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by Russell Davis
November 1st, 2011, 10:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pawn Stars straitjacket hits eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: Pawn Stars straitjacket hits eBay

My dentist's brother received it from his grandmother. Her husband got it from Houdini's brother, is what I heard just this morning while getting a crown. What a find!
by Russell Davis
August 6th, 2011, 9:07 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: separating roughed cards
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: separating roughed cards

An older thread but a newish answer: erase the roughness from a 1.5" circle in the middle of each card back. Wallahh: practically push-button magic.
by Russell Davis
July 17th, 2011, 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 6369

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

Thanks!
by Russell Davis
July 16th, 2011, 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 6369

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

Jonathan, I don't know but probably should, and would like to. Just know that Henry Hay in Handbook wrote that it was at least a century old at that time, 1950. Presentation: For Red and Black Aces I have no presentation (which some people may consider IS a presentation) (which I may consider IS idi...
by Russell Davis
July 16th, 2011, 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 6369

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

One proper use of the Classic Pass is where it does a lot of heavy lifting and has no efficient substitute, as far as I know. That is 'Red and Black Aces' from The Amateur Magician's Handbook. The routine requires a fast good Pass (except once where you might use a slow bad one) during good audience...
by Russell Davis
April 5th, 2011, 10:31 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: My Magic Castle Debut
Replies: 11
Views: 2919

Re: My Magic Castle Debut

What a great inside view of the the Castle. Really really reminds you of what you love about magic and its complexity and really really makes you want to perform there.
by Russell Davis
March 11th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy cups and balls
Replies: 22
Views: 3729

Re: Want to buy cups and balls

JP brass cups are heavy, easily tarnished by performance (not necessarily a minus), and almost as ungimmicked-appearing as 'magic cups' can seem. Three JP chop cups are another way to go, maybe with eBay's help.
by Russell Davis
March 8th, 2011, 7:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merlin Awards Banquet
Replies: 80
Views: 12167

Re: Merlin Awards Banquet

JT, "There is a correlation on success and and one's command of the language they speak." (unintentional set-up) "Yes, there is." (intentional punchline) "...a legit 'so shall ye type - so shall they read' Mavis Beacon revelation/Freudian slip?" (Let me get back to you ...
by Russell Davis
March 8th, 2011, 10:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merlin Awards Banquet
Replies: 80
Views: 12167

Re: Merlin Awards Banquet

"There is a correlation on success and and one's command of the language they speak."

Yes, there is.
by Russell Davis
January 30th, 2011, 6:44 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: What is a magical stand up trick and/or a closer?
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: What is a magical stand up trick and/or a closer?

I think any big production would indeed be a nice finish. You would be giving the audience some material goods (at least, to look at) to complement the mind games of the other magic effects.
by Russell Davis
January 29th, 2011, 10:12 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Reference for Card Change Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 2966

Re: Reference for Card Change Needed

Damn! I really really WAS about to say it seemed Ross Bertramish but figured you Canadians would know each other's work. Maybe Canada's bigger than I thought. Must check map next time.
by Russell Davis
January 26th, 2011, 2:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Being Sunk by a (False) Transfer
Replies: 70
Views: 9448

Re: Being Sunk by a (False) Transfer

Maybe I was a bit off-topic. Okay, to address the false transfer action itself: motivating it is of course very important to help the audience accept it, or better, ignore it. My experience is that many magicians don't motivate the transfer nearly early enough for the audience to anticipate, and in ...
by Russell Davis
January 26th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Being Sunk by a (False) Transfer
Replies: 70
Views: 9448

Re: Being Sunk by a (False) Transfer

How about this clunky rewrite? "If they don't notice where the object however briefly IS, its magical disappearance is sunk. If they SEE the object actually in the receiving hand, even briefly, then the small ripples (putting vs. taking, other not-perfectly-natural hand motions) quietly flatten...
by Russell Davis
January 25th, 2011, 9:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week
Replies: 44
Views: 7702

Re: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week

Arrived in north Alabama yesterday 1/24.
by Russell Davis
January 11th, 2011, 2:14 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: How to control children
Replies: 19
Views: 5965

Re: How to control children

Yes, and use it on yourself for not having a good enough kid show.
by Russell Davis
January 11th, 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gluing Cards Together-A Miracle Product
Replies: 13
Views: 1996

Re: Gluing Cards Together-A Miracle Product

Great tip. I was JUST ABOUT to borrow a dry mount press for some jumbos. Will try this for sure. Thanks!
by Russell Davis
December 16th, 2010, 9:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Updated, Large, Lowered Price List of BOOKS!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Updated, Large, Lowered Price List of BOOKS!!!

