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Postby Bill Mullins » 08/20/05 12:32 AM

Dustin Stinnet reviewed a new DVD of an old International Magic tape. The DVD is titled as an Albert Goshman lecture, but the description is of performance only.

Is the DVD a full lecture (with explanations), or is it performance only (explaining the relatively short running time of 30 min.)?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/20/05 07:33 AM

Performance only.
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Postby Guest » 08/21/05 08:25 AM

@Bill Mullins

Get the video (I don't think it yet is converted to DVD) "Magic by Gosh", that contains both demo and lecture/explanations.
Most Magic Shops can supply I suppose, do a goggle search re it.. type 'magic by gosh video' and you get f.ex. h**p://w*w.magiclegends.com/product1187.html
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Postby Steve Bryant » 08/21/05 08:38 AM

The book (Magic By Gosh - The Life and Times of Albert Goshman) is also still available. Listed by Hank Lee among others.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 08/21/05 11:38 AM

I've got the book.

Some of my favorite videos are Intl Magic Lectures. I just found it odd that this one was performance only, especially given that its title includes "Lecture", which to me, means explanations included.

Plus, $45 for 30 min puts in pretty far out on the content-per-dollar scale. (And this is _not_ a comment on the "value" of having a good record of Al Goshman's work.)
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Postby Guest » 08/21/05 11:55 AM

Many many times, when Albert performed/demonstrated at a magicclub, this was announced to the members as a *lecture* and that's actually what Albert called it himself.

He did his act and told some basic insight in his act by telling a couple of stories/reminisenses.
But it normally never was what we *magicians* do call a lecture.
Nevertheless, to me and a lot of others, it was one of the best *lectures* just to se him perform, to se the *real work*..

This alone was a lecture in itself!

First after Albert stopped performing regularily, he release his book and later the video *Magic by Gosh* (captured on his 65th birthday).

Together with the Ron McMillan DVD mentioned (earlier that one was a video too) it gives valuable insight in the work of Albert Goshman.

Anybody interested in close-up magic should own a copy of BOTH, as well as his book!

It shows a lot of things, amongst others, that it is possible to create a world class close-up act, with a few, a VERY few basic sleights..no shuttlepasses, no backclips :)

His act even today would no doubt still be continously booked allover the world.!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/21/05 01:34 PM

Bill, DVDs cost more in the UK (everything costs more in the UK, including books).

So, you can't judge a foreign item by US prices.

All of that aside, this is the best dough you'll ever spend in magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. Trust me.
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Postby KirkG » 08/25/05 04:10 PM

I see to remember a few shuttle passes in his routine.

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Postby Guest » 08/26/05 12:07 AM

Originally posted by Kirk the Magician:
I see to remember a few shuttle passes in his routine.

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I doubt it.. :)
He didn't do a single one ever, but he used kind of an *Ulititie switch* in his coins across.
The shuttle-pass however, as we know it, he never used..
He also simply did THROW (secretly) a coin from one hand to another, but still, this has nothing to do with a shuttlepass :p
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