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Re: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu

Hi, everyone First of all, the book is coming out, and anyone who's written for a refund or explanation for their preorder has been personally taken care of. Obviously, predicting completion dates amidst an overloaded publishing schedule (Gaetan Bloom, Andy Nyman, Shakespeare, Cardini, 60 DVDs and C...
by Todd Karr
02/28/14 07:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu
Replies: 20
Views: 2600

The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!

Hi, everyone: Go to YouTube watch our complete version of Festival of Magic from 1957: http://youtu.be/6n862JxiN0k A holiday gift for Genii readers from Bill McIlhany, Todd Karr, and The Miracle Factory! (Okay, not just for Genii readers, but you're the first to hear.) Festival of Magic is a unique ...
by Todd Karr
12/11/13 10:09 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Yigal Mesika's Products

As a manufacturer and performer, can I just say how much I appreciate Yigal Mesika's line of products? It's rare that someone puts so much care into the design of magic effects, and also creates such high-impact material for the magic world. I'll add that Yigal was one of my favorite performers that...
by Todd Karr
11/17/11 09:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Yigal Mesika's Products
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Tim Conover Has Commited Suicide

What a lovely man. So sad.
by Todd Karr
02/03/11 11:26 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life
Replies: 46
Views: 15583

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

Hi, everyone. The DVD included with Bulletproof can be viewed by American readers on your computer with the free VLC Media Player from VideoLAN.org videolan.org (you can use this great player to play several foreign formats, in fact). It also works fine with my iMac Video Player software. However, i...
by Todd Karr
01/03/11 02:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 46
Views: 7466

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

Hi, everyone. Well, I saw the Dalai Lama here in L.A. last year. He speaks of patience and cycles, and here's the cycle I'm emerging from. I'll address this as honestly and openly as I can. The Miracle Factory has always been a hand-made, one-man production company. We've usually been late with our ...
by Todd Karr
12/20/10 06:14 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 46
Views: 7466

Re: Erdnase

Please check the Buzz section for an announcement of our new e-book version of Erdnase for the iPad!
by Todd Karr
04/08/10 01:33 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3045
Views: 1372994

The Expert at the iPad!

Announcing the world's first magic book for the iPad! It's The Expert at the Card Table, S. W. Erdnase's 1902 classic on card technique, gambling methods, and magic, now readable as an e-book on your iPad using the iBooks interface! Complete table of contents, all illustrations newly scanned, with a...
by Todd Karr
04/08/10 01:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Expert at the iPad!
Replies: 1
Views: 754

John Mulholland's Magical Mind

Hi, everyone! Now you can own all the rare works of magic's great writer, John Mulholland. Mulholland (1898-1970), best known as longtime editior of The Sphinx magazine, was a performer, historian, and collector who wrote some of magic's most eloquent and scholarly works. All his books are long out ...
by Todd Karr
03/24/10 07:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Mulholland's Magical Mind
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Ali Bongo...and Hobson's Egg Bag

Hi, everyone! MagicCon 2010 is so far a cutting-edge convention...congratulations to the Buck brothers! Announcing two exciting DVD releases you will want to have in your collection...order now and save $10 on each at The Miracle Factory Ali Bongo: Pongolian Delights DVD Ali Bongo (1929-2009) stood ...
by Todd Karr
03/19/10 11:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ali Bongo...and Hobson's Egg Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 477

Pinetti: Magic's First Star and his Secrets

Hi, everyone Giuseppe Pinetti (1750-1800) was one of early magic's first stars, with sold-out shows and command performances throughout Europe in the late eighteeenth century. His elegant theatre show, with its dazzling card tricks, stage routines, and automata, marked a historic step forward for ma...
by Todd Karr
03/10/10 10:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pinetti: Magic's First Star and his Secrets
Replies: 0
Views: 360

The Eyes of Thurston and Mahatma

Hi, everyone Announcing two superb new CDs...visit The Miracle Factory and save at our introductory prices. The Eyes of Thurston CD Howard Thurston (1869-1936) reigned for decades as America's favorite magician and the master of the large touring illusion show. The Eyes of Thurston CD collects twelv...
by Todd Karr
03/05/10 03:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Eyes of Thurston and Mahatma
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Hobson's Fabulous Mysteries Revealed!

