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by jjsanvert
February 18th, 2016, 2:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Mullica
Replies: 36
Views: 7413

Re: Tom Mullica

Very sorry to read that. I do hope he will make it.
by jjsanvert
January 30th, 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Quiz of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Quiz of the day

You are right Q. ;-) Ian Fleming's Moonraker (not Goldfinger: it is another scam!) I discovered this yesterday. Can't believe James Bond can give seconds, bottoms, centers, do a cold deck, cheated in Casino Royale with luminous, and they did not show SOME of that in the movies. Can't believe they us...
by jjsanvert
January 30th, 2016, 8:59 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Quiz of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Quiz of the day

Who wrote this? “Steffi Esposito,” he said softly. “That was the chap. American. Made me work ten hours a day for a week learning a thing called the Riffle Stack and how to deal Seconds and Bottoms and Middles. I wrote a long report about it at the time. Must be buried in Records. He knew every tric...
by jjsanvert
September 2nd, 2015, 2:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Roth on this week's Penn and Teller show
Replies: 91
Views: 11605

Re: David Roth on this week's Penn and Teller show

I was great to see David Roth perform on P and T. He was obviously very nervous, and if you never did a TV show you can't understand why. Besides, this show is presented as a kind of challenge, which makes things even worst. But David was THE Godfather of coinmagic, and I feel that he is a bit disap...
by jjsanvert
June 13th, 2015, 2:44 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Card Cheating Sources
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Re: Card Cheating Sources

Steve Forte's GPS DVDs. That should keep you busy for some time.
by jjsanvert
May 20th, 2015, 7:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Video of Dingle and Jennings in their prime?
Replies: 40
Views: 8852

Re: Video of Dingle and Jennings in their prime?

Erdnasephile, yes this is the Paris tape. You can hear my voice translating Jennings' voice in French as we recorded this.
by jjsanvert
May 13th, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Giobbi's Genii Session - Deck Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Giobbi's Genii Session - Deck Switch

I just wanted to mention that the Deck Switch described by Roberto Giobbi in the May issue is identical to the one I created and explained on my first DVD made by LL Publishing. At the time the Giobbi's book came, I did not care to mention my switch to him, but I think I should do it now. The reason...
by jjsanvert
May 13th, 2015, 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 450
Views: 92181

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Great book. Five minutes after receiving it, I discovered 2 great ideas, just by chance. This book is an absolute must-buy.
by jjsanvert
March 29th, 2015, 5:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Columbo - "Now You See Him"
Replies: 14
Views: 2984

Re: Columbo - "Now You See Him"

It is a great episode.
by jjsanvert
March 3rd, 2015, 3:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green is Seriously Ill
Replies: 8
Views: 3588

Re: Lennart Green is Seriously Ill

Good news.
by jjsanvert
February 18th, 2015, 5:04 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Now Taking Orders for the Tenyo Book
Replies: 44
Views: 14493

Re: Now Taking Orders for the Tenyo Book

I ordered mine last week. I am not a Tenyo collector, but the book sure will be a collector.
by jjsanvert
October 20th, 2014, 2:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter
Replies: 44
Views: 8022

Re: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter

Is he going to tweet that a magician does not act?
by jjsanvert
September 24th, 2014, 2:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 12931

Re: hank lee out of jail

I can't believe he was so foolish to do that.
by jjsanvert
September 23rd, 2014, 3:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 12931

Re: hank lee out of jail

I did not know he was in jail. How long and for what?
by jjsanvert
September 15th, 2014, 2:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died
Replies: 16
Views: 3501

Re: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died

Really sorry Harry. My deepest condoleances.
by jjsanvert
July 22nd, 2014, 2:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Congress of Wonders
Replies: 109
Views: 16403

Re: Ricky Jay's Congress of Wonders

Nothing really surprising here. I was really depressed because I was not able to afford this event, but was pretty sure it would go that way. My real big regret is that most of his fantastic knowledge will probably be lost forever. That's a pity because he learned the craft precisely because some pe...
by jjsanvert
February 3rd, 2012, 3:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tony Giorgio Has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Tony Giorgio Has Died

Very sad news. I immensely enjoyed his work in the first "Mission Impossible" tv series. His cameo appearances in movies were always very exciting for me, and I learned a lot reading his writings in Genii. He was obviously a true expert.
by jjsanvert
July 26th, 2011, 2:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wayne Houchin - Boston, New York, Washington DC & More!
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Wayne Houchin - Boston, New York, Washington DC & More!

