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by Bill Mullins
July 22nd, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 66
Views: 13588

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Making a sandwich is too much trouble. Try a whole can of Pringles.
by Bill Mullins
July 19th, 2021, 2:38 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Bob -- The communists are responsible for flouridated water. Credit chlorinated to the Tri-Lateral Commission.
by Bill Mullins
July 17th, 2021, 11:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Genii Convention in 2022?
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Another Genii Convention in 2022?

Suggest you put a clause about micturition into the performance contracts?
by Bill Mullins
June 29th, 2021, 11:49 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: David Alexander silhouettes book?
Replies: 18
Views: 17552

Re: David Alexander silhouettes book?

There are currently a couple of silhouettes cut by David Alexander available on ebay (the price -- $250 for the pair -- seems high, but what do I know?).
by Bill Mullins
June 29th, 2021, 2:57 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Okito timeline question
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Okito timeline question

Bill Sachs column "Magic and Magicians" Billboard 5/29/1937 "OKITO, magician, is at the Empire in Brussels, Belgium." Variety , 6/2/1937 -- a review of the show at the Empire, in Paris, May 24 "Okito's magic garners the best hand in the first half. His string of Oriental mys...
by Bill Mullins
June 25th, 2021, 12:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Does anyone have any sad stories about magic or magicians?
Replies: 25
Views: 1209

Re: Does anyone have any sad stories about magic or magicians?

Joshua Jay wrote "Tragic Magic" in Gibiciere about magicians who died doing magic.

I think what magic ended up doing to Vernon's family is pretty sad.
by Bill Mullins
June 22nd, 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Golden Gate Gathering returns, but in a new place.
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Golden Gate Gathering returns, but in a new place.

If what you are used to is large conventions like the Genii Bash or MagicLive or MagiFest, the vibe with a small one is completely different (and in a good way). I've had great fun at big and small conventions. Consider going to this.
by Bill Mullins
June 18th, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 89
Views: 6113

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: 6113

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: 15
Views: 1382

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: 3880

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: 6287

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: 6287

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: 4670

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: 4670

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: 3309

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: 3446

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: 3446

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: 2038

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: 2939

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: 2603000

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: 2038

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: 2275

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: 2939

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: 8043

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: 8043

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: 2603000

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: 2422

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: 8043

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: 5133

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: 5133

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: 17625

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: 3984

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: 4655

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: 2956

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: 7299

Re: Ten Card Poker Addendum

Ian - you know what they say . . . "Good cheese, and much is only in the mouse trap".

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