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by Edwin Corrie
October 17th, 2003, 8:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Motivation for Triumph
Replies: 45
Views: 2587

Re: Motivation for Triumph

The idea of a drunken spectator is used in "A Tipsy Trick" in Royal Road, though I don't know if that was the first time is appeared.
by Edwin Corrie
October 17th, 2003, 8:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Move References
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Card Move References

Hi there, Harold I can't help with the names of the originators, but the first method reminds me of something Jerry Sadowitz showed me on a recent visit to International Magic in London. As you separate the two halves and hold up the right-hand half to show the card, both packets are slightly bevell...
by Edwin Corrie
October 8th, 2003, 1:10 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Diaconis inventions?
Replies: 28
Views: 3143

Re: Diaconis inventions?

Also Royal Lovers in Harry Lorayne's "Decksterity".
by Edwin Corrie
October 8th, 2003, 12:53 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Diaconis inventions?
Replies: 28
Views: 3143

Re: Diaconis inventions?

Don't forget "Les Cartes Diaconis" in Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic.

Pallbearers Review uses the spelling "Spokane" in one place, but obviously that messes up the anagram.
by Edwin Corrie
October 6th, 2003, 3:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tubthumping
Replies: 28
Views: 3206

Re: Tubthumping

The manuscript sounds very interesting - especially if the handling of Daley's Last Trick that you posted in another thread not long ago is anything to go by. Unfortunately the cost and logistics of sending money to America from here are quite off-putting (unless I just send cash). Will it be availa...
by Edwin Corrie
September 26th, 2003, 2:35 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Sponge ball reference needed
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: Sponge ball reference needed

I have "The Sponge Book" but it's inexplicably got lost somewhere and I can't put my hands on it to check. About the only other book I have on sponge balls is a small French book which gives the basic sequence without the counting-to-ten business. Martin Gardner and Ken Brooke are mentione...
by Edwin Corrie
September 19th, 2003, 2:37 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Sponge ball reference needed
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: Sponge ball reference needed

Thanks. I'm not sure if I can picture the routine done with ear plugs, but I'll check it out if I ever see the video.
by Edwin Corrie
September 19th, 2003, 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tamariz reprints
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Tamariz reprints

Thanks - so I wasn't dreaming after all. I checked, and there it is in "Magic Way" and "Five Points" in a list of future publications. The introduction to "Sonata" also mentions other projected works in the "Bewitched Music" series. Is "Flamenco" par...
by Edwin Corrie
September 19th, 2003, 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tamariz reprints
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Tamariz reprints

Am I dreaming it or was there going to be a Tamariz book called "The Magic Rainbow"?
by Edwin Corrie
August 31st, 2003, 11:31 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mentalism Closer
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Mentalism Closer

Hi David. Remember me from the HCMS in Reading? How's it going? I'm not the best qualified person to give advice on mentalism, but I recently bought Ted Lesley's Paramiracles, which seems to have some good material in it. I must say the methods were not quite what I was expecting, but with proper pr...
by Edwin Corrie
August 29th, 2003, 7:36 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Clippo, origins, variations etc...
Replies: 24
Views: 2220

Re: Clippo, origins, variations etc...

On the subject of variations, I came across a secret use of the Clippo principle in a diabolically clever fake envelope devised by Ted Lesley and explained in his book Paramiracles.
by Edwin Corrie
August 18th, 2003, 10:36 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Sponge ball reference needed
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: Sponge ball reference needed

A big thank you all round. The only one of the sources mentioned that I have to hand is Lorayne's Magic Book, but I'll check out Ganson and Mark Wilson when the rest of my books arrive. I'm glad the trick has such a good pedigree and has been performed by some of the greats. It seems like a minor st...
by Edwin Corrie
August 18th, 2003, 7:56 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Sponge ball reference needed
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Sponge ball reference needed

I'm not really into sponge ball magic, but was recently reminded of a simple stunt that might go down well with my daughter and was wondering if anyone can provide a reference. It's the one where you have two balls and you count from one to ten, performing a basic action with one of the balls on eac...
by Edwin Corrie
August 17th, 2003, 5:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Which linking rubber band trick?
Replies: 23
Views: 1374

Re: Which linking rubber band trick?

