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by Kevin Baker
September 21st, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Quantum Mechanics by Irving Quant
Replies: 22
Views: 3992

Re: Quantum Mechanics by Irving Quant

For reference: an almost identical move was published by A.P. Sreenivasan in the August 1989 Linking Ring (Vol 69, Number 8).

This precedes the Apocalypse publication.
by Kevin Baker
February 3rd, 2007, 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4647
Views: 1651222

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Richard. It appears this book has become far more desirable and valuable in the recent past.

Regards,

Kevin
by Kevin Baker
January 31st, 2007, 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4647
Views: 1651222

Re: ERDNASE

Originally posted by silverking: [QB] There's an ellusive first edition of "Expert at the Card Table" on the Random Treasures auction right now. I guess of note is that it's had a bit of work done to it, although it has original cover boards but new endpapers. It's currently at $440.00. H...
by Kevin Baker
July 23rd, 2006, 9:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Info About a Coin Production
Replies: 32
Views: 777

Re: Info About a Coin Production

To throw another name into the ring... I'm sure Bob Friedhoffer claims this move.
by Kevin Baker
December 12th, 2003, 4:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Reversing Aces credit
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Reversing Aces credit

Originally posted by Ernest Earick: I wonder if you know if Larry always performed it as written or whether he was ever tempted to mis-call the face card at the end of the trick burying it near the top of the deck in the approximate location of the (now face-up) ace it is assumed to be. Otherwise, ...
by Kevin Baker
July 30th, 2003, 10:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card moves you avoid
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Re: Card moves you avoid

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Actually, the sequence you describe is not Marlo's "Diminishing Lift" sequence... What you are describing is something that, for lack of a better title, I've been describing as an "All Alike" sequence. Richard, Could you clarify the differen...
by Kevin Baker
June 30th, 2003, 4:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FIGURE THIS
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: FIGURE THIS

Originally posted by Tim Ellis:
Then there's this version where the gimmicked watch actually stops the SPECTATOR'S PULSE! It's a real killer.
Yeah. Those cyanide darts get em every time...
by Kevin Baker
February 27th, 2003, 3:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: raise rise
Replies: 47
Views: 7560

Re: raise rise

Originally posted by Geoff Latta: If only you could see me stamping my feet as steam spewed out of my ears as I wrote that. [/QB] Mr Latta, Perhaps while you are in rant mode, I might persuade you to explicate on your methods a little more... For example, referring to the effect "Deadlier Than...
by Kevin Baker
February 13th, 2003, 1:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cannibal Presentation
Replies: 24
Views: 1180

Re: Cannibal Presentation

Originally posted by Mike Cookman:
I would think that with the popularity of Hannibal Lechter the Cannibal Cards presentation would go over well....
Mike,

Great idea.

Instead of cannibals you could have dinner guests, unaware of what they are really eating...

Kevin
by Kevin Baker
January 22nd, 2003, 1:22 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon, the person and the magician
Replies: 45
Views: 2965

Re: Dai Vernon, the person and the magician

There are also several references in The Phoenix to Vernon working cruise ship voyages to South America.

As a matter of interest, did he work these as a magician or silhouette artist?

Kevin
by Kevin Baker
December 27th, 2002, 12:25 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Stars of Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 20858

Re: Book of the Month: Stars of Magic

Originally posted by Harvey Rosenthal: ... The descriptions of other Vernon routines, to a greater or lesser extent, were also modified for various reasons, e.g., his Ambitious Card routine... Mr Rosenthal, Thanks for the background information. As a matter of interest, can you share with us the di...
by Kevin Baker
December 11th, 2002, 1:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: John Ramsay's Cups and Balls Routine
Replies: 60
Views: 1433

Re: John Ramsay's Cups and Balls Routine

Actually, without much fanfare and at far too low a price, International Magic has released two of the most valuable video tapes I have ever watched. Until recently my most valued video tape had been Andrew Galloway's performance only recording made (I think) in the 1980's. The release of the recent...
by Kevin Baker
November 22nd, 2002, 2:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Which Triumph do you use??
Replies: 64
Views: 3123

Re: Which Triumph do you use??

