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by Jim Martin
February 12th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ramsay for J. Townsend
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Ramsay for J. Townsend

Thank you for those references, Andy.
I also use your DVDs as a reference, which are a direct connection to the source material.
Cheers!
by Jim Martin
January 24th, 2021, 2:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: In and of Itself
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: In and of Itself

Derek's new book "AMORALMAN A True Story and Other Lies" will be released on March 2. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/624082/amoralman-by-derek-delgaudio/9780525658559?ref=PRH384326594D&aid=47171&linkid=PRH384326594D There is an audio excerpt on the link. It is available f...
by Jim Martin
January 17th, 2021, 10:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 40
Views: 4966

Re: RIP David Roth

Thanks for both links, Brad. Robert Klein is the perfect host. Not sure how you decided that! He seemed to be stepping on David’s presentation at first and David seemed to be annoyed with him. Then, Klein calmed down and allowed David to do his presentation. At least, that is how I viewed that segm...
by Jim Martin
January 17th, 2021, 10:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 40
Views: 4966

Re: RIP David Roth

Thanks for both links, Brad. Robert Klein is the perfect host.
by Jim Martin
November 21st, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon’s “Mental Die”
Replies: 36
Views: 2874

Re: Dai Vernon’s “Mental Die”

Thanks very much - fabulous!
by Jim Martin
October 30th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steinmeyer in Popular Mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Re: Steinmeyer in Popular Mechanics

I like the directness of his opening card effect.
by Jim Martin
October 28th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 62
Views: 12148

Re: Charlie Miller Book

Arrived in St. Louis, and it is fabulous.
Thanks to Richard and Randy and the entire team for making this happen.
Wowza!
by Jim Martin
October 9th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Boris Wild Kills on Fool Us
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: Boris Wild Kills on Fool Us

I like it (and so does William of Ockham/Occam/Ocham.) ;)
by Jim Martin
July 25th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Thoughts on the Vanish of a Coin
Replies: 29
Views: 1815

Re: Thoughts on the Vanish of a Coin

Thanks you for sharing this handling, Andy. I love the direct connection to Mr. Ramsay, as seen in all of the books and DVDs you've generously released: The Ramsay Legend (1969) The Ramsay Classics (1977) The Ramsay Finale (1982) Diverting Card Magic (1980) Ramsay Legend Revised (1985) The Magic of ...
by Jim Martin
June 12th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full video of Teller's Macbeth
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: Full video of Teller's Macbeth

Teller's production of Macbeth can be viewed for free until July 1, 2020 here: Aaron Posner – Teller ‘Macbeth’ Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. http://www.folger.edu/video-macbeth-folger-theatre From the WSJ Terry Teachout review: The Folger has made available several supplementary video...
by Jim Martin
March 24th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who made John Ramsay's props such as those for the cylinder and coin?
Replies: 18
Views: 4843

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

Hello, Andy,

Thank you for your posts - I so appreciate your first hand knowledge and comments about one of the major influences on our art.

Best,
Jim
by Jim Martin
March 16th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indulgence with Lucy Darling
Replies: 27
Views: 2776

Re: Indulgence with Lucy Darling

Thanks for the post, Tom, and thanks for the fabulous performance, Carisa/Lucy!
In addition to the spectacular show, I really like the video capturing the experience of the Chicago Magic Lounge and the vibe in the room.
Congrats to all!
by Jim Martin
March 14th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: new Houdini biographies review in WSJ
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

Re: new Houdini biographies review in WSJ

Posnaski's book is full of nonsense regarding my friend (and real Houdini expert) Pat Culliton. I would avoid it. Agreed. Of the two, Begley was given a better review. The reviewer was less than enthusiastic about Posnanski's effort. "Mr. Posnanski’s solution to the problem of having 500 prede...
by Jim Martin
March 14th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: new Houdini biographies review in WSJ
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

new Houdini biographies review in WSJ

Robert Wilson, author of “Barnum: An American Life” reviews two new Houdini bios. Elusive American By Adam Begley Yale, 216 pages, $26 The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini By Joe Posnanski Avid Reader, 316 pages, $28 https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-new-lives-of-harry-houdini-11584113644?shareTok...
by Jim Martin
December 12th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book Collection on Facebook
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: Book Collection on Facebook

Thanks, Tom - that's reassuring.
by Jim Martin
December 11th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book Collection on Facebook
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

Re: Book Collection on Facebook

Has anyone received books that they purchased?
I've received no follow up responses.
Thanks-
by Jim Martin
November 24th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour
Replies: 34
Views: 3516

Re: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour

Here's something I wrote in 2003 concerning Vernon's lecture tours ... The first lecture he ever gave was arranged by George Karger around 1947 and was attended by around 300 magicians who paid $5 each. Not a bad days pay for 1947! ...". According to this site: "Adjusted for inflation, $1...
by Jim Martin
August 17th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Tom Gagnon e-issue
Replies: 4
Views: 5033

Re: Tom Gagnon e-issue

Until the online edition posts, check these out from Tom's site (as well as his fabulous books and other items for sale):
http://tomgagnonmagic.com/videos/

Here is his YouTube page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TomGagnon1116/videos
by Jim Martin
March 2nd, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor
Replies: 31
Views: 11493

Re: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor

....I am building a rising card system I hope to sell. I am looking for encouragement ....to produce an industrial grade hardware device that guys that work would love to use. I would also like to know it this has already been done. I have searched and not found a product as extensive as this. Hi A...
by Jim Martin
February 24th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB:The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: WTB:The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick

In case you haven't seen Hector Chadwick's website, he has information about the status of the book (as well as two outstanding publications currently available):
https://hectorchadwick.co.uk/2017/01/18 ... mysteries/
by Jim Martin
January 6th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Glasgow Connection
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: The Glasgow Connection

Thank you, Matt - it looks fantastic. Ordered, and looking forward to it.
by Jim Martin
January 6th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on German TV in 1989 and a 1972 B&W TV appearance
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Ricky Jay on German TV in 1989 and a 1972 B&W TV appearance

Great finds, indeed. Thanks, Dick!
by Jim Martin
December 7th, 2018, 12:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 19924

Re: Ricky Jay Death

I've just posted an interview with David Roth about Ricky at "Magic in New York," my web site which covers the New York magic scene. David and Ricky were longtime friends and David was Ricky's backstage assistant on many renditions of Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants as well as the later s...
by Jim Martin
October 11th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon's Silhouettes
Replies: 16
Views: 6845

Re: Vernon's Silhouettes

Richard Kaufman wrote:"DR. W. VERNON"!!??
The article lists D.W. Vernon., then Dr. W Vernon.
Maybe David Wingfield Vernon? A new version of the Telephone Game .... with "magic scissors".
by Jim Martin
August 25th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Of Dice and Men (the Hug/Kill trick) by Tom Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 7399

Re: Of Dice and Men (the Hug/Kill trick) by Tom Stone

Maybe some form of "Dap Greeting" would also work? A "side hug" might fly, but I can't think of any other haptic communication that would 1) naturally expose the sting and 2) wouldn't get a teacher potentially in trouble. For many audiences, Tom's original is perfect. Another op...
by Jim Martin
May 26th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 5191

Re: A Plunger Question

I believe it was Jack McMillen.
by Jim Martin
May 22nd, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Max Maven’s Kayfabe – Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
Replies: 5
Views: 8911

Re: Max Maven’s Kayfabe – Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

Thanks for this review, Dustin. The details and thoroughness are appreciated, as well as the perspective on Max's contributions. Outstanding!
by Jim Martin
May 2nd, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books (magic & mentalism - some rare) for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2986

Re: Books (magic & mentalism - some rare) for sale

Steve Cohen wrote: Art Decko, by Simon Aronson $25.00
Triple Intuition (w/ special cards), by Dani DaOrtiz $15.00

Hi Steve,
I'll purchase these, if available. Postage to 63376.

Thanks,
Jim
by Jim Martin
April 4th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 36716

Re: New John Thompson Book

... is Julie Eng the best photographer of close-up magic that has ever lived? The photographs are stunning--just like the ones she did for that other amazing book, The Experts At The Card Table. She is, in my opinion. Her photos capture the essence of the moment and have a elegant, artistic sensibi...
by Jim Martin
April 2nd, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 4528

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

Thanks, Dustin and Richard!
by Jim Martin
April 2nd, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Out!
Replies: 20
Views: 4528

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Out!

Ted M wrote:...but was puzzled by missing text at the 28-30, 30-31, 32-33 page breaks.

As was I. Is it present in a different place in the feature?
(I also enjoyed the article.)
by Jim Martin
January 19th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Gaughan's Original Chamber of Secrets
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: John Gaughan's Original Chamber of Secrets

Thanks for this post, Dustin - very cool.
by Jim Martin
October 29th, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CBS Sunday Morning - magic feature
Replies: 0
Views: 845

CBS Sunday Morning - magic feature

This aired on Sunday October 29, 2017. Nancy Giles reports an 8:07 piece (Jonathan Bayme, Dan White, Ron Carnell at the American Museum of Magic in Marshall MI, and Richard Turner.) (Transcript and video link below.) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hocus-pocus-making-age-old-magic-new-again/
by Jim Martin
October 28th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 22
Views: 5671

Re: Magic on Demand

Fingers across Thanks, Bill. I never knew the name of Art's song - it is from the 1930 musical "Fine and Dandy , music by Kay Swift. It ran for 255 performances. Here is your Tune Worm for the day, to pep up your impromptu act :) ¡Viva Art Metrano! 1. Fine And Dandy - Arden-Ohman Orchestra (Fr...
by Jim Martin
October 10th, 2017, 10:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio TV sighting ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: DelGaudio TV sighting ...

Thanks, Dustin - DVR is set.
by Jim Martin
August 17th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Hip Replacement!
Replies: 15
Views: 3910

Re: Hip Hip Replacement!

Sending good mojo from STL, Tom.
by Jim Martin
July 19th, 2017, 12:33 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: DaOrtiz a la Carte
Replies: 3
Views: 5426

Re: DaOrtiz a la Carte

I also noticed that.
Great effect from Dani!
by Jim Martin
December 23rd, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Orson Welles in Rome
Replies: 9
Views: 2576

Re: Orson Welles in Rome

There is also Orson Welles in Italy by Alberto Anile (IU Press, 2013).

Here are some preview pages:
https://books.google.com/books?id=3cyrAAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
by Jim Martin
November 20th, 2016, 12:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4769

Re: Midnight Shift- Draun

Thanks for those insights, Steve. It is a lovely move to have in one's repertoire.
by Jim Martin
October 27th, 2016, 1:08 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in Stockholm
Replies: 3
Views: 4371

Re: Magic in Stockholm

Yes and yes - have fun in beautiful Stockholm!

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