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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: 2700

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: 4407

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: 380

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: 9981

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: 1811

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: 1418

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: 466

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: 612

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: 2115

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: 2115

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: 1266

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: 1124

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: 1941

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: 2398

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: 4850

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: 2297

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.
by Steve Bryant
January 31st, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22056

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Steve’s background section hints at a third volume down the road.
by Steve Bryant
January 11th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini escaped?
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Houdini escaped?

The new book "The life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini" by Joe Posnanski ALMOST got reviewed in the Jan 13 issue of The New Yorker. Thanks to a weird apparent screwup in this normally perfect magazine, it didn't. My online edition of that issue lists under Books/Briefly Noted: "Zed,&qu...
by Steve Bryant
January 2nd, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 2060

Re: 2019 In Review

Great job, Dustin.

I too was surprised to learn about Pepka. It was always a joy to see him.
by Steve Bryant
December 17th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Simon Aronson
Replies: 29
Views: 3724

Re: Simon Aronson

It's really hard to keep losing our idols.

I finally posted a few words at Little Egypt Magic.

http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html
by Steve Bryant
December 7th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Taxi!
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Taxi!

Thank you.

Additional data is of course welcome.
by Steve Bryant
December 6th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Taxi!
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Taxi!

Just curious. Does anyone know the general price of an Uber or Lyft ride from LAX to the Magic Castle? Or from Burbank?
by Steve Bryant
November 24th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?
Replies: 49
Views: 2720

Re: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?

Jim Steinmeyer? Nick Trost?
by Steve Bryant
November 18th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now

I was simply joking. Books themselves seem to outlast technology, hence my mention of the now quaint phonograph record that was included with RK's first edition of Spirit Theater. That record was a brilliant idea, by the way. For some of us it was the first time to hear Eugene Burger's voice.
by Steve Bryant
November 18th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now

It's a great read. If you want to spend some quality time with Eugene, get this book.

Further thoughts at

http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html
by Steve Bryant
November 7th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now

The book arrived today ... and it is gorgeous. Somewhere Eugene is smiling.

Back to reading ...
by Steve Bryant
October 1st, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 6086

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Hugely disappointing to see that Zabrecky is no longer on the schedule. He was the draw for me.

Is he ok?
by Steve Bryant
October 1st, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown in The New Yorker
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Derren Brown in The New Yorker

Derren Brown is the subject of a huge article in the Oct 7 New Yorker, "Belief System" by Adam Green.
by Steve Bryant
September 30th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Regal Book Coming in September
Replies: 43
Views: 10555

Re: New David Regal Book Coming in September

Arrived in Indiana. It’s stunning.
by Steve Bryant
September 27th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 35
Views: 8826

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

For complete details, I just published my review on Little Egypt Magic. The bulk of the book is a classy repackaging of all Annemann's writings before and after The Jinx. (The Jinx itself is provided on CD as a searchable pdf.) As to new ... There are two interesting forewords from Max Maven and Ste...
by Steve Bryant
September 18th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 18095

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: 82
Views: 14584

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: 3304

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: 76933

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: 4225

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: 1809

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: 1283

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: 8
Views: 2767

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: 8
Views: 2767

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

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