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Re: Author of Book

Clearly if its 1967, it's a reprint. Probably the Weathervane-published version.
by Bob L
05/13/05 09:52 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Author of Book
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: John Bannon???

Bannon's previous efforts have shown him to be an incisive and creative thinker. Every area of study can ALWAYS use more original thought, including new ideas on classic concepts. All of us already have plenty to work on. But that's no reason IMO to scorn new work. Heck, Pete, it could be argued tha...
by Bob L
04/08/05 10:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Bannon???
Replies: 45
Views: 5669

Re: Cool Klutz Tricks at Wendys

The coin slide is the only trick on offer. The entire lineup is listed on the Wendy's website.
by Bob L
03/24/05 11:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cool Klutz Tricks at Wendys
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Personal Message from Harry Lorayne

An ungodly amount of space?

It was 275K.

I can understand not wanting to get the email. (For my part, I was glad to hear Harry finally finished this project and it was available.) But that isn't an unreasonable sized email.
by Bob L
03/15/05 11:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Personal Message from Harry Lorayne
Replies: 30
Views: 476

Re: Copperfield on CNN

I'm not sure what other choice he might have had in this case, except to omit this VERY high profile illusion from the show (which really ISN'T an option.) Had he just changed the show, then those who remembered that he "transported" people to Phuket would criticize him for ignoring that d...
by Bob L
01/12/05 10:34 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield on CNN
Replies: 15
Views: 191

Re: Looks Like Father of the Pride is on life support

I don't want to pile on those folks who made the show and sold it. They've got a lot more going for them than I do When you have "Created by Jeffrey Katzenberg" on your title screen, you have A LOT going for you, except -- in this case -- for good concept, good storytelling and good quali...
by Bob L
11/04/04 12:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looks Like Father of the Pride is on life support
Replies: 17
Views: 312

Re: Pretty Woman Magician

by Bob L
02/14/04 11:50 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty Woman Magician
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Siegfried and Roy tigers in prime time!

Here's intriguing news. Somebody at NBC must have a lot of faith in this program. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tvbarn.com/ticker/archives/019015.html">http://www.tvbarn.com/ticker/archives/019015.html</a><!-- m --> "EXTRA" EXCLUSIVE: NBC PLANS TO ROAR BACK AFTER "FRI...
by Bob L
02/13/04 07:43 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Siegfried and Roy tigers in prime time!
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Orson Welles magic in Los Angeles

Just noticed this entry in the American Cinematheque's February calendar. Fellow L.A. residents may be interested in this rarity: Friday, February 20 7:00 PM THE WELLES RARITIES Program 1: "Its All Magic" Orson Welles had a lifelong obsession with magic in all its incarnations, evident in ...
by Bob L
02/05/04 10:39 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Orson Welles magic in Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Attention Magic Castle Members

Fierce, a self-professed "outsider," has stated his case and IMHO should now allow insiders to discuss the issue in a less inflammatory manner. A once thoughtful discussion is being edged into much less thoughtful territory. I, too, am an outsider and will now observe in interested silence...
by Bob L
02/03/04 10:15 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Attention Magic Castle Members
Replies: 359
Views: 113450

Re: The Crimp Magazine ...

Appears that there are a couple issues on North American eBay right now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=11739
by Bob L
01/22/04 10:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Crimp Magazine ...
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Twelve Have Died - why the high value?

Lisa:

At World Magic Seminar, I was talking to Arian Black, and she told me that one of the magicians who died this way was a woman.
Apparently so, although I couldn't find out anything else about Nellie:

http://www.magictricks.com/library/injury.htm
by Bob L
01/19/04 10:43 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Twelve Have Died - why the high value?
Replies: 22
Views: 4133

Re: Need A Quote From Dunninger Book....

"The Rigid Snake Trick" ?

Man, I wouldn't touch that with a six-inch TT.

