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by Max Maven
December 1st, 2002, 1:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Black Envelope
Replies: 24
Views: 2710

Re: The Black Envelope

Originally posted by Nathan Coe Marsh: anybody have the story on the proper card-to-box credit? I've heard Bruno Henig's name given as an originator but don't know the accuracy/source...is it Kaps'? Bearing in mind that we're discussing a specific card-to-box method, not the generic effect itself, ...
by Max Maven
November 27th, 2002, 7:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Hummer
Replies: 8
Views: 1621

Re: Bob Hummer

FYI, there were two editions of the Fulves book Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets . The first was published in July 1980, and ran 109 pages. The second came out the following January, and had fifteen additional pages -- primarily addenda and variations. Included was an autobiographical 1953 letter writ...
by Max Maven
November 27th, 2002, 6:34 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Aaron Fisher on the Magic Teacher
Replies: 51
Views: 4655

Re: Aaron Fisher on the Magic Teacher

Bob Coyne writes: "I take exception to sweeping statements like 'It is, in all endeavors, important to have a teacher to evaluate and steer the student.'" I agree. However, I'll differ with another part of that same post where, in response to the statement that Vernon had teachers, includi...
by Max Maven
November 20th, 2002, 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jewish Magicians
Replies: 75
Views: 26974

Re: Jewish Magicians

Originally posted by Larry Horowitz: Max, So, what am I? Chopped liver? As mentioned, the additional names were not meant to provide a complete list. Since last night, still more names have come to mind, including Ford Kross, Nadine Fogel, Chris Woodward (I believe by conversion). And there are a n...
by Max Maven
November 20th, 2002, 4:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jewish Magicians
Replies: 75
Views: 26974

Re: Jewish Magicians

Some of the names that have been listed are incorrect. Glenn Falkenstein and Dick and Diana Zimmerman are not Jewish. The listing for C. Alexander is clearly a mix-up with Alexander Herrmann (and, while the Herrmann family was Jewish, Adelaide Herrmann was not). And, speaking of confusion, "Leo...
by Max Maven
November 7th, 2002, 12:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Maven book on Gilbreath Principle?
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Maven book on Gilbreath Principle?

The Gilbreath book is coming along; there are, however, other projects that have slowed down my progress.

I'm still hoping to get it out by late next year. In the meantime, Ibidem 3, Aziz & Beyond is forthcoming, and there's a smaller book on a different principle that will be out in January.
by Max Maven
October 1st, 2002, 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science of deceit
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Science of deceit

Bob Coyne writes: This reminds me of the work of Paul Ekman who scientifically studies involuntary facial expressions. These micro-expressions, he claims, give away a person's hidden intentions, including whether he or she is lying. You might be interested in knowing that Wiseman & Lamont had so...
by Max Maven
August 8th, 2002, 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dazzle
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Dazzle

The "Dazzle" cards, specially designed and printed with Alex Elmsley's authorization, are available from Magic Land in Tokyo.
by Max Maven
July 30th, 2002, 6:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Close-up magic
Replies: 30
Views: 2234

Re: Close-up magic

The question of "Who was the first close-up magician" can only be approached if one comes up with an answer to "What is close-up magic" -- which turns out to be a more complicated task of definition than it might seem at first. During the past two years I have been devoting a fai...
by Max Maven
June 24th, 2002, 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: presentation or method?
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: presentation or method?

Originally posted by Joe DeStefano: Who was it that once said, "If you steal an idea from one person, it's plagiarism - if you steal from many people, it's research. The line belongs to Wilson Mizner. It's a clever aphorism, but is all too often used to justify intellectual theft. The Eddie Jo...
by Max Maven
June 7th, 2002, 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sticks & Stones and – well – Bones
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Sticks & Stones and – well – Bones

Matthew,

I believe you mean "Gid Dayn"...
by Max Maven
May 24th, 2002, 6:40 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Eldridge Subtlety
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: The Eldridge Subtlety

This is not a new idea.
by Max Maven
May 15th, 2002, 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Value of Companion Videos
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Re: The Value of Companion Videos

Dear David:

Your reference is incorrect. The Ouellet project was not the first "companion video." To the best of my knowledge, that distinction goes to a performance-only video that was made to accompany the 1982 Japanese publication Toranpu-no Dobutsu-en.
by Max Maven
September 19th, 2001, 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Castle, and Why I Need Your Help
Replies: 25
Views: 3173

Re: The Magic Castle, and Why I Need Your Help

Hej, Tom.

D och d, Richard be en ljlig och ohvlig man. Karakteristisk instllning: sprk + anstrngning = "showing off". Min kultur be envis och dum.

Vi ses,

Max
by Max Maven
September 18th, 2001, 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Castle, and Why I Need Your Help
Replies: 25
Views: 3173

Re: The Magic Castle, and Why I Need Your Help

Tomo-chan: Tetsudai-wa, kansha shimasu. Saikin-de, Majikku Kyasseru-no tachiba-wa amari yoku dewanai, irona wagamama-no hitotachi desukara. Honto-ni, boku-wa boodo ovu direkutaazu-no shigoto-ga hoshi dewanai. (Seiji-wo kirai desu, yo!) Shikashi, mondai desukara, ganbarimasu. Nihon-no menbaa-wa, mina...
by Max Maven
September 16th, 2001, 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Castle, and Why I Need Your Help
Replies: 25
Views: 3173

Re: The Magic Castle, and Why I Need Your Help

I truly appreciate the positive comments. Rick writes: << When talking to older members it's always about the good ol' Dai Vernon days. Those were good days. And I believe that there can be good new days. But they're not going to happen unless we work to make positive changes. I've been able to cont...
by Max Maven
September 7th, 2001, 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Castle, and Why I Need Your Help
Replies: 25
Views: 3173

The Magic Castle, and Why I Need Your Help

If you are not a member of the Magic Castle, you may not have any interest in this message (although you actually might). If you are a member, I hope you'll read on. ----------- Dear Magic Castle Member: After a lot of serious thought, I have made the decision to run for the Board of Directors of th...

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