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by fredreisz
June 21st, 2016, 2:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Secrets of a Peurto Rican Gambler and For Your Entertainment Pleasure!
Replies: 23
Views: 3639

Re: Secrets of a Peurto Rican Gambler and For Your Entertainment Pleasure!

We have been down this road before on this Forum. My former original "collector's" copies, preserved carefully through the years. just plunged in value in the last few days. Daryl has a Collector's Edition of the combined books for $100, I believe. Limited numbers, of course....but don't h...
by fredreisz
May 7th, 2016, 2:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: The Three Shell Game by Ralph W. Read
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: FSH: The Three Shell Game by Ralph W. Read

PayPal will not let me use the e-mail you listed. Sorry. Peace..Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
May 1st, 2016, 3:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Gypsy Thread Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2179

Re: A Gypsy Thread Question

I agree. Do not pass out the thread....but.... On occasion, just for fun, I have broken off the length of dental floss for my own routine and handed the participant the dental floss container which I used. That seemed to convey...nothing special here. It also made sense because it freed up my hands ...
by fredreisz
February 1st, 2016, 3:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cruise Ship Info, Please
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: Cruise Ship Info, Please

I believe that Princess Cruise line also has a "magic" show. They went to hiring stage magicians staying with the ship with a set show a couple of years ago.

Peace...Fred *Reisz)
by fredreisz
January 28th, 2016, 2:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcing Ultramodern.
Replies: 29
Views: 6365

Re: Announcing Ultramodern.

Sorry. Right now PayPal will not accept your posted e-mail address.ie. retrorocketmagic@gmail.com

Any one else having this problem? I will try later. Peace..Fred (Reisz) :cry:
by fredreisz
September 28th, 2015, 12:36 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mentalism Wallet?
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Mentalism Wallet?

Sounds like a Weber Wallet. However, I do not think that is that "old." Peace...Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
July 19th, 2015, 1:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 241: 2015 I.B.M. Convention - Day Four
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: 241: 2015 I.B.M. Convention - Day Four

I fail to understand this years long extended withholding of the Golden Cups Award at IBM. Presumably it is withheld because the contestants are not worthy. ("WEe are not worthy! We are not worthy!") To my eyes, Shim Lin gave a near flawless performance. He did win FISM! You may not like h...
by fredreisz
May 19th, 2015, 3:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: limited edition mirror question
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: limited edition mirror question

Gimmick lifts. Silk/Scarf through hole has to be the correct weight and size/stiffness. Wrap a corner around gimmick and let "life roll on!" You have to grab for that last bit of silk/scarf before it leaves sight as you "work" the mirror. Call me if you have questions. I bought m...
by fredreisz
April 10th, 2015, 1:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Father Cyprian - RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: Father Cyprian - RIP

I feel this loss. I only had brief conversations with him. I am a Lutheran minister, although I hoped for more. My impressions has been that in these latter years his order or superiors were not as tolerant of his magic interests and authority. I hope his last years were better than that. God bless....
by fredreisz
March 28th, 2015, 3:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Yes, We Can Make Laymen Do What We Want
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: Yes, We Can Make Laymen Do What We Want

I find that there is a resurgence of posting on the Net from magicians regarding how much we have to teach regarding how to "persuade" people. There is some truth in that, of course. However, I think this post is missing a key driver of these articles. Magicians are wanting to break into t...
by fredreisz
February 27th, 2015, 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!
Replies: 35
Views: 7972

Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!

I assume other members of Real Secrets have received notice that our automatic renewals have been canceled and Real Secrets in shutting down BUT there will be an announcement of a new project coming....so "secrets" continue. Do you think the years were worth your money? I think it was fun....
by fredreisz
February 13th, 2015, 1:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Solomon's Secret Subtleties
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Re: Solomon's Secret Subtleties

And THAT recommendation is way up there on credibility. Peace...Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
November 19th, 2014, 4:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Look
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Genii Look

I just received the December issue in Bluffton, SC off Hilton head Island. I do not know if it was the lighting or my mood but, Wow! Everything in the issue visually just jumped off the page at me: artistic, creative, clean and a treat for the eye and the mind. Just want to commend the artistic desi...
by fredreisz
October 18th, 2014, 11:32 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: A New Attraction?
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

A New Attraction?

