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by Doug Thornton
June 21st, 2016, 9:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: America's Got Talent 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14582

Re: America's Got Talent 2016

Magic is back in the first hour of tonight's show!

Sos and Victoria Petrosyan perform their magical quick changes and Philadelphia Eagles player Jon Dorenbos has a nice card routine.
by Doug Thornton
June 20th, 2016, 6:48 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pitch DVD/Book course
Replies: 30
Views: 12980

Re: Pitch DVD/Book course

Anybody want to know any more about it, including the price and what it consists of?

OK, Mark, tell us more.
by Doug Thornton
June 17th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nielsen Collection Auction - Part 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2581

Re: Nielsen Collection Auction - Part 1

Hi Gabe. Do you have info on the limited, deluxe edition of the catalogs? Thanks.
by Doug Thornton
June 5th, 2016, 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)
Replies: 18
Views: 7228

Re: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)

I stand corrected.
I contacted a magic friend who was randomly chosen to participate in David's show a few years ago. He said that the agreement to keep the illusion a secret was strictly verbal.
by Doug Thornton
June 5th, 2016, 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)
Replies: 18
Views: 7228

Re: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)

"Mr Copperfield met them in a room after the show asking them not to reveal his stage secrets."

I'm certain the audience members are asked to sign an agreement to not reveal the secret.

I guess there's one in every crowd.
by Doug Thornton
June 1st, 2016, 12:49 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: America's Got Talent 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14582

America's Got Talent 2016

The 2016 season premiere was tonight and for me it's the closest thing we'll ever get that recalls The Ed Sullivan Show. There was a two-person telepathy act called The Clairvoyants. Anyone know them? They were quite good and the judges were flummoxed. I won't get into details about methods but I wi...
by Doug Thornton
May 20th, 2016, 4:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Masters of Illusion" returns tonight !
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

"Masters of Illusion" returns tonight !

On the East Coast - 2 shows, 8-8:30, 8:30-9pm...The CW...

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/arti ... t-20160520
by Doug Thornton
May 2nd, 2016, 7:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 8329

Re: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

Just a reminder...according to the cable guide, it's on tonight, 9pm East Coast time, on FOX.
by Doug Thornton
April 2nd, 2016, 2:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 10197

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

Here's the article that Dustin referenced:

http://www.museumoftv.org/American%20Way%20Magazine.pdf
by Doug Thornton
April 2nd, 2016, 12:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 28927

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

It's on at this moment on the East Coast - Saturday, April 2, 12 noon - 1:30 pm - WLIW (21) - repeated Monday 3:30 am - 5 am on WNET (13).

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/honest-liar/
by Doug Thornton
March 13th, 2016, 7:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 10197

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

In today's world of Pow! Zing! Shebang! TV "entertainment," those segments would never play and Mr. Geller would never get a callback. Mr. Geller had Ricardo Montalban hold a spoon which in the end had a slight bend. Did Uri study the props on the table and notice that the spoon already ha...
by Doug Thornton
January 26th, 2016, 8:45 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Johnny Carson Reruns
Replies: 9
Views: 5952

Re: Johnny Carson Reruns

Tonight's listing has "amateur magician" Jim King on the bill. Did anyone here know him? He was from Rapid City, South Dakota and passed away in 2012. Here's "The Tonight Show" clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Z5nqpk_o8 Here's his obituary - which loads rather slowly on my...
by Doug Thornton
January 23rd, 2016, 10:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Is Mike Caveney's MC Magic Words website safe again?
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Is Mike Caveney's MC Magic Words website safe again?

Mike had some "major surgery" done on it and (on January 1, 2016) he informed me it was OK.
by Doug Thornton
January 23rd, 2016, 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Derek del gaudio's magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 6020

Re: Derek del gaudio's magazine

Derek DelGaudio & Helder Guimaraes had an off-Broadway show called Nothing to Hide...There is a magazine called Half Half Man...Helder is part of the team (along with our Genii Forum friends Richard Hatch and Denis Behr).

Perhaps that's what you are seeking?

https://halfhalfman.com/team/
by Doug Thornton
December 28th, 2015, 11:51 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF Classic Correspondence by Mike Caveney
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: LF Classic Correspondence by Mike Caveney

WARNING !!!

I just now tried looking at Mike's Magic Words site and it took me to a porn site. On the second try it went to a "dating" site. When I loooked at the Google search now, I see that I missed "This site may be hacked". I sent Mike an email.
by Doug Thornton
December 26th, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Johnny Carson Reruns
Replies: 9
Views: 5952

Re: Johnny Carson Reruns

In brief, the article is about Antenna TV broadcasting repeats of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show (although they're just billing it as Johnny Carson ) beginning January 1, 2016. There's a half hour preview special called Heeere's Johnny! on PIX - the New York parent station. The picture quality ranges ...
by Doug Thornton
December 21st, 2015, 12:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 104
Views: 22961

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

Shazam ! It has arrived in New Jersey. Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and 2016.
by Doug Thornton
December 17th, 2015, 9:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Last Call For Free Set Magic Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Last Call For Free Set Magic Magazines

It's a typo. Take out the 2nd 'c' - after "magic".
by Doug Thornton
November 29th, 2015, 8:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets list
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: Real Secrets list

Not what Mike's looking for, I know, but here's an eBay listing :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/REAL-SECRETS-YE ... Sw3ydV1tFa
by Doug Thornton
November 10th, 2015, 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2449458

Re: ERDNASE

One of the best movie lines.
by Doug Thornton
October 19th, 2015, 12:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Grim Game to Air This Sunday (10/18)
Replies: 18
Views: 4512

Re: The Grim Game to Air This Sunday (10/18)

Gotta love the title card that begins, "A drizzly night favors the fantastic plot..."

