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Re: Johnny Thompson

I spoke to John last night about the book at the Magic Inc convention wrap party and he told me they were almost finished. He didn't mention a timeline, but I didn't get the idea it was too far off. By the way, we are a week away from John's 80th birthday!
by David Linsell
07/20/14 07:43 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Johnny Thompson
Replies: 9
Views: 3270

Street to be named in Jay Marshall's honor

Wonderful news. This will happen tomorrow, Thursday July 16th at 11:00 AM, just outside of Magic Inc (5082 N. Lincoln Avenue @ Carmen Avenue).

http://t.co/EkvOIYqy2n
by David Linsell
07/16/14 02:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Street to be named in Jay Marshall's honor
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Re: Dover Books on Magic

To give you an idea of what these look like here off my shelve are are three of the scarce Dover titles: Hofzinser, Johann N.: Hofzinser's Card Conjuring (Dover published 1986) Robert-Houdin, J.E.: King of the Conjurer: Memoirs of Robert-Houdin (Dover published 1964) Maskelyne, Nevil: Maskelyne on t...
by David Linsell
02/22/14 07:47 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dover Books on Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 1739

Dan Witkowski is featured in today's USA Today

My good friend Dan Witkowski is featured in today's USA Today celebrating the groundbreaking halftime show he produced for the 1989 Super Bowl.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/01/25-year ... s-forever/
by David Linsell
01/24/14 10:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Witkowski is featured in today's USA Today
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Re: Where the streets have magicians' names

Thanks mrgoat. That's what I had in mind.
by David Linsell
01/20/14 02:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where the streets have magicians' names
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: Where the streets have magicians' names

Thanks erdnasephile. If I have done this right here's the Blackstone sign:

http://oi44.tinypic.com/a9y6v5.jpg
by David Linsell
01/19/14 11:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where the streets have magicians' names
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: Where the streets have magicians' names

Of course we can't forget a street intentionally named for a real magician: Blackstone Avenue in Colon, MI. In 1991, as usual, I was arriving at the High School well before the house opened to get ready to photograph the show as the Lion's Club was setting up before the Weds night opening of the Get...
by David Linsell
01/19/14 09:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where the streets have magicians' names
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!

Arrived in Morton Grove, IL (60053) today the 28th.
by David Linsell
09/28/11 09:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!
Replies: 29
Views: 1672

Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Yes, and that would be Paul Stadelman in the middle.
by David Linsell
06/27/11 11:13 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Vodavil closes Luminato with a BANG!

Greetings from Toronto, Here are images from last nights show. . . Vodavil, staring Mike Caveney, Tina Lenert, Ardan James, Gaetan Bloom, and The Great Tomsoni and Company. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://sharingwonder.wordpress.com/">http://sharingwonder.wordpress.com/</a><!-- m --> The ...
by David Linsell
06/19/11 12:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vodavil closes Luminato with a BANG!
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Ricky Jay's "Celebrations of Curious Characters" now shipping

The subject line pretty much says it all. My pre-ordered copy from Amazon arrived today!
by David Linsell
05/12/11 01:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's "Celebrations of Curious Characters" now shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Re: Potter Auction - Any News?

It is also a a very interesting image, with deep rich colors in gorgeous condition. It was truly breathtaking in person. The association value with the inscription and signature just makes it more desirable.

It was my favorite or the day based on an aesthetic scale.

David
by David Linsell
03/27/11 09:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Potter Auction - Any News?
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Magic in Barcelona ?

We've been busy tying up lots of loose eneds before we head out tomorrow. Thanks for the leads, I'll how to make a report when we return.

David
by David Linsell
03/26/11 07:33 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in Barcelona ?
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Magic in Barcelona ?

Chris and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in Barcelona next week. Anyone have suggestions for magic in and around the city? Performers, clubs, shops, etc.?

