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by Matthew Field
December 13th, 2016, 6:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 tricks?
Replies: 35
Views: 4495

Re: 2016 tricks?

Tom Stone's "Factory Blanks" is brilliant in the right setting.

I just ordered my own Christmas present, Wayne Fox's "5221" (52 to One). Wayne did it for me at The Magic Circle Dealers Day and I loved it.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
December 12th, 2016, 5:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How is Simon Lovell doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: How is Simon Lovell doing?

I'm in fairly regular touch with Simon, who seems to be doing well over here in England. He has been concentrating on making art and selling it, and Magic Circle member Lee Hathaway visited Simon and showed him how to use his smart phone to connect to Facebook. Sandy and Susan Marshall visited Simon...
by Matthew Field
December 7th, 2016, 3:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cat Hulbert
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Cat Hulbert

Female card hustler Cat Hulbert speaks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38103674

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
December 5th, 2016, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter Samelson in this month's MUM
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Peter Samelson in this month's MUM

Samelson.
by Matthew Field
November 27th, 2016, 5:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Riser RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 2702

Re: Harry Riser RIP

I am very sorry to learn of Harry Riser's death, even though I knew his health was frail. I edited "Feints and Temps" and it's one of only a small handful of the more than 85 books I edited which I consider a favorite. The subtleties he included in his magic is worth looking at again and a...
by Matthew Field
November 19th, 2016, 10:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Rope With Magnet
Replies: 16
Views: 3519

Re: Rope With Magnet

There was also an effect I bought at Tannen's years ago which was a ring and short velvet rope. The rope had a magnet embedded at the midpoint. You could hold the rope in one hand between the spread fingers and toss the ring at it. With practice, the ring landed under the rope's center, attracted to...
by Matthew Field
November 9th, 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 20
Views: 4047

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

I've found many bargains for sale in The Magic Circle library, such as "The Card Magic of E.G. Brown." And I bought another volume there on Monday for which I've long searched, "Magical Adventures and Fairy Tales" by Punx. These books are duplicates from collections that have bee...
by Matthew Field
November 8th, 2016, 8:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 20
Views: 4047

Fulves "Aftermath"

I went to The Magic Circle in London to see the lecture by David Stone (he was fabulous and the pace was jam-packed). I got there early and went down to the library, I place I love to be, and there I discovered on the 'sale' shelves a book for which I've been searching for more than 30 years. I'm a ...
by Matthew Field
November 6th, 2016, 5:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 40
Views: 21615

Re: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz

Paranoia is an awful condition to suffer with and, in my opinion, Jerry suffers mightily with it. He sees everything as a conspiracy to keep him from being successful, led by those who are successful. Oh, and he hates Americans. He has never been able to "break through" to the top tier of ...
by Matthew Field
November 5th, 2016, 5:24 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Puzzles wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 12435

Re: Puzzles wanted

Here's another punctuation problem. Punctuate the following so it makes (some) sense:

That that is is that that is not is not is not that that is not that that is not is not that that is not not that that it it is


Matt Field
by Matthew Field
November 4th, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Puzzles wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 12435

Re: Puzzles wanted

Punctuate the following so it makes sense:

Time flies we cannot their flight is too swift

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
November 3rd, 2016, 9:09 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Puzzles wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 12435

Re: Puzzles wanted

Bill -- an oldie, but a goodie.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
November 3rd, 2016, 4:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Penn's puff piece on Criss Angel
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Re: David Penn's puff piece on Criss Angel

There are few places for Criss Angel to appear in a magic magazine, so the Vanish story must feel good to him. Unfortunately, the free magazine is worth every penny it charges.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
October 30th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever
Replies: 39
Views: 6307

Re: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever

John Lenahan was readmitted to The Magic Circle a bit over a year ago and I enjoy spending time with him on Mondays when he attends.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
October 9th, 2016, 3:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 7157

Re: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?

Garsh, Joe. Thanks for the kind words.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
October 8th, 2016, 3:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 7157

Re: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?

I'm already half dead now, Joe. And thank you for the kind words, Richard. Maybe I'll write a sidebar for the Genii some day, like November.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
October 8th, 2016, 6:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 7157

Re: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?

October's M-U-M arrived in the post yesterday here in the U.K. and I had a chance to read Norman Beck's column. I read it every month and usually find it opinionated (which is fine) and preachy (which is not). Mr. Beck often relates how he manipulates people and situations to get what he wants, ofte...
by Matthew Field
October 5th, 2016, 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18894

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Thanks to Mahdi and Bill Kalush at Conjuring Arts for their generosity. I am, admittedly, a magic book kinda guy so I am especially glad to see these rare books made available. And Conjuring Arts has lots of other material that I suggest you check out -- http://www.conjuringarts.org . Matt Field
by Matthew Field
September 23rd, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne and The Magic Circle Award
Replies: 9
Views: 1887

Re: Harry Lorayne and The Magic Circle Award

Pat Page was kicked out of the British Ring of the IBM, never The Magic Circle. They later reinstated him. John Lenahan was reinstated in The Circle some years ago and is a frequent Monday night attendee (and a friend). Others, such as Anthony Owen, were also reinstated. The reversals of the silly e...
by Matthew Field
September 17th, 2016, 3:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any Card at Any Number
Replies: 11
Views: 4388

