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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: 550

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: 2049

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: 761

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: 560

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: 2049

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: 978

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: 1107

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: 1340

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: 714

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: 877

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: 823

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: 662

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: 920

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: 1751

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: 12930

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: 1702

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 667

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: 579

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: 358

"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: 579

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: 6227

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: 951

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: 951

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: 542

"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: 1862

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: 544

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

Thanks, Joe! I will send you some more info if you like!
John
by John Tudor
April 9th, 2013, 6:20 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vintage magic commercial - Don't Squeeze the Charmin
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Vintage magic commercial - Don't Squeeze the Charmin

Here's a magic commercial I just found, for Charmin bathroom tissue, with Mr. Whipple and "don't squeeze the Charmin." Magician/actor Coe Norton plays the magician, one of dozens of magic themed TV commercials he did. Coe said he always offered to create the desired effects by magic means,...
by John Tudor
March 26th, 2013, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic as Theatre: An Academic Struggle
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Re: Magic as Theatre: An Academic Struggle

Matt, ...the book that Andrew quoted from, Our Magic, would be a good first step in your academic quest, if you haven't found it already... Nevil Maskelyne's first part, The Art In Magic, has a chapter titled Three Degrees of Art that deals specifically with some of these issues. http://books.google...
by John Tudor
February 21st, 2013, 4:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more

Revised list : Here is what is still available, thanks! 1) Bobo, J.B., New Modern Coin Magic, 1966, signed, good, cover discolored no dust jacket ( $25 ) 3) Creative World of Conjuring, 1990, sm tears in dust jacket, very good($30) 4) Dramatic Magic, 1988, small tears in dust jacket, very good ( $30...
by John Tudor
January 29th, 2013, 12:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more

Here is what is still available, thanks! 1) Bobo, J.B., New Modern Coin Magic, 1966, signed, good, cover discolored no dust jacket ( $25 ) 3) Creative World of Conjuring, 1990, sm tears in dust jacket, very good($30) 4) Dramatic Magic, 1988, small tears in dust jacket, very good ( $30) 5) Wonders of...
by John Tudor
January 27th, 2013, 6:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more

BOOK LIST FOR SALE Heres a list of hardcovers. Prefer Paypal, send to <!-- e --><a href="mailto:john@tudormagic.com">john@tudormagic.com</a><!-- e -->. Postage will range from $3.50 to $10, CONUS only, send me your zip code and we will figure from there. Questions? PM me, Thanks, John Tudor 1) Bobo,...
by John Tudor
January 14th, 2013, 7:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: 'Magical' Feminist Art Show
Replies: 0
Views: 302

'Magical' Feminist Art Show

Feminist performance art with magic tricks...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/1 ... p_ref=arts
by John Tudor
December 17th, 2012, 6:35 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Thurston Footage
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Thurston Footage

A friend passed this on to me... Magic Show for Crippled Children Thurston the magician entertains crippled children in Bellevue Hospital. This silent newsreel footage was not incorporated into a national newsreel release. Fox News Story B8324-B8325: b&w, silent, Albany, New York, 05/1927 <!-- m...
by John Tudor
February 8th, 2012, 6:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on "Practice Makes Perfect?"
Replies: 0
Views: 232

More on "Practice Makes Perfect?"

Practice Makes Perfect? Here's an excellent episode of the All In The Mind podcast, presented by Lynne Malcolm. (link is below) "The virtuoso violinist, star surgeon and super sportswoman - could any of us become the best of the best? Daniel Coyle toured the world's famous talent 'hotbeds' in s...

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