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Jochen Zmeck pass away

8 May 2012 pass away Patriarch of German Magic Jochen Zmeck (28.05.1929 - 08.05.2012).
by Stepanov
05/10/12 01:50 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jochen Zmeck pass away
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Re: Broken Wand - Gianni Pasqua "Roxy"

Long time I did not be here. Roxy was very much kind man. Like tourist he come to Russia and we must meet with him because he should give me one old Italian book. But he was so busy and because some technical problems we made solution he goes back to Italy and send book and DVD by mail. Time after h...
by Stepanov
08/28/11 02:52 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Broken Wand - Gianni Pasqua "Roxy"
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's ...

Dear Mr. El Mystico. Looks like you absolutely correct. When I watch your words I suppose it is equal what I wrote, but I do not understand why another peoples do not understand my texts like yours... :-))) I hope your last visit to my country help you understand peoples like me. :-) Please to all. ...
by Stepanov
12/08/09 04:26 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's ...
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Re: Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's ...

To me, "coined", means the first use of a word. It usually the inventor of the new word. You usually see it used in obituaries the most often. Dear Mr. Connolly. Not "To me...". I have my "to me..." before I began this thread. I need sources!!! I read 15-20 books and n...
by Stepanov
12/07/09 02:44 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's ...
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Re: Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's ...

Apologize for not clear question. -------------- Houdini on magic. Harry Houdini, Walter Brown Gibson, Morris N. Young. Page ix ...Arthur B. [color:#FF0000]Chase[/color] , [color:#FF0000]coined[/color] the verb " [color:#FF0000]houdinize[/color] " for the 1920 edition of [color:#FF0000]Fun...
by Stepanov
12/06/09 03:48 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's ...
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's ...

I saw 10-15 books and everywhere was same "Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's" Looks like all repeat from another and nobody understand what they write... What means "coined" on this contest? How Chase coined word? Did he goes to smithy, take big hammer and made metal...
by Stepanov
12/03/09 08:44 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdinize, Chase, coined, Funk & Wagnall's ...
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Re: Questions about Royal Road to Card Magic

Thanks Mr. Mullins.
I know than Braue not only live near, but was born there. And I know Alameda and Oakland is county of Frisco. This is how I find Donna Allen.
by Stepanov
10/22/09 02:13 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Royal Road to Card Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Questions about Royal Road to Card Magic

Aha. Looks like she was another person. Donna Wold Allen (1903 - 1983) Born in California on May 2, 1903. Allen was a resident of Alameda in the 1930s. She died in Sonoma, CA on March 18, 1983. Exh: Oakland Art Gallery, 1936-39; Calif. State Fair, 1937; GGIE, 1940. So. Rigney was painter from Hugard...
by Stepanov
10/21/09 02:00 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Royal Road to Card Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Questions about Royal Road to Card Magic

Thanks Mr. Mullings.

Your answer more complete than I need. Of course work on magazine is reason.

Left Donna Allen.
by Stepanov
10/10/09 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Royal Road to Card Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Questions about Royal Road to Card Magic

Hi to all. I need information about book Royal Road to Card Magic. Of course, I read all what can get but still have questions. For example. Why Hugard chose Francis Joseph Rigney (I know only date of birth 1882) who before made only work on origami in 1928 (I do not talk about literature books illu...
by Stepanov
10/10/09 11:30 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Royal Road to Card Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Vanishing Horse

The Pinetti reference does not use the term "Black Art" at all. Rather, it is a description of a performance with key details that make it fairly certain that Black Art is the method. Thanks. This made question more interesting. For further information, you should contact Magic Christian....
by Stepanov
10/03/09 10:31 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vanishing Horse
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Vanishing Horse

Apologize. Where possible get more information about this finding? If I know well, on time of Pinetti "Black Art" means not same that now.
by Stepanov
10/02/09 06:06 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vanishing Horse
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Books similiar to Phantoms of the Card Table and The Magician and the Cardsharp

"The man who was Erdnase". And for deep historic research "The Fatal Effects of Gambling exemplified in the murder of Wm. Weare...", 1824. This book like previous, with search truth about gambling exident, but was many years before and not many peoples know about it. Nice compare...
by Stepanov
06/20/09 02:46 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Books similiar to Phantoms of the Card Table and The Magician and the Cardsharp
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Some question i want to ask .

