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by Joe Pecore
September 22nd, 2016, 7:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield's Museum in Vegas
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: David Copperfield's Museum in Vegas

by Joe Pecore
September 18th, 2016, 7:54 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of this children's gag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Origin of this children's gag?

I use it as a scam to sell svengali decks and other merchandise. I usually use it when people are on the fence about buying. This puts them over the fence. I use a variation of this old gag to do so. I shall explain later when I have time. I got the idea from the Royal Road to Card Magic of all pla...
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 3937

Re: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

Ted M wrote:Very interesting. What kind of volume are we talking about?

Thousands of hits for the goldfish trick? Hundreds? Dozens?

Hundreds
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of this children's gag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Origin of this children's gag?

And Ralph W. Hull has this in his "Fifteen Minutes with a Piece of Rope" (c.1940 ?) Again, not as a gag: " ... a piece of this magic rope home, and sleeps with it under the pillow will have a most wonderful dream of India?" At this point you have the spectator to cut off of the e...
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 2:57 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of this children's gag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Origin of this children's gag?

I found this in the instructions for "Max Holden's Method of The Indian Rope Trick with rope gimmicks" (no. 466) under the "Patter" section. Not sure of the date though, but maybe the 1920s -1930s?: "... again I ask you to take a souvenir for good luck — if you have been hav...
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of this children's gag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Origin of this children's gag?

The earliest published record I could find was in Genii Vol. 20 No. 9, May 1956 page 353 where Bill Larsen's script for his cut and restored rope includes: "At the finish I toss the rope, or at least a short piece of it, to a small boy in the audience and say to him: "Tonight, when you go ...
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 3937

Re: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

Michael Close wrote:Any action at all on the topic "How to Escape from a Washing Machine?"

LOL That was an awesome act!

You guys are doing an awesome job on that show. Hope it goes for many more seasons!
by Joe Pecore
September 16th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 3937

Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

I just looked at some MagicPedia traffic history and there seems to be a correlation with people finding magicpedia articles doing google searches after the Penn & Teller Fool Us show (not surprising). After Mac King performed last week, there was a spike on the google users finding http://www.g...
by Joe Pecore
September 3rd, 2016, 1:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4176

Re: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?

Has anyone ever published a version of Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers) where the Aces appear face up one at a time on the table? I have not seen it but the review of the DVD "Series of Unfortunate Effects" in Genii Aug 2014 says: "Glenn West’s “Wide Open Travelers” was another f...
by Joe Pecore
September 2nd, 2016, 11:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4176

Re: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?

Aces are appearing face up, one at a time. Yes, under the top face-up Ace (the first card you openly place on the table). It would be easy to excuse this with a gambling type patter about sneaking the rest of the Aces under the top card--you've turned the cards face up so the audience can see how t...
by Joe Pecore
September 2nd, 2016, 10:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4176

Re: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?

Aces are appearing face up, one at a time. Yes, under the top face-up Ace (the first card you openly place on the table). It would be easy to excuse this with a gambling type patter about sneaking the rest of the Aces under the top card--you've turned the cards face up so the audience can see how t...
by Joe Pecore
September 2nd, 2016, 7:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?
Replies: 18
Views: 4176

Re: Face Up Invisible Palm Aces (Open Travelers)?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Wrong gimmick, Jonathan. The correct one would be for the Phantom Card trick, which has been used for Ace Assemblies before, though I don't know about "Invisible Palm Aces."

