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Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

In the 50's I had the opportunity to watch Kaps on stage - an eyeopner and I also saw him do close-up and cards. What an impression and an all time inspiration. So Kaps is one of my absolute favorites and I think he is the best all round magician ever. In the same period I also watched my all time f...
by JBA Janson
02/05/08 12:35 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 8059

Re: Rufus Steele

I have one in my library with the title "Card tricks you will do" published 1928 with 26 pages. Maybe this is the one you are asking about?
by JBA Janson
02/09/07 01:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Rufus Steele
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Tony Andruzzi

Whenever visiting Chicago in the 80's I always took the time to meet my friend Tony Andruzzi, aka Tom Palmer, Masklyn ye Mage for a few hours and more than a few drinks. We talked about Chicago, magic, magick, magicians and also sometimes Jack Ruby. Great times, now long gone. A few days ago I looke...
by JBA Janson
01/02/07 08:18 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tony Andruzzi
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: ALAN WARNER

The first lot is gone. Thanks for all interest. We have put up some new items for this week!
by JBA Janson
10/07/06 01:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ALAN WARNER
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Sloppy research = bad information

I was very surprised to see this thread activated. Good to hear from James Hamilton! I have been looking for you the last few years at our collectors' meetings in Chicago, LA and Boston, to find out more about this matter,but no luck..until now. My question to you - where did you find the birth cert...
by JBA Janson
10/07/06 01:09 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sloppy research = bad information
Replies: 25
Views: 572

Re: ALAN WARNER

Dear Dale,

THANKS A LOT!!
by JBA Janson
10/02/06 07:55 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ALAN WARNER
Replies: 3
Views: 61

ALAN WARNER

I am selling some of my Alan Warner stuff on Ebay.

If you are interested, please go to reginaldscotbooks!

Sorry, I do not know how to set up a link.
by JBA Janson
10/01/06 11:41 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ALAN WARNER
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Henry Robin

Eddie Dawes wrote a booklet of 57 pages in 1990 about Henri Robin, title " Henri Robin - expositor of science & magic. Published by Abracadabra Press in a limted edition of 230. Might be difficult to find today! Good luck
by JBA Janson
06/23/06 10:35 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Henry Robin
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Digital Sphinx

Thanks for great information on Sphinx! I have been waiting for this to happen for a long, long time. Year 2003 has started in a great way. Sphinx and also Eddie Dawes' book on Collins. This book is well researched and very well written giving a complete picture of this talented and complicated pers...
by JBA Janson
01/10/03 12:43 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital Sphinx
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Wish I Spoke German (Hofzinser)

Just some more info. The Hofzinser volumes (2nd is soon ready with all Hofzinser tricks) are published by Volker Huber Edition und Galerie Berliner Strasse 218 D-63067 Offenbach GERMANY and just recently he released two splendid works: a great biography on Leopold Ludwig Dobler 1801-1864, written by...
by JBA Janson
12/31/01 12:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wish I Spoke German (Hofzinser)
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

Re: Karl Fulves' library

Don Spurrier is of course right - I should have included a list of the periodicals published by Karl Fulves. To correct this, here is a rather complete list giving Alfredson/Daily - Fernandes numbers, titles, year of publication and number of issues in a complete file: 15505..Charlatan 1999> in prog...
by JBA Janson
12/27/01 10:20 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Karl Fulves' library
Replies: 44
Views: 14401

Karl Fulves' library

I have seen the name of Karl Fulves popping up here and there in various threads. Maybe some of the fraternity does not have a full understanding of the mind boggling production Karl Fulves has completed over the last 30 some years. Most of the titles are published by himself under his own name or G...
by JBA Janson
12/26/01 01:42 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Karl Fulves' library
Replies: 44
Views: 14401

Re: Annotated Erdnase

Here are some basic facts about Cardiste and Marlo's magazine: Cardiste was published by Rusduck between 1958-1967 and 11 issues were produced. There is a 12 issue, that was partly(?) published in IBIDEM after Rusduck's death. 100 % card magic, with heavy emphasis on stacked decks etc and with inter...
by JBA Janson
10/26/01 12:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Annotated Erdnase
Replies: 4
Views: 462

A Question to the card guys

Have to replace my old deck of cards and prepare a new one. (I use bicycle cards.)