Thanks

David Linsell
by David Linsell
03/20/11 10:46 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in Barcelona ?
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: December Issue of Genii Cover and Table of Contents Now Online

The Genii landed today in Morton Grove (Chicago), IL!

David
by David Linsell
11/22/10 04:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December Issue of Genii Cover and Table of Contents Now Online
Replies: 20
Views: 2388

Re: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle

I wish to echo what Dustin has just said. I put my order in immediately following receiving the email announcement from Mike. I enjoyed reading it very much, and truly didnt want it to end. The idea of annotating the letters is brilliant. But it wasnt just the letters themselves that were fascinatin...
by David Linsell
11/20/10 12:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle
Replies: 18
Views: 1960

Re: Karl Fulves Address

Thanks. I had P.O. 433 from an older publication, but wanted to confirm .
by David Linsell
11/09/10 12:45 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Karl Fulves Address
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Karl Fulves Address

Can anyone supply Karl Fulves's current mailing address?

Thanks!
by David Linsell
11/09/10 11:10 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Karl Fulves Address
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Charles Reynolds

Charles's obituary is in today's New York Times. Here is the link . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/arts/ ... obituaries
by David Linsell
11/08/10 10:00 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charles Reynolds
Replies: 24
Views: 2582

Re: Charles Reynolds

In one of those wonderful accidental coincidences, I am a graduate of The School of Visual Arts in NYC, the same college that Charles Reynolds was the director of the Photography Department, and Roy Benson taught at. I missed both at SVA as I attended in the 70s, but Charles and Regina have been clo...
by David Linsell
11/04/10 05:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charles Reynolds
Replies: 24
Views: 2582

Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

World of Wonder Jimmy & Dena Katz (beautiful and evocative side show photography)

A Grand Expose of the Science of Gambling-The new Magicana reprint

Carter the Great-Mike Caveney
by David Linsell
09/27/10 09:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?
Replies: 37
Views: 3136

Re: The October Issue of Genii is in the Mail ...

Today the Genii has landed in Chicago, September 20th
by David Linsell
09/20/10 07:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is in the Mail ...
Replies: 39
Views: 4070

Re: Here's My Chance: Should I?

I have memories of Clarke Crandall using a chrome TT at Abbotts proving the same point. Maybe the mid 70s? Does this sound familiar to any one who knew Clarke well?
by David Linsell
05/18/10 09:18 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's My Chance: Should I?
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: name this prop

It's the vestibule where you store your Newton. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Actually, Newton Hall is credited as Jay's teacher in the egg skin production process. Just one of the many facts you'll learn in this great book about the man you thought you knew already!
by David Linsell
01/21/10 02:42 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: name this prop
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: name this prop

See pages 66-67 of "Beating A Dead Horse" for a description of Jay's method for preparing egg skins via the Newton Hall method.
by David Linsell
01/21/10 11:45 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: name this prop
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Re: Help with Picture - Cardini and ?

That's Jack Gwynne on the right.
by David Linsell
01/21/10 12:18 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Help with Picture - Cardini and ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

Re: Knack Magic Tricks has Arrived!

My copy arrived from Richard yesterday. While I havent had a chance to dig in deep yet, one feature I really appreciate is most of the instructional photos are from the viewpoint of the performer. So many magic books give us the only the audience view, not really very helpful. Itso much more useful ...
by David Linsell
01/16/10 05:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Knack Magic Tricks has Arrived!
Replies: 65
Views: 8199

Re: BEATING A DEAD HORSE: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall

For those of you who may have missed it, Sandy was interviewed on this past Mondays WGN Midday news talking about Jay, and the new book. Here is the link. . . <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.wgntv.com/news/middaynews/wgntv-author-sandy-marshall,0,6743845.story">http://www.wgntv.com/ne...
by David Linsell
01/13/10 12:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BEATING A DEAD HORSE: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: Interview with Ricky Jay about his new show Rogue's Gallery

