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Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Arrived in Norwich, UK. Delighted to see feature on Marvyn and Carol. Thanks.
by Anthony Brahams
02/25/08 12:47 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 8378

Re: Zarrow's hands

I agree your sentiments regarding Herb and David. Superb article although I do not need encouragement to buy the book for both interest and use.

Thank you for the link to the Rembrandt painting. Not an OT statement because Rembrandt is "Magic"!
by Anthony Brahams
01/31/08 02:27 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Zarrow's hands
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: LePaul Notebook on exhibit

Richard Thank you very, very much for this link. Fascinating, especially to a Le Paul fan--no pun intended, I used to perform a routine of all Le Paul effects, for magic clubs (without explanations) as well as lay people. Wonder if someone can transcribe? I have an official printing of a Le Paul lec...
by Anthony Brahams
03/11/06 03:04 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: LePaul Notebook on exhibit
Replies: 14
Views: 323

W.C.Fields

BBC Radio 4 had a program on W.C.Fields last Tuesday. It will be on their Listen Again facility for three more days at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/progs/listenagain.shtml then go to "Who took the cork off my lunch". I have downloaded it so could send the AIFF file to anyone interested. Ant...
by Anthony Brahams
03/04/06 06:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: W.C.Fields
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Re: Name Pronunciations

It is David De-vant, like ant, the insect. Can't only the American (or Northern England) way because in Southern England it is carnt. We are two nations divided by a common language, always attributed as a quotation said, or written in a letter, by G B Shaw; no printed quotation has been found, I be...
by Anthony Brahams
02/23/06 02:22 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Name Pronunciations
Replies: 44
Views: 2106

Re: Basil Horwitz

I met Basil Horwitz several times when he was in London, mostly at Ken Brooke's and got the impression (no pun intended), quite strongly, that he (Basil) had the clients, would be asked to perform for them and did it for free because he felt that after talking thousands, maybe millions, it would be ...
by Anthony Brahams
02/22/06 03:00 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Basil Horwitz
Replies: 20
Views: 926

Re: Details of THE ESOTERIST: cover & binding

I omitted to mention that mine has a dark grey hard cover, gold lettering.
by Anthony Brahams
02/09/06 04:03 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Details of THE ESOTERIST: cover & binding
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Details of THE ESOTERIST: cover & binding

The book I have was published and copyrighted by Paul Diamond in 1971. In the Introduction Allan A. writes that All of the effects here were originated March 4, 1970December 22, 1970 (except one) . So it looks as if this hardback was the first edition published. Maybe the author did print up more di...
by Anthony Brahams
02/09/06 04:01 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Details of THE ESOTERIST: cover & binding
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Day Jobs of Famous Amateurs and Semi-Pros?

I did hear that John Salisse had bought rights from Lamouret but I did not have that info. substantiated.
by Anthony Brahams
02/08/06 11:48 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Day Jobs of Famous Amateurs and Semi-Pros?
Replies: 63
Views: 1715

Re: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday

I travelled back to Central London with the son of a cousin of Alex (second cousin?) who was quite definite in telling me that although Alex did have cancer he died of a heart attack.
by Anthony Brahams
01/20/06 01:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday
Replies: 34
Views: 1159

Re: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday

Just returned from Alex' funeral held this afternoon. An excellent eulogy from John Derris who also read a moving letter from Gordon Bruce who had hoped to appear but his employers, the Scottish National Orchestra, made it impossible. About 50 attended, a dozen family and about three dozen magicians...
by Anthony Brahams
01/19/06 03:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday
Replies: 34
Views: 1159

Re: Tradeshow Magician on the Daily Show

Unless Harrison has an identical twin it must be him!
by Anthony Brahams
01/17/06 04:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tradeshow Magician on the Daily Show
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday

Very shocked and very sad. I was with John Derris at the Circle only four hours ago (I had to leave early to catch train to Norwich where I now am) when we spoke of Alex, oblivious to his passsing, and that he would be writing one of the forewords to the book on the Notebooks of Jack Avis I am short...
by Anthony Brahams
01/09/06 05:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday
Replies: 34
Views: 1159

Re: who is David Britland ?

