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by Richard Kaufman
December 14th, 2018, 11:55 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 65
Views: 25927

Re: DeLand

There is an issue with the marks on the back of the cards for "Devil's Own Trick."
Noting this here so you don't go crazy.
by Richard Kaufman
December 14th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 65
Views: 25927

Re: DeLand

DeLand regular editions shipped out yesterday from Michigan. People in the middle of the country are starting to receive them today.

DeLuxe editions will be mailed out next Tuesday by UPS.

Would appreciate a heads-up here when your copy arrives.
by Richard Kaufman
December 13th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Hart has passed away.
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Johnny Hart has passed away.

Marco, please don't give legal opinions. You cannot libel a dead person.
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionists - A blurb in the New Yorker
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: The Illusionists - A blurb in the New Yorker

The tiny fraction of stage time given to Chloe Crawford has been noted in a number of reviews.
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Hart has passed away.
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Johnny Hart has passed away.

Okay, Max, so he was doing Jack Kodell's act without Jack's permission.
He could have changed his act when he found out that he was doing someone else's original material.
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: AMA FISM club number

See how easy that was!
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: AMA FISM club number

Yes. You couldn't tell?
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: AMA FISM club number

Brad, you NEED that card. Carrying it in your wallet is a badge of honor around the globe.
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Hart has passed away.
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: Johnny Hart has passed away.

I heard that he copped the parakeet act from Jack Kodell.
by Richard Kaufman
December 10th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 65
Views: 25927

Re: DeLand

Books are all here. Waiting now for the decks from USPCC, which should arrive at the warehouse tomorrow. So the regular edition should ship by the end of the week (they have to open every box and put a deck inside, then reseal it).

Deluxes should also ship end of the week or next week.
by Richard Kaufman
December 9th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ascanio Video
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: Ascanio Video

Incorrect. Ascanio had been in declining health for years. Before he became ill, I would rate him as good as any card magician I've ever seen.
by Richard Kaufman
December 9th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ascanio Video
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: Ascanio Video

Ascanio made the tape not long before he died. He was already quite ill and moves and talks very slowly. He was an entirely different man and performer when I first saw him, before he became ill. You're really better off not watching the tape.
by Richard Kaufman
December 9th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ascanio Video
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: Ascanio Video

Has nothing to do with Stevens Magic. They sold the rights to Twin Cities. Look on their website.
The Michael Weber video has also not been transferred.
by Richard Kaufman
December 8th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 41
Views: 3790

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

I place no stock in anonymous reviews.
Is there a writer mentioned?
by Richard Kaufman
December 7th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Congressional Conjuring
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Congressional Conjuring

I cannot imagine any laymen remembering the specific details of a trick other than something like a floating dollar or spongeballs. Laymen don't care enough to remember details.
by Richard Kaufman
December 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 101
Views: 13375

Re: Royal road to card magic

You may have an answer, but it is an incorrect answer. The Double Lift also appears in Hofzinser's work c.1850.
by Richard Kaufman
December 7th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm

Fisher's description likely came from a student of Hofzinser's. If you do both versions, you can see how they might get mixed up.
by Richard Kaufman
December 7th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Congressional Conjuring
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Congressional Conjuring

For reasons of privacy, I never disclose who gets Genii.
by Richard Kaufman
December 7th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 66
Views: 7222

Re: Ricky Jay Death

I saw that production of "Dream," which starred William Hurt. My girlfriend at the time had found a violin in the back of a taxi, and it turned out to belong to a musician who was part of the show. He gave us tickets (which is a big deal, because the only way to get a ticket was to line up...
by Richard Kaufman
December 7th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

Why are you reviewing a product that is so old?

I can't even remember how many years ago this came out.
by Richard Kaufman
December 6th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm

Is that a riddle?
by Richard Kaufman
December 6th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm

Look on p.232, where a playing card of Hofzinser's is reproduced only slightly smaller than full size (or at full size).
by Richard Kaufman
December 6th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm

I've just read, and the description is perfectly clear to me. The card pivots between the right thumb (at the inner end) and the outermost crease of the second and third fingers (the outer right corner). You move the deck the deck forward SLIGHTLY as your left fingers simultaneously slide inward, as...
by Richard Kaufman
December 6th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm

Which volume and which page?
by Richard Kaufman
December 6th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm

It's nothing to do with Hugard and Braue: how I've described it is the way it's explained in Kartenkunste (Hofzinser's Card Magic) by Fisher.
by Richard Kaufman
December 6th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm

Mark's description is not the Hofzinser Bottom Palm. Right first finger (deck is held in Biddle Grip) is just over the outer left corner. There is a break above the bottom card (or cards). As the right hand moves the deck to the right, the card(s) pivot between the right first finger and the left pi...
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm
Replies: 19
Views: 990

Re: Hofzinser´s Bottom Palm

The left fingers do nothing. In fact, no fingers do anything. The card pivots into the left palm as the right hand moves the deck to the right.
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 101
Views: 13375

Re: Royal road to card magic

by Richard Kaufman
December 4th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 101
Views: 13375

Re: Royal road to card magic

The Double Lift was in print hundreds of years before Stanley Collins was born.
by Richard Kaufman
December 3rd, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship

The My Favorite Martian magic set was one of the last sets made by the A.C. Gilbert Company before it went out of business a year or two later. It's an excellent set, with many pieces (in plastic) that had previously been available only in French sets many decades earlier. A.C. Gilbert was already d...
by Richard Kaufman
December 2nd, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 75
Views: 10261

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

My general policy since 1987 has been to not advertise a book for sale until it is at the printer. At that point it would take about eight weeks for shipping to begin. With DeLand (and Tenyoism), there are other things to contend with: the sea, customs, and the manufacture of playing cards. All thre...
by Richard Kaufman
December 1st, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 65
Views: 25927

Re: DeLand

The books for the deluxe edition showed up at my house yesterday. The regular editions should have arrived at the fulfillment warehouse either yesterday or Monday. Now I am waiting for the Mystery and Madness decks from The United States Playing Card Company. They should have been printed last week ...
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 66
Views: 7222

Re: Ricky Jay Death

That bit from the personal assistant is quite nice, but this part is a bit disingenuous: "The card throw is a violent, physically taxing movie, and he was often out of breath by the time he'd fired six or eight shots (his word)." Ricky has had health issues for many years. One of them caus...
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 89
Views: 4214

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Gents (because despite my request to more than one female magician to throw their two cents in here, none have), I have done a bunch of trimming and deleting on this thread. I am happy that so many are contributing, and I think it's great that Peter Ross started this thread. I'm also grateful to Rog...
by Richard Kaufman
November 29th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 89
Views: 4214

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

You can just call me "Bub."
by Richard Kaufman
November 29th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 39
Views: 9020

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

I saw Jerry Andrus do "Ghost Grate" one afternoon at Scot Morris's apartment on the upper west side of New York. Illusion was great. He had a set of lecture notes that he had prepared for Ghost Grate, on which he had spoken at Harvard (I think).

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