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by Edwin Corrie
June 17th, 2004, 5:01 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Paramiracles?
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: Paramiracles?

As a side note - though still related to the subject of opinions on Paramiracles - I'd just like to put in a vote of appreciation for the quality of Mr. Palmer's English rendering. I'm a translator too, and it's nice to come across a translation that actually sounds natural. Card College is another ...
by Edwin Corrie
June 17th, 2004, 4:55 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: History of Hot Rod wanted
Replies: 54
Views: 6527

Re: History of Hot Rod wanted

I recently came across "Jumping Spots" by G.M. Jamison (might be wrong on the initials) in J.G. Thompson's "My Best" (1946). I know it's not the same as Hotrod, but Jumping Gems has been mentioned a few times in this thread, and this seems to be very similar.
by Edwin Corrie
June 14th, 2004, 1:11 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Kaufman & Co. Trick Marks
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Kaufman & Co. Trick Marks

I posted this recently elsewhere on the forum but there were no replies, so I thought it might be worth another try here. In the Book of the Month thread on the Derek Dingle book it is mentioned that there is a Dingle trick described on one of the Kaufman and Co. Trick Marks. This got me wondering. ...
by Edwin Corrie
June 11th, 2004, 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic and Magic Shops in London
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Magic and Magic Shops in London

Repro Magic is at 46 Queenstown Road in South London (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.faqs.org/faqs/magic-faq/part4/">http://www.faqs.org/faqs/magic-faq/part4/</a><!-- m -->). It's not so easy to get to - I used to get the tube (subway) to somewhere like Clapham Common (Northern Line)...
by Edwin Corrie
June 10th, 2004, 12:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Performing the Possible
Replies: 36
Views: 1391

Re: Performing the Possible

Just a quick thank-you to Harold for the Apocalypse reference. I will look it up tonight.
by Edwin Corrie
June 10th, 2004, 12:48 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Lightning calculators
Replies: 15
Views: 2299

Re: Lightning calculators

Another magic reference: Bob Longe's "Magical Math" book, although it only has two items on lightning calculation, both of them well known (adding up a Fibonacci series and casting out nines).
by Edwin Corrie
June 7th, 2004, 11:44 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Lightning calculators
Replies: 15
Views: 2299

Re: Lightning calculators

Two magic books that come to mind are Fulves' Self Working Number Magic and Gardner's Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, both of which have a couple of lightning calculation stunts. Also Lorayne's Miracle Math, though it's not a magic book.
by Edwin Corrie
June 3rd, 2004, 9:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Performing the Possible
Replies: 36
Views: 1391

Re: Performing the Possible

Hi again Harold - we must stop meeting like this... Your spectator's reaction was quite curious, although in my albeit limited experience laypeople do sometimes seem to have very different perceptions of what we do. I would have thought that if the cards are isolated in your hands the whole time (an...
by Edwin Corrie
June 3rd, 2004, 2:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: contact for piet forton
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: contact for piet forton

Piet Forton lives not too far from me. Will see if I can find his address tonight and e-mail it to you privately. I'm sure he won't mind.
by Edwin Corrie
May 28th, 2004, 2:15 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Trick Marks
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: Trick Marks

No replies yet...
by Edwin Corrie
May 28th, 2004, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Topper Martyn Dead
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Topper Martyn Dead

I remember the photo in Magigram too, and even the number of balls mentioned. Also the fact that he spoke about 8 different languages. The other thing that really sticks in my mind from the one time I saw him perform (must have been on TV) was a quick 3-ball juggling sequence in which the balls grad...
by Edwin Corrie
May 22nd, 2004, 4:52 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Trick Marks
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Trick Marks

In the Book of the Month thread on the Derek Dingle book it is mentioned that there is a Dingle trick described on one of the Kaufman and Co. Trick Marks. This got me wondering. How many of these Trick Marks are there, and is there a full list of them anywhere? Was a particular one always issued wit...
by Edwin Corrie
May 18th, 2004, 11:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Twelve Have Died -- Maybe one more???
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Twelve Have Died -- Maybe one more???

I can't comment much on when the word "juggler" stopped being used to mean "magician", other than by saying that I think it is still used in this sense to a limited extent even today by people who have no interest in what we do and therefore do not make precise distinctions. On t...
by Edwin Corrie
May 4th, 2004, 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MAY GENII IN THE MAIL A WEEK AGO!
Replies: 75
Views: 5623

Re: MAY GENII IN THE MAIL A WEEK AGO!

