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by Ian Kendall
June 2nd, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How are Illusion Magic Lounge & the Castle doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: How are Illusion Magic Lounge & the Castle doing?

There were photos showing Magicopolis was trashed by looters. Not heard anything about the Castle.
by Ian Kendall
May 27th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How's Tricks?
Replies: 23
Views: 1438

Re: How's Tricks?

The Lost Luggage Show is ready for order. Find out more at www.virtualmagicshow.com

Eye thangoo :)
by Ian Kendall
May 24th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 3805

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

In order for it to be true, you would have to ascribe the original Magic Circle Jerk to Derren as well, and that doesn't fit in quite as well.

Andy clearly wrote both, but Derren makes no mention of it at all. That should be a red flag.
by Ian Kendall
May 24th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2399

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

I'm pretty sure that the Racherbaumer book has a routine at the end called the 'Dealer's Delight' or somesuch, which has no sleights in it at all.

It's years since I've read the book; can anyone confirm?
by Ian Kendall
May 24th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2399

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

In addition, an interesting thing would be to use just diferent methods randomly, à la Slydini, to confused more. I mean, a "Wild Cards" using "Hamman Count" and in other ocassion the same routine using other techniques, and so on. Different techniques for a same trick / routine...
by Ian Kendall
May 24th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2399

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

The problem with a Hamman Count, even if done flawlessly, is it is too "tight,"--some angles for the audience are obscured, especially on the right. Bob, I think I have solved that with my first handling. Although in the video I was working to the camera, in life it's easy to show the car...
by Ian Kendall
May 23rd, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2399

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Eye thangoo.

For a slightly more normal, regular count version, try this:

https://youtu.be/nA5JtjMpBzQ
by Ian Kendall
May 23rd, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2399

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

My solution to the Hamman count's rhythm problem was to break it down, both in terms of the counting and the plane. The cards are held as usual in a right hand Biddle type grip. The left hand peels off the top card, and brings it up so that it is at mid chest level, facing the audience. That's the f...
by Ian Kendall
May 18th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - Roy Walton
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: WTB - Roy Walton

Bob, I think the first two volumes are the same in the two printings, and volume 3 was an extra of all the stuff Roy came up with since the second volume printing.
by Ian Kendall
May 12th, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Maybe 'Million Dollar Hands' was the value of all the stuff they lifted?

I'll get my coat...
by Ian Kendall
May 5th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 23
Views: 2283

Re: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman

NEW Stars of Magic


I assumed people were capable of using context clues and realising that RK was not massively active in magic in the early 60s...
by Ian Kendall
May 5th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 23
Views: 2283

Re: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman

I've got the Stars of Magic pamphlet of the Ultimate Invisible Assembly...
by Ian Kendall
April 21st, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Roulette with playing cards
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Roulette with playing cards

That's in Hex Squared by Karl Fulves (2001)

Good luck finding a copy; I know at least one other person who is looking.
by Ian Kendall
April 15th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How's Tricks?
Replies: 23
Views: 1438

Re: How's Tricks?

I've been mainly writing and rehearsing. I'm halfway through writing a new book on stage magic, and scripting two shows. General rehearsals are part of the latter. When that's done, I've got a bunch of short writing things, and two more books (but not magic based). And, I'm told, clearing out the ea...
by Ian Kendall
April 4th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Take a Deep Breath
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Take a Deep Breath

Much like the Princess Card Trick, are there not two plots that are fairly different?

Get the Walton version, and then pretty much stop your research :)
by Ian Kendall
March 30th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 160
Views: 7355

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

In Vino Aces has a number of nice touches, not least of which I can be done for larger groups.

Gustaferro, One Degree.
by Ian Kendall
March 29th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 209
Views: 28433

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

I worked on something like that a while back. Abandoned it.
by Ian Kendall
March 24th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for "Transmission of Information" by Morgan and West
Replies: 16
Views: 2049

Re: Looking for "Transmission of Information" by Morgan and West

I'm wondering how many other people are looking at their copies and wondering whether to put them up for sale at three figures, or four :)
by Ian Kendall
March 18th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indulgence with Lucy Darling
Replies: 27
Views: 2359

Re: Indulgence with Lucy Darling

There's an interesting divide in this discussion, but I think everyone is pretty much in agreement that Carisa is a very skilled character actress. I had a chance to talk to her briefly in Orlando, and she explained some of the choices she made (for example, when I mentioned that the pronunciation o...
by Ian Kendall
March 18th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!

