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by Mark Phillips
February 15th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dennis DeBondt passes away suddenly.
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Dennis DeBondt passes away suddenly.

The very sad news from his daughter's Facebook page is the Dennis DeBondt had died suddenly. I met him several times in Chicago and saw him work at tradeshows with Bill Goldman. He was a very good magician and an extremely funny guy; onstage and off. I'm shocked - it really stinks when someone your ...
by Mark Phillips
July 18th, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Richard Turner card manipulator
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Richard Turner card manipulator

I trust you are familiar with all the DVD's he has released.

They are available on his website: http://richardturner52.com/products-page/

Mark
by Mark Phillips
July 28th, 2014, 9:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jarrow dime and penny trick
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Jarrow dime and penny trick

Looking for a little background information on this trick as well as some references in print or on video. Trick is the exchange of a penny for a dime. Spectator extends palm up hand with dime on it. Jarrow would tell spectator to close his hand as soon as Jarrow's fingers hit it to try to take the ...
by Mark Phillips
March 12th, 2014, 4:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Unusual stuff on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Unusual stuff on Ebay

I'm fighting a losing battle of posting and also buying on Ebay. Hope some of you will help tip the scales!

Here's the URL:

http://goo.gl/BnlfAA
by Mark Phillips
May 24th, 2013, 10:41 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Are You Performing a Long Term Show this Summer?
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: Are You Performing a Long Term Show this Summer?

Rich Bloch's Dickens Parlour Theatre will be having shows daily near the Delaware Beaches and Ocean City Maryland. Different performers each week, they will change performers on Wednesdays so weekly visitors can see two different magicians. Info is on their website: www.dptmagic.com

Mark
by Mark Phillips
May 24th, 2013, 10:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Oliver Fundraiser near Washington DC
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: David Oliver Fundraiser near Washington DC

The Washington DC area fundraiser for David Oliver is tomorrow night! It is going to be a really great show featuring three top magicians, each with their own, unique style. Jon Stetson, Francis Menotti and Rich Bloch are all well known in the magic community and, I am sure you will agree, are excel...
by Mark Phillips
May 10th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Oliver Fundraiser near Washington DC
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: David Oliver Fundraiser near Washington DC

We got some nice television coverage for the David Oliver fundraiser here in the Washington DC area, May 25th. Have a look at the clips on our website!

http://comedymagicsociety.com/magic_sho ... out-on-tv/

Mark
by Mark Phillips
May 2nd, 2013, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Oliver Fundraiser near Washington DC
Replies: 3
Views: 516

David Oliver Fundraiser near Washington DC

The Comedy & Magic Society (Bob Sheets, Barry Wood, Brian Curry and Mark Phillips) are organizing a fundraiser for David Oliver which will be May 25th in Gaithersburg MD, just outside Washington DC. Performers will be Jon Stetson, Francis Menotti and Rich Bloch. All money from ticket sales and f...
by Mark Phillips
May 2nd, 2013, 1:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Dennis Loomis
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

Re: RIP: Dennis Loomis

I'm stunned. He was doing a touring, school fundraising show back when I was in High School and worked for our marching band two years in a row. He was a very nice guy, did an excellent, professional show and even let an eager kid do the Anderson newspaper tear on his show. My condolences to his fam...
by Mark Phillips
December 29th, 2012, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?
Replies: 21
Views: 2393

Re: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?

Bill Goldman is another excellent example. Funny that he and Bob Sheets (see above) share a birthday!
by Mark Phillips
June 6th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Custom Rolling Table with performing surface $250
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Custom Rolling Table with performing surface $250

My friend Kathleen Corley is selling a custom built, rolling performance table that was never used. See photos here; <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://gallery.me.com/rdcorle#100214&bgcolor=black&view=grid">http://gallery.me.com/rdcorle#100214&bg ... &view=grid</a><!-- m --> ...
by Mark Phillips
February 3rd, 2011, 10:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life
Replies: 46
Views: 16742

Re: Tim Conover Has Commited Suicide

I am heartbroken. I owe Tim so much in terms of both my magic and the career help helped me to enjoy. There was a stretch of several years in the late 80's and early 90's that Tim, Bill Goldman, Harrison Carroll and I worked at the same tradeshows maybe twice a month. We always spent the evenings to...
by Mark Phillips
August 25th, 2010, 6:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lots of Books on Ebay, Stewart James, Don Alan, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Lots of Books on Ebay, Stewart James, Don Alan, etc.