Supreme Magic in England used to sell something called Bandi Link, which used a prepared set made by slitting and gluing. This was probably in the early 1980s, and I think it was credited to Roy Baker. I'm not sure who first did the linking pretzels, but there was a simple linking polo mint (lifesav...
by Edwin Corrie
August 6th, 2003, 10:16 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)
Replies: 40
Views: 16055

Re: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)

Great books, both of them. Happy folding.
by Edwin Corrie
August 5th, 2003, 10:10 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)
Replies: 40
Views: 16055

Re: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)

Originally posted by Bill Wheeler:
And Edwin, your rhino is awesome...
Thanks! Where did you see it?
by Edwin Corrie
August 4th, 2003, 10:32 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)
Replies: 40
Views: 16055

Re: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)

I've never actually performed it, but Lewis Jones' method in Ahead of the Pack (reviewed in Genii last December, I think) is very easy and worth checking out, and there's also some stuff in Fulves' Self Working Number Magic. In the Lewis Jones method you follow a certain order, but it seems fairly r...
by Edwin Corrie
August 3rd, 2003, 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secrets of Magic
Replies: 14
Views: 3340

Re: Secrets of Magic

Unfortunately I received a phone call half way through the programme so didn't see all of it properly, but I did think the first half was quite good. Up to a point the exposure is regrettable because although the viewers will probably forget most of the (false) explanations, there's always the chanc...
by Edwin Corrie
July 31st, 2003, 7:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card moves you avoid
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Card moves you avoid

Thanks. It's a while since I read Effective Card Magic - must have a look tonight.
by Edwin Corrie
July 30th, 2003, 11:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card moves you avoid
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Card moves you avoid

This is interesting. Do you have a reference for the Bill Simon move? I think I've seen this referred to as the Rising Crime display sequence, named after Daryl's trick in For Your Entertainment Pleasure where Stephen Minch just calls it "a delightful counting procedure" and doesn't specif...
by Edwin Corrie
July 1st, 2003, 5:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: July Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 45
Views: 3611

Re: July Genii in the Mail!

July issue tihen josu desu. Ichiban omoshiroi. Shemada-SAN-WA, anata-no kokoro no naka ni Yamata damashi-ga ari masu. Dozo Shimada no namai wa wasuli nai de kudasai. Kauffman-san-wa yoku [censored]. Baker desu. "The July issue is very good. The most interesting yet. Miss Yamada, xxx is in your...
by Edwin Corrie
June 23rd, 2003, 4:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: July Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 45
Views: 3611

Re: July Genii in the Mail!

Hooray! The July issue arrived (via airmail) on Saturday, just two days after the May issue (the last of my surface mail subscription issues). So I have lots of interesting stuff to read before next month.
by Edwin Corrie
June 19th, 2003, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Spots in Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Magic Spots in Europe

There's a useful list of European magic dealers at <!-- 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/altmagic/amfaq5.htm">http://guide.supereva.it/cgi-...
by Edwin Corrie
June 17th, 2003, 5:25 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: origin of the name...
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: origin of the name...

According to the Collins English Dictionary, monte is "a card game of Spanish origin - 19th century, from the Spanish for mountain, hence a pile of cards". Of course, the Spanish "monte" also derives from the Latin. The same dictionary says that mountebank is from the Italian &qu...
by Edwin Corrie
June 17th, 2003, 5:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Math Magic
Replies: 21
Views: 3128

Re: Math Magic

I have something called "Les calculateurs prodiges", but it is just an article from a magazine, not a whole book - and unfortunately it's with the rest of my magic books back in England at the moment. However, I tried searching (via Google) for "les calculateurs prodiges" and &qu...
by Edwin Corrie
June 16th, 2003, 4:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED > Mike Bornstein's Encyclopedia of Paper Money Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: WANTED > Mike Bornstein's Encyclopedia of Paper Money Magic

Thanks for the information. I didn't know there had been more volumes since "Latest Money Magic". My own copies are back in England (which is where I'm originally from) waiting to be shipped over here. But if you do a search on Google for "mike bornstein money magic" you'll find ...
by Edwin Corrie
June 15th, 2003, 11:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED > Mike Bornstein's Encyclopedia of Paper Money Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: WANTED > Mike Bornstein's Encyclopedia of Paper Money Magic

Sorry to hijack this thread - I don't have a copy to sell, but am very curious about the book in question. The only Mike Bornstein books I know are "The Money Magic of MB", "More MM of MB" and "Latest MM of MB". Is the Encyclopedia a compilation of these or is it someth...
by Edwin Corrie
June 5th, 2003, 11:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 2545

