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Postby Joe Mckay » 01/04/13 02:25 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!

Joe

PS My guess was Bob Stencel.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/04/13 03:05 PM

Someone else is doing Stencel, not me. Lips sealed.
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Postby Smurf » 01/04/13 03:07 PM

How about Tim Connover? (probably not famous enough)
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Postby Pete McCabe » 01/04/13 03:09 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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Postby Joe Mckay » 01/04/13 03:10 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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Postby El Mystico » 01/04/13 03:36 PM

I'm delighted there will be a book on Tim.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/04/13 04:14 PM

Not Conover (the family is publishing that).
Not Slydini (I wish!).
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Postby Tom Gilbert » 01/04/13 05:28 PM

Skinner?
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Postby AJM » 01/04/13 05:47 PM

Mewis?

Oh no, he's still alive, sorry...
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Postby Bill Marquardt » 01/04/13 06:02 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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Postby RMajor » 01/04/13 07:28 PM

Sicher?

No, not famous enough. Could be Skinner.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 01/07/13 01:24 PM

Tony Giorgio
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Postby Ian Kendall » 01/07/13 02:23 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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Postby Joe Mckay » 01/07/13 02:47 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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Postby Bob Farmer » 01/07/13 08:27 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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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/07/13 08:40 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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Postby Pete McCabe » 01/08/13 12:01 AM

So you do not deny the Vernon Humiliation app? Interesting.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/08/13 12:33 AM

I've been tongue-lashed by Vernon, so no thanks.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 01/08/13 02:06 AM

Would you deny me the same pleasure?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/08/13 02:39 AM

You bet.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 01/08/13 11:13 AM

All right, but the next time we meet, you owe me a torrent of verbal abuse. In the interest of fairness, you should wait until I show you a trick.
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Postby erdnasephile » 01/08/13 11:17 AM

Was there ever a good magician who spent time with Vernon that he didn't tongue-lash?
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Postby erdnasephile » 01/08/13 12:53 PM

BTW, that wasn't meant to be a rehetorical, snarky question. I was asking because from what I've read, he was reputed to be a tough critic of pretty much everyone. I was just curious if anyone in particular seemed to get less of the business.
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Postby Charles Spector » 01/08/13 12:54 PM

I'll take a shot: The Bruce Cervon videos. Not that Richard is going to give in with a right guess...
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/08/13 12:59 PM

Not Cervon.
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Postby Gary Plants » 01/08/13 01:10 PM

Everyone but Skinner has been denied.........hmmmm.
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Postby erdnasephile » 01/08/13 01:17 PM

Man, that would be cool!
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Postby Ian Kendall » 01/08/13 01:19 PM

I still think the Vernonator would be a good app to develop...might have to give David Ben a call.
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Postby RMajor » 01/08/13 01:35 PM

Perhaps a Skinner project with Hahne Magic?
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Postby skmayhew » 01/08/13 03:25 PM

Busby!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/08/13 04:48 PM

Nothing with Hahne Magic.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 01/08/13 06:25 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote: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.


So publish his monte routine then.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/08/13 08:18 PM

He put it out as a booklet and his wife still sells it.
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Postby Jim Martin » 01/08/13 08:34 PM

I purchased my copy from Byron Walker:

http://www.byronwalkermagicbooks.com/gambling.html

(toward the bottom of the page)
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Postby Bill Mullins » 01/08/13 09:02 PM

Ah. Thanks.
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Postby Richard Hatch » 01/09/13 01:19 AM

The Giorgio monograph on his Monte routine is also listed as in stock at my old company, H & R Magic Books:
http://www.magicbookshop.com/product_in ... s_id=15000
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Postby Shaun » 01/09/13 01:44 AM

It's Jennings Takes It Easy! Yay.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/09/13 02:52 AM

I wish. Actually did a day's work on Jennings recently, but no, that's not it.
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Postby Max Maven » 01/09/13 02:56 AM

erdnasephile wrote:Was there ever a good magician who spent time with Vernon that he didn't tongue-lash?


The Professor was willing and able to criticize when he saw fit. But, it was rarely as abusive as people now imagine.
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Postby Shaun » 01/09/13 03:52 AM

Richard Kaufman wrote:I wish. Actually did a day's work on Jennings recently, but no, that's not it.


I can't wait though Richard, It's gonna be epic!
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