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by Dustin Stinett
September 9th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cards in a watermelon "pachydermous hide"
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Cards in a watermelon "pachydermous hide"

You mean the "pachydermatous outer melon layer." And as long as the lad is not using the line...
by Dustin Stinett
September 2nd, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Various Books/DVDs For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Various Books/DVDs For Sale

Per the rules of this forum, all of your contact info should been originally posted, including a phone number. There are ways to code them so bots don't pick them up (spelling out "at" and "dot", and some of the numbers in your phone#). Please keep that in mind if there is a next...
by Dustin Stinett
August 23rd, 2019, 3:51 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Al KJoran's Legacy
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: FS: Al KJoran's Legacy

Rennie, I know it's been a while, but you should know better. I'll do it for you this time, but please remember to include it in your ads. This is what we have for Rennie from his past sales (so if it's wrong, Rennie, you need to update it!): Rennie Parcesepe 2444 Plumcreek Lane Manteca, Ca. 95336 r...
by Dustin Stinett
August 20th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript
Replies: 23
Views: 2334

Re: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript

At one of the LA History Conferences years ago, Bill Kalush said to me that he believes, and I agree, that one day a letter will be discovered among a bunch of paper that will have his identity in it. "Had lunch with Dustin [because I am Erdnase]. I read through the manuscript of a book he is s...
by Dustin Stinett
August 3rd, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why, hello.
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Why, hello.

Hey Brian! I hope you are well. And I hope you join us more often.
Dustin
by Dustin Stinett
July 31st, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Golden Age of Magic Emerges in Toronto
Replies: 1
Views: 468

The Golden Age of Magic Emerges in Toronto

You all know how awesome Magicana is, with an incredible cashe of videos once all but inaccessible but now available for viewing to all at no cost, many top-selling books, keeping the Magic Collectors' Association going via its great magazine Magicol , their exhibitions (available online, also free)...
by Dustin Stinett
July 24th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This is What the Food Critic of the NY Times Thinks of The Magic Castle
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: This is What the Food Critic of the NY Times Thinks of The Magic Castle

My issue with this "review," and a couple others I have recently read, is that they imply that the food at the Castle was not good until the new chef came along. That's just plain untrue. Chef Jason Sperber turned the Castle's food quality around when he arrived just about five years ago (...
by Dustin Stinett
July 23rd, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eddy Taytelbaum dies...
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Eddy Taytelbaum dies...

Dick Koornwinder posted on it on Monday (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51911) so I will lock this thread. If you'd like to comment further, please go to that one.
Thanks,
Dustin
by Dustin Stinett
July 11th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shoving a Straw Through a Potato
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: Shoving a Straw Through a Potato

Those that they had at the Castle were a tad thick. Not sure how well they would work. I say "had" because they seemed to have gone back to plastic--at least the last couple of times I was there. (Which kind of bums me out because my joke no longer works: "Thanks, I smuggled in my own...
by Dustin Stinett
June 26th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Kaufman Wins Second Allan Slaight Award
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Richard Kaufman Wins Second Allan Slaight Award

Congratulations to Richard Kaufman who has received a second Allan Slaight "Sharing Secrets" Award from Magicana (David Ben and Julie Eng's art organization) in affiliation with the Slaight Family Foundation. Richard is the first two-time winner of any Slaight Award! Here's is their announ...
by Dustin Stinett
May 10th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AMA Awards
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: AMA Awards

It's really nice that the AMA members chose to give Brian Gillis a posthumous award during the same (award) year he passed. (Has that ever happened before?) There have been quite a few posthumous Fellowships bestowed (Johnny Hart this year, and he did find out days before his death. As for the memb...
by Dustin Stinett
May 8th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AMA Awards
Replies: 2
Views: 770

AMA Awards

Hi All, So sorry for the late post, but I have been sidelined by some damn flu/virus/nasty-assed cold. I could not attend the Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show this year. It's the first one I've missed in many years, and of course it was, by all accounts, brilliant. John Lovick will have coverage ...
by Dustin Stinett
April 23rd, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Marlo's Magazine Vols. 1-5
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Marlo's Magazine Vols. 1-5

FYI: Bob's contact info is the Genii Offices.
by Dustin Stinett
April 19th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Public apology
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Public apology

I've posted in the AMA FB page. I have little recollection of meeting you, but I certainly will say hi to Bill for you.
Best wishes to you.
by Dustin Stinett
April 19th, 2019, 12:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Public apology
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Public apology

Chris,
Are you able to post this on the AMA Facebook site? If not, let me know and I will do it for you.
Dustin
by Dustin Stinett
April 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A great book seller rides off into the sunset
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: A great book seller rides off into the sunset

Double ditto...........
by Dustin Stinett
April 14th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9584

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Richard Kaufman wrote:Can someone please explain to me what is going on in this thread?

