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by Steve Bryant
June 18th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Subtle Card Creations - Volume 7
Replies: 4
Views: 492

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: 4
Views: 492

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: 960

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: 2416

Re: Elizabeth!

Super creepy! Thanks!
by Steve Bryant
May 3rd, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Symbol Deck
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

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: 30
Views: 5730

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: 30
Views: 5730

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: 30
Views: 5730

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: 658

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: 284

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: 504

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: 181
Views: 42922

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: 76
Views: 11631

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: 2952

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: 2952

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: 2649

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: 2649

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: 10649

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: 977

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: 5076

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: 1222

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: 303

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: 307

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: 2089

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: 268

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: 3786

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: 621

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: 1603

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: 708

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: 3550

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: 5157

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: 797

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: 2927

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: 5157

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: 5
Views: 1930

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: 22308

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: 1755

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: 28
Views: 4424

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: 48
Views: 4095

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: 48
Views: 4095

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. ...

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