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by Van
January 27th, 2006, 10:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count
Replies: 80
Views: 17702

Re: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count

Vernon's Varient page 225 Ultimate Card Secrets.
First published in Genii sometime in the 60's.
There is a good variation in Apocalype that takes the heat off the spectator.

Van
by Van
December 27th, 2005, 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Brown/Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Johnny Brown/Texas

Johnny's two books are
"Isn't That Good!" (1974) and "Go Ahead I'll Wait" 91975)

Both were written by Father Al Bandy
He also published a pamphlet on The Comedy Cut and Restored Necktie

There is some video of Johnny lecturing and performing, but nothing commercial.


Van
by Van
December 25th, 2005, 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Brown/Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Johnny Brown/Texas

A great friend and all round nice guy. I first meet Johnny in 1963 as a youngster at his first TAOM. Over the years we became good friends. When he lived here in Irving we probably met at least once a week. I told Johnny once that I figured out the secret to his magic. He had such a good time perfor...
by Van
December 4th, 2005, 2:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: best effects using faro
Replies: 37
Views: 3398

Re: best effects using faro

Harry Lorayne One Man Parade, Linking Ring, March 1964

Aces Only - With Kings : "My Favorite Card Tricks"
Favorite Aces and Kings : "Deck-Sterity"

Van
by Van
October 29th, 2005, 1:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Indian Cups and Balls
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Indian Cups and Balls

Magicanna #48 & 49 in the November and December Genii for 1968. C.M.'s routine and instructions on their construction.

Van
by Van
October 3rd, 2005, 4:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dental Dam Coin Penetration
Replies: 38
Views: 3173

Re: Dental Dam Coin Penetration

In Johnny Brown's first book "Isn't That Good?!" on page 21 is a version with 3 coins that penetrate in the order named by the spectator.

Van
by Van
August 26th, 2005, 1:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 15779

Re: Ten-Card Poker

Check out Larry Becker's "Ten Card Poker Stand Up Presentation" from Apocalypse V11#11P1566,Nov88

Van
by Van
August 26th, 2005, 12:27 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Dallas/Ft.Worth
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: Dallas/Ft.Worth

We are still here and going strong.
Non-denominational - Just a love of magic required.


Van
by Van
July 15th, 2005, 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: August Genii arrived.
Replies: 19
Views: 2020

Re: August Genii arrived.

Mine came today. Stopped reading it to type this

Van
by Van
June 10th, 2005, 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Friend wants to learn impromptu - advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: Friend wants to learn impromptu - advice?

Michael Weber's Life Savers
by Van
May 22nd, 2005, 4:50 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Classic Collection
Replies: 30
Views: 12722

Re: Classic Collection

ust a quick list of the items missing from the original books: "Close Up Card Magic" No Looking Calculated Risk Mathematical Affinity Magnetic Reversals Fan Prediction #1 & #2 Black Out The Spectator Estimates Card Sandwich Plunge Thru 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 Absolutely Free Force Variation Ch...
by Van
April 6th, 2005, 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Little Moonies
Replies: 0
Views: 234

The Little Moonies

As I was reading Fulves' book on Bob Hummer I was reminded of the "Little Moonies" trick I bought at Dallas Magicland many years ago.

I am looking for a picture of the face of one of the cards and does anyone still sell this trick?

Thanks in advance,

Van
by Van
March 28th, 2005, 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dallas Super Session
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Dallas Super Session

Second that!! :D

Van
by Van
March 26th, 2005, 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dallas Super Session
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Dallas Super Session

Hi, Pete.
Didn't have any contact info for you. Drop me a email and I'll let you now about next year.

Jeremy, I suppose that the magazines that report on all the different conventions are just to rub in the fact we weren't there too. Talk to DeCamps, maybe he'll invite you.

Van
by Van
March 25th, 2005, 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dallas Super Session
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Dallas Super Session

This years Dallas Super Session, a meeting of about 35 magicians from Texas mostly, with a few visitors from Connectecutt,New York and Louisanna, was held on March 12th and 13th at the Wyndam Hotel, with informal sessions on friday night. The only rule was that everyone perform at least once. Everyo...
by Van
March 20th, 2005, 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Buoyant Ball
Replies: 5
Views: 813

The Buoyant Ball

Last weekend at the Dallas Super Session I got to see Roger Klause perform an excellent trick. A steel ball bearing was passed around and the dropped into a glass of water where it promptly sank to the bottom of the glass. He then fished it out, dried it off and carefully placed it on the surface of...
by Van
February 26th, 2005, 5:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: eight card brainwave
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: eight card brainwave

The faces of eight cards are shown to a spectator who names one. It is shown to have a different back from the other seven.

Van
by Van
February 21st, 2005, 8:16 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Just Bitching
Replies: 15
Views: 1398

Re: Just Bitching

It might be nice if the publishers of ebooks would factor out the printing and distribution costs when they price them. They could also follow Mike Close's example and embed videos of the moves and effects. Closely Guarded Secrets is the best use of the ebook format so far and well worth the money. ...
by Van
December 31st, 2004, 5:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scarne's references
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Scarne's references

Charles (Chuck) Windley was a goof friend of Scarne and told some great stories when he did a lecture here several years ago. The last address I have for him is: Charles Windley 752 Grandby Street Norfolk, Va. 23505 This was for subscribing to his magazine Backstage. If any of you guys know anything...
by Van
November 29th, 2004, 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Line-Lo Card Cutter
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: Line-Lo Card Cutter

I should have stated in my first post that I have absolutely no financial interest in the Line-Lo Card Cutter.