That was fun :)

Many thanks.
by Ian Kendall
March 6th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician in Music Video
Replies: 17
Views: 2488

Re: Magician in Music Video

Is that not Chavez?
by Ian Kendall
February 21st, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4933

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

I don't think anyone is 'justifying' the lack of women - merely pointing it out. I think the figure of 15% that you floated is a bit high; I don't think there was anything close to 700 women at the event. I'd be interesting to hear where you got that number. Also, I'm not sure that anyone is saying ...
by Ian Kendall
February 21st, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4933

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

I realise that the dealer hall photos may not be the complete picture, but they marry up with what I saw, this year and many years passim; the number of women at the convention - while considerably more than, say, twenty years ago, is still very, very small. The fact that some of the men don't know ...
by Ian Kendall
February 21st, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4933

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

There are a number of photos of the convention dotted around Facebook if you look (and they are a pain to link to here). That will give you a very good indication of the demographic. I would be shocked if there were more than 200 women there this year, which would be less than 5%. To be honest, I'd ...
by Ian Kendall
February 21st, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4933

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

I think it's always hard to gauge attendance diversity in 4500 people, but 15% would be 700ish, and I'll be stunned if that's an accurate number. But there has been progress; in the early 90s, there were often fewer than twenty women, and the same ones kept getting picked for helping in shows and th...
by Ian Kendall
February 20th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who made John Ramsay's props such as those for the cylinder and coin?
Replies: 18
Views: 3907

Re: Who made John Ramsay's props such as those for the cylinder and coin?

Andy is alive, but I imagine Ramsay had the cylinder made long before he became the student.
by Ian Kendall
February 19th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4933

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

After nearly thirty years of going to Blackpool, every time I get the same feeling, which is best summed up in the Chris de Burgh song, Fatal Hesitation:

The cafes are all deserted
The streets are wet again
There's nothing quite like an out of season holiday town in the rain...
by Ian Kendall
February 18th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4933

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

In the mid 90s I got to the Copthorne late, found some digs and then spent an hour looking for food. Even the Burger King was closed at 9pm. Nothing was open.
by Ian Kendall
February 18th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4933

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

It would be disingenuous to suggest that Blackpool hasn't improved a wee bit over the years; there has obviously been investment into the town's infrastructure, and there are now restaurants open past 9pm (which was not the case in the 90s). Yes, the B&Bs are still mostly squalid and uncomfortab...
by Ian Kendall
February 15th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top Change Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 4207

Re: Top Change Effect

"I think one mistake I have seen performers make is that they do it too slowly. If you do it in slow motion you are going to get caught." I have to disagree with you on that one, Mark. I was taught the top change by Chris Power, who is the best exponent I've seen. He is very not fast with ...
by Ian Kendall
February 7th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Three mini-reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Re: Three mini-reviews

As for the top change, it is a sleight that takes some cajones, and an overcoming of the stifling "guilt" factor, but confidence comes with doing, and with repeated success (at not getting busted). Top tip for the top change; when you are learning the move, and getting comfortable with it...
by Ian Kendall
February 5th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Crimp Magazines 1-36
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: The Crimp Magazines 1-36

I did. A few years ago I put around 47 issues up for sale, along with four of the smaller booklets. My asking price then was £1000.

In the end I traded them for a set of the Cervon Notebooks, so I swapped one set of almost illegible handwritten material for another :)
by Ian Kendall
January 29th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 3984

Re: Whose Hands are These?

Heh. It's not Vernon - the ring is missing.

I'm more interested in what they are trying to do? A centre deal while pinching the top card? a double deal from the centre?
by Ian Kendall
January 29th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 3984

Re: Whose Hands are These?

Can't see it outside the US. Any chance of an embedded image?
by Ian Kendall
January 27th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Wenii Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 4399

Re: Wenii Magazine

I think I've sourced a copy, but thanks :)
by Ian Kendall
January 26th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2312197

Re: ERDNASE

Pretty much.

If you have a Genii sub, head over to the archives and read The Erdnase Letters (from the 80s and 90s).

TG was not a fan, let's put it that way :)
by Ian Kendall
January 26th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2312197

Re: ERDNASE

Somewhere, Tony Giorgio is smiling...
by Ian Kendall
January 26th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tearable trick by Phil Goldstein
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: Tearable trick by Phil Goldstein

Doc Eason goes into his handling on one of his L&L videos (it's mislabeled on the boxes, so if it says it's on tape 2, it's on 3 and vice versa, as I recall). However, if you are more concerned with a casual performance, have the two cards in an easily accessible pocket. During the relaxation af...
by Ian Kendall
January 23rd, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London
Replies: 27
Views: 2468

Re: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London

Bobby was Marmite, certainly. I had a few lessons from him in 86, and despite the sessons often being over two hours long, he only ever charged for one. If you got him in a good mood, he could be quite pleasant and would demonstrate and show things. Get him in a bad mood and he'd tear strips off you...
by Ian Kendall
January 22nd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London
Replies: 27
Views: 2468

Re: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London

It's a spelling mistake that avoids the auto censor. Try to imagine what Bobby might have called me when I was 18, and you'll get it...

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