Announcement of a Secret Project

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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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Pete McCabe » January 8th, 2013, 10:13 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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby erdnasephile » January 8th, 2013, 10:17 am

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

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby erdnasephile » January 8th, 2013, 11:53 am

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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Charles Spector » January 8th, 2013, 11:54 am

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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 8th, 2013, 11:59 am

Not Cervon.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby erdnasephile » January 8th, 2013, 12:17 pm

Man, that would be cool!

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Ian Kendall » January 8th, 2013, 12:19 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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby RMajor » January 8th, 2013, 12:35 pm

Perhaps a Skinner project with Hahne Magic?

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby skmayhew » January 8th, 2013, 2:25 pm

Busby!

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 8th, 2013, 3:48 pm

Nothing with Hahne Magic.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Bill Mullins » January 8th, 2013, 5:25 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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 8th, 2013, 7:18 pm

He put it out as a booklet and his wife still sells it.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Jim Martin » January 8th, 2013, 7:34 pm

I purchased my copy from Byron Walker:

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

(toward the bottom of the page)
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Bill Mullins » January 8th, 2013, 8:02 pm

Ah. Thanks.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Hatch » January 9th, 2013, 12:19 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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Shaun » January 9th, 2013, 12:44 am

It's Jennings Takes It Easy! Yay.

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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 9th, 2013, 1:52 am

I wish. Actually did a day's work on Jennings recently, but no, that's not it.
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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Max Maven » January 9th, 2013, 1:56 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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Shaun » January 9th, 2013, 2:52 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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Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Postby Ian Kendall » January 9th, 2013, 4:38 am

Giorgio showed me his monte when I visited him, and I still have the cards he used. His move was unbelievable to see, even from a couple of feet away; the top card seems to melt through. I can only imagine what it was like in his prime...


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