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by Bill Mullins
June 18th, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 89
Views: 5791

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

He did, but it uses different hardware.
by Bill Mullins
June 18th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 89
Views: 5791

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

Can anyone write new code to do the same things?
by Bill Mullins
June 17th, 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Dove to silk originator?
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Dove to silk originator?

Newspaper TV listings show Pollock was on Sullivan's "Toast of the Town" on Mar 7 1954 (Mar 14 in some markets).
by Bill Mullins
June 8th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collected Works of Alex Elmsley Vol. 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

Re: Collected Works of Alex Elmsley Vol. 1

Somebody got a deal . . .
by Bill Mullins
May 27th, 2021, 12:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Berglas continues to make headlines - NY Times
Replies: 14
Views: 4602

Re: Berglas continues to make headlines - NY Times

If you've already read your free quota of NYT articles, try here.
by Bill Mullins
May 26th, 2021, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Berglas continues to make headlines - NY Times
Replies: 14
Views: 4602

Re: RE: Re: Berglas continues to make headlines - NY Times

The writer is under the odd impression that "The Berglas Effect" has never been explained and is not explained in my book. There are 75 pages devoted to it. https://kottke.org/21/05/the-worlds-greatest-card-trick-cant-be-taught And now your comment is in an article as well :) Kottke thank...
by Bill Mullins
May 26th, 2021, 12:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kalanag Munchausen 1943 film
Replies: 22
Views: 2923

Re: Kalanag Munchausen 1943 film

Thanks, Jon. The reason I ask (in addition to just being generally curious) is that I collect trading cards of people who are magicians. I had vaguely remembered that Sam had some cards, but I was wrong -- it's his brother Ted who has some (from his work on Xena: Warrior Princess, and on Seaquest DS...
by Bill Mullins
May 25th, 2021, 1:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kalanag Munchausen 1943 film
Replies: 22
Views: 2923

Re: Kalanag Munchausen 1943 film

Does Sam Raimi do magic?
by Bill Mullins
May 22nd, 2021, 8:51 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Barnes & Noble Edition of Copperfield's History of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1834

Re: Barnes & Noble Edition of Copperfield's History of Magic

I'm not surprised. Washington DC isn't really much of a book town
(See: Spinal Tap "The Boston gig has been cancelled... it's not a big college town")
by Bill Mullins
May 22nd, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Magifest
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Re: Magifest

Thanks. The page with the May dates is what came up when I searched for it.
by Bill Mullins
May 22nd, 2021, 8:02 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Magifest
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Magifest

Did Magifest happen a few weeks ago, as advertised?
by Bill Mullins
May 20th, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Kellar Documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: Kellar Documentary

I had already found and spoke with Ms Gensheimer on FB. She told me that the footage still needs to be edited into a complete movie.
by Bill Mullins
May 19th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ernest Angley
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Ernest Angley

Faith healers are still out there.
by Bill Mullins
May 18th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7757
Views: 2551379

Re: ERDNASE

Also in ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Jon, if you have a NYPL card, you should be able to search them from your home. Or you can email me and I'll look up whatever you need.
by Bill Mullins
May 17th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Kellar Documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Kellar Documentary

At one time, a number of announcements for a documentary on Harry Kellar were made. "American Mystic: The Magical Life of Harry Kellar," was being produced by Main Street Media. Was it ever released?
by Bill Mullins
May 13th, 2021, 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking For Audio or Video of Frank Garcia Performing Cannibal Cards
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Re: Looking For Audio or Video of Frank Garcia Performing Cannibal Cards

Couldn't you just use Eric Mead's version, from "The Aristocrats", instead?
by Bill Mullins
May 9th, 2021, 11:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ernest Angley
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Ernest Angley

This is only peripherally related to magic, but . . . "Faith Healer" Ernest Angley has died, age 99. He was pretty prominent in my youth (1970s or so). When I was in high school, a good friend of mine worked at the Grand Ole Opry house at Opryland. He came in one Monday morning talking abo...
by Bill Mullins
May 7th, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic
Replies: 65
Views: 6898

Re: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic

Except for days that I knew I'd be travelling by air, and for much of the past year where I haven't needed pants, I've had a knife in my pocket pretty much every day since I was ten years old. I'm 58 now.
by Bill Mullins
April 30th, 2021, 9:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic
Replies: 65
Views: 6898

Re: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic

Is the Ken Beale trick the one with the pen and business card in Karl Fulves' Self-Working Table Magic ("based on a trick by Ken Beale")? If not, or even if it is, could I ask where "Baffler" was published? Hugard's Magic Monthly, March 1950 (and Max is right, it is a good trick).
by Bill Mullins
April 30th, 2021, 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7757
Views: 2551379

