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by themaestro
April 5th, 2014, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 89
Views: 10910

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

By my aesthetic... if you are going to provide a context for the boxes, i.e. shipping and gift box, then the strongest presentation is one that provides a context to put the shipping box into the gift box. Plus for the effect to have weight it needs build up... Also the gift box seems to beg for a g...
by themaestro
June 22nd, 2010, 4:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dick Cavett
Replies: 25
Views: 2991

Re: Dick Cavett

I enjoyed the interview very much.

The magician Dick mentioned with the people switch was Shimada with his dragon routine finale to the parasol act that he performed on one of Cavett's HBO magic specials.

Nowlin Craver
by themaestro
June 19th, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: fushigi ball
Replies: 37
Views: 3702

Re: fushigi ball

Is there a credit history on the bit folks do with a billiard where it seems to cling to the extended forefinger and then move? I believe this move is credited to Alan Wakeling and is part of his billiard ball routine as outlined in Steinmeyer's book, "The Magic of Alan Wakeling." Sincere...
by themaestro
June 7th, 2008, 11:12 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Contact juggling?
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Contact juggling?

Here is, I believe, the father of contact juggling--Michael Moschen:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FX7xruR12YA

Nowlin Craver
by themaestro
December 30th, 2005, 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: James Celien
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: James Celien

by themaestro
December 19th, 2005, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Secret Art of Coin Manipulation
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: The Secret Art of Coin Manipulation

Have received them from the replicators and all pre-orders have been shipped!

However, there are still two days remaining on the special pre-release price. :D :D :D

Nowlin Craver
by themaestro
December 9th, 2005, 12:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Secret Art of Coin Manipulation
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: The Secret Art of Coin Manipulation

Just got word of delays from the replicators and that I probably won't get them to ship out until the 19th or 20th of Dec.

Thanks for your patience.
Nowlin
by themaestro
December 6th, 2005, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Secret Art of Coin Manipulation
Replies: 2
Views: 251

The Secret Art of Coin Manipulation

From Magic To Laugh By, the people that brought you the highly acclaimed and ground-breaking book The Secret Art of Magic, comes The Secret Art of Coin Manipulation DVD (with Jumbo Manipulation Coins) by Eric Evans. It is now at the replicators and Murphy's Magic will be exclusively distributing it ...
by themaestro
July 4th, 2005, 11:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Reno
Replies: 53
Views: 2030

Re: IBM Reno

Caption: "I sure hope I'm not late for the closing Gala Show."

Nowlin
by themaestro
June 14th, 2005, 9:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric Evans' TX, TN, LA lecture Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Eric Evans' TX, TN, LA lecture Tour

Tues. 4-14-05-- Houston
Weds. 4-15-05 Austin
Thurs. 4-16-05--San Antonio
Fri 4-17-05 --Dallas
Mon. 4-20-05--Memphis
Tues. 4-21-05--Tulsa
Weds. 4-22-05--Baton Rouge
Fri. 4-24-05-- New Orleans


Nowlin Craver
by themaestro
April 5th, 2005, 4:41 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Ariane Competed on TV
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Ariane Competed on TV

I did not see it, but a friend told me, that she did not win. A woman who tap danced on a guy on a bed of nails won.

Nowlin Craver
by themaestro
January 9th, 2004, 5:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Classic pass and certain variations thereof
Replies: 23
Views: 697

Re: Classic pass and certain variations thereof

Originally posted by Peter Duffie: ZafMagic asked: Talking of variations - and sorry to barge in on your thread like this David - when doing the Riffle Pass, does anyone give any weight to pulling up and riffling only around 2/3rds of the lower packet, leaving a few cards behind onto which the top ...
by themaestro
December 25th, 2003, 7:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fantastic New Cards available.....
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: Fantastic New Cards available.....

Funny. I just got a deck of the Invisible Cards last night as a present. And I came on this morning to post about them.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Nowlin Craver
co-author "The Secret Art of Magic"
http:///www.secretartofmagic.com
by themaestro
December 19th, 2003, 4:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Secret Art of Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: The Secret Art of Magic

Just wanted to let those who ordered The Secret Art of Magic know that I finally got them from the printer (They're bautiful! :D ) and mailed them out to you today.

