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Re: review of 'The Illusionist'

"the Illusionist" looks wonderful, a trip to a world most all of us wish we could have lived in, for a little while anyway. If you're in New York or LA, see it now. The rest of us will have to wait until it makes its way across the country to a reasonably local theater in February and Marc...
by Mitch Dutton
01/07/11 01:54 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: review of 'The Illusionist'
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

Arrived in Northwest Metro Atlanta today, 7/25. What a lovely cover! Great pose and excellent texturing, coloring and contrast. I'd like to have a copy of the cover picture sans type to frame and hang with my other photos, posters, etc. Thanks for another memorable issue!
by Mitch Dutton
07/25/08 05:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed
Replies: 71
Views: 6801

Re: Dynamo - Superstar Magician - Adidas

I didn't say I liked it, or that you should. I just said that's the way it is. Frankly they don't give a f**kwit what we think, we ain't in the demographic.
by Mitch Dutton
06/23/08 07:26 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dynamo - Superstar Magician - Adidas
Replies: 32
Views: 3637

Re: Dynamo - Superstar Magician - Adidas

Well, gee Cugel - I guess you haven't noticed that most of popular culture is headed that way. Spend some time looking at youth oriented tv/cable programming, and particularly how things are marketed to them!
by Mitch Dutton
06/23/08 09:25 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dynamo - Superstar Magician - Adidas
Replies: 32
Views: 3637

Re: Dynamo - Superstar Magician - Adidas

Hey Guys - a company as mainstream as Adidas is using magic to promote their products! And they're not exposing or making fun of magic or magicians! This is a GOOD thing.
by Mitch Dutton
06/22/08 08:35 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dynamo - Superstar Magician - Adidas
Replies: 32
Views: 3637

Re: Savannah GA

I'm afraid that, although Savannah is a most magical town, there's not much there for magicians. I think the nearest club is an IBM ring around Hilton Head, a fur piece from Savannah. No shops, not even a magic shelf in the joke shops anymore... just take some great books with you and create your ow...
by Mitch Dutton
06/19/08 04:16 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Savannah GA
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Multiplying Candles (Fantasio)

Denny Haney sent out an email saying he has a few new sets of Owen candles in stock - $340.00 per set!
by Mitch Dutton
06/10/08 04:59 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multiplying Candles (Fantasio)
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Re: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"

Ba-DOOM-Boom!
by Mitch Dutton
05/22/08 08:58 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: David Regal's "Approaching Magic"
Replies: 89
Views: 32203

Re: June Genii arrived in mailbox

Looks like everything's coming up Regal, Genii having arrived here today, 5/15.
by Mitch Dutton
05/15/08 04:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii arrived in mailbox
Replies: 34
Views: 2955

Re: travelling by plane

I believe flash paper can be shipped WET. I requires drying out before use, but is not a big deal. I think that is how it is shipped to dealers.
by Mitch Dutton
05/12/08 07:47 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: travelling by plane
Replies: 21
Views: 3442

Re: What happens in Vegas...

John - apparently it takes a ball.
by Mitch Dutton
04/13/08 08:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What happens in Vegas...
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Seeking: Comedy Arm Saw Escape

I beleive this could be a Collector's Workshop item, no longer available. I don't remember the name, either... Guys?

--Mitch Dutton
by Mitch Dutton
04/06/08 03:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Seeking: Comedy Arm Saw Escape
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Economic Downturns and Magic

Well, this IS Saturday night... just take a look over to the right side of the screen and you can see a long list of guys who do NOT have a gig tonight!
by Mitch Dutton
03/22/08 12:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Economic Downturns and Magic
Replies: 17
Views: 2308

Re: Pure Magic

Another couple of tricks where you actually do exactly what you say (or demonstrate) are the Needle Through Balloon and the Twisting Arm Illusion. Would you consider these Pure Magic?
by Mitch Dutton
03/14/08 12:00 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pure Magic
Replies: 40
Views: 9701

Re: Multiplying Bottles

I have a brand new Comedy Legs Table I will sell. Never used, just unpacked for inspection. Excellent craftsmanship, will last forever. Drop me a line if you're interested!
by Mitch Dutton
03/08/08 10:10 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multiplying Bottles
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Re: What is this?

Why don't you try asking at the Flora and Co. website?

http://www.floraco.com/welcome.htm

Brian's wife may be able to help.
by Mitch Dutton
03/08/08 10:00 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: This eBay Seller has Good Stuff!

THIS GUY has some interesting toys... in case you get tired of reading.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZslydevillasvegas
by Mitch Dutton
02/17/08 08:32 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: This eBay Seller has Good Stuff!
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Pure Magic

How about a cold reading?
by Mitch Dutton
02/09/08 10:37 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pure Magic
Replies: 40
Views: 9701

Re: My Genii Routine

Lou Derman was also co-creator and head writer of Mr.Ed.
by Mitch Dutton
02/08/08 06:39 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Genii Routine
Replies: 21
Views: 5068

Re: John Carney is 50 today!