Re: ERDNASE

Name Reversals --- In the Jul 1913 issue of The Sphinx, a trick is credited to "Pejaie Senrab". For other reasons, I had occasion to research him. He was Philip J. Barnes, the 25 year old son of a banker in Minneapolis. The same reversal (Barnes -> Senrab) was used by others. Billy Senrab ...
by Bill Mullins
April 30th, 2021, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Essential Magic Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: Essential Magic Conference

At one time, registered members of Essential Magic Conference could watch the talks online. Now, the Conference website is gone, and I can't find the talks anywhere on the Essential Magic Collection website. Does anyone know if the talks are still online, just hidden somewhere?
by Bill Mullins
April 30th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic
Replies: 65
Views: 6898

Re: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic

Richard Kaufman wrote:Han Ping Chien is not in Greater Magic, but it will be.


Then I suppose the Gallo Pitch should be in there as well, and possibly "H.P.C - C. P. H" (from Richard's Almanac).
by Bill Mullins
April 27th, 2021, 11:04 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rawson and Merlini
Replies: 18
Views: 3787

Re: Rawson and Merlini

A picture of Steranko:

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by Bill Mullins
April 24th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rawson and Merlini
Replies: 18
Views: 3787

Re: Rawson and Merlini

Here is a review of Death from a Top Hat. The review itself is fine, but at the end are a number of links to other pages about Rawson and his books.
by Bill Mullins
April 24th, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Yahoo! Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Has Shipped!
Replies: 80
Views: 14195

Re: Yahoo! Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Has Shipped!

Big week at the post office.
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by Bill Mullins
April 24th, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 3426

Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Are there any in-person magic conventions planned for 2021? The Gathering for Gardner is set for October 20 through 24, 2021, but it isn't really a magic convention.
by Bill Mullins
April 24th, 2021, 12:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Trick Energy
Replies: 20
Views: 2889

Re: Big Trick Energy

The Shock Collar thing was done on Jackass years ago.
by Bill Mullins
April 12th, 2021, 6:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Theater Plays
Replies: 17
Views: 2497

Re: Magic in Theater Plays

A local high school staged Steve Martin's play "Zig Zag Woman". It went very well.
by Bill Mullins
April 9th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Ten Card Poker Addendum
Replies: 9
Views: 5643

Re: Ten Card Poker Addendum

Ian - you know what they say . . . "Good cheese, and much is only in the mouse trap".
by Bill Mullins
April 7th, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cardboard Chameleons
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

Re: Cardboard Chameleons

You can find an explanation on one of the old Stevens, now Magic City DVDs. I didn't know that the Stevens videos were still in production, so I Googled up "Magic City". The first link to that search term was a strip club in Atlanta. So now the video is a topless girl named Whyte Chocolat...
by Bill Mullins
April 6th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: Earl Nelson's The Lost Tapes
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: LF: Earl Nelson's The Lost Tapes

I doubt you'll find them, what with them being Lost and all.
by Bill Mullins
March 29th, 2021, 12:44 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Yorker cartoon caption
Replies: 24
Views: 2981

Re: New Yorker cartoon caption

"Forty bucks, same as in town."
by Bill Mullins
March 25th, 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voice Lag Ventriloquism
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Voice Lag Ventriloquism

Thanks, Q.

Here he is:

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by Bill Mullins
March 25th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voice Lag Ventriloquism
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Voice Lag Ventriloquism

This girl is trending on Boing Boing, Reddit, Kottke, etc. Using rudimentary vent technique, she makes it appear that the sound of her voice is delayed relative to her actions. https://kottke.org/21/03/cool-voice-lag-ventriloquism She only does it for single words. I've got to believe that this is n...
by Bill Mullins
March 24th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?
Replies: 59
Views: 5874

Re: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?

Any time a movie comes close to real life, it's an accident. Compare a photo of Julia Roberts to one of Erin Brockovich. If you want to start picking at inaccuracies in The Prestige , start with dentition. They've all got good teeth. Do you think that's an accurate portrayal of 19th century England?
by Bill Mullins
March 24th, 2021, 12:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magician's Library
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Re: The Magician's Library

John Goodrum was active in magic during the 1930s, and wrote a couple of books. He spent his adult life here in Huntsville, AL, and was not involved in the local magic community. He died in 2004, and a number of books he had owned ended up in the local "Friends of the Library" bookstore, ...
by Bill Mullins
March 23rd, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?
Replies: 59
Views: 5874

Re: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?

@Max Maven
where years ago I dubbed it the "Bushi Strut."


Inspired, perhaps, by the "Jackie Fargo Strut"?
(obscure wrestling reference complete -- return to your regularly scheduled thread)

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