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by jimb_85
August 21st, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FISM Invention Award Winners (List in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: FISM Invention Award Winners (List in Progress)

Well, I got subscription to Genii, and I've been able to find more information from the archives

1997:
Juan Carlos Rodarte - "Clone" effect
Michael Ross & Bethy - fluid-producing Origami sword-box
by jimb_85
June 19th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six

When Giancarlo Bernini did his act, part of Penn's code at the end was a reference to Shimshi. Is there a similar routine Shimshi does?
by jimb_85
May 14th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: George Melies' Illusions

No, that one is American Spiritualistic Mediums, or the Recalcitrant Decapitated Man - on the stage. The one you saw Richard was probably The Man With the Rubber Head - a short film. It's all in the book. That's what it's called. Thanks. I'm guessing the affect was achieved on stage with black art ...
by jimb_85
May 6th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: George Melies' Illusions

Great topic for some research I agree. I couldn't order a sandwich with my high school French now. The book "Marvellous Melies" (in English) by Paul Hammond would be a great starting point. It references Melies use of black art, the Pepper's Ghost technique and magic lanterns among others...
by jimb_85
May 6th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: George Melies' Illusions

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:msmNgb4H0nQJ:https://www.superstock.com/stock-photos-images/4435-7860+&cd=12&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-d https://www.google.com/search?q=Robert-Houdin+theater+show+review+1889&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isc...
by jimb_85
May 2nd, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: George Melies' Illusions

That's impressive, but it's film effects. I was wondering if anyone could link to resources showing how he did his stunts on stage, without camera tricks.
by jimb_85
April 30th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

George Melies' Illusions

I've heard that the pioneering French filmmaker George Melies was also an accomplished magician and created a number of impressive illusions, including one where a person is decapitated and their head continues to speak as their body moves around the room. But I've been unable to find any books or s...
by jimb_85
April 30th, 2019, 3:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick
Replies: 37
Views: 3928

Re: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick

If I was familiar with some of the books available at the host's house, I would do a simple book test (possibly using Brian Brushwood's technique to get a specific page and word).
by jimb_85
April 29th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Help forcing a numbered enevelope
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Help forcing a numbered enevelope

John Archer's "Blank Night" routine has a similar premise. That might be of some help.
by jimb_85
April 29th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: FISM Invention Award Winners (List in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: FISM Invention Award Winners (List in Progress)

Philippe Billot wrote:Don't forget Magicpedia:

https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=FISM


Thanks. Some of that info is sparse, though, and it still doesn't provide much on what the effects that won them the awards were.
by jimb_85
April 29th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: FISM Invention Award Winners (List in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: FISM Invention Award Winners (List in Progress)

Bill Mullins wrote:You really should go through the Apr 1997 issue of Genii, in which Max Maven writes a history of FISM, including lists of all of the award winners.


Does it mention what effects/performances won them the awards, or is it just a list of the names of the winners?
by jimb_85
April 28th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FISM Invention Award Winners (List in Progress)
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

FISM Invention Award Winners (List in Progress)

I've noticed that there's very little information about the World Championship of Magic that really gets revealed to the public. Most notably, while the winners get their names publicized, hardly any information about their effects or illusions that won them their awards make the press. This is espe...

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