John - no matter what anybody tells you, you DON'T take Preparation H orally!
by Mitch Dutton
01/30/08 01:54 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: John Carney is 50 today!
Replies: 26
Views: 2539

Re: Taking out the bad things

And there's a prime reason to belong to the Genii Forum - from vague description to chapter and verse in less than twelve hours!
by Mitch Dutton
01/30/08 01:50 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Taking out the bad things
Replies: 10
Views: 1847

Geoffrey Durham's Professional Secrets

Having just received my copy of Geoffrey Durham's new book, I must say that it is already one of my top ten favorites! The tricks and routines are wonderful, but the real gold is in the thinking behind the performances. BUY THIS BOOK and read it with an open mind. You will be a more entertaining per...
by Mitch Dutton
01/22/08 09:59 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Geoffrey Durham's Professional Secrets
Replies: 3
Views: 2819

Re: Identify this gimmick

I just received Geoffrey Durham's book, Professional Secrets (a FABULOUS book btw) and he alludes to "the Great Masoni's beautiful little prop for the trick, formerly sold by Supreme..." Could this be one of the Masoni gimmicks? I also use the Red Tape Thumb Tie and have found that using p...
by Mitch Dutton
01/22/08 09:38 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Identify this gimmick
Replies: 28
Views: 1942

Re: How do you store your Genii?

I keep mine in the bottle he came in.
by Mitch Dutton
01/18/08 10:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How do you store your Genii?
Replies: 26
Views: 1935

Re: Steve Martin

I hear his voice in my head when I read the book. Doesn't everybody?
by Mitch Dutton
01/15/08 09:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Martin
Replies: 80
Views: 7899

Re: the uncanny scot

I've been trying for two years to buy a copy! Every time I think I've found one, someone else has already bought it!
by Mitch Dutton
01/15/08 08:59 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: the uncanny scot
Replies: 9
Views: 3091

Steve Martin Interview Online

The New Yorker Magazine has posted quite a long video interview with Steve Martin. He details his beginnings in comedy and magic, a very interesting and entertaining clip. Check it out at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/video/festival/2007/MartinMorrison">http://w...
by Mitch Dutton
10/24/07 07:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Martin Interview Online
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Visiting Manhattan.........

Assembly 1 of the S.A.M. meets at the Hotel Edison (an inexpensive hotel on Broadway, BTW). <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.sampa1.com/magictable.htm">http://www.sampa1.com/magictable.htm</a><!-- m --> The Magic Table meets on Fridays between 12 PM and 2 PM at the Caf Edison, Edison H...
by Mitch Dutton
09/27/07 04:38 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Visiting Manhattan.........
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Irv Weiner

You can read an article by Eugene Burger and his thoughts/encounters with "Mr. Fingers" here:

http://www.lanceburton.com/learn/oView.php?id=7
by Mitch Dutton
08/17/07 07:34 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Irv Weiner
Replies: 70
Views: 13713

Re: Magic Live! - Roll Call

And how FAST!
by Mitch Dutton
08/17/07 06:20 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic Live! - Roll Call
Replies: 26
Views: 2140

Re: Who's who has Mark Wilson's Illusions

I remember the Magic Auction website having a bunch of Mark Wilson illusions on auction some time back. Maybe they can give you some contacts for those illusions that sold. -Mitch
by Mitch Dutton
08/13/07 07:50 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who's who has Mark Wilson's Illusions
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Merv Griffin

Don't forget Orson Welles on Merv!OOOOooooooh!
by Mitch Dutton
08/12/07 03:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merv Griffin
Replies: 20
Views: 458

Re: Jerry Garcia necktie

I suspect Jerry would use it to hold a joint or small stash.
by Mitch Dutton
08/06/07 06:37 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jerry Garcia necktie
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Vic Lawson/House of 1000 Mysteries

Cocktail companions are not what they used to be.
by Mitch Dutton
07/27/07 02:05 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vic Lawson/House of 1000 Mysteries
Replies: 24
Views: 7190

Re: Hat Tricks

Check out Pat Page's Book of Visual Comedy for a bunch of good hat gags/tricks!
by Mitch Dutton
07/18/07 05:51 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hat Tricks
Replies: 25
Views: 5841

Re: Vic Lawson/House of 1000 Mysteries

Asrah still lurks about, though I've taken his posting privileges away for now. He says to tell you "Hi," and that he intends to email you soon.
by Mitch Dutton
07/15/07 09:06 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vic Lawson/House of 1000 Mysteries
Replies: 24
Views: 7190

Re: Hat Tricks

I saw Lance Burton do that very stunt in the Folies back in the day. It was his curtain call. He walked off stage wearing his top hat. He stopped just at the proscenium and leaned back on stage. He grabbed his hat and sailed it in a circle over the heads of the showroom crowd, caught it in one hand,...
by Mitch Dutton
07/15/07 02:03 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hat Tricks
Replies: 25
Views: 5841

Re: Hank Lee Closing Shop in Boston

Those darned elves! Always joking around!
by Mitch Dutton
07/13/07 08:28 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee Closing Shop in Boston
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Vic Lawson/House of 1000 Mysteries

I just found a nice web remembrance of Vick Lawston and Pumpernickel by his son, Jeff. Check out

http://reflectivelyyours.com/generic89.html

Good memories! -Mitch
by Mitch Dutton
07/09/07 05:54 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vic Lawson/House of 1000 Mysteries
Replies: 24
Views: 7190

Re: Hat Tricks

A week or so I stumbled across this website and bookmarked it. Now I know why:

http://www.trickswithhats.org/

It's mostly juggling, but has good hat info too!
by Mitch Dutton
07/06/07 12:02 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hat Tricks
Replies: 25
Views: 5841
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