You card specialists - what to you do nowadays to your brand new deck to get it in working condition from day one?

Appreciate your tips and comments. :)
by JBA Janson
10/22/01 12:00 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Question to the card guys
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Sloppy research = bad information

The point I wanted to make, was to show, that even for the Greatest of US magicians, who are a major part of US Magic History, we do not have secure basic data and I only used Alexander Herrmann as an example. Now if we talk about him specifically, we/I DO NOT KNOW if he was born 1843 or 1844! The l...
by JBA Janson
10/20/01 01:29 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sloppy research = bad information
Replies: 25
Views: 572

Re: Sloppy research = bad information

Problems with magic history. Referring to my earlier listing of discrepancies between Waters and Whaley regarding basic data on major historical magicians, I would like to further clarify the problems and curiosities the student will meet if he starts digging into this problem! I have chosen Alexand...
by JBA Janson
10/18/01 03:55 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sloppy research = bad information
Replies: 25
Views: 572

Re: Sloppy research = bad information

Chris, I completely agree with you, that the net is a wonderful medium for starting to accumulate piece by piece a valid data base on for example past magicians. It is easy to update when new and proved facts can be added and there is no deadline for manuscripts , printing etc. I hope that you will ...
by JBA Janson
10/17/01 12:45 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sloppy research = bad information
Replies: 25
Views: 572

Sloppy research = bad information

Research and recording of Magic History is not an easy task. And the unsuspecting student & reader will often be easily fooled without any immediate way of noticing and correcting the problems. In 1988 Waters published his 'Encyclopedia of magic and magicians' and in 1990 we had Whaley's ' Who's...
by JBA Janson
10/16/01 09:49 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sloppy research = bad information
Replies: 25
Views: 572

Re: Questions and Answers

Dear Michael, thanks for the great answer! It was such a good start of a future most interesting publication. Your basic philosophy behind the publication is as valid today as yesterday! I am a happy owner of a complete file, which I have re-read a few times! I think it would be a great idea if you ...
by JBA Janson
10/12/01 12:11 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions and Answers
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Farelli's Card Magic

Hi Jeff,
here info on Farelli:
"Farelli's Card Magic" soft cover 1 st edi published by Bagshaw in UK 1933, part one pages 1-59, part two 60-105. Numerous editions later. Should be rather easy to get.

Here is John Greget's telephone: 602-404 3100. He lives in Scottsdale AZ.
:)
by JBA Janson
10/06/01 12:09 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Farelli's Card Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Future Articles

In Genii July 1996 Max Maven published a great write-up of Jay Marshall, describing his fantastic life in magic as one of the top magic performers in US, doing often two shows a night when other big names where just sitting around doing nothing! It would be wonderful if Max could do a second part an...
by JBA Janson
10/03/01 11:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 1716

Re: Interested in magic history?

To complete the info about magic history/magic collecting I must also mention two bodies with great contributions over the years: New England Magic Collectors Association and The Los Angeles Conference on Magic History. Here some info: The New England Magic Collectors Association was founded some 20...
by JBA Janson
09/22/01 04:17 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Interested in magic history?
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Fred Braue

Dear Peter,

thanks for your kind words. I have always enjoyed your great card magic - all the way back to 1982 Alternative... with Sadowitz.
I especially liked the two books you did with Richard!

Looking forward to more of the same!

Best regards
JBA :)
by JBA Janson
09/21/01 04:39 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Braue
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Interested in magic history?

