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The Croce Collection at auction

Hi All, Pat Croce is not a name known to most magicians. He was the President of the Philadelphia 76er's, and currently is a nationally reknowned speaker, reality TV host, and enterpreneur. He is "downsizing" moving to a new home and has decided to sell his magic collection. Pat is an avid...
by fkaps1
01/14/14 12:40 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Croce Collection at auction
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Re: Exposed and Fearless

I've been a member for a while, but I'm posting anyway. I've gotten to know Vinny over the last few years and he has done some really interesting, varied and amazing things. I can't wait to read this book and have already kicked in my support on Kickstarter. I'm sure many other magicians will find t...
by fkaps1
09/09/13 09:04 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Exposed and Fearless
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: Scotty York

I am so very sorry to hear this. Scotty is a fine magician and creator. He was always so generous to me. I had the pleasure of visiting him at his home many times and had him visit mine during the last two NY Coin Seminars, which he participated in. I hope he rest easy and he will be missed. Marc De...
by fkaps1
12/27/12 12:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 22
Views: 2549

Re: "M.O.I." Lecture Tour Countdown

Hey Doug,

When are you planning to do some lectures in the Northeast? I'd love to host you in the Philadelphia area,

Marc
by fkaps1
11/09/12 12:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "M.O.I." Lecture Tour Countdown
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: MARC DESOUZA contact info?

Hi,

You can e-mail me at fkaps@aol.com

Marc
by fkaps1
10/20/12 05:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: MARC DESOUZA contact info?
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

I have seen Eric's show and other performances on numerous occassions. His work is incredible and he is definitely one of my favorite performers. Classical magic, beautifully interpretted.
by fkaps1
09/07/12 11:38 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4994

Re: WTB Nick Ruggiero Perfect Prediction & Perfect Card

Hi Southern Magic,

I do have a Nick Ruggiero PErfect Prediction that I will sell for a price far less than the one on Alessi's site went for. It is in Mint condition. Please contact me for details,

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
08/29/12 04:51 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Nick Ruggiero Perfect Prediction & Perfect Card
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Rainbow Deck

Hi Leo,

I'd like to buy one. I'll send you an e-mail immediately,

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
05/30/12 02:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rainbow Deck
Replies: 42
Views: 4018

Re: Piff - the Russian version

BTW, the jusge that called him out on the theft was Russian magician Kate Medvedeva.
by fkaps1
05/21/12 01:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piff - the Russian version
Replies: 27
Views: 2244

Re: The Hugo Automaton is Real!

If you want to see the real thing, youwill need to come to Philadelphia. The actual automaton that inspried Brian Selznick's book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, has been restored to working condition and is part of the collection at The Franklin Institute. It was built in 1810 by Henri Maillardet an...
by fkaps1
12/14/11 10:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Hugo Automaton is Real!
Replies: 14
Views: 5655

Re: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012

I think the convention is a great idea. DC or one fo the suburbs is a fine location. Lots of stuff for the family to do while we are magic-ing the days away. I think a few of the key columnists can put together some lecture/presentation sessions with guest contributors.
by fkaps1
10/31/11 12:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 9919

Re: Earle Oakes has Died

I was honored to deliver the Broken Wand ceremony at Earle's funeral. It was so apparent from everyone who spoke that magic was such a key element in his life. I was lucky enough to know Earle for over 40 years and he was always so giving in so many ways to myself and others. He was always there to ...
by fkaps1
09/28/11 03:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earle Oakes has Died
Replies: 24
Views: 3598

Re: question about Fred Kaps

Hi Jeff,

I was unaware of his granddaughter lecturing on him. I would be very interested in fonding out more information as well. I did a lecture on Kaps at the last Theory and Art of Magic Symposium at Muhlenberg College a few years ago.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
03/04/11 05:01 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: question about Fred Kaps
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Magicians on Ed Sullivan

There is also a second volume of Novelty Acts. It's well worth buying that one too if , for nothing else, a great video of Carazini's act...a real classic.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
02/24/11 05:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians on Ed Sullivan
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Re: Mikame???

