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by Brad Jeffers
September 17th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 57
Views: 4879

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Although Vernon once placed the event in 1919, he also once placed it in 1922. He also once placed it in 1917 (the Revelations tapes volume 9). So, in my mind, as Vernon was not one to keep a lot of material on hand, this photograph - one he may have kept for over forty years before moving West, mu...
by Brad Jeffers
September 4th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 186
Views: 104598

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

It's interesting to compare the first two posts of this topic with the last two.

Same posters, same question, same answer, different decade.

Really Ricardo?!
Are you going to ask that same question every 12 years?

Quit hounding Richard.

He's working on it!
by Brad Jeffers
August 26th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

Bill Mullins wrote:Has Mr. Charming's account been deleted?
Apparently yes.
He made a disparaging remark regarding Michael Close which was quickly deleted and subsequently ...
Richard Kaufman wrote:Mr. Charming has departed the building.
by Brad Jeffers
August 5th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?
Replies: 12
Views: 2358

Re: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?

If you're a cardist who likes the look of the Jerry's Nuggets, then you probably already own a few bricks of THESE.
I have to admit, they're every bit as beautiful as the originals.
by Brad Jeffers
July 17th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18563

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

magicfish wrote: that remark ought to scare the daylights out of any thinking magician

What's the remark he's referring to?
by Brad Jeffers
July 8th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 28
Views: 3583

Re: Haptic illusion?

It would appear so.
HERE is a link to Harry Keaton performing "his invention".
by Brad Jeffers
July 7th, 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Floating Aces - Cervon
Replies: 19
Views: 2374

Re: Floating Aces - Cervon

Jonathan Townsend wrote: a straight beats four aces
Where do you play poker at Jonathan ?
by Brad Jeffers
July 5th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magician sighting
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Magician sighting

It wasn't the final episode, but an episode from season four entitled "Ed the Shish Kebab".
by Brad Jeffers
June 30th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces
Replies: 23
Views: 4742

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

performer wrote:It has nothing to do with MacDonald
But he had something to do with It
by Brad Jeffers
June 30th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!
Replies: 13
Views: 1640

Re: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!

Who's the publisher of this edition?
by Brad Jeffers
June 17th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7165
Views: 2171448

Re: ERDNASE

by Brad Jeffers
June 13th, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Pick and Mix Wayne Dobson and Hocus Pocus magic Instructions/routine needed
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Pick and Mix Wayne Dobson and Hocus Pocus magic Instructions/routine needed

HERE is a collection of instruction sheets for sale.
You could purchase these; keep the Dobson Pick and Mix instruction sheet for yourself; then sell off the extras.
by Brad Jeffers
June 12th, 2019, 1:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2280

Re: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards

I wonder how this will effect the selling price of original decks of Jerry's Nugget cards which can go for as much as $500 apiece. I hold the same opinion as Bill Duncan. These are indeed some very unattractive cards! The only use I have for these and other cards of this ilk, are in packet tricks su...
by Brad Jeffers
June 1st, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3286

Re: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?

I see you've been paroled Mark.
Good to have you back.
by Brad Jeffers
May 20th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7165
Views: 2171448

Re: ERDNASE

It's from Magicol magazine August 1951.
It accompanies an article by Martin Gardner entitled Editions of Erdnase.
by Brad Jeffers
May 2nd, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 147
Views: 44803

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

I suspect the finale mentioned above is Bill’s sequence where the coins, the box,and the lid all pass through the magician’s hand. Is that the same as this ... Paul Cummins has a great Okito Box effect in his FASDIU book. It starts out as the basic illusion where the box is placed on the back of yo...
by Brad Jeffers
April 22nd, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dental Dam Coin Penetration
Replies: 47
Views: 5425

Re: Dental Dam Coin Penetration

You can get 3 sheets of black dental dam for $1.95 HERE.
by Brad Jeffers
April 19th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: airshipmagic.com HAVE STOLE A DESSIGN OF CUPS
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: airshipmagic.com HAVE STOLE A DESSIGN OF CUPS

Of the seven sets of cups listed for sale on their website, which is the one that you designed?
by Brad Jeffers
April 3rd, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9037

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

Mark Collier wrote: I wish I could remember the trainer's name.

David Polke
by Brad Jeffers
April 1st, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2950

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Just like what JT described and attributed to Slydini ... Okay, here's what I recall: The key is that you are going to push a card to the side with your thumb and then pick it up to show its face, then replace it on top of the packet before displacing it to the bottom of the packet. You shold be a s...
by Brad Jeffers
March 24th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 45
Views: 6610

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

You ever see on a magician's forum where someone will post something like ... "Yes Bosco24, that is indeed a very good method, but I myself prefer to vanish a silk using a Vernet XL th--b t-p". Well, I hear that Google is working on an algorithm that will fill in the blanks. Now we're real...
by Brad Jeffers
March 22nd, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Memorized Deck Question

I've now been told how this works.
As I figured - there was a tiny bit of procedural information withheld from Q's original description!
by Brad Jeffers
March 22nd, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT
Replies: 9
Views: 2576

