Hold outs

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Hold outs

Postby Guest » June 10th, 2003, 9:57 am

What is the best source(s) for learning about hold outs?

Thanks,

CHRIS
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Re: Hold outs

Postby CHRIS » June 10th, 2003, 11:39 am

I would start with historical information. For example "Sharps and Flats" has some nice info on hold-outs. Available as ebook, reprint or second hand.

Chris Wasshuber
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Re: Hold outs

Postby Guest » June 10th, 2003, 12:59 pm

Chris,
Thank you for the info. I have seen you promote e-books many times. I would like to contact you outside of this forum for more info on the e-books. Would you accept an e-mail from me?

Thanks,

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Re: Hold outs

Postby CHRIS » June 10th, 2003, 1:12 pm

Sure I accept your email anytime :-)

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Re: Hold outs

Postby Pete Biro » June 10th, 2003, 1:30 pm

What kind of hold outs? Gambling? Kepplinger style, squeezer, bean shooter?

Or magicians, ala Jack Miller et al?

Ed Mishell published a book "Holdout Miracles."
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Re: Hold outs

Postby Guest » June 11th, 2003, 7:42 am

Pete,
First, thank you for the suggestion. I will try and locate it.
Second, wow! What great terms! Since I know so little about hold outs, it makes me that much more interested to learn.
I have two reasons for wanting to learn;
1.) An organization I belong to runs a 'casino' nite fund raiser. I thought it would be neat to do a Riverboat Gambler demonstration for the patrons as they sit around.
2.) I am auditioning for the part of Applegate in Damn Yankees later this year. I was curious to see if I could use a hold out to produce a lit cigarette (as the character must do a few times during the production).

I thank you for taking the time to answer my query. And for the little bump to do more research.

Thanks!

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Re: Hold outs

Postby Jim Riser » June 11th, 2003, 11:10 am

TiJean;
There is some holdout info on my web page at:
http://jamesriser.com/Magic/JamesRiserMagic.html

Be sure to go down to the bottom of the page to the gambling link.
Jim

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Re: Hold outs

Postby Robert Allen » June 14th, 2003, 11:24 am

This is interesting. The latest Stevens Magic catalog is selling an item for $55 called "Invisible Hand with book". It looks like a Miller-style weight holdout with attachments.

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Re: Hold outs

Postby Guest » June 14th, 2003, 3:18 pm

It is Robert. It is Michel and Greco Vernet's version of the Miller holdout. It is simply a streamlined version of the original Miller. With a couple ends to grasp different objects.

Dan

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Re: Hold outs

Postby Matthew Field » June 15th, 2003, 7:23 am

I'll toss into the mix the excellent John Carney book on his work with adapting the Miller holdout. Typical of John's genius.

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