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To Remember or To Think

As most of us know by now (thanks to Kaufman & Company's most recent book, the November Genii), Hofzinser didn't use the now popular title "To Remember and Forget", instead using "To Think and Forget". Although I never really thought about this when I first encountered it (wh...
by NikMikas
10/21/05 09:25 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: To Remember or To Think
Replies: 27
Views: 4773

Re: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines

The description of the multiple shift in Stars of Magic is incorrect and incomplete... Correct me if I'm wrong, but the method Ammar uses looks to be Carmen D'Amico's variation on the Vernon shift (which is taught in Ed Marlo's Revolutionary Card Technique . I'll let you find the chapter ;) ) As fa...
by NikMikas
07/21/05 06:32 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines
Replies: 45
Views: 2661

Re: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines

I have a COPY of a letter written by Silent Mora regarding the use of a net to perform the small ball routine. Many people credit Vernon with the idea for using a net. Mora wrote that he was given the idea by a stage technician. Mora then started using the net. It was not his idea, but he became as...
by NikMikas
07/18/05 11:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines
Replies: 45
Views: 2661

Re: versions of homing card

No mention of Vernon's version? Actually, his take on Ireland's version (Ireland Writes a Book, Pg. 28). "The Aeroplane Card Trick" (The Vernon Chronicles Vol. 1, Pg. 144) is very good, and is probably the most artistic handling around.
by NikMikas
05/31/05 07:43 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: versions of homing card
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Top change noise

Hmm... I wonder who Invader could be...

Mr. Kaufman,
Although Hugard certainly ignored the improvement, do you really think he should take much blame? Countless sources before Hugard and after Robert-Houdin have written up the inferior method. Why blame Hugard?
by NikMikas
05/30/05 06:33 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Top change noise
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: April Genii Speaks

I believe there is the issue of "a few hundred vanishing dollars" that should be thrown into the anti-Busby equation...
by NikMikas
04/07/05 01:07 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: April Genii Speaks
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Smashed & Restored Wristwatch

Tommy Wonder.
by NikMikas
02/15/05 01:35 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Smashed & Restored Wristwatch
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Great acts I never got to see live...

Karl Germain
Hofzinser
by NikMikas
01/15/05 09:23 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Great acts I never got to see live...
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: the Malini Subltety

Often miscalled the "Kaps Subtlety", it is used to show a coin in an apparently otherwise empty hand, whilst retaining another coin in classic palm. I do not know to many resources for it, but it is explained in the description for David Wiliamson's "Cross-Eyed Coins Across" ( Wi...
by NikMikas
01/06/05 04:39 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: the Malini Subltety
Replies: 37
Views: 4642

Re: A different kind of Invisible Palm

Why, may I ask, do you do the palms face-up, yet have them appear face-down? Seems illogical to me...
by NikMikas
10/14/04 02:31 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A different kind of Invisible Palm
Replies: 17
Views: 409

Re: Seamless T&R card

For all you nay sayers here, let me tell you that I have seen Glenn do this stand up, and almost surrounded. All while fooling a group of magicians. This effect is the closest thing to magic I have ever seen.
by NikMikas
10/11/04 05:30 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Seamless T&R card
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

Re: Memorizing Mnemonica

Yes, yes, and yes.
by NikMikas
10/04/04 05:49 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorizing Mnemonica
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Im tired of those pick a card tricks?

An idea of Vernon's was to have them name a card, this added a little to the effect and also stayed away from the usual "Take any card". If the identity of the card must not be known to you, then you may have them peek a card instead of taking one. I believe Leipzig used this, as it made t...
by NikMikas
08/23/04 05:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Im tired of those pick a card tricks?
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: footage right out of SHADE!

Originally posted by Fred Zimmerman: The strip-out is contained in several places, most notably in the Nash series, although the touch with pseudo-squaring is new to me. I believe that finesse was Charlie Miller's, and can be found in "Expert Card Technique". The first false cut he used i...
by NikMikas
07/13/04 06:22 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: footage right out of SHADE!
Replies: 22
Views: 363

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