I have not been aware of the following product, perhaps you have. In its holder, at first, it has the appearance of Scotch Magic Tape. However, it is "magnetic" tape. You can cut off lengths just like other tape. Then, you attach the sticky side to something and you have a small magnet on ...
by fredreisz
October 17th, 2014, 3:42 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Spirit bell
Replies: 7
Views: 3701

Re: Spirit bell

Don't leave "the Departed" by Outlaw Effects I think out of the discussion. It looks good, You see things moving...a riffle ball and a bell....and it is in an open front box that seems unable to be gimmicked. I love mine (although at the moment it is not working!) Peace Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
September 17th, 2014, 10:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AGT Winner!!! A MAGICIAN Mea Culpa
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

AGT Winner!!! A MAGICIAN Mea Culpa

OK. I am making a confession. If you search my past posts you will see that I was not that positive about the magicians this year. The mentalism duo were great showbiz, I thought. People were competent but not the top talent in our field, as far I could perceive. MAT FRANCO won so a great big congra...
by fredreisz
September 10th, 2014, 2:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AGT......Lessions???
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

AGT......Lessions???

I admit to being a bit perplexed by what has emerged on AGT.I was at a neighborhood party tonight and constantly asked, since I am known as a "magician." "Well, Fred. what do you think?" Let me say up front that I admire the showbiz "sense" of the surviving magicians. W...
by fredreisz
August 31st, 2014, 3:44 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic and Ballet ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: Magic and Ballet ...

And where are all the loads? Too...Too! Peace....Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
August 13th, 2014, 12:13 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: performing for teenagers
Replies: 26
Views: 10582

Re: performing for teenagers

At 75, no one would hire me for a magic show for teenagers. BUT put me in front of a small group of teenagers and I can blow them away! Treat them as adults, respect them even though some out of embarrassment will try to trip you up or heckle you. Take them seriously by showing them serious magic......
by fredreisz
July 30th, 2014, 2:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 2308

Re: Conjuring Credits Website

A little off topic...John (Tudor), great to hear about your book on Coe. I remember well our nights together as magicians in his home. Peace.. Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
July 23rd, 2014, 3:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Brilliant Chinese Ballet Magician
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: The Brilliant Chinese Ballet Magician

And....where did she "load" all that stuff! This video puts new meaning into the advice to a magician to "be on your toes" and "get to the point." Peace....Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
July 23rd, 2014, 3:10 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Jerry Andrus - Harvard Lecture Notes - Wanted
Replies: 33
Views: 5670

Re: Jerry Andrus - Harvard Lecture Notes - Wanted

Another possible contact through Harvard for information on Andrus lecturing there, may be Dr. Richard Hunt, an IBM member, Professor in the History Department at Harvard (although retired now I think) and former University Marshall at Harvard University. His office dealt with many if not most of th...
by fredreisz
January 26th, 2014, 2:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: State Coin Designs Pro-Con
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: State Coin Designs Pro-Con

Kerry Pollock has an ingenious and electronically inventive feature effect with the state quarters. You can see him at the Hilton Head Island Magic and Comedy Club which he now owns. I believe I saw in a forum that one of the new quaters will feature a face from the Mount Rushmore. Thus, you can hav...
by fredreisz
November 20th, 2013, 1:57 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Blaine tonight
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: David Blaine tonight

David Blaine couldn't care less about what I think, but the show felt too much to me like a "Reader's Digest" of closeup magic. After a while I also was just overloaded with clever use of what the video camera does not show. Too much of that for me. Yes, there were good moments but with Bl...
by fredreisz
September 13th, 2013, 3:29 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Help Us!
Replies: 66
Views: 13242

Re: Help Us!

Of course, marketing is always helped by a known name. Unfortunately, since we do not know the innards of your new wallet it is hard to "name" it secific to those. I suggest: The revolutionary Slide-In-EE Wallet. There you have a hardly veiled reference to a famous magic name. You have car...
by fredreisz
July 14th, 2013, 2:20 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. Convention 2013 - recap
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Re: S.A.M. Convention 2013 - recap

I talked with Paul C., who is in charge of the SAM competition shows. I asked about having only five stage contestants. I can remember watching competitions for hours! Of course, they now preview and select from videos. I think I undesrstood Paul correclty. He said he does not feel that the competit...
by fredreisz
June 30th, 2013, 1:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update on David Oliver
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Update on David Oliver

