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Re: Publication Date of 2 specific Genii Magazines

The feature 'The Magic of Japan', written by Max Maven, was published in the July 1994 issued of Genii.
by John Pezzullo
03/31/08 05:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Publication Date of 2 specific Genii Magazines
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Billy O'Connor

Harry Stanley's description of Billy O'Connor's act was published in the January 1983 issue of MAGIGRAM. From the January 1983 issue of MAGIGRAM: Many artistes spent time each week looking round the antique shops. Our old friend Billy O'Connor had a keen eye and through the years picked up many fin...
by John Pezzullo
03/16/08 05:23 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Billy O'Connor
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

Re: A new word association game

Originally posted by DustinStinett:
Mark Kalin & Jinger are the Maskelyne & Cooke of their generation.
I don't think that Cooke was as attractive as Jinger.
by John Pezzullo
03/11/06 08:44 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A new word association game
Replies: 49
Views: 2134

Re: A new word association game

Mike Gallo is the Lou Gallo of his generation.
by John Pezzullo
03/10/06 06:52 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A new word association game
Replies: 49
Views: 2134

Re: Ten Ichi Thumbtie

While we're on the Thumb Tie - does anyone have a good ending? I can recall reading somewhere of an idea for a gag finish in which the performer comments that the 'thumb tie' is too tight and that his thumbs are beginning to swell. When the performer then shows his tied thumbs, they've swelled to a...
by John Pezzullo
03/06/06 06:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Ten Ichi Thumbtie
Replies: 14
Views: 921

Re: The Power of Magic Books (!)

Richard, please consider an all-inmates MAGICANA issue. I'll be happy to contribute my variation of Tommy Wonder's wonderful opening effect. My variation is called 'The Ring, The Watch, The Wallet, The Cell Phone, The Credit Card, The Necklace, The Shoes, The Cufflinks, The Briefcase, and The Car'....
by John Pezzullo
03/05/06 07:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Power of Magic Books (!)
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Looking for all published info on Card Warp

Jeff Busby wrote the following in EPOPTICA (Number 6 - August 1984): In 1970, while still in my mid-teens, I purchased a Japanese book issued by the Tenkai Prize Committee called MASAO ATSUKAWA'S CREATIVE WORKS IN MAGIC. The book dealt with original effects by Atsukawa and a great deal of the materi...
by John Pezzullo
02/28/06 10:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for all published info on Card Warp
Replies: 165
Views: 30655

Re: conterfeit

Gary Kurtz's 'Counterfeit' was published in the July 1991 issue of GENII.
by John Pezzullo
02/22/06 07:21 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: conterfeit
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: U F Grant Literature

From: http://www.mikedanatasmagicstudio.co.uk/news.htm He was in fact a real pioneer, both in the invention and marketing of magic, I understand that he would invent two or three tricks a day, write up the instructions, and store them in cigar tins. When he died there was over a thousand tricks. Is ...
by John Pezzullo
02/17/06 10:29 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: U F Grant Literature
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

Re: Billy O'Connor

I have a vague recollection that Billy O'Connor was the subject of one of John Booth's chapters in his MEMOIRS OF A MAGICIAN'S GHOST series (published in THE LINKING RING).

Perhaps someone with a set of THE LINKING RING CD-ROMs can check this reference.
by John Pezzullo
01/25/06 07:07 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Billy O'Connor
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

Re: Billy O'Connor

David,

Harry Stanley's description of Billy O'Connor's act was published in the January 1983 issue of MAGIGRAM.

I'll look up the issue over the next day or so and let you know how detailed the description is.
by John Pezzullo
01/25/06 06:55 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Billy O'Connor
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

Re: Yetmah's Thumb Tie

Originally posted by Steve Bryant: According to it, Cyril Yettmah was an English performer who died in 1930 when struck by a car while crossing the street. Legend has it that when they tried to remove Yettmah's body from the scene of the accident, his thumbs were tied together and they were looped ...
by John Pezzullo
01/25/06 06:33 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Yetmah's Thumb Tie
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: lost books?

Jon Racherbaumer has sometimes referred to an unpublished manuscript featuring the card magic of Don May.

Perhaps Jon can provide some details.
by John Pezzullo
01/16/06 02:13 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: lost books?
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: lost books?

Another lost title...

In EPOPTICA #4 (June 1983), Jeff Busby referred to a number of publishing projects that he had 'in the works'.