Nowlin Craver
co-author The Secret Art of Magic
http://secretartofmagic.com
by themaestro
December 10th, 2003, 9:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dyslexia trikcs
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: Dyslexia trikcs

Originally posted by Harley Race: I think you should actually research what dyslexia is like and how people experience it before you do a magic trick based on it, or you'll seem like an idiot. Especially when you encounter someone who is dyslexic, or has a dyslexic child. HR I'm not sure if this wa...
by themaestro
December 10th, 2003, 7:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dyslexia trikcs
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: Dyslexia trikcs

There are a couple of basic ideas for tricks involving dyslexia that jump out at me: (1) One being a prediction is made of a word, and when it is shown, the letters are all mixed up. Magician explains he has dyslexia, and that's how he sees the word, but to help them out he'll show them the process ...
by themaestro
November 14th, 2003, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Secret Art of Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 135

The Secret Art of Magic

Our long awaited book (at least for a few--ha), The Secret Art of Magic: Strategy for Magicians is at the printers and is due out by mid Decemeber.

I have posted the Introduction, and other info about the book, on http://secretartofmagic.com

Nowlin Craver
by themaestro
November 9th, 2003, 11:21 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Platform Cards Across
Replies: 63
Views: 3026

Re: Platform Cards Across

Originally posted by rich152: It involves a flap envelope and 3 cards hidden underneath the envelope stack that later get added on. Does that version ring a bell with anyone here as I am looking for the original resource? Thanks again Rich There are two versions similar to that in Tarbell 4--"...
by themaestro
October 6th, 2003, 11:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pass Credit
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Pass Credit

Originally posted by Pete McCabe: James: Are you sure of your Maugham quote? I always remembered it as: "Do you like card tricks?" I said no. He did five. That's basically how I've always heard it. And i think it's better than the other, acutally. But the other is what was written in &quo...
by themaestro
September 13th, 2003, 8:06 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in The Movies
Replies: 44
Views: 2246

Re: Magic in The Movies

Originally posted by Rosie: Channing Pollock wrote many a story that ended up on the silver screen as well... Rosie Are you sure about this? I'd never heard about this about the dove magician Channing Pollock. I do know there was a writer Channing Pollock, from whom I believe dove magician Channing...
by themaestro
September 11th, 2003, 2:40 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Clippo, origins, variations etc...
Replies: 24
Views: 1265

Re: Clippo, origins, variations etc...

Originally posted by Pete McCabe: I can't help but wonder if the newspaper version could be combined with the old bit of moving a scissors along a strip of newsprint and cutting where the audience tells you to stop, then revealing that you had predicted this exact spot. T.A. Waters has an effect ca...
by themaestro
September 9th, 2003, 9:58 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Ian Rowland on cold reading?
Replies: 45
Views: 2296

Re: Ian Rowland on cold reading?

I think you also would be greatly aided by reading "Annemann's Practical Mental Effects (with Comments by Max Maven)" in the Book of the Month Club section of this forum.

Nowlin
by themaestro
September 7th, 2003, 7:38 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Mac King's Book Test
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

Re: Mac King's Book Test

Originally posted by New Guy:

If you see something you like in another performer's act, the first place you should go to find out more is "THE GUY WHO'S ACT YOU WERE WATCHING."
Ahem. That should be "WHOSE." :D
Nowlin
by themaestro
July 26th, 2003, 7:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM
Replies: 45
Views: 1190

Re: FISM

Actually though it theoretically can happen, there has never been a time the Grand Prix has not been awarded. Except for the first year--1946-- when evidently there was not grand prix as there was no catergories; just 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Now there is no longer just a Grand Prix--there's a Grand Prix ...
by themaestro
July 20th, 2003, 12:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM..Who are the US representatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: FISM..Who are the US representatives?

