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by Brad Henderson
April 21st, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7847

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

I’d love to read more of tom’s insights on the actual goings on in the biz. A short but content laden weekly or bi weekly newsletter would be cool - like the old PW torch from back in the day.
by Brad Henderson
April 16th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2054

Re: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4

Yes. Marlo provided what he called ‘authorized photocopies’. The one I had was signed by him with a note to the effect it was an authorized copy.
by Brad Henderson
April 14th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2054

Re: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4

The price is actually kind of low. They were selling for at least $1250 a few years ago for the set. Individual issues would go for 200-350 US.
by Brad Henderson
April 14th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7847

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Richard Kaufman wrote:Can someone please explain to me what is going on in this thread?


Bob Farmer killed Las Vegas.

Mystery solved.
by Brad Henderson
April 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2054

Re: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4

Six
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaff credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: Gaff credit?

Rogers is the first to use this. Franklin V Taylor used this in his ‘peek deck’ published in the Phoenix. I wrote up a history of the early use of this principle with input by Max. I did so to set the record straight about a ‘revolutionary’ product being touted as ‘never before possible’ at the stic...
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7847

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Young people like to stand at concerts of famous people. The market for world famous music acts is not the same as cirque style shows. The original article mentioned this.
by Brad Henderson
April 10th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7847

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Different demographics. I saw the show in NY. It was an interesting experience. Groundbreaking? There were some great moments, that’s for sure. The standing was a problem. I had just started to have back issues and I did not enjoy the show as much as I could if I hadn’t been required to stand for th...
by Brad Henderson
April 9th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7847

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

What I find interesting is his choice of example. Fuerza Burta may have been a game changer over a decade ago. I first heard of it (or a show just like it) when it had a residency in Vegas. It closed then too. They had one in NYC which I saw. Good show. This was at least 10 years ago. Maybe longer. ...
by Brad Henderson
April 3rd, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

My comment was in defense of Zoos.
by Brad Henderson
April 3rd, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

Safety is relative I suppose.

How about instead we use the term, unmolested by foreign influence.
by Brad Henderson
April 3rd, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

Clearly there are also institutions who are not interested in any way in the animals welfare. In an ideal world animals would have the ability to live safely in their native habitats.

We are no longer in an ideal world.
by Brad Henderson
April 3rd, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

Thank you for sharing that with us Mark. I completely agree with everything you said and feel very bad for any animals forced to perform for the entertainment of humans and at the cost of their comfort and freedom to live as they are meant to live. With all of the new laws and discussions to make t...
by Brad Henderson
April 2nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

When onstage there is a lot to process. It’s easy to miss something. In Roy’s defense here, he could have been totally engaged and observant and still miss something that might be quite obvious to someone not in the thick of the action.
by Brad Henderson
April 1st, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic in Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Magic in Arizona

Bryce Kulman is in Phoenix. I think Kenton might be as well. There is a magic club if I recall, but don’t know anything about it. Years ago there was a guy who worked as a ‘card dealer’ at Rawhide, a tourist trappy ghost town experience. went with a group in high school. Anyway, he wasn’t bad as my ...
by Brad Henderson
April 1st, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

I remember that scene from both the book and the two movies. It’s intense. But still fails to convey the feeling of being right next to a killing machine. A beautiful killing machine. But a killing machine none the less.
by Brad Henderson
March 31st, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

I never saw the point of the whole magic with big cats thing until I saw the S and R show. When they walked that animal in front of me, you FELT something - a feeling unlike any other. Years later I was at what was called a tiger rescue center in thailand. They allowed you to take photos with the an...
by Brad Henderson
March 31st, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

I should add, the idea of using stripper cards for the Monte may have been sold previously in a jumbo card version. Isn’t Meir’s version striped ?

Though I must ask, if this product is intended for fresh faced children and arthritic old duffers, why is it being marketed as the ‘Pro’ version?
by Brad Henderson
March 31st, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Kent, no one liked the ‘wonky’ sleight you spoke of. It’s why most magicians stopped doing the trick. Many have tried various work arounds. The double I suggest gets the job done and is no more difficult than most moves already in the tool box of most intermediate magicians. My comment is directed a...
by Brad Henderson
March 30th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

I worked out a version with stripped cards that made the whole thing self working.
by Brad Henderson
March 30th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Just do a double turnover of the top and bottom cards. It’s not that difficult.
by Brad Henderson
March 30th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111561

Re: ERDNASE

Don’t forget the extra 3% if paid with credit card and an additional 3 if the bid was placed through live auctioneers. It all adds up pretty quickly.
by Brad Henderson
March 28th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine UK Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: David Blaine UK Tour

