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by MitsuMatsu
April 10th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1st TV magic
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: 1st TV magic

Wow. So many candidates! After I posted the subject yesterday, I found Roy Benson and some others appeared in the "Toast of the Town", the previous name of "Ed Sullivan Show" around 1950. It is almost unbelievable that any magic was really broadcast in 1930s. https://en.wikipedia...
by MitsuMatsu
April 10th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1st TV magic
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

1st TV magic

When did the first magic program appear on the TV?
Who was featured in the program at that time?
It is said that Mark Wilson's "Time for Magic" was broadcast on Dallas's television station in February 1954, but was it the first magic program that has ever broadcast?
by MitsuMatsu
November 25th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 79
Views: 13990

Re: Ricky Jay Death

His birthday is generally known as January 1, 1948. However the news tells us that he passed away at his age 72, not 70. So I wonder which birth year is correct. Anyone know?
by MitsuMatsu
August 29th, 2018, 9:04 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Illusion ever!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6412

Doug Hennings "Things That Go Bump in the Night"

I know this lovely trick, but I remembered some other magicians did it before Doug Henning, but without the final change effect from the performer to other person or tiger. Does anyone remember who did it, possibly 1960's or early 1970's. I also wish to know what title was known for this illusion be...
by MitsuMatsu
December 6th, 2014, 3:54 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Goethe and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 3744

Re: Goethe and magic

Thanks Jonathan,
Is the words "Not to know them does no harm, and mastering them does no good" of Seneca, right?
by MitsuMatsu
December 5th, 2014, 8:32 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Goethe and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 3744

Re: Goethe and magic

Hi, Edwin Corrie
Thank you for the additional info. A detailed description of the contents of the Goethe set is especially interesting!
by MitsuMatsu
December 3rd, 2014, 9:40 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Goethe and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 3744

Re: Goethe and magic

Thank you Richard for telling the blog and your translation into English. It is very much intersting!
by MitsuMatsu
December 3rd, 2014, 6:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Goethe and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 3744

Re: Goethe and magic

Thank you.
I understand there is no evidence showing Goethe as an amateur magician who left some interesting anecdote on magic and its performance.
by MitsuMatsu
December 3rd, 2014, 6:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Goethe and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 3744

Goethe and magic

I think Johann Wolfgang von Goethe loved magic.
Does anyone know whether he was an amateur magician?
If so, is there any evidence or quote that indicates so?
by MitsuMatsu
April 8th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a famous saying
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Re: a famous saying

Johnathan, Thanks for your good advice!
by MitsuMatsu
April 8th, 2014, 6:30 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a famous saying
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Re: a famous saying

So lengthy thread for non-English speaking foreigner, but this seems important.
I will try to read them through your points.
Thank you, anyway!
by MitsuMatsu
April 7th, 2014, 6:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a famous saying
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

a famous saying

Does anyone know the original French sentence for "A magician is an actor playing the role of a magician" and where Robert-Houdin said so?
I wonder whether the original sentence defines the word 'magician' with a word ‘magician’ illogically, or it was translated incorrectly.
by MitsuMatsu
November 13th, 2013, 5:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: magic therapy
Replies: 2
Views: 727

magic therapy

I think that magic therapy like “Project Magic” and “Healing of Magic” focuses on rehabilitating various injured people, not preventing to develop dementia or memory loss for aging people. However, I personally think magic is also very much effective to activate the brain work and delaying dementia ...
by MitsuMatsu
September 24th, 2013, 7:48 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: one-handed shuffle
Replies: 13
Views: 3575

Re: one-handed shuffle

To all,

Thank you for telling various theories and information on the inventor of the one hand riffle shuffle.
I understand that Howard de Courcy is one of early magicians who demonstrated the feat.

MitsuMatsu
by MitsuMatsu
September 23rd, 2013, 11:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: one-handed shuffle
Replies: 13
Views: 3575

one-handed shuffle

Does anyone know who first deviesd (or performed) one-hand riffle shuffle, and where it was recorded? Thanks in advance.
MitsuMatsu
by MitsuMatsu
July 21st, 2012, 7:40 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ten-ichi's film
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Ten-ichi's film

Thank you for all of the advices given on the matter.
Wow, I became nervous to take a step further.
So, Ill pass that up this time.
Thank a lot, anyway. Very much helpful!
by MitsuMatsu
July 21st, 2012, 3:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

Thanks you for telling some of the great performances using small objects, Allen-san. So, Paul Le Paul may have performed some visual effects such as transposition or change, not revelation, to let the large audience (3,000) in the Ernie Pyle Theater recognizes his card effects very well. I wonder i...
by MitsuMatsu
July 21st, 2012, 2:17 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ten-ichi's film
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Ten-ichi's film

Does anyone know whether the following movie really exist, or who may have it in ones collection?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423358/externalreviews

Mitsu Matsu
by MitsuMatsu
July 8th, 2012, 10:40 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic poster around 1905
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: magic poster around 1905

Hello, Allen san

The poster for the Casino de Paris is very famous, but I havent found the lithographers name in it.
I am grateful for your identifying where he made the lithograph and how he behaved abroad. Thanks a lot!

