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by Dustin Stinett
October 31st, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sniffing Out Houdini
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Sniffing Out Houdini

Anyone else receive this email today? "Just when you think you've got everything Houdini... David Haversat of Zanadu-Petrie Lewis, LLC has been granted Trademark status for Houdini - Cologne for Men . The product will be available this Christmas and Hanukkah Season. $29.95 - 30 ml. spray top bo...
by Dustin Stinett
October 24th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

If the trick(s) performed were published/marketed and properly purchased by the magician, the creator received their contracted payment. If the creator(s) worked directly with the performer, then we, on the outside, do not know what the arrangement was between the artist and those who created the ef...
by Dustin Stinett
October 20th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

An update on the "movie" from slashfilm.com:

"There’s no word on a release date yet (hilariously, Oz is now pretending in his tweets that the movie version doesn’t exist at all) ..."

https://www.slashfilm.com/in-and-of-itself-movie/
by Dustin Stinett
October 20th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeopardy Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Jeopardy Magic

He was from Las Vegas. And he was a professional gambler (cards).
by Dustin Stinett
October 18th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeopardy Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Jeopardy Magic

Anyone else notice the Magic & Illusion category on last night's episode of Jeopardy ? And it was a key category. By running it, the contestant named Daryn made it a runaway win. Here are the answers and questions: $400 A: Giving a lot of bang for your buck in the 1920s, he presented magic, illu...
by Dustin Stinett
October 18th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Kent Gunn wrote:Brad,

Germaine was a magician. Using his name is not germain as you used it. Damned homophobes.

Except he spelled his name Germain. Germaine was an early misspelling on some of his posters.
Just sayin' (what was this thread about?).
by Dustin Stinett
October 14th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

In explaining why he hasn't been on Twitter as of late, Frank Oz (ironically) tweeted that he has been "Pretty busy editing the movie version of IN & OF ITSELF with Derek D ..."

We'll just let that speak for itself.
by Dustin Stinett
October 12th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Looking For -- Abstract by Richard Kaufman

I received my copy at the San Francisco edition of the New York Magic Symposium, directly from the author. That was in 1984. I'm sorry to say that I sold them last year to a collector.
by Dustin Stinett
September 20th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle dues going up again
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Re: Castle dues going up again

Richard Kaufman wrote:The state-mandated increase to $15 per hour for minimum wage is a big factor.

It's a City of Los Angeles mandate, not the state ... yet.
by Dustin Stinett
September 9th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cards in a watermelon "pachydermous hide"
Replies: 5
Views: 745

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: 624

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: 553

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: 2617

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: 867

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: 477

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: 1871

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: 433

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: 1503

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: 1543

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: 794

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: 794

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: 1196

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: 3547

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: 3547

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: 2970

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: 9769

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: 2252

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: 9769

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: 1572

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: 9769

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: 853

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: 530

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: 1141

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: 1057

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: 1213

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: 1508

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: 1508

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: 1645

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: 460

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: 80
Views: 14958

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Well this is ... interesting:

http://www.rarebookhub.com/articles/2525

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