There should be one after, Euan!
by Anthony Brahams
01/08/06 04:00 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: who is David Britland ?
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Hans Trixer

Del Cartier knew Hans Trixer well.
by Anthony Brahams
12/05/05 03:10 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hans Trixer
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Re: Have you met any great characters in magic???

This is a fascinating thread. I agree with Pete about the Carazini story. The Goshman anecdotes are great, too, especially for me and the other fortunate ones who knew him. My story is not personal but told me by my father who never did anything in magic yet was very keen on it (e.g.bought the Golds...
by Anthony Brahams
12/03/05 05:45 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Have you met any great characters in magic???
Replies: 73
Views: 2313

Re: Mysterious book

John, Thank you for your reasoning. I did mention that I had not read the book and so attempted not to make ignorance the basis of my comments, thus I appreciate your posting.I will try to read the book!
by Anthony Brahams
11/28/05 07:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mysterious book
Replies: 183
Views: 49393

Re: Mysterious book

I have not seen this book which apparently has not yet arrived in the U.K. but a better reason is that I have not purchased it! The word "distasteful", although used earlier in this Forum in aother context, might have to apply to the book because of its title. "The Protocols of the El...
by Anthony Brahams
11/28/05 06:30 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mysterious book
Replies: 183
Views: 49393

Re: Have you met any great characters in magic???

Many great characters mentioned so far; I must add Eddie Fechter and Irv Weiner.
by Anthony Brahams
11/21/05 02:42 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Have you met any great characters in magic???
Replies: 73
Views: 2313

Re: Bob Read Died

Shocked at the tragic news of Bob's passing. Chatted with him at TMC Dealers' Day only two weeks ago, just before he left for the USA, and Jill and I were delighted to be at the same table as him and Pauline at a big birthday party earlier this year. The wonderful memories include many times perform...
by Anthony Brahams
11/21/05 02:31 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Bob Read Died
Replies: 35
Views: 3783

Re: New Boons & PW

I am not going to continue in the thread, after this posting. Mr Alexander, whose idea of morality may differ to mine (I wrote "may") is not entitled to deny me or anyone what they wish to write, within legal limits and preferably moral and ethical ones -- if free speech is to prevail I AM...
by Anthony Brahams
11/10/05 02:50 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: New Boons & PW
Replies: 21
Views: 6259

Re: New Boons & PW

Firstly I am sorry that Mr Alexander finds my posting "mildly offensive" as it was not meant to be. When the products, apparently, and the name (Boon), definitely, are the same as something invented by a friend I contend that I am entitled to query the rights--and the word "rip-off&qu...
by Anthony Brahams
11/09/05 04:20 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: New Boons & PW
Replies: 21
Views: 6259

Re: New Boons & PW

In another thread rip-offs have been discussed. Is Eric Mason's estate or inheritor being paid royalties for this product or permission given? One sold by Jerry Somerdin (very good) has "Thanks to Eric Mason, creator" on the instruction sheet but I wonder about rights?
by Anthony Brahams
11/09/05 02:54 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: New Boons & PW
Replies: 21
Views: 6259

Re: What would be the strongest card revelation if...

Card chosen, returned, apparently lost in deck. Magician takes out a card-it's wrong then changes it to the correct one. IMHO a change is far stronger than a find. Examples of effects: Hot Card Trick (Leech), I've got a surprise for you (Fechter). While I am posting, Pete, please change your calenda...
by Anthony Brahams
10/20/05 01:24 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What would be the strongest card revelation if...
Replies: 27
Views: 501

Karroll Fox, Billy McComb books on e-bay

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by Anthony Brahams
10/14/05 08:57 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Karroll Fox, Billy McComb books on e-bay
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Re: historical figures who are magicians