Would the Aces start appearing under a face down card? (trying to figure out if I know what you are talking about)
by Joe Pecore
August 21st, 2016, 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2202286

Re: ERDNASE

Hello, my name is Bobby and hopefully I'm at the right post and the links work. I bought this copy of the Expert At The Card Table from amazon.It is from Coles publishing and has a 1980 copyright date. If you can view the link, the book doesn't have a Barcode or price. Is this a rare copy, and is t...
by Joe Pecore
July 1st, 2016, 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Congrats to the Chief Genii
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Re: Congrats to the Chief Genii

You missed it being posted here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48448 :)
by Joe Pecore
April 7th, 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The other Channing Pollock
Replies: 11
Views: 3828

Re: The other Channing Pollock

In MAGIC CIRCULAR, may 2006, page 166

"Named after the playwright of the same name (but no relation), Channing Pollock was born in 1926 in California...."
by Joe Pecore
March 10th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Cafe
Replies: 22
Views: 5571

Re: Magic Cafe

via https://twitter.com/MagicCafe
"Working on our servers - The Magic Café® will be up when everything is updated and running smoothly. FYI."
by Joe Pecore
March 9th, 2016, 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Received Spam/Fishy PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: Received Spam/Fishy PM

What cut down spam registrations on Magicpedia dramatically was asking a simple question in English like "What is the name of the magazine that is the sponsor this site (use all UPPER case)?" :)
by Joe Pecore
March 8th, 2016, 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14594

Re: This New Blue Board

Bill Marquardt wrote:Nice look to the new board, but 'twould be nice to have the "Today's Active Topics" link back along with the sidebar with the last several posts.

Active topic link is near the top right of the page.
by Joe Pecore
March 8th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14594

Re: This New Blue Board

Brad Jeffers wrote:Can someone decipher the meanings of the icon that is to the left of each topic (the circle with lines inside).
Just curious.


See http://www.teachgreece.org/Greece_Onlin ... n_key.html
by Joe Pecore
March 7th, 2016, 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14594

Re: This New Blue Board

Where's the link to the back issues? If it is on Genii World, I haven't been able to find it. Do you see "issues" at the top (after clicking on Genii world)? I did but having clicked on them, I am just taken to a subscription page. You may need to sign in (top right of genii world). Which...
by Joe Pecore
March 7th, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14594

Re: This New Blue Board

Q. Kumber wrote:Where's the link to the back issues?
If it is on Genii World, I haven't been able to find it.

Do you see "issues" at the top (after clicking on Genii world)?
by Joe Pecore
March 7th, 2016, 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14594

Re: This New Blue Board

I love the new functionality--nice work! My only suggestion would be to please consider bringing back the ability to edit and delete posts (I think they time-out now). I sometimes post before getting everything straight on paper (which is clearly my fault), and I like to be able to clean up the gra...
by Joe Pecore
March 7th, 2016, 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14594

Re: This New Blue Board

But search seems to work much better ;)
by Joe Pecore
March 3rd, 2016, 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Photo of Charles Jordan
Replies: 18
Views: 6287

Re: New Photo of Charles Jordan

I can't see his. I just assumed it was the same, being from the same Bat magazine.
by Joe Pecore
February 19th, 2016, 9:42 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Larry Grey???
Replies: 12
Views: 4750

Re: Larry Grey???

Bill Mullins wrote:So the "can you tell one card from the other" gag is 75 years old.

Didn't he use the "No the CLEAN finger" gag too?
by Joe Pecore
February 19th, 2016, 5:32 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis
Replies: 37
Views: 23220

Re: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis

I agree with the Bertram issue. I'm wondering if I'm the only person that doesn't have all of the 1998 issues. I seem to only have 3 different issues from that year. I was looking for the August issue an noticed that it wasn't there. Only 3 issues were published that year http://geniimagazine.com/w...
by Joe Pecore
February 17th, 2016, 9:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dennis DeBondt passes away suddenly.
Replies: 4
Views: 1898

Re: Dennis DeBondt passes away suddenly.

Tom Dobrowolski wrote:Great article on Dennis DeBondt.


http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1 ... dt-dies-58


Nice, but what a crappy website.


