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by Edwin Corrie
June 17th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?
Replies: 78
Views: 4019

Re: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?

Ian Kendall wrote: I fear that most of these people wouldn't know who to ask to proof read their work, In the sentence above, 'who' is the subject of the verb 'to proof read', so that's the correct usage. /grammar geek. Disagree. The core of the sentence is "people wouldn't know who". Sub...
by Edwin Corrie
May 26th, 2020, 2:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3811

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Duraty's initial display is a bit like Shigeo Takagi's from his Wild Card manuscript (also in "Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi"), except that Duraty holds all the pairs in a fan instead of tabling them one by one. Like with a Flushtration count you get a strong impression of having seen ...
by Edwin Corrie
April 18th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two-Card Reverse
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Two-Card Reverse

Thanks Philippe. The version in The Jinx seems to be about the same as the one in "Professional Magic for Amateurs", and it does sound like Gibson was describing an idea which as far as he knew was new. It's also interesting with some of these older tricks that magicians didn't mind puttin...
by Edwin Corrie
April 16th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two-Card Reverse
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Two-Card Reverse

Thanks for bringing attention to this. I read the Lou Gallo book a long time ago and had forgotten about this. It's a nice version of Paul Rosini's Double Reverse from "Rosini's Magic Gems". Eugene Burger has a great handling and presentation in "The Performance of Close Up Magic"...
by Edwin Corrie
April 7th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Age Cards
Replies: 19
Views: 1122

Re: Magic Age Cards

I don't have it, but Galasso's "A devotione del signore" seems to be based on the Magic Age Cards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S8XZHzlHaE https://store.conjuringarts.org/product/a-devotione-del-signore-horatio-galasso/ Martin Gardner discusses a couple of versions in Chapter 6 of &quo...
by Edwin Corrie
February 28th, 2020, 3:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Daley spin
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Dr Daley spin

But somewhere Vernon talks about using it in the magic shop as a pretend secret move.. I think on the Revelations DVDs Where does he talk about this? This has been bugging me because I don't have the DVD set but I have read the story somewhere, and it doesn't seem to be in The Vernon Touch, the Ver...
by Edwin Corrie
February 27th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Does anyone here speak French?
Replies: 43
Views: 5090

Re: Does anyone here speak French?

To save everyone the trouble, here's what Kent's link gives you: "And still about the radio game, there is a booklet entitled: The Long and the Short of It , the Best Svengali Routine in Existence, by Mark Lewis, edited by Lisa Moore (2001). I found it in London in the shop of Ron MacMillan and...
by Edwin Corrie
February 3rd, 2020, 2:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit help
Replies: 28
Views: 3639

Re: Credit help

Mr. Koenig's Tapestry by Richard Vollmer in Apocalypse Vol. 14 No. 3 Martin Gardner described his Paradox Papers in Pallbearers' Review (1971) but the principle goes back to an old Henry Dudeney postage stamp folding puzzle. There are quite a few variations around: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/l...
by Edwin Corrie
January 30th, 2020, 3:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to find Childhood Optical Illusion Book. Any Idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 2117

Re: Trying to find Childhood Optical Illusion Book. Any Idea?

There must be lots of them so this is just a shot in the dark, but I have one from around that time called "Take a Closer Look" by UK magician Keith Kay. I think it was privately published, though it seems to be still around with a different cover ( https://www.bookdepository.com/Take-Clos...
by Edwin Corrie
January 24th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London
Replies: 27
Views: 2768

Re: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London

Later we had Alan Alan's Magic Spot ("go look in the window") and Repro 71 may already have been operating (not sure when they started) I seem to remember reading or being told that the "71" was because they started in 1971 - and also that "Repro" was because at first ...
by Edwin Corrie
September 11th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 82
Views: 15441

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Thank you Denis and Marco, that's very interesting. I had to stop getting Gibecière a while back (money and space problems), but maybe I can renew my subscription to Ask Alexander and read the whole article. But weren't playing card backs a more recent invention? I thought they used to be plain whit...
by Edwin Corrie
June 28th, 2019, 2:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 7139

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

I also understood that there were really only a handful of copies of the actual lecture notes, so good luck with finding one. But Martin Breese published "The Best of Pentagram Card Magic" which has a chapter on the work of Graham Adams. It seems to be still available from various dealers.
by Edwin Corrie
August 31st, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7651
Views: 2369021

Re: ERDNASE

There's even a French mnemonic for the same order: Huit (8) rois (rois) très (3) discrets (10), de (2) cette (7) neuvième (9) sainte (5) dame (dame) Katryn (4), assistent (as - 6) le valet (valet) I don't know who came up with it or whether it came before the English version - I found it on a blog b...
by Edwin Corrie
May 29th, 2018, 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 4712

