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by Steve Bryant
October 31st, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

Re: Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne

Not lukewarm at all! I was extremely happy with this book. I usually try to highlight five tricks or so but found that impossible with Harry's latest. I couldn't limit my notes to only five. Indeed, looking at the review myself I was moved to spend today rehearsing a couple for any performance oppor...
by Steve Bryant
October 31st, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne
Replies: 5
Views: 2239

Re: Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne

Loved the book. My two cents are at Little Egypt Magic:

http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html
by Steve Bryant
October 29th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay on Fallon Tonight
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Josh Jay on Fallon Tonight

Frankly, i think it deceived you. I consider it icky to discuss Josh's method. Most of us have been in magic long enough to have an idea of what was going on. I certainly have an explanation, but don't know if it is Josh's explanation. But in "my" explanation, everyone involved except Josh...
by Steve Bryant
October 29th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay on Fallon Tonight
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Josh Jay on Fallon Tonight

Some of the comments here explain exactly why Josh had a spot on Fallon and forum contributors did not. Josh knew exactly what was needed, and he delivered.
by Steve Bryant
October 4th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 6962

Re: Geoff Latta book

The Latta book and DVD are excellent. Watching Latta's lovely Retention Vanish prompted me to dig out my promotional DVD of Mickey Silver doing his astounding Retention Vanish. Has anyone heard from Mickey lately, and whether his vanish is any closer to being released?
by Steve Bryant
September 30th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: "King of Hearts, Come Down And Dance"
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: "King of Hearts, Come Down And Dance"

Thanks, Jack. I always loved that Steve Martin bit. And used to steal it.

BTW Steve and Martin Short were in town recently and just great. The live show was similar to but way better than the Netflix program.
by Steve Bryant
September 24th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column
Replies: 11
Views: 3850

Re: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column

Back in the nineties, when I started The Little Egypt Gazette, I posted a trick each month, but you had to guess the secret password to access the explanation. It was always the answer to a simple question, just to prove "you knew a little about magic." Google wasn't around yet, nor the Ma...
by Steve Bryant
September 15th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: question about a old tv serie, the avengers

If you click on the Bill Malone clip at themagicwordpodcast.com, you will find Bill doing a card trick for Honor Blackman.
by Steve Bryant
September 1st, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Show at the Roosevelt
Replies: 0
Views: 252

The Magic Show at the Roosevelt

Check out more good news for Justin Willman:

https://www.themagicshow.com/about
by Steve Bryant
August 26th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicaco Magic History - Part One: Magic Shops
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Chicaco Magic History - Part One: Magic Shops

Part One contains some really funny lines from Bob Lewis that you will find yourself repeating.
by Steve Bryant
August 19th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 15
Views: 1857

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

I posted most of my thoughts on Little Egypt Magic at the usual http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html

I also recommend Scott's podcasts. I found his interview with Stan Allen at the end of day 4 to be the most interesting.
by Steve Bryant
August 14th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P. David Linsell
Replies: 0
Views: 223

R.I.P. David Linsell

Our friend and photographer extraordinaire David Linsell passed away August 11. Here's a tribute that Julie Eng posted on Magicana:

https://www.magicana.com/news/blog/davi ... -1953-2018
by Steve Bryant
July 27th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 3100

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

Thanks for that, Johathan.

This one might have looked great on Penn and Teller, especially if he didn't return for the verdict:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rALFNou60ug
by Steve Bryant
July 26th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: The August 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

The new issue contains a fine routine, Easy Poker, by David Britland. I like the use of the DF card and the strong plot. There is, I think, an even stronger version of the trick in Nick Trost's Subtle Card Creations Volume 5, Nu-Way Intuitive Poker. The Trost version begins with a spectator-shuffled...
by Steve Bryant
July 17th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 I.B.M. Convention Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 1305

Re: 2018 I.B.M. Convention Updates

In the Day 4 podcast, Scott includes the entire Larry Haas speech to the Order of Merlin breakfast. Wisdom from Eugene Burger, worth a listen.
by Steve Bryant
July 13th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cardini
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Cardini

Love your article. You have sent me back to the Fisher bio for details.
by Steve Bryant
July 2nd, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: Gravity Holdout

I had nooo idea you were using a holdout. Just assumed you were a snappy dresser.
by Steve Bryant
June 10th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 21
Views: 3680

Re: Harry Anderson

Mike Caveney wrote a really nice obit in the June MUM.
by Steve Bryant
June 8th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz: Chan-tatachán
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Juan Tamariz: Chan-tatachán

Tamariz's Close-up Rising Cards is really bothering me. Nice!
by Steve Bryant
May 19th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Birthday Book-The Diary Trick
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: The Birthday Book-The Diary Trick

Lewis Jones has a practical version in his hardback collection Seventh Heaven, titled Calendar Card. He opens the trick with this bit of history: "The trick was invented by Ted Danson, and first appeared in The New Pentagram in March of 1970. In 1983, Danson's Diary Trick was published by Supre...
by Steve Bryant
May 9th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 21
Views: 3680

