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by magicfish
December 14th, 2016, 5:40 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The vernon touch book
Replies: 56
Views: 49888

Re: The vernon touch book

I can see why including a DVD would appeal to a new generation of "readers". It's unfortunate for me as I shudder when I see a DVD included with a book and in fact, can deter me from purchasing the book.
by magicfish
December 10th, 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 15773

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

Preface in, "Red Hot Cold Reading": "There are only two or three stories in life, and we repeat them over and over, as if though they had never happened before." Mark is very right about learning the real means of palm lines and/or tarot cards, rather than (only) just giving col...
by magicfish
December 8th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 15773

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

There is actually an entire book devoted to the subject of tricks with a fortune telling theme. It is called "Forbidden Wisdom" by Howard Albright. I do own the book but I must confess that I don't do anything from it. The reason is that I enough psychic readings as it is and I like to ge...
by magicfish
December 8th, 2016, 5:13 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 15773

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

One caveat I have is to do it for real. In other words do it properly using standard palmistry divination meanings. Avoid all that so called fraudulent "cold reading" malarkey. I have seen videos of sceptic debunker types doing what they think is palmistry and it is bloody awful and not c...
by magicfish
November 21st, 2016, 10:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 65
Views: 22400

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

I used to love my Tip Pen. I wish I could find another.
by magicfish
November 20th, 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Midnight Shift- Draun

Thankyou so much for taking the time to post in this thread Mr. Draun. Thankyou for explaining the motivation for the move.
I am very glad you approve of my execution of your excellent pass. I will continue to hone it and polish it to do it justice.
by magicfish
November 11th, 2016, 8:28 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Magic- Stanyon
Replies: 2
Views: 8127

Re: Magic- Stanyon

Thank you Bill. Beautiful Volumes.
Im happy to have added this to my library.
by magicfish
November 11th, 2016, 8:17 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Magic- Stanyon
Replies: 2
Views: 8127

Magic- Stanyon

Hi guys. I just picked up No. 425 of 500.
3 Volume set in slip case published by Kaufman and Greenberg.
by magicfish
November 11th, 2016, 8:05 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Think of a card
Replies: 11
Views: 10288

Re: Think of a card

Roger Crosthwaite
by magicfish
November 10th, 2016, 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lybrary.com Copyright Infringement?
Replies: 18
Views: 5060

Re: Lybrary.com Copyright Infringement?

I bought a beautiful Faber & Faber edition in near mint condition with pristine dust jacket a few years back when I was working in Edmonton.
I still have my old paperback.
Excellent book.
by magicfish
November 5th, 2016, 9:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 65
Views: 22400

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

I am always looking to deepen my interest in magic. And learn new things. I am 33 and have a massive library of books and magazines. However - no matter how well read you are - there is a large chunk of magic that passes you by. Marketed tricks. I find this a really difficult area to study. And sin...
by magicfish
November 5th, 2016, 4:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 65
Views: 22400

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

I am always looking to deepen my interest in magic. And learn new things. I am 33 and have a massive library of books and magazines. However - no matter how well read you are - there is a large chunk of magic that passes you by. Marketed tricks. I find this a really difficult area to study. And sin...
by magicfish
November 4th, 2016, 11:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: No Get Ready Double - Bro. John Hamman
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: No Get Ready Double - Bro. John Hamman

And a great book it is! I still love The Doppelganger Card.
by magicfish
November 4th, 2016, 11:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Midnight Shift- Draun

performer wrote:I have now had the opportunity of watching Steve Draun on video. He is not too bad. At least I can now say I have officially heard of him.

Glad I could help in that regard, performer.
by magicfish
November 4th, 2016, 11:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Midnight Shift- Draun

1. caps lock 2. endeavor was a typo 3. the Berglas book has been around a long while. I purchased it and began studying it when it was first published. 4. Why wouldnt it be my thing? Ive been performing Mentalism/ Mental magic for over 30 years. I quite enjoyed the book. 5. Have you read his earlier...
by magicfish
November 4th, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Giobbi's Essay on the Daley Notebooks
Replies: 3
Views: 8368

Re: Giobbi's Essay on the Daley Notebooks

Me three! Im very interested in the Daley Notebooks.
by magicfish
November 4th, 2016, 9:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Midnight Shift- Draun

To Richard, thankyou for your advice. In performance there would be no smartphone microphone and the ambient noise would be above dead silent, but I "hear" your point and am working to soften my grip. Thankyou sir. (also the hands stay within frame which I believe you taught they shouldn't...
by magicfish
November 4th, 2016, 9:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Midnight Shift- Draun

A couple of things, not to be rude, but to enlighten. 1.Steve Draun was born in 1941. He has been delighting people with sleight of hand magic for a very long time. Im not surprised you don't know him, unfortunately you are not alone. Many of the younger guys aren't. Again, no offense, but I strongl...
by magicfish
November 4th, 2016, 7:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: No Get Ready Double - Bro. John Hamman
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: No Get Ready Double - Bro. John Hamman

Hi Bob, it can be found in Kaufman's The Secrets of Bro. John Hamman
by magicfish
November 3rd, 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Midnight Shift- Draun

Oh I see, Thankyou Bill.
by magicfish
November 3rd, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: Midnight Shift- Draun

performer wrote:Indeed. The noise jumped out at me too. And I don't even know what a midnight shift is and neither do I care. The turn of the hand may or may not be suspicious and unnatural but I am not sure since I have no idea what the sleight is supposed to do.


