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Re: Oreo Magic Campaign

I remember my audition was in Cleveland in April of 1991
by Michael Dustman
05/27/14 11:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Oreo Magic Campaign
Replies: 11
Views: 1678

Re: Is Bill in Lemon overexposed?

Not sure what you were redirected to Jonathan, but clicking on that link took me straight to Chris's page with absolutely nothing of the sort that you posted. I will begin by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed the Hannibal DVD set. I think it is one of the most creatively written magic shows I have ev...
by Michael Dustman
02/03/14 09:34 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is Bill in Lemon overexposed?
Replies: 29
Views: 3162

Re: Justin Willman Article

He was quite the hit closing out the Magi-Fest last month as the headliner of the Saturday Night Gala Show. Really enjoyed his brilliant idea of promoting his twitter account as part of a confabulation routine. His "Dueling Losanders" with Justin Flom at Magi Fest had the audience in stitc...
by Michael Dustman
02/20/13 09:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman Article
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: August Issue of Genii Now On Its Way to Your Mailbox

Anybody in Ohio still waiting for their August issue? I've read the iPad version but haven't gotten my hard copy yet.
by Michael Dustman
07/25/12 05:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: August Issue of Genii Now On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 17
Views: 2031

Re: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine

I trust Sting is getting royalties from both Russ and Shawn each time they perform this! If not, he's the one getting ripped off! I may have misunderstood a previous conversation, but I believe Shawn has an agreement directly with Sting and his label and pays royalty rights directly. Of course, add...
by Michael Dustman
08/08/09 12:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine
Replies: 69
Views: 11428

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Now In the Mail--Featuring Andy Nyman!

Wife said that Andy Nyman landed on the kitchen table in Columbus, Ohio this afternoon.
by Michael Dustman
03/16/09 09:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Now In the Mail--Featuring Andy Nyman!
Replies: 63
Views: 7055

Re: Ohio Magi-Fest: Genii will be there, will you?

Richard, Looking forward to some new blood in the dealers room and glad to host you. But am I losing my mind or weren't you dealing there about 5 or 6 years ago? I swear I remember Genii having a table and you shared it with R. Paul Wilson who was selling his new Escondido Wallet at the time. Maybe ...
by Michael Dustman
11/14/08 09:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ohio Magi-Fest: Genii will be there, will you?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: IBM SAM Day 2

3 hours later and the first part of the stage contest draws to a close. Big kudos to the contest organisers and tech crew with everything running like clockwork ! Good to hear that the tech crew is on the ball. One thing that most conventions suffer from. I talked to Steve Kline today and heard tha...
by Michael Dustman
07/22/08 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 2
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

Cody Fisher: Bet Your Bucks

Brand new. All props included plus extensive training DVD. Regularly sold for $299. Will sell for $200 and free shipping. Will accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover or Paypal. Please feel free to e-mail me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:michael@michaeldustman.com">michael@michaeldustman.com</a><!-- e --> ...
by Michael Dustman
07/05/08 02:49 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cody Fisher: Bet Your Bucks
Replies: 0
Views: 492

Mentalism Unlmt. Texas Fool Em

Texas Fool Em by Lee Earle and Larry Becker. Brand New in box. Never used. Selling for $100 and free shipping. Accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover or Paypal. Please feel free to e-mail me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:michael@michaeldustman.com">michael@michaeldustman.com</a><!-- e --> with any questio...
by Michael Dustman
07/05/08 02:45 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mentalism Unlmt. Texas Fool Em
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Re: Have you heard the news about Richard Kaufman???

I work for the US Senate and let me tell you, there is not a political consultant in the world that looks as beautiful as that woman. Should have been my first clue.................
by Michael Dustman
06/13/08 09:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Have you heard the news about Richard Kaufman???
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Floating the [censored] Dolls

E! started running the True Hollywood Story of the [censored] Dolls last weekend. From what started as a small cabaret act at the Viper Room in LA has evolved into the touring group you see now traveling the world in concert. They also opened an offshoot cabaret show at Cesars Palace in Vegas and ba...
by Michael Dustman
06/04/08 09:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Floating the [censored] Dolls
Replies: 52
Views: 2786

