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by EdwinCorrie
May 1st, 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic
Replies: 65
Views: 6909

Re: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic

Is the Ken Beale trick the one with the pen and business card in Karl Fulves' Self-Working Table Magic ("based on a trick by Ken Beale")? If not, or even if it is, could I ask where "Baffler" was published? Hugard's Magic Monthly, March 1950 (and Max is right, it is a good trick...
by EdwinCorrie
April 30th, 2021, 7:00 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Yahoo! Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Has Shipped!
Replies: 80
Views: 14234

Re: Yahoo! Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Has Shipped!

JustinM wrote:
EdwinCorrie wrote: Maybe there will be a DVD version of the Dingle video too?


https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/card- ... is-france/

You're welcome........


Thank you, I didn't know about that!
by EdwinCorrie
April 30th, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic
Replies: 65
Views: 6909

Re: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic

Greater Magic was published in 1938, by which time rubber bands had been around for about a century. The jumping rubber band trick that virtually every beginner learns was invented by Stanley Collins and published in late 1911. So while yes, there has been a boom of invention with rubber band magic...
by EdwinCorrie
April 30th, 2021, 2:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic
Replies: 65
Views: 6909

Re: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic

It might annoy some people but there should probably be something on rubber band tricks, which were not at all common when GM first came out. And other personal likes would be topological card magic (including Card Warp, torn and restored etc.) and origami-related tricks. Also probably memorised dec...
by EdwinCorrie
April 30th, 2021, 2:35 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Yahoo! Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Has Shipped!
Replies: 80
Views: 14234

Re: Yahoo! Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Has Shipped!

Edwin, you can dip into the Jennings book at any point if you have some background in card work. There might be a reference to something described earlier, but those things are easy to look up. Enjoy it! There's so much I want to try out that I'll no doubt be doing just that. The whole thing is jus...
by EdwinCorrie
April 29th, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Yahoo! Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Has Shipped!
Replies: 80
Views: 14234

Re: Yahoo! Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Has Shipped!

Mine arrived here in France a couple of days ago. What an INCREDIBLE book! I'm literally just finishing my very gradual cover-to-cover reading of the DeLand book (which is also INCREDIBLE), and now there's this. It's hard to resist dipping in and trying things, but it does seem the intention is to w...
by EdwinCorrie
March 2nd, 2021, 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Modern Magic (Hoffman) editions
Replies: 6
Views: 3234

Re: Modern Magic (Hoffman) editions

I'm not a serious collector, but you can get an idea from bookseller websites: https://www.worthpoint.com/inventory/search?query=hoffmann+modern+magic&categories= https://biblio.co.uk/book/modern-magic-practical-treatise-art-conjuring/d/1276583555 https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?s...
by EdwinCorrie
July 7th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 128
Views: 50574

Re: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin

I think it was David Alexander. His name appears in a quote a few posts later ("David Alexander wrote:") and as a member of the BOS I recall being interested in this at the time.
by EdwinCorrie
May 31st, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 89
Views: 8153

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Jack Shalom Wrote : "I looked up the Regal trick in Approaching Magic--it's called 'Raising Kane.' " I assume the "Raising Cane" title is a play on words since Peter Kane was the creator of at least the core plot behind what Frank Garcia later called ""Wild Card."...
by EdwinCorrie
May 26th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 89
Views: 8153

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

What does Durarty say after the fake ten (AS) has ruined his collection? He says it's hard to find really perfect tens of diamonds for his collection - some have 9 spots, some 7, etc. Sometimes someone tries to slip him really badly made fakes (AS), which he has learned to recognise at first glance...
by EdwinCorrie
February 1st, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to find Childhood Optical Illusion Book. Any Idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 2389

Re: Trying to find Childhood Optical Illusion Book. Any Idea?

Forgot to mention it but I have the English edition of "Can You Believe Your Eyes?", mentioned by Philippe. https://www.amazon.com/Can-You-Believe-Your-Eyes/dp/0876306954 You can "Look inside" to see if it's of interest - it covers quite a lot of ground. The British edition was l...
by EdwinCorrie
September 21st, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Phœnix complete edition 6 volumes (tannen's edition)
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Phœnix complete edition 6 volumes (tannen's edition)

Hi Sébastien,
I'd be interested in these. I sent you an e-mail.
Edwin
by EdwinCorrie
September 10th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 82
Views: 21050

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

His Two Card Monte and Inverto are the first uses of the card since Hofzinser half a century earlier. For a fascinating 1623 source for double backers, see the Reinhard Müller discovery in the recent issue of Gibecière . Any chance you could mention what the source is? The article is called "T...
by EdwinCorrie
August 20th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who invented this control?
Replies: 16
Views: 6915

Re: Who invented this control?

Not sure if this is exactly what you're referring to, but I found the following. "One is to take the position of the key card from the top of the deck and deduct it from 52 (the number of cards in play). (...) Now continue counting, starting on your key card (20), and again counting backwards: ...

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