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by Frank Yuen
November 16th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For sale: The Book of Secrets by John Carney
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: For sale: The Book of Secrets by John Carney

On hold, sale pending.
by Frank Yuen
November 16th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For sale: The Book of Secrets by John Carney
Replies: 1
Views: 384

For sale: The Book of Secrets by John Carney

First Edition, first printing. Still in shrink wrap.

$130.00 postpaid (via media mail) in the continental US only.
PayPal only.

Frank Yuen
0s030 East Street
Winfield, IL 60190
6308356850

f.yuen@comcast.net
by Frank Yuen
October 20th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Tenyo 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Tenyo 2021

David Solomon sold a stripped Cheek to Cheek deck at his lectures. Also in his first book under Stripped Cheek to Cheek.
by Frank Yuen
September 12th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: More on Bob Cassidy
Replies: 17
Views: 9904

Re: More on Bob Cassidy

Not going to debate about whether or not ESP is real or not, but I find it odd to use a fictional character as an example of it's existence.
by Frank Yuen
September 8th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conceit & Instantiation in Magic - Harry Anderson
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Re: Conceit & Instantiation in Magic - Harry Anderson

Reads to me like a transcription of the lecture.
by Frank Yuen
August 4th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: need help with reference
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: need help with reference

I don't personally think changing the adhesive used would warrant crediting at all. I'd go with the Braue reference unless someone comes up with something earlier.
by Frank Yuen
July 22nd, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Thoughts on the Vanish of a Coin
Replies: 29
Views: 1754

Re: Thoughts on the Vanish of a Coin

...the right index finger pointing in the air (NOT at the other hand!) and the magician says, "Watch!" In that instance, the right hand has been subtly shown to be empty (even if not definitively so) before the coin is shown to have vanished from the left hand. Perhaps it's because this i...
by Frank Yuen
February 2nd, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit help
Replies: 28
Views: 3885

Re: Credit help

Brad, many thanks! Although it's definitely not where I first encountered this, I have and can check the Giobbi books. The word "tapestry" strikes a chord and sounds familiar to me and now I think it might have been in Apocalypse where I first saw this. I can check there as well.
by Frank Yuen
February 2nd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit help
Replies: 28
Views: 3885

Credit help

Looking for a credit for an effect I knew years ago. The basic methodology involves a face down 16 card grid (4x4 layout). One card is turned face up in each row. This is apparently random but actually it is not. The spectator picks one of the outside rows or columns and it is flipped over onto the ...
by Frank Yuen
October 15th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 15286

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

erdnasephile wrote:Question (so I can gain some context please): Is Terry Fator able to consistently sell out that venue?


I have no first hand knowledge but I assume so as he is the most financially successful of all the AGT winners. He's performed at the Mirage since 2008.
by Frank Yuen
January 15th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ZANADU magic trick kits
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: ZANADU magic trick kits

That's correct. Unfortunately, the only one I remember is the one that I bought which was a squared circle. I replaced the front cut out piece as the cut out was their two overlapping mountains logo. It turned out pretty nice. They did have a correspondence course. This was around 1976 as I received...
by Frank Yuen
April 23rd, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DC Testimony
Replies: 11
Views: 5653

Re: DC Testimony

Three earlier streams of testimony can be found here:

https://livestream.com/wildabouttrial/events/8158079

The earliest one, marked "David Copperfield Trial Day 1 Part 2" is particularly interesting as it basically outlines DC's defense (it starts about the 8 minute mark).
by Frank Yuen
April 2nd, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7733
Views: 2426272

Re: ERDNASE

Self publishing back then did not mean the same as it does now in the age of computers. Nowadays, self publishing usually means that you do all the writing, layout and possibly the photos and or illustrations. It can also mean going to the copy shop and having copies of your document printed and bou...
by Frank Yuen
February 14th, 2018, 9:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 39
Views: 14269

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

Another great resource is the forum's own Book of the Month club.

viewforum.php?f=506
by Frank Yuen
December 25th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 29867

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Yep, a Patrick Martin release. Still have my set somewhere.
by Frank Yuen
November 30th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 50711

Re: Ennobling Magic

In your video, how is it not a lie when you say, "Now it's simply a matter of adding the water to the grapes."?
by Frank Yuen
November 17th, 2017, 5:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Swadling Changing Card
Replies: 15
Views: 4647

Re: Bob Swadling Changing Card

erdnasephile wrote:Or if there is another preferred gimmick that will allow a card to change while throwing it in the air, I would appreciate that reference as well. Thanks!


Would this work for your purposes?

https://youtu.be/52K01x0rBNw?t=2m20s
by Frank Yuen
June 25th, 2017, 1:53 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfields music from TV shows
Replies: 8
Views: 4384

Re: David Copperfields music from TV shows

You mean this:

https://youtu.be/FF0r54doe04?list=PLc7J ... T7K&t=2199

That's Barry Manilow's "Weekend in New England."
by Frank Yuen
April 29th, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7733
Views: 2426272

Re: ERDNASE

The hunt for Erdnase inspires the latest episode of Elementary.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/elementary/vid ... deception/
by Frank Yuen
November 17th, 2016, 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lybrary.com Copyright Infringement?
Replies: 18
Views: 4988

Re: Lybrary.com Copyright Infringement?

Should check out it's Book of the Month topic.

