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Re: Mummy case illusion

Thank you, Tom and Q.
by JFox
09/30/14 03:36 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mummy case illusion
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Mummy case illusion

Re: The above Mummy Levitation video...

It reminds me so much of the spectacular "Astarte" levitation from the 2013 LA Magic History Conference...is it?
by JFox
09/30/14 02:56 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mummy case illusion
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Magician Performing at Disneyland Now

In the full length YouTube video of Jeff's act (posted above)...the audience volunteer apparently had second thoughts about "floating" via the ladder suspension...because a generic Disney costumed character came on stage and did the illusion instead, with Jeff. (Jeff is heard to comment to...
by JFox
09/15/14 08:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician Performing at Disneyland Now
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Good use for that spare sixth finger

Smart move by Mel... His unique "hand print" will now be forever a fun topic of trivia for people to share with each other for the generations ahead ("Tell me, do you notice anything strange about Mel's hand print?"). He joins: Charlie McCarthy's "Monocle" Sonja Henie's...
by JFox
09/10/14 04:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Good use for that spare sixth finger
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Joan Rivers, RIP

Getting back to this thread's very first post (by Dustin)---

Joan was in the audience at the taping of Marc Salem's "Mind Games" TV Special...and if I recall correctly, their brief on-camera chat mentioned her days of assisting Kuda Bux.
by JFox
09/07/14 07:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joan Rivers, RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 3006

Candid Camera: has it's own "Magic Clerk"

Each decade, the classic "Candid Camera" TV Show rises from the ashes (and deservingly so. It certainly was the forerunner of the modern "hidden camera" TV premise). Once again, Peter Funt (son of creator Allen Funt) has brought this series back onto American television. This tim...
by JFox
08/15/14 02:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Candid Camera: has it's own "Magic Clerk"
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!

Re: the Al Jolson Rising Card Trick: I sent the Tarbell pages (with permission of D. Robbins) to the International Al Jolson Society (I was a member at the time)---they included it in their annual club booklet. (Richard: Ever notice that both the Abbott Conventions & the L.A. Magic History Confe...
by JFox
06/25/14 07:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!
Replies: 32
Views: 2928

Re: Horrible

Large? - yes, but not as large as Dave's original Bombshell Wallet. To a sleight-of-hand purist - no way would they use the "Himber/Bombshell" wallet. But for a no-palm wallet --it works for me. Straight out of "Card to Wallet" book. ...and NO laying the deck momentarily on the w...
by JFox
06/17/14 07:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Horrible Wallets
Replies: 59
Views: 3970

Re: Horrible

Not being a "card man", I do a No-Palm Wallet routine with an "Elite Himber-Bombshell Wallet" from The Camarind Magic Academy. The deck is nowhere near the wallet as the "load" is done...and I'm literally loading the signed card in full view of everyone (but they don't ...
by JFox
06/17/14 04:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Horrible Wallets
Replies: 59
Views: 3970

Re: Mental Magic ~ SLATE OF MIND

U.F. (Gen) Grant...would be proud! In 1948, Grant released "Cards & Slate". Reincarnated through the years as "Slate of Mind"..including the "Aldini" improvements of it. It also inspired Dr. Jak's "Supersonic Prediction", circa 1950. Still a nice effect, t...
by JFox
06/16/14 06:03 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mental Magic ~ SLATE OF MIND
Replies: 4
Views: 348

WTB: Himber's "Phono-Mental" magazine test

WANTED:

"Phono-Mental" - Himber's magazine test, using a Jan. 1958 Reader's Digest issue.


Contact me at:

Joefox@wgn.net



Thank you.
by JFox
06/02/14 03:41 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Himber's "Phono-Mental" magazine test
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Re: Richard Himber - The Man and His Magic

Re: Richard Himber - The Man and His Magic Post by Richard Kaufman » 01 Jun 2002 11:14 We're planning a special Richard Himber issue of Genii! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Chief Genii, Richard: I don't think the above mentioned "...
by JFox
05/28/14 03:30 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Richard Himber - The Man and His Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: Science & Mechanics Magic Exposure Collectible

As noted in the contents in the original post, this PUBLIC book revealed many, many standard magical props...such things as Abbott's Disecto, Square Circle Box, Die Box...and not to mention - the Million Dollar Mystery! This was the "Masked Magician" of it's day (early 1960's). Caused a hu...
by JFox
05/15/14 02:43 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Science & Mechanics Magic Exposure Collectible
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Dan Sneider had a case of Shingles

I caught the non-magic 30 second spot on TV this weekend....

