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by Steve Bryant
February 15th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Eddy Goldfarb
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Eddy Goldfarb

Thanks, Bill. I loved this.
by Steve Bryant
February 10th, 2021, 11:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

Milt has an additional, similar routine with color changing dice in the Minch book, called Cups & Dice.
by Steve Bryant
February 10th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1501

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

Milt Kort has such a routine in Kort Is Now in Session, by Milt, illustrated by Steranko. It is called Chromo Cups and Balls.

He has a different routine called Precognitive Cups and Balls in The Magic of Milt Kort, by Minch, illustrated by Sandy Kort.
by Steve Bryant
January 13th, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interview with David Regal
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Interview with David Regal

Wow. This was fantastic. Supposedly an interview, it turned into one of the best magic lectures I have heard.

And David hooked me from the start. Where did that bunny go?
by Steve Bryant
January 1st, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2020 In Review? Really? (Yes.)
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: 2020 In Review? Really? (Yes.)

Awesome job, Dustin.

And thanks for a mention.
by Steve Bryant
December 20th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Elizalde is on the Cover of the January 2021 Genii
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Mike Elizalde is on the Cover of the January 2021 Genii

wow. Mike Elizalde's act is one of the best I have ever seen in the Close-up Gallery. Thanks for posting it.
by Steve Bryant
December 12th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for "korn" (aka comedy magic bits)
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Looking for "korn" (aka comedy magic bits)

I don't know if anyone has a record (tricks, gags, and patter) of Derman's Friday Night Lou act that he performed on Friday nights at the Magic Castle. It was a delightful act. He had a nephew, Nate the Great, who also performed in the early days of the Castle. I always thought a description of the ...
by Steve Bryant
December 12th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for "korn" (aka comedy magic bits)
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Looking for "korn" (aka comedy magic bits)

Several books of the type you mention are in this issue of Little Egypt Magic:

http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic_june2009.html

Particularly, check Don Alan's Pretty Sneaky, Olson and Pearce's Sick Sorcery, and Lou Derman's Add Comedy to Your Act.

Derman's book contains 50 comedy card tricks.
by Steve Bryant
December 8th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 4308

Re: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle

Max, I was looking forward to "attending" the Sunday meeting, having apparently successfully registered on Thursday. Alas, I never received the authorization to sign in. Was that unique to me (and therefore somehow my fault, I assume), or were a sizable number of members excluded? I unders...
by Steve Bryant
December 8th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1684

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

I contacted Garry Berman, who wrote the biography of Ed Wynn called Perfect Fool (2011). His response follows, which raises the question of who wrote the piece that Bill first posted. Garry's response: Thanks for your e-mail, and for thinking of me with this question. I've read the piece you include...
by Steve Bryant
December 3rd, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1684

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

If El-Wyn was considered the original spook show performer, the doesn't support this statement in the Ed Wynn piece: "I hit on the idea of touring with my own spook show. Other people were making a lot of money with them, so why not me."
by Steve Bryant
December 1st, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1684

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

There are two books that would probably contain the desired info, PERFECT FOOL by Garry Berman (2011) and ED WYNN'S SON by Keenan Wynn (1959), but I cannot dig into them online. It would be fascinating if Ed Wynn ever did a spook show under any name and especially to learn what effects keenan might ...
by Steve Bryant
November 25th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Matt Field Has Died
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

Re: Matt Field Has Died

Rats. What a year.

Matt treated me to a guided tour of the Magic Circle some years ago.

I admired him greatly.
by Steve Bryant
November 6th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P. Jack White
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: R.I.P. Jack White

Here is an extensive San Diego obituary for Jack. He had interests beyond magic that I was unaware of.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ob ... diego-news
by Steve Bryant
November 2nd, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P. Jack White
Replies: 4
Views: 837

R.I.P. Jack White

I am sorry to report that San Diego anchorman and magician Jack White has died, October 31.
by Steve Bryant
September 29th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 62
Views: 12148

Re: Charlie Miller Book

Magiciana arrived in Indiana today. Oh, wow.
by Steve Bryant
September 5th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in a box
Replies: 0
Views: 1283

Magic in a box

Here's a piece I posted in my September Little Egypt Magic yesterday: IN THE BOX ENTERTAINMENT – Here’s a new entertainment concept for the Covid age. I have often mentioned our local entertainment resource, Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP). For its new season, BPP is making four plays availabl...
by Steve Bryant
August 25th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Drive-in Haunted House
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Drive-in Haunted House

Want to get stuck inside a zombie-ridden garage? Tokyo haas a drive through haunted house. $75!

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/toky ... index.html
by Steve Bryant
August 24th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free
Replies: 18
Views: 1835

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

It is 2:00 PM or so on Aug 24, the day after the Castle awards. The presentation is still online at magiccastle.com/awards, I think on purpose. If you missed it, or want to watch it again (I just did), take a look.