Van
by Van
November 28th, 2004, 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Line-Lo Card Cutter
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: Line-Lo Card Cutter

Brad, The cuts are set at 1/32 of an inch taper. While I would love to have an adjustable cutter, this one works fine for what it intended for, in my case, a hobbiest who wants to experiment. Anyway, I like mine and have enjoyed playing with it.

Van
by Van
November 27th, 2004, 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Line-Lo Card Cutter
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Line-Lo Card Cutter

I got one of these about 2 weeks ago. It does everything it says and the cost is reasonable.
Van
Line-Lo Card Cutter
by Van
November 17th, 2004, 6:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Limited Card Magic Manuscript
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: New Limited Card Magic Manuscript

The money isn't the important thing. The important thing is that everyone thinks they should get paid without going to the effort of establishing a reputation. Even Ed Marlo never asked for the big bucks for limited edition manuscripts until he had established himself by publishing in the magazines....
by Van
November 16th, 2004, 9:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Limited Card Magic Manuscript
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: New Limited Card Magic Manuscript

Mr. Matney do you have any effects published in any of the magic magazines(like maybe Genii) so that I can get an idea if I like the type of effects you write. No offense intended but I don't know anything about you or the type of magic you do, so why should I spend any money to purchase your book? ...
by Van
October 3rd, 2004, 6:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: John Scarne footage
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: John Scarne footage

Charles "Chuck" Windley was a friend of Scarne and had many stories about him. A lot of them were in a magazine called "Backstage" that was published in the 80's. I think Chuck is still alive and lives near Norfolk Va.
by Van
September 22nd, 2004, 9:34 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Dallas/Ft.Worth
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Dallas/Ft.Worth

Monday nights 7:30 til closing
Bennigan's in Arlington Tx. next to Six Flags Over Texas on the highway 360 service road.

Drop me a line if you will be in the area.

Van
by Van
August 22nd, 2004, 3:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Classics of Matchstick Men
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Classics of Matchstick Men

Steve Minch's Creations of a Magical Madmam contains a great routine called "The Match Monster"

Van
by Van
August 15th, 2004, 5:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: J. Stewart Smith book wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 848

J. Stewart Smith book wanted

I am looking for a copy of
The Collected Works of J. Stewart Smith

Van
by Van
June 2nd, 2004, 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bob White Seminar June 19, 2004 Stamford, CT
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Bob White Seminar June 19, 2004 Stamford, CT

I've known Bob more years than either of us want to count. Bob has taken Vernon's advice to be natural as a guiding principle of his magic and spent 30 years working on it. I've been to both Dallas lectures and would come to this one if I could. Don't miss out on this.


Van
by Van
September 19th, 2003, 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest Opening Lines in Magic
Replies: 26
Views: 1723

Re: Greatest Opening Lines in Magic

Dr. Faust(David Hoy)
"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I am Dr. Faust ... A Mentalist (pause) and a fake!"

Van McGee
by Van
September 3rd, 2003, 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 52 Lovers
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: 52 Lovers

I heard that Jose Carrol was no longer in magic.
Lovely book though.
Does anyone know anything about him?

Van
by Van
May 13th, 2003, 8:21 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Playing Cards
Replies: 46
Views: 6645

Re: Playing Cards

Just bought a deck of STUD cards and discovered that thay have replaced one of the four jokers with an advertising card. Still getting 3 jokers is pretty good.

Van
by Van
April 20th, 2003, 7:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dice Stacking
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Dice Stacking

Rick Johnsson had a clever dice stacking routine in one of his Linking ring columns using a Brut deoderant container.

Van
by Van
January 19th, 2003, 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: WMS Las Vegas 2003
Replies: 27
Views: 1601

Re: WMS Las Vegas 2003

And store all the cool stuff from the dealers and lecturers

Van
by Van
January 1st, 2003, 7:51 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: YOUR HELP NEEDED ON THE GENII INDEX!
Replies: 25
Views: 1893

Re: YOUR HELP NEEDED ON THE GENII INDEX!

Once you enter an issue in the database, how long does it take to become available??
by Van
December 26th, 2002, 9:07 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: YOUR HELP NEEDED ON THE GENII INDEX!
Replies: 25
Views: 1893

Re: YOUR HELP NEEDED ON THE GENII INDEX!

What format do I use to submit an issue and how detailed info do you want?
by Van
October 19th, 2002, 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NOVEMBER GENII WILL BE LATE
Replies: 22
Views: 1409

Re: NOVEMBER GENII WILL BE LATE

Mine arrived today. Reading it as I type.

Van
by Van
September 23rd, 2002, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pabular
Replies: 42
Views: 14174

Re: Pabular

The missing items are less than 1% of the effects in thse run of the magazine. If Sadowitz wants the material in print he could send it to another magazine(Hint) to be updated and printed. The rest of the material is so good that no one will miss the deleted items. By the way Richard, I would buy th...
by Van
August 19th, 2002, 5:26 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Classic Secrets of Magic
Replies: 88
Views: 39825

Re: Book of the Month: Classic Secrets of Magic

Mine was an even better bargin. The Collier paperback edition published in 1962 sold for $0.95. It and The Amateur Magician's Handbook were my magical foundations.

Van

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