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by fkaps1
May 21st, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: First, Find a Layman ...
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: First, Find a Layman ...

Ok, it is after May 20th...how do i purchase a copy of the notes?
by fkaps1
May 2nd, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)

I am so sorry to hear of Piet's passing. For a few years he would come to visit me for a few days and delivered some lectures at my place. Piet was a really nice guy and a fine magician, but certainly more than a bit opinionated. I will miss him.
by fkaps1
March 8th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Dusheck Passes
Replies: 16
Views: 2692

Re: Steve Dusheck Passes

Steve's daughter Rene just contacted me to tell me of Steve's passing. He was one of the true geniuses in the field of magic who, unfortunately, was so hurt by the pirates ripping him off, chose to back away from the general magic populace. Despite that, he continued to create a huge load of amazing...
by fkaps1
November 16th, 2017, 4:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Darwin Ortiz/Michael Vincent Workshop This Sunday, Nov. 19th
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Darwin Ortiz/Michael Vincent Workshop This Sunday, Nov. 19th

For the first time ever, Darwin Ortiz and Michael Vincent are collaborating to present a full day workshop. This limited seating event will take place on Sunday Nov. 19, 2017 from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm at Marc DeSouza's Magic Theater near King of Prussia, PA. In this workshop, they will present the...
by fkaps1
October 23rd, 2017, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The First Michael Vincent/Darwin Ortiz Workshop Ever
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: The First Michael Vincent/Darwin Ortiz Workshop Ever

They are not planning any other workshops at this point. This is an exclusive that will only be given at our place at this point.

BTW, the event is already over half sold out with a maximum of 33 seats available. E-mail me at fkaps@aol.com if you ware interested in attending.

Marc
by fkaps1
October 5th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The First Michael Vincent/Darwin Ortiz Workshop Ever
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

The First Michael Vincent/Darwin Ortiz Workshop Ever

On Nov. 19th, 2017, Michael Vincent and his mentor Darwin Ortiz will present their first ever combined workshop. It begins at 11:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm. The venue is the very intimate magic theater at my home near King of Prussia, PA. Seating is limited to 33 attendees and the event is already ov...
by fkaps1
May 16th, 2017, 5:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 8748

Re: Steranko

Hi All, I live less than an hour from Jim. He attended one of the East Coast Magic Spectacular conventions that I produced along with Mike Miller and Jeff Carson. The headliner was Juan Tamariz and Jim wanted to see him. After that, he would occasionally attend lectures at our home and held court th...
by fkaps1
December 18th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Chinese Classic Illusion Magic Book
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Looking for Chinese Classic Illusion Magic Book

Hi All, I am looking for a copy of Chinese Classic Illusion Magic by Qifeng Fu and Qiu Xu. This was a version published in both Chinese and English in a single volume that was sold at the FISM Convention in Beijing. IF you have a copy in good condition that youwould like to sell, please contact me a...
by fkaps1
December 18th, 2015, 2:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 19681

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

My copy arrived. It is amazing, beautiful and I just got back from Physical Therapy for my back.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
October 30th, 2015, 2:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: List of Magic Books for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: List of Magic Books for sale

The majority of this collection is historically oriented books, but there are a few performance oriented books as well. If there is anything specific you are looking for, drop me a line,

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
October 30th, 2015, 2:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: List of Magic Books for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 715

List of Magic Books for sale

Hi All, My friend Roy Snyder, PNP of the SAM, passed away three weeks ago. The estate has asked me to help dispose of his magical assets. We have culled through the books and have assembled a list of certain publications that they have asked me to sell directly. Others will later go to auction, but ...
by fkaps1
January 14th, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Croce Collection at auction
Replies: 0
Views: 427

The Croce Collection at auction

Hi All, Pat Croce is not a name known to most magicians. He was the President of the Philadelphia 76er's, and currently is a nationally reknowned speaker, reality TV host, and enterpreneur. He is "downsizing" moving to a new home and has decided to sell his magic collection. Pat is an avid...
by fkaps1
September 9th, 2013, 9:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Exposed and Fearless
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Re: Exposed and Fearless