Here's the 60 sec. spot, featuring a floating crumpled paper effect.

Nice to see a professional image of a magician without the stereotypical bad tux, cape, etc.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nrd8_i-lYw
by JFox
05/04/14 05:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Sneider had a case of Shingles
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Re: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31

My earlier previous post stated, as an aside, that Ricky's Jay's routine on the Tonight Show - was not the same method & routine as the "Ten Card Deal", from Phoenix #168 & #170. However,watching the "A Correctly Structured Drama" video clip (posted on this thread)...it a...
by JFox
04/08/14 10:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31
Replies: 52
Views: 5694

WTB: Himber's "Phono-Mental" book test

WANTED:

"PHONO-MENTAL": Himber's magazine test - using a Jan. 1958 Reader's Digest issue, with instructions.

Contact me at:

joefox@wgn.net
by JFox
04/07/14 08:04 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Himber's "Phono-Mental" book test
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Re: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31

Re: the Ricky Jay "A Correctly Structured Drama" video... that has to be the funniest videos I've seen in a long, long time! Excuse my ignorance, but may I assume that the entire video was a scripted put-on? What is the back-story on it? ----------------------------------------------------...
by JFox
04/02/14 03:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on The Tonight Show March 31
Replies: 52
Views: 5694

Re: Top 5 Tenyo Tricks.

I don't have a list of 5, but I have to mention this one: Tenyo's "BALLOON ILLUSION" (Penetration) ---greatly over-looked. Handing the outfit to spectators and telling them to bend the balloon, and peer INTO the tube... When they SEE the spikes apparently penetrating the balloon..they are ...
by JFox
02/28/14 05:17 PM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Top 5 Tenyo Tricks.
Replies: 44
Views: 3087

Re: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration

"One Hundred" by Elizabeth Warlock (Published by our Head Genii, Mr. Kaufman)
by JFox
02/21/14 06:53 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration

Fabrice: I've sent you an e-mail.. Yes--the "Davenport" and the "Peter Warlock Glass Penetration" are one and the same. Peter Warlock created it in the late 1930's, and it was marketed by Davenport's as the "P.W. Glass Penetration Mystery". As I also stated, U.F. Grant ...
by JFox
02/21/14 03:33 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration

Fabrice:

If you confirm that what you're looking for is also known as: "Davenport's English Glass Penetration" ...I will E-mail you the instruction sheets (I'm feeling generous).

Send me your e-mail address.


joefox@wgn.net
by JFox
02/19/14 05:49 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration

The instructions aren't in the "One Hundred" book (but there is a photo of Peter performing it).


I don't know what publications would have the working details for you.
by JFox
02/19/14 01:49 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration

Hello: Isn't it in the Kaufman publication "100"? --I forget, but will look tonight. Also, wasn't it also known as Davenport's "English Glass Penetration"? - which, by-the-way, UF Grant was authorized to release, and which appears on Grant's color magic demonstration video from t...
by JFox
02/18/14 03:54 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Peter Warlock Mystery Glass Penetration
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

"Bad Grandpa" Film

I saw the MTV/Johnny Knoxville film, "Bad Grandpa". "Grandpa" does a silk vanish for a lady on the street, via a thumb-tip...which is then exposed by his "grandson". The boy yells something like "Hey, its behind (or on) your thumb!", and he grabs for the silk....
by JFox
11/18/13 02:34 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Bad Grandpa" Film
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

For custom cards now-a-days, Marty Martini has always served me well...but, I sure do miss Neil.


www.martinismagic.com
by JFox
10/22/13 05:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?
Replies: 12
Views: 2031

Re: Criss Angel TV Review in Variety

I want to add that that I forget if I saw Joe Monti or not in the episode that I saw, as I may be confusing it with only a rumor that I heard.
My apologizes to Joe Monti if he is not associated with the new Spike-Tv series.

But, I did indeed see Banachek.
by JFox
10/14/13 08:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel TV Review in Variety
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Criss Angel TV Review in Variety

I caught a preview of one of the new Spike-TV episodes (not necessarily the premiere episode, airing on Oct. 15). Krystyn Lambert is now part of the team, and plays the part of Criss's "apprentice" (i.e. part of her job is to go "ooh & ahh" when he does a trick). Most surpris...
by JFox
10/14/13 08:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel TV Review in Variety
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: The U-235 effect...

