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'Real Secrets' - marketed trick - update?

Back in 2012/2013 - there was talk of Michael Weber or the team behind 'Real Secrets' releasing a product by an unnamed magician in which an object placed by a spectator in a room would vanish without a trace. I am sure a lot of you remember a bit of buzz about this effect. Anyway - I have heard no ...
by Joe Mckay
07/08/14 11:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 'Real Secrets' - marketed trick - update?
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Charlie Frye's Favourite Magicians

If Charlie really did just have magicians in mind - maybe he was referring to Carl Ballantine?
by Joe Mckay
07/07/14 10:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Frye's Favourite Magicians
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic

Hey Quentin,

I went to university in Manchester. Lovely place!

I really enjoyed your post. To add to the excellent advice you gave - I will say that Charles Waller is my go to guy if I am looking for a creative old-school inventor.

It is amazing the stuff he was publishing in the 1920s!
by Joe Mckay
07/03/14 05:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic

Am I the only one who thinks it is a brilliant idea?

If Tenyo came up with it today - everyone would be praising the remarkable ingenuity behind the principle.
by Joe Mckay
07/03/14 02:22 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic

Thanks for the pointer.

I feel like such a newbie!
by Joe Mckay
07/02/14 10:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic

I have focused on close-up magic my whole life. So - I am sure I am revealing a terrible lack of knowledge when asking about this simple cabaret trick. But I am wondering if somebody could fill me in on who invented the cylinder trick? It is the trick where an empty cylinder is shown and then ribbon...
by Joe Mckay
07/02/14 09:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Copperfield teaches a cool trick

I think it is a pretty good easy to do impromptu trick.

But maybe I just don't know enough about that area of magic.
by Joe Mckay
06/30/14 03:15 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield teaches a cool trick
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Copperfield teaches a cool trick

At the end of an interview with The Wall Street Journal - David Copperfield teaches a trick.

And it is pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc6t0nqmVnA

I haven't seen this idea in print before - so it might be new to a lot of you.
by Joe Mckay
06/30/14 11:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield teaches a cool trick
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Think of a card

I found the trick from the 'Art of Astonishment' books.

Check out 'Million-Dollar Mind Reader' from AoA Vol.2 - page 215.
by Joe Mckay
06/16/14 06:29 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Think of a card
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: First video from my one man show - Tony!

I was thinking of so many gags, lines and tricks that would fit the premise as I was watching the show. That is a sign of a great premise for a show. When you find one that works well - the show almost writes itself. Bravo! Joe PS I nominate that this video get added as a More GENII Speaks extra for...
by Joe Mckay
06/16/14 01:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: First video from my one man show - Tony!
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: First video from my one man show - Tony!

wow - that was superb! That is a real lesson in how to craft a mentalism show. And very funny as well. Nice handling for the Barrie Richardson trick at the end! I love seeing a trick migrate from a book on to the stage. Excellent thinking. I think anyone interested in mentalism should study this as ...
by Joe Mckay
06/16/14 12:10 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: First video from my one man show - Tony!
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Is Paul Harris still creating tricks?

Just curious what Paul Harris is up to these days? I know he is busy with his 'Paul Harris Presents...' line of products. And I am sure he has a creative input in various different ways when it comes to the release of those products. But I miss seeing pure Paul Harris tricks in a book or DVD format....
by Joe Mckay
06/16/14 08:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is Paul Harris still creating tricks?
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Re: Think of a card

I did a review of this ebook - and feel it has some excellent 'no deck' think-a-card effects: http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=41593&p=282277 My favourite trick in the ebook above is a simplified version of 'Invisible Deal' by Derren Brown. The Derren Brown trick is quite...
by Joe Mckay
06/15/14 04:34 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Think of a card
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Question Re the Genii Archives

No rush.

Just knowing it is in the pipeline is good enough.

Thanks!
by Joe Mckay
06/11/14 01:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question Re the Genii Archives
Replies: 34
Views: 2726

Re: Lodestones

Interesting article in 'The New Scientist' about 'change blindness' (a principle Tom Stone has made use of). The article makes the good point that 'The Princess Card Trick' is an example of 'change blindness'. I never thought of that before! http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21178-card-trick-rev...
by Joe Mckay
06/11/14 01:27 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Lodestones
Replies: 12
Views: 2443

Re: Question Re the Genii Archives

Thanks so much for adding the ability to print stuff off that. That is a huge bonus for all of us.

You are the best when it comes to genuinely trying to help out your customers!
by Joe Mckay
06/11/14 12:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question Re the Genii Archives
Replies: 34
Views: 2726

Jack Birnman - 'Nectar of the Cards'?

Anyone know what has happened to this long delayed book? The last I heard was that some of some Birnman's students (such as Aaron Fisher) were going to try and compile their unpublished Birnman ideas and put out a book of their own - possibly through 'Hermetic Press'? Richard - I have heard you disc...
by Joe Mckay
06/11/14 12:02 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jack Birnman - 'Nectar of the Cards'?
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Question Re the Genii Archives

Shame GENII is switching to an archive which you cannot print off.

Even if there was a limit of just 10 pages a year - it would be really useful.
by Joe Mckay
06/01/14 02:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question Re the Genii Archives
Replies: 34
Views: 2726

Re: Cool Tenyo Videos

Right - I get it now. Thanks for giving the correct link! Nice handling - I think I have some idea as to what is going on. But it is great to see new thinking with an old trick. There is nothing more fun than seeing new possibilities in a trick which is decades old. I should add that if you point th...
by Joe Mckay
06/01/14 02:12 PM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Cool Tenyo Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Cool Tenyo Videos

Not sure what was new about that handling? Am I missing something? I usually have the same setup and then use a simple bit of equivoque to force the coin I want to have penetrate the rubber. This is an idea I saw in an old booklet on the Dental Dam penetration called 'Best Dam Magic Tricks'. I think...
by Joe Mckay
05/30/14 10:59 AM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Cool Tenyo Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

Is the coin set designed by Pressley Guitar the best one to get? Or will any set do?

