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by Joe Pecore
January 14th, 2016, 1:10 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

Conjurers' Monthly Magazine, April, 1903

"Frank Dante, brother of the late Dante the Great, is still in the East, and doing exceedingly well. Dante's great forte is"making good" in every place, and the public does the rest."
by Joe Pecore
January 14th, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

Mahatma July 1901

"Madame Dante is not doing well with her show. Frank Dante (brother of Dante the Great) is touring for himself in Australia. Unfortunately, he has encountered many reverses."
by Joe Pecore
January 14th, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

That "Lantern" search site looks excellent ... thanks! I'll add anything I find into my website page (link above). Basically, anything from about 1905 onwards, if it isn't mentioned on my site, would be very welcome. It would be nice to fill in his details. Ok. I'll post them here as I fi...
by Joe Pecore
January 13th, 2016, 6:37 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

Like this one in Mahatma, April 1900

"Frank Eliason is running the show of his late brother Oscar, being assisted by his sister-in-law, Mile. Edmunda, they are at the time of writing in New Zealand"
by Joe Pecore
January 13th, 2016, 6:33 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

I've found lots of little snippets in old magic mags on where he was appearing between the years 1903 and 1013. You interesting in those?
by Joe Pecore
January 13th, 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

I'm not finding any references to him after 1920.
by Joe Pecore
January 13th, 2016, 7:56 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

And he did shadowgraphy


The Sphinx (November 1913):
"Frank Dante, brother of Dante the Great (accidently shotin Australia some time ago), is doing shadowgraphy at several of the local theaters"
by Joe Pecore
January 13th, 2016, 7:53 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

Looks like he was also know as "Silverlight" when assisting his brother:

The Magic Mirror (April 15, 1910) "Dante in Australia by Arthur Valli:
"Here with the assistance of Frank, known as Silverlight, Dante produced some startling effects."
by Joe Pecore
January 13th, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frank Frazee ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6262

Re: Frank Frazee ?

This is a long shot, but it can't hurt to ask. Does anyone have any details about a vaudeville performer, stage name FRANK FRAZEE, dating from around 1903 through to 1914 and later? I have just confirmed that he was Franklin Eliason, brother of Oscar "Dante the Great" Eliason. Some other ...
by Joe Pecore
January 3rd, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Professor's children
Replies: 16
Views: 4783

Re: The Professor's children

Ted M wrote:Derek had some interesting posts here a number of years back. They were anonymized in the Great Genii Account Purge, but the posts remained.

I'm having trouble finding them again.

Here is one thread I think: viewtopic.php?t=2319
by Joe Pecore
January 1st, 2016, 10:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicPedia Missing All Articles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: MagicPedia Missing All Articles?

I think they have MagicPedia working much better now.

If anyone has time to check around, and maybe do some edits, it would be most appreciated! Let know if you have any issues.

I'd like to think everyone for all the help in 2015 for getting MagicPedia's biographies of magicians up to 3,369!
by Joe Pecore
January 1st, 2016, 8:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2015 In Review
Replies: 16
Views: 6523

Re: 2015 In Review

Always enjoy this every year. Thanks Dustin!
by Joe Pecore
December 31st, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 5870

Re: MAGIC for $18!

The nearest I can find in the UK, is this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/3836553015/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=383652807X&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1CZGZG35TJBRFZKCVDGS The covers are different, and the UK offered ve...
by Joe Pecore
December 31st, 2015, 10:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 5870

Re: MAGIC for $18!

The nearest I can find in the UK, is this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/3836553015/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=383652807X&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1CZGZG35TJBRFZKCVDGS The covers are different, and the UK offered ve...
by Joe Pecore
December 31st, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicPedia Missing All Articles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: MagicPedia Missing All Articles?

They got MagicPedia back up and running.

