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Re: Swimsuit Model "Magic"

Nice to see that the Castle maintains it's high standards for membership.
I used to think they would just accept anyone who could pay the fee.
by Brad Jeffers
02/24/15 06:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Swimsuit Model "Magic"
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: ricky jay new book

Dustin Stinett wrote: I suspect that the book will eventually be published.


Yeah ... maybe Squash Publishing .
by Brad Jeffers
02/23/15 05:48 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: ricky jay new book
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

Re: Haversat & Ewing Galleries Next Auction

by Brad Jeffers
02/21/15 08:09 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Haversat & Ewing Galleries Next Auction
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

For Nigh to use Jay's material is damaging right now to Jay. Really? I don't see how. ... thanks for the tips, however I do Darwin's routine ... Card School by Peter Duffie has a routine called Stacking For Real ... the Schindler routine is excellent. I used it for a number of years Chas Nigh seems...
by Brad Jeffers
02/18/15 07:22 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 146
Views: 5967

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Richard Kaufman wrote:I haven't watched the clip, but after the Aces roll out, that's when you spread the deck to show that the cards are now facing all one way. Then, after a pause, is when you spread the royal flushes.

I just watched the clip and that's exactly the way Ammar did it.
by Brad Jeffers
02/17/15 05:58 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 146
Views: 5967

Re: ricky jay new book

This reminds me of a similar situation with Russell Barnhart's book, Dens of Iniquity - A Life Among Gamblers, Cheaters and Theives. The book was listed on Amazon prior to publication and remained listed for months. The book was never published and eventually was removed from the Amazon site. An int...
by Brad Jeffers
02/17/15 02:27 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: ricky jay new book
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

It's just a card trick so chill the f*** out ...
Where's the guy who said that?


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by Brad Jeffers
02/16/15 06:50 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 146
Views: 5967

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

This is a serious question ...

Would it still be deemed unethical to perform Ricky Jay's material after he has shuffled off this mortal coil?

After all, you can't take it with you.

Or can you?
by Brad Jeffers
02/16/15 05:28 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 146
Views: 5967

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Chas Nigh wrote:Chris, thanks for the tips, however I do Darwin's routine. I liked RJ's because he only used three riffle shuffles to stack.


I fail to understand this comment, as Ortiz's "Greek Poker" uses only two riffle shuffles to stack.

This is just an observation ...

not an attack. ;)
by Brad Jeffers
02/16/15 04:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 146
Views: 5967

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

So who did the collection belong to? It states in the article that the collection is a gift from the Emmanuelle Gattuso Foundation. Emmanuelle Gattuso is the wife of Allan Slaight. Allan Slaight is the billionare founder of Slaight Comunications, amateur magician and author of the Stewart James boo...
by Brad Jeffers
02/14/15 02:02 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Morgan Fairchild performs the Bullet Catch Illusion

I prefer this presentation over that of Penn & Teller.
by Brad Jeffers
02/09/15 01:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Morgan Fairchild performs the Bullet Catch Illusion
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

I look forward to reviews that describe the routine in enough detail to make clear exactly what is protectable. The plot is old (Malini did multiple selections) and is clearly public domain; sleights aren't protectable; and most people who would lay out this kind of money for a routine and then per...
by Brad Jeffers
02/06/15 03:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 96
Views: 5484

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

I obtained explicit permission to use the Elmsley Count when I met Alex Elmsley in Lund, Sweden, in October 1996. I must come clean. For many years now, I have been performing the Elmsley Count without permission. I realize that although there may be some sort of loophole in U.S. Copyright Law that...
by Brad Jeffers
02/06/15 02:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 96
Views: 5484

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

In order to purchase Crescendo you need to click on yes to "I have read and agreed to the Performance Rights Agreement". It took me a while to find it, but here is The Performance Rights Agreement . I would congratulate Mr Guimaraes on creating a multiple selection routine that "all o...
by Brad Jeffers
02/05/15 02:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 96
Views: 5484

Re: Frank Garcia on David Susskind

I would think that the datebook used by Garcia was a unique item, made for himself, and not a commercially released product. It is an interesting coincidence however, that the date chosen (January 20) had the two of hearts, the same as with Paul Green's commercial item, Fortuneteller's Book of Days ...
by Brad Jeffers
02/04/15 11:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on David Susskind
Replies: 25
Views: 2641

Re: Nudity in Magic

hugmagic wrote:"Topless, smoshless, you'vd seen two you have seen them both".


Isn't the line, "If you've seen one, you've seen them both".
by Brad Jeffers
01/21/15 10:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 5726

Re: Ricky Jay on American Masters

Is PBS airing the existing 1 hour 28 min Deceptive Practice documentary from 2012, or are they producing their own program with the same title? The show's format is 90 minutes, so the existing documentary would fit snugly. Confused... I set my dvr to record this. It looks like the PBS program is go...
by Brad Jeffers
01/21/15 12:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on American Masters
Replies: 19
Views: 2240

Re: George Jason

HERE is a little biographical information about your father.
by Brad Jeffers
01/21/15 02:05 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: George Jason
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Re: NPH exposes thin sawing

... the crux of some people's legitimate livelihoods shouldn't be just given away for free In no way is the secret to the Thin Model Sawing, the crux of Jonathan Pendragon's livelihood. Although the exposure may cause him some emotional distress, financially, it will not cost him a dime. In fact, a...
by Brad Jeffers
01/15/15 11:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NPH exposes thin sawing
Replies: 60
Views: 4720

Re: NPH exposes thin sawing

Terry_Holley wrote: (can't remember the actor)


Lionel Stander

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by Brad Jeffers
01/15/15 03:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NPH exposes thin sawing
Replies: 60
Views: 4720

