Search found 993 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Coin and Cylinder

The 5 X 5 routine utilizes 3 silver dollars instead of 4, and the stack is simply 3 silver dollars attached together. Wilson utilizes the through the hand feint a la Ramsay in this routine. The Wilson routine with the Porper stack gaff flows along the lines of the classic effect, but with the added ...
by Leonard Hevia
06/28/15 07:06 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin and Cylinder
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Coin and Cylinder

The Cylinder and Coins is not an easy effect to learn, although that can be said of most magic. It's the coin version of the cups and balls, which can also appear like an examination for the performer who still isn't entirely comfortable performing it. Carney's version is a streamlined rendition wit...
by Leonard Hevia
06/28/15 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin and Cylinder
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Sorcar not in MAGIC 1400's - 1960's ?

Magicol issue 181 is devoted to Sorcar.
by Leonard Hevia
06/19/15 11:33 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sorcar not in MAGIC 1400's - 1960's ?
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Thanks Bill! Time to reprint these articles again.
by Leonard Hevia
06/19/15 11:31 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Using the Aronson Stack
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Using the Aronson Stack

The late Dennis Loomis used to have a lot of really practical, interesting material on the memdeck. Sadly, the site is no more. (I tried that Wayback machine thing for http://www.loomismagic.com but I couldn't get it to work) Fortunately, some of Mr. Lommis' articles appear here: http://www.themagi...
by Leonard Hevia
06/19/15 09:49 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Using the Aronson Stack
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

Just received my copy of Classic Correspondence II. Great stuff in here, and beautifully produced! It's the kind of book one leaves on the night stand next to the bed for a bit of reading before calling it a night. It's a good idea to pace yourself and read just one letter per evening to savor it's ...
by Leonard Hevia
06/14/15 05:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 22
Views: 2688

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

PickaCard wrote:I will buy a copy. And so will many more.


Count me in too!
by Leonard Hevia
05/30/15 02:28 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 133
Views: 43059

Re: Video of Dingle and Jennings in their prime?

Those of you that knew Derek...was it really true he only did about 5 tricks for laypeople? All that other brilliant stuff, just not used? Yes, it was true. Later in his life, Dingle distilled it down to just 5 tricks. You can read about that in Derek Dingle's Last Notes. : http://richmarotta.com/s...
by Leonard Hevia
05/27/15 12:57 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Video of Dingle and Jennings in their prime?
Replies: 39
Views: 5434

Re: Cup & Ball Online Exhibition at Magicana

I checked it out as soon as the announcement landed in my e-mail account. The linear timeline graphics are nice, from ancient Egypt to Rome, and all the way to Pop Krieger and Malini. Ben's discussions are also interesting.
by Leonard Hevia
05/25/15 11:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cup & Ball Online Exhibition at Magicana
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: A Recent eBay Experience

I gave a seller negative feedback for various reasons. He sent me an email through eBay asking for a change of feedback. So, there is some official apparatus which eBay offers for a seller to send to a buyer requesting that the feedback be changed. I changed my feedback from negative to neutral, an...
by Leonard Hevia
05/22/15 11:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Recent eBay Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Value of Scotty York Knife set

I believe that the four knife set originally sold for about $80.00 with the manuscript. With the three extra knives, you might want to ask for $120.00-$150.00.
by Leonard Hevia
04/22/15 08:06 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Value of Scotty York Knife set
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: Thank you Richard

Will Jung wrote:I would like to thank Mr. Kaufman as well, for his wonderful contributions to the world of magic.


Yeah--On his website, David Saltman has also thanked the Chief Genii:


http://www.houdinifile.com/2015/04/guar ... magic.html
by Leonard Hevia
04/19/15 03:39 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Thank you Richard
Replies: 7
Views: 3516

Re: TCM Film Festival - The Grim Game

Richard Kaufman wrote:And Lillian Gish! One of the original United Artists.


I think you mean Mary Pickford. She helped co-found United Artists along with her husband Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith.
by Leonard Hevia
04/18/15 11:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TCM Film Festival - The Grim Game
Replies: 23
Views: 3061

Re: Let's talk Silk to Egg..