It's still having some issue, so expect it to still go down at times, but you should be able to view and edit again now.
by Joe Pecore
December 19th, 2015, 7:30 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Mr Clean Magic sponge
Replies: 3
Views: 4377

Re: Mr Clean Magic sponge

On a side note, you might find useful the following database, which indexes all the Genii Magazine issues starting from 1999 (the Kaufman era ones): http://genii.somee.com/ And for indexes going back even further, try Magicpedia which has indexes to many Genii issue also. Just add the phrase "...
by Joe Pecore
December 9th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Maskeylyne's War Magician Getting the Cinematic Treatment
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

Re: Benedict Cumberbatch as Jasper Maskelyne?

Richard Stokes wrote:Apologies, the old site should still be up.
My new site on a completely different subject matter (proof reading) accidentally swallowed the Maskelyne content!
Let me know if you can access it again. Some of the links need fixing.
...

Working for me now. Awesome http://www.maskelynemagic.com/
by Joe Pecore
October 17th, 2015, 10:02 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 51
Views: 23185

Re: Genii Convention

Tom Frame wrote:
Bill Mullins wrote:Will Alma at the Genii Convention.

(sorry I missed his show . . . )


Nose picking as misdirection?

It's a scratch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuoWo7ntipU
by Joe Pecore
October 5th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 86900

Re: Magic in BoingBoing

"The Genii Forums, where magicians keep magic secret in public": http://boingboing.net/2015/09/30/the-ge ... agici.html
by Joe Pecore
September 27th, 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Exploring Art in Magic and Magic in Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Re: Exploring Art in Magic and Magic in Art

Zig Zagger wrote:Great find, Joe, thank you!

I wasn't aware of this artist. Yet the first Cardini portrait looks familiar. Maybe from a book cover?

From cover of Magic Magazine, August 2007: http://www.themagicdepot.com/product_in ... ts_id=6100
by Joe Pecore
September 27th, 2015, 7:21 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Exploring Art in Magic and Magic in Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2368

Re: Exploring Art in Magic and Magic in Art

Have you seen any of the artwork by Dean Carnegie of magicians: http://www.artistofmystery.com/Artistof ... tings.html
by Joe Pecore
September 25th, 2015, 10:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two in the hand and one in the pocket
Replies: 24
Views: 4711

Re: Two in the hand and one in the pocket

These questions rarely have a fixed answer, because it is tied in so strongly with the performer's body language and character. What works for Damian, for example might not work for you and vice versa. Absolutely. When I stick my hand in Damian's pocket, the momentum of the trick is completely disr...
by Joe Pecore
September 25th, 2015, 7:36 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel
Replies: 12
Views: 7244

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Using the same Mears Transportation site as Doug,
http://www.mearstransportation.com/taxi ... estimator/ ,
looks like a taxi would be about $32 one way.
by Joe Pecore
September 24th, 2015, 1:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elbert Gardner R.I.P
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Elbert Gardner R.I.P

Matthew Field wrote:The Linking Ring for April reports the death of Elbert Gardner on August 18, 2014.

I thought maybe it was a typo, but looks like he did die last year http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesu ... =172259506
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2015, 6:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman vs Danny Cole
Replies: 55
Views: 12934

Re: Justin Willman vs Danny Cole

by Joe Pecore
September 16th, 2015, 9:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magician graves
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: magician graves

MagicPedia has a category listing each magician that has the "Resting Place" identified on their biography page: http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Cat ... ting_place
by Joe Pecore
September 14th, 2015, 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201269

Re: ERDNASE

I am sorry to jump around in trying to present the James Andrews case but it may be best to turn our attention to a magician named James Harte. Does anyone know on this thread when Harte came to the US and the circumstances surrounding his alleged connection to Erdnase? Scott Edward Lane I believe ...
by Joe Pecore
August 27th, 2015, 7:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Online historical images
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Re: Online historical images

Have used it a bit when updating MagicPedia. The Will Alma Conjuring Collection http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?rfnId=rfin0&dscnt=0&fctN=facet_local2&rfnGrp=02&query=any%2Ccontains%2Calma%20collection&fctV=Will%20Alma%20conjuring%20collection.&a...
by Joe Pecore
August 26th, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Zetetic Scholar
Replies: 35
Views: 7331

Re: Zetetic Scholar

P.T.Widdle wrote:
performer wrote:I bet it had a MASSIVE circulation!


