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by Conrejour
January 14th, 2019, 2:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Number Dice from National Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Number Dice from National Magic

If you wish to make your own this it the cubes I use. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JG68BG4/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 These are the metal corners I attach to dress up the props. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075ZQ2CLC/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 T...
by Conrejour
January 14th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Number Dice from National Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Number Dice from National Magic

It works best with teenagers. They have a better grasp of math but still can have fun with the dice (I use 3" wooden cubes). It's my Smart Brain against their Smart Phones. With the 8 die set I can have more participants involved and with the energy of teenagers they make it entertaining. It's...
by Conrejour
January 13th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Number Dice from National Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Brian Douglas wrote:Yes, that is the one I do with a base of 80 instead of 50.



How does it go down with an audience does it get a good reaction?
by Conrejour
January 12th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2584

Re: Untouched

Eugene Burger's (three card) presentation was based on Fogel's version. Paul Green had a nice (two card) presentation in Lee Earle's SYZYGY. Daryl also gave credit to Tony Faro from a trick called “Spectator Magician “ in the very first issue of Papular September 1974 , the basic method as we know ...
by Conrejour
January 12th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2584

Re: Untouched

Re: touching the cards. The goal is to not ever touch the cards. Hence the name. However in practice most real people have difficulty spreading the cards and interpreting which card the magician is pointing to. So touching the cards - especially to make clear which card you want them to remove - is...
by Conrejour
January 12th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2584

Re: Untouched

I've not seen Daryl's presentation, or read it in print. However, I just watched Michael Ammar's presentation on YouTube. It struck me as odd that right before the spectator is asked to begin the initial dealing procedure, Michael holds up his hands (as if someone in a saloon in America's old west ...
by Conrejour
January 12th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians of India
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Magicians of India

Daniel Z wrote:Probably just an example of what in the film industry, at least, was called a mid-Atlantic accent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_accent



Thanks for that Daniel that makes perfect sense very interesting indeed
by Conrejour
January 11th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Number Dice from National Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Q. Kumber wrote:Thank you Brian. I knew it was somewhere in my library. It is in "My Best"
and here's a youtube clip with explanation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2EByO5t-es



There’s also an 8 dice version as well ☺️ ........https://youtu.be/szneRvvo02s
by Conrejour
January 11th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2584

Re: Untouched

Daryl’s specific contribution was the presentation that justified each and every action of the routine. I’ve seen a lot of people do the trick and they miss parts of it. I looked for a video of Daryl performing this trick but the closest I could find was Michael Ammar performing Daryl's Untouched ....
by Conrejour
January 11th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians of India
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Magicians of India

Have a look at this short presentation called “Magicians of India “ it’s truly fascinating and amusing when one hears the clipped tones of the English narrator .....From Archieve .org ..... https://archive.org/details/MagiciansOfIndia The narrator sounds American to me. Strangely, the initial and f...
by Conrejour
January 11th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?
Replies: 20
Views: 1653

Re: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?

Secrets are not the stock and trade of a guitarist, so what would they care about telling someone how it was done? If people ask me how something was done, I actually tell them that I am bound by the magicians code, which I swore to abide by when I was 6 years old and started out as a magician, and...
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians of India
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Magicians of India

Daniel Z wrote:Great find. Thanks.




You’re welcome :)
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?
Replies: 20
Views: 1653

Re: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?

Conrejour Wrote : "I’ve found that men seem to love magic more than women and if given the choice women would much prefer a good palm reading." I was once engaged to perform at a Super Bowl party in Jupiter, Florida. At halftime, the men were primarily engrossed in a heated discussion abo...
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?
Replies: 20
Views: 1653

Re: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?

The "gotcha" way in which magic is sometimes presented is off-putting to many people. People love magic if they're not made to feel foolish by the magician. Yes a charming magician who presents magic as entertainment is nearly always liked . I’ve found that men seem to love magic more tha...
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians of India
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Magicians of India

Have a look at this short presentation called “Magicians of India “ it’s truly fascinating and amusing when one hears the clipped tones of the English narrator .....From Archieve .org .....

https://archive.org/details/MagiciansOfIndia
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?
Replies: 20
Views: 1653

Re: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?

Do you have a link to this article, I would like to read it in it's entirety, but are you sure the piece wasn't meant to be mostly humorous? The only group of people I recall being universally disliked were lawyers/politicians. Sure , here’s the link.The author seems to like Penn and Teller in his ...
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?
Replies: 20
Views: 1653

Are magicians mostly universally disliked?

I came across an interesting piece regarding magicians being “ mostly reviled “ in an article by Karl Puschmann in the New Zealand Herald I would be interested to hear fellow magicians opinions on this ....... From the piece in question ..... Penn & Teller are no easy marks for show’s illusionis...
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

Dermot, how wonderful to see you here. I had no idea you were also an artist. There have been a few tricks that shook me badly as to their impossibility. Derek Latham performing Where Do the Ducks Go on the stage of the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, with what appeared to be an enormous goose. (I was six...
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

JHostler wrote:Tom Mullica destroying (with laughter AND magic) a roomful of magis at a late '80s Midwest Magic Jubilee. The most entertaining thing I've ever seen in magic.



Mullica was a genius a total one off :D
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

AJM wrote:Bob Read’s wine bottle production.



That I’ve never witnessed sounds wonderful
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

Bill Mullins wrote:Johnny Thompson doing the egg bag.



