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by James
February 27th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Himber - GENII issue?
Replies: 46
Views: 2221

Re: Richard Himber - GENII issue?

Here’s a story that Jackie Flosso told me about Himber. When Jackie was somewhere around 12 - 15 years old, he would do odd jobs for Himber. Run errands, set up shows, etc. One day Himber calls and asks Jackie to come to his apartment (somewhere in Manhattan). Jackie gets there. Himber lets him in. ...
by James
July 3rd, 2016, 8:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 6944

Re: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong

Many years ago I made the decision that if a magician picked me as the volunteer for this and was going to use my hand, I would just sit down. I'm not sure if we can crate surveys on here, but if you were a volunteer and the magician wanted to use your hand (even if it was a magician we all respect)...
by James
March 24th, 2016, 7:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Roth's Stack Rim Steal Tips?
Replies: 16
Views: 5387

Re: Roth's Stack Rim Steal Tips?

You can see Roth perform the move here:

https://youtu.be/HcvdyNAV0x8?t=2m40s

Not sure if it will help you nail the move, but shows how smoothly it can be done.

J
by James
January 25th, 2016, 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIchard Ross---Jumbo Cards
Replies: 8
Views: 3678

Re: RIchard Ross---Jumbo Cards

Here are two...

Takemitsu Uchida:

https://youtu.be/THyZ-ynSzDA

The jumbo card manipulations start at 2:50. And later in the routine he does super jumbo cards, which is fun to watch.

And Mahka Tendo here:

https://youtu.be/GqRqNTP9seM

The jumbo card manipulations start at the 4:50 mark.
by James
December 26th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with a card move
Replies: 15
Views: 4120

Re: Need help with a card move

You can try a side steal, essentially "stealing" the bottom six cards and bringing them to the top, as you square the packet.
by James
December 10th, 2013, 8:43 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Yann Frisch video
Replies: 1
Views: 975

Yann Frisch video

Yann Frisch continues to work on and improve his FISM winning act. He's one of my favorite performers to watch. I think this is a recent video and there are some stunning moments in it...

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17bt0 ... iosites_tv
by James
November 21st, 2013, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Blaine Special
Replies: 41
Views: 8571

Re: New Blaine Special

According to Deadline.com... "David Blaine’s Real Or Magic celebrity special from 9:30-11 PM drew a 2.5 rating in 18-49, winning its time period, posting ABC’s best numbers in the time frame this season and helping the network score its best 18-49 finish on the night since premiere week. Even m...
by James
November 18th, 2013, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lu Chen Receives Berglas Award
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Re: Lu Chen Receives Berglas Award

Does anyone know the close up contest results? Or better yet, have a review or some commentary of the acts?
by James
October 13th, 2013, 4:02 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: James Randi Documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

James Randi Documentary

This looks, well, Amazing...

http://www.anhonestliar.com/Trailer.html

A documentary on the life and work of James Randi.
by James
May 2nd, 2013, 11:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 14156

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Here's what I've discovered about downloading... You can't download the envelope. Since the envelope is the first page, most of us probably tried downloading that and got the "this file is not downloadable" message and assumed it referred to all the pages. But fear not my magic friends... ...
by James
May 2nd, 2013, 10:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 14156

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

I'm able to download the newsletters. The download button isn't disabled for me. It's an icon in Revizzit (looks like a white piece of paper above a black arrow). I'm on a Mac, not sure if Revizzit is different on Windows machines.
by James
April 25th, 2013, 2:00 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Wood deck of cards
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Wood deck of cards

There's a Kickstarter campaign for playing cards made of wood. Figured some on this forum may find them interesting:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1247257383/hardwood-playing-cards?ref=small_projects
by James
April 24th, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Provenance of using a styrofoam coffee cup as a Chop Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 1870

Re: Provenance of using a styrofoam coffee cup as a Chop Cup

Brad, you're correct. It was William Zavis in the book Divers Deceits, published in 1973. I knew something didn't feel right as I made my first post.
by James
April 24th, 2013, 12:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Provenance of using a styrofoam coffee cup as a Chop Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 1870