To answer Mr. Kaufman, "Mr. DeBondt, 58, died Saturday from cardiac arrest after a bout of internal bleeding, his wife said."
by Joe Pecore
February 15th, 2016, 9:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 19730

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

That's great. Would you post the URL link? The igenii has me looking at 12 issues and no search function. help? Click on any of those 12 issues, then click on the "Archive and search" icon on the right hand side. You can also click the "Issues" icon and go directly to the specif...
by Joe Pecore
February 8th, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Chicago Opener
Replies: 8
Views: 6634

Re: Chicago Opener

Tom Stone has an interesting solution to the Chicago Opener in the Feb. Genii. But shouldn't the original trick be credited to Al Leech who published it first under a different name? Certainly Everhardt and Jim Ryan would have been aware of the Leech book published by Magic Inc. of Chicago. He publ...
by Joe Pecore
January 29th, 2016, 6:02 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 86993

Re: Wilfrid Jonson book

Daniel Z wrote:Mr. Perfomer

A copy of Wilfrid Jonson's Lets Pretend is available for download from State Library of Victoria in Australia http://tinyurl.com/h348or2

I haven't seen the other one you mentioned.

Your link was not working for me.

Try this: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1586825
by Joe Pecore
January 27th, 2016, 6:21 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Nightly Show - Black Magic - #OscarsSoWhite
Replies: 1
Views: 2147

The Nightly Show - Black Magic - #OscarsSoWhite

Larry uses his terrifying magician skills to address the lack of diversity among the 2016 Oscar nominees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JINm-W4QHA8
by Joe Pecore
January 24th, 2016, 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Re: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s

From Showmanship by Burling (Volta) Hull, Getting Your Act Booked
in the Linking Ring Feb 1955, page 38

"Most good school magi make from a low of $30 to a tops of around $100 as an average."
by Joe Pecore
January 24th, 2016, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Re: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s

This may seem like a strange question, but I would like to know what a magician with a small magic show would be paid for a school assembly show in the 1950s. I have searched back issues of Genii and found no clues. We had such a show every year at my school in the late 50s. The magician had a stat...
by Joe Pecore
January 22nd, 2016, 4:56 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Poker Challenge in Apocalypse
Replies: 1
Views: 3272

Re: Poker Challenge in Apocalypse

See if Tom Craven's Head to Head in vol 3 no 9, September 1980 is what you are looking for.
by Joe Pecore
January 21st, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Show them the coin c/s ploy originator?
Replies: 2
Views: 2947

Re: Show them the coin c/s ploy originator?

Check out "Coin on Call" by Aljaz Son in Magic August 2011, page 66. Josh states: "We tip our hats to Michael Weber, who used the camera phone in a similar way and for a similar purpose but with a different effect. Weber's effect used playing cards" EFFECT: The performer borrows ...
by Joe Pecore
January 21st, 2016, 9:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February 2016 Digital Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: The February 2016 Digital Issue of Genii is Now Live

http://geniimagazine.com/4/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Genii-Feb-2016-preview-Cover-1.jpg Come on Franz, get your team into correct "V" position! :) :) ;) http://www.nytix.com/repository/broadwayshows/2014/theillusionists/the-illusionists-large-643x441.jpg https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.co...
by Joe Pecore
January 15th, 2016, 1:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben to Go Hairless (For a Good Cause)
Replies: 17
Views: 4839

Re: David Ben to Go Hairless (For a Good Cause)

I too encourage everyone to support David Ben at http://www.nohairselfie.com/davidben/

As someone about to beat appendix cancer (yeah, I never heard of it either until I was diagnosed last year) into submission, it's awesome to see Mr. Ben standing in solidarity with us cancer patients in this way!
by Joe Pecore
January 14th, 2016, 2:17 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6266

Re: Frank Frazee ?

Edwards Monthly, September, 1909 "Before this appears in print, Frank Dante will have jumped from the East to the West, having left Yokohoma, Japan, for Seattle, Wash., U. S. A., en route to Alaska, where he is engaged to present the remarkable performances he has been giving for this long time...

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