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Re: Shocking magic episode on AGT?

It is of note that he even seemed oblivious to the "angle of the chair and the length of the dress" consideration. It's not sexy and it doesn't look good when the spectator spends the first 10 seconds desperately adjusting her dress, they look uncomfortable and peeved. Put the chair at an ...
by Jonathan Pendragon
08/16/14 01:30 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shocking magic episode on AGT?
Replies: 45
Views: 3017

Re: 13 More "Masters of Illusion" TV Shows Coming

Thank you. I shot 6 illusions, the "Little Theater" being one, I am told they used all six which will be released throughout the series. The "Little Theater" was invented by Jim Stienmeyer and built by John Gaughan. They made one for other Doug Henning which, apparently, was lost...
by Jonathan Pendragon
08/02/14 01:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 13 More "Masters of Illusion" TV Shows Coming
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Tom Stone: WARG

I am not remotely surprised at how well Tom Stone accomplished a unique vision: a web/shop site with some of the best minds in magic being able interact directly with the questions and problems of other magicians. My newest article in Genii talked about the workshop meme. Thomas Edison teaches us th...
by Jonathan Pendragon
07/30/14 07:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone: WARG
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

The Magic Way

Just received the new rendering of "the Magic Way" by Juan Tamariz (birthday gift from West). Incredible, amazing! The Spanish get this stuff first, I am working on my non-existent reading skills.
by Jonathan Pendragon
07/27/14 02:08 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Way
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Re: Seriously ? The Revollusionists ?

"A little revulsion now and then is a good thing." Is that Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx or Groucho Marx, I can never remember?
by Jonathan Pendragon
07/20/14 06:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Seriously ? The Revollusionists ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Jonathan Pendragon Felony Dismissed

On June 19th Maurice S. Newman, representing Jonathan Pendragon, petitioned the court to have Jonathan's record amended. The court was presented reports from the Probation department, doctors, Jonathan's spouse, West McDonough, and others that showed his effort to make a new life and become a valuab...
by Jonathan Pendragon
06/24/14 07:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Pendragon Felony Dismissed
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: Copenetro coin trick

Yes, I realize I have posted on this before. I started a new post in hopes of catching the eye of someone with more to the story. Kathy Daniel believes that John got this prop from Dante, which I would love to believe as it would make for a great story to tell the audience, especially at the Magic C...
by Jonathan Pendragon
05/24/14 08:34 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Copenetro coin trick
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Copenetro coin trick

I am performing this effect with Crow Garrett in the Peller Theater in a few weeks. It's an effect I have always loved. My prop belonged to John Daniel and I would like to give the audience more history about the effect, unfortunately I remember little beyond seeing it in the magic catalogs, circa 1...
by Jonathan Pendragon
05/24/14 02:36 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Copenetro coin trick
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: David Copperfield in The Amazing Race

I got all worked up over nothing. I read David Copperfield Amazing Race and I thought track and field, I was going to challenge him and Caveny to a 10K. If it ever happens, bet on Mike.
by Jonathan Pendragon
05/17/14 07:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield in The Amazing Race
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Pendragons Leg drop switch

Fabrice Yes, it was my creation and it was only filmed this way, however, I created it 8 years earlier for another threat-escape style illusion called the Sword of Damocles. I then redeveloped it for an illusion I still present today called the Election which is explained on the L and L Pendragon CD...
by Jonathan Pendragon
05/16/14 12:17 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Pendragons Leg drop switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Pendragons Leg drop switch

I have deleted my initial reply because it has been suggested by more than one person that I rewrite and expand upon this story for my Genii column, Panmagium. But, to answer Fabrice's question: the illusion is called "Le Pendu." I created it with the help of Jim Steinmeyer, and it appeare...
by Jonathan Pendragon
05/09/14 03:06 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Pendragons Leg drop switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Looking for ideas

Don't laugh, I am serious, but an effect you might consider is a Glorpy. I know it's an animation not a levitation, but at dinner table an animated dinner napkin makes sense and done correctly creates a great effect. Your self-ascribed skill set makes IT work seem risky. The Glorpy doesn't flash and...
by Jonathan Pendragon
05/05/14 05:03 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Looking for ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Re: Lodestones

Tom's work is priceless. He creates, not performs a post-mortem and that fuels thought not retrospective.
by Jonathan Pendragon
05/03/14 01:05 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Lodestones
Replies: 12
Views: 2747

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

"Groucho Pendragon?" What a horrible thing to say, I resemble that remark!
by Jonathan Pendragon
04/27/14 11:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 9955

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

I refuse to belong to any forum that would have me as a member.
by Jonathan Pendragon
04/18/14 04:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 9955

Re: Wonderball

Rick It's not a traditional Zombie method, it's black art. I am trying to set the mood before West enters in character. I wrote the poem about the Will O' the Wisp that West reads during the effect in a style similar to the work of James Whitcomb Riley, who wrote in-dialect. The ball is a Christmas ...
by Jonathan Pendragon
04/12/14 05:09 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 123
Views: 9738

Steinmeyer's Flying Carpet

Jim Steinmeyer's most recent tour de force is getting high praise on Broadway, even though a few reviewers didn't know exactly were credit was due. Jim designed the flying carpet for Disney's "Aladdin" a live musical based on the animated feature. In a rare moment of recognition not normal...
by Jonathan Pendragon
03/29/14 12:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steinmeyer's Flying Carpet
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit

Having spent more time in court than I wish to remember, I can honestly say that what's in the law books and what happens in court are quite different. American legalese is a language unto itself. I personally watched as judge and lawyers retired to the holy of holies to work out deals. Thank God fo...
by Jonathan Pendragon
03/23/14 12:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller Prevails in Lawsuit
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: Wonderball

Tom
That doesn't count as original, lots of people do that :-).

Matthew, Agreed, Raymond's piece knocked me out when I saw it at AMA award show last year. BUT, this challenge is ball on stick!
by Jonathan Pendragon
03/18/14 04:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 123
Views: 9738

Re: Wonderball

I have metaphorically removed the gauntlet and tossed it at Tom Stone's feet. I am performing at the Magic Castle April 7 to 13 and will present something original with a Zombie (and I don't mean Crow Garret whose big and so quiet it scares me sometime, he is also a close friend). I challenge Tom to...
by Jonathan Pendragon
03/18/14 12:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 123
Views: 9738

Re: Simon Drake's New Effect "STABBED"

"My grandfather's work was do do!"
by Jonathan Pendragon
03/02/14 06:49 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Simon Drake's New Effect "STABBED"
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: anyone who knows this magician?

If he is German, why isn't it Mr. Schwarz?
by Jonathan Pendragon
03/02/14 06:47 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: anyone who knows this magician?
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: Dancing Cane - a new design

TM Jeff Mcbride isn't a bad (poor) example, he is a perfect example. You eliminate an entire genre of performance techniques partially because there are so many examples of lousy, overly long and artsy for ass art sake (European phrase that describes pretentious presentations) and then invalidate on...
by Jonathan Pendragon
02/19/14 02:34 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Dancing Cane - a new design
Replies: 44
Views: 2892

Re: Looking for magic quotes

1. Interviewer - "Mr Welles, you have been an actor, director, writer and producer, how do you want to be remembered?" Orson Welles, "As a magician." 2. USA Today newspaper interviewer - "Mr. Pendragon, how do you want to remembered in magic?" Jonathan Pendragon, "...
by Jonathan Pendragon
02/19/14 01:21 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for magic quotes
Replies: 46
Views: 6308

Re: Dancing Cane - a new design

I just used Poi techniques in a presentation that was filmed for "Master of Illusion." "Contact juggling"? Perhaps you missed the film "The Illusionist." You seem to relegate a skill set beyond what most magicians can present into a sub set of "it's pretty, but is ...
by Jonathan Pendragon
02/18/14 04:49 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Dancing Cane - a new design
Replies: 44
Views: 2892

Re: Tim's Vermeer

In Camera is a legal term:from the Latin vulgate meaning "in private" or "in chambers."

Mixing our metaphors? Watch the documentary, Vermeer's dark chamber (Camera Obscura - translated) isn't what you think.
by Jonathan Pendragon
02/06/14 10:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim's Vermeer
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Tim's Vermeer

Tonight I saw the documentary "Tim's Vermeer." As many of you know Penn produced and acted as narrator/interviewer while Teller directed. It's an amazing piece of work that left me with conflicting thoughts about art and science as well as exposure, which I am certain was, in part, the fil...
by Jonathan Pendragon
02/06/14 09:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim's Vermeer
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: Why it's so hard to sell the "Magician in Trouble" conce

Honestly, I am never able to make it through all of the post, which to some might disqualify my thoughts. So if I am repeating something already said, I apologize. What are you looking for an algorithm? It doesn't exist. The variables are mind numbing. !. A routine in which a break of the fourth wal...
by Jonathan Pendragon
02/04/14 05:17 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Why it's so hard to sell the "Magician in Trouble" conceit
Replies: 35
Views: 3760

Re: A Rose by Any Other Name? Not if you're Teller

It sounds something like the neologism technique used against former Congressman Santorum.
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/24/14 04:04 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Rose by Any Other Name? Not if you're Teller
Replies: 26
Views: 5904

Re: Sherlock fans, rejoice!

Oops, just re-read your post and noticed the alliterative content scheme that made me miss Mycroft. What, that they are both Machiavellian tools of an antiquated view of British Empire? Moffat uses this similarity to Moore's uberlord Moriarty in the first episode of "Sherlock" to make the ...
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/23/14 07:52 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sherlock fans, rejoice!
Replies: 48
Views: 3773

Re: Sherlock fans, rejoice!

Tough one. Moffat's Moriarty reminds me of the Joker, he wants to find others of his kind to validate his existence and have someone to play with. "Mr. Glass" in the film Unbreakable (a much underrated film) is driven by a similar desire. Moore's Moriarty was too petty and underestimated n...
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/22/14 10:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sherlock fans, rejoice!
Replies: 48
Views: 3773

Re: Paul Daniels Multi-Million Pound home flooded

Apparently he was very helpful in preparing the rest of the community and valuables were saved, well done.
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/17/14 06:00 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels Multi-Million Pound home flooded
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Paul Daniels Multi-Million Pound home flooded

It's been reported that Paul Daniels multi-million pound home flooded... well maybe if it didn't weigh so much?
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/17/14 05:17 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels Multi-Million Pound home flooded
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Sherlock fans, rejoice!

Wow, way over my head. I'll just watch Arrow, which Alex Kingston is guesting on, again, in a few weeks.
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/17/14 03:52 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sherlock fans, rejoice!
Replies: 48
Views: 3773

Re: Sherlock fans, rejoice!

Agreed and beautifully said. His detachment was something I picked up on when I began reading the stories in school. Here was a man who seemed to live completely inside of his brain. I had already begun to manifest my spectrum of mental disorders (OCD...) and of all the fantastic fictional character...
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/15/14 01:03 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sherlock fans, rejoice!
Replies: 48
Views: 3773

Re: Sherlock fans, rejoice!

How brilliant would a high functioning sociopath be? Doyle certainly didn't write the character's skill set as they are envisioned on "Sherlock." Regardless of your preference, acting, storyline... Johnny Lee Miller's Holmes on "Elementary" is closer to the original intellectuall...
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/14/14 07:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sherlock fans, rejoice!
Replies: 48
Views: 3773

Re: Sherlock fans, rejoice!

Derren Brown, I knew it, it was the only logical explanation. As a SH buff since childhood this makes you nearly divine in my eyes.
by Jonathan Pendragon
01/07/14 08:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sherlock fans, rejoice!
Replies: 48
Views: 3773

The Fine Art of Magic

I was watching Jason England's youtube on must have books, most of which I had, when he brought up "The Fine Art of Magic" adding that just the mention of this book would put him in hot water with many of his friends. A little surfing and I discovered that the book was out of print and pri...
by Jonathan Pendragon
12/29/13 05:38 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Fine Art of Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Doug Henning flying illusion in Merlin musical

I don't recall a "Flying" in Merlin. That term has come to mean a fairly specific methodology. In my 360 degree levitation, Charlotte flew around my side and through a hoop, but the method differs from what David Copperfield would present a few years later that would become very well known...
by Jonathan Pendragon
12/29/13 02:40 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Doug Henning flying illusion in Merlin musical
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Hugh Jackman is NOT Coming to Broadway as Houdini

A list film actors pay scale is very different from Broadways, he wouldn't be doing it for the money.
by Jonathan Pendragon
12/23/13 09:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hugh Jackman is NOT Coming to Broadway as Houdini
Replies: 7
Views: 632
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