I heard from Roger Dryer of Fantasma Magic that Yonezo Mikame passed away on September 9th, 2010

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
09/10/10 02:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mikame???
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: The Magic of David Corsaro DVD Contest

This is a great DVD! Four really commercial effects that are certainly not run of the mill. This is material for entertaining real people right out of David's own repertoire. Really entertaining performances and extremely well taught. This gets my highest recommendation.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
08/19/10 10:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic of David Corsaro DVD Contest
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Michael Grasso Re-Appears on AGT TONIGHT!

Michael's father Joe is indeed the owner of Grasso's Magic Theatre in Philadelphia/

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
08/18/10 09:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Grasso Re-Appears on AGT TONIGHT!
Replies: 29
Views: 1861

Re: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?

Hi All, I do not believe that Brooke created the original gag. I first saw it as a B&W photo of a generic caucasian baby back at least as far as the early 60's. Brooke added the idea of doing it with a cartoon of a baby, first with the African-American baby on the back, then later opening it to ...
by fkaps1
08/18/10 04:58 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?
Replies: 29
Views: 3623

Re: Credit for Calculator Force

Hi David (et al), Bob King said an accountant friend had shown it to him, not a magician, so i tend to think that this is something that ran around mathematician circles before magicians got a hold of it. If only Martin Gardner were still alive...I'll be he'd know. BTW, Marc Salem is the one who rem...
by fkaps1
08/18/10 04:53 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Calculator Force
Replies: 14
Views: 2884

Re: The Workers are IN!!

Hi All, I agree that it was a bad choice for a subtitle and Mike has apologized for it. The real issue is the material on the DVD's. I was there for the shoot (I had no choice, it was at my house) and there is some fantastic material on the disks. Let's focus on that. I can tell you that the secret ...
by fkaps1
01/22/10 11:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Workers are IN!!
Replies: 114
Views: 11094

Re: WTB Velocity Paintball Catch

Hi Brookey,

I have a brand new one, never used, that i am willing to sell. Please PM me for details,

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
12/03/09 12:09 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Velocity Paintball Catch
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday

And before I forget...Congrats Shawn! Glad you finally got the big one! Now you can retire from competition ;)

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
07/31/09 12:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 8103

Re: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday

Who were the finalists in both Close-Up and Stage in the Grand Prix competition?

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
07/31/09 10:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 8103

Re: BEN MARTIN STUDIOS-THE CONJURER'S COMMODE

Rene isn't kiding. I have one as well, having acquired it from a collection. It's a beautiful domed wooden box with a brass plate denoting the title. There are numerous props inside, all of high quality. As they say "It's the journey, not the destination". The fun is in all of the little b...
by fkaps1
04/14/08 04:17 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BEN MARTIN STUDIOS-THE CONJURER'S COMMODE
Replies: 24
Views: 3295

Re: What am I missing about booking lectures?

Hi Eric, I do book a number of lectures for the Mid-Atlantic area. I host lectures at our home just outside of Philadelphia, PA, which has a 32 seat theater with tiered seating. I can ususally get anywhere from 2 to 5 additional bookings for lecturers within a 2 hour drive of each other;Maryland, Ne...
by fkaps1
03/02/06 08:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What am I missing about booking lectures?
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Some more Tenyo, Gaffed to the hilt and Phoa Yan Tiong on eBay

Thanks Herman, I'd appreciate it.

Marc
by fkaps1
08/01/05 12:18 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some more Tenyo, Gaffed to the hilt and Phoa Yan Tiong on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Some more Tenyo, Gaffed to the hilt and Phoa Yan Tiong on eBay

Hi Herman,

I have Vol. 1 and 3 and would love to find a copy of Vol. 2. Do you have any idea where I might find one?