Re: Any Card at Any Number

The ignorance on display here is mind boggling. David Berglas performed this effect for me and blew me away. Much of what is described in the above posts is not the effect as performed by him (and described in Richard Kaufman's "The Berglas Effects." All I can say is that Mr. Berglas's per...
by Matthew Field
September 8th, 2016, 11:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jason Ladanye
Replies: 72
Views: 12763

Re: Jason Ladanye

Richard K. -- I associate the "spreading action", "the right hand is held so the palm faces left, and the lower side of the hand descends onto the double card, when the hand is turned palm down and lowered the cards will spread", with Larry Jennings himself. I've shown it to many...
by Matthew Field
August 27th, 2016, 4:38 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Magic Path
Replies: 7
Views: 4983

Re: The Magic Path

Bob speaks Spanish as good as he does English. He's fluid in Spanish.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
August 26th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Magic Path
Replies: 7
Views: 4983

Re: The Magic Path

Ooooooh. In the original Spanish, is it. Aren't we posh.

Matt Field (I'm from The Bronx, thank you)
by Matthew Field
August 14th, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Racherbaumer's Okay!
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Racherbaumer's Okay!

When I read of the flooding in Louisiana, I wrote to Jon Racherbaumer to see how he might have been affected. He assures me that all is well -- the flooding was to the north and west of his home. Thought you might like to know.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
July 31st, 2016, 3:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 20288

Re: Theodore Deland

This is one of the most interesting and magical books I have ever had a hand in.

Deland was a genius, albeit a troubled one.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
July 13th, 2016, 10:34 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: "Thoughts of Tom Jacobsen" Life Savers
Replies: 11
Views: 7147

Re: "Thoughts of Tom Jacobsen" Life Savers

Tomo Maeda does a version of it, which he performed on one of my "Face to Face with Genii Magazine" interviews. He winds up with two unmatched socks, then holds up his feet which shows him wearing the mates to that unmatched pair.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
June 28th, 2016, 3:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Congratulations to all, but especially to my friends Ton Onosaka and Richard Kaufman, my best buddy.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
June 16th, 2016, 8:39 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Favourite Examinable Tenyo trick?
Replies: 5
Views: 3893

Re: Favourite Examinable Tenyo trick?

Crystal Cleaver.
by Matthew Field
June 7th, 2016, 3:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card-wash Control
Replies: 13
Views: 4658

Re: Card-wash Control

Karl Fulves describes it in one of his Slydini double volumes, I think "The Best of Slydini and More." I asked Slydini about it and he denied that it was something he ever did!

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
May 19th, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Complete Walton Vol. 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Complete Walton Vol. 3

Just arrived on my doorstep -- The Complete Walton, Vol 3. This is a beauty from one of my all-time favorite card experts, whom I am fortunate to call a friend. It's 257 pages, about 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, designed to match the reprints of the first two volumes. Contains 95 items! Nice illustrations ...
by Matthew Field
May 14th, 2016, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 15769

New Karl Fulves Pubs

Some of you know that I am a great admirer of Karl Fulves. A huge package arrived on my doorstep with 4 new manuscripts, 4 decks of Bicycle cards, and some other stuff I haven't opened as yet. The main item is "The Lowdown", 32 pages and Karl writes that it will be 10 issues, each alternat...
by Matthew Field
April 30th, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..
Replies: 45
Views: 14577

Re: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..

Bill Goodwin has written that the so-called Jennings-Goodwin display should be called the Jennings display.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 22nd, 2016, 11:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Johnson
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Roy Johnson

Wayne Dobson reports the death of Roy Johnson last night.

No further info as of now.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 20th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Victoria Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Victoria Wood

British magician Geoffrey Durham's wife Victoria Wood died today, age 62, from cancer. The couple separated in 2002. Wood was a comedian known mostly for a sketch comedy shows "Victoria Wood as Seen on TV" and "Acorn Antiques and Dinnerladies." She is survived by Durham, known fo...
by Matthew Field
April 7th, 2016, 4:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The other Channing Pollock
Replies: 11
Views: 3821

Re: The other Channing Pollock

I was quite friendly with the late Frank Brooker, who was often at The Magic Circle in London for their Monday meetings. He earned his living with Channing Pollack's act, as gifted to him by Pollack, and was, as I understand it, quite good. But he did not have the presence or good-looks-savoire-fair...
by Matthew Field
April 2nd, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New rare Ricky Jay Uploaded today by Me!
Replies: 9
Views: 3781

Re: New rare Ricky Jay Uploaded today by Me!

Great stuff, Max. Many thanks.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
April 1st, 2016, 5:54 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The Floating Ball hook up
Replies: 10
Views: 5990

Re: The Floating Ball hook up

This sure looks great, Jim. Thank you for your generosity in sharing.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 26th, 2016, 4:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You
Replies: 16
Views: 5600

Re: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You

This is spectacular! Also, check out Tom's Max Milton Direct Steal on the Warg website. It has my highest recommendation.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 15th, 2016, 3:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Lyons (Patterson)
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Pat Lyons (Patterson)

Pat Patterson Lyons was a treasure. Her covers for Ibidem were clever and beautiful. R.I.P. to a smart and talented woman who gave so much to magic.

Matt Field
by Matthew Field
March 6th, 2016, 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History
Replies: 12
Views: 6342

Re: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History

Jarding Ring?? Jardine-Ellis? There are a bunch of other great Fulves magazines with 10-issue runs, very difficult to find and uncollected, like Underworld, Rigmarole, Prolix, and the accompanying "bonus" publications which were sent with them, like "Off the Books" etc. Matt Field

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