Could not be better news about someone who has given so much to others, joy and delight to the world, and art to magic! Pray for David's full recovery. Peace...Fred Reisz
by fredreisz
May 6th, 2013, 1:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 9802

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Just a voice of agreement on protest at what RS is doing. Lots of second thoughts about having allowed the automatic renewal to go forward and not at all sure about a higher priced annual cost over $180 with essentially less service. Give me back my paper instructions in an envelop and downloadable ...
by fredreisz
April 1st, 2013, 1:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 25113

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Got an e-mail notice that my checking account has been charged for Real Secrets renewal through PayPal today, March 31. Do not recall receiving any warning that this was coming, although we all know it was part of the deal. You can go into Paypal and remove permission for an automatoc renwal ahead o...
by fredreisz
January 31st, 2013, 2:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 25113

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

If you signed up, as I did out of faith in some of the people involved, I believe you had to also sign up for "automatic renewal." Anyone know if there is going to be any notice and an alternative NOT to renew? Peace...Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
January 24th, 2013, 1:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Info on LOSANDER'S "Animated Sphere" (floating ball) needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Info on LOSANDER'S "Animated Sphere" (floating ball) needed!

I have this and use it from time to time. I think it is a good illusion if not performed too long. It utilizes a floating gimmick that is self-contained. The main problem is the ball itself looks like some sort of strange basketball or something in a bright red color. I have been working on patter i...
by fredreisz
January 24th, 2013, 1:42 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Multum in Parvo advice
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Re: Multum in Parvo advice

I suspect you can play around with the appearance of the glass as you are pouring from the front. Pay attention to the angle of the glass; whether the top is pointed forward or back (hidden), should the glass be straight on up and down or not, etc. There is illusion is what the audience can "se...
by fredreisz
December 13th, 2012, 2:29 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Free Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: Free Shows

Unfortunately, under that strategy, what they pay you is "income" to you. If you write the check back to them you will be out. You have to pay income taxes(perhaps federal and state) and Social Security (self-employed???) on that amount. This easily can add up to 20% plus of the totsl depe...
by fredreisz
November 12th, 2012, 2:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Little Bunny's Card Trick and the 8 of Spades
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Little Bunny's Card Trick and the 8 of Spades

I actually love this effect. After doing the regular routine, I do not rveal the final page. I go on with the deck of cards, having it schuffled. Then I do a fan force. You could do a classic force. I do the timing force with a fan of cards faces toward me. I run my finger aross the top of the fan. ...
by fredreisz
October 30th, 2012, 1:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets - November
Replies: 12
Views: 1443

Re: Real Secrets - November

Arrived Bluffton (Hilton Head Island), SC today> Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
July 15th, 2012, 2:03 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 10883

Re: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas

Hi! If you are a Vegas local or really know the city, how about some tips for us who are attending: 1. Best and most economic ways from airport to the Golden Nugget downtown 2. Where to eat at or close to the Golden Nugget 3 Any good and fair priced buffets 4. Recommendations for extra entertainment...
by fredreisz
April 9th, 2012, 2:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Web Test now available
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Web Test now available

I have also been using this very successfully. I have worked out a way of repeating it with a second person and "covering" all or most of the downsides of repeating the effect.

Peace...Fred (Reisz)
by fredreisz
February 2nd, 2012, 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 317
Views: 139124

Re: Perverse Magic

This is a neat impromptu trick which I have often used and with borrowed decks. However, I have my own patter. I talk about card handling and the skill of gamblers. Then have the deck shuffled by someone. I take it back, glimpse and shuffle. Then say,"Who has played solitaire? You know how many...
by fredreisz
January 5th, 2012, 1:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question About Knock Offs - Extractor
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Question About Knock Offs - Extractor

The magic market on e-bay is flooded with these knock-offs. It is very frustrating. Then the secondary market of persons who have bought them and subsequently sell them on e-bay at slightly (or more) higher prices is almost indetectable until you get the products. Generally, if you are getting a maj...
by fredreisz
December 8th, 2011, 3:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Essay About Ray Goulet
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Photo Essay About Ray Goulet

Ray and Ann are wonderful people. He mentored many of us in magic. His shop/museum was always a wonderful hide away with a small stage for magic meetings and treasure filled auctions. Behind those brick walls in Watertown was a little bit of he mystery behind Harry Potter's walls. I always felt that...

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