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by Denis Behr
April 28th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man?
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Half Half Man?

Here's the content of the five published issues: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/734

They used to be available here, but I don't know if the shop is still functional: https://halfhalfman.com/boutique/
by Denis Behr
March 2nd, 2019, 2:30 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2972

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

erdnasephile wrote:Anyone know why Mr. Fulves was so keen on those multiple pen names?

He himself knows and writes about this HERE.
by Denis Behr
February 8th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan

In HMM , Weiner talks about a deck with only one corner shorted, making it a one-way stripper type gaffed deck. He gives cutting to the four (reversed) Aces as a rudimentary application. It's even older than Kunard (and was recently resurrected by Christian Engblom): https://www.conjuringcredits.com...
by Denis Behr
February 8th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan

The Genii version is the one that was republished with more details in the Vernon Chronicles . I think what Thomas is looking for, is this: A face-up fan with the whole deck (minus the Aces) is held in the left hand. All four Aces are inserted and left out-jogged in different positions in this fan. ...
by Denis Behr
January 20th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

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

The original is from Alex Is At It Again. Note the several references there, many of which point to Bob Farmer's already cited compilation.
by Denis Behr
November 25th, 2018, 3:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: L'Homme Masque Load References please?
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: L'Homme Masque Load References please?

The handling Richard is mentioning can be found in The Chronicles, attributed to Vernon: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/b ... ight=56636 (It is also used on page 151 of Kaufman's CoinMagic.)

(Kort also used a thumb palm, but with the L'Homme Masqué choreography.)
by Denis Behr
November 12th, 2018, 2:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The DeLand Book Reviewed by John Lovick
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

Re: The DeLand Book Reviewed by John Lovick

I am very much looking forward to this book!
by Denis Behr
August 9th, 2018, 1:44 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Maven & Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 52
Views: 18187

Re: Maven & Gilbreath Principle

If you like that, here are a few related ideas (not necessarily using Gilbreath). Most of them a bit undeveloped: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/631?highlight=35318 https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/1537?highlight=68118 https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/734?highlight=38...
by Denis Behr
June 21st, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

I already found a first correction... it is for something that is not even used anywhere in the book, but only referenced as a side-note. I now found a much earlier citation for it. (Wish I had found it some months ago...) If you have the book, you might want to check it out: https://www.denisbehr.d...
by Denis Behr
June 17th, 2018, 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Animals
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

Re: Magical Animals

He did share an idea: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/b ... light=9905
There are several "dog/cat finds card" ideas sprinkled throughout the literature.
by Denis Behr
June 15th, 2018, 2:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 45
Views: 7021

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Will there only be a single volume available with the new material, or will everybody interested in the volume with the new material have to buy an extra copy of Greater Magic?
by Denis Behr
June 10th, 2018, 3:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Yes, he did! I actually just uploaded a demo of Herbert doing his old and new thing. It is from one of the shows I filmed at the Magic Castle a few weeks ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIjxeu31jzA
by Denis Behr
June 7th, 2018, 2:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 2742

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

I absolutely can see this work in the right venue, but not because it is "brilliantly structured" or "sublime". It is a brute force joke on the infantile side, and either you're in the mood and find it funny, or not. (Even the premise: "at the end of all card tricks, the sel...
by Denis Behr
May 30th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Hi all! Just after my DVD set, a new book Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 3 is now out! Here are all the details, including a table of contents: https://www.denisbehr.de/shop.php "The magic of Denis Behr is spectacular, entertaining, and out-of-this-world mystifying. (A nice way of saying that ...
by Denis Behr
April 10th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 22167

Re: New John Thompson Book

Here's a performance snippet of one of those miracles: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/storage/gifs/table.gif

And of course I'm confident the JT books will arrive soon! ;-)
by Denis Behr
April 10th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 23
Views: 3263

Re: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer

Thanks for the clarification. I agree that one could think that the one girl who walks towards the cabinet (probably to take off one of the panels for the final reveal) could be mistaken for sneaking back in.
by Denis Behr
April 10th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 118
Views: 22167

Re: New John Thompson Book

It will of course be indexed on my site eventually. But the first step would be for it to arrive.
by Denis Behr
April 10th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 23
Views: 3263

Re: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer provides a nice twist to the Jarrett original. The Cabinet apparently produces 22(!) people in the video above. As the cabinet is opened up for the final production - one of the cheerleaders goes round the back and sneaks back into the cabinet. I must ask, as this is presented as fact or...
by Denis Behr
March 26th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Karl Fulves self-working card tricks: your favourites?
Replies: 3
Views: 2112

Re: Karl Fulves self-working card tricks: your favourites?

