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State Coin Designs Pro-Con

I put this post up years ago and am seeking an update. I am seeking feedback on the impact of the 'state' designed quarters and other newly designed USA coins that impact one's choice of effect themes or use of gaffed coins. For instance, can we do a 'Winged Silver' when wings have turned to State e...
by magicbar
01/25/14 05:25 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: State Coin Designs Pro-Con
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Eugene Burger - 2 effects - help me find them again

Yes, I think Fading Coin is the effect [that I also believe was in one the old pulp/Gardner type books] but I am looking for the Eugene Burger comments in his issue or [an] issue that came a few months later because I remember him opening with a comment on how this guy's effect was a 'sleeper' effec...
by magicbar
10/14/13 07:23 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Eugene Burger - 2 effects - help me find them again
Replies: 7
Views: 3790

Eugene Burger - 2 effects - help me find them again

Hi All, I'm trying to find two effects from Eugene Burger. One was in a Magicana and was a 3 coin in the hand prediction Using a quarter and dime in a magician's force scenario. What issue ? thx. Not a new effect but Eugene offered his take on it. [the effect appeared in Genii prior to Eugene printi...
by magicbar
10/12/13 12:58 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Eugene Burger - 2 effects - help me find them again
Replies: 7
Views: 3790

Seeking S H Sharpe Conjuror's Secrets book set

I am interested in buying [or trading] for Sharpe's Conjuror's Secrets book set [Psychological, Hydraulic/Pneumatic, Mechanical & Optical]. I have seen what is on the market but if you have one you aren't using and want to sell or trade let me know. Any condition or mis-matched set will be consi...
by magicbar
03/07/13 12:24 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Seeking S H Sharpe Conjuror's Secrets book set
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

This is not a new discussion. I've seen shades of this topic covered over many years. I've always thought if the stigma or perhaps even a certain amount of respect was attached to the terms of 'amateur' or 'enthusiast' with regards to the level of skill or involvement (as a career) to being a magici...
by magicbar
10/24/09 10:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13039

Re: iPhone Magic idea

Check out on the iTunes Store (apple.com) there is a link on submitting Apps to Mac.

good luck
by magicbar
10/16/09 12:24 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: iPhone Magic idea
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Apple App request

Hi Jon,
Not sure if this is a reply to your exact inquiry (design vs submission) but go to The iTunes Store and there is a link on how to submit your App for any Apple product whether you intend to charge for it or not. It is along the left hand side, I believe.

~sj
by magicbar
10/16/09 12:22 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Apple App request
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: SNL10/11/09 1247 - dLite-ful

Nope I disagree. The pair of performers with the moves, the legit vs. comical jobs suitable for - it all points to them being magicians. Also, SNL has never taken a favorable view of magicians with the profession and the very few acts appearing getting the brunt of their comic club. I recall reading...
by magicbar
10/14/09 07:12 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: SNL10/11/09 1247 - dLite-ful
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: SNL10/11/09 1247 - dLite-ful

I just saw the clip - yet another instance of a magician being a joke career. when will we have a magician save a life or something admirable to break this cycle? DC please make some more money to redeem this profession! see it for yourself: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.hulu.com/wa...
by magicbar
10/11/09 11:12 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: SNL10/11/09 1247 - dLite-ful
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Taking a new item to market

How about the traditional ways of using it in a great demo routine or having a well-known use it and then everyone will want one - especially if it simple to use and versatile. Mass marketing and profitability is another aspect but get a crowd to like it and create the demand. If it is an easy demo ...
by magicbar
08/20/09 12:56 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Taking a new item to market
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Wizardz Magic Theater Orlando

Is this place related to the Wizardz that was located at Universal CitiWalk In Hollywood, Ca years ago?
by magicbar
08/20/09 12:49 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wizardz Magic Theater Orlando
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: Jimmy Grippo

I appreciate the articles, interviews and recollections about Jimmy. To me that was his real influence for me. Yes the guy needed great material but simply to watch him perform was inspirational. From what I saw in him I returned to the materieal in my repertoire and improved its impact. I saw throu...
by magicbar
07/13/09 09:22 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jimmy Grippo
Replies: 11
Views: 2455

Jimmy Grippo

I'm looking for Jimmy Grippo info. So far I've read the Geno Munari book and found references to him in Daniel Cros and Paul Harris material. There is a great vid of his appearance on the Merv Griffin show w/Orson Welles on YouTube. Earl Nelson mentioned something to me about his (unpublished) use o...
by magicbar
07/10/09 02:56 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jimmy Grippo
Replies: 11
Views: 2455

