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RIP Gertrude Smith

I've just recently learned that Gertrude Smith (Les Smith's widow and the grande dame of Owen Magic Supreme) passed away on August 31st at the age of 92.

:cry:

My heart goes out to Alan Zagorsky and his family.
by Donal Chayce
09/28/13 04:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Gertrude Smith
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Expanded Shell Question

Thanks, Jim, thanks Erdnasephile (if that is your real name ;) ).
by Donal Chayce
04/17/13 02:13 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expanded Shell Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Expanded Shell Question

Ah, my bad...thanks for the clarification.

As I said, this is my first shell. :oops:
by Donal Chayce
04/15/13 02:15 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expanded Shell Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Expanded Shell Question

Jonathan, Pete, Matt, I'm pretty certain that it's an expanded shell that I purchased. Pete, thanks for your offer to test out my shell on your Walking Liberties. I'll bring it and my Walking Liberties to the Castle on Wednesday and we can give it a go. What time do you think you'll be there? Leonar...
by Donal Chayce
04/14/13 09:35 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expanded Shell Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Expanded Shell Question

In going through some of my Dad's personal effects after he died, I discovered a small metal box containing several old coins, including 5 Walking Liberty half dollars. I immediately knew that I was going to research and work up a routine using those coins, and ultimately settled on a routine that a...
by Donal Chayce
04/13/13 06:48 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expanded Shell Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2013)

Milt, there are easier ways to slice a birthday cake...
(Happy 82!)
by Donal Chayce
04/09/13 04:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2013)
Replies: 16
Views: 1059

Re: Carney 2013

FWIW, I watched John do a one-handed version of the birdcage last week as part of his set in the Magic Castle's Palace of Mystery. Not surprisingly, it brought forth gasps of amazement from a jaded Castle audience.
by Donal Chayce
02/16/13 04:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carney 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4977

Re: Bill Chaudet RIP

I was happy to see that one of the major Hollywood trade papers ran an obit for Bill in today's edition.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118064355/
by Donal Chayce
01/08/13 10:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bill Chaudet RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Effect with socks by Alì Bongo?

Regal's routine is indeed with socks. It's based on Larry Becker's "Will the Cards Match?".

Matt Marcy opens with the trick exactly as described in the OP.
by Donal Chayce
10/29/12 01:56 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Effect with socks by Alì Bongo?
Replies: 24
Views: 3656

Re: Square One

Sorry for the slow reply--was out of town until earlier today.)

I understand--thanks.

Since my original post I've learned that The Magic Castle library has two copies, so I'll at least be able to read it.
by Donal Chayce
09/18/12 03:01 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Square One
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Square One

Richard, would you be willing to go through your files or attic, find that half-dozen copies and sell one to me?
by Donal Chayce
09/14/12 02:36 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Square One
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Square One

Looking for a copy of "Square One: A Collection of Tricks & Essays", edited by Phil Goldstein.

Used is fine, but reasonably good condition, please.
by Donal Chayce
09/13/12 04:43 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Square One
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Thai (Mc)Bride

Utterly reprehensible.
by Donal Chayce
09/06/12 04:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thai (Mc)Bride
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2012)

Last night's magician members meet-up was exceptionally good! The presentation by John Cox on Houdini's guest book (with excellent PowerPoint, BTW) was quite interesting--the Houdinians were practically drooling; Max Maven's FISM report was both informative and hair-raising; Steve Valentine's perfor...
by Donal Chayce
07/19/12 12:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2012)
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Re: Helder and Derek are returning to the Magic Castle

What Pete said.
by Donal Chayce
07/14/12 10:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Helder and Derek are returning to the Magic Castle
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: FISM 2012 - Day One

Ditto what Dustin and Pete said--thanks for your reports, and please keep 'em coming.
by Donal Chayce
07/10/12 01:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day One
Replies: 36
Views: 12266

WTB "Magic of Steve Dacri--No Filler" DVD

Looking for volume 3 only. Please PM me with price (including shipping) if you've got one in excellent condition to sell.

Many thanks.
by Donal Chayce
06/26/12 02:15 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB "Magic of Steve Dacri--No Filler" DVD
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Re: Justin's levitation

I may be wrong, but I believe he's performing Jimmy Fingers' Magellan Master Levitation. I saw the 10:00 Palace show on Wednesday. His is the first actual performing of the illusion I've ever seen. I thought his presentation and performance were both good, but my reaction to the illusion itself is &...
by Donal Chayce
06/23/12 02:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin's levitation
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Happy Birthday Melba Dew!

How wonderful!

I grew up in Phoenix and, as a teen, knew Danny and Melba. I moved away in the late '70s and lost track of a lot of Phoenix folk.. I couldn't believe it when last year Joan Lawton told me she was going to Phoenix to celebrate Melba's 100th natal anniversary.
by Donal Chayce
06/02/12 04:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Melba Dew!
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Benson Burner

Andres Reynoso wrote:jaja oh yes, it is an oldie post ....my fault. I said "this man is fast, Maelstrom is out and he is preparing another one!!!"


We can only hope. :)
by Donal Chayce
04/27/12 03:18 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Benson Burner
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Re: The Day the Magic died... well almost...

