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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
02/23/15 12:53 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Modern Zoetrope Artist
Replies: 2
Views: 501

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
01/26/15 10:29 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Maskelyne trolled Marconi
Replies: 0
Views: 339

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
11/10/14 09:57 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Orson Welles' Version Of The Twilight Zone
Replies: 0
Views: 401

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
10/26/14 12:46 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edison Doing The Cups and Balls
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: FS ebay, 2 rare items, Blackstone (Sr and Jr), Penn & Te

Penn & Teller piece SOLD
by John Tudor
09/07/14 08:00 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS ebay, 2 rare items, Blackstone (Sr and Jr), Penn & Teller
Replies: 1
Views: 571

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
09/05/14 06:22 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS ebay, 2 rare items, Blackstone (Sr and Jr), Penn & Teller
Replies: 1
Views: 571

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
09/02/14 09:43 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 8559

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
07/30/14 08:25 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Plays or Musicals that can contain magic
Replies: 5
Views: 731

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
07/29/14 09:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

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
07/28/14 03:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Credits Website
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

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
04/22/14 10:56 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Invisible Architecture
Replies: 0
Views: 317

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
01/30/14 04:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale - Books, booklets, notes - some classics!
Replies: 1
Views: 430

"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
01/24/14 09:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Experiments" in Linking Ring
Replies: 0
Views: 216

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
01/24/14 08:53 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale - Books, booklets, notes - some classics!
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: New Blaine Special

...I loved the special, but friends asked me if regurgitation is the next "big thing'!
by John Tudor
11/20/13 07:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Blaine Special
Replies: 41
Views: 4592

Re: Vernon & Henning clip

Does anyone know the story behind this clip?
by John Tudor
10/06/13 11:15 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vernon & Henning clip
Replies: 2
Views: 711

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
10/05/13 09:02 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vernon & Henning clip
Replies: 2
Views: 711

"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
09/11/13 11:07 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Learning to Juggle" circa 1925 Kinograms Newsreel
Replies: 0
Views: 373

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
07/06/13 01:26 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Old movies featuring magic..
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

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
04/11/13 04:37 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vintage magic commercial - Don't Squeeze the Charmin
Replies: 3
Views: 361

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
04/09/13 06:20 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vintage magic commercial - Don't Squeeze the Charmin
Replies: 3
Views: 361

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
03/26/13 11:20 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic as Theatre: An Academic Struggle
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

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
02/21/13 05:07 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more
Replies: 4
Views: 427

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
01/29/13 01:36 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more
Replies: 4
Views: 427

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

#6, #14, & #21 sold
by John Tudor
01/27/13 08:31 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more
Replies: 4
Views: 427

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

Mystery School is sold.
by John Tudor
01/27/13 07:49 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more
Replies: 4
Views: 427

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
01/27/13 07:17 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FS: Cellini, Ortiz, Wonder, Burger + dozens more
Replies: 4
Views: 427

'Magical' Feminist Art Show

Feminist performance art with magic tricks...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/1 ... p_ref=arts
by John Tudor
01/14/13 08:12 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: 'Magical' Feminist Art Show
Replies: 0
Views: 171

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
12/17/12 07:35 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Thurston Footage
Replies: 2
Views: 293

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...
by John Tudor
02/08/12 07:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on "Practice Makes Perfect?"
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Re: The Right Way to Practice

Excellent article, yes! Kent asks "Rinse and repeat. Is there more to it than that?" I have been asking that myself... There's a wealth of writing about "perfect practice" to be found in the last few years in the sports and music genres. The sports practice books tend to be like ...
by John Tudor
02/03/12 09:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Right Way to Practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Nutcracker magic

Brad, That looks fabulous. Purely by coincidence, here's a link to a new video blog about performing Uncle Drosselmeyer in the Nutcracker. Much more low tech! But still the most beautiful show I ever did. John Tudormagic Vlog #2 Uncle Drosselmeyer <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtu...
by John Tudor
12/21/11 06:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nutcracker magic
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: John Booth passed away

I so loved his writings...
Here is a link to a picture of him taken last May. (with Bill McIlhaney on left).

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4 ... =512098344
by John Tudor
11/23/09 10:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Booth passed away
Replies: 25
Views: 4935

Mentoring Young Magicians

Here's a brief documentary about the experience of two young magicians who were guided into their first stage show. On Youtube: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qXp5DFhcQQ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qXp5DFhcQQ</a><!-- m --> Two young amateur magicians were in...
by John Tudor
03/31/09 11:31 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentoring Young Magicians
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Kellar Bio - A Magician's Tour - Edited and published by Phil Temple

For Sale on ebay A Magician's Tour - Edited and published by Phil Temple Excellent condition ebay bidding starts at $40, Buy it now $75 (Sells new for $100.00) See photos here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.nnmagic.com/books/kellarmagiciantour.htm">http://www.nnmagic.com/books/kella...
by John Tudor
03/04/09 12:59 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Kellar Bio - A Magician's Tour - Edited and published by Phil Temple
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Re: Various Magic Items, DVDs and Books for Sale

sent you a pm!
jt
by John Tudor
11/12/08 11:34 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Various Magic Items, DVDs and Books for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Van De Graff Levitation Wand

Has anyone seen this in person? Van De Graff Levitation Wand <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3xHKsjXLsA">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3xHKsjXLsA</a><!-- m --> product Website: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/af4c/">...
by John Tudor
11/10/08 09:21 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Van De Graff Levitation Wand
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Re: Cards as Weapons, Ricky Jay Softcover 1977

SOLD
by John Tudor
10/16/08 08:38 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cards as Weapons, Ricky Jay Softcover 1977
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Cards as Weapons, Ricky Jay Softcover 1977

Cards as Weapons, Ricky Jay Softcover 1977 A nice, clean copy for sale now on ebay $99.00 starting bid - $150.00 "buy it now". <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170272016155&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DSelling">http://c...
by John Tudor
10/16/08 03:07 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cards as Weapons, Ricky Jay Softcover 1977
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: FS: Codology - Great Kid's Trick

SOLD
by John Tudor
10/13/08 03:55 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Codology - Great Kid's Trick
Replies: 1
Views: 223
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