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by Richard Kaufman
June 3rd, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 37865

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Already covered in another thread ... somewhere on here.
by Richard Kaufman
June 2nd, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How are Illusion Magic Lounge & the Castle doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: How are Illusion Magic Lounge & the Castle doing?

Illusions Magic Lounge (the new name of Magicopolis) was heavily looted.
The Magic Castle has not been touched.
by Richard Kaufman
June 2nd, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Article
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Magic Castle Article

Still no release plans.
by Richard Kaufman
June 1st, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brad Jacobs to be honored at 2021 FISM-North American Championship of Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Brad Jacobs to be honored at 2021 FISM-North American Championship of Magic

From FISM: June 1st, 2020. The FISM NA committee is delighted to announce that Brad Jacobs will be honored as a Founding Father of FISM-North America at the 2021 Convention in Quebec City. Brad has been the North American SAM representative of FISM since its inception. He has been on the FISM-North ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 31st, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2397

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Wild Card. A row of cards which have been removed from the deck lies on the table. A King of Diamonds (I think) is touched to each card and one at a time they all change to match the King. Uses double-ended cards. And I see Wesley uses split cards/double-ended cards--an idea in which he was preceded...
by Richard Kaufman
May 31st, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2397

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Jack Shalom Wrote : "I looked up the Regal trick in Approaching Magic--it's called 'Raising Kane.' " I assume the "Raising Cane" title is a play on words since Peter Kane was the creator of at least the core plot behind what Frank Garcia later called ""Wild Card."...
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2397

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

It was Lou Tannen who instigated the whole thing after Bill pointed out the trick in Hugard's.
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2397

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Only slightly, but Riser misses the point that Lou said they were going to put the trick on the market with Frank's name on it. Note that Frank did not demonstrate Peter Kane's "Watch the Ace" for Lou, but his own routine that he developed pretty damn quickly--and it has stood the test of ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2397

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Bill Simon personally told me the story. He was the one who saw Kane's trick in Hugard's and told Lou about it because he thought it might be marketable. Lou asked Frank to come up with a simpler version using gimmicked cards so they could sell the trick. The trick we know as Wild Card is Frank's. I...
by Richard Kaufman
May 29th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

Well, if you don't think it's wise, then you shouldn't do it.
by Richard Kaufman
May 29th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

"I agree with Peter Ross' comments, although I have to wonder if Mr. Kaufman is not being just a bit cynical in a quiet way. A lot of magicians probably will just go back to the "usual" when the vaccine comes, or even before. And Kaufman might not be quite as optimistic as he sounds.&...
by Richard Kaufman
May 29th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 3800

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Nah, not Mac.
by Richard Kaufman
May 27th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 86
Views: 2397

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Peter Samelson is a professional magician who does shows most days of the year. He's been using his Wild Card as written for real audiences for many decades.
by Richard Kaufman
May 26th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter Samelson - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Peter Samelson - Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Joe, you really need to think about your posts for several days BEFORE you post them.
by Richard Kaufman
May 24th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 3800

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Jack, what makes you certain that "Andy" is American?
by Richard Kaufman
May 24th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 3800

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

The whole thing is fascinating.
by Richard Kaufman
May 24th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 3800

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

OMG.
by Richard Kaufman
May 23rd, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Running Low on Tenyoism, Order Now
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Running Low on Tenyoism, Order Now

I am getting quite low on copies of Tenyoism. Many people have purchased the book during the at-home period the last few months. If you are interested in owning a copy of Tenyoism, it would be best to order one now while we still have it in stock. It's hard to imagine a circumstance where I could af...
by Richard Kaufman
May 21st, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: RCT back in stock?
Replies: 13
Views: 2683

Re: RCT back in stock?

There is good material in here, but a lot of it is just noodling crap that you will never ever use.
by Richard Kaufman
May 21st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: "Watch" the hell!...
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: "Watch" the hell!...

I could have read the tiny lettering when I was 30, but at 62 there is no chance in hell that I could read it!
by Richard Kaufman
May 20th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii is Here!
Replies: 0
Views: 138

The June Issue of Genii is Here!

https://i.imgur.com/5vgNEA7.jpg Do you read Genii every month? Why not? It would make you happy. For only $35 you get access to tens of thousands of pages of Genii and MAGIC magazines at http://www.geniimagazine.com On a trip to Las Vegas a few summers ago I saw David Goldrake’s show Illusionarium ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 20th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

There will be a day when you will bring out a bill to do a trick and the spectators will stare with both curiosity and wonder. "Is that what paper money used to look like?"
by Richard Kaufman
May 19th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Corona compliant seems to have different meaning in NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: Corona compliant seems to have different meaning in NYC

He doesn't seem to wear his mask when performing.
by Richard Kaufman
May 19th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

I will repeat, once there is a vaccine and the majority of people are inoculated, nothing will change.
by Richard Kaufman
May 19th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

Once there is a vaccine, nothing will change.
by Richard Kaufman
May 18th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Harvard Theatre Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Harvard Theatre Collection

There are many many French magic sets like that one, and far more elaborate, extant today.
by Richard Kaufman
May 18th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times Review of Zoom Magic Shows
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: NY Times Review of Zoom Magic Shows

I tried to buy a ticket without success.
by Richard Kaufman
May 17th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - Roy Walton
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: WTB - Roy Walton

It appears that the third printing of Walton 1 and 2 are out of print already. I'm sure that Davenport's will reprint them.
by Richard Kaufman
May 16th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ancient Mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Ancient Mouse

Yes, he has been banned for a while.
by Richard Kaufman
May 15th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Best of the Books of Wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 1051

Re: The Best of the Books of Wonder

Bad contract.
by Richard Kaufman
May 15th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Revizzit still working?
Replies: 14
Views: 4145

Re: Is Revizzit still working?

I'm pretty sure it's been shut down. It was an untenable business model.
by Richard Kaufman
May 15th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Best of the Books of Wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 1051

Re: The Best of the Books of Wonder

Does Penguin pay royalties to the estate on the new videos?
by Richard Kaufman
May 15th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Voodoo Needle review
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Voodoo Needle review

My memory has fled the building.
by Richard Kaufman
May 15th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Voodoo Needle review
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Voodoo Needle review

What are you referring to?
by Richard Kaufman
May 15th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Best of the Books of Wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 1051

Re: The Best of the Books of Wonder

I wonder how Tommy would feel about this.
by Richard Kaufman
May 13th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s
Replies: 51
Views: 2875

Re: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s

The production company MIGHT own the copyright, not likely the artist's involved.
by Richard Kaufman
May 12th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot Day By Day
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Tarot Day By Day

Strangely, Google finds nothing.
by Richard Kaufman
May 12th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Seller of Old Books and Magazines
Replies: 0
Views: 356

New Seller of Old Books and Magazines

I think this company is new, and they have some rare stuff!
https://www.magicabra.com/?utm_source=D ... -410667013
by Richard Kaufman
May 12th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: Frank Garcia Books

I was a good friend of Frank's. He operated under some sort of delusion. If anyone else had done what he did, that person would have been completely cut off. But most everyone liked Frank. He was fun to be with, generous, and a good magician.
by Richard Kaufman
May 11th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Somewhere, a long time ago, I wrote about Frank Garcia's lifting of material. I concluded the piece by noting that the very first thing Frank published was lifted from an earlier description. That was in the late 1940s or early 50s. His behavior continued until his death.

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