Dodd, you can add my voice to the multitude of those who both appreciate all you've done for magic vis-a-vis The Magic Newswire, and who are grateful that you're back.

Illegitimi non carborundum.
by Donal Chayce
04/24/12 05:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Day the Magic died... well almost...
Replies: 18
Views: 1891

Re: Legal issues associated with magical

Thanks, Kent. I downloaded the papers; based on a quick skim of the contents, it looks to be an insightful analysis and an engaging read.
by Donal Chayce
04/24/12 05:30 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Legal issues associated with magical
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: Piff the Magic Dragon at Magic-Con

Funny--thanks!

Piff and Mr. Piffles are the closing act this week in the Palace of Mystery at the Magic Castle. Needless to say, they're a big hit.
by Donal Chayce
04/19/12 07:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piff the Magic Dragon at Magic-Con
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Happy Birthday Mark Wilson!

Happy Birthday, Mark!

Thanks for all of the magic.
by Donal Chayce
04/11/12 06:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Mark Wilson!
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: New Magic Clerk

Ditto what both Petes said.

Eugene and Michael have worked the Peller together before, and quite successively. I'm going to make it in tomorrow night specifically to see their set.
by Donal Chayce
03/30/12 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Clerk
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Tom Stone & Jonathan Pendragon Master Class

I had the wonderful experience of seeing Tom totally fry a very jaded Magic Castle crowd at his 9:30 performance in the Parlor last night. In speaking with Jonathan and West after the show I learned that there are a still a couple of slots open for Saturday's master class. IMO the opportunity to lea...
by Donal Chayce
03/29/12 04:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone & Jonathan Pendragon Master Class
Replies: 18
Views: 1982

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2012)

Dustin, you were a very large part of that Billy McComb perk. Thanks for being a part of the panel, and thanks for your willingness to engage in a game of one-upmanship with Mac King--that was way fun!
by Donal Chayce
03/22/12 08:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2012)
Replies: 49
Views: 4094

Re: Message Problem

Thanks, Dustin. While I'm sorry that the GF is having this problem, I'm glad to know that it's not my computer.
by Donal Chayce
02/29/12 02:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Message Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Message Problem

I'm unable to reply to messages I receive here on the Forum. Each time I attempt to do so, the screen goes blank after I hit "submit" and nothing further happens.

Does anyone know what might be happening?
by Donal Chayce
02/28/12 10:48 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Message Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Tina Lenert Connects the Dots

Good idea, Dustin--thanks!
by Donal Chayce
02/28/12 04:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tina Lenert Connects the Dots
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: Tom Stone at the Magic Castle

I am so excited! I've never seen Tom perform, live or otherwise, but I'm a big fan of his writing and thinking.

Jonathan, count me in vis-a-vis the all-day workshop should it actually come to fruition.
by Donal Chayce
02/27/12 08:59 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tom Stone at the Magic Castle
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Tina Lenert Connects the Dots

I was so bummed when I saw that Tina's lecture was scheduled for "Oscar Sunday". Duty called and I was unable to attend. I hope she will consider giving the lecture again, if not at the Castle then perhaps at a convention.
by Donal Chayce
02/27/12 05:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tina Lenert Connects the Dots
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: Martin Breese Photographer

While this outcome was not entirely unexpected, it's nevertheless such sad news.

Martin was the epitome of nobility and kept a stiff upper lip until the very end.

My condolences to his family and many friends.
by Donal Chayce
02/23/12 07:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Breese has Passed
Replies: 23
Views: 3972

Re: Tuning In To Chamber Magic

Thanks, Dustin!
by Donal Chayce
02/22/12 07:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tuning In To Chamber Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Question Re: Japanese Performers at the Magic Castle March 4 through 11

The policy of getting tickets to one of the Palace Shows if you have dinner is being phased out. I don't know what the last day will be, so it's possible that it will still be in place the first week of March. You might want to make a point of inquiring about it when you make your reservation.
by Donal Chayce
02/15/12 08:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Question Re: Japanese Performers at the Magic Castle March 4 through 11
Replies: 22
Views: 2310

Re: CRISS ANGEL ALTERCATION

Daily Deception wrote:Luke Dancy is Criss Angels head consultant and manages his consultant team.

Hope that clears up some of the confusion.

www.thedailydeception.com


Not in the least.
by Donal Chayce
02/11/12 08:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL ALTERCATION
Replies: 60
Views: 7069

Re: CRISS ANGEL ALTERCATION

by Donal Chayce
02/10/12 01:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL ALTERCATION
Replies: 60
Views: 7069

Re: CRISS ANGEL ALTERCATION

Joe is such an easy-going guy...he must've really been pushed (literally and metaphorically).
by Donal Chayce
02/09/12 04:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL ALTERCATION
Replies: 60
Views: 7069

Re: Larry Jennings Auction Results

Dustin, can you (or can anyone else) tell me who got the Professor's linking rings?
by Donal Chayce
02/03/12 05:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Larry Jennings Auction Results
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: Apology to Sylvain Mirouf re. February issue

You're a class act, Tom.
by Donal Chayce
01/30/12 04:46 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Apology to Sylvain Mirouf re. February issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1837
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