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by Tom Gilbert
January 1st, 2021, 7:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2020 In Review? Really? (Yes.)
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: 2020 In Review? Really? (Yes.)

Well done Dustin!
by Tom Gilbert
December 30th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorization
Replies: 30
Views: 1803

Re: Memorization

Mnemonics and peg systems just don't work for me, I've tried numerous times. I need a stack that uses rules/math and then that blends into memorization. Haven't played with a stack in quite a while though. Same here. Without Joyal's book, I doubt I ever would have committed a stack to memory. (And,...
by Tom Gilbert
December 22nd, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorization
Replies: 30
Views: 1803

Re: Memorization

Mnemonics and peg systems just don't work for me, I've tried numerous times. I need a stack that uses rules/math and then that blends into memorization. Haven't played with a stack in quite a while though.
by Tom Gilbert
December 22nd, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good video camera to use online
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Good video camera to use online

Mike Powers has quite the set up, multiple cameras and a switch box.
by Tom Gilbert
December 17th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy is Here!
Replies: 18
Views: 2059

Re: Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy is Here!

Who'd have thought that would happen?? It is after all 2020. Hope the books are safe.
by Tom Gilbert
December 15th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P Al Cohen
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: R.I.P Al Cohen

Watching Al demo was a lesson in itself.
by Tom Gilbert
December 14th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Thoughts on the Vanish of a Coin
Replies: 29
Views: 1727

Re: Thoughts on the Vanish of a Coin

I believe Andy's book, "Diverting Coin Magic" has been reprinted.
by Tom Gilbert
December 10th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7730
Views: 2421066

Re: ERDNASE

Interesting presentation Richard.
by Tom Gilbert
October 8th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Boris Wild Kills on Fool Us
Replies: 16
Views: 1690

Re: Boris Wild Kills on Fool Us

Nice effect. I would guess he's going to have to release it before someone else does.
by Tom Gilbert
September 3rd, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Stack of half dollars (a la Ramsay Coins + Cylinder)
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Wanted: Stack of half dollars (a la Ramsay Coins + Cylinder)

You could also check with Airship Magic, they make stacks.
by Tom Gilbert
August 29th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Visual Coin Penetration (Johnson Products)
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Visual Coin Penetration (Johnson Products)

I used to use a couple of thin plastic tumblers, although Johnson made a really thick gimmicked card.
by Tom Gilbert
August 29th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?

I agree with Richard, as soon as pockets were invented..
by Tom Gilbert
August 19th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Thompson's coin box work
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Re: Frank Thompson's coin box work

With Howie's passing I wonder what will happen to the Thompson material he had? Supposedly it was lost in a fire, but seems some of it is out there somewhere.
by Tom Gilbert
August 19th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Howard Schwarzman R.I.P.
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Howard Schwarzman R.I.P.

There was only one Howie, that's for sure.
by Tom Gilbert
August 3rd, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob White - A remembrance
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Re: Bob White - A remembrance

Bob would always say on every phone call, "Tom, it's been --years and --months since I've done a show." You knew he missed it a great deal. He also taught me an easy way of making BBQ ribs.
by Tom Gilbert
July 29th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 3318

Re: New coin move?

David Roth is very well studied in moves, old and new.
by Tom Gilbert
July 21st, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

Re: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?

I saw a video Tabman posted of him making one of his bamboo chop cups. Long hair and a lathe, scary to watch.
by Tom Gilbert
July 16th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Father Cyprian Illusions of Power
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Father Cyprian Illusions of Power

He had told me he was working on a book of his magic a few years before his passing.
by Tom Gilbert
July 8th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best ACAAN you saw live
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Best ACAAN you saw live

Asi Wind
by Tom Gilbert
July 3rd, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Future of Magic Conventions
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: The Future of Magic Conventions

I remembered a comment made buy a first time convention attendee introduced by to me by a mutual friend. I asked how he liked the convention so far. His reply was interesting, something to the comment that he's watched the whole convention on a large screen monitor, no different than seeing somethin...
by Tom Gilbert
June 29th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Future of Magic Conventions
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: The Future of Magic Conventions

