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by mago
March 10th, 2006, 9:45 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Blink Shift thank you and update
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Re: The Blink Shift thank you and update

Originally posted by Scott Fridinger: Tom, I checked out your site and was impressed with the clips. I assume you where making those videos as teaching videos for a friend. In particular I enjoyed the "coins appearing from a shuffled deck" and the double lift, again assuming here, you use...
by mago
March 10th, 2006, 4:50 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Blink Shift thank you and update
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

The Blink Shift thank you and update

Thanks to David and the Genii Forum and of course Richard, for the opportunity to show all about the Blink Shift. A website has been created for me by two brother magicians. It has been a labor of love. You can go to the site now and see Some of my original magic. The site will be updated later with...
by mago
March 7th, 2006, 9:22 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Blink Shift
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: The Blink Shift

Thank you Bob. I am pleased that you liked it.

There is so much more that I have to get on tape and dvd.

I just found my notes on the 4 ace cutting routine that uses my table shift to locate them.

Tom
by mago
March 1st, 2006, 11:28 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Blink Shift
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: The Blink Shift

Originally posted by David Acer: I'd like to add that, when Tom performs this shift, it really does look invisible (if something can "look" invisible...), unlike many shifts wherein the spectator must literally blink during the execution to avoid seeing a flash. I do not remember if I tol...
by mago
February 28th, 2006, 4:32 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Blink Shift
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: The Blink Shift

That is correct David.

I am going into more detail on an upcoming dvd on it and how to use it as a table shift.

Also 3-way cuts with it, etc.

Thanks David for trying to do the impossible and doing a great job of it!

Tom Wolf
by mago
February 27th, 2006, 8:24 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Blink Shift
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

The Blink Shift

Hello all, I have been getting numerous emails (123 so far) requesting a video demo and help in learning my shift. The following information will aid you in learning the move. David did an excellent job in trying to explain this move on paper. Having said that, there is a serious error that needs to...
by mago
January 4th, 2006, 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Show Must Go On
Replies: 33
Views: 1074

Re: The Show Must Go On

On December 15, 1985, we opened the close-up room that my boss then, Wolf Ruvinskii had built for me to perform in. I had a temperature of 102 along with the flu. The "show must go on" and I did my opening performance in front of the cameras and all. Looking back at it, I don't think that ...
by mago
December 24th, 2005, 8:24 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: RARE Card Magic Books - Martin Nash Trilogy
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: RARE Card Magic Books - Martin Nash Trilogy

That is a lot of money for these books.

I have the set of three and would part with them for $200.00 plus shipping.

Tom Wolf
by mago
December 24th, 2005, 6:39 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Scoundrels Forum
Replies: 51
Views: 1525

Re: Scoundrels Forum

I have to admit that it really is better to log in to our beloved magic websites with our Correct name. I regret that when I created my account, I used the name "mago" instead of my real name. I did this because I had worked for many years of my life in Mexico and Cuba. Mago means magician...
by mago
December 19th, 2005, 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Xmas....
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Merry Xmas....

No Steve,

It is called lack of a sense of humor.

Tom Wolf
by mago
November 2nd, 2005, 9:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: walk around act
Replies: 26
Views: 973

Re: walk around act

Hi Brian,

You really need a three part routine.

A fantastic opener, a middle segment and a strong finale.

Dress well, study your magic well, believe in yourself and go forth and amaze!

Tom Wolf
by mago
September 17th, 2005, 5:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Visible Card Changes?
Replies: 68
Views: 2336

Re: Visible Card Changes?

If you want to see another instant change, please check out "The New Tops", page 37, dated 7/75. We called it "What Happened". It was named that because of a few comments that I had heard when doing. The move will also give you an instant reversal of a card. The move is so fast t...
by mago
September 8th, 2005, 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Funny Japanese Magic (Cyril videos)
Replies: 20
Views: 1263

Re: Funny Japanese Magic (Cyril videos)

Thank you Dan for sharing this wonderful movie with us all!

I had a large laugh, in fact, more than one.

Tom Wolf
by mago
July 25th, 2005, 3:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!

