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by Jim Martin
August 17th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Tom Gagnon e-issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

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: 27
Views: 6003

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: 789

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: 2141

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: 391

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: 14851

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: 13
Views: 5107

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: 3595

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: 3587

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: 4406

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: 1770

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: 26113

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: 3111

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: 3111

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: 915

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: 647

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: 4133

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: 1525

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: 3042

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: 2828

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: 2104

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: 4372

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: 3061

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: 4044

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: 27141

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: 5386

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: 3260

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: 7
Views: 5155

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: 23203

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: 23203

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: 3767

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: 2343

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: 1733

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: 6485

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: 4236

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: 19673

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: 1694

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: 7099

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!

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