I've been a member for a while, but I'm posting anyway. I've gotten to know Vinny over the last few years and he has done some really interesting, varied and amazing things. I can't wait to read this book and have already kicked in my support on Kickstarter. I'm sure many other magicians will find t...
by fkaps1
December 27th, 2012, 11:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 22
Views: 4819

Re: Scotty York

I am so very sorry to hear this. Scotty is a fine magician and creator. He was always so generous to me. I had the pleasure of visiting him at his home many times and had him visit mine during the last two NY Coin Seminars, which he participated in. I hope he rest easy and he will be missed. Marc De...
by fkaps1
November 9th, 2012, 11:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "M.O.I." Lecture Tour Countdown
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: "M.O.I." Lecture Tour Countdown

Hey Doug,

When are you planning to do some lectures in the Northeast? I'd love to host you in the Philadelphia area,

Marc
by fkaps1
October 20th, 2012, 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MARC DESOUZA contact info?
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: MARC DESOUZA contact info?

Hi,

You can e-mail me at fkaps@aol.com

Marc
by fkaps1
September 7th, 2012, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 36
Views: 8280

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

I have seen Eric's show and other performances on numerous occassions. His work is incredible and he is definitely one of my favorite performers. Classical magic, beautifully interpretted.
by fkaps1
August 29th, 2012, 4:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Nick Ruggiero Perfect Prediction & Perfect Card
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: WTB Nick Ruggiero Perfect Prediction & Perfect Card

Hi Southern Magic,

I do have a Nick Ruggiero PErfect Prediction that I will sell for a price far less than the one on Alessi's site went for. It is in Mint condition. Please contact me for details,

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
May 30th, 2012, 2:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rainbow Deck
Replies: 41
Views: 7071

Re: Rainbow Deck

Hi Leo,

I'd like to buy one. I'll send you an e-mail immediately,

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
May 21st, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piff - the Russian version
Replies: 27
Views: 4581

Re: Piff - the Russian version

BTW, the jusge that called him out on the theft was Russian magician Kate Medvedeva.
by fkaps1
December 14th, 2011, 9:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Hugo Automaton is Real!
Replies: 14
Views: 7820

Re: The Hugo Automaton is Real!

If you want to see the real thing, youwill need to come to Philadelphia. The actual automaton that inspried Brian Selznick's book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, has been restored to working condition and is part of the collection at The Franklin Institute. It was built in 1810 by Henri Maillardet an...
by fkaps1
October 31st, 2011, 12:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 17293

Re: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012

I think the convention is a great idea. DC or one fo the suburbs is a fine location. Lots of stuff for the family to do while we are magic-ing the days away. I think a few of the key columnists can put together some lecture/presentation sessions with guest contributors.
by fkaps1
September 28th, 2011, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earle Oakes has Died
Replies: 24
Views: 5859

Re: Earle Oakes has Died

I was honored to deliver the Broken Wand ceremony at Earle's funeral. It was so apparent from everyone who spoke that magic was such a key element in his life. I was lucky enough to know Earle for over 40 years and he was always so giving in so many ways to myself and others. He was always there to ...
by fkaps1
March 4th, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: question about Fred Kaps
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: question about Fred Kaps

Hi Jeff,

I was unaware of his granddaughter lecturing on him. I would be very interested in fonding out more information as well. I did a lecture on Kaps at the last Theory and Art of Magic Symposium at Muhlenberg College a few years ago.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
February 24th, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians on Ed Sullivan
Replies: 9
Views: 2499

Re: Magicians on Ed Sullivan

There is also a second volume of Novelty Acts. It's well worth buying that one too if , for nothing else, a great video of Carazini's act...a real classic.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
September 10th, 2010, 2:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mikame???
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: Mikame???

I heard from Roger Dryer of Fantasma Magic that Yonezo Mikame passed away on September 9th, 2010

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
August 19th, 2010, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic of David Corsaro DVD Contest
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: The Magic of David Corsaro DVD Contest

This is a great DVD! Four really commercial effects that are certainly not run of the mill. This is material for entertaining real people right out of David's own repertoire. Really entertaining performances and extremely well taught. This gets my highest recommendation.