Re: Provenance of using a styrofoam coffee cup as a Chop Cup

I'm almost positive that Jack Avis had a routine with a Dixie cup or styrofoam cup in his book Vis-A-Vis (don't have the book with me so can't look it up). Thee was no false bottom. You could use a borrowed cup. The gimmick was in the wand. Today, you can have the gimmick in a finger ring and pretty...
by James
February 19th, 2013, 11:45 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Derren Brown illusion
Replies: 1
Views: 640

New Derren Brown illusion

At first I thought this was a parody article, but looks like Derren Brown has a very unique "illusion" planned... <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9877135/Derren-Brown-for-my-next-trick-I-will-make-a-straight-man-gay.html">http://www.telegraph.co.u...
by James
January 14th, 2013, 9:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Imam founder of Mostly Magic dies
Replies: 14
Views: 3160

Re: Imam founder of Mostly Magic dies

I remember spending many nights at Mostly Magic and Imam always had a smile on his face and was just one of the nicest and friendliest people you could meet. Here's a clip of him on The Best of Magic Show: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://youtu.be/eooKHKRJ5po">http://youtu.be/eooKHKRJ5po</...
by James
January 3rd, 2013, 4:11 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Yu Ho Jin Secrets Exposed!
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Re: Yu Ho Jin Secrets Exposed!

That is great! He can probably win first place in Comedy in the next FISM with that act.
by James
December 28th, 2012, 9:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 192
Views: 24550

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

If we're playing the guessing game, I'll guess Michael Skinner. Definitely famous among magicians, didn't publish much and was only 51 when he died. Plus, he had a huge repertoire, so there's got to be stuff that hasn't seen the light of day.
by James
August 30th, 2012, 9:47 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A Carny's worst nightmare
Replies: 2
Views: 832

A Carny's worst nightmare

For anyone who's ever lost money on carnival games, this guy is getting revenge for all of us...

http://m.wimp.com/carnivalgamer/

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by James
August 10th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1987 Vernon Roast at N.Y. Magic Symposium
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: 1987 Vernon Roast at N.Y. Magic Symposium

Jackie Flosso was there too. He was either the first or second presenter. Didn't do any magic, but I remember him being really funny. Had some great lines.
by James
January 9th, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cool hand shadow video
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Cool hand shadow video

A video for YPO, Calcutta chapter (not sure what/who this organization is), but the video has cool hand shadows...

http://youtu.be/ryFQFzN6AMk
by James
November 22nd, 2011, 10:01 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Elegant Card Manipulations
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Elegant Card Manipulations

A wonderful and very elegant card manipulation act (with some interesting color changes)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KorMrargVxI
by James
November 9th, 2011, 11:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hans Klok loses court case over stolen performance material
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: Hans Klok loses court case over stolen performance material

I love how the reporter added this little bit of commentary...

"Klok, whose long blond hair is constantly swept by a wind that seems to arise from nowhere, "

No doubt, Copperfield has his lawyers on the case right now...
by James
September 13th, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slydini performing in Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Slydini performing in Spain

Here's 20 minutes of slydini performing in Spanish. Looks like it's for a group of magicians in Spain. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://youtu.be/GyKD4nqMrc4">http://youtu.be/GyKD4nqMrc4</a><!-- m --> The camera is at the worst angle possible, on his right as he's performing for a spectator...
by James
August 8th, 2011, 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who created this patter for vanishing bill?
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Who created this patter for vanishing bill?

Yes, Jonathan. Or if never published, did someone come up with the patter and everyone just borrowed/stole it from him?

James
by James
August 7th, 2011, 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who created this patter for vanishing bill?
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Who created this patter for vanishing bill?

