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by Rafael Benatar
June 3rd, 2014, 5:56 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Rafael Benatar's card workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 3497

Rafael Benatar's card workshop

Rafael'e Benatar Workshop THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER A card workshop for magicians with Rafael Benatar in Studio City, CA Saturday, June 7 10.30 am - 4.30 pm Only $90 - Lunch included 4103 Elmer Avenue, Studio City, CA For reservations, contact Joan Lawton at: magicjoan@aol.com or Rafael Benatar at (...
by Rafael Benatar
May 19th, 2014, 8:40 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Rafael Benatar's Workshop in Studio City, CA
Replies: 0
Views: 2675

Rafael Benatar's Workshop in Studio City, CA

THINGS THAT REALLY MATTER A card workshop with Rafael Benatar In this workshop, limited to nine participants, Rafael Benatar will teach some of his favorite card routines for the table as well as for the stage. He will also teach a fresh and thorough approach to sleights that you will use forever. S...
by Rafael Benatar
March 31st, 2013, 4:03 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rafael Benatar - Reactions
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Rafael Benatar - Reactions


by Rafael Benatar
November 10th, 2012, 3:27 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Remembering Marcelo Contento
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Remembering Marcelo Contento

Marcelo Contento's wife, Cristina, and their son Luciano, informed that they have opened a Facebook page titled "Remembering Marcelo Contento". They plan to include interesting footage and informatin there. Please post your comments.
by Rafael Benatar
August 24th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Mayoral Contact info ?
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Juan Mayoral Contact info ?

see PM
by Rafael Benatar
July 16th, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rafael benatar lecture
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: rafael benatar lecture

Thank you Amilcar. Yes, heard the bad news from Blake. Take care
by Rafael Benatar
July 15th, 2012, 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: rafael benatar lecture
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: rafael benatar lecture

Bill
It was a pleasure to see you and lecturing at your club. Now performing at the Magic Castle, near the end of the US tour. Best regards to all
by Rafael Benatar
July 5th, 2012, 2:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marcelo Contento passes
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

Re: Marcelo Contento passes

A great artist, friend and the best person one could ever meet. Wonderful memories.
by Rafael Benatar
June 10th, 2012, 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cutting to 26
Replies: 19
Views: 2160

Re: Cutting to 26

Or follow with a faro check and get some practice on that as well. This way you can complete the shuffle from time to time and prevent the deck from naturally breaking at that point. Also, compare visually and adjust. As recently discussed with Bill Mullins, adjust and move a crd from one half to th...
by Rafael Benatar
May 26th, 2012, 10:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DISPOSABLE DECK CONTEST - $100 prize
Replies: 26
Views: 3162

Re: DISPOSABLE DECK CONTEST - $100 prize

If you look the other way with the time limit...
by Rafael Benatar
December 7th, 2010, 9:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Elliott Has Died
Replies: 20
Views: 2835

Re: Bob Elliott Has Died

Bob. He was the first who put together a lecture tour for me in the US. A great dear friend. Got to spend some time with him and his family as a house guest in my early days as a magician. 5 sAw him recently at the San Diego IBM, and he looked so happy to see many dear friends. At some point he said...
by Rafael Benatar
March 30th, 2010, 11:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mnemonica signed on Ebay - last copy
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Mnemonica signed on Ebay - last copy

Signed Mnemonica 1st edition signed by author (Tamariz) and translator (Benatar) on Ebay - 1 day left <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230453941520&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_536wt_1130">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 536wt...
by Rafael Benatar
March 24th, 2010, 8:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mnemonica signed on Ebay - last copy
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Mnemonica signed on Ebay - last copy

