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by Tom Frame
September 10th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Dying on stage
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Dying on stage

My review of the exquisitely creepy The Show Won't Go On will appear in the December issue of Genii.
by Tom Frame
September 4th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 57
Views: 4879

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

In both accounts, Ben's and Vernon's, the card is placed second from the top, not in the middle. Is it possible he was using the Depth Illusion? Impossible! The Tilt was created by my great grand father in 1875 (and he has jealously keep it for him, of course!). I read that Houdini used a double-ba...
by Tom Frame
July 12th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shoving a Straw Through a Potato
Replies: 14
Views: 1465

Re: Shoving a Straw Through a Potato

How about shoving a potato through a straw?

Take a tiny potato and apparently shove it into the right end of the straw. Roll the straw between your fingers from right to left end, and produce a French fry from the left end of the straw.
by Tom Frame
June 5th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hypercase
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Hypercase

Guys,

I’m pleased to announce that Hypercase is completed and available for purchase. The PDF is 22 pages long, with 43 photographs.

It sells for $7.00. You can Paypal the funds to me at tomframe1@comcast.net


Enjoy!

Tom
by Tom Frame
May 31st, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hypercase
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Hypercase

Guys,

The wonderful Rosie Rings is currently laying out Hypercase. Once I receive it, I’ll make the final edits and it will be done. I hope to release it before the end of June.

Stay tuned…




Thanks,

Tom
by Tom Frame
May 4th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elizabeth!
Replies: 15
Views: 2570

Elizabeth!

Hey guys, Dig this wonderful, powerful performance by Elizabeth on Britain's Got Talent. She insists upon giving only her first name. I like her confidence. "I want to show you something special and make the impossible possible." None of us need to say more than that. By taking her perform...
by Tom Frame
April 27th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hypercase
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Hypercase

Guys, I thought I was done writing Hypercase . But since I created this card case conundrum and began playing with it, ideas have flowed like a crimson current from a severed artery. The final PDF will span about 30 pages. The hypercase can now be examined before and after you perform “Card to Hyper...
by Tom Frame
April 18th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hypercase
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Hypercase

Guys, In 2006, I released The Hypercard Project to considerable acclaim. I still occasionally get orders for it and the gaffs for “Son of Hyper-Warp.” While recently doing some Spring cleaning, I discovered a box of empty Bicycle card cases that the USPCC gave me for ordering an obscene amount of ga...
by Tom Frame
April 13th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9590

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

After losing the original album and then CD years ago, I received 2112 last week. Ah....bliss.
by Tom Frame
April 12th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Attaching a photo to a post
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Attaching a photo to a post

Thanks for your assistance guys. Joe graciously agreed to do the heavy lifting for me. Thanks Joe.
by Tom Frame
April 11th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Attaching a photo to a post
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Attaching a photo to a post

Joe,

I'm clueless about tech stuff. What do I do with that code? How does it magically transport a photo from my computer to the forum?

Thanks,

Tom
by Tom Frame
April 11th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaff credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Gaff credit?

Thank you Philippe!
by Tom Frame
April 11th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaff credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Gaff credit?

Guys, Two face-up cards are glued together at one short end. The rear card is your force card and it's a short card. With the gaff in the face-up deck, you riffle the edges of the deck and ask the participant to yell "stop." You raise the outer edges of the cards above the short card, allo...
by Tom Frame
April 11th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Attaching a photo to a post
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Attaching a photo to a post

Guys,

Can someone please describe how to attach a photo to a post?

Thanks.
by Tom Frame
April 1st, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Removing glue from a card case
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: Removing glue from a card case

Woo hoo! I love the smell of acetone in the afternoon!

Mission accomplished. Thanks guys. I now have a pile of clean, pristine card cases. But they seem to be undulating...breathing...rippling....

I better open a window.
by Tom Frame
April 1st, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Removing glue from a card case
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: Removing glue from a card case

I have a couple dozen Bicycle card cases. I'm trying not to buy more. When I disassemble the case, there is always some tearing or bits of paper stuck to the surfaces of the flap and the body of the case. I need both the printed and the blank side to be clean. Thanks for the methods. I'm still tinke...
by Tom Frame
April 1st, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Removing glue from a card case
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: Removing glue from a card case

Thanks for your suggestions, guys. Leonard. I tried steaming. The glue came off, but so did a patchwork layer of card, resulting in a nasty surface. Erdasephile. The heat gun is worth a try. Thanks. Bob. What's the procedure? Dip a Q-Tip into the thinner and rub it around the seam, letting the thinn...
by Tom Frame
March 31st, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Removing glue from a card case
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Removing glue from a card case

Guys, Let's say I've peeled apart/disassembled a Bicycle card case, so that it's one flat piece. What's the best way to remove the glue from the card stock? I tried swabbing the glue with alcohol and scraping it off with the tip of a butter knife. The glue came off, but the card stock looks pretty r...
by Tom Frame
March 10th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Thompson Passes
Replies: 20
Views: 3850

