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by John Tudor
March 26th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New York's lost rooftop theaters
Replies: 0
Views: 600

New York's lost rooftop theaters

Not magic, but this is a nicely illustrated story about New York's lost rooftop theaters: Stunning vintage images reveal a glamorous and thrilling 19th-century world of palm trees and acrobats Inspired by the urban gardens of Europe, New York embraced the trend for rooftop theaters from 1890 Locals ...
by John Tudor
March 5th, 2017, 11:15 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1956 Magic Trick Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic
Replies: 4
Views: 778

1956 Magic Trick Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic

http://mentalfloss.com/article/92685/1956-magic-trick-sent-bbc-viewers-panic?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark As Sorcar’s saw seemed to be passing through Dey’s spine, host Richard Dimbleby stepped in front of the camera and abruptly announced that the sh...
by John Tudor
February 21st, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: How Many Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: How Many Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards

Alfred, me neither!
by John Tudor
February 20th, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: How Many Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

How Many Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards

There Are More Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards Than Atoms on Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNS1QvDzCVw The TED talk claims there are 80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (67 zeros) ways to arrange a deck of 52 cards. And as Khaikin explai...
by John Tudor
December 21st, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A.C. Gilbert Saves Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 628

A.C. Gilbert Saves Christmas

From The Library of Congress website: A.C. Gilbert’s Successful Quest to Save Christmas Alfred C. Gilbert was determined to do something, because he felt toys were still important, even in the face of a world war... http://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2016/12/a-c-gilberts-successful-quest-to-save-chri...
by John Tudor
November 30th, 2016, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Street Magic Mystics Movie
Replies: 0
Views: 565

Street Magic Mystics Movie

Funniest title for a web story I've read in a while: " Sleight Is Harry Potter Without the Whimsical [censored]" http://io9.gizmodo.com/[censored] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3SogCD2QSQ (It's nothing like HP, really) "What if the hustlers and tricksters you see doing card tricks ...
by John Tudor
October 30th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Science Behind Ghost Effect post
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Science Behind Ghost Effect post

The Science Behind The World’s Most Convincing Ghost Effect http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-science-behind-the-worlds-most-convincing-ghost-effect?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark I was startled to find the author exposes Copperfield's Flying while w...
by John Tudor
October 27th, 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Torch to Rose creator?
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Torch to Rose creator?

Does anyone know who created the Torch to Rose effect?
Thanks,
John Tudor
by John Tudor
August 5th, 2016, 5:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page

http://gizmodo.com/you-must-solve-a-puzzle-to-turn-every-page-in-this-beau-1784838737 You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page The only downside to finding a really good book to read is that it will be over before you want it to be. But that won’t be the case with puzzle designer Brady Whitney’s C...
by John Tudor
June 17th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Magic Live 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

Re: Magic Live 2016

Me too, thanks anyway.
by John Tudor
June 12th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Now You See Me 2 scene
Replies: 3
Views: 1319

Now You See Me 2 scene

The Director of Now You See Me 2 Describes the Magic Behind the Film's Best Scene http://io9.gizmodo.com/search?q=now+you+see+me "Making a movie is a kind of magic. A group of talented people, working together to make you believe something that’s not real. Making a movie about magic takes that ...
by John Tudor
June 9th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Definitely NOT Criss Angel
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Most Definitely NOT Criss Angel

There's sure to be lots of stories about this, here's one that mentions actor/magician Coe Norton in the failed 1954 TV show:

http://movieweb.com/mandrake-magician-m ... ron-cohen/
by John Tudor
June 8th, 2016, 9:27 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Magic Live 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

Re: Magic Live 2016

Hi, Jeff,
I'm interested, still need a roomie?
John Tudor
by John Tudor
March 5th, 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Prestige As A "Metacinematic" Work
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

The Prestige As A "Metacinematic" Work

http://io9.gizmodo.com/this-video-essay-explores-christopher-nolans-the-presti-1763045997 In this video essay, Nerdwriter takes a look at The Prestige's structure and how it plays into the plot. In particular,how Nolan has twisted it around to serve the interests of the narrative, each feeding into ...
by John Tudor
February 12th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marco and his drones
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Marco and his drones

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watch-the-mes ... 1758475705

Not really magic, but magical: Marco Tempest and 24 Flying Drones Dancing at Once
by John Tudor
December 4th, 2015, 10:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anti cell phone product
Replies: 9
Views: 1869

Anti cell phone product

Dave Chappelle has found a way to stop people from filming his stand-up shows It's not the most practical thing, but it's a start maybe, to "provide audience members with smartphone-locking pouches for use during the show." https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/dave-chappelle-found-way-stop-people-...
by John Tudor
July 20th, 2015, 4:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: A Leak In The Universe
Replies: 0
Views: 877

A Leak In The Universe

Here's a unique performance, "A Leak In The Universe". It's a short play with (and about) magic, by the British author, I.A. Richards. John Tudor and Kevin Dunn play the Conjuror and the Scientist, trying to deal with a supernatural object- a box that really makes things vanish! From the E...
by John Tudor
February 22nd, 2015, 11:53 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Modern Zoetrope Artist
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Modern Zoetrope Artist

This is fantastic. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/20/eric-dyer_n_6680972.html?utm_hp_ref=arts http://www.ericdyer.com/ From Huffington Post : Remember zoetropes? They may be a bit before your time. The zoetrope, derived from the Greek root words for "life" and "turning," i...
by John Tudor
January 26th, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Maskelyne trolled Marconi
Replies: 0
Views: 997

Maskelyne trolled Marconi

A famous demonstration of Marconi's "wireless" was taken over by magician-turned-skeptic-turned-pirate, Nevil Maskelyne.

