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Re: Frank Garcia reprints?

on Feb. 24, 2002 Richard Kaufman said this on a discussion on The Encyclopedia of Spongball magic in the Magic History and Anecdotes section: "Frank Garcia's book on Spongeball magic is tied up in litigation between his son and the woman he was married to when he died. All of his books are out ...
by Oliver Corpuz
11/09/05 03:23 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Garcia reprints?
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Cell Phone Magnet

I just want to comment that the "Phoney" Magnet is really well made and works flawlessly. I ordered it from Eric from his web page and got really excellent customer service and fast shipping. Opening the package, I was very surprised to see how nicely made it is for the very reasonable pri...
by Oliver Corpuz
09/14/05 12:37 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Cell Phone Magnet
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Thin Playing Cards?

From their online trick catalog, Murphy's Magic Supplies is the distributor of the Trevor Duffy and Phil Goldstein "Blank Phil Deck" which is the same as the regular Phil deck, but without the names printed on the back. This is a really thin deck. Your local magic dealer should be able to ...
by Oliver Corpuz
08/16/05 12:10 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Thin Playing Cards?
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

Re: Penn Jillette's joke.

There is now a website for the movie. You can watch the trailer, find theaters and showtimes, even a soundboard of audio clips, and there is a contest where you can tell your version of the joke and the winner's version will be included on the DVD with $1,000 prize.

www.thearistocrats.com
by Oliver Corpuz
08/02/05 02:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn Jillette's joke.
Replies: 53
Views: 1411

Re: Jay Marshall and Troublewit

According to the the Magic Inc. website, the Greater Magic Video has Jay doing the troublewit.

Click Here for link.
by Oliver Corpuz
07/29/05 02:12 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jay Marshall and Troublewit
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: The Magic Circle Centenary

Just wanted to say it was an amazing event that I feel very lucky to have been a part of. It not only was an international group of participants, but many legends and top working pros were in attendance. John Archer, when doing his comedy magic act, joked and said something like "Pardon the ner...
by Oliver Corpuz
07/27/05 04:31 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Circle Centenary
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Out of This World - which version?

Originally posted by Brett McCarron: One of the Harry Lorayne books had a great method entitled "Impromptu Out of This World." Perhaps a forum member can cite the particular volume? Impromptu Out of This World is found in Lorayne's "My Favorite Card Tricks" page 26. Also, in his...
by Oliver Corpuz
07/13/05 08:55 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Out of This World - which version?
Replies: 18
Views: 1085

Re: Dexter's Putty

Greg let me take a look at his box of Dexter's putty when he recently lectured at Midwest Magic, in Franklin Park Illinois. Murphy's Magic Supplies (magic wholesaler) carries it, so your favorite magic dealer should be able to order some for you. I had Midwest Magic order a couple of boxes for me. I...
by Oliver Corpuz
06/30/05 07:16 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dexter's Putty
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Pick the new Martin Nash book Cover

Surprising that Martin Nash would agree to allow other people to vote on this because I thought Martin really hated the cover of his last book, the very limited edition of Inifinity Power.

The cover is not that important anyway... only fools judge a book by its cover.
by Oliver Corpuz
06/27/05 05:19 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pick the new Martin Nash book Cover
Replies: 36
Views: 473

Re: Penn Jillette's joke.

from my blog... In 2003, Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller fame) and Paul Provenza directed a documentary called The Aristocrats, where they had 100 different actors and comedians tell their version of the joke. Believe it or not, the version by Bob Saget (of Full House and Americas Funniest Home ...
by Oliver Corpuz
06/23/05 01:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn Jillette's joke.
Replies: 53
Views: 1411

Re: UPDATE: Jay Marshall has died

Originally posted by Brad Henderson: What made Jay so great? By that I mean, what was it about his outlook on life, his experiences, work ethic, etc., that produced such a remarkable force in magic? In response to Brads question, I proffer this story, a story that the person it happened to will pro...
by Oliver Corpuz
05/12/05 08:47 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: UPDATE: Jay Marshall has died
Replies: 73
Views: 17603

Re: Poor quality Svengali, stripper and forcing card decks

Prince Bertram Wrote: "What can one do to assure one gets a truly professionally-made stripper deck and not an amateur job?" Ask the magic shop to hand make you a pro-stripper deck, and expect to pay around $40 for the deck. At Midwest Magic, a regular stripper deck will cost you about $7....
by Oliver Corpuz
04/14/05 08:41 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Poor quality Svengali, stripper and forcing card decks
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Magic Books by Post

Isn't this their website?

http://www.magic-books.co.uk/
by Oliver Corpuz
04/07/05 08:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Books by Post
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Dirty Coins

The best stuff to polish coins is MAAS Polish or Simichrome Polish. These polishes will give you an amazing mirror like finish to a coin. I collect coins and do magic with coins. To polish a "collectable" coin would destroy its numismatic value... never ever polish a collectible coin. The ...
by Oliver Corpuz
03/20/05 10:58 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dirty Coins
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: WANTED: Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic

My buddy has a copy that has the word "Impromptu" mispelled on the cover. Was this the first edition? It's spelled "IMROMPTU" The first edition, first printing was 1978. Second printing was 1985. Third printing was 1991. Fourth printing was 1992. Fifth Printing was 1997. Does an...
by Oliver Corpuz
03/05/05 01:13 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED: Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic
Replies: 26
Views: 750

Re: Trade Show Magic books?