Sorry if that is a silly question - I am a coin magic newbie.
by Joe Mckay
05/24/14 11:10 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 32
Views: 5197

Re: Lecture by Norman Gilbreath

Did anyone here attend the lecture by Norman Gilbreath?

And if so - did you hear any more details about the upcoming book?
by Joe Mckay
05/23/14 04:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lecture by Norman Gilbreath
Replies: 10
Views: 1531

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

Is this trick easy to do? I have never learned a coin trick before - but was thinking about learning this one. I haven't read the method yet (still waiting for my hard copy of the magazine). But having seen the video - I am assuming the gimmicked coins - and the knacky move with the shot glass would...
by Joe Mckay
05/21/14 02:21 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 32
Views: 5197

Re: The June Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Article idea.

Start a 'Buried in Print' column - but only with stuff from old issues of Genii.

Gives people something to look out for when they dive in the online archives.

A bit like the old 'Buried in Tarbell' column that used to be around.
by Joe Mckay
05/16/14 03:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: The June Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Whoops! Got the title wrong.

Guess that makes me the klutz!
by Joe Mckay
05/16/14 03:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: The June Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

That was hilarious.

I can see why you were chosen to write the Klutz Book of Magic!
by Joe Mckay
05/16/14 02:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Pendragons Leg drop switch

Hey Jonathan, Have you tried YouTube? There is a collection of your appearances on there entitled 'The Best of Magic'. It might be the TV series you have in mind. Here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLCu_Le1EZ8 There are about 6 other videos of your appearances from that show on YouTube. ...
by Joe Mckay
05/16/14 09:58 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Pendragons Leg drop switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: Penn & Teller Passe?

The documentary on Vermeer has been a talking point for them recently as well.

It is not out in the UK until the end of the month. I am looking forward to it!
by Joe Mckay
05/10/14 01:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Passe?
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Hi Sam,

I don't have the book anymore - so I am not sure exactly where it is.

Hopefully - it shouldn't take you long to find it in the book!

Joe
by Joe Mckay
05/08/14 11:07 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 122
Views: 24990

Re: Lodestones

Tom Stone used to have a series of tricks published in the pre-Richard Kaufman years. But - most of these tricks have since been reprinted in his books (Tom has a couple of hardbound books and many ebooks). Tom also contributed an excellent essay on the 'Too Perfect Theory' to the issue of GENII whi...
by Joe Mckay
05/07/14 07:42 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Lodestones
Replies: 12
Views: 2443

Re: Lodestones

I will put together some notes and post back in here.

It is very easy to overlook interesting ideas when they are scattered over many columns and not collected in one place. So - hopefully my upcoming overview will be of use to others as well.
by Joe Mckay
05/07/14 09:42 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Lodestones
Replies: 12
Views: 2443

Re: Lodestones

I am a huge fan of the column. It is the most innovative column I have ever seen in a magic magazine. If all the columns were collected in a book - it would be one of the most interesting magic books I have read. I plan on going through all the columns again soon - in order to study again all the di...
by Joe Mckay
05/07/14 09:30 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Lodestones
Replies: 12
Views: 2443

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Hey Bob,

Woody Aragon makes sneaky use of a magnet in order to locate the Jonah card in his Ten Card Deal which was published in his book called 'A Book In English'.
by Joe Mckay
05/05/14 07:40 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 122
Views: 24990

Re: The Trick that Fooled Einstein

David Britland has the best magic blog on the internet. I recommend that you all dive in there and read it from the very beginning. And as regards this thread. He recently did a long post on the 'Trick That Fooled Einstein'. Very interesting stuff. He even manages to find out if Einstein really was ...
by Joe Mckay
04/28/14 07:14 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: The Trick that Fooled Einstein
Replies: 19
Views: 3426

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

I agree with Steve Bryant. Paper is the best technology ever invented. With music - you have to play it on something. So it makes sense to trade in a record player for a cassette player. And then years later the cassette player for a CD player. And then trade in the CD player for an MP3 player and s...
by Joe Mckay
04/27/14 10:23 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 5022

Re: Kaufman publishing magic books again?

Jeff Busby wrote that Fulves spent time in prison.
by Joe Mckay
04/27/14 10:15 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman publishing magic books again?
Replies: 37
Views: 4763

Re: Kaufman publishing magic books again?

Interesting stuff.

One hopes that Fulves' children will one day be open to the possibility of reprinting his stuff. And perhaps adding some biographical material about one of the most enigmatic people in magic.
by Joe Mckay
04/27/14 04:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman publishing magic books again?
Replies: 37
Views: 4763

Re: Kaufman publishing magic books again?

What happens when people die - does it making easier to reprint stuff?
by Joe Mckay
04/27/14 02:55 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman publishing magic books again?
Replies: 37
Views: 4763

Re: Kaufman publishing magic books again?

lol - okay then. Also - in terms of important projects for the future. Do you think it is possible we will ever see a Complete Works of Karl Fulves in print? It would be nice to see Karl Fulves get the Stewart James treatment. Maybe it is not something you will ever be involved with. But do you sens...
by Joe Mckay
04/27/14 01:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman publishing magic books again?
Replies: 37
Views: 4763

Re: Kaufman publishing magic books again?

Thanks so much for all your efforts, Richard! You should consider writing a biography sometime. Your experiences to do with magic publishing are unique and would be of interest and use to others.

Thanks once again!
by Joe Mckay
04/27/14 06:26 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman publishing magic books again?
Replies: 37
Views: 4763
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