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by Doug Thornton
February 25th, 2018, 4:28 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Into The Copperfield Zone
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Into The Copperfield Zone

Whether you have or haven't visited David's private magic museum, do read John's excellent blog posts. It's much more thrilling than most of the recent movies.
Thanks, John, for sharing your experience. I look forward to more of your skillful writing.
by Doug Thornton
February 24th, 2018, 1:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Richard, do you have a camera crew now?
Is it Elizabeth?
Or the cat?

And you teased us; I was hoping to see the card frame in performance!
That's a beautiful new collection you have.
by Doug Thornton
January 21st, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lior Suchard - EL AL Safety Video
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Lior Suchard - EL AL Safety Video

Thanks, Craig, that's amusing. The brief behind-the-scenes video is fun.

Jerry Seinfeld said, "Are there really people who don't know how to buckle and unbuckle a seat belt?"
by Doug Thornton
November 30th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final Episode of Fool Us Airs Tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Final Episode of Fool Us Airs Tonight

And Vinny Grosso directed ("Consultant") the final bit with Jen Kramer and Amberlynn Walker.
by Doug Thornton
November 10th, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Calendars
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Magic Calendars

Until 2pm today, eastern time:

$9.99 per calendar plus free shipping (code FSCAL).

www.calendars.com
by Doug Thornton
October 31st, 2017, 6:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fantasio - RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Fantasio - RIP

"And now, for all of you young kids out there..." https://youtu.be/-spUVjd4sLQ (Ed Sullivan, date unknown) https://youtu.be/_Wl5VQ6hYDo (Ed Sullivan, July 1967. Some of the music is the Beatles' "Michelle.") https://youtu.be/ATqml3XwLjM (Fun-tasio, Argentina, October 9, 2005)
by Doug Thornton
October 20th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine - December 9, 2017/Montclair, NJ
Replies: 1
Views: 398

David Blaine - December 9, 2017/Montclair, NJ

A benefit for Puerto Rico.
Other performance dates / venues are available.

https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/david-blaine/
by Doug Thornton
October 13th, 2017, 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Five
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Five

Did the final episode of Season 4 (#13) air?
It was bumped after the tragedy in Las Vegas and it's not available on Comcast On Demand.
by Doug Thornton
October 13th, 2017, 11:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio TV sighting ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: DelGaudio TV sighting ...

Derek was not announced in the opening of the show.

The good news is Derek's show has been extended - again! - through May 6, 2018.
by Doug Thornton
October 8th, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 6082

Re: Genii Convention

Those of us lucky enough to choose the close up group that Richard hosted Saturday morning got to see him fill in a few spaces of time with his card skills. That was an unannounced highlight! Subdivided Studios wasn't there but owner Sebashtion stopped by the dealers' room since he lives nearby. Jea...
by Doug Thornton
August 21st, 2017, 12:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jerry Lewis dies at 91
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Antenna TV ran an episode this evening of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson featuring an appearance by Jerry Lewis. It's a funny interview and should be repeated at 2 am Eastern time. Also featured : Dabney Coleman, Doc with Tommy and the band...and Carnak! (March 21, 1984) One of my favorite ...
by Doug Thornton
August 17th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 377: MAGIC Live! Day Four Podcast Update
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: 377: MAGIC Live! Day Four Podcast Update

Curious: Are these lecture notes? If so, why don't they just pass out the notes at the lectures that day?) They are recaps of the day's events including some brief notes: a trick or two, highlights of the talks, and biographies of the presenters and performers.There is one glossy booklet of about 2...
by Doug Thornton
August 15th, 2017, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 5568

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Thank you Bill for your detailed post. Larry Hass had mentioned a new book by Eugene Burger on the subject of teaching magic, and according to Richard's post there will be another book as well. That's excellent news. Larry was only in Vegas for one night since he needed to get back to Chicago to ta...
by Doug Thornton
August 6th, 2017, 2:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13

Penn & Teller missed the secret of the trick because they went down a different path of thinking. In a previous season they were fooled by a Simon Aronson effect which I spotted right away. (That doesn't make me even close to being as smart as them; it was a trick that I know and love and made t...
by Doug Thornton
July 18th, 2017, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 21
Views: 1842

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

"You should've been at the second party...I was blind for days..."
by Doug Thornton
July 17th, 2017, 12:56 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eric Jones on AGT
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: Eric Jones on AGT

It looks like Eric's great performance will be part of this Tuesday's broadcast.
(But where is the previous audition that is referenced?)
By the way, Eric Jones has lectured for us twice in New Jersey and does a fine presentation.
by Doug Thornton
June 28th, 2017, 12:55 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfields music from TV shows
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: David Copperfields music from TV shows

This Audio CD | Import, "David Copperfield: The Sound of Magic," has a lot of music from his shows. Available on Amazon. Track Listings: 1. Find a Way to My Heart 2. Killer 3. Straight to My Heart 4. Dance Little Sister 5. Rub You the Right Way 6. Dela 7. Let's Twist Again 8. Angelina 9. W...
by Doug Thornton
June 24th, 2017, 2:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown: Secret extended 3 weeks in NYC
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Derren Brown: Secret extended 3 weeks in NYC

And a quote (near the end of the article) that sums up the best performers: Brown says, “We like to watch human beings struggle, not god-like figures achieve anything just by flicking their fingers… Whatever you see, whether it’s a magician or an actor or a dancer, you kind of want to see a human be...
by Doug Thornton
June 16th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?
Replies: 55
Views: 5253

Re: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?

