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Re: Fake Chinese Magicians

Hi Frances Mei Ling! The 1950 IBM/SAM convention is where I first saw your dad. I could be wrong but I think he was called Louie De Yip. I long ago sold the souvenir program and at 80, my memory now and then can miss a detail. I'm writing up some memories of De Yip Loo, especially his hilarious rice...
by mountebanc
04/19/12 09:35 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fake Chinese Magicians
Replies: 41
Views: 5512

Re: What are some big hitting effects for Kid shows?

Hey! I'm the guy who put that list of school show magicians in KID STUFF FIVE! FRAN MARSHALL asked me to help with KS5. I did. She autographed my copy: "THERE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A KS5 IF IT HADN'T HAVE BEEN FOR YOU!" Curiously, when the advertising for the book came out, she forgot (yes) t...
by mountebanc
04/14/12 11:07 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: What are some big hitting effects for Kid shows?
Replies: 21
Views: 4178

Re: Trouble Wit

I first saw C. Thomas Magrum do T-Wit in his school assemblly show in November 1946. He did it well, and sold it well. He presented it somewhat like the performer in the C.Lang Neal's MODERN CONJUROR. I started doing it in 1965. I updated the lines and made it more topical. It was in my school show ...
by mountebanc
04/14/12 10:35 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Trouble Wit
Replies: 27
Views: 7119

Re: The juiced deck.

Right! When you are through learning, you're through!
by mountebanc
04/14/12 03:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The juiced deck.
Replies: 58
Views: 4144

Re: The juiced deck.

Hey Roger! Congratulations on a really excellent "essay" on the juice deck.
by mountebanc
04/14/12 02:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The juiced deck.
Replies: 58
Views: 4144

Re: The juiced deck.

Quite correct El Mystico! Juice aint apecific! Terry Roses first showed me one about 15 or 20 years ago. Even when he showed me the 'work",I had trouble.

DeLand's NIFTY,DAISY,LEAGUE AND DOLLAR DECKS STILL WORK.

CHECK OUT TED LESLEY'S DECK!
by mountebanc
04/14/12 02:52 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The juiced deck.
Replies: 58
Views: 4144

Re: Help with name of trick bottle

I remember seeing one - EONS ago! It may have been an Abbott item.
by mountebanc
04/14/12 02:43 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Help with name of trick bottle
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Ha! Pulling a rabbit out of a hat ie EZ. The hard part is getting it in the hat without people noticing.
by mountebanc
04/14/12 02:38 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf
Replies: 20
Views: 2460

Re: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?

Hey Quentin! Yes! "Gas Up At Night" is stuck in my mind, too! In fact,I wrote up the anecdote in "The Diary of a Road Scholar" (Jon Racherbaumer is "making me do it".)I'm retired--I'm entitled--I'm an OCTOGENARIAN. (For years I was a FRISBEEtarian.)I do miss the road,th...
by mountebanc
04/09/12 10:09 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?
Replies: 64
Views: 14117

Re: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?

Hey Jonathan! Ed Reno died (1945,I believe)as I was getting started (I was 13)but the late Joe Palen (Chicago) told me that he saw Ed produce FOUR bowls of water from a foulard (all body loads)and absolutely "kill" an audience. Ed once told a magician that he always bought a coat several s...
by mountebanc
04/09/12 09:57 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?
Replies: 64
Views: 14117

Re: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?

Hi Max! I only met "Mr. Fingers" once (college show in Michigan). He was GREAT! Wish I had seen him do the cups from the jewelers case. Yr's, Dick Oslund
by mountebanc
04/08/12 01:08 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?
Replies: 64
Views: 14117

Re: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?

Dick Oslund here with a few comments...I'm fairly sure that the young man's name was Jim Gardiner. He bought the garbage can from Don Alan. Jim was from Chicago. This would have been about 1978 or 79.when I was a "regular inhabitant of the Charlie Miller Suite at Magic Inc. Don had done the can...
by mountebanc
04/08/12 01:00 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?
Replies: 64
Views: 14117

Re: Hi Way Sign Effect in old Linking RIng

I started using HI SIGN about 1951. Norman Jensen showed it to me. Used it for years. Now it is in occasionally. I have a half dozen different presentations for it in the file, but don't have anything like what you mention. Sorry.

mountebanc
by mountebanc
04/07/12 11:51 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hi Way Sign Effect in old Linking RIng
Replies: 3
Views: 783

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