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by John Pezzullo
March 25th, 2005, 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Famous Magician
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Famous Magician

Originally posted by Brad Henderson:
So, depending on to whom you are referring, Dedi is correct (and a much better choice to include on your list that Deddy).
But Brad...

Deddy Corbuzier is the BEST mentalist in the whole of Indonesia.
by John Pezzullo
March 20th, 2005, 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Famous Magician
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Famous Magician

20. Dedi
Your spelling is incorrect.

Deddy Corbuzier, the best mentalist in Indonesia, spells his first name D-E-D-D-Y, not D-E-D-I.
by John Pezzullo
March 15th, 2005, 1:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BIG NEWS! MATT FIELD IS THE NEW EDITOR OF THE MAGIC CIRCULAR!
Replies: 39
Views: 1808

Re: BIG NEWS! MATT FIELD IS THE NEW EDITOR OF THE MAGIC CIRCULAR!

An American editing "The Magic Circular" !! What's the world coming to?

I heard that Jerry Sadowitz made the short list of prospective candidates.
by John Pezzullo
March 14th, 2005, 1:29 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Closing Effect
Replies: 18
Views: 1813

Re: Closing Effect

Study the manner in which Max Maven closes his 'THINKING IN PERSON' [see the February 2005 issue of GENII and the Janaury 2005 issue of MAGIC] and you'll gain some insight into how an experienced and creative performer has approached the 'problem' of closing an act.
by John Pezzullo
March 4th, 2005, 11:03 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Johnny Thompson
Replies: 18
Views: 14273

Johnny Thompson

From the February 2005 issue of GENII: Jamy Ian Swiss flew in from New York just to surprise Johnny. Jamy is writing a book on the work of Johnny Thompson. Johnny Thompson is one of the true masters of our craft and Jamy Ian Swiss is one of the best writers in magic. Without a doubt in my mind, I pr...
by John Pezzullo
March 3rd, 2005, 1:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Good trick...wrong audience
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Good trick...wrong audience

Good trick: Al Goshman's 'Magic Ding Dong'

Wrong audience: Beijing, August 1978 - cabaret show at the Chinese Eunuchs Association Annual Convention
by John Pezzullo
February 25th, 2005, 3:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card fixes
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: card fixes

From 'RAMBLE', Jon's preface to "Cardfixes": "The primary point of this ramble is to sensitize you to the sub-text of this book. It obviously adds to the glut, superadding more sludge (raw data). But it's data that begins to take form as files of FIXED tricks. In this form they're unc...
by John Pezzullo
February 23rd, 2005, 2:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three-Coin Vanish
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: Three-Coin Vanish

David, Forget the sleight-of-hand approach - simply use a 'fusion' of Neurolinguistic Programming techniques, Wunder Words, and multi-level realities to achieve the effect that you're trying to achieve. My good friend, Docc Kroque published something along these lines in his 1998 manuscript "Th...
by John Pezzullo
February 21st, 2005, 3:49 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Peter Pitt
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: Peter Pitt

Just for the record...

It's 'PIT' - only one 'T'.

Not 'PITT'.
by John Pezzullo
February 19th, 2005, 12:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Encyclopedia of Think-of-a-Card Tricks
Replies: 0
Views: 243

The Encyclopedia of Think-of-a-Card Tricks

On page 19 of the first issue of ANTIMONY, there's a reference for an unpublished book of Bob Farmer's:

"The Encyclopedia of Think-of-a-Card Tricks"

I have two questions for Bob:

1) Do you think that you'll eventually decide to publish this book?

2) What card am I thinking of?
by John Pezzullo
February 17th, 2005, 1:21 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Antimony is HERE!
Replies: 31
Views: 5779

Re: Antimony is HERE!

I received my copy of ANTIMONY yesterday and I soon realised that my decision to subscribe to ANTIMONY was a wise one.

The debut issue is superb.

Gene Taylor deserves to be feeling proud of himself.
by John Pezzullo
February 15th, 2005, 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Real Paul Fox Story
Replies: 31
Views: 2345

Re: The Real Paul Fox Story

Several years ago on GeMiNi, Pete Biro wrote the following about the 'Paul Fox Beer Trick'. An empty, ungaffed, beer (or coke) can is shown, and spun on a wand if you wish... it is filled with "hops" or confetti... from a small paper bag. It is covered for a moment by inverting the bag ove...
by John Pezzullo
February 10th, 2005, 3:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Barrie Richardson
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Barrie Richardson

Gene,

Thanks for the information.