Originally listed stuff is gone, but more new stuff is up. Have a look....
by Mark Phillips
August 16th, 2010, 9:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Any Second Now by Martin Nash
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: WTB: Any Second Now by Martin Nash

Send me a private email at markcards@gmail.com or call me later today at 202-262-3617. I have an autographed copy for sale.

Mark
by Mark Phillips
August 14th, 2010, 12:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lots of Books on Ebay, Stewart James, Don Alan, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Lots of Books on Ebay, Stewart James, Don Alan, etc.

A few ending today:

http://shop.ebay.com/thinairpro/m.html? ... ksid=p4340

Mark Phillips
11209 Ashley Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
202-262-3617
by Mark Phillips
July 30th, 2010, 9:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: OOP Books - Pallbearers, Elmsley, Bannon, Jose Carroll, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 369

OOP Books - Pallbearers, Elmsley, Bannon, Jose Carroll, etc.

Selling some hard to find titles on e-bay. Happy Bidding. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://shop.ebay.com/thinairpro/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340">http://shop.ebay.com/thinairpro/m.html? ... ksid=p4340</a><!-- m --> Mark Phillips 11209 Ashley Dr. Rockvill...
by Mark Phillips
June 4th, 2010, 4:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DVD's at half price - including Grismer, Dan&Dave, Sylvester
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: DVD's at half price - including Grismer, Sylvester

Secret Art of Coin Manipulation by Eric Evans is sold.
by Mark Phillips
June 3rd, 2010, 4:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DVD's at half price - including Grismer, Dan&Dave, Sylvester
Replies: 5
Views: 582

DVD's at half price - including Grismer, Dan&Dave, Sylvester

DVD's - all original, all in excellent condition Ray Grismer Lecture - International Magic Retail $82.50 --Here - $40.00 The Dan and Dave System Special Collector's edition Retail $34.95 --Here $17.00 Dan and Dave Trilogy Tricksandflourishesandeverythingelse Retail $84.95 --Here $42.00 Brian Tudor G...
by Mark Phillips
March 29th, 2010, 8:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch 2010 Magician of the Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Re: Bob Fitch 2010 Magician of the Year!

I was very pleased to hear that Bob Fitch has been given this honor from the Parent Assembly. It is a sad truth that a prophet often goes unrecognized in his own back yard; I'm glad to see Bob receive accolades that are both significant and local to him. While Bob's skills and career as a performer ...
by Mark Phillips
January 28th, 2010, 9:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Bob Fitch

Only three slots remain for the Bob Fitch workshop near New York City. Call or email now: 202-262-3617; markphillips@verizon.net.
by Mark Phillips
January 22nd, 2010, 7:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 9015

Re: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?

I think he should be required to post a video link just to give us all a little perspective.
by Mark Phillips
January 22nd, 2010, 9:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Bob Fitch

This appears to be an excellent place to remind forum readers that the next Bob Fitch Performance Workshop is scheduled for March 19-21 near Bob's home in Leonia, NJ; just across the Hudson from New York City. For more information, please email me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:markphillips@verizon.ne...
by Mark Phillips
January 15th, 2010, 10:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1st Bob Fitch workshop in the greater New York City area
Replies: 0
Views: 232