Fabulous magician and routine
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

Pretty much anything I have seen Bill Malone or Chad Long do. As I mentioned on another thread recently, Johnny Palmer's final load of 3 live baby chicks in the cups and balls, followed by the production of a raven or vulture, stands in a class by itself, especially since it was done in a small int...
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

Many of the greats who made impressions on me are gone (e.g., Slydini, Del Ray, Goshman, Conover, Marlo), but I strongly recommend that you capitalize on any opportunities to see the following greats in person if you have not already done so: Bob Kohler, David Williamson, Bill Malone, Armando Lucer...
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Too many to count. We've seen a lot of outstanding people in our lifetimes.



Fair point Richard
by Conrejour
January 10th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

Watching Uri Geller work, IS a lesson in showmanship, presence, and charisma. I will never forget watching Uri Geller in a hotel ballroom, with a thousand people, half out of their seats, transfixed, while a key bends a quarter of an inch in his hand! Geller can move and take his audience, to where...
by Conrejour
January 9th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

I vividly remember as a very young man watching Uri Geller perform as he bent spoons , stopped watches and duplicated drawings he was an absolutely tremendous showman and the sensation he caused worldwide long before the age of the internet was amazing . Many years ago here in Dublin a friend asked ...
by Conrejour
January 9th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Regarding the Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Regarding the Pass

You are most welcome, Conrejour. It is a pleasure to have a gracious person like you join the Forum, especially one who has generated a number of stimulating discussions on various aspects of magic. Thank you very much Alfred I really appreciate that and I look forward to plenty of stimulating conv...
by Conrejour
January 9th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Regarding the Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Regarding the Pass

by MagicbyAlfred » January 9th, 2019, 4:45 pm Although I try to avoid telling anyone what they "should" do (in magic or life, at large), in response to the OP's original query on this thread, I would say, yes, it is likely to prove quite useful for a beginner to learn and master the pass. ...
by Conrejour
January 9th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Regarding the Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Regarding the Pass

Condescension? Surely not. Richard, I have nothing but respect for your experience and contributions to the art. As an amateur and hobbyist, most of my knowledge comes from books, many of them penned or produced by you. My contribution to the thread was based on those sources combined with my admit...
by Conrejour
January 9th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Perpetual coin myth
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Perpetual coin myth

This story raises its head every once in a while ........Magipedia .......Perpetual Motion Coin Myth is a possibly impossible coin flourish in which a coin spins between two other coins that was published in Paul Harris' Las Vegas Close-Up (1978) and later in Art of Astonishment Book 1...... Surely ...
by Conrejour
January 9th, 2019, 1:53 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen
Replies: 44
Views: 2195

Re: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen

Jonathan Townsend wrote:About the band trick - at a New York convention Weber performed the stunt. Here's some background on it: https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/vie ... 7&start=20



Thank you for that very interesting piece Jonathan
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Nonsense in Mentalisim
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Nonsense in Mentalisim

I consider NLP to be an abbreviation for Not a Lot of Plausibility. I did see one of the founders wandering around a psychic fair once. I don't know if it was Bandler or Grinder. He had a pony tail haircut and that put me off him right away. Besides I did hear that one of them was charged with murd...
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Nonsense in Mentalisim
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Nonsense in Mentalisim

In recent times it seems a fair amount of mentalists talk about effects using so called N L P techniques . I understand when this is done as an possible explanation to a baffled spectator as it deflects from the real methodology involved but do any mentalists seriously talke this pseudoscientific no...
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen
Replies: 44
Views: 2195

Re: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen

Joe Mckay wrote:Does anyone know which is the best method to learn?



For me Chris Kenner’s was brilliant as it guaranteed a great backspin from up to 15 feet away , it takes a while to get the knack but for me enyway was worth the effort as people never forget it once seen
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen
Replies: 44
Views: 2195

Re: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen

Don Cox says : "Back in 1978 I learned two ways of doing what I called "The Boomerang Rubberband". I learned one way from my brother-in-law, Claud York, of Old Hickory, TN and learned another method from Ron Estes, of Nashville, TN. I eventually taught Claud's version to Dan Garrett ...
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Regarding the Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Regarding the Pass

And this is a conversation we've been having for years :) I do believe that the majority of the problems with learning the pass is that most of the resources do not break the move down into its parts and build up piece by piece. If you do that, you can shave months, if not years off the learning pr...
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Regarding the Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Regarding the Pass

https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=51213&hilit=The+Pass Thank you very much for that it’s a very good piece and I couldn’t agree more regards shuffling after a pass is made as to me also it solidifies in the spectators mind everything is fair and square , surely most lay p...
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Regarding the Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: Regarding the Pass

The pass is a very useful sleight, but it suffers from the myth that it is hard to do. If taught correctly, it's no harder than many other moves. Perhaps it's not for the absolute beginner, but I think it would be remiss for card magicians not to have even a basic understanding of the mechanics. Hi...
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Regarding the Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Regarding the Pass

While browsing through You Tube during a coffee break I was amazed to see so many young magicians seemingly obsessed with the classic pass and the many variations , it seems to me each is trying to outdo the other regarding how invisible or perfect their particular variation is . I don’t believe the...
by Conrejour
January 8th, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen
Replies: 44
Views: 2195

Re: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen

Here is Don Cox teaching the method he learned from Ron Estes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBj3rIGOxsM. And here is Al Angello teaching the method he learned from Don Cox (who learned it from Ron Estes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8knp2uxn0. And here is Chris Kenner teaching a different me...

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