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

The focus on this series is really on the celebrities, with coaches next, and finally the judges. The drama is really the interaction between the celebs and coaches, followed by the celebs' performances. Judging by the behind the scenes look on VH1.com, Richard is proving to be very prophetic....Th...
by Michael Dustman
05/20/08 09:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 43340

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

I would like to know when a giant flag blendo and chattering teeth started to fall into the realm of strolling magic... Strolling Magic = Performing "Magic" while "Strolling" Around Strolling thru the audience, instead of on a stage. As far as I'm concerned, she could have rolle...
by Michael Dustman
05/19/08 09:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 43340

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

As for why Kimberly didn't get booted, I would love to hear David Regals commentary if and when he can post about this episode. I would like to believe the judges got together and said that Kimberly kind of got screwed by her coach and shouldn't be tossed because of it. I know Murray boasted that he...
by Michael Dustman
05/19/08 04:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 43340

Re: ESPN on Rich Bloch

Originally posted by sphaleros: Too bad he will never be an arbitrator again. A little steep ruling for Owens telling the truth. Speaking your mind can get you in trouble in the United States I guess. Bloch is probably a fan of the Redskins anyway. Should have just let T.O go to another team. Speak...
by Michael Dustman
11/24/05 02:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ESPN on Rich Bloch
Replies: 13
Views: 241

ESPN on Rich Bloch

Talk about trying to squeeze as many cliches into a story as possible. I lost count of how many magic references were attempted. By Len Pasquarelli ESPN.com Among the many talents of arbitrator Richard Bloch is sleight of hand. And so it was on Wednesday, as a legion of NFL pundits suggested Bloch w...
by Michael Dustman
11/24/05 08:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ESPN on Rich Bloch
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Mindfreak I and II

I enjoyed both episodes last night and am really looking forward to the rest of the series. I don't know if anti-climactic is how I would state it. I think it is different from the standpoint from Copperfield doing the upside down spikes, or escaping from an imploding building, or Burton doing the B...
by Michael Dustman
07/28/05 03:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mindfreak I and II
Replies: 189
Views: 17097

Re: Harry Anderson

IBM in Miami next year.
by Michael Dustman
07/12/05 03:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 14
Views: 192

WTB: Larry Becker's Casino Light

I am looking to buy the Casino Light routine offered by Larry Becker a few years ago. I have performed Casino Royale for almost 10 years and based on the great reaction I get, am looking to do a close-up version for hospitality suites or strolling. I have Stunners Plus and could make one up eventual...
by Michael Dustman
07/09/05 08:36 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Larry Becker's Casino Light
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Re: IBM Reno

Apparently keep your eye on magicwebchannel.com

It is supposed to include:

Historic Ballantine Performance Footage

A Day at the Race Track (Hollywood Park)

Interviews with Carl at the Magic Castle

His last stage performance-San Diego w/rare backstage moments

Higlights of Ballantine/Dacri Lecture
by Michael Dustman
07/09/05 08:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Reno
Replies: 53
Views: 1359

Re: IBM Reno

I picked up the order form for the Ballantine DVD. It says on it that when the credit card is processed, you will receive confirmation from Steve Dacri Xtreme Close-up Magic/Magicwebchannel.com. I, much like Dustin, was hording the Hostess products from the gift shop. One of the Best finds at the co...
by Michael Dustman
07/07/05 03:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Reno
Replies: 53
Views: 1359

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

At one time...this had to be a couple of years ago, I saw a post about www.johnnycarson.com putting together specific DVD's of interest. They have since done so with 2 Stand-Up Comedy DVD's showcasing top name comedians who made their debut, and a special DVD featuring just the animal hijinx. At tha...
by Michael Dustman
01/30/05 12:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 59
Views: 5052

Re: New Final Flashback

If I am not mistaken, when Larry was showing the working on this at the IBM, it has the feature to allow you to force 3 separate page numbers.
by Michael Dustman
11/03/04 06:06 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: New Final Flashback
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: What are we supposed to do?

Take Pete's advice and check with the reviews in Genii and MAGIC magazines. I know for one that Mike Close does a very thorough job in crediting the originators when doing his reviews. In fact, if he finds out that the trick he is reviewing does not properly credit the originator, he will waste no t...
by Michael Dustman
08/22/04 06:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What are we supposed to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 572

Re: What's Your Day Job?

By day...mild mannered Director of Constituent Affairs for the US Senators from the State of Ohio. Also adviser to them on all matters relating to the military and veterans affairs.