Well, both answers fully answer the puzzle as given. But neither gay parents nor triplets are accepted as viable solutions. So it is not a puzzle to be solved with logic, but more like a guessing game akin to "I think of a number between one and a million, guess which one"? 251,557 Off by...
by Doug Thornton
May 9th, 2017, 5:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: In & Of Itself extended
Replies: 0
Views: 609

In & Of Itself extended

The show's a hit and will play through the summer.

http://variety.com/2017/legit/news/in-o ... 202410796/
by Doug Thornton
April 22nd, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Derren Brown announces New York dates - tickets on sale!
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

Re: Derren Brown announces New York dates - tickets on sale!

There are no spoilers in this review, or more aptly, reaction, to Mr. Brown's first preview last night. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fvladdit.com%2Fderren-brown-secret-review%2F&h=ATOIO7a2uOg1SUczTbiAVPJ2vow_DM11jclf3yY34bAoQ55nDaBYgi9kiSe290EqN6YaRaoL433RCuMwDABLoauBRJU0fx5pzY1_HC...
by Doug Thornton
April 21st, 2017, 9:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 3010

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

Ted M wrote:"Never perform with children or animals."

More Genii Speaks was quite the variety show!


More Genii Speaks gets better all the time, Richard. The shtick is great! Thanks for the laughs.
by Doug Thornton
April 1st, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 7077

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

Schedule for April 1 to 13: all "repeats" except for:
April 9 (9/27/84)
April 10 (7/24/91)
April 11 (2/23/84)
by Doug Thornton
March 31st, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 7077

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

By "details," I was referring to which 2017 Carson broadcasts are ones that weren't broadcast in 2016. (Nevertheless, the link to the episode guide is most welcome and handy.)
by Doug Thornton
March 31st, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 7077

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

There have been about 3 - 6 "new" reruns each month. I wish Antenna TV would list the details. I contacted them through Facebook but they weren't helpful.
Yes, there are certainly many more episodes but I'm guessing Antenna TV has a small allotment.
by Doug Thornton
March 29th, 2017, 1:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Live Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 3175

Re: David Blaine Live Tour

David Blaine is appearing in Louisville the week of the IBM-SAM Combined Convention...

...no news about an appearance in Orlando for the Genii Convention...https://geniiconvention.com/

Is he doing the bullet catch as previewed on his recent TV special?
by Doug Thornton
March 20th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: world's fair illusions - white owl pavilion
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Re: world's fair illusions - white owl pavilion

Mark Wilson's The Hall of Magic DVD with 1964 Hall of Magic accordion-style postcard:


http://www.markwilsonmagic.com/other-dvds.html
by Doug Thornton
March 9th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Derren Brown announces New York dates - tickets on sale!
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

Re: Derren Brown announces New York dates - tickets on sale!

Non-package, single seats go on sale tomorrow at noon!

https://atlantictheater.org/playevents/ ... wn-secret/

Derren's show run is April 21 - June 4.
by Doug Thornton
March 4th, 2017, 8:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Scruffy
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Scruffy

Steven Youell is on Facebook if you care to try him there.
by Doug Thornton
February 13th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Derren Brown announces New York dates - tickets on sale!
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

Re: Derren Brown announces New York dates - tickets on sale!

Right now, Chris, you are my favorite person. Thanks for posting!
by Doug Thornton
January 23rd, 2017, 5:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Julie Eng's Husband Suley Has Died
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: Julie Eng's Husband Suley Has Died

Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. It was wonderful to read your story in Genii including how you and Suley met. Be well.
by Doug Thornton
January 8th, 2017, 5:50 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfield @ CES - Technology and Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 800

David Copperfield @ CES - Technology and Magic

A 15 minute panel discussion; David and Chris Kenner show some of Robert-Houdin's inventions.

https://youtu.be/2hTrzog1gVU
by Doug Thornton
January 6th, 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfield's 10 Favorite Books
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

David Copperfield's 10 Favorite Books

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/t-magazine/entertainment/david-copperfield-favorite-books-list.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0 “I wish I had more time to read,” Copperfield says. “Telling memorable, affecting stories is what I’ve strived to do my whole career. Anyone can pull a rabbit out of a hat. Bu...
by Doug Thornton
January 4th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 1854

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2017)

Has this been posted?

"More than a half-century after it debuted in Hollywood, the Magic Castle is set to open a second location later this year near Santa Barbara called the Magic Castle Cabaret."

http://www.lamag.com/askchris/another-m ... icipation/
by Doug Thornton
December 19th, 2016, 12:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broadway's "The Illusionists - Turn of the Century"
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: Broadway's "The Illusionists - Turn of the Century"

A few updates: The $35 rush tickets have been selling briskly for some performances so you might end up in the balcony and not the rear mezzanine as I mentioned previously. The 11 am show is 90 minutes, matinee is about 1:50, evening is 2-1/2 hours. Also, Dana Daniels works with Luigi, not Bob the B...
by Doug Thornton
November 28th, 2016, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broadway's "The Illusionists - Turn of the Century"
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Broadway's "The Illusionists - Turn of the Century"

http://www.theillusionistslive.com/turnofthecentury/the-show The show has its official opening tomorrow - Tuesday, November 29 at 7 PM, but there were previews that began this past Friday. I was working in the Palace Theatre box office and got to see the 3 o'clock matinee Friday. More on that in a b...
by Doug Thornton
November 15th, 2016, 6:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Blaine on TV - this week
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: David Blaine on TV - this week

Reminder - it's tonight. ABC, 10 PM.

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