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by Jonathan Neal
October 21st, 2009, 10:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Hollywood Magic Vanished?
Replies: 42
Views: 15839

Re: Has Hollywood Magic Vanished?

You needn't worry: Hollywood Magic has never required customers to put deposits on costumes, as they never do special orders. Rather, they invest considerable sums based on previous years expectations and current trends.. and hope for the best. It may be that this year that investment may not be rec...
by Jonathan Neal
October 21st, 2009, 10:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Hollywood Magic Vanished?
Replies: 42
Views: 15839

Re: Has Hollywood Magic Vanished?

There is indeed a dispute between the two younger family members of Hollywood Magic. This has resulted in legal actions and counter suits. Greg is actively seeking to re-open the shop ASAP and unfortunately, as mentioned above, means the probable loss of the Halloween season.
by Jonathan Neal
July 17th, 2009, 1:32 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: jap box
Replies: 48
Views: 10680

Re: jap box and the origins...

I asked Ton Onosaka about this years ago. In fact, I think I am the one who told T.A. Waters the story about the rice box which he incorporated into his encyl. Ton said that it actually was based on a box that was stackable for steaming rice or keeping it hot. Hence the reason for the interchangeabl...
by Jonathan Neal
June 22nd, 2009, 8:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ageing Coins with Bleach?
Replies: 15
Views: 8241

Re: Ageing Coins with Bleach?

I seem to recall that boiling an egg seems to emit some chemical ..and putting the item to be aged in that water during the boiling process will do the trick.
It can't hurt to try.
JNeal
by Jonathan Neal
September 24th, 2008, 2:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GRAND OPENING!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

Re: GRAND OPENING!!!

Tony called me and asked me to perform a few things, so it looks to be a fun event!

Jonathan Neal
by Jonathan Neal
March 18th, 2008, 9:38 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: dye silks
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Re: dye silks

You can use RIt or Tintex dyes found in supermarket and fabric stores...for the most part they do a good job. The only problem is that in some colors they do not have the intensity of aniline dyes. Particularly the reds. Blue, green and yellow are all available in intense shades. Hobby craft stores ...

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