Long time try get prove that Trewey invent color change. Nothing except Hugard's Expert Card Technique can find. I also did not find that Felicien Trewey made card tricks, only he take part on the first film by Lumier's "Card players"... Will be very much interesting to get sources what pr...
by Stepanov
06/19/09 06:15 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Some question i want to ask .
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Robertson and Pinetti in Russia

All of yours, foreigners, so strange... :-))) All ask my home adress and send me papers. For me much more easy send to all on electronic mode... :-)))) Really two worlds... :-))) If you know, old Russian not like modern Russian and for you will be not easy read old newspapers. But, there are modern ...
by Stepanov
04/21/09 10:49 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robertson and Pinetti in Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: The first magic competition?

1956... :-)
by Stepanov
04/21/09 01:38 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The first magic competition?
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: Robertson and Pinetti in Russia

A-a-a-a-a. Just now I understand... Apologize. Newspapers what I mean: Advertising of Ivan Ivanov son of Pinetti Fly: Moscow Vedomosti ("Московские ведо&am...
by Stepanov
04/20/09 02:15 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robertson and Pinetti in Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: Robertson and Pinetti in Russia

Apologize. Long time did not see responses and forget check this thread. There is philologist (professor) Tatiana Smolyarova who wrote next article: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://magazines.russ.ru/nlo/2005/76/smo11.html">http://magazines.russ.ru/nlo/2005/76/smo11.html</a><!-- m --> Ther...
by Stepanov
04/18/09 03:17 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robertson and Pinetti in Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: WTB: Houdin - Fechner Set

Unfortunately, like honest man, I should agree that trading with Russia is bad idea. And I always say this for all foreigners who ask my opinion. :-)

Really amazing that week ago I can not find any suggestions on e-bay and now I can see more than one...
by Stepanov
03/14/09 10:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Houdin - Fechner Set
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: WTB: Houdin - Fechner Set

Thanks Mr. Richard Hatch. Looks like Fechner again on e-bay. We try to buy it last time but we do not know it possible write maximum price and computer will trade for you. So we lost. If my friend can solve problems with money card we try buy this book. Please. I am very much apologize for all probl...
by Stepanov
03/14/09 08:51 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Houdin - Fechner Set
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Re: WTB: Houdin - Fechner Set

Uff, I am here. I am so apologize for delay. I try get password by using e-mail, but Russia and Russian e-mail are little special things. Thanks Kevin. I am really did not know that possible ask about books what I search here. Dear Mr. Larry Miller. Do you have problems to sell me this set of books?...
by Stepanov
03/13/09 10:01 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Houdin - Fechner Set
Replies: 20
Views: 2839

Robertson and Pinetti in Russia

Just now I work with Russian documents about visiting of Pinetti and Robertson to Russia. If I know well most information about this in West World taken from Memoirs of Robertson published on 1830-34. If I understand well some of correctness was missed 30 years after adventures. But Russian sources ...
by Stepanov
01/01/09 08:18 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robertson and Pinetti in Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: Robert Houdin In Algeria

I am so apologize. Long time search but still not find. On Russian books (Vadimov, 1966) writen about Algerian tour. Information not accepted by any foreighner sources and I try find any sources what can be stimul for such writings... So. On Vadimov we can read about feat when Robert-Houdin read Kor...
by Stepanov
12/10/08 11:25 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robert Houdin In Algeria
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: ERDNASE

I am so apologize if this question was solved before.... Vernon told about 3 technical errors inside Erdnase, but on Revelations wrote only about: Page 53, line 4: The third paragraph should begin, "the third finger and thumb do the work." Another peoples "find" five errors, but,...
by Stepanov
11/16/08 07:50 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3045
Views: 1373632

Ricardo Palanca y Lita

By study works of Robert-Houdin I find man who translate Les Tricheries des Grecs Devoilees on Spanish - Ricardo Palanca y Lita. To complete my notes I decide find another works of this man. I was wonder when get next list: 1. ... secretos de los garitos. Arte de ganar a todos los juegos. Valencia: ...
by Stepanov
10/21/08 03:24 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ricardo Palanca y Lita
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Re: Questions about Bosco

Dear mr. Reinhard Mueller. Thanks for information. On my source only: Bosco, Eugne = Bosco junior, ital. Zauberknstler (*1823 [1829?] Italien). E: Bartholomeo Bosco (unehelich). Bereiste ab 1850 als Zauberknstler Europa. N+H: KEY1 | WHA1 Looks like we have different books. And, on my opinion, we bot...
by Stepanov
06/18/08 12:50 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Hm. On my variant Bosco, Eugne on page 49... Looks like information about both Boscos taken from Volkmann...