Hi, everyone Announcing our new Hobson: Fabulous Mysteries 2-DVD set with fifteen commercial routines, featuring the secrets of Hobson's Famous Watch Steal! And if you order NOW, you'll save $10 on the retail price: a bargain at only $40 (regular $50). Visit The Miracle Factory Featuring 15 commerci...
by Todd Karr
03/03/10 10:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hobson's Fabulous Mysteries Revealed!
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu

Just an added note: I'm expecting both the regular and limited edition by this summer or fall at the latest. The final completion date depends on when we complete the layout and receive the rest of the wonderful commentaries by our friend Michael Weber. We're not far from finishing...finally! Added ...
by Todd Karr
01/29/10 09:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu
Replies: 20
Views: 2600

Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu

Hi, everyone: Now you can save $50 off our forthcoming book, Martin Gardner's Impromptu, if you order this week! Normal price is $150 but you can save $50 if you pre-order now for only $100...but it's for one week only, so order now. Martin Gardner's Impromptu is finally arriving later in 2010 and w...
by Todd Karr
01/29/10 04:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu
Replies: 20
Views: 2600

Jonathan Pendragon's Grand Illusion

Hi, everyone! Years ago, I began an exciting book with Jonathan Pendragon called Grand Illusion. We never completed it...a real shame because the material was unbelievable. For the first time, in hours of interviews, Jonathan discussed the inner workings of all his classic illusions and much more. T...
by Todd Karr
12/19/09 08:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Pendragon's Grand Illusion
Replies: 0
Views: 684

The Great J.B. Findlay Compendium!

Hi, everyone! J. B. Findlay (1904-1973), one of magic's finest historians and a pioneer collector, left behind a rare series of books filled with important writings but nearly impossible to locate, most commanding high prices when a copy has appeared for sale. With the permission of his son David, w...
by Todd Karr
12/11/09 08:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Great J.B. Findlay Compendium!
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Re: Jack Goldfinger New AMA Dir of Entertainment

Yessssss!
by Todd Karr
12/11/09 08:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jack Goldfinger New AMA Dir of Entertainment
Replies: 3
Views: 882

The Unknown Tarbell

Hi, everyone! Magic, yes, but minstrel shows, Buck Rogers, New Age healing, sheet music, and conspiracies? You've never seen Tarbell like this! Our new Harlan Tarbell: Art and Words is the finest collection of Tarbell writings and art ever assembled! Over 2000 pages of Tarbell material, most of it r...
by Todd Karr
12/09/09 07:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Unknown Tarbell
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Franz Harary Takes You Behind the Scenes

Hi, everyone Our illusionist friend Franz Harary has created a fascinating 2-DVD set exploring the thinking and production of two of his mega-spectacles: Enigma Tech. Order in the next week at the introductory price of $40 (regular $50)! Over two hours of footage filmed around the globe with over tw...
by Todd Karr
12/05/09 01:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary Takes You Behind the Scenes
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Undead...a book test with the Twilight series

Hi, everyone:

In a few weeks, I'll be shipping Undead, a nice little book test based on the Twilight series. Very simple, easy to do, and it works with any copy of any of the books, which can be borrowed!

Check out the clip at The Miracle Factory Undead Video

Best wishes,
Todd
by Todd Karr
12/03/09 06:31 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Undead...a book test with the Twilight series
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Re: John Booth passed away

I saw John about six weeks ago. I'd been racing to finish the digital CD version of his memoirs. He answered the phone and invited me over. He was so happy to see the completed collection, and I assured him that the disk meant that his epic autobiography would live on for a long, long time. John was...
by Todd Karr
11/16/09 11:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Booth passed away
Replies: 25
Views: 4904

The First Second Chance Sale

Hi, everyone! Please come say hi at the Miracle Factory booth this weekend at the Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, followed by the Las Vegas MindVention! While we're there, you get to take advantage of our full schedule with our first Second Chance sale...if you missed the great bargains of ...
by Todd Karr
11/06/09 01:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The First Second Chance Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 298

The Great Halloween 10/31 Sale

Hi, everyone! For the Halloween season, we've cut prices with special "10/31" prices: $31 off, $10 off, etc. Go to our special Halloween Sale Page to see the discounts and to order! Now's the time to pick up all those Miracle Factory books, DVDs, and CDs you've wanted...or to stock up on C...
by Todd Karr
10/30/09 10:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Great Halloween 10/31 Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Rare Annemann Film Performing Card Effect...and more!

Hi, everyone! Yes, we've located the only existing film of Ted Annemann performing a card effect...and, amazingly, a second previously overlooked clip showing him having fun with rival Burling Hull. It's yours as part of what we think is the greatest collection of early silent footage of classic mag...
by Todd Karr
10/19/09 11:44 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Annemann Film Performing Card Effect...and more!
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Historic Films and Books

Hi, everyone. The Miracle Factory has several new historical items you'll love! Visit The Miracle Factory to see images and clips, and order: CDs: Stuart Cumberland: The Victorian Mind Reader CD: Cumberland's four mindreading memoirs, articles, plus other books and memorabilia on CD John Booth: Memo...
by Todd Karr
10/15/09 03:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Historic Films and Books
Replies: 0
Views: 395

SHAOLIN MAGICIAN!

