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Re: Magic workshop for elementary students

Umpa & other or would be other teachers of magic to kids or adults. DO STRESS PRESENTATION, ROUTINING & ENTERTAINMENT NOT JUST TRICKS. Just tricks is why we get some many young magicians in particular walking around with a deck of cards ready, eager & able to SPRING a few card tricks on ...
by Allen Tipton
08/26/12 06:35 AM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Magic workshop for elementary students
Replies: 16
Views: 3748

Re: What are some big hitting effects for Kid shows?

Simply put; ANY effect you routine so well, that it involves ALL the audience. Lots of hand gestures, magic words, a magic blow(with the mouth) funny phrases, props which seem to go awry etc. And SURPRISE & LAUGHTER BUT MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL. YOU--Charisma--Personality--Communicating to the kids...
by Allen Tipton
08/24/12 01:50 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: What are some big hitting effects for Kid shows?
Replies: 21
Views: 4287

Re: Has anone heard of...?

Bart Whaley says 'Carl Mysto Britain 1900's-1910s, Pro escapist-illusionist. In 1904 he challenged Houdini to duplicate Mysto's coffin escape which Houdini not onky did but also EXPOSED . Then Arhtur Buckley(Card Control, Gems Of Mental Magic Principles & Deceptions etc) born in Sydney Australia...
by Allen Tipton
08/24/12 06:13 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Has anone heard of...?
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Magic with neckties

Then of course you could do Magic Washing (Cords of Phantasia, Lazy Magician) with neckties. And the Comedy Wrist Tie with a necktie. And what about working out Linking Neckties. Either with the gimmick or the non gimmick version published some years ago. Have to look up the name & inventor. The...
by Allen Tipton
08/22/12 06:02 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Magic with neckties
Replies: 14
Views: 2352

Re: Magic with neckties

Years ago in I think Genii--Larry Acuri advertised--again I think a colour changing necktie. The Cut & Restored Necktie has been routined by so many magicians--including the great Bill Neff. There is a book on this effect--'Necktie Magic' by Frank Herman--published I think by Magic Inc. My copy ...
by Allen Tipton
08/22/12 01:49 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Magic with neckties
Replies: 14
Views: 2352

THE GREAT LAFAYETTE

In addition to the fascinating book on Lafayette by Arthur Setterington (Abbraxas Publications 1991) there is a new book, published last year in Scotland, UK. It is published by New Lands Press <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.newlandspress.co.uk">www.newlandspress.co.uk</a><!-- w --> ...
by Allen Tipton
08/22/12 11:12 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: THE GREAT LAFAYETTE
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Re: The Pulse Stop/Control Effect

Robert; You can get Bart's Encyclopedia of Magic as an e book from Chris Wsshuber-- Lybrary.com The onky 2 places I have come across pulse stopping, except for the old ball or balled handkerchief in Boy's books of conjusring is: a. The Mind & Mentalism Of David Berglas b. 7 Secrets by Luke Jerma...
by Allen Tipton
08/12/12 10:14 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Pulse Stop/Control Effect
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Seeking Best Egg Bag

Brad, that may well be but as the bag is often on the move the attention IS on the Egg, plus the gags, the comedy biz, keep the attention there.I have never seen any 'shadows' sticking out bits or heard of any suspicion about the bag when it is handled in the right way by a competent performer. We a...
by Allen Tipton
08/08/12 01:35 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Seeking Best Egg Bag
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: Seeking Best Egg Bag

I am glad Jim , you mentioned the Black Egg Bag. For years it irked me. Obviously I come from the era where all magicians wore either black tails or more usually, a black Dinner Jacket (Tux). Thus the black bag submerged with the black outfit. My first Egg Bag, at age 11 was red. And as it was war t...
by Allen Tipton
08/08/12 01:10 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Seeking Best Egg Bag
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: Seeking Best Egg Bag

Guys--Joe is asking for advice on the BEST type of Egg Bag to use. Lots of you tell him about brilliant routines. He will, as with ALL the Classics of Magic need to develop HIS OWN routine. Look at the 'The Egg Bag Book ' by John Novak. 1999 published by Stevens Magic Emporium. 104 pages on all kind...
by Allen Tipton
08/08/12 06:58 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Seeking Best Egg Bag
Replies: 28
Views: 3392