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
08/01/05 07:34 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some more Tenyo, Gaffed to the hilt and Phoa Yan Tiong on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Nick Ruggiero Perfect Card Trick Wanted

Hi All, I am looking to purchase Nick Ruggiero's Perfect Card Trick. This is from his Signature Series. If you have one you are willing to sell, please contact me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:marc@impossibilities.biz">marc@impossibilities.biz</a><!-- e --> and let me know your asking price. Thanks, ...
by fkaps1
05/16/05 11:36 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Nick Ruggiero Perfect Card Trick Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Fred Kaps on DVD

Whatever you have to go through to get this DVD, DO IT! It is fantastic. I have been collecting Kaps footage for many years and this has some incredible stuff. My favorite is the shot right after his FISM win in Liege. This DVD has only stand-up material on it so it would be most appropriate to rele...
by fkaps1
08/20/04 11:00 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Kaps on DVD
Replies: 59
Views: 3460

Re: Is Martin Lewis in your mailbox yet?

Hi Richard,

Here it is August 22nd and I have not yet received the new issue.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
08/22/02 09:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is Martin Lewis in your mailbox yet?
Replies: 90
Views: 9678

Re: Chain Gang VS. Fast & Loose

Hi Harold, Thanks again for your reply. I have to agree with you concerning the lack of definitive endings for F&L and R&R, as a rule. I believe that my routine has a definitive ending...the fake explanation and the double bust-out. It was designed as a definite finish, cleaning out both par...
by fkaps1
05/31/02 08:24 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chain Gang VS. Fast & Loose
Replies: 24
Views: 669

Re: Chain Gang VS. Fast & Loose

Hi All, I just wanted to reply to Harold's comments on The Chain Gang (sorry you were disappointed by it, BTW). The reason I go to the pockets is to put away the chips that the participants have lost. I don't have any switch out for a gaffed chain, but that is a very interesting idea...I'll have to ...
by fkaps1
05/30/02 12:05 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chain Gang VS. Fast & Loose
Replies: 24
Views: 669

Re: Unlinking Ring

Pete was kind enough to send me one of them, pre-release. I saw Pete do this in his act at a convention in the early 70's and the memory stayed with me ever since. I mentioned it to Pete several months ago and asked if he was willing to part with it. Much to my chagrin, he has released it for sale t...
by fkaps1
05/23/02 07:42 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Unlinking Ring
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: De Souza's De Ceptions

Well. I guess it's time to add my two cents. Concerning Richard's comments, I do feel that there was enough "original material" to warrant a book, as did David Acer who originally approached me to do the book for Camirand Academy. There are several routines that are my personal handlings o...
by fkaps1
05/16/02 07:01 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: De Souza's De Ceptions
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Fred Kaps instructional video?

Hi Philippe,

Not only his sense of acting, but also his sense of timing, as well as logical actions. His moves were covered by very natural blocking and movement.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
02/18/02 09:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Kaps instructional video?
Replies: 46
Views: 2340

Re: Fred Kaps instructional video?

Hi Phillippe, There are a number of things I was referring to. First, Kaps was a master actor. His performance of The Homing Card is a lesson for any magician. But his other performances showed a consisitency of character that drove his presentations. His manner was never superior. Instead, it was a...
by fkaps1
02/15/02 07:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Kaps instructional video?
Replies: 46
Views: 2340

Re: Sphinx

Hi Andrew,

I have bound volumes number 25 through 49 that I might be pursuaded to sell given the right price. Contact me offline at fkaps@aol.com
by fkaps1
02/13/02 01:59 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sphinx
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Fred Kaps instructional video?

Hi All, For those that know my e-mail address, they will know how much I admired Fred Kaps. I consider him to be the finest all-around magician I ever saw. Simply to watch him perform was enough of an education. I have been fortunate enough to acquire a number of videos of Fred performing throughout...
by fkaps1
02/13/02 01:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Kaps instructional video?
Replies: 46
Views: 2340

Re: new galli galli cup

Hey Pete,

Where are the Galli Galli cups available?

Marc
by fkaps1
02/13/02 01:43 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: new galli galli cup
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Impromptu Ambitious Card Finale

Hi All, Wow, Curtis Kam...glad to see you active. On Ambitious, the use of card to wallet is gratutitous unless motivated. It doesn't make sense unless it is intigrated into the routine. Following a similar line to Gary Kurtz' thinking, my routine devlopes with increasingly difficult conditions. The...
by fkaps1
02/13/02 01:40 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Impromptu Ambitious Card Finale
Replies: 43
Views: 1136
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