David Alexander wrote: Visiting Charlie was always fun. He'd sit dealing cards....tops, bottoms, centers, seconds. If someone asked to "see" his second he'd do some horrible thing and they were disappointed. Charlie would explain that they wanted to "see" his second. Properly done, they wouldn't be able to see anything, so he did it badly do they could see it. I understand he did that with others, too.
He was quite a character.
I never hand the pleasure or honor of meeting Charlie Miller however I did talk to him on the phone twice - and my Dad met and knew him (A Fatherly Remembrance story). The story goes that Charlie Miller was looking for stand up material and came into and watched my Dad do his night club show in Texas - several times.
My Dad was also a student of Erdnase so I think that he and Charlie Miller must have gotten along quite well.
However If I may add - most technical magic in cards like second dealing - centers - bottom's have tells. I knew and learned some stuff from Ed Marlo - and his second deal - like all second deals had a tell. I do not say this to say that Ed Marlo did not do his second deal "flawlessly" however in my opinion like may technical moves in card magic - "Flawlessly" is an opinion. And if you watch the Cardician DVD you may spot the tell.
As far as my video's My triumph cull stack - was viewed 350 times this month.
My Triple duke triumph video - was viewed - 113 times this month.
And the new video of me stacking and culling on the fly using the two shuffle Vernon Triumph shuffle was downloaded or viewed 65 times so far this month.
However if I may add - I make no claim as to doing the moves "flawlessly" for magicians. However to do them "flawlessly" for magicians - was not the overall goal of putting up the video's in the first place.
Just my opinion.