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by David Nethery
September 6th, 2008, 11:29 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Margarita XL by Sean Scott
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: Margarita XL by Sean Scott

Kent, Thanks for the review and pointing out Sean's web site. The demo he does of it on his web site looks good. I think the DVD is probably worth it just to watch the finer points of how to do the steal. Yes, it probably could be learned from a book (Tarbell, etc.) but Sean has obviously perfected ...
by David Nethery
September 6th, 2008, 11:19 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Steve Cohen Article
Replies: 26
Views: 9254

Re: Steve Cohen Article

I would love to see Steve Cohen perform live. The clips I've seen of him on his web site look great . Eagerly anticipating reading the article in Genii (I just re-subscribed so I have to order Sept. as a back-issue) . I really enjoyed reading Steve's book Win The Crowd:Unlock the Secrets of Influenc...
by David Nethery
September 6th, 2008, 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Classifieds website
Replies: 10
Views: 1725

Re: The Magic Classifieds website

Hey, Jeff, Great idea . I listed two items on your Magic Classifieds site yesterday and one has already sold ! I'm happy so far. However, the other item mysteriously vanished and I noticed that most of the other items that were there yesterday are gone , too. I think you have a glitch in your system...
by David Nethery
September 3rd, 2008, 4:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: John Adam's HBO Mini-series
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: John Adam's HBO Mini-series

I agree . The HBO/Tom Hanks produced "John Adams" film is well worth watching.

Would that the present nominees for public office (all of them) would watch this and truly pledge in their actions as well as with their words to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
by David Nethery
August 30th, 2008, 4:45 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Illusion search..
Replies: 11
Views: 2804

Re: Illusion search..

What you are describing sounds like Abbott's "Modernistic Amputation" (which I think was actually invented by U.F. Grant).


Modernistic Amputation
by David Nethery
August 27th, 2008, 4:09 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Possible new forum motto?
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Re: Possible new forum motto?

by David Nethery
August 26th, 2008, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51
Replies: 44
Views: 17766

Re: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51

Sad news . I never knew him , but I am struck by the outpouring of grief for his untimely passing. My condolences to his family and friends . In addition to the video tribute that Rannie Raymundo posted , those of you who knew him well should check out Tom Frank's magic blog for a photo of Geoff in ...
by David Nethery
August 22nd, 2008, 6:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of the MASKED MAGICIAN
Replies: 17
Views: 3713

Re: The Return of the MASKED MAGICIAN

He's certainly got a lot of material! *g* Well, sure, he has to expose a lot more magic to pave the way for the glorious rebirth of Magic by all the NEW tricks and illusions he will create after he has rid the world of all those old , outdated tricks. So , is anyone keeping count ? How may new illu...
by David Nethery
August 17th, 2008, 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New evil on the block
Replies: 36
Views: 5462

Re: New evil on the block

Today I read about http://www.mymagazine.com which apparently encourages users to scan and load copies of mainstream magazines. Outright copyright theft, but based offshore so not easily policed. Could be very hurtful to publishers I would imagine. This is horrible news . As if there are not enough...
by David Nethery
August 16th, 2008, 7:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Billy McComb Legacy Auction
Replies: 42
Views: 6288

Re: The Billy McComb Legacy Auction

Curious about the pipes being auctioned.

Billy is often photographed with a pipe.

What brand of pipes did he usually smoke ?

Traditional Irish Peterson's Pipes or otherwise ?
by David Nethery
August 12th, 2008, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry "The Hat" Anderson
Replies: 17
Views: 3206

Re: Harry "The Hat" Anderson

Well, I just finished listening to Part 2 of the Harry Anderson interview and it was all really great .

I especially enjoyed his thoughts on the present day presentation of magic on TV and what may be next .
by David Nethery
August 12th, 2008, 1:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry "The Hat" Anderson
Replies: 17
Views: 3206

Re: Harry "The Hat" Anderson

I'm really enjoying the interview with Harry.

Thanks for posting the clip of Harry doing the Needle Thru the Arm, too.

Do you have a clip of him doing the "Eating the Guinea Pig" bit from Saturday Night Live ? I haven't seen that in a long time and recall it as being very funny.
by David Nethery
August 9th, 2008, 3:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where are the Pendragons?
Replies: 22
Views: 6863

Re: Where are the Pendragons?

Char posted on Magic Cafe that they had contractual differences with the producers of AGT . <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=269682&forum=62&12">http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... orum=62&12</a><!-- m --> Personally I thi...
by David Nethery
July 28th, 2008, 12:35 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Greater Magic reprint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4218

Greater Magic reprint ?

HI, Richard, Will your edition of "Greater Magic" ever be reprinted ? I have one of the older editions (one of the 1938 printings that I think maybe has some material omitted ? ) , but I'd love to get the full version with