Re: 13 things you didn't know about the Magic Castle

In this picture, what is the building to the right? What is the area in the foreground with the fountain? Were do you park? And my main question about the Magic Castle ... Is it anything like is was in the 70's with Vernon and Cervon and Jennings and Skinner? I'm not referring to the Castle building...
by Brad Jeffers
01/13/15 03:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 13 things you didn't know about the Magic Castle
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Nudity in Magic

As for "Zombie," somehow I'm thinking that's already been done. I believe you are correct. I seem to recall the nude Zombie routine being performed by Sticky Vicky's husband, Sticky Walter. This was before the divorce, when they were still working together. I'm sure you must remember thei...
by Brad Jeffers
01/13/15 12:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 5726

Re: Nudity in Magic

OK, so here's my question ... Awhile back, in a thread where someone was asking where they could buy the cards for the trick "Kate & Edith", I (being clever), suggested they try HERE The link is to Kate & Edith.com, a women's lingerie shop. My post was promptly deleted. I figured t...
by Brad Jeffers
01/12/15 04:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 5726

Re: Nudity in Magic

MManchester wrote:I'll give you my opinion when I get the chance to see male nudity in magic. :D

How about these blokes ...

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by Brad Jeffers
01/11/15 05:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 5726

Re: ERDNASE

The variant that just sold on eBay was in all likelihood c1918 with 178 pages. I contacted the seller to ask the number of pages, unfortunately they had already shipped the book and could not give me an answer. They did however, confirm my suspicion that they had no idea as to the book's value and ...
by Brad Jeffers
01/09/15 04:41 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3063
Views: 1385495

Re: An Odd Poster

It would seem that Kauffer's work was the inspiration for John Robertshaw's design of this book cover ...

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by Brad Jeffers
01/09/15 04:00 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: An Odd Poster
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer

... these high priced EATCT releases only target collectors. I wonder how many hardcore Erdnase collectors are there? This edition is limited to 700 copies. Are there 700 people who will purchase any edition, at any price, in order to keep their collection complete? It's really interesting how many...
by Brad Jeffers
01/08/15 05:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer
Replies: 31
Views: 4694

Re: Reviewers and Objectivity

by Brad Jeffers
01/07/15 04:22 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Reviewers and Objectivity
Replies: 20
Views: 2294

Worst Trick of 2014

I received an email today, from Tannen's, in which they list their top picks for best tricks of 2014. Their choices for top twelve included such items as Mystery Solved, Volunteer Swindler and Madison Gamblers . However, the most interesting item, was what they deemed to be "The Worst Trick of ...
by Brad Jeffers
01/05/15 04:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Trick of 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: New magic shop in Nashville, Indiana

...turn right, where the old schoolhouse used to be :)
by Brad Jeffers
01/05/15 03:41 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: New magic shop in Nashville, Indiana
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: An Odd Poster

Magicians prefer Shell ... Also explorers http://vintageposterblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/mcknight-kauffer-shell.jpg And Actors... http://www.internationalposter.com/pimages/USX18399z.jpg And Merchants... http://www.rennart.co.uk/images/posterkauffershellmerchantsframed.jpg These are just a...
by Brad Jeffers
01/05/15 03:36 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: An Odd Poster
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

Michael Carbonaro is a very talented performer. In stature and physical appearance, he reminds me of a young Johnny Carson.

I think that like Carson, he will transcend the role of magician and go on to bigger things.

Perhaps The Carbonaro Effect will prove to be his Who Do You Trust.
by Brad Jeffers
01/02/15 03:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 4526

Re: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

The Mermaid Inn in New York City is known for it's free chocolate pudding served with a complimentary Fortune Teller Miracle Fish.

A nice touch for any seafood restaurant.
by Brad Jeffers
01/02/15 03:01 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

Mainly, there are three handlings for Twisting the aces : 1. Elmsley Count 2. Ascanio Spread 3. Vic Trabucco(Hamman count style, cards transferred from one hand to another) (In the book "Packet Tricks" by Jerry Mentzer, the effect "Twist" mentions that Vic Trabucco came up with ...
by Brad Jeffers
12/31/14 06:13 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

These graphs are kind of fun to play around with.
I believe THIS ONE would have made Vernon smile.
by Brad Jeffers
12/26/14 03:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 20804

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

Since David Copperfield is also a Dickens character, it unfairly dominates ...
THUSLY
by Brad Jeffers
12/25/14 09:34 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 20804

Re: faro shuffle

I appreciate the link to the Faro Shuffle Simulator . This will simplify things, that previously, I had to work out by hand. The sandpaper is again brought into use. The two narrow edges of the even cards are filed down, wedge like, the movement of the sandpaper being from the back of the card to fr...
by Brad Jeffers
12/25/14 12:11 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: faro shuffle
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

I resurrected this five year-old thread to make a pretty modest point about Doug Henning not appearing in any childrens' magic books that also contain historical tidbits about magicians. I have no familiarity with children's magic books. Is this a single book to which you are referring, or is there...
by Brad Jeffers
12/23/14 04:30 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 20804

Re: Tommy Wonder on Tom Stone

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by Brad Jeffers
12/21/14 05:09 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Tommy Wonder on Tom Stone
Replies: 63
Views: 5699

Re: Mac King photo idea was really kind of mine.

I took a water jug, cut the hole in the bottom ( 2 hour job) glued a "cork" in the top, nailed that to a board, went to the local playground,poured jugs and jugs of water into the clear water jug, hung upside down with inversion boots, did reverse squats pulling myself up after I couldn't...
by Brad Jeffers
12/19/14 04:43 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Mac King photo idea was really kind of mine.
Replies: 14
Views: 1960
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