The May issue arrived here in France (French-Swiss border) yesterday. I liked the old look and don't really see anything wrong with the new look either. The content is as mouth-watering as ever. Derek Dingle was/is a mythical figure to me, and this issue is going to be fascinating reading. The three...
by Edwin Corrie
April 21st, 2004, 12:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle Seconds
Replies: 17
Views: 9887

Re: Bicycle Seconds

A British dealer used to sell Bicycle Seconds (not sure if he still does) which were clearly marked as such on the box, with the caveat that there was always some minor defect. The ones I had seemed perfectly good to me.
by Edwin Corrie
March 31st, 2004, 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Kaps on DVD
Replies: 59
Views: 6088

Re: Fred Kaps on DVD

I still have a very vivid memory of Kaps' performance of the floating cork on the Parkinson show, even though it must have been almost 30 years ago. I remember being completely in awe of it. He may also have done the 11 bill repeat trick and/or the salt pour, but it was the cork that really stood ou...
by Edwin Corrie
February 27th, 2004, 12:24 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Life Savers
Replies: 30
Views: 21891

Re: Book of the Month: Life Savers

For the PATEO force, see Ken de Courcy's appropriately titled booklet "33 Tricks with the PATEO Force". The force is by Roy Baker, but it seems it was Ken de Courcy who christened it with the acronym for "Point At Two, Eliminate One" - although I too remember learning it somewher...
by Edwin Corrie
January 26th, 2004, 1:48 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Magic Christian magicana...month/year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Re: Magic Christian magicana...month/year?

The November 1980 issue features Magic Christian. It's one of a few odd issues I happen to have from that period.
by Edwin Corrie
January 23rd, 2004, 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Enciclopedia Cartomagica by Cimo
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Re: Enciclopedia Cartomagica by Cimo

I don't know this particular book, but I did ask about Italian card magic books recently in Shaun Yee's magic shop in Milan, and was told there was really not a lot of serious material. The only Italian card books he had seemed to concentrate on tricks with lots of apparatus like houlettes. There mu...
by Edwin Corrie
January 20th, 2004, 12:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paris Magic Shops
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Re: Paris Magic Shops

11 rue St Paul is the address of Georges Proust's Acadmie de Magie. Must say I got a cool reception there years ago, but perhaps it was because I was a funny-looking kid with school French and not a lot of money to spend. Mayette (Duvivier's shop) was always quite good. He has a website at <!-- m --...
by Edwin Corrie
January 16th, 2004, 8:00 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Need A Quote From Dunninger Book....
Replies: 18
Views: 1730

Re: Need A Quote From Dunninger Book....

In my work I do a lot of Internet searching to find the meanings of obscure terms, so this seemed like a good challenge. If you enter the terms "snake moses staff rigid" in Google (without the inverted commas), you get a number of potentially relevant hits. I haven't explored them all, but...
by Edwin Corrie
January 15th, 2004, 12:02 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dealers in Austria or Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Dealers in Austria or Germany

Here's a useful site with addresses of various dealers in Europe and other parts of the world: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://guide.supereva.it/cgi-bin/sendurl.cgi?id_mg=256&banner=GUIDE.TEMPOLIBERO&ug=/magia_e_illusionismo&pg=supereva&ud==http://www.bestiary.co.uk/altmag...
by Edwin Corrie
January 13th, 2004, 12:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Classic pass and certain variations thereof
Replies: 23
Views: 1462

Re: Classic pass and certain variations thereof

The Tan Hock Chuan pass is in Card Finesse Vol. 1 (Racherbaumer). And I believe the Bottom Card Cover Pass is in Cardmagic (Kaufman), though it's called something different. I've found that it's also possible to do a simultaneous top AND bottom card cover pass, but frankly I doubt if there would be ...
by Edwin Corrie
January 13th, 2004, 12:52 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: impromptu levitations of stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: impromptu levitations of stuff

I think International Magic in London has what you are looking for. Go to their home page (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.internationalmagic.com/">http://www.internationalmagic.com/</a><!-- m -->) and do a search for "Levitator", then maybe e-mail them to make sure. If you ...
by Edwin Corrie
January 7th, 2004, 11:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Classic pass and certain variations thereof
Replies: 23
Views: 1462

Re: Classic pass and certain variations thereof

Sorry, it was a bit indiscreet of me to ask that - but thanks for the information.

I don't usually buy DVDs, but it looks like I'll have to give in and buy On the Pass.
by Edwin Corrie
January 7th, 2004, 11:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Hocus Pocus Jr.
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Wanted: Hocus Pocus Jr.

