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by Pekka Gunst
June 19th, 2008, 7:52 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Dr. Jaks
Replies: 21
Views: 5194

Re: Questions about Dr. Jaks

A little Dr Jaks story. The late and great finnish magician Reijo Salminen was performing in Oslo Norway at the Chat Noir theatre, this was in the fifties. An American cruise ship came to Oslo and onboard was the incredible Dr Jaks. Salminen met Dr Jaks. He told that Dr Jaks used to carry his close ...
by Pekka Gunst
June 18th, 2008, 5:52 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Dr. Jaks
Replies: 21
Views: 5194

Re: Questions about Dr. Jaks

Vielen dank

Ich habe die buechern schon gefunden bei zwei deutsche hndlern.

Many thanks
I have found the books and even ordered them from two different german dealers.

best regards Pekka Gunst
by Pekka Gunst
June 18th, 2008, 1:34 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Questions about Dr. Jaks
Replies: 21
Views: 5194

Re: Questions about Dr. Jaks

There was an audiorecording with Dr Jaks released by Martin Breese, this is still obtainable from Lybrary.com.

Reinhard, fortunately I read german but slowly. Are the books about Dr Jaks still obtainable, who is the publisher and what are the names of the books?
by Pekka Gunst
January 25th, 2006, 2:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted EPOPTICA Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: Wanted EPOPTICA Issues

There is some excellent magic in Epoptica beside the rewievs, so watch out.
by Pekka Gunst
January 17th, 2006, 11:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Ex magician goes to Hollywood
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Ex magician goes to Hollywood

Finnish magician Iiro Seppnen has made the change to actionhero.
Check out the action at:


http://www.cbs.com/primetime/courier/
by Pekka Gunst
January 17th, 2006, 10:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Comeback
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Comeback

Seems like Johnny Hart is making a magical comeback at the Blackpool convention in february.
Wanted to mention this because he was one of my idols when I started in magic years ago. Infact he has inspired quite a few, among others one Finnish world class magician.
by Pekka Gunst
January 15th, 2006, 10:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ed Keener
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Ed Keener

Sorry to hear that. The only time I had the pleasure to see The Keeners were in fact at the 1976 FISM convention in Vienna. A few years earlier they performed here in Helsinki at one of the better restaurants, my father saw them and told me about the performance that I was too young too attend at th...
by Pekka Gunst
February 17th, 2004, 10:19 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The concept of spoonbending
Replies: 10
Views: 644

The concept of spoonbending

Uri Geller popularized spoon bending. Is he the father of the effect or was there spoonbenders before him?
by Pekka Gunst
January 2nd, 2004, 2:38 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: dr Jaks book
Replies: 3
Views: 391

dr Jaks book

In Who is Who in Magic there is a mention about a forthcoming book in english about dr Jaks. Well it`s about ten years since that, was the book ever published? Can`t remember seeing any ads concerning this. Al Mann published a booklet with dr Jaks act and material and there is an audiotape published...
by Pekka Gunst
January 27th, 2003, 2:23 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Saint&Devil
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Saint&Devil

Thanks for the response seems that some of you are ending up in a hot place...
by Pekka Gunst
January 24th, 2003, 5:15 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Saint&Devil
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Saint&Devil

Here is an old logical problem that can be done as a mindreading trick but what is the question? Suppose you come to a cross road one goes to hell and one goes to paradise but you dont know which is which. But you are lucky or are you there are two peole present a saint that allways tells the thruth...
by Pekka Gunst
December 11th, 2002, 6:01 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Bosco's fold up chair.
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: Bosco's fold up chair.

Sorry Max i dont have the book.As I said the description of the workings of the chair is very brief no blue prints.Especially the hinges and their placement caused problems when i tried to reconstuct the chair on paper. But let me make a prediction... I see a chair like this on the market in the nea...
by Pekka Gunst
December 8th, 2002, 10:21 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Bosco's fold up chair.
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: Bosco's fold up chair.

There is a description of the workings of the chair in one of the Dutch magician Marconics books.I must admit that i had difficulties to understand the exact workings of the trick from the brief descriptions.The description is illustrated.You can find the trick in old Davenport catalogues from the 3...
by Pekka Gunst
November 28th, 2002, 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Out of Print
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Out of Print

Talking about out of print books.Visited Amazon.com yesterday and there were several used "Cards as weapons" books" for a price between $350 to $580.Does anyone know if someone really has paid prices like that.Just curious.
by Pekka Gunst
August 27th, 2002, 10:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rip offs from magazines
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Rip offs from magazines

Some years ago there was a terrific trick explained in Genii, I made it up and have been doing it since that.It is a card trick and the effect is strong, the deck cuts itself at a chosen card.The trick had no known inventor, someone had seen it done by an unknown magician years ago. To my great surp...
by Pekka Gunst
December 2nd, 2001, 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: copyright

I guess it`s OK because I havent got any answer.
by Pekka Gunst
November 30th, 2001, 1:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 557

copyright

Hello Richard
Had one of my tricks published in Genii in 1978.Now I wonder can I republish this trick with nice pictures by Mike OMalley in a Finnish magic magazine?

best regards
Pekka Gunst :confused:

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