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by Arnie Fuoco
June 24th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Arthur Emerson
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Arthur Emerson

Does anyone know where Arthur Emerson of Emerson & West is presently living?

Emerson & Larry West were the marketers of "Color Monte."
by Arnie Fuoco
May 22nd, 2016, 10:01 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: You are All Terrible
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

You are All Terrible

Just finished Mr. Greenbaum's first article "Surprise" in the May Genii--a superlative article on the common ground between magic and comedy. The surprise factor is the key.The article was also enjoyable because of the humor integral to the article. After watching magicians like Hobson, Sa...
by Arnie Fuoco
October 26th, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vegas show "Believe"
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Vegas show "Believe"

Thanks for all your inputs. I now have a better understanding of how this works.
by Arnie Fuoco
October 25th, 2015, 11:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vegas show "Believe"
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Vegas show "Believe"

I was reading the thread on Cris Angel leaving "Believe" and it occurred to me that the most puzzling thing about him is the show "Believe." I know the various on-line newspaper reviews on "Believe" have been mixed. I looked at Yelp and the show has a 1.5 star (out of 5...
by Arnie Fuoco
June 14th, 2015, 9:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Al Flosso
Replies: 0
Views: 581

Al Flosso

Anyone know if Al Flosso's Egg Bag routine has been documented anywhere?
Almost every internet item on Al describes the Miser's Dream.
by Arnie Fuoco
October 17th, 2014, 10:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion (MoI)
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Masters of Illusion (MoI)

Does anyone know what happened to the MoI shows that were on CW? I read that they made 13 episodes but only 6 or 7 aired. Hasn't been on the last 3 weeks.
by Arnie Fuoco
September 6th, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Panmagium -----J Pendragon
Replies: 3
Views: 4984

Panmagium -----J Pendragon

Jonathan's column has become my favorite of the four magazines I subscribe to. The articles are articulate and informative. The latest article "Parameters" gives strong insight into the roles of the box, theater, and conditioning for the stage illusionist. It's especially enlightening to s...
by Arnie Fuoco
December 4th, 2013, 12:32 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Memoirs of a Magic Dealer
Replies: 2
Views: 3379

Memoirs of a Magic Dealer

Just read Al Cohen's column in the December issue.I never realized how much involvement there is in getting suppliers for effects that become the shop's best sellers.And that story about the woodworker sending three huge boxes of junk was hilarious. Another fascinating insight into the world of bric...
by Arnie Fuoco
October 6th, 2013, 10:21 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Over 210 Magic tapes for $200
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Over 210 Magic tapes for $200

Still for sale.

Still must be picked up in Arlington VA
by Arnie Fuoco
September 18th, 2013, 10:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Over 210 Magic tapes for $200
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Over 210 Magic tapes for $200

Every one of them is original--Mr Goat
by Arnie Fuoco
September 17th, 2013, 8:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Over 210 Magic tapes for $200
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Over 210 Magic tapes for $200

Arnold Fuoco 4621 S 2nd St Arlington VA 22204 703-521-6286 afuoco2@yahoo.com Over 210 Magic VHS video tapes for sale. Only $200 for the entire lot . A modern magic library for $200. Must be picked up in Arlington VA. The highlights from the list below include: (1) The four Don Alan Magic Ranch Tapes...
by Arnie Fuoco
July 14th, 2008, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 8998

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

I do believe that newspapers and news orientated mags like "Time" will be under intense pressure to survive. This is because most people only read one or two paragraphs of the on-line news. To sit and try reading significant amounts of text on-line off a screen is uncomfortable and hard on...
by Arnie Fuoco
June 30th, 2008, 8:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trying to contact Steve Draun
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Trying to contact Steve Draun

That's the correct e-mail address. I don't think he checks his emails often. I ordered Bertini's Coin DVD from him and it took 3 months to get it. My emails about the status went unanswered.

