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Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

There have been many good torn and restored card tricks out there, including Paul Harris, but they all have one fault. You cant restore the the final piece at the end. If I was a layperson, I would wonder why the magician couldnt restore that too. Thats why I also like Garcias Torn. It fits this req...
by Michael Pascoe
10/14/08 06:36 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 12369

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

The people I heard that saw it says it is horrible. The president of the Luxor walked out. Some said they saw the traps and it was just terrible. He is out of his element now that he can't have edits and trick photography. This is just bad for magic all around.
by Michael Pascoe
10/09/08 12:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125520

Re: Billy O'Connor

In the Suave Deceiver, Fisher talks about Billy OConnor and his relationship to Cardini. Richard marketed the item thats why his pictured is on the ad. Also, David Bamberg briefly mentions Billy and his Instanto Deck. David was in England at a magic club meeting when Houdini and the Great Raymond go...
by Michael Pascoe
03/14/08 12:09 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Billy O'Connor
Replies: 12
Views: 4160

Re: Name your top five tricks with a change bag

Thanks. I guess I'm not the only one that noticed. LOL. (I hate when people use that)
by Michael Pascoe
12/14/07 09:02 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Name your top five tricks with a change bag
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Name your top five tricks with a change bag

Whats up with the Caf? I havent been able to get on all week.
by Michael Pascoe
12/14/07 08:42 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Name your top five tricks with a change bag
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Message to Cups & Balls folks @ Magic Cafe

Glad you are alright. We all enjoy your comments and wish you the best.
by Michael Pascoe
12/12/07 11:15 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Message to Cups & Balls folks @ Magic Cafe
Replies: 18
Views: 922

Re: top three magic books

Tarbell is eight books. But if we are talking about sets and not actual books, then let me give my selection. With these sets, you dont need anything else. Tarbell course in magic Card College The Secret Ways of Al Baker Everything you would want to know is in those three sets. And since Im breaking...
by Michael Pascoe
11/27/07 11:21 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: top three magic books
Replies: 35
Views: 1396

Re: WHY THE GENERAL INDIFFERENCE TO MAGIC HISTORY?

Todays youth are interested in speed. How fast can they learn the latest trick so they can buy the next trick that is hot. They dont slow down and learn everything about the art. I hate when a kid buys the latest trick, but I cant get them to buy a book that will teach them all of the basics that th...
by Michael Pascoe
11/03/07 05:21 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: WHY THE GENERAL INDIFFERENCE TO MAGIC HISTORY?
Replies: 154
Views: 24408

Re: Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks

Ive seen a non gimmick version that works the same as the gimmicked ones. Im not sure if this is something Ive been thinking about or I saw it somewhere like Tarbell. Basically you fold one of the silks around the one to be produced and make a bag like the gimmick one. If I can find it, Ill share th...
by Michael Pascoe
10/31/07 07:27 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Ungimmicked 20th Century Silks
Replies: 6
Views: 1971

Re: Glenn Falkenstein/"That's Incredible!"

Diego I wished I could help. I like Glen hes a great guy. Im sure you contacted ABC. I cant believe that they do not have any kind of archives on it. I can understand if it was from 50 years ago because they didnt keep stuff like that, but now a days it seems like everything is kept.
by Michael Pascoe
10/31/07 07:16 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Glenn Falkenstein/"That's Incredible!"
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Janses, the true genius behind the Goldin's Sawing in Half

I've have asked this on another post, but I was told that it was best to place it here. I read in Phil Temples book Dante, The Devil Himself, he mentioned that Dante made a major contribution to Goldins Sawing a Woman in Half. Unfortunately, Temple did not go into detail. I would love to know more a...
by Michael Pascoe
10/31/07 02:31 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Janses, the true genius behind the Goldin's Sawing in Half
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: That true man of mystery, George White

That was the most info I got on him was from that book. It will definitely give me more of a rounded character. I can also use the stuff about him being discriminated against. You know it had to happen. Its a shame, but its part of our past and should be shown.
by Michael Pascoe
10/31/07 09:25 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: That true man of mystery, George White
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: That true man of mystery, George White

Thanks once again for helping me on this Dave. What is Diego's email? How do I get a hold of him?
by Michael Pascoe
10/31/07 09:10 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: That true man of mystery, George White
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: That true man of mystery, George White

Thats so true. I wonder if groups that deal with African American history know how to track someone down during the days of Separate But Equal laws. Also, do you know his beginnings? Where is he from, why did he run away from home etc? I am glad that someone cares enough to actually do some research...
by Michael Pascoe
10/30/07 04:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: That true man of mystery, George White
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Harry Jansen, the "real" genius behind Goldin’s Sawing a Woman in Half

I read in Phil Temples book Dante, The Devil Himself, he mentioned that Dante made a major contribution to Goldins Sawing a Woman in Half. Unfortunately, Temple did not go into detail. I would love to know more about what changes Jansen made. If Phil reads this, please contact me. I am working on a ...
by Michael Pascoe
10/30/07 10:12 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Jansen, the "real" genius behind Goldin’s Sawing a Woman in Half
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Think Ink

Does anyone know any kind of chemicals you can buy from the local drug to make Think Ink? Thats the stuff that changes water to ink then back again. Its called Think Ink because it does it on its own without touching the water. The oxy clean can do it, but you have to put your hand in the water and ...
by Michael Pascoe
10/30/07 09:39 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Think Ink
Replies: 0
Views: 664

That true man of mystery, George White

I was interested in knowing about the true mystery man of magic, George White. White was very instrumental in keeping the Thurston show running smooth. George Whites role was an intricate part of the success of the Wonder Show of the Universe. Thurston knew it, thats why he said that he has never gi...
by Michael Pascoe
10/30/07 09:36 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: That true man of mystery, George White
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Who Killed Houdini - part 2

Growing up as a magic buff, I thought Houdini was killed by a punch in the stomach. Just like most of what we know about Houdini, this was also a myth. If you go beyond the legend, you can decipher that this was not the real reason. Professional boxers get punch in the stomach all of the time. Yes t...
by Michael Pascoe
07/15/05 09:19 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who Killed Houdini - part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Who Killed Houdini - part 2

Originally posted by Nelson Lugo: Hello all A few years ago I posted a question on the Genii Forum titled "Who killed Houdini?" In it I basically asked if anyone knew information on the ramifications (if any) of the students who were involved in the whole "stomach punching" inci...
by Michael Pascoe
07/15/05 09:17 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who Killed Houdini - part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 194

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