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by Brad Jeffers
January 17th, 2021, 1:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 25
Views: 2293

Re: RIP David Roth

HERE is a clearer copy of the video Alfred posted. It was posted by Peter Samelson, who along with Dorothy Dietrich, appeared on the same show.

HERE is the interview segment of the program.
by Brad Jeffers
January 15th, 2021, 10:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 25
Views: 2293

Re: RIP David Roth

My girlfriend and I had a front row seat at a David Roth lecture at the 2008 SCAM convention.
She was extremely impressed and still talks about it to this day.
We were both saddened to hear of his passing.
by Brad Jeffers
January 12th, 2021, 10:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: George Goebel has passed away.
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: George Goebel has passed away.

Jeffrey Cowan wrote:Does video of his show exist?
YES!
by Brad Jeffers
January 11th, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 89
Views: 4607

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Richard Kaufman wrote:Peter Samelson is a professional magician who does shows most days of the year. He's been using his Wild Card as written for real audiences for many decades.
Here is his most recent incarnation.
by Brad Jeffers
January 10th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Equivoque force: psychology paper
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Equivoque force: psychology paper

So Alice's Revenge is much more effective than Joshua Jay's Out of Sight because the use of only four cards lessens the possibility of anything "funny" going on.

Now I understand.
by Brad Jeffers
January 6th, 2021, 11:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Equivoque force: psychology paper
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Equivoque force: psychology paper

Are you aware of Max Maven's marketed effect (well, 3 effects in one, actually), "B'Wave"? It is a brilliant application of equivoque. It very magical and surprising, and invariably has a powerful effect on people. It's interesting to me how those who perform this trick always speak so hi...
by Brad Jeffers
December 16th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P Al Cohen
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: R.I.P Al Cohen

Here's something I wrote back in 2002 on the occasion of Al's retirement ... I visited Al's shop just twice. The first time, I was 14 years old and on vacation with my family. I snuck away from the Smithsonian and made my way to Al's shop, which was located on Pennsylvavia Ave at the time. I well re...
by Brad Jeffers
December 16th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Framing your effect ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Framing your effect ?

“My name is Albert. What’s yours? Betsy, I’m going to magish for you.”
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by Brad Jeffers
December 16th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Framing your effect ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Framing your effect ?

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by Brad Jeffers
December 9th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1599

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

As shown by this attractive bill, Ali Din was apparently a "Magician and Illusionist" and comedy was a part of his show https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Ali-Din That is some attractive artwork for sure, however it's not a real Ali-Din poster. In fact it's not a real poster at all. It hangs...
by Brad Jeffers
December 7th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7730
Views: 2421024

Re: ERDNASE

Speaking of which ...
2020 is almost over. Has anyone received their copy of the Todd Karr book?
by Brad Jeffers
December 7th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Fantasio candles
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Fantasio candles

I guess it's not my lucky day...
They're red :(
by Brad Jeffers
December 7th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Fantasio candles
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Fantasio candles

Tom, this is your lucky day ... I have for sale : FANTASIO'S CANDELABRA CADABRA This is in like new condition. Never used. Never even removed from it's box. I bought this in 1974 at an Abbotts Get Together. You rarely see these come up for sale. From the instructions ... A Candelabra is shown holdin...
by Brad Jeffers
December 2nd, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1599

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

The designer had taken my scribbled signature to read not Ed Wynn but El Wyn and that is how every bit of the advertising material read ...
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by Brad Jeffers
December 1st, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1599

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

Neither of the IMDb profiles for Ed Wynn or Keenan Wynn show a 1965 television program entitled The Spook Party.
All references to El-Wynn that I can find say that he was magician Elwin Charles Peck and that he was the originator of the Midnight Spook Show.
by Brad Jeffers
November 30th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card size survey
Replies: 46
Views: 2221

Re: Card size survey

If you have concerns about visibility you could always resort to using THESE . Not only are they easy to see, but they are printed by the United States Playing Card Company utilizing the universally recognized Rider Back design, and have the bonus of being bridge sized, thereby providing solace to s...
by Brad Jeffers
November 27th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Metal Card Case
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Metal Card Case

I think THIS might be exactly what you need.
by Brad Jeffers
November 23rd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card size survey
Replies: 46
Views: 2221

Re: Card size survey

Ironically, almost all poker rooms worldwide use bridge sized cards.
by Brad Jeffers
November 20th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon’s “Mental Die”
Replies: 36
Views: 2742

Re: Dai Vernon’s “Mental Die”

I think that part of the fun (and impact) of a routine like this is choosing a clever wording for the prediction, although I can understand why some magicians might find it more suitable to their style or persona to go the direct route, as Fulves did. I think there should be no clever wording on th...
by Brad Jeffers
October 24th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Amazing Randi
Replies: 35
Views: 2812

Re: RIP Amazing Randi

Here's something I wrote in 2013 concerning Randi ... I saw Randi perform at a local college about 35 years ago. I arrived early and brought along a copy of the Geller book, which had just come out in paperback. Randi came up to where I was seated (I was the only one in the theater) and introduced h...
by Brad Jeffers
October 21st, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Garrett Thomas on Fool Us
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: Garrett Thomas on Fool Us

The ring Garrett drops on the floor is an absolutely normal ring, which is used in the routine.

