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Re: One-Trick DVDs

I have a bunch of books that I acquired when I owned a magic store, and after, but I still rely on a few well worn books that just keep on giving Frank Garcia is one of my favorites. Actually, many of the books I've bought over the years only contain one effect that I use, or have used. Because I ne...
by Andy Moore
06/24/08 06:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: One-Trick DVDs
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: How Many Magicians?

I think that takes us back to 99. Also, David - I agree. There are never enough good ones. There are the ones who admire good magicians and hang around the periphery of magic. There are the ones who buy every new "hot" trick and read the instructions, then put the trick in a drawer, never ...
by Andy Moore
06/24/08 06:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How Many Magicians?
Replies: 38
Views: 3832

Re: Mr. (and Mrs.) Electric

There a a few acts that instantly say "Showmanship"! The Mr. Electric act was one of those sterling sets that always made you feel like you had really seen "the real thing". Marvyn was suave and accomplished and, like all "assistants", Carol was much more than just eye ...
by Andy Moore
06/02/08 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Mr. (and Mrs.) Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 3093

Re: Patrick Martin Feature

I'm glad we left a positive lasting impression with "the Touch". Steve was really the heart of the shop. Steve had the shop long after my involvement ended, so many of his customers don't remember me. I think that every city should have a magic shop. Unfortunately, with today's economics, ...
by Andy Moore
06/02/08 06:16 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Patrick Martin Feature
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

Re: Patrick Martin Feature

Yeah. The sad fact, even in the "good old days" is that most "magic" stores only devote about 20% of their shop to magic. The rest, by necessity, is gags, novelties and Halloween stuff. there are exceptions, but by and large that is the way it has to work. At the Magic Touch we m...
by Andy Moore
05/20/08 02:20 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Patrick Martin Feature
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

Re: Patrick Martin Feature

Rennie - You are right. Steve is one of the greatest guys I have known. We went our separate ways because it is hard enough to make a living with a magic store for one person, let alone with a partner. I knew Steve was much more dedicated to having a retail outlet, so I stepped aside. That's when St...
by Andy Moore
05/16/08 09:19 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Patrick Martin Feature
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

Re: Patrick Martin Feature

As the co-owner of The magic Touch, in San Jose in the 80s, my partner, Steve Dawson and I sponsored Patrick to many conventions where he won some of the most prestigious awards. He was the most original, innovative, talented magician I have ever seen. It is quite an experience, when you are an expe...
by Andy Moore
05/15/08 01:28 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Patrick Martin Feature
Replies: 12
Views: 4294

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