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by troublewit
January 13th, 2003, 9:41 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: feedback form?
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: feedback form?

Hi Jacky, If you have a copy of Michael Ammar's book (The Magic of Michael Ammar), He has several forms which can be quite helpful. One is a performance evaluation. I have modified it a bit, as I'm sure you will as well, but it's a nice guide. If you don't have the book, it has more than enough grea...
by troublewit
January 10th, 2003, 5:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Take a look at your library
Replies: 37
Views: 2797

Re: Take a look at your library

Brother John Hamman's "Twins" from the Kaufman book. It is my daughter's favorite trick....and she's seen alot. Every time I perform this trick for audiences, it ALWAYS entertains (from the story), and completely AMAZES....thanks to Bro. John's diabolical thinking.
by troublewit
December 4th, 2002, 7:27 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Upscale Insurance Policy
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Upscale Insurance Policy

Hi, Bob....I just checked, and yes, I do have CorelDraw version 10. If you would like to send me the file, I would be grateful. My email address is troublewit@aol.com. Thanks, Christopher
by troublewit
December 4th, 2002, 7:21 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Upscale Insurance Policy
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Upscale Insurance Policy

Bob, you are very kind to offer. I will check to see if I have CorelDraw, and if I do, I will take you up on your offer. I haven't performed the effect for years, but I have a corporate banquet show for an insurance company coming up, so.it's a nice "hook" to use this trick. One reason I n...
by troublewit
December 2nd, 2002, 5:12 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Upscale Insurance Policy
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Upscale Insurance Policy

Hello, I was wondering if any one knows of an upscale version of the venerable "Insurance Policy" trick is currently marketed. I was thinking of making one on parchment paper in calligraphy, but I seem to have read of a "beautiful version" someone was selling? Any help would be a...
by troublewit
November 28th, 2002, 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 112
Views: 20436

Re: What Are You Reading?

"Miser's Dream" monologue by Patrick Page...(about my 5th time through..a great reference and inspiration point for the routine)....David Ben's Lecture notes.."A Platform of Miracles".. for a refresher on his "Conjourer's Dream", and reading through "Strong Magic&q...
by troublewit
November 27th, 2002, 2:27 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Stars of Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 34122

Re: Book of the Month: Stars of Magic

One of the "hidden" gems in this book (It was mentioned once in this thread, briefly)is Bert Allerton's "Pump Room Phantasy". Like "Twisting the Aces", this is one of those effects I like to perform for myself, just to watch the changes. I can see shades of "Doc Da...
by troublewit
November 20th, 2002, 7:33 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Pack Small Play Big
Replies: 20
Views: 2630

Re: Pack Small Play Big

Speaking of Jay.....have you considered "Troublewit"? Made for MC work!...Also, "3 balls in the net" by Silent Mora, Dai Vernon, Ed Marlo, taught by Johnny Thompson...can't pack much smaller, or play much bigger. (Though the routine is long for an MC Bit.) Don't overlook Terry Se...
by troublewit
September 27th, 2002, 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Al Baker Returns
Replies: 19
Views: 1472

Re: Al Baker Returns

Hi Todd, This is great news...Magical Ways and Means is one of my treasured tomes. Will it be published in '03? Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? Looking forward to it. PS Thanks for Neo Magic Artistry.
by troublewit
September 27th, 2002, 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?
Replies: 81
Views: 5276

Re: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?

Sept. 27, and no Juan is here. I Juan-der why so late? Any Juan in NW Indana receive Genii yet? No Meat, No Bones, No Juan at all. :(
by troublewit
August 31st, 2002, 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii as a Reference tool?
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Genii as a Reference tool?

There have been so many superb issues of the Conjourer's Magazine in the past 3 years, I am just wondering...is there an issue which you have found yourself referring to more than 2 or 3 times? My copy of the Mike Skinner issue is becoming extremely worn, and several others have also seen repeated u...
by troublewit
July 17th, 2002, 6:40 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Frances Marshall tribute
Replies: 0
Views: 556

Frances Marshall tribute

Thanks for the nice triple tribute to Frances Marshall. You were right, many of us have special stories and memories of her. When I was only 13 years old...back in 1972...I naively wandered in at the last minute to purchase a roll on table, thinking that they kept them in stock. Frances told me that...
by troublewit
July 17th, 2002, 6:26 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Jade's Trick
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Jade's Trick

I thought Jade's trick where her unborn child revealed the selected card was interesting....I would like to see it re-named "A Womb with a View".
by troublewit
May 17th, 2002, 8:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wenii Magazine search
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Wenii Magazine search

Thanks, Doug, I appreciate the help.......Best regards, Christopher
by troublewit
May 16th, 2002, 10:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wenii Magazine search
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Wenii Magazine search

Hello, Any one know where I can find a copy of Wenii? Are there any copies still available? Thanks
by troublewit
May 4th, 2002, 8:36 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Al Baker in print
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Al Baker in print

Thanks, Richard...anything by Al Baker is bound to be worthwhile. Thanks again for Genii Magazine. The lamp has never shone brighter, and it has become my favorite Magic Periodical. Best Wishes, Christopher
by troublewit
May 4th, 2002, 8:18 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Al Baker in print
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Al Baker in print

Hi Richard...You mention that compiling ALL of Al Baker's work in print is too time consuming. True. What about just "Pet Secrets", "Magical Ways and Means", and some of his mentalism? "The Classics" of Al Baker?
by troublewit
April 22nd, 2002, 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BEST MAGIC SHOP award goes to...
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: BEST MAGIC SHOP award goes to...

Denny and Lee's is always the first place I go...(even though I live very close to a historic Chicago Magic shop) because of the personal service and quality products. Denny has saved me from unwise purchases, and looked out for my best interest countless times, not to mention the FREE Priority mail...
by troublewit
April 9th, 2002, 5:35 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Guy Hollingworth Deck
Replies: 25
Views: 3027

Re: Guy Hollingworth Deck

I am also a fan of this product. I have eight children, ages 13 through 4. They have all seen a lot of magic. I have never had a trick requested to be repeated more than this one. I think it's the story telling aspect. My kids would always love to hear the same stories over again. It's fun adding vo...
by troublewit
April 9th, 2002, 4:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genii Back Issue Search
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Genii Back Issue Search

Hello, I am looking for Genii back issues from 1951 and 1952. Anyone have any to sell? Thanks, Christopher

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