Are you familiar with Steve Draun's work at all?
by magicfish
November 2nd, 2016, 11:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Quality Wood Close Up Wand
Replies: 35
Views: 4963

Re: Quality Wood Close Up Wand

I highly recommend the craftsmanship of Roy Kueppers.
by magicfish
November 2nd, 2016, 11:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: No Get Ready Double - Bro. John Hamman
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

No Get Ready Double - Bro. John Hamman

https://youtu.be/MtivFz_fYjc

One of my favourite moves.
I still vividly remember Mr. Kaufman's written instructions for this and can still see the illustration in my mind's eye from all those years ago.
by magicfish
November 2nd, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Midnight Shift- Draun
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Midnight Shift- Draun

https://youtu.be/9SUkeAMDn6g

I learned this from Secrets Draun From Underground.
I'm very much open to critique from the author or from my fellows of the craft here.
by magicfish
October 26th, 2016, 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig
Replies: 22
Views: 10786

Re: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig

I always decline. I never reveal the secrets of magic. As a boy I swore the Magician's Oath and I take that oath as seriously today as I did then.
by magicfish
October 6th, 2016, 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 20830

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Mark, Percy Naldrett, who wrote the foreward, had only one complaint when the book came out; that it was too cheap. We can only imagine his reaction if he knew that we are offering a brand new, digital copy to you for FREE! When we decide to put a book out as part of our club or summer reading prog...
by magicfish
October 5th, 2016, 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 20830

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Perhaps it should be called The Conjuring Arts E-Book Club?
I got excited for a moment thinking this was an actual book club.
I do not read e-books, however I do like your idea of having an expert discuss the book's contents.
Sounds like fun.
by magicfish
September 27th, 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Help me reprint antiquarian books
Replies: 1
Views: 9251

Re: Help me reprint antiquarian books

Wow what an interesting collection Steve!
I would love to see it! Any photos?
by magicfish
June 15th, 2016, 12:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jennings' Bevel Palm
Replies: 9
Views: 4160

Re: Jennings' Bevel Palm

Thanks Jorge, I have since eliminated the All Around Square Up from the move.
by magicfish
May 20th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..
Replies: 46
Views: 18503

Re: Why Triumph Is A Great Routine..

I like Jennings' Gambler's Triumph from Ultimate Secrets by Ganson.
by magicfish
May 20th, 2016, 3:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jennings' Bevel Palm
Replies: 9
Views: 4160

Re: Jennings' Bevel Palm

*Leafs ;)
by magicfish
May 19th, 2016, 5:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jennings' Bevel Palm
Replies: 9
Views: 4160

Re: Jennings' Bevel Palm

Rick, thankyou sir.

AJM, ahem ...thankyou sir.

(Go Leags Go)
by magicfish
April 22nd, 2016, 7:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jennings' Bevel Palm
Replies: 9
Views: 4160

Re: Jennings' Bevel Palm

Good point. Thankyou, Richard. I'll go about eliminating this.
by magicfish
April 21st, 2016, 9:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Convincing Control
Replies: 39
Views: 11883

Re: Marlo's Convincing Control

In my opinion, Jennings' IBP is superior to Marlo's Convincing Control Method.
by magicfish
April 21st, 2016, 9:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jennings' Bevel Palm
Replies: 9
Views: 4160

Jennings' Bevel Palm

Richard, and esteemed members, here is my attempt at a move I really like from a book I love.
Am I anywhere close? Thanks for looking guys.
https://youtu.be/irj9TJUNCKQ
by magicfish
February 20th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Mullica
Replies: 36
Views: 14652

Re: Tom Mullica

A great magician who will be greatly missed.
by magicfish
February 14th, 2015, 1:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 74
Views: 35633

Re: reading vs video

No comparison. Video can never compare to the writings of a talented author.
If you are a good reader, you will receive instruction from a book that can never be equalled by video.
That's not to say video can't be helpful. It can be very helpful in many ways.
by magicfish
February 14th, 2015, 1:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kaufman publishing magic books again?
Replies: 45
Views: 15230

Re: Kaufman publishing magic books again?

I treasure all of my Kaufman productions (I have many), and I look forward to future publications.
I (we) are so fortunate that writing is a labour of love for you, Richard.
by magicfish
July 25th, 2014, 3:00 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Lou Gallo
Replies: 6
Views: 15811

Re: Lou Gallo

That is a dvd I'd like to find.
by magicfish
September 16th, 2013, 10:10 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Lou Gallo
Replies: 6
Views: 15811

Re: Lou Gallo

Russ, thanks for sharing. His two card reverse is one of my favourites and has been since i first learned it.

Richard, thanks for confirming what ive always thought.

Id love to hear more about Mr. Gallo.

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