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by MartinKaplan
March 9th, 2016, 8:29 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Replies: 14
Views: 5939

Re: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

Chad Wonder's dog project has been a disaster. The first batch proved to be defective and supporters in Europe did not receive any of the dogs in accordance with their level of support. Chad is still negotiating with his Chinese manufacturer for replacements, but seems to be getting nowhere. I would...
by MartinKaplan
February 1st, 2016, 6:23 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: P&L Candle Tube
Replies: 0
Views: 648

P&L Candle Tube

I have a friend here in Valencia who is looking for a P&L Candle Tube. Please let me know if you have one for sale. Thank you!

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
May 20th, 2015, 11:51 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Jumbo Flap Card
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Jumbo Flap Card

I am looking for someone who can make a jumbo flap card for me. Any suggestions? Thanks!

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
January 20th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Tricks for a Work Meeting
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

Re: Card Tricks for a Work Meeting

You might want to take a look at some of the routines in Tamariz's book VERBAL MAGIC. I would recommend "The Impossible in Your Hands". It is an oil and water effect and the participants follow your instructions only to discover at the end that the 5 red cards and the 5 black cards that st...
by MartinKaplan
November 25th, 2014, 3:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Krenz
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Jim Krenz

Jim is currently doing a lecture tour in Spain and yesterday he landed in Valencia for a Monday night lecture at the CIVAC, which is one of the local magic clubs. The last time I saw Jim was at Dean's Shoppe and that was a number of years ago. Jim, my wife and I had lunch together and, in true Spani...
by MartinKaplan
September 20th, 2014, 5:49 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Magialdia - Vitoria, Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 993

Magialdia - Vitoria, Spain

Magialdia is a weeklong event that takes place in Vitoria, the capital of the Basque Provinces. Its goal is to offer magic events for the citizens of the city, especially the children. There are a number of free shows for kids, as well as workshops. Magicians descend on the city on Friday foe events...
by MartinKaplan
September 1st, 2014, 7:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with The Fine Art of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

Re: Help with The Fine Art of Magic

Thanks to all of you who have responded both publicly and privately. The primary translator got in touch with the publisher of the Spanish version of the Kaplan book and it seems that the reference to unusual objects comes from a magazine article that Kaplan published. We are trying to track down th...
by MartinKaplan
August 26th, 2014, 3:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with The Fine Art of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 3085

Help with The Fine Art of Magic

I do not have a copy of The Fine Art of Magic here with me in Spain. I am in need of a page reference where the following is said: The Art of Magic George Kaplan*8 points out that any unusual object you may use in a trick can attract your audience’s interest. Examples: a pendulum, an unusually shape...
by MartinKaplan
August 17th, 2014, 8:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thoughts on The Magic Way
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Thoughts on The Magic Way

I could not agree with you more in your assessment of the quality and the importance of this work. I would also like to add that this particular translation is a testament to the excellent work that Rafael Benatar does in making this particular title accessible to English speakers. It is because of ...
by MartinKaplan
July 22nd, 2014, 2:40 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Dave's Killer Magic Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 3064

Re: Dave's Killer Magic Shop

Try Marty Martini at martinismagic.com. I used his reverse svengali for a David Britland effect and it worked perfectly.

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
July 5th, 2014, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green is Seriously Ill
Replies: 8
Views: 3781

Re: Lennart Green is Seriously Ill

Lennart was supposed to appear with Dani at the Spanish National Convention in Caceres, but he was unable to because he had suffered a mild heart attack and since it was the second one in the last several weeks his doctor prescribed complete rest. I am sure that Dani has the latest word and can fill...
by MartinKaplan
June 15th, 2014, 5:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 14005

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Works like a charm on my Macbook but not so on my iPad. The cover fills the entire screen covering up all the navigation tools. I cannot go beyond the cover.
by MartinKaplan
June 5th, 2014, 10:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Seminar with the Fat Brothers
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Re: Seminar with the Fat Brothers

Erdnasephile:

I don't know if you received my PM here on the Forum, but others seeme to have answered your questions. With regard to Gea, he did a Penguin Live lecture in English that received rave reviews. You can check it out here http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/3805

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
May 22nd, 2014, 12:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz on TV
Replies: 14
Views: 4252

Dani DaOrtiz on TV

Here is a link to Dani performing ACAAN last night. He also performs several other miracles.


http://www.antena3.com/programas/el-hor ... 00369.html
by MartinKaplan
May 17th, 2014, 8:03 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 44
Views: 16789

3 Coins and a Shotglass

Be sure to check out this effect in the June issue. It looks like real magic.

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
May 13th, 2014, 3:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magnet through aluminum tube
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: Magnet through aluminum tube

by MartinKaplan
May 13th, 2014, 4:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz and Luis Piedrahita on TV Last Night
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Dani DaOrtiz and Luis Piedrahita on TV Last Night

Dani and Luis appeared on EL HORMIGUERO last night and I am attaching the link. You will note that he starts his series of effects with "Production on Request" that was the subject of his Genii column in April. -Marty http://www.antena3.com/programas/el-hormiguero/momentos/cartomagia-saban...
by MartinKaplan
May 7th, 2014, 7:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Maria Escolano Paul
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Juan Maria Escolano Paul

The following was translated from an article in El Tramaturgo with a few additions on my part. I have permission to post this. Juan Escolano was born in Puerto Real, Spain on September 21, 1938. A resident of Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz) since 1971, his love for magic started at a very early age wh...
by MartinKaplan
May 6th, 2014, 10:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Maria Escolano Paul
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Juan Maria Escolano Paul

With Juan Escolano's passing today Spain has lost yet another gem in its magical crown. Escolano and Tamariz became friends during their college days and that was a friendship that continued until today. In addition, Escolano was a mentor to many of today's top Spanish magicians - Javi Benitez, Dani...
by MartinKaplan
April 29th, 2014, 4:32 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: MILSON WORTH ORANGE BOX - PERFORMANCE
Replies: 0
Views: 1008

MILSON WORTH ORANGE BOX - PERFORMANCE

I am working with a friend on his presentation of this effect and we are wondering if anyone has any performance tips based on their having performed this effect. Thanks in advance for your help. You can e-mail me here martinkaplanATono.com

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
April 8th, 2014, 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic in Poland
Replies: 0
Views: 1842

Magic in Poland

Does anyone know if there is either a magic store or a magic club in the vicinity of Warsaw? Thanks!

