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by Richard Kaufman
June 22nd, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who invented the Topit?
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Who invented the Topit?

THE MAGICIAN MONTHLY, February 1920 Top-it. IS IT A MIRACLE? WHAT ? ? "TOPIT" The wonderful Vanishing Pack of Cards, Invented by HAROLD COMDEN. A most Peculiar, Puzzling, Perplexity and Curious, Convincing, Conception. An ordinary pack of cards after being shuffled, is held in the hand in...
by Richard Kaufman
June 21st, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Magazines

Correct: you can't give them away. And no one wants to pay the postage even if they're free.
by Richard Kaufman
June 20th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In Your Mailbox
Replies: 3
Views: 241

The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and In Your Mailbox

http://i.imgur.com/V38faOm.jpg The July issue of Genii, the greatest magic magazine in the world, is now available online and in your mailbox. Join us at http://www.geniimagazine.com Genii’s cover story this month is an excerpt from The Secret History of Magic: The True Story of the Deceptive Art, ...
by Richard Kaufman
June 20th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: July Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: July Issue

The digital issue always goes live the 20th of the month: today.
We got the paper issue to the printer a bit early last month.
by Richard Kaufman
June 19th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Parlour Tricks by Jenzo Harmonics
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Parlour Tricks by Jenzo Harmonics

Many of his items are not related at all to Tenyo products. Regardless, it's not illegal, and Jenzo has been doing this for many years with no protest from Tenyo or anyone else. Since he tends to make only between 6 and 12 of an item that is far removed in materials from the original, there doesn't ...
by Richard Kaufman
June 19th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Parlour Tricks by Jenzo Harmonics
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Parlour Tricks by Jenzo Harmonics

The Genii highly recommends all of Jenzo's products!
by Richard Kaufman
June 18th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 12186

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

That would make him 79, but I believe he's older than that.

When I first met Harry and Karl (in the same year, up at Tannen's) neither struck me as younger or older than the other. My memory may be playing tricks on me.
by Richard Kaufman
June 18th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 12186

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

I think Fulves is probably quite elderly at this point (if Harry Lorayne is 92). They did not seem far apart in age when I first met them in 1972. Who knows what's going on with his health and so on.
by Richard Kaufman
June 17th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 157
Views: 34226

Re: The Works

You're not the only one.
by Richard Kaufman
June 15th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3401

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Andrew, I watched the first episode of that DVD set you gave me last night. It took some time before I could understand about 50% of what was being said. :lol:
by Richard Kaufman
June 15th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3401

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

The two volume set will only be sold together.
When I first reprinted in 1994, I used the very first printing of Greater Magic. This time I will use a later revised printing that corrected many errors in the original.
by Richard Kaufman
June 14th, 2018, 9:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Videos of All 6 New Tenyo Items for 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Videos of All 6 New Tenyo Items for 2019

I really don't know. My understanding is that versions of it have been sold before, but poorly made, in Asia. I don't follow prop magic so am not sure of the details. It sure fools the hell out of me! I like all the tricks to greater or lesser degrees. The one with the magical reassembly of the port...
by Richard Kaufman
June 14th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 43
Views: 3401

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Here's a wee update. With DeLand about a week away from going to the printer, Greater Magic has been tugging at my attention.

Have been looking over John Northern Hilliard's notes, mostly skimming, and have found an entire chapter that he wanted to include in Greater Magic that was left out!
by Richard Kaufman
June 14th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Videos of All 6 New Tenyo Items for 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Videos of All 6 New Tenyo Items for 2019

I've just posted links to videos of all 6 new Tenyo items for 2019 on my Facebook feed, which is public so anyone can see it. I think you folks are going to be pleased by the new items!
https://www.facebook.com/richard.kaufman
by Richard Kaufman
June 10th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Circle History Gathering
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: The Magic Circle History Gathering

I spent yesterday, Saturday June 9, at The Magic Circle in London attending the History Gathering there. I had a great time. Hosted by magic historian Dr. Eddie Dawes and Magic Circle Executive Librarian Peter Lane, there was a record crowd in attendance to hear talks from Peter Brunning on Jardine...
by Richard Kaufman
June 7th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

I would be hard pressed to think of an audience where cutting open your scrotum would be appropriate other than a strip club.
by Richard Kaufman
June 6th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Leeman Parker RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Leeman Parker RIP

Dustin is not spreading fake news. Suicide.

