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Re: How to make an engagement ring appear?

Damian, Check out - Genii Magazine January 2000- (Volume 63,#1) Magicana Section- Engagement Alchemy created and described by Jeff Hass It's a great routine, if you have the issue check it out, if you don't have it, see if you can get it from the back issue archives. You may also want to e-mail Jeff...
by Ira Rush
11/09/05 09:13 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How to make an engagement ring appear?
Replies: 14
Views: 460

Re: Genii Magazines - The Complete Run- Volume 1 #1 up to the present

Originally posted by DustinStinett: Knowing that Richard wont see this until much later, I will chime in with what I believe are the correct answers to those questions: Magicana is in the plans, and I can hear Richard laughing about Genii being on DVD anytime soon. Between breaths, hed say, Who the...
by Ira Rush
11/08/05 06:31 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genii Magazines - The Complete Run- Volume 1 #1 up to the present
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Genii Magazines - The Complete Run- Volume 1 #1 up to the present

Originally posted by pepka:
Richard, I thought you were working on a bound edition? Or at least a bound magicana. An update?
Likewise, I seem to remember that Richard had posted on the forum (perhaps a year ago) that the entire Genii run was to be put on DVD.

Likewise... any update?
by Ira Rush
11/07/05 03:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genii Magazines - The Complete Run- Volume 1 #1 up to the present
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Genii Magazines - The Complete Run- Volume 1 #1 up to the present

A big thank you to both Dustin,and Richard Hatch for the information regarding value. It was much appreciated.
by Ira Rush
11/07/05 01:06 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genii Magazines - The Complete Run- Volume 1 #1 up to the present
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Genii Magazines - The Complete Run- Volume 1 #1 up to the present

Perhaps this post doesn't truly belong here, because I'm NOT selling!!!! I'm just curious, anybody have an idea as to what the value would be of the complete run of the magazine. From Volume 1 #1 to the present, including those rare issues (Vol.1 #2, and the the two Steranko issues, one on cards, th...
by Ira Rush
11/07/05 09:54 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genii Magazines - The Complete Run- Volume 1 #1 up to the present
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Steranko Escape Issue

Thank you for the information Richard, much appreciated!
by Ira Rush
11/07/05 09:41 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Steranko Escape Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Steranko Escape Issue

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: The two Steranko issues, one on cards, the other on escapes, are the two most valuable single issues of Genii besides Vol.1 No.2 (which Bill Larsen, Sr. gave away at a magic convention in 1936). Richard, Just out of curiosity... what would the value of those 3 ...
by Ira Rush
11/07/05 08:34 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Steranko Escape Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

Friday, October 21st in Manalapan, New Jersey....

now to dig out my gaffed cards! :D
by Ira Rush
10/22/05 01:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 4425

Re: What is this trick deck?

Joe Sorry that your question about "what deck you have" is still up in the air. Maybe when I read your original post and the description of your deck I mis-read or misinterpreted and jumped to the conclusion that you had one of the other mentioned decks. If you are still curious, why not c...
by Ira Rush
10/16/05 12:46 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is this trick deck?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: What is this trick deck?

Joe:

Techno problems with scanning those instructions, so check your "snail-mail" within a week!

Hope this helps
by Ira Rush
10/08/05 06:28 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is this trick deck?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: What is this trick deck?

Joe, Without beating this topic into the ground... I still think it might have been called the Houdini Deck by some companies,(i.e. Haines House of Cards).The deck that I have, that was produced by D.Robbins & Co. (1945) was called the "Miracle Card Trick". The effect was exactly as I ...
by Ira Rush
10/07/05 06:53 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is this trick deck?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: What is this trick deck?

The Alan Alan routine that is mentioned was called "SharpShooter". The effect was as stated by many of the others who posted, a card is "selected" then the deck is shot with a cap pistol and then the "selected" card is found to have a bullet hole in it, along with some ...
by Ira Rush
10/06/05 03:28 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is this trick deck?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Steranko Card Issue

Originally posted by qwerty: Can you imagine if all of Genii were on cd-rom. One can only dream. Actually, I seem to vaguely remember about a year ago,or perhaps a bit longer!, Richard K. himself posted a message on this forum that this was under consideration. Richard, is this still in the works?
by Ira Rush
06/10/05 09:34 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Steranko Card Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

My favorite gaffed packet tricks... Harry Anderson - The Last Monte - (with the torn corner finish), The Shadow Card, Gang of Four Johnny Thompson - Prowling Jokers Gordon Bean - Joker Joker, Limited Edition (old & new) Mike Skinner - Ultimate 3 Card Monte Bro. John Hamman - Final Aces and perha...
by Ira Rush
03/23/05 11:03 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks
Replies: 120
Views: 22958

Re: Dirty Coins

In my humble honest opinion.... Why in the world would you want to polish your coins (gaffed or non-gaffed)? I have found that a shinny coin will more than likely have the audience wanting to grab at the coins to see if they are "gaffed". A super shinny mirror like coin screams "GAFFE...
by Ira Rush
03/23/05 10:45 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dirty Coins
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Oh Webmaster Brad !

