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by Richard Kaufman
August 19th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Great, Steve, as usual.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025591

Re: ERDNASE

Leo, the Duke set of cards is highly rare, accounting for its high price. I don't know of another set that early which describes card tricks of this type.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 66
Views: 2909

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Hi Andy! Stop by more often.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

Hahaha ... should I just refund your money now? :lol: You'll have a stroke by November.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

http://i.imgur.com/LT2gxe6.jpg My new book on Theodore DeLand, 15 years in the making, is going to ship in November. It's at the printer in China now and I've already approved the proofs. Book is 608 pages, 9 x 12, full color, slipcase, museum quality paper and binding, weighs 10 pounds. Foreword b...
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

Yes, the same alignment move also used by Marlo in "Quick 3-Way" a year earlier.
by Richard Kaufman
August 17th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

Clip art.
by Richard Kaufman
August 17th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025591

Re: ERDNASE

Bill, that's amazing.
by Richard Kaufman
August 17th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

Uh, drawing big diamonds isn't a challenge.
by Richard Kaufman
August 17th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

The trick was created by Bill Elliott, the guy who printed Ibidem No.16 in March 1959 for Howard Lyons. Bill published the trick, "Three Card Monkey Business," in Ibidem decades before "Color Monte" existed. The original blow-off at the end was a blank card (regular cards were ot...
by Richard Kaufman
August 16th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

The release at MAGIC Live was done in advance. Everything should be available on the USPS website shortly if not already.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn Interview on Vulture
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Penn Interview on Vulture

This is a great quote, and not something I've seen discussed before. "What does it say about magic that the two most famous magicians in the country are David Blaine and David Copperfield?" "Penn: First of all, magic is hard and David Blaine and David Copperfield are good at what they...
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: Slydini's material

The Gaetan Bloom version of Slydini's Linking Pins is the best version. By far. It's on the market.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: domino magic
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: domino magic

Tenyo put out a trick called ESP Domino many decades ago. You can find it described in Tenyoism.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 370
Views: 173329

Re: Perverse Magic

Thanks, Jerry! It's been a wonderful contribution to both magic and our Forum.
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WANTED: Person well versed in Adobe Illustrator who is willing to work quickly
Replies: 0
Views: 308

WANTED: Person well versed in Adobe Illustrator who is willing to work quickly

Looking for someone very conversant with Adobe Illustrator who can work quickly on a secret project. It will be a lot of tedious work that has to be done in a short period of time. The pay won't be worth all of your work, but it's a great project and your name will be on it. Email me at moobooks@ver...
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2018, 3:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thurston in Smithsonian Article
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Thurston in Smithsonian Article

Thanks for posting. The second bit of video footage is great!
by Richard Kaufman
August 7th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 59
Views: 6233

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

I've had some brief contact with Dave Forrest. He's been having a rough patch for the past year. I can't say more than that, other than to add that he is not engaged in some nefarious plot.
by Richard Kaufman
August 5th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cool Disneyana Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Cool Disneyana Auction

That guy has the greatest Disney theme park collection on earth. Spent a huge amount of money on it.

But not for me. Gave that nasty habit up!
by Richard Kaufman
August 4th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: Slydini's material

performer wrote:Good for him. Can they be examined?


Mark, sometimes you don't know what you're talking about. I did Slydini's pin routine for years. No one ever asked to examine the pins.
by Richard Kaufman
August 4th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Advanced convention report: The dealer room will be very busy on the first night and less busy thereafter. Friends you meet on the first day or two you will not see again. There are a lot of events on the schedule and some are better than others. One of the two stage shows will be better than the ot...
by Richard Kaufman
August 4th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 28
Views: 1515

Re: Slydini's material

I think some of that stuff later ended up in Chronicles.
by Richard Kaufman
August 1st, 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 goes to Canada!
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

Re: FISM 2021 goes to Canada!

John, I believe he's referring to the number of people who have preregistered already.

The Canadian dollar is so weak, that the registration price is probably one of the lowest for a FISM.
by Richard Kaufman
July 31st, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 66
Views: 2909

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I think Charlie did many Double Lifts. The one he used in life may well not be the one he did on that film.
by Richard Kaufman
July 31st, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Repertoire by Asi Wind
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Repertoire by Asi Wind

Yes, being reprinted. September or October, perhaps?
by Richard Kaufman
July 31st, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uppity Vents
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Uppity Vents

In today's New York Times there's an article about a ventriloquist convention in Kentucky. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/arts/vent-haven-ventriloquist-convention.html?hpw&rref=arts&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well The ...
by Richard Kaufman
July 30th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 66
Views: 2909

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Joe, there are few instances where you can do that kind of separation during most uses of the Elmsley Count.
by Richard Kaufman
July 30th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 66
Views: 2909

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

It's nonsense. We are not laymen, nor are we pretending to be. Sometimes not understanding what Vernon meant by "be natural" leads to essays like that. No, some laymen don't use their left thumb. We are not laymen. At a bare minimum, we are expert card handlers. So, like a professional dea...
by Richard Kaufman
July 30th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme

No, that is not the impromptu method (and why would it be?).
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB New Stars of Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: WTB New Stars of Magic

Good luck!
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Friedman to Take Over "Magicana" in February 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Jonathan Friedman to Take Over "Magicana" in February 2019

It's a hard job that takes a lot of time. You must remember that "Magicana" used to contain just one trick, and the rest was commentary. When I bought Genii, without thinking I just ported over what I had done for the first years in MAGIC magazine, in my column "Inner Workings." ...
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme

For those even mildly curious, this is a GREAT effect, and there is an impromptu method included that does not require the you-know-what in order to prepare the cards.
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books by Fox, Tappan, Schlutz, Lorayne, Smith...
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Books by Fox, Tappan, Schlutz, Lorayne, Smith...

The Impostress Princess does not have a dj, so nothing is missing.
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: A.Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1779

Re: A.Bandit

The first printing of the book had to be pulled before it was sold because some of the interviews had not been properly edited. Amazon was selling those for a while.
by Richard Kaufman
July 28th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Friedman to Take Over "Magicana" in February 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Jonathan Friedman to Take Over "Magicana" in February 2019

Happy to announce that Jonathan Friedman will be taking the reins of "Magicana" in Genii beginning in February. I want to thank John Guastaferro for doing a great (beyond great) job, and continuing to do a great job through our January issue.
by Richard Kaufman
July 26th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3-D looking glass for your desk...
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: 3-D looking glass for your desk...

It appears to only show short clips, making it a very expensive toy.
by Richard Kaufman
July 25th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Online mystery tweet
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Genii Online mystery tweet

Change in management.
by Richard Kaufman
July 24th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2439

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

refurbia: you've misspelled Annemann's name in your signature.
by Richard Kaufman
July 24th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2439

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

I'm sure Criss Angel would come in last! :lol:
by Richard Kaufman
July 24th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2439

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

If you are going to enter a competition, you have to steel yourself for both criticism and a losing score, pro or not.

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