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SAM Hall of Fame and Magic Museum

Long out of view, the SAM Hall of Fame's collection of posters, apparatus, illusions, costumes and ephemera will be available to see beginning September 16th, 2012 at the Whittier Historical Society and Museum in Whittier, CA. A large portion of the Hall of Fame Museum's collection will be on displa...
by Zambolini
09/07/12 09:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SAM Hall of Fame and Magic Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum

Happy Holidays from the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame. We have a fledgling web page up at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.samhalloffame.com/">http://www.samhalloffame.com/</a><!-- m --> and a Facebook page at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.facebook.com/p...
by Zambolini
11/27/11 05:46 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Re: Pondering Erdnase 2

I see Richard covered this before. Oops.
by Zambolini
10/29/11 02:32 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase 2
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Pondering Erdnase 2

I've made this point before elsewhere but as it gained no traction, I'll toss it out once more. Dai Vernon was of the opinion that at least two different artists did the drawings in Expert at the Card Table. He based this in three issues. 1. Mr. Smith did not have enough time to accurately draw all ...
by Zambolini
10/29/11 02:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase 2
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Pondering Erdnase

Jason:

I recently saw a picture of a layout once owned by a friend of yours. Maybe I just never noticed this before but in this particular case the folding end sections were of noticeably different dimensions. This makes one of the ends less rectangular and more square or chessboardish.

Mike
by Zambolini
10/29/11 01:18 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: Dai Vernon The Spirit of Magic

Yes, it is Richard Deacon at he Magic Castle.
by Zambolini
10/28/11 01:47 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon The Spirit of Magic
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Pondering Erdnase

Jason:

I agree with all your points. As you all probably know, you can play Faro here at your own pace:

http://www.gleeson.us/faro/

Mike
by Zambolini
10/27/11 07:45 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: Pondering Erdnase

I think Jerry is correct that casinos tried Faro in later years from time to time but my understanding is they changed the rules substantially and it never regained any popularity. I'm sure many are familiar with the theory that when played honestly, Faro favored the house so slightly that it was no...
by Zambolini
10/27/11 12:42 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: Pondering Erdnase

Well... First I'll stipulate that none of us know what kind of object Erdnase used to practice on and all this is speculation. However, there are certain things that we have all observed that are basically all we have to go on. One is that Marshall Smith apparently referred to the thing Erdnase shuf...
by Zambolini
10/27/11 12:37 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Pondering Erdnase

I've been giving some thought to the "board" that Erdnase performed on and the illustrations in the book. Several years ago I made a short run of what I called "Close-up Platforms." These were essentially boards upholstered with the wool cloth used to cover pool tables and gambli...
by Zambolini
10/25/11 03:44 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

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