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by caveman
August 2nd, 2016, 7:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's New Book
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Mike Caveney's New Book

I just started shipping copies of Classic Correspondence III from Egyptian Hall Museum. This is the largest volume in the series because of all the additional photos and posters. I would like to hear what my faithful customers think of this latest effort. The price is $75 and you can read all about ...
by caveman
April 6th, 2016, 3:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

WOW. After being dead and buried for about two years, this thread has suddenly come back to life. So just to bring you all up to date, I still have sets of books looking for a new home. If I ever want to feel extra good I always go back and read the reviews by Eric Mead in Genii, Jason England in MA...
by caveman
March 4th, 2016, 2:42 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New Chung Ling Soo book from Mike Caveney
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: New Chung Ling Soo book from Mike Caveney

All deluxe copies have been sold. Regular edition still available.
by caveman
March 4th, 2016, 2:41 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New Chung Ling Soo book from Mike Caveney
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: New Chung Ling Soo book from Mike Caveney

Unforgivable! I shall remedy that ASAP. Unless when you wrote "I highly recommend this book" that was your review.
by caveman
February 29th, 2016, 4:52 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New Chung Ling Soo book from Mike Caveney
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

New Chung Ling Soo book from Mike Caveney

At the last Los Angeles Conference on Magic History we had a fascinating talk about a recently discovered stash of original Chung Ling Soo posters. Because the posters were over-printed with another magician's name, my friend Dean Arnold set out to solve the mystery of who this mystery man was and h...
by caveman
February 15th, 2015, 9:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 22
Views: 3781

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

Speaking of Classic Correspondence. If you are anywhere near the Magic Castle on Wednesday night this week, I will be doing a talk on the history of Egyptian Hall and how the Classic Correspondence from Egyptian Hall Museum columns come together each month. My plan is to fill the Inner Circle at the...
by caveman
January 26th, 2015, 2:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carney Theater Show in Burbank, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

Re: Carney Theater Show in Burbank, CA

Saw John's show today in Burbank. Wish he would run it forever. Beautiful, hilarious and inspiring. Thanks Johnny. Keep doing what you're doing. Mike Caveney
by caveman
January 18th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 22
Views: 3781

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

With regards to what Dustin and Ian wrote, I agree, I like the articles in book form as well. Magic Magazine has to fit these articles into a given amount of space so I sometimes limit the text and the number of photos. But when it comes time to layout the book, I answer to no one. I print the photo...
by caveman
January 8th, 2015, 8:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 22
Views: 3781

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

All posts are greatly appreciated. I like to think that this monthly column is a win - win for all parties concerned. MAGIC editor Stan Allen gets a historical article that a small (but very loyal) slice of his audience really enjoys. And I get to stretch the writing of a book out over 2 years. Of c...
by caveman
January 7th, 2015, 8:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 22
Views: 3781

What is Classic Correspondence

Readers of MAGIC magazine are reminded each month what Classic Correspondence from Egyptian Hall Museum is when they stumble into my column near the front of each issue that is filled with old black and white photographs numerous annotations. But it occurred to me that Genii readers might have no id...
by caveman
August 18th, 2014, 4:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: C4 - Amazing new visual magic
Replies: 22
Views: 4831

C4 - Amazing new visual magic

Just saw Jonathan Levit's new color changing card case that he calls C4. If you really had a card case that could change color, I'm guessing this is what it would look like. Great effect. Check it out here: http://www.jonathanlevit.com/c4.html and I see you can save 20% for the next couple of weeks....
by caveman
December 15th, 2013, 6:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Was happy to see Justin Willman perform The Nailed Card (minus the nail coin) from Mike Caveney Wonders on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this past week. He got a great response under conditions that were not ideal for magic. You can find the spot on YouTube. It's always nice to see something you've...
by caveman
December 10th, 2013, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carney 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6056