There might still be some magicians out there interested in magic history and related subjects and not having info of the best associations or publications. Here some info: In 1950 The Magic Collectors' Association was founded and it is still alive today, stronger than ever with some 400-500 members...
by JBA Janson
09/21/01 04:32 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Interested in magic history?
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Fred Braue

Home from a business trip to NYC - NJ with a very tragic background. To finish up on Fred Braue, I just wish to add to the record some Braue thoughts on 1949 magic writers, all from a long letter to Paul Fleming March 5, 1949. "...All in all, when I ponder the habits and hypersensitivity of mag...
by JBA Janson
09/20/01 05:37 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Braue
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Re: Don Englands "Galf to The Hilt"

I just wishes to add to Richard's info. The full title is : Don England's Gaffed to the hilt!" written by Jon Racherbaumer, illustrated, edited and designed by Richard and published by Kaufman & Greeberg in 1985 and the price was $100. (what a bargain!) There was only 110 sets done and they...
by JBA Janson
09/20/01 04:32 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Don Englands "Galf to The Hilt"
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Fred Braue

The war is over. Fred Braue is 40 years old, recently married and the wife is pregnant. The shipyard stopped producing warships and the number of employes goes from 39.000 to 11.000 in a few months. Fred decides to go back into journalism and in between jobs he and his wife go to the East Coast via ...
by JBA Janson
09/02/01 04:34 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Braue
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Re: Fred Braue

Hi Steve ... Wish I had the notebooks, but I am just one of the subscribers still waiting for the final issues! And remember that Busby said that the best stuff will come at the end! Chris .. let me think a bit about putting letters on e-books. There are so many letters with very little interest, re...
by JBA Janson
09/01/01 01:16 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Braue
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Re: Hugards Magic Monthly

Thanks a lot for your kind words. There is no more Braue evaluation of tricks in HMM, but Hugard himself, in a letter to Paul Fleming Sep 19 1949, gave a summary of what he thought was the best material in volumes 5 + 6. The info is not as detailed and interesting as Braue's, however for the record ...
by JBA Janson
09/01/01 12:45 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hugards Magic Monthly
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Fred Braue

Dear Chris W. Of course you are very welcome to do that. And thanks a lot for the effort and money you are spending on e-books. I had the great pleasure to buy your recent releases and I am very impressed and happy! I would be in 7 heaven if we could have an e-release of a complete file of Sphinx!! ...
by JBA Janson
08/31/01 02:36 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Braue
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Re: Hugards Magic Monthly

Here is Braue's private evaluation of volumes 3 & 4 of HMM in a letter from Oct 6th 1947 to his friend Paul Fleming. ...Tricks listed are those which I know are good, either through personal use or through witnessing others do them. No reflection on other feats which may not have been tried. Vol...
by JBA Janson
08/31/01 08:29 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hugards Magic Monthly
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Hugards Magic Monthly

The Fleming company published book versions of the HMM and Paul Fleming asked Fred Braue to give him a personal evaluation of the tricks published in the first two volumes. Braue was very wellread and a performing magician of quality - therefore it might be of interest and value to save Braue's view...
by JBA Janson
08/31/01 04:22 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hugards Magic Monthly
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Steve Forte

Hi Steve, A question: If I remember correctly one of the tapes were more or less suppressed initially - I think it was no 3?! When I bought my tapes long time ago, initially only three were available. What was the story behind this? Best regards JBA :) PS I did like the tapes very much - still do!
by JBA Janson
08/30/01 11:55 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Steve Forte
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Fred Braue

Matthew Field - thanks for your kind words. I have a few more things that might have wider interest and I plan to put them on the board bit by bit. A little background to the letters between Braue and Fleming. Remember that this was during the final years of the war. Braue was living in Alameda, Ca....
by JBA Janson
08/30/01 11:35 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Braue
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Re: The Lost Notebooks of Hilliard

Of course I am going to buy this one, but I am still waiting for the two Jennings' and the Stanley Collins!

Always looking forward to a good read! :)
by JBA Janson
08/30/01 02:09 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Lost Notebooks of Hilliard
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Fred Braue

In a letter to Paul Fleming Nov 5th 1944 Fred Braue talks about his "invisible pass" for the first time: "...I mentioned earlier a special interest in the "pass". Jean and I are doing another little booklet, this time on the Invisible Pass, in which illustrations will take t...
by JBA Janson
08/29/01 07:25 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Braue
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Fred Braue

Thanks Richard for starting this great subject. I have a question and a small contribution. Q: In 1975 Michael Albright and friends started the monthly "The Conjurer" and it took off in a good and interesting way. Suddenly after issue No.8 it disappeared. Does anyone know why?- It looked s...
by JBA Janson
08/28/01 07:36 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Braue
Replies: 19
Views: 912

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