Garsh, Joe. Thanks for the kind words.
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- October 8th, 2016, 6:59 am
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
- Replies: 37
- Views: 2786
October's M-U-M arrived in the post yesterday here in the U.K. and I had a chance to read Norman Beck's column. I read it every month and usually find it opinionated (which is fine) and preachy (which is not). Mr. Beck often relates how he manipulates people and situations to get what he wants, ofte...
Thanks to Mahdi and Bill Kalush at Conjuring Arts for their generosity. I am, admittedly, a magic book kinda guy so I am especially glad to see these rare books made available. And Conjuring Arts has lots of other material that I suggest you check out -- http://www.conjuringarts.org . Matt Field
- September 23rd, 2016, 2:47 pm
- Forum: Buzz
- Topic: Harry Lorayne and The Magic Circle Award
- Replies: 9
- Views: 962
Pat Page was kicked out of the British Ring of the IBM, never The Magic Circle. They later reinstated him. John Lenahan was reinstated in The Circle some years ago and is a frequent Monday night attendee (and a friend). Others, such as Anthony Owen, were also reinstated. The reversals of the silly e...
- September 17th, 2016, 3:26 am
- Forum: Close-Up Magic
- Topic: Any Card at Any Number
- Replies: 11
- Views: 1493
The ignorance on display here is mind boggling. David Berglas performed this effect for me and blew me away. Much of what is described in the above posts is not the effect as performed by him (and described in Richard Kaufman's "The Berglas Effects." All I can say is that Mr. Berglas's per...
Richard K. -- I associate the "spreading action", "the right hand is held so the palm faces left, and the lower side of the hand descends onto the double card, when the hand is turned palm down and lowered the cards will spread", with Larry Jennings himself. I've shown it to many...
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 ...
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...
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...
- April 7th, 2016, 4:29 am
- Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
- Topic: The other Channing Pollock
- Replies: 11
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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...
- March 6th, 2016, 12:00 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History
- Replies: 6
- Views: 2179
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
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....
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...
- February 6th, 2016, 10:52 am
- Forum: Book of The Month Club
- Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
- Replies: 38
- Views: 7571
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...
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...