Mnemonica on EBay A collector's item. This is the last one of the three copies of the 1st edition that have been signed by author Juan Tamariz and translator Rafael Benatar at the same time. Ships from the US. Shipping and handling is $12 if mailed to the US or Canada. Tiny tear (about 3mm.) in dust...
by Rafael Benatar
March 9th, 2010, 6:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: signed copy of Mnemonica, 1st edition, on Ebay signed- one day left
Replies: 0
Views: 296

signed copy of Mnemonica, 1st edition, on Ebay signed- one day left

A collector's item. Auction ends today. Mnemonica - one of three exisiting copies of the 1st edition signed by the author (Juan Tamariz) and the translator (Rafael Benatar). <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=230444916511&Category=14013&...
by Rafael Benatar
March 3rd, 2010, 6:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mnemonica on Ebay, 1st edition, signed
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Mnemonica on Ebay, 1st edition, signed

This is one of the three copies of the sold-out 1st edition that was signed by author Juan Tamariz and translator Rafael Benatar at the same time. Auction ends March 11.
by Rafael Benatar
February 27th, 2010, 9:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mnemonica 1st edition, collector's copy, listed on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Mnemonica, a collector's copy, on Ebay - 2 days left

2 days left. This is one of only three copies of the sold out 1st edition of Mnemonica that have been signed by both author Juan Tamariz and translator Rafael Benatar at the same time. To access the listing, click here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Mnemonica-by-Juan-Ta...=...
by Rafael Benatar
February 23rd, 2010, 8:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mnemonica 1st edition, collector's copy, listed on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Mnemonica 1st edition, collector's copy, listed on Ebay

This is one of only three copies of the sold out 1st edition of Mnemonica that have been signed by both author Juan Tamariz and translator Rafael Benatar at the same time. To access the listing, click here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Mnemonica-by-Juan-Tamariz-collectors-...
by Rafael Benatar
August 4th, 2009, 8:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An event SIX years in the making!!
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: An event SIX years in the making!!

Congratulations, Brent. Well done!
by Rafael Benatar
July 21st, 2009, 8:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin A. Nash Has Passed Away
Replies: 35
Views: 14263

Re: Martin A. Nash Has Passed Away

I saw Martin for the first time at the Magic Castle long before I became a magician, and he was the the one performer I remembered from that visit. The second time I saw him was about 15 years later when I went to the Castle as a performer and immediately became his friend. What thrill! A wonderful ...
by Rafael Benatar
August 19th, 2008, 7:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.
Replies: 18
Views: 6561

Re: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.

Well, Antonio did the routine at the club and somebody just happened to have a video camera. You can tell the sound quality by the music.
by Rafael Benatar
August 19th, 2008, 4:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?
Replies: 26
Views: 3570

Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Visitor (Jennings)
Out of Body Experience (Daryl). See my version in Genii March 2004 titled "Fax".
Smiling Mule (Walton)
Martin Nash's stuff
Dingle Collectors (if Collector counts as a club sandwich)
by Rafael Benatar
August 17th, 2008, 5:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.
Replies: 18
Views: 6561

Re: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.

No plastic. The glasses are as real as it gets
by Rafael Benatar
August 10th, 2008, 7:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.
Replies: 18
Views: 6561

Re: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.

Thanks to all the comments, Antonio is thinking about it.
by Rafael Benatar
August 8th, 2008, 5:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.
Replies: 18
Views: 6561

Re: The Perfect Cups and Balls routine.

Where does it say "writed"?
by Rafael Benatar
June 6th, 2008, 2:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Juan Tamariz * Sonata * For Sale * OOP
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Juan Tamariz * Sonata * For Sale * OOP

My contributions are only in writing up several tricks for Juan Tamariz, and so are Harry Lorayne's and others. The material is entirely Juan's. The book includes material published in several sources as they originally appeared. I wrote the few tricks that had not been published before.
by Rafael Benatar
February 20th, 2008, 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 8503

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Your question is answered in a previous post of mine 7 posts up.
by Rafael Benatar
February 20th, 2008, 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 8503

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Here is an update. The Magic of Ascanio - More Studies of Card Magic (third in the trilogy) is expected to come out of the printers in April, along with the knife book.
by Rafael Benatar
January 2nd, 2008, 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 8503