Genuine Liquor Promotional Magic Items for Sale

As you can probably tell from my screen ID I like bar magic. On eBay starting tonight (one is 5-day another is 7-day auction) I am selling 2 lots of liquor promo items. First is a group of Budweiser magic items. It is a complete set of Official Bud Magic Program items plus more related items I also ...
by magicbar
03/18/09 03:12 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genuine Liquor Promotional Magic Items for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

The street magic performance style that Blaine featured ( and Criss built upon) sucker-punched David's polished theatrical approach but just like McDonald's survives various health food awareness and boutique coffee trends David can reinvent himself using his knowledge and resources. He may always a...
by magicbar
03/01/09 10:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 18424

Re: CNN Article on David Shimshi

back to the topic of working in Las Vegas... My sister who lives there said, as a local, she really hasn't noticed much change. There are name acts appearing at local places and lots of Hollywood types residing there which have become local celebs. She mentioned that there is big action with the clu...
by magicbar
03/01/09 10:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CNN Article on David Shimshi
Replies: 43
Views: 12021

Harris/Miracle Factory Sharpe/Fechter/ plus more

I have listed on ebay under seller magicbar1 some books starting as low as 99 cents they end this Saturday Neo-Magic Artistry, SH Sharpe, Miracle Factory $49 Fechter plus Magician Nitely - Mentzer - $29 Art of Astonishment books 1-3 Harris/Mead .99 (gets your attention right?) Each of these books we...
by magicbar
02/02/09 02:56 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Harris/Miracle Factory Sharpe/Fechter/ plus more
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Re: World's Greatest Potential Sleight of Hand Artist Just Born

What's his name, Vernet?
by magicbar
02/01/09 12:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World's Greatest Potential Sleight of Hand Artist Just Born
Replies: 15
Views: 1549

Re: L&L Pallbearers Review 3-Book Set FSH

SOLD!! to the lucky man in Michigan
by magicbar
01/23/09 02:06 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: L&L Pallbearers Review 3-Book Set FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 385

L&L Pallbearers Review 3-Book Set FSH

I have the 3-volume set for sale here. Let me say that I read (most of) it and there is user wear. If you want a pristine set I think I saw one on the internet for $450.00. The first and third volumes are in 'excellent' condition but the second volume had a small tear on the upper spine so I used cl...
by magicbar
01/19/09 01:28 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: L&L Pallbearers Review 3-Book Set FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Masked Magician making a COMPLETE Ass of himself

I agree, this was painful to watch. Along with not knowing what to do it appears he did not know what to say. This is a great example of what not to do. To the person that inquired about the correct method..this is a fairly self-working effect. Have aces secretly on top and make four piles with the ...
by magicbar
01/19/09 12:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masked Magician making a COMPLETE Ass of himself
Replies: 22
Views: 1880

Re: Who sells full range of individual gaffed cards ?

If you are still looking for gaffed cards try 'Cards By Martin' out here in Lancaster, California USA - I hope he's still around....he once told me that he wasn't allowed to die since nobody could make these things after he's gone. Neil(sp?) Lester IS 'Cards by Martin' he makes all of them and custo...
by magicbar
01/14/09 03:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who sells full range of individual gaffed cards ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

Re: Vintage Genii 1980 and forward for sale

On each auction I gave a basic table of contents -
by magicbar
01/02/09 09:38 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Genii 1980 and forward for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Vintage Genii 1980 and forward for sale

I listed them on eBay 1/1/09 beginning at just $4.99 for lots of two or three - 7 day auctions. Special issues - Maven, Henning, Burton, Sig & Roy also The Farewell Issue and the 50th Anniversary Issues. These are all pre-Richard Geniis. Good luck! Seller is magicbar1. No reserve, low s/h - so n...
by magicbar
01/02/09 12:25 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Genii 1980 and forward for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Books for Beginners

When I have recommended books to beginners I also recommend the library and a good magic shop but regardless of topic I always stress to just find a book at one's reading level. Material aside, the book is of no use if it is so advanced you can't understand it or it is too simple to where it bores y...
by magicbar
12/26/08 11:41 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Books for Beginners
Replies: 35
Views: 6358

Re: Best Books

Yes, Richard I knew you did that version of the reprint and I thought that yours was the one to buy since it made that huge tome useable vs the simple reprint by the other guys. I was commenting primarily on the coincidence of two publishers coming out with the simultaneous reprints of that antiquar...
by magicbar
12/26/08 11:35 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Best Books
Replies: 25
Views: 5409

Re: Best Books

I like the thread especially since I am a pretty avid reader in all my fields of interest. Regarding magic in particular - yes too many products and not enough practitioners. Most books seem to be nothing more than slick, bloated (and overpriced) versions of lecture notes of yesteryear (maybe just 2...
by magicbar
12/25/08 03:45 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Best Books
Replies: 25
Views: 5409