Re: A Plunger Question

Just to clarify. The effect I was looking for is not the Rising Cards using the plunger principle. It's a completely different effect whose creator was unknown to Hilliard. Thanks to all for chiming in. Not as old as Robert-Houdin, but another reference: I remember this from one of my very first ma...
by Edwin Corrie
February 27th, 2018, 2:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 31
Views: 4207

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

Thanks Richard, and glad it wasn't just me. It'll definitely be worth the wait.
by Edwin Corrie
February 26th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 31
Views: 4207

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

Is anyone else still having trouble viewing the MAGIC issues? I now find I usually get the covers, but when I try to go into an issue it won't load at all. Or else it does load, and all the pages appear as thumbnails, but when I try to get the full view most of the pages are blank. I've tried from b...
by Edwin Corrie
February 14th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roy Walton
Replies: 44
Views: 16173

Re: Roy Walton

No problem. And please, call me Edwin!

Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious”
Rumack: “I am serious — and don’t call me Shirley.”
(from the film Airplane!, 1980)
by Edwin Corrie
February 14th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roy Walton
Replies: 44
Views: 16173

Re: Roy Walton

Someday, I would love to read an in-depth profile of Mr. Walton in Genii or listen to/see an interview with him online, but it doesn't seem like that's in the cards at this time. If I should ever be lucky enough to get to Scotland, I know exactly where I'll be going straightaway. There was a nice a...
by Edwin Corrie
February 8th, 2018, 3:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 31
Views: 4207

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

I find if I click on "Issues" in the vertical menu bar on the right it usually shows just the Genii issue thumbnails. Sometimes there's also a tab for MAGIC; other times there isn't, but then if I click on "Issues" in the toolbar thing at the top left (Issues, Help, Contact, Sett...
by Edwin Corrie
January 16th, 2018, 4:52 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cy Endfield
Replies: 27
Views: 7386

Re: Cy Enfield

Cy Endfield was friends with Gershon Legman and Robert Harbin and through them played a small but important part in the history of origami in the West: http://www.britishorigami.info/academic/lister/legman.php http://www.britishorigami.info/academic/lister/papermoney.php http://www.britishorigami.in...
by Edwin Corrie
September 14th, 2017, 9:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: At the table dinner table - displaying the cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: At the table dinner table - displaying the cards.

Guy Hollingworth has a stand-up version of Waving the Aces in "Drawing Room Deceptions" with a discussion about performing "vertically" in stand-up situations.
by Edwin Corrie
July 27th, 2017, 2:50 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 27745

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

I don't have it, but there seem to be some gaffed versions in Ganson's Teach-In on the Three Card Monte:

http://archive.denisbehr.de/show.php?book=979

There's also this, which mentions Jerry Mentzer's English Monte:

http://magicref.tripod.com/magref/magmonte.htm
by Edwin Corrie
May 30th, 2017, 10:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 8771

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

"Bernard Bill-EES" with the "s" pronounced and the stress on the last syllable in French, though we'd probably put it on the first syllable in English, as in "Paris". But "Paris" in French is "Par-EE" with a silent "s", and "Bernard&qu...
by Edwin Corrie
December 30th, 2016, 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Bob Neale trick
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

Re: Looking for Bob Neale trick

Just remembered it's actually called "Flash Printer", so you can find it online. Here it is as an ESP prediction effect: http://www.kingmagic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1120 Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kj3o5kt-y8 The one I have was sold as a printer. I ...
by Edwin Corrie
December 30th, 2016, 6:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Bob Neale trick
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

Re: Looking for Bob Neale trick

I also have a flat plastic wallet-type Magic Printer thing (Japanese, I think) that uses the same principle as the Pat Page/Karl Fulves tricks to apparently print a blank card.
by Edwin Corrie
December 29th, 2016, 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Bob Neale trick
Replies: 10
Views: 1961

Re: Looking for Bob Neale trick

"Framed" is in "More Than Lecture Notes No. 2" (1991). I haven't had time to look closely but it seems to be quite similar to the effect in Minotaur. Robert Neale says his trick is based on one by Paul Hallas in "Mental Mix" and also on "Correcting Fluid" in F...
by Edwin Corrie
August 26th, 2016, 4:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Impressive tricks in Impossible, but haven't we seen lots of them before?
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

Re: Impressive tricks in Impossible, but haven't we seen lots of them before?

