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by magicbar
May 21st, 2008, 10:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Presentations & Considerations for Redesigned US Money
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: New Presentations & Considerations for Redesigned US Money

In another view the variations may add to the effectiveness of magic because many specs may not think that 'trick/prop' money has been developed for the recently revised currency nor could the performer be ready for the many variants being offered by the spec for use in the effect. Also what about t...
by magicbar
May 20th, 2008, 7:29 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Sense of Smell
Replies: 11
Views: 3636

Re: Sense of Smell

simply presentation ideas mind you.... when your nose is plugged many cannot discern taste in foods - but (magically) you can - may help if you are blindfolded too. what about due to just your nose being plugged you can do the impossible and eat terrible foods that you 'cannot' taste (as a feat of s...
by magicbar
May 20th, 2008, 7:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Presentations & Considerations for Redesigned US Money
Replies: 5
Views: 786

New Presentations & Considerations for Redesigned US Money

With all the revisions to US currency in both coins and paper are any of you running into new restrictions, freedoms, considerations and such in your money magic repertoire or performances? I find that having a duplicate quarter or $20 bill is harder to have yet due to all the design changes it lend...
by magicbar
March 27th, 2008, 12:49 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Genii Routine
Replies: 21
Views: 7044

Re: My Genii Routine

you ought to check out Bill's Tricks/Patter book. It really is a how to be a success in trade show and corp type shows. It has the Sach's Dice routine and a very eclectic mix of other routines and stories.
by magicbar
March 23rd, 2008, 3:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roundup of Anticipated Books
Replies: 81
Views: 11091

Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

I am writing a book containing material that had only been released up until now on video and DVD. It will contain about a million pages and go for about $18,000.
by magicbar
March 13th, 2008, 3:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Awesome new book on card magic!
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: Awesome new book on card magic!

Yes it is a new book with a clean looking layout - filled with his version of old stuff - Card to Kaps Wallet, Twisting the Aces, Out to Lunch, Card to Card Case and his approach to the Spread Pass - seems like the same old repertoire stylings of too many magic books to mention. Might be good variat...
by magicbar
March 13th, 2008, 3:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!
Replies: 153
Views: 33323

Re: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!

if your presentation is any good the audience will not compare it to the kid and his dog in his bedroom. sheesh, how many knuckleheads with guitars that play at local joints get accused of ripping off the recording artists of the songs they play. Unfortunately many performing magicians are little mo...
by magicbar
March 13th, 2008, 3:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!
Replies: 153
Views: 33323

Re: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!

unfortunately much in magic can be construed as public domain I think the only thing left is stealing lines or patents. Ah, but I remember when many were outraged when Copperfield took out ads claiming action on all those that used his signature effects and required perfromance rights..perhaps he wa...
by magicbar
March 13th, 2008, 3:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worst performance ever - video on the net
Replies: 19
Views: 4278

Worst performance ever - video on the net

I was shocked and dismayed about the news of Dan Harlan. I have also been shocked and dismayed at many pro magic shows and many talent shows with the amateur magician line-ups. I cringe when in magic shops when customers need a 'great new trick' for their pro-show this weekend (you've seen them too!...
by magicbar
September 27th, 2005, 9:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tom Foolery, Klause, Vernon books and more
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Tom Foolery, Klause, Vernon books and more

sheesh, interesting emails...the books are are in great condition and the DVDs are all original with original box. Im not one of those that sells copies or product 'without box art'. ..and it is good luck - typo just search my seller name: magicbar1
by magicbar
September 25th, 2005, 4:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tom Foolery, Klause, Vernon books and more
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Tom Foolery, Klause, Vernon books and more

Selling all of these great books like Mullica Tom Foolery, Klause In Concert, Inner Series Vernon books and more all starting at $4.99 this week. Look at eBay under seller: magicbar1 ... All are no reserve low s/h auctions - gook luck!
by magicbar
March 7th, 2005, 1:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Selbit Magician's Handbook 1904 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Selbit Magician's Handbook 1904 for sale

I am listing a 1904 Magician's Handbook by "Selbit" on Ebay starting tonight. It has a Martinka book store sticker in it and is wonderful. It is a 10-day auction with several clear pictures to view. This no-reserve auction starts at just $39. With low s/h fee. Look for the book by searchin...
by magicbar
March 1st, 2005, 9:01 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: First Edition SH Sharpe books - now on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: First Edition SH Sharpe books - now on eBay

I am also auctioning some DVDs Gregory WIlson, Vernon Revelation Series, Larry Becker and others for $5 each no reserve, low s/h. All are original DVDs in original cases.
by magicbar
February 15th, 2005, 8:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Magic Magazines

