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by Phil Pearce
May 17th, 2013, 6:45 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Robert-Houdin, Roberto Giobbi, and an Actor Prepares
Replies: 60
Views: 24787

Re: Robert-Houdin, Roberto Giobbi, and an Actor Prepares

I think R-H meant that a conjurer is not a juggler; he is an actor playing the part of a magician.
And I think Mr. Giobbi disagrees with that statement.

But I could be wrong.
by Phil Pearce
April 19th, 2013, 9:39 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Garcia columnist for TOPS or NEW TOPS?
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Frank Garcia columnist for TOPS or NEW TOPS?

Thank you, Mr. Pecore and Mr. Kaufman. That helps a lot.
by Phil Pearce
April 19th, 2013, 7:03 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Garcia columnist for TOPS or NEW TOPS?
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Frank Garcia columnist for TOPS or NEW TOPS?

Was Frank Garcia a columnist for either of these magazines, and if so, does anyone know the inclusive dates of the magazine in which his columns appeared?

Thanks!


Phil



“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
― Mark Twain
by Phil Pearce
December 27th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Definitive List of Recommended Reading ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6455

Re: Definitive List of Recommended Reading ?

Originally posted by Opie R.: The list still needs to include Fitzkee's The Magic of Rezvani, Thompson's My Best, and anything by Al Baker... I disagree Opie. Those are nice books. Though necessary? Tell you what; you read and offer a critique of the Gaiman Books of Magic and I'll re-read and and r...
by Phil Pearce
December 23rd, 2012, 11:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Prehistoric Movie Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: Prehistoric Movie Magic

I sure hope it's not a hoax. If it's not...astounding!
by Phil Pearce
December 10th, 2012, 12:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: The Magic of Fred Robinson
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: FS: The Magic of Fred Robinson

This fine book has been sold.
by Phil Pearce
December 7th, 2012, 2:09 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: The Magic of Fred Robinson
Replies: 1
Views: 523

FS: The Magic of Fred Robinson

First Edition Hardcover. Pristine condition.
$80 shipped USA. PayPal only.
Photos on request.

Thanks.

Phil Pearce
229 King Henry Road
Dallas, GA 30157
770-505-9074
by Phil Pearce
October 1st, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS OR TRADE: The Gene Maze Card Book
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: FS OR TRADE: The Gene Maze Card Book

One time price drop to $145, including shipping, for this OOP, hard to find, important book...The Gene Maze Card Book.
Google it, you'll see that this is a bargain.
by Phil Pearce
September 28th, 2012, 8:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS OR TRADE: The Gene Maze Card Book
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: FS OR TRADE: The Gene Maze Card Book

It's a booklet (stapled, I think, but not sure) put out by an IBM Ring in the Northeast (Philly?) around 1954, probably for a lecture by FG at their meeting. I think it's a stapled booklet.
It's about the only English language book(let) I know of by FG that I don't have in my collection.
by Phil Pearce
September 28th, 2012, 7:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS OR TRADE: The Gene Maze Card Book
Replies: 4
Views: 788

FS OR TRADE: The Gene Maze Card Book

First Edition, signed by Richard Kaufman. Spine has a piece of Scotch Tape holding a small piece of paper with 3 numbers. Back cover has a 1 cm ink mark. Interior of this book is spotless with no folds, bends, or markings of any kind. Appears to have hardly been read if at all. $160 including shippi...
by Phil Pearce
September 1st, 2012, 6:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for this card trick
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: Looking for this card trick

The trick I'm looking for vaguely reminds me of Skinner's Miracle Speller. What a great trick that is! But that's not it. I remember an additional feature of the trick I'm looking for: If using a blue deck, one red-backed Ace is utilized somehow. Also, I'm almost positive that the name of the trick ...
by Phil Pearce
August 30th, 2012, 1:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for this card trick
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: Looking for this card trick

Hey Joe,
Thanks for the reply, but that's not it. Standard playing cards. But I seriously respect your encyclopedic knowledge and willingness to share that knowledge.
Thanks again.
by Phil Pearce
August 29th, 2012, 7:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for this card trick
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Looking for this card trick

Years ago, I ran across a spelling trick I liked. I never performed it but now I want to dredge it up and perhaps add it to my routine. It's called something like "The World Famous [Spectator's Name] Trick". It was not in a magazine. I've looked in all my Fulves books, including the Jordan...
by Phil Pearce
August 18th, 2012, 7:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTT: Secrets of a Puerto Rican Gambler
Replies: 0
Views: 348

WTT: Secrets of a Puerto Rican Gambler

Will trade for SOAPRG straight up for "Magic by Garcia" if in decent condition.

ppearce43@gmail.com
by Phil Pearce
July 25th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book sale-Clearing the shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: Book sale-Clearing the shelf

Received the book today, thank you.
by Phil Pearce
July 24th, 2012, 12:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book sale-Clearing the shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: Book sale-Clearing the shelf

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for it.
by Phil Pearce
July 21st, 2012, 2:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book sale-Clearing the shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: Book sale-Clearing the shelf

Sam, I have tried to contact you several times. Your message to me today asks if I want you to hold the book I ordered, implying that you had not yet received payment. Funds were sent yesterday via PayPal to the address you listed (<!-- e --><a href="mailto:ka6sam@earthlink.net">ka6sam@earthlink.net...
by Phil Pearce
July 19th, 2012, 1:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book sale-Clearing the shelf
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: Book sale-Clearing the shelf

Hi Sam,
I too sent email to the wrong address, then saw your correction and sent another to the new, correct address, but I haven't heard from you.
Wanted to purchase the Meant to Be book by Born.
Where do we stand on that?
Thanks.

