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Re: Neal Scryer and Friends

I have one modest contribution related to marketing for the professional mentalist (the last item in the book). Having just now perused the tome for the first time, I can honestly say it contains a little of all you describe. If you're serious about mentalism, readings or things psychic in general f...
by Gregory Edmonds
05/08/12 08:10 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Neal Scryer and Friends
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

Re: Movie Illusions

Dennis, in passing, mentioned he had something to do with one of the Columbo programs, perhaps pitching a/the plot? Whatever, he did say, I THINK I recall, that it was magic-related. Here's wishing you all the best in your life and career, and I think your own biography would make fascinating readin...
by Gregory Edmonds
02/19/12 03:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Movie Illusions
Replies: 27
Views: 2789

Re: Movie Illusions

The triple award-winning gentlemen of whom I wrote is Jack Kent Tillar, who has many fans in the mentalism routine market. Jack's Oscar, Tony and Emmy, however, all came from him primary source of income, composing music for motion pictures, television and the stage. Greg By the way, Ghost, I've loo...
by Gregory Edmonds
02/18/12 10:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Movie Illusions
Replies: 27
Views: 2789

Re: Movie Illusions

While I'm not up to visiting here too very often, I do miss David's insightful threads. He is missed. I do, however, have a correction. While, as David noted, the late Bill Taylor ... is the only magician I know of who has his own Academy Award," In fact, there's a magician/mentalist and creato...
by Gregory Edmonds
02/18/12 07:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Movie Illusions
Replies: 27
Views: 2789

Re: Amazing Johnathan in car accident?

Going back into my old medical mode for a moment, if Johnathan IS having serious breathing problems, he absolutely should be back in the hospital. Being brave and tough is one thing, foolish another. If indeed his chest injuries were serious enough to require intubation, anyone living near him who r...
by Gregory Edmonds
02/18/12 06:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Amazing Johnathan in car accident?
Replies: 11
Views: 2057

Incredible price on Howard Thurston bronze/ WELL under price

I have roughly 400 (I'm guessing) books on magic (primarily history of both performance and the occult variety, for a book project I hope to complete, It's been easier for me to purchase than visit a library due to my neuromuscular restrictions), and assorted tricks lying about on the shelves I'd li...
by Gregory Edmonds
02/18/12 01:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Another set of Charlie Miller cups
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Another set of Charlie Miller cups

Hi Raylan: I've sent a reply to you and two others who inquired prior to you. Forgive, please, my tardiness in responding but I've been quite ill over the past week and not up to "computing." The FIRST buyer who sends the asking price to our PayPal account: ID <!-- e --><a href="mailto:Cli...
by Gregory Edmonds
02/18/12 12:32 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Another set of Charlie Miller cups
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Another set of Charlie Miller cups

Okay, we need the shelf space (literally) so price is dropped to $136.50.

It will go absolutely NO lower.

First come....
by Gregory Edmonds
02/13/12 04:05 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Another set of Charlie Miller cups
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Another set of Charlie Miller cups

[size:14pt]We have another set of Charlie Miller cups (loosely based, in the event you're unfamiliar) on the Ross Bertram cups design. These are getting harder to find -- I know because, as a collector of various cups over the decades, I keep my eyes open for these and similar sets. This set has a n...
by Gregory Edmonds
02/13/12 02:22 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Another set of Charlie Miller cups
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Earle Oakes has Died

Among the orignal pieces of art in my collection are a few pieces by Earle, obtained from Chuck Romano, which appeared in published magic books. Earle was indeed a terrific artist, with a unique style which can be easily recognized in the broad spectrum of publications he illustrated. As as a one-ti...
by Gregory Edmonds
09/28/11 11:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earle Oakes has Died
Replies: 24
Views: 3603

Re: RIP Robin DeWitt

While neither the best quality nor one of his better performances, here's a short video of Robin (as Kardor) in action. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EMs6hCVUkU">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EMs6hCVUkU</a><!-- m --> I guess I should note that this is, of cour...
by Gregory Edmonds
09/25/11 01:22 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: RIP Robin DeWitt
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: RIP Robin DeWitt

Hi Bill. Richard is traveling at the moment, but he promises to send a few photos my way shortly. I'll be happy to share them when received.
by Gregory Edmonds
09/24/11 09:30 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: RIP Robin DeWitt
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: RIP Robin DeWitt

Robin DeWitt (he preferred to keep his real name private) was best known for his beloved character "Kardor." Wearing a long black cape and satin-like gold turban with an antenna projecting from the top, Kardor (a comical take, of course, on "car door") would entertain general aud...
by Gregory Edmonds
09/24/11 09:04 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: RIP Robin DeWitt
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: Price increase announcement and book offers

