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by Philippe Noël
May 30th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: John Mendoza
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

Re: John Mendoza

Very good effect indeed.
by Philippe Noël
May 30th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: John Mendoza
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

John Mendoza

Is-there any reason why John Mendoza has never been on the cover of Genii Magazine?
by Philippe Noël
May 28th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 30
Views: 3328

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

By the way, you can find LaFollette's method described page 90 of the book Card to Wallet by Jerry Mentzer.
He does not retrieve the "three" cards put in the inner jacket pocket before showing the card in the enveloppe.
by Philippe Noël
May 28th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 30
Views: 3328

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

Hi Erdnasephile,
John Mendoza's method looks good to me even if I have never tried it in front of real people.
This method makes me think of Paul Gordon's method described in Quidnunc under the title Worker Supreme.
Take care,

Philippe Noël
by Philippe Noël
November 30th, 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 3267

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Here is a link of Larry Jennings performing his coins and handkerchief:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_conti ... vvE7dZaLuc
by Philippe Noël
November 30th, 2017, 3:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 3267

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

I always thought that "Fred Kaps routine" was in fact Larry Jennings's Coins and Handkerchief from the Classic Magic of Larry Jennings.
by Philippe Noël
November 29th, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 3267

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Gerrit Brengman told me that Fred Kaps had a routine where 4 coins pass through a transparent silk hold by two spectators.
I don't know if someone else saw that...
by Philippe Noël
May 20th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Mike Skinner's patter for ring flight
Replies: 0
Views: 4134

Mike Skinner's patter for ring flight

In the Skinner tapes, Mike explains that he has the perfect patter for Ring Flight.
Does someone know what kind of patter he used?
by Philippe Noël
May 1st, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Michael Skinner's Trick
Replies: 29
Views: 8416

Re: Michael Skinner's Trick

Thank you Webbmaster.
by Philippe Noël
May 1st, 2017, 12:17 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Michael Skinner's Trick
Replies: 29
Views: 8416

Re: Michael Skinner's Trick

Hi Webbmaster,
Do you know if such a trick is still sold?
by Philippe Noël
April 30th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Michael Skinner's Trick
Replies: 29
Views: 8416

Re: Michael Skinner's Trick

I found the trick, it's Spirit Cartography by Harry Blackstone
by Philippe Noël
April 30th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Michael Skinner's Trick
Replies: 29
Views: 8416

Michael Skinner's Trick

In the Vernon Touch, page 124, Vernon describes a trick that Skinner performed for a waitress. Mike Skinner handed a piece of photographic paper to the waitress for examination. Then he placed it on a silver dollar and had the girl initial the paper. Next he had her "select" a card. He ask...
by Philippe Noël
June 24th, 2016, 5:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The book Sessions by Aronson and Salomon
Replies: 1
Views: 651

The book Sessions by Aronson and Salomon

Does someone know if there are plans to reprint the book Sessions by Aronson and Salomon?
by Philippe Noël
February 20th, 2016, 8:13 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: What are the most common layperson's card tricks?
Replies: 7
Views: 5990

What are the most common layperson's card tricks?

From your experience, what are the most common layperson's card tricks?
I suppose that the 21 card trick is one of those...
by Philippe Noël
February 20th, 2016, 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Credits in Royal Road To Card Magic
Replies: 31
Views: 11402

Re: Credits in Royal Road To Card Magic

The first trick of the book "Topsy-Turvy Cards" is in fact "Tenkai's Reverse Cards Mystery" which can be found in Tarbell Vol 1 page 215.
by Philippe Noël
January 3rd, 2016, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in a golden age of magic?

I think that if I had to sum up in two words why I think we are living a golden age of magic, those two words would be:
Accessibility
Never before good magic has been so easily accessible thanks to internet.

Popularity
I think that magic has never been as popular as it is now thanks to internet.
by Philippe Noël
January 3rd, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in a golden age of magic?

Hi Brad, I was thinking about your comments on Oz Pearlman: You suggest Oz is worth watching. This man has never indicated by his performance choices that he has any understanding at all what the effect is that he is presenting. He seemingly believes enthusiasm is the same as 'character' and I have ...
by Philippe Noël
January 2nd, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in a golden age of magic?

Hi Erdnasephile, You asked "Who are the magic "suns" of today that are drawing people to them?" Any answer to such question is of course subjectif but it's a fact that Jeff Mac Bride and Eugene Burger are drawing people to their Mystery School. I think that many people would love...
by Philippe Noël
January 2nd, 2016, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in a golden age of magic?

Hi Brad, I am very sorry to hear that you got insulted for what I consider to be a very interesting point of view on the state of our art. It's great that we do not always share the same point of view because it is that that makes for interesting discussions. If I may say it, I do not understand why...
by Philippe Noël
January 2nd, 2016, 3:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in a golden age of magic?

