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by Edwin Corrie
December 6th, 2004, 10:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem
Replies: 61
Views: 6890

Re: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem

Re: Denis' translation: I agree that "one ace vanishes and the chosen card appears in its place" is just an odd way to say that the card changes, as in the two renderings given in Epilogue. "Changes back into the second ace" is a more idiomatic translation of "verwandelt sic...
by Edwin Corrie
December 5th, 2004, 2:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Manipulators
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Card Manipulators

My wife is Italian and remembers Silvan doing card manipulations on Italian TV at least 20 years ago. He still appears from time to time but doesn't do a lot of performing now.
by Edwin Corrie
December 5th, 2004, 1:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem
Replies: 61
Views: 6890

Re: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem

I don't know if it's the same as the account that appeared in "At the Table", but there's a discussion of "the so-called Hofzinser problem" in Mr. Racherbaumer's "Arch Triumphs", where the effect is traced back to Edward Victor's Deo Ace Trick from "Magic of the Ha...
by Edwin Corrie
December 4th, 2004, 6:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ken Brooke
Replies: 177
Views: 46345

Re: Ken Brooke

My recollection of those Magigram articles is that they were rather bitter-sounding, but there never seems to have been any other discussion of them that I'm aware of. Harry Stanley's tribute in "Ken Brooke's Magic - The Unique Years" was much more favourable.
by Edwin Corrie
November 30th, 2004, 5:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Matrix/ chink a chink with just cards
Replies: 45
Views: 1907

Re: Matrix/ chink a chink with just cards

In "Malini and his Magic" Vernon says that Malini used to say "chink-a-chink" as he did the trick with sugar cubes, and that he taught it to Sam Horowitz. I would go with the idea that it was used like a magic word rather than an imitation of the sound of coins. It seems a bit un...
by Edwin Corrie
November 26th, 2004, 8:18 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Gaeton Bloom
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Gaeton Bloom

I think it was called "Visible Monte". The basic move is not too hard to work out if you have the cards. I'll have a look at home tonight.
by Edwin Corrie
November 11th, 2004, 7:14 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 100 Years of Magic Posters
Replies: 6
Views: 656

100 Years of Magic Posters

What happened to the thread about foreign editions of this and other books that was started a couple of days ago? It seems to have disappeared.
by Edwin Corrie
November 8th, 2004, 3:05 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Conradi Horster Items
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Wanted: Conradi Horster Items

ABE Books (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.abebooks.de/">http://www.abebooks.de/</a><!-- m -->) currently have several Conradi-Horster titles listed, including a couple of catalogues. I recently obtained the 1989 reprint of "Der moderne Kartenknstler" (which was the source o...
by Edwin Corrie
November 6th, 2004, 1:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: eBay: Profile and Minotaur
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: eBay: Profile and Minotaur

I believe you, but the others will have to bid for the magazine to find out.

Does this mean you won't be going ahead with the planned hardbound reprint?
by Edwin Corrie
November 5th, 2004, 2:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: eBay: Profile and Minotaur
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: eBay: Profile and Minotaur

The interview referred to was in Issue 6, which is included in the set on offer.
by Edwin Corrie
October 29th, 2004, 3:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hauntend matchbox
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Re: Hauntend matchbox

The entry for Acrobatic Matchbox in T.A. Waters' Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians cites G.W. Hunter as the creator. Eugene Burger refers to the Amadeo routine. Basic routines with a threaded box involving a few gyrations on the hand followed by a rising drawer are described in various books, usua...
by Edwin Corrie
October 13th, 2004, 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic London
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Magic London

The shop in Cecil Court is a serious antiquarian bookshop, so the prices will probably be quite high. There are lots of "less serious" secondhand bookshops in London (including quite a few between Trafalgar Square and Tottenham Court Road) that occasionally have unexpected bargains, althou...
by Edwin Corrie
October 12th, 2004, 12:35 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: TRIBUTE
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: TRIBUTE

As one of those who expressed interest before, thank you for this tip. I'm currently recovering from a rather large magic book order (or rather my wife is), so I'll have to hold off for a couple of weeks.
by Edwin Corrie
October 12th, 2004, 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic London
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Magic London

Foyles bookshop in Tottenham Court Road seems to be about the only general bookshop that has a worthwhile selection of magic books. There's also the Dover Bookshop in Earlham Street (not far from Foyles (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.doverbooks.co.uk/">http://www.doverbooks.co.uk/</...
by Edwin Corrie
September 27th, 2004, 8:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: silly fiddly tricks of the non-magic variety
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: silly fiddly tricks of the non-magic variety

