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by Kevin Connolly
May 26th, 2012, 1:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What's the best magic book you've found at a bargain books store?
Replies: 29
Views: 5994

Re: What's the best magic book you've found at a bargain books store?

"The Humorous Magician Unmasked" price: $15.00. It's like finding 3 Harbin books.
by Kevin Connolly
May 26th, 2012, 12:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L Publishing eBooks
Replies: 271
Views: 37726

Re: L&L Publishing eBooks

Steve...Maybe tanked wasn't really strong enough. By L&L publishing all of these "Collector Gems" at one tenth the price in digital format, I should have said L&L screwed the hard copy and the so-called "Collector Editions" buyers.
by Kevin Connolly
May 25th, 2012, 10:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L Publishing eBooks
Replies: 271
Views: 37726

Re: L&L Publishing eBooks

Either way, Torrent or from L&L, it tanks the price on the collector and all print versions.
by Kevin Connolly
May 25th, 2012, 5:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ammar's Complete Cups and Balls Collector's Edition available
Replies: 112
Views: 11719

Re: Ammar's Complete Cups and Balls Collector's Edition available

As much as I love the idea of these classic books being reborn as ebooks, I can't help but feel that this might be a bit of a lost opportunity if the books are just scanned pdfs. It's cheap and magicians are suckers. Overall magicians are cheap. If it's cheap, they may buy it or wait for one of his...
by Kevin Connolly
May 25th, 2012, 7:30 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: magic for the stationed soldiers after WW II

I have never heard of of any Japanese who were left to capitulate and go on to perform at the Ernie Pyle Memorial Theater.
by Kevin Connolly
May 22nd, 2012, 8:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L Publishing eBooks
Replies: 271
Views: 37726

Re: L&L Publishing eBooks

And don't forget to charge something for your efforts. :)

Accept cash over being paid in books. :)
by Kevin Connolly
May 22nd, 2012, 8:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ammar's Complete Cups and Balls Collector's Edition available
Replies: 112
Views: 11719

Re: Ammar's Complete Cups and Balls Collector's Edition available

I don't mind. I enjoy it being posted here.
by Kevin Connolly
May 16th, 2012, 10:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some Great Magic Up For Auction On Sunday
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: Some Great Magic Up For Auction On Sunday

Nice work Dustin. I look forward to these and the year in review from you.

Is it January yet? ;)
by Kevin Connolly
May 13th, 2012, 12:40 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some Great Magic Up For Auction On Sunday
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: Some Great Magic Up For Auction On Sunday

Cash available for a nominal fee. :)
by Kevin Connolly
May 11th, 2012, 9:54 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some Great Magic Up For Auction On Sunday
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: Some Great Magic Up For Auction On Sunday

Dustin...Are you going to do your usual work-up on this? :)
by Kevin Connolly
May 8th, 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some Great Magic Up For Auction On Sunday
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Some Great Magic Up For Auction On Sunday

Potter & Potter is holding another great auction this Sunday. I was going through the catalog looking for what I can't live without. There is some excellent apparatus, books, ephemera, Houdin to Houdin, plus so much more. I can see improvement in quality in every auction catalog. Now, who can le...
by Kevin Connolly
May 4th, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jose de la Torre Passed Away
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

Jose de la Torre Passed Away

This just came in to my email from Merlina: "I have just received word of the passing of Jose de la Torre, Cuban Magician who was residing in Spain. There are no further details to give at this time but I will forward them as they become available. May he rest in peace." Jose was big on th...
by Kevin Connolly
April 27th, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Maybe a Houdini photo here????
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: Maybe a Houdini photo here????

I was hoping the same thing. The site crashed as soon as it was launched and the search hasn't worked at all.
by Kevin Connolly
April 25th, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Before Using Fanning Powder on Your Cards, You Should Read This
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Re: Before Using Fanning Powder on Your Cards, You Should Read This

Matthew Field wrote:I love the smell of fanning powder in the morning.

