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by Richard Kaufman
October 22nd, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii Has Escaped!
Replies: 0
Views: 60

The November Issue of Genii Has Escaped!

http://i.imgur.com/0cn6Uzt.jpg If you’re not subscribing to Genii, you’re missing out on a world of magic! Join us at http://www.geniimagazine.com. This month … The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “piffle” as “to talk or act in a trivial, inept, or ineffective way.” Synonyms MW gives are: balder...
by Richard Kaufman
October 21st, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038292

Re: ERDNASE

I have cleaned up the mess here.

I do not want to see any further posts in this thread by Mr. Keyes or Mr. Henderson. Please.
by Richard Kaufman
October 19th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: split manipulation tecnique who created?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: split manipulation tecnique who created?

Sorry, am in Japan and jetlagged. Max is correct. I don't believe Vernon's story about Ardo the Frog Man. The most believable credit I have heard is Cardini having invented it. Buckley claims that he came up with it in, I think, Principles and Deceptions. The notion that Cardini invented it rings tr...
by Richard Kaufman
October 19th, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

However, I like the effect of cut high card where the spectator always wins and the magician doesn't--I just don't care for Jason's method. As a thought experiment, I imagined a deck of 26 low cards and 26 high cards interleaved with long and short cards so when the spectator cuts it's always a hig...
by Richard Kaufman
October 18th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: split manipulation tecnique who created?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: split manipulation tecnique who created?

The technique was created by Harmington, who first performed it at the Theater Robert-Houdin. This predates all other references. More can be found in Gaultier's Magic Without Apparatus.
by Richard Kaufman
October 11th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038292

Re: ERDNASE

I did not do anything to The Conjurors' Monthly. It was reproduced exactly as the original, but enlarged slightly to fill the 8.5 x 11 size of the page. This had the nice side effect of making it easier to read.
by Richard Kaufman
October 11th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon's Silhouettes
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Vernon's Silhouettes

"DR. W. VERNON"!!??
by Richard Kaufman
October 9th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Banksy art performance
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Banksy art performance

Roger M. wrote:Everything that Jack mentioned PLUS a giant slot in the bottom, which one could look up into and see the shredder blades.


THIS!
by Richard Kaufman
October 9th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?

When I was a teen, the local IBM ring in New York City was the greatest place in the world. It had about 150 members and incredible lectures each month. All went well until the treasurer skipped out with all the money (and it was a lot). Bastard.
by Richard Kaufman
October 7th, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Banksy art performance
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Banksy art performance

The shredder is not plugged in, therefore it must have a battery pack inside the frame as well as batteries for the wireless receiver to activate it. Do these types of batteries last for years with no use?

It seems fishy to me.
by Richard Kaufman
October 6th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Banksy art performance
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Banksy art performance

It's not a shredding "prop." He genuinely shredded his own painting.
by Richard Kaufman
October 6th, 2018, 1:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Re: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy

Henry Hardin's Peerless Monte-Cristo Deck was designed and printed by Theodore DeLand.
It is the first version of the Tossed-Out Deck.
by Richard Kaufman
October 5th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038292

Re: ERDNASE

The majority of Houdini's published writings were ghostwritten.
by Richard Kaufman
October 5th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

Personally, I would have preferred to see the photos reproduced at a larger size.
by Richard Kaufman
October 5th, 2018, 1:20 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 4360

Re: Magic Magazine

Browser or app?
by Richard Kaufman
October 4th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 4360

Re: Magic Magazine

Phillipe, how did you view the issue of MAGIC? Was it on your browser or through the app? Was it Android or Apple if using an app?
by Richard Kaufman
October 4th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: He's Baaaack ...
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: He's Baaaack ...

You should delete your cache and cookies regularly anyway. Good housekeeping.
by Richard Kaufman
October 4th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

Mickey lives in Las Vegas (according to his Facebook posts). I doubt he'll ever release his breadwinner.
by Richard Kaufman
October 4th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Robert McDaniel has passed on
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Robert McDaniel has passed on

His books were quite good! Our condolences.
by Richard Kaufman
October 3rd, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 4360

Re: Magic Magazine

Thank you.
by Richard Kaufman
October 2nd, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

Sounds like Berg just copped DeLand's original.
by Richard Kaufman
October 1st, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Non-Magic Tenyo Mechanical Puzzles
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Non-Magic Tenyo Mechanical Puzzles

There is no written history of Tenyo puzzles as far as I know. Hideo Kato was involved with the creation of some of the puzzles and I can put you in touch with him if you like. Email me at moobooks@verizon.net
by Richard Kaufman
September 30th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Venue in London
Replies: 5
Views: 457

New Magic Venue in London

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... -90-seats/

90 seats, very expensive, with Dynamo as the first performer.
by Richard Kaufman
September 30th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038292

Re: ERDNASE

A lot of nonsense.

It is beyond unimaginable that Houdini wrote Expert because ... Houdini could never have written that detailed text. He lacked the ability.
by Richard Kaufman
September 30th, 2018, 1:20 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

Of course coin magic is more difficult: you have many more sleights than in card magic, and there is palming in most coin tricks.
by Richard Kaufman
September 29th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

Latta was a hippie doing coin magic.
by Richard Kaufman
September 29th, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

I should add that I've never seen the Pink Purse video. It just sounded like you were referring to the Atlantic City video.
by Richard Kaufman
September 29th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

Are you sure that Conover is on the Pink Purse video? I know he and Jeff are on a video (along with me and many others) in Atlantic City made while visiting Mike Skinner.
by Richard Kaufman
September 29th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

The Pink Purse Tape is a privately made video. The part of it where Geoff Latta is doing coin magic is included with the book.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

Yes. 54 gimmicked cards that allow you to do many different tricks from the book.

I will be selling extra copies of the deck separately to those who've bought the book in case folks want more than one deck (no instructions come with the deck).
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Interview: Thoughts on playing cards from Harry Lorayne
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Interview: Thoughts on playing cards from Harry Lorayne

I spent many hundreds of hours with Harry in his townhouse in the West Village in New York. The piece of crap deck he had on his desk for years was a bridge-sized deck, all bent up, with tape and even a bandaid holding the cards together.

He really didn't give a crap what kind of cards he used.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

Leonard Hevia wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:[quote=Is the Deland Mystery deck in Bicycle back?


What do you mean by "DeLand Mystery Deck"?

The Deland Madness and Mystery deck. What is the back design? Is it a Bicycle back design?


The DeLand Mystery and Madness Deck has red Bicycle Rider backs (chosen because the great majority of people use red-backed cards).
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038292

Re: ERDNASE

Yes, 1931 for Hofzinser, published by George Johnson in London.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6981
Views: 2038292

Re: ERDNASE

Expert at the Card Table was written by a magician who knew some gambling stuff. The evidence for this is very strong.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

[quote=Is the Deland Mystery deck in Bicycle back?[/quote]

What do you mean by "DeLand Mystery Deck"?
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 167
Views: 38548

Re: The Works

I didn't nudge them on the new one. It just appeared!
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

More importantly, if this book sells well it's much more likely that the second volume, of card magic, will come out.
by Richard Kaufman
September 27th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to contact Mac King
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Trying to contact Mac King

Have you tried using the online White Pages?
by Richard Kaufman
September 26th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

Thank you!
We have half of the 100 run still available.
by Richard Kaufman
September 26th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 46
Views: 3065

Re: Geoff Latta book

Every copy that was printed has the DVD.

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