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
August 18th, 2010, 9:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Grasso Re-Appears on AGT TONIGHT!
Replies: 29
Views: 3000

Re: Michael Grasso Re-Appears on AGT TONIGHT!

Michael's father Joe is indeed the owner of Grasso's Magic Theatre in Philadelphia/

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
August 18th, 2010, 4:58 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?
Replies: 29
Views: 6110

Re: Credit for Celebrity Prediction Gag?

Hi All, I do not believe that Brooke created the original gag. I first saw it as a B&W photo of a generic caucasian baby back at least as far as the early 60's. Brooke added the idea of doing it with a cartoon of a baby, first with the African-American baby on the back, then later opening it to ...
by fkaps1
August 18th, 2010, 4:53 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Calculator Force
Replies: 14
Views: 5232

Re: Credit for Calculator Force

Hi David (et al), Bob King said an accountant friend had shown it to him, not a magician, so i tend to think that this is something that ran around mathematician circles before magicians got a hold of it. If only Martin Gardner were still alive...I'll be he'd know. BTW, Marc Salem is the one who rem...
by fkaps1
January 22nd, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Workers are IN!!
Replies: 114
Views: 16852

Re: The Workers are IN!!

Hi All, I agree that it was a bad choice for a subtitle and Mike has apologized for it. The real issue is the material on the DVD's. I was there for the shoot (I had no choice, it was at my house) and there is some fantastic material on the disks. Let's focus on that. I can tell you that the secret ...
by fkaps1
December 3rd, 2009, 11:09 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Velocity Paintball Catch
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: WTB Velocity Paintball Catch

Hi Brookey,

I have a brand new one, never used, that i am willing to sell. Please PM me for details,

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
July 31st, 2009, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 11853

Re: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday

And before I forget...Congrats Shawn! Glad you finally got the big one! Now you can retire from competition ;)

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
July 31st, 2009, 10:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday
Replies: 40
Views: 11853

Re: FISM Day 6 and the Results - Friday

Who were the finalists in both Close-Up and Stage in the Grand Prix competition?

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
April 14th, 2008, 4:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BEN MARTIN STUDIOS-THE CONJURER'S COMMODE
Replies: 24
Views: 4548

Re: BEN MARTIN STUDIOS-THE CONJURER'S COMMODE

Rene isn't kiding. I have one as well, having acquired it from a collection. It's a beautiful domed wooden box with a brass plate denoting the title. There are numerous props inside, all of high quality. As they say "It's the journey, not the destination". The fun is in all of the little b...
by fkaps1
March 2nd, 2006, 7:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What am I missing about booking lectures?
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: What am I missing about booking lectures?

Hi Eric, I do book a number of lectures for the Mid-Atlantic area. I host lectures at our home just outside of Philadelphia, PA, which has a 32 seat theater with tiered seating. I can ususally get anywhere from 2 to 5 additional bookings for lecturers within a 2 hour drive of each other;Maryland, Ne...
by fkaps1
August 1st, 2005, 7:34 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some more Tenyo, Gaffed to the hilt and Phoa Yan Tiong on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Some more Tenyo, Gaffed to the hilt and Phoa Yan Tiong on eBay

Hi Herman,

I have Vol. 1 and 3 and would love to find a copy of Vol. 2. Do you have any idea where I might find one?

Marc DeSouza
by fkaps1
May 16th, 2005, 11:36 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Nick Ruggiero Perfect Card Trick Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Nick Ruggiero Perfect Card Trick Wanted

Hi All, I am looking to purchase Nick Ruggiero's Perfect Card Trick. This is from his Signature Series. If you have one you are willing to sell, please contact me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:marc@impossibilities.biz">marc@impossibilities.biz</a><!-- e --> and let me know your asking price. Thanks, ...
by fkaps1
August 20th, 2004, 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Kaps on DVD
Replies: 59
Views: 6063

Re: Fred Kaps on DVD

Whatever you have to go through to get this DVD, DO IT! It is fantastic. I have been collecting Kaps footage for many years and this has some incredible stuff. My favorite is the shot right after his FISM win in Liege. This DVD has only stand-up material on it so it would be most appropriate to rele...

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