Re: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT

Is it mostly coin stuff, or is Mr. Henderson also a cardman?
by Brad Jeffers
March 22nd, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Memorized Deck Question

I can't imagine how this would work!? you do need to know how many cards were taken in the first cut. I can now figure out a method to do this, but still not exactly as initially described ... The deck is on the table, spec 1 takes half the deck and places it in pocket Spec 2 takes half the remaind...
by Brad Jeffers
March 20th, 2019, 1:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Memorized Deck Question

I can't imagine how this would work!?
by Brad Jeffers
March 9th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7165
Views: 2171448

Re: ERDNASE

Martin Gardner speculated that Mark Twain might have written Erdnase “Nothing seems to please a fly so much as to be taken for a currant; and if it can be: baked in a cake and palmed off on the unwary, it dies happy.” ― Mark Twain I guess the above quote adds one more notch to the Mark Twain theory...
by Brad Jeffers
March 9th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7165
Views: 2171448

Re: ERDNASE

Martin Gardner speculated that Mark Twain might have written Erdnase “Nothing seems to please a fly so much as to be taken for a currant; and if it can be baked in a cake and palmed off on the unwary, it dies happy.” ― Mark Twain I guess the above quote adds one more notch to the Mark Twain theory.
by Brad Jeffers
March 9th, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marshall Brodien
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: Marshall Brodien

1974 was the first year that I went to a magic convention. It was in Colon Michigan. Abbott's '74 was also my first magic convention. I was 17. Perhaps we sat next to each other at one of the shows, or maybe you were the kid who showed me Cardwarp at the diner. Who Knows? For sure, it was a wonderf...
by Brad Jeffers
March 9th, 2019, 12:46 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Marketing Riddle Magic Book
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: Marketing Riddle Magic Book

My current ideas ... #2. Find people who review a lot of different magic products and ask them if they would like a review copy. That's a good idea. I suggest that you submit a copy to the person on this forum who goes by the name EndersGame . He will give you a review that is three times as long a...
by Brad Jeffers
March 9th, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7165
Views: 2171448

Re: ERDNASE

The term palmed off as used by Sanders in the sentence "the literary huckster ... has PALMED OFF upon us our own alleged history" has really no correlation with the term "palm off" as used by Erdnase. If we found a candidate had written something like "he had a sudden SHIFT ...
by Brad Jeffers
March 7th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23079

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

In the 40's Dai Vernon had business cards made that read simply, Dai W. Vernon - The New York Card Expert. Do you know why he did that? That's news to me. What did he say about that? Glad you asked, Jonathan. Here's what he said about that ... "I never was proud of the fact that I was a magici...
by Brad Jeffers
March 7th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23079

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Brad Henderson wrote:Card expert says far more about the person and what they do than cardman ever will.

In the 40's Dai Vernon had business cards made that read simply, Dai W. Vernon - The New York Card Expert.
Do you know why he did that?
by Brad Jeffers
February 27th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on the Science of Magic
Replies: 40
Views: 3360

Re: More on the Science of Magic

Bill Duncan wrote:Off the top of my head, I can think of at least two effects that are magical without misdirection.

Off the top of my head I can think of about four hundred and fifty.

Unless misdirection is somehow synonymous with deception.

In that case I can't think of any.
by Brad Jeffers
February 26th, 2019, 2:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on the Science of Magic
Replies: 40
Views: 3360

Re: More on the Science of Magic

Anthony Vinson wrote: Can anyone come up with an example of a trick or illusion not requiring misdirection?
One of the strongest illusions in magic is created with the El Torero devise which is essentially a $3 toy.
Where is the misdirection in this trick?
by Brad Jeffers
February 25th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Memories of Palisades Amusement Park
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Memories of Palisades Amusement Park

Apparently, in 1932, men never went anywhere without wearing a suit and tie!
by Brad Jeffers
February 24th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic at the Psychic Fair!
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Re: Magic at the Psychic Fair!

Unfortunately Mark will be unable to answer your question until sometime around the 8th of July.
Richard Kaufman wrote:I've banned Mark for six months. Tired of his nonsense.
by Brad Jeffers
February 20th, 2019, 12:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box
Replies: 21
Views: 2613

Re: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box

If you're going to be using your box, I suggest you get a copy of this ...
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by Brad Jeffers
February 14th, 2019, 2:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 60
Views: 4932

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

To be clear, the red card rises to the top of the blue deck for the finale ... When I read this I thought - "That's pretty cool ". What I envisioned happening, I figured could be accomplished with the use of a flap card and a double turnover, or more simply by any of the sleight of hand m...
by Brad Jeffers
February 8th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Home made okito box and Boston box!
Replies: 19
Views: 2866

Re: Home made okito box and Boston box!

It's always been interesting to me why the need to explain your props seems to be a proclivity of close-up performers but not of stage magicians. ... think about what you are going to say when you first introduce the box. What is it supposed to be? Where did you supposedly get it? http://www.richard...
by Brad Jeffers
February 2nd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 17268

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

Ian Kendall wrote: I'm offering alternative pints of view.
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