I believe the three FISM member of organizations that can (and have) endorsed members to compete are SAM, IBM, and the Magic Castle. The presidents (national of IBM and SAM) endorse the competitors. There has been continued efforts to ensure the presidents will only endorse qualified acts. The newes...
by themaestro
June 30th, 2003, 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CSI: Magic
Replies: 19
Views: 1011

Re: CSI: Magic

I think I remember Lance Burton played an evil magician (redundant?)on "Knight Rider."

Nowlin
by themaestro
May 14th, 2003, 11:29 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Strong Magic
Replies: 53
Views: 21964

Re: Book of the Month: Strong Magic

Originally posted by Dustin Stinett: One of the things, for me (as I alluded to in my opening) is that some of his ideas about character are flawed ( to my way of thinking ). And not just in the section on character. In the Meaning in Magic section he notes that a "Riverboat Gambler" char...
by themaestro
April 15th, 2003, 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alan Alan ???
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Alan Alan ???

Originally posted by Edwin Corrie: Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio is no longer around. I'm a bit hazy on this, and others are far better qualified to comment on the actual history than me, but I believe Supreme Magic had the rights to and reprinted many of his books.. Don't know about the rest...
by themaestro
April 15th, 2003, 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alan Alan ???
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Alan Alan ???

Originally posted by Pete Biro: The card in wallet and burnt note were Seabrooke's.... That's not what it sounds like from SEABROOKE'S BOOK. Talking about Harry Stanley he says, "I will be forever grateful to Harry for steering me onto his signed card in wallet which included the note in walle...
by themaestro
April 8th, 2003, 1:20 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Everybody's General Metamorphoses
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Everybody's General Metamorphoses

Okay, I'm confused about "Everybody's Card" "The General Card" and "Metamorphoses"... in MAGIC WITHOUT APPARATUS, it says "Everybody's Card" is explained by Robert-Houdin under the title "Metamorphoses." It also says that Down's method for "Ever...
by themaestro
March 17th, 2003, 10:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on Essany
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Copperfield on Essany

It's not so much a talk show from a guy's living room as it is a reality show about a guy doing a talk show from his living room. From what I've seen, they actually show very little of the actual talk show--one or two jokes from his monologue, and just a minute or two of the interview with the "...
by themaestro
March 11th, 2003, 6:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Kaps on DVD?
Replies: 45
Views: 2043

Re: Fred Kaps on DVD?

Originally posted by Pete McCabe: [QB Pete will vouch for me.[/QB] And Nowlin will vouch for me. ;) When I was in NYC in '91 I watched some videos at the Museuem of Television and Radio. I saw a B&W clip of Kaps doing an incredible Long Salt Pour. I though it was a clip from the Ed Sullivan Sho...
by themaestro
January 31st, 2003, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Diamond’s advertising: Is it SPAM?
Replies: 22
Views: 1277

Re: Paul Diamond’s advertising: Is it SPAM?

Personally it's not SPAM to me, but there are a lot of different opinions on what SPAM is. Some say any unsolicited email is SPAM; others say any mass emailing; others, any mass commercial email. To me SPAM is indiscriminate mass emailing. I like to be able to refer to SPAM and have their be a diffe...
by themaestro
January 28th, 2003, 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hawaiian Bird Act
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Hawaiian Bird Act

Originally posted by George Olson:


Anybody got a clue? He'd really like to know. Thanks in advance!

Sounds like Les and Teri Au

Nowlin Craver
by themaestro
January 24th, 2003, 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Wishes to Jon Racherbaumer...
Replies: 18
Views: 417

Re: Best Wishes to Jon Racherbaumer...

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer: At the stroke of midnight, I shared a toast to the Great Perhaps and the speedy passage of time with Jim Cellini, Michael and Hannah Ammar, Eric Evans, Joe Harrison, and Gary and Fay Hughes. Eric is a street magician from Texas: a student of Cellini. No bounce...
by themaestro
January 12th, 2003, 6:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians that were on, The Gong Show...
Replies: 16
Views: 789

Re: Magicians that were on, The Gong Show...

I remember a young guy in white face doing balls from mouth, I believe. I also think he won. I've always wondered if this was Vito Lupo.

Nowlin Craver

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