Way to go, Marty! Good Man.
by magicbar
February 15th, 2005, 8:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: First Edition SH Sharpe books - now on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 235

First Edition SH Sharpe books - now on eBay

Since to takers from the ad I am now going to auction. They go on tues 3/1 at 7:30 PST for one week. NR starting price $49.00. Search for all my auctions under my seller name: Magicbar1 good luck. - sj Selling first edition, pristine condition, HD/DJ of SH Sharpe's Conjuror's Psychological Secrets a...
by magicbar
January 26th, 2005, 9:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 1957 (?) Bar Magic bar guide 4 sale no ebay.
Replies: 0
Views: 193

1957 (?) Bar Magic bar guide 4 sale no ebay.

I have an old Mr Boston Bar guide - I believe 1957 that devotes a special section to bar tricks. This comes from a great era in American cocktail culture when many regular folks were enjoying their home bar. If you want more info let me know. If no takers I will probably put in on eBay soon. great c...
by magicbar
January 26th, 2005, 9:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hierophants - all of them here no eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Hierophants - all of them here no eBay

Hello 2/2/05 Since no takers here I put them on eBay. The starting bid is $20 and they are on a 5 day auction. look them up by searching for hierophants or under my seller name : magicbar1 good luck! I am selling all the Hierophants. These are the bound copies - 1-2,2-4,5-6, The Last and Resurrectio...
by magicbar
January 26th, 2005, 9:21 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay Scams
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Ebay Scams

Yes, I have also seen a big decline in the quality of sellers and in lesser case, buyers on eBay. I just got done with a dragged out deal of a person selling a misrepresented copy of a 1911 Stanyon book. The condition was very wrong and all I wanted to do was return it for a refund, which I did - on...
by magicbar
November 26th, 2004, 8:55 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Southern California besides the Magic Castle
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Southern California besides the Magic Castle

I read about you ..can't remember where, but i am near Studio City and I'll look you up unless you email me your address/hours at:magicbar@cs.com.

Great! a place to mix!
by magicbar
November 26th, 2004, 8:53 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Google Trick
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Google Trick

I tought this was a 'google.com' trick. if interested try this...go to google, do a search. type in "weapons of mass destruction" and hit 'Im feeling lucky' and read the page you get... another is 'france war victories' or 'french war victories' i guess it was just fun for the google guys ...
by magicbar
November 26th, 2004, 8:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: bar and restaurant magic wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: bar and restaurant magic wanted

....how can I get description? I don't recall hearing of either of these two.

who sells it, them?
by magicbar
November 24th, 2004, 10:24 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Southern California besides the Magic Castle
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Southern California besides the Magic Castle

Where can one see and hang with magicians in So Cal (LA area specifically) other than the Magic Castle? Anyone know of bars, restaurants, etc..to just get together? I have been to some restaurants but the performing magician won't talk magic (because they only know their magic shop tricks) and it is...
by magicbar
November 24th, 2004, 10:09 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: More Thoughts on practice
Replies: 29
Views: 6260

Re: More Thoughts on practice

As with many threads on this and other boards the discussion frays and sometimes re-braids itself. After reading up until this spot I will jump in with these thoughts that I have read and maybe thought of myself (although don't quote me): - The difference between a professional and an amateur is &qu...
by magicbar
November 24th, 2004, 9:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: bar and restaurant magic wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 329

bar and restaurant magic wanted

hello, I am looking for a few bar/restaurant items: Stevens Greater Library on bar magic, etc... performance videos/DVDs (yes i still watch videos) on bar performers. I already have Daniel Cros, Heba Haba Al, Norman, Eason, Carney and Wagner but am interested in more. Really guys that performed behi...
by magicbar
August 18th, 2004, 12:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: johnson coin ---- no auction
Replies: 0
Views: 165

johnson coin ---- no auction

When I performed heavily I had duplicates of many of my props and I feel I don't need this now. New in package: Johnson Products Folding Quarter. Cost $7 $1 shipping domestic USA = total $8 I have a scan if you want. email me directly <!-- e --><a href="mailto:magicbar@cs.com">magicbar@cs.com</a><!-...
by magicbar
August 15th, 2004, 2:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: tricks/props for sale (not for auction!)
Replies: 0
Views: 145

tricks/props for sale (not for auction!)

