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by Edwin Corrie
May 20th, 2003, 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii in the mail today, May 6!
Replies: 54
Views: 3791

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: 5215

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: 428

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: 644

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: 4793

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: 4793

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: 763

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: 763

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: 763

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 ...
by Edwin Corrie
May 13th, 2003, 12:16 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Strong Magic
Replies: 53
Views: 39879

Re: Book of the Month: Strong Magic

Wasn't there an article about a riverboat gambler type character in Genii recently? The name escapes me at the moment, but the magician in question was interviewed by Steve Bryant and seemed to be quite successful.
by Edwin Corrie
May 11th, 2003, 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Very large magic books
Replies: 78
Views: 3680

Re: Very large magic books

Well said, Mr Rose. The e-books angle to this thread does seem to have taken over a bit. Maybe e-books or e-paper are indeed the way of the future, but I was more interested in how many people were prepared to spend ever-increasing sums of money on books. When it's just once in a while, okay, but wh...
by Edwin Corrie
May 11th, 2003, 6:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisted Sisters type effect.
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Twisted Sisters type effect.

I seem to remember something quite similar in Bill Miesel's "The Creative Card Magic of William Miesel", though possibly with all cards having the same back colour. Maybe someone who has a copy to hand could check the reference.
by Edwin Corrie
May 9th, 2003, 5:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: double undercut - what is it?
Replies: 31
Views: 2452

Re: double undercut - what is it?

Marlo has a technique using a small angle jog instead of a break, which seems to work for me. I think it's in "Marlo Without Tears".

The bottom-to-top version is usually called a reverse double undercut.
by Edwin Corrie
May 7th, 2003, 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii in the mail today, May 6!
Replies: 54
Views: 3791

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

I hope you're right. Starting with the May issue (subscription renewal) I've switched to airmail, precisely because of the long delays that seem to affect the post here. I suspect that some things also get lost. It was better when I lived in Geneva (just across the border), where my Genii used to ar...
by Edwin Corrie
May 6th, 2003, 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii in the mail today, May 6!
Replies: 54
Views: 3791

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

I'm still waiting for April. There must be something wrong with the post here...
by Edwin Corrie
May 6th, 2003, 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to spell Equivoque
Replies: 19
Views: 999

Re: How to spell Equivoque

Go with what the dictionaries say. The normal spelling in English is "equivoque", pronounced as you indicate - I've never actually seen it spelled "equivoke", although it does seem to exist as an anglicised spelling. French is definitely "quivoque" (pronounced "AY-...
by Edwin Corrie
May 5th, 2003, 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very large magic books
Replies: 78
Views: 3680

Re: Very large magic books

We're veering back towards e-books again, but I suppose the issue of cost is quite an important one. Just to clarify: I too am a book guy, and would buy a lot more books if I could. The problem is I can't justify spending even 50 dollars a month on them because I have a family to support and lots of...
by Edwin Corrie
May 5th, 2003, 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Very large magic books
Replies: 78
Views: 3680

Re: Very large magic books

It wasn't my intention to start up the books vs. e-books debate again (and no, Mr Wasshuber didn't pay me to start this thread at least he hasn't yet), but it's a fair point because electronic storage is very practical for large amounts of information. I don't own any e-books, though they are clearl...
by Edwin Corrie
May 2nd, 2003, 3:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Very large magic books
Replies: 78
Views: 3680

Very large magic books

I was just wondering what people think about the increasing number of really huge and correspondingly highly priced magic books that are appearing these days. Even if the price reflects high production values and a great deal of work on the part of the authors, surely the market must be pretty small...
by Edwin Corrie
May 1st, 2003, 4:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin Matrix - which do you recommend
Replies: 70
Views: 5070

Re: Coin Matrix - which do you recommend

Hi, Harold - long time no see. I like the sound of your method for Matrix with cards. Just a thought: if the coin on the single coin card were a cutout stuck on another blank card with a bit of magicians' wax or Blu-Tack (probably called something else in America), you could scrape it off at the end...
by Edwin Corrie
April 28th, 2003, 4:51 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Cardworks
Replies: 22
Views: 8427

Re: Cardworks

Surely people don't think it's really that bad. I don't have my copy with me at the moment, but I do remember enjoying the tunnel effect with the four aces. And wasn't James Swain's Passing Along the Vanishing Aces in there too?
by Edwin Corrie
April 15th, 2003, 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alan Alan ???
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Alan Alan ???

Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio is no longer around. I'm a bit hazy on this, and others are far better qualified to comment on the actual history than me, but I believe Supreme Magic had the rights to and reprinted many of his books. A lot of the adverts in my first International Magic Studio ca...
by Edwin Corrie
April 11th, 2003, 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'd like to hear from those who have still not received their March issue of Genii
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: I'd like to hear from those who have still not received their March issue of Genii

The much-awaited March issue finally arrived today, so perhaps the French post office is doing its job after all.
by Edwin Corrie
April 8th, 2003, 11:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Embarrased to admit it...
Replies: 35
Views: 2633

Re: Embarrased to admit it...

