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by Tom Gilbert
May 20th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 18
Views: 813

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: 536

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: 2262

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: 2262

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: 2262

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: 627

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: 160
Views: 7327

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: 1902

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: 1902

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: 2483

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: 2483

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: 2483

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: 1394

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: 7596
Views: 2310259

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: 7596
Views: 2310259

Re: ERDNASE

Thank you Richard.
by Tom Gilbert
February 11th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310259

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: 7596
Views: 2310259

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: 7596
Views: 2310259

Re: ERDNASE

I thought it was just me after all these years....
by Tom Gilbert
February 6th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob White
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Bob White

Just heard, sadly, that Bob White passed away this morning.
by Tom Gilbert
February 5th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 3977

Re: Whose Hands are These?

It does appear to be a shot for a book or for a drawing. Is it a center deal? Maybe the sleight might give a hint.
by Tom Gilbert
February 3rd, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 3977

Re: Whose Hands are These?

Is Mark checking his closet?
by Tom Gilbert
February 3rd, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit help
Replies: 28
Views: 3139

Re: Credit help

The Colombini's had this effect in their last lecture and gave credits, but I can't remember who....
by Tom Gilbert
February 2nd, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310259

Re: ERDNASE

I see your point Zig, but (for me) I remember unique experiences with much more clarity than the mundane. I guess one thing to ask about Smith's memory of the event, was it a really odd event in his life. I imagine meeting a guy to draw pictures of his hands holding cards would be a very interesting...
by Tom Gilbert
January 31st, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 21835

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Interesting that there's thought of another printing. Originally Jason mentioned he thought they'd still have copies available for a few months. Obviously, it sold quicker than imagined. What is the smallest print run you can order to get books at a decent price? Like Richard said, most won't be abl...
by Tom Gilbert
January 29th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310259

Re: ERDNASE

Sounds like somewhat hinkey ad copy.
by Tom Gilbert
January 29th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 3977

Re: Whose Hands are These?

Leo's post came up with what I was thinking, old style coat.
by Tom Gilbert
January 24th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 21835

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Full 10 points for Bill.
by Tom Gilbert
January 5th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: I'm going nuts about nuts...
Replies: 93
Views: 10351

Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Well done.
by Tom Gilbert
January 1st, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: 2019 In Review

Fine job as always Dustin.
by Tom Gilbert
December 31st, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: Scotty York

That's exactly who I was thinking about...
by Tom Gilbert
December 31st, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: Scotty York

That, sadly, seems to be a theme with the rights of magicians who have passed.
by Tom Gilbert
December 29th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Scotty York

Just wondering. When Scotty passed, I had read that Denny Haney owned the rights to Scotty's magic. Now that he's gone, does anyone know what's become of them? Scotty had some interesting items, it'd be too bad to see them fade into oblivion.
by Tom Gilbert
December 11th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book Collection on Facebook
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: Book Collection on Facebook

I got mine a week ago. It took a little while. And yes, I got no reply to an inquiry or notification it had been shipped. I have an account, Informed Delivery though the PO and saw that a package was shipped from Henderson, NV and sure enough that was it.
by Tom Gilbert
December 9th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sophie Abbott referenced on Sirius XM today
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Sophie Abbott referenced on Sirius XM today

See, laypeople can't keep secrets.
by Tom Gilbert
December 5th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 51
Views: 9631

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

In Nick Lewin's blog he ponders if the film is Suzy Wandas, he received an email from Raven Tekwe who was a friend of Suzy's in the 80's. Briefly she mentioned coming to the US very quickly and doing a film with a man that played the ukulele. He mentioned that it took a few tries to understand what ...
by Tom Gilbert
November 30th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 51
Views: 8233

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

Wow, Brad, $450. I'd have to think that was really special aluminum.
by Tom Gilbert
November 27th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Gestures and Flourishes
Replies: 115
Views: 10262

Re: Magical Gestures and Flourishes

There's someone who posts on Facebook(unnamed), a lot of pictures, all are in an over dramatic pose. I had to quit following. I reach my over dramatic pose quota very early in the day.
by Tom Gilbert
November 24th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour
Replies: 34
Views: 2775

Re: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour

The $1000 Vernon got in 1976 for his Farewell lecture fee is the equivalent of $4500 today. Not bad

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