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by Kent Gunn
September 13th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

I have a list of two dealers.

Me and RFA Productions. (That's Tony Miller and Rosie Rings)
by Kent Gunn
August 20th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic in Arizona
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Magic in Arizona

FYI: Williams Magic is open again, but they've relocated to Trail Dust Town. They're just outside the steak place now. It's been a while since I posted on this thread. I don't know where Trail Dust Town is. This makes the steak place reference even more obtuse. I'll see if the Internet can help. Th...
by Kent Gunn
August 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Are you reaching your goals?
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Are you reaching your goals?

I am reaching my goals, thank you for asking.
by Kent Gunn
August 8th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

I.M.

Madame Z is from Poughkeepsie: born and raised.
by Kent Gunn
August 7th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Someone said, "Hey you took down the video!"

I did. I toy with these things, this is what it looks like now.

https://youtu.be/VEwstGtt4b4
by Kent Gunn
July 31st, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Changing Knives
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Color Changing Knives

The Kopf/Buck set showed up at the house. They are the most realistic, non-magic prop looking set I own. Trouble is, the only routine I know needs the ability to discern knives, by touch. I ordered the Lovins set. I really like them. This routine I found in my notebooks from the 70s. I'm going to po...
by Kent Gunn
July 26th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What kind of dealing grips are you using?
Replies: 14
Views: 1005

Re: What kind of dealing grips are you using?

Love me some Strunk and White. Neither of them would have considered an Erdnase grip. Brad I don't think Strunk and White applies to Ian's version of English. It's their damned language. I don't know the U.K. style standards for pluralizations. England and the U.S.; two countries separated by a comm...
by Kent Gunn
July 17th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madam Zolta meets Bob Farmer and Jon Townsend.
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Madam Zolta meets Bob Farmer and Jon Townsend.

https://youtu.be/p2PUkCb155o

Jon and Bob had some great ideas on this. To punish them, they got cameos in the video.

I've locked this trick down. Instructions are written and printed. I'll have sets at the Genii Convention.

I really am charging 40 bucks. Convention price is way better.

KG
by Kent Gunn
July 9th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

The very first Chompy is being put on a Greyhound with some salami sammiches. He's being adopted by a good family in NYC.

He comes with directions for Stabbed!

Adoption paperwork can be filled out online. Let me know if you need a link.
by Kent Gunn
July 9th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Aha,

After wrasslin' with Performer on this very topic, my what's funny filter got a little fogged up.

Here is some not safe for work/home/anywhere footage of me doing There and Back Again at a private venue. IF COARSE LANGUAGE OFFENDS YOU don't follow this link.

https://youtu.be/wRZYHuhAqR0
by Kent Gunn
July 9th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Bill, I'm pretty sure Mr. Lyons was kidding and perhaps mocking my political correctness attempts. Madame Zolta was a character in an I Dream of Jeannie episode. After her fame died down, she retired in Cocoa Beach and ekes out a living doing birthday shows, balloon animal twisting and the occasiona...
by Kent Gunn
July 9th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

She's not a fortune teller, she's a birthday party performer. It's like drag queens and transvestites, I can't tell the difference, but it's important to them

The performance has been approved by the Romani, anti-defamation league. They're huge, here in Florida.
by Kent Gunn
July 8th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

https://youtu.be/37BHPFE1j_w


Wildcard has always been a Shaggy Dog Story of a trick, to me. I firmly believe that if you watch this version all the way through, you'll be rewarded with an actual punchline.
by Kent Gunn
July 4th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Richard,

You're not helping. I dodged that title in Madame Zolta's listing of precedents on purpose. I love that version of the trick. Ron Bauer had a really good write-up in one of his booklets.
by Kent Gunn
July 4th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

https://youtu.be/c9ox2cmrZu0 Come to the Genii Convention's dealers room. Madame Zolta will put in an appearance. I recently was informed my previous line of patter was racist. Not being known for political correctness, I blew it off. BUT, after doing some research, my caricature of a Romani was rea...
by Kent Gunn
June 24th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18813

Re: The Pass

Mark,
Hope all is well in Canada. I understand you were in the hospital for a spell. I hope whatever affliction that had the temerity to accost you has passed.

You argued your points very well. Now this is the Mark Lewis I've come to admire and despise. Bloody better.

