim Swain for book signing/readings when he's been on book tours.
by Richard Hatch
01/10/14 03:38 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Locked Room Murder Collection
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Howard Thurston Reference on CBS Sunday Morning

Anyone catch the Howard Thurston reference (and poster) in the CBS Sunday Morning report on Yoga in America?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-art-of-yoga/
by Richard Hatch
01/08/14 01:43 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Howard Thurston Reference on CBS Sunday Morning
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: martin gardner auto-biography reviewed

Nice feature on Martin Gardner's book. Has anyone else noted that in the photo at the bottom of the page labeled "Martin and Friends" in the photo section between pages 124 and 125, Dai Vernon is misidentified as Jay Marshall?
by Richard Hatch
01/05/14 02:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: martin gardner auto-biography reviewed
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Nothing to Hide - NYC

I just noticed they've added a 2 p.m. Matinee on the 18th (the two later shows that day are sold out). On the advice of a reliable source who says I'd want to see the show twice, I bought a balcony seat to that show as well. If I overdose on card magic on the 18th, please let my family know that I d...
by Richard Hatch
12/30/13 08:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nothing to Hide - NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Nothing to Hide - NYC

I'm flying in for the very last scheduled performance (8 p.m. on January 18th), now sold-out. Anyone else here going to that one? Really looking forward to it after all the buzz. Seems like the "Hooker's Impossibilities" of our time and I didn't want to miss it!
by Richard Hatch
12/24/13 06:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nothing to Hide - NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!

Todd, thanks so much for posting this! Is it missing some sections? For example, Christopher alludes to a Kellar letter to Houdini that had been shown earlier, but I couldn't find it. Also, do you know if the sound registration being slightly out of sync is a vestige of the filming process? (Does an...
by Richard Hatch
12/13/13 03:06 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's JFK Assassination Conspiracy The

I was told by a reliable source that the published Warren Report did not reflect Tom Palmer's "true" testimony. At least that was a first hand report from my source as told to him by Tom himself. Moreover, he was afraid for his life (others were dying under "mysterious" circumst...
by Richard Hatch
11/25/13 02:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 2156

Re: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's JFK Assassination Conspiracy The

Bill, thanks for clearing up the Hoy identity issue. If you go a bit further in the link you gave with the Hoy phone records you find Hoy's FBI interview where he is described as doing a "mind reading act" in Massachusetts at the time of the interview (p. 5) so no question it was the same ...
by Richard Hatch
11/23/13 06:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 2156

Re: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's JFK Assassination Conspiracy The

Hmmmm... That Lund claim (that David Hoy the "journalist" is not the same as David Hoy the magician) is very interesting! I wonder what the odds are of their being two David Hoy's from Evansville, Indiana who were on friendly terms with magician/vent/mentalist Bill DeMar at the time? I hav...
by Richard Hatch
11/23/13 11:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 2156

Re: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's JFK Assassination Conspiracy The

In fact, Al Sharpe left Dallas well before the assassination when he was transferred to run the AGVA office in St Louis and then to Chicago. I believe this was in 1962. He arranged for Tom Palmer to run the Dallas AGVA office when he got transferred. He did not leave as a result of the assassination...
by Richard Hatch
11/23/13 02:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter "Zaney" Blaney's JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 2156

Re: Mike Caveney on the Tonight Show

Spoiler alert: Here's a link to some photos of Mike at the taping:
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news- ... /187802186
by Richard Hatch
11/12/13 10:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney on the Tonight Show
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Online magic books

What keeps the Jarret book out of folks reading lists? Is it in print? expensive? It is on many "top ten" lists of illusion books, and even some "top three" (along with the Harbin and Hopkins books). A very reasonably priced annotated edition is available from Jim Steinmeyer: ht...
by Richard Hatch
11/10/13 05:49 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Online magic books
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Online magic books