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=21111
by Frank Yuen
September 19th, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 22369

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

I'm looking forward to this. Labyrinth had a lot of good material in it. But I'm also glad I never yielded to the temptation to spend $400-500 (or even more) for a set of the magazines. Yes, I'm very glad . [For future readers of this post, after link rot has set in. A lot of 9 original issues on e...
by Frank Yuen
August 23rd, 2016, 10:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardtoon - magic exposure
Replies: 33
Views: 6792

Re: Cardtoon - magic exposure

There is such a difference between the audience of novelty hungry magic fans and the general audience of folks who want to be entertained and like magic. Look at the date on Dan's book and the year he first offered the trick... Glad you also like Dan's trick. The flip book animation is a winner of ...
by Frank Yuen
December 9th, 2015, 2:52 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Clayton Rawson movie
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Re: Clayton Rawson movie

Thanks for those links Bill!
by Frank Yuen
December 8th, 2015, 3:24 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Clayton Rawson movie
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Re: Clayton Rawson movie

Bill, do you know if any of the other shows you mentioned are available for viewing?
by Frank Yuen
August 1st, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 40423

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

Wasn't the effect Ng performed published in Genii? I think it might have been Hiro Sakai's?
by Frank Yuen
June 11th, 2015, 3:35 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Labyrinth - Complete File
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: Labyrinth - Complete File

I sold my complete file a year or two ago for $500. I think this will go higher.
by Frank Yuen
April 25th, 2015, 10:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: April is School Library Month - What was your favorite?
Replies: 12
Views: 3884

Re: April is School Library Month - What was your favorite?

When my childhood library relocated, I was lucky enough to obtain many of the actual books with which I began my magical journey. I have both Joseph Leeming books Fun with magic and More Fun with magic , Clayton Rawson's The Golden Book of Magic , Walter Gibson's The Master Magicians and both Blacks...
by Frank Yuen
January 20th, 2015, 7:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Tricks for a Work Meeting
Replies: 19
Views: 4910

Re: Card Tricks for a Work Meeting

Here's a video of Eric Jones performing the effect that Brad is referring to in his post. It's lots of fun for a group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acCwpHihDLI
by Frank Yuen
December 16th, 2014, 10:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 10765

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

Question: In order to televise any particular segment the "mark" has to be told it was a trick. How do you think the layman experiences the magic after the fact? How is the experience different if at all?
by Frank Yuen
December 15th, 2014, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 10765

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

Jonathan Townsend wrote:What episode number is the light bulb? The credit card?


The light bulb is Season 1 episode 17.

Just found a good interview where Michael explains the premise of the show in the first minute or two very well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nI9hgDJZyk
by Frank Yuen
December 8th, 2014, 1:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 10765

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

There is some fantastic magic being done on this show and it all looks spur of the moment and impromptu thanks to Carbonaro's acting skiils. I just watched an episode where he told a woman that since she spent $20 (in the hardware store) she got a free all purpose bulb. He proceeded to hand her a fl...
by Frank Yuen
September 5th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Xeroxed Marlo Magazine: What would you do?
Replies: 37
Views: 11490

Re: Xeroxed Marlo Magazine: What would you do?

The seller's listing of Dai Vernon's trilogy looks hinky as well. As does the Phoenix Magazine which looks like he printed the pdf from the marketed cd. I was sold a photocopy once on eBay and received a refund via Paypal. It was awhile ago now but what I remember was that Paypal wouldn't refund th...
by Frank Yuen
August 27th, 2014, 11:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 21928

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

erdnasephile wrote:
Besides, anyone who would allow this on one of his own products has gotta' be cool...




That video is from the end of Derren Brown's dvd, The Devil's Picturebook
by Frank Yuen
August 3rd, 2014, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Series of Master of Magic Starts August 1 (CW Network)
Replies: 11
Views: 4021

Re: New Series of Master of Magic Starts August 1 (CW Networ

I seem to recall in the 70's there was a US magic show made up of partially edited acts from FISM. Sometimes, only one trick would be shown. Other times, the entire act would be broadcast. It was sometimes frustrating to just see bits and pieces of acts, but at least I got to see video of Fred Kaps...
by Frank Yuen
May 30th, 2014, 11:39 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Cool Tenyo Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Re: Cool Tenyo Videos

I thought the same thing Richard, but now that you clarified it I see that the video you linked to starts at 38 seconds into the effect. I didn't notice at first viewing. Here it is from the beginning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdRouvGIfPU
by Frank Yuen
May 17th, 2014, 10:02 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 3 Coins and a Shotglass
Replies: 53
Views: 39606

Re: 3 Coins and a Shotglass

That first change looks fantastic. Check our the video in the digital edition.
by Frank Yuen
April 9th, 2014, 8:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2014 Magic-Con Are You Attending?
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: 2014 Magic-Con Are You Attending?

Joe Naud wrote:... and the two year wait this year was too long.


Well obviously you are caught in some weird time warp effect! :)
by Frank Yuen
January 25th, 2014, 12:52 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Frame by Alexis De La Fuente
Replies: 4
Views: 3887

Re: Frame by Alexis De La Fuente

Thanks for the additional info, Tom! Looks like I might have to get this.
by Frank Yuen
January 25th, 2014, 3:39 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Frame by Alexis De La Fuente
Replies: 4
Views: 3887

Re: Frame by Alexis De La Fuente

Tom, do you need a gimmick for each version that you might choose to perform? You wrote that you are provided enough material to construct several gimmicks if it breaks but does that mean repair it or can you actually make several different gimmicks to do different effects?

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