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by Bill Mullins
July 20th, 2018, 2:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Book by Jim Steinmeyer and Peter Lamont
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: New Book by Jim Steinmeyer and Peter Lamont

A nice review by Michael Dirda in Washington Post.
by Bill Mullins
July 19th, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cincinnati Kid
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Cincinnati Kid

Later on tonight, TCM is showing "The Cincinnati Kid". Preceding it is a promotional short for the film, "The Cincinnati Kid Plays According to Hoyle," starring Jay Ose.
by Bill Mullins
July 16th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?
Replies: 29
Views: 1092

Re: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?

If you are searching for a specific number of coins in your pocket, you may use one hand as a tray, placing the coins on it as they are found. I think this is a specific case of something a little more general -- If you are picking up a large number of small objects one at a time, you will pick the...
by Bill Mullins
July 15th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 1494

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

Richard Kaufman wrote:Al . . . does not jibber-jabber as Mark does.


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by Bill Mullins
July 14th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copyright infringement?
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Copyright infringement?

Example appears to be "Bill in Lemon". Did Tarbell ever publish that trick? If so, I can't find it.
by Bill Mullins
July 9th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: how cool is this new toy
Replies: 22
Views: 4568

Re: how cool is this new toy

More on Hatsune.

And here's some technical background. It sounds like there have been some advances on the projection screen.
by Bill Mullins
July 7th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Different magicians officialy performing the same
Replies: 21
Views: 900

Re: Different magicians officialy performing the same

Tom Moore wrote:
Then there’s the sold-on acts; that’s less common now but some of the classic iconic magic acts working today ( tomsoni & co) are in fact 2, 3 or even 4th generation of performer presenting someone else’s routine verbatim.


Are you saying the Tomsoni & Co act is not his?
by Bill Mullins
July 7th, 2018, 2:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Different magicians officialy performing the same
Replies: 21
Views: 900

Re: Different magicians officialy performing the same

Ian Kendall wrote:Doesn't Silly Billy do this with his kids shows in New York? And Ursula sold her stripper act to a bunch of people.


They should team up, don't you think?
by Bill Mullins
July 6th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Different magicians officialy performing the same
Replies: 21
Views: 900

Re: Different magicians officialy performing the same

It's pretty simple really. If I make a movie, or write a play, and you recreate that using my words, you are wrong. Same with magic. I think this is a different question. More along the lines of... ...let's say you have an unique act, and that you are beginning to get more bookings than you can han...
by Bill Mullins
July 3rd, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Brian Gillis
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: RIP Brian Gillis

by Bill Mullins
July 2nd, 2018, 11:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Gravity Holdout

Steve Bryant wrote:I had nooo idea you were using a holdout. Just assumed you were a snappy dresser.


Could be both. There's no reason to perform miracles and look like a slob.
by Bill Mullins
July 1st, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP, CC
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: RIP, CC

Leonard Hevia wrote:
15. Is that a Magnet implanted in your finger?

No, I'm just glad to see you.
by Bill Mullins
June 29th, 2018, 12:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harlan Ellison
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Harlan Ellison

The news spread today that Harlan Ellison has passed away. Normally, I wouldn't make note of such here unless I could note a magic connection. But he was such an important writer that I'll do it anyway. He's known for writing what many consider to be the best Star Trek episode, "City on the Edg...
by Bill Mullins
June 28th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Driebeck Die
Replies: 26
Views: 2596

Re: Driebeck Die

Hocus Pocus Magic has been operating in England longer than a different Hocus Pocus in the U.S. It is the UK Hocus Pocus that supplies the Rob Bromley products. I don't see it on their site now but up until recently they sold a miniature Driebeck Die. http://www.hocuspocusmagic.com Mebbe so, but it...
by Bill Mullins
June 28th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Driebeck Die
Replies: 26
Views: 2596

Re: Driebeck Die

Driebeck died in 2002. You won't need permission from him. An ad in Magic, Aug 2002, said that Robert Bromley of England "has obtained the rights to re-manufacture the original Driebeck Die," and that "Robert has graciously granted the Exclusive WORLDWIDE distribution rights to Hocus ...
by Bill Mullins
June 28th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 23
Views: 1680

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

Is that Suley assisting?
by Bill Mullins
June 25th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: You Tube exposure.
Replies: 70
Views: 1911

Re: You Tube exposure.

MagicbyAlfred wrote: Curious who might see an ethical issue with YouTube allowing the posting of the reveal/exposure videos?


