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by Herb
June 11th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek DelGaudio interviews Frank Oz
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Derek DelGaudio interviews Frank Oz

There are some great perspectives in this. Thanks for posting.
by Herb
May 27th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tony Spina
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Tony Spina

Hello - I have heard from a couple different sources that Tony Spina, the former owner of Tannen's, passed away. According to the link below his funeral was May 23. I hope that I'm not mistaken in this, but the reports do seem credible. I'm a little surprised there hasn't been too much comment on th...
by Herb
March 25th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lucy Darling in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 489

Lucy Darling in NYC

Friends - As you may know, Lucy Darling was recently nominated for the AMA stage magic award. On top of that she's geen generating great feedback for her performances at the Magic Castle and many other venues and also through the contributions made via her podcast Shezam (hosted with Kayla Drescher)...
by Herb
March 8th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Asi Wind, Shawn Farquhar, Carisa Hendrix, Bobby Torkova in Salute to Magic show March 30 in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Asi Wind, Shawn Farquhar, Carisa Hendrix, Bobby Torkova in Salute to Magic show March 30 in NYC

We are very excited that Carisa Hendrix, who is the host and a featured performer in our upcoming Salute to Magic show here in NYC was nominated for an AMA award in the stage magic category. Congratulations Carisa! She is on the bill with Asi Wind, Shawn Farquhar and Bobby Torkova - March 30. Detail...
by Herb
February 4th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Asi Wind, Shawn Farquhar, Carisa Hendrix, Bobby Torkova in Salute to Magic show March 30 in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Asi Wind, Shawn Farquhar, Carisa Hendrix, Bobby Torkova in Salute to Magic show March 30 in NYC

Friends - The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. has presented the Salute to Magic in New York City since 1909. We think this year's show--on Saturday, March 30--is going to be one of the best. It features Asi Wind, Shawn Farquhar, Carisa Hendrix and Bobby Torkova . We will also be honoring David Kaye ...
by Herb
January 8th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)

Please note that the club has announced there is a fee to attend the auction for non members. The details can be found here.

http://magicsampa1.com/reminder-sampa1- ... magic-7pm/
by Herb
January 5th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)

The annual magic auction of the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. in New York provides an opportunity for magic lovers and collectors to bid on rare magic items, find bargains on tricks, books, and videos, and ponder the mysterious tubes, hidden gimmicks, trick decks and other wonderful magic items of...
by Herb
December 6th, 2018, 10:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 76
Views: 12737

Re: Ricky Jay Death

I've just posted an interview with David Roth about Ricky at "Magic in New York," my web site which covers the New York magic scene. David and Ricky were longtime friends and David was Ricky's backstage assistant on many renditions of Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants as well as the later sh...
by Herb
November 10th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NYC Saturday Magic Group on the Move
Replies: 1
Views: 367

NYC Saturday Magic Group on the Move

The New York City Saturday magic group has moved to another location - A & H Deli, 431 Seventh Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets - across from Madison Square Garden. The group meets in the upstairs dining area. This is the group that years ago met at Reuben's Deli and until recently was meet...
by Herb
October 3rd, 2018, 9:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter DePaula Event on The Magic Show, in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Peter DePaula Event on The Magic Show, in NYC

Our event with Peter DePaula, who starred in the national tour of The Magic Show in 1974 and 1975 is being held tomorrow night, October 4. The details are in the main post. Peter has a ton of stories to tell about his experiences in the show including how he was cast, how he learned the materials, w...
by Herb
September 11th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter DePaula Event on The Magic Show, in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Peter DePaula Event on The Magic Show, in NYC

Friends, On October 4, The Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians is presenting, “ The Magic Show” the Musical and Me , a presentation and lecture by Peter DePaula. After the huge success of The Magic Show on Broadway in 1974 Peter was selected to play the lead role of The Magican in t...
by Herb
July 15th, 2018, 11:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Location for Saturday get-together in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 405

New Location for Saturday get-together in NYC

FYI - The group of magicians that meets on Saturdays in New York City is now getting together in a new location. The group meets in an upstairs dining area at 33 Gourmet Deli, at 157 West 33rd Street, between 6th and 7th AVENUE. Until recently the group was meeting at Cafe Rustico, a pizza shop. Tha...
by Herb
June 6th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Madrid
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Madrid

Hello,

I will be in Madrid next week (starting June 10) and am hoping to connect with magicians while there. Any suggestions re shops, shows, meetings etc appreciated. Hoping to go to the SEI meeting/lecture on Mon...Thanks.

