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by Richard Kaufman
September 25th, 2018, 1:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

You'll find what you need in the DeLand "Madness and Mystery Deck," because DeLand invented this trick.
by Richard Kaufman
September 24th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Stodare: The 14th Doctor?
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Stodare: The 14th Doctor?

That's great!
by Richard Kaufman
September 24th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column

Yes, it's not what you don't teach, but the fact that you don't teach something they've seen.

The amount of information generally available is irrelevant, and misses the point.
by Richard Kaufman
September 23rd, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column

This is nothing new. As far back as I can remember (which is the early 1970s), people at lectures became indignant if the lecturer did not explain a particular thing. Hasn't everyone seen this happen?
by Richard Kaufman
September 23rd, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA

John, your article doesn't deal with the most obvious question and the subsequent course of action. That is to do what is done with every film release that is in this state: combine the two to produce a complete release of the film with some portions sourced from the lesser surviving print.
by Richard Kaufman
September 23rd, 2018, 2:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay

There are not supposed to be comments made about items being sold HERE.

But you are selling on eBay through a link, thus comments and questions are allowed.
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Museum of Illusions opens in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Museum of Illusions opens in NYC

Jack, I think it sounds more interesting than that.
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 20
Views: 533

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Leonard Hevia wrote:If he's getting a few coppers in his pocket or free magic stuff in exchange for writing reviews, good for him.


And there's the rub.

I think we've all made our points. The future decisions are up to me in regards to how much of this I'll let Ender's Game post here.
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 20
Views: 533

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

I agree with Chris. Ender's reviews are overlong and full of redundant chatter. But if he wants to post them, that's fine. Each reader makes his own choice.
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2018, 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: How To Become A Magician
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: How To Become A Magician

I would venture to say that if you are not familiar with the word "tyro," you're not in a position to question Mahdi's use of the English language.
by Richard Kaufman
September 21st, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: A rarely seen video...
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: A rarely seen video...

I saw Richiardi at the Festival of Magic and the Occult at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden when I was a kid. He was amazing in every way.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 5
Views: 743

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

I need to sell them. Printing bills to pay!
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online

Thank you. Live long and prosper.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online
Replies: 6
Views: 350

The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online

http://i.imgur.com/2HWVqOF.jpg For as little as $35 you can subscribe to Genii for one year! Join us at http://www.geniimagazine.com Our October cover story is a focus on a venue located in Paris that most of you have not visited, but should if you happen to in France, Le Double Fond (literal meani...
by Richard Kaufman
September 19th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Jack ... I didn't know you were that kind of guy!
by Richard Kaufman
September 19th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

The person who made this effect famous is David Berglas. Why do you name Asi Wind and John Born? No one would be discussing this effect without Berglas, who never uses a gimmicked deck.
by Richard Kaufman
September 19th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

There are better methods that do not require a gimmicked deck.
by Richard Kaufman
September 18th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 5
Views: 743

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

Ack! Orders pouring in! Get 'em while they're hot. :)
by Richard Kaufman
September 17th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 5
Views: 743

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

My goal in selling these deck and uncut sheet sets is to help pay for the publication of the book and the cost of making the four decks of cards. It's a $70,000 job!
by Richard Kaufman
September 17th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 5
Views: 743

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

Oh boy! Something great is coming in November! http://i.imgur.com/ODcndHE.jpg http://i.imgur.com/yecynER.jpg http://i.imgur.com/TsZNZy6.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CW4xFFz.jpg All four DeLand Decks will be available in a set limited to 100 copies. The set will also include an uncut sheet of each deck, wh...
by Richard Kaufman
September 16th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Potassy has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Paul Potassy has passed away

And from 1958: the year I was born.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTMWu39ufZk
by Richard Kaufman
September 15th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers

Oh, what a terrible movie.
by Richard Kaufman
September 15th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers

My daughter is named after Emma Peel.
by Richard Kaufman
September 13th, 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 865

Re: New ACAAN

Truzzi's account sounds basically correct (as David Berglas would have someone remember it).

The trick in the car was done to Steve Cohen and he wrote about it on his blog. It's also in my Berglas book.
by Richard Kaufman
September 12th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Penultimate coin box collection
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Penultimate coin box collection

If in excellent condition, probably $500 to $700.
by Richard Kaufman
September 12th, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 865

Re: New ACAAN

Did you only see him do it one time?
by Richard Kaufman
September 12th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 865

Re: New ACAAN

The best version, no surprise, is The Berglas Effect, done to me half a dozen times (at least) by David Berglas.
by Richard Kaufman
September 11th, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic with old casino cards
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Magic with old casino cards

I've had the same thought, but haven't seen anyone use them.
by Richard Kaufman
September 11th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

I heard it was a horse.
by Richard Kaufman
September 11th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Thanks, Matt.
by Richard Kaufman
September 11th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 113
Views: 3640

Re: About doing magic

Sometimes the trick itself does the heavy lifting.
by Richard Kaufman
September 11th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Could the Fetch trick be "Wallet Wallop"?
by Richard Kaufman
September 7th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

They feel like self-adhesive stamps, but I haven't peeled one off the panel of three to double check.
by Richard Kaufman
September 6th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chief Genii Will be Teaching The Pass
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Chief Genii Will be Teaching The Pass

I'm scheduled to teach a course as part of The Conjuring Arts Research Center's online university starting next week.
Of course, it will be on The Pass (or Shift).
You can sign up here: http://conjuringarts.org/2018/09/enroll ... niversity/
by Richard Kaufman
September 6th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Resuscitating Old Cards?
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Re: Resuscitating Old Cards?

I use an old method that has stood me in good stead for almost five decades.
I rub each card, both face and back, on the leg of my jeans.
Seriously.
Go through the entire deck a card at a time, giving each side five or six rubs.
by Richard Kaufman
September 5th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 113
Views: 3640

Re: About doing magic

The so-called "Skinner Monte" is Theodore DeLand's "Pickitout" from 1909 (approx).
by Richard Kaufman
September 4th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Secrets of an Escamoteur
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: WTB Secrets of an Escamoteur

Do you think you might be a little more polite about it?
And learn to use capital letters and punctuation like most of educated humanity?
by Richard Kaufman
September 4th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Index to Genii
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Index to Genii

No.
Someone started one online, but then the site vanished.
by Richard Kaufman
September 4th, 2018, 12:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller
Replies: 20
Views: 1503

Re: Penn & Teller

Producers get paid more.

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