Search found 41 matches

by Ivanovich
August 22nd, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: JES Squatty Copper Cups + Extras
Replies: 0
Views: 314

FS: JES Squatty Copper Cups + Extras

For Sale: JES "Squatty" Cups. This is the original design and in copper. These have all of the same properties as Paul Fox cups (I've owned multiple sets) and are, in my opinion, easier to handle. Really a thing of beauty. Purchased about 15 years ago. They come with a handmade bag with a ...
by Ivanovich
June 20th, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Marcelo Contento Card Fountain
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: Wanted: Marcelo Contento Card Fountain

Found one. Really nice little unit. If anybody knows how to adjust the timing for the delay, please contact me. Otherwise, I'll make it work with what I have.

Thanks to those who contacted me!
by Ivanovich
June 16th, 2014, 3:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Marcelo Contento Card Fountain
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Wanted: Marcelo Contento Card Fountain

I'm looking for a Contento card fountain in working order. If you have one you're willing to part with, please contact me at creature@blacklagoon.org and let's come to an arrangement.

Thanks,

Chris Ivanovich
by Ivanovich
January 28th, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carney 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6450

Re: Carney 2013

An online instruction business model that I've been impressed with is the one run by ArtistWorks. This is all music instruction, but I don't see why it wouldn't work for magic, as well. The staff is composed of greats in their respective fields. There are video lessons that take you from beginner th...
by Ivanovich
January 12th, 2013, 10:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why Red?
Replies: 15
Views: 1734

Re: Why Red?

I use red because I have jokes based around it (primary reason), and because if I ever need a back signed it stands out much better than blue. I personally won't buy into red vs. blue for "more effective" sleights until 1. someone defines what "more effective" is and how you meas...
by Ivanovich
December 27th, 2012, 9:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 22
Views: 3588

Re: Scotty York

Very sad to hear this. Scotty has been an inspiration for years.
by Ivanovich
December 18th, 2012, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?
Replies: 21
Views: 2857

Re: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?

Mike Caveney - "I've been fooled by an idiot!" and Pit Hartling could be thrown in there.
by Ivanovich
November 4th, 2012, 9:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: JES Squatty Copper Cups for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: JES Squatty Copper Cups for Sale

For some reason, I didn't get the photo to show. If you email me I'm happy to pass it on...

Thanks,

Chris
by Ivanovich
November 4th, 2012, 12:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: JES Squatty Copper Cups for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 403

JES Squatty Copper Cups for Sale

JES copper "squatty" cups for sale. These are in perfect condition. I'll also include 5 balls (fakini balls with hand-crocheted covers), and a custom bag with pom-pom attached by a Delbin rope gimmick so you can do the Tommy Wonder routine if you'd choose. They handle perfectly and are wor...
by Ivanovich
September 28th, 2012, 7:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This stinks of PR stunt to me...
Replies: 28
Views: 3639

Re: This stinks of PR stunt to me...

All hail Cardicus!
by Ivanovich
June 18th, 2012, 8:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Magic of Robert-Houdin by Christian Fechner
Replies: 0
Views: 241

FS Magic of Robert-Houdin by Christian Fechner

I'm selling this gorgeously produced 2 volume set. It's been pulled once from the slipcase for original perusal when I received it (I pre-ordered when it was first announced), but stored since. Perfect condition. $500 and I'll pay the shipping. Chris Ivanovich 807 W. La Salle Ave. Glendale, WI 53209...
by Ivanovich
May 23rd, 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss comment in latest GENII
Replies: 61
Views: 6535

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss comment in latest GENII

All of this started with people wondering what Jamy meant about predictions not being as effective or appropriate in a modern mentalism program as they used to be.

Why not just ask Jamy?
by Ivanovich
April 20th, 2012, 10:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Needle Swallowing Trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Needle Swallowing Trouble

I had this problem for quite a while and once asked Teller since he does the needles beautifully. He told me that's something every magician needs to work out for himself. You'll learn a lot more that way. So I tried lots of different methods. I finally settled on pleat between needles and a wrap ar...
by Ivanovich
April 19th, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Michale Close Birthday Book
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Michale Close Birthday Book

I think you want this. http://www.amazon.com/Fortune-Telling-Birthday-Book-Arliene-Clark/dp/0811847837/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334802302&sr=1-4 Joe I appreciate this link. I've made up birthday books in the past, and saw something like this at one point and thought that it would...
by Ivanovich
April 17th, 2012, 9:14 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paul Harris Little Man
Replies: 12
Views: 2024

