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by Matthew Field
August 27th, 2016, 4:38 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Magic Path
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: The Magic Path

Bob speaks Spanish as good as he does English. He's fluid in Spanish.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
August 26th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Magic Path
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: The Magic Path

Ooooooh. In the original Spanish, is it. Aren't we posh.

Matt Field (I'm from The Bronx, thank you)
by Matthew Field
August 14th, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Racherbaumer's Okay!
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Racherbaumer's Okay!

When I read of the flooding in Louisiana, I wrote to Jon Racherbaumer to see how he might have been affected. He assures me that all is well -- the flooding was to the north and west of his home. Thought you might like to know.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
July 31st, 2016, 3:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 19
Views: 2866

Re: Theodore Deland

This is one of the most interesting and magical books I have ever had a hand in.

Deland was a genius, albeit a troubled one.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
July 13th, 2016, 10:34 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: "Thoughts of Tom Jacobsen" Life Savers
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: "Thoughts of Tom Jacobsen" Life Savers

Tomo Maeda does a version of it, which he performed on one of my "Face to Face with Genii Magazine" interviews. He winds up with two unmatched socks, then holds up his feet which shows him wearing the mates to that unmatched pair.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
June 28th, 2016, 3:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Congratulations to all, but especially to my friends Ton Onosaka and Richard Kaufman, my best buddy.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
June 16th, 2016, 8:39 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Favourite Examinable Tenyo trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Favourite Examinable Tenyo trick?

Crystal Cleaver.
by Matthew Field
June 7th, 2016, 3:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card-wash Control
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: Card-wash Control

Karl Fulves describes it in one of his Slydini double volumes, I think "The Best of Slydini and More." I asked Slydini about it and he denied that it was something he ever did!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 19th, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Complete Walton Vol. 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Complete Walton Vol. 3

Just arrived on my doorstep -- The Complete Walton, Vol 3. This is a beauty from one of my all-time favorite card experts, whom I am fortunate to call a friend. It's 257 pages, about 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, designed to match the reprints of the first two volumes. Contains 95 items! Nice illustrations ...
by Matthew Field
May 14th, 2016, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 40
Views: 5260

New Karl Fulves Pubs

Some of you know that I am a great admirer of Karl Fulves. A huge package arrived on my doorstep with 4 new manuscripts, 4 decks of Bicycle cards, and some other stuff I haven't opened as yet. The main item is "The Lowdown", 32 pages and Karl writes that it will be 10 issues, each alternat...
by Matthew Field
April 30th, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..
Replies: 35
Views: 5724

Re: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..

Bill Goodwin has written that the so-called Jennings-Goodwin display should be called the Jennings display.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 22nd, 2016, 11:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Johnson
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Roy Johnson

Wayne Dobson reports the death of Roy Johnson last night.

No further info as of now.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 20th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Victoria Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Victoria Wood

British magician Geoffrey Durham's wife Victoria Wood died today, age 62, from cancer. The couple separated in 2002. Wood was a comedian known mostly for a sketch comedy shows "Victoria Wood as Seen on TV" and "Acorn Antiques and Dinnerladies." She is survived by Durham, known fo...
by Matthew Field
April 7th, 2016, 4:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The other Channing Pollock
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: The other Channing Pollock

I was quite friendly with the late Frank Brooker, who was often at The Magic Circle in London for their Monday meetings. He earned his living with Channing Pollack's act, as gifted to him by Pollack, and was, as I understand it, quite good. But he did not have the presence or good-looks-savoire-fair...
by Matthew Field
April 2nd, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New rare Ricky Jay Uploaded today by Me!
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Re: New rare Ricky Jay Uploaded today by Me!

Great stuff, Max. Many thanks.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 1st, 2016, 5:54 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The Floating Ball hook up
Replies: 10
Views: 2693

Re: The Floating Ball hook up

This sure looks great, Jim. Thank you for your generosity in sharing.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 26th, 2016, 4:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You
Replies: 16
Views: 3475

Re: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You

This is spectacular! Also, check out Tom's Max Milton Direct Steal on the Warg website. It has my highest recommendation.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 15th, 2016, 3:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Lyons (Patterson)
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Pat Lyons (Patterson)

Pat Patterson Lyons was a treasure. Her covers for Ibidem were clever and beautiful. R.I.P. to a smart and talented woman who gave so much to magic.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 6th, 2016, 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Re: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History

Jarding Ring?? Jardine-Ellis? There are a bunch of other great Fulves magazines with 10-issue runs, very difficult to find and uncollected, like Underworld, Rigmarole, Prolix, and the accompanying "bonus" publications which were sent with them, like "Off the Books" etc. Matt Field
by Matthew Field
February 26th, 2016, 3:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Irene Larsen, 1936 – 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3324

Re: Irene Larsen, 1936 – 2016

I am terribly saddened to read this. I had the honor of interviewing Irene, along with Erika Larsen and Richard Kaufman, on stage at the first Genii Bash in 2012. I have a great respect for Irene, in no small part because of her work keeping Genii Magazine going after the death of her husband, Bill....
by Matthew Field
February 20th, 2016, 6:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Paul Daniels

The BBC News website has posted that Paul Daniels has been "diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour."

