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by Jim Martin
January 5th, 2012, 4:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Why did Vernon sign in so many different ways?
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Why did Vernon sign in so many different ways?

From an April 11, 2007 post by Dustin: The Limited Edition has a tipped in page that has The Professors photo and autograph on it. Mike Caveney loves to tell the story about how and when Vernon signed these. It was in the old library of the Magic Castle. Caveney was expecting it to take several sign...
by Jim Martin
January 5th, 2012, 1:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Discover Eric DeCamp's Discover Commercial
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Discover Eric DeCamp's Discover Commercial

Bravo Eric! Great work. Actually I recently found the 1971/72 John Scarne TV Beer commercial online. Something I have wanted to find and to see again for many years. Thanks for the heads up - here's the Scarne Schaefer Beer commercial: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=154623634624728 Lots of atte...
by Jim Martin
January 2nd, 2012, 10:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2011 in Review
Replies: 18
Views: 5823

Re: 2011 in Review

Great job, Dustin! I always wish we could somehow time shift so we could get this into the December or even January issue. For that to happen within publication deadline Dustin would write the January - November summation, and Max Maven would 'predict' the December info, yes? Well done, as always D...
by Jim Martin
December 24th, 2011, 1:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii
Replies: 30
Views: 3642

Re: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii

And as if by Christmas Fairies, the January 2012 issue arrived today in St. Louis.

To the Chief Genii and his family and to all members of this Forum, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
by Jim Martin
December 19th, 2011, 10:12 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: A Word About MORE POWER TO YOU
Replies: 10
Views: 3531

Re: A Word About MORE POWER TO YOU

Outstanding info, Bob - thanks.
by Jim Martin
December 17th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Evolution: New Ebook from Bill Goodwin
Replies: 9
Views: 2537

Re: Evolution: New Ebook from Bill Goodwin

'..an excellent write up...'
by Jim Martin
December 17th, 2011, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Evolution: New Ebook from Bill Goodwin
Replies: 9
Views: 2537

Re: Evolution: New Ebook from Bill Goodwin

Outstanding material. A quick glance included the lovely surprise of a excellent write-up of the Stuart Gordon Turnover and a subtle use of its display.

I look forward to working through this. Thanks Bill Goodwin!
by Jim Martin
December 14th, 2011, 7:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Quick! Check the Back Cover of the Jan 2012 issue of Genii!
Replies: 20
Views: 6241

Re: Quick! Check the Back Cover of the Jan 2012 issue of Genii!

What a great back cover - in every way.
by Jim Martin
December 10th, 2011, 11:16 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Miracle ACAAN // Interesting Story
Replies: 35
Views: 6112

Re: The Miracle ACAAN // Interesting Story

Matthew Field wrote:....run by a man who wrote the Berglas book, fer crissakes!


What he said.
by Jim Martin
December 6th, 2011, 8:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Essay About Ray Goulet
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: Photo Essay About Ray Goulet

Beautifully photographed - nice piece.
Thanks Richard.
by Jim Martin
December 3rd, 2011, 7:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Edition of the December Issue of Genii will be Available Tuesday
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: The Digital Edition of the December Issue of Genii will be Available Tuesday

December issue arrived in St. Louis today.
First stop was Earle's illustrations in Magicana - beautiful.

We are all fortunate to have shared in his elegant art.

Thank you Earle Oakes.
Requiescat in pace.
by Jim Martin
December 1st, 2011, 10:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Copper/Silver
Replies: 32
Views: 5317

Re: Copper/Silver

Jim -
Thank you
thank you
thank you.

:)
by Jim Martin
November 25th, 2011, 12:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving from All Your Friends at Genii!
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Happy Thanksgiving from All Your Friends at Genii!

I'm right with Richard and Dustin, or as the classic ad states: "I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing': <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFKifpMtlNs">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFKifpMtlNs</a><!-- m --> Leftovers, leaf raking and Berglas are on today's age...
by Jim Martin
November 19th, 2011, 1:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tracy Newman
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Tracy Newman

Thanks Bill. Did you run across an interview clip?

I found this skit she did with Carson as El Mouldo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpNosFQPAvk

Sure do miss Carson for bits like this.
by Jim Martin
November 3rd, 2011, 8:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Patrick Page Book To the Printers!
Replies: 19
Views: 3129

Re: Patrick Page Book To the Printers!

Hi Philip,
I've downloaded the advance material and it looks to be a great publication.

Will there be a US distributor or is it exclusively through the website?

Thanks-
by Jim Martin
October 31st, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Edition of the November Issue of Genii is Now Live!
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: The Digital Edition of the November Issue of Genii is Now Live!

Arrived in St. Louis on Saturday October 29.
by Jim Martin
October 30th, 2011, 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Know the Faro Shuffle?
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: Know the Faro Shuffle?

Thanks Geno - excellent post. Very informative.
by Jim Martin
October 26th, 2011, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: EATCT Recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: EATCT Recommendations?

Definitely 'Revelation'.

The thoroughness of the presentation as well as the additional material is the way to go.
by Jim Martin
October 23rd, 2011, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Never Would Have Believed This ...
Replies: 23
Views: 5920

Re: I Never Would Have Believed This ...

Thanks Dustin - I went through the entire book carefully. My copy has that odd wrinkle (yes, on lighter weight paper, given the 'heavy' material) at the bottom on the first ten pages.
by Jim Martin
October 23rd, 2011, 2:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Never Would Have Believed This ...
Replies: 23
Views: 5920

Re: I Never Would Have Believed This ...

