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by Edwin Corrie
February 3rd, 2020, 2:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit help
Replies: 25
Views: 917

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: 635

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: 1693

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: 10026

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: 6122

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: 7515
Views: 2253038

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: 3942

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: 25
Views: 2979

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: 25
Views: 2979

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: 14978

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: 14978

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: 25
Views: 2979

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: 5085

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: 1409

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: 23456

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: 8326

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: 1806

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: 1806

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: 1806

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: 2655

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: 1650

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: 23456

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: 2904

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: 20578

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: 7555

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: 5380

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: 3946

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: 9961

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: 2083

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: 20715

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: 3358

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: 3358

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?
by Edwin Corrie
March 26th, 2015, 4:15 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Stephen Minch's Writing Advice
Replies: 47
Views: 25523

Re: Stephen Minch's Writing Advice

I use the Oxford Comma because it clarifies writing, and that's the only reason. Anyone else read the book "Eats, Shoots and Leaves"? What I care about most is clarity and simplicity. Richard, you need not feel that you are abandoning your preference for the American idiom in this regard....
by Edwin Corrie
March 24th, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Stephen Minch's Writing Advice
Replies: 47
Views: 25523

Re: Stephen Minch's Writing Advice

I can't stand "s/he" either. Visually it drives me nuts. I take into account--a great deal--what the visual appearance of the text is on the page and how that is perceived by, and pleasing to, the reader. Thus my insistence on the Oxford Comma, among many other things. My favourite (can't...
by Edwin Corrie
March 9th, 2015, 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii subscription renewal offer
Replies: 6
Views: 3358

Re: Genii subscription renewal offer

So the website has the latest offers? I suppose that makes sense.
by Edwin Corrie
March 9th, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii subscription renewal offer
Replies: 6
Views: 3358

Genii subscription renewal offer

I'm about to renew my Genii subscription but am confused about the books that are available. According to the March issue it's possible to order The Berglas Effects for $25 plus postage, but on the website (and also according to the renewal notice that came with the magazine) the only books availabl...
by Edwin Corrie
December 6th, 2014, 4:24 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Goethe and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

Re: Goethe and magic

Yes, it's Seneca, in a letter to Lucilius, but he's actually referring to sophistry and the techniques of rhetoric, and comparing them to sleight of hand. Seneca said: Then, too, the man who is asked whether he has horns on his head[1] is not such a fool as to feel for them on his forehead, nor agai...
by Edwin Corrie
December 4th, 2014, 3:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Goethe and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

Re: Goethe and magic

There's another article here: http://www.academia.edu/2135810/Entzauberk%C3%A4sten._Zur_Fr%C3%BChgeschichte_eines_paradoxen_Spiel_zeug_s Also a summary in plain text (with most of the information about Goethe) that you can copy and paste into Google Translate to get a general idea of what it says: h...
by Edwin Corrie
November 13th, 2014, 3:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Secret Out
Replies: 7
Views: 3035

Re: The Secret Out

It's a well known book but worth buying for its historical value. Many of the material is still usable, though a lot will be familiar from other places or will seem too old fashioned by modern standards. You can get a better idea (or buy the PDF) here: http://shop.conjuringarts.org/store/pc/The-Secr...

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