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by Doc Dixon
January 8th, 2013, 4:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 1964 Chavez course on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: 1964 Chavez course on ebay

One more day to go. Time to get your Chavez on!

DD
by Doc Dixon
January 2nd, 2013, 7:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 1964 Chavez course on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: 1964 Chavez course on ebay

Richard Kaufman wrote:It's unfortunate that all the props are missing. Even so, they're hard to find.


Richard,
There's was still one prop with it, but that dove has been dead for years.
Doc

PS: Forgot to post my email. info "at" dixonmagic "dot" com
by Doc Dixon
January 2nd, 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 1964 Chavez course on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 852

1964 Chavez course on ebay

It's here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/HARD-TO-FIND-RARE-THE-CHAVEZ-MAGIC-COURSE-IN-MANIPULATION-SHOWMANSHIP-/221173129373?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337ef2209d">http://www.ebay.com/itm/HARD-TO-FIND-RA ... 337ef2209d</a><!-- m --> Doc Dixon PO Box 205 New Stan...
by Doc Dixon
September 4th, 2012, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: drop of amber instead of wool
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: drop of amber instead of wool

Richard,
Years ago I did some work with the stuff you're talking about, making a gaff that looked like an ice cube. If memory serves me right ( I know, mother of all qualifying prefaces) it takes at least an hour to begin to set properly.
by Doc Dixon
August 28th, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller Chat
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Charlie Miller Chat

Dodd,

That was VERY entertaining. Thanks

DD
by Doc Dixon
July 23rd, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How much does the average Magician make annually?
Replies: 48
Views: 24565

Re: How much does the average Magician make annually?

Edward Pungot wrote:If you're in this for the money, you have already betrayed your "profession."


Then I have at least partially betrayed my profession. But, please, don't be too hard on me, as my children have severe addictions to food, clothing and shelter.

DD
by Doc Dixon
July 19th, 2012, 7:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Deleted?
Replies: 58
Views: 9088

Re: Deleted?

Please pardon the plug, but there's a version of Unshuffled called Reshuffled that resets itself. It's here: http://www.dixonmagic.com/page17/page17.html

DD
by Doc Dixon
June 26th, 2012, 8:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Kaufman: Sport Authority
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Richard Kaufman: Sport Authority

Matthew Field wrote:Kaufman can beat Stinett in the 100 yard dash.

Matt Field


Kaplan can beat Conrad in the 110 yard dash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqWU9huMMco

Doc Dixon
by Doc Dixon
June 23rd, 2012, 1:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Patrick Page quote
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Patrick Page quote

It might be related if I'm mistaken and thinking of Wilson and not Page!
by Doc Dixon
June 23rd, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Patrick Page quote
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Patrick Page quote

I believe Patrick Page once said something like this: "In strolling magic every trick must be a closer."

I'm looking for an exact quote and a source. If you know it, please share.

Thanks in advance.

DD
by Doc Dixon
June 7th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paper balls over the head
Replies: 22
Views: 3582

Re: Paper balls over the head

Regarding, "How can you make sure the speccy is not being made a fool of" FWIW, here's why I don't do the trick. Slydini was a short, frail looking man with a thick accent who spoke softly. Regardless of what man he brought up for the trick, Slydini couldn't look like a bully. I'm 6'3"...
by Doc Dixon
May 30th, 2012, 8:19 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: What is this principle called?
Replies: 28
Views: 5390

Re: What is this principle called?

There's something similar to that principle in Barry Richardson's first book. I don't have it in front of me now, but it's a routine involving three participants and six possible outcomes. I'll try to find it later today.
by Doc Dixon
April 27th, 2012, 8:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Finally, I'm a grandfather!
Replies: 16
Views: 2605

Re: Finally, I'm a grandfather!

Congrats!!
by Doc Dixon
April 23rd, 2012, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hi
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Hi

mrgoat wrote:Best. First. Post. Ever.


Best. 2,984th. Post. Ever.
by Doc Dixon
April 18th, 2012, 7:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ripped & Fryed - source?
Replies: 199
Views: 25981

Re: Ripped & Fryed - source?

