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Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 28th, 2012, 4:29 pm

I'm not ready to tip the name of the magician yet, but later this year I'll be publishing a project of material by one of the most famous close-up magicians in the last quarter of the 20th century. He published some during his lifetime, but nearly enough, and he died prematurely.

This is not something publicly mentioned before, so it will be a complete surprise for everyone.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Mark Collier » December 28th, 2012, 4:33 pm

Later this year is pretty soon....

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 28th, 2012, 4:36 pm

Well, 2013. :)
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 28th, 2012, 4:48 pm

Jack Birnman?

Geoff Latta?

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Syd » December 28th, 2012, 4:56 pm

Mark beat me to the punch.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 28th, 2012, 8:40 pm

Stephen Minch is doing the Geoff Latta book. Should be great.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby James » December 28th, 2012, 9:37 pm

If we're playing the guessing game, I'll guess Michael Skinner. Definitely famous among magicians, didn't publish much and was only 51 when he died. Plus, he had a huge repertoire, so there's got to be stuff that hasn't seen the light of day.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 29th, 2012, 12:24 am

It is not a book.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Pete McCabe » December 29th, 2012, 1:57 am

Is it Grippo?

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Matthew Field » December 29th, 2012, 9:41 am

Is it Presto's method for the Rising Card?

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 29th, 2012, 10:24 am

It's a BIG project.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby mrgoat » December 29th, 2012, 10:51 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:It's a BIG project.


Interesting, didn't know Tom was a magician

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby El Mystico » December 29th, 2012, 11:20 am

My money is on a compedium of ultimate ACAAN effects. Translated from the original Italian.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby JHostler » December 29th, 2012, 11:31 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:It's a BIG project.


Sure sounds like Skinner, but a lot of his stuff made it to video. Perplexed...

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Jim Martin » December 29th, 2012, 12:11 pm

Is it the working videos ( la your videos with Brother John) for a book that you already published?
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 29th, 2012, 12:13 pm

A magic kit of some sort?

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Bill Marquardt » December 29th, 2012, 12:21 pm

Can we pre-order? I want one.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 29th, 2012, 5:16 pm

Announcement will be in the first half of 2013. Ordering will commence then.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Joe Mckay » January 4th, 2013, 7:32 am

I think I have this figured out. But - if I'm right, then maybe I shouldn't ruin the surprise. I hope I am right since I would love to see more work from this creator.

Maybe Kaufman can PM me if he wants me to keep quiet?

If I am on the right track then the following should makes sense to Richard. The second to last letter of his surname was spelled with an 'e'. Yet - I often often saw it incorrectly spelled with an 'i'.


Anyway - I could be completely wrong. If I am I will name the guy I have in mind.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Joe Mckay » January 4th, 2013, 1:25 pm

Ok - back from work now. Had a chance to look up the age of this magician when he died.

And it is probably not him since he died at 80 and thus I am guessing didn't 'die prematurely' as Richard mentioned in his tease.

I officially have no idea who this is!

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PS My guess was Bob Stencel.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 4th, 2013, 2:05 pm

Someone else is doing Stencel, not me. Lips sealed.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Smurf » January 4th, 2013, 2:07 pm

How about Tim Connover? (probably not famous enough)

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Pete McCabe » January 4th, 2013, 2:09 pm

Joe Mckay wrote:The second to last letter of his surname was spelled with an 'e'. Yet - I often often saw it incorrectly spelled with an 'i'.


Is it Slydeni?

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Joe Mckay » January 4th, 2013, 2:10 pm

I don't think it will be Tim. Eric Mead is working on that book and he says it won't be ready for at least a couple of years.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby El Mystico » January 4th, 2013, 2:36 pm

I'm delighted there will be a book on Tim.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 4th, 2013, 3:14 pm

Not Conover (the family is publishing that).
Not Slydini (I wish!).
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Tom Gilbert » January 4th, 2013, 4:28 pm

Skinner?

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby AJM » January 4th, 2013, 4:47 pm

Mewis?

Oh no, he's still alive, sorry...
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Bill Marquardt » January 4th, 2013, 5:02 pm

Tommy Wonder, I wonder?

The suspense is killing me.

Okay, it's not Carl Ballantine. Let's start from there.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby RMajor » January 4th, 2013, 6:28 pm

Sicher?

No, not famous enough. Could be Skinner.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Bill Mullins » January 7th, 2013, 12:24 pm

Tony Giorgio

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Ian Kendall » January 7th, 2013, 1:23 pm

Much as a collection of Tony's work would be welcome, I'm not sure he fits in with the 'died early' data...

Since it's not a book, I'm going with a holographic 'Pepper's Ghost' version of Vernon that you set up in your study and it shouts at you that you are flashing...

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Joe Mckay » January 7th, 2013, 1:47 pm

Looy Simonoff? Would be great to see more from him.

But it probably isn't him since he was quite old when he died.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Bob Farmer » January 7th, 2013, 7:27 pm

I like Ian's idea -- in fact I'm sure some wag could cobble together some Vernon footage/audio where he makes various criticisms. This could be an app -- Vernon humiliates you. You would play it as you worked on a trick.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 7th, 2013, 7:40 pm

It's not Giorgio. I published all of his best magic routines, with the exception of his three-card monte, in his special issue of Genii.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Pete McCabe » January 7th, 2013, 11:01 pm

So you do not deny the Vernon Humiliation app? Interesting.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 7th, 2013, 11:33 pm

I've been tongue-lashed by Vernon, so no thanks.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Pete McCabe » January 8th, 2013, 1:06 am

Would you deny me the same pleasure?

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 8th, 2013, 1:39 am

You bet.
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