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Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

Amazing, John. Your performance, your routine, your skill... amazing.
by Chris Deleo
05/20/10 09:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 16415

Re: Vernon and Houdini

anyone???
by Chris Deleo
04/22/10 11:24 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon and Houdini
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Vernon and Houdini

got the answer to all but, Was this the first time Vernon met Houdini.
by Chris Deleo
04/21/10 10:43 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon and Houdini
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Vernon and Houdini

couple of questions regarding the night Vernon "fooled" Houdini

What year was it?

Was this the first time Vernon and Houdini met?

Who introduced them?

How many times did Vernon perform "the trick"?

Thanks
by Chris Deleo
04/21/10 09:01 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon and Houdini
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: November Issue of Genii - Roberto Giobbi

wow...great cover story.

I was beginning to have doubts about Magic as a legitimate art form. Roberto Giobbi restored some, if not all of my faith
by Chris Deleo
10/19/09 07:15 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: november issue
Replies: 44
Views: 6187

Re: Fred Kaps RARE VIDEO cups and balls

so good.
by Chris Deleo
10/12/09 08:09 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Kaps RARE VIDEO cups and balls
Replies: 9
Views: 2296

Re: Performance Observation

I performed a multi-phased Okito box routine last week for a couple of eight year old kids. They sat through it all, reacted big, and asked if I could perform it again


kids will watch and appreciate magic that we normally think of for older crowds.
by Chris Deleo
09/16/09 10:18 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Performance Observation
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

Al Schneider's "Osmosis" looks unbelievable...
by Chris Deleo
09/12/09 08:29 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 6636

Re: Three Shell Game

Paul Wilson has a shell game? Is it published?
by Chris Deleo
09/12/09 08:18 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Shell Game
Replies: 13
Views: 1640

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

People skills and manners. If you have 'em, you'll do fine. If not, well...magic aint gonna help you much
by Chris Deleo
09/08/09 10:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13108

Re: raise rise performance?

Good job, 3ialwi

You were showing us the move and not your routine. I understand.

Mr. Kosby himself gave you high marks, you should feel proud


Good luck
by Chris Deleo
09/07/09 08:44 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: raise rise performance?
Replies: 22
Views: 1809

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

folks can be mighty delusional....especially the ones who think they are entitled to something for nothing
by Chris Deleo
09/04/09 11:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13108

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Tommy Wonder used an extreme example to prove his point: knowing a few self working tricks does not entitle a person to the secrets of a master.
by Chris Deleo
09/04/09 09:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13108

Re: Eric DeCamps PURE MAGIC at The Magic Castle

I had the pleasure of seeing Eric's show during its run in New York City. This is an opportunity to watch some seriously great magic. If you enjoy the classics, you will not be disappointed. What stuck with me most was this feeling that here's a guy who truly loves and respects the art. Eric "t...
by Chris Deleo
09/04/09 10:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps PURE MAGIC at The Magic Castle
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

Re: Ton Onosaka's old japnese coins

I have them as well... they are very attractive...


what is it with the paint issue? Mine are staring to chip as well.

first off, this is a common issue...how do we solve it; touch ups? what type of paint? etc

second: why hasnt Mr. Onosaka resolve this issue with his manufacturer....
by Chris Deleo
09/02/09 10:26 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ton Onosaka's old japnese coins
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Exactly, Dustin

Hobbyist's ARE a hungry beast. As is the public, who never seem to get enough no matter how many pearls are thrown at them.

But creativity isn't a choice. Kind of like, you can run but you cannot hide.
by Chris Deleo
09/02/09 09:09 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13108

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

The Fred Kaps example hits it right on the head.

That being said, it still confuses me how someone as talented as Gary Kurtz could stop creating original material. My guess is that he still is, but only in private.

You cannot shut down the creative gene
by Chris Deleo
09/02/09 07:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13108

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

It isn't so much "magician's", but a certain pushiness, and as Dustin mentioned, an attitude of "entitlement" that most amateurs/fans seem to exude. Im sure most of us remember the SNL skit with William Shatner telling the obsessed Trekkie to "get a life" I think it's k...
by Chris Deleo
09/02/09 09:19 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13108

Re: Spellbound Changes

instead of the "purse palm", use a standard "finger palm" for the first change.
by Chris Deleo
09/01/09 07:28 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Spellbound Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: David Roth Expert Coin Magic / Coin box suggestions?

That is the set you will need for the Roth routines. It is very versatile. Im not sure if they produce a matching "Plug" box for the Roth Set. Check with Daytona Magic for the Plug Box if you ever need one. They manufacture special orders.

Good luck with the Roth material.
by Chris Deleo
08/31/09 07:51 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: David Roth Expert Coin Magic / Coin box suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 2822

Re: A Gary Kurtz issue?

