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Re: Aloha, Jimmy Yoshida

This beautiful man of magic will be missed by all of us. For me, one most interesting memory stands out among the rest. Glen Bailey held an evening reception at his home overlooking Pearl Harbor when the movie,"Pearl Harbor" was being Premiered aboard an aircraft carrier below ... all visi...
by Jack Greenberg
07/06/11 11:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aloha, Jimmy Yoshida
Replies: 11
Views: 2282

Re: Inscribed Houdini book on Antiques Roadshow

In 1960 I visited the Houdini Museum in Niagara Falls, and bought an autographed copy of Houdini's pink pamphlet, "Margery the Medium" (+ Argamasilla Exposed). A few years later I asked a friend (who knew Houdini) whether it was a "rare" item, because of the autograph. He replied...
by Jack Greenberg
02/16/11 12:06 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Inscribed Houdini book on Antiques Roadshow
Replies: 36
Views: 4020

Re: Thunder Box

I think you're referring to the "Funder Box." It also was marketed under the name of "Gung Ho" box. There should be a fairly good history available, and they are occasionally available for sale.

Best,
Jack
by Jack Greenberg
02/06/11 12:09 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Thunder Box
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: What is the BEST Bill Switch Trick from this 3

Okay, Richard ... I do see what you mean. I guess it gets back to whether the Kaps "improvement" is sufficient to justify substantial development credit. You are quite correct (according to your cited Penguin Magic link) that the general effect (named "Easy Money") is Pat's. But ...
by Jack Greenberg
02/01/11 01:27 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the BEST Bill Switch Trick from this 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: What is the BEST Bill Switch Trick from this 3

Richard,

Wasn't "Flash Cash" a Fred Kaps thing? I know that Pat did something that I think he called "Easy Money," or something like that. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Jack
by Jack Greenberg
01/31/11 07:36 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the BEST Bill Switch Trick from this 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Movie Illusions

Got a charge out of that, as it invokes great memories. Actually, Gene had done the tap dancing on roller skates routine for years in a duet with his brother, Fred, since they were teens. He was not only a clever skater and an awesome dancer, but also part of his brother Fred's "professional&qu...
by Jack Greenberg
12/03/10 11:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Movie Illusions
Replies: 27
Views: 2781

Re: "Magicians" on TV

That "robed magician" is David Bull, aka Le Grand David, of the wonderful Beverly, MA show.
by Jack Greenberg
10/26/10 11:44 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: "Magicians" on TV
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version

That's quite correct, Jim. And for a few years prior to his death, Bob was trying to retrieve one or two of the walnut version to give to his children. Bob didn't even have one of them for himself at that time. He made the original twelve, and then he farmed out the production of the rest, allowing ...
by Jack Greenberg
10/13/10 04:40 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Copenetro - Bob Kline version
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

Re: BIG Announcement from the SAM: Major Contest Next Convention

Golly, Richard,

You'd be welcome here anyway!
by Jack Greenberg
08/20/10 11:03 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BIG Announcement from the SAM: Major Contest Next Convention
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: Looking for those that knew Dr. Jaks

You should contact Robert Bluemle. I believe that he was writing a book about Dr. Jaks several years ago. Unfortunately, I don't have Bob's address, but I think he moved from Arizona to New England about seven or eight years ago. Perhaps somebody on this forum can help you to locate him.
by Jack Greenberg
01/20/10 10:56 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Looking for those that knew Dr. Jaks
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: Copperfield on CMA

Not surprised to hear you question the actual taping date for "Magic at the Roxy," Nick. I, too, thought that I remembered the actual taping date as being October 9, 1975. And I later thought that I might be in error when I saw all of the internet inferences that 1976 was the year of the s...
by Jack Greenberg
04/12/09 08:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on CMA
Replies: 33
Views: 5404

Re: Copperfield on CMA

It was great to attend the taping of that show, which was the final event ever held at the old Palace Theater in Homestead, PA. The show was produced as a speculative property by the Pittsburgh Ad Club, which was not very successful in the subsequent marketing of the taped product. I sat with my son...
by Jack Greenberg
04/11/09 10:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on CMA
Replies: 33
Views: 5404

Re: Malini Home In Hawaii

I thought it was "Max Katz Breit." While in Hawaii (Oahu), you should try to contact Alan Okawa, who spent considerable time on this, and who may have located Malini's final resting place (possibly near Diamondhead -- contrary to speculation in some magazines). Sometime around 1980 I met w...
by Jack Greenberg
02/20/09 11:21 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Malini Home In Hawaii
Replies: 28
Views: 4039

Re: Dancing with the WHA?????

Okay, I've written solely from memory about the Pop-Up Tie and Antigravico. That wasn't smart. Here's what Bart Whaley says about the Pop-Up Tie dispute, and it seems to address the conflict that Max reported in this Forum (re "Sonny" Sklar). As to what are the real facts? ... I dunno! :co...
by Jack Greenberg
03/29/08 12:20 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dancing with the WHA?????
Replies: 36
Views: 3513

Re: Dancing with the WHA?????

Interesting comment re Sunny Sklar, Harry Rifus, and that necktie. I saw the action by Penn the other night, and think it (the tie stunt) was lost among all the other "dancing" moves. Ask any non-magician if there's any recall of magic, and I doubt that he/she will remember that tie. The f...
by Jack Greenberg
03/28/08 11:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dancing with the WHA?????
Replies: 36
Views: 3513

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

Dante
Del Ray
Lance Burton
Jeff McBride
The Pendragons
Blackstone Jr.
Bob Read
Fred Kaps
Tommy Wonder
David & Dania

Greg Frewin
Paul Gertner
Siegfried & Roy
Brian Gillis & Sue
Norm Nielson
Okito
Michael Ammar
Al Goshman
Juan Tamariz
Al Baker
by Jack Greenberg
03/05/08 09:33 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 7983

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