Thank you Quentin for the detailed review. I was in London a week or so ago with my wife and younger daughter (11), who likes magic, and though it wasn’t originally planned we ended up getting last-minute tickets. I wasn’t aware of any of the controversy till now, but have to say that as a show we f...
by Edwin Corrie
August 11th, 2016, 8:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaëtan Bloom's 3 Card Monte
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Re: Gaëtan Bloom's 3 Card Monte

Knowing Gaetan Bloom's reputation I'm sure the 2-book set is packed with great material, but if you're really only after Visible Monte and don't want to spend $150 here's a secondhand one for about $12:

http://www.trollerisaker.se/en/kort-mag ... ?showall=1
by Edwin Corrie
April 8th, 2016, 3:12 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 27745

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

I got to know Arthur through origami, but he was incredible with his paper cutting and so immaculately neat in everything he did. Yes, he did do a bit of silhouette work too. He was also a great fan (and I believe a friend) of Tom Mullica. The other day I came across a photo of him in "Pabular&...
by Edwin Corrie
March 15th, 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 100+ year old magic shop photos/illustrations?
Replies: 5
Views: 3039

Re: 100+ year old magic shop photos/illustrations?

Bland's Magical Palace, established in 1855: https://smallmagicollector.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/the-magic-table-victorian-magic-table-by-bland-from-prof-hoffmann-book/ https://books.google.ch/books?id=ohyLewLefocC&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=blands+magical+palace&source=bl&ots=PS3AZnaki...
by Edwin Corrie
March 15th, 2016, 3:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 65
Views: 21613

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past



The Tenyo self-contained Hydrostatic Glass is called Water Suspension. I always thought this was a great idea and very well made.

http://tenyo-magic.blogspot.ch/2010/05/t-035.html
by Edwin Corrie
March 14th, 2016, 6:19 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Lost Stars of Magic Tricks
Replies: 7
Views: 9031

Re: Lost Stars of Magic Tricks

Great to see these and to learn about the background to the Stars of Magic series. The tricks looked strangely familiar though, and after a bit of searching I found out why - all of them (plus a few more) appear in the book "Close Up Magic of the Masters" published by Jackie Flosso. https:...
by Edwin Corrie
February 26th, 2016, 7:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looking for interesting early magic books
Replies: 20
Views: 5570

Re: Looking for interesting early magic books

Good topic. Sorry to be coming to it a bit late. If you're like me you'll want original copies, but here are a couple of those already mentioned: Magic without Apparatus https://books.google.fr/books?id=nO59CgAAQBAJ&pg=PP2&lpg=PP2&dq=magic+without+apparatus+by+camille+gaultier&source...
by Edwin Corrie
January 14th, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Histed pompom built into a Hoodie
Replies: 4
Views: 4605

Re: Histed pompom built into a Hoodie

If you mean provenance before Histed, I guess it would be this: http://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.php?id=misc:pom-pom_prayer_stick Geoffrey Buckingham's Four-Ended Rope is in "It's Easier Than You Think Vol. 3" and also here: http://magicref.tripod.com/booksjr/klammrigropes.htm More rec...
by Edwin Corrie
January 14th, 2016, 2:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown - Pushed to the Edge?
Replies: 43
Views: 10252

Re: Derren Brown - Pushed to the Edge?

I hadn't planned to watch as the idea sounded even more disturbing than some of the other recent Derren Brown specials, but I happened to catch the last part and was intrigued - as well as disturbed. Despite the participants saying they were glad they took part (and according to the Radio Times arti...
by Edwin Corrie
January 6th, 2016, 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just curious...
Replies: 5
Views: 2174

Re: Just curious...

I had to pay an extra €37, which was annoying since the postage to Europe was already quite expensive and I was tempted to ask what the additional €37 was for. It happened before on a heavy parcel of books, and someone suggested to me that where possible it might be worth splitting large orders into...
by Edwin Corrie
December 24th, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 104
Views: 22371

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

Received yesterday, just in time for Christmas. Will open tomorrow. Having seen it briefly at the copy at the Genii convention I know it's going to be fantastic and can't wait to have a proper look.
by Edwin Corrie
July 12th, 2015, 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii subscription renewal offer
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Re: Genii subscription renewal offer

Thanks for the reply, and sorry for not responding sooner. I'll e-mail Margret as you suggest.
by Edwin Corrie
July 9th, 2015, 4:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii subscription renewal offer
Replies: 6
Views: 3456

Re: Genii subscription renewal offer

"The Berglas Effect" is listed again on the website in connection with the Genii renewal offers. I renewed for 3 years in April, without any add-ons. Is it too late to add "The Berglas Effect" now?

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