Laypeople don't -- it's only magicians who do. And so magicians come off looking self-interested when they complain about it, rather than defensive of some generally-recognized principle.
by Bill Mullins
June 22nd, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011258

Re: ERDNASE

You are right, there are customers for whom convenience and "right now" are worth more than money. If you have cornered that market, good for you.
by Bill Mullins
June 22nd, 2018, 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011258

Re: ERDNASE

Lesson two, the price of the book is valued at what the market is asking for the book on any particular day. When a seller asks a higher price than anyone is willing to pay (such as some of the more expensive copies appearing on Abebooks) over a long period of time, and never sells his copy because...
by Bill Mullins
June 19th, 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: July Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 411

July Issue

Hiding in the PO Box today was the July issue. Genii Speaks mentioned Asi Wind's new book, Repertoire, being sold out, and I hadn't even known it was printed yet. Missed it.
by Bill Mullins
June 18th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 12407

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Also, one of his kids died not too long ago. That can really suck the enthusiasm out of whatever it is you do.
by Bill Mullins
June 15th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Videos of All 6 New Tenyo Items for 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: Videos of All 6 New Tenyo Items for 2019

kkelly wrote:i purchased the silk thru phone about 18 months ago from seomagic-usa.com.


Link
by Bill Mullins
June 14th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Videos of All 6 New Tenyo Items for 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: Videos of All 6 New Tenyo Items for 2019

I like the silk through phone best. Is that from the same magician who created the silk penetrating the card in one of your old Japanese magic books -- "New Magic of Japan," or "5x5"?
by Bill Mullins
June 14th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3745

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

If you can't wait for the new version, P&P has a copy up for auction:
Lot 390
by Bill Mullins
June 13th, 2018, 12:09 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 3861

Re: The End Times Magazine

Received my copy today. And it was in a plain brown wrapper, as promised.
by Bill Mullins
June 12th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Old Newstand with Magic Books
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Old Newstand with Magic Books

https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:3197zd48j# Mostly old pulps and comics, but I see: Fortune Telling by Cards Wehman Bros. Fortune Telling with Cards, Dice and Dominoes Hoffman's Tricks with Cards Hoyle's Games Hoyle's Official Rules of Cards Comfort's Palmistry Guide Kellar's...
by Bill Mullins
June 9th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011258

Re: ERDNASE

Answers to What's on the Death Certificate, What's on the receipt for the Grave Stone/Marker, Who bought the Grave Stone, and where? What's on the back of the Memorial Grave Stone? Who all else is in the family plot? Any connection to EATCT? Who buried him? If copies of these documents are what is ...
by Bill Mullins
June 9th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 3861

Re: The End Times Magazine

Dustin Stinett wrote:Since I am not "merely curious," I can say that this is not the first time I've fallen into the category of "riff-raff."


Dustin is "riff-raff":
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by Bill Mullins
June 8th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011258

Re: ERDNASE

Brad Jeffers wrote:Why is the Marshall Smith info posted next to a photo of someone else's grave?


It's a family plot -- the names on the stone are those of M. D. Smith's parents.
by Bill Mullins
June 8th, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011258

Re: ERDNASE

Marshall Smith was buried here.
by Bill Mullins
June 7th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 21
Views: 3195

Re: Harry Anderson

erdnasephile wrote:That video was so great! (and includes the most convincing Needle Through Arm footage ever ;) )


Yes, it's the "Professional" version . . . .
by Bill Mullins
June 7th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 21
Views: 3195

Re: Harry Anderson

Meir Yedid's most recent newsletter tells of a Celebration of Life of Harry Anderson last weekend, and links to a video montage from Turk Pipkin's Facebook page.
by Bill Mullins
June 7th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1566

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

Denis Behr wrote:I absolutely can see this work in the right venue, but not because it is "brilliantly structured" or "sublime". It is a brute force joke on the infantile side,


Yes. It is pretty much the opposite of sublime.
by Bill Mullins
June 6th, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011258

Re: ERDNASE

The auction has already closed. Link.
by Bill Mullins
June 5th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Art Emerson R.I.P.
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Art Emerson R.I.P.

Brad Henderson wrote:He will be buried in a large plastic wallet.

Richard Kaufman wrote:Oh ... that's cold.

That's funny, is what that is.
by Bill Mullins
June 5th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Frye's Favourite Magicians
Replies: 15
Views: 5679

Re: Charlie Frye's Favourite Magicians

Nice video of Charlie and Sherry Frye from the 2009 MDA Telethon.
by Bill Mullins
June 5th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 9921

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

If it was a back palm, he either had Mike Douglas on board not to react, or Douglas was professional enough not to spoil another performer's act, because he would have seen it.
by Bill Mullins
June 4th, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Evidently there are mixed feelings about the One-to-Six/Spelling Force. Who invented it? One source ( here ) suggests that Alan Smithee claims ownership of this idea. "Alan Smithee" is a made-up name that film directors use when they want to disown a movie that would otherwise carry their...

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