Red Bank was also the birthplace of Count Basie. I am not going off topic because another jazzman, Sammy Rimington (Brtish trad. clarinettist) is very good at card magic, I read. The late Ronnie Scott, club owner, tenor sax. player and racontuer, also had a repertoire of card effects.
by Anthony Brahams
10/12/05 01:34 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: historical figures who are magicians
Replies: 54
Views: 2949

Re: historical figures who are magicians

Stopped my last posting too soon Of course such as The Big Sleep and Ashphalt Jungle must be included. Comment re Fred MacMurray reminded me of The Mask of Demetrios (1944) where I always find it strange thet Sidney Greenstreet is NOT a "baddie'.
by Anthony Brahams
09/28/05 05:02 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: historical figures who are magicians
Replies: 54
Views: 2949

Re: historical figures who are magicians

I was quoting from ??? (will post if I find or remember) the The Maltese Falcon, 1941 verson, not those of 1931 or 1936, was considered the first, Double Indemnity (1944) the last.
by Anthony Brahams
09/28/05 04:55 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: historical figures who are magicians
Replies: 54
Views: 2949

Re: historical figures who are magicians

Barbara Stanwyck had the cover trick, autobiography (magic part) and photo in The Jinx 52, January 1939, page 359. For those who do not know of her, her day job was a top-class actress in many varied films, the most notable being Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder) which is sometimes referred to as the ...
by Anthony Brahams
09/27/05 01:38 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: historical figures who are magicians
Replies: 54
Views: 2949

Re: Cornelius' cousin

Cy Endfield's best known fim was Zulu (1964). Another film director/magician in London during part of the 1960's was Orson Welles!
by Anthony Brahams
09/25/05 02:27 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cornelius' cousin
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Re: Joe Berg Book

Sorry! URL got duplicated.
by Anthony Brahams
09/24/05 03:56 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Joe Berg Book
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Joe Berg Book

by Anthony Brahams
09/24/05 03:55 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Joe Berg Book
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Hurricane

Thanks, Richard, for the update. Thinking of y'all. Don't forget some cards, or do I take that as read? Maybe blue-backed as well.
by Anthony Brahams
09/23/05 01:37 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hurricane
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Hurricane

Now we are worried about Houston friends: Scott and Kathy Wells, H&R and others? How are things?
by Anthony Brahams
09/22/05 03:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hurricane
Replies: 21
Views: 266

Re: Rare Books by Carney End Sunday, But Annemann, Albright, Dr. Jaks & Others Start!

Visited website but found nothing of Dr Jaks'. Please confirm URL. Thank you.
by Anthony Brahams
09/11/05 10:24 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Books by Carney End Sunday, But Annemann, Albright, Dr. Jaks & Others Start!
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Jack Birnman

IF anyone is preparing a book,it may be of interest that I have a write-up of Jack Birnman's effect "The Jack Hop." I am producing and publishing a book From the Notebooks of Jack Avis and whilst I shall only include Jack's (Avis) own material, in the 20+ notebooks there are also many item...
by Anthony Brahams
09/02/05 09:06 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jack Birnman
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Del Ray Ace Finder

Dom, who published the cassette? I am always looking for tips on the "discoveries"!

Thanks

Anthony
by Anthony Brahams
09/02/05 01:51 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Del Ray Ace Finder
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Del Ray Ace Finder

Further to my previous posts, if Fechter's Aces is similar then also see the Obie O'Brien dvds of this title.
by Anthony Brahams
08/31/05 10:10 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Del Ray Ace Finder
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Del Ray Ace Finder

Fechter's Aces "is based on a similar routine" shown to Eddie by Del Ray but eliminating Faro shuffles, according to the books Fechter and Magician Nitely. Is this the Vernon/Del Ray routine you mention?
by Anthony Brahams
08/31/05 10:08 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Del Ray Ace Finder
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Jon and the Hurricane

Hope Jon is all right and concern for others in area. Barrie Richardson lives around there I believe.
by Anthony Brahams
08/30/05 03:19 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Jon and the Hurricane
Replies: 9
Views: 602
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