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by Randy DiMarco
June 18th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2568

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

Check out the Memory Arts book at Vanishing Inc

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic ... arts-book/
by Randy DiMarco
June 17th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Need Instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Need Instructions

Gamble Amble was the first packet trick I ever bought way back in the middle 70's. I know I still have the cards and I am sure the instructions are around here somewhere. If I come across them I will let you know.
by Randy DiMarco
June 13th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2321

Re: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards

Richard Kaufman wrote:I don't like most of the cards made by this group. The decks are way too thick, and the cards way too stiff. Not great for my style of sleight of hand.


I believe the cards will be printed by USPCC and will handle the same as the high quality cards that come from them.
by Randy DiMarco
May 30th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: EGO Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 3241

Re: EGO Magazine

I have 15 regular issues and 2 special issues.

The special issues are:

Special Edition #1 - David Neighbors: My Hidden Secrets on Coin Magic
Special TSD Convention Issue - New Orleans, LA - March 2002
by Randy DiMarco
January 16th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Altman and Deane Stern Lecture in Buffalo - February 10
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Jeff Altman and Deane Stern Lecture in Buffalo - February 10

Jeff Altman and Deane Stern will be lecturing in Buffalo on Sunday February 10 You all know Jeff Altman as a stand up comedian and TV and movie actor. You also probably saw at least one of his forty or so appearances on the David Letterman show. He is also an excellent card man with ties to the card...
by Randy DiMarco
November 15th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 147
Views: 45470

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

At one time Howie sold a special gaffed box that came with an instructional video tape. Maybe some of the Frank Thompson stuff is on that tape. Of course you will need to find the tape.
by Randy DiMarco
September 11th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

I don't remember the name of the Hen Fetch trick. I do know that Tom Frank also had a trick with this wallet called "Tricky Wallet". I don't know if he still sells it.
by Randy DiMarco
September 10th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Matthew Field wrote:It's called a "magic wallet," but no magician will be interested in it.


Hen Fetch would disagree
by Randy DiMarco
May 18th, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 19389

Re: Theodore Deland

BTW - I might have a bias because an Automatic Deck was the first magic trick I ever got way back when at the Houdini Museum in Niagara Falls.
by Randy DiMarco
May 18th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 19389

Re: Theodore Deland

I say include the vintage backs. There are so many different back designs a person could be using even if you just take into account the more standard brands. Bicycle, Tally-ho, Studs, Bees and on and on. Not to mention if you prefer red backs or blue backs. Personally, if I want to actually use a g...
by Randy DiMarco
December 23rd, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Improve Your Card Magic Using This 1 Weird Trick!
Replies: 19
Views: 2853

Re: Improve Your Card Magic Using This 1 Weird Trick!

I learned that years ago from Howie Schwarzman. I'm pretty sure it is his idea.
by Randy DiMarco
October 10th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?

Is it possible that Don Tanner and Don O'Neal are actually the same person?
by Randy DiMarco
September 27th, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

After a quick search I found Fred Kaps' Hamman Count Overhand Shuffle in 52 Lovers. I feel like I saw it somewhere else before 52 Lovers was published.
by Randy DiMarco
September 27th, 2017, 10:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

I know I have seen the Hamman count done in an overhand shuffle style action but I don't remember where.
by Randy DiMarco
August 9th, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 6667

Magic Magazine

I noticed last night that at least some of the Magic Magazine issues are now showing up in the IPad app. Don't see them on the web page yet.
by Randy DiMarco
June 1st, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8091

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

I also always pronounced his name like "toast". I never actually said his last name to him and even if I did he would have probably been too nice to correct me. Also, when talking to other people who knew him he was always just referred to as Nick so I can't remember ever hearing his name ...
by Randy DiMarco
May 16th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Expurgated" Greater Magic?
Replies: 7
Views: 3224

Re: "Expurgated" Greater Magic?

Is that the sample edition with the blank pages?
by Randy DiMarco
May 1st, 2017, 6:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Winding up the deck
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Winding up the deck

In Volume 1 Number 5 of Talisman is Roger Rittner's "The New Wind-Up Deck". In the description he states that he can't remember who originally showed it to him but has found few people who had heard about it. That issue is dated April 3, 1970.
by Randy DiMarco
May 1st, 2017, 2:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Winding up the deck
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Winding up the deck

I just read about how this was originally done with a watchwinder gimmick and this person had made it easier by using the riffle.

Now I just need to remember where I read it. Will find it when I get home and post an update.
by Randy DiMarco
April 28th, 2017, 8:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 46
Views: 9836

Re: Penny punch

I just sent $10 for 2

Gazzo showed some work on a smaller but similar punch when he lectured for us at the Buffalo Get-Together a few years ago.
by Randy DiMarco
April 17th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 21443

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

I noticed they have a new edition of the Magic history on the website for $69.99 https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/popculture/all/44810/facts.magic_1400s1950s.htm It does list at about 100 fewer pages than the original. I couldn't find any mention of what the difference in content was.
by Randy DiMarco
February 6th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy
Replies: 12
Views: 3023

Re: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy

The first I can find it mentioned is 1985. I know I bought it around that time when it was a new release.
by Randy DiMarco
August 25th, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iPad App
Replies: 5
Views: 3882

Re: iPad App

I am now able to sign in to the iPad app and access issues.