And if you're going to "wonder out loud" maybe you shouldn't write it down in a public place. :)
by Richard Kaufman
June 5th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 9763

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Watched Mike Douglas all the time when I was a kid. Sometimes he asked very interesting questions!
by Richard Kaufman
June 5th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 9763

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

He did not do a back palm!
by Richard Kaufman
June 5th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Art Emerson R.I.P.
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Art Emerson R.I.P.

Oh ... that's cold.
by Richard Kaufman
June 4th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

You missed the ending. The wrong card was from his scrotum, while the chosen signed card was revealed to have been on top of the deck (after an indifferent card was shown there prior to putting it down).
by Richard Kaufman
June 4th, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

Roger, then you might enjoy a version of Chinese Sticks that I once devised at the age of 14.
by Richard Kaufman
June 4th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

I agree that it's not going to be to everyone's taste. Cutting off your testes to reveal a chosen card is never going to be widely performed.
by Richard Kaufman
June 4th, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Enders Game: I appreciate your reviews posted here, but please use some common sense when reviewing something as simple and well known as "Hot Rod" for a group of magicians. Your review could have been, at most, two short paragraphs and we would have known all there was to know.
by Richard Kaufman
June 2nd, 2018, 11:03 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick
Replies: 13
Views: 1350

Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Wayne Dobson did a fabulous version of that bit. It was hysterical.

Edited to correct Wayne Rogers to Wayne Dobson. Argh!
by Richard Kaufman
June 1st, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Visiting Magic Castle as Genii suscriber
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Visiting Magic Castle as Genii suscriber

I believe so, but you have to call the Magic Castle to get the exact details.
by Richard Kaufman
June 1st, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Visiting Magic Castle as Genii suscriber
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Visiting Magic Castle as Genii suscriber

You call the Magic Castle and make a reservation. They call us to double check that you're a subscriber.
by Richard Kaufman
May 31st, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 1815

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.

This guy was not "perfectly fine." It seems that he did suffer an injury, but that he alone was responsible for it.
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 1815

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Victim Loses.

My understanding of NHS is that if your need is urgent (which a brain injury would be), then you are treated in short order.
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 1815

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Victim Loses.

“Copperfield Trial Over. Victim Loses.” Emphasis on Victim Loses. Maybe I’m falling for the “scam,” as some have called it, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I believe Cox was seriously hurt. I don’t think he’s a “potato head,” or an “idiot.” I don’t think he is faking his injuries. I ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 1815

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Victim Loses.

Please don't post things that are not relevant to the discussion at hand. Thanks.
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 1815

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Victim Loses.

To me, having the people in the box reappear in the audience was not an interesting part of the trick.

To us, the much more interesting thing is how he gets them out of the box.
by Richard Kaufman
May 30th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Trial Over. Plaintiff Loses.
Replies: 28
Views: 1815

Re: Copperfield Trial Over. Victim Loses.

David Copperfield has not performed the illusion "13" for years. Contrary to what Mark stated above, they most definitely were not required to expose the workings of the illusion. Everyone who was brought up on stage was "screened" by David and the assistants. The volunteers are ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 27th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Yeah, the holdout is pretty silly. But the movie was great!
by Richard Kaufman
May 27th, 2018, 11:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collectos Worshop edition Compleat Magick Vol.1-2-3- 4 by Bascom Jones for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Collectos Worshop edition Compleat Magick Vol.1-2-3- 4 by Bascom Jones for sale

Is that $400 postpaid, or is postage extra. If so, how much? You should give an estimate of postage to the US, please.
by Richard Kaufman
May 27th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: [ Circumventing the Cut ]
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: [ Circumventing the Cut ]

This is the hard-to-get Tony DeLap interview.
by Richard Kaufman
May 26th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1089

Re: A Plunger Question

Everything is in Greater Magic.
by Richard Kaufman
May 25th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and in The Mail
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: The June 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and in The Mail

It's unfortunate, but surprising, how many great articles have been prompted by a death.

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