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by Steve Bryant
May 19th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Birthday Book-The Diary Trick
Replies: 17
Views: 853

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: 17
Views: 2380

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: 173

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: 14214

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: 503

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: 1660

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: 2132

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: 2132

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: 722

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: 856

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: 1223

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: 1710

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: 1865

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: 40
Views: 6449

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: 3
Views: 878

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: 838

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: 2392

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: 1747

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: 6510

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: 2106

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: 2106

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!
by Steve Bryant
September 12th, 2017, 12:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strange Brew
Replies: 19
Views: 2262

Re: Strange Brew

Rats, I can't get this to play properly. A few seconds then total pause. Other John Kennedy clips play fine.
by Steve Bryant
August 23rd, 2017, 3:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: New Schedule for The Genii Convention Now Online

He is still pictured, but I don't see Chad Long on the schedule.
by Steve Bryant
August 16th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 5954

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Updates?

Enjoy the party!
by Steve Bryant
August 16th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two new archival videos uploaded
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: Two new archival videos uploaded

Loved Harry's card routine. Thanks!
by Steve Bryant
August 14th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 5954

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Scott Wells has already posted Day 1 of his themagicwordpodcast.com's podcasts and photos from MAGIC Live. Scott is as good as it gets for those who can't attend this or that convention. I just listened, and pay special attention to Larry Hass. He has some exciting news regarding Eugene Burger's leg...
by Steve Bryant
August 13th, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 5954

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Yes, very curious as to how Stan themed it this year and filled it with talent and events. Hope it is great.
by Steve Bryant
August 9th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 7857

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Sometimes the news here just breaks your heart. Condolences to the staff of the McBride Mystery School, to its lucky graduates, and to Eugene's legion of fans, friends, and family everywhere.
by Steve Bryant
July 21st, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bargatze tonight
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Bargatze tonight

Nate Bargatze will appear on The Tonight Show tonight (July 21). Meanwhile you can catch up with his dad on Scott Wells' podcasts from the IBM/SAM convention.
by Steve Bryant
July 11th, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and in the Mail
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and in the Mail

Before you guys consign your Bill Malone issue to wherever you stash past issues, be sure to read Hannibal's piece. it's very funny.
by Steve Bryant
July 10th, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 4804

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Walk downstairs, as I did, and look up the damned trick. Then watch Kent do it again. NOW you are going to be very, very impressed.
by Steve Bryant
July 9th, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: John Moehring Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: John Moehring Has Died

There is a wonderful video tribute to John at the johnmoehring.com web site, from the Dallas Super Session honoring John in 2014.
by Steve Bryant
July 9th, 2017, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: John Moehring Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: John Moehring Has Died

Crushing news. John was one of my favorite people in magic.
by Steve Bryant
July 2nd, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum

He published a very useful "The Sliding and Vanishing Knot" in The Gen, July 1967. Because it leaves you with an ordinary length of rope, it makes a nice intro to many rope routines. I used it often in younger days.
by Steve Bryant
June 21st, 2017, 8:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 3096

Re: Magic Poster Book

It's a gorgeous book. The black cover with gold detail is part of its appeal.
by Steve Bryant
June 14th, 2017, 11:27 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?
Replies: 55
Views: 5618

Re: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?

What do you do for a follow-up?
by Steve Bryant
May 16th, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 4728

Re: Steranko

Thanks for sharing that, Marc. Love to see your photos. Perhaps a Genii article?
by Steve Bryant
April 30th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Probability Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Re: Probability Question

Re "Is there an online calculator for factorials?"

go to google and type What is 15!

The answer pops up in an online calculator. This is neat!
by Steve Bryant
April 29th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mathematical Card Trick Source
Replies: 16
Views: 4942

Re: Mathematical Card Trick Source

Martin Garner posted a letter per word count version, using the first three verses of Genesis, here:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ob ... 010-05-26/


It's pure Kruskal.
by Steve Bryant
April 27th, 2017, 10:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 4728

Re: Steranko

Getting back to webbmaster's question re "I mean I never see to use the Steranko Move or such in magic instructions," I agree that Steranko moves don't come up as often as I would expect. A couple of examples though: Bill Goodwin in his Still Waters DVDs uses and references Steranko's Shad...

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