http://io9.com/a-magician-used-the-firs ... 1681527405
by John Tudor
November 10th, 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Orson Welles' Version Of The Twilight Zone
Replies: 0
Views: 832

Orson Welles' Version Of The Twilight Zone

http://io9.com/watch-pilot-for-orson-welles-little-known-version-of-th-1657040644 From 1958, the pilot episode of The Orson Welles Show, about an apparent fountain of youth. From io9.com: The Orson Welles Show would have been Citizen Kane director's answer to anthology TV series like Alfred Hitchcoc...
by John Tudor
October 26th, 2014, 12:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edison Doing The Cups and Balls
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Edison Doing The Cups and Balls

Here's a cartoon of Edison doing the Cups and Balls

http://boingboing.net/2014/10/08/what-f ... -be-a.html
by John Tudor
September 5th, 2014, 6:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS ebay, 2 rare items, Blackstone (Sr and Jr), Penn & Teller
Replies: 1
Views: 1992

FS ebay, 2 rare items, Blackstone (Sr and Jr), Penn & Teller

Now for sale on ebay, two rare, one of a kind items...Blackstone (Sr. and Jr.), and Penn & Teller (before they were Penn & Teller). Blackstone Sr. SAM memorial poster, signed by Blackstone Jr. on the night of his last performance. Poster is portrait of Harry, Sr., Harry Jr. signed it "T...
by John Tudor
September 2nd, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 15751

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

As for the video, to me it resembles a stock footage clip of a generic female magician, like might be used in a commercial or video, etc. Just my thoughts...
by John Tudor
July 30th, 2014, 8:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Plays or Musicals that can contain magic
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: Plays or Musicals that can contain magic

You might try finding a book called The Magic Play, by Sam Sharpe, published by Magic, Inc. There are loads of examples therein...
by John Tudor
July 29th, 2014, 9:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 2994

Re: Conjuring Credits Website

Thanks, Denis, I'll submit some of my research for review. I am really fascinated by this! Bill, I'm about halfway through a book on Coe Norton, which will include around 40 of his effects. To keep it interesting I'm including some information about the history of each effect. This site may well mak...
by John Tudor
July 28th, 2014, 3:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 2994

Re: Conjuring Credits Website

Denis,
Really brilliant site. Can we also make requests for origins of things not listed...? Thanks,
John Tudor
by John Tudor
April 22nd, 2014, 10:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Invisible Architecture
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Invisible Architecture

Invisible Architecture in the news... Here's How You Make An Invisible Barn http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/21/invisible-barn_n_5170413.html ...a nice Invisible Picket Fence. http://www.designboom.com/art/alyson-shotz-mirror-fence-03-05-2014/ 15 other examples http://flavorwire.com/415282/15-a...
by John Tudor
January 30th, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale - Books, booklets, notes - some classics!
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: For Sale - Books, booklets, notes - some classics!

Here's what I have left from this list, take them all for $150.00 ($178 seperately) Routined Manipulation Part One by Lewis Ganson $7 The Art of Escape by John Novak $8 Be a Street Magician by David Groves $8 Houdini's Escapes by Walter Gibson $2 Miracle Mongers and their Methods by Houdini $2 100 H...
by John Tudor
January 24th, 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Experiments" in Linking Ring
Replies: 0
Views: 463

"Experiments" in Linking Ring

If you haven't seen it yet, just a little announcement... New Stage and Illusion Performance Column in Linking Ring “Experiments in Magic Theatre” What if you want to try something new? To find a new style? To grow as a performer? I did, and still do! Starting this month, the Linking Ring magazine w...
by John Tudor
January 24th, 2014, 7:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale - Books, booklets, notes - some classics!
Replies: 1
Views: 736

For Sale - Books, booklets, notes - some classics!

Here's an updated list of books and notes for sale, some older classic booklets. Let me know what you want (pm me) or other questions and I'll figure postage for you, in CONUS only. prefer paypal, send to john@tudormagic.com Thanks! John Tudor Entire list 40+ books for $200 Routined Manipulation Par...
by John Tudor
November 20th, 2013, 6:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Blaine Special
Replies: 41
Views: 7840

Re: New Blaine Special

...I loved the special, but friends asked me if regurgitation is the next "big thing'!
by John Tudor
October 6th, 2013, 11:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vernon & Henning clip
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: Vernon & Henning clip

Does anyone know the story behind this clip?
by John Tudor
October 5th, 2013, 9:02 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vernon & Henning clip
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Vernon & Henning clip

Vernon & Henning
Here's a lovely little clip of Dai Vernon teaching Doug Henning the Linking Rings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjOadCiN ... ture=share
by John Tudor
September 11th, 2013, 11:07 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Learning to Juggle" circa 1925 Kinograms Newsreel
Replies: 0
Views: 697

"Learning to Juggle" circa 1925 Kinograms Newsreel

"Learning to Juggle" circa 1925 Kinograms Newsreel This is a public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, it's really a demonstration rather than training. Includes real time and slow motion footage of bounce juggling (5 balls) and pin juggling (5 pins). He mimes drinking a pint and eat...
by John Tudor
July 6th, 2013, 1:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Old movies featuring magic..
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

Re: Old movies featuring magic..

...on IMDB I recently found The Magician's Daughter (MGM 1938), an 18 minute short subject, has anyone seen this? Love lost and found over the issue of exposure of her father's magic! Eleanor Lynn played the daughter (who sings two songs about her life), Frank Albertson played the reporter, and Maur...
by John Tudor
April 11th, 2013, 4:37 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vintage magic commercial - Don't Squeeze the Charmin
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Vintage magic commercial - Don't Squeeze the Charmin

Thanks, Joe! I will send you some more info if you like!
John

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