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Re: Mastro Auction House Folds Tent

As you know, Kevin, it was clearly stated in the rules that employees, etc. at Mastro were allowed to bid in the auction.
by Sal Perrotta
03/12/09 10:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mastro Auction House Folds Tent
Replies: 21
Views: 1983

Re: Ali Bongo - R.I.P

Ali Bongo...a great man....a great magician.....a great creative influence on contempoary magic....a one of kind that can never be replaced....a truely great loss!!
by Sal Perrotta
03/08/09 11:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ali Bongo - R.I.P
Replies: 42
Views: 7444

Re: What Magician's Assistant Pamela Anderson REALLY Looks Like

....eeeek! I have seen better make up jobs on corpses!!
by Sal Perrotta
02/20/09 11:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magician's Assistant Pamela Anderson REALLY Looks Like
Replies: 64
Views: 7670

Re: THE 100TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO MAGIC!!

I have been informed that paypal will only take orders for tickets at $75. If you wish to order groups of 10 or more tickets for $65 each -please contact Tom Klem at 212-725-5258.
by Sal Perrotta
02/18/09 10:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THE 100TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO MAGIC!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

THE 100TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO MAGIC!!

The Society of American Magicians Parent Assembly #1 is proud to announce that we will be hosting THE 100TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO MAGIC! This historic event is a show that is not to be missed! WHAT: The SALUTE TO MAGIC is the longest running annual show in U.S. history! This historic magic show has had e...
by Sal Perrotta
02/16/09 06:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THE 100TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO MAGIC!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: HARRY PRICE LIBRARY MAY BE SOLD

Every time a substantial collection of items related to magic finds its way into the hands of a public institution it is at the will and whim of the administrators of that institution. This example of the Harry Price collection once again shows that magic history is never safe in the hands of public...
by Sal Perrotta
07/28/08 10:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: HARRY PRICE LIBRARY MAY BE SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: The MAGIC Castle?

Thank you to all who responded to my question. I am glad to hear that my experience was not typical. To MIKE ROZEK: Thank you for the info and the kind offer.....perhaps one of these days I will find myself in California again in which case I would be thrilled to have a tour. To GLENN BISHOP: Thank ...
by Sal Perrotta
05/12/08 09:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The MAGIC Castle?
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

The MAGIC Castle?

Last Friday night, I was privilaged to have my very first visit to the Magic Castle. We had a nice dinner served by a waiter who described the Castle as a steakhouse!! We were surrounded by a bunch of 20 something's who were all well dressed but, who were loud and really drunk. Afterwards, we went t...
by Sal Perrotta
04/30/08 12:17 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The MAGIC Castle?
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

....2040 sounds about right!! Aren't you glad there is a BUY IT NOW!!!
by Sal Perrotta
04/07/08 08:09 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

....That NEWMANN book is owned by a person who is not in the magic community.....and they are genuinely convinced that it is A VERY RARE BOOK.....AND...that their price is a BARGAIN PRICE!!
by Sal Perrotta
04/07/08 02:43 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Martinka Auction - 100s of MORE Items Added

I would like to try to answer Joe's very relevant question: why do things sell for more on Martinka then on ebay? I think that ebay does a disservice to the sellers by artificially ending the auction at a specific time. As Kurt has noted: a bidder can get sniped at the last minute and he does not ha...
by Sal Perrotta
04/04/08 01:51 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction - 100s of Items Just Added
Replies: 12
Views: 1628

Re: Collectible Magic Jerk Of The Month Contest

The really sad thing is that I have written to ebay complaining about this situation AND I have given them specific examples of exactly that situation and their response is that they do not see the problem. They really do think that hiding the bidders identities is an IMPROVEMENT!!
by Sal Perrotta
03/18/08 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collectible Magic Jerk Of The Month Contest
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Official FISM Annoucement Regarding Venue Change in 2009

I am just curious why they mentioned TWICE that the new venue would afford better CLOSE SUPERVISION during the events?? What is close supervision and why do a bunch of magicians need to be CLOSELY SUPERVISED??? :confused: ...THIS is a serious question....although I can think of an endless amount of ...
by Sal Perrotta
03/08/08 12:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Official FISM Annoucement Regarding Venue Change in 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: magic in new york

You are welcome to come by and join us for lunch at the MAGIC TABLE.....The Magic Table meets on Fridays between 12 PM and 2 PM at the Caf Edison, Edison Hotel, 228 West 47th Street, New York, NY. Also, keep an eye on the SAM Parent Assembly website for upcoming meetings, shows, lectures and special...
by Sal Perrotta
02/21/08 01:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: magic in new york
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Value of these books?

