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by Passionboy
August 20th, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: She No Likee Card Tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: She No Likee Card Tricks

I might add that I have a 300 page book by T. Page Wright entitled "The T. Page Wright Manuscript." This book has over 70 card effects in 14 chapters. T. Page Wright and William W. Larsen, Sr. were very close friends. Unfortunately, Mr. Wright met his death in an automobile accident in 193...
by Passionboy
August 19th, 2011, 7:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: She No Likee Card Tricks
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: She No Likee Card Tricks

The book "The LW Card Mysteries" was more Mr. Wright than Mr. Larsen, who in reality did not actually perform sleight-of-hand card magic, or if he did, it was very limited. Mr. Larsen's magic consisted mostly of such things as "Blendo," "The Lester Lake Guillotine," or ...
by Passionboy
July 4th, 2011, 9:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Yes, thank you, Donal. Here is a 4th of July poem I would like to dedicate to everyone . . . even Brad, who seems to be an excellent writer and reviewer for the magic magazines. Nice going Brad! ON THE FOURTH OF JULY God Bless this country of the Stars and Stripes, Where Freedom reigns and on this d...
by Passionboy
July 4th, 2011, 7:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Happy 4th of July! God Bless America!
by Passionboy
June 28th, 2011, 10:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Brad, I'm merely trying to obtain information. You are projecting concepts into my statements that aren't even there, and that is really nonsense!

I certainly care abut the success of The Magic Castle! I feel passionate about it!

They don't call me Passionboy for nothing!
by Passionboy
June 28th, 2011, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Brad, do you think you are helping? I am merely wondering! Richard, concerning the subject of Truth. . . . John Keats says in his "Ode On A Grecian Urn": "'Beauty is Truth, Truth beauty,'--that is all Te know on earth, and all ye need to know." This passage reflects Plato's conce...
by Passionboy
June 27th, 2011, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

I'm back here, Richard! This is a subject that shoud be stirred!
I don't create these situations. I only respond to them. So this is the current thread, of course!

I don't mean to spread rumors. I doubt if I've suggested anything that isn't already circulating around.

What is Truth?
by Passionboy
June 27th, 2011, 7:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 10559

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

So what is the situation now with the Magic Castle? I don't like rumors; however, I also don't like politics. I, and many other
loyal members I'm sure, don't know what's really happening behind the scenes!
by Passionboy
June 25th, 2011, 1:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Oswald, you say, "I'll go with the former." I believe you meant to say "I'll go with the latter." Or don't you know the difference between "former" and "latter"? I'll overlook your crude language! I believe you're trying to say this rumor couldn't be true, and...
by Passionboy
June 25th, 2011, 12:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Max mentioned: "The Castle is going through some upheaval." Speaking of upheavals, there has been some talk in certain circles about changing the name: "Magic Castle" to "Magic Mansion"! This sounds like mutiny, since Milt Larsen owns the name "Magic Castle"! ...
by Passionboy
June 17th, 2011, 7:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Who is Don Beach?
by Passionboy
June 16th, 2011, 10:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Brad, I never claimed that I know everything. You certainly get defensive and make assumptions!

You say that the Magic Castle is in a mess! In a mess forever, you say! I didn't know it was my fault! No hard feelings!

I rest my case!
by Passionboy
June 16th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Intelligent adults should be able to at least agree to disagree without arguing or becoming angry!

Quite often the apparent misunderstanding really does seem more willful than anything else! I believe Mr. Kaufman is correct about that!
by Passionboy
June 15th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Neil Patick Harris / Tony Awards...a lesson?
Replies: 19
Views: 4080

Re: Neil Patick Harris / Tony Awards...a lesson?

"Starship Troopers" is certainly an interesting film. At the time I saw it, I didn't know who Neil Patrick Harris was. Concerning Gary Grant. Although Grant was a major movie star, it is interesting that he never won an Academy Award. However, Grant did receive an Honorary Oscar in 1970. G...
by Passionboy
June 14th, 2011, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

No! I don't believe that about 'drunken card tricks'! Again, you misinterpret!
by Passionboy
June 14th, 2011, 7:37 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Neil Patick Harris / Tony Awards...a lesson?
Replies: 19
Views: 4080

Re: Neil Patick Harris / Tony Awards...a lesson?

So far, the only major movie star to be on The Magic Castle's Board of Directors was Cary Grant!
by Passionboy
June 14th, 2011, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Very well put, Houdini's Ghost!
by Passionboy
June 14th, 2011, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Actually, much of these discussions become unnecessarily verbose due to the fact that the reading comprehension level of certain contributors is at an extremely low level. I wonder if you have difficulty understanding the instructions that come with a trick! It is granted that some instructions aren...
by Passionboy
June 13th, 2011, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Here's a remark I saw on the other Forum: Would Rep. Weiner be allowed in The Magic Castle? He is guilty of exposure! But seriously, of course The Magic Castle couldn't exist as only a private club for magicians. It would have vanished long ago had it been only that! The Playboy Club was definitely ...
by Passionboy
June 13th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

