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by HocoPoco
May 4th, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 17013

Re: On the Pass

Appreciate the Howie Schwarzman video link.

He gave a mini-lesson in expert card technique---listen to all of his comments and stop motion the video during the sleights. Nice stuff.
by HocoPoco
May 3rd, 2017, 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 17013

Re: On the Pass

RE: Howie Schwarzman Howie performed the pass for me in the following manner: Card selected, card replaced, deck immediately dropped to table. Per Richard, if he actually performed the pass, it was awesome. And, the dropping the deck to the table logic holds up just fine. Richard , thank you for th...
by HocoPoco
May 2nd, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Carlyle's Law
Replies: 21
Views: 5122

Re: Carlyle's Law

Thoughtful post, jkeyes1000.

While I can not concur on all your points, I'm still interested in where to procure high-grade, low flash-point pixie dust.
by HocoPoco
May 1st, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 17013

Re: On the Pass

Alex Pandrea "Turnover Pass"

https://youtu.be/rDofulhlr3g?t=5
by HocoPoco
May 1st, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 17013

Re: On the Pass

Recently, I have re-engaged with the Turnover Pass and it's multitude of variants--including center reverses (Marlo?) This pass may be one of the most over-looked, utilitarian sleights of all time, primarily because of its perceived angle issues (sensitivity? yes, issue? no). However, it is so diver...
by HocoPoco
April 30th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Carlyle's Law
Replies: 21
Views: 5122

Re: Carlyle's Law

From the late, great Daryl-- Genii , September 2005 Question : As a respected full-time, professional magician what would be the one piece of advice you would give to any magician new to the art form if they wished to further their career. Answer: Learn simple, sure-fire, angle-proof commercial effe...
by HocoPoco
April 30th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces
Replies: 27
Views: 6855

Re: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces

I agree with Mr. Kaufman. Run through it a couple of times. It is a very satisfying effect that is fun to perform. Depending upon the audience, this could potentially have "more" impact. A lot of it has to do with the story. I'm thinking along the lines of Vernon's "Cutting the Aces&q...
by HocoPoco
April 30th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Probability Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2439

Re: Probability Question

Is this that old "reverse polynomial factored Fibonacci integer" joke?
by HocoPoco
April 30th, 2017, 7:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces
Replies: 27
Views: 6855

DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces

I recently re-found Derek Dingle's Slow Motion McDonald's Aces , page 94, Kaufman, The Complete Works of Derek Dingle. Utilizes 2 double faced aces. The initial ace(s) switch is ultra clean. The laydown is neat. The aces individually vanish (nicely done) and are shown to exchange with a card in the ...
by HocoPoco
April 28th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Mamet-->Ricky Jay's Director
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

David Mamet-->Ricky Jay's Director

If you aren't aware of the Masterclass series, this is David Mamet's inspiring video intro to his online course.

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/david-mamet-teaches-dramatic-writing
by HocoPoco
April 27th, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

I always wanted to develop an ace assembly using Gaetan Bloom's 3-card monte gimmicks.

Ever been done? Perhaps even with a double-double layer Bloom gimmick?
by HocoPoco
April 27th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

June 2007 Genii contains Parker's "The Three Stooges".

Thank you.
by HocoPoco
April 27th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs

Cool picture.

How about transporting back to this event:
Dan Cummings (The Vernon Chronicles #4, pages 245-253).
by HocoPoco
April 27th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

Jack Parker had a great audience participation effect with 3 double faced aces, published in Genii. Just did a preliminary search and can't find it now. But in remembrance, it was a dynamic approach with great effect.

Anyone else find it? Thanks...
by HocoPoco
April 27th, 2017, 7:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

Appreciate you taking time to share your insights, guys! I still remember the first time I saw the effect performed by a demonstrator at Tannen's. Although I had limited experience in magic at the time, to this day, I remember the anticipation expecting the 2nd and 3rd aces vanish. Once the first ac...
by HocoPoco
April 26th, 2017, 8:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

Regardless of the vanishes, I found the initial switch and layout to be pivotal and intriguing. That is the foundation for the routine.

