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by Richard Kaufman
May 22nd, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: July: A 3 day workshop in Chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: July: A 3 day workshop in Chicago

Only $600? Well worth it!
by Richard Kaufman
May 22nd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Werner Reich - Death Camp Conjuror
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Werner Reich - Death Camp Conjuror

Levine is The Great Nivelli, someone I saw perform in New York City when I was a kid.
by Richard Kaufman
May 20th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii is Now Alive and Well!
Replies: 2
Views: 563

The June Issue of Genii is Now Alive and Well!

https://i.imgur.com/v92mpue.jpg Subscribe, renew, or extend your subscription to Genii today and you can preorder the gigantic “Magicana” book written by Charlie Miller! http://www.geniimagazine.com Many of you will not have heard of Luis Piedrahita, who is a household name in Spain where he has ap...
by Richard Kaufman
May 19th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DeLuxe Visible Block Penetration, @60's
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: DeLuxe Visible Block Penetration, @60's

I have one of these. GREAT trick.
by Richard Kaufman
May 18th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming

Yes it will.
by Richard Kaufman
May 17th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming

Coming toward the end of this year: Charlie Miller's fabulous "Magicana" columns collected in a beautiful book.

$150, but available for a pittance if you subscribe to Genii for 3 years at www.geniimagazine.com
by Richard Kaufman
May 15th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF Alan Warner!
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: LF Alan Warner!

Why would anyone sell an entire collection at a "good" price when the pieces sell nicely at auction?
by Richard Kaufman
May 13th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 8277

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

How odd.
by Richard Kaufman
May 10th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mnemonica Miracles Sale: April, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Mnemonica Miracles Sale: April, 2019

No idea why we didn't review it. It might be possible that no review copies were sent out.
by Richard Kaufman
May 10th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2632

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

I've grown weary of this nonsense, and he'll be heard from ne'er more.
by Richard Kaufman
May 9th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jimmy Nuzzo Has Died
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Jimmy Nuzzo Has Died

Dr. Jimmy Nuzzo, Marlo confidant and friend (and a very nice guy), died a few days ago. I believe he was receiving treatment for cancer.
More details in Jon Racherbaumer's obit in our July issue.
by Richard Kaufman
May 9th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 3710

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

Riddle me not.
by Richard Kaufman
May 8th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 3710

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

If you pay, then it's not exposure. Paying makes you a student.
by Richard Kaufman
May 7th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Razor Blade illusions
Replies: 51
Views: 4059

Re: Razor Blade illusions

It was a joke. :) I'm not even exactly sure if Michael Meyers is the dude from Halloween or Friday the 15th.
by Richard Kaufman
May 7th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Razor Blade illusions
Replies: 51
Views: 4059

Re: Razor Blade illusions

I often wonder about how many times can Michael Myers die!
by Richard Kaufman
May 6th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: George Melies' Illusions

The magician Harmington named in the poster is the man believed to have invented the back palm, having first performed it at the Theatre Robert-Houdin. See Magic Without Apparatus by Gaultier.

Bill Mullins wrote:Image
by Richard Kaufman
May 6th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: George Melies' Illusions

I've heard that the pioneering French filmmaker George Melies was also an accomplished magician and created a number of impressive illusions, including one where a person is decapitated and their head continues to speak as their body moves around the room. But I've been unable to find any books or ...
by Richard Kaufman
May 6th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elizabeth!
Replies: 15
Views: 2382

Re: Elizabeth!

Oh yes, I assume that everything is scripted and prejudged and the judges are all acting (badly). But the magic still exists as a thing, and it can be a good thing.
by Richard Kaufman
May 6th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elizabeth!
Replies: 15
Views: 2382

Re: Elizabeth!

I like that!
by Richard Kaufman
May 6th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Razor Blade illusions
Replies: 51
Views: 4059

Re: Razor Blade illusions

Pretty obviously, the idea of pointed needles in your mouth and sliding down your through is pretty horrifying. If I were to present the trick today, I would do it as a piece of Bizarre Magick.
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Razor Blade illusions
Replies: 51
Views: 4059

Re: Razor Blade illusions

This trick has always played much better to me with needles.
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Marlo's Magazine Vols. 1-5
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Marlo's Magazine Vols. 1-5

Marlo himself sold photocopies of volume 1. I know because I bought one from him.
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elizabeth!
Replies: 15
Views: 2382

Re: Elizabeth!

My guess, since they know what the steps are going to be, is that they have the first three appearances figured out before they start.
by Richard Kaufman
May 5th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: GENII column Alexander de Cova
Replies: 17
Views: 6080

Re: GENII column Alexander de Cova

I believe it came out. "Friend" Alexander on Facebook and you'll see what I saw some time back.
by Richard Kaufman
May 4th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elizabeth!
Replies: 15
Views: 2382

Re: Elizabeth!

People say that Bizarre Magick is a dead part of magic--that no one can really do it since Tony Andruzzi died.
This woman was brilliant. Whoever wrote and staged the piece knew exactly what they were doing. Perfect.
by Richard Kaufman
May 4th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 185
Views: 53201

Re: The Works

Unlike Ted, I like Real Secrets a lot. Getting fun tactile things interests me. I like the "play" factor. Ditto for The Works.
You see it 32 years ago when I published "Gaffed to the Hilt."
by Richard Kaufman
May 4th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gypsy Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 6975

Re: Gypsy Thread

Conus, please email me at moobooks@verizon.net if you're game to discuss this. Thanks.
by Richard Kaufman
May 3rd, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii App on Android device resolution issue
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Genii App on Android device resolution issue

Send me an email


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by Richard Kaufman
May 3rd, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)

It was a magic theater.


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by Richard Kaufman
May 3rd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Last magic shop in New England closes
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Last magic shop in New England closes

Murphy’s does not sell retail


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by Richard Kaufman
May 2nd, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 3710

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

Let's unmuddle: If someone pays for a lesson with ANY magician, it's not exposure. So let's just drop that discussion now.
by Richard Kaufman
April 28th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic & Mayhem at the Playboy Club NYC THIS WEDNESDAY
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Magic & Mayhem at the Playboy Club NYC THIS WEDNESDAY

There's still a Playboy Club in New York City?
by Richard Kaufman
April 28th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: George Marquis
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: George Marquis

No, they are not in the original article.
by Richard Kaufman
April 28th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 5613

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

I have read Martin's original version from cover to cover over time.
by Richard Kaufman
April 28th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man?
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Half Half Man?

I think Helder put out the four issues of the quarterly and nothing since.
by Richard Kaufman
April 25th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 5613

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

The Jinx, and The Phoenix, are both brilliant. And desert island companions.
by Richard Kaufman
April 25th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 5613

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

What's your point? That we should all read The Jinx again? I think we can all agree on that.
by Richard Kaufman
April 24th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 5613

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

There would have been nothing complicated about typing in all the new material and then inserting it into the original text where it should have been properly placed according to Martin's wishes.
by Richard Kaufman
April 23rd, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dental Dam Coin Penetration
Replies: 47
Views: 4812

Re: Dental Dam Coin Penetration

It's blue!
by Richard Kaufman
April 23rd, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: TAOM 2019 San Antonio, Texas
Replies: 20
Views: 3469

Re: TAOM 2019 San Antonio, Texas

My wedding anniversary is always Labor Day weekend. That makes it problematic. :)

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