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by Richard Kaufman
April 25th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shrunken Ned
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Shrunken Ned

Bob Read used to use the line, but it's OLD.
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spoiler Alert!
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Spoiler Alert!

Working on Ryan Matney's book Spoiler Alert! almost every day. I believe Mrs. Kaufman will start layout next week.
About 50 tricks. Good stuff!
Coming soon ...
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psychedelic Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Psychedelic Magic

Psychedelic Shack, that's where it's at.
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2017, 12:32 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: I'm Reprinting ...
Replies: 15
Views: 6694

Re: I'm Reprinting ...

Gregg, this thread is from 2008. Not planning to reprint the Williamson book at the moment.
by Richard Kaufman
April 23rd, 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Penny punch

Money where mouth is = I bought one! :)
by Richard Kaufman
April 23rd, 2017, 2:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Penny punch

Since so many people collect squashed pennies at the Disney parks, Disney tends to keep its machines in good condition. Their quality is fairly consistent. Emma used to collect them when she was wee.
by Richard Kaufman
April 23rd, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 83
Views: 15258

Re: The Works

This from the company in an email today: "As many of you may have noticed, we are behind on both Psience and The Works. Michael Weber had a death in his family, so it put writing on hold. A tremendous amount of time, effort, thinking, and research goes into each issue, and we want to ensure tha...
by Richard Kaufman
April 22nd, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Penny punch

Jeepers, what a bargain!
by Richard Kaufman
April 21st, 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

Unfortunately that will be Lord Baltimore's sole appearance.

I cannot make the some promise about Winks since she has a mind of her own.
by Richard Kaufman
April 21st, 2017, 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4791
Views: 1756162

Re: ERDNASE

:shock:
by Richard Kaufman
April 21st, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

That clips isn't representative of his best work.
by Richard Kaufman
April 21st, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

Busby was just a jerk, period. Hypocrite, too. But I would imagine that the video footage is likely exactly as he received it from Mayette.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2017, 7:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

Mayette let Busby release NTSC versions of the videotapes. By that time the number of people who did business with Busby (or from whom he would take money) was pretty small, so I don't think he sold many sets of those tapes.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven - question
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Max Maven - question

I can find no information on the internet of any other Max Maven.
by Richard Kaufman
April 20th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

The Dingle DVD is available only from Mayette in France.
by Richard Kaufman
April 19th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

You adjust your Pass based on where people are standing. If you're standing and they're sitting, then you have to either do a big dip up and down while riffling, or do a body turn as Dingle does in the video. Unfortunately the video doesn't give you the view if he's standing and you're standing look...
by Richard Kaufman
April 19th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

To answer the first question, I have no idea if Larry Jennings "beat casinos" or not. I only talked about card magic with him.

To respond to the second remark, the cat was not a planned part of the act.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 51
Views: 19588

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

I've seen him do it: it's a knack. Keep trying. One day it will just happen.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 8:17 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 51
Views: 19588

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

Have you watched the video in the digital edition?
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 11328

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

You could sleep on it if you like a firm mattress.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Psychics on the radio
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Psychics on the radio

I feel your presence, Bill ... as if you're sitting next to me.
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

The May issue of Genii, the largest-selling magic magazine in the world, is now available online, with the paper issue on its way. * Jose Frakson is little known today. As one of Frakson’s foremost students, the late David Alexander knew all of Frakson’s secrets and fortunately this’s month’s Genii ...
by Richard Kaufman
April 18th, 2017, 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 41
Views: 2010

Re: Royal road to card magic

Hugard never renewed his copyrights, including the first edition of Expert Card Technique. Jay Marshall never renewed the copyright on the first edition of Modern Coin Magic. Lou Tannen never renewed the copyrights of all the books he bought from Max Holden. All of these books have been published by...
by Richard Kaufman
April 17th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 11328

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

Brian is a noted Disney historian and has also appeared in supplements on classic Disney DVDs and blu-rays.
by Richard Kaufman
April 17th, 2017, 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 41
Views: 2010

Re: Royal road to card magic

If it's copyrighted, then it's not in public domain. If no one renewed the copyright 26 years after initial publication, it's in the public domain.
by Richard Kaufman
April 16th, 2017, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Leap of Faith and Ricky Jay
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Leap of Faith and Ricky Jay

Jay Ose was given credit for "The Flim Flam Man" (starring George C. Scott), however in both this film and "Big Hand for a Little Lady" the behind the scenes advising was actually done by Tony Giorgio since Ose was not knowledgeable in these areas.
by Richard Kaufman
April 16th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: This Day in Magic History
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: This Day in Magic History

Like this!
by Richard Kaufman
April 15th, 2017, 8:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: Tim Conover Project

It will be a great book when it comes out!
by Richard Kaufman
April 12th, 2017, 10:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 20
Views: 1750

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

Can't recall the details. From what I remember, Persi got the cups from this shop, then asked Vernon if he would swap sets, which he did.
by Richard Kaufman
April 12th, 2017, 10:32 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 39
Views: 1108

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

Who is "Daryl Copperfield"?
by Richard Kaufman
April 12th, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 20
Views: 1750

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

The story about the cups in a pawn shop is missing from this history. That's where Persi got his set, I believe.
by Richard Kaufman
April 12th, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Steranko

It is true: Jay Marshall gave Steranko's second book, The Ultimate Move, to Ed Marlo before publication. Marlo published certain things which were in it. The book never came out.
by Richard Kaufman
April 12th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: More on Bob Cassidy
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: More on Bob Cassidy

Fuji sells instant cameras in both Japan and the US. They use a Polaroid type of instant film:

https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Instax- ... B009ZM9R4O

And Polaroid sells one, too, but it looks like it's made by Fuji:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003B2GTY0/re ... B015JIAD7C
by Richard Kaufman
April 11th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 2067

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

And thimbles ... does anyone use thimbles anymore? John Carney does a close-up thimble routine, and Mike Skinner used to do one. I think it's the Rosini routine.
by Richard Kaufman
April 11th, 2017, 9:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 2067

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

Joe Mogar makes great looking knives: http://www.joemogar.com/
The Stag Knives and knives in exotic woods are beautiful.
by Richard Kaufman
April 10th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 36
Views: 3081

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

I thought that Vanishing Inc. reprinted those.
by Richard Kaufman
April 10th, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 36
Views: 3081

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Penguin decides what will be reprinted, and the only books they will reprint are (presumably) those for which there is a proven market.
by Richard Kaufman
April 9th, 2017, 8:21 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 83
Views: 15258

Re: The Works

I have heard from the powers that be that more material will be coming shortly.

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