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by erdnasephile
April 23rd, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 18
Views: 2516

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

What I think was the real shame of the "Impromptu" project was that in 2013, a sample pdf was produced which showed what the project could have been. Things were typeset and the new stuff was integrated with the old. It's really too bad that this fell through as it could have been really g...
by erdnasephile
April 20th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View: Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot rerelease
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: One Man's View: Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot rerelease

Hi, nice review. Many thanks. Could you describe the basic effect(s) in the routine? Thanks for the kind words, Jack. Sure, I'd be happy to describe the effects! In the advanced routine, Daryl shows a white rope and a red rope. He ties the "Amazing Acrobatic Knot" in the white rope. He tw...
by erdnasephile
April 20th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View: Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot rerelease
Replies: 3
Views: 647

One Man's View: Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot rerelease

(I do not wish to mutate into an annoying amateur reviewer of magic items, but I owe Daryl a lot, and I just couldn't pass up a chance to make a comment on this posthumous rerelease of a classic routine.) I have performed Daryl's great routine for Pavel's "Fantastic Knot", "The Jumpin...
by erdnasephile
April 18th, 2019, 2:58 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Coins Have Hidden Booby Traps And Secret Levers
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Coins Have Hidden Booby Traps And Secret Levers

Watching this was blowing me away already, but when I saw the notation about "freehand" I just about died!

Thanks for sharing this!
by erdnasephile
April 16th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A great book seller rides off into the sunset
Replies: 9
Views: 2308

A great book seller rides off into the sunset

I've been a happy customer of H & R magic books for more years than I can remember. Honest, knowledgeable and helpful, they have always come through for me and were the first place I'd look for books that I needed---first, with Richard and Charlie and later with Marshall. Sadly, I received an em...
by erdnasephile
April 15th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anthony Owen Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 5286

Re: Anthony Owen Has Died

Here's Andi Gladwin's tribute: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/blog/anthony-owen/

Mr. Gladwin says that the profits from the sales of Mr. Owen's outstanding book, Secrets, are going towards a youth magic scholarship.
by erdnasephile
April 15th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7846

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Are there any big stars in Vegas that are not 4-walling?
by erdnasephile
April 13th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anthony Owen Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 5286

Re: Anthony Owen Has Died

Oh, man! I was a big fan of his work. This happened way too soon... So sad.
by erdnasephile
April 13th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kreskin reference on Comic Book Men
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Kreskin reference on Comic Book Men

For you comics fans, on Season 6, Episode 15 of Comic Book Men (available on Amazon Prime), the old Kreskin ESP game makes an appearance (6:09). I mention it only because Ming and Walt do a mind reading "experiment" which is more entertaining than a lot of mentalism I've seen. (In addition...
by erdnasephile
April 12th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7846

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Bob-- if you're going to go that far, you gotta apologize for the Biebs too!
by erdnasephile
April 11th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Attaching a photo to a post
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Attaching a photo to a post

Hi, Tom: I think tinypic http://tinypic.com/ is a very easy, free image hosting site. You just upload your picture and it gives you the link you need to post a picture on a forum. Just copy the link that the tiny pic site gives you after uploading and then paste it into your Genii forum post and voi...
by erdnasephile
April 11th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaff credit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: Gaff credit?

Here's a related Conjuring Credits article on the topic that confirms Mr. Billot's post:

https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.p ... hort_cards
by erdnasephile
April 9th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7846

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

You're 100% right, RK. I'm embarrassed to say I skipped right over that without reading it thinking it was one of those embedded click bait ads that I avoid like the plague. The fact the author put that ridiculous image in the article is deplorable.
by erdnasephile
April 9th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7846

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Thanks! Enjoyed the article (except for the gratuitous shot at flyover country ;) ). Sounds like a case of only the strong survive in a cutthroat business. To be honest, I stopped going to Vegas years ago. As Nevada's economy tanked, some of the tourist areas just seemed to be getting more and more ...
by erdnasephile
April 8th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jason Ladanye on The Can-Am Conjuring Lecture Series
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Jason Ladanye on The Can-Am Conjuring Lecture Series

Sounds exciting!

On a non-related topic, I checked out the link at the bottom of the post "Magic of Japan", but ended up on a page with lots of random text. It did not seem like a malware link, but not sure what it is.
by erdnasephile
April 4th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Buddy vs. Duff features Penn & Teller
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Buddy vs. Duff features Penn & Teller

The new Food Network series, Buddy vs. Duff, features Penn & Teller this coming Sunday (April 7, 2019, Food Network, 9 pm/8 central) https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/buddy-vs-duff/episodes/donuts-and-magic https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/buddy-vs-duff/photos/meet-the-judges--buddy-vs--duff (T...
by erdnasephile
April 3rd, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1834

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

Thanks for the reference! I can see how that technique could account for some of what we're seeing, but at 00:15--- that's different than what's in Apocalypse, right?
by erdnasephile
April 2nd, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

Leonard Hevia wrote:Did the tall lady with the beehive hairdo really exist? Was she the one sitting near the stage who distracted the tiger? Did the animal catch a whiff of her hairspray?


