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Re: card on ceiling history ???????

Thanks Philippe. Another one for the collection. Correction to my last post: Actually the Hocus Pocus book was not a translation of the English one, but a completely separate collection of card tricks which I think was later put together with the German version of Hocus Pocus Junior. The text is rep...
by Edwin Corrie
09/06/14 08:01 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card on ceiling history ???????
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: card on ceiling history ???????

Philippe, are you sure they are using "plancher" for the ceiling, not the floor? It sounds interesting - is the text available online? The Card on Ceiling is also in "HOCUS POCUS kürtzweilige approbirte Kahrten-Künste" (1669), which was the German translation of "Hocus Pocus...
by Edwin Corrie
09/05/14 07:00 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card on ceiling history ???????
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians (T.A. Waters) has an entry for Phantom Tube and gives the inventor's name as Curtis Dressen (I'm writing this from work, so I hope I'm remembering the name right). It also mentions the Genii Tube, a version with two half tubes hinged together so you can open t...
by Edwin Corrie
07/04/14 11:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

To me, the amazing thing was that if you take a deck and give it a really good shuffle, the odds are that no deck in history has ever been in that particular order before. Reported to me by a friend of my brother: [quote] There was a probability expert talking about this on Radio 4 about a year or ...
by Edwin Corrie
04/07/14 10:37 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 6138

Re: Visual Puns

I was going to suggest "performance art" (as distinct from "performing art"), which would be fairly descriptive but is actually an established term for a very different kind of "art" (the pictures on Google Images are nothing like Troublewit). I like Pete’s term "s...
by Edwin Corrie
04/03/14 03:39 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: The Session Convention 2014

Thanks for posting. I've always been curious about The Session and this year almost managed to go, but it didn't work out. So it's interesting to read about what actually went on. Maybe next year...
by Edwin Corrie
03/30/14 06:40 AM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: The Session Convention 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2224

Re: How do you print a Collection?

Thanks Joe. I looked everywhere and also checked the video tutorials, but couldn't find anything, so it's probably as you say.
by Edwin Corrie
01/08/14 08:27 AM
 
Forum: Ask Alexander
Topic: How do you print a Collection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

How do you print a Collection?

There used to be a way to save and print a whole Collection as a single PDF, but I can't work out how to do it any more. Also, the Collection I have comprises 42 of the 135 pages the Asti manuscript supplemental material. Is this too much from a single document? I wouldn't want to get banned. Conjur...
by Edwin Corrie
01/07/14 07:59 PM
 
Forum: Ask Alexander
Topic: How do you print a Collection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: Hofzinser's Rose Mirror

Zauberzentrale München is definitely still in business, though there doesn't seem to be anything on the website about a version of the Rose Mirror being for sale. It does seem though that the last volume of Magic Christian's Hofzinser trilogy is finally available in German: http://www.zauberzentrale...
by Edwin Corrie
10/18/13 03:30 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser's Rose Mirror
Replies: 18
Views: 2409

Re: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .

A bit off track perhaps, but I happened to find an article by Sachs in "Strand" magazine: "A Parlour Seance with David Devant" by E.T. Sachs The Strand 1901 - vol xxii, p735-743, July-Dec 1901 9pp http://ia700503.us.archive.org/28/items/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheSt...
by Edwin Corrie
10/16/13 10:30 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 4222

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

The "Louisiana Switch" is described in one of Martin Nash's books and in one of John Mendoza's. It is NOT the Jinx Switch (which is described everywhere). Does anyone know of any other references? Ultimate Marlo Vol. 1 (set of 4 DVDs in French) http://www.aufestivaldesjeux.com/DVD+%22Ulti...
by Edwin Corrie
10/10/13 06:23 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 160
Views: 30641

Re: The Trick that Fooled Einstein

I only have the 1939 edition of Matchstick Magic , but the trick's there under the title of "Matchstick Divination" (page 117) with very simple explanatory patter. Presumably it was in the 1921 edition too. It must go back even further than that though. Barrie Richardson also has "The...
by Edwin Corrie
10/05/13 07:26 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: The Trick that Fooled Einstein
Replies: 19
Views: 3914

Re: October 2013 Issue with Eugene Burger

Arrived in France today. The new postal service is working very well.
by Edwin Corrie
10/03/13 07:00 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: October 2013 Issue with Eugene Burger
Replies: 31
Views: 3738

Re: Japan Ingenious Shipping on Monday August 12

Received mine yesterday. This is going to be one of my all-time favourite books. Even if I never actually do most of the material, the incredible thinking behind it is wonderful to contemplate.
by Edwin Corrie
10/03/13 06:59 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Japan Ingenious Shipping on Monday August 12
Replies: 18
Views: 4496

Re: Who invented What's Next?

