Marshall Brodien Biography Now Available !!

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Postby Guest » 08/06/07 06:11 PM

Great news !! Marshall Brodien had sample copies of his recently published biography, "The Magical Life of Marshall Brodien Creator of TV Magic Cards and Wizzo the Wizard", at Abbott's Get Together this past weekend. It is now available for purchase. There is a lot more to the Marshall Brodien story than T.V. Magic cards. Written by John Moehring it's a fascinating life story of a great guy.

More info. here:

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php? ... 864-3182-3
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Postby Guest » 08/06/07 11:56 PM

Marshall is a great guy! He is really down to Earth. If you are between the ages of 10 and 40 and you live in the US, there is a very high chance that your first magic set was one that was designed by Marshall.

The list of magic sets he worked up is quite impressive.
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Postby Guest » 08/07/07 07:10 AM

The book is great and so is Marshall! John Moehring did a wonderful job writing it. Buy a copy and read about one of magic's all-time great guys.You won't be sorry.

If you are interested in the sets he produced...this year Marshall and I put together a comprehensive CD-ROM containing full-color photographs of every magic set he ever created - over 150 sets. It's a like a trip down memory lane seeing many of these sets.

For more info go to:
http://www.chuckromanomagic.com/merch.html
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Postby Brandon Hall » 08/07/07 01:39 PM

It's more like between 20 and 50 wouldn't you say, Bill?
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Postby Guest » 08/07/07 02:29 PM

i thought the official release was slated for fall.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/07/07 03:01 PM

I just got the new MacFarland catalogue today and it says "Aug. 07" for the release.
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Postby Guest » 08/07/07 04:49 PM

I saw a copy at the Get Together and Marshall said he has 100 copies himself so they must be available.
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Postby Guest » 08/07/07 08:22 PM

weird.

the site says fall/winter '07.

well, pre-releases aren't uncommon.
I mean, someone has to review the book
before the official launch. So when
he goes on his book tour, he'll have
good crowds and stuff.
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Postby Ryan Matney » 08/07/07 10:24 PM

Is there a way we can buy this from Marshall and get it signed possibly?
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Postby Guest » 08/07/07 11:02 PM

possibly.

if you email him,
he won't email you back.
he'd call you.

but then again, depending on
how mcfarland is, he might not
be able to sell the books once
released because they would need
to know how many copies are sold.

i'll ask him.
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Postby Guest » 08/08/07 06:23 AM

For those in the Chicago araea there's talk of a book signing at Midwest Magic.
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Postby Guest » 08/11/07 11:32 AM

We just received our copy signed
in the mail today from Marshall.

In the index, they reversed dad's
name. So look under the letter "D"

It looks great. I'll read after I
finish reading "Hiding the Elephan"
and "Double Life of Chung Ling Soo."

Which will be in another month.

(I'm a slow reader)
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