I'll take Walter Jeans Illusioneer by Peter Warlock $40 MINT. (Emailed you too.) Thanks.
by Russell Davis
May 22nd, 2010, 11:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician in Las Vegas ? Presenting You the Most Entertaining Magical Shows
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Magician in Las Vegas ? Presenting You the Most Entertaining Magical Shows

1. You can't spell 'Las Vegas' without an e, s, l.

2. Do the magicians produce pidgins?

Thank you! And be sure to tip your servers!
by Russell Davis
January 25th, 2010, 10:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geoff Williams Magic Lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: Geoff Williams Magic Lecture

Geoff lectured for IBM Ring 194 early this month and went over big time. Dryly funny presentational style. Showed a bunch of easily-made trickery that quickly resets. Very commercial magic for walkaround and platform. Highly recommended lecture!
by Russell Davis
November 8th, 2009, 9:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Money Bag (Corradin), and Henning book FSH
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Money Bag (Corradin), and Henning book FSH

I left a message. Call me back.
by Russell Davis
October 5th, 2009, 10:37 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

In 1995 a version of it appeared in John Riggs' book "The Man With $1.98 Hands". It was called 'Mr. Jimmy' and included cute, horrific, and intimate variations using tiny feet and other props.
by Russell Davis
August 22nd, 2009, 5:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Many DVDs, CDs, & Videos For Sale......
Replies: 15
Views: 2976

Re: FSH: Many DVDs, CDs, & Videos For Sale......

Email bounced back so I PM-ed.
by Russell Davis
August 22nd, 2009, 1:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: some more stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: some more stuff

I'll take the Kennedy deck. Will email/call and pay later today/tonight. Thanks.
by Russell Davis
March 20th, 2009, 10:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: New RNT II Stainless Steel Monti Cup and Ball Set
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: FS: New RNT II Stainless Steel Monti Cup and Ball Set

But get insurance. The USPS lost the two coin shells he sent me and I had no recourse. I have bought from him before with absolutely no problem.
by Russell Davis
February 21st, 2009, 11:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: New RNT II Copper Jumbo Street Cup & Ball Set
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Re: FS: New RNT II Copper Jumbo Street Cup & Ball Set

These cups look like a very good deal. Whoever buys them should add a few bucks for insurance. I ordered a couple of quarter shells from Bob, uninsured. Didn't get them. Lost in the mail. He generously offered to pay me half the purchase price but their loss wasn't his fault. I've bought things from...
by Russell Davis
September 27th, 2008, 3:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Newer DVDs, Vintage Magic, Books, and More (Thayer, Riedel, Hamilton, P&L)
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: FSH: Newer DVDs, Vintage Magic, Books, and More (Thayer, Riedel, Hamilton, P&L)

I would like the Self Tying Shoelace for 12.50 and the J P Ellis Ring for 19.00.

"DVDs All original but all lack original DVD case"
What happened to the original cases? Just curious.

Thanks.
by Russell Davis
September 14th, 2008, 4:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH- Magic Books - Fleshman, Mendoza,Page, Marlo
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: FSH- Magic Books - Fleshman, Mendoza,Page, Marlo

Mr. Ash, I would like ...
11. Tenkai's Manipulative Card Routine- Tenkai-$5
27. Nick's Table Trix-Nick Trost-$8
38. The Misers Dream- Patrick Page-$15
Thanks.
Russell
by Russell Davis
September 13th, 2008, 8:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some Books, Some DVDs, Some Junk
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Some Books, Some DVDs, Some Junk

Hi TMA,

I'd like "Unbelievable"- lecture notes by Masahiro Yanagida $15, and Jerry Hartman: 3 books $15 for all three (Card Fare, Means and Ends, and Packet Magic). I'll call Sunday.

Russell
by Russell Davis
July 23rd, 2008, 10:19 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sun and Clouds Sucker die box (made in England)
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Sun and Clouds Sucker die box (made in England)

I'll take it. Will email you.
by Russell Davis
June 2nd, 2008, 2:13 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Effects for large audiences
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: Effects for large audiences

Mark, try "Man in the Moon", an old Supreme effect. It's visually simple and direct, and great for point-and-shout reactions. Also, make an 11 x 17" (or larger) version of a flip book, photocopying some clip art and text.
by Russell Davis
March 31st, 2008, 9:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Injecting Comedy into Card Tricks
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Injecting Comedy into Card Tricks

"i can only say something funny if someone does something and spectating is fairly passive on the whole."

What if you were to ask particular spectators specific questions?
by Russell Davis
March 3rd, 2008, 6:35 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Stuck Snakes
Replies: 9
Views: 2791

Re: Stuck Snakes

How about lining the can with some cardboard mailing tube to more closely match the diameter of the spring snakes?
by Russell Davis
March 1st, 2008, 9:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dancing with the WHA?????
Replies: 36
Views: 4132

Re: Dancing with the WHA?????

Charlie Miller was overweight-ish and was said to be quite the dancer.
by Russell Davis
October 30th, 2007, 3:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANT TO BUY: Finn Jon's Silver Stick
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: WANT TO BUY: Finn Jon's Silver Stick

Richard,

The Finn Jon Silver Stick is now in the mail. It should arrive by the end of the week. It's probably best to open the end of the mailing tube that is nearest the postage.

Hope you like it. Let me know if there's any problem. Thanks.
by Russell Davis
October 10th, 2007, 1:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ebay items!!! rare items on ebay!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: ebay items!!! rare items on ebay!!!!

"Amazing book by Master Magician Fred Kaps."

Did Kaps ever write a book?
by Russell Davis
September 14th, 2007, 12:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB 10 inch owens rings
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: WTB 10 inch owens rings

Care for Rings 'n' Things? I have a 10" set. Nicely chromed solid steel. Very good condition.
by Russell Davis
August 12th, 2007, 9:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Just Listed On E Bay
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Just Listed On E Bay

Incorrect link? I keep getting "My eBay Selling: Items I'm Selling".

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