Oh, thanks for the clarification...I had always assumed the "U-boat" definition.
by JFox
10/04/13 06:20 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The U-235 effect...
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: The U-235 effect...

Marketed in 1946 by Thayer; devised by Sam Sharpe.

The Genii ad issues can, no doubt, be found via an "Ask Alexander" search.

And I'm sure you know, that the "U" refers to a "U-boat"..specifically a German submarine/U-boat.
by JFox
10/04/13 04:34 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The U-235 effect...
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: The U-235 effect...

Hi: I don't own it, but I have seen a live demo of an original. I'll start this thread off just by saying that the penetration illusion is very deceptive - visually as well as audibly...as long as the spectator(s) are directly in front of the props. To make it more angle-safe, I suppose that a small...
by JFox
10/04/13 03:50 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The U-235 effect...
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Woody Harrelson - does a book test

Purposely missing the first "page number" - is a strong bit of misdirection: it allowed Dave to actually see the page number that Woody had first stopped at. Of course, that page number couldn't be utilized because of the difference in the number of pages each book had. Woody was taught ve...
by JFox
05/23/13 06:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Woody Harrelson - does a book test
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Woody Harrelson - does a book test

Last night (May 22, 2013), actor Woody Harrelson was on the David Letterman Show - promoting the new film "Catch Me If You Can". Woody mentioned that he is a "mentalist", and will be able to do a Mental demonstration for David. Naturally, David mentioned Kreskin. Woody then did a...
by JFox
05/23/13 02:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Woody Harrelson - does a book test
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: Dennis Bundy/The Hollywood Palace

Joe and Bill:

THANK YOU very much for your information.

I was always curious whatever happened to Dennis...I am sad to learn that he died at such a young age (29).


Bill: I will PM you, regarding your newspaper clippings.

...and thanks Genii Forum!


---Joe Fox
joefox@wgn.net
by JFox
05/23/13 01:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dennis Bundy/The Hollywood Palace
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Dennis Bundy/The Hollywood Palace

Does anyone know what became of "Dennis Bundy", whose brochure states that he was the Youngest Magician (escape artist) to perform on "The Hollywood Palace" TV Show? On that program, contrary to his name on his brochure, he was introduced (by host Victor Borge) as "Dennis 'F...
by JFox
05/22/13 05:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dennis Bundy/The Hollywood Palace
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Vent Figure - For SALE

FOR SALE: Vent figure built by Craig Lovik & sold through Maher Studios. I'm located in the Hollywood/Los Angeles, Ca. area. I wish to sell to a prospective buyer who lives in So. California, and who is able to meet me in Hollywood - in order to see & handle the figure, before purchasing (th...
by JFox
05/07/13 02:28 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vent Figure - For SALE
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Magic Items For Sale

First Time Offering: PROLINE FEATHERLIGHT LINKING RINGS 15" SIZE 9 Rings: Regular Key; Locking Key; Triple; Double; (2) Single. Retail: $400 - $500. Asking Price: $360.00 (includes 1st-class postage/Domestic-Overseas). Bought as a collectible only, and barely actually used. --------------------...
by JFox
03/07/13 08:18 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Items For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Re: Justin Willman Article

Justin had been performing each month, here in Hollywood, Ca. (when he's not on tour) - at "Meltdown Comics" on Sunset Blvd. (see his or their websites)...for just $8. His show includes a guest comedian and/or guest magician. Great fun for all. Justin played the Nokia Club in downtown Los ...
by JFox
02/14/13 05:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman Article
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Houdini's original grave bust survived (and here it is)

Thanks, John for the posting. I remember the news of the incident quite well back in 1975. Norman Bigelow was quick to cash-in on the publicity - by neither admitting, nor denying, that he had anything directly or indirectly to do with the smashing of the bust (any showman might have done likewise)....
by JFox
02/01/13 07:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini's original grave bust survived (and here it is)
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: Mental Yarn - by Bill Goldman

Send me an email address, where I can email you a photo of the instructions.
by JFox
12/18/12 06:42 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mental Yarn - by Bill Goldman
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?

KRESKIN
by JFox
12/18/12 06:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?
Replies: 21
Views: 1740
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