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by Brad Jeffers
November 7th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 44
Views: 5016

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

Thanks Bill, for posting the information about Marion Stephanie.
It is now apparent that it is she, and not Suzy Wandas, who appears in the film.
by Brad Jeffers
November 6th, 2019, 3:21 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 44
Views: 5016

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

Here's a working link . Kobe van Herwegen recently posted on Facebook some information that convinces me that the manipulator woman was Marion Stephanie. So who is the mystery woman?! Bill, could you cut and paste the information that now leads you to believe that the woman is Marion Stephanie. I am...
by Brad Jeffers
November 5th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: JFK Half Dollar with 3D Head
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: JFK Half Dollar with 3D Head

I don't remember the name of the trick, but if you want one of the coins, check here.
by Brad Jeffers
November 1st, 2019, 2:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6164

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

"Shin Lim settles in for long-term Las Vegas Strip residency"
Is a six month contract now considered to be a long-term residency?
by Brad Jeffers
October 23rd, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6164

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

One issue is that all magic presented via a screen is media magic. I appreciate the term media magic, but would not apply it to all magic presented via a screen. I would not for example, refer to the videos of Cardini or Channing Pollock as media magic. I would instead use a term like filmed magic,...
by Brad Jeffers
September 30th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 2483

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

There are people who collect any and all editions of Erdnase. For these people there is a need to own at least one copy of every edition ever printed, or else their collection will be incomplete. How many of this type collector are there? I don't know. Perhaps a hundred. Therefore, I feel that if yo...
by Brad Jeffers
September 28th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copag 310 Slimline cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: Copag 310 Slimline cards

Roy M. McIlwee wrote: They seem to be out of stock everywhere.
You can get them on Ebay.
by Brad Jeffers
September 17th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6410

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: 107839

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: 22
Views: 1732

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: 2409

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: 19837

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: 4124

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: 2497

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: 985

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: 5133

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: 1680

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: 7171
Views: 2192200

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: 670

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: 2322

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: 3333

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: 7171
Views: 2192200

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: 45483

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: 5612

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: 2158

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: 9232

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: 3101

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: 6825

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: 2768

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: 2684

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: 2768

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: 2768

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: 7171
Views: 2192200

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: 7171
Views: 2192200

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: 1370

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: 1240

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: 7171
Views: 2192200

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: 23730

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: 23730

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: 3429

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.

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