Gemini Twins: There are a few variations in Alan Ackermann's "Las Vegas Kardma" and also in Jerry Mentzer's "Cunning Card Miracles". Alan Alan: Can't help much here, but he did have a routine in Lewis Ganson's "Art of Close Up" (Volume 1, I think) called "Dual Cont...
by Edwin Corrie
April 8th, 2003, 10:54 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Greater Magic
Replies: 119
Views: 79331

Re: Book of the Month: Greater Magic

Thanks for the reference to the Karl Fulves book. Maybe that was what I had in mind, although I'm sure I've also seen the trick in other books with slightly different versions of the "word matrix". In any case, this might be a good excuse to ask for a new Fulves catalogue - it's been ages ...
by Edwin Corrie
April 7th, 2003, 2:12 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Greater Magic
Replies: 119
Views: 79331

Re: Book of the Month: Greater Magic

At the risk of sounding pedantic... I think "Mutus" (and also for that matter "Cocis") is an invented name, which is why it won't be in any Latin dictionary. "Dedit" is the perfect tense form of the verb "to give", so you won't find that listed as a head word ...
by Edwin Corrie
April 3rd, 2003, 3:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Daley' Last Trick
Replies: 45
Views: 10292

Re: Dr Daley' Last Trick

I just found the Euan Bingham routine "Transvestites". Go to his website (see my previous post) and find the "Free trick" from issue four of his Card Booklet series.
by Edwin Corrie
April 2nd, 2003, 10:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dr Daley' Last Trick
Replies: 45
Views: 10292

Re: Dr Daley' Last Trick

Euan Bingham had another routine combining Daley's Last Trick with Oil and Queens, which was called "Transvestites". I believe it appeared on his website (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicden.co.uk/">http://www.magicden.co.uk/</a><!-- m -->), although when I looked again...
by Edwin Corrie
April 1st, 2003, 4:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'd like to hear from those who have still not received their March issue of Genii
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: I'd like to hear from those who have still not received their March issue of Genii

Just for the record, I still haven't had the March issue. I know Europe is a long way from the US, and I admit to having been mean enough to opt for surface mail, but my copies normally arrive only about a month late. Since the March issue was posted (sorry, "mailed") on 4 February, it loo...
by Edwin Corrie
March 27th, 2003, 3:36 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Tomohiro Maeda
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Tomohiro Maeda

Five tricks by Tomo Maeda were published in Richard Kaufman's excellent "5x5 Japan" book.
by Edwin Corrie
March 19th, 2003, 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'd like to hear from those who have still not received their March issue of Genii
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: I'd like to hear from those who have still not received their March issue of Genii

Mine hasn't arrived yet either. In November I moved from Switzerland to France (actually just over the border from Geneva, where I still work). In Switzerland the post was pretty good, but I get the feeling it is not as reliable here as there are several things which I was expecting and have not arr...
by Edwin Corrie
March 11th, 2003, 5:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Elizabeth MacMillan second-hand books
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Elizabeth MacMillan second-hand books

I'm posting this here instead of in the Collector's Marketplace section in the hope that more people will see it, and also because in a way it's a kind of a general question anyway. Does anyone know what happened to Elizabeth MacMillan and her second-hand book business in Scotland? Actually, I think...
by Edwin Corrie
March 1st, 2003, 6:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 13
Views: 1574

Re: Gilbreath Principle

Just for the record: "Le principe de Gilbreath" by Richard Vollmer (Magix Unlimited, 1991) gives a nice introduction to Gilbreath's first and second principles with a bit of history, the original routine from Linking Ring magazine, plus a collection of about 30 other tricks - all in French...
by Edwin Corrie
February 14th, 2003, 3:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Neil Elias
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Neil Elias

I have a copy of "At the Table" and have seen numerous references to Neal Elias in magazines like "Epilogue". His Multiple Shift was also described in "The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings" in the context of a trick called "Kings' Triumph", if I remember correc...
by Edwin Corrie
January 24th, 2003, 2:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 8308

Re: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic

Bruce Cervon says (in "Ultra Cervon") that the routine came from a Ray Grismer idea, that Larry Jennings was the first to publish a version, and that it was popularised by Derek Dingle (if I remember correctly from my quick check last night - it's all there in "Ultra Cervon"). Do...
by Edwin Corrie
January 16th, 2003, 11:35 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Racherbaumer's column renamed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: Racherbaumer's column renamed?

I don't even have the December Genii yet, so I haven't seen the title change. As a language lover myself, I have nothing against unusual and apt words, though I must say that "On the slant" is nicer as a name for a column; "Flibbertygibberty" was fine too, but sounds a bit made u...
by Edwin Corrie
January 9th, 2003, 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Many Effects From CuCM?
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

Re: How Many Effects From CuCM?

GetJet, "Variations" contains mostly card and coin magic, but also a couple of ring and rope routines (I don't have my copy to hand, so I can't be more precise). The original edition is quite hard to find, although I hear that it is going to be reprinted. However, there is also a French ed...
by Edwin Corrie
January 8th, 2003, 6:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Book of the Month club
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Question about Book of the Month club

I've just managed to answer my own question by changing my settings so that all the older messages are shown again. Sorry to bother you all - it seems it was indeed a trivial question. At least it gave me a chance to express my appreciation for the Book of the Month, though. The latest selection has...
by Edwin Corrie
January 8th, 2003, 2:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question about Book of the Month club
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Question about Book of the Month club

I'm posting this in the "General" category so as not to pollute the "Book of the Month" section with a possibly trivial query. The Book of the Month idea is wonderful, and I have very much enjoyed reading all the postings so far. So much so, in fact, that I have decided to print ...
by Edwin Corrie
December 19th, 2002, 7:23 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ken Brooke
Replies: 177
Views: 47076

Re: Ken Brooke

I don't have any funny stories to share, but there was one occasion I will always remember and which echoes one of the other anecdotes in this thread (the one about him giving someone his money back). As a boy in the mid-70's I used to love visiting the various magic shops in London, and Ken Brooke'...

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