Maybe someone on the forum knows him personally and can help you.
by Arnie Fuoco
June 28th, 2008, 11:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Losander Needs Our Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

Re: Losander Needs Our Help

I agree Kent. I just sent him an order for some effects I have been delaying on. I purchased one of his floating tables with the anti-gravity box two years ago and it is my favorite effect. As Darren Romeo says "Dirk's Floating Table reminds me of why I became a magician, why we do magic."...
by Arnie Fuoco
May 4th, 2008, 12:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Fast Company" dvd by Andy Nieman
Replies: 15
Views: 2067

Re: "Fast Company" dvd by Andy Nieman

Tony,

There is a thread on this over at the Cafe. Reviews seem to be favorable.

Click HERE
by Arnie Fuoco
April 15th, 2008, 10:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jimi Hendrix gets shuffled
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Jimi Hendrix gets shuffled

A different kind of magic--thanks Alan
by Arnie Fuoco
April 6th, 2008, 9:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tell all Siegfried and Roy book due out...
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: Tell all Siegfried and Roy book due out...

I agree with Renee--none of this Enquirer stuff is important or interesting. What has it got to do with the art of Magic?
by Arnie Fuoco
March 31st, 2008, 12:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Head Genii Performs and Talks
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Head Genii Performs and Talks

I'll second Bill Wells take on the "Phoenix Aces". Don't know where Richard has the time to keep this effect competitive. I also liked the Krenzel Gun trick. From the Q&A session, I learned a lot about the details of publishing a magazine and also about producing a worthwhile magic DVD...
by Arnie Fuoco
March 6th, 2008, 9:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Still Isn't Dead
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: Houdini Still Isn't Dead

Thanks Terry

So it looks like (at least in KY) anyone who applies for a permit with the blessing of all next of kin. But "next of kin" is such a broad category, it makes one wonder what a legal definition of this would be.
by Arnie Fuoco
March 6th, 2008, 8:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Still Isn't Dead
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: Houdini Still Isn't Dead

I realize this is nothing more than a publicity stunt but it does beg the question as to who has the authority to exhume the body--a state or county prosecutor, a relative, an executor, some combination of law enforcement and estate people?? Anyone know enough about this type of law to answer this q...
by Arnie Fuoco
March 3rd, 2008, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SAM Museum Appraised Today
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: SAM Museum Appraised Today

Yes a transformer fire in 2004 with toxic PCBs.

Here is the whole story from the SAM website
Click HERE
by Arnie Fuoco
March 2nd, 2008, 3:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Harlan Arrested
Replies: 39
Views: 19806

Re: Dan Harlan Arrested

He is a talented guy and the few times I met him very friendly. This bad incident may be the straw that puts him back on track--I hope. Would be a shame to lose his talent.
by Arnie Fuoco
March 1st, 2008, 9:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician loses pants in Heist
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Magician loses pants in Heist

If you think that Daniels/McGee story is too wild. Try this one on

click HERE
by Arnie Fuoco
February 27th, 2008, 7:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben at the Smithsonian 13 Mar
Replies: 0
Views: 325

David Ben at the Smithsonian 13 Mar

David Ben is appearing at the Smithsonian D Dillon Ripley Center on Mar 13 2008.--7 to 9 PM
The Title is "A Magical Approach to Problem Solving."
Resident members $30 and general Admission is $40
by Arnie Fuoco
February 19th, 2008, 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 10505

Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Right on time in Arlington VA on 19 Feb 2008.
by Arnie Fuoco
February 10th, 2008, 8:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Berglas Effect .... WOW...
Replies: 97
Views: 34503

Re: Berglas Effect .... WOW...

Then I guess I am not understanding what Tom wrote earlier:
That's also my problem such that I asked for a clarification on earlier. From Tom's explanation it is not clear whether the spectator tells Marc Paul the number he is thinking of, before the show.
by Arnie Fuoco
February 10th, 2008, 12:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Berglas Effect .... WOW...
Replies: 97
Views: 34503

Re: Berglas Effect .... WOW...

Tom,

In your explanation do McCutcheon and Parkinson inform Paul what card and number they will say when the show is on? If they do, then they shouldn't be impressed at all. What do you think?
by Arnie Fuoco
January 31st, 2008, 7:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Berglas Effect .... WOW...
Replies: 97
Views: 34503

Re: Berglas Effect .... WOW...