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
April 6th, 2014, 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finn Jonn
Replies: 0
Views: 1981

Finn Jonn

Does anyone have contact information for Finn Jon? Thanks in advance!

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
January 4th, 2014, 5:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Can You Help Me Identify The Manufacturer Of This Effect?
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Can You Help Me Identify The Manufacturer Of This Effect

Hi, Gene: The candy that Javi uses is sold loose in candy stores here in Spain. They're the kind where they give you a plastic bag and you select what you want from the different bins that hold different types of candy. It is possible that some of the stores in Sacramento that sell all things Mexica...
by MartinKaplan
January 3rd, 2014, 8:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Can You Help Me Identify The Manufacturer Of This Effect?
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Can You Help Me Identify The Manufacturer Of This Effect

Gene, I sent you a PM. Oskar, thanks for the lead. I will check it out.

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
January 3rd, 2014, 5:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Can You Help Me Identify The Manufacturer Of This Effect?
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Can You Help Me Identify The Manufacturer Of This Effect

It looks like the one in the picture, but it is a more finished version. Thanks for your help!

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
January 2nd, 2014, 6:54 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Can You Help Me Identify The Manufacturer Of This Effect?
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Can You Help Me Identify The Manufacturer Of This Effect?

It is obviously intended for a telling of The Three Little Pigs. It consists of a gag bag that represents the different style house of the pigs and also includes a felt covered pig that, when you unsnap its tail, out comes a string of (spring) sausages. I bought this a ton of years ago at a Magic ca...
by MartinKaplan
November 27th, 2013, 11:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim performance
Replies: 65
Views: 11201

Re: Shin Lim performance

I would think that the 700 members of the audience in Granada, Spain last Saturday who rose to give Shin Lim a standing ovation would most probably not agree with some of the previous comments.

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
November 12th, 2013, 12:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Want To Buy Onosaka Himber Coin Purse
Replies: 0
Views: 645

Want To Buy Onosaka Himber Coin Purse

If anyone has one for sale, I would be interested in buying it from you. I currently live in Spain and I will gladly pay the cost of international postage.

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
November 3rd, 2013, 10:16 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Voice Changing Microphone
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Voice Changing Microphone

I wrote to the magician who uses the voice changer in his show and he kindly provided me with the details. Here is the link to where he bought his specific unit http://cesaral.com/en/see-all/36-cesara ... essor.html Thanks to all of you who responded.

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
November 1st, 2013, 7:40 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Rene Lavand's SLOW-MOTION MAGIC
Replies: 1
Views: 2196

Rene Lavand's SLOW-MOTION MAGIC

I am translating an extensive article about Rene Lavand which makes mention of several of the effects in the above-mentioned book. I am in need of a copy of the table of contents so that I can make sure that my translation of the names of certain effects matches up with the names found in the Englis...
by MartinKaplan
October 28th, 2013, 6:33 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Voice Changing Microphone
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Voice Changing Microphone

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might be able to purchase one? I am looking for one that is handheld and can be connected to the sound board in a theater. Thanks in advance for your help.

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
October 6th, 2013, 2:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Broken and Restored Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1787

Broken and Restored Thread

One of the advantages of living here in Spain is getting to "discover" magicians who are masters of their art, but not very well known in the USA. One such magician is Javi Benitez from Seville, Spain. Javi does a version of the broken and restored thread that has absolutely blown me away ...
by MartinKaplan
October 4th, 2013, 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: October 2013 Issue with Eugene Burger
Replies: 31
Views: 5854

Re: October 2013 Issue with Eugene Burger

Arrived in Valencia, Spain yesterday.
by MartinKaplan
September 25th, 2013, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2013

Dustin: Thank you for all the time and effort that you have put into these posts. Being far away from The Castle here in Spain, it is nice to have your updates on what is going on there. I am glad that I will get to see your updates for the next few months until you ride into the sunset. All the bes...
by MartinKaplan
September 23rd, 2013, 6:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Props to Christian Schenk
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Props to Christian Schenk

I have just returned from Vitoria, Spain where I attended Magia al Dia. It was a wonderful and memorable event. One of the dealers in the dealer's room was selling knockoffs and Christian Schenk of Card Shark, to my knowledge, was the only other dealer who complained to the organizers of the event. ...
by MartinKaplan
August 31st, 2013, 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: September iGenii Audio/Video Supplements
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: September iGenii Audio/Video Supplements

And it's a great interview!
by MartinKaplan
August 30th, 2013, 6:59 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Danny Ray
Replies: 0
Views: 555

Danny Ray

Looking for any and all information about Danny Ray, a contemporary of Ascanio. Thanks in advance for your help.

-Marty
by MartinKaplan
August 2nd, 2013, 6:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: The July Issue of Genii is on Its Way to You!
Replies: 43
Views: 8534

Re: The July Issue of Genii is on Its Way to You!

The August issue of Genii arrived in Valencia, Spain this morning, Friday, August 2nd.

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