If you read my words carefully, Brad, you would understand that I said that The Magic Castle is a private club for magicians to practice magic. However, they should be able to do so without being scrutinized by "Big Brother"! (In other words, the managers!) Magician members should also be ...
by Passionboy
June 12th, 2011, 9:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Although The Magic Castle claims to be a private club for magicians. It is, in truth, a night club with the purpose of making money! Nevertheless, non-scheduled magician members shouldn't have to endure the threat of "Big Brother" scrutinizing them! Magician members should be able to go to...
by Passionboy
June 11th, 2011, 7:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

The report by The Trustees that I've already mentioned above specifies "no magic is to be performed while waiting in line for a show"! They mentioned the danger of exposure due to badly performed magic! The Trustees give managers the power to take action against anyone who attempts such an...
by Passionboy
June 10th, 2011, 11:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Just check The Minutes of The Board of Trustees, dated May 19, 2011. Exposure is the main issue! Managers are to deal severely with magicians who perform while waiting in line for a show! Undoubtedly, the other issues brought up on this Forum would also be a problem. Also, no magic in The Lobby and,...
by Passionboy
June 10th, 2011, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

According to the latest minutes of The Board of Trustees, Magic Castle managers have been instructed to pull out any magician member caught performing magic while they are waiting in line for a show. Performing magic in line is not allowed. The danger of exposure is too great, according to that mann...
by Passionboy
June 9th, 2011, 10:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Matt Patton's Facebook page has considerable information on it concerning his resignation. Matt said he will return from time to time to the Castle to see his friends. Mr. Townsend and Mr. McCabe what you say is undoubtedly correct, but don't get carried away unnecessarily. The audience for the show...
by Passionboy
June 8th, 2011, 8:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

What's happening at The Magic Castle? First, Robert resigns from The Board and now Matt Patton is leaving. Matt was an excellent events manager. I never blamed Jean Boyle for the Castle's financial problems. I always liked Jean. I understand that some magician members aren't renewing their membershi...
by Passionboy
June 7th, 2011, 6:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Ah yes. George Bernard Shaw . . . one of my favorite authors. Shaw wrote five novels. In Shaw's fourth novel, "Cashel Byron's Profession," he manipulates a romantic fusion of mind and body in the marriage of his prize-fighter and educated lady. At The Magic Castle, the magicians experience...
by Passionboy
June 7th, 2011, 12:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

When I was a teenager and shopped for magic at Thayer's, I often heard William W. Larsen, Sr. refer to non-magicians as 'laymen'! So I've always followed his example. I always admired Milt's father. Mr. Larsen remains someone who influenced my thinking concerning magic. Read some of Mr. Larsen's edi...
by Passionboy
June 6th, 2011, 8:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Of course, from the very beginning it was realized that magicians alone couldn't bring in enough money to keep the Castle going. So Associate Members and guests were allowed to come in. Survival is the reason. This is an unfortunate trurh. Every Saturday evening multitudes of guests arrive. This mak...
by Passionboy
June 3rd, 2011, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 63422

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

The only major movie star that was ever on the Board was Cary Grant. In those days, Bill Larsen, Jr. was in control. Back then, The Magic Castle really seemed to be a private club for magicians!
by Passionboy
June 3rd, 2011, 7:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roger Ebert - Make Believe
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Roger Ebert - Make Believe

What chance would a mentalist have in that contest? Most of the magicians are finger flicking sleight-of-hand types.
by Passionboy
November 12th, 2010, 10:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 10559

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

Ask Max Maven about that!
by Passionboy
November 11th, 2010, 11:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 10559

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

It is certainly true that "change is inevitable." According to Heraclitus, the only thing that is permanent is change. That is why "You can't go home again." Or "You can't step into the same river twice."
by Passionboy
November 11th, 2010, 11:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fire aboard David Sandy's "Magic Cruise"
Replies: 50
Views: 9464

Re: Fire aboard David Sandy's "Magic Cruise"

Who were on the ship from the Magic Castle, including not only magicians, but also their assistants?

I know they are all safe and back on land. Matt Patton said he was taking a shower . . . I don't know if he was alone:)

Dale Hindman was also on board.
by Passionboy
November 9th, 2010, 11:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 10559

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

When Milt Larsen created the Magic Castle in 1963 he was a young man. Milt will be 80 on his next birthday. He is in good shape, but I doubt if he would be very enthusiastic about starting a new Castle.
by Passionboy
November 9th, 2010, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fire aboard David Sandy's "Magic Cruise"
Replies: 50
Views: 9464

Re: Fire aboard David Sandy's "Magic Cruise"

I heard that Dale Hindman and Matt Patton are also on board the Magic Cruise Ship!
by Passionboy
November 6th, 2010, 10:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle Grievance filed against Bill McIlhany by Rich Cowley
Replies: 206
Views: 52796

Re: Castle Grievance filed against Bill McIlhany by Rich Cowley

Concerning Rich Cowley's ordination, anyone can be ordained as a minister for a fee. There are places that do this. I've tried this myself, although my present ordination is earned and legitimate.
by Passionboy
November 3rd, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 10559

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

Who are these power grabbers?
by Passionboy
November 2nd, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 10559

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

The Magic Castle is a private club for magicians. It's unfortunate that some magicians can't get along with other magicians. What happened to brotherhood and fraternal feeligs? Sometimes things become more infernal than fraternal.

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