Mitsu Matsu
by MitsuMatsu
June 21st, 2012, 9:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic poster around 1905
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

magic poster around 1905

I wonder whether the Ten-ichi poster that is seen in the following URL was manufactured in Japan or some foreign countries while his troupe was traveling in US or Europe. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.rainfall.com/posters/Theatrical/31383.htm">http://www.rainfall.com/posters/Theatri...
by MitsuMatsu
May 26th, 2012, 11:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

Yes, I searched the Pacific Stars and Stripes in Newspaperarchive, and found the above example. That is why I asked here.
Paul LePaul occasionally appeared at the Ernie Pyle Theatre, but I wonder if his card magic was suitable to perform at such a big theater.
by MitsuMatsu
May 25th, 2012, 7:53 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

The Pacific Stars & Stripes of April 30, 1949, reported, A program featuring leading artists of Japan was presented Friday evening at the Stilwell Theater by the Special Services Section, GHQ, FEC., and in the following sentences it told that many Japanese artists including magicians troupe appe...
by MitsuMatsu
May 25th, 2012, 2:58 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

After World War II, it is said that any Japanese professional magician had no opportunity to perform for a living because all the people concentrated to restore their means of livelihood. So, many senior magicians who already died told that they performed for the occupation troops residing in Tokyo ...
by MitsuMatsu
May 2nd, 2012, 3:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician

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by MitsuMatsu
April 30th, 2012, 8:47 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician

The Wikipedia column you quoted tells as follows: "Other members of the Morcom family also gained renown; brother James, under the name "Vertelli", became a famous wire walker in the United States,..." But the original source didn't say James, but John. Please see attached. (an u...
by MitsuMatsu
March 6th, 2012, 7:31 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: a topological effect

Or, the spectator took off his jacket before climbed upto the stage to help the performance by holding a lighted taper above his head. (another newspaper reported that he held it in that way.) So, I wonder if we might have our own course of development of the trick without jacket. Anyway thank you v...
by MitsuMatsu
March 6th, 2012, 4:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: a topological effect

Believe it or not, various kinds of vest (no sleeve) were common in Japan, but no jacket was used at all at that time. So I believe any Japanese entertainer had never performed the stunt with a jacket (coat) until around 1868. This is why I think that his coat in this newspaper report means his wais...
by MitsuMatsu
March 5th, 2012, 11:46 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: a topological effect

Yes, I know what a waistcoat is like.
But his coat in this newspaper report must mean his waistcoat in this context.

Did David P. Abbott talk about Vest Turning as a medieval wizardry?
(Was it published in 1916, not 1907?)

Very interesting. Thanks a lot.
by MitsuMatsu
March 5th, 2012, 8:55 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

Re: a topological effect

Thank you for the various replies on the matter! The feat seems quite rude for a spectator due to its nature of treating him and his vest, so I have never witnessed it performed on stage, but once in a circus performed by a clown as a comic act. Recently I found it performed in Wellington, New Zeala...
by MitsuMatsu
March 5th, 2012, 7:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a topological effect
Replies: 15
Views: 2101

a topological effect

Does anyone know when the following effect was first reported as performed, and where and who first described the effect? A magician seizes hold of a spectators waistcoat and turns it inside out without taking off his coat. I think that Martin Gardner once explained this wonderful topological effect...
by MitsuMatsu
February 19th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 1424

Re: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity

I am grateful to have your additional note including the source. Thanks!
by MitsuMatsu
February 19th, 2012, 8:05 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 1424

Re: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity

Thank you for this. May I understand that you are talking about the large hall?
Once J. N. Maskelyne and Dr. Lynn appeared there at the same time in its large and small theatre respectively. (The illustrated History of Magic, p.159.)
by MitsuMatsu
February 19th, 2012, 2:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Egyptian Hall, seating capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 1424

Egyptian Hall, seating capacity

I know there were two halls within the Egyptian Hall in London, large and small.
Can anyone tell me their respective seating capacity?
Thanks in advance.
by MitsuMatsu
October 14th, 2011, 10:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: frauds in church service
Replies: 3
Views: 683

frauds in church service

Around 1980, I read an article in a certain news magazine (probably US News and World Report) on a new religion that carried out frauds in their regular church service for its believers. I wanted to identify which issue and pages it appeared, and read it again. Reportedly, their show (with music and...
by MitsuMatsu
August 12th, 2011, 9:59 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Puzzle with a large card....where?
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

Hi, MaxNY >Check out issue 18 of The Chronicles for "Paradox" by Mitsunobu Matsuyama. In a separate email, I sent you the pages of the Chronicle issue in which it appears. The idea was first invented by Masao Atsukawa, then by Yasuo Kiga, as I told to Karl Fulves on pp. 1237-1238. The Masa...
by MitsuMatsu
June 10th, 2011, 8:53 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

Re: a tale on playing cards

The Magicpedia article quotes a version of this tale from Oct 1776. It also appeared in the Edinburgh Advertiser of Aug 6 1776 (from Newspaperarchive.com) as well as The Universal Magazine of Aug 1776. But it may go as far back as 1763. In those books published in 1770s, there is a sentence saying ...
by MitsuMatsu
June 5th, 2011, 3:35 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

Re: a tale on playing cards

Dear Bill Mullins,
I appreciate your in-depth information on the topic. Very much helpful!
by MitsuMatsu
June 3rd, 2011, 9:46 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

Re: a tale on playing cards

That is right. I just picked it up from the book to post the question.
by MitsuMatsu
June 3rd, 2011, 6:30 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

Re: a tale on playing cards

Yes, "Soldier's Prayer Book" is the one I lost the title of the book. Thank you for reminding me of it!
by MitsuMatsu
June 3rd, 2011, 9:24 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: a tale on playing cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

a tale on playing cards

For a deck of playing cards, there is a well-known tale as follows. The four suits correspond to the four seasons and the twelve picture cards to the twelve months. Add the values of all 52 cards, plus 1 for the joker, and you get 365, the days of the year." Does someone know who first mentione...

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