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by Richard Hatch
May 18th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times Review of Zoom Magic Shows
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: NY Times Review of Zoom Magic Shows

Wow, Helder's show extension tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. PST today and were sold out in less than 30 minutes (26 to be precise, I'm told!). That must be some kind of record. If you do the math (25 tickets per show x $85 per ticket times the number of shows), they're doing OK. I assume the overhe...
by Richard Hatch
May 13th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2257

Re: Frank Garcia Books

A question for Dick Kornwinder: Fred wrote his notes in your copy of "Million Dollar Card Secrets" in English. Was that just because the book was in English, or were they perhaps intended to be seen by a non-Dutch speaking audience at some point?
by Richard Hatch
May 12th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309476

Re: ERDNASE

If you're looking for a reasonably priced copy of the Gardner-Smith correspondence, I spotted one here today: https://www.magicabra.com/product/the-gardner-smith-correspondence/ The email that led me to it indicated 20% off first orders using the coupon code WELCOME. I believe the site is run by Dan...
by Richard Hatch
May 3rd, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Help - Anyone familiar with this?
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Help - Anyone familiar with this?

I just spoke with Jim Kleefeld, who collects book tests, and he suggested it might be one of the three volumes for Dennis Loomis' DYNAMITE book test. Here's a review of it on the Genii Forum by Bill Palmer:
https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?t=20594
by Richard Hatch
April 16th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Conway RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: John Conway RIP

by Richard Hatch
March 25th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Special?
Replies: 22
Views: 2069

Re: New David Blaine Special?

Nothing about this (yet) on the ABC site or Blaine's own site, so I wonder if this is an April Fool prank press release?
by Richard Hatch
March 25th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Special?
Replies: 22
Views: 2069

New David Blaine Special?

According to several news outlets, "David Blaine: The Magic Way" will air on ABC on Wednesday, April 1 at 10 p.m. EDT. I can't find any confirmation on the ABC site yet, but here's one of the press reports: https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2020/03/23/abc-air-one-hour-special-david-blai...
by Richard Hatch
March 23rd, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Lots of Free Magic Stuff for Your Corona Quarantine
Replies: 21
Views: 2572

Re: Lots of Free Magic Stuff for Your Corona Quarantine

Greg Moreland has had to cancel his much anticipated Portland Magic Jam due to the Coronavirus, so has lined up a short, free virtual version with the four headliners (Max Maven, Shawn Farquhar, Steven Bargatze and John Shryock) offering short lectures at 1 p.m. Portland time this Saturday: https://...
by Richard Hatch
January 20th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: l'encyclopédie des boules de billard - Zum Pocco
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: WTB: l'encyclopédie des boules de billard - Zum Pocco

No idea if this price is reasonable, but this bookseller in France has both volumes in good condition for about $600 postpaid from France to the US: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30353316022 Limited to 1000 copies, which would seem to be a rather large print run for a French magi...
by Richard Hatch
January 5th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Tom Stone and Friends performance videos
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Tom Stone and Friends performance videos

Tom Stone and some colleagues (Leif Olberius, John-Henry and and Martin Hansson) can be seen in some very innovative performance pieces that have recently been posted on YouTube. Here's one, which will likely lead you to the others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-mtvox0oyo Some great stuff here!
by Richard Hatch
December 18th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Vernon Dossier - The One Time Vernon got into trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: The Vernon Dossier - The One Time Vernon got into trouble

Further, an alternate story has been published in another place and I continue to feel that laying out the actual facts is the best policy. Where was this alternate story published? David Ben's biography of Vernon describes an arrest of Vernon with two "small-time gamblers" in Chicago, fo...
by Richard Hatch
December 2nd, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, It's Derren Brown on the Cover of the December 2019 Issue!
Replies: 11
Views: 1366

Re: Hey, It's Derren Brown on the Cover of the December 2019 Issue!

Use Chrome as your browser--it will auto translate. Sign in using the same information as your regular amazon account. Just enter Tenyo in the search area. Should work. That worked for me. I ordered 3 of the 2020 Tenyo items from the Amazon.co.jp site and they arrived via DHL in about week. Very im...
by Richard Hatch
November 29th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Keating
Replies: 23
Views: 2414

Re: Fred Keating

This popped up after I watched Keating. Jack Gwynne What an awful human being - the way he treats his animals he literally swings the rabbit by its ears and throws it across the stage. (2:40 - night club act) The Horace Goldin clip Bill Mullins posted above from this same source has no less than fi...
by Richard Hatch
November 28th, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Keating
Replies: 23
Views: 2414

Re: Fred Keating

Wow, thanks for posting the link! Anyone know what film this is from (assuming it is from a longer feature length film)? Keating was a student of Nate Leipzig and demonstrates some of those skills at the end of this.
by Richard Hatch
November 7th, 2019, 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309476

Re: ERDNASE

If you're looking for a copy of the Gardner-Smith Correspondence, here's one on eBay that is currently a bargain, with just a day or so left. Seller has a good rating:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-The-Gardner-Smith-Correspondence-ERDNASE-Expert-at-the-Card-Table-CHEATING/254407605758
by Richard Hatch
October 29th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dom Chamber Beer Magic on AGT
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: Dom Chamber Beer Magic on AGT

Here's the official clip of his audition on Spain's Got Talent's Youtube feed, which was just posted yesterday. He got 4 "Si"s from the judges, so got passed to the next level of the competition, but some are pointing out the plagiarism in the commentary, which I assume the producers will ...
by Richard Hatch
October 24th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Werner Reich TED Talk
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Werner Reich TED Talk

This TED talk by the remarkable Werner Reich was just posted. Worth 11 minutes of your time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pc7U9Zwodc
by Richard Hatch
October 7th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon's life presented objectively
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

Re: Dai Vernon's life presented objectively

This is fascinating stuff, thanks for posting it. Any chance we'll be seeing the other parts? I see only this one (Part 2) and Part 6 (about the Rainbow Grill/Room). Hoping for more!
by Richard Hatch
October 4th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 5967

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Jack Shalom wrote:Raymond Crowe was brilliant.