There are two more card titles in the series (and a compilation). Here is a listing of all five with the contents: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/se ... rking+card
It is indeed an interesting mix of things.
by Denis Behr
March 19th, 2018, 3:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)
Replies: 28
Views: 4365

Re: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)

I believe you can see Vernon execute this unusual steal on the Revelations video tapes. (Vernon offers a different, also unusual steal in Inner Secrets of Card Magic.)
by Denis Behr
February 24th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 2245

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

Those are the ones I have. The first one is no longer available, I think.
by Denis Behr
February 23rd, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tracking down the history of a specific card-to-impossible location principle
Replies: 17
Views: 2717

Re: Tracking down the history of a specific card-to-impossible location principle

Hofzinser has another thing that is rather brilliant. Three double backers are in a handkerchief. The handkerchief is held by the spectator, who at the right time opens it. The double backers drops to the table. The do, naturally, land face down. But it seems accidental, the might as well have lande...
by Denis Behr
February 23rd, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 4527

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

He might be talking about this section from Bill Simon's Controlled Miracles : S. Leo Horowitz (Mohammed Bey) once gave us an excellent bit of advice. He said that all tricks should be presented in as direct and simple a manner as possible. The average person desires and enjoys being entertained by ...
by Denis Behr
February 23rd, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 4527

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

That's the quote, from The Cardician : Sometime ago, someone said, somewhere, something to the effect that if you had a trick with three sleights, and then eliminated one of the moves, you would have a better trick. Then, if you worked out a method to accomplish the effect with one move, you had a d...
by Denis Behr
February 22nd, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 4527

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

Of course it's subjective, but it's still an excellent guideline. By the way, this is what Karl Fulves wrote in Methods with Cards (1975):
Karl Fulves wrote:In putting together the routines and ideas that go into the making of these manuscripts, the intent is to strive for novelty of effect, method or handling.
by Denis Behr
February 22nd, 2018, 2:35 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 4527

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

I think it is a very good guideline, that should be followed. To justify its existence, I feel a new trick should be different from what has come before. And, to the extent that it resembles any previous tricks, it should be superior to them either in plot, method, or presentation (or in more than o...
by Denis Behr
January 23rd, 2018, 2:02 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Draun Control
Replies: 17
Views: 7498

Re: Draun Control

No, the Thumb Pass/Control is not the "Draun Control" that was talked about in this thread. Jonathan Townsend's reference is the right one. It's sort of a spread cull to the top of the deck.
by Denis Behr
December 21st, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 40
Views: 3523

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

Marco Pusterla wrote:Magic is NOT art. Not always.

What is always an art? I don't know of anything.
by Denis Behr
November 30th, 2017, 3:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 3074

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Tom Gilbert wrote:There's a guy that performs it with a ziplock and 4 coins. Zeki is his name.

Alexander de Cova does a clear plastic bag routine as well. It's for example published here: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/bo ... ight=45687
by Denis Behr
November 16th, 2017, 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Marlo Phile 2 - Jon Racherbaumer
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Marlo Phile 2 - Jon Racherbaumer

Their content is listed here in Facsimile 3, where they have been reprinted: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/book/1046
by Denis Behr
October 27th, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: New Six-Part Video Interview tih Jim Steinmeyer at GeniiOnline

Why are you splitting an interview into six three-minute clips? GeniiOnline seems to be quite a click-baity project.
by Denis Behr
October 21st, 2017, 6:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 26
Views: 2864

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

The most interesting thing I learnt from the Magic Christian Hofzinser books was that old JN himself opened his card section with lots of flourishes including switching in and out trick decks. These flourishes were regularly mentioned and complimented in contemporary newspapers and not one of those...
by Denis Behr
September 6th, 2017, 3:26 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5791

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

First, let me apologize: I believe I was the first to call this the holy grail of card magic when flogging my version, "Dekronomicon." The line has now been adapted by others, all claiming, as I did, that this is the method! The "Any Card at Any Number" plot was called the "...
by Denis Behr
August 29th, 2017, 4:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 8542

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

That's interesting. In Neo-Magic , Sam Sharpe wrote these two things: "To tell a beginner that he should write his own patter is absurd." "It has become a habit to advise students to avoid presenting any effect exactly as described by the originator. I am convinced that this is a mist...
by Denis Behr
April 24th, 2017, 2:49 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Rubik's Cube Routine Reference
Replies: 10
Views: 3332

Re: Rubik's Cube Routine Reference

Joe Mckay wrote:Hey Bob,

This trick reference might be of interest:

http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?book=987&highlight=46977

There's a whole category for this type of matching effect. It's as old as the cube itself. http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?cat=2192
by Denis Behr
April 12th, 2017, 2:10 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Rubik's Cube Routine Reference
Replies: 10
Views: 3332

Re: Rubik's Cube Routine Reference

I'm not sure you got your kicker right?!

Here are some references for Rubik's Cube effects: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/tree.php?cat=94
by Denis Behr
April 7th, 2017, 5:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 12887

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

The fact is, every magician misses from time to time, on just about every move. I agree, and that is what I was trying to imply with my snappy remark earlier in this thread. If it ever comes to a verification of the claim, I'd like it staged in the way of the famous Roald Dahl story. https://en.wik...
by Denis Behr
March 30th, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 12887

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

I cannot do anything 100% of the time, not even eating a sandwich. But I'll keep performing, and eating sandwiches, anyway.
by Denis Behr
December 30th, 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7145
Views: 2122807

Re: ERDNASE

Ok, please strike the word "sketchy" from my post. The second sentence is the important part.

This has nothing to do with the Erdnase thread, so I'll better stop complaining.

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