Re: Harry Anderson

Here's a collection of Harry's appearances on Late Night with David Letterman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzDzHQ4sXXw Harry performs the Sliding Knot at about the 17-minute mark. I discuss Harry on both the April and May editions of Little Egypt Magic. -- Steve http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic...
by Steve Bryant
May 3rd, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Georges Melies
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Georges Melies

Click on the Google logo today (5/3/18) for a cool Georges Melies tribute.
by Steve Bryant
April 23rd, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 17332

Re: New John Thompson Book

There is a wealth of new information in these books, including complete acts. Details at Little Egypt Magic.



http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html
by Steve Bryant
March 30th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Ghost Stories Carpe Diem
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Ghost Stories Carpe Diem

Since 2015 or so, I've had two novels for sale, LUCAS MACKENZIE AND THE LONDON MIDNIGHT GHOST SHOW and MCGRAVE'S HOTEL. Both are about to go out of print immediately. I just checked, and both are still available for $14.99 paperback from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you are looking for a good rea...
by Steve Bryant
March 19th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)
Replies: 26
Views: 2665

Re: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)

The bit with flicking the pip is described in detail in Michael Perovich's The Vernon Companion.
by Steve Bryant
February 25th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Himber - GENII issue?
Replies: 46
Views: 2738

Re: Richard Himber - GENII issue?

A reprint of the ads alone would generate the interest.
by Steve Bryant
February 25th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Himber - GENII issue?
Replies: 46
Views: 2738

Re: Richard Himber - GENII issue?

Great idea. Himber was on the cover of the Sep-Oct 1963 issue, but it was a Magic from Manhattan issue, not a Himber issue. It was one of the issues I cherry picked before recycling years of Genii last month. Fine stuff from J. Benzais, Ken Krenzel, Harry Lorayne, Harvey Rosenthal, Lou Tannen, T.A. ...
by Steve Bryant
February 22nd, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Is More Genii Speaks working for everyone? It's the only link that isn't active or pink for me.

Otherwise, great issue. Couldn't put down the article about Randy.
by Steve Bryant
January 24th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Winter Break for Little Egypt Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Winter Break for Little Egypt Magic

I regret that there will be no Little Egypt Magic this month. My wife and I moved to new digs this week (together), and 60 years of magic stuff and 70 years of life stuff surround us in 150 big cardboard boxes. If only there were a magic convention a few hours' drive to take me away from all this. O...
by Steve Bryant
January 11th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recommend me a dove act!
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: Recommend me a dove act!

Greg Frewin.
by Steve Bryant
January 1st, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2017 In Review
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: 2017 In Review

And the Castle occasionally honored Rose Marie:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angel ... s-20090715

Wonderful job again, Dustin.
by Steve Bryant
December 26th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas loot description thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2697

Re: Christmas loot description thread

The World of LORE by Aaron Mahnke, Atlas Obscura, Maps of the Disney Parks
by Steve Bryant
December 18th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 8487

Re: Magic Books 2017

For me the best book was Nick Trost's Subtle Card Creations Volume 6. I reviewed it and all the others in my March Little Egypt Magic. Next, especially easy stuff: the new Impuzzibilities. And my favorite in December is Spoiler Alert, the review posted two days ago. Fun material.
by Steve Bryant
November 18th, 2017, 1:17 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: "Wait for your Laugh"
Replies: 5
Views: 1607

Re: "Wait for your Laugh"

Erika Larsen recently posted (Castle Facebook) a 1973 program for the AMA awards banquet. Rose Marie handed out the Lecturer of the Year award.
by Steve Bryant
November 10th, 2017, 8:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Lewis - A Study in Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Martin Lewis - A Study in Experience

This is a fun podcast (as was the recent podcast with the Evasions), and it got me happily through an afternoon of leaf raking.

Genii subscribers are invited to turn back to the September 2002 Martin Lewis cover story for all sorts of fun stories and facts about Martin.
by Steve Bryant
October 24th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!

Still hoping for Jim Steinmeyer's Unexpected Impuzzibilities , advertised in Genii, to show up on his web site. Expected pub date?
by Steve Bryant
October 22nd, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Season's greetings from Little Egypt
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: Season's greetings from Little Egypt

Pardon me for mentioning my own site in not one but two threads. The latest (October) installment of Little Egypt Magic is now up at http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html. The installment contains a partial review of the Genii convention (I had to leave a day early), a review of the new Harry Loray...
by Steve Bryant
October 21st, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 7251

Re: Genii Convention

I finally published my notes on the Genii convention at littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html. At least on 3/4 of the convention -- I had to leave a day early. The review appears along with a review of Harry Lorayne's new book, a three-part seance you can do in your home, and a farewell to Philip Morris. ...
by Steve Bryant
September 24th, 2017, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 2201

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

The Paul Draper/Jason Andrews video should be mandatory viewing. This list of Terrible Things Magicians Say should be printed in Genii, and each of us should check our scripts to avoid these godawful lines.
by Steve Bryant
September 22nd, 2017, 8:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 2201

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

There are general interest ads on the new site. I appreciated the algorithm that showed me a Barns&Noble ad that highlighted one of my novels. Nice targeting!

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