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by Jack Shalom
November 16th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Regal Book Coming in September
Replies: 43
Views: 7234

Re: New David Regal Book Coming in September

And my Channukah present to a smaller portion of the world.


So it comes in an eight-pack?
by Jack Shalom
November 16th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter

LOL
by Jack Shalom
November 14th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How To Increase Your Prospecting...
Replies: 12
Views: 3742

Re: How To Increase Your Prospecting...

The ones charging $104 read his book...
by Jack Shalom
November 9th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: A Fun Contest for All

And the winners are...

https://jackshalom.net/2019/11/09/fifth ... t-results/

Congratulations to all.
by Jack Shalom
November 4th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: A Fun Contest for All

Okay, that's it. Thanks to all who participated! If you sent in an entry you should have gotten a personal reply from me--if not, please get in touch with me ASAP.
by Jack Shalom
November 2nd, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: A Fun Contest for All

Unfortunately, Sean-Dylan, you're one of three people in the world who can't enter this year, since you were last year's first place-winner! :) But for everyone else, today and tomorrow and then that's it. I know people in this section are not shy to give their opinions :) https://jackshalom.net/201...
by Jack Shalom
October 30th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: A Fun Contest for All

Last few days...I know there are more people out there who want to share their ideas...

Details here: https://jackshalom.net/2019/09/29/the-f ... c-contest/
by Jack Shalom
October 29th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7171
Views: 2193603

Re: ERDNASE

Hi,

Just wondering, is this "our" Marshall D. Smith?

http://www.askart.com/artist/Marshall_D ... Smith.aspx

And if so, is it true he lived until 1973--almost a hundred years?
by Jack Shalom
October 26th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

There are ways to do that without stooging. Bob Cassidy used to put a carefully placed thumb "accidentally" over a portion of a billet to miscall it while the spec was looking at the billet s/he had written.
by Jack Shalom
October 25th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: A Fun Contest for All

Getting down to the wire...I'll extend the deadline to Sunday, November 3, 11:59pm EST so that you have the weekend to get in your entries, but I really can't extend it past then. And...adding to the already amazing prize list above: Books The Secret History of Magic by Lamont and Steinmeyer Maximum...
by Jack Shalom
October 24th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

“So to make things fair—even though it is not easy to be fair in a capitalistic society—each time I earn money from performing magic, I would have to give a portion to Ascanio’s widow, Slydini’s heirs, and many others and say, ‘Here, please, this is your portion of my success.’ “—Juan Tamariz I can...
by Jack Shalom
October 24th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Two schools of magic
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Two schools of magic

Thanks, Anthony. And, of course, yes, feel free to share the link.
by Jack Shalom
October 24th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

“So to make things fair—even though it is not easy to be fair in a capitalistic society—each time I earn money from performing magic, I would have to give a portion to Ascanio’s widow, Slydini’s heirs, and many others and say, ‘Here, please, this is your portion of my success.’ “—Juan Tamariz
by Jack Shalom
October 24th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Two schools of magic
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Two schools of magic

You may enjoy this essay of mine about two opposing conceptions of magic:

https://jackshalom.net/2019/10/24/the-spanish-school/
by Jack Shalom
October 21st, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Jibrizy for example has a large social media following and uses stooges to produce his reaction. Criss Angel built a career performing material on TV that he cannot perform in real life. People take issue with that. Shin Lim is nothing like that. He doesn't use stooges. He uses sleight of hand and ...
by Jack Shalom
October 20th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

I don't think it will translate directly to film from stage; on the other hand , I think Derek is smart enough and shrewd enough to find a way to make it work.
by Jack Shalom
October 20th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: A Fun Contest for All

Still lots of opportunities to enter and win!
by Jack Shalom
October 18th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

This is evident from his early days when he was caught out using media manipulation to create his illusions.


Pretty sure this is not true. I think you're confusing him with someone else.
by Jack Shalom
October 18th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Andy Nyman and Judy
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Andy Nyman and Judy

Andy Nyman gets some nice press for acting in the new Garland biopic:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/judy-garland-andy-nyman-gay-men_n_5d93caf5e4b0019647b06547
by Jack Shalom
October 17th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

@ Brad. No problem with folks having opinions--just surprised at that one. I likely saw him live in the same venue you did, at the 2013 TAOM conference, when he was relatively unknown, and I thought he was terrific.
by Jack Shalom
October 16th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

I wonder who they will cast to play Derek.