I don't know which I'm looking more forward to - reading "Theatre of the Mind II" when it's published or receiving the first issue of "Antimony" in the next week or so...!!!
by John Pezzullo
February 10th, 2005, 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Quality of Genii
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: The Quality of Genii

In my opinion, the graphic enhancement of "Genii" is simply the 'icing on the cake'. The most important aspect of "Genii", as far as I'm concerned, is the quality of its content, which continues to improve year after year.
by John Pezzullo
February 9th, 2005, 12:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Barrie Richardson
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Barrie Richardson

Tim Quinlan has posted an intersting article about Barrie Richardson on his INSIDE MAGIC web site: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://insidemagic.com/article_912.shtml">http://insidemagic.com/article_912.shtml</a><!-- m --> Recently, somewhere in my cyber-travels, I read that another book fe...
by John Pezzullo
February 4th, 2005, 8:19 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Antimony is HERE!
Replies: 31
Views: 5779

Re: Antimony is HERE!

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: I received the first issue of Antimony in the mail today and ... WOWZA! Looks great. Different in design, and with some great material. Looks like a winner. Everyone is hereby ordered to subscribe! Based on Richard's comments, I have just subscribed to ANTINOMY...
by John Pezzullo
February 3rd, 2005, 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: The New Talon
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: The New Talon

David, You're correct, the odds and ends posted on your blog are indeed quirky and very interesting. A whole lot of 'stuff' to get the mind stimulated and the brain juices circulating. After reading the blog entries, it reminded of a list that I scribbled down a few months ago in which I listed my f...
by John Pezzullo
February 2nd, 2005, 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: The New Talon
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: The New Talon

David, Greetings from the 'land down under'. I just acquired a used copy of the final issue and was most impressed with the contents. I'm disappointed to read that only three issues were published. In the 'Oracle' section of the third, and final, issue you wrote that the magazine: "...features ...
by John Pezzullo
February 2nd, 2005, 1:17 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: The New Talon
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

The New Talon

Does anyone know how many issues/volumes of "The New Talon" were published by David Britland?
by John Pezzullo
February 2nd, 2005, 1:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Ostin
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Bob Ostin

From Stephen Tucker's website: I was even more pleased when my friend, Bob Ostin, asked me to compile, partly write and illustrate his life's work into his new book, "Bob Ostin - A Lifetime of Magical Inventions". http://freespace.virgin.net/tucker.magic/stephen%20tucker\'s%20biography.htm...
by John Pezzullo
January 31st, 2005, 3:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Karl Fulves' library
Replies: 44
Views: 19636

Re: Karl Fulves' library

For those of you who may not know already, several new KF manuscripts are currently available from H&R Magic:

http://www.magicbookshop.com/

...and search for 'FULVES'.
by John Pezzullo
January 28th, 2005, 5:29 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Kalin & Jinger
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: Kalin & Jinger

I don't know anything at all about photography, but you don't have to know anything to recognise the high quality work of a real professional. As such, I've awarded Pete Biro a five-star rating for the photogrpahs that supplement Dustin's article.
by John Pezzullo
January 28th, 2005, 5:18 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Kalin & Jinger
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Kalin & Jinger

I have just awarded Dustin Stinett's feature article on 'Kalin & Jinger', published in the January issue of GENII, a five-star rating. Congratulations to Dustin on producing such a well written, insightful, and informative feature about a delightful couple. I cannot recall if this is the first f...
by John Pezzullo
January 24th, 2005, 2:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Out of this World
Replies: 26
Views: 1972

Re: Out of this World

Harry Lorayne's 'OUT OF THIS UNIVERSE' requires no cleaning up at the end.

