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Magic Catalogs

I always enjoyed looking through the old Tannen, Abbott, and Hank Lee catalogs. Are there any dealers who currently publish a print catalog, other than the generic Robbins offering? For me, online just doesn't match the experience. Thanks!
by Tom Smith
11/08/14 12:38 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Magic Catalogs
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Ricky Jay's Congress of Wonders

I haven't been to a magic conference for several years, but have been to science teacher conferences often. There, larger supply companies offer workshops utilizing there materials. In this way, teachers get to try materials / experiments instead of just hear about them. What would happen if Murphy'...
by Tom Smith
07/30/14 04:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Congress of Wonders
Replies: 109
Views: 12494

Plays or Musicals that can contain magic

I am searching for plays / musicals that contain, or that can logically contain magic. Of course there is "The Magic Show", as well as magic effects in "Godspell" and "Carnival". I am looking for a possible show that can be a high school presentation with magic props po...
by Tom Smith
07/30/14 03:16 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Plays or Musicals that can contain magic
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Help in selecting a trick for my class

Newton's Nightmare has a cool looking blue tube and the metal plug visibly slows down going through it vs. a regular speed when gravity grabs hold. Great trick yet no color change.
by Tom Smith
06/02/14 11:18 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Help in selecting a trick for my class
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Demonstrator's Dream

Hello!

I am trying to source the Demonstrator's Dream books by Lex Zaleta. I found them on a cached version of Micky Hades site, yet there was no current site. If anyone would care to remark about the books, or where they might be found, it would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom
by Tom Smith
05/10/14 10:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Demonstrator's Dream
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Re: Lou Tannen - Memories

Did Mike Tannen own a magic shop nearer Central Park? If so, it doesn't seem as mentioned as Lou and Irv's shop. Did magicians "hang"at Mike's, like at Lou's? Did Mike ever work with his brothers? Wasn't Mike's shop called TheCircleMagic Shop? I think I barely remember passing it as a kid....
by Tom Smith
01/28/14 11:12 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lou Tannen - Memories
Replies: 24
Views: 2642

Doug Henning, Tom Bosley, Little Nemo

Hello! I am attempting to put together a revue show for high school students to perform and would like to include some "interesting" "camp skit" type pieces. One that I remember was the Little Nemo man made of two people, one behind the other, where one person is the head and leg...
by Tom Smith
03/17/13 10:41 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Doug Henning, Tom Bosley, Little Nemo
Replies: 0
Views: 899

Re: Hank Lee's to Close

I just clicked to the old Hank Lee site, which is gone, and was re-directed to tricksupply.com. The information is that the site will open on 12/5 (updated from 12/1).
by Tom Smith
12/03/12 12:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee's to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 6390

Tony Spina Magic Jubilee

I am interested in going to Tony's Jubilee in Fishkill, hoping it is reminiscent of the old Tannen Jubilees. I saw ads then nothing. Does anyone have any information on if its really going to happen? The venue? A larger performer's list? Any info would be appreciated.
by Tom Smith
06/15/10 10:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tony Spina Magic Jubilee
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon

I, too, have read the book and it IS quite wonderful. I saw them once on Broadway in "The Wonder House". It was a terrific show that was composed of old vaudville acts brought back by Billy Barty. I'm glad I didn't wait to see it as, even though I loved it, critics stated, "It's a won...
by Tom Smith
01/29/06 12:02 AM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon
Replies: 34
Views: 11530

TV Magic Cards Commercial

Hi All!

Does anyone have a link to any of Marshall Brodien's TV Magic commercials? I'd love a trip down memory lane...

Tom
by Tom Smith
01/28/06 11:44 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: TV Magic Cards Commercial
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Day Jobs of Famous Amateurs and Semi-Pros?

Something makes me think Gene Anderson was a chemist. Wasn't Steve Dusheck a chemist, too?
by Tom Smith
01/28/06 11:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Day Jobs of Famous Amateurs and Semi-Pros?
Replies: 63
Views: 1736

Re: House of Magic has closed

Hi! Was in SF last year and went to a magic shop by bus that was somewhere between Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. It was right on the street and no kids were allowed in without an adult. Was this HoM or Misdirections? The owner and assistant were very helpful once they knew I knew magic. Tom
by Tom Smith
12/31/05 04:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: House of Magic has closed
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Pitch Items

Does anyone know of information available for pitch selling? I'm looking for other items than Svengali Decks, Squirmmels, Fuzzles. There are great learning materials for these, but I'm looking for more general sources that can be applied to other items, even non-magical, as well. Thanks! Tom www.won...
by Tom Smith
12/31/05 04:17 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pitch Items
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Spirit Theater

Any news if this will be reprinted?

Tom
by Tom Smith
12/31/05 03:53 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Spirit Theater
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Re: 'New' Kaufman Books?

Any chance of Burger's Spirit Theater having another go? It's GREAT!

Tom
www.wonderworkshops.com
by Tom Smith
11/16/05 09:50 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: 'New' Kaufman Books?
Replies: 38
Views: 9373

Re: Magic By Harry Blackstone Jr DVD ?

Where is the DVD available? Netflix, Amazon?

Thanks!

Tom
by Tom Smith
11/16/05 09:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic By Harry Blackstone Jr DVD ?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Top Hat Magic Co.

Oh, those images were great! I ordered from here as well as Sun Magic in Williston, VT. The illustrations were classic Adams and Robbins and you just wanted everything! I ordered from Boys Life (not many magic catalogs advertised now, what's happened? Don't boys still want X-Ray Spex, Venus Fly Trap...
by Tom Smith
08/31/05 10:40 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Top Hat Magic Co.
Replies: 23
Views: 6676

Re: Magicians On Film

George Schindler was in a Woody Allen movie (Manhatten Stories?) as Chandu the Magician.

Tom
by Tom Smith
12/20/04 11:04 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians On Film
Replies: 16
Views: 407

Lou Tannen - Memories

I have heard about Lou Tannen over the years, but he had retired by the time I was able to get to NY. Any antecdotes would be appreciated. I heard he was a great salesman. What did he do that made him so outstanding. Does anyone have info on the history of the company? He certainly made a success! T...
by Tom Smith
12/20/04 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lou Tannen - Memories
Replies: 24
Views: 2642

Scotch Purse

Hello all,

I am in need of a few scotch purses. They do not need to look alike, but felt would be best.

Thanks!
Tom
www.wonderworkshops.com
by Tom Smith
12/20/04 10:50 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotch Purse
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: FOUR NEW KAUFMAN AND COMPANY REPRINTS

Richard - Any chance of "Spirit Theater" being republished?

Tom
by Tom Smith
12/19/04 11:40 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: FOUR NEW KAUFMAN AND COMPANY REPRINTS
Replies: 28
Views: 943

Re: Magic In Education

A few colleagues and I were awarded a grant to teach aspects of science by using magic. It also incorporated writing, problem solving, story telling, etc., as students had to devise and present their own magical creation based upon a science concept. I must say that it worked quite well. I don't pos...
by Tom Smith
12/19/04 10:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic In Education
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Best TV magic specials

Doug Henning was my first - loved it!
Also - early Copperfield when he was working on vignettes and not "the impossible".
Dick Cavett's Slydini Specials - Wow!
by Tom Smith
09/13/04 12:17 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Best TV magic specials
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Slydini on Video

Hello,

Does anyone know if there is any available tape (or DVD) of Slydini performing. I have two Dick Cavett shows that I purchased on eBay, but quality is not "crisp". Has Cavett ever released the shows to the community?

Thanks!

Tom
by Tom Smith
09/13/04 12:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Slydini on Video
Replies: 17
Views: 447

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