PS: Last call on the 14+ inch tall Houdin bust in strait jacket we offer at the ORIGINAL low price. I'm afraid our photos don't really do the bust justice, and we've been told so by delighted buyers. Health issues, and a state of recent torpid "unreality" caused by medications have caused ...
by Gregory Edmonds
08/16/11 10:16 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Price increase announcement and book offers
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Price increase announcement and book offers

For those unaware, because increasingly pressing health issues, I'm confined to bed most hours of the day (unless, normally, visiting a physician OR physiotherapy). I have a room containing a large number of books, some are of the magic variety. Because I'm confined to bed most often, I've been keep...
by Gregory Edmonds
08/16/11 09:40 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Price increase announcement and book offers
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Price increase announcement and book offers

First, because of the fairly dramatic increase in shipping and materials, the price on our Houdini bust (about 3/4 life size) will very soon increase. We ship the item directly from the artists studios in Essex, England. If you're interested in getting a last bust at the original price and shipping ...
by Gregory Edmonds
08/14/11 12:39 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Price increase announcement and book offers
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: CIA / Espionage / Secret service article help

Please do publish the piece, Richard.
by Gregory Edmonds
08/14/11 12:10 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: CIA / Espionage / Secret service article help
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: Two Joe Porper Originals, one discounted price

Porper items sold. Thanks again.
by Gregory Edmonds
07/26/11 04:51 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Two Joe Porper Originals, one discounted price
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Hard To Find Magic Books on Sale

SPINS sold, too. Thank you.
by Gregory Edmonds
07/26/11 04:50 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard To Find Magic Books on Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Two Joe Porper Originals, one discounted price

Offered here are two remarkable items from the Joe Porper Originals collection. First up is a set of Joe Porper's "[font:Arial Black]Ghostly Linking Finger Rings[/font]." I purchased these new and never used them, except to play around for a few minutes when I first took them from the very...
by Gregory Edmonds
07/21/11 04:16 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Two Joe Porper Originals, one discounted price
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Hard To Find Magic Books on Sale

The WAKELING book by Steinmeyer is SOLD.

Thanks.
by Gregory Edmonds
07/20/11 08:54 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard To Find Magic Books on Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Hard To Find Magic Books on Sale

Hello: As always, items we're offering are sold on an absolute FIRST come, FIRST serve basis. If you want the items, drop a note to the following address: ClientServices@ArsPraestigium.com You MUST be willing and able to make immediate Payment via PayPal, and PayPal only. Our PayPal address for rece...
by Gregory Edmonds
07/20/11 07:45 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard To Find Magic Books on Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Rare(?) books for sale

Both books are SOLD.

Thanks for your interest.

Greg Edmonds
by Gregory Edmonds
06/27/11 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare(?) books for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Rare(?) books for sale

I mentioned a couple of weeks back that I'm "getting out of magic," and therefore selling off most of my collected items. While I suppose it's true that I'm "out of" magic, as I don't regularly write on the subject now, and haven't been able to perform for the last five or six ye...
by Gregory Edmonds
06/27/11 05:58 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare(?) books for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Fitzgerald and Cassidy

I'm not a Castle member now, being stuck (quite literally, at present, due to neuromuscular disease), so I don't have access to the interview. I have, however, known Bob through his many ups and downs (with which I can relate more than I care to share), for a couple of decades (maybe three?), now. H...
by Gregory Edmonds
06/27/11 05:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fitzgerald and Cassidy
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Magic and Science article needs to reevaluate an argument

Thanks for the correct information, Bill. While I MAY have mentioned my proposed book title as far back and the mid to late 1970s, I feel sure I didn't put it in print. That said, it appears the examples you sited trumped me by at least a few years. As long as I've been in the "magic world,&quo...
by Gregory Edmonds
06/26/11 07:23 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Magic and Science article needs to reevaluate an argument
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: Magic and Science article needs to reevaluate an argument

I wrote a short review of Stephen Macknik's and (his wife) Susana Martinez-Conde's book " Sleight of Mind " on a mentalism forum several months back. While the book is interesting, I then took umbrage with the authors' (and in his current Genii Magazine review, David Britland's ) assertion...
by Gregory Edmonds
06/25/11 01:57 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Magic and Science article needs to reevaluate an argument
Replies: 6
Views: 2493

Re: Houdini's ORIGINAL EDITION Conjurer's Monthly

Having spoken with a respected magic auctioneer, most of the remaining items we have will go on the block in the coming year. If I literally feel up to it, I may advertise one or two additional items here this weekend as well. Once again, thanks for those who responded to the sale of the Houdini mag...
by Gregory Edmonds
05/28/11 10:29 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini's ORIGINAL EDITION Conjurer's Monthly
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Houdini's ORIGINAL EDITION Conjurer's Monthly