Re: Carney 2013

I knew that John was offering a year-long series of teaching videos and finally got around to checking them out. I just watched a master class on the Egg Bag, Cups & Balls, Cards Across, Silk Dying, Linking Rings, Ambitious Card and Card to Wallet. At first I thought that this was the entire yea...
by caveman
December 7th, 2013, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Great posts one and all. Those are good arguments both pro and con regarding performance-only DVDs. As far as videos of the Conference Illusions go, we do have a camera in the back of the room just so we have a record of what happened but the show is produced (and lit) for the live audience. Therefo...
by caveman
November 17th, 2013, 1:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Just when I thought this thread was dead it springs back to life thanks to a thoughtful post by N.C Marsh. I didn't mean to give you a punch to the solar plexus. I was hoping it would be more like a tap on the shoulder. My hope was never that every buyer would add my silver ware and chicken routine ...
by caveman
November 12th, 2013, 11:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney on the Tonight Show
Replies: 11
Views: 1888

Re: Mike Caveney on the Tonight Show

I can answer all of your questions. The segment comes on about 15 minutes into the show. I did do the Coffee Juggling although it is a stripped down version. I'm not really an act, just some goon who can do something weird. I didn't drop the hoop Richard and Betty White claimed to be delighted so I'...
by caveman
September 22nd, 2013, 12:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

To spend all those years working on a set of books and then read Eric Mead's Genii review of my effort in the current issue is very rewarding. I was pleased to see that he singled out many of the points that were most important to me. Like the journey is more important than the destination. How most...
by caveman
September 8th, 2013, 6:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Thanks all around. First to RIchard Kaufman for the great cover story in Genii and to Dustin Stinett for writing the story. Both were a pleasure to deal with and Liz did a wonderful job of laying it all out. Thanks to Brent Geris over at The Magic Apple for inviting me to the 10th anniversary of his...
by caveman
September 3rd, 2013, 2:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

I'm looking forward to the Magic Castle Perk on Wednesday evening at 8:00. Rob Zabrecky will be conducting the interview with hopefully some good questions from the audience too. I've prepared a Slide show of some of my favorite photos from the books. I'll have plenty of book sets on hand and a free...
by caveman
August 28th, 2013, 11:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

I love reading your comments so keep those cards and letters (posts) coming in. And thanks to Steve Bryant for the in-depth review in the Little Egypt Gazette. It's true about the camera being positioned directly in front of the Million Dollar Mystery. The illusion looks much better when the camera ...
by caveman
August 19th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

I really appreciate the kind words everyone has posted regarding their first glimpse of my new set of books. But what I'm really looking forward to is further comments once everyone has had a chance to read the material. The two books are totally different beasts. Are you finding value in both or is...
by caveman
August 6th, 2013, 2:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jarrow by David Charvet
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Jarrow by David Charvet

Received my copy of David Charvet's new book on Jarrow and read it straight through. If you have David's other book on Jarrow don't think that you don't need this one. The story of how this new edition came about is nearly as interesting as Jarrow's life story. I so enjoyed it that I am going to hav...
by caveman
August 6th, 2013, 1:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

I've been suffering for 3 weeks while the shipment of my new books was held hostage in Customs, afraid that I wouldn't get them until after Magic Live ended. But alas, they arrived today, 9 tons on 16 pallets. I have to say, it is a bit over whelming. But now, let the fun begin. Only 5 more days of ...
by caveman
August 2nd, 2013, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chang Jr.: RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: Chang Jr.: RIP

Last Saturday I spoke at Albert's funeral at Forest Lawn in Glendale. They showed the video of his appearance on Ed Sullivan's Talk of the Town show and the people who knew him only as the owner of the White Hut hamburger joint were floored. The family let me know how much that night at the last LA ...
by caveman
July 30th, 2013, 8:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's New Book

Steve, don't eat the chicken yet. The books have been trapped in Customs down in Long Beach for over two weeks. They are suppose to be released this week but they seem to make up the rules as they go along. I'll post more info as it becomes available.
by caveman
July 30th, 2013, 7:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Turns out I'm waiting too. The books have been trapped in Customs for over two weeks. They are so close yet so far away. I'm hoping they arrive soon. If not this week then panic will slowly start to set in. Fingers crossed.
Mike
by caveman
July 4th, 2013, 1:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's New Book