Matt Field


It smells-like...Victory.
by Kevin Connolly
April 20th, 2012, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

That's going to leave a mark. Ouch!
by Kevin Connolly
April 16th, 2012, 3:49 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
Views: 29549

Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

The photo may have been taken in Paris in 1909. It be tough to put together. It took me 20 years to put the photo and postcard together.
by Kevin Connolly
April 15th, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

Same [censored]. Thanks!
by Kevin Connolly
April 12th, 2012, 11:29 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini & T. Nelson Downs Circa 1895
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Houdini & T. Nelson Downs Circa 1895

If you like magic history, you may enjoy this. I just posted on my blog the possible first meeting of Houdini and Tommy Downs. Here is the link:

Downs & Houdini

Enjoy!
by Kevin Connolly
April 12th, 2012, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

To paraphrase Yogi Berra "It ain't over till the guy in the black robe sings". :)


.....Then it will start fresh again. ;)
by Kevin Connolly
April 11th, 2012, 8:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Here There Be Treasures!
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Here There Be Treasures!

There is some pretty wild material in there. Every catalog is better than the last.
by Kevin Connolly
April 10th, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

That is way too much free time. Similar to HL.
by Kevin Connolly
April 7th, 2012, 11:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

Maybe. :)
by Kevin Connolly
April 5th, 2012, 10:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

Don't delete them, they are funny.
by Kevin Connolly
April 3rd, 2012, 3:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

Nice screen cap. Ouch!
by Kevin Connolly
April 1st, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

That was pretty weak to delete the Hank Lee thread on the Magic Cafe. I don't what they were reason was, but it wasn't too bright of the person who did it.
by Kevin Connolly
March 31st, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 106608

Re: Hank Lee

Craig...I remember your post about this. It is amazing that the Dept. of Justice took so long to act. They definitely are not the A Team, far from it.
by Kevin Connolly
March 30th, 2012, 10:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is David Blaine Suing Magicians?
Replies: 148
Views: 13684

Re: Is David Blaine Suing Magicians?

You would need a Thornton Reel to pull this puppy back to the top. A P&L wrist reel just wouldn't cut it.
by Kevin Connolly
March 28th, 2012, 7:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ladies Home Journal Houdini Article
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Re: Ladies Home Journal Houdini Article

Give it time, they'll show-up on Ebay for $25.00, more or less.
by Kevin Connolly
March 23rd, 2012, 11:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Derek Dingle, John Scarne
Replies: 52
Views: 8784

Re: Derek Dingle, John Scarne

Jim Riser wrote:
Kevin Connolly wrote:Mine is in shrink-wrap, in a storage unit that's in a survival bunker.


But I don't have the key. :(


Use an authentic Houdini lock pick.
Jim


The lock picks are with the book!
by Kevin Connolly
March 23rd, 2012, 12:34 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Derek Dingle, John Scarne
Replies: 52
Views: 8784

Re: Derek Dingle, John Scarne

Mine is in shrink-wrap, in a storage unit that's in a survival bunker.


But I don't have the key. :(
by Kevin Connolly
March 22nd, 2012, 7:10 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Derek Dingle, John Scarne
Replies: 52
Views: 8784

Re: Derek Dingle, John Scarne

Seek and you'll shall find.
by Kevin Connolly
March 22nd, 2012, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has search the magic cafe link vanished ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Has search the magic cafe link vanished ?

You're welcome. Glad to be of help.
by Kevin Connolly
March 21st, 2012, 11:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has search the magic cafe link vanished ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Has search the magic cafe link vanished ?

It may have. You can get into from Google....as they track your every move.
by Kevin Connolly
March 21st, 2012, 10:22 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Derek Dingle, John Scarne
Replies: 52
Views: 8784

Re: Derek Dingle, John Scarne

For 75 years old, he seemed pretty good to me.
by Kevin Connolly
March 19th, 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Great New Book: Illusionology
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Great New Book: Illusionology

Ah! Life is good! Thanks!
by Kevin Connolly
March 19th, 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Great New Book: Illusionology
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Great New Book: Illusionology

The ad mentions Houdini. Is there much on him in the book?
by Kevin Connolly
March 16th, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Castle Notebooks

it looks-like the bloom is off the rose. Who knows, maybe a new special edition will come to market.
by Kevin Connolly
March 14th, 2012, 8:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne On Fox NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Harry Lorayne On Fox NYC

Harry will be doing a segment in the 9AM hour on channel 5 in NYC this AM.

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