One of those referred to was "The Innovative Card Magic of Hideo Kato".

Gone ???
by John Pezzullo
01/16/06 02:09 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: lost books?
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday

I've only ever watched the fourth volume of the L&L video set featuring Alex Elmsley and his keen sense of humour was clearly visible. From his recollection of the gambler who paid him the 'compliment' of "you must have been gone once" to his gentle chiding of Gene Matsuura when Gene e...
by John Pezzullo
01/10/06 05:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday
Replies: 34
Views: 1155

Re: Coin Thru Silk

Just for the record:

LIQUID SILVER - Russ Burns
Published in the April 1981 issue of 'Apocalypse'.
by John Pezzullo
01/01/06 11:55 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin Thru Silk
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Jack Birnman

I recall reading somewhere that Bob Kohler has a Jack Birnman DVD in the works.
by John Pezzullo
12/23/05 10:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jack Birnman
Replies: 21
Views: 2774

Re: Jack Birnman

From Harry Lorayne's "Best of Friends" (1982):

"Jack Birnman is sixty-one years of age, widowed, with two daughters and one grandson. He is a salesman for a large glass company, and card magic has been, and is, a boon in his profession."
by John Pezzullo
12/23/05 03:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jack Birnman
Replies: 21
Views: 2774

Re: McDonald Birch

Originally posted by Richard Lane:
Has a nice biographical piece been published or presented that adds to Price's five pages?
David Charvet's published an article about the 'tall grass' showmen of the last century in the August 1996 issue of MAGIC. Part of the article is devoted to McDonald Birch.
by John Pezzullo
12/06/05 02:50 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: McDonald Birch
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Johnny Thompson Question.....

Originally posted by Banachek:
I can truly attest that there is no-one and I mean no-one in magic as gracious, knowledgeable and sharing as Johnny Thompson. The trick is to get him talking.
This is why an 'interview with Johnny Thompson' MUST be published in GENII.
by John Pezzullo
12/06/05 02:37 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson Question.....
Replies: 33
Views: 1382

Re: Most memorable Genii issues

I've just travelled back from the future and can reveal to everyone that the GENII issue featuring Richard Kaufman's detailed article on the life, times, and work of Theodore DeLand is excellent.
by John Pezzullo
11/04/05 05:07 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Most memorable Genii issues
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Forte Article in Genii

Another 'five star' feature from the pages of GENII. Very informative and well written. This article should be required reading for anyone even thinking about releasing a book or DVD which 'showcases their expertise' in relation to gambling and cheating techniques. As R. Paul Wilson wrote: "Yet...
by John Pezzullo
11/03/05 04:32 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Forte Article in Genii
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Thaumaturgist

I'm looking to purchase various issues of THAUMATURGIST, a newsletter that Jeff Busby used to issue to his customers.

Any assistance will be appreciated.
by John Pezzullo
10/21/05 05:12 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Thaumaturgist
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Re: My kid's a natural!

You may want to consider getting a DNA test done to confirm whether or not Herb Zarrow is actually the kid's father. If he starts doing anti-faros before the end of the year, you may want to consider referring the situation to CSICOP (Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paran...
by John Pezzullo
10/13/05 06:11 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: My kid's a natural!
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Color changing silks Need Help!

Originally posted by Spellbinder:
I don't know if it was ever written down or filmed.
A broad selection of Bobo's magic was published in the book "The Bobo Magic Show".

It may be worth checking this out based on Spellbinder's recollection of Bobo's performance.
by John Pezzullo
10/10/05 03:48 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Color changing silks Need Help!
Replies: 31
Views: 1534

Re: Who is the greatest today

If 'career longevity' is considered any indication of 'greatness', England's Graham P. Jolley has been performing his mentalism for major corporate clients in Europe since the early 1970s. I've never had the good fortune of seeing him perform, but from what I can gather he's certainly a gifted and e...
by John Pezzullo
10/05/05 05:33 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Who is the greatest today
Replies: 34
Views: 4212

Re: Cornelius' cousin

Back in the mid 1990s, I was working as a duty manager at an apartment hotel located in Sydney's CBD. At the time, there was a magic show playing at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and the performers were staying at the apartment, including Johnny and Pam Thompson. During one of my shifts an oversea...
by John Pezzullo
10/05/05 05:09 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cornelius' cousin
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: WANTED: George Blake Comedy Magic

