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by Riversky
June 23rd, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in the Mission:Impossible TV Series
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Magic in the Mission:Impossible TV Series

In all the episodes, the Mission was to create an illusion to make the Impossible appear possible.
by Riversky
August 14th, 2015, 2:00 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sorcar not in MAGIC 1400's - 1950's ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2752

Re: Sorcar not in MAGIC 1400's - 1950's ?

Genii 1958 April
Page 267 : Cover - Sorcar of India
http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Genii_1958_April
by Riversky
August 1st, 2015, 10:18 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Tellin
Replies: 0
Views: 914

For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Tellin

AUGUST 01, 2015 9:05 AM ET The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership. http://www.npr.org/2015/08/01/428169268/for-penn-tellers-magical-partner...
by Riversky
July 18th, 2015, 12:28 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: OUR MAGIC
Replies: 0
Views: 882

OUR MAGIC

Now on Amazon Prime.

Our Magic reveals the secretive world of magicians as seen through the eyes of some of the most respected thinkers, performers and creators. It is an honest, passionate and revealing glimpse behind the curtain.
by Riversky
July 13th, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: 'El Chapo' Busts Prison Via 1600-Yard Tunnel...
Replies: 1
Views: 790

'El Chapo' Busts Prison Via 1600-Yard Tunnel...

I doubt if even Harry Houdini considered this extreme method for a jail break routine.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/mexic ... nd-n390706
by Riversky
July 4th, 2015, 5:50 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: May 2013 issue not in archives
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: May 2013 issue not in archives

I'm the only kid on my block who has a hard copy of this issue!
by Riversky
July 3rd, 2015, 7:35 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Buddy Ebsen's French Drop
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Buddy Ebsen's French Drop

Flash @ 4:22 into the show if you're looking
by Riversky
July 2nd, 2015, 2:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Buddy Ebsen's French Drop
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Buddy Ebsen's French Drop

The Andy Griffith Show: Season 2, Episode 6 Opie's Hobo Friend (13 Nov. 1961) Storyline: Andy and Opie are going fishing when they come across a wanderer who impresses Opie with his good humor and 'magic fish talk'. The man's name is Dave Browne and it isn't long before Barney hauls him before Andy ...
by Riversky
June 12th, 2015, 12:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation

Magic is back in England. A decade ago, the author Susanna Clarke released her first and only novel: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell became a sensation. The author Neil Gaiman pronounced it "unquestionably, the finest English novel of the fantastic written in the last 70 years." Set duri...
by Riversky
April 28th, 2015, 12:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: April is School Library Month - What was your favorite?
Replies: 12
Views: 2846

Re: April is School Library Month - What was your favorite?

My personal Magic library now contains four Bruce Elliott books:

1. Best in Magic (1956)
2. Classic Secrets of Magic (1953)
3. Magic as a Hobby (1948)
4. Professional Magic Made Easy (1959)

In your face Sister Mary Teresa!
by Riversky
April 26th, 2015, 6:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: April is School Library Month - What was your favorite?
Replies: 12
Views: 2846

Re: April is School Library Month - What was your favorite?

While attempting to check out THE BEST IN MAGIC by Bruce Elliott, from the Catholic School library, which was a converted janitor closet, the nun in charge said this is nonsense reading material for a twelve year old boy and told me to find something more constructive.
by Riversky
April 20th, 2015, 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest magic books ever written
Replies: 23
Views: 5799

Re: Greatest magic books ever written

Anyone gonna speak up for Ralph Adams? Around 1970 I cut high school and wandered into Ralph Adam's Photography Studio in located in Santa Maria, Ca. He presented a classic C&B routine.Well this just blew my little mind! Time well spent away from school. I did'nt know who he was, but he introdu...
by Riversky
April 20th, 2015, 1:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest magic books ever written
Replies: 23
Views: 5799

