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Martin Breese Photographer

Saddened to hear about the passing of my friend. It's interesting that even though we are both magicians, virtually every conversation I had with Martin was about our other passion: The art of photography. In fact, last month he told me that he wanted to print a picture book with his favorite images...
by Levent
02/23/12 06:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Breese has Passed
Replies: 23
Views: 3831

Re: Tom Stone's "MOONSHINE" .... WOW what good stuff

I download this e-book a few days ago and I love it! It's got some great ideas and routines for the Multiplying Bottles, a stage effect with tremendous commercial appeal, that is usually performed with Ken Brooke's Multiplying Martini routine. I am thrilled to see that Mr. Stone has taken this trick...
by Levent
10/02/09 11:44 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Moonshine Monologues by Tom Stone
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

Re: Bobby Baxter has Died

Sorry to hear of his passing. He was certainly THE funniest comedy magician I have ever seen. After I worked with him in the Richiardi show in 1983, he became a mentor of mine and helped in my transition from silent manipulator to verbal comedy performer and for that I will always be grateful. May h...
by Levent
09/02/09 10:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Baxter has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 3589

Re: British Pathe Footage of Magicians Free Online

Andrew: Thank you for looking up Pablo. In that period of time there was a huge amount of magicians working in vaudeville/music hall which can make it hard to do the research. Perhaps we could find the ellusive Pablo in old periodicals such as Stanyon's Magic or The Magic Wand. I have digital copies...
by Levent
08/14/09 03:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: British Pathe Footage of Magicians Free Online
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: British Pathe Footage of Magicians Free Online

I love the Pathe site! When I last looked at it three years ago, I found Howard Decourcy, Jimmy Rogers, June McComb, Ed Morrell, Ali Bongo, Alan Shaxon and many others. Some whom I can't quite identify such as a man named "Pablo" doing the cards & cigarettes and a person who I think is...
by Levent
08/12/09 11:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: British Pathe Footage of Magicians Free Online
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday

I'm so happy to hear that many of my friends did so well at FISM. A huge congrats to Shawn, as well as my Korean "Peeps"- Han Seol-Hui, An Ha Lim & Choi! And I'm thrilled to hear my young friend from Japan - Yo Kato tied for first at Manipulation!!! This news made my day! Levent <!-- w...
by Levent
07/31/09 06:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 7939

Re: Herb Zarrow passes

I am so sad to hear this. Herb was a wonderful man!

I offer my condolences to Phyllis and the rest of his family.

Levent
by Levent
05/11/08 09:10 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Herb Zarrow passes
Replies: 29
Views: 13062

Re: coin pail

Hi Guys: I was VERY surprised to see my new DVD set mentioned in this thread! In case anyone is interested, Charles Reynolds recently watched the DVDs and had the following comments: "Levents Ultimate Guide to the Misers Dream is an astonishing work of both scholarship and practical teaching. B...
by Levent
04/30/08 02:54 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: coin pail
Replies: 20
Views: 7169

Re: Magic Live

Hi Guys: I really appreciate your kind comments. But, you are way to kind. Dont forget that the magic I did in my lecture was from the mind of Roy Benson. All I did was break it down with my technical analysis and then demonstrate and describe it using a multimedia presentation program called Keynot...
by Levent
08/29/04 08:52 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Live
Replies: 73
Views: 1297

Re: Magic Live

Hi MAXNY: It was nice meeting you. I just transferred my photos to the laptop and I want to send the picture of you with Jay Marshall & Herb Zarrow. I seem to have lost your information. Please send your email address to: <!-- e --><a href="mailto:Hypnohare@aol.com">Hypnohare@aol.com</a><!-- e -...
by Levent
08/27/04 02:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Live
Replies: 73
Views: 1297

Re: Pick Pocketting

I agree with Ian Kendall. The Mark Raffles tape has a few interesting ideas and it is OK. But, the Freedman tape is truly excellent! However Scott, before you hunt down these tapes. I'm offering a word of advice about doing Pick Pocketing on stage. There is no doubt that it can be is tremendously en...
by Levent
05/28/03 12:30 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Pick Pocketting
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Re: Egg Bag

I?ve always wanted to put the Egg Bag in my show. And in my collection I probably have every kind of bag and routine in print. But, probably because of the rapid delivery and pacing of my show. I?ve never been able to develop a routine that fit with the rest of my act. I think that best part of the ...
by Levent
04/29/03 09:43 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Egg Bag
Replies: 83
Views: 2825

Re: manipulating jumbo cards

The old booklet, Jumbo Card Manipulation by Dariel Fitzkee, consists mostly of adaptations of standard card sleights (like the Pass) to Jumbo Cards. There are also some flourishes. Probably the only thing in it regarding Stage Card Manipulations is the ?Jack Miller?s Back Hand Palm?. Which, even the...
by Levent
01/12/03 12:08 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: manipulating jumbo cards
Replies: 7
Views: 451

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