Hi Jan,

In the Many times that I have performed the linking card effect, I have never had anyone tell me that they where not linked.

Do your presentation well and they will love the effect almost as much as I do. Lol.
by mago
June 29th, 2005, 2:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Step Peeks..
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Step Peeks..

"Advanced Fingertip Control", by Edward Marlo has some jems within.

Tom Wolf
by mago
June 27th, 2005, 11:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What's the least number of props you've ever taken to a gig?
Replies: 34
Views: 797

Re: What's the least number of props you've ever taken to a gig?

All I have ever had with me on my performances, was deck of cards, coins and close-up pad.

I never needed anything else..
by mago
May 10th, 2005, 7:38 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Seattle Magic Back Room Video #4
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Seattle Magic Back Room Video #4

Hi Tom,

What wonderful memories that you now have. Some good and some sad.

I deeply regret that I did not spend more time with you and Larry Pringle.

Time goes by so very quickly.

Take care, good friend.

Tom Wolf aka Mike in Burlington, Ky.
by mago
April 23rd, 2005, 5:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ed Marlo 35 years later
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Ed Marlo 35 years later

The book would be a wonderful addition to the video as it contains a Lot of items that where not in the tape.

Go forth and amaze.

Tom Wolf
by mago
April 13th, 2005, 2:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Linking cards - Immaculate Connection by PH
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: Linking cards - Immaculate Connection by PH

Some years ago, I was in Mexico City with a friend of mine at Wolf's Ruvinskii's supper club. I was considering returning to work there. Wolf came over to our table and sat down to inquire if I would return to work for him. I did a few magic routines that he had not seen before and finished with Pau...
by mago
April 7th, 2005, 12:01 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Tom Mullica, old TV clip FANTASTIC!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Tom Mullica, old TV clip FANTASTIC!!!!

What is so wonderful, is that in his home he does not need any ash treys.
by mago
April 4th, 2005, 10:36 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Will Mentalism Face Extinction in the next 50 years?
Replies: 32
Views: 1854

Re: Will Mentalism Face Extinction in the next 50 years?

I cannot say what others in the Unite States will do in this regard in the coming years. I can state from my many years at the Rincon Gaucho Supper Club in Mexico City, that people love it and Usually believe in it. My ex-boss Wolf Ruvinskii, used a Very old system that he had taught his assistant f...
by mago
March 28th, 2005, 3:39 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Alanta Georgia hang outs.
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Alanta Georgia hang outs.

Hi all,

I am going to be in Atlanta in the next couple of months and would like to start some email contacts so that we can arrange to meet while there.

Go forth and amaze.

Tom Wolf
by mago
March 25th, 2005, 4:12 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Latest Video Clip Offering
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Latest Video Clip Offering

Tom,

You could have been a very successful used car salesman.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Best to you.

Tom Wolf
by mago
March 22nd, 2005, 3:41 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Last Seattle Magic Back Room Video
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Last Seattle Magic Back Room Video

Tom, that is the story of my life, I waited too long.

Mike aka Tom
by mago
March 13th, 2005, 7:55 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New link with fun video clips, enjoy
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: New link with fun video clips, enjoy

South bound would be better, warmer weather.

Tom
by mago
March 7th, 2005, 3:42 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Tom Frank's Blog
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Tom Frank's Blog

Hi Tom,

It's nice to see that you still have your sense of humor. lol.


Best to you.

Tom Wolf aka Mike
by mago
February 28th, 2005, 2:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: This week on Cogitations-- The Second Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: This week on Cogitations-- The Second Deal

This reminds me of a letter that I received from Eddie Marlo in response to one that I had written to him. I mentioned to him years ago, that he should see the new second deal that I came up with. His reply was "I would love to not be able to see it". Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Best to you all. Tom Wolf
by mago
February 24th, 2005, 2:12 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Real Hypnotism Question
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Real Hypnotism Question

Yes, you can.

In fact, you can change the apple to a naked woman.

They will "see" what ever you tell them to.

