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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: 4
Views: 127

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: 4
Views: 127

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: 1401

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: 313

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: 313

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: 3
Views: 546

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: 3
Views: 546

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: 3
Views: 546

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: 587

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: 568

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: 568

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: 835

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: 267

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: 835

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: 835

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: 302

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: 1647

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: 547

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: 3621

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: 547

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: 1163

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: 382

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: 1583

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: 3621

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: 259

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: 328

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: 1490

Re: Penn & Teller

Producers get paid more.
by Richard Kaufman
September 2nd, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question of Larry Jennings Lie Detector
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: question of Larry Jennings Lie Detector

I think that if it's published, it's either in Genii or published by Magic Inc.
by Richard Kaufman
September 2nd, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman's Magic For Humans
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Justin Willman's Magic For Humans

Watched the first episode last night and thought it was good, and enjoyable.
by Richard Kaufman
September 2nd, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA

This material is in the public domain and stipulations along the line of the donor's are not legally viable.
by Richard Kaufman
August 30th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 113
Views: 3621

Re: About doing magic

If the woman thought the Aces were there by accident, then she was dumb as a stump. I can understand other explanations that might be a fault of the presentation, but you really can't fight dumb.
by Richard Kaufman
August 29th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Cardboard, and it's laminated. Works well.
by Richard Kaufman
August 29th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

You receive the magic set in a Drawer Box, plus the booklet detailing the tricks, plus the stamps. That's it. Videos are online.
by Richard Kaufman
August 28th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards

What made these cards great, in their original form, was the stock and the finish. Those cannot be reproduced.
by Richard Kaufman
August 28th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 113
Views: 3621

Re: About doing magic

Al, I would love to take the credit, but "jibber-jabber" but it's really old ... "Etymologists have been scratching their heads over its origin almost since it first appeared in the language in the middle 1500s. There's a set of similar words — gibber, jibber, jabber, gobble and gab (...
by Richard Kaufman
August 28th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2707

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

All Deluxe Editions of "DeLand: Mystery and Madness" are sold out.
Regular editions can be purchased here: www.richardkaufman.com
by Richard Kaufman
August 27th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: When to renew?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: When to renew?

And you will receive an email from us.
by Richard Kaufman
August 27th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Great Article on Why Magic Conventions Are Great
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Great Article on Why Magic Conventions Are Great

This is from The Atlantic--one of the best magazines published today:
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainme ... on/568219/
by Richard Kaufman
August 27th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any news on Chu's Magic(seems closed down)
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Any news on Chu's Magic(seems closed down)

Nobody here would have any information of that kind.

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