Re: Greatest magic books ever written

Not from Genii, but here a great list: This site was created to summarize some of the most important books in the field of magical entertainment. We asked a few prominent magicians to list the top-ten magic books they would take to the desert-island. The magicians were not allowed to select their ow...
by Riversky
April 10th, 2015, 10:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: World`s Greatest Dick
Replies: 0
Views: 959

World`s Greatest Dick

Third Rock From The Sun - S2 - E08

10 Nov. 1996
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ID9bY0vnC-Q
by Riversky
November 8th, 2014, 11:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Post Prestidigitatical Depression
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: Post Prestidigitatical Depression

I've been feeling pretty "down" lately about magic

What are the symptoms of magic "down" feelings?
by Riversky
November 8th, 2014, 1:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 300 + Magiaican Collectibles for sale !
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: 300 + Magiaican Collectibles for sale !

I found a complete German made Magic Set at a swap meet which has the same photo on the box as your home page. Who is the artist?
by Riversky
November 5th, 2014, 9:12 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Here's a library for anyone interested in deception and card
Replies: 0
Views: 1017

Here's a library for anyone interested in deception and card

Acquiring the esoteric knowledge necessary to become a good magician has never been easy. Some magicians only share their techniques with their protégés. Others take their secrets and tricks with them to their graves.... http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-11-05/heres-library-anyone-interested-deception...
by Riversky
October 29th, 2014, 4:21 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: New App Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 10291

Re: New App Issues

Thanks Richard for informing me that if subscription to Genii magazine is not renewed,
previous digital downloaded versions can not be viewed and password is no longer valid.
I'll re-order with the Skinner Tapes bargin.
Nice to talk with you.
by Riversky
October 18th, 2014, 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thumb Tip Magic
Replies: 13
Views: 8481

Re: Thumb Tip Magic

Much obliged for your suggestions and ideas. The Patrick Page video has high reviews. Is Patrick Page's Book of Thumb Tips recommended? L & L's World Greatest Magic Thumb Tips has some outstanding teachers on it. I've come across other resources like: Darwin's Encyclopedia of Thumb Tips 3 DVD Da...
by Riversky
October 4th, 2014, 5:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Readers
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Re: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Reade

Groovy,
Out with the old and in with the new (Tecnavia)
But I forgot my password and attempting to reset it I get an error message with office contact.
Where to now Skipper?
by Riversky
October 4th, 2014, 4:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Readers
Replies: 18
Views: 2868

Re: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Reade

I lost all the digital iGenii download data on my iPad.
The "reset all" did not restore any digital copies of Genii magizine.
Only the empty app still exists.
Does anyone have suggestion?
by Riversky
September 10th, 2014, 12:38 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Walter Gibson's Encyclopedia of Magic & Conjuring
Replies: 2
Views: 6546

Walter Gibson's Encyclopedia of Magic & Conjuring

Looking for reviews of Walter Gibson's Encyclopedia of Magic & Conjuring.
Thanks
by Riversky
September 6th, 2014, 1:05 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iGenii not showing all issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7743

Re: iGenii not showing all issues

Richard Green wrote:Nevermind...I think I found my answer.


All my previous downloaded iGenii's are not showing.
So what's the answer?
by Riversky
February 11th, 2014, 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for magic quotes
Replies: 46
Views: 10503

Re: Looking for magic quotes

I don't recall just where I copied this one sometime ago, but I found it had meaning for me... Beautiful quote by S.H. Sharpe: "Words on Wonder" (1984):''The underlying purpose of Magic in its many aspects,is not to deceive people, but to encourage them to approach Life and the Cosmos in a...
by Riversky
August 10th, 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Examples wanted ... Cutting edge / fresh approach to magic
Replies: 19
Views: 4138

Re: Examples wanted ... Cutting edge / fresh approach to mag

Magician Christian Cagigal performs mix of Magic and Theatre.
Hey remember newspapers?
Here's a little story involving one of them...
[url]Christian Cagigal, Magician, 2004- a tiny vignette[/url]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCZ3mFxQteI
by Riversky
April 28th, 2013, 10:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Box
Replies: 24
Views: 11594

Re: The Magic Box

Thank You Joe...
Happy Illusions!
by Riversky
April 28th, 2013, 6:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Box
Replies: 24
Views: 11594

Re: The Magic Box

Will someone please tell me what is the name of the song played throughout this video?
Thank you.
by Riversky
April 28th, 2013, 12:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Box
Replies: 24
Views: 11594

Re: The Magic Box

What is the title of the background music?
by Riversky
April 20th, 2013, 2:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat"...
Replies: 0
Views: 608

"Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat"...