Tom Wolf
by mago
February 23rd, 2005, 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Books of Edward Marlo
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Books of Edward Marlo

Hola Ricardo,

This book has 247 pages of wonderful magic and would make a great addition to your works by Edward Marlo.

You could entertain for many years with it's contents.

Buena suarte,

Su amigo,

Tom Wolf
by mago
February 9th, 2005, 4:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: I Hate Matrix Effects!
Replies: 55
Views: 1598

Re: I Hate Matrix Effects!

Fortunately, the vast majority of people have never seen nor heard of a "matrix".

They just sit back and enjoy what we say that we are tired of.

May I say tens of thousands have never seen one?


Tom Wolf
by mago
January 27th, 2005, 1:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: bottom palm
Replies: 26
Views: 1044

Re: bottom palm

Rage, you just caused me to search through my magic books to find the bottom palm that I have used for years for a single card and or numerous cards.

I found the source. "Card Cavalcade Finale on page 47 by Roger Klause.

Go forth and palm.

Tom Wolf
by mago
January 24th, 2005, 7:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Out of this World
Replies: 26
Views: 897

Re: Out of this World

John,

I have to agree with you on "Out of this universe".

The strongest part of the routine is that the deck is shuffled numerous times without any tricky moves and every thing looks legit.


Wonderful demo of "real esp". lol.


Tom Wolf
by mago
January 5th, 2005, 9:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MICKEY SILVER AND TOM WOLF
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: MICKEY SILVER AND TOM WOLF

Hi Kid,

We do not have release date as yet because their has to be a lot of filming done on Mickey's part and on mine.

We both want this to be the very best.

As for "pre-orders", you will have to ask Mickey that question as it is his dvd. I am only a guest on it.

Best to you.

Tom Wolf
by mago
January 5th, 2005, 4:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MICKEY SILVER AND TOM WOLF
Replies: 2
Views: 122

MICKEY SILVER AND TOM WOLF

Hi all, It gives me great pleasure to announce that on Mickey Silver's upcoming dvd, there will be a bonus item. That item will be my "One hand invisible pass". It will be explained in detail for ease in learning. I shall be teaching it so that you can use either hand. By that I mean you w...
by mago
December 24th, 2004, 7:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ALTON SHARPE PASSES
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: ALTON SHARPE PASSES

Thank you Jon for the update.

It seems like we are slowing losing our dear magicians that have given us so much.

He will be missed.......

Tom Wolf
by mago
December 22nd, 2004, 6:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cutting on the ace
Replies: 79
Views: 11004

Re: Cutting on the ace

There is a simple technique that Eddie Marlo taught me years ago. Because all decks are not the same, remove the aces from a Different deck and switch them from the new deck that you are now using. If you use my one handed shift done on the table,instead of in the air, you can Feel the different ace...
by mago
December 20th, 2004, 5:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Instant One Hand Card Change
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Instant One Hand Card Change

Hi Jamie, Yes there will be a video coming with all my magic, hopefully soon. I just wanted to let everyone know a little bit of what will be made. That is why I mentioned that Jon Racherbaumer, Bill Malone and Mickey Silver have me doing the above sleights and other original. Best to you. Tom Wolf
by mago
December 18th, 2004, 10:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 520

Re: Walter Scott Peek Deal

Not true! Please let me clarify that... You see the cards As they are being Dealt. He gives two variations and you Are able to see the cards as they are Being Dealt. I have been doing this move for over 50 years. He gave us a great sleight here and really is one in which the move "is worth the ...
by mago
December 18th, 2004, 8:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walter Scott Peek Deal
Replies: 18
Views: 520

Re: Walter Scott Peek Deal

Hi Cooper,

One bid of advise on learning the "rocking chair" as Lorayne calls it, you need good eyes.

I am not able to do it anymore without glasses.

Trust me on this, it Works.....


Best to you.

Tom Wolf
by mago
December 17th, 2004, 9:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Instant One Hand Card Change
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Instant One Hand Card Change

Fellow Magi, I have another one of my card creations that you might want to check out. It is an instant card change done with one hand. Entire deck is held in hand with the desired card to be changed. A waving motion is made and the card instantly changes to selected card, etc. The move can be used ...

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