Chris--when you purchased these items, did anything come with instructions? Never mind--just go to the Hocus Pocus website and purchase one of Mark Wilson's Allakazam Silk to Egg. It comes with all of the necessary props and a DVD with Mark's instructions. http://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/ I saw...
by Leonard Hevia
04/11/15 05:55 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Let's talk Silk to Egg..
Replies: 79
Views: 8149

Re: Father Cyprian - RIP

I love Father Cyprian's card work, and wondered what his superiors thought of his passion for magic. When somebody not far past middle-age passes away, I always think they could have had at least ten more years.

R.I.P. Cyp.
by Leonard Hevia
04/11/15 11:18 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Father Cyprian - RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 1563

Re: Columbo - "Now You See Him"

Just saw Tony Giorgio in the second to the very last episode of I Dream of Jeannie. Titled "One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind", it's about cheating at poker, and Giorgio plays, what else? A classic mobster in a fedora and suit.
by Leonard Hevia
04/07/15 03:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Columbo - "Now You See Him"
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Original sign for Merlin's Magic Shop on ebay

For a time in the late 60s, early 70s, Martin worked at the Merlin's shop demoing. The nostalgia must have been too hard for him to resist.
by Leonard Hevia
04/06/15 03:17 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Original sign for Merlin's Magic Shop on ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 2634

Re: Columbo - "Now You See Him"

AJM wrote:I turned on the TV last Saturday afternoon just as an episode of Columbo was finishing and noticed a certain Tony Giorgio listed in the credits.

I've no idea which episode it was.

Andrew


"The Conspirators" episode aired May 13, 1978.
by Leonard Hevia
03/29/15 04:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Columbo - "Now You See Him"
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: ERDNASE

Hi Scott--following your presentation on Erdnase tomorrow, do you plan on submitting a paper detailing all of your research? Can we expect an essay with your thesis in a future publication of Genii , Magicol , or Magic ? Perhaps you would rather self-publish it instead in one of those Lybrary.com e-...
by Leonard Hevia
03/24/15 10:56 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3194
Views: 1415012

Re: TCM Film Festival - The Grim Game

TCM is selling on their website the Blu-Rays and DVDs of the movies they will screen at this festival--but not the Grim Game!
by Leonard Hevia
03/23/15 08:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TCM Film Festival - The Grim Game
Replies: 23
Views: 3061

Re: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis

The Ross Bertram and Michael Skinner issues rank as two of my all time favorites. The Bertram magic that David Ben tipped in that issue is ridiculous. There was also great magic tipped in the Skinner issue. The Scotty York issue also stands out in my recent memory for the great material tipped in th...
by Leonard Hevia
03/08/15 02:07 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

Copperfield to Settle Labor Dispute

by Leonard Hevia
02/28/15 03:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield to Settle Labor Dispute
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Re: Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

Nimoy also hosted the In Search of series back in the 1970s that devoted an episode to Houdini's secrets. John Cox at his Wild About Harry website details this episode:

http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/

One to beam up...
by Leonard Hevia
02/28/15 02:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Leonard Nimoy dead at 83
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Vernon's Color Changing Deck Might be Annemann's!

Hi Ryan--are you referring to Exclusive Secrets of Annemann's Conception ? In his book Dai Vernon: A Biography , David Ben describes this as a small manuscript containing fourteen items and sold for a high $52.00. Ben notes, "Given that very few of the items in the manuscript were of Annemann's...
by Leonard Hevia
02/22/15 05:57 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon's Color Changing Deck Might be Annemann's!
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Jack Birnman

That's good news. We may see the Birnman book sometime in the future. Makes me wish Earle Oakes was still with us to illustrate it. Years ago Larry Davidson taught me one of Jack's multiple shifts and it was clever. Unfortunately, I didn't log it down in my notebook and the details are forgotten.
by Leonard Hevia
02/22/15 02:55 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jack Birnman
Replies: 25
Views: 4503

Re: Jack Birnman

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I've always wanted to see more Birnman material published, especially as it was originally intended. I've even seen comments from his daughter on Facebook supporting that. I'm for bringing this back to the foreground. It's important. This can't end up as one of thos...
by Leonard Hevia
02/21/15 10:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jack Birnman
Replies: 25
Views: 4503

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

Apparently, she is giving away his stuff. The collection contains 200 rare books and 200 documents relating to the golden age of magic, and the Houdini items are said to include personal correspondence and scrapbooks. Scholars are rejoicing that these items will soon be available as research materi...
by Leonard Hevia
02/14/15 02:28 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 2769