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

The book on the Color-Changing Knives is being translated at the same time by Luis Iglesias and probably coming out shortly after Vol. 3 or maybe even at the same time. It's not quite Vol. 4 but it will be part of the same collection. Vols 1-2-3 are a compilation by Jess Etcheverry, and most of it i...
by Rafael Benatar
December 26th, 2007, 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 8503

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

Black Days takes up 58 pages in the Spanish version. It's Ascanio's version of Juan's trick, which appeared in Sonata.The trick is not all that long, but it could easily be the most thorough explanation of a trick ever given,especially from a theoretical standpoint. It had appeared as a small circul...
by Rafael Benatar
December 25th, 2007, 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?
Replies: 27
Views: 8503

Re: Magic of Ascanio Vol. 3?

The book is almost ready for type-setting which more or less confirms Marty's comment. With permission from the editor, here is the unformatted table of contents. ________________________________________________ THE MAGIC OF ASCANIO More Studies of Card Magic A Word From the Publisher Introduction b...
by Rafael Benatar
December 25th, 2007, 4:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Oscar Peterson Dead at age 82
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: Oscar Peterson Dead at age 82

Here's another sad fan. Saw him play at the Ronnie Scott's in London. The same week "with friends" at the Royal Festival Hall and one of the friends was Joe Pass. I use one of his tracks for one of the very few tricks I perform with music.
by Rafael Benatar
December 24th, 2007, 2:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Michael Skinner
Replies: 27
Views: 2799

Re: Michael Skinner

Hi Pete,

Here is an Ascanio quote from the forthcoming Vol.3. I think something similar appeared in Vol. 1:

A good artist is not necessarily one who does difficult things but who does the easy things exceptionally well.
by Rafael Benatar
September 21st, 2007, 2:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Slydini-Fulves on E-Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Slydini-Fulves on E-Bay

Slydini on E-Bay 9 hours left
by Rafael Benatar
September 16th, 2007, 10:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Slydini-Fulves on E-Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Slydini-Fulves on E-Bay

Magical World of Slydini on E-Bay. 2 days left.
by Rafael Benatar
September 14th, 2007, 12:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Slydini-Fulves on E-Bay
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Slydini-Fulves on E-Bay

The Magical World of Slydini by Karl Fulves on E-Bay. Excellent condition. See it here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Magical-World-of-Slydini-by-Karl-Fulves_W0QQitemZ230171813096QQihZ013QQcategoryZ14013QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem">http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Magi...
by Rafael Benatar
September 8th, 2007, 2:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great books on E-Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Great books on E-Bay

E-Bay books ending tomorrow:

Card Craft by J.K. Hartman(1st. ed.)
Amazing Miracles of ShigeoTakagi by Richard Kaufman (1st ed.)
The Card Magic of Le Paul (2nd printing, hard bound)
Life Savers by Michael Weber (1st ed.)
Mullica, Showtime at the Tom Foolery, by Richard Kaufman
by Rafael Benatar
September 5th, 2007, 5:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great books on E-Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Great books on E-Bay

More books on E-Bay I have added the following books to the above list: Million Dollar Card Secrets by Frank Garcia Super Subtle Card Miracles by Frank Garci Williamsons Wonders, by Richard Kaufman The Complete Works of Derek Dingle, by Richard Kaufman Encore III, by Michael Ammar For your Entertain...
by Rafael Benatar
September 4th, 2007, 2:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great books on E-Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Great books on E-Bay

I have put the following books for auction on E-Bay. They come from the collection of a good Spanish amateur. Some are o.o.p. and all in great condition. Card Craft by J.K. Hartman(1st. ed.) Amazing Miracles of ShigeoTakagi by Richard Kaufman (1st ed.) The Card Magic of Le Paul (2nd printing, hard b...
by Rafael Benatar
June 1st, 2007, 4:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paul Fox cups
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Paul Fox cups

Well, about two years ago I bid $850 for an identical set and was outbid. A set from the Jay Marshall collection went for $1500 last month.
by Rafael Benatar
June 1st, 2007, 12:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paul Fox cups
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Paul Fox cups

Paul Fox original chrome set of cups, auction on EBay ends today.

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