Indeed, he was....

some of my strongest coin routines are Gary's, learned from "Unexplainable Acts" and the A1 tapes.
by Chris Deleo
08/28/09 12:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A Gary Kurtz issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: A Gary Kurtz issue?

Richard Kaufman wrote:won't even talk about his past with friends.


That's unbelievable!!!
by Chris Deleo
08/28/09 10:49 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A Gary Kurtz issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: FS: Pallbearers, Lassen, Magic Menu and more . . .

are the walking liberty's "soft"?
by Chris Deleo
08/28/09 07:46 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Pallbearers, Lassen, Magic Menu and more . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 537

A Gary Kurtz issue?

He seems an like obvious candidate for a feature issue. Any possibilities, Richard?
by Chris Deleo
08/28/09 07:23 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A Gary Kurtz issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"

Thanks for posting, David

I was working through this last night. A few sticking points were cleared up thanks to this clip
by Chris Deleo
08/23/09 09:07 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

what opinions/comments is he referring to?
by Chris Deleo
08/22/09 06:37 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 188825

Re: Derren Brown & Orson Welles

amazing


thanks for posting
by Chris Deleo
08/20/09 05:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown & Orson Welles
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Cylinder & Coins

I see your vanish as more of a statement. You obviously have the ability to do any kind of vanish you want. To me, it comes across like an "artistic choice"
by Chris Deleo
08/20/09 06:49 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13766

Re: Cylinder & Coins

Bill Duncan wrote:
Perhaps the cork cold be replaced with a sugar cube, to match the theme of the cup and spoon.




Gee, that sounded good when I suggested it, too
by Chris Deleo
08/20/09 06:00 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13766

Re: Cylinder & Coins

wow...what strikes me most is your timing/pacing. Every move is equally paced. Makes the whole thing hypnotic.


small suggestion: If you go with the tea cup, maybe use a sugar cube, instead of the cork.

just a thought
by Chris Deleo
08/19/09 02:38 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13766

Re: Josh Jay Injury

We were billed on the same show once. Spent several hours with him in the car there and back. Real nice guy.


Get well soon, Josh



Chris
by Chris Deleo
08/17/09 08:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay Injury
Replies: 24
Views: 5935

Re: Most common card choice

jack of spades comes a lot
by Chris Deleo
08/17/09 05:11 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Most common card choice
Replies: 12
Views: 1896

Re: Cylinder & Coins

Yes, the routine can easily be modified if one wanted to perform it stand up.

The down side to earning a living as strolling magician is you rarely get to perform seated. And if you're not performing something consistently, it tends to fall by the wayside. Which is a shame.
by Chris Deleo
08/17/09 01:25 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13766

Re: Cylinder & Coins

I learned Roth's routine way back in the day. If I remember correctly, he reproduces the four coins out of edge grip at the end of the routine.

I could be wrong, but I remember this being a seated routine, which probably explains why I never got to perform it live.

Definitely worth studying.
by Chris Deleo
08/17/09 10:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13766

Re: Did Vernon always sign his silhouttes?

Thanks,

that's kind of a relief...

the other thing about them were their size; on the small side. I thought that might have been a clue as well.
by Chris Deleo
08/16/09 09:54 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Did Vernon always sign his silhouttes?
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Did Vernon always sign his silhouttes?

I was in an antique shop in Queens, New York and came across two framed silhouettes of a man and a woman. They were old. The owner had no info on them. Because they were framed I couldn't see the back. They were out of my price range so not knowing if they were Vernon's, I couldn't just plunk down t...
by Chris Deleo
08/16/09 09:22 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Did Vernon always sign his silhouttes?
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Deacon Dan Shells for sale

never used. Brand new set of Deacon Dan Shells crafted by Tom Bartlett. I love 'em, but they're too rich for my blood at the moment. Comes with original pouch and two hand carved Bartlett Peas. They sell for 150 new plus whatever postage you'll pay. You can have them for: $125 postage included thanks
by Chris Deleo
08/15/09 12:44 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Deacon Dan Shells for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Re: Cylinder & Coins

a routine without the cylinder would require total re-thinking and re-structuring.


can it still be called, "cylinder" and coins, though? :) Probably not. But the effect would be very strong
by Chris Deleo
08/12/09 10:10 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13766

Re: Cylinder & Coins

Beautiful work, Koudai. Very original

How long have you been studying coin magic?
by Chris Deleo
08/08/09 06:42 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13766

Re: Robert Bengal

Thanks, Richard.

And my apologies to Mr. Bengel for the misspelling
by Chris Deleo
08/06/09 02:32 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Robert Bengal
Replies: 13
Views: 1868
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