KG
by Kent Gunn
June 24th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18813

Re: The Pass

Mark, I don't know if it's senility or just your obdurate nature that generates your caustic retorts. Just because someone disagrees with you, you resort to ascribing weaknesses or a lack of caring to whomever you're railing against. It's puerile and you should act more like a man of the cloth, as y...
by Kent Gunn
June 24th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18813

Re: The Pass

Don't call your trick the name that comes on the packaging. If you do a classic card trick like; The Ambitious Card, Triumph or Card Warp, use enough originality to rename them. Don't fret, the internet isn't going ruin magic. The interactivity between people and the proliferation of new great magic...
by Kent Gunn
June 18th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18813

Re: The Pass

Mark,

A Svengali deck, really?
by Kent Gunn
June 16th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18813

Re: The Pass

Mark,

Do you do a turnover pass, classic or some sort of cover pass?
by Kent Gunn
May 8th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 4435

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

Brad, do you purposefully not capitalize Penn and Teller's names? I find it jarring. If it's just indolence, on your part, fine. If not wtf?
by Kent Gunn
May 2nd, 2019, 3:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 23490

Re: reading vs video

Got cutoff by software . . . allow me to continue my rant. Add Ed Oschmann to the list of teacher-magicians. I despise the concept of learning modalities. Its the type of twaddle that is extraneous to this discusdion. I know Ed and Gary fairly well. They were both public schoolteachers and are both ...
by Kent Gunn
May 2nd, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 23490

Re: reading vs video

Great, now I'm going now I'm going to argue witn Pete McCabe. Ironically Mr. McCabe wrote a BOOK that helped me with my magic more than any other title I've read as an aged adult. I despise the concept of learning modalities. Its the type of spineless nonsense pushed by education departments at stat...
by Kent Gunn
May 1st, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 23490

Re: reading vs video

It used to be that getting a book printed cost so much money people would hire others to edit their books. Often multiple people were involved. Few great magicians were also good illustrators. (RK and Tom Gagnon spring to mind) The editor and illustrator would catch errors and improve the product. T...
by Kent Gunn
April 26th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Brett Sherwood Classic Engraved All Silver Straight Set and a Chop Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Brett Sherwood Classic Engraved All Silver Straight Set and a Chop Cup

Dear God, somebody buy these. I have this exact set. Stop me from buying a backup set. The price for these things is approaching bulk silver value! (ok that would require silver to jump to 66 bucks an ounce, but I digress)

This guy has them at HALF of retail.
by Kent Gunn
April 24th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane

Joe,

You mention I dream of Jeannie. I live about two miles from Cocoa Beach. I think Madame Zolta settled down here after the show was cancelled.

Thank you for the compliments!
by Kent Gunn
April 24th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane

Tommy Wonder, genius that he was had a reason for the pause.

Pete, I am a huge proponent of the scripting books. Thank you so very much for putting them put.
by Kent Gunn
April 24th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane

You meet the strangest people at a magic shop. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157146729543917&id=706898916&sfnsn=mo Or https://youtu.be/jOk496TALTc Just got this to gel. I recently purchased David Regal's Cheating Kit . His routine is, of course, better than mine. What Madame ...
by Kent Gunn
April 22nd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Richard,

It's a pity you don't have access to some platform that could publish your version.

;)
by Kent Gunn
April 22nd, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

PM stuff isn't working on my end. I got Jack set up though.
I realize the method is pretty transparent. There's a reason Don Alan and Ron Bauer did this trick; it gets a great reaction. My choice of method makes for a quick demo at a magic shop counter.
by Kent Gunn
April 19th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Jack,

C'mon down to the magic shop in Cocoa Florida and we'll send you home with your own Chompy.

Or you can message me.

KG
by Kent Gunn
April 19th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157135602528917&id=706898916 Or https://youtu.be/m6do7BV7QWw We thought about marketing this when I figured out this version in 1975. Went nowhere with the idea. Now that I'm back behind a magic counter, old props and standard effects are flooding m...
by Kent Gunn
April 2nd, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic in Arizona
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Magic in Arizona

Thanks Brad!
by Kent Gunn
April 1st, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2942

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

The cards have the same foil.

I like 'em. Trick's examinable at the end. Let 'em look all they want.

Q. Kumber, you mention "The Ganson Book". Is that a title of a magic book?
by Kent Gunn
April 1st, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic in Arizona
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Magic in Arizona

Leaving for Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale AZ. I'll be sitting Shiva for my wife's father. Dr. Reuss and I got along like bandits. He liked watching magic tricks and was fond of the old sailor who married his spinster daughter. He lived a long, joyous life. Ok, I won't really be doing the shiva thing. I'm ...
by Kent Gunn
April 1st, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2942

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Max,

Great story about Jennings. ;)

I have Counthesaurus I'll look Slide Three-Way up. If I even approach the Behr archive, I could fall in, to no good end.

Thank you.
by Kent Gunn
March 31st, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2942

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Brad, I'm not hip to Meir's version. Thank you for your amplifications and edifications. I genuinely appreciate your insights and you've encouraged me to find a cleaner handling. I suspect the answer, for me, lies in end stripping the cards. I'll bust out some tools tonight. As to why Royal chose to...
by Kent Gunn
March 31st, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2942

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Richard, Earl was the first really good magician I ever saw. My dad visited his buddy, Mr. Wilson's at his bookstore. Mr. Wilson did a pretty mean French drop. As he and my dad hung out Saturdays, I'd go to 119 1/2 South Main street. Earl sold me the nexus of my collection of books. The Garcia books...

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