Doug Henning did that "mexican wave of fingers" continuously with both hands in one of his TV shows. The fact that it stands out in my mind after at least 25 years must mean something.
by Edwin Corrie
September 23rd, 2004, 12:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: silly fiddly tricks of the non-magic variety
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: silly fiddly tricks of the non-magic variety

It's possible to do a double coin catch with one coin on each elbow. Depends how limber you are - I only ever tried it with single coins. As an origami enthusiast I'm biased, but I'd second the suggestion of origami. Action models (i.e. ones that move, like flapping birds and jumping frogs) are good...
by Edwin Corrie
September 22nd, 2004, 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: So Long, USA
Replies: 26
Views: 1286

Re: So Long, USA

UK English vs. American English <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~jphb/american.html">http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~jphb/american.html</a><!-- m --> Cockney Rhyming Slang <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/">http://www.cockneyrhymingsla...
by Edwin Corrie
September 21st, 2004, 3:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Date
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Date

You beat me to it. I must have got mine a bit later than that, but it has the same "look" as things produced in the 1960s. Is anyone in touch with Pat Page?
by Edwin Corrie
September 16th, 2004, 4:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Question for the Die-Hard Tricksters ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Question for the Die-Hard Tricksters ...

Oops, I found a few more: SECRET OF THE PALMETTOS (Jeff Busby) A history of edge-marked cards and information about Walter Scott. LE PRINCIPE DE GILBREATH (Richard Vollmer) (in French) Compilation of tricks using the Gilbreath principle. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS (Simon Aronson) (free download from ...
by Edwin Corrie
September 16th, 2004, 4:00 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Question for the Die-Hard Tricksters ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Question for the Die-Hard Tricksters ...

Here are a few more, in no particular order. I started with just a handful, but the more I looked the more I found. TRICKS OF MY TRADE: THE MAGIC OF DOUG CONN (Paul Cummins) Extensive crediting of inspirational sources and related ideas. THE ANNOTATED ERDNASE (Darwin Ortiz) Annotations, corrections ...
by Edwin Corrie
September 13th, 2004, 1:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Four Ace Production
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Four Ace Production

The September Genii only arrived here last week, so I guess I'll have to wait a bit for the October one. Is the Bruce Cervon trick the one he does on the Hit the Road DVD?

Randy Wakeman has several versions of the Jennings Revelation in "Special Effects".
by Edwin Corrie
September 8th, 2004, 2:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tubthumping
Replies: 28
Views: 3206

Re: Tubthumping

That'd be great. I don't know if I'm important enough to deserve a personal notification, but perhaps you could post it here in this thread. It would probably be of interest to others too.
by Edwin Corrie
September 8th, 2004, 2:06 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Contacting Robert Swadling
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: Contacting Robert Swadling

Bob Swadling used to belong to the Home Counties Magic Society in Reading, England (near London), which was also my local society for many years. He spent some time in Geneva (before I moved here), but I believe he went back to the Reading area and may have rejoined the HCMS. Unfortunately all the l...
by Edwin Corrie
September 8th, 2004, 4:05 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tubthumping
Replies: 28
Views: 3206

Re: Tubthumping

Thanks for the information - that's good news. Now if they'd just stock Tribute as well...

Seriously, though, I shall be paying a visit to the H&R site soon (and then paying some money to their account).
by Edwin Corrie
September 7th, 2004, 8:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Four Ace Production
Replies: 31
Views: 1866

Re: Four Ace Production

Tornado Ace Production by Ashford Kneitel on the "Hit the Road" DVD Flash Production in "The Expert's Portfolio" by Jack Carpenter (described in the trick "A Dance for the Devious") Both these look quite similar to the Buck Twins' production from Genii, although the lat...
by Edwin Corrie
August 27th, 2004, 8:39 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pet Peeve
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Pet Peeve

I've noticed this too, even in books by otherwise well-informed authors who should know better. One book even referred to him as "Robert" as if it were his first name.
by Edwin Corrie
August 20th, 2004, 3:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Classics of Matchstick Men
Replies: 16
Views: 1290

Re: Classics of Matchstick Men

"Between Cocktails: Intimate Tricks with a Packet of Matches" by Sid Fleischman (34-page booklet, Abbotts, 1962) "Match-ic" by Martin Gardner has a section on tricks with paper matches. There are also a few things in "Over the Coffee Cups" and "After the Dessert&qu...
by Edwin Corrie
August 20th, 2004, 12:35 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: McBride rubber band star
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: McBride rubber band star

