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by John Tudor
June 1st, 2018, 10:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Illusion Show, Milo and Roger, & other books
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Illusion Show, Milo and Roger, & other books

All eight books for $100 This is Magic by Will Dexter, Hardcover, Very good (paper has yellowed a bit) 1st Edition, $8 Sleight of Hand, by Edwin Sachs, Dover softcover, Good, (small corner tear on front cover) $10 Magic: Stage Illusions, Special Effects, and Trick Photography, by Albert Hopkins, Dov...
by John Tudor
June 1st, 2018, 10:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Books: Burger, Ortiz, Bamberg, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Magic Books: Burger, Ortiz, Bamberg, etc.

Whoops, I posted this in the wrong area, and I'll delete it when I figure out how. John Ten Good Books on Magic- All 10 books for $200. The Osterlind Trilogy by Richard Osterlind (Making Magic Real, Making Real Magic and Essays) Softcover, Mint, $25 ($40 new) This is Magic by Will Dexter, Hardcover,...
by John Tudor
June 1st, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Books: Burger, Ortiz, Bamberg, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Magic Books: Burger, Ortiz, Bamberg, etc.

Ten Good Books on Magic- All 10 books for $200. The Osterlind Trilogy by Richard Osterlind (Making Magic Real, Making Real Magic and Essays) Softcover, Mint, $25 ($40 new) This is Magic by Will Dexter, Hardcover, Very good (paper has yellowed a bit) 1st Edition, $8 Sleight of Hand, by Edwin Sachs, D...
by John Tudor
February 6th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Creo /Vampire illusion photo
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Creo /Vampire illusion photo

Found it!
by John Tudor
February 6th, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Creo /Vampire illusion photo
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Creo /Vampire illusion photo

I'm doing some research before building the illusion called Creo (or Vampire). Bev Bergeron wote in Linking Ring that Magicol magazine had a photo of a restoration of this effect by Herr Boelke. It was a 2002 issue. Does anybody have back issues and could look this up for me?

Thank you!
John Tudor
by John Tudor
February 4th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bar Illusion Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Bar Illusion Installation

Tom Mullica's TomFoolery Bar in Atlanta would be a good example. It had music controlled by Tom's movement of objects, a Chinese Sticks type set of tassels hanging on the wall, and a beer tap with the end from a gas pump hose, among other things.
by John Tudor
February 4th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Buster Keaton disappears
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Buster Keaton disappears

Impressive!
by John Tudor
January 31st, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Buster Keaton disappears
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Buster Keaton disappears

"And Houdini said, 'That was sure a buster.'" Here are some amazing stunts from Buster Keaton. Best of all, there's an eye popping stunt at 4:52 where he dives into another person's body and disappears! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frYIj2FGmMA&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&...
by John Tudor
November 5th, 2017, 9:43 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Daring Escapes and Sensational Illusions
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Daring Escapes and Sensational Illusions

Yes, you're right, I should've looked first.
by John Tudor
November 4th, 2017, 12:28 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Daring Escapes and Sensational Illusions
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Daring Escapes and Sensational Illusions

Here's another beautiful new book, of an exhibit at the McCord Museum in Montreal, which holds the Allan Slaight Collection. Daring Escapes and Sensational Illusions: Posters from the Golden Age of Magic https://hyperallergic.com/404870/illusions-the-art-of-magic-posters/?utm_source=fark&utm_med...
by John Tudor
October 11th, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Finn Jon's Floating Silver Stick
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Finn Jon's Floating Silver Stick

Sorry, Richard, it has sold already.
by John Tudor
October 10th, 2017, 10:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Finn Jon's Floating Silver Stick
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Finn Jon's Floating Silver Stick

Finn Jon's Floating Silver Stick - an amazing levitation of a 14" shiny silver magic wand. A rare item, in excellent condition. As far as I know, it was never used. Includes Finn Jon's directions and invisible thread. Created by Finn Jon, sold by Ken Brooke, and later Stevens Magic. $100 + $10 ...
by John Tudor
March 26th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New York's lost rooftop theaters
Replies: 0
Views: 1085