There's been such a glut of lectures and online mini-conventions, people will probably start getting burn out.
by Tom Gilbert
May 20th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 33
Views: 2428

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

I rarely have paper money on me anymore, well before the virus.
by Tom Gilbert
May 19th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Corona compliant seems to have different meaning in NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Corona compliant seems to have different meaning in NYC

He seems to be click bait.
by Tom Gilbert
May 13th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 3014

Re: Frank Garcia Books

El Mystico, Sid was a student of Hardeen's (HH's brother). When Hardeen passed he got a lot of Houdini's stuff. Sid had an amazing gambling demo.
by Tom Gilbert
May 12th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 3014

Re: Frank Garcia Books

I was a friend of Frank's and have no idea what he was thinking. He did mention Jon R. helping with the credits. Calling Dr Frame..any ideas?
by Tom Gilbert
May 8th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 3014

Re: Frank Garcia Books

He had mentioned putting the better more popular effects into 2 bigger books. After he passed I heard (unknown if true) that his wife and son were in disagreement about his material.
by Tom Gilbert
May 5th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How have on-line magic dealers been doing during the pandemic?
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: How have on-line magic dealers been doing during the pandemic?

I would suspect boredom might increase sales a little.
by Tom Gilbert
March 30th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 10471

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

Fr. Cyprian did put out an 8 volume video tape series for Videonics. It's now downloadable from L&L.
by Tom Gilbert
March 24th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: For chapped hands.
Replies: 23
Views: 2393

Re: For chapped hands.

What works for one may not for another. Depending on skin type, or the cause of them being chapped or dry. It's worth trying a few different things. Fr. Cyp recommended Corn Huskers Lotion, but it didn't work for me and seemed to make the cards dirty more quickly.
by Tom Gilbert
March 24th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: For chapped hands.
Replies: 23
Views: 2393

Re: For chapped hands.

I like Chamberlains Golden Touch, although a little bit of an odor to it. Provides decent tack. It's said Vernon used to carry a small bottle of it.
by Tom Gilbert
March 6th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician in Music Video
Replies: 17
Views: 2769

Re: Magician in Music Video

Very well could be.
by Tom Gilbert
March 6th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician in Music Video
Replies: 17
Views: 2769

Re: Magician in Music Video

Sorry, pasted the link, but didn't recheck the posting. Jeffery has it. Thanks.
by Tom Gilbert
March 6th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician in Music Video
Replies: 17
Views: 2769

Magician in Music Video

A friend pointed out there's a magician (old footage) doing cards from mouth at the 60 second mark. Further on it looks like a couple of magicians wearing a fez looking at something. Anyone have a idea who it is doing the cards from mouth? I thought a young Frank Garcia.
by Tom Gilbert
March 3rd, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where Did the Steve Forte Discussion Go?
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

Re: Where Did the Steve Forte Discussion Go?

I believe Richard combined the Forte thread into the Erdnase thread.
by Tom Gilbert
February 23rd, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7730
Views: 2421066

Re: ERDNASE

Is there any evidence that Benedict had published some other books or something requiring McKinney's services?
by Tom Gilbert
February 16th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7730
Views: 2421066

Re: ERDNASE

Thank you Richard.
by Tom Gilbert
February 11th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7730
Views: 2421066

Re: ERDNASE

Interesting the difference in Smith's recollection of Erdnase. Which is the only eye witness description we have. The candidates that don't fit the description.... have their promoters challenging Smith's memory, those that do, it's all good. An artist would probably have a better attention to detai...
by Tom Gilbert
February 9th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7730
Views: 2421066

Re: ERDNASE

Would Roterberg or Elliott fit Smith's physical description? I imagine Roterberg would have had an accent for Smith to acknowledge?
by Tom Gilbert
February 6th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7730
Views: 2421066

Re: ERDNASE

I thought it was just me after all these years....

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