But the magic relies on the use of another absolutely abnormal one.

He fooled them twice. Once in the performance, and then again in the explanation.

He should get two trophies!
by Brad Jeffers
October 21st, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Garrett Thomas on Fool Us
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: Garrett Thomas on Fool Us

Here's a link ... Garrett Thomas on Fool Us

I guess Penn & Teller were not familiar with this marketed item ... Banded

Tom Frame wrote: And the ring isn't gimmicked?

The ring is made by Roy Kueppers.
Need I say more? :)
by Brad Jeffers
October 9th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 68
Views: 3814

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

Anyone willing to bet $300 to find out if it still works? The seller says ... "I turned it on so it powers up but I don’t know if it still works" "If not it might just need to be reset which John goes over in his notes" "There will be NO REFUNDS" Translation ... It doe...
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Search engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Search engine

And you can buy that issue HERE.
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My New Book Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Can Be Preordered Now
Replies: 18
Views: 1947

Re: My New Book Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Can Be Preordered Now

The enormous Larry Jennings book you've been waiting for. A new Royal Road to Card Magic, Jennings style. Over 120 Tricks / Over 120 Sleights and Techniques / 1,400 Photographs Improve your basic card handling New ways to do the sleights you think you know Learn amazing tricks No Passes, No Culls, N...
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7730
Views: 2421024

Re: ERDNASE

Complicated indeed.

David does not even give a mention to Sarah on the page where he thanks a few people "for their input and tolerance during my very intense creation period of this book".

Cold!
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?
Replies: 18
Views: 1216

Re: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?

Efendi ...
Where did you get that Okito box with the dragon lid?
Pretty cool!
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?
Replies: 18
Views: 1216

Re: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?

Efendi Kwok wrote:Too bad it's blocked, thus I can't see the beauty

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by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 12:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 68
Views: 3814

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

... I think I'll track down a suitable calculator and see what I can do. There are hundreds of TI-85s for sale on Ebay. Could someone who has one of these graphics calculators and the users manual; and who has a thorough understanding of how the Fitch Cheney card trick works; be able to program the...
by Brad Jeffers
September 11th, 2020, 1:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1729

Re: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks

While Mr. Skinner based his presentation on Peter Samelson's original, the handling is completely different and bears little relation to Mr. Samelson's routine. The notes do not contain Mr. Skinner's presentation or his timing. You can see Skinner perform Samelson's Invasion of the Bodysnatchers on...
by Brad Jeffers
September 7th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 93
Views: 18324

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

I seem to have some of this PDA stuff as well. PDA - a small handheld device equipped with a microprocessor that is used especially for storing and organizing personal information ... personal digital assistant Public display of affection Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition in which the d...
by Brad Jeffers
September 2nd, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3792

Re: New David Blaine Event

JFox wrote:38 years ago, Larry Walters didn't need all of that...He just did it.
HERE is an interesting interview with Lawnchair Larry Walters from 1982.
It includes videotape of his compelling version of 'Ascension'.
by Brad Jeffers
September 1st, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31

About half of all my posts are now blank.
Not just recent posts, but those going back for years.
When I try to post with a quote it says,"Your message contain too few characters" and it will not allow me to post.
I hope all this will be fixed.
by Brad Jeffers
August 31st, 2020, 2:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2588

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

HERE is the Wizard Product review of your DVD from ten years ago.
by Brad Jeffers
August 27th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2775

Re: 3MW

Barden wrote:To this point this has to be the quintessential forum thread
You could have saved yourself a lot of time and effort and just said it's the QFT.
We would've figured it out.
by Brad Jeffers
August 26th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2775

Re: 3MW

Kent Gunn wrote:I detest obscure acronyms.
I'm with Kent on this one.

I will however point out that 3MW is not an acronym, but an example of that equally detestable form of abbreviation, the initialism.

I mean FBI is okay.

NBC or CBS - sure.

And we all know what a CD or a DVD is.

But 3MW :?

Really?!
by Brad Jeffers
August 24th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1729

Re: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks

Nine effects from the repertoire of Michael Skinner The first of these nine effects is ... "INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - Michael's brilliant "wild card" routine that is a superb study into how Skinner thought...every single aspect of this trick is explained...and learn a handling...
by Brad Jeffers
August 22nd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Survey on magic principles
Replies: 22
Views: 1954

Re: Survey on magic principles

This survey makes the (common) assumption that all magicians are the same when in reality it should be conducting some basic checks into the quality of the responses given. The survey asks the questions ... What level of experience do you have as a magician? Are you member of any formal magic socie...
by Brad Jeffers
August 21st, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Survey on magic principles
Replies: 22
Views: 1954

Re: Survey on magic principles

So card manip acts, box pointing illusionists, rope magicians all have opinions on these two forces completely as valid as people who’ve spent thousands of hours considering or using them? With regards to Vernon's Five Card Mental Force ... If you were to limit the survey participants to only those...
by Brad Jeffers
August 14th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3792

Re: New David Blaine Event

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