New York's lost rooftop theaters

Not magic, but this is a nicely illustrated story about New York's lost rooftop theaters: Stunning vintage images reveal a glamorous and thrilling 19th-century world of palm trees and acrobats Inspired by the urban gardens of Europe, New York embraced the trend for rooftop theaters from 1890 Locals ...
by John Tudor
March 7th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1956 Magic Trick Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: 1956 Magic Trick Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic

Interesting! Thanks, Max.
by John Tudor
March 5th, 2017, 11:15 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1956 Magic Trick Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

1956 Magic Trick Sent BBC Viewers Into a Panic

http://mentalfloss.com/article/92685/1956-magic-trick-sent-bbc-viewers-panic?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark As Sorcar’s saw seemed to be passing through Dey’s spine, host Richard Dimbleby stepped in front of the camera and abruptly announced that the sh...
by John Tudor
February 21st, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: How Many Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

Re: How Many Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards

Alfred, me neither!
by John Tudor
February 20th, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: How Many Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

How Many Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards

There Are More Ways To Arrange a Deck of Cards Than Atoms on Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNS1QvDzCVw The TED talk claims there are 80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (67 zeros) ways to arrange a deck of 52 cards. And as Khaikin explai...
by John Tudor
December 21st, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A.C. Gilbert Saves Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 750

A.C. Gilbert Saves Christmas

From The Library of Congress website: A.C. Gilbert’s Successful Quest to Save Christmas Alfred C. Gilbert was determined to do something, because he felt toys were still important, even in the face of a world war... http://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2016/12/a-c-gilberts-successful-quest-to-save-chri...
by John Tudor
November 30th, 2016, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Street Magic Mystics Movie
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Street Magic Mystics Movie

Funniest title for a web story I've read in a while: " Sleight Is Harry Potter Without the Whimsical [censored]" http://io9.gizmodo.com/[censored] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3SogCD2QSQ (It's nothing like HP, really) "What if the hustlers and tricksters you see doing card tricks ...
by John Tudor
October 30th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Science Behind Ghost Effect post
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Science Behind Ghost Effect post

The Science Behind The World’s Most Convincing Ghost Effect http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-science-behind-the-worlds-most-convincing-ghost-effect?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark I was startled to find the author exposes Copperfield's Flying while w...
by John Tudor
October 27th, 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Torch to Rose creator?
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Torch to Rose creator?

Does anyone know who created the Torch to Rose effect?
Thanks,
John Tudor
by John Tudor
August 5th, 2016, 5:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page

http://gizmodo.com/you-must-solve-a-puzzle-to-turn-every-page-in-this-beau-1784838737 You Must Solve a Puzzle to Turn Every Page The only downside to finding a really good book to read is that it will be over before you want it to be. But that won’t be the case with puzzle designer Brady Whitney’s C...
by John Tudor
June 17th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Magic Live 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3889

Re: Magic Live 2016

Me too, thanks anyway.
by John Tudor
June 12th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Now You See Me 2 scene
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Now You See Me 2 scene

The Director of Now You See Me 2 Describes the Magic Behind the Film's Best Scene http://io9.gizmodo.com/search?q=now+you+see+me "Making a movie is a kind of magic. A group of talented people, working together to make you believe something that’s not real. Making a movie about magic takes that ...
by John Tudor
June 9th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Definitely NOT Criss Angel
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: Most Definitely NOT Criss Angel

There's sure to be lots of stories about this, here's one that mentions actor/magician Coe Norton in the failed 1954 TV show:

http://movieweb.com/mandrake-magician-m ... ron-cohen/
by John Tudor
June 8th, 2016, 9:27 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Magic Live 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3889