Herb
by Herb
March 28th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magicians of Coney Island, a free event, March 28 in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: The Magicians of Coney Island, a free event, March 28 in NYC

Hello Folks - This is tonight. Hope some folks can make it. There will be performances by Richard Cohn, Mark Mitton, George Schindler and myself that illustrate our conversation about the history of magic at Coney Island.
by Herb
March 23rd, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 14.
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 14.

An update, Krystyn Lambert is now included in the cast of The Salute to Magic (April 14 at the Haft Theater, West 27th Street in NYC).

This is a rare chance to see Krystyn perform in New York. Hope to see you there.

www.salutetomagic.com
by Herb
March 17th, 2018, 11:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 14.
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 14.

This year's Salute to Magic show has a bill of amazing talent which includes: Harrison Greenbaum, Elliot Zimet, Mike Bent, John Bundy & Morgan and Keith Nelson . I'm sure these folks are familiar to most of you here, but they include magicians who have appeared on America's Got Talent , and Penn...
by Herb
March 7th, 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magicians of Coney Island, a free event, March 28 in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 549

The Magicians of Coney Island, a free event, March 28 in NYC

Friends - Richard Cohn, Mark Mitton, George Schindler and myself will participate in a free event, March 28, looking at the history of Magic at Coney Island. The event will feature performances inspired by notable magicians who performed in the realm of Coney Island's escapist shores, as well as con...
by Herb
March 2nd, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Xavier Spade Lecture in NYC, March 2
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Xavier Spade Lecture in NYC, March 2

Hope to see some folks at the lecture tonight, at Fantasma. The lecture will be held after the S.A.M. Parent Assembly meeting. Doors open to public/nonmembers at about 7:45 p.m.
by Herb
February 26th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Xavier Spade Lecture in NYC, March 2
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Xavier Spade Lecture in NYC, March 2

Please note that Xavier Spade will lecture in New York, this coming Friday, March 2 at Fantasma Magic at 8 p.m. in an event presented by the Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians. Spade has become known in the underground magic scene in New York, where he is the proprietor of Lost ...
by Herb
January 30th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)

Hello Folks - Just a reminder that the Parent Assembly/S.A.M. Magic Auction is scheduled for this Thursday, February 1, 8 p.m. at Fantasma magic. We've pulled in some specially donated items and also expect a wide range of tricks, books, videos etc. from our members will be auctioned. Everyone is we...
by Herb
January 12th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)

The magic auction presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the S.A.M., in NYC, which had been postponed due to weather, has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 1. There will be a wide range of hard-to-find tricks, videos, books, posters, memorabilia and more, as well as magic bargains, specially donate...
by Herb
January 3rd, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Parent Assembly Auction Postponed due to Weather
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Parent Assembly Auction Postponed due to Weather

Hello - The Parent Assembly #1 auction that was scheduled for tomorrow night, Thursday, January 4 in NYC has been postponed due to an expected heavy snow storm. (The details of the even were originally mentioned in an earlier post here). We will be rescheduling the auction and will get out the new d...
by Herb
December 31st, 2017, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 46
Views: 4520

Re: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!

Thanks for pointing out this magician to me. I love the characterization and - as others have commented - the commitment to it. It's brilliant. I wish more magicians would perform with more specifically defined characterizations. However, I wonder if we can remark on her contributions and innovation...
by Herb
December 21st, 2017, 1:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Parent Assembly Auction in NYC, January 4
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Parent Assembly Auction in NYC, January 4

The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is holding its annual auction Thursday, January 4 in New York. The auction provides a great opportunity to purchase hard-to-find and rare items as well as to uncover magic bargains as Parent Assembly members send their cherished tricks, videos, books, posters, mem...
by Herb
December 6th, 2017, 12:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Grifter's Panel with Todd Robbins, Free at Brooklyn Public Library. 12/7
Replies: 0
Views: 470

The Grifter's Panel with Todd Robbins, Free at Brooklyn Public Library. 12/7

Hey Folks, The Brooklyn Public Library is putting on a free event Thursday, December 7, with Todd Robbins and magicians Kent Axell and Eric Walton. It's called The Grifter's Panel and is part of the Library's "School of Magic" series. Here is a link to all the details including how you can...
by Herb
August 27th, 2017, 1:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 2908

Re: Stars of Magic

If anyone is interested in buying a copy of the Tannen's version, I have one for sale:

http://www.herbsmagic.com/store/p288/St ... Magic.html

While at the site, there are other magic books to check out too.