Haven’t been able to see it yet, but everyone I know (including those often critical of Blaine) who have seen it says it’s really great.
by Brad Henderson
March 23rd, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT

Hi, Max. I am referring specifically to the subtlety. I learned it from an entry in Magick that was attributed to Ray. When I went back to find it, I couldn’t (and didn’t recall the name associated with it.). I found one of your pieces in that magazine using it and while it didn’t seem to be the tri...
by Brad Henderson
March 23rd, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Re: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT

Thank you so much for the very kind words. There are, however, two credits that I botched. First, the author of the book Influence is ROBERT Cialdini, not james. Second, I tried to find the credit for the dealing subtlety in the birthday diary which I use. I went back to the source from which I lear...
by Brad Henderson
March 22nd, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: What is going on here?

I love paul but free flight is hardly and advancement or improvement of either the sympathetic coins or matrix.
by Brad Henderson
March 21st, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: What is going on here?

What did paul Harris add to the effect?
by Brad Henderson
March 21st, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 19717

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

As there were only 7 or 8 awards given at the early Oscars, perhaps splitting the acting category into genders allowed for a greater number of people who could be recognized. This is a reasonable conclusion since Chaplin was up for three awards for the same movie and they removed him from the runnin...
by Brad Henderson
March 20th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 19717

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Brad, I have read many of your posts on this and other threads. You seem to love stirring things up. I have seen you given a time out and admonished to cool it. I think now is one of those times. I think I made many valid points. Many of which neither you nor Peter chose to address. You both picked...
by Brad Henderson
March 20th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Memorized Deck Question

But you do need to know how many cards were taken in the first cut. This is accomplished by having the cards spread in front of the spectator. You can do it or they can do it.
by Brad Henderson
March 20th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Memorized Deck Question

The ehlers version does NOT require a marked pack. It takes a single peek of the remaining talon as you demonstrate/ask them to shuffle the cards.
by Brad Henderson
March 20th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Memorized Deck Question

Steve Ehlers has a three phase routine published in Las Vegas Kardma by Ackerman. Set up is as you described. As you stated three packets are cut, face card noted, and then shuffled First phase you fan the cards to spectator one and deduce the card. Second phase you tell spectator 3 their card witho...
by Brad Henderson
March 20th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 19717

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Not true, you just don't agree. I pointed out "Cardman" refers to a man who uses cards, specializes in card magic, etc. There is value in calling him out as a man and it means no offense to women either by exclusion or derisiveness. Intent matters. RK is not sexist as far as I know. Some ...
by Brad Henderson
March 19th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 19717

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

@Brad; reasons include (but who's to decide upon validity?) inertia, habit, change provoked by outside interests taken as affront, unwillingness to participate in (what's the opposite of woke?) political correctness... Maybe other places, other peoples, other cultures have some useful terms we can ...
by Brad Henderson
March 19th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 19717

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

It would be helpful if those determined to hang on to the past had a valid reason - or hell, ANY reason for doing so. As of yet, none have been offered. Not true, you just don't agree. I pointed out "Cardman" refers to a man who uses cards, specializes in card magic, etc. There is value i...
by Brad Henderson
March 19th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 19717

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

It would be helpful if those determined to hang on to the past had a valid reason - or hell, ANY reason for doing so.

As of yet, none have been offered.
by Brad Henderson
March 19th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 19717

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

1) if attached to a name, ‘cardman’ offers no additional information not already conveyed by the name - in all but rare situations. 2) ‘cardman’ as a concept is more than just a male who handles cards. It speaks to a condition of recognized expertise. This expertise can be achieved, in theory, by an...
by Brad Henderson
March 18th, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111561

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard Hevia wrote:
Brad Henderson wrote:And we haven’t defined far fetched.


Far-fetched: unlikely and unconvincing; implausible.


Implausible, no.

Unlikely, yes.

Unconvincing, definitely
by Brad Henderson
March 17th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111561

Re: ERDNASE

So all curious people are curious about card tricks? Enough to study them?

The key word is assumption. And we haven’t defined far fetched. Is it possible? Yes? Is it likely?

I see no evidence for that.
by Brad Henderson
March 17th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111561

Re: ERDNASE

This assumes that the trick was conveyed to him via print and not as part of an oral tradition. I have encounter many people who know a version of the mutus nomen trick who have never seen a magic book in their lives. Card tricks are like jokes - they get passed around from person to person. Knowing...

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