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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: 10
Views: 200

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: 19
Views: 451

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: 19
Views: 451

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: 19
Views: 451

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: 19
Views: 451

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: 4340

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: 34
Views: 2060

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: 2288

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: 797

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: 932

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: 2256

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: 4171

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: 7544

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: 1736

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: 1736

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: 10111

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: 10111

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: 5542
Views: 1947020

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.
by Denis Behr
December 30th, 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1947020

Re: ERDNASE

The problem is that only the sketchy creation date of a pdf can be used when trying to trace an item in the published record. One cannot know in which year information was published, as the ebook can change any time without a change log.
by Denis Behr
December 30th, 2016, 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1947020

Re: ERDNASE

...but there is no way of seeing whether the quoted content was in the original edition or a later update." When you quote from "The New Modern Coin Magic" I have no way of knowing if it is also in "Modern Coin Magic". It is no different with printed books. Are you serious?...
by Denis Behr
December 30th, 2016, 1:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1947020

Re: ERDNASE

No it isn't. I have two copies of the new Erdnase ebook -- the current one, and the one I downloaded on 11/30. I have no idea what the differences between them are. That is the problem. ... It's a bigger problem than you are acknowledging. I think that's quite bad as well. Coming up with and instal...
by Denis Behr
December 29th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1947020

Re: ERDNASE

Nickname theory: I think the first who recognized that Erdnase can be understood as German word was Tom Sawyer. The ebook says (wrongly) that Richard Hatch first discovered this. I would guess that almost any German who read the book "discovered" that Erdnase sounds like a fun German word...
by Denis Behr
December 7th, 2016, 3:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R Books - Used book discount!
Replies: 44
Views: 5540

Re: H&R Books - Used book discount!

That being said, different people have different methods for learning. There are visual learners, aural learners, verbal learners, etc. Is this true? I've thought that this is more of a myth, like this short article (that I just searched online): http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorgan/2012/07/23/ar...
by Denis Behr
August 28th, 2016, 1:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fine books FSH. Mullica, Maze, Weber, Steinmeyer, Fulves, Garcia, Lorayne, Giobbi+++
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Re: Fine books FSH. Mullica, Maze, Weber, Steinmeyer, Fulves, Garcia, Lorayne, Giobbi+++

I got my order fast and without problems over here in Germany. Thanks, Joel.
by Denis Behr
July 29th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Fulves
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Wanted: Fulves

If a detailed list of the content is of help until you locate a copy - I have both items listed here: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/books.p ... =F&open=28
by Denis Behr
July 21st, 2016, 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1947020

Re: ERDNASE

I don't think there is a mushroom with this name. To me it reads like the poster is jokingly writing the made-up "Erdnase" caption to the picture because, well, the mushroom looks like a nose. That is exactly my point. You wrote: "Apparently Wald-Erdnase is a type of mushroom." ...
by Denis Behr
July 21st, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1947020

Re: ERDNASE

Apparently Wald-Erdnase is a type of mushroom. http://up.picr.de/19323381iz.jpg (does look a bit like a nose) Found on a German mushroom forum: http://www.pilzforum.eu/board/thema-stammtisch?page=657 (scroll down about a third) More food for the nickname theory. I don't think there is a mushroom wi...
by Denis Behr
July 21st, 2016, 3:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards with pocket question
Replies: 8
Views: 2150

Re: Cards with pocket question

Here are various uses for pocket cards: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?cat=1792
by Denis Behr
June 30th, 2016, 5:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 14859

Re: Ten-Card Poker

PickaCard wrote:Ha, No Jonah is already out. It's in Weber's TEN, available from him.

That's right, see HERE.
by Denis Behr
February 25th, 2016, 2:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dustjacket on First ed of Reputation Makers and Rim Shots?
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Re: Dustjacket on First ed of Reputation Makers and Rim Sho

I don't have a dustjacket on Rim Shots (or Afterthoughts), but I do have one on Reputation Makers, see here: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?book=241
by Denis Behr
September 9th, 2015, 2:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Crimp issue 15 WANTED Dalbys Brag Stack and more
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: The Crimp issue 15 WANTED Dalbys Brag Stack and more

You will find a few of those and other references in this list: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?cat=1364
(With related material in those categories: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/tree.php?cat=1141 )
by Denis Behr
August 10th, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: History of Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Re: History of Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

You can find the information in the February 1960, Vol. 24 No. 6, issue of Genii , on page 188. There Gravatt writes: "... I thought so little of the prestige of my own name that I added, with tongue in cheek, a mythical collaborator, "Dr. Wilhelm Von Deusen," feeling that a distingui...
by Denis Behr
August 8th, 2015, 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1947020

Re: ERDNASE

Yes, I can attest that Erdnase is a German word and I am sure every German would read or identify it as such. But I would also guess that >90% would neither have heard the word before nor have a clear idea about its meaning. Why? Because it is a widely unfamiliar and obnoxious word. I can confirm t...
by Denis Behr
July 29th, 2015, 2:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two card transp thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Re: Two card transp thoughts

For credits, you might want to have a look at http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.ph ... ad+mullica
Also, Rafael Benatar has a handling that is more similar to what you are doing, but I'm not sure if it's in print. You could ask him.
by Denis Behr
June 20th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Animation Card T-213 and others decks of this type...
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Tenyo Animation Card T-213 and others decks of this type

Richard Kaufman wrote:The originator of the flip-book idea with a stick man is David Harkey, as Dan Harlan acknowledges. Harkey published it in his book, I believe.

We have an article about the concept on our site here: http://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.ph ... revelation
by Denis Behr
June 8th, 2015, 2:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New York man says fortuneteller scammed him out $700K
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

Re: New York man says fortuneteller scammed him out $700K

No, it was all thought through ;-) “Delmaro then told me she was going to reincarnate Michelle,” the man wrote. The new Michelle “wouldn’t be exactly” like the old one, but her spirit would be placed into the body of a 31-year-old woman. There are more details in the NYT write-up. http://www.nytimes...
by Denis Behr
May 19th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a Marlo Credit
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Looking for a Marlo Credit

Have a look at Marlo's "Count Cop and Transfer". You might want to compare it to Vernon's (?) "Transfer Palm".)
by Denis Behr
April 1st, 2015, 2:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strange Coin Production
Replies: 6
Views: 1921

Re: Strange Coin Production

It's credited to Lancaster on McBrides " World Class Manipulation 3 " and called "Eclipse Production". Davide Costi published it again as "Birth of a Coin" here: http://www.conjuringarchive.com/show.php?book=428&highlight=26342 Costi writes: "I showed the coin ...

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