I am interested in whether there are any versions using a metal surface and magnetic dots prior to 1967. Does anyone know how the earlier versions work? I'm thinking they're just cardboard or wooden dots on threads or sliding in grooves. The sliding pip cards in Roterberg (and also Conradi's "...
by Edwin Corrie
10/03/13 06:54 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who invented What's Next?
Replies: 30
Views: 3363

Re: Amazing Geometric Vanish - MAGIC magazine

A relevant video by Mariano. You beat me to it! This has to be one of the best, because you actually seem to be creating something that people want. I love the implication that the whole bowl of extra chocolate squares has been obtained in this way. Another related item by Masao Atsukawa appeared i...
by Edwin Corrie
10/02/13 04:33 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Amazing Geometric Vanish - MAGIC magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 9239

Re: one-handed shuffle

However , one must not automatically assume it was a riffle shuffle! I have found what I believe to be Green's method ripped off by Hugard with no credit (all too common) in an early Card Manipulations booklet. It is what we would consider a one-hand Overhand Shuffle. The one-handed shuffles in &qu...
by Edwin Corrie
09/26/13 03:22 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: one-handed shuffle
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: one-handed shuffle

The article in Hugard's Magic Monthly describes two one-handed shuffles - the One-Handed Riffle and the One-Handed Overhand Shuffle. They are credited to Howard de Courcy, though he didn't claim originality. "A now-ubiquitous one-handed riffle shuffle and bridge procedure, meanwhile, was publis...
by Edwin Corrie
09/24/13 03:26 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: one-handed shuffle
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

Re: Magic in Italy?

Another recommendation for Tra Palco e Realtà. It's not far from St. Peter's Square and definitely worth a visit.

If you're in Milan there's Shaun Yee's shop (see http://www.shaunyee.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=6 for photos).
by Edwin Corrie
09/21/13 06:28 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic in Italy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .

Is there any evidence that Edwin O. was involved in magic? The attribution of "Sleight of Hand" to him is clearly erroneous. The places he is mentioned in Hopkins's book only describe his writings on theater architecture, and don't indicate any particular interest in magic. "Involved...
by Edwin Corrie
08/29/13 10:36 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 4222

Re: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .

It’s strange that two people with such similar names (Edwin O. and Edwin T.) were involved in magic around the same time, and possibly would be even stranger if they had been related. The confusion surrounding the publication date is also surprising. How is it that we can't rely on the date given in...
by Edwin Corrie
08/29/13 03:44 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 4222

Re: Sachs and Sack's

Another early reference is "Half Hours of Scientific Amusement" (1890), which was a translation/compilation of material by Gaston Tissandier: http://archive.org/details/halfhoursscient00fritgoog See page 104 ff. I haven't been able to find the exact reference in Tissandier, but it must hav...
by Edwin Corrie
08/14/13 04:04 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sachs and Sack's
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

Re: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .

I did a bit more searching and found the following: Eglinton exposed: Textually extracted from the "Journals" and "Proceedings" of the British Society for Psychical Research "The contents include the full & complete report of Mr. Richard Hodgson; plus the findings of sev...
by Edwin Corrie
08/14/13 03:56 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 4222

Re: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .

I'm one of those who clicked on this post (two or three times, actually). :) I would have loved to see the discussion develop but didn't have anything to add myself, apart from perhaps a comment about his parents' good taste in names. It does seem strange that there isn't more information about the ...
by Edwin Corrie
08/13/13 02:39 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edwin T. Sachs and Angelo J. Lewis . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 4222

Re: My New Book "Japan Ingenious" On Pre-Pub Sale

Available from all dealers. However, you will pay the same whether you order it from me now at the pre-publication discount (and include shipping) or if you buy it after the pre-pub discount ends and don't have to pay for shipping. I've just ordered it direct from your site (I'm sure I can find oth...
by Edwin Corrie
07/28/13 07:34 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: My New Book "Japan Ingenious" On Pre-Pub Sale
Replies: 33
Views: 6111

Re: My New Book "Japan Ingenious" On Pre-Pub Sale

Richard, will this be available from dealers or only from you? I'm going to be in New York at the end of August and would love to be able to avoid postage costs by picking it up from Tannens.
by Edwin Corrie
07/27/13 08:51 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: My New Book "Japan Ingenious" On Pre-Pub Sale
Replies: 33
Views: 6111