"Nothing up my sleeve...Presto!"
Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show
(animated television series: 1959–1964)

Video Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRW7pITY5Cg


Man,I need to get a Life...
(or a Wife)
by Riversky
April 18th, 2013, 3:12 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Deceptive Practice...
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Deceptive Practice...

When people talk about movie magic, they rarely mean card tricks. They're talking about digital wizardry and special effects. But a new documentary called Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay is all about card tricks — and a man who has devoted his life to them.... Listen Now: ...
by Riversky
April 1st, 2013, 10:09 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Female Magicians, The First Trick Is Being Accepted...
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Female Magicians, The First Trick Is Being Accepted...

NPR All Things Considered Weekend Edition features Dorothy Dietrich as pioneer magician in the field. Discusses being a women in show business, agents, her career Houdini, and The Houdini Museum. ...That was a clip from the movie "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." And it shows us something...
by Riversky
February 13th, 2013, 12:13 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rice Silk Magic 1, 2, + 3 Here
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Rice Silk Magic 1, 2, + 3 Here

Is Rice's Encyclopedia of SilK Magic Voilumes 1, 2 + 3. still available at $ 80.00?
by Riversky
February 12th, 2013, 11:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine
Replies: 12
Views: 2068

Re: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine

After a performance of Hopping Half, the shells got stuck together in my pocket and I had to send all the coins to Johnson for separation with out charge.
Has anyone else experienced this and any suggestions on how to prevent this issue from happening in the future?
Happy Illusions
by Riversky
February 5th, 2013, 10:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine
Replies: 12
Views: 2068

Re: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine

I only have
Bobo, J.B., Modern Coin Magic (not "The New")
Are there any other book resources for routines of the Sun and Moon coin which came with Johnson Hopping Half.
Thanks
by Riversky
February 4th, 2013, 12:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine
Replies: 12
Views: 2068

Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine

The Johnson Hopping Half instructions mention "The Sun & Moon routine described in Bobo's Modern Coin Magic can be performed using this coin". I don't see Sun & Moon in the index. Can someone please tell me what page this is on?
Happy Illusions!
by Riversky
January 24th, 2013, 9:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Edgy Coin Assembly by Yuji Wada
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Edgy Coin Assembly by Yuji Wada

Is there a Youtube version of Yuji Wada routine of the "Edgy Coin Assembly"
Thanks Richard, for the Yuji Wada Video from Genii on line.
by Riversky
January 4th, 2013, 3:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Scotch and Soda gimmick
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Scotch and Soda gimmick

I'd like to purchase a Scotch and Soda gaffed coins.
Any suggestions for a quality make, model or brand?
Thanks.
by Riversky
December 30th, 2012, 2:04 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BBC - History of Magic Documentary Complete Series
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: BBC - History of Magic Documentary Complete Series

I'm still looking for the BBC - History of Magic Documentary Complete Series DVDs.
Any one else know where I might find some more information?
Thanks
by Riversky
December 22nd, 2012, 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insane Cups and Balls Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Insane Cups and Balls Routine

I saw a funny silent crazy one CB routine video on the net where the performer throws the balls away and they keep returning with a splash of water in his face from the cup at the end.
If someone has seen this, can you please direct me to the link?
Thanks.
Happy Illusions!
by Riversky
December 20th, 2012, 10:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BBC - History of Magic Documentary Complete Series
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: BBC - History of Magic Documentary Complete Series

Thanks...
I'll give it a try.

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