...I put in a best offer on the Newmann book for $165.... :D :D :D

...it is a genuine offer from the Genii Forum member with the zip code instead of a member number :D
by Sal Perrotta
02/17/08 08:22 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Value of these books?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

Darn...you are indeed correct! ....
by Sal Perrotta
02/08/08 10:07 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 7983

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

Good one Gordon! I am surprised you left out: "I heard it through the grapevine" by the M & M guys..... :D
by Sal Perrotta
02/08/08 08:41 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 7983

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

....A side note to Dustin Stinett....isn't it amazing how easily we are distracted... :D ...and now my choices.... Alvin and the Chipmonks The Monkeys The Partridge Family Jose and the *****cats The Spice Girls The Backstreet Boys Weird Al Britney Spears The Archies Barbera Streisand (you got a prob...
by Sal Perrotta
02/07/08 12:38 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 7983

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

I must say that the lists provided are indeed an impressive array of master magicians! But, the majority of them are DEAD! :eek:

I would be interested in reading what the GENII FORUM members think of that......Why do you all think there are not more living magicians on these lists?
by Sal Perrotta
02/07/08 08:06 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 7983

A question for Richard

I am thrilled to back on the Forum....but, I have to laugh....my new number is 11070!! With the title page telling me that there are 400+ registered members....are you trying to tell me something...by putting me out in left field??? :D :D :D
by Sal Perrotta
01/23/08 11:32 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A question for Richard
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: THANK YOU, RICHARD, AND ADIOS!

...As this is my first post on the NEW and IMPROVED GENII FORUM.....I would like to say that I will miss my old friend Clay! For the record Richard, I even offered to buy him a years subscription to GENII....but alas, he turned me down!
by Sal Perrotta
01/23/08 11:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THANK YOU, RICHARD, AND ADIOS!
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Photos from History Conf.

Thank you Dustin for the Caption Contest! Jamy is an interesting character and the possibilities are endless!!! Here are a few captions that come to mind....... ".....listen buddy....you CAN'T call yourself JAMES BOND WITH A MAGIC WAND!!" :D "...YOU edited my post on the GENII FORUM.....
by Sal Perrotta
01/20/06 05:40 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Photos from History Conf.
Replies: 35
Views: 1003

Re: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive

:D :D :D Declan McManus......THAT IS RICH!!....DECLAN MCMANUS is the real name of ELVIS COSTELLO!!...A well known IRISH songster!!
by Sal Perrotta
12/02/05 08:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive
Replies: 23
Views: 3413

Re: fire retardant for black art curtains

Eric, it is important to fire proof the fabric. Some theaters, catering halls etc. will require it as a precondition to use their space. Whatever product you use, save the label and paste it on a sheet of paper to show to the fire marshall if required. You may also need a certificate that attests to...
by Sal Perrotta
11/27/05 11:58 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: fire retardant for black art curtains
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Chriss Angel right NOW @ Grand Central

THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP!!! I work on 51st and would never have known!! He had a great crowd and did some fun magic!!....I just wish the A & E people would stop saying ""ok, Chriss it's time to do some more STUNTS"" ....CHRISS ANGEL DOES MAGIC NOT STUNTS!!!
by Sal Perrotta
07/13/05 01:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chriss Angel right NOW @ Grand Central
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: My Library for Sale. Very rare items among

I have sent two emails regarding my interest in a book from your library...and have rec'd no response. Did you get either one? :confused:
by Sal Perrotta
02/06/05 10:03 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: My Library for Sale. Very rare items among
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: What's Your Day Job?