Here's some more Chicago press on the show. . . <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/TheBlog/archives/2009/12/01/ricky-jay-on-a-rogues-gallery-chicago-magicians-and-wonder">http://www.chicagoreader.com/TheBlog/ar ... and-wonder</a><!-- m --> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" ...
by David Linsell
12/04/09 12:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with Ricky Jay about his new show Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 20
Views: 3543

Re: Colleen Moore: Movie Star, Magician

The Colleen Moore Dollhouse, now known as the Fairy Castle is one of the most popular exhibits at Chicagos Museum of Science and Industry, where, according to the museum 1.5 million people see it each year. Moore continued working on it, contributing artifacts to it, until her death in 1988. Here ar...
by David Linsell
11/20/09 10:00 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Colleen Moore: Movie Star, Magician
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!

The Genii has landed today (Nov. 19th) in Morton Grove, IL (60053)
by David Linsell
11/19/09 01:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!
Replies: 31
Views: 3671

Re: John Booth passed away

I, like all of you knew John through magic, but also shared a special bond because I have been a member since 1980 of the same Unitarian Fellowship that John served from 1942-48. Because of my connection to John's life in the ministry, I am writing a short article for the quarterly Unitarian magazin...
by David Linsell
11/18/09 10:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Booth passed away
Replies: 25
Views: 4896

Re: John Booth passed away

Dr Booths first pastorate following his graduation from Meadville Theological School in 1942 was at The Unitarian Church of Evanston. I have been a member of this same fellowship since 1980, and our mutual sharing of magic and Unitarianism was always a source of camaraderie whenever we met. We often...
by David Linsell
11/16/09 12:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Booth passed away
Replies: 25
Views: 4896

Re: Levit Wand - step inside Stephen Levit's workshop!

Jonathan, As a photographer myself I must complement you on the high quality of the photographs you just posted. I especially liked the close up images of the wands being turned on the lathe. Did you do the product shots of the wands also? Beautify photography of beautiful, unique wands. Thanks for ...
by David Linsell
10/30/09 10:54 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Levit Wand - step inside Stephen Levit's workshop!
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: New Steinmeyer/Caveney History of Magic Book Almost Shipping

Amazon says mine is estimated for Sat delivery! Now that's a Happy Halloween!
by David Linsell
10/29/09 02:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Steinmeyer/Caveney History of Magic Book Almost Shipping
Replies: 65
Views: 8255

Re: Magic Newswire Podcasts

Your interviews continue to be some of the most thoughtful and insightful magic content available in any media form today. You ask the right questions and then get out of the way and let your guests answer them fully. Have you considered compiling them into book form? They are too important to be lo...
by David Linsell
04/05/09 01:42 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic Newswire Podcasts
Replies: 62
Views: 10349

Magic Inc. Benefit for Cellini!!!

Sandy Marshall has asked me to post the following: Magic Inc. in Chicago is holding a benefit at 8:00pm on April 3rd in the Jay Marshall Lecture Hall for Jim Cellini. Tickets will be $25.00 a piece and everything raised will be going directly to Jim. The line up for the evening is great and still gr...
by David Linsell
03/17/09 05:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Inc. Benefit for Cellini!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Anyone know how to get hold of Andy Greget?

Sent you a PM....This is his new number.

David Linsell
by David Linsell
01/12/09 02:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone know how to get hold of Andy Greget?
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: The October Issue of Genii Now Winging Its Way to All Good Subscribers

Arrived 09-20 in Morton Grove, IL. Bag ripped, cover torn, but the contents are great.

Can't wait to read about Tomo.
by David Linsell
09/20/08 11:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The October Issue of Genii Now Winging Its Way to All Good Subscribers
Replies: 46
Views: 3315

Re: September Issue of Genii About to be Mailed

September Genii arrived in Morton Grove, IL Hope to get to it tonight!
by David Linsell
08/18/08 08:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: September Issue of Genii About to be Mailed
Replies: 35
Views: 2720
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