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by Michael Edwards
September 5th, 2001, 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shall we change?
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Shall we change?

Brad:

I'm afraid the hyperlink to voting isn't terribly clear (at least it wasn't to me). Those wanting to express their preference should read Brad's original posting in this thread and click on "click here to vote" in that message. It will take you to an automated poll on this topic.
by Michael Edwards
September 3rd, 2001, 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Who is member number 1?
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

Re: Who is member number 1?

Matt:

I believe you can be placed on the waiting list for his posts. Apparently he's running a bit behind schedule.
by Michael Edwards
September 3rd, 2001, 6:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Who is member number 1?
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

Re: Who is member number 1?

I thought Patrick McGoohan was Number 6. ;)
by Michael Edwards
September 2nd, 2001, 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Denny's Ad on the September back cover
Replies: 71
Views: 7638

Re: Denny's Ad on the September back cover

For some reason a line from the 1967 version of Bedazzled comes to mind. As George Spiggott says, "There was a time when I used to get lots of ideas... I thought up the Seven Deadly Sins in one afternoon. The only thing I've come up with recently is advertising." ;) [ September 02, 2001: M...
by Michael Edwards
August 24th, 2001, 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Housing back issues of Genii
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Housing back issues of Genii

I'd recommend Wert Bookbinding in Grantville, Pennsylvania (www.wertbookbinding.com)if you are going to have your Genii's bound.
by Michael Edwards
August 16th, 2001, 9:21 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss review of "Annotated Slydini"
Replies: 51
Views: 6564

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss review of "Annotated Slydini"

I must say that I am somewhat dumbfounded by the notion that magic books cost too much. I do understand that there are many, many magicians of limited financial means who find it difficult to purchase all of the books they would like and from which they might benefit. I wish I knew of a way to help ...
by Michael Edwards
August 16th, 2001, 7:12 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 74
Views: 19965

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

Oh, that Kaufman!!!!
by Michael Edwards
August 16th, 2001, 7:12 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 59
Views: 6791

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

Oh, that Kaufman!!!!
by Michael Edwards
August 16th, 2001, 7:09 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 74
Views: 19965

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

I've always been partial to Animal Crackers, but he did win Pulitzers for Of Thee I Sing and You Can't Take It With You. :D

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by Michael Edwards
August 16th, 2001, 7:09 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 59
Views: 6791

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

I've always been partial to Animal Crackers, but he did win Pulitzers for Of Thee I Sing and You Can't Take It With You. :D

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by Michael Edwards
August 16th, 2001, 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 1722

Re: The Magic Hands

Weren't there also some early Fred Kaps instructional films that showed only his hands? :confused:
by Michael Edwards
August 15th, 2001, 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 6449

Re: Future Articles

Richard, John: The Frank Garcia feature was in the September 1977 issue of Genii (Volume 41, Number 9). It includes Garcia's Ring on the Wand, O'Henry Surprise Package, 3 Pennies 2 Cards, Royal Flush Surprise, Color Change to Fool Magicians, Unexpected Coins Thru the Table, My Favorite Rope Routine,...
by Michael Edwards
August 13th, 2001, 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Okito Box
Replies: 16
Views: 2082

Re: Okito Box

While some magicians shy away from the Okito and other coin boxes because they appear to be magic apparatus, the fact is that the Okito Coin box was developed from a very common, everyday item. For many, many years pharmacists dispensed pills and ointment in little round, metal or cardboard canister...
by Michael Edwards
August 13th, 2001, 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 6449

Re: Future Articles

Peter's posting raises another wonderful subject...Fred Kaps.
by Michael Edwards
August 13th, 2001, 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: influential books
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: influential books

It appears that Brian's initial question was read in two differing ways. I thought it to be a question about the most influential books in these realms...meaning that they were instrumental in shaping the art and craft of magic generally. Others read it as a question about which books had the greate...
by Michael Edwards
August 12th, 2001, 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 6449

Re: Future Articles

Francis Carlyle would indeed be a wonderful subject. Ditto Fred Keating, Al Baker, and Sam Horowitz.
by Michael Edwards
August 10th, 2001, 9:23 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Aronson's "Try the Impossible"
Replies: 31
Views: 4837

Re: Aronson's "Try the Impossible"

Now if Simon would only share his code act, but I'm afraid that's not to be... :(
by Michael Edwards
August 9th, 2001, 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biographies
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Biographies

February 26, 1954; July 28, 1953
by Michael Edwards
August 9th, 2001, 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: influential books
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: influential books

Brian: Eric's list would make a wonderful libary for anyone seriously interested in magic. My list would certainly overlap, though the term "influential" leads me to a slightly different list than I would construct if you had asked "best books" or "essential reading." M...
by Michael Edwards
August 9th, 2001, 7:22 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Bring Back The Good Old Days
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

Re: Bring Back The Good Old Days

Richard: There are, our course, early indications of how much an individual will balance magic versus children in his life. Vernon, who wasn't exactly the Ozzie Nelson of magic,took to calling his second son "Neepie." I'm not sure what Jeanne Vernon thought have having her child so nicknam...
by Michael Edwards
August 8th, 2001, 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biographies
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Biographies

Kalispell :o
by Michael Edwards
August 8th, 2001, 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biographies
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Biographies

I believe that Charlotte was born in Kalisell, Montana, in 1954; Jonathan was born in Fullerton, California in 1953.
by Michael Edwards
August 8th, 2001, 7:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Lectures You Have Attended
Replies: 43
Views: 5511

Re: Favorite Lectures You Have Attended

So what is it that makes a lecture great?
by Michael Edwards
July 29th, 2001, 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VOTE: should Genii have film reviews?
Replies: 21
Views: 2900

Re: VOTE: should Genii have film reviews?

