Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 01/01/13 03:29 PM

If you are a member of the SAM and not on Facebook, you are missing out. Eric DeCamps puts up wonderful bits of magic history on the site. Today its a short bio of Theo Annemann along with a terrific video of him performing the Bullet Catch. Join the fun at https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/SAMcompeers/

Thanks Eric!
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Postby Eric DeCamps » 01/10/13 06:40 AM

Dustin,

Im just seeing this post now, my apologies for not responding sooner. Thanks for your kind words of support of the S.A.M. Compeers page on Facebook. There are dozens upon dozens of videos not to mention hundreds of photos and posts regarding magic history and other fun stuff on the group page.

Im glad you enjoyed the video of Ted Annemann. There are also videos featuring Chung Ling Soo, Arnold DeBiere Channing Pollack, Dai Vernon, Slydini, Ascanio, Rene Lavand, Albert Goshman, Pepe Carroll and many others. Some of my other favorites include the old TV commercials featuring magic by some of greatest names in magic such as David Copperfield, Doug Henning and John Scarne. I think the FB Page is a wonderfully fun resource for anyone truly interested in our art.

Thanks again for your post and I hope to see many other Genii Forum members coming by for a visit.

Best,

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Postby Eric DeCamps » 01/12/13 11:05 AM

To give Genii Forum members a better idea of the S.A.M. Compeers Facebook Group Pages content, I thought I would post direct links to a sampling of videos that are found on the group page.

History Related:

OKITO
http://www.facebook.com/groups/SAMcompe ... tif_t=like

HARRY KELLER
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

TED ANNEMANN
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

CHUNG LING SOO
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

DUNNINGER
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

CARL ROSINI
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

FU MANCHU
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

FRAKSON
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved


TV Commercials and Magic Performances

COPPERFIELD GERMAN TV
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

DOUG HENNING
http://www.facebook.com/groups/SAMcompe ... 129050344/

RICKY JAY
http://www.facebook.com/groups/SAMcompe ... 222648634/

VITO LUPO (1979 F.I.S.M. PIEROTT ACT)
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

JEFF SHERIDAN
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php ... 4922&saved

There are about 100 more videos and tons of historic photos and essays on the group page. Feel free to poke around because there are some really great treasures to be found. After your visit let us know what you think.

Enjoy!
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Postby Eric DeCamps » 01/18/13 06:52 AM

In another thread, Richard Kaufman mentioned that he never saw Jose Pepe Carroll perform. Here is a short link to a short bio and video of Pepe performing with his mentor Juan Tamariz that I originally posted on February 28, 2012.

Pepe Carroll & Juan Tamariz

Here is a link of the legend Arturo de Ascanio performing his incredible version of the nudist deck. This was originally posted on January 30, 2012.

Asacanio and the Nudist Deck

Whether or not you speak or understand spanish, I am sure you will enjoy seeing both of these masters work.

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Postby Eric DeCamps » 02/04/13 06:18 AM

JOHN SCARNE SCHAEFFER BEER TV COMMERCIAL

Here is what I consider a real treasure. One of the legends of our community, John Scarne, in his classic TV Commercial for Schaeffer Beer. The TV commercial aired in the early 1970s. Mr. Scarne was about 70 years old when he filmed this but you never would have thought it by his smooth work with the pasteboards. This is a rare find and I hope you all appreciate this look back into magic history as much as I do.

Enjoy.


John Scarne - 1970's Beer Commercial

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