Originally posted by Lance Pierce: My experience has taught me that the righting of the cards is a much stronger effect than finding the selection.... Thoughts? Mr Pierce, Although I am not a frequent performer, your experience tallies with mine, and your structure is reminiscent of a version that ...
by Kevin Baker
November 18th, 2002, 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: photos or illustrations
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: photos or illustrations

Photographs can provide an emotive and personal context that is missing from drawings. For example, much of the pleasure of reading the Ramsay cylinder and coins missive by Farelli is the knowledge that I am looking at Ramsay's hands. I study those photos closely hoping to find nuances that may have...
by Kevin Baker
November 14th, 2002, 11:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hanging Coins
Replies: 73
Views: 3179

Re: Hanging Coins

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Kevin, do NOT repeat an entire post because you mispelled something: LEARN HOW TO EDIT YOUR POSTS!!!! Click on the small icon in your post that shows a piece of paper and a pencil and that will let you edit your original message. I have learned how to edit my p...
by Kevin Baker
November 14th, 2002, 12:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hanging Coins
Replies: 73
Views: 3179

Re: Hanging Coins

Jonathan, What great thinking...once you start down that route you have so many options. So objects can - distort in shape - become heavier - age more slowly - transfer instantaneously - ???? Having the creativity of a goldfish I am forced to admit that I have no idea where these will lead, but I wa...
by Kevin Baker
August 15th, 2002, 9:51 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: History of Hot Rod wanted
Replies: 54
Views: 4111

Re: History of Hot Rod wanted

Hi Ed,

It's really thanks to Mr Dusheck for sharing!!

No I've not written up the coin stuff - its much more fun just showing it to people.

Hope you're keeping well.

Regards,

Kevin
by Kevin Baker
August 15th, 2002, 1:05 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: History of Hot Rod wanted
Replies: 54
Views: 4111

Re: History of Hot Rod wanted

I am sure I am not the only person to notice that hidden amongst a lot of discussion on size, materials, dealers and manufacturers, Steve Dusheck has posted a very clever routine that - introduces the prop in a subtle manner - makes the change meaningful to the spectator - incorporates a devious and...
by Kevin Baker
August 13th, 2002, 12:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Ultra Move
Replies: 43
Views: 5300

Re: The Ultra Move

And, as with the Ultra Move, the move can also be done by simply turning the left hand palm down as the top card is drawn back....
by Kevin Baker
July 25th, 2002, 1:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Fly
Replies: 166
Views: 13546

Re: Three Fly

"Either way, their versions have been surpassed by several others, Paul Wilson's among them." I'm not sure the Kurtz version has necessarily been surpassed. Whilst newer versions, Paul Wilson's amongst them, have simplified the handling the Kurtz version retains a purity that is hard to su...
by Kevin Baker
July 9th, 2002, 1:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Ramsay
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: John Ramsay

Hopefully he will also keep the classic line "On a recent day trip to China...." The performance tape Mr Galloway recorded a few years ago is by one of the best videos I have ever bought. Even if these new tapes were performance only they would be an obligatory purchase, just for the oppor...
by Kevin Baker
June 19th, 2002, 12:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: OSCAR MUNOZ
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: OSCAR MUNOZ

Which other Gold Cups winners have not had cover stories?
by Kevin Baker
May 1st, 2002, 12:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: Card Problem

How about... Using The Jennings Immediate Bottom Placement to outjog an indifferent card and relocate the selection 7 cards below it. Then use the Mike Weber Spread Pass Control or the Fisher/Rosenthal Hermann Pass handling to shift all the cards below the outjogged indifferent card to the top. Alte...
by Kevin Baker
February 20th, 2002, 11:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sol Stone: QUICK & CASUAL CLOSE-UP video
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Sol Stone: QUICK & CASUAL CLOSE-UP video

Agreed. The ring and pen routine is extremely strong - simple, direct and very deceptive.
by Kevin Baker
August 21st, 2001, 2:55 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Karl, Thank you for going into detail on some of the finer points of your shuffle. If it is not too much of an imposition - and if it is allowable on this board - would you mind providing a bit more information on your "pseudo cover pass"? I have been using an in the hands slip cut disguis...

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