When I performed heavily I had duplicates of many of my props and I feel I don't need these now. The following are new, unused and perfect unless noted. Shipping is by the cheapest way (figure about $2 per item for cheap USA). I am not doing this to make profit from s/h. I will mail when payment cle...
by magicbar
August 15th, 2004, 9:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piracy
Replies: 167
Views: 31427

Re: Piracy

I have read the thread and have a few comments. I have over the years only commercially produced an instructional video and was very concerned about piracy (pirate copying) and fortunately none occurred to my knowledge because of safeguards I implemented (and/or nobody thought it was good enough to ...
by magicbar
May 21st, 2004, 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is this how businesses treat their customers?
Replies: 38
Views: 2973

Re: Is this how businesses treat their customers?

oh yes, visit magic world in chatsworth, california. many visit and hang out to share ideas and john the owner is a friendly guy that does an incredible job with the space he has - they have been in business for about 30 years. they also host lectures and support the local magic clubs.
by magicbar
May 20th, 2004, 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is this how businesses treat their customers?
Replies: 38
Views: 2973

Re: Is this how businesses treat their customers?

I am new to this thread but the discussion points are perennial. On one hand you have a business that needs sales to stay open while providing an income for the owner and employees. On the other, you have customers that want magic shops for both personal and professional reasons. I worked for Ken Gr...
by magicbar
March 7th, 2004, 9:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: interesting 1800s book on ebay - not mine
Replies: 0
Views: 151

interesting 1800s book on ebay - not mine

this may be odd but... i am an ebayer and I found an interesting old magic book not listed in magic categories.... scientific, chemical, pyrotechnics and many with illusion in tent if i had the money or inclination I would get it - the pictures are nice even if you dont want to buy ends today <!-- m...
by magicbar
March 4th, 2004, 10:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Daryl Books - No reserve!
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Ebay: Daryl Books - No reserve!

I will admit Ebay is a great source but not the only one for used or hard to find books - Try H&R, Magic books by Post, Denny's and others (many advertise in Genii) - no plug intended - for great prices that require no bidding or wait until the end of auction. I have found many that beat ebay pr...
by magicbar
March 4th, 2004, 10:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: More Books on eBay (including Card Craft)
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: More Books on eBay (including Card Craft)

I like to stay domestic because of the hassle factor too - ebay should only be so much effort since i am really just an amateur seller. I will sell overseas if an overseas buyer writes me tho just because if they want it that badly i will accommodate. hey Terry, I got the Cervon book, I am working o...
by magicbar
January 31st, 2004, 1:02 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Phil Goldstein's Verbal Control/Equivoque manuscript
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Phil Goldstein's Verbal Control/Equivoque manuscript

Hi Jeffrey,

I think if you listed it on Ebay for $5 it would probably end up going for about $50.

BTW - sorry to not get back to you. I am now working in Beverly Hills. Let's still try to get together.

steve
by magicbar
January 11th, 2004, 6:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Great Site - Pubtricks.com
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Great Site - Pubtricks.com

I have visited a very good site called www.pubtricks.com The webmaster is from the east side of the Atlantic and can appeal to all of those people interested in bar tricks, bets and stunts. One good thing is that the site is relatively uninhabilted and is very much like a party ready to happen. The ...
by magicbar
January 11th, 2004, 6:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Dingle
Replies: 48
Views: 7755

Re: Derek Dingle

Wow, Derek is gone. His Complete Works and Stars of Magic videos turned me on to sleight of hand close-up more than Vernon. He will be missed.
by magicbar
January 6th, 2004, 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good beginners Magic book
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Good beginners Magic book

whatever the book.. just make it suit your reading level. so many offer the same 101 tricks but the detail differs. I am happy we are talking books rather than vids or dvds.
by magicbar
January 4th, 2004, 9:22 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Must Perform Tricks ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Must Perform Tricks ?

don't take the suggestion to do self working ones lightly. Since the mechanics are more or less taken care of, you can focus on presentation. the sleight dependent tricks will be there for you when you want them.
--sj
by magicbar
January 2nd, 2004, 7:52 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Kaufman's Top 10 from 1984 Almanac
Replies: 12
Views: 1476

Re: Kaufman's Top 10 from 1984 Almanac

I find it interesting how absolutely none of the books published from the last two-three decades have no mention here. Although many are good, they all have obvious roots to the ones from over a generation ago.
by magicbar
December 27th, 2003, 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 135
Views: 23981

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

back to the thread...effects of the great that dud.. All Backs for the layman. How to say this,...good tricks out of character, Sorry to say this but most magicians are not debonair. I have seen so many effects fail - Invisible Deck by tablehoppers that need to complete the effect in 30 seconds. Car...
by magicbar
December 24th, 2003, 4:58 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Key Bending Snafu
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Key Bending Snafu

I saw a performer in a restaurant strolling last week. He did a key bending for a nearby table ---oops, they needed the key back unharmed - what a scene. Does anyone do this with success? A few years ago I saw a guy do it at a banquet and it took so long for him to get the audience to understand he ...

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