Not wanting to take business away from H&R Books, but I just noticed that there's a copy of Hocus Pocus Jr. on offer on this forum in the thread entitled "ramsy classics" under Collector's Marketplace.
by Edwin Corrie
January 7th, 2004, 12:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Classic pass and certain variations thereof
Replies: 23
Views: 1462

Re: Classic pass and certain variations thereof

What is it that is so bad about the Gary Ouellet book? This is a genuine question - I went through it a while ago in an attempt to improve my pass, and found it quite helpful. A bit wordy, perhaps, but is the advice he gives misleading? It also provides a nice summary of the different types of pass.
by Edwin Corrie
December 1st, 2003, 3:12 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Where is All Backs??
Replies: 59
Views: 13673

Re: Where is All Backs??

I just checked, and the Jennings routine in Lake Tahoe Card Magic is indeed a full deck version.
by Edwin Corrie
November 30th, 2003, 11:51 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Where is All Backs??
Replies: 59
Views: 13673

Re: Where is All Backs??

I'm 95% sure it's a full deck routine. Will check tonight, unless someone else can confirm in the meantime.
by Edwin Corrie
November 30th, 2003, 12:01 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Where is All Backs??
Replies: 59
Views: 13673

Re: Where is All Backs??

There's a Larry Jennings All Backs routine in Lake Tahoe Card Magic. Personally I'm not over-fond of the plot because it seems difficult to make really convincing, but this particular version is quite nice.
by Edwin Corrie
November 13th, 2003, 5:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for anything by Michael Weber
Replies: 21
Views: 7320

Re: Looking for anything by Michael Weber

There's a set of lecture notes called something like "Lecture Collection", which is in the same format as the "Life Savers Lecture Notes" mentioned above but with a yellow cover. I also have a small booklet (more like several folded sheets really) explaining the linking rubber ba...
by Edwin Corrie
November 10th, 2003, 9:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Does size matter?
Replies: 30
Views: 1817

Re: Does size matter?

Thanks for the reference.

It's probably true that most "serious" magicians use poker size, but I'm not sure that it bothers lay people too much. At least in the UK and (the rest of) Europe, bridge sized cards are what you normally find in shops and are therefore more familiar.
by Edwin Corrie
November 10th, 2003, 12:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Does size matter?
Replies: 30
Views: 1817

Re: Does size matter?

Despite having reasonably large hands I too find some of the "thumb reach over" cuts difficult with poker sized cards. Years ago I used to use bridge cards for everything, until someone suggested that they looked a bit small in my hands and that poker cards would be better. I believe the m...
by Edwin Corrie
October 29th, 2003, 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tenyo?
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Tenyo?

This may be a silly question, but how can the illustrations for the Phanto Block be credited to Angelo Carbone if the trick was produced in 1976?
by Edwin Corrie
October 24th, 2003, 5:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Regal new DVDs
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: David Regal new DVDs

I believe it's in Star Quality.
by Edwin Corrie
October 23rd, 2003, 4:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mutated playing cards?
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: mutated playing cards?

Ace-mbly and Mat-rick were included in a set of Colombini lecture notes called "Top Ten", though I don't know if they are still available.

Paul Harris impromptu blank card effects:

Erase the Ace in Genii September 1985
Bleached Blonde in "Close-Up Seductions"
by Edwin Corrie
October 22nd, 2003, 12:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mutated playing cards?
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: mutated playing cards?

Aldo Colombini has an ace assembly in which the four ace pips all end up on one card, called ACE-MBLY & MAT-RICK. See his website (http://www.mammamiamagic.com/advanced_c ... tm#acembly).
by Edwin Corrie
October 20th, 2003, 10:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mutated playing cards?
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: mutated playing cards?

That reminds me, there's something in David Regal's "Close Up and Personal" where a card appears to become transparent with the pips still on it. Not difficult to do either. And there's a Picking Off the Pip effect in "Carneycopia" using regular cards. Show the 3 of diamonds, pic...
by Edwin Corrie
October 20th, 2003, 6:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mutated playing cards?
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: mutated playing cards?

I once bought a simple packet trick called Falling Pips by Tommy Wonder. You show a packet of cards, tap them on the table and then show that on each card all the pips have fallen into a heap at one end. It was a long time ago and I can't even remember who was selling it. There was another packet tr...
by Edwin Corrie
October 20th, 2003, 12:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tenyo T37 Penetro-Coin question
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Tenyo T37 Penetro-Coin question

Along with Tenyo's Crystal Box this was one of the very first tricks my parents bought for me, and I remember it quite well (including my frustration at not being able to do it properly). It came in a green, red and white flat square box a bit bigger than the plates. The coin and handkerchief were i...

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