My thoughts are with him and Debbie McGee.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
February 19th, 2016, 3:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Mullica
Replies: 36
Views: 7935

Re: Tom Mullica

I am devastated by this news. Tom was someone I greatly admired on many levels. He was a creative, talented man who I believe showed how comedy and magic could successfully be combined. His Egg Bag routine, for example, was perhaps the best I've seen, with a climax that had to be seen to be believed...
by Matthew Field
February 17th, 2016, 2:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Mullica
Replies: 36
Views: 7935

Re: Tom Mullica

This is the most horrible news. Tom is not only one of magic's treasures, he is a wonderful human being. My thoughts are with Tom and, of course, Stephen. I hope he pulls through. I love the guy.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
February 12th, 2016, 4:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 53
Views: 8407

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

If you've never seen Terri Rogers' vent act, check it out on YouTube. Be aware that's it's quite rude.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
February 11th, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 53
Views: 8407

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

Joe Mckay wrote:I have discovered most of the ones that are in print.


Ah, it's nice to be young.

Have a conversation with Max Maven about The Jinx sometime and see if you still fell that way, Joe.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
February 11th, 2016, 4:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 53
Views: 8407

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

Joe -- I'm sure you have the 4 volumes of Thayer Instruction Sheets, but if others don't know about them, they are highly recommended. As is anything by U.F. Grant.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
February 7th, 2016, 5:27 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 6402

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

Mark, I've changed or deleted nothing in my posts. I'll not rise to your baiting except to say, re: nail thru finger, if you'll give me a nail I'll happily give you the finger.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
February 6th, 2016, 10:52 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 6402

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

I've "known" Mark for quite a few years and disagree with him about many things, including Henning Nelms. I think the book explains a lot of what's wrong with magic today, viz. it does not connect with many audiences. Mark thinks it's about the tricks, not some inner script. As Wesley Jame...
by Matthew Field
February 3rd, 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jerry Mentzer passed away
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Jerry Mentzer passed away

Very sorry to hear this. His books are a great contribution to magic and he leaves an enduring legacy.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
January 25th, 2016, 3:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Patton Has Died
Replies: 15
Views: 3271

Re: Jim Patton Has Died

Very sorry to hear this. I never met Jim, but his Magicana columns were always enjoyed. Aloha to a great magician.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
January 22nd, 2016, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, It's Racherbaumer's Birthday!
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: Hey, It's Racherbaumer's Birthday!

Jon is a treasure of magic. I value his friendship so very much. We've been corresponding for more than 30 years, I think, but I met him face to face for the first time at the wedding of a certain Mr. Kaufman!

Happy Birthday, Jon!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
January 22nd, 2016, 6:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mickey MacDougall on To Tell The Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Mickey MacDougall on To Tell The Truth

Thank you, Brad. Most enjoyable.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
January 18th, 2016, 7:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone's Factory Blanks
Replies: 20
Views: 3891

Tom Stone's Factory Blanks

I just received Tom Stone's "Factory Blanks", which I purchased from http://www.Card-Shark.de. It is that rare and wonderful thing, a powerhouse magic trick utilizing a new principal which has many applications. Best of all, it has set my mind racing away thinking about how I might apply t...
by Matthew Field
January 14th, 2016, 2:52 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Factory Blanks by Tom Stone
Replies: 8
Views: 3095

Re: Factory Blanks by Tom Stone

I ordered this as soon as I heard about a new effect from Tom, one of my most favorite magicians.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
January 13th, 2016, 12:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Long haul - smooth pull
Replies: 12
Views: 2470

Re: Long haul - smooth pull

Jim -- the Thornton Windlass material is highly educational. Many thanks!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
January 5th, 2016, 9:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Have Fun at The Session
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Have Fun at The Session

The Session begins on Friday. I was all booked to go, sharing a room with the Chief Genii, looking forward to seeing fiends like Max Maven, David Berglas, Tom Stone, Andi Gladwin, Luke Jermay and Joshua Jay. Except ... My wife had a hip replacement three weeks ago and recovery has been slower than h...
by Matthew Field
January 1st, 2016, 8:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2015 In Review
Replies: 16
Views: 2684

Re: 2015 In Review

Thank yo0u for this, Dustin.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
December 14th, 2015, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Opus Reunion in London
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Opus Reunion in London

Also there: Mark Elsdon.
by Matthew Field
December 14th, 2015, 12:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Opus Reunion in London
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Opus Reunion in London

Two more names to add to the list of Opus Reunion attendees: Neal Austen and Ian Keable.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
December 14th, 2015, 11:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Opus Reunion in London
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Opus Reunion in London

Opus magazine was published from 1987-2005, approximately monthly (for a while at least) over five volumes, by Chris Power and JJ (Johnny Johnston) before fizzling out. Based in England, the magazine had a wonderful artistic sensibility with art direction by Power, and originally had input from Ian ...

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