I have two jobs! :D ...I am the chief financial officer of a private club in midtown Manhattan. We have banquet facilities, meeting rooms AND relatively cheap hotel rooms!!! I am also a professional scenic designer for Off-Broadway and regional theatre...
by Sal Perrotta
07/24/04 09:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Day Job?
Replies: 114
Views: 6811

Re: Peter Lane Info

Greetings Rick,
If it is Peter Lane from the Magic Circle Library that you seek....he does NOT have email....send me an email and I will provide a phone number to reach him... sal
by Sal Perrotta
05/06/04 09:10 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Peter Lane Info
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Magic Book Auction

I was at the Swann auction and had the opportunity to examine many of the books. I can confirm that in more than a few cases the catalog description was very sparce and did not do justice to the books. Many were special limited additions and a few had rare dust jackets or inscriptions. None of this ...
by Sal Perrotta
01/24/04 10:47 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Book Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Ricky Jay & 'his' secrets...

.....just for the record..... I did not venture to give MY opinion of Ricky Jay in my previous post. In fact, I am a big fan of his and I have a great deal of respect for the high standard that he sets. I wish that all magicians had that standard. And, he like everyone else is entitled to their opin...
by Sal Perrotta
10/12/03 12:35 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Ricky Jay & 'his' secrets...
Replies: 82
Views: 1537

Re: Ricky Jay & 'his' secrets...

Perhaps it might be useful in this thread to add two more quotes from that NEW YORKER article which my clarify things...... Firstly an actual qoute from Ricky Jay...."A guy comes up and starts telling me he's a fan. I say thank you, that's nice to hear. He says he used to see me perform in Boul...
by Sal Perrotta
10/11/03 06:33 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Ricky Jay & 'his' secrets...
Replies: 82
Views: 1537

Re: H & R Magic

Me too! Richard Hatch is a true gentleman who loves what he does and he has an endless amount of patience.....this translates into fantastic service everytime!!
by Sal Perrotta
10/08/03 01:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: H & R Magic
Replies: 30
Views: 664

Re: Blaine has to pay police bill

Robert, thank you very much for pointing out that article! It was really thought provoking! It reminds me of something an english professor once told me.....great pieces of literature are great because in the final analysis they do not wrap everything up in a nice pat ending....they leave us with qu...
by Sal Perrotta
09/27/03 10:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine has to pay police bill
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Blaine To Quit?

Thank you very much Mr. Racherbaumer for taking the time to make such an interesting and insightful post on this thread. I would like to hear more on your definition of success. It appears from your posting that you define success as how much media attention one receives, whether one is on the celeb...
by Sal Perrotta
09/26/03 09:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine To Quit?
Replies: 38
Views: 3483

Re: Blaine To Quit?

Thank you for the tip Carl! It seems to me that I have come across that name.....Todd Robbins, before. If I am correct, I vaguely remember seeing a guy with that name drive a nail up his nose to make a point that Simon Lovell was a great magician. I can't rememder the date but it somehow stands out ...
by Sal Perrotta
09/24/03 08:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine To Quit?
Replies: 38
Views: 3483

Re: Blaine To Quit?

Do all of you really think that getting more ink will bring more respect from the public to the art of magic? ...or, will it bring more fans to magic shows? ...or, will it inspire a new generation of great magicians?....or, will it just make Blaine a household word? I am interested to hear your thou...
by Sal Perrotta
09/23/03 07:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine To Quit?
Replies: 38
Views: 3483

Re: History of Magic

Firsttly, there are the two "big boys" ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAGIC by Milbourne Christopher MAGIC A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CONJURERS IN THE THEATRE by David Price ...both are worth finding and reading!! Also by Milbourne Christopher, PANORAMA OF MAGIC...a shorter work than ILLUSTRATED HISTO...
by Sal Perrotta
09/16/03 12:03 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: History of Magic
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Two years ago today...

...I was in midtown Manhattan....there was a lot that was supposed to happen that day in New York City politics. The primary was of interest and that morning I wandered up to a room where the press conferences were to take place. The mega-screens were all set up and each featured a local news show.....
by Sal Perrotta
09/15/03 09:41 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Two years ago today...
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: New David Blaine Stunt in the New York Times Today

AH HAH!!! :D I KNEW there was some magic in there somewhere!! Thank you Elwood for enlightening me!
by Sal Perrotta
08/21/03 12:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Stunt in the New York Times Today
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: New David Blaine Stunt in the New York Times Today

......just one question....is there any magic in that plexiglass box?????
by Sal Perrotta
08/20/03 05:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Stunt in the New York Times Today
Replies: 18
Views: 323
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