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by John Lovick
July 4th, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Multum im Parvo

All the Multum im Parvo sets I've seen look plastic, cheap, ugly, undeceptive, or a combination of. I'm thinking of trying to fashion or manufacture a decent set, but thought I'd ask if nice sets exist that I might be able to find or purchase. Or has anyone ever made their own, and has advice to off...
by John Lovick
July 6th, 2017, 1:32 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale on eBay Ricky Jay's $100 Sweets Box
Replies: 0
Views: 654

For Sale on eBay Ricky Jay's $100 Sweets Box

I have listed on eBay a box of Ricky jay's $100 Dollar Sweets. This is the souvenir he sold in his show "On the Stem". Any questions, email me. Jack@Handsomejack. com Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/201977895477? I'm also selling a bunch of playing cards on eBay. Search those l...
by John Lovick
September 30th, 2016, 8:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Sandy Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 849

David Sandy Workshop

There is an amazing lineup of magicians at this workshop next week, Oct 5-8. It'll be one of the best magic workshops/conventions around! You'll get personalized coaching from me, @Rob Zabrecky, @Jon Armstrong, @Asi Wind, @Shoot Ogawa, @Shawn Farquhar, @OscarMunoz, @Kyle & Mistie Knight, @John L...
by John Lovick
September 12th, 2016, 5:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Handsome Jack's new book
Replies: 13
Views: 5062

Re: Handsome Jack's new book

I approve this message.
by John Lovick
August 23rd, 2016, 1:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Handsome Jack's new book
Replies: 13
Views: 5062

Re: Handsome Jack's new book

I can understand the confusion. Squash Publications is the publisher. They, of course, are selling it. And they have made a deal with Vanishing Inc., that, for a limited time, they are the only other source for the book. Murphy's is not carrying it, nor is Penguin, or Theory 11, etc.
by John Lovick
August 21st, 2016, 3:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Handsome Jack's new book
Replies: 13
Views: 5062

Re: Handsome Jack's new book

The book was officially released at MAGIC Live, and there is an ad in the current issue of Genii. It can now be purchased directly from http://www.squashpublications.com. Email me if you have any questions. Jack@Handsomejack.com
by John Lovick
August 4th, 2016, 2:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Handsome Jack's new book
Replies: 13
Views: 5062

Re: Handsome Jack's new book

Bill, I will have them in Seattle (unless against all odds it sells out by then).

Also, Michael Borys wrote an interesting, and flattering, article about the book for Boing Boing. Here is the link.

http://boingboing.net/2016/08/03/feast- ... me-ja.html
by John Lovick
August 2nd, 2016, 10:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Handsome Jack's new book
Replies: 13
Views: 5062

Re: Handsome Jack's new book

Just got word from the printer that the book has shipped (3 days early!) and we will definitely have them for sale at MAGIC Live.
by John Lovick
July 26th, 2016, 1:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Handsome Jack's new book
Replies: 13
Views: 5062

Handsome Jack's new book

People have been asking me why I haven't been posting about my upcoming book. Well, I've got mixed feelings about this book, because there was a long, painful lawsuit regarding its publication (I had to sue Handsome Jack over control of the manuscripr -- it's all detailed in the book) and I haven't ...
by John Lovick
July 24th, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking to Buy Slomotion
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Looking to Buy Slomotion

Hello, I am interested in buying "Slomotion", a trick that was sold a couple years ago. It is a PK effect where you can make a Lifesaver rotate on a stick. I am interested in the gimmick, for use in a completely different trick. If you have one that works and would like to sell it, email m...
by John Lovick
June 29th, 2015, 5:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Current M-U-M magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 549

WTB: Current M-U-M magazine

Hello, I am looking to buy the current July/August 2015 issue of M-U-M. Any SAM members willing to sell me a copy?

Email me: Jack@HandsomeJack.com

John Lovick
3942 1/2 Fredonia Dr.
L.A. CA 90068
by John Lovick
April 19th, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FISM Registration for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 934

FISM Registration for sale

Turns out I cannot attend FISM, so I have a registration for sale. I bought when they first went on sale, and so it comes with good seats in the theatre(s). According to the FISM website, registrations are sold out. So, if you waited to attend but hesitated, here's your chance. Selling for $700 (550...
by John Lovick
March 7th, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to Buy. Poorly printed Blue Bicycles.
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Want to Buy. Poorly printed Blue Bicycles.