Go see him - he is great, and a very nice guy.
by jjsanvert
July 24th, 2011, 6:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: jj video.
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: jj video.

Thanks guys.
Here is the first film I edited - in hommage to somebody I deeply admire, and to a TV serie I loved...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZDcKSuTkV8
jj
by jjsanvert
June 18th, 2011, 6:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: jj video.
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

jj video.

Hello everybody. I made a very short movie and I posted it on another forum - and apparently people seem to like it. So, I wanted to share it with you. Please keep in mind that I don't want to compete with anybody. I just did it for fun - and I hope that you will enjoy it. <!-- m --><a class="postli...
by jjsanvert
February 28th, 2010, 5:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2 Four DVD Set Now Available for Preorder
Replies: 38
Views: 9630

Re: Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2 Four DVD Set Now Available for Preorder

I have finished watching these dvds and I must say that they are absolutly awesome. The choice of the tricks is outstanding, the small details explained are pure gold, the execution of the routines is perfect, and even the explanations (often so boring) are quite enjoyable. I even liked the backgrou...
by jjsanvert
August 25th, 2009, 11:54 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Stage Drawing Duplication
Replies: 14
Views: 7998

Re: Stage Drawing Duplication

I recommand also James Biss Mind Board. You can't go wrong with it because you will see the drawing whatever the lights conditions on stage - and it can't go wrong as can any electronic device.
by jjsanvert
August 15th, 2009, 2:56 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: NY Times: Derren Brown 'Enigma' review
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: NY Times: Derren Brown 'Enigma' review

Derren Brown is just extraordinary on stage. The best magic live performance I have ever seen... 2 standing ovations at the end!!
by jjsanvert
April 9th, 2009, 12:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Pickpocket Secrets of Mark Raffles
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: The Pickpocket Secrets of Mark Raffles

Thanks Rafael!
jj
by jjsanvert
April 9th, 2009, 4:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Pickpocket Secrets of Mark Raffles
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

The Pickpocket Secrets of Mark Raffles

Hello.
I am looking for this book: "The Pickpocket Secrets of Mark Raffles". I understand it is very rare and difficult to find... Any help will be greatly appreciated...
by jjsanvert
August 4th, 2008, 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed
Replies: 71
Views: 7721

Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

This new Dai Vernon issue is - outstanding. This issue plus the "Revelation" book are the best things I read in a very long time. What is great in the "Reminiscences in Sleight of Hand with Dai Vernon" section in Genii is that Richard just wrote the exact words Vernon used in the...
by jjsanvert
July 3rd, 2008, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 35529

Re: Revelation has landed

I just received the book this morning - FANTASTIC.
by jjsanvert
February 2nd, 2008, 2:24 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: EBook Review
Replies: 35
Views: 6791

Re: EBook Review

This e-book is absolutly the best work ever made on the "Think of a Card" plot.
by jjsanvert
July 31st, 2007, 1:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Paul Harris...The One and Only
Replies: 21
Views: 2933

Re: Paul Harris...The One and Only

Greg, thank you very much, this is great equivoque.
by jjsanvert
July 29th, 2007, 12:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: News on some future magic books
Replies: 36
Views: 2218

Re: News on some future magic books

I'll work on Fechner to change his mind, but it may take some long time... and I may never succeed...
by jjsanvert
June 15th, 2007, 12:41 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Berglas interview
Replies: 132
Views: 48642

Re: Berglas interview

I will simply say that: the Berglas issue in Genii was the VERY BEST magic magazine issue I ever read in my life. Period. I am so fed up with variations of variations, it was THRILLING to read such a great life, such great effects, and the number of things Mr. Berglas used in his life: hypnotism, me...
by jjsanvert
February 3rd, 2007, 10:00 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Karroll Priest
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Karroll Priest

Hello. I am looking for a device which was sold in the seventies, created by Karroll Priest, and called "The Watch Thing". It is described in Magick N 204 - or in The Complete Magick Vol 2 p. 284. In essence, it is a shell covering the face of a watch, so that you can predict the time secr...
by jjsanvert
December 21st, 2005, 4:50 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Tabled Fan-Eidetic Change
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Tabled Fan-Eidetic Change

Hello. If I can help, here is how the card is clipped under the fan when I do this change: The double card is face up on the table and the fan is help only with the thumb on top, 1st and 2nd fingers on the bottom. When you steal the face card from the tabled bottom, it is very easy to drag it to the...

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