Re: Extremely Nice T-34 Against Gravity on Ebay

Are these things really worth that much? I have Against Gravity (not sure which version) and I think the box is in quite good shape. Maybe I should try selling off my Tenyo stuff, although they do bring back some great memories for me. Crystal Box was probably my first proper magic trick, bought fro...
by Edwin Corrie
07/16/13 12:45 PM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Extremely Nice T-34 Against Gravity on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Has anyone ever seen a Tenyo Magic Coaster?

by Edwin Corrie
07/09/13 06:16 PM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Has anyone ever seen a Tenyo Magic Coaster?
Replies: 15
Views: 1617

Re: Has anyone ever seen a Tenyo Magic Coaster?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Bob: no, Magic Coaster is not made of plastic and does not have a little blue trap door.


I too have a round coaster in blue plastic with a trapdoor - I think it was Japanese, but not Tenyo. The photos linked to in this thread seem to show a playing card.
by Edwin Corrie
07/09/13 03:27 AM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Has anyone ever seen a Tenyo Magic Coaster?
Replies: 15
Views: 1617

Re: Now you (can) see first few minutes

An interesting article about Now You See Me and the general resurgence of magic in the movies:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23143524
by Edwin Corrie
07/04/13 03:45 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Now you (can) see first few minutes
Replies: 26
Views: 4445

Re: The July Issue of Genii is on Its Way to You!

July issue arrived in France yesterday. Looks great, as always.
by Edwin Corrie
06/30/13 07:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The July Issue of Genii is on Its Way to You!
Replies: 43
Views: 5797

Re: Ananyms

Marlo => Olram
Cervon => Novrec

I only know the latter from the Novrec Turnover move, but if "Siva" counts (pun intended) so does this.
by Edwin Corrie
06/19/13 02:53 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ananyms
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday

The May issue finally arrived yesterday, so I seem to be up to date (for now).
by Edwin Corrie
06/13/13 02:00 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday
Replies: 72
Views: 6037

Re: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday

April arrived about a week ago, and I just received the June issue yesterday. Still waiting for May though.
by Edwin Corrie
05/31/13 03:01 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday
Replies: 72
Views: 6037

Re: Bosco's Cup and Ball routine

Sorry to derail this thread back to the original question :) , but Bosco's original routine is described in German in "Ein Blick in Döbler´s und Bosco´s Zauberkabinet" (1832). It's an interesting book because unlike a lot of the magic literature of the time it focuses on presentational det...
by Edwin Corrie
04/26/13 03:10 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bosco's Cup and Ball routine
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Re: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday

Just for the record: I held out as long as I could for the March issue but finally e-mailed Margret on 15th April about a replacement copy. She responded immediately (on the 16th) and sent the replacement, which arrived here in France on 23rd April. I hadn't realised others were still waiting for th...
by Edwin Corrie
04/25/13 03:33 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday
Replies: 72
Views: 6037

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: H. DEAN’S HOCUS POCUS REPRINT; RESEARCH HE

Not sure if this is still relevant, but here is a copy of the 8th edition for sale: http://www.olympiabookfair.com/antiquarian-books/d/the-whole-art-of-legerdemain%3A-or-hocus-pocus-in-perfection-by-which-the-meanest-capacity-may-perform-the-whole-art-without-a-teacher-together-with-the-use-of-all-t...
by Edwin Corrie
04/09/13 03:38 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: H. DEAN’S HOCUS POCUS REPRINT; RESEARCH HELP NEEDED
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Alexander Adrion 1923-2013

I don't know much about him, but I do have his book "Adrions Zauberkabinet", which is a great general introduction to magic with lots of interesting historical material.
by Edwin Corrie
03/28/13 12:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alexander Adrion 1923-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Full Deck Levitation -- opinions?

Another deck suspension (rather than levitation, though the effect is quite similar) is Dan Harlan's Auto Suspension from Minotaur magazine. Also Angelo Carbone's Humbug is a very clever idea.
by Edwin Corrie
03/25/13 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Full Deck Levitation -- opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 720

Re: Please Put On Your Thinking Caps: Who Invented "Well, I Never!"

A description also appears in 48 der besten Zauberkunststcke mit Zndhlzern und Zndholzschachteln (1955) by Hans-Werner Waster (pseudonym for Dr. Hans-Gerhard Stumpf, who produced several collections of tricks with matches, matchboxes and matchbooks). The version described also uses a playing card. I...
by Edwin Corrie
02/22/13 08:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Please Put On Your Thinking Caps: Who Invented "Well, I Never!"
Replies: 15
Views: 785
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