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by mfamagic
July 11th, 2013, 7:57 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: "Poller" magician?
Replies: 1
Views: 608

"Poller" magician?

Hi, I would be grateful if anyone had any leads on an 1800s (19th century) magician named "Poller." Perhaps he was a card cheat? I found this sentence in Card Sharps, Dream books, and Bucket Shops by Ann Fabian: "[JH] Green demonstrated, one paper said, the ' skill of a Poller or Sign...
by mfamagic
April 20th, 2012, 11:32 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Davenport Brothers article
Replies: 3
Views: 3126

Re: Davenport Brothers article

Richard Kaufman wrote:It is an article that goes into detail about a play in which the Davenport Brothers and their spirit cabinet are the major characters.


Thanks for the information Mr. Kaufman, that answers my question.
by mfamagic
April 20th, 2012, 1:54 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Davenport Brothers article
Replies: 3
Views: 3126

Davenport Brothers article

How long is the Davenport Brothers article in the new Genii? Does it have a focus, or is it a general article? New info? Thanks!
by mfamagic
April 10th, 2012, 8:44 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Early American Magicians
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Early American Magicians

Thanks Richard, yes, I love that book, though I confess I may have purchased it from the publisher rather than from H&R! ;)

In appreciation,

Matthew
by mfamagic
April 10th, 2012, 8:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Early American Magicians
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Early American Magicians

Thanks for the suggestion, Mr. Townsend. I've met Mr. Olsen, and he is nice, but do not currently have contact info for him. :(

In appreciation,

Matthew
by mfamagic
April 10th, 2012, 8:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Early American Magicians
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Early American Magicians

Mr. Hunt, Thanks for the suggestions---and Private Message sent.

In appreciation,

Matthew
by mfamagic
April 9th, 2012, 7:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Commercial (Spring 2012) JC Penny Clear cups-b-balls
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: New Commercial (Spring 2012) JC Penny Clear cups-b-balls

Fascinating how the Cups & Balls is used in pop-culture/advertising. Also points to fuzzy dividing line between cups/balls and 3 Shell game, which is really the image.

Thanks to MaxNY for posting this.

--Matthew
by mfamagic
April 9th, 2012, 7:26 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Early American Magicians
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Early American Magicians

I'm looking for sources on magic in 18th century America. I've read Pecor's dissertation book and the appendix to the Miracle Factory edition of _Annals of Conjuring_ , but would be grateful for any additional leads.
by mfamagic
April 9th, 2012, 7:20 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic history website
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Magic history website

I enjoyed the site, thanks for doing it.
by mfamagic
April 9th, 2012, 7:17 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Conjuror's Magazine in US?
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Conjuror's Magazine in US?

Hi,

I would be grateful for any leads toward figuring out if Conjuror's Magazine (1791-1793) was sold or even read in the United States?

Thanks in advance,

Matthew
by mfamagic
March 18th, 2010, 1:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Microsoft's Response to the iPad
Replies: 31
Views: 4456

Re: Microsoft's Response to the iPad

r paul wilson wrote:I thought we weren't supposed to argue religion on this board?

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Funny.
by mfamagic
March 18th, 2010, 1:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Randi is da bomb
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Randi is da bomb

Interesting how Randi's work --and the frauds he exposes-- are branching out. Good for him.
by mfamagic
March 18th, 2010, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houston Museum of Natural Science Magic Exhibit
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: Houston Museum of Natural Science Magic Exhibit

Richard, thanks for keeping us up to date on this. I would even be thrilled to even just _purchase_ a "free" brochure if one is available.
by mfamagic
February 8th, 2010, 2:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel time & venue?
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Criss Angel time & venue?

In terms of rehearsal time, I was thinking primarily of Mindfreak as series television: if you have to create many hours of episodes of new material in one year, you have less time to experiment and rehearse than if you are only producing one new hour of material per year.
by mfamagic
February 4th, 2010, 12:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New Magic History Website
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: New Magic History Website

The website is beautifully designed.
by mfamagic
February 4th, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houston Museum of Natural Science Magic Exhibit
Replies: 11
Views: 2313

Re: Houston Museum of Natural Science Magic Exhibit

Richard, thanks for mentioning this. If you sell any ephemera related to the exhibit, please let us know: I for one would love to buy a poster or brochure.
by mfamagic
February 4th, 2010, 12:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel time & venue?
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Criss Angel time & venue?

I want to share my feelings about Criss Angel, suggesting that he'll soar when he finds a better venue: Criss Angel has experience and skill, and his goth/rock daredevil is a unique and engaging character for a magician. But whenever I see Mindfreak I get the sense that he would be better served by ...
by mfamagic
February 4th, 2010, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2009: A Year in Review
Replies: 28
Views: 6779

Re: 2009: A Year in Review

Thank you for doing this "Year in Review."
--Matthew

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