I need some Blue Bicycles cards where the back design is printed off-center, i.e., there is a big discrepancy between the widths of the side (not end) borders. Quality control at USPCC is such that it shouldn't take much to find some. Anyone have such a deck I could purchase? Does not need to be a f...
by John Lovick
February 18th, 2015, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek DelGaudio: Oscars Writer
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: Derek DelGaudio: Oscars Writer

Brad, I didn't think that you (or Dustin) were attacking him, but your message did read a little snarky. Your follow up makes it clear that that was not your intention. But there were points I wanted to make even if I hadn't sensed that.
by John Lovick
February 18th, 2015, 12:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek DelGaudio: Oscars Writer
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: Derek DelGaudio: Oscars Writer

This is almost too obvious to even write, but a subject has no control over what a reporter writes about him, or how s/he chooses to label him. That being said, I don't think I know anyone who embraces the label "magician" more fiercely than DelGaudio. When "Nothing to Hide" was ...
by John Lovick
August 25th, 2014, 6:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: Steranko Genii Escape Issue
Replies: 0
Views: 505

For Sale: Steranko Genii Escape Issue

I have for sale a copy of the 1964 Steranko Escape issue of Genii magazine.

It is in good condition. I am asking $75 plus $5 shipping.

Any questions, email me.

John Lovick
323-459-7671
Jack@Handsomejack.com
by John Lovick
February 21st, 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show in April
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show in April

Craig Mitchell,

The dates for the 2015 Awards Show have not been set, and won't be until after this year's Awards Show. But they will almost certainly be in late March or early April. Is there a particular reason you want to know?
by John Lovick
January 29th, 2014, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for magic quotes
Replies: 46
Views: 12693

Looking for magic quotes

I’m collecting quotes from pop culture and historical sources, etc. about magic and magicians. If you have favorite quotes, or things you’ve found in books, etc. Please send them to me at Jack@Handsomejack.com Here are some examples of the kinds of quotes I’m looking for. It’s in the very trickery t...
by John Lovick
October 5th, 2013, 5:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB August M-U-M with Goudeau on the cover
Replies: 0
Views: 632

WTB August M-U-M with Goudeau on the cover

Would like to buy the August 2013 M-U-M with Michael Goudeau on the cover.

If you have a copy you'd be willing to sell, please send me an email.

Thanks

John Lovick
Jack@Handsomejack.com
by John Lovick
June 18th, 2013, 1:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stephen Hobbs' Labyrinth Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Re: Stephen Hobbs' Labyrinth Magazine

It's hard to say what a full run of Labyrinth is worth because complete files so rarely come up for sale.
by John Lovick
June 18th, 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stephen Hobbs' Labyrinth Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Re: Stephen Hobbs' Labyrinth Magazine

One of the reasons Hobbs is unlikely to reprint Labyrinth as a book is because a lot of the material was from Steve Mayhew, and later this year Stephen Minch (that's three Steves in one sentence!) is scheduled to publish a compilation of Steve Mayhew's card magic. (I compiled/wrote this book). Of co...
by John Lovick
May 24th, 2013, 3:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do you agree with Tamariz?
Replies: 30
Views: 9368

Re: Do you agree with Tamariz?

Interestingly enough, in "Deceptive Practice" the documentary about Ricky Jay, Ricky says almost the opposite. Don't have an exact quote, but he says he likes books but the only (or best) way to learn magic is one on one from a mentor.
by John Lovick
April 1st, 2013, 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Seats Released for Castle Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Great Seats Released for Castle Awards

Here is just a partial list of the people who will be at the AMA Awards Show on Sunday. (Some of them will actually be in the show). Juan Tamariz, Siegfried, Dave Williamson, Johnny & Pam Thompson, Mac King, Norm Nielsen, Steve Valentine, Luis de Matos, Michael Weber, Jason Alexander, Neil Patri...
by John Lovick
March 30th, 2013, 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Seats Released for Castle Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Great Seats Released for Castle Awards

Just over a week away from the 45th Annual AMA Awards Show. Since it's the 50 year Anniversary, co-producer Rob Zabrecky and I have really gone out of our way to produce an exciting show with several surprises, including a couple once in a lifetime moments. There are still great seats at all price r...
by John Lovick
March 26th, 2013, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dolts in the Media and Royal Road to Card Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Dolts in the Media and Royal Road to Card Magic

I agree "sleights of hand" is weird, but it is not necessarily incorrect. Sleight of hand is the generic phrase to describe manipulative magic in general. But if you were speaking more specifically or particularly about certain moves, for example, then "sleights of hand" is the c...
by John Lovick
March 7th, 2013, 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Seats Released for Castle Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Great Seats Released for Castle Awards

