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by Doug Thornton
January 3rd, 2021, 1:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Inc. Lives to Fight Another Day
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: Magic Inc. Lives to Fight Another Day

For 30 bucks you can see the Zoom show as well as help out.

https://www.stellartickets.com/events/m ... -magic-inc
by Doug Thornton
December 30th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RiP William Link
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: RiP William Link

Bill Link and Dick Levinson's "Columbo" is one of my all-time favorite TV dramas, and there is great joy in seeing magic playing a role in a number of episodes as well as in their other shows. Peter Samelson wrote a feature article about Mr. Link in MAGIC Magazine, which compelled me to as...
by Doug Thornton
November 18th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us renewed for Season 8
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us renewed for Season 8

This is great news! I thought the season was over with 13 episodes but I happened upon a new one this week. 26 is a wonderful number of shows.

Michael, how can we be part of the virtual audience?
by Doug Thornton
August 23rd, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

The show was nicely produced. It was a treat to experience. Congratulations to the recipients and nominees.
And special thanks to host Max Maven. Well done!
by Doug Thornton
October 31st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin

BOO !
by Doug Thornton
October 21st, 2019, 4:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anthony Owen Has Died
Replies: 8
Views: 10510

Re: Anthony Owen Has Died

From Magic Week UK... http://www.magicweek.co.uk/ Andy Nyman writes: This week was the inquest into the death of our dear friend Anthony Owen. It was concluded that tragically Anthony took his own life. Anthony was one of the kindest, sweetest, most creative and best-loved figures in the magic world...
by Doug Thornton
October 20th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 22
Views: 3872

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

I never got a chance to see "In & Of Itself". Do those of you who did think this will translate well as an HBO or Netflix feature? (Those were the two possible venues mentioned in one of the articles Dustin cited). I'm asking because I thought Ricky Jay's 52 Assistants translated pret...
by Doug Thornton
October 2nd, 2019, 12:26 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 6808

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Rob Zabrecky got an offer that was compelling so Raymond Crowe is stepping in.
by Doug Thornton
September 25th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 6808

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Agreed. The surprises are cool. Of course, if you read your Genii Magazine thoroughly, you'll know at least one magician who has some new magic that will be presented in the dealers' room. ;)
by Doug Thornton
September 24th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 6808

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

:) Is the final list ready?
by Doug Thornton
August 20th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfield - PBS That Moment When
Replies: 0
Views: 1683

David Copperfield - PBS That Moment When

A 6 minute interview with David in his museum.

https://www.facebook.com/pbs/videos/447580525837193/
by Doug Thornton
August 19th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 4851

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

Random notes: I agree that the close up show was stellar, and usually is a highlight of MAGIC Live. I had no problem with the similarities of the opening and closing card magic. The show began with Henry Evans knocking us out of our seats. We got our money's worth right there, but there was more. Ri...
by Doug Thornton
July 8th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 28
Views: 9892

Re: Haptic illusion?

Boretti version...via Martin's Magic, though not in stock... https://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/stage/borettis-sensitive-box-by-boretti/ "...which was invented by T.S. Ransom c. 1954 and was featured in The New Phoenix, July 23rd, 1954." Boretti improved on it. Hakan Varol states "...
by Doug Thornton
July 2nd, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Derren Brown is coming to Broadway
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Derren Brown is coming to Broadway

After over a year of speculation and most likely negotiations, Mr. Brown has booked a run at the Cort Theatre, the same venue that presented Doug Henning's "The Magic Show." https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196192/tickets-are-now-on-sale-for-derren-brown-secret-on-broadway/ Previews begin in ...
by Doug Thornton
June 18th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six

It certainly was fun seeing David fooled and hearing him say he's happy and enjoys being fooled.
And his coded explanation was to me spot on but the one step he missed seemed pretty clear, at least from the comfort of my easy chair...
by Doug Thornton
June 17th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six

David Copperfield is scheduled according to the cable guide...as Michael noted above...
Starts in a few minutes on the East Coast.
by Doug Thornton
April 30th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Beetlejuice The Musical
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Re: Beetlejuice The Musical

8 nominations! Bravo. Bravo. Bravo. https://deadline-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/deadline.com/2019/04/2019-tony-award-nominees-full-list-nominations-1202604374/amp/?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A...
by Doug Thornton
April 27th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years
Replies: 34
Views: 6138

Re: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years

Jack, your other links work, your recent one is missing part of the link. :D

This works:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/gerald-deutsch ... 35173.html
by Doug Thornton
March 11th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Listen to Johnny Thompson!
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Listen to Johnny Thompson!

Joe, Ted, Dodd, thank you.
by Doug Thornton
March 11th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Listen to Johnny Thompson!
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Listen to Johnny Thompson!

Hi Dodd. Do we go to Archives? Is it MNW #91? Thank you.
by Doug Thornton
January 31st, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan White is scheduled to be on Fallon tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Dan White is scheduled to be on Fallon tonight

NBC, 11:35 PM.
by Doug Thornton
January 18th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Re: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight

Yes, John Bannon's "The Power of Poker."
by Doug Thornton
January 17th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight

They are scheduled for the show which airs on NBC at 12:35 AM.

Will they mention there's a waiting list for the Genii Convention?
(Probably not, but it would be cool.)

https://www.geniiconvention.com/
by Doug Thornton
December 27th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 6387

Re: Deaths in Magic

???
by Doug Thornton
December 3rd, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship

It was my first magic set - happily, I still have a few of the pieces. Sadly, I don't have the box. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MY-FAVORITE-MARTIAN-MAGIC-TRICK-SET/264062925013?hash=item3d7b6078d5:g:6SkAAOSwXHxb149C:rk:1:pf:0 And yes, David's current show has a big set piece revolving around an alien n...
by Doug Thornton
October 26th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay on Fallon Tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 3066

Josh Jay on Fallon Tonight

The show airs at 11:35 (or 10:35) pm in most U.S. markets - NBC.
by Doug Thornton
October 12th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Creative Global Sales Manager search - for D.Robbins/ E-Z Magic - A Once in a Lifetime Posting.
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Creative Global Sales Manager search - for D.Robbins/ E-Z Magic - A Once in a Lifetime Posting.

I replied within an hour of reading Elise's post.
Passionate about magic? Yes, I am.
Sales experience? Check.
And I live 45 minutes from the D. Robbins headquarters.
I am ready to make a big wave to continue the global success of this important company.
by Doug Thornton
September 24th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online

Alexandra Duvivier is scheduled on tonight's Penn & Teller's Fool Us.
by Doug Thornton
September 7th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Ross, the lenticular rabbit stamps are real. I used one a week ago to send a greeting card and it arrived safely.
by Doug Thornton
August 25th, 2018, 12:47 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Of Dice and Men (the Hug/Kill trick) by Tom Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 7350

Re: Of Dice and Men (the Hug/Kill trick) by Tom Stone

Pete, can't this be modified? For example, "High Five" and "Detention."
by Doug Thornton
August 17th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

My order placed on Monday arrived Thursday. Postage was surprisingly cheap. Mac King demonstrates the five effects here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1NEtJgO49CXwdHS9CRtQb-2O0T9KQnTW By the way, the box is a sliding drawer change box! A nice touch. And the set of three lenticular stamps, ...
by Doug Thornton
August 6th, 2018, 3:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

The trading cards at the opening night party were photos of magicians' iconic effects and props. No faces. The object of the game, as in the past, was to trade cards to have a complete set of nine. Then once you identified the magicians you could seek them out for autographs. The dealers' room was j...

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