It ran its course on the article that started it. And now we apparently have settled on the fact that, if not for Rush (even though they are now retired), Las Vegas would be dead. It's all good.
by Dustin Stinett
April 13th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2211

Re: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4

In 2001 Randy Wakeman, in connection with Marlo's widow, Muriel, reprinted Volumes 1 and 2, along with a few of his book titles.
by Dustin Stinett
April 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9584

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

No worries, Bob. I've been trying to figure out how to work Rush into the thread on Erdnase.
by Dustin Stinett
April 11th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Attaching a photo to a post
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: Attaching a photo to a post

Tom,
What Joe is helping you with is the fact that the Forum itself does not host photos. You need to have a place for it on the internet (lots of options there), and then you link to that by embedding its URL.
by Dustin Stinett
April 10th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9584

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Let me see, I have been walking around Las Vegas all day, since that's what most of us who go there do, and now it's time to see a show. Am I going to pick the one where I can sit and relax or be required to stand there the whole time? Hmmm... gee, I might be a bumpkin from somewhere other than NYC,...
by Dustin Stinett
April 5th, 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Collector's Expo
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: Magic Collector's Expo

Mike has been working on a Dante book for quite a few years.
by Dustin Stinett
March 8th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sonny Fontana
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Sonny Fontana

Not sure why I didn't get it posted here. I wrote a short obit for the March Castle newsletter. Sonny was an creative guy. It seems like he spent much of his life trying to perfect the "Invisible Man" act (what you saw at the Genii Convention). He never quite pulled it off, but he never ga...
by Dustin Stinett
February 20th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is All About Guy Hollingworth
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: The March Issue of Genii is All About Guy Hollingworth

Peter Ross wrote:Again with the "cardmen."

You must read the article then, so you can learn about the billiard balls and bunny rabbits.
by Dustin Stinett
February 19th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GeniiOnline is BACK and Online!
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: GeniiOnline is BACK and Online!

Ditto...
by Dustin Stinett
February 15th, 2019, 1:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final Curtain - Gary Darwin
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Final Curtain - Gary Darwin

I only met him a couple of times. He was quite a character. I think it's more than fair to say that, if not for Lance Burton, Gary Darwin's Final Curtain would have taken place quite a few years ago.
by Dustin Stinett
January 1st, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: 2018 In Review

First, let me say thanks for all the kind comments. I appreciate them. Now on to Rachel ... In early 2018 it was reported, by trustworthy people as well as family, that she had died. That report was wrong. Later this year (sometime in the fall I believe), she died. It was Paul Gordon who proved (pho...
by Dustin Stinett
January 1st, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

2018 In Review

The Genii Forum’s Review of 2018 So here we are in 2018 … wait … WHAT? 2019??? When did that happen? Oh well. So here we go again. A quick recap of the year that was. 2018. I am among those who—for the most-part—wish it good riddance. Harry Anderson, Ricky Jay, and Pete Biro all died this year—Harr...
by Dustin Stinett
December 23rd, 2018, 5:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Passing of Moi-Yo Miller Montes
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Passing of Moi-Yo Miller Montes

Thank you for posting those photos, as well as for your comments.
Dustin
by Dustin Stinett
December 12th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Short list of books
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Short list of books

Brent you need to add the address and phone number of the Magic Apple. Thanks.
by Dustin Stinett
December 2nd, 2018, 2:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 77
Views: 13620

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Well this is ... interesting:

http://www.rarebookhub.com/articles/2525
by Dustin Stinett
November 30th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 77
Views: 13620

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Here's a link sent to me by my friend Bill Bowers. It's Ricky's television special, Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women from 1989. There are some amazing performances on it; the things Ricky enjoyed. I think you will, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdYto9Ehrj0
by Dustin Stinett
November 30th, 2018, 4:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 77
Views: 13620

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Max, those clips were great. I hadn't some of those since they originally aired.
by Dustin Stinett
November 30th, 2018, 3:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 77
Views: 13620

Re: Ricky Jay Death

That was great, Bill. Thanks for finding and sharing it.
by Dustin Stinett
November 28th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23072

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Some random notes ...

Belinda Sinclair refers to herself as a magicienne. One of her shows is titled "A Magicienne Among The Spirits."

Though she's skilled in another aspects of conjuring, Suzanne could make a living with just a deck of cards. (She refers to herself as a magician.)
by Dustin Stinett
November 24th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 77
Views: 13620

Re: Ricky Jay Death

It is true. I have no other details.
by Dustin Stinett
October 24th, 2018, 11:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on October 24 and runs through October 31: The Close-Up Gallery Cocktail Hour: Adam Wylie Early: Georges–Robert Late: Ice McDonald The Parlour of Prestidigitation Early: Misty Lee Late: Rafael The Palace of Mystery Zabrecky* *Pop Haydn (Sun. 10/28) Daisy the ...
by Dustin Stinett
October 24th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)

Thanks Ross, glad to be of service. The AMA did that for a very good reason: Performers were getting inundated with requests to be on their guest lists from people who were advised by the media about "how to get into The Magic Castle." One way was to look at the future listings, Google a m...
by Dustin Stinett
October 17th, 2018, 1:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on October 15: The Close-Up Gallery Cocktail Hour: Christian Engblom (Thur-Sat) Jonathan Levit (Sunday) Early: Suzanne Late: The Phil Factor The Parlour of Prestidigitation Early: Don Chambers Late: El Ropo The Palace of Mystery J. Neal & Liane Kenji Mine...
by Dustin Stinett
October 13th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Johnny Thompson Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: Johnny Thompson Books

As a ten year member you must know that you should have your contact information on this ad. Please post it by noon (EST) today or the ad will be deleted. Thanks.

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