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Jay Palmer and Magic Kettle Act?

Does any one have some information about Jay Palmer and his Magic Kettle act? We received a note from a researcher in Portugal, Miguel Melo, and I have posted his questions on our blog... http://magicol.magicana.com/magic-kettle-jay-palmer/ If you have some info about the Jay and / or about his act,...
by Julie Eng
05/26/14 11:03 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jay Palmer and Magic Kettle Act?
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Stevens Control

mrgoat wrote:That's cool and all, but can he do that using Dai Vernon's TRIUMPH shuffle? My Dad can.

;)


Yes, he can. :)
by Julie Eng
05/06/14 06:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stevens Control
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Stevens Control

There was an inquiry from the Magic Cafe about where exactly was the correct description if the Fulves' version was incorrect... Here's what I posted, and I quote from David Ben: “The best description of the move which sadly, has been in plain sight since the early 60s, is in Dai Vernon’s More Inner...
by Julie Eng
05/06/14 03:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stevens Control
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Stevens Control

While working on our Erdnase project, Card Table Artifice for Luminato ( http://www.magicana.com/performances/luminato-2014/card-table-artifice/ ) we came across a video clip on the Magic Cafe by "AmcD", demonstrating his version of the Stevens Control. As many of you may know, I work with...
by Julie Eng
05/06/14 02:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stevens Control
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Lumainto 2014: Card Table Artifice and Bullet Catch

That's right! We're at it again in Toronto in association with the Luminato Festival with this year's program, Transgressive Magic : http://www.magicana.com/performances/luminato-2014/ . Watch David Ben has he describes this year's shows including a new work, Card Table Artifice, Rob Zabrecky's TURN...
by Julie Eng
04/08/14 01:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lumainto 2014: Card Table Artifice and Bullet Catch
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Magicol, No. 186 is almost there!

Yes! It’s true! Magiciol is almost back on track, and soon you will see the proof in your mailbox. That’s right, Magicol No. 186 – the long awaited kick off issue to our current subscription – is almost ready to hit the printers. We are letting you know earlier than usual to remind you we only print...
by Julie Eng
02/21/14 04:45 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicol, No. 186 is almost there!
Replies: 0
Views: 731

Re: MONTANA MAGAZINE OF WESTERN HISTORY

If you are interested in purchasing a back issue of the Winter 2013 Vol 63, No. 4, Tammy Ryan from subscriptions is a very helpful lady who suggests that you either email her or call her to place your order: Email tryan@mt.gov or Phone 406-444-4708.
by Julie Eng
01/30/14 10:17 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: MONTANA MAGAZINE OF WESTERN HISTORY
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Carney in Canada!

Hey you Torontonians and Montrealers!! Magicana is delighted to announce that the one and only, John Carney, will be presenting his lecture and workshop in Toronto and Montreal in February 2014. There are only two dates in Canada: TORONTO | Feb 15, 2014 Howlett Academy 15 Madison Avenue (Bloor &...
by Julie Eng
01/14/14 11:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carney in Canada!
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014

David Ben has posted an update on the Thayer Magic site. We have reposted his response about the convention on our Mystery & History blog, if one wishes to read the details.

http://magicol.magicana.com/more-on-the-cancellation/
by Julie Eng
11/16/13 02:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4711

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014

An update on the status of the Magic Collectors Weekend from DAVID BEN: MCW CANCELLED We regret to inform subscribers to Magicol, and previous attendees to the Magic Collectors Weekend, that there will be no Magic Collectors Weekend staged in Cincinnati on June 5, 6, 7 as announced originally in the...
by Julie Eng
11/15/13 06:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4711

Re: E. Raymond Carlyle and the Magic Castle’s Houdini Séance

Thanks Dustin, for clarifying. We have also posted your statement on our Mystery & History blog for Magicol readers:

http://magicol.magicana.com/carlyle-mag ... le-seance/

Best,
Julie
by Julie Eng
10/28/13 03:08 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: E. Raymond Carlyle and the Magic Castle’s Houdini Séance
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: RIP Jan Howlett (David Ben's Wife)