What fun it would be to go back in time and be a writer of those title cards!
by Doug Thornton
October 18th, 2015, 4:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Grim Game to Air This Sunday (10/18)
Replies: 18
Views: 4512

Re: The Grim Game to Air This Sunday (10/18)

Thanks, Dustin, for the Carbonaro interview. And I am clueless about Barclay Shaw who Michael referenced. Is this him? http://www.barclayshaw.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTEJCkVaVE The Grim Game airs tonight at 8, repeated at 11:45pm. Here's an article about shooting an airplane scene for ...
by Doug Thornton
October 12th, 2015, 4:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Grim Game to Air This Sunday (10/18)
Replies: 18
Views: 4512

Re: The Grim Game to Air This Sunday (10/18)

8 PM here on the east coast.
by Doug Thornton
September 28th, 2015, 12:52 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel
Replies: 12
Views: 8972

Re: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

Leaving the hotel at 5 for a 6:20 flight seems a bit tricky.
Maybe 4 - 4:30 is more reasonable.
by Doug Thornton
September 24th, 2015, 10:20 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel
Replies: 12
Views: 8972

Genii Convention - shuttle from airport to hotel

I did some research, here's the best deal I found. Round-trip from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to The Florida Hotel & Conference Center (booked in advance) = $27.90 per human age 12 and over. (Children 3 and under, free...4 - 11, less than older humans.) http://www.mearstransportation.co...
by Doug Thornton
September 22nd, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Calendars on sale - today only
Replies: 0
Views: 427

Magic Calendars on sale - today only

Today only, save 15% at http://www.calendars.com and get free shipping on calendars. (I found 2 magic-related). Use code AUTUMN15 (You do not have to spend the $35 minimum.) http://www.calendars.com/searchProxy?keyword=MAGIC#keyword=MAGIC&basepath=%2Fimg%2Fp%2F105%2F&searchproducttype=Calend...
by Doug Thornton
September 16th, 2015, 1:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AGT betting odds - Who will win?
Replies: 7
Views: 2406

Re: AGT betting odds - Who will win?

After watching tonight's finals, I'd say ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, Stevie Starr (the Professional Regurgitator) and mentalist Oz Pearlman are the three front-runners.
by Doug Thornton
September 2nd, 2015, 7:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionists Tour Set Through Spring 2016!
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: The Illusionists Tour Set Through Spring 2016!

They will make an appearance (or two) on tonight's America's Got Talent results show.


http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Br ... y-20150901
by Doug Thornton
August 30th, 2015, 11:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGICIANS ALLIANCE OF EASTERN STATES CONFERENCE 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: MAGICIANS ALLIANCE OF EASTERN STATES CONFERENCE 2015

For the record, one of the performers is Ryan Schlutz, not Shultz or Schultz. His name is often misspelled.
by Doug Thornton
August 25th, 2015, 10:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close Up Pad
Replies: 27
Views: 6991

Re: Close Up Pad

Not a mat but beautiful work. (Also not based in the UK.)

http://www.subdividedstudios.com/elite% ... ables.html
by Doug Thornton
August 22nd, 2015, 1:40 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Undercover Cube & China Surprise questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Re: Undercover Cube & China Surprise questions

I think the cup really sells the effect and makes it more impossible. It appears to the spectator / audience that the cube - that the spectator has handled without the magician's interference - has penetrated the cup, and not just vanished.

So it's a matter of what effect you're aiming for.
by Doug Thornton
August 19th, 2015, 1:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Doing Swell Business on Broadway
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: Penn & Teller Doing Swell Business on Broadway

(From August 13) - "New York City Honors Magicians Penn & Teller

The City Council presented the pair with a proclamation toasting their new show and their 40th anniversary as partners."

http://www.theatermania.com/broadway/ne ... 73865.html
by Doug Thornton
August 4th, 2015, 11:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 40617

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

The "Bad Boys" are on Fallon tonight, while the first guest is Don Rickles!
by Doug Thornton
July 31st, 2015, 12:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 40617

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

It looks like Friday's Fool Us is a repeat of the premiere episode of this season.
by Doug Thornton
July 27th, 2015, 1:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worlds Greats feat (feet) of Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: Worlds Greats feat (feet) of Magic

I can't speak from a layman's point of view because I figured where you were going with it.

However, my feeling is that the POP TV teasers didn't telegraph the finale.

And congratulations, Jonathan for being on two TV shows this season (Masters of Illusion on the CW is the other one)!
by Doug Thornton
July 27th, 2015, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What should I see in Las Vegas?
Replies: 10
Views: 3079

Re: What should I see in Las Vegas?

David Copperfield, Mac King and (when they're around) Penn & Teller are definitely must-sees.

If you've never seen Cirque Du Soleil, do go.
Mystere is a good start. (I cannot recommend KA.)

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/home/ ... vegas.aspx
by Doug Thornton
July 25th, 2015, 12:35 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Cresey Mouth Coils...Gone Forever?
Replies: 4
Views: 3205

Re: Cresey Mouth Coils...Gone Forever?

On eBay right now - "31 Rolls David Cresey Rainbow Streamers Clown Magician 25 Feet" http://www.ebay.com/itm/161768083651?euid=f3c295ead3434cdbab60cba2a50bcb1c&aid=222007&meid=8d3406bc04104e68b8edf2a5998e5ae0&cp=1&_trksid=p11010.c100352.m3747&_trkparms=aid=222007&al...
by Doug Thornton
July 21st, 2015, 7:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Handsome Jack Fools 'em
Replies: 14
Views: 7906

Re: Handsome Jack Fools 'em

Oops, I'm afraid I was unclear with my reference...I was referring to the torn and restored bit and "Switch"... ;)

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