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by Jim Martin
May 26th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

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: 1153

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: 662

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: 15600

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: 1783

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: 1783

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: 596

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: 469

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: 2651

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: 1312

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: 2501

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: 1230

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: 1709

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: 3872

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: 1711

Re: Magic in Stockholm

Yes and yes - have fun in beautiful Stockholm!
by Jim Martin
July 7th, 2016, 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: What Is It With Florida?
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: What Is It With Florida?

This link to the full opinion issued by the court has more details on the 1943 "Think-A-Drink Hoffman" v. "Think-A-Drink Count Maurice" trial (pp. 6 - 10):
http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions ... 0.cert.pdf
by Jim Martin
June 27th, 2016, 8:01 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 21180

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Thanks for posting the contents, Richard.
I'm really looking forward to this book!
by Jim Martin
May 31st, 2016, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marble
Replies: 19
Views: 5095

Re: Marble

I like it, John; looks very clean.
Will you send out an email when it is ready to launch?
by Jim Martin
May 11th, 2016, 11:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 3048

Re: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party

Fabulous in every way - thanks for posting photos from this beautiful event.
by Jim Martin
April 24th, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Hokasen
Replies: 3
Views: 2556

Re: Hokasen

Jack Shalom wrote:
So let's see:

1) Disappearing/Re-appearing Fish

2) Fish: The Resurrection

3) No Thread, Wax, or Magnets Animated Fish

4) Fingertips Loach Across
by Jim Martin
April 20th, 2016, 12:46 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 17609

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

Fantastic news - thank you; really looking forward to this!
by Jim Martin
April 17th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 17609

The Secrets of So Sato

Thanks, Bob. I was working on So Sato's book, but based on your suggestion I'm going to take a nap instead! Your post prompted me to reread the So Sato entries in Tenyoism and then I started looking at his card magic online. Very elegant, and very different, in a great way. Will The Secrets of So S...
by Jim Martin
April 2nd, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New rare Ricky Jay Uploaded today by Me!
Replies: 9
Views: 3512

Re: New rare Ricky Jay Uploaded today by Me!

These are fantastic - many thanks, Max!
by Jim Martin
March 5th, 2016, 6:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Walton. Vol. 3
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: The Complete Walton. Vol. 3

Great news today from Davenport's - Volume 3:

http://www.davenportsmagic.co.uk/acatal ... -4634.html
by Jim Martin
January 27th, 2016, 8:31 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: What Could You Do with These?
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Re: What Could You Do with These?

A slightly twisted version of David Roth's 'Eraser'?
by Jim Martin
January 1st, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2015 In Review
Replies: 16
Views: 5677

Re: 2015 In Review

Thank you, Dustin, for a spectacular review of '15.
Here's to a magical 2016!
by Jim Martin
December 22nd, 2015, 10:03 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Universities holding Magic Collections
Replies: 12
Views: 3774

Re: Universities holding Magic Collections

Library of Congress.

Here's a link to the Houdini collection:

https://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/coll/122.html
by Jim Martin
December 21st, 2015, 1:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 18231

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

Have Tracking Numbers been sent?
by Jim Martin
December 9th, 2015, 12:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyoism Update December 7
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Tenyoism Update December 7

Thanks you, Chief Genii.
by Jim Martin
November 14th, 2015, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Groundbreaking new work on Edwin T. Sachs
Replies: 26
Views: 6446

Re: Groundbreaking new work on Edwin T. Sachs

This sounds great - please put me down for a copy.
I've also emailed you.

Thanks, Tom!
by Jim Martin
November 5th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Restoring a Blackstone lithograph ...
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: Restoring a Blackstone lithograph ...

Thanks for the post, Brad - fascinating.
Looking forward to seeing both Part One and Part Two.
by Jim Martin
October 31st, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner's Impromptu PRINTED
Replies: 72
Views: 18449

Re: Martin Gardner's Impromptu PRINTED

..... I also hope that one day, Mr. Weber publishes his commentary on the book because I'd sure hate to see that valuable material lost forever. Thanks, Richard. I should just add my name to erdnasefile's post - I feel similarly. I'm excited to finally receive the book after preordering many years ...
by Jim Martin
October 23rd, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 131008

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Thanks for the updated insert, Bob.
by Jim Martin
October 8th, 2015, 9:39 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: director Guillermo del Toro's House of Horrors
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

director Guillermo del Toro's House of Horrors

from the NY Times:

"The director of fantasy and horror films keeps his collection of books, gory props and mannequins where he can see, and be inspired by, them."


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015 ... =arts&_r=0
by Jim Martin
July 21st, 2015, 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: David Copperfield Magic Museum Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 6380

Re: David Copperfield Magic Museum Tour

Rosebud-ish?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4mQqVqRB7I

Unlike Charles Foster Kane, from the videos I've seen, I think DC truly enjoys curating the collection.
by Jim Martin
July 21st, 2015, 7:28 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Blomberg Book
Replies: 6
Views: 4850

Re: The Blomberg Book

Here is the correct link to the interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieWRk6XbnBE
by Jim Martin
July 18th, 2015, 2:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB; Dead of Night by Andy Nyman Red back Bicycle
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: WTB; Dead of Night by Andy Nyman Red back Bicycle

Before this post is removed, I have also been looking for an Alakazam 'Dead of Night' set (deck, DVD, booklet), if someone would have one for sale.

My email is (all lower case):

J am s TL (at sign) w EB st er (dot) edU

Many thanks,
Jim
by Jim Martin
June 30th, 2015, 8:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Babadook
Replies: 13
Views: 3337

Re: Babadook

We recently saw this and yes, YIKES!

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