Steve
by Steve Bryant
August 17th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Mary Hartline
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: RIP Mary Hartline

Thanks! Loved Sir Donald.
by Steve Bryant
August 13th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BPP Magic in a Box
Replies: 0
Views: 819

BPP Magic in a Box

Bloomington Playwrights Project is pioneering a new virtual theater experience, an “In the Box” show. Four plays will be performed in which you receive a mystery box full of stuff with which to interact with the show. First play up is Virtual Reality/Magic in a Box starring mentalist Max Major. The ...
by Steve Bryant
August 13th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3854

Re: New David Blaine Event

by Steve Bryant
August 12th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Little Egypt Magic at 25
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Little Egypt Magic at 25

I posted the August 2020 issue of Little Egypt Magic this week, marking year 25. I don't normally like to mention it, but I added a link this week to a magnetized cane performance (Michael Perovich) that is pretty cool. Pure Leipzig/no threads/real gasps. -- Steve http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.h...
by Steve Bryant
June 1st, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Little Egypt Card Tricks: Steve Bryant
Replies: 13
Views: 3147

Re: Little Egypt Card Tricks: Steve Bryant

Sorry, I exhausted my supply a few years back.

I suggest you would be better served by The Little Egypt Book of Numbers, if you don't have it.
by Steve Bryant
May 29th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 5343

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Derren Brown was not Andy. The real Andy's confession is now on line. Check it out.
by Steve Bryant
May 15th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Voodoo Needle review
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Voodoo Needle review

Richard, I suspect he is referring t o this new download from Peter Eggink and Aeon Sun.

Check my review here:

http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic_february2020.html
by Steve Bryant
May 6th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 51
Views: 11268

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

Has anyone tried to apply facial recognition software to the candidates? Might prove interesting.
by Steve Bryant
May 5th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Re: Jay Marshall

Randi with a great Jay Marshall story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvvs1ZzFiSw
by Steve Bryant
April 29th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carisa Hendrix is on the Cover of Genii's May Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1841

Re: Carisa Hendrix is on the Cover of Genii's May Issue

The print copy arrived in Indiana today (4/29/20).
by Steve Bryant
April 22nd, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BPPFLIX
Replies: 0
Views: 598

BPPFLIX

Several times on Little Egypt Magic, I have reviewed performances I enjoyed at the BPP, or Bloomington Playwrights Project, whose magic-friendly director Chad Rabinovitz showcases original and contemporary plays only. Like most facilities that require live audiences, BPP is currently dark. To mainta...
by Steve Bryant
April 5th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aloha Joan Lawton
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Aloha Joan Lawton

So sorry to hear this. I just spent part of the weekend enjoying interviews with and by Joan Lawton, part of the Magic Castle Heritage Committee videos. Michael Perovich and Sara Ballantine interviewed her, and she interviewed Leo Behnke. Something I learned: I always knew Larry Jennings was a plumb...
by Steve Bryant
April 3rd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Special?
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

Re: New David Blaine Special?

I loved David's latest special and was intrigued by the stab trick. I had published a practical method back in Little Egypt Card Tricks and later in The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts. My starting point had been "Once in a Knife Time" by Carl Sten in Al Sharpe's Expert Card Chicanery (created...
by Steve Bryant
April 2nd, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Special?
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

Re: New David Blaine Special?

I enjoyed it immensely. What fun to get to do card tricks for favorite basketball players. Or to showcase one's daughter.
by Steve Bryant
March 26th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cooped up? Watch full Castle Set
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: Cooped up? Watch full Castle Set

Thanks, Nathan.

Loved it all, especially the writing.
by Steve Bryant
March 25th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Nightly Magic Chat Show
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: New Nightly Magic Chat Show

Thank you, Tim. This is great.
by Steve Bryant
March 19th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

Re: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!

Thanks! Though I am still gobsmacked by the sheer quantity of information in the Forte books.
by Steve Bryant
March 16th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indulgence with Lucy Darling
Replies: 27
Views: 2776

Re: Indulgence with Lucy Darling

That was great fun. Nice to be diverted for an hour.

Is the pandemic over yet?
by Steve Bryant
February 13th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: split manipulation tecnique who created?
Replies: 22
Views: 5640

Re: split manipulation tecnique who created?

In the David Ben bio of Vernon, David recounts the story of Vernon's first meeting with Cardini, at a silhouette and magic shop in NYC. In the story, both Vernon and Larry Gray show Cardini split fans, squaring with Vernon's assertion that he knew about split fans before ever meeting Cardini. Minor ...
by Steve Bryant
February 4th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Walton has passed away
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: Roy Walton has passed away

Bill Goodwin is currently performing a series of Walton tricks on his From the Library segment on the Magic Castle/AMA newsletter.

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