Re: milk carton "Pouring" gimmick

And in the 1950's Harry Stanley (Unique Magic Studio, London), had a can of milk. You apparently punched a small hole in the top edge, then with the can held about 5 inches above the paper cone or whatever you were to pour the milk into. 'poured the milk'. Straighted the can up. Vanished the milk. T...
by Allen Tipton
07/30/12 01:44 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: milk carton "Pouring" gimmick
Replies: 16
Views: 7339

Re: Give away/souvenir ideas for kids

For many years I used the little flat plastic red fish which would curl up in different ways on the palm. Then I had some small ball puzzles--these were enclosed in a plastic cover and the aim was to get the mini balls into various holes. Then I found those small magic Slates wherein you write on th...
by Allen Tipton
07/24/12 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Give away/souvenir ideas for kids
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: hoy book test? what is it and where can i get it

Eddie Burke UK (Mr. E Enterprises) has a book out called 'The Ultimate Telephony'. There are several effects described leading up to the Ultimate Telephoney. Basically it is the book test-but done over a mobile phone 3 spectators nentally selct a word or a card.A spectator telephones someone she kno...
by Allen Tipton
07/24/12 01:28 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: hoy book test? what is it and where can i get it
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

EDITING

Richard..Why cannot we edit our posts? I have just posted in the Mentalism--Magic on The Radio and there are several typing/spelling errors. I hate leaving a post with these uncorrected.
The edit slot is on this post but why is it missing from others?
Allen Tipton UK
by Allen Tipton
07/22/12 11:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: EDITING
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Magic on the radio

The last time I was interviewed here in the UK, on BBC Radio Nottingham..I simply did Chronlogue (Bob Cassidy) to the Interviewer. On the way out the Car Park attendant, who had been listening on a pcket radio said--'How the hell did you do that trick with a diary'.!! We had a magician on BBC during...
by Allen Tipton
07/22/12 10:33 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic on the radio
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

Not on your post re Japanese magicians performing to the troops Mitsu san but your last post In the UK Billy O' Connor and Lionel King, whom I saw at Blackpool around 1946. He walked round the audience when performing his famous Nap Hand card trick. Both performed in our big theatres using JUST a de...
by Allen Tipton
07/16/12 06:25 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: The Magician's Table Book

There were 2 books on Magicians' tables published around the mid or late 90's
Table Book 1
Table Book 2
both by Gene Gloye

Allen Tipton UK
by Allen Tipton
07/11/12 06:09 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The Magician's Table Book
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: magic poster around 1905

Hello Mitsu
I have just sent you an e mail with another 1905 Ten Ichi poster attached and the name of the Lithographer

Best wishes
Allen san
by Allen Tipton
07/08/12 08:14 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic poster around 1905
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Comments on nineteenth-century works serialized in periodicals for the young

NOT so much for the young but there is a book (mine is paperback) published by David Meyer, Glenwood, Illinois,published in 1987 entitled-'THE WIZARD EXPOSED'. It was compiled from magazines which once belonged to the late, Duncan Johnstone, (1905--1985)Past President & great stalwart of the Sco...
by Allen Tipton
06/30/12 05:52 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Comments on nineteenth-century works serialized in periodicals for the young
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Genii Volume 18 No.1 1953 Magic Pitchers & Magic Kettle

I am now Joe. Someone sent me all the articles. Brilliant, Have not bought the digital version because I have so many Geniis I doubt if I would scan through it, now, at this age! Also I still am not happy reading text on Screen. I have been brought up the last 75 years to use a real book. The Sphinx...
by Allen Tipton
06/12/12 01:22 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Genii Volume 18 No.1 1953 Magic Pitchers & Magic Kettle
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Genii Volume 18 No.1 1953 Magic Pitchers & Magic Kettle

