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by Grippo's Wish
February 20th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Nonsense in Mentalisim
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: Nonsense in Mentalisim

In recent times it seems a fair amount of mentalists talk about effects using so called N L P techniques . I understand when this is done as an possible explanation to a baffled spectator as it deflects from the real methodology involved but do any mentalists seriously talke this pseudoscientific n...
by Grippo's Wish
February 12th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top Change Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1754

Re: Top Change Effect

PressureFan wrote:Fechter's Be Honest What Is It.


Just to clarify: this [now classic effect] is PAUL GERTNER’S handling of the effect. The original one is performed with two random cards.
by Grippo's Wish
February 3rd, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7531
Views: 2255901

Re: ERDNASE

So right now two persons know the candidate. One is T.K. who claims to have proofs, photos, books, etc. And R.K. who says that that same candidate is “beyond preposterous”. Perhaps we need a third one to decide?
by Grippo's Wish
January 31st, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 157
Views: 14888

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Meir Yedid did a small video with Steve where he explicitly stated that the material is for everyone. The third part are gambling demonstrations and he said they are not particularly difficult to do.
by Grippo's Wish
January 29th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7531
Views: 2255901

Re: ERDNASE

L’Homme Masque was Erdnase
by Grippo's Wish
January 24th, 2020, 2:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 157
Views: 14888

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Table of Contents?
by Grippo's Wish
January 19th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tarbell and Crediting
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Tarbell and Crediting

It would seem to be that Tarbell was particularly “ungenerous” in his crediting service in his course, but I have never seen anyone complain about this.

I understand the original course was directed at businessmen but the Tannen’s reissue should have been more complete?
by Grippo's Wish
January 2nd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: 2019 In Review

When my suscription to G expired, I thought I would wait a while before renewing it. I was going to renew it today; in my head I thought that the subscription expired 1 and a half years ago. It turns out - the last issue I read was april 2019 lol
by Grippo's Wish
December 28th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Book(s) of the Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1528

Re: Book(s) of the Year

I purchased in june Roberto Mansilla's (Genii's writer) new book "Cerca". It's in spanish. Very nice.
by Grippo's Wish
December 28th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Book(s) of the Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1528

Re: Book(s) of the Year

If you don't vote for the DeLand book, you'll see what's going to happen to you

PS: it's a joke
by Grippo's Wish
November 18th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: On The Slant
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: On The Slant

I have the best version of the 21 card trick. The spelling version. It has been in print for decades yet I have never seen a single magician do it or even mention it. Dear Mark: where can I find this version in print? By the way - I believe I never performed in my life the 21 trick. The reason is p...
by Grippo's Wish
November 18th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: On The Slant
Replies: 37
Views: 2795

Re: On The Slant

Mark, I'm so glad you're back. Your posturing and opinionated drivel is always welcome. I'm quite certain you neither block nor script your shows. Carry on! Mediocrity is a way of life for most magicians. I have the luxury of having had a a series of jobs that allowed me to retire. I knew, from an ...
by Grippo's Wish
November 18th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8691

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuCfKkn5OJE:o :o :o :o Arcanumbers. its so impressive.. is this jeremy weiss version? You can blur anyone's face? Does it work without the wineglass? I developed a method for ACAAN a couple years ago and I believe it's the same method. I also have it on video, but so...
by Grippo's Wish
October 23rd, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 3222

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

Denis Behr wrote:
Grippo's Wish wrote:E. Victor also apparently created the "Multiple Selections Card Routine": having 8 cards selected and reproduced.

https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.p ... revelation


Interesting. You may consider adding the reference I mentioned; it's in Gibeciere
by Grippo's Wish
October 22nd, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The place of Edward Victor in magic history
Replies: 22
Views: 3222

Re: The place of Edward Victor in magic history

E. Victor also apparently created the "Multiple Selections Card Routine": having 8 cards selected and reproduced. In the "Hugards' Letters to Orville Meyer", in one of them from 1938 Hugard mentions the idea of putting together many pick a card tricks, as if nobody has thought of...
by Grippo's Wish
October 6th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 82
Views: 10056

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

A few weeks ago I found Dani DaOrtiz' version of this effect, based on a concept by Tamariz. Basically, Tamariz told DaOrtiz that Vernon didn't used an actual double back card, but rather, two cards facing together. Additionally, DaOrtiz says that he has a letter from Howard Hamburg where he wrote t...
by Grippo's Wish
October 6th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Renewed for Season Seven
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Renewed for Season Seven

It would be very cool, interesting, exciting, etc if M. Close would/could appear on the show performing magic, trying to fool them! (Although I believe everyone knows he can)
by Grippo's Wish
July 24th, 2016, 1:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for anything by Michael Weber
Replies: 21
Views: 7462

Re: Looking for anything by Michael Weber

There's a Linking Ring issue with a Stewart James parade, and there's the Piano trick done with socks (!) by him.
by Grippo's Wish
August 31st, 2015, 2:44 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Issue on the iPhone App
Replies: 1
Views: 4154

Issue on the iPhone App

Hi! When using the iPhone App, if I select any back issue, if I press the middle button of the phone to use another app or function, after a few minutes if I return to the Genii app, it will automatically load the last issue. This happens apparently after a wait of around 10 mins. more or less. So s...
by Grippo's Wish
August 21st, 2015, 12:01 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Book printing in the 70's
Replies: 0
Views: 1022

Book printing in the 70's

Hi!