Shin Lim?
by Jack Shalom
October 15th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 98
Views: 6345

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Wow. Surprised at that evaluation. I've found his live shows, both close-up and platform, to be excellent.
by Jack Shalom
October 12th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 186
Views: 18565

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

It makes sense--and is not exposure -- if the specs re-evaluate that explanation afterwards. "Crap! He was just kidding me. It was done some other way. I should have known a magician would never reveal the real secret. " Now how you get the spec to that point without him or her feeling bea...
by Jack Shalom
October 11th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: A Fun Contest for All

Anyone who wasn't a first second or third prize winner last year may enter.
by Jack Shalom
October 11th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: A Fun Contest for All

I came home after four days of being away and The Horror, The Horror! Whole shelves of my magic items were completely empty. “Stop, thief!” I cried. “Someone’s stolen my very best magic books, DVDs and tricks.” Just then my wife appeared. “Jack, stop having a cow. Everything’s all right. You’re havi...
by Jack Shalom
October 11th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6513

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

Max, Richard... Is there a date on when Vernon figured out the Depth illusion sleight?
by Jack Shalom
October 10th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)

I was happy last week to spend four days in Orlando, Florida, attending the 2019 Genii Convention. For a comprehensive, contemporaneous, blow-by-blow audio account, click here:

https://jackshalom.net/2019/10/10/i-dream-of-genii/
by Jack Shalom
October 4th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3914

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Just ran into Scott Wells, and he's been posting daily updates on his podcast at themagicwordpodcast.com
by Jack Shalom
October 4th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3914

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

I'll try to put together an audio report when I get back.
by Jack Shalom
October 3rd, 2019, 11:59 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3914

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Raymond Crowe was brilliant.
by Jack Shalom
September 29th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Fun Contest for All
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

A Fun Contest for All

My fifth annual blog magic contest with great prizes. Easy to enter and fun. Read about it here:

https://jackshalom.net/2019/09/29/the-f ... c-contest/
by Jack Shalom
September 27th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: visiting British magician in Japan around in 1908
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: visiting British magician in Japan around in 1908

Perhaps you can email the photo to someone here, and they can post it for you. If you'd like to send it to me, I'm at jshalom@worldshare.net
by Jack Shalom
September 26th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: El Manuscrito in English
Replies: 10
Views: 6240

Re: El Manuscrito in English

What fun. Thanks.
by Jack Shalom
September 23rd, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Sperry’s warehouse in Vegas gets robbed and can use your help
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Dan Sperry’s warehouse in Vegas gets robbed and can use your help

He said some items were insured, others not. Besides magic equipment, road cases, stage lights, power tools, computers, a van, and more were stolen from the storage facility.
by Jack Shalom
September 10th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cards in a watermelon "pachydermous hide"
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Cards in a watermelon "pachydermous hide"

Awesome, thanks. I'd pay to see that.
by Jack Shalom
September 10th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cards in a watermelon "pachydermous hide"
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Cards in a watermelon "pachydermous hide"

"The film that inspired Wang to begin practicing, From Vegas to Macau is a Hong Kong-Chinese crime comedy film."

Any ID on that?
by Jack Shalom
September 7th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 186
Views: 108023

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Brad's comment was a joke.
by Jack Shalom
September 7th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Is My Weed
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Magic Is My Weed

You may enjoy reading my review of Steve Spill's new book, Magic Is My Weed:

https://jackshalom.net/2019/09/07/high- ... eve-spill/
by Jack Shalom
September 3rd, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6513

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

In both accounts, Ben's and Vernon's, the card is placed second from the top, not in the middle.


Is it possible he was using the Depth Illusion?
by Jack Shalom
September 3rd, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 67
Views: 6513

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

David Ben places the event on Feb 6, 1922 after a Chicago SAM convention where the two were introduced by Sam Margules. Bess was present. See Ben's bio, pgs 79-85. It's not clear to me from his endnotes what his source(s) are for this description. His wife Jeanne's memoir is referenced in this secti...

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