What keeps the Jarret book out of folks reading lists? Is it in print? expensive? It is on many "top ten" lists of illusion books, and even some "top three" (along with the Harbin and Hopkins books). A very reasonably priced annotated edition is available from Jim Steinmeyer: ht...
by Richard Hatch
11/10/13 05:49 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Online magic books
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Online magic books

Awesome, thanks for posting that link, Bill!
by Richard Hatch
11/08/13 11:21 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Online magic books
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Shakuntala Devi

I don't recall the source, but I believe Ricky has expressed disappointment at her performance on his special, since it was material that he could have performed himself. Anyone recall the source, or am I mistaken in that recollection?
by Richard Hatch
11/05/13 08:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shakuntala Devi
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Trade-Show Magician Mark Phillips in Wash Post

Great article about one of magic's real workers and all around good guys. I just checked and my old company, H & R Magic Books apparently still has three copies of Mark's excellent 19 page "Vienna" notes in stock for a mere $10 each! Here's a link: http://www.magicbookshop.com/product_...
by Richard Hatch
10/28/13 10:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trade-Show Magician Mark Phillips in Wash Post
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Hank Lee

Bill Mullins wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:It's actually "vagina dentata," which is the archetypal image of the toothed vagina. Read your Joseph Campbell. :)


And there's a cake!

Link

Could that be a sponge cake?
by Richard Hatch
10/19/13 06:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 69070

Re: The Trick that Fooled Einstein

Bill, does Koran give a specific date/event at which he met/performed for Einstein? Einstein died in 1955 and was (I believe) mostly in America since emigrating before WWII, primarily in Princeton, New Jersey. I'm not aware that Koran was in America during that period, though it is possible. I suspe...
by Richard Hatch
10/18/13 07:26 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: The Trick that Fooled Einstein
Replies: 19
Views: 3909

Re: F/S: Fitch Kohler Holdout and Billy McComb Slow Motion C

Just wanted to pass along that I had a very good experience with this purchase from Rudy Sanchez (Brown Beauty Magic). Accurately described, promptly shipped, and well packed. Thanks, Rudy!
by Richard Hatch
09/30/13 05:02 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Fitch Kohler Holdout and Billy McComb Slow Motion Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: F/S: Fitch Kohler Holdout and Billy McComb Slow Motion C

Rudy, please hold the McComb Birdcage set for me. I'll call you later today.
by Richard Hatch
09/25/13 10:48 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Fitch Kohler Holdout and Billy McComb Slow Motion Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Announcing "Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effec

Colm, this looks fantastic! Looking forward to it! Congratulations on the book.
by Richard Hatch
09/19/13 08:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Announcing "Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects"
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: DeLand

Just ran across this TV commercial of Blackstone (Sr) performing a Deland trick to promote cereal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99r1TdILerw
by Richard Hatch
08/04/13 06:24 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 30
Views: 4619

Re: Any magicians in Dubai?

Here's an article about the magic scene in Dubai. http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/bag-of-tricks-dubais-circle-of-magicians#full Surprisingly, it doesn't mention (at a glance anyway), probably the best magician based there, Argentina's award winning Gaston Quieto. Here's a link to Gaston's web...
by Richard Hatch
08/01/13 01:42 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Any magicians in Dubai?
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: The August Issue of the Digital Genii is Now Live

Hard copy received in Providence, Utah today. Looks great!
by Richard Hatch
07/18/13 06:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of the Digital Genii is Now Live
Replies: 35
Views: 2157

Re: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963

Really a nice "nostalgic" presentation. Fooled me a bunch of times! I've sent a link to it to a friend of Marvin's, so maybe he'll see this tribute!
by Richard Hatch
07/18/13 06:35 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

I just got my copy of the new edition of the Taschen book yesterday and have just completed going through it side by side with the earlier edition, and here is a report on the differences that I noted: The original edition has 650 pages that each measure 17.25 inches x 11.25 inches ( = 194.0625 inch...
by Richard Hatch
07/17/13 03:48 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 17
Views: 2483
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