Re: Magic Live 2016

Hi, Jeff,
I'm interested, still need a roomie?
John Tudor
by John Tudor
March 5th, 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Prestige As A "Metacinematic" Work
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

The Prestige As A "Metacinematic" Work

http://io9.gizmodo.com/this-video-essay-explores-christopher-nolans-the-presti-1763045997 In this video essay, Nerdwriter takes a look at The Prestige's structure and how it plays into the plot. In particular,how Nolan has twisted it around to serve the interests of the narrative, each feeding into ...
by John Tudor
February 12th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marco and his drones
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Marco and his drones

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watch-the-mes ... 1758475705

Not really magic, but magical: Marco Tempest and 24 Flying Drones Dancing at Once
by John Tudor
December 4th, 2015, 10:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anti cell phone product
Replies: 9
Views: 2077

Anti cell phone product

Dave Chappelle has found a way to stop people from filming his stand-up shows It's not the most practical thing, but it's a start maybe, to "provide audience members with smartphone-locking pouches for use during the show." https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/dave-chappelle-found-way-stop-people-...
by John Tudor
July 20th, 2015, 4:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: A Leak In The Universe
Replies: 0
Views: 958

A Leak In The Universe

Here's a unique performance, "A Leak In The Universe". It's a short play with (and about) magic, by the British author, I.A. Richards. John Tudor and Kevin Dunn play the Conjuror and the Scientist, trying to deal with a supernatural object- a box that really makes things vanish! From the E...
by John Tudor
February 22nd, 2015, 11:53 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Modern Zoetrope Artist
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Modern Zoetrope Artist

This is fantastic. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/20/eric-dyer_n_6680972.html?utm_hp_ref=arts http://www.ericdyer.com/ From Huffington Post : Remember zoetropes? They may be a bit before your time. The zoetrope, derived from the Greek root words for "life" and "turning," i...
by John Tudor
January 26th, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Maskelyne trolled Marconi
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

Maskelyne trolled Marconi

A famous demonstration of Marconi's "wireless" was taken over by magician-turned-skeptic-turned-pirate, Nevil Maskelyne.

http://io9.com/a-magician-used-the-firs ... 1681527405
by John Tudor
November 10th, 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Orson Welles' Version Of The Twilight Zone
Replies: 0
Views: 968

Orson Welles' Version Of The Twilight Zone

http://io9.com/watch-pilot-for-orson-welles-little-known-version-of-th-1657040644 From 1958, the pilot episode of The Orson Welles Show, about an apparent fountain of youth. From io9.com: The Orson Welles Show would have been Citizen Kane director's answer to anthology TV series like Alfred Hitchcoc...
by John Tudor
October 26th, 2014, 12:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edison Doing The Cups and Balls
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Edison Doing The Cups and Balls

Here's a cartoon of Edison doing the Cups and Balls

http://boingboing.net/2014/10/08/what-f ... -be-a.html
by John Tudor
September 5th, 2014, 6:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS ebay, 2 rare items, Blackstone (Sr and Jr), Penn & Teller
Replies: 1
Views: 2039

FS ebay, 2 rare items, Blackstone (Sr and Jr), Penn & Teller

Now for sale on ebay, two rare, one of a kind items...Blackstone (Sr. and Jr.), and Penn & Teller (before they were Penn & Teller). Blackstone Sr. SAM memorial poster, signed by Blackstone Jr. on the night of his last performance. Poster is portrait of Harry, Sr., Harry Jr. signed it "T...
by John Tudor
September 2nd, 2014, 9:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 17172

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

As for the video, to me it resembles a stock footage clip of a generic female magician, like might be used in a commercial or video, etc. Just my thoughts...
by John Tudor
July 30th, 2014, 8:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Plays or Musicals that can contain magic
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Plays or Musicals that can contain magic

You might try finding a book called The Magic Play, by Sam Sharpe, published by Magic, Inc. There are loads of examples therein...

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