The 45th Annual AMA Awards Show is exactly one month away, and I have some exciting news. We were able to release a block of really great seats. The entire second row (fantastic seats!) are now available for sale. See the show up close amid all the nominees, performers, and presenters. You don't hav...
by John Lovick
February 16th, 2013, 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 45th Annual AMA (Magic Castle) Awards Show
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: 45th Annual AMA (Magic Castle) Awards Show

Tickets are now on sale. You can find them at TicketMaster.com.
Search "Academy of Magical Arts".
by John Lovick
February 14th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 45th Annual AMA (Magic Castle) Awards Show
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

45th Annual AMA (Magic Castle) Awards Show

Tickets for the 45th Annual AMA Awards Show go on sale TOMORROW (Feb. 15th). More info and a link to buy tickets will be up on the Castle's website tomorrow. <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.MagicCastle.com">www.MagicCastle.com</a><!-- w --> Co-producer, Rob Zabrecky and I are very exc...
by John Lovick
January 17th, 2013, 8:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Spirit Slates (Want to Buy)
Replies: 0
Views: 360

WTB Spirit Slates (Want to Buy)

I'm looking to buy a set of Bazar de Magia Spirit Slates. Looking for the original magnetic model (they have a newer version of the magnetic model). Email me if you have any for sale Jack@Handsomejack.com
by John Lovick
January 2nd, 2013, 6:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2012 In Review
Replies: 46
Views: 7462

Re: 2012 In Review

Thank you Richard. And just once, I wish someone would accuse ME of being insane. It'd be a nice contrast to the labels usually hurled my way.
by John Lovick
January 2nd, 2013, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2012 In Review
Replies: 46
Views: 7462

Re: 2012 In Review

Richard, I have to get one more point off my chest. The notion that the only theatre that counts are New York/Broadway productions may have been true 100 years ago, but no informed person has believed that for the last 40 years. Even artists who only work on Broadway stopped believing that 20 years ...
by John Lovick
January 2nd, 2013, 3:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2012 In Review
Replies: 46
Views: 7462

Re: 2012 In Review

Glad you clarified that everything you included was from stuff posted here. Puts things in a better context. Anyway, here's the thread <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=277718&Searchpage=1&Main=40634&Words=derek...
by John Lovick
January 2nd, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2012 In Review
Replies: 46
Views: 7462

Re: 2012 In Review

Richard, That's ridiculous. You thought a shorter, smaller informal version of this show that only ran for a few performances was important enough to run an entire article about in your magazine. But a much longer version with a very successful run at a legitimate theatre with rave reviews is not wo...
by John Lovick
January 2nd, 2013, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2012 In Review
Replies: 46
Views: 7462

Re: 2012 In Review

Dustin, I have to say I can't believe there was absolutely no mention of one of the bigger stories of the year. "Nothing to Hide" at the Geffen Theatre. The show completely sold out its six week run, and has extended four weeks (and will almost certainly extend beyond that). It was even re...
by John Lovick
December 20th, 2012, 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Card Warp
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: Card Warp

Got hold of an original manuscript. Got my question answered. Thanks to all who responded.
by John Lovick
December 20th, 2012, 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Card Warp
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Card Warp

Does anyone have the original Roy Walton manuscript for "Card Warp". I'm trying to confirm a few facts about it. Please email me at: Jack@Handsomejack.com
by John Lovick
December 6th, 2012, 5:35 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Bible, almanack, and prayer-book
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: Bible, almanack, and prayer-book

I thought EVERYONE knew the number value of the joker is 1.24. It's obvious when you think about it.
by John Lovick
November 16th, 2012, 1:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Eleven Magic Books for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: Eleven Magic Books for Sale

Seven books left. LOWERING PRICES. Here is what is available. Classic Magic of Larry Jennings by Mike Maxwell. Dust Jacket Spine slightly faded. Inscribed by Larry Jennings. $50 Magic of Matt Schulien $50 Simon Says by Simon Lovell $30 Magic of Slydini $15 Bobo's New Modern Coin Magic $10 Fechter $1...
by John Lovick
November 14th, 2012, 9:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Eleven Magic Books for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Eleven Magic Books for Sale

Selling the following 11 hardback books. Add $5 for shipping for one book. Will combine shipping for multiple books. John Lovick 3946 1/2 Fredonia Dr. LA CA 90068 <!-- e --><a href="mailto:Jack@Handsomejack.com">Jack@Handsomejack.com</a><!-- e --> 323-459-7671 Annotated Erdnase by Darwin Ortiz. Dust...
by John Lovick
November 12th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kreskin
Replies: 28
Views: 5623

Re: Kreskin

Can anyone explain to me what CMA and APL were supposed to mean?

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