Herb
by Herb
May 21st, 2017, 2:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks
Replies: 1
Views: 2587

Re: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks

Hi - just a reminder the auction for these three rare decks of playing cards ends Sunday night (5/21). Check 'em out.
by Herb
May 19th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books: Marlo, Lorayne, Wonder
Replies: 0
Views: 1881

Books: Marlo, Lorayne, Wonder

Hello - I have the following books for sale. Shipping is $3.50 additional per book by media mail in the U. S. (will provide a combined shippinq quote for more than one book). Please contact me by email if interested. Best of Friends, by Harry Lorayne, $42 This is the 1982 version (not the later repr...
by Herb
May 15th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks
Replies: 1
Views: 2587

Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks

Hello, I have three great decks of cards for sale at ebay: an amazing vintage deck of Steamboat Svengali cards, and two hard to find unopened decks from the Expert Playing Card Company: an Exquisite Bold deck, and a Red Zen Pure prototype deck. They can all be found here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/got...
by Herb
May 5th, 2017, 11:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Hope to see some of the NYC folks tomorrow (Saturday, May 6) at our event at Cafe Rustico (i.e. "the Pizza Place"). Should be a fun day of hanging out.
by Herb
April 25th, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Here's the correct web link for that if you're interested:

http://www.herbsmagic.com/magic-in-new- ... fe-rustico
by Herb
April 24th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Hello Folks, Ricky Smith will be hanging out with us Saturday, May 6 at Café Rustico, 25 West 35th Street, from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to schmoozing and amazing people and helping folks with sleight of hand, Ricky will be selling his original magic products. This is organized in collaboration wi...
by Herb
April 16th, 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David Williamson
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: Interview with David Williamson

Thanks for the comments about the David Williamson interview. I'm really glad to know that some folks checked it out and enjoyed it...as well as the others on the site. The Magic in New York blog covers the wide range of what's happening in the New York magic scene, including a calendar of events, a...
by Herb
April 13th, 2017, 8:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David Williamson
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Interview with David Williamson

Thought some folks might be interested in this interview I conducted with David Williamson, in connection with his appearance in Circus 1903, which is playing now here in New York. He talks about creating the role of the Ringmaster in the show, but we also get into some interesting magic-related are...
by Herb
April 5th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scott & Puck Lecture in NYC plus Salute to Magic and Henry Evans
Replies: 0
Views: 1893

Scott & Puck Lecture in NYC plus Salute to Magic and Henry Evans

Hello - Here is info about upcoming events from the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. in New York. Scott Alexander & Puck will lecture this Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. at Fantasma Magic. As you probably know, Scott & Puck made an impactful appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and each has a...
by Herb
March 2nd, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 8
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 8

Hello Folks - The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting its 108th annual Salute to Magic show on April 8. The show features a bill of top-notch talent including accomplished artists Denny Haney and Scott Alexander and Puck, as well as juggler Will Shaw and up-and-coming conjuror Alexander Bo...
by Herb
February 2nd, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3

Hi - I've heard great things about Mahdi's lecture. Hope some folks in the NYC area can make it tomorrow (Friday 2/3/17) night.
by Herb
January 16th, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3

Mahdi Gilbert Lecture Friday, February 3, 8 p.m. Presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians Mahdi Gilbert's magic is truly spellbinding. He will mystify you entirely with his tricks and impress you even more because as a person born without hands he had to entirely invent ...
by Herb
January 16th, 2017, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Feld and/or public sloughs Ringling Brothers
Replies: 19
Views: 2511

Re: Feld and/or public sloughs Ringling Brothers

I find this news very disappointing for a variety of reasons. Nostalgia is one...I loved the Ringling circus as a kid, mostly for the sheer spectacle of it. But also as the largest and most visible circus in the U. S. it kind of was a focal point for the whole world of circus. Losing the link to the...
by Herb
December 23rd, 2016, 8:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC: Jan 5
Replies: 0
Views: 988

Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC: Jan 5

Hello Folks, Parent Assembly #1 of the S. A. M. in New York will hold its annual auction, January 5, at 8 p.m. The auction is a great opportunity to find unusual and rare items as well as get bargains on a variety of tricks, books, videos and other magic items. Plus it's fun to come see the exciting...

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