I've seen a handful of magicians use the following patter when they vanish a large denomination bill. Was wondering if anyone gets credit for it and if it's published anywhere... Magician borrows a $20 bill and vanishes it. Then, throughout the rest of the show, whenever he refers to the spectators ...
by James
July 11th, 2011, 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ [off topic]
Replies: 23
Views: 3365

Re: Google+ [off topic]

Got mine. Thanks Damian
by James
July 11th, 2011, 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ [off topic]
Replies: 23
Views: 3365

Re: Google+ [off topic]

DirectResponseCopy at gmail dot com
by James
May 16th, 2011, 3:08 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini letter to Library
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Houdini letter to Library

Short article on a letter Houdini wrote to the New York Public Library:

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/05/ ... artifacts/
by James
April 5th, 2011, 9:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slydini introduced by Fred Kaps
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Slydini introduced by Fred Kaps

Here's a video I had never seen before of Slydini doing the knotted silks. I think this performance is better than his Dick Cavett appearance. Fred Kaps introduces him. Does anyone know what show this was from, and from what year? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd...
by James
March 16th, 2011, 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: April issue arrived
Replies: 31
Views: 5112

April issue arrived

Received the April issue with Jonathan Pendragon on the cover, in Boulder, CO today. Awesome issue as usual! Quick question about iGenii. Is anybody having trouble logging in? After logging in to Alexander, I click on the iGenii icon and it takes me to another log in page asking me for user name pas...
by James
January 12th, 2011, 4:51 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New FISM Blackpool videos
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

New FISM Blackpool videos

Well, I found them very funny... <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKEU8ZOHvoM&feature=fvst">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKEU8ZOHvoM&feature=fvst</a><!-- m --> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGM1iQQW9FE&feature=relat...
by James
March 31st, 2010, 8:38 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Good quality Slydini video
Replies: 16
Views: 4576

Re: Good quality Slydini video

Speaking of Slydini on video... I remember seeing a video of a PCAM convention (maybe from the late 70s or early 80s) and there was GREAT footage of Slydini. He was performing for a Japanese newscaster (I think they were filming that segment for Japanese TV). He was followed by Bruce Cervon. Does an...
by James
March 29th, 2010, 10:55 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Good quality Slydini video
Replies: 16
Views: 4576

Good quality Slydini video

Was just surfing around and found these two clips of Slydini on the Dick Cavett show. These are by far the best quality vids I've seen of his appearances and figured most would appreciate them: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTA0MDczMzA0.html">http://v.youku.com/v_...
by James
July 11th, 2009, 9:22 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Awesome dollar bill origami
Replies: 1
Views: 1516

Awesome dollar bill origami

Some amazing dollar bill folding right here:

http://thedesigninspiration.com/article ... r-folding/
by James
April 1st, 2009, 10:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dick Cavett Writes About Slydini in the New York Times
Replies: 22
Views: 5318

Re: Dick Cavett Writes About Slydini in the New York Times

Speaking of Slydini on video...

I know that Christian Fechner recenlty died, and he had a bunch of footage of Slydini which he had never released. Does anyone know what's happened with that film or if it will ever be released?

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by James
June 17th, 2008, 12:50 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Michael Moschen video
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Michael Moschen video

Here's an awesome presentation Michael Moschen did at the TED Conference...

http://www.ted.com/index.php/speakers/view/id/231
by James
February 13th, 2006, 6:04 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: eBay auction - Paul Fox personal item
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: eBay auction - Paul Fox personal item

Richard, Don't laugh, that's exactly what someone did, and they sold! I went to a marketing conference once and one of the presenters was an e-bay specialis. He told many stories of people selling the most unusual and useless things on ebay. One guy had sold a seven year old pair of boxers and anoth...
by James
February 2nd, 2006, 5:10 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Geek Magic (regurgitator)
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Geek Magic (regurgitator)

For anyone into sideshow type stuff, you'll love this...
http://www.wimp.com/regurgitator/
by James
January 25th, 2006, 1:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted EPOPTICA Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Wanted EPOPTICA Issues

Someone just happens to be selling seven issues of Epoptica on Ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/EPOPTICA_W0QQitemZ6 ... dZViewItem

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