Re: Paul Harris Little Man

I came up with a presentation for this that Denny Haney told me was reason enough to pay full price and that I'd be crazy NOT to do (and he wasn't selling this item). It's a great little bit. There are some "difficulties" that I'm working through which prevent me from using it constantly a...
by Ivanovich
March 14th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Soldier's Deck of Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 2205

Re: Soldier's Deck of Cards

Makes me miss Bob Read all over again...
by Ivanovich
January 18th, 2012, 4:49 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The professional magicians business bookshelf
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Re: The professional magicians business bookshelf

I still have my original "Hustle, Hustle" by Bauer. I picked it up when I wanted to start going out and performing back in the early 80s (along with Paul Diamond's "It Takes Guts, Damnit"). Just walking into a trade show hospitality suite and starting to work was probably the mos...
by Ivanovich
January 11th, 2012, 3:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Bikes - faro issues
Replies: 22
Views: 3701

Re: New Bikes - faro issues

When you bring out deck of specialty bikes or another brand (aside from Bee) you're going to get looks as if it is a gimmicked deck if not outright questions ... This issue has been chewed over on these boards before, so I won't raise the zombie. :) Never my intention to stir up the muck. Just the ...
by Ivanovich
January 11th, 2012, 1:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Bikes - faro issues
Replies: 22
Views: 3701

Re: New Bikes - faro issues

I tend to be hard enough on cards that I'll need a new deck every night at the magic bar - or every other night if I really want to stretch it. Cards are signed, torn, creased, crimped, or given away. And the general environment of a bar (wet surfaces, dirty floors) mean that the deck gets into a st...
by Ivanovich
November 2nd, 2011, 8:53 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Nov. 2011 Missing
Replies: 17
Views: 2459

Re: Genii Nov. 2011 Missing

Restarting OS X DOESN'T help "clean it up". This is a UNIX operating system and is designed to be left on FOR YEARS. It's one of the benefits of going UNIX/Linux. However, the "genius" at the Apple store told me that it is good SOP to restart your iOS devices every once in a whil...
by Ivanovich
November 1st, 2011, 2:07 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Tommy Wonder on "failureffects": why no cautionary comments in DVD?
Replies: 23
Views: 2521

Re: Tommy Wonder on "failureffects": why no cautionary comments in DVD?

And it is difficult to drop a piece that consistantly get good reactions, even when you've realized that it is crap. And herin lies a HUGE problem with many of our routines, and why we don't always progress as we feel that we should. Because, for the sake of what you KNOW is right, you go from havi...
by Ivanovich
October 22nd, 2011, 4:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Gimpy's Might Min Light/Heavy Chest and Chuck Caputo Flea Circus for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Gimpy's Might Min Light/Heavy Chest and Chuck Caputo Flea Circus for sale

I'm selling a couple of very nice items for a close up or platform show. The first is a Mighty Mini light/heavy chest from Gimpy's magic. It's never seen a performance (it doesn't work for my venues - I wish my performing circumstances were different - I'd definitely use it!). It's in almost new con...
by Ivanovich
August 11th, 2011, 11:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thanks, John Cox, for noticing my Dave Stevens pages!
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Thanks, John Cox, for noticing my Dave Stevens pages!

Dave Stevens' work has always been hanging on a wall or as a computer desktop around my workspace. I loved his lines.

It's great to see a magic connection that I knew nothing of previously. Very cool.

Chris
by Ivanovich
April 25th, 2011, 10:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale - you get first pick!
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Re: Books for sale - you get first pick!

Well, that's it. I'll be putting these on eBay in the coming week. Thanks for looking!

Chris
by Ivanovich
April 19th, 2011, 3:54 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: a question about Ethics in Mentalism
Replies: 35
Views: 5655

Re: a question about Ethics in Mentalism

BTW, my mistake. I meant Teller's intro to Banachek's Psychological Subtleties. Augh! I'm rereading both in tandem and my brain took a leave of absence. I thank Jamy Swiss for setting me straight.

Chris
by Ivanovich
April 19th, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: a question about Ethics in Mentalism
Replies: 35
Views: 5655

Re: a question about Ethics in Mentalism

If you want a great way to present mentalism without resorting to outright lies about your "powers" or that disingenuous crap that you hear from many mentalists who don't want to admit that they are using magician's techniques but don't want to say that they have actual powers, read Teller...
by Ivanovich
April 17th, 2011, 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is the best ghost hunting iphone app?
Replies: 14
Views: 8161

Re: What is the best ghost hunting iphone app?