:eek:
by Bob L
01/16/04 09:20 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Need A Quote From Dunninger Book....
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: laugh out loud funny - magic cafe fight

Not satisfied with simple three-card or ten-card locations, I've been working on a 52 card location for large venues. You pass a deck through the audience and have people each choose one card and remain standing. Then, they sit down one by one as you incredibly call out the card they chose. It's an ...
by Bob L
01/15/04 10:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: laugh out loud funny - magic cafe fight
Replies: 38
Views: 4138

Re: Visiting or Living in the LA Area...

Man, this is just down the street from my place. Thanks, Jeff
by Bob L
01/12/04 08:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Visiting or Living in the LA Area...
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Newbie Question - Need Reference Materials

Card College Vol. 1 was this season's Christmas present from Me to Me. I had read repeatedly on this and other forums about how good the book was. I had no idea. This is an extraordinary piece of writing and illustration. It truly starts on square one with details on various ways to hold a deck of c...
by Bob L
01/04/04 10:41 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Newbie Question - Need Reference Materials
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

Like the Genii Forum, Magic Times was a website I visited every day.
by Bob L
01/04/04 10:27 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicTimes Calls it Quits
Replies: 43
Views: 739

Re: Blaine to Spider Hole?

Funny line, Pete. Blaine is the most extraordinary example of something that we echo all the time and --even at that -- may not sufficiently take to heart: It isn't the method, it's the presentation. Blaine is several light years away from being an elegant technician, but he found a style of present...
by Bob L
12/15/03 09:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine to Spider Hole?
Replies: 74
Views: 1307

Re: Another Ebay Crook?

Now there's a price war among two competing dealers, both selling illegal CD copies of Cards As Weapons.

Disgusting. eBay should endure some legal exposure for allowing this kind of piracy to take place on their system.
by Bob L
12/15/03 12:41 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Another Ebay Crook?
Replies: 21
Views: 1083

Re: Another Ebay Crook?

The situation is metastasizing. There are now SEVERAL eBay auctions from the same person. (That must have been one HECKUVA estate sale...) I went to Jay's website this afternoon to report this situation, but there is unfortunately no email address. Short of contacting Jay's agent, the site offers no...
by Bob L
12/10/03 07:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Another Ebay Crook?
Replies: 21
Views: 1083

Re: [censored]

Yeah, I found Lewis' posts annoying at times. However, his online style is so tongue-in-cheek that I can't imagine why -- over the long haul -- people would find him offensive. The "greatest magician" and "psychic reverend" stuff is so clearly intended for satirical and/or teasin...
by Bob L
12/09/03 09:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: [censored]
Replies: 32
Views: 650

**SOLD** Best of Friends Vol.1-Like New

**SOLD** $40 shipped within the continental US Lorayne's Best of Friends, Vol. 1, 560 pages. ($60 retail) This is an excellent book of card magic featuring the work of an all-star group of contributors including Richard Kaufman, Larry Jennings, Ed Marlo, Allen Ackerman, Meir Yedid, Jon Racherbaumer ...
by Bob L
12/07/03 10:26 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: **SOLD** Best of Friends Vol.1-Like New
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Wendy's Reality Twister?

Excellent discovery. Makes me wish I had a niece that I could steal toys from.

:D
by Bob L
12/07/03 09:41 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Wendy's Reality Twister?
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: who are the men in this old photo???

I think the presence of the shadowy figure in the background just proves that -- as many of us have suspected over the years -- Phil Goldstein is MUCH older than Max Maven.
by Bob L
12/06/03 10:31 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: who are the men in this old photo???
Replies: 37
Views: 2428

Re: Eat Your Hearts Out!!!

OK, Pete, don't be such a chick tease. WHERE did you see this Galli Galli video?

:D
by Bob L
11/24/03 10:41 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Eat Your Hearts Out!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: POTUS refers to Blaine

I'm not a Blaine basher. His nondescript, vague personality seems to play to contemporary audiences and I admire his achievement. I even found him quite charming in his Larry King interview recently. However, I have a difficult time understanding him as a performer. Where does he perform? Can you go...
by Bob L
11/24/03 11:03 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: POTUS refers to Blaine
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Price please..70 year old floating ball?

I just searched Google for "Paul Remos and his Toy Boys." If you do that, you'll also find references to his appearances on television, including the Sullivan show.
by Bob L
11/23/03 10:21 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Price please..70 year old floating ball?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Price please..70 year old floating ball?