Hi, everybody: Have a laugh at a fun segment from a cheesy martial arts film featuring magic. You've never seen the Linking Rings like this! Jeff McBride and Levent got a kick out of it, and so will you! Visit The Miracle Factory Shaolin Magician Clip! Not for sale...just a funny clip to enjoy! Best...
by Todd Karr
09/09/09 11:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SHAOLIN MAGICIAN!
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Miracle Factory above and beyond

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the shout-outs deeply. If a customer has a concern, I'll do my best to correct the problem as quickly as possible. We have our mixups and delayed products, but our heart's in the right place and we try to make sure our customers know their business is valued and that we ap...
by Todd Karr
08/26/09 11:37 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Miracle Factory above and beyond
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Mona Lisa McComb

Hi, everyone I've had many inquiries about whether Mona Lisa McComb is still available. This routine (the McCombical Prediction with Mona Lisas and a surprise Van Gogh at the end) was an effect I performed in the cabarets in Paris before I manufactured it. We printed 1000 and I have 50 sets left for...
by Todd Karr
08/05/09 01:38 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mona Lisa McComb
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Re: Franz Harary DVD insert

The set is great...illusions, mega-tricks, magicians from around the globe, magic insight from Franz and others, behind-the-scenes looks at illusion shows, and more. Franz is a tremendously creative and interesting person, and these shows are a real treat. You can order the set at our Miracle Factor...
by Todd Karr
08/04/09 11:50 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Franz Harary DVD insert
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: FISM DAY 4 - Wednesday

Is there a photo of Mago Larry getting berated for featuring Taiwan in his routine?
by Todd Karr
07/30/09 12:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM DAY 4 - Wednesday
Replies: 8
Views: 2807

Suzy, Will, and The Magic Circle

Hi, everyone! Three new historical items that Genii Forum readers might enjoy for viewing and research! THE MAGIC CIRCLE DIAMOND JUBILEE DVD See rare footage of some of the twentieth century's best magicians: FRED KAPS, ROBERT HARBIN, JOHN RAMSAY, JAY MARSHALL, BILLY MCCOMB, and many more...over 60 ...
by Todd Karr
07/28/09 09:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Suzy, Will, and The Magic Circle
Replies: 0
Views: 339

Fred Keating

Take a look at the great clip on our site featuring the master of wit and magic Fred Keating in the 1937 film When's Your Birthday ! Visit The Miracle Factory It's part of our latest historical 2-DVD set, Fred Keating: A Magician in the Movies, featuring Keating in four 1930s films. Act now and save...
by Todd Karr
05/21/09 04:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Keating
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Fu Manchu's Mysteries!

Hi, everyone! David Bamberg -- also known as the great illusionist Fu Manchu - was not only a superb magician but also the star of several 1940s detective movies in which he solved crimes by magic, performing his illusions along the way: the Bullet Catch, Substitution Trunk, Water Cell escape, Guill...
by Todd Karr
05/13/09 07:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fu Manchu's Mysteries!
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Passez Muscade...finally available!

Hi, everyone: In my research of magic history, it's been hard to find images that haven't been seen before, previously unknown effects, or articles waiting to be rediscovered. Now we're offering every issue of the super-rare magic journal Passez Muscade on CD, and it's full of hundreds of historical...
by Todd Karr
04/17/09 09:01 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Passez Muscade...finally available!
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Andy Nyman: Bulletproof

Announcing Andy Nyman's new book: BULLETPROOF. "Nyman is my man. A new book full of his twisted and wonderful thinking will be a treasure for those who get the chance to look inside." - Michael Weber "Andy's work is an inspiration! I am in awe of his ability to fuse elegant methods wi...
by Todd Karr
03/25/09 02:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andy Nyman: Bulletproof
Replies: 0
Views: 2339

Festival of Magic DVD, Cardini, and other Surprises

Hi, everyone! 1. 1957 Festival of Magic with Cardini's full act finally on DVD! 2. Cardini Special Deal! 3. Sam Aaronson's Micromatic Lecture DVD 1. Festival of Magic DVD Here's the one you've been waiting for! You'll love our new DVD of the historic Festival of Magic TV broadcast, with the only com...
by Todd Karr
03/20/09 07:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Festival of Magic DVD, Cardini, and other Surprises
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Re: The Secret Lexicon is Watching You

Update: The Secret Lexicon's introductory price of $250 ends March 1 (midnight before March 2), when it rises to $400. Order now or pay more later!
by Todd Karr
02/28/09 05:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Secret Lexicon is Watching You
Replies: 1
Views: 465

The Secret Lexicon is Watching You

Hi, everyone: Fair warning: the price of our unbelievable Secret Lexicon dictionary will rise from $250 to $400 on March 1. If you want to save $150, order yours now at The Miracle Factory ! We're only printing 500 copies, most already spoken for. Hear the buzz of Michael Weber and others: "......
by Todd Karr
02/20/09 04:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Secret Lexicon is Watching You
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Dante's Mysteries on DVD

Ray: Sorry to hear about your monkey but it's nice you can share her memory with everyone. We have three cats (the black one's named Jinx, of course), a fish, and a rabbit named Trixie who's ten...she's been with me through thick and thin through several phases of life, residences, cities, and child...
by Todd Karr
02/13/09 11:46 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dante's Mysteries on DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 980
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