The USDA report says there was no evidence that any of those things happened.
by erdnasephile
April 1st, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

There's an old thing I've used for Color Monte. Not sure who it belongs to, maybe J.K. Hartman. Basically, you display each card before slipping it to the bottom. Single, double, single. I'm one of the weird ones that never minded the alignment move though. Layman don't care. Hi, Ryan: I tried to f...
by erdnasephile
April 1st, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Another weird thing about Color Monte. In the sets I had as a kid, they were printed in shiny colored foil printing. I had several spectators speculate after the trick that somehow the foil printing changed color depending on how the card was held in the light. Obviously, a provably false theory, bu...
by erdnasephile
April 1st, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Interested students might also wish to check out Mr. Maven's article, "Slide Variations" in the February 1983 issue of The New Tops.
by erdnasephile
March 31st, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

They did the same thing when the IBM came to Kansas City. I took a hard pass. ;)
by erdnasephile
March 31st, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

And here is a more comprehensive list from Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/category/706 (Thanks to Mr. Behr for pointing these out!)
by erdnasephile
March 31st, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

I (like many of you) performed Color Monte in my youth scores of times. For some reason the alignment move never really bothered me as a kid. (I was apparently an outlier then, although I have come to see the light in later years!) Thanks to the generosity of many of you out there, here is a very us...
by erdnasephile
March 31st, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Removing glue from a card case
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Removing glue from a card case

Tom:
Have you tried a heat gun? I suspect that will soften the glue enough to get it off, but cardboard may still be discolored after glue removal.
by erdnasephile
March 31st, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1834

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

Wow--that was fun! (My favorite part of the act was the very beginning with the recalcitrant ace.)
by erdnasephile
March 29th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6482

THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

This story was referenced in USAToday this morning:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/featu ... =hvper.com
by erdnasephile
March 22nd, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT

Brad Jeffers wrote:Is it mostly coin stuff, or is Mr. Henderson also a cardman?


He does both: Triumph, copper/silver, cards (diary trick), gadabout coins, bunnies, chop cup, rope (not explained)--classic plots, but personalized and full of very clever touches.
by erdnasephile
March 22nd, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT

I've been enthusiastic about the recent works by Caveney, Thompson, Close, and Tamariz because I feel they teach performance pearls sprung from decades of experience that I can actually use no matter what specific tricks I want to work up for my own use. Accordingly, when this project came across my...
by erdnasephile
March 22nd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: What is going on here?

Joe Lyons wrote:
Brad Henderson wrote:What did paul Harris add to the effect?


He must be referring to Harris’s “Free Flight”.

Don’t let the trolls get you down, Al. You are the man.


Can't accurately read the mind of a troll, but I actually think he's referring to "The Giant Killer Coin"
by erdnasephile
March 21st, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 19717

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

And in other news, apparently this sitcom is in pre-production: https://deadline.com/2019/02/like-magic ... 202560174/

I hope she does card tricks...

;)
by erdnasephile
March 20th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Memorized Deck Question

Ed Marlo: "A Miracle with Cards", Ibidem n. 8, p 11. The trick has been then elaborated/re-invented by others: Simon Aronson in "Kabbala", Steve Ehlers in "Las Vegas Kardma" (p. 173), John Cornelius, Armand Porcell ("Les Cartes ESP"), etc. I published my vers...
by erdnasephile
March 20th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Memorized Deck Question

Marked, memorized deck?
by erdnasephile
March 19th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Listen to Johnny Thompson!
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Listen to Johnny Thompson!

Thanks, Dodd! These interviews are great!

Dodd conducted another interview where Mr. Thompson appeared (along with his friends Bob White and Harry Riser) in a discussion about his mentor Charlie Miller:

http://www.linkingpage.com/magicnewsfee ... iller.html
by erdnasephile
March 17th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 87
Views: 9125

Re: The Magic Rainbow

A few days ago, Mike Powers posted that he had a couple of shrink-wrapped copies for sale at 20% off retail.

(I did not post the link here since it's from another forum, and he did not include his personal information in the ad. However, Mr. Powers is very easy to track down)
by erdnasephile
March 17th, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Any Blackpool Highlights ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2560

Re: Any Blackpool Highlights ?

Wow! That's great!
by erdnasephile
March 6th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Magic is hard..."
Replies: 0
Views: 329

"Magic is hard..."

...but apparently not so hard that you can't make a goofy commercial about it.

https://www.vudu.com/content/in_home_di ... gital.html
by erdnasephile
March 6th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2883

Re: Not so secret anymore, huh?

That should have been: "Haven't they ever heard of Fight Club?"
by erdnasephile
March 6th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2883

Not so secret anymore, huh?

https://view.yahoo.com/show/today/clip/ ... lub-of-top

Haven't you folks ever heard of "Fight Club"?
by erdnasephile
March 5th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick

I'm sure I'm far from alone in having learned Bruce Elliot's Dr. Sack's routine from Classic Secrets of Magic. That was long ago and I'm sure I haven't done it in forty years or more. However, a few years back I had the pleasure of Bob Sheets showing me how it should be done, including a unique tur...

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