Re: Magic in Italy

I just saw your posting and am not sure if this will be in time for you, but if you're in Milan there's a good magic shop run by Malaysian magician Shaun Yee: Shaun Yee Via Fezzan 3, 20146 Milano, Italy Tel: & Fax: 0039 02 4895 5475 <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.shaunyee.com/hom...
by Edwin Corrie
May 28th, 2003, 12:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Phantoms of the Card Table
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Phantoms of the Card Table

Thanks - I shall look forward to reading about it in Genii. It just seemed strange that it hadn't been mentioned and discussed the way most new things are these days. Maybe because it wasn't published by a magic dealer.
by Edwin Corrie
May 27th, 2003, 7:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Phantoms of the Card Table
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Phantoms of the Card Table

Has anyone come across this new book by David Britland and Gazzo Macee? I stumbled across an advert for it recently and was surprised not to have seen it mentioned anywhere else. It seems to be along the lines of books like "The Man who was Erdnase" and "The Secret of the Palmettos&qu...
by Edwin Corrie
May 22nd, 2003, 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pabular
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Pabular

The apparently illegal reprint of Pabular magazine and the authorised CD-ROM version from Martin Breese have been discussed here before, but until now I was under the impression that there was only one bound volume, covering Volumes 1 and 2 of the original magazine. Today I found two websites advert...
by Edwin Corrie
May 20th, 2003, 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii in the mail today, May 6!
Replies: 54
Views: 3736

Re: June Genii in the mail today, May 6!

I don't suppose anyone is following my rants about how many months behind I am with Genii out here in a small corner of France, but it feels good to let off steam. Anyhow, I'm pleased to report that the June issue arrived yesterday, no doubt because I'm now getting it by airmail. Still waiting for t...
by Edwin Corrie
May 20th, 2003, 8:55 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Impromptu Mental Epic
Replies: 30
Views: 5092

Re: Impromptu Mental Epic

David Britland's "One Book, Two Thoughts", which appears as a Trick of the Week on Martin Breese's site (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martinbreese.com/trick2.html">http://www.martinbreese.com/trick2.html</a><!-- m -->), is a sort of impromptu book test/mental epic. Mental...
by Edwin Corrie
May 20th, 2003, 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's in your Genii Archive?
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: What's in your Genii Archive?

I only started subscribing when Mr Kaufman took over, but that's still a substantial number of issues, and I hate to imagine how I'll be storing them in years to come. Having them bound might help preserve them, but at the moment mine are all just on a shelf too. Maybe Genii could consider selling s...
by Edwin Corrie
May 20th, 2003, 12:25 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dr Jules Dhotel
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Dr Jules Dhotel

I believe it was in eight volumes, the first of which was translated as "Magic with Small Apparatus" and published by Paul Fleming. The Magische Zirkel von Deutschland website mentions a 21-volume edition donated to their library by Dr Dhotel in 1941, but it's normally quoted as having eig...
by Edwin Corrie
May 19th, 2003, 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: May Genii in the mail on Friday April 11th!
Replies: 67
Views: 4663

Re: May Genii in the mail on Friday April 11th!

For anyone who might be following my plight, the April issue finally arrived in south-east France. I'll wait for the thread about the July issue to let you know when I receive the one for May.
by Edwin Corrie
May 15th, 2003, 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May Genii in the mail on Friday April 11th!
Replies: 67
Views: 4663

Re: May Genii in the mail on Friday April 11th!

It's not fair!! I still haven't had the April issue yet. Giorgio, what part of Switzerland do you live in? I actually live over the border in France, but maybe I can get Genii sent to my work address in Geneva. Since I moved over the border last November I hardly seem to be getting any post any more.
by Edwin Corrie
May 15th, 2003, 4:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisted Sisters type effect.
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Twisted Sisters type effect.

Danny, Interesting solution. Presumably you have to start with all the cards face up rather than two face up and two face down. The only problem I see is a slight discrepancy in that the named card is shown at the face, but then the odd-backed card appears third down when you do the Elmsley Count. M...
by Edwin Corrie
May 13th, 2003, 12:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisted Sisters type effect.
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Twisted Sisters type effect.

Sorry, Christ/Annemann Alignment Move, not Optical Alignment.
by Edwin Corrie
May 13th, 2003, 12:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisted Sisters type effect.
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Twisted Sisters type effect.

Nicholas, how do you show the odd-coloured back in the two situations where you have to do a Jordan Count and there is another face up card under the one you are showing? Two ways that spring to mind are dealing the face up card onto the table with a sort of necktie action to hide the other face up ...

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