Re: Thank you Richard

The first card trick in The Feints and Temps , "The Instant Speller" is a killer. Once you understand Riser's method of estimating the number of letters in the chosen card, counting to the card, and the required outs if you miss, you'll have a friend for life. You will also learn a diaboli...
by Leonard Hevia
02/10/15 01:22 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Thank you Richard
Replies: 7
Views: 3516

Re: McCOMBICAL The Wit and Wisdom of Billy McComb

Is it possible Billy showed you Angelo Carbone's effect where any card called for rises? I know McComb lent his name on the list of praises for this card rise. I tried to locate card rises connected to McComb on the net and found the jumbo Martin and Willman rises as Dustin mentioned. They are still...
by Leonard Hevia
02/08/15 10:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCOMBICAL The Wit and Wisdom of Billy McComb
Replies: 29
Views: 4260

Re: Dean Dill

Magic took a one two punch today. Doug Henning also passed away on February the 7th.

R.I.P. Gentlemen.
by Leonard Hevia
02/07/15 04:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dean Dill
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: Frank Garcia on David Susskind

Richard Kaufman wrote:Frank was well-known for the ridiculous use of language in his patter.


Yes, Frank's patter lacked that contemporary flair of the language we heard from that renowned street performer:

"Hey! Ya wanna see somethin? Huh? Ya wanna see a card trick? Huh? Yeah?"
by Leonard Hevia
02/06/15 09:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on David Susskind
Replies: 25
Views: 3360

Re: Frank Garcia on David Susskind

I love Garcia's poetic patter: "Please give the deck a perfunctory perusal." "I'm just shuffling and cutting the cards, not thinking about what I'm doing." "I make tiki tiki." Garcia cases the deck "In a veil of darkness." "The Ace is called the "bul...
by Leonard Hevia
02/05/15 12:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on David Susskind
Replies: 25
Views: 3360

Re: Let's discuss the HImber Wallet...

I think Roger means thin in the sense that the spectators won't be able to detect the third side underneath the wallet. A Himber or z-fold wallet is supposed appear as a bi fold wallet. The third side underneath should never be seen, let alone suspected. Scotty York's handling is my way to go for a ...
by Leonard Hevia
02/03/15 02:46 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Let's discuss the HImber Wallet...
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Magic Collection Pre-Listing Protocols

The spreadsheet file is what I've usually seen for really large lists of books for sale. You'd have to stay on it though to keep marking books off the list as sold.
by Leonard Hevia
02/01/15 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Collection Pre-Listing Protocols
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Was Vernon the First to Issue Lecture Notes?

Roberto Giobbi's Secret Agenda contains a wonderful lecture anecdote as told to him by Max Maven. The June 9th entry: Jardine Ellis, best known today for the Jardine Ellis Ring was booked by the Magic Circle of London to give one of his rare lectures. The members had to pay an entry fee, something q...
by Leonard Hevia
01/31/15 03:42 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Was Vernon the First to Issue Lecture Notes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1749

Instructions Needed for The Puzzling Queen

Does anyone have a set of instructions for The Puzzling Queen?

Thank you!
by Leonard Hevia
01/31/15 03:24 AM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Instructions Needed for The Puzzling Queen
Replies: 0
Views: 431

Re: Our Magic

My pleasure Gene!
by Leonard Hevia
01/30/15 12:56 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Our Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Our Magic

Hi Gene--it appears that you have a first American edition published in New York by Dutton. The copy in the Potter & Potter J.P. Jackson auction (Lot 329 in nice condition) matches your edition and is listed for $80.00 as the opening bid. The bidding estimate is $150.00 to $250.00. I'd wait for ...
by Leonard Hevia
01/30/15 12:27 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Our Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer

Rick Ruhl wrote:Chuck, got the bible today and it is wonderful... thank you for putting the effort into this.


Rick, I'm curious. Do you have the Centennial Edition? If so, have you compared it to Romano's edition? Any differences?
by Leonard Hevia
01/28/15 10:05 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer
Replies: 31
Views: 5652

Re:

Michael Skinner's clean-up after you display the two cards at the ending is the way to go here. It's described in the November 2000 Skinner issue of Genii.
by Leonard Hevia
01/27/15 06:34 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Time Machine" routine in Genii in mid-'80s
Replies: 19
Views: 2935
Next

Return to advanced search