Re: commercially challenged magic book covers, let alone magic book titles ...

[img:center]http://www.dixonmagic.com/page2/files/-everything_is_funnier_with_monkeys_cover.jpg[/img]
by Doc Dixon
April 13th, 2012, 7:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fire breathing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1855

Re: Fire breathing?

Jeffrey,

My buddy, Rick Maue, has your book on display in his living room. He took a lighter to it and burnt a big chunk of the cover and pages away. It may not read this way, but it's very funny.

DD
by Doc Dixon
April 12th, 2012, 9:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is Magic Getting Boring (or is it me)
Replies: 25
Views: 3331

Re: Is Magic Getting Boring (or is it me)

Bill,

How did the rest of the audience seem to feel about the show?

DD
by Doc Dixon
April 9th, 2012, 11:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 101605

Re: Hank Lee

Dustin Stinett wrote: I'm in the interesting position of both agreeing with you and not giving a rat's ass.


And that, ladies & gentlemen, is the universally applicable secret to getting a good night's sleep.
by Doc Dixon
April 5th, 2012, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf
Replies: 20
Views: 4942

Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Smurf wrote:15. Because the magician listened to Denny Haney.


15-1/2. Always listen to Denny Haney.

Always.
by Doc Dixon
March 30th, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Clerk
Replies: 12
Views: 2485

Re: New Magic Clerk

mrgoat wrote:I just loved the instant chick thing. Made me laugh out loud.


Johnny Ace Palmer thinks the instant chick thing is exposure.

DD
by Doc Dixon
March 27th, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Do You Folks Think of This? Animate & Restore by Jesse Feinberg
Replies: 58
Views: 7900

Re: What Do You Folks Think of This? Animate & Restore by Jesse Feinberg

Kent Gunn wrote:Doomo as the voice of reason? I love me some wallets and Channel One. I can assure you his is not often the voice of reason.

I've often suspected he`s actually the voice in my head.


No, Kent. That's me. Especially when the voice says, "Order the nachos."
by Doc Dixon
March 21st, 2012, 3:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Derek Dingle, John Scarne
Replies: 52
Views: 7875

Re: Derek Dingle, John Scarne

A friend told me he once waited outside of a Philadelphia TV studio to meet John Scarne. Scarne did the card to wallet for him and my friend still remembers the "beat up old wallet wrapped up with rubber bands".
by Doc Dixon
March 19th, 2012, 6:45 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Looking for the source of this quote
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Looking for the source of this quote

Philippe,

THANK YOU!! That complete quote is even better than I had anticipated.

DD
by Doc Dixon
March 19th, 2012, 11:15 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Looking for the source of this quote
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Looking for the source of this quote

Al Baker said, "Magicians stop thinking too soon.

Anyone know where that's in print? If you can share both book AND the page source, it would be appreciated.

Thanks.

DD
by Doc Dixon
March 3rd, 2012, 8:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Krenzel Passes
Replies: 76
Views: 17257

Re: Ken Krenzel Passes

I think Dr. Krenzel would have been very pleased that this thread includes the tributes of friends and acquaintances and some sessioning on card magic. A good reflection of the man himself.
by Doc Dixon
February 20th, 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Richard Turner YT channel
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

Re: New Richard Turner YT channel

Jonathan,

I envy the amount of free time you have.

Best,

Doc
by Doc Dixon
February 20th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Richard Turner YT channel
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

Re: New Richard Turner YT channel

As if his card magic isn't "brutal" enough, take a look at the "before and after" pictures here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://pophaydn.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/richard-turner-at-the-magic-castle-this-week/">http://pophaydn.wordpress.com/2012/01/2 ... this-week/</a><...
by Doc Dixon
January 19th, 2012, 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 135
Views: 20258

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

I did it for an engineer once and it was immediately apparent to him how the card was folded in order to achieve the effect. I did card warp for an astronaut once. He kind've smiled and said "you forget I've been trained to think in 3 dimensions." I didn't press him for further info but I...
by Doc Dixon
January 18th, 2012, 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 135
Views: 20258

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

Re: Card Warp, does anyone do Bob Torkova's twisting move? It's a small, but very nice touch. I can't remember the exact name of it, but I've done it since I saw it in (I think) Tannen's Magic Manuscript over twenty years ago. I just wonder because the few times I've showed it to magicians no one ha...
by Doc Dixon
January 6th, 2012, 6:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bubble peek and pseudo marked cards
Replies: 13
Views: 2956

Re: Bubble peek and pseudo marked cards

Doc Dixon wrote:Richard,

Thanks! Ordered it today.

