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by Larry Horowitz
September 25th, 2016, 3:07 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: GHM Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Re: GHM Magic

Yes
by Larry Horowitz
July 6th, 2016, 2:30 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicana video archives
Replies: 0
Views: 847

Magicana video archives

The latest issue of Magicol arrived in my mail today. This is a publication of David Ben and Magicana. The first article is about Dale Harney and his television show, The Magic Palace. David has collected and made available on the Magicana website video of Dozens of magicians that performed on that ...
by Larry Horowitz
May 16th, 2016, 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig
Replies: 22
Views: 5334

Re: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig

First I would teach a self working effect.

Second, my feeling regarding the exposure dilemma is this:

Those that have an interest in magic will pay attention and remember. Those with no interest ,won't. What can be wrong with teaching those with an interest?
by Larry Horowitz
April 19th, 2016, 12:51 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Passover Friendly Magic tricks?
Replies: 26
Views: 8016

Re: Passover Friendly Magic tricks?

Easy answer.

One trick. One trick only.

Pour wine into Elijah's cup. Place cup on table. Say prayer. Open door. Show cup empty.

Everyone in attendance will " get it".
by Larry Horowitz
November 2nd, 2015, 10:36 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: LA History Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 6220

Re: LA History Conference

I will be there

Larry
by Larry Horowitz
October 12th, 2015, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The NFL's Jennings and Card Tricks ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: The NFL's Jennings and Card Tricks ...

Professional athlete on national television doing magic smiling and enjoying himself.

Why would I shoot the messenger?
by Larry Horowitz
September 25th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898501

Re: ERDNASE

Since much ink has been devoted in recent days to finding the exact hotel/ building, I ask this question;

Is there any reasonable expectation of reviewing the hotel registry for the several years preceding book publication?
by Larry Horowitz
September 25th, 2015, 1:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two in the hand and one in the pocket
Replies: 24
Views: 4082

Re: Two in the hand and one in the pocket

The move must coördinate with your body language and natural rhythm as Ian suggested. But equally important is your verbal interaction with the audience. While I know it is a classic, I've always thought it was a pointless trick which made the audience look stupid. "Wrong … wrong again … still...
by Larry Horowitz
September 13th, 2015, 6:06 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 19429

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Inquisitive does not write like a 17 year old.
by Larry Horowitz
September 12th, 2015, 9:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Raise Rise. A question
Replies: 55
Views: 7602

Re: Raise Rise. A question

I have been doing Magic for 49 years. There is much I know and much I do not. There is no question that certain areas of study will provide more practical benefit then Raise Rise. That said I have been working on a Fred Kaps coin routine for 7 years. To date I have only performed it twice. ( It's st...
by Larry Horowitz
September 11th, 2015, 11:48 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 19429

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

Performer,

One of the best posts you've written. Great advice for the young man.

(And yes, I know exactly who you are)
by Larry Horowitz
September 9th, 2015, 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898501

Re: ERDNASE

Scott,

Let me see if I've got this right.

The better YOU are with a deck of cards, the more likely your candidate is Erdnase.


Sorry, but from my point of view any credibility you may have hoped for went out the window with that childish challenge.
by Larry Horowitz
September 6th, 2015, 1:58 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN
Replies: 108
Views: 19429

Re: Jeremy Weiss' ACAAN

[quote][/quote]This is how the effect plays out: A borrowed deck is used, and is shuffled by the spectator. While the cards are still in the spectators hands, the spectator names any card and any number. Then the spectator himself/herself deals down to their number to find their card. " So, wha...
by Larry Horowitz
September 1st, 2015, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interlude and Zig Zag
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Interlude and Zig Zag

Jonathan,

As I'm sure I've told you, but I'll say it in public. The first time I saw Interlude sent shivers thru me. It was one of the most magical and supernatural effects I have ever seen.


Larry
by Larry Horowitz
August 27th, 2015, 12:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 34314

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

Dustin,

"Nit-picking" is what fans and devotes do.

Baseball has its "Hot-stove" league. Football has Monday morning quarterbacks.

When the "nit-picking" stops, Genii magazine can close down.
by Larry Horowitz
August 15th, 2015, 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898501

Re: ERDNASE

Bill,

My point was not that someone would fill out the copyright forms using a cover name. But rather that why would they have another person involved in their secret?
by Larry Horowitz
August 15th, 2015, 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898501

Re: ERDNASE

I cannot imagine an author wishing to remain hidden, having an underling fill out the copyright form.
by Larry Horowitz
August 13th, 2015, 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898501

Re: ERDNASE

Carlo, Possibly what needs to be compared are not word sequences regarding technique, but rather those regarding deportment or thoughts on how and when to use a sleight. I am not sure how many other authors cover these skills from the gambler's point of view. Certainly there are those from the magic...
by Larry Horowitz
August 9th, 2015, 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roy Walton
Replies: 29
Views: 8352