The Globe & Mail has published an article on Jan Howlett in the "Lives Lived" section. We have republished the post here:

http://ljanhowlett.howlettacademy.com/a ... urriculum/
by Julie Eng
08/22/13 10:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Jan Howlett (David Ben's Wife)
Replies: 17
Views: 1784

Re: RIP Jan Howlett (David Ben's Wife)

David Ben penned an obituary for Jan which was published in The Globe & Mail today, July 17, 2013. The online version has been going through some technical problems, so we have posted it here: http://ljanhowlett.howlettacademy.com/obituary-globe-mail/ On behalf of David, thank you for your kind ...
by Julie Eng
07/17/13 03:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Jan Howlett (David Ben's Wife)
Replies: 17
Views: 1784

Magic Collectors Weekend 2014

We are thrilled to announce that the official 44th Magic Collectors Weekend will be hosted by Ken Klosterman in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 5, 6, and 7, 2014, at the Cincinnati Marriott at River Center. Backed by his wonderful team, Ken promises a memorable Weekend, including a private tour of his &quo...
by Julie Eng
07/08/13 04:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4711

Re: David Ben's article on Max Malini in this october issue

RE: "the lost chapters" I am told by David Ben that the chapters were not lost; rather, they were not translated into English. However, the omitted English translations are included in "Salutations to Robert-Houdin" by SH Sharpe and also, again reprinted in the Todd Karr compilat...
by Julie Eng
10/10/12 05:32 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: David Ben's article on Max Malini in this october issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

Re: Magic in Toronto this June!

From April 11 to 15, we invite you to purchase your tickets to 2011 Luminato events before they go on sale to the general public. Buy your tickets today, and receive early access to tickets for the extraordinary lineup of theatre, dance, music, literature, magic and other events. Details for advance...
by Julie Eng
04/11/11 09:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Toronto this June!
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Magic in Toronto this June!

If you love magic, come to Toronto this June! In partnership with Luminato, Festival of the Arts and Creativity, MAGICANA is proud to once again present the Masters of Magic Series , June 10 to 18th in Toronto. This year, our master magicians include: David Ben, Mike Caveney, Tina Lenert, Ardan Jame...
by Julie Eng
03/29/11 05:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Toronto this June!
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Gimmicks, Gadgets & Gizmos

Collectors: do you know what it is? John Carney's new column in Magicol , Gimmicks Gadgets and Gizmos, also has a blog of the same name where we post some of John's mystery gimmicks. These are gimmicks discovered in John's travels but with unknown origins or uses. Maybe you can identify some of the ...
by Julie Eng
03/20/11 12:46 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Gimmicks, Gadgets & Gizmos
Replies: 0
Views: 235

What the heck is it?!

John Carney's found another one.... John's new column in Magicol , Gimmicks, Gadgets and Gizmos is augmented by Magicana's newest gimmicks blog of the same name. John posts weird and mysterious treasures found on his travels and is asking you if you know what the heck is it?! Check out the latest gi...
by Julie Eng
03/20/11 12:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What the heck is it?!
Replies: 0
Views: 318

A Grand Exposé - New publication by Magicana

Our latest publication, A Grand Expos , has just arrived from the printers and will be shipping early next week. The book is a reprint of a rare 1860s text explaining crooked gambling and short cons. There are between seven and twenty known copies of the original in existence. The author - identifie...
by Julie Eng
09/11/10 01:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Grand Exposé - New publication by Magicana
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid's been busy digging through his files.

Turns out, according to his last "tweet", that Sid's found the image that details the inner workings of the Rutherford Rising Cigarette. It's pretty crazy. No wonder it fooled Goldston.

You should see it.
by Julie Eng
03/25/10 11:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 6032

Mystery & History Blog

Magicana is hosting yet another blog.

This one is called Mystery and History, a blog for the Magic Collectors Association (MCA). Have a look here: Mystery & History .