It might "almost force" you to think that, but you'd be wrong. Both Richard and I have been on the receiving end of the trick done by David Berglas himself, and believe me, it is a shocker! Matt, Not questioning Berglas performing it since I haven't been fortunate to see it. But in this o...
by Arnie Fuoco
January 30th, 2008, 9:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Berglas Effect .... WOW...
Replies: 97
Views: 34503

Re: Berglas Effect .... WOW...

It almost forces one to think that the person who calls out the number is in on it.
by Arnie Fuoco
January 30th, 2008, 9:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for a GOOD ACAAN
Replies: 24
Views: 12759

Re: Looking for a GOOD ACAAN

Gardini,

Autobahn is another good variation on the ACAAN but is really not "ANY Card at ANY Number" but "ANY Card at Selected number."
by Arnie Fuoco
January 27th, 2008, 6:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Cafe Bandwidth problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1260

Re: Magic Cafe Bandwidth problem

It seems that the Cafe is right on the edge of their computer/network resources. They now limit you to one search per some unknown time period (can't figure out what the period is). I think Steve's effort is in the right place per the recent magazine article. Hope he can keep it running with the gor...
by Arnie Fuoco
January 21st, 2008, 9:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for a GOOD ACAAN
Replies: 24
Views: 12759

Re: Looking for a GOOD ACAAN

While recommending that the Berglas ACAAN is the best may be correct, reading his book to master it may not be practical. Not because it isn't there but because it will probably cost you over $400.The latest sale on ebay just last week went for over $400.
Click HERE
by Arnie Fuoco
March 2nd, 2006, 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Condolences to Steve Bryant and Family
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Condolences to Steve Bryant and Family

Condolences Steve--You're right Moms are number one fans in magic and almost everything else.

Arnie F
by Arnie Fuoco
February 10th, 2006, 6:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Valentine's Day Magic
Replies: 20
Views: 1616

Re: Valentine's Day Magic

Copperfield in his 1982 Special did the torn and restored cigarette paper using a small pink heart paper instead of cigarette paper. This is basically Martin Lewis' "Undivided." DC brought up a 7 year old girl on stage and weaved a story about having his heart broken because his girl frien...
by Arnie Fuoco
January 30th, 2006, 6:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What do you think about this effect?
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: What do you think about this effect?

The only really interesting thing about it is that there are no bidders!
It seems probable this is a scam. The seller from Fargo ND has no rating with all zeros on the feedback chart. I think even neophytes would fear to tread here especially with a staring cost of $90.
by Arnie Fuoco
January 28th, 2006, 9:27 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Wanted: Alain Nu Book Test
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Wanted: Alain Nu Book Test

There are some of Alain's publications appearing on ebay from time to time. Right now click on: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Bizarre-Magick-Lot-of-ALAIN-NU-items-RARE_W0QQitemZ6601182853QQcategoryZ14014QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem">http://cgi.ebay.com/Bizarre-Magi...
by Arnie Fuoco
January 28th, 2006, 1:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What do you think about this effect?
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: What do you think about this effect?

It seems a little odd to me! It does to me also. I just saw David perform this exact effect about 6 months ago. The strange thing is that the ebay ad says that the performance rights are included. Also, anything connected with the licence plates are not included. I wonder if there will be a follow ...
by Arnie Fuoco
January 23rd, 2006, 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frequency of Posters?
Replies: 23
Views: 1149

Re: Frequency of Posters?

There is no specific answer I want to hear, apart from what 'insiders' think is the reason for so few posting at THIS forum?? I feel the main reason is that there are lots of posts on the Magic Cafe that wouldn't get far on the Genii forum. These fall mostly in the category of product discussions w...
by Arnie Fuoco
January 22nd, 2006, 1:59 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Memoirs of a Magic Dealer
Replies: 10
Views: 4070

Re: Memoirs of a Magic Dealer

Al Cohen's column is the first thing I look for when I receive Genii in the mail. I miss his shop, the characters that he writes about, watching Al perform and the carmaradie of all the people who visited. It was something I never took for granted because I knew I would miss it when he retired.
by Arnie Fuoco
January 5th, 2006, 7:26 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: January Genii
Replies: 28
Views: 3963

Re: January Genii

As a Genii subscriber in the pre-Kaufman era. there'll be no squawking from here. I'm just happy to get it period. Hard to believe that at one time quarters (not months) would go by with narry a knock from the mailman

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