Originally posted by Quentin Reynolds: There's a lot of hidden gems in the George Blake books. There's also a fair share of hidden gems in the various articles that George Blake contributed to MAGIGRAM over the years. In addition, George Blake's writing style was very 'reader friendly' - clear, con...
by John Pezzullo
10/05/05 04:51 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED: George Blake Comedy Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Great card idea

Originally posted by David Acer:
It's also nice to see Karl Fulves in the pages of Genii.
Perhaps Richard can talk Karl Fulves into having himself featured in a full length interview ??
by John Pezzullo
09/30/05 06:29 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Great card idea
Replies: 18
Views: 2345

Re: Most Overlooked Magic Book?

A friend of mine and I were recently discussing the subject of good magic books we've read that for some reason have been largely overlooked by the community. A list of the 'overlooked' could easily reach into the hundreds. A few more titles worth considering: "Kane" (1982) "Cardfixe...
by John Pezzullo
09/09/05 03:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Most Overlooked Magic Book?
Replies: 66
Views: 7041

Hades Publications

I'm hoping that someone can pass the following information onto Hades Publications ASAP. It appears that someone is selling a 'rip off' on eBay: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/EXTREMELY-RARE-MENTALISM-DICTIONARY-3-VOLUMES-L-K_W0QQitemZ6557088850QQcategoryZ14013QQrdZ1QQcmdZVi...
by John Pezzullo
08/31/05 02:22 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hades Publications
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Who was J.Ovette?

In the April 1990 issue of GENII, Bill Larsen published a letter written by Bob Weill about Joe Ovette. Joe was always good for a laugh - and a gag of some kind of another. Somewhere along the way Joe acquired a descented skunuk which he would produce then everyone would run like hell. It takes all ...
by John Pezzullo
08/30/05 03:47 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who was J.Ovette?
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: All Backs Routine

If your objective is "to crush the souls of other magicians", Derek Dingle's 'Triple Color-Changing All Backs Aces' is the way to go.
by John Pezzullo
08/15/05 09:52 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: All Backs Routine
Replies: 30
Views: 2039

Re: All Backs Routine

Harry Riser's 'The Practice Deck' - published in "The Feints & Temps of Harry Riser".
by John Pezzullo
08/15/05 09:25 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: All Backs Routine
Replies: 30
Views: 2039

Re: This can't be above board...

Sean,

This looks very dodgy indeed. His claim that the material is 'public domain' is ludicrous.

The member profile suggests that this clown is based somewhere in Sydney.

Richard Kaufman may want to contact eBay ASAP in relation to this matter.
by John Pezzullo
08/15/05 03:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This can't be above board...
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Anti-faro

Originally posted by Pekka Ketonen:
Dani DaOrtiz and Christian Engblom have just relased a DVD !Que Raro! that teaches the Anti-Faro.
http://www.christianengblom.com/anti-faro.htm
by John Pezzullo
07/22/05 09:37 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Anti-faro
Replies: 21
Views: 3953

Re: Adds To 13 Stack

Bob,

I don't a copy of Karl Fulves' "Ellis Stanyons Best Card Tricks", but it may provide the reference that you're searching for.
by John Pezzullo
07/13/05 04:04 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Adds To 13 Stack
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Adds To 13 Stack

Charles Jordan's 'Fate and the Joker' may be what Bob is referring to. It uses a deck stacked in pairs - each pair adds up to fourteen, and each pair consists of either a club-spade or a heart-diamond combination.

This effect was included in "CHARLES JORDAN'S BEST CARD TRICKS" (1992).
by John Pezzullo
07/12/05 04:02 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Adds To 13 Stack
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: John Bannon's Shriek of the Mutilated

Oz, You may be referring to the following: "Herman Paine of Chicago, years ago brought out an interesting mystery in which a blank cigarette paper was crumpled up and stuck on the point of some long pin and given to someone to hold. A color was selected, and some object. Upon unrolling the ciga...
by John Pezzullo
05/28/05 09:55 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: John Bannon's Shriek of the Mutilated
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Fave effects from Tarbell

EE-ZEE MONEY [Tarbell #7] - I understand that a professionally manufactured version of this effect, using 'metal plates', was available for purchase from one of the dealers at FISM in 2003.
by John Pezzullo
05/23/05 05:36 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fave effects from Tarbell
Replies: 4
Views: 466
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