Brad,

Thanks for checking it out!

Yesterday it really dragged when opening the site, and changing pages.

Does seem more like it's "usual self" today however!
by Ira Rush
01/09/05 05:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Oh Webmaster Brad !
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Oh Webmaster Brad !

Brad, Today, January 8th about 6:00pm and again at about 6:15pm EST, I noticed that the forum board was very, very slow in loading, and somewhat slower than usual in changing pages. Anyone else reporting the same thing? It could just be my machine, but I doubt it as other web pages open rather quick...
by Ira Rush
01/08/05 04:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Oh Webmaster Brad !
Replies: 3
Views: 83

January Issue ... Nice, very nice !

Boy I must have been a very good boy this holiday season received the January issue of Genii on December 24th, even before RK the Head Genii himself, posts the heads up that the issue was in the mail on this forum! The Tarbell article was a very nice feature. I have numerous Tarbell items in my coll...
by Ira Rush
01/04/05 11:41 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: January Issue ... Nice, very nice !
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Lou Tannen - Memories

I have very fond memories of both Lou & Irv Tannen and yes, I still to this day go to Tannens every so often (and I am one of a handful who are not into Tannen bashing!), In fact Ive been a customer there for almost 40 years and have always been treated well. Of course Lou and Irv are no longer ...
by Ira Rush
01/04/05 11:26 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lou Tannen - Memories
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: The Conjurors' Magazine

Regarding the January 2000 "Genii Speaks," detailing the history of Genii, here is a scan of the article. I think I fixed all the scanning errors hope this helps! From Genii Speaks - January 2000 Welcome to volume 63 of Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine, and the second year under its new mana...
by Ira Rush
01/04/05 08:42 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Conjurors' Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: The Tenkai Palm

Two other sources you may want to check out: "Close Up Illusions-Gary Ouellet" (both the book and video) in a routine called Flash Deck. The Tenkai palm is explained and shown, with cards. Unexplainable Acts- Gary Kurtz in a routine called "Flurious" (again both the book and I kn...
by Ira Rush
12/21/04 11:46 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Tenkai Palm
Replies: 26
Views: 488

Re: December Issue of Genii in the Mail!

Richard Actually got the December issue and the DVD about a week ago, and like many others played around with it (The DVD that is!) Thanks Richard, and a thanks to "MagicMakers" for the DVD. Made sort of an early "holiday" gift! Found about 4-5 of those "extra", that we...
by Ira Rush
12/07/04 10:13 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: December Issue of Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 72
Views: 2114

Re: Help… I Live in New Jersey

First, I would just like to say thanks to all that responded to this post! Yes, I do go to Tannens every so often (and I am one of a handful who are not in to Tannen bashing!), in fact Ive been a customer there for almost 40 years and have always been treated well. Frank, you mentioned that you miss...
by Ira Rush
12/02/04 06:31 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Help… I Live in New Jersey
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Help… I Live in New Jersey

Help I Live in New Jersey OK, you can stop laughing; someone has to live here. No, seriously, my posting on this topic has to do with the LACK of brick & mortar, Mom & Pop magic shops in this state. Yes I realize that we are an e-commerce society, but there was something to be said for the o...
by Ira Rush
12/01/04 08:40 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Help… I Live in New Jersey
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)

Couldn't stop watching the demo DVD that Mickey was kind enough to send me....
.... WOW

Like so many others, hoping to see more of his work !

Thanks Mickey !
by Ira Rush
11/03/04 06:33 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)
Replies: 111
Views: 25132

Re: Help! Need Old Genii Issue Info Please

Hello Vin The issue with "Seymour The Magician" was Volume 18, Issue # 4, December 1953 . It was the Christmas issue and it does indeed show him trimming his beard as he holds a older copy of Genii, with Dante on the cover, which is reflected in the mirror. I will look to see IF I have a s...
by Ira Rush
10/29/04 08:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Help! Need Old Genii Issue Info Please
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Did you show Paul Harris...