Thank you
by Randy DiMarco
August 24th, 2016, 8:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Kinda invisible card
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: Kinda invisible card

This sounds similar in concept to a coin routine Tim Glancey had. He said the coin was invisible on one side. It was a spellbound type routine but he switched the coin for nothing while pretending to turn the coin over and mimed holding the invisible coin.
by Randy DiMarco
August 24th, 2016, 8:14 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iPad App
Replies: 5
Views: 3882

iPad App

I generally access Genii through the iPad app. This morning it asked me to login

My login (email address / password) does not work. I get the error that username or password is incorrect.

I am able to access through the website using my email address and password.
by Randy DiMarco
April 18th, 2008, 12:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Book that this trick is in
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: Book that this trick is in

The "version" in the Kenner book is Michael Weber's. If you read the introduction to the trick you will get the gist of what went on. Michael performed this, but did not explain it, at an 8 hour lecture he gave in Niagara on the Lake in the early 80's. It was not in print at that time but ...
by Randy DiMarco
April 1st, 2008, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A book signing you can't miss
Replies: 19
Views: 4465

Re: A book signing you can't miss

John Carney put out at least 7 books that I can think of off the top of my head.
by Randy DiMarco
March 25th, 2008, 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob
Replies: 101
Views: 38621

Re: "I Hate Card Tricks" by Magicbob

I don't see how the statement that if you move a file it still exists on your hard drive, while technically true, has anything to do with this. For all practical purposes the file is unavailable to you after you get rid of the moved copy. You would need to go to extraordinary means to retrieve a cop...
by Randy DiMarco
March 10th, 2006, 2:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Possible Fraud on Ebay
Replies: 27
Views: 2272

Re: Possible Fraud on Ebay

You will get the gimmick that activates the bird with your purchase.
The winding key for the clockwork mechanism
by Randy DiMarco
February 24th, 2006, 7:21 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Boldfinger/Peter Kane
Replies: 12
Views: 4401

Re: Boldfinger/Peter Kane

I remember Duc doing this at FFFF several years ago (maybe 8-10 years, I don't remember for sure). It was one of the "have you seen that" things of the convention that year.
by Randy DiMarco
February 17th, 2006, 11:34 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Have you met any great characters in magic???
Replies: 73
Views: 6478

Re: Have you met any great characters in magic???

3 characters in magic I was lucky enough to meet and spend some time with were Mike O'Dowd (the one from Toronto) - He always had some topological thing to show and he had this vent figure he had made where the face had a skin over it and the mouth moved like an actual human mouth Willis Kenney - Al...
by Randy DiMarco
February 9th, 2006, 2:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Details of THE ESOTERIST: cover & binding
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Details of THE ESOTERIST: cover & binding

My copy of The Esoterist is hardcover. Brownish color with gold stamped lettering.
by Randy DiMarco
December 29th, 2005, 1:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...
Replies: 19
Views: 2060

Re: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...

The initial Queen laydown sequence in Lou Gallo's "Only the Lonely" always fools me, even when I am performing the trick.
by Randy DiMarco
December 20th, 2005, 2:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The origin of the Flipper Coin...
Replies: 23
Views: 4832

Re: The origin of the Flipper Coin...

Around here we call these out buildings "sheds". Garages are for cars.
by Randy DiMarco
September 30th, 2005, 8:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Angel announces sale of Coin-In-Can on TV
Replies: 65
Views: 5622

Re: Angel announces sale of Coin-In-Can on TV

This is what I think is going on with this (as if it mattered what I think) Criss (or someone involved with Criss) saw how many people flocked to magic shops to buy "biting coins" after David Blaine did that trick on one of his specials. This is their attempt to cash in on the same type of...
by Randy DiMarco
September 28th, 2005, 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: New eBay scam
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: New eBay scam

Also, never go to one of these sites by clicking a link in an email. Open your browser and type in the main page address of whatever website manually.
by Randy DiMarco
September 24th, 2005, 7:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Copper/Silver/Brass routine
Replies: 27
Views: 4159

Re: Copper/Silver/Brass routine

I like Fred Lowe's "Chinese Bit". The gaff set is a little different than the normal C/S/B and there are a couple of really magical moments in that routine.
by Randy DiMarco
September 22nd, 2005, 9:35 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Google Magic!
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Google Magic!

The publisher has to submit the books used in Google Print through the Google publishers program. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://print.google.com/googleprint/publisher.html">http://print.google.com/googleprint/publisher.html</a><!-- m --> I don't think copyright will be a problem for this.
by Randy DiMarco
September 2nd, 2005, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cogitations finished?
Replies: 80
Views: 10792

Re: Cogitations finished?

I also got email to renew but never anything about the site closing down. I also never got any emails concerning purchasing an archive cd. Regarding the archive CD. I seem to remember reading that an archive CD was going to be sent out as part of the subscription. I may be remembering wrong but I ca...
by Randy DiMarco
August 17th, 2005, 2:29 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Steve Beams Compass
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: Steve Beams Compass

Is this the verion with "up" and "dn" instead of the arrows? If so, this was published in the first issue of Steve's The Trapdoor magazine. He also used to sell the prop as a seperate item. I am not sure if these are still available.

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