I've been performing this effect for almost twenty years and it has NEVER failed me.
by John Pezzullo
January 24th, 2005, 2:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Perfect World
Replies: 29
Views: 1786

Re: Perfect World

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
I haven't seen the ad, however if magic dealers were to be condemned for false advertising....
If this was the case, which dealers would have been sentenced to life imprisonment?
by John Pezzullo
January 24th, 2005, 2:26 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Product Reviews - Don't Forget Your Own Gut Sense
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: Product Reviews - Don't Forget Your Own Gut Sense

Just for the record, the review was published in the April 2003 issue of MAGIC. If I was the creator of 'Blankety Blanked', I'd consider releasing an updated version in which: - the four aces are found to have travelled to the leader packet - ALL of the remaining cards, all 48 of them, are found to ...
by John Pezzullo
January 17th, 2005, 2:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: anyone familiar with Belgian Travelers
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: anyone familiar with Belgian Travelers

Christian Chelman's 'Belgian Travelers' was published in the June 1995 issue of "MAGIC".
by John Pezzullo
January 13th, 2005, 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Magazine Content
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Genii Magazine Content

The biographical features published in 'Genii' make for excellent reading. It's fascinating to read and learn about the many individuals, both past and present, that form part of the 'tapestry of magic'. In my opinion, most of us develop an appreciation of the biographical 'stuff' as we grow older.
by John Pezzullo
January 12th, 2005, 3:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of card effect
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: Name of card effect

Here's another 'twist' regarding the paternity of this effect. The following was published in the 'New Apparatus - May 1981' newsletter issued by Busby-Corin, Inc. (San Francisco): VISIBLE POKER HAND CHANGE - Robert Koch Inferior versions of Bob's original effect have hit the market recently. We are...
by John Pezzullo
January 8th, 2005, 4:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: multiple cards to pocket
Replies: 21
Views: 5475

Re: multiple cards to pocket

Another 'goodie' is Derek Dingle's 'Supersonic Spades to Pocket', a solid version of the classic 'ten card to pocket' that uses duplicate cards. About two years ago, I worked out a relatively straightforward way of getting into into the effect [using a multiple bank deck] that creates the impression...
by John Pezzullo
January 8th, 2005, 4:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Riser
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Harry Riser

Stephen Minch replied with the following:

Yes, work has begun on a new Harry Riser book, with plans for release later
this year.
If the new book is twice as good as the first Harry Riser book, I'll take all of my clothes off and run naked through the streets shouting with joy.
by John Pezzullo
January 8th, 2005, 12:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Riser
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Harry Riser

I was too lazy to do so in the first place.

I've subsequently 'pulled my finger out' and sent an e-mail to Stephen Minch. When I receive a reply, I'll post here accordingly.

If the new book is even half as good as the first Harry Riser book, I'll be a happy chappy.
by John Pezzullo
January 7th, 2005, 6:45 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vic Kirk [1942 - 2000]
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Vic Kirk [1942 - 2000]

From the 'odds and ends' that I have read over the years, I've gathered that Vic Kirk was a talented and experienced professional. Shortly after his death in December 2000, the following tribute was posted on the internet: "Magic has lost one of its greatest performers. Vic Kirk succumbed to ca...
by John Pezzullo
January 7th, 2005, 6:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: David Regal- teaches spread pass
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: David Regal- teaches spread pass

Randy Wakeman published his 'All-Around Square-Up Spread Pass' in "Randy Wakeman Presents" [1989].
by John Pezzullo
January 7th, 2005, 5:49 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: God Bless Stephen Minch
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: God Bless Stephen Minch

Hopefully the 'LISP' series of books is reprinted in a similar manner in the not too distant future:

Thavant
Thabbatical
Thequal
Doth
Thunday

...and another title(s) that I cannot recall at the moment...?!
by John Pezzullo
January 7th, 2005, 5:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Riser
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Harry Riser

I've heard that Stephen Minch [Hermetic Press] is in the process of publishing a new book featuring the magic of Harry Riser.

Can anyone confirm this?
by John Pezzullo
January 2nd, 2005, 6:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Deck switching.
Replies: 40
Views: 3011

Re: Deck switching.

Was it Al Baker or Dai Vernon who said that "most magicians stop f**king too soon"?
by John Pezzullo
January 1st, 2005, 1:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Davenport
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Roy Davenport

Richard, I think that Roy Davenport's current project would make for a wonderful article: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_reviews/review_show_davenports_2004.htm">http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_review ... s_2004.htm</a><!-- m --> Why don't you despatch either C...
by John Pezzullo
December 11th, 2004, 4:01 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Babel
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: Babel

Thank you.
by John Pezzullo
December 11th, 2004, 12:02 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Babel
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Babel

Whilst reading an old issue of ABRACADABRA from October 1981, I came across an advertisement for a new periodical titled BABEL - 'a new and intriguing monthly magic magazine'. The premier issue was advertised as including contributions from Phil Goldstein, Terri Rogers, Bob Ostin, David Britland, Wa...

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