Richard: I'm all for a movie column...but I would like it to be at least tangently related to magic...the story, a magician appearing in it, a character performing a card trick, a magician as technical director, a Grover George poster on a wall in some scene, the key grip being Ricky Jay's neighbor'...
by Michael Edwards
July 29th, 2001, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Archives
Topic: The Magic Show, the Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 11235

Re: The Magic Show, the Movie

Eric: Jim Steinmeyer's essay on The Mascot Moth ("The Moth in the Spotlight") can be found in his book Art and Artifice [Hahne, 1998. He also recounts the challenges of putting together the presentation of The Mascot Moth that was part of the Sixth Los Angeles Conference on Magic History i...
by Michael Edwards
July 29th, 2001, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Archives
Topic: The Magic Show, the Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 11235

Re: The Magic Show, the Movie

An intriquing question, Eric. It is hard for me to think of the illusions in Merlin without pausing to reflect on the remarkable thinking, artistry and method behind The Mascot Moth. I'm not sure it was my favorite, but it remains the most impressive.
by Michael Edwards
July 29th, 2001, 8:44 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: The Magic Show, the Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 11235

Re: The Magic Show, the Movie

And the Henning magic you see is quite a bit different than that seen in the Broadway production. The version that was filmed inserts some of Doug's favorite illusions from his touring show, including an elephant vanish, his motorcycle vanish and reproduction, and The Rabbit's Revenge. While it's wo...
by Michael Edwards
July 29th, 2001, 8:28 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: The Magic Show, the Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 11235

Re: The Magic Show, the Movie

Steve: I'm not surprised that you liked Didi Conn. She brings great -- and needed --energy to the film. (You may remember her as Frenchy in "Grease" and Grease 2" as well as the Station Master Stacey Jones in the children's television series "Shining Times Station). When The Magi...
by Michael Edwards
July 28th, 2001, 8:34 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: The Magic Show, the Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 11235

Re: The Magic Show, the Movie

Eric: You are quite right in terming this a "filmed version" of the musical rather than a true "movie." It's just too bad that the camera never captured the original Broadway show. Dale Soules was, as you suggest, terrific as Cal. In fact, the entire ensemble -- Henning, Soules, ...
by Michael Edwards
July 27th, 2001, 7:42 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: The Magic Show, the Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 11235

Re: The Magic Show, the Movie

But Eric is quite right. The DVD really doesn't come close to catching the sense of wonder one felt sitting in that little Cort Theater back in 1974. There was something very special about the connection between Doug, his magic and the audience. The changes in the DVD version are significant -- they...
by Michael Edwards
July 27th, 2001, 6:27 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: The Magic Show, the Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 11235

Re: The Magic Show, the Movie

While the DVD differs markedly from the original Broadway performance, it does help us hold on to an important event in the history of magic. This little musical did much more than make Doug Henning a star...it reinvigorated magic, inspired a new generation of magicians, and gave magic a new look an...
by Michael Edwards
July 25th, 2001, 9:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Townsend
Replies: 51
Views: 12146

Re: Jonathan Townsend

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer: Being a hopeless collector of magical minutia, I think that a lengthy monograph could be written about magicians who have dropped out or otherwise disappeared--not only from the magic scene, but from the "world." One could begin with Charlier. Jon, a...
by Michael Edwards
July 25th, 2001, 3:10 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss review of "Annotated Slydini"
Replies: 51
Views: 6564

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss review of "Annotated Slydini"

Jon, I am not so sure that the challenges facing the annotated Magic of Slydini are just generational. Certainly Slydini's style was of another era and it is hard to imagine his persona resonating with younger magicians...particularly those who never had the opportunity to see him perform. But I thi...
by Michael Edwards
July 25th, 2001, 2:12 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Kaufman & Co.'s Most Underrated Book
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Kaufman & Co.'s Most Underrated Book

No need to wait 50 to 100 years. I treasure these volumes now.

Originally posted by Jerry Harrell:
And those magnificent slipcased reprints of Mahatma and Stanyon's Magic will be highly treasured.
by Michael Edwards
July 25th, 2001, 7:54 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: conjurors
Replies: 6
Views: 7057

Re: conjurors

While I'm always happy to help, I believe Max has already done most of the work. I'd think his narrative from the 60th Anniversary issue (Vol. 59, Number 11, September 1996) covers the pre-RK bases.
by Michael Edwards
July 24th, 2001, 9:14 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: conjurors
Replies: 6
Views: 7057

Re: conjurors

Richard:

Robylill's inquiry leads to a suggestion: a short history of Genii posted on the website. Any thoughts?

Michael

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