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by Edwin Corrie
December 21st, 2004, 4:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scarne's references
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Scarne's references

Scarne's "Power of Thought" and "Think a Card" were sold as separate manuscripts. In the former it says that a non-sleight version appeared in "Scarne on Card Tricks", although the manuscript version doesn't really have any sleights to speak of either. Not sure who publ...
by Edwin Corrie
December 15th, 2004, 8:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem
Replies: 61
Views: 6986

Re: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem

The Spanish edition sounds like it is worth having.

Presumably your Hofzinser manuscript was prepared for the El Escorial gathering. I tried to e-mail you privately about it but your address is not visible in your posting.
by Edwin Corrie
December 14th, 2004, 9:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem
Replies: 61
Views: 6986

Re: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem

Lots of interesting information here... Originally posted by reinhard mueller: You will find in Magic Christians NON PLUS ULTRA II: HOFZINSER KARTENKUENSTE (2004) on pp. 322 324 my list of 50 references, from Aldrich to Yedid, regarding the 4-Ass-Problem. Those references are from my Manuscript on H...
by Edwin Corrie
December 8th, 2004, 12:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem
Replies: 61
Views: 6986

Re: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem

Thanks for the information. It certainly would be interesting to know what Karl Fulves says about this card problem in particular and the rest of Hofzinser's work in general. Translating German is what I do for a living, so I will probably get the "Ne Plus Ultra" series in the original. Ho...
by Edwin Corrie
December 7th, 2004, 12:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem
Replies: 61
Views: 6986

Re: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem

My Olms editions of Hofzinser and Conradi have black covers and seem to be part of a series (Bibliotheca Magica). Don't know what other titles they did. Sorry, another question: is the Fulves book a new transation or an amplified version of S.H: Sharpe? According to Magic Christian's website (<!-- m...
by Edwin Corrie
December 6th, 2004, 10:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem
Replies: 61
Views: 6986

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: 6986

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: 46848

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: 1943

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: 757

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: 681

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: 189

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: 600

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: 600

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: 1550

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: 952

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: 155

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: 952

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: 548

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: 548

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: 1333

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: 350

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: 1044

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: 1044

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: 1911

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: 3272

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: 2624

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: 3272

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: 1911

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: 385

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: 1314

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: 1312

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: 31382

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: 1312

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: 973

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: 1148

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: 1148

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: 822

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: 822

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...

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