This week we are talking about Owen Clark...maybe you can offer some help?
by Julie Eng
03/18/10 05:53 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mystery & History Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Well, this week Sid introduces us to his friend, Stanley Collins.
by Julie Eng
03/18/10 05:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 6032

Re: David Ben's Blog

Guess Who's back!
http://bit.ly/cwYNoH
by Julie Eng
02/12/10 03:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog

Believe it or not, David has added to his blog: Tricks and Tweets.

This week it's all about the tablecloth....
by Julie Eng
12/10/09 11:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog

David's repaired the RSS feed. Thanks for the tip Dan. I bet he wishes he saw this post before mucking around all morning trying to fix it.
by Julie Eng
11/27/09 09:57 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

And it's Wednesday!

Sid's just updated his blog, Magical Chatterbox, with his latest contribution which talks about his first show. A fun read, and I'm sure we've all been there! Well, all except, perhaps, for those pen nibs.

Check it out here .
by Julie Eng
11/04/09 12:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 6032

Rene Johnson, Sid Lorraine's wife of 57 years, passes away

We are sorry to report that Sid Lorraine's wife, Rene Johnson, passed away on October 31, 2009.

Read about it here: Rene Johnson Passes Away

Julie Eng
by Julie Eng
11/02/09 02:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rene Johnson, Sid Lorraine's wife of 57 years, passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid's just posted his latest entry for Magicana. Check it out here .

He's also updated his site a little. Hope you enjoy the read.

Don't forget, you can follow Sid on Twitter and be friends with him on Facebook.
by Julie Eng
10/28/09 02:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 6032

Re: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?

It appears that David Ben and his staff at Magicana are poised to take over the Magic Collectors Association, which includes continuing to run the convention (in Chicago) and publish Magicol. Richard, Yes, it's true, Magicana is taking over the stewardship of the MCA with David Ben at its helm. Rea...
by Julie Eng
10/27/09 06:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?
Replies: 70
Views: 6049

Magic By Design Workshop led by David Ben at the Banff Centre

Magicana and The Banff Centre are pleased to announce the release of a new program: "Magic By Design, The Theatre of Magic" workshop. The program will run January 4 to 9, 2010 at the prestige The Banff Centre , an internationally recognized performing arts organization in Alberta, and will...
by Julie Eng
10/23/09 10:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic By Design Workshop led by David Ben at the Banff Centre
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Sid Lorraine Blog

The latest blog installment from Sid Lorraine is now online:

Sid Lorraine: The Magical Chatterbox

Let Sid know what you think!

Follow Sid
Be friends with Sid
by Julie Eng
10/21/09 05:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Sid's at it again!

Read Sid Lorraine's latest entry at Magicana's online Exhibition site: www.magicana.com/exhibitions.php

Sid talks about the anticipation as he makes his virgin journey into the world of mail order....

Follow Sid on Twitter and find out when he posts his next adventure.
by Julie Eng
10/15/09 09:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid's at it again!
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Sid Lorraine's Blog

Sid Lorraine's posted his latest blog entry! He talks about his first taste of magic.

Check it out: Magical Chatterbox: The Sid Lorraine Blog

Follow Sid on Twitter. He'll let you know when he blogs again. Be friends with Sid on Facebook.

Hope you enjoy his latest adventure.
by Julie Eng
10/08/09 09:13 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine's Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Re: Sid's Blog: The Magical Chatterbox

Hi Jim: Thanks for the tip. I see the problem and I believe we have fixed the blog entry now.

Hope you all enjoy!

Cheers,
Julie

PS: Follow Sid on Twitter and he'll let you know when the next blog is posted.
by Julie Eng
10/04/09 03:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid's Blog: The Magical Chatterbox
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

Re: Sid's Blog: The Magical Chatterbox

Hi Andrew: Perhaps there was too much traffic or activity when you visited Sid's blog. Please revisit: <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicana.com/SidLorraine">www.magicana.com/SidLorraine</a><!-- w --> and try accessing the Family History Blog. (Here is a link for you to copy and pa...
by Julie Eng
10/03/09 09:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid's Blog: The Magical Chatterbox
Replies: 16
Views: 1181

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