Re: Johnny Thomson Passes

Such sad news. Johnny was a giant, with an encyclopedic knowledge of magic. Rest in peace, sir.
by Tom Frame
March 9th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Dusheck Passes
Replies: 16
Views: 2597

Re: Steve Dusheck Passes

What a shame. Steve was a creative force of nature. R.I.P.
by Tom Frame
March 8th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marshall Brodien
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: Marshall Brodien

Oh, what a loss. I was infected with the magic virus at age 13 when I received a TV Magic set for Christmas. It's all Marshall Brodien's fault. I couldn't thank him enough.
by Tom Frame
March 7th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 3358

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

As I mentioned, I bought the packet trick “Back Flip” or “Bacflip” in the late 70’s. I don’t recall the creator, but I know that it is not Sam Schwartz’s effect/method. That’s a different critter. Anyway, I eventually heeded Brother John Hamman’s sage advice and stopped performing packet tricks as p...
by Tom Frame
March 1st, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 3358

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

Brad, In the late 70's, I bought the same packet trick that employed the same method. It was called "Back Flip." The original cards deteriorated long ago, but it's easy enough to assemble the cards. Four Aces with differently colored backs and one, say, blue-backed Ace. Throw in the Biddle...
by Tom Frame
March 1st, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Books for Sale

Guys, Here are the one-time-only price reductions: Approaching Magic (David Regal) Six small erased pencil check marks on the Contents pages. $35.00 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi (Stephen Minch) $35.00 The Berglas Effects with DVDs and 3-D glasses. (Richard Kaufman) Out of Print. Front of dust jacket...
by Tom Frame
February 26th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Books for Sale

Gents, I added two 1st edition Frank Garcia books. Here is the current list. Approaching Magic (David Regal) Six small erased pencil check marks on the Contents pages. $55.00 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi (Stephen Minch) $50.00 The Berglas Effects with DVDs and 3-D glasses. (Richard Kaufman) Out of P...
by Tom Frame
February 25th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Books for Sale

Tangled Web is sold.
by Tom Frame
February 25th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Books for Sale

Guys, I have the following books for sale. They are in good condition except as noted. I’m only taking orders from the USA. Approaching Magic (David Regal) Six small erased pencil check marks on the Contents pages. $55.00 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi (Stephen Minch) $50.00 The Berglas Effects with D...
by Tom Frame
January 23rd, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Choosing a wallet
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: Choosing a wallet

Contact Tony Miller.
by Tom Frame
December 29th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48530

Re: DeLand

Richard,

No, the gaffs should have the same Seven on one face and different Aces on the other faces. Have you read your wonderful book?
by Tom Frame
December 29th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48530

Re: DeLand

Not to be a contrarian, but the Mystery and Madness deck also lacks the gaffs for "Contrario." While enjoying the hell out of this terrific tome, I'm inserting the appropriate gaffs on the page in the book that describes the effect that requires those gaffs. I'll eventually figure out what...
by Tom Frame
December 27th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48530

Re: DeLand

Richard, Sorry to hear about the mistake in the list. I know all too well that, despite our best efforts, some errors elude us. For the benefit of all happy purchasers of this terrific tome, please post an accurate list of the gaffs provided for each effect. I received two of the Automatic Trick Car...
by Tom Frame
December 26th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48530

Re: DeLand

Richard. The book is marvelous! It is arguably your finest publication. One question. The Mystery and Madness deck is supposed to include the cards needed for "Edward's Canadian Wonder", but I can't find them. Did you print cards that are different than the ones depicted in the book, or am...
by Tom Frame
December 19th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 48530

Re: DeLand

It arrived in San Francisco yesterday, but I have to wait until Christmas morn to devour it. Damn! The anticipation is giving me hives.
by Tom Frame
November 26th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23079

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

How about "cardician"? It was good enough for Marlo, and it's gender neutral.
by Tom Frame
November 25th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 79
Views: 13802

Re: Ricky Jay Death

I've been a rabid fan of Ricky's for over 40 years. He was a unique, inspirational treasure. This is a terrible loss.
by Tom Frame
October 27th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier
Replies: 34
Views: 8212

Re: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier

This is a terrific effect! But its very design led me to a, if not the, method.

Since the only sense at her disposal is touch, the method must be tactile. Two words. Punch Deal.
by Tom Frame
September 1st, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Re: Attribution Needed

Thanks Bob!
by Tom Frame
September 1st, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Attribution Needed

Learned gents, Despite my searches, I can't track down the name of and creator of the following holdout/switch twingy. I humbly request your assistance. You hold a packet of, say, eight face-up cards. Unbeknownst to the crowd, four face-down Aces (or whatever cards you wish to force or switch) are b...
by Tom Frame
August 27th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 6652

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Thanks Erdnasephile!

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