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by Ralph Mackintosh
April 12th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Doug Henning's The Magic Show on Amazon Prime
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

Re: Doug Henning's The Magic Show on Amazon Prime

I believe the LA star of the Magic show was Peter De Paula
by Ralph Mackintosh
December 12th, 2016, 5:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 tricks?
Replies: 35
Views: 4727

Re: 2016 tricks?

I haven't kept close track of release dates but only two tricks made it into my performing repertoire this year. A variation of the Paul Vigil message on the back with elements of Priceless. The second was Rubicon by Gregory Wilson (whether you're a Wilson fan or not its a great trick)
by Ralph Mackintosh
October 10th, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 7472

Re: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?

A slightly different view on celebrity and autographs: I just happened to be good friends with a very famous rock star (with a slightly redish name) and have observed her interactions with fans and those requesting autographs. I agree with all the comments about not bothering them with requests when...
by Ralph Mackintosh
November 21st, 2013, 7:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 43
Views: 13585

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

Then I'm sure my Lexicon must be coming next week(year,decade,century)?
by Ralph Mackintosh
May 15th, 2012, 4:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber Just Booked for the Genii 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash!
Replies: 20
Views: 2390

Re: Michael Weber Just Booked for the Genii 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash!

Is this the same mentalism lecture Michael did at MagicCon or a different lecture?
by Ralph Mackintosh
May 3rd, 2010, 6:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Young Magician Murdered in Cold Blood
Replies: 19
Views: 4133

Re: Young Magician Shot in Anaheim

Nice young man who won the local Orange County magic club youth contest a couple of times. Anaheim has some nice areas but is generally a relatively poor area of service industry, factory and construction workers homes and industrial areas. It has a large hispanic population and a significant gang p...
by Ralph Mackintosh
September 10th, 2009, 5:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 212470

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

From these discussion I get the impression that British and Aussie magic clubs seem to be much more formal organizations with club rooms and dictatorial officials. Local American magic clubs in my experience, at least, are loosely organized social organizations with a minimum of politics or formaliz...
by Ralph Mackintosh
July 30th, 2009, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM in UK 2012 ??
Replies: 95
Views: 20943

Re: FISM in UK 2012 ??

Blackpool is now a MUST see convention if only to be on scene for the most "interesting" convention in a long time. Front row seats to see the sinking of the Titanic are worth the cost (of course, hopefully without any loss of human life). Hopefully, the organizers know something we don't ...
by Ralph Mackintosh
July 29th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM in UK 2012 ??
Replies: 95
Views: 20943

Re: FISM in UK 2012 ??

How come when I type in the address www.fism.2012.org as noted on the Blackpool flyer I get a message that says "Related searches: End of the World"? Ironic???
by Ralph Mackintosh
March 9th, 2009, 7:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar
Replies: 32
Views: 10850

Re: World Magic Seminar

Due to the lack of proper lighting and lighting cues the levitation looked like the "woman on a black stick" illusion from my vantage point (stage right). I thought the rotation looked good until the lights came up revealing all. And no the platform and rotating stage are not connected.
by Ralph Mackintosh
February 4th, 2009, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 50842

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

Received my copper Mendoza cups yesterday from RNTII. They are exactly as advertised and flawless. Hope to see the Biro cups in the next few days. Sometimes the system DOES work.

Ralph Mackintosh
by Ralph Mackintosh
August 26th, 2008, 8:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century (?)
Replies: 105
Views: 46210

Re: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century

One of the areas where the fundamental differences may arise is one's personal definition of "magic". I see "magic" as the seeming accomplishment of the most effect with the least effort. Therefore, displays of physical skill and manual dexterity should be minimized or hidden and...
by Ralph Mackintosh
August 25th, 2008, 4:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century (?)
Replies: 105
Views: 46210

Re: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century

Richard, I'm sure you're right. I often let my disinterest in manipulators overshadow their considerable accomplishments. The contest would have been much more equitable if there had been more categories (illusion, manipulation, comedy, etc.)
by Ralph Mackintosh
August 25th, 2008, 1:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century (?)
Replies: 105
Views: 46210

Re: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century

Wasn't there a magic contest in Japan where the results were judged on measurable values? Who could "muscle pass" the highest and do the most passes in a minute, etc. I seem to remember Shoot Ogawa winning some such award.
by Ralph Mackintosh
August 24th, 2008, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century (?)
Replies: 105
Views: 46210

Re: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century

"I didn't see any of the close-up competition, so I did not vote there, but I certainly voted for the Korean An Ha Lim for the stage final. The guy kicked everyone in the head!" Here is why judges must see things from such totally different viewpoints. An Ha Lim was for me one of the most ...
by Ralph Mackintosh
April 16th, 2008, 12:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Commentary on the Andre Kohl Show
Replies: 29
Views: 6796

Re: Commentary on the Andre Kohl Show

Maybe the answer for why this person was so upset can be found in his signature: "Freshman Psychology major" I never met a freshman psychology major who wasn't confused and challenged on religion. It seems to be the mission of those teaching freshman psychological to try and shake students...
by Ralph Mackintosh
March 7th, 2006, 1:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Omicron
Replies: 0
Views: 209

WTB Omicron

I'm looking for a copy of OMICRON by Paolo Cavalli? Anyone with a copy to sell?