The most important thing to remember when hunting ghosts is:

"When the light is green, the trap is clean."

Thank you, Dr. Stantz.

Chris
by Ivanovich
April 17th, 2011, 9:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale - you get first pick!
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Books for sale - you get first pick!

I'm cleaning the shelves a bit so here are a number of great magic books for sale. I've tried to be fair on the prices, but if you feel I'm totally whacked, you can feel free to let me know. I, of course, will feel free to tell you "no." ;-) All books are in "almost new" conditio...
by Ivanovich
March 18th, 2011, 4:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Martin Nash Book
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: New Martin Nash Book

Brian - you officially win the envy sweepstakes. Again.

Chris
by Ivanovich
February 16th, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Inscribed Houdini book on Antiques Roadshow
Replies: 36
Views: 4700

Re: Inscribed Houdini book on Antiques Roadshow

Houdini is a name that people recognize, and he isn't signing any more autographs. ;-) Those two things combined keep ANY autographed item out of my price range. It doesn't make a difference that it isn't the rarest of autographs in the magic world. I kick myself for not purchasing something 15 year...
by Ivanovich
February 7th, 2011, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cap is Almost Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 4167

Re: Cap is Almost Here!

Looking forward to Thor with trepidation. That's really going to be hard to get right, though the trailers have been promising. I have high hopes. Kenneth Branagh, I'm told, read EVERY issue of the comic he could find as prep before going into his first production meeting. At least he has a feeling...
by Ivanovich
February 7th, 2011, 2:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cap is Almost Here!
Replies: 42
Views: 4167

Re: Cap is Almost Here!

Doc Dixon wrote:
Always with the negative waves Moriarty, always with the negative waves.


One of my favorite movies. Let's hope that they don't spoil the memory and remake Kelly's Heroes!

Chris
by Ivanovich
December 27th, 2010, 9:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation(s) Editions…
Replies: 35
Views: 5599

Re: Revelation(s) Editions…

...but if there exists a tune called Pissing in the Wind, that's probably what I should be humming to myself as I write this... I believe that would be Jerry Jeff Walker (who gave us Mr. Bojangles). He sings, Pissin' in the wind. Bettin' on a losin' friend. Making the same mistakes we swore we'd ne...
by Ivanovich
November 29th, 2010, 3:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: tiny Robert-Houdin automaton
Replies: 6
Views: 2892

Re: tiny Robert-Houdin automaton

I have one of those from when The Empire Strikes Back came out and McDonalds was pimping it. It's a cube with Darth Vader from one angle and Yoda from the other...
by Ivanovich
November 3rd, 2010, 9:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Del Ray
Replies: 69
Views: 12339

Re: Del Ray

Are we getting close to the release? For a book on Del Ray, I'd camp out in line waiting for a copy. Del's close up show was one of the best that I've seen in 30 years.

Chris
by Ivanovich
October 31st, 2010, 1:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tabel hopping
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Tabel hopping

Table hopping? Remember, that's just a name. You rarely have the luxury of an actual TABLE. I'm assuming that you're talking about restaurant type venues when you talk about table hopping. Or working a bar. Or somewhere where your audience is seated at various tables and you have to go to them rathe...
by Ivanovich
October 12th, 2010, 8:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Show Me A Card Trick
Replies: 20
Views: 3830

Re: Show Me A Card Trick

Shuffled or unshuffled deck... If I only have one chance, I spread all the cards, have somebody just think of one of them, and then divine the card. No pumping necessary (although there is some comedy with the right questions so sometimes I ask one even if it is not necessary). It's either played as...
by Ivanovich
October 8th, 2010, 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Friday Gag
Replies: 8
Views: 1828

Re: Friday Gag

I didn't expect that.

Chris
by Ivanovich
October 1st, 2010, 11:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Indestructible Erdnase
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: Indestructible Erdnase

Consume Erdnase's knowledge. His tasty, tasty knowledge...

And I could have had a V8! ::forehead slap::

BTW, is there a memeber who would be willing order one of these for me? I can use an indestructable Erdnase.

Chris
by Ivanovich
September 22nd, 2010, 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: New here
Replies: 20
Views: 2772

Re: New here

I HATE the Lorayne books. You can open ANY one of them to ANY random page and you find a good trick. Now THERE'S a good trick. And there's one, too!. And there's a GREAT trick! There's so much great stuff in any of the Lorayne books that you'll end up with EHS (Exploding Head Syndrome). You end up i...

Go to advanced search