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by Brad Jeffers
January 7th, 2002, 4:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisting the Aces
Replies: 114
Views: 14864

Re: Twisting the Aces

I just finished reading through this entire thread ... WHEW! I'm exausted! I have but a couple of points to add. First, referring to the Asher twist as card juggling is really unfair (as for Lee's diving-board double ... now that's card juggling!). Mr. Ross states (after repeatedly useing the term),...
by Brad Jeffers
January 5th, 2002, 2:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Curry Turn Over Change
Replies: 19
Views: 2845

Re: Curry Turn Over Change

I would like more details on that unpublished gambler's technique. Sounds interesting. Jenning's also used the Curry change in a trick called "First Impression" (on the Paris Session tapes). He turns the card from face down, to face up, on the spectator's hand. I love the look on the woman...
by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2002, 1:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted : Mickey MacDougall items
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Wanted : Mickey MacDougall items

I collect all items related to Mickey MacDougall and am looking for the following: "My Favorite Four Ace Routine" (sometimes titled "Mickey's Four Ace Routine") "Original Spelling Routine" and "Original Color Change and Mental Mystery Routine". These are basic...
by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2002, 1:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines for sale : The Magical World (1910)
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Magazines for sale : The Magical World (1910)

I have a complete file of Max Sterling's magazine, The Magical World. That's 29 issues, volume 1 #1 through #26, plus volume 2 #1,2,and 3. This was a bi-weekly, that ran from Nov 2, 1910 through May 17, 1911. $145 postpaid

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by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2002, 1:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines for sale : The American Magician (1910)
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Magazines for sale : The American Magician (1910)

I have the following magazines for sale ... The American Magician Volume 2 #1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11, and 12 plus Volume 3 #1,2,3,4,5,6, and 8 (18 issues total). The American Magician began in April 1910 with volume 2 #1 (The first year it was The Boy Magician). $125 postpaid
by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2002, 1:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines for sale : The Boy magician (1909)
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Magazines for sale : The Boy magician (1909)

I have the following magazines for sale ... The Boy Magician Vol 1 #2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12 (a total of 11 issues). This magazine began in April of 1909 and ran for 1 year, before morphing into The American Magician $75 postpaid
by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2002, 1:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines for sale ... Genii ( from '70's)
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Magazines for sale ... Genii ( from '70's)

I have the following magazines for sale : Genii - Volume 37 , volume 38 and volume 39. All volumes are complete and cover the years 1973, 1974, and 1975. Some of the covers in volume 37 include Charlie Miller, Richard Ross, and the issue with Vernon, Slydini and Bill Bixby on the same cover. Volume ...
by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2002, 12:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines for sale ... The New Tops
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Magazines for sale ... The New Tops

I have the following magazines for sale : The New Tops - 53 consecutive issues starting with volume 11 #8 (Aug 1971) and running through volume 15 #12 + another 12 consecutive issues starting with volume 16 #8 and running through volume 17 #7 (Jul 1977), for a total of 65 issues. $80 postpaid
by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2002, 12:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years
Replies: 62
Views: 5449

Re: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years

Crimper, If you are aware of all the shortcomings of various people's different routines, and you know what should be left out and what should be included, in order to enhance the effect, why don't you just put together your own routine? Why let others do your thinking for you? Be creative, instead ...
by Brad Jeffers
January 3rd, 2002, 3:33 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Scotty York and Fred Kaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Scotty York and Fred Kaps

Was this the special hosted by Bill Bixby? I seem to remember this as having aired around Thanksgiving Day, during the time that Bixby was doing "The Magician" series. And wasn't Shimada and also Tom and Sherri, a part of this? It's hard to trust my memory back that far! It's amazing that ...
by Brad Jeffers
January 3rd, 2002, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Al's Magic Shop in Washington
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: Al's Magic Shop in Washington

I visited Al's shop just twice. The first time, I was 14 years old and on vacation with my family. I snuck away from the Smithsonian and made my way to Al's shop, which was located on Pennsylvavia Ave at the time. I well remember Al and a couple of other guys demoing tricks. I'm sure I must have spe...
by Brad Jeffers
December 26th, 2001, 3:52 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Fancy Cuts -- Magic?
Replies: 39
Views: 3455

Re: Fancy Cuts -- Magic?

I wasn't suggesting that you try to make a trick done with gaffs look like a trick done by sleight of hand. No trick should look as if was done either by gaffs, or by sleight of hand. All tricks should look as if they were done by magic! Of course no one thinks it is actually done by magic, so the c...
by Brad Jeffers
December 26th, 2001, 2:50 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Fancy Cuts -- Magic?
Replies: 39
Views: 3455

Re: Fancy Cuts -- Magic?

A few have suggested that if you do a lot of flourishes, then it tends to weaken the impact of your magic. They argue that since you have made an overt display of your card handling abilities, the audience will now assume (and rightly so!) that all of your mysterious effects are "simply" d...
by Brad Jeffers
December 22nd, 2001, 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ricky Jay age
Replies: 63
Views: 4464

Re: Ricky Jay age

Noah, If you are 15, then prehaps you could pass for 17. If you think you can look the part, I would suggest that you attend the show with an adult and see if you can get in. I doubt they will be checking i.d., but who knows. Remember, you will not be breaking any law, merely using the "art&quo...

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