Hi Brad, I totally agree that "you can't become a magician by watching videos on the internet. " But what is great nowadays is the ease with which you can watch good magicians perform thanks to internet. I think it's a great source of inspiration. I think you can learn a lot by watching ma...
by Philippe Noël
December 31st, 2015, 3:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in a golden age of magic?

“Men ought to be persuaded of the happiness they are overlooking at the very moment they are enjoying it.” Montesquieu I really think that we are living a golden age of magic. Of course they are bad magicians and everything is not perfect in a perfect world but it has never been. Think however of th...
by Philippe Noël
December 30th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in a golden age of magic?

Brad,
I think that it is because Stephen Hobbs was motivated to do a free web 'zine that we ended with this toolbox.
It is not just an other dvd project.
by Philippe Noël
December 30th, 2015, 11:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living a golden age of magic?

Hi Brad,
Perhaps one of the fruit that internet gave us is Stephen Hobbs' Technical Toolbox.
by Philippe Noël
December 30th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in the golden age of magic?

For me the current popularity of magic is a very good thing.
It gives many opportunities to perform.
That is why I call it a golden age of magic.
by Philippe Noël
December 30th, 2015, 5:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in the golden age of magic?

Hi performer,
Exposure is not new and I don't think that artists like Derren Brown, David Copperfield, David Blaine... are trivializing magic. They are making magic popular like never before thanks to internet.
by Philippe Noël
December 30th, 2015, 5:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Re: Are we living in the golden age of magic?

Why?
by Philippe Noël
December 30th, 2015, 4:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 8238

Are we living in a golden age of magic?

I think that magic has never been as popular as it is right now thanks to magicians as David Copperfield, Penn and Teller, Chis Angel, David Blaine, Dynamo, Derren Brown...
So I am asking you, do you think that we are living in a golden age of magic?
by Philippe Noël
August 18th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Search an Aldo Colombini's effect
Replies: 5
Views: 4173

Re: Search an Aldo Colombini's effect

Bonjour Philippe,
Thanks for your help.
Philippe Noël
by Philippe Noël
August 12th, 2015, 4:11 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Search an Aldo Colombini's effect
Replies: 5
Views: 4173

Search an Aldo Colombini's effect

I once read an Aldo Colombini's effect in the Linking Ring where a selection vanished from between four aces and reappeared face up in the deck.
Does someone knows the name of the trick and when it was published in the Linking Ring?
Thank you in advance for your help.
by Philippe Noël
July 11th, 2015, 12:09 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon
Replies: 4
Views: 5123

Re: The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon

Hi Smerrill,
The affable aces by Jacob Daley(2012 Nov/Dec issue pp36-37) has nothing to do with Vernon's trick.
by Philippe Noël
July 11th, 2015, 7:35 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon
Replies: 4
Views: 5123

The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon

In march 1941 (Vol.5, No.7,p.223), Dai Vernon published a trick named "The Eight in the Side Pocket". In this trick, a selected card sandwiched between two deuces transposes with an eight of clubs which was in the side pocket. Vernon explains that Jacob Daley has also worked out a novel me...
by Philippe Noël
December 27th, 2014, 11:34 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who invented the water in newspaper trick?
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

Who invented the water in newspaper trick?

Do you know who invented the water in newspaper trick or "In the news"?
by Philippe Noël
July 20th, 2014, 2:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes
Replies: 61
Views: 18352

Re: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes

Thank you to Allen Okawa, John Carney and Richard Kaufman for this wonderful gift. Too bad you were not able to put in the set the two full Michael Skinner's appearances on the Tonight Show.You only find excerpts on You Tube. He really was at his prime at that time as you can see below. http://www.y...
by Philippe Noël
May 4th, 2014, 6:07 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Do you know when Vernon gave his first lecture in Chicago?
Replies: 2
Views: 2017

Do you know when Vernon gave his first lecture in Chicago?

Do you know when Dai Vernon gave his first lecture in Chicago?
by Philippe Noël
March 11th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph - Dai Vernon
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Triumph - Dai Vernon

Good point, thank you for sharing it with us.
by Philippe Noël
March 11th, 2013, 12:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph - Dai Vernon
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Triumph - Dai Vernon


by Philippe Noël
March 10th, 2013, 8:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph - Dai Vernon
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: Triumph - Dai Vernon

Hi,
I think the handling undernearth is closer to Vernon's original.
by Philippe Noël
February 15th, 2013, 12:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph - Dai Vernon
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Triumph - Dai Vernon

In 1946, Dai Vernon publishes his effect called "Triumph" in the Stars of Magic series. It quickly becomes one of the great classic of card magic. It is true that this card trick has it all: a catchy story, a stunning effect and a relative ease of execution. Below, I suggest you to redisco...

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