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by Topovich
February 2nd, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dover Books on Magic
Replies: 23
Views: 10794

Re: Dover Books on Magic

Diamond Jim Tyler Bar Bets to Win Big Bucks This is one I didn't know about. I love Diamond Jim's Bamboozlers series, and it looks like this is a recycling of some of that material. Ad copy: " Between these covers you’ll find 67 illustrated feats ... This is a collection of “bar bets only” fro...
by Topovich
September 2nd, 2020, 4:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3854

Re: New David Blaine Event

Going in the sky with a helium balloon has been done before. Just read about the Red Bull Stratos project here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull_Stratos " Red Bull Stratos was a high altitude diving project involving Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner. On 14 October 2012, Baumgartner fle...
by Topovich
August 30th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3854

Re: New David Blaine Event

Agreed. The fact that the video announcing the change was filmed with Blaine in Arizona only increases my level of suspicion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzmisKB-LlI
by Topovich
August 30th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3854

Re: New David Blaine Event

It's been postponed for a day or two; they've announced a weather delay.

The stunt has also been relocated from NYC to Arizona.

https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/d ... 234753858/
by Topovich
August 30th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Academy of Magical Arts Award Winners for 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Academy of Magical Arts Award Winners for 2019

Of course, yes, I'd forgotten about that.

What about David Blaine declining last year's Magician of the Year award - what's the story here?
by Topovich
August 27th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Academy of Magical Arts Award Winners for 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Academy of Magical Arts Award Winners for 2019

Magician of the Year: Derren Brown This is quite an honour. Are there any notable things Derren achieved in the past year that would have contributed to this? As I recall, David Blaine was last year's award winner in this category. I read somewhere that he declined the award - what was that all abo...
by Topovich
August 27th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3854

Re: New David Blaine Event

I expect David to have some surprise for us that we hadn't figured on.

Looking forward to see this.
by Topovich
August 27th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Someone didn’t get the memo - performing animals
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: Someone didn’t get the memo - performing animals

Favourite quote from this article:

Owenhouse has said his animals participate in the show “because they want to.” We’re thinking he might want to start billing himself as an “Animal Psychic Comedy-Magician.”
by Topovich
July 20th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne Remembers
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Harry Lorayne Remembers

Thanks Scott, I look forward to listening to this.

On what date was this interview recorded?
by Topovich
July 6th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Full video of Teller's Macbeth
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: Full video of Teller's Macbeth

Teller's production of Macbeth can be viewed for free until July 1, 2020 here: Aaron Posner – Teller ‘Macbeth’ Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. http://www.folger.edu/video-macbeth-folger-theatre Did they extend this offer? The performance videos on youtube are still available.
by Topovich
July 6th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dover Books on Magic
Replies: 23
Views: 10794

Re: Dover Books on Magic

Some of the titles in the Dover series are under-rated and often go relatively unnoticed. A good example is Allan Zola Kronzek's A Book of Magic for Young Magicians.
by Topovich
July 6th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs
Replies: 17
Views: 1960

Re: Derren Brown: Desert Island Discs

And does he ever have the desire now, away from the stage and the cameras, to entertain with magic? “Now I’m the opposite. I never do tricks for people in real life, I find it really childish and silly and dishonest!” Whoa. That's quite a statement, especially coming from someone who built his care...
by Topovich
June 20th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The July 2020 Issue of Genii Swings Into View Today
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: The July 2020 Issue of Genii Swings Into View Today

Was there also something in this issue about Dominique Duvivier's playing cards?
by Topovich
June 20th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revealed: Magic Tricks Displayed on USPC Playing Cards
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Revealed: Magic Tricks Displayed on USPC Playing Cards

This series of articles is very clever and amusing. Well done indeed Zig Zagger.
by Topovich
June 3rd, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 49202

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Don't know how I missed it previously. A quick search uncovered it in The Buzz.

For anyone else interested in following that discussion, here's the link:

Big Announcement from The Jerx
by Topovich
June 3rd, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: new edition?
Replies: 3
Views: 6461

Re: new edition?

What day of the month does the digital version normally come out?
by Topovich
June 3rd, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 49202

Re: The Jerx Year Three

And so who is "Andy"? "Andy" has `outed' his identity in two recent posts on his blog. Scroll down and watch his video here: The Jerx Revealed (May 24, 2020) Also don't miss the follow-up video here: So Here's Something I Never Thought I'd Need To Say (May 25, 2020) They are bot...
by Topovich
March 19th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!
Replies: 13
Views: 2234

Re: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!

Thank you for sharing this Richard!

It would be great if there was a way to download it and read it offline on a portable device.
by Topovich
March 19th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 48
Views: 9944

Re: Untouched

Mr. Charming wrote:Ryan Shlutz has a method to perform this effect where at the end the spectator can chose what card points the "value" and what card points the "suit"

In what book or video does Ryan Schlutz teach this?
by Topovich
March 19th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dirty Work
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: Dirty Work

This looks good Ryan. Are you planning on bringing any of this material to a DVD?

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