In addition to the Tulluck material, you also may want to take a look at Docc Hillford's Star Trade Show Act. The act has some very commercial routining. Even if you never plan on doing any of the tricks in his act, you'll probably be able to glean some useful information in reading his thoughts on ...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/04/04 12:52 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Trade Show Magic books?
Replies: 28
Views: 7063

Re: World's Best Linking Rings Performers?

Chris Capeheart needs to be mentioned. If you ever saw him perform his linking ring routine from the Stars of Magic series in person, you'd understand why. The look on people's faces when he does the crash link move is pure astonishment.

- Oliver
by Oliver Corpuz
04/01/04 10:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World's Best Linking Rings Performers?
Replies: 71
Views: 3805

Re: New Wooden Dice Stacking Cup

My Jim Zee stacking cup is not made of turned wood. It is comprised of a hard plastic body, with a black ribbed soft liner on the inside and a thin layer of wood, with a nice inlay, wrapped around the plastic body on the outside. Works great.

Regards,

- Oliver
by Oliver Corpuz
03/27/04 05:51 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Wooden Dice Stacking Cup
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Becker/Earle added to MINDvention

After the .com bust, the attendance at Comdex - Las Vegas has gone down a lot over the years. Only estimate 50,000 for this year's show. There are two other conventions in November that are a lot bigger, (SEMA and AAPEX), which are around 88,000 and 100,000 attendees. The LVCVA Calendar on the las v...
by Oliver Corpuz
02/17/04 02:06 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Becker/Earle added to MINDvention
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: THE RAMSAY CLASSICS

I believe the Ramsay Legend was also re-publised in America by Magic, Inc. in Chicago. Although the hard bound edition they put out is long out of print, Magic, Inc. still sells a soft-cover comb bound edition of the Ramsay Legend. Here is the link: Click here to Magic Inc website for Ramsay Legend ...
by Oliver Corpuz
02/05/04 12:11 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE RAMSAY CLASSICS
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: How would your ideal ebook look like?

Although I prefer reading traditional printed books, I truly love the ability to search an ebook. I like it so much I've bought ebooks of books I already own in printed bound form. (E.g. I would use Digital Jinx to do a search, then after locating what I want, I grab my bound volume of Jinx and read...
by Oliver Corpuz
01/30/04 11:21 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How would your ideal ebook look like?
Replies: 25
Views: 2162

Re: Highlights and magic moments WorldMagicSeminar 2004

At this year's WMS, I truly enjoyed seeing Wayne Dobson perform and lecture. His tremendous spirit and hysterical humor are genuinely inspirational. Wayne truly is an entertaining person. Tim Connover's card work made my head hurt as he performed miracle after miracle. Armando Lucero's Coin Menageri...
by Oliver Corpuz
01/16/04 02:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Highlights and magic moments WorldMagicSeminar 2004
Replies: 35
Views: 458

Re: Printing by Dominique Duvivier or ?

OK, I managed to locate my Presto Printo Instructions, which state that Daryl did market Duvivier's Printing effect with Daryl's simplified handling from July 1988 to April 1994, when Presto Printo was released. Daryl writes that what he offers (Presto Printo) is as different from "Printing&quo...
by Oliver Corpuz
12/01/03 10:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Printing by Dominique Duvivier or ?
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Printing by Dominique Duvivier or ?

Bill is correct, Daryl's packet trick that was part of his FISM winning act is called "Cardboard Chameleons" not Chameleon Cards. Cardboard Chameleons is a very magical routine, but it is not easy to do and requires lots of practice to make the combo count and two/four counts smooth and co...
by Oliver Corpuz
12/01/03 09:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Printing by Dominique Duvivier or ?
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Best Performance

I think he is referring to David, the "professional layperson," that frequently appears as an astonished audience member in nearly all the L&L videos.
by Oliver Corpuz
11/19/03 06:59 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Best Performance
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Dushecks's Series of books

There are five books in this outstanding series.

Book #5 is Dusheck's Close-up magic.

- Oliver
by Oliver Corpuz
11/13/03 10:01 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dushecks's Series of books
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Re: Are Magic Shops Obsolete?