Here's a post about Remos that is pretty funny:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NPTellTal ... 8?source=1

Seems he was sneaking his little people aboard a train in dog carriers. :)
by Bob L
11/23/03 10:09 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Price please..70 year old floating ball?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Jay’s Journal of Anomalies Available in Paperback

Good one, Graham. :D :D
by Bob L
11/22/03 10:24 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Jay’s Journal of Anomalies Available in Paperback
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Scott Guinn's DVD

That is fine but what is the point of releasing a DVD teaching your performance material if it is not original with you. My Two Cents: The world is full of music teachers. Virtually NONE of them compose the music they teach. Their talent lies in their ability to communicate musical techniques and g...
by Bob L
11/20/03 12:11 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Scott Guinn's DVD
Replies: 59
Views: 1822

Re: Price please..70 year old floating ball?

Which vaudeville act owned the ball? That would also be a factor in valueing it.
by Bob L
11/16/03 10:14 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Price please..70 year old floating ball?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Bernie Yuman on Larry King Live - Fri 14

Did anyone see his appearance on King? If so, could you report on what he had to say? I missed it.

Thanks. (especially to you Harry and Steve <below>)
by Bob L
11/16/03 12:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bernie Yuman on Larry King Live - Fri 14
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: December On the Slant & Shakespeare

For those allergic to Google:

http://www.macalester.edu/~kaplan/cs121 ... ysicaA.pdf

Thanks Alain for calling attention to this.
by Bob L
11/15/03 11:24 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: December On the Slant & Shakespeare
Replies: 14
Views: 3699

Re: Steve Dacri / X-treme Close-up Magic show in Vegas

The first thing you must realise is that I am an expert fisherman.
But still using the same old bait.

:D
by Bob L
11/14/03 10:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Dacri / X-treme Close-up Magic show in Vegas
Replies: 48
Views: 634

Re: Magic and Girls...

And no doubt divorced a week later.
I have heard about America.
Sometimes it doesn't pay to try out new material in public, Psychic.

:D
by Bob L
11/14/03 04:34 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic and Girls...
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Kenton Knepper's Cold Reading

Oh, I think I know how this comes out. Mark is going to cheese off the admins JUST BEFORE he gets to the "dynamite" revelation and be nudged off the board again. :) I think Mr. Lewis is doing a first-rate Knepper impersonation. His narrative feels like the opening 20-30 percent of the coup...
by Bob L
11/07/03 05:00 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Kenton Knepper's Cold Reading
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

Re: David Blaine Interview on Larry King

I'm sure there were some folks watching this show wishing that they could be David Blaine. Me? I was sitting there wishing I could be one of the guys throwing eggs at Larry King. Seriously, I agree with the above posters. This was the first time that I have ever seen David Blaine display anything th...
by Bob L
11/06/03 10:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Interview on Larry King
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Video of S&R attack

Yes, it is distasteful. And this loser isn't even selling footage of the attack. He's apparently selling a compendium of S&R footage from a wide variety of sources. And probably violating multiple copyright laws in the process. The ad is slightly deceptive, but not a total misrepresentation. It ...
by Bob L
11/06/03 10:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Video of S&R attack
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Sometimes I'm so proud of us

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.vvdailypress.com/cgi-bin/newspro/viewnews.cgi?newsid1067870544,61376">http://www.vvdailypress.com/cgi-bin/new ... 0544,61376</a><!-- m -->, I'm not really a magician these days. It's been so long since I practiced the art that I'm working my way back up...
by Bob L
11/04/03 11:36 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Sometimes I'm so proud of us
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: How much do other magicians get paid for giving testimonials for marketed effects?

A brief off-topic digression.... I doubt that any reputable theater would use the tactic you describe nowadays. You're right, Robert. Here in Hollywood, Sony Studios just makes up fictitious critics and then writes quotes for them. We have too much class to misquote someone. :D http://www.eonline.co...
by Bob L
11/03/03 01:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How much do other magicians get paid for giving testimonials for marketed effects?
Replies: 85
Views: 5944
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