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by Steve Bryant
September 18th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 79
Views: 13891

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Yet another Mamet contribution:


http://www.threepennyreview.com/samples/mamet_su19.html


Nice gag at the end.
by Steve Bryant
September 3rd, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 57
Views: 4923

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Vernon describes the Houdini incident in his own words in The Vernon Touch, pp 187-189. He dates it to Chicago, 1919, though David Ben's research may be more accurate than Vernon's memory.

In both accounts, Ben's and Vernon's, the card is placed second from the top, not in the middle.
by Steve Bryant
September 2nd, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two great performances on "Fool Us"
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: Two great performances on "Fool Us"

I don't think Tom fooled Teller if Teller had read the routine in Genii. "Quantum Logic" May 2014. Otherwise, i think he fooled the boys badly. The devil is in the details, and I don't think even Teller could have doped out the minute construction of the drawer boxes ( a new invention) or ...
by Steve Bryant
August 11th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75012

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Add Ricky Jay to the list of performers of classics.
by Steve Bryant
August 10th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2520

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

I missed the convention but learned a lot from Scott Wells daily podcasts.
by Steve Bryant
July 14th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shoving a Straw Through a Potato
Replies: 14
Views: 1465

Re: Shoving a Straw Through a Potato

I discussed this with my wife at lunch. She recommends that you bake the potato first!
by Steve Bryant
July 7th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Rob Zabrecky's Strange Cures

Richard should love Zabrecky's experience at Disneyland. And I thought Space Mountain was terrifying before reading this ...
by Steve Bryant
June 18th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Subtle Card Creations - Volume 7
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Subtle Card Creations - Volume 7

Let's make these clickable ... Review: http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic_april2019.html Four more tricks reviewed: http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic_may2019.html Currrent issue of Little Egypt magic: http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html (two Amazing Johnthan documentaries, one Rob Zabrecky lecture)
by Steve Bryant
June 18th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Subtle Card Creations - Volume 7
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Subtle Card Creations - Volume 7

Charlie can provide details. There was a problem at the printer, but it has been settled.

Review: littleegyptmagic.com/magic_april2019.html

Four more tricks reviewed: littleegyptmagic.com/magic_may2019.html

Currrent issue of Little Egypt magic: littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html
by Steve Bryant
June 12th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Kaufmnan Wows Them in London
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Mr. Kaufmnan Wows Them in London

Sounds like a terrific presentation for the Genii convention.
by Steve Bryant
May 4th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elizabeth!
Replies: 15
Views: 2570

Re: Elizabeth!

Super creepy! Thanks!
by Steve Bryant
May 3rd, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Symbol Deck
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Symbol Deck

The Mental Pictoria deck is probably the best, but not available that I can find. Once a Nelson Enterprises staple. 30 symbols.
by Steve Bryant
April 28th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 32
Views: 6492

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

"Hi Steve: Since I always find your comments rewarding I tried the link to the review and it took me to one of your reviews that mentioned Gardner in passing, but not to the review of the book in question. I look forward to reading your comments on it." Thanks. I had trouble finding it mys...
by Steve Bryant
April 27th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 32
Views: 6492

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

Todd has never lost my trust. Fortunately, as I explained in my review of the Gardner book http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic_november2015.html I never positioned myself to suffer disappointment. Just lucky in this case. Todd's books, including the Gardner, are among the favorites in my library, and ...
by Steve Bryant
April 26th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 32
Views: 6492

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

Although Enigma is out of stock, you can still look over the contents at Penguin

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S12312

-- Steve


http://littleegyptmagic.com/mgic.html
by Steve Bryant
April 25th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Turner article
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Richard Turner article

American Lifestyle is an airline-type magazine that I get from my realtor. It is branded was though it is his magazine. You can send the magazine to your own clients by checking how at remindermedia.com. The most recent issue, Issue 95, contains a nice 4-page article about Richard Turner titled &qu...
by Steve Bryant
February 28th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Hatch (Part Two) - The Plains Magicians
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Richard Hatch (Part Two) - The Plains Magicians

Part One was awesome. I also enjoyed Richard's handling of the sponge bunnies.
by Steve Bryant
December 25th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: From All of Us at Genii, To All of You, Merry Christmas!
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: From All of Us at Genii, To All of You, Merry Christmas!

Genii and DeLand gave us all a Merry Christmas. Thanks.

-- Steve

http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html
by Steve Bryant
December 15th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48549

Re: DeLand

DeLand just landed in Indiana -- with a large thump! Gorgeous!
by Steve Bryant
November 25th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 79
Views: 13891

Re: Ricky Jay Death

The New Yorker is making its Profile on Ricky available: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1993/04/05/secrets-of-the-magus?mbid=nl_Daily%20112518&CNDID=15956272&utm_source=nl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20112518&utm_content=&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=Daily%201125...
by Steve Bryant
October 31st, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

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: 6
Views: 3137

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: 14
Views: 2757

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: 14
Views: 2757

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: 55
Views: 11496

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: 1143

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: 14
Views: 5279

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: 1381

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: 331

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: 333

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: 2140

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: 283

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: 4110

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: 661

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: 1752

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: 777

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: 27
Views: 4011

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: 5834

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: 915

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: 3405

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...

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