Phil
by Phil Pearce
July 15th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: KANE
Replies: 1
Views: 456

WTB: KANE

Does anyone have a copy of "Kane", by Peter Kane, that they'd consider selling?
Thanks.
Phil Pearce
here@georgia.usa.com
by Phil Pearce
June 24th, 2012, 8:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For: Magic By Garcia
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Looking For: Magic By Garcia

It's an 8 page stapled booklet published by the Philly IBM Ring in about 1954.
Anyone got one they'd consider selling?
Thanks.

Phil
ppearce43@gmail(dot)com
by Phil Pearce
June 14th, 2012, 12:26 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: On Creativity
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: On Creativity

Jonathan Townsend wrote:From that post:
The process of creativity isnt glamorous. Its simply about hard work,...


Seems like more of an outcome than a goal IMHO. The hard work is the process.


Huh?
by Phil Pearce
June 13th, 2012, 10:09 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: On Creativity
Replies: 2
Views: 736

On Creativity

Reading this made me, an admittedly non-creative person, want to create something original.

http://www.practicallyefficient.com/2012/06/10/blue/
by Phil Pearce
June 11th, 2012, 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cutting to 26
Replies: 19
Views: 3499

Re: Cutting to 26

It might be some sort of optical illusion working, but I have found that the right hand packet should look slightly larger than the left. It works for me. Dang. I'm right handed, but I have found that the LEFT hand packet should look slightly larger than the right. And I thought "it was just m...
by Phil Pearce
June 10th, 2012, 2:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Craig's 16mm Color Film Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Magic Craig's 16mm Color Film Collection

Thanks.
Does anyone know if the collection that was donated has been digitized?
by Phil Pearce
June 9th, 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Craig's 16mm Color Film Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Magic Craig's 16mm Color Film Collection

I read in Genii that Magic Craig donated his entire library of color film of magicians to the Magic Castle.
Has this collection been digitized? Is it extant? Can non-members of the MC gain access to this resource?
TIA
by Phil Pearce
May 31st, 2012, 12:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walton's Cascade
Replies: 27
Views: 4648

Re: Walton's Cascade

"Cascade" is one of the greatest card tricks of all time. After my humble version, "Mutanz," came out, Jerry Sadowitz described me as a "knob head" -- what better recommendation do you need? I purchased your "Mutanz" a fortnight ago and it is a beauty. Sneaky...
by Phil Pearce
May 31st, 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Five Card Stunner
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Five Card Stunner

Thanks, Mr. Pecore. Ordered it tonight.
by Phil Pearce
May 30th, 2012, 7:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walton's Cascade
Replies: 27
Views: 4648

Re: Walton's Cascade

Thanks to all!

Phil
by Phil Pearce
May 30th, 2012, 7:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Five Card Stunner
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Five Card Stunner

Aldo Colombini has a marketed trick called Five Card Mystery. It is said that it is based on Frank Garcia's Five Card Stunner. Can anyone help me track down where the Stunner effect is published, or absent that, where (if) it can be purchased?

Many thanks.

Phil
by Phil Pearce
May 17th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walton's Cascade
Replies: 27
Views: 4648

Re: Walton's Cascade

Thanks Tim. I'll look into that, and I'll also keep looking for the original Cascade.

Phil
by Phil Pearce
May 17th, 2012, 12:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walton's Cascade
Replies: 27
Views: 4648

Walton's Cascade

Anybody know where I can purchase this in the States?
Thanks.

Phil
by Phil Pearce
April 25th, 2012, 8:17 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Apple Puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: The Apple Puzzle

Neat.
Thanks!
by Phil Pearce
April 15th, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 99851

Re: Hank Lee

It's not over yet. More April Specials just arrived today: 1. Magic Coloring Ledger Book 2. Presto Chango Statement 3. Snowstorm in Sing Sing 4. Head Rags Off Hanger 5. Hippity-Ho Hidy-Ho Rabbits 6. Devil's Hank Leonard, did you get my reply to your PM to me re: your original post on this subject? ...
by Phil Pearce
April 14th, 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PM replies not working?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: PM replies not working?

Any plans to, like, fix it?
by Phil Pearce
April 10th, 2012, 4:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 99851

Re: Hank Lee

Leonard Hevia wrote:More April Specials:

1. The Boston Surprise
2. Fed vs. Magician
3. The Transaction That Cannot Be Explained
4. The Last Trick of Hank Lee
5. Devilish Scheme
6. Twisting the Truth


Nice job, Mr. Hevia. Made me laugh.
by Phil Pearce
April 10th, 2012, 4:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 99851

Re: Hank Lee

Oddly Bent wrote:I love the Seinfeld show, this is even better


CHEERS! (Where everybody knows your name)
by Phil Pearce
April 4th, 2012, 10:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 99851

Re: Hank Lee

I have a winky emoticon to say - lighten up, chill, let's be friends ;-) Prosecutors and judges recognize that motives make a difference to the crime charged and the sentences that are imposed for those crimes. Whether the difference between murder and manslaughter or a regular crime vs. hate crime...
by Phil Pearce
March 20th, 2012, 10:05 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 3470

Re: Videos

Thanks. Very very nice.

Phil
by Phil Pearce
March 20th, 2012, 7:10 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 3470

Videos

How exactly does one access the videos that RK alludes to in Genii Speaks? I read the article on Yumi in the digital edition but could find no link to an "embedded" video.
Thanks.
by Phil Pearce
March 20th, 2012, 12:06 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Missing move in "LuLu Lemon"?
Replies: 11
Views: 4960

Re: Missing move in "LuLu Lemon"?

Dean wrote:Phil,

You're right about the inner right corner not working out. I correct this by crimping the outer left corner at the beginning. Then everything works fine.


Thanks so much, Dean.

Phil

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