Perfect example of the troll-like behavior from you that upset people. Get off this thread unless you have something to offer other than snarky sarcasm intended to provoke.


Bill, Jon, thanks for the link.



Please don't feed the trolls. ;)
by Joe Pecore
August 26th, 2015, 3:25 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Zetetic Scholar
Replies: 35
Views: 7331

Re: Zetetic Scholar

Where is "here"?
by Joe Pecore
August 24th, 2015, 6:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 154
Views: 31809

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

Thing is, I have invested in material by Bob Cassidy. I need his input. He has become a friend over the years. Now, I'm cut off. Marion Boykin has become one of my BEST friends. As has Vinny Marini and Mickey Silver. Doug Looks like Bob Cassidy and Micky Silver are members here (so you could try to...
by Joe Pecore
August 24th, 2015, 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201269

Re: ERDNASE

Hey all, I'm thinking about starting to put together a central repository of information/data/materials for everything related to Erdnase. You can expand on http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Erdnase and make whatever new pages needed. You can upload pictures, files, etc. I'll help if needed. We c...
by Joe Pecore
August 19th, 2015, 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201269

Re: ERDNASE

It was interesting to note a couple of addresses in the McKinney Bankruptcy Files. Frederick J. Drake's business was at 356 Dearborn Street and Harry S. Thompson was based at Philip Ruxton Inks of 357 Dearborn Street. Could someone point me to where in the bankruptcy files we get this address? Beca...
by Joe Pecore
August 15th, 2015, 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201269

Re: ERDNASE

Carlo, how many of these books use the word 'subterfuge'? none of the 13 books I used (cut down to 25K words) have that word in it. Art of Magic has it 10 times. EATCT has it 3 times (in the text). Oscar Teal used it 11 times in his book "Higher Magic" (1920): https://books.google.com/boo...
by Joe Pecore
August 15th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201269

Re: ERDNASE

Carlo, how many of these books use the word 'subterfuge'? Looks like the word use may have been on an upswing from 1900 to 1930s https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=subterfuge&year_start=1800&year_end=1950&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Csubterfuge%...
by Joe Pecore
August 15th, 2015, 7:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201269

Re: ERDNASE

Carlo, this is not designed to answer the questions you posed in your most recent post. ... --Tom Sawyer ... Regarding the "unanswerable questions I posed" I have no clue about what you mean. I'm guessing your post which inquired: "If Hilliard was just influenced, why not mention and...
by Joe Pecore
August 14th, 2015, 2:07 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Search an Aldo Colombini's effect
Replies: 5
Views: 4433

Re: Search an Aldo Colombini's effect

Philippe Billot wrote:As Mr Joe Pecore wants the list for MagicPedia, you can find it here :

http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Ald ... nking_Ring

Thanks!
by Joe Pecore
August 14th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201269

Re: ERDNASE

Project: using suspect and known ML writings to support the phrase matching hypothesis for claims of authorship. Obvious by inspection? Chris, how do you feel about using the ML/P posts as a test case? Derrick, Joe, Bill, mam, Bob - what do you think? I entered many sample posts into JGAAP from the...
by Joe Pecore
August 14th, 2015, 7:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201269

Re: ERDNASE

mam wrote:So for anyone who wants to look for n-grams, here's the script I mentioned:
https://github.com/alimony/ngram-finder
...


Here is a Windows program I just stumbled upon as another tool for those that want to play with n-grams: http://www.kwicfinder.com/kfNgram/kfNgramHelp.html
by Joe Pecore
August 13th, 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sorcar not in MAGIC 1400's - 1950's ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3057

Re: Sorcar not in MAGIC 1400's - 1950's

JFox wrote:The book is entitled: "Magic: 1400's - 1950's"

..but even so, Sorcar would certainly qualify.


I was wondering whey Leonard Hevia changed the subject too (trying to put it back).

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