Some of you have already discovered this information but here it is for the rest of you. The books are up on my website mcmagicwords.com so you can read all about them there. The postage to foreign countries is off the charts expensive and I didn't want to go to all the work of producing these books...
by caveman
July 4th, 2013, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Just ask and I would be happy to sign and inscribe a copy of the book.
Especially one for Bill the master researcher.
Mike Caveney
by caveman
July 4th, 2013, 1:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Some of you have already discovered this information but here it is for the rest of you. The books are up on my website mcmagicwords.com so you can read all about them there. The postage to foreign countries is off the charts expensive and I didn't want to go to all the work of producing these books...
by caveman
July 1st, 2013, 11:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's new book

Thanks to John Carney for the kind words. I hope to sell lots of books at Magic Live but, at eleven pounds per set, I will only be able to get so many sets into my van. I really expect to be shipping copies from home for at least a few years so there is no need to panic. No one is going to be a nit ...
by caveman
June 28th, 2013, 3:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney's new book
Replies: 98
Views: 27997

Re: Mike Caveney's New Book

I just found this thread and thanks Rob for starting it. I am happy to use this space to answer questions about my new books. Briefly, Volume I (called Mike Caveney Wonders) is 456 pages with 570 photographs and a foreword by Mac King. It contains all of the material that I have performed in my act ...
by caveman
June 24th, 2013, 6:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC 1400s-1950s in the WSJ today
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: MAGIC 1400s-1950s in the WSJ today

Last week I was interviewed on BBC radio for a spot that I believe will appear on the BBC website later this week. We talked about the history of magic in general but it was done for the release of the new edition of Taschen's Magic book. This edition is slightly smaller in size and about 120 pages ...
by caveman
March 7th, 2012, 1:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tina Lenert Connects the Dots
Replies: 5
Views: 2659

Re: Tina Lenert Connects the Dots

Great review Dustin and I'm happy to report that Tina's Lecture Notes are now available at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mcmagicwords.com">www.mcmagicwords.com</a><!-- w -->. At fifteen bucks I'd say they are a steal. So far the response has been fantastic and she already has booked...
by caveman
November 19th, 2011, 12:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Just Published - Skirball Museum Catalog for Masters of Illusion
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Just Published - Skirball Museum Catalog for Masters of Illusion

The incredible exhibit, Master of Illusion, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles has been extended until January 7, 2012. Registrants at the recent Los Angeles Conference on Magic History were taken there for a visit and in honor of this occasion Mike Caveney's Magic Words published a comp...
by caveman
July 31st, 2011, 2:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Words Website
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: New Magic Words Website

Hey Harry. What gives? I didn't find any of my books on YOUR website. Must be something wrong with this interweb thing.
Mike Caveney
by caveman
November 24th, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle
Replies: 17
Views: 2366

Re: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle

OK, I'm busted. I decided to produce a special edition that contained an original old letter that was tipped into the book in it's original envelope. These letters were between 50 and 100 years old. On another page I tipped in an annotation of this letter for owner. I figured if someone was interest...
by caveman
November 22nd, 2010, 12:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle
Replies: 17
Views: 2366

Re: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle

Thanks for the kind words about my new Classic Correspondence book and thanks also to those who took the time to attend my talk last night at the Castle. It was nice to see the Peller Theater full for a talk on magic history. Since these articles first appear in MAGIC magazine, they are written with...
by caveman
November 19th, 2010, 8:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle
Replies: 17
Views: 2366

Mike Caveney Book Signing at Magic Castle

I know it's short notice but this Sunday night (Nov. 21) I'm doing a talk about my new book, Classic Correspondence from Egyptian Hall Museum at the Magic Castle at 8:00 pm. I'm bringing over some vintage posters, photos and letters that appear in the book and will talk about how I research the lett...
by caveman
July 3rd, 2008, 4:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 35710

Re: Revelation has landed

In May we sent one notice to our email list of regular customers about the deluxe edition. Within a few days, all 150 were sold. Our advertisement stated that these books would be sent out at the end of June. Everything was going so well; the deluxe copies arrived right on schedule and they are beau...
by caveman
June 26th, 2008, 8:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 35710

Re: Revelation has landed

Answer to Donal.
It's impossible to know how many and how fast books will sell in Louisville. I will have copies at the MAGIC Magazine booth and if you find me before David Ben's lecture on Vernon (Tuesday night I believe) you will surely get one.
See you there.

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