Please, can I send you two pages and you compare is it same text what you mean or not?
by Stepanov
06/17/08 05:00 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

I discovered a thorough investigation about B.Bosco in the book: Stephan Oettermann, Sybylle Spiegel "Bio-Bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberknstler" Edition Volker Huber, Offenbach am Main 2004. I call it Lexicon on message #166699 on this thread. Regarding Eugne Bosco, who was born in ...
by Stepanov
06/16/08 11:20 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Bill Palmer wrote:Hello Oleg:
Actually, the name is Christian Stelzel.

Ops. Of cource... Thanks.
by Stepanov
06/16/08 06:09 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

I will try find book by Herr Christian Selter. Or pages from it...

On my book I use words of Hofzinser from Theaterzeitung 22 November 1848.

If Bosco was friendly with Hofzinser, and Hofzinser was friendly with Compars Hermann, I can understand why Robert-Houdin so strange wrote about Bosco. :-)
by Stepanov
06/15/08 06:36 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Dear Mr. Reinhard Mueller. 1. Of course I believe that can be Carlo Bosco. I meant there are no proof that was Carlo Bosco who born on 1800's, was magician and can be prototype of man who visit Russia and used for title of book. 2. I understand that name Bosco can became synonym of magician after po...
by Stepanov
06/14/08 12:37 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Interesting. But... 1. There are no proof that Carl(o) Bosco exist, in spite of the fact that it was a lot of mistificators. 2. I do not sure when Bosco became synonym - before Bartolomeo or after and because. I look suggested link. Unfortunately I know all that books. Still the best is Valkmann wha...
by Stepanov
06/13/08 06:20 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Thanks. Unfortunatelly this is again just a book. And text very much close to books of Kerndrffer who wrote "Carlo Bosco's Magic Cabinet". As I know first book was on 1825 and titel was "Carl der Tausendknstler". Publisher was Carl Cnobloch. May be Kerndrffer use his name like pa...
by Stepanov
06/13/08 10:22 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Dear Mr. Joe Pecore. Unfortunately, suggested URL not give more information than possible find on another sources. Thanks for your help. Dear Willard. I send you private answer with article. Dear Mr. Reinhard Mueller. Thanks for information. Volkmann is great. I used his articles about Pass when wro...
by Stepanov
06/13/08 03:56 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Oleg, I am pretty sure that the Boscos discussed in the Servais LeRoy book are not what you seek. It discusses the various magicians who performed the part of "Bosco" with the LeRoy, Talma and Bosco troupe (Imro Fox, Dr. Elliott, etc). No bearing on your research regarding Bartolomeo, oth...
by Stepanov
05/27/08 01:13 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Where did "Carlo Bosco" perform in Russia in 1839? I do not know. I take information from Russian books. Vadimov, "From magicians of ancient time to illusionists of our days", 1966: "German Illusionist, who adopted famous name Bosco, was in Russia one year before the real B...
by Stepanov
05/26/08 05:16 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Questions about Bosco

Matthew Field wrote:I presume you have read the information on the several Boscos in "Servais LeRoy" by Mike Caveney and William Rauscher.

Matt Field

Unfortunatelly - not. Thanks for information.
by Stepanov
05/26/08 04:24 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892

Re: Vernon By Ben - sequel?

As to me, I like brilliant and typical Russian name Boguslaskys for cigarettes what produced in Russia with czar's crest on paper. Under the name "Russia" I mean country where was killed full czar's family with children too. I close my eyes and see: "1st Lenin's Tabaco Factory". ...
by Stepanov
05/24/08 11:42 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon By Ben - sequel?
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: T Nelson Downs

On Russia card cheaters has long pinkey nail. When I show picture of Nelson Downs on Russian Forum one my friend fastly recognise this sign. His responce was "I did not know that Downs was card sharper". Some years ago I ask Americans is card sharpers in USA use this sign. Nobody know. But...
by Stepanov
05/22/08 01:29 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: T Nelson Downs
Replies: 11
Views: 1739

Re: Questions about Bosco

Hi Richard. Just today I check my Skype conection with Roxy. He is great man. And his collection terrific. Unfortunately he did not know month ago that Carlo Bosco and Bartolomeo Bosco is same person and I help him translate from Die Zauberwelt 1896. With Bill Kalush I had connections but he not uns...
by Stepanov
05/13/08 11:59 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Bosco
Replies: 35
Views: 3892
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