Re: Memoirs of a Magic Dealer

this is a very good thread I wrote about similar thoughts in another thread about the internet and magic. - although the internet is a massive 24/7 resource nothing beats the real-life experience of visiting a good magic shop.
by magicbar
12/25/08 01:16 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Memoirs of a Magic Dealer
Replies: 10
Views: 3461

Re: Genii speaks Topic: Internet and magic

I worked in a magic shop from 1979-1981 - Magic Emporium in Tarzana, (and Granada Hills) Ca. (the San Fernando Valley) Owned by Ken and Paula Gross. Ken was the 'real' guy behind it and he shared many thoughts with me about running a shop. About this time Earl Nelson was working at Hollywood Magic. ...
by magicbar
12/25/08 01:08 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Genii speaks Topic: Internet and magic
Replies: 9
Views: 3076

Re: Murphy's Magic "new advertising policy" or how to encourage price fixing

interesting discussion...related to this are the many magic shop chats I've had regarding the 1 or 2 big magic media dealers that offer discounts on their products if the customer bought directly via the producer which beat the prices by the magic shops to which they sell. It seems unfair that the p...
by magicbar
12/25/08 12:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Murphy's Magic "new advertising policy" or how to encourage price fixing
Replies: 58
Views: 6111

Re: Hard to Find "Wenii" Magazine / Inner Secrets of Card Magic

I have a great copy too but I think most will overlook it since Wenii came out before the DVD generation. Though, if you like good humor it is still a fun read.
by magicbar
12/25/08 11:57 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard to Find "Wenii" Magazine / Inner Secrets of Card Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: insurance for performers

Here is a helpful point I read in my photographer's contract and another from a magician friend that saved me some headaches (i.e., using insurance or filing suit): It read that if the film is damaged/pictures didn't come out to satisfaction (either artistically or technically) he was only liable fo...
by magicbar
12/16/08 09:50 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: insurance for performers
Replies: 32
Views: 8116

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

Hey Lance, long time no speak with! Yes Richard I was joking a bit with my comment. The Pass (like all sleights) should be invisible/undetectable otherwise it would be a flourish, I suppose. The Bluff Bluff I learned from the Pierce/Klause In Concert book is one of those moves that can be a 'magicia...
by magicbar
12/16/08 08:54 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8179

Re: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect

Great posts everyone...I went through my notes/books and the effect is "The Revelation" I orinially found in JC's Commercial Magic book p. 143. It is a sandwich effect and the two cards do visibly come from diff parts of the deck in a squeeze motion but the placement of the finder cards is...
by magicbar
12/16/08 08:45 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect
Replies: 18
Views: 1770

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

If you are having difficulty with the Classic Pass or others try Roger Klause's Bluff Bluff Pass. Frankly, if you are trying to impress someone with your ability to do a Pass there is hardly a better Pass to master.
by magicbar
12/15/08 01:55 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8179

Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

Karrell Fox's Signa-tear was one I used behind the bar. Simple, direct and slightly bold as most of his methods go. All that is needed is a paper clip and lighter aside from the cards. You don't go much beyond the guest's signature as a convincer that the restoration took place (it is a 3/4 restorat...
by magicbar
12/15/08 01:49 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 12349

Re: even larger bills become available

thanks for the info..it will come in handy for that Zimbabwe gig I have. Another angle used to be with Italian money... it came in different sizes based on denominations. Canadian came in diff colors..maybe it still does.. I still am interested if anyone made creative use of the state quarter aspect...
by magicbar
12/15/08 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: even larger bills become available
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect

That's not it. Maybe it's a JC Wagner sandwich effect. I remember the two locator cards are in the deck. You run through the deck to show how the two locator cards are well separated then by a magical squeeze the deck is re-spread to show how the selection is sandwiched. It involves knowing the sele...
by magicbar
12/15/08 01:33 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect
Replies: 18
Views: 1770

Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect

I'm going over my old repertoire notes and I am looking for the method of a (I believe) John Bannon sandwich effect where two cards are inserted in a deck and then come together to sandwich a prior selection. Anyone got the title or the basic procedure...I am sure it will come back to me once my mem...
by magicbar
12/15/08 12:27 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help me recall a John Bannon (?) effect
Replies: 18
Views: 1770

Re: What is magic?

for all that has been posted here I would like to add the magic happens in the mind of the spectator not the performer. the better the performer connects with the spectator's understanding the closer they will come to performing it. it can be done with props or words or just the right 'moment'. To K...
by magicbar
12/08/08 09:54 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 27
Views: 2249
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