By night...comedy magician.

So between politics and magic I con people for a living 24/7.
by Michael Dustman
08/18/04 06:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Day Job?
Replies: 114
Views: 6815

Re: IBM Convention

Highlights for me were the Wednesday Gala Show with Mike Close as the MC. He did a fantastic job of acting as a Master of Ceremonies without doing a single magic trick. Aldo Colombini and John Carney were also a great see that night. I enjoyed the Carney lecture on Wednesday. I agreed with John and ...
by Michael Dustman
07/06/04 07:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: David Williamson Contact Info

I saw David at an event last Sunday in Cedarville, Ohio. He is no longer using his old e-mail address. He is using the e-mail off of his website which you can contact him through now.

www.williamsonmagic.com
by Michael Dustman
07/04/04 10:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Williamson Contact Info
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Favorite Gambling-Themed Effect?

While it would be a little more lengthy of a routine, you may consider David Williamson's "Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret".

3 phases...great story for the occassion.
by Michael Dustman
01/15/04 07:58 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Gambling-Themed Effect?
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

I checked it every single day as soon as I got to the office. Or had it bookmarked on my laptop when I was travelling.

I will miss it dearly and thank Meir for all of his dedicated work in bringing it to us for this long.
by Michael Dustman
01/02/04 08:51 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicTimes Calls it Quits
Replies: 43
Views: 739

Re: Paul Osborne 'Blueprints'

I saw them as recently as a summer 2003 Stevens Magic Emporium Catalog.
by Michael Dustman
12/30/03 08:07 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Osborne 'Blueprints'
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Copperfield's Contract

I agree with Richard 100%. Follow this link to the same page and read of the many other stars. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.thesmokinggun.com/backstagetour/">http://www.thesmokinggun.com/backstagetour/</a><!-- m --> At least David doesn't ask for his dressing room to be painted pin...
by Michael Dustman
12/26/03 06:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield's Contract
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Roy Horn

The Las Vegas papers had been reporting on the tv show since mid summer. They most recently announced that John Goodman and Carl Reiner would be providing the voices of some of the tigers and that German actors would be providing the voices of S & R.
by Michael Dustman
10/09/03 05:41 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Roy Horn
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret

I picked one up from David last week. You can get them directly from him.

David plans to add all of his items to his site, just hasn't had a chance to get it all up yet (FISM, travel, and performing). Feel free to contact him and he can get one out to you.

Michael
by Michael Dustman
08/11/03 05:31 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret
Replies: 25
Views: 1727

Re: Gilbreath Principle

Hopefully, I am not revealing too much here, but the new routine by David Williamson utilizes this principle in one of the phases of the routine. He lists a couple of sources in the manuscript for the Gilbreath principle.
by Michael Dustman
08/01/03 02:10 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Question For Copperfield Audience Vets

The last two times I have seen the show (March 02 Cincy) (March 03 Cleveland) the Laser had been replaced with the Passing Through A Steel Plate. Previously, he was performing Laser right off the bat after the opening appearance. Now it is the Steel Plate Illusion. I have to say...after seeing the L...
by Michael Dustman
07/30/03 04:32 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Question For Copperfield Audience Vets
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: No Feet Some Feat

Lance Burton added this to his show back in 2001 (I believe). Ironically, there is one for sell currently on the Magic Auction page under Illusions.

Somebody posted that it was Kirby Van Burch's. Apparently he has been selling off quite a number of his illusions.

Michael
by Michael Dustman
07/20/03 09:02 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: No Feet Some Feat
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: The Amazing Jonathan

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by Michael Dustman
06/24/03 12:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Amazing Jonathan
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: signed card appearing in....

Check out Carl Cloutier's Card to Sock. The gimmick can be purchased from Steven's Magic.

I think the routine can be found on his 3rd Wave video.
by Michael Dustman
06/13/03 08:12 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: signed card appearing in....
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: David Copperfield to impregnate spectator !

Richard hit the nail on the head. I will be curious to see what they add to the impregnation trick to make it come full circle. I had the privilege of seeing David perform Flying in October of 1991 about a week after he introduced it into the show in Cleveland, Ohio. By the time I saw it the followi...
by Michael Dustman
06/12/03 04:52 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: David Copperfield to impregnate spectator !
Replies: 50
Views: 1520
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