Ralph Mackintosh
by Ralph Mackintosh
October 20th, 2005, 5:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Neon (Flourescent) Light Suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: WTB: Neon (Flourescent) Light Suspension

AH Pete. The famous Japan performance with the neon tube going in upside-down and Kirkham falling off the stage. The neon tube suspension is one of my all time favorite illusions. Blew me away the first time I saw Kirkham perform it (Hollywood circa 1970).
by Ralph Mackintosh
May 12th, 2005, 7:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2005 LVMI Schedule of Events
Replies: 64
Views: 3182

Re: 2005 LVMI Schedule of Events

You're killing me Danny with all these schedule changes. I was coming especially to see John Bannon and now you've switched him to Tuesday when I'm booked for another event. The same thing happened last year at Mindvention - last minute cancellation of the one performer I most wanted to see.
by Ralph Mackintosh
March 9th, 2004, 4:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best chop cup?
Replies: 112
Views: 23932

Re: Best chop cup?

Has anyone worked on adapting the Ron Wilson routine to a standup presentation? Not many sit down venues anymore - even though I love the routine.
by Ralph Mackintosh
March 8th, 2004, 4:12 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Side-Swiped
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Side-Swiped

I use it all the time in my trade show work with custom cards featuring the clients name and logo. I use a line something like "Did you know that in addition to being the top supplier of widgets, XYZ company has just released a magic trick for its customers, etc."
by Ralph Mackintosh
February 2nd, 2004, 2:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Attention Magic Castle Members
Replies: 359
Views: 123080

Re: Attention Magic Castle Members

OK, Pete give us a hint. Where in Hollywood?
by Ralph Mackintosh
September 1st, 2003, 2:48 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic in Medicine
Replies: 0
Views: 372

Magic in Medicine

I posted this in the Genii general section but I think it fits here better. As part of a new book project I'm working on I'm looking for anecdotal stories from doctors and other health care workers about their use of magic in their practices. I'm aware of Copperfield's Project Magic but in this case...
by Ralph Mackintosh
September 1st, 2003, 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic and Medicine
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Magic and Medicine

As part of a new book project I'm working on I'm looking for anecdotal stories from doctors and other health care workers about their use of magic in their practices. I'm aware of Copperfield's Project Magic but in this case I'm looking for stories of encounters with individual patients in doctor's ...
by Ralph Mackintosh
June 19th, 2003, 9:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale
Replies: 175
Views: 15002

Re: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale

Oops - forgot to add my email address

Ralph Mackintosh
bigmac5@earthlink.net
by Ralph Mackintosh
June 19th, 2003, 8:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale
Replies: 175
Views: 15002

Re: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale

I'd like a copy of the Tarbell Scrapbook

Ralph Mackintosh
by Ralph Mackintosh
March 11th, 2003, 7:08 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Illusion Building Tips #1
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Illusion Building Tips #1

I offer an alternative in one word: Bondo

Regards,
Thomas Wayne
Bondo plus Green Stuff for a real Gaughan or Owens finish. Spend time in the automotive paint finish stores - that's where the pros get their materials

Ralph Mackintosh
by Ralph Mackintosh
February 7th, 2003, 5:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Magic Books
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Rare Magic Books

This is great news. At these prices (dollars/book) my collection is worth $200,000.00. Wow I'm a rich man! javascript:void(0)
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by Ralph Mackintosh
January 17th, 2003, 11:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WMS Roast
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

WMS Roast

I'm amazed. It's been several days since the WMS and there hasn't been any BUZZ about Penn and Teller and the Amazing Johnathan roast.
by Ralph Mackintosh
January 17th, 2003, 11:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chop-cup how to.
Replies: 40
Views: 3074

Re: Chop-cup how to.

The question is "How long will the market for high priced cups last?" We see numerous producers of high end cups coming on the market but there is a limit buying pool for these high-end cups (mainly collectors). A working pro only needs one set (plus a backup). The collectors market is lim...
by Ralph Mackintosh
February 13th, 2002, 4:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Collector's Workshop/Viking Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Collector's Workshop/Viking Magic

Anyone know what is happening with Viking Magic and the Collector's Workshop line of magic? I see from their web site that almost every large CW item is "out of stock". Are they having problems producing the more complicated items? I have other items backordered for several months.
by Ralph Mackintosh
August 28th, 2001, 7:30 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Bad Books
Replies: 13
Views: 1797

Re: Bad Books

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Tom Stone: [QB]Bad books? Well here's a few: Korem Without Limits, by Danny Korem: Looks great, the content is awful. I won't argue that many think this is a bad book. HOWEVER, there are at least three items inspired by this book in my current performing arsenal while som...

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