Re: Roy Walton

Andy, You beat me to it. I was going to relate the facts about the drawers behind the counter. You had told me. I had the pleasure a few years ago of giving a short presentation about a convoluted string of events that tied Laurel & Hardy to the Magic Castle. Upon hearing of his interest I was a...
by Larry Horowitz
July 27th, 2015, 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898501

Re: ERDNASE

Richard, I would agree. And 6 days a week
by Larry Horowitz
July 27th, 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898501

Re: ERDNASE

Chris, As your candidate began working at 14, well before the enactment of proper child labor laws, the question becomes what did the typical work day and week look like? That would go towards the question of when he could develop the card skills. Our modern athlete has a lot more time and access to...
by Larry Horowitz
July 13th, 2015, 11:02 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Cuban magicians
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

Re: Cuban magicians

Tell him to find the guy with the oldest, most decrepit De Soto still running.
by Larry Horowitz
July 1st, 2015, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 56
Views: 18907

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

Richard,

You've hit on the one problem I have with David's publication schedule. By the time each book comes out and we spend the proper years digesting the information, we'll be dead!

Larry
by Larry Horowitz
June 29th, 2015, 2:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin and Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 6020

Re: Coin and Cylinder

I have had the privilege of seeing C&C performed by Andy Galloway, John Carney, Eric Mead and R.Paul Wilson.

In the right hands this is not a test.

It is Poetry!
by Larry Horowitz
June 29th, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 7440

Re: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

Al, I think in many ways this can only be answered in a "by person" basis. In my case, while I can learn any routine with practice, I cannot make anything with tools. If I have to make the prop, my give up level comes real soon. Others may enjoy the craftsmanship. My recommendation would b...
by Larry Horowitz
April 24th, 2015, 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 456
Views: 124309

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Bob,

Lester is a great attorney. Just not a good businessman. I got him to take the case "pro bono" after betting him I could beat him at Poker....and he could deal.
by Larry Horowitz
April 23rd, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 456
Views: 124309

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

I started the book last night. As I progressed through the the opening bits, brilliant ideas for routines popped into my head. But as I read further I found my brilliant ideas were already in the book.

Mr. Farmer, you shall hear from my lawyers!


Larry
by Larry Horowitz
March 2nd, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 456
Views: 124309

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Please sign mine at the bottom of the page, leaving room for me to fill in the contract above.
by Larry Horowitz
February 27th, 2015, 2:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool Videos posted on You-Tube
Replies: 23
Views: 5374

Re: Blackpool Videos posted on You-Tube

Tom,

I would venture that the three reasons you gave are actually what a convention is. So by definition people are going for the convention.
by Larry Horowitz
November 27th, 2014, 1:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is a camera trick?
Replies: 45
Views: 10659

Re: What is a camera trick?

Correct me if I am mistaken; I seem to recall an interview in the other " Magic" magazine where the founder of Circue dp Soliel was stunned to learn Criss Angels effects could not be performed live. Thus causing a slight problem in the show they were backing.
by Larry Horowitz
October 22nd, 2014, 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898501

Re: ERDNASE

Jason, I agree with most of your thoughts. However, I am firmly in the camp that believes this was a very experienced writer. In point of fact, both Harper Lee and Ralph Ellison were published writers prior to their breakout books. Ellison had numerous short story and book reviews published in magaz...
by Larry Horowitz
August 16th, 2014, 3:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: GHM Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

GHM Magic

This is a recommendation for a new site offering handmade magic props for close up and stand up. The site is GHM Magic, http://www.ghmmagic.com/. The work is all done by George Millward. He has been making these products somewhat underground, for a select few, for about five years. He has now decide...
by Larry Horowitz
June 17th, 2014, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes
Replies: 61
Views: 16349

Re: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes

I'm sorry I appear to be a bit obtuse in understanding the offer.

Are these videos or mostly just listening (no picture) to Mike describe his handling of routines?

Do the notebooks include a breakdown of his most famous week at the castle?
by Larry Horowitz
June 10th, 2014, 1:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 16453

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

Not a big Tenyo fan. But great idea!
by Larry Horowitz
June 6th, 2014, 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why FISM?
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

Re: Why FISM?

You asked not only why not, but also what would make us come to FISM. How about an organized charter flight from the US. Traveling in groups is more fun. And a full plane may allow for negotiated lower flight cost. A continually updated list of registrants. Activities/tours planned for wives or kids...
by Larry Horowitz
June 6th, 2014, 2:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 16453

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

At the next event could Breakfast with Ian Kendall be scheduled for lunch?
by Larry Horowitz
June 5th, 2014, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Seminar with the Fat Brothers
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: Seminar with the Fat Brothers

I have been fortunate to spend time with all three brothers, separately and together.

$50 for a seminar with them is a bargain! Don't miss it.
by Larry Horowitz
June 4th, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 16453

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

A Genii grants three wishes.

If the Genii Bash was our first.

Shouldn't we call this next event, The Second Wish.
by Larry Horowitz
May 29th, 2014, 1:16 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jay Palmer and Magic Kettle Act?
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

Re: Jay Palmer and Magic Kettle Act?

Alan's treatise on the subject is quite good.

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