1st Bob Fitch workshop in the greater New York City area

For the very first time, a Bob Fitch workshop is planned for the greater New York City area, March 19 - 21, 2010. In the past, magicians have had few resources to learn professional performance, communication and movement skills. This intensive, structured workshop has been tailored to magicians, an...
by Mark Phillips
January 4th, 2010, 3:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch Masterclass @ Barry's Magic in Rockville, MD
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Bob Fitch Masterclass @ Barry's Magic in Rockville, MD

Bob will be giving a 4 hour long master class at Barry's Magic Shop in Rockville MD, beginning at 5 PM on Sunday, January 17th, 2010. In addition so some activities for everyone, Bob will work one-on-one with some advanced practitioners of magic (including a FISM winner) who are in town for his 3 da...
by Mark Phillips
October 27th, 2009, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch Performance Workshop Jan. 18-20, 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Bob Fitch Performance Workshop Jan. 18-20, 2010

Bob Fitch will be giving a special 3 day performance workshop, January 18-20, 2010 in the Washington DC suburb of Gaithersburg, MD. Bob received the Magic Castle's Lifetime Achievement award last year and had a stellar career on Broadway, performing in 26 shows and originating the villianous Rooster...
by Mark Phillips
May 15th, 2009, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch Masterclass at Denny's Balt. on June 6.
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Bob Fitch Masterclass at Denny's Balt. on June 6.

Thanks to the success of Bob Fitchs master classes last year; weve found a mutually agreeable date Denny & Lees Baltimore studio to offer another one this year, albeit with very short notice! Bobs masterclass at Dennys will begin at 1PM on Saturday, June 6th. There are four performance slots ava...
by Mark Phillips
May 15th, 2009, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two Comedy Magician's Birthday today.
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Two Comedy Magician's Birthday today.

Today is the birthday of Bob Sheets and Bill Goldman, two of the best and funniest comedy magicians alive. Their styles are completely different but both just kill me. Also funny that they should share a birthday. I wonder what my old pal Richard would have been like had he been born just 24 hours e...
by Mark Phillips
April 27th, 2009, 11:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: effect of economic depression
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: effect of economic depression

The impact has been substantial. The measures you seek to learn are unlikely to be publically discussed. In addition to having so many ways to measure the downturn and the difficulty in measuring them, no one is eager to give negative concrete numbers that could contribute to people staying away. He...
by Mark Phillips
April 27th, 2009, 10:32 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Roger Klause Library -- eBay
Replies: 24
Views: 4391

Re: Roger Klause Collection -- eBay

Beautiful cups. Lance, I'm just curious as to the information on how many were made, how many still out there, and the known whereabouts of others. Can you give us the source for this information and if there are any further details?

Thanks,
Mark
by Mark Phillips
April 8th, 2009, 11:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sphinx Magazines on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Sphinx Magazines on Ebay

Hi Collectors, I've just posted a number of Sphinx magazines, mostly from the 1940's, on eBay. Here's the link; have a look. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/thinairpro_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ">http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/thinairpr ... omZQQ_mdoZ</a><!--...
by Mark Phillips
April 8th, 2009, 9:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch Performance Workshop 2009 on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Bob Fitch Performance Workshop 2009 on Facebook

Hmm. There is that. I will also post information here when there are major developments. For those interested, the dates this year will be August 5-11. It will be held again outside Washington DC, for those who do not know, Bob no longer offers the workshop he produced Canada for several years. As o...
by Mark Phillips
April 7th, 2009, 12:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch Performance Workshop 2009 on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Bob Fitch Performance Workshop 2009 on Facebook

Hi folks, I'm going to try to spread the word on Bob's 2009 workshop primarily via Facebook this year. This will allow me to make announcements, post information, etc. more efficiently. You can check it out here and, I assume, subscribe to updates. Facebook users with more experience (that's most pe...
by Mark Phillips
March 20th, 2009, 9:10 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Zero Halliburton Shipping Case on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Zero Halliburton Shipping Case on ebay

Very cool Zero Halliburton case on ebay: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280324336122&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... AQ:US:1123</a><!-- m --> Lightweight; will hold an entire act or two and eve...

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