One of the most annoying magic shopping practices I've noticed are magician browsers, that visit the local magic shop to peruse the newest tricks and books to make their magic buying decisions, then after spending the whole day at the magic store looking at everything and being waited upon, to then ...
by Oliver Corpuz
11/10/03 05:05 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Are Magic Shops Obsolete?
Replies: 69
Views: 18067

Re: What got you into magic?

What got me into magic? When I was a sophomore at the University of Illinois, one of the dorms had a Hypnotist perform. A friend living in that dorm invited me to come watch because she thought I'd be interested in seeing a hypnotist. She was right. The show was very entertaining and funny, and I wa...
by Oliver Corpuz
11/04/03 09:32 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What got you into magic?
Replies: 56
Views: 2201

Re: LOL, Ebay auctioning Blaines underwear :)

Examining the Blaine6.jpg (picture in front of the curtain) and the Blain8.jpg (picture in front of the marquee), the images of the guy holding up the underwear do appear to be mirror images (although the image in front of the marquee, the guy is slightly resized horizontally). [url=http://www.olive...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/24/03 01:29 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: LOL, Ebay auctioning Blaines underwear :)
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Magic in Las Vegas

The point I was trying to make about the "pros-only" sign is that the store is really not set-up to serve the general public (laypeople) coming off the street. More specifically, you won't find fake doggie doo, fart bombs, stink bombs, gag lottery tickets, fake vomit, over-the-hill gag gif...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/24/03 08:41 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic in Las Vegas
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Magic in Las Vegas

RE: Magic shops At this year's LVMI, I asked Denny why he wasn't promoting the D&L vegas location very much and he basically said the retail space and inventory isn't exacty the way he wants it yet and that the vegas location is basically operating in "stealth" mode right now, open but...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/23/03 02:53 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic in Las Vegas
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Is Darwin Ortiz being ripped off on Ebay?

NOTE: This post is not intended to be legal advice, but provided for discussion. You should consult your own attorney for legal advice. Chris, you may also have been ripped off and may have a cause of action against this seller. Although you are not the copyright owner of the tape and have no infrin...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/21/03 03:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is Darwin Ortiz being ripped off on Ebay?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Out of Control and Totally Out of Control

Ok. I really feel dumb. It was harder for me to locate the book in my mess of a magic library than it was for me to find the "name that toon" answers. Clever. When I first got the book, I kind of glossed over all the toons and other activities and went straight to the "Three-fly"...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/16/03 07:36 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Out of Control and Totally Out of Control
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Out of Control and Totally Out of Control

I don't think it was a rumor, I sort of remember reading something about a contest/prize for correctly answering the puzzels in the book somewhere, although I think Chris wrote he wasn't sure of the response he'd get and whether he'd actually award a prize or not. It's been a while since I looked at...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/16/03 11:03 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Out of Control and Totally Out of Control
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Out of Control and Totally Out of Control

Chris put some puzzles in the book and mentioned something about a prize for the first person to answer them all correctly. Does anyone know if there ever was a winner? Were the answers ever published anywhere?

- Oliver
by Oliver Corpuz
10/16/03 09:19 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Out of Control and Totally Out of Control
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Photcopying of out of print books

Originally posted by WarlockDrummer: ...and the Fair Use exclusion...?! :cool: The fair use limitation on a Copyright owner's exclusive rights uses a four part test found in section 107 of the copyright act. The four considerations are: (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether su...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/15/03 12:48 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Photcopying of out of print books
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: Photcopying of out of print books

The following is not to be considered legal advice and is for discussion and educational purposes only. Copyright laws do cover the right of loaning, rental and selling. A copyright owner generally has five exclusive rights in the copyrighted work: 1) Reproduction, 2) Modification (derivative works)...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/14/03 03:10 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Photcopying of out of print books
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: Showgirls of Magic

Steve- while a kid, I vacationed in the Dells a few summers and saw a lot of the attractions there (some, multiple times). It is quite possible that I did see one of the shows you produced. Obviously, the LV showgirls that comprise the "blue unit" are well versed in the Fitzkee Trilogy... ...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/06/03 09:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Showgirls of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 481

Re: New Martin Nash Book

Martin A. Nash, the charming cheat, was the guest of honor at this year's Las Vegas Magic Invitational (LVMI). 50 numbered limited edition copies of the Infinity Power book were available at Andy Greget's dealer booth. Andy was selling the books for Lee Freed. I'm pretty sure Andy sold all of them. ...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/03/03 07:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New Martin Nash Book
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Showgirls of Magic

Tiny Bubbles, You were in the show I saw in Las Vegas. Your act made me laugh so hard I almost had an "accident". I agree with Brad, you truly are one of the funniest persons on the planet and your act is something I'll never forget! Again, I think the Showgirls of Magic is a very entertai...
by Oliver Corpuz
10/02/03 07:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Showgirls of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 481
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