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by Richard Kaufman
June 15th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 111
Views: 8381

Re: The Pass

Video is not and has never been a way to assess somebody's actual talent at either presentation or sleight of hand. It's true of Dingle, Jennings, Slydini, Vernon, etc. ALL of these guys were absolute knock-outs using heavy sleight of hand in person. And their presentation was far more engaging in t...
by Richard Kaufman
June 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 181
Views: 42889

Re: DeLand

Yes, they are misprinted. Sorry about that. No plans to reprint (not feasible).
by Richard Kaufman
June 12th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Houdini's diaries?
Replies: 26
Views: 6305

Re: Houdini's diaries?

I think it's been pretty obvious for years that Kalush read them, or at least some of them.
by Richard Kaufman
June 12th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways

Jerry did have large hands. So did Jennings, Krenzel, and others. But I never met anyone who could palm a deck sideways.
by Richard Kaufman
June 12th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 111
Views: 8381

Re: The Pass

Yes, that is well known. There are much earlier references.
by Richard Kaufman
June 12th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Kaufmnan Wows Them in London
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Mr. Kaufmnan Wows Them in London

The convention organizer does not present/perform at his own convention.
by Richard Kaufman
June 11th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 111
Views: 8381

Re: The Pass

Only a magician would stick a card into the deck from the inner end.
by Richard Kaufman
June 11th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 1881

Re: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards

I don't like most of the cards made by this group. The decks are way too thick, and the cards way too stiff. Not great for my style of sleight of hand.
by Richard Kaufman
June 11th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways

He might have been able to Tenkai palm a deck (not difficult), but I was referring to a sideways classic palm. Very difficult.
by Richard Kaufman
June 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: 101 Dalmations Magic Trick Set 1996
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Ebay: 101 Dalmations Magic Trick Set 1996

The set was not a promotional item: it was sold in my local ToysRUs at the time of release.
by Richard Kaufman
June 10th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways

If you read Gaultier's Magic Without Apparatus, you fill find reference to Monsieur Latapie, who could palm a deck in his hand sideways.
by Richard Kaufman
June 7th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?

Andrew, your observations mirror my own. Before seeing the show for the first time, I could not imagine that it would work. After seeing the show, I was hugely impressed by what Blaine had achieved. He has a natural charisma on stage that was entirely unexpected. I have found this to be the case wit...
by Richard Kaufman
June 7th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 111
Views: 8381

Re: The Pass

Pete, you're assuming that the Depth Illusion is bullet proof in terms of convincing people that the card goes into the center of the deck. Maybe not!
by Richard Kaufman
June 5th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 111
Views: 8381

Re: The Pass

There is absolutely no point in doing a false shuffle after you've done the Pass.
by Richard Kaufman
June 4th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi
Replies: 17
Views: 1987

USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi

The subject says it all.
by Richard Kaufman
June 3rd, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: After Prolix (Karl Fulves).....
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: After Prolix (Karl Fulves).....

I'm sure it's tricky selling stuff at that age.
You take people's money, but if you get sick or croak who's to see that projects are finished, and people are repaid or the product is delivered?
by Richard Kaufman
June 2nd, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 126
Views: 17991

Re: Royal road to card magic

The Egyptian Pocket was said to be a favorite of Alexander Herrmann's.
by Richard Kaufman
June 2nd, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 126
Views: 17991

Re: Royal road to card magic

Philippe Billot wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:The Double Turnover is either Vernon's or Findley's.



In the twenty's, I presume ?


Yes, and I believe someone has mentioned that it was Finley who had the idea.
by Richard Kaufman
June 2nd, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Over 25 tenyo items for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Over 25 tenyo items for sale

Potential buyers should make sure to note that the "Mirage" being auctioned is non-functioning.
by Richard Kaufman
June 2nd, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: After Prolix (Karl Fulves).....
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: After Prolix (Karl Fulves).....

He's pretty old, now.
by Richard Kaufman
June 1st, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: running Anton's Magic Multimedia CD (Windows 95)
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: running Anton's Magic Multimedia CD (Windows 95)

I think if you change the resolution on your monitor to a low setting it might run. Google and try it.
by Richard Kaufman
June 1st, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 111
Views: 8381

Re: The Pass

The Pass is my go-to method for controlling a card to the top of the deck, and has been for 40 years.
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tony Spina
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Tony Spina

I believe Terry has had a death in her family recently.
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

I actually think it's better to have the wallet in your pocket rather in view on the table.
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tarbell Illustration Plates
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Tarbell Illustration Plates

Nope.
by Richard Kaufman
May 29th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic on TV
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: Magic on TV

by Richard Kaufman
May 29th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

The whole point of the Mullica Wallet is to avoid palming.
by Richard Kaufman
May 28th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reporter Request: Magic Castle Food/Drink
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Reporter Request: Magic Castle Food/Drink

Food is great. You cannot imagine how much it's improved since General Manager Joe Furlow took over. He's the guy you should talk to.
by Richard Kaufman
May 28th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

Yes, just palm the card.
Or use a Mullica Wallet.
by Richard Kaufman
May 28th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

Philippe, about what year would LaFollette have performed his routine?
by Richard Kaufman
May 27th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shezam podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Shezam podcast

Link?
by Richard Kaufman
May 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

Tip the routine and ask your question.
by Richard Kaufman
May 22nd, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: July: A 3 day workshop in Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: July: A 3 day workshop in Chicago

Only $600? Well worth it!
by Richard Kaufman
May 22nd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Werner Reich - Death Camp Conjuror
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Werner Reich - Death Camp Conjuror

Levine is The Great Nivelli, someone I saw perform in New York City when I was a kid.
by Richard Kaufman
May 20th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii is Now Alive and Well!
Replies: 2
Views: 698

The June Issue of Genii is Now Alive and Well!

https://i.imgur.com/v92mpue.jpg Subscribe, renew, or extend your subscription to Genii today and you can preorder the gigantic “Magicana” book written by Charlie Miller! http://www.geniimagazine.com Many of you will not have heard of Luis Piedrahita, who is a household name in Spain where he has ap...
by Richard Kaufman
May 19th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DeLuxe Visible Block Penetration, @60's
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: DeLuxe Visible Block Penetration, @60's

I have one of these. GREAT trick.
by Richard Kaufman
May 18th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming

Yes it will.
by Richard Kaufman
May 17th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming

Coming toward the end of this year: Charlie Miller's fabulous "Magicana" columns collected in a beautiful book.

$150, but available for a pittance if you subscribe to Genii for 3 years at www.geniimagazine.com
by Richard Kaufman
May 15th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF Alan Warner!
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: LF Alan Warner!

Why would anyone sell an entire collection at a "good" price when the pieces sell nicely at auction?

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