What, specifically, had been mistrimmed?
by Jim Martin
October 15th, 2011, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday, Hat
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Happy Birthday, Hat

Happy B'day Mr. Anderson - hope it was a great one.
by Jim Martin
October 6th, 2011, 9:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold 'Em Magic
Replies: 68
Views: 15110

Re: Hold 'Em Magic

Hi Tom - Will there be a posting here regarding pre-orders, limited edition, etc.?

Looking forward to it!

Thanks-
by Jim Martin
September 29th, 2011, 10:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition
Replies: 22
Views: 4641

Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

I just received my ERD 2011 Decks, and they are superb. Not sure if there are any decks remaining, but they have been well-assembled with a nice variety of backs (especially the non-white bordered backs such as the J&B, Cheetos, Budweiser, Pepsi,'Smiley face', etc.) Highly recommended. Snooze = ...
by Jim Martin
September 28th, 2011, 1:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!
Replies: 29
Views: 4544

Re: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!

October Genii arrived in St. Louis on Tuesday September 27.
by Jim Martin
September 18th, 2011, 9:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earle Oakes has Died
Replies: 24
Views: 5859

Re: Earle Oakes has Died

I hope his family knows how much he added to our art. His work in illustration was always perfect - elegantly drawn, the right angle, the wonderful moment captured, etc. Additionally I enjoyed his posts on this forum - understated, knowledgeable, polite and to the point. He will be missed. Thanks yo...
by Jim Martin
September 13th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 281139

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Congratulations Richard! Your work in sharing this very important material and capturing the nuances that make the approach of Mr. Berglas available makes it more understandable. He is unique.

(If you missed it, start a queue for the next run -- this is a very important book.)
by Jim Martin
August 27th, 2011, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Talisman arrives...
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Talisman arrives...

Talisman just arrived in St. Louis and it looks spectacular! (Aesthetically it has that hip 'early 70's black lettered graphic' for the title with a butterscotch/light tan-colored buckram/linen binding.) This will be fun! For example, I randomly opened to page I-67 (June 19, 1970) and read Eric Lewi...
by Jim Martin
August 12th, 2011, 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 21
Views: 3179

Re: Introducing Myself

Hi Bill, Richard Kaufman's Knack Magic Tricks: A Step-by-Step Guide to Illusions, Sleight of Hand, and Amazing Feats is my first choice and I have given it as a gift several times for those wanting a great start in magic. Here's the Amazon link, and you can click on the "Look Inside" link ...
by Jim Martin
August 11th, 2011, 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 10 Copies of 100 By Warlock Found!
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: 10 Copies of 100 By Warlock Found!

May I offer any assistance in helping sort through boxes? :)

Grab this book, folks. It is excellent.
by Jim Martin
July 25th, 2011, 10:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Amazing Kreskin on Jimmy Fallon tonight Mon. July 25
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: Amazing Kreskin on Jimmy Fallon tonight Mon. July 25

Thanks Max - dvr is set accordingly.
by Jim Martin
July 23rd, 2011, 5:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Dover 60 Years of Magic Posters
Replies: 20
Views: 3577

Re: WTB Dover 60 Years of Magic Posters

Why were they recalled - licensing issues?
by Jim Martin
July 17th, 2011, 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The science behind the Expanding/Shrinking Head illusion
Replies: 0
Views: 789

The science behind the Expanding/Shrinking Head illusion

From a a doctoral student in the University of Rochester's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (video is included with the link): <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-06-neuroscientists-famous-optical-illusion-surprisingly.html">http://medicalxpress.com/news/...
by Jim Martin
July 13th, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: ...and now what is the best ACAAN ?
Replies: 143
Views: 44255

Re: ...and now what is the best ACAAN ?

Yes - here's a link:

http://www.hermeticpress.com/product_in ... ucts_id=17

It's well worth working through - many hidden gems.
by Jim Martin
July 12th, 2011, 8:36 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 96
Views: 35800

Re: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin

Read 'em and weep: End of auction - US $2,572.00

It looks like a beautiful copy - congrats to all.

(And am I alone in wondering why the Magic Circle doesn't broker a deal to rerelease some kind of edition? Sorry.)
by Jim Martin
July 12th, 2011, 5:08 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 96
Views: 35800

Re: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin

In case you haven't seen this, up for auction (with a current bid of $2,000.00), copy #453: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Very-Rare-Signed-Magic-Robert-Harbin-Book-/250850496249?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a67dacef9">http://cgi.ebay.com/Very-Rare-Signed-Ma ... 3a67d...
by Jim Martin
July 6th, 2011, 6:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Estate sale
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: Estate sale

David - you email is being kicked back. Is this the correct address?

dfmagic@optonline.net

Thanks-
by Jim Martin
July 3rd, 2011, 5:21 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 281139

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Richard, prior to writing the book with David, had you done much memorized deck work? How about since then?
by Jim Martin
June 29th, 2011, 6:21 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 281139

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Today The International Man of Mystery arrived in the Gateway to the West.

Viva Berglas!
Viva The Chief Genii !
by Jim Martin
June 28th, 2011, 7:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FLASH CONTEST: Free Magic-Con Dan and Dave Decks for YOU!
Replies: 15
Views: 4362

Re: FLASH CONTEST: Free Magic-Con Dan and Dave Decks for YOU!

The deck arrived today - what a great pack of cards! The back design is elegant, the Genii joker looks cool (!) and the deck handles beautifully. (Were they really made by USPCC?) Thanks for running the contest, Richard. P.S. And, given the updates, now I see myself working on the stack and 'work' f...
by Jim Martin
June 21st, 2011, 12:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Card Trimmer & Corner Rounder
Replies: 23
Views: 4007

Re: Card Trimmer & Corner Rounder

Fantastic - thanks for the great images and information.

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