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by Richard Kaufman
September 17th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 52
Views: 4283

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Thank you, David!
by Richard Kaufman
September 16th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 38
Views: 3956

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

The description of the Hooker Rising Cards will be updated for correctness. One of Hooker's greatest tricks was routining things in such a way that it was extremely difficult to later recall exactly what you saw.
by Richard Kaufman
September 16th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Casting A Chinese Curse
Replies: 8
Views: 1481

Re: Casting A Chinese Curse

Most magic dealers sell copies. You find them at magic conventions all over the country.
by Richard Kaufman
September 14th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 52
Views: 4283

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Bruce just respected the old man so much.
by Richard Kaufman
September 14th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 52
Views: 4283

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Not true, Bill.
Knowing Vernon, he would not have been standing out in the opening doing his latest invention. He turned his back on most people back then. So he may have done it for Houdini in a hallway when no one else, or only a few friends, were around.
by Richard Kaufman
September 14th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Looking for the Tenyo Magic Puzzle Bank
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Looking for the Tenyo Magic Puzzle Bank

Mustache: I suggest you join the Tenyo Facebook Group administered by Angelo Carbone.
by Richard Kaufman
September 14th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Looking for the Tenyo Magic Puzzle Bank
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Looking for the Tenyo Magic Puzzle Bank

Only tricks. Not puzzles, banks, jigsaw puzzles, etc.
by Richard Kaufman
September 13th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Looking for the Tenyo Magic Puzzle Bank
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Looking for the Tenyo Magic Puzzle Bank

I've never seen this. It will be extremely difficult to find in the US. Look in Japan.
by Richard Kaufman
September 13th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Should be able to post it soon.
The dealers room is open to everyone (not just magicians attending the convention).
by Richard Kaufman
September 12th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 52
Views: 4283

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

David Ben will know the date from Vernon's letters.
by Richard Kaufman
September 12th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon's Silhouette studio
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Vernon's Silhouette studio

And you succeed, much to the dismay of many.
by Richard Kaufman
September 9th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 52
Views: 4283

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

I saw it, Denis. It could also just be a misprinted card.
by Richard Kaufman
September 7th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 186
Views: 104573

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Yes, a fair question and I have no problem with it.


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by Richard Kaufman
September 7th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 52
Views: 4283

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Houdini knew DeLand and likely had his marketed items. Thus Houdini had access to double backed cards. DeLand reinvented the double backed card. His Two Card Monte and Inverto are the first uses of the card since Hofzinser half a century earlier. I have read or heard that Finley brought the double b...
by Richard Kaufman
September 4th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 186
Views: 104573

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Working on it!
by Richard Kaufman
September 2nd, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5475

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Joe, you are blathering. Please stop.
by Richard Kaufman
September 1st, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two great performances on "Fool Us"
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Re: Two great performances on "Fool Us"

I think he did fool Teller.
by Richard Kaufman
August 30th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with a glimpse reference please
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: Help with a glimpse reference please

Many people speak highly of the book now, but it sold very poorly in its first edition.
by Richard Kaufman
August 25th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5475

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Ian, I have a terrible memory and am atrocious at math. So there.
by Richard Kaufman
August 25th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5475

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

But you can understand, Ian, why they think that. Well, perhaps you don't understand that! :)
by Richard Kaufman
August 25th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Ebook from Michael Close
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: New Ebook from Michael Close

Mr. Charming has departed the building.
by Richard Kaufman
August 24th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 186
Views: 104573

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

No he isn't. :)
by Richard Kaufman
August 24th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5475

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

It's both a gift and a burden.
by Richard Kaufman
August 22nd, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Al KJoran's Legacy
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: FS: Al KJoran's Legacy

Please include all of your information as required by the rules of the Marketplace.
by Richard Kaufman
August 20th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript
Replies: 23
Views: 2329

Re: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript

If such a letter exists, that would not end speculation. The person who wrote the letter may have been fibbing, or the person who claimed to be Erdnase may have been fibbing. Who knows?
by Richard Kaufman
August 20th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The September Issue of Genii Has Magically Appeared
Replies: 0
Views: 451

The September Issue of Genii Has Magically Appeared

https://i.imgur.com/gpNpvih.jpg Subscribe to Genii today for as little as $35 for one year, and receive digital access to every back issue of Genii and MAGIC magazines at no extra charge: http://www.geniimagazine.com On the cover of Genii this month is Tom Gagnon, a man of many talents. Now in his ...
by Richard Kaufman
August 20th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?

It will be discussed in the Jennings books, but the most essential element is that your misdirection is vertical, not horizontal.
by Richard Kaufman
August 19th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript
Replies: 23
Views: 2329

Re: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript

I pay for the Washington Post!
by Richard Kaufman
August 19th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?

If you perform for small groups of people who are standing, then hands at waist level is good.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?

That Double Lift certainly looks David Ben's.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Tom Gagnon e-issue
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Tom Gagnon e-issue

Seeing Tom in person will make your head hurt.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Tom Gagnon e-issue
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Tom Gagnon e-issue

The 20th.
by Richard Kaufman
August 17th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5475

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

I can only speak for myself as an Aspie. I do what I like to do (that includes work), watch what I like to watch, go where I like to go, and socialize with people I know and am comfortable with. That's how I've learned to live with it and not go nuts. It helps immensely to have a sainted and underst...
by Richard Kaufman
August 16th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 187
Views: 59834

Re: The Works

The bonus effect will be released as the final item, I believe.
by Richard Kaufman
August 15th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

Thank you, Professor.
by Richard Kaufman
August 15th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

In order for people to remember specific tricks, you can only do TWO, tops. Each with entire different and crystal clear plots.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

Bill, your comments are interesting because at least three other people told me the close-up was fantastic. But I can understand the fire alarm causing a ruckus.

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