Doc


And received it today. Kudos to Midwest Magic.

Doc
by Doc Dixon
January 4th, 2012, 5:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bubble peek and pseudo marked cards
Replies: 13
Views: 2956

Re: Bubble peek and pseudo marked cards

Richard,

Thanks! Ordered it today.

Doc
by Doc Dixon
January 3rd, 2012, 4:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bubble peek and pseudo marked cards
Replies: 13
Views: 2956

Re: Bubble peek and pseudo marked cards

Well, I didn't expect that. Thanks, Brad. I've known of the bit for at least 20 years, but your mention was the first I've heard of that book. Does the book's author claim originality?

@Pete -- that was very funny.

Doc
by Doc Dixon
January 2nd, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bubble peek and pseudo marked cards
Replies: 13
Views: 2956

Bubble peek and pseudo marked cards

There's a gag/trick where someone makes it seem an unmarked deck is marked by doing a bubble peek of the top card while holding up another card and knowing the cards via a one ahead. Anyone know where this is in print? I thought it was in Expert Card Technique, but I haven't been able to locate it t...
by Doc Dixon
December 30th, 2011, 12:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The First Hacker Was a Magician!
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: The First Hacker Was a Magician!

Magic Newswire wrote:... At least he's among the first documented... And it was Nevil Maskelyne:
http://bit.ly/MagicHacker


I thought every one knew that.

Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you wrote "hack".

DD
by Doc Dixon
December 27th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Old Brouhaha
Replies: 42
Views: 4973

Re: An Old Brouhaha

"Mos" Burger has nothing to do with moss. I really don't know what "Mos" means, unless it's some sort of contraction of "Most." However I will PROUDLY say that I prefer McD's over In 'N Out. And Chik Fil-A sends me into heaven. Chik Fil-A is a subchapter S corporation ...
by Doc Dixon
December 27th, 2011, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Old Brouhaha
Replies: 42
Views: 4973

Re: An Old Brouhaha

Richard Kaufman wrote:Regal took me to In 'n Out once when I was in LA. Frankly, I prefer McD's. (But my real favorite is Mos Burger in Japan!)


As the punch line to an old joke goes, "Brother, I reckon I wouldn't have shared that."
by Doc Dixon
December 27th, 2011, 8:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What you would like to find in Foundations 3 ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3378

Re: What you would like to find in Foundations 3 ?

I think it's pathetic when a magic book or dvd is not accurately described by its title.

Sincerely,

Doc Dixon
author of Everything is Funnier with Monkeys
Available at www.dixonmagic.com
by Doc Dixon
December 8th, 2011, 12:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mr. Loonybits
Replies: 28
Views: 2782

Re: Mr. Loonybits

Kent,

Thank you. Someone needed to get this thread back on track.

Doc
by Doc Dixon
December 8th, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mr. Loonybits
Replies: 28
Views: 2782

Re: Mr. Loonybits

If this thread keeps one, JUST ONE, fat magician from wearing a "close-fitting"shirt, it will be worth it.

Doc "Could stand to lose a few pounds" Dixon
by Doc Dixon
December 7th, 2011, 6:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mr. Loonybits
Replies: 28
Views: 2782

Re: Mr. Loonybits

I know you are, but what am I? * * * * As someone who has never made an error of fact [ahemmmm..rrr..excuse me while I clear my throat], I would have very little issue with being called on one (had I made one)if its done either privately orif done in an open forum such as thisin a manner that does ...

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