Please guys do any of you have a copy of Genii Volume 18 No. 1 1953. I tried to get hold of a single copy but alas --no. I am looking for a copy of the article on page 16 by Jay Palmer. It is on Magic Pitchers or the Magic Kettle Many thanks Allen Tipton UK
by Allen Tipton
06/11/12 06:23 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Genii Volume 18 No.1 1953 Magic Pitchers & Magic Kettle
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Jay Palmer & The Magic Kettle

My son and I have been working on a research project for the last 12 months--on The Magic Kettle. This is not for publication, just Magic History Research. Mike has performed the Kettle based on the old method I used, in 1980, in my Dante Tribute Show. We are searching for details of the Kettle Jay ...
by Allen Tipton
06/06/12 11:48 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jay Palmer & The Magic Kettle
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Re: Multiplying bottles

And if you can find someone who has it, Jonathan--the late Tommy Cooper's routine. Surely the funniest & most frenetic-ever! At the end you can hardly see the table for bottles. When I used to perform it--I had a small cardboard box, which held the first 2 bottles, in the tubes. There was a card...
by Allen Tipton
05/09/12 08:57 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multiplying bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: Amac's Find The Lady

I had also forgotten that the incredible Jim Steinmeye had written one page on FTL- in his edited version of The Jarrett book. This followed a short paragraph,by Jarrett, praising the illusion. And one correction to my earlier post, as I do not seem to be able to edit it. I first met Amac at IBM Bri...
by Allen Tipton
05/07/12 06:30 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Amac's Find The Lady
Replies: 45
Views: 5392

Re: Amac's Find The Lady

Perhaps Pete that was when its time as a draw was running out. As Sawing In Half, even with Dante performing it, did in Australia. From what I read-- the Keith Organisation saw Amac perform his Act and offered long term contracts PROVIDING he scrapped ALL the Act except Find The Lady--or The Elusive...
by Allen Tipton
05/04/12 06:24 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Amac's Find The Lady
Replies: 45
Views: 5392

Re: Amac's Find The Lady

Johnathan,
Together with John McDonald---a DEFINITE-- NO !

You are still in the old & very wrong explanations given in Greater Magic, Burling Hull's Ency. of Stage Illusions & Illusion Builder to Fu Manchu.

Allen Tipton
UK
by Allen Tipton
05/04/12 01:32 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Amac's Find The Lady
Replies: 45
Views: 5392

Re: Any suggestions for the Die Box?

Ryan: when I was a teenage magician back in the late 40's & early 50's I never perfoprmed the Die Box to kids! Always to adults and the dumber I looked as the thud of the Die 'sliding' ?? from side to side and my NOT ??understanding the audiences' trying to tell me 'Not that door--the other door...
by Allen Tipton
05/04/12 06:03 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Any suggestions for the Die Box?
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Question about Blackstone Jr.

Steve P. I am pretty sure that Harry did The Committee on a video(must be now on DVD)-- The Blackstone Show.( Home Box Office) The only major effect missing was the Light Bulb!!!?? I have a 1 hour- 20 minute show Harry did for TV from Minneapolis in 1983. Sometime I will run it and see if The Commit...
by Allen Tipton
05/03/12 02:01 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Question about Blackstone Jr.
Replies: 44
Views: 6146

Re: Murray the Escapologist

And this week I received a book entitled--'Tug's Tales' by Tug Wilson--recounted by Christopher Brinson. This from the Arcady Press, <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.arcadypress.co.uk">www.arcadypress.co.uk</a><!-- w --> at 15 Tug Wilson, born in Penistone, Yorkshire, UK, in 1930 was a...
by Allen Tipton
05/03/12 01:48 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Murray the Escapologist
Replies: 8
Views: 5498

Re: Amac's Find The Lady

And there are still photos of Faust & his son loading the apparatus, the apparatus set up, the Lady herself in the Queen of Hearts costume, several of Faust in rehearsal and some of his 2 families, all looking happy, AFTER the filming was completed Thank heaven Granville, at 83 years young, made...
by Allen Tipton
05/03/12 01:37 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Amac's Find The Lady
Replies: 45
Views: 5392