Maybe I am missing something... but doesn't Paul Harris' "Art of Astonishment" Book 1, have a routine called "Dancing with the last piece" which is a way to restore that last piece ? Now speaking of Paul Harris ... in the book, "The Magic of Paul Harris" there is a rout...
by Ira Rush
10/27/04 10:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Did you show Paul Harris...
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: International Coins Across or Thru Table

For an International Coins thru a table, I would suggest you look at a routine by the late and great, Derek Dingle. It's called " The International Coin Trick". It appears in "Dingle's Deceptions" ( both the book and the video) as well as in "The Complete Works". For an...
by Ira Rush
10/27/04 06:09 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: International Coins Across or Thru Table
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: 1950s Issue Of Genii

Larry, The first time you're listed in the "Town's Teen Topic" column was the December, 1956 issue (Volume 21, #4) with a "Merry Christmas 1956" cover. Glen asks you to send in your address, since his secretary threw away the envelope. The second time you're listed is in the Marc...
by Ira Rush
09/15/04 10:37 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1950s Issue Of Genii
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Anyone recognize this trick?

Originally posted by John W. LeBlanc: I know I've seen this, but for the life of me I can't place it. (I hear this sort of thing gets worse as the years go by...) The two glass disks may or may not be part of the trick. Thanks in advance. John LeBlanc John, Yes, the glass disks are the effect !!! T...
by Ira Rush
09/13/04 06:05 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone recognize this trick?
Replies: 44
Views: 857

Re: Coin Classics....3 for $75

Jim:

I'm sending you an e-mail, I am very, very interested.

Thanks,
Ira
by Ira Rush
02/05/04 05:04 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Coin Classics....3 for $75
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Derek Dingle

It seems Ive been away from this board/forum a bit too long, now almost 3 weeks later, I am only just now learning of the passing of Derek Dingle. Derek was one of three individuals in the art of magic that inspired me so much, I would be remiss in not posting this, albeit 3 weeks after the fact. Fi...
by Ira Rush
02/04/04 12:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Dingle
Replies: 48
Views: 3906

Re: Top Hat Magic Co.

Originally posted by Diego Domingo: Jay Marshall told me years ago that Mr.__________? who owned the company, had positioned it for kids mostly, no doubt why he advertised in the magazines that he did. Knowing they were his market, may explain his prices, which were about the same as Douglas Magicl...
by Ira Rush
12/11/03 08:32 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Top Hat Magic Co.
Replies: 23
Views: 6585

Re: Roy Horn in Critical Condition

My thoughts and prayers are with you ...wishing a speedy recovery
by Ira Rush
10/05/03 10:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Horn in Critical Condition
Replies: 77
Views: 1357

Re: NBC airs Secrets of Psychics Revealed

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: I don't sense the usual outrage over the exposures here. I think it stinks! What do the rest of you think? ... I for one am very outraged, Exposure is exposure If they had warned against handing them $1,000's of dollars for each psychic reading, I would have no...
by Ira Rush
04/24/03 01:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NBC airs Secrets of Psychics Revealed
Replies: 40
Views: 560

Re: Paging David Ben.... Paging David Ben

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Perhaps, ahem, he was referring to ... er ... the issue (thinking of ways to save my butt!) that actually appeared in the month of July in the year 1990 (Jeez Louise!), rather than the July 1990 issue, which (CRAP!) doesn't exist. Oh well. Richard... Yes, I thi...
by Ira Rush
04/24/03 08:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paging David Ben.... Paging David Ben
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Paging David Ben.... Paging David Ben

First, I want to compliment David Ben on his excellent Ross Bertram "mini book" that appeared within the March 2003 issue of Genii. After carefully reading this "mini book", I came across something a little odd, and as a result this question and post. I realize that the March '03...
by Ira Rush
04/23/03 04:40 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paging David Ben.... Paging David Ben
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Thank you webmaster Brad!

Brad,

Cool directory of users... now where did I see that idea before...

Thank You, thank you thank you !
by Ira Rush
04/21/03 12:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Thank you webmaster Brad!
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: May Genii in the mail on Friday April 11th!

Tony arrived today (Friday, 4/18) here in New Jersey.

Thank you Richard for yet another fantastic issue,

... and a really BIG Thank You to Margret for actually sending the issue out!

Thanks
by Ira Rush
04/18/03 10:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: May Genii in the mail on Friday April 11th!
Replies: 67
Views: 1395

Re: Roughingly Yours

Just a super quick Thank You to those who responded either on this board or via private e-mail regarding this topic.

It was greatly appreciated !
by Ira Rush
04/18/03 09:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Roughingly Yours
Replies: 7
Views: 104
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