Do you know what's the type of paper and printing used in many books of the 70's, for example, Thompson's "Magic to Delight"?

thanks!
by Grippo's Wish
January 29th, 2015, 12:04 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Berglas & TED
Replies: 0
Views: 5860

Berglas & TED

At the beginning of the Berglas book, Berglas points to the TED site for the "philosophical" part. I'm here, but any specific reference? Did anyone checked this?
by Grippo's Wish
January 29th, 2015, 11:58 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Thank you Richard
Replies: 7
Views: 11216

Thank you Richard

Hi I wanted to thank Richard for his excellent offers. Last month I received "Feints and Temps of Harry Riser", a book I wanted to purchase since it came out (like 20 years ago?). It's more than excellent. I smell the pages every time I open it. Very, very good magic. Also, I received &quo...
by Grippo's Wish
January 7th, 2015, 1:37 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 25631

Re: Genii Archive Question

I installed a new browser ("Opera") and STILL the same problem. I really don't know what to do...
by Grippo's Wish
December 12th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 25631

Re: Genii Archive Question

No that I know.

But even if so - should that answer why back issues can't be seen and newer ones can?

The "oldest" issue I can browse is from 2000. From 1999 backwards they don't display.
by Grippo's Wish
December 12th, 2014, 12:02 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 25631

Re: Genii Archive Question

I just tried with Chrome, and exactly the same result: new issues can be seen, old issues can't.
by Grippo's Wish
December 12th, 2014, 11:47 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 25631

Re: Genii Archive Question

I'm going to explain again my problem, with more details, with the hope that someone may be able to help me. I'm using the digital version of the magazine in my computer (windows, firefox). I can perfectly access all the "new" issues (around 2010 until now) with no problem at all. However,...
by Grippo's Wish
December 8th, 2014, 11:16 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 25631

Genii Archive Question

When I click in the archives I can select any issue from any year. However, after I click on one of them, there is simply no content: no pages can be seen. Now, I discovered that if I click on the thumbnails, I can see all the pages in that issue in thumb size; but when trying to access any page it ...
by Grippo's Wish
April 10th, 2013, 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW JIMMY GRIPPO'S VIDEO(S)
Replies: 9
Views: 3447

NEW JIMMY GRIPPO'S VIDEO(S)

Hello everyone, after much trouble, effort, time and (some) money, I'm extremely proud to anounce you that I posted a new Jimmy Grippo video on youtube. There are two parts. I hope you enjoy it! Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQKtEkcXOkI Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnz71b4Si_Q enj...
by Grippo's Wish
March 13th, 2013, 12:45 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz in Febraury issue
Replies: 1
Views: 4741

Dani DaOrtiz in Febraury issue

Hi

What are the playing cards DaOrtiz' uses in the photographs?

thanks
by Grippo's Wish
February 14th, 2013, 1:29 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hi Way Sign Effect in old Linking RIng
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: Hi Way Sign Effect in old Linking RIng

I searched for it. You owe me!

It's in the december 2006 issue, page 111.
by Grippo's Wish
October 19th, 2012, 5:24 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Professor Krieger
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Professor Krieger

Thanks!

the resource in magicpedia already checked it - before asking here!
by Grippo's Wish
October 19th, 2012, 11:14 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Professor Krieger
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Professor Krieger

Where can I learn more about him?
by Grippo's Wish
October 19th, 2012, 11:10 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Professor Seiden
Replies: 0
Views: 572

Professor Seiden

Where can I learn more about Malini's teacher?
by Grippo's Wish
October 19th, 2012, 11:06 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Malini´s Cigar Trick
Replies: 3
Views: 6032

Re: Malini´s Cigar Trick

Malini was much craftier than that. Well... are you sure? Malini performed BEGINNER'S trick, even for his time. Also, I can't imagine a real world worker walking around with some sort of glue activated by heat (according to the description) all day. This could interfere with any number of other eff...
by Grippo's Wish
October 19th, 2012, 11:01 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Malini´s Cigar Trick
Replies: 3
Views: 6032

Re: Malini´s Cigar Trick

In the october issue in page 70 and 71, there is a reproduction of 2 pages of notes of Malini's show by Wu Ling. In page 70 it says: "..."Next, cigar borrowed. Multiplied into two, and both levitated. Lady in audience removed one from his fingertips. (Was seen to obtain something from coat...
by Grippo's Wish
October 10th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Jewish food?
Replies: 7
Views: 7154

Jewish food?

In page 67 of the october issue, at the end of Miller's letter to Faucett Ross, reads as follows: "Yes, Dai wanted all the data on Max. Now tell that guy not to eat jewish food just so he can do his tricks"

????
by Grippo's Wish
October 10th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Malini´s Cigar Trick
Replies: 3
Views: 6032

Malini´s Cigar Trick

In regards to Malinis trick, Mr. Ben rejects Vernons method for the trick and proposes that Edward Victor's method as Malini method. Truthfuly, I do not think Malini was using a pin. Also, Vernon should had paid attention to this fact if this was the method involved. In my humble opinion, Malinis TR...
by Grippo's Wish
October 10th, 2012, 12:32 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Erdnase's identity
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Erdnase's identity

Hi I just downloaded T.E.A.T.C.T. from the Harry Houdini collection, meaning, that this book belonged to HH himself. In the first page of the book (the "frontispice"?) at the side of Erdnase's name, is written in pencil "Samuel Roberts". Also, the "S" and "W" ...
by Grippo's Wish
July 9th, 2012, 5:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Oriental Conjuring and Magic, by Sam Sharpe and Will Ayling
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Oriental Conjuring and Magic, by Sam Sharpe and Will Ayling

I have for sale on ebay the famous and long searched-after "Oriental Conjuring and Magic". The book needs no review. It's in excellent almost-new condition. you can check it in: eBay: Oriental Conjuring and Magic http://www.ebay.com/itm/251103801483?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3...

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