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by Doug Thornton
October 31st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin
Replies: 9
Views: 635

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: 8592

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: 18
Views: 1389

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: 3942

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: 3942

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: 3942

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: 560

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: 2701

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: 4344

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: 376

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: 2177

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: 2177

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: 672

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: 26
Views: 3645

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: 1770

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: 1770

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: 523

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: 1262

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: 1262

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: 5292

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: 1003

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: 2794

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: 1188

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: 986

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: 1738

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: 3657

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: 1738

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: 2199

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...
by Doug Thornton
August 5th, 2018, 4:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Pre-MAGIC Live event : Johnny Thompson, Rick Maue, and Paul Vigil on mentalism. A Penguin Live taping for the future. Some cool effects. I hope we can all be as sharp-minded as Johnny as time goes by.
by Doug Thornton
August 3rd, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live - Lecture with Johnny Thompson, Rick Maue, Paul Vigil - tomorrow night (Saturday)
Replies: 1
Views: 787

MAGIC Live - Lecture with Johnny Thompson, Rick Maue, Paul Vigil - tomorrow night (Saturday)

This is a Penguin thing, limited to 50 people in the Bienville Room, upstairs at the Orleans, Las Vegas.

7:30 PM and just $5 plus fees (total $7.33). A fantastic opportunity!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/johnny-tho ... 8708639853
by Doug Thornton
July 26th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3-D looking glass for your desk...
Replies: 2
Views: 455

3-D looking glass for your desk...

...or your closeup show..... "The Looking Glass is the first desktop holographic display designed for 3D creators. No VR or AR headgear required." (It's a Kickstarter project...) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lookingglass/the-looking-glass-a-holographic-display-for-3d-cre?ref=NewsJu...
by Doug Thornton
July 7th, 2018, 12:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek DelGaudio: NYC Run extended through December 30th
Replies: 8
Views: 4452

Re: Derek DelGaudio: NYC Run extended through December 30th

Jack, thank you for your reflections on Derek DelGaudio's performance. I delayed reading it until after seeing the show - tonight. It was remarkable. It's not a magic show as you mentioned but an experience with moments of astonishment. Our own Richard Hatch urged me to see it; thank you for the nud...
by Doug Thornton
July 1st, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 4281

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

Teller is having back surgery. With all best wishes, looking forward to the Genii Convention in 2019.


https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertain ... rlier/amp/
by Doug Thornton
April 16th, 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 21
Views: 6511

Re: Harry Anderson

Sigh. I'm sorry to hear this. I met Harry only once - at a Tannen's Jubilee - where he was the guest of honor. He autographed his book for me. He was very kind to take time for me. He was a funny man and a clever magician. His appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson were wonderful. Co...

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