Re: Hi Way Sign Effect in old Linking RIng

David Hemmingway (the UK Dealer, lecturer, magic adviser)& author published his version & routine in one of his Parades in The Linking Ring about 6 years ago. He also published it in 'Ken Brooke & Friends' 1986 published by Derek Lever of Taurus Magic. It had a Road Sign routine Allen Ti...
by Allen Tipton
04/28/12 01:52 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hi Way Sign Effect in old Linking RIng
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Murray the Escapologist

My friend, the late Val Andrews, knew Murray very well & stayed with him. Val wrote an Biography ( published by Goodliffe Publications)and in it described & explained a number of Murray's routines. Then Val wrote Murray--The Encore. Can't quote anymore details as both books & many other ...
by Allen Tipton
04/28/12 07:09 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Murray the Escapologist
Replies: 8
Views: 5498

Re: Alan Alan

My wife and I always spent a full week in London, every year. She said I had picked the hotel we always stayed at because it was just round the corner from Alan Alan's shop;which we visited every time we were in London. I still have a 'blow out' gadget he sold me as a comedy prop for the Nemo Jumbo ...
by Allen Tipton
04/28/12 07:02 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Alan Alan
Replies: 19
Views: 2925

Re: Amac's Find The Lady

John Mc Donald.. That should be 'Thanks to ALAN (Mehtas) who sent me the link to Faust talking about the illusion & its possible filming. Madge E Kwand: was a lovley lady and a very original magician. She once did an Act dressed as an old gardener, complete with appropriate props in a wheelbarro...
by Allen Tipton
04/28/12 06:47 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Amac's Find The Lady
Replies: 45
Views: 5392

Re: Fake Chinese Magicians

In the Rickard book there is a photo of Doc Nixon, Mrs. Nixon & a baby son (who looks about 1 year old) taken around 1917-1918. Has anyone ever traced if much later, of course, that son had any other children? Intriguing!! The Rickard book goes off tomorrow to my son in Portugal, so today is the...
by Allen Tipton
04/26/12 06:53 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fake Chinese Magicians
Replies: 41
Views: 5901

Re: Fake Chinese Magicians

So Diego--does this mean that, in spite of 'Nixon writing to Bill Larsen Senior, at Thayers, sometime between 1943-46, announcing his intention to enter a monastery & after that,nothing is heard or known of him' the intention was never carried out? This info from the Nixon manuscript book by Fre...
by Allen Tipton
04/26/12 06:45 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fake Chinese Magicians
Replies: 41
Views: 5901

Re: Fake Chinese Magicians

In the UK we had San Yen-the stage name of Colin Hughes. A real gentleman, much respected and a great magician, who won several magic Competitions He wrote quite a long series in Abra magazine with a simple but ingenious box to hold a Zombie then floated it up from the box. And you could not see the...
by Allen Tipton
04/25/12 02:32 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fake Chinese Magicians
Replies: 41
Views: 5901

Re: Fake Chinese Magicians

I see there is a 'Hop To' at the bottom of this page Mei. English 'corny' humour. MEI What a pity you did not head this most interesting Post--'Fake Oriental Magicians'. Then we could post the impersonators of Indian, Egyptian, Japanese etc magicians as well. There was n English magician called 'Wil...
by Allen Tipton
04/23/12 11:21 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fake Chinese Magicians
Replies: 41
Views: 5901

Re: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity

Mitsu-san There are a number of pages on The Egyptian Hall in Eddie Dawes book--'The Great Illusionists'; but canot see anything about capacity. It does mention the replica of Seti's Tomb & other exhibits which means the Large Hall mus have been pretty big. When we were researching together, a c...
by Allen Tipton
04/22/12 10:58 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Fake Chinese Magicians

I have just remembered: Samuel Whittington-Wickes. Born in 1893 and performed under various names till he came up with 'The Amazing Chang'. With his Chinese Fantasy he toured the UK & worked in the USA as well. He had a couple of mild 'run ins' with Goodliffe in Abra Magazine, I remember his dau...
by Allen Tipton
04/22/12 10:28 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fake Chinese Magicians
Replies: 41
Views: 5901
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