I'm pretty sure there was a routine with a metal star too. As Andy says, Alan Wong's Star Gazer is completely different in method. And yes, there is a one-handed star display constructed with two hands in the original Elastrix, as well as a two-handed display (which is very similar to the Jon Allen ...
by Edwin Corrie
August 20th, 2004, 12:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piracy
Replies: 167
Views: 31302

Re: Piracy

This may or may not be relevant, but on browsing through some old Geniis last night I saw a product review of Colin Gilbert's Linking Lifesavers, and the supplier was Tannens. It must have been a 1980s or early 1990s issue - I can check again if it's of any interest. If not, just ignore this post.
by Edwin Corrie
August 19th, 2004, 3:39 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: McBride rubber band star
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: McBride rubber band star

Jeff McBride's Starweaver is on Vol. 3 of the Dan Harlan video set. The same method (also with the title Starweaver) is given in a German book of rubber band magic by Brumoli (Dr. Edi Brum), which is a compilation of tricks from various sources all translated into German. According to the bibliograp...
by Edwin Corrie
July 27th, 2004, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: -----> whats the name iof this trick?
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: -----> whats the name iof this trick?

I remember the Tenyo cardboard colour changing records from my early days of trick buying. Pavel used to sell a much more visual version with coloured rings and a transparent pocket (plus cover) that sold out instantly after he demonstrated it at one of Ron MacMillan's conventions - must have been i...
by Edwin Corrie
July 19th, 2004, 3:21 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: TRIVIA QUIZ: Charlie Miller
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

Re: TRIVIA QUIZ: Charlie Miller

P.S.
Sorry, it's late here and I don't feel like going through my Annotated Erdnase, but the Amazon review is still there. Just go to Amazon, search for "Erdnase" and check out the reviews.
by Edwin Corrie
July 19th, 2004, 3:17 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: TRIVIA QUIZ: Charlie Miller
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

Re: TRIVIA QUIZ: Charlie Miller

Darwin Ortiz points out the five errors in his "Annotated Erdnase", and mentions Gary Plants as the source of at least one of them. They are also listed in an anonymous review of the Dover edition (by "a reader" from Canada) on amazon.com, of all places.
by Edwin Corrie
July 1st, 2004, 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L. Jennings Help
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: L. Jennings Help

I can't get to my Geniis at the moment to find the articles, but I'm sure someone can check the indexes.

"Lake Tahoe Card Magic" by Louis Falanga has some good Jennings material too.
by Edwin Corrie
July 1st, 2004, 4:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: L. Jennings Help
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: L. Jennings Help

Wasn't that the Coin in Beer Can? I don't have the manuscript but remember seeing it advertised. There are also the two Paris Super Session videos on Jennings, produced by Jeff Busby. Search Google for "Paris Super Session" and you'll find a number of hits, such as: <!-- m --><a class="pos...
by Edwin Corrie
June 30th, 2004, 3:30 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Squares
Replies: 22
Views: 2118

Re: Magic Squares

Oops, sorry - didn't spot that. Here it is again: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ianrowland.com/ForMagiOnly/AOTP/AOTPMain1.html">http://www.ianrowland.com/ForMagiOnly/A ... Main1.html</a><!-- m --> I just tried this and it worked, although I notice that it takes you to the "Magi...
by Edwin Corrie
June 24th, 2004, 11:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Totally Hidden Extreme on TV
Replies: 63
Views: 3230

Re: Totally Hidden Extreme on TV

Bob Walder wrote: THEM has been on TV for quite a while over here and I have seen a few of them. Can anyone tell me if it's still on in France (or Switzerland or the UK for that matter), and if so what time and channel? I don't watch a lot of TV and so don't get any TV magazine or programme listings.
by Edwin Corrie
June 24th, 2004, 3:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books Wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Books Wanted!

Paul Hallas used to sell the Al Smith book, although it doesn't seem to be listed on his website at the moment (http://www.ph-marketing.co.uk/). He might be able to give you a lead though.
by Edwin Corrie
June 21st, 2004, 12:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Kaufman & Co. Trick Marks
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Kaufman & Co. Trick Marks

I only seem to have two, and they are the ones that came with Gaffed to the Hilt and the Steve Draun book as mentioned above. The collector in me would like the others, but getting an SAE (stamped addressed envelope) would be difficult from here. And maybe I should really have bought the books they ...
by Edwin Corrie
June 21st, 2004, 12:23 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Squares
Replies: 22
Views: 2118

Re: Magic Squares

Lewis Jones has a nice quick and easy method called Square Bashing in the book "Ahead of the Pack" (see <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ianrowland.com/ForMagiOnly/AOTP/AOTPMain1.html">http://www.ianrowland.com/ForMagiOnly/A ... Main1.html</a><!-- m -->). I'm no expert, but i...

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