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by Andrew Martin Portala
December 27th, 2014, 10:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?
Replies: 33
Views: 4921

Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Dell o' Dell Book.
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 5th, 2014, 12:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionists Reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 9438

Re: The Illusionists Reviews

They are on Broadway . Makes it pretty awesome ! :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
November 14th, 2014, 2:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Secret Out
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: The Secret Out

I think Germain got started with that book.
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 25th, 2014, 1:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!
Replies: 32
Views: 5044

Re: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!

Look in The Tarbell course Vol.2 page 278 and read what Dante did with the egg bag.
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 19th, 2014, 1:59 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic Apparatus Used in Movies...
Replies: 9
Views: 1601

Re: Magic Apparatus Used in Movies...

Crystal Ball has a rapping hand.
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 15th, 2014, 11:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 9475

Re: Smoothini on AGT

You are right . I guess both.
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 15th, 2014, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 9475

Re: Smoothini on AGT

The director is god judges are nothing.
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 15th, 2014, 10:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 9475

Re: Smoothini on AGT

He has a tons of videos on Youtube. Very good and entertaining magic. I think he'll do well. It's really not about winning.If you read the small print you get the million dollars over a 40 year period . Getting exposure on television is priceless. Like I said he has a great promo video. His AGT vide...
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 14th, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 9475

Re: Smoothini on AGT

Smoothini has now a great promo .
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 14th, 2014, 9:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 9475

Re: Smoothini on AGT

Al Baker was right !
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 14th, 2014, 9:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 9475

Re: Smoothini on AGT

I believe Horace Goldin did this but on a much bigger scale.
by Andrew Martin Portala
April 24th, 2014, 9:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician on Britian's Got Talent
Replies: 24
Views: 3972

Re: Magician on Britian's Got Talent

This guy is very good.
by Andrew Martin Portala
March 23rd, 2014, 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copentro
Replies: 17
Views: 4723

Re: Copentro

yaaaa ..but it was pretty cool to watch it on the late ,late show (about 12:30 or 1:00 am) when you were a teenage. :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
March 22nd, 2014, 10:09 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: types of magic tricks would you
Replies: 2
Views: 2521

Re: types of magic tricks would you

Look in Tarbell :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
March 13th, 2014, 9:23 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Dental Dam
Replies: 62
Views: 18865

Re: Dental Dam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAGdrpcJp70
Actor who plays the magic shop owner in the show demonstrates Lubor Fiedler' s "Dental Dam and coin " at 9: 56 . This is 1964 . Is this when the trick came out ?? Also I think the little boy in the episode grew up to be Rob Zabrecky. Ha Ha. :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
March 10th, 2014, 10:08 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 17
Views: 2602

Frakson

by Andrew Martin Portala
March 5th, 2014, 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copentro
Replies: 17
Views: 4723

Re: Copentro

"With the aid of this little apparatus , performer shoots into a glass a marked coin. while glass is covered with either a cone or hat." That's what is written in the first paragraph. No stand.
by Andrew Martin Portala
March 4th, 2014, 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copentro
Replies: 17
Views: 4723

Re: Copentro

The person who came up with Coin Shooter is H. J. Burlingame. Have not seen the Downs book. However, Burlingame does indicate using a cone. Not a Dealer item.
by Andrew Martin Portala
March 4th, 2014, 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copentro
Replies: 17
Views: 4723

Re: Copentro

Yesterday I found in January 1927 issue of the Sphinx a trick called "coin shooter".Just like Copentro but it used a book instead of a wood base. I was trying to upload the picture. But having trouble.
by Andrew Martin Portala
February 17th, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: FRED KAPS NEW VIDEO
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: FRED KAPS NEW VIDEO

Awesome !! Thanks !
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 22nd, 2013, 8:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I.B.M. Contest winners
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: I.B.M. Contest winners

Congratulations to not only the winners but the thirty plus competitors who gave us an amazing week of great magic.

Yes some great acts . It was tough !
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 22nd, 2013, 8:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I.B.M. Contest winners
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: I.B.M. Contest winners

Very proud of my son ELI.
Thanks for a great job you did last week Shawn.
One Eli's heroes growing up as a kid is Lance Burton. Saturday afternoon at the IBM Lance was helping Eli.
Very surreal and way too cool !!!
Thanks !!
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 24th, 2013, 9:30 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A Tommy Cooper Letter
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: A Tommy Cooper Letter

funny ! Made me smile . Thanks.
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 19th, 2013, 8:40 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For: Aqua Cups
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Looking For: Aqua Cups

by Andrew Martin Portala
January 15th, 2013, 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Slydini Anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Slydini Anniversary

by Andrew Martin Portala
September 25th, 2012, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here
Replies: 55
Views: 7327

Re: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here

I don't know you but get well soon. All the best!
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 14th, 2012, 5:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy
Replies: 155
Views: 31274

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Six

Congratulations to everyone . Thanks Craig and Richard . Also thanks to Bob Farmer you made me laugh today.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 12th, 2012, 10:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Three
Replies: 47
Views: 10420

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Three

Craig I been telling my wife about reports everyday. She said ,Who's reporting . I told her it was you. She knows you. So Hi from my wife ,Melissa (and Mimi says Hello too).
Eli's Dad
Andrew
Thanks for the reports
You are doing a great job.
by Andrew Martin Portala
April 24th, 2012, 3:12 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: John Calvert Lecture Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: John Calvert Lecture Tour

go john go
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 26th, 2011, 7:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?
Replies: 35
Views: 3787

Re: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?

Richard : BTW just got back seeing Hugo. It was wonderfully spooky. Because I was looking at those pictures in the book this morning..
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 26th, 2011, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?
Replies: 35
Views: 3787

Re: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?

Richard: I had it on two chairs. It was turning those 600+ pages that got me.My jaw hurts a little too.
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 26th, 2011, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?
Replies: 35
Views: 3787

Re: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?

My wife got me Magic, 1400s-1950s . I page though it this morning and after paging though it I had to take a nap.
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 25th, 2011, 10:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii
Replies: 30
Views: 2132

Re: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii

Thanks to everyone here .
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 25th, 2011, 7:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii
Replies: 30
Views: 2132

Re: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii

Merry Christmas Richard !!
by Andrew Martin Portala
October 28th, 2011, 11:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disecto gone wrong?
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: Disecto gone wrong?

They were both nutty.
by Andrew Martin Portala
October 28th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disecto gone wrong?
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: Disecto gone wrong?

It wasn't a Disecto .
by Andrew Martin Portala
October 19th, 2011, 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 111
Views: 11320

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

I think maybe we are talking about a piece of meat ? I think If you take the meat ,throw it in the oven and cook it and not pay attention to it its going to get burn . A bad cook ! But.... If you find out how to make a great meal out of it.Think about it. Give your guest a delicious meal and a great...
by Andrew Martin Portala
October 19th, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 111
Views: 11320

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

I 'm being to believe that and I think Tamariz said in THE Magic Way ,"There are no bad tricks."

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