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Re: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?

Just after posting the above i received this from well known UK Comedy magician and old friend Terry Herbert. "I am afraid I have to correct you regarding the Baby Gag. You probably did not know it but I originated the Black Baby Gag on the reverse side of the White Baby Picture. This was the o...
by Steve Walker
10/13/10 05:07 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?
Replies: 29
Views: 3522

Re: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?

Further to my posting above I located the original instructions that came with the effect which Ken called "Perk Up With Perky" He refers to it being a twist on a very old gag by Ken Perks of Cardiff [Wales]. It is possible that Ken saw the original gag as done by Cyro [who incidently comp...
by Steve Walker
10/13/10 12:53 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?
Replies: 29
Views: 3522

Re: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?

Hi Guys, I was born in the north of England in a town called Dewsbury in Yorkshire. The local society was called the Mystic 7 which I wasn't allowed to join until I was 16 but I did go and see their Annual Shows or "Night of Magic " as it was usually called. I remember the Compere [M.C.] o...
by Steve Walker
10/08/10 10:25 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?
Replies: 29
Views: 3522

Re: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?

Hi Guys,
by Steve Walker
10/08/10 10:06 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?
Replies: 29
Views: 3522

Heiny 500/ Hundy 500

Can these effects be done with blank paper to notes as the original Easy Money could ? In Australia we have "plastic" money. It doesnt fold too well and the notes are slightly different sizes. It's always difficult to find out if the new USA money miracles can be done with different curren...
by Steve Walker
02/08/08 02:00 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Heiny 500/ Hundy 500
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Re: GYPSY THREAD

When Bob Jardine was the Bar Magician in the Hat & Hare pub, downstairs at the Magic Castle, he used to do a gag for magicians with Gypsy Thread. He would have a small candle [similar to Eugene Burger] and burn the thread into pieces however when he restored it the thread would be "scorched...
by Steve Walker
11/29/07 07:22 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: GYPSY THREAD
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Pecking Bird

My particular favourite Pecking Bird routine is certainly Don Alan's Ranch Bird. Three others I recall are, one by Peter Warlock [it's in "One Hundred by Warlock ' page164. No doubt Richard can tell you how to get this.] and there's one in Gen ,I believe it's the issue with June Merlin on the c...
by Steve Walker
11/02/07 07:23 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Pecking Bird
Replies: 27
Views: 6979

Re: Max Maven Article

The first effect in the Max issue Electile Dysfunction is topical here in OZ due to the forthcoming election on Nov 24th. In the USA it will be topical for a year I have used some of the Tarot cards from the second effect to do the first. I use seven of the Major Arcana and use them to select a new ...
by Steve Walker
11/02/07 06:44 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Max Maven Article
Replies: 10
Views: 3421

Re: Michael Close's New Book

You hear a great joke and you cant wait to tell it to your friends, it gets a big laugh and you continue to tell it until you hear another great joke and the cycle starts again. Youd think that after a while you would have a string of great jokes but unfortunately it doesnt work that way. Roger Mill...
by Steve Walker
10/14/07 05:25 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Michael Close's New Book
Replies: 66
Views: 14653

Re: October Issue of Genii Should Begin to Arrive Shortly

October issue arrived here Sydney Australia on October 1st. No september issue but the genii office are sending me a replacement copy.
Steve
by Steve Walker
10/03/07 04:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: October Issue of Genii Should Begin to Arrive Shortly
Replies: 50
Views: 1221

A Modern Tradeshow Handbook

In the Seth Kramer book reveiwed in February edition i can get the trafficstoppers page of Kramers website but i can't access the page referred to frequently in the Handbook for extra info . Does anyone know how to do this ?
Regards Steve
by Steve Walker
02/22/07 05:24 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: A Modern Tradeshow Handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

100 by Warlock

How do I order 100 by Warlock ,I've just renewed my Genii sub for 3 years to take advantage of the $15 offer but the book isn't listed?
Regards Steve Walker
by Steve Walker
02/09/06 09:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: 100 by Warlock
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Giorgio on Freak Shows

I just read Tony Giorgio's Intermission-The Giorgio Letters page 70-71 in September Genii and by co-incidence was playing in the background the latest Mark Knopfler CD "The Ragpickers Dream". The inspiration for the second track on the album could have come from reading the Giorgio article...
by Steve Walker
10/12/02 08:41 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Giorgio on Freak Shows
Replies: 0
Views: 80

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