Does anyone know if the laydown logic is his? Or, someone else's?
by HocoPoco
April 26th, 2017, 2:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 5675

Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

http://www.magicana.com/video/earl-nelson-mcdonalds-aces

Is this Earl's own routine? Or is a composite of others work as well?

Does anyone have insight? Thanks.
by HocoPoco
April 26th, 2017, 7:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs

BTW Jonathan, I remember many decades ago, seeing you do the one handed top palm with only 2 cards. Obviously, it stuck in my mind!
by HocoPoco
April 26th, 2017, 7:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs

If this "blocking" has interest, you may want to review Minch's re-description of the DPS in Chronicles Vol #3; page 15, as another potential alternative. There are a myriad of ways to get into position. I have regained my perspective on the beautiful simplicity of a card transformation. V...
by HocoPoco
April 25th, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs

Jonathan, I found it in one of Minch's books "The Vernon Chronicles"--but can't remember which volume.

I found it during a re-read of an effect/sleight that I originally had no interest in, so I by-passed the entry and never read it.
by HocoPoco
April 25th, 2017, 6:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Re: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs

No other comments/insight?
by HocoPoco
April 24th, 2017, 1:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs
Replies: 13
Views: 3433

Vernon classic photo with Ace of Clubs

Until I saw a recent video online, I never realized the significance of the classic pictures of Vernon, (both young and old) with a cigarette/cigar in his right hand, holding his left forearm and a deck of cards face up, with the Ace of Clubs on the face, in his left hand. I simply thought it was a ...
by HocoPoco
April 24th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Carlyle's Law
Replies: 21
Views: 5122

Carlyle's Law

YOUR THOUGHTS? From Roberto Giobbi's comments (Genii August 2008) on Jay Marshall's notes from a Vernon lecture: Al Goshman is good because he does direct effects. Juan Tamariz always tells me that a trick must follow Carlyle's Law. Francis Carlyle is supposed to have said that, for an effect to be ...
by HocoPoco
March 29th, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon: For those of us who never met him
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

Re: Dai Vernon: For those of us who never met him

Yes. Would you like proof Richard? Or do you accede that I can act properly?

[RK: I accept your word. You'd be surprised how many people don't act properly.]
by HocoPoco
March 29th, 2017, 12:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon: For those of us who never met him
Replies: 17
Views: 5374

Dai Vernon: For those of us who never met him

My resurgence in all things Vernon has been at a peak recently. Thought this may be of interest to anyone who didn't have a chance to personally meet the Professor. The following is from a recent John Carney email to me, in response to my inquiry as to the Professor's nature/character. Your thoughts...
by HocoPoco
March 28th, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Larry Grey???
Replies: 12
Views: 4815

Re: Larry Grey???

BTW, Vernon stated that Grey had the finest single card back palm he'd ever seen. You could wager and never know if he had a card or not as he performed the usual front/back display.
by HocoPoco
July 25th, 2016, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others

Thank you. Much appreciated.
by HocoPoco
July 25th, 2016, 7:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others

Bill, many thanks regarding your attribution for Card on Forehead. Glad to keep Dingle's spirit alive. He was awesome in his prime!
by HocoPoco
July 24th, 2016, 5:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others

Thank you. My pleasure.
by HocoPoco
July 24th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others

Richard, did you actually view the piece prior to your post? Yes or No? It is so highly derivative and personalized from anything that I remember of Dingle's, other than doing phase 2 with one hand only. The first part is standard issue. The ending was conceived from, if anywhere, Eugene Burger. If ...
by HocoPoco
July 24th, 2016, 10:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Close-up video Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others

I recently posted my 2016 Close-up Tribute to Derek Dingle and Others. bit.ly/michaelbkorn (Not sure how to make this a hot link. Please cut & paste) Derek was my mentor, inspiration and all around cool guy. I had the unique opportunity to be under his tutelage during his prime years--when he wa...

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