Agreed! He is a very great artist, and received a well deserved and unforced standing ovation, the perfect ending for a strong show, despite some technical glitches (sound and lighting miscues).
by Richard Hatch
September 28th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3451

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Don't know if I misread the original goal as $15,000 or if they have revised it, but it now listed as just $12,000, making it even more likely to reach that goal...
by Richard Hatch
September 28th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 3451

Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

I just ran across this kickstarter campaign to reprint some of the early Drake hardback variants: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1511417074/expert-at-the-card-table-by-s-w-erdnase-drake-reprints While I've only seen the photos online, which are presumably prototypes, they look great to me! And...
by Richard Hatch
August 28th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Some Bits and Pictures from the 8th European Magic History Conference
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: Some Bits and Pictures from the 8th European Magic History Conference

Wow, that Hofzinser painting is spectacular! Thanks for posting the report and image on your blog.
by Richard Hatch
August 12th, 2019, 1:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Viennese Opera Card Manipulator
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Viennese Opera Card Manipulator

Anyone recognize the performer doing card manipulations in the background of this opera aria in Vienna earlier this year?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9eTROY6EsU
by Richard Hatch
July 19th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Help with Slydini Quote, please
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

Re: Help with Slydini Quote, please

It appears the quotation is by Vernon, talking about Slydini in an audiotape to Lewis Ganson, as quoted in The Dai Vernon Book of Magic (1957), p. 31: "Did you notice how Tony performed under his own conditions? Quietly and naturally he arranged for everyone to be seated where he wanted them to...
by Richard Hatch
July 1st, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?
Replies: 12
Views: 2739

Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?

A kickstarter campaign for Jerry's Nugget cards seems likely to set a record for magic related crowdfunding campaigns. With a goal of $15,000, it is already more than 16 times past that goal and likely to pass the quarter million $ mark on its first day: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/epcc/jer...
by Richard Hatch
June 16th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dylan and Melies
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Dylan and Melies

I believe Dylan references Harry Lorayne in his autobiography (in the context of studying his memory systems). Dylan's son Jesse produced and directed a talk show series called "CONversations with Ricky Jay" that was never broadcast, though I believe episodes were shown at the Ricky Jay &q...
by Richard Hatch
June 12th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dylan and Melies
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Dylan and Melies

The new Netflix documentary on Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder revue apparently opens with a film of Georges Melies performing the vanishing woman at the Theatre Robert-Houdin. You can see it briefly at the end of the teaser clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS4gsWDSn68 Here's the full Melies perfor...
by Richard Hatch
June 4th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309476

Re: ERDNASE

Has anyone seen the paperback reprint of the Busby/Whaley/Gardner The Man who was Erdnase, advertised on page 101 of the current issued (June 2019) of Genii? $29.95 postpaid in the US from http://www.houdini.com. I can't find it on the website...
by Richard Hatch
June 1st, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Maskelyne
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Maskelyne

This Smithsonian article about Maskelyn's film also credits him with being the first technology hacker, for a prank he played on Marconi in 1903: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-film-solar-eclipse-restored-and-online-180972325/
by Richard Hatch
May 24th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Hmmm... when I click on that second link, it clearly states dust jacket included. Let me know what the bookseller tells you.
by Richard Hatch
May 23rd, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Joe Lyons wrote:Thanks Richard!
That’s a great price for the paperback for anyone who doesn’t have it.
I’m inquiring about the hardback now.

Joe, check out my second link for the hardback with dust jacket for just $19.50 postpaid.
by Richard Hatch
May 23rd, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Great book! A used paperback reprint is available at my old company for just $1.75 currently: https://www.magicbookshop.com/p/used-books/how-to-do-tricks-with-cards Here's a hardback copy with dust jacket for a very reasonable $19.50 postpaid: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=300779...
by Richard Hatch
May 21st, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309476

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks! Has it been reprinted somewhere since then? I know the article itself has. I don't have it handy, but I'm pretty sure the same headshot of Smith circa 1902 was first reproduced in Gardner's article "The Mystery of Erdnase" in the 1947 SAM Convention program (I think it is in blue ...
by Richard Hatch
May 20th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!
Replies: 13
Views: 2504

Re: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!

Charlie Randall and I will be attending and will have a dealer table. Looking forward to it!
by Richard Hatch
May 2nd, 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)

According to an email just received from Wittus Witt of Germany, Swiss magician and FISM winner Piet Forton (Pieter de Beaufort) passed away a few days ago. He often attended FFFF and was always fun to visit with and watch perform. Another legend passes...
by Richard Hatch
April 30th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 5285

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

At least one lesson involves Johnny Thompson with Penn & Teller coaching a student to do a chop cup routine.
by Richard Hatch
April 29th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A great book seller rides off into the sunset
Replies: 10
Views: 3238

Re: A great book seller rides off into the sunset

Everything still in stock is now at 50% off, less than cost in most cases!
http://www.magicbookshop.com/

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