The HOUDINI publication SOLD immediately. Thanks for your interest.
by Gregory Edmonds
05/28/11 10:20 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini's ORIGINAL EDITION Conjurer's Monthly
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Houdini's ORIGINAL EDITION Conjurer's Monthly

Offered for sale is an original set of HOUDINI's Conjurer's Monthly magazine , from early days of the 20th Century. This is a complete run of the publication, ending with Vol. II, #12, August of 1908. All original (some in color) covers are here, which don't appear in the excellent reproductions (no...
by Gregory Edmonds
05/28/11 09:40 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini's ORIGINAL EDITION Conjurer's Monthly
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Some VERY rare items to sell

Frankly, we intended to include most of these in our (under construction) MagicYardSale.com site, but it will save us the trouble of attempting studio photographs, writing copy, HTML, etcetera, to offer them here first. - - - - - - - - - - First up is an original [color:#CC0000]Rotterberg Magic[/col...
by Gregory Edmonds
10/15/10 03:52 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some VERY rare items to sell
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Re: name of mental effect (with mantel clock)

I believe I've encountered two such clocks, one by Collector's Workshop (I think), I'm afraid I can't recall the other maker's name at the moment. If Nick Rugierro's CW model, I believe it was called the Omega Spirit Clock. I saw the other at an auction over a decade back (again, I think), and upon ...
by Gregory Edmonds
10/15/10 01:06 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: name of mental effect (with mantel clock)
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: conjurers monthly houdini

I have, and like, both the original and a reproduction set. My originals are for sale (in quarter bound leather covers), should you be interested. Though the originals had color (if only two) on the cover, and the graphics were a little crisper, being original, the new ones are on a much higher qual...
by Gregory Edmonds
10/14/10 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: conjurers monthly houdini
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Alain Nu reading minds in Vegas starting on Halloween

Alain asked that this be passed on. If you've not seen him work, and can make the shows, you're in for a treat. Premiering Oct. 30, 2010, for a six-week limited engagement, Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows, will present his one-man show Invisible Connections every Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. at The Clar...
by Gregory Edmonds
10/13/10 04:31 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Alain Nu reading minds in Vegas starting on Halloween
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Re: Hand Spiker

Bob Taxin wrote: "I watch the spec as I pass my hand over each bag,..." A small point, Bob, but I think an important one: when an audience member assists (or otherwise takes part in) your routine, they technically become a "participant," and no longer a "spectator." No ...
by Gregory Edmonds
10/09/10 10:42 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Hand Spiker
Replies: 27
Views: 4192

Re: Copyright Infringement on eBay

Those who purchase this stolen property, both properly on an individual level of responsibility and legally, from a law enforcement perspective, are JUST as culpable as the person collecting and selling the material. eBay, and any other organization facilitating the sale of said items are equally cu...
by Gregory Edmonds
09/23/10 01:17 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Copyright Infringement on eBay
Replies: 8
Views: 1189

Re: Del Ray

Excellent to learn that Del's story is now becoming reality. For me, too, this is a must have. As a long-time writer (sometimes of biographical pieces), I understand what a tedious and often frustrating task this process can be. With David and John involved, however, I truly expect wonderful things ...
by Gregory Edmonds
09/23/10 12:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Del Ray
Replies: 83
Views: 10902

Re: Stunning New Dollar Designs

While it's very likely all major world economies will eventually go "all electronic," it's equally likely that lighter-weight coins will replace paper notes before the former becomes reality. This, at least, according to what I've read on the subject. By the way, I hate the brightly colore...
by Gregory Edmonds
09/19/10 04:52 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Stunning New Dollar Designs
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: Magician David Blaine to become a father

[quote: P.T.Widdle] I wonder why there aren't more professional magicians who have children. I know the reasons are varied and personal, but it just seems kind of curious that to me that there aren't more. The other one I can think of is Penn. [unquote] Just off the top of my head: Harry Anderson, b...
by Gregory Edmonds
09/19/10 03:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician David Blaine to become a father
Replies: 31
Views: 3446

Original HOUDINI and GIBSON fill magazine files PRICE Lowered

Our final offer before putting these away for later sale on our Web sites For Sale: Original and COMPLETE FILE of Houdini's Conjurer's Monthly Magazine . Includes every issue in original, color. covers. The two "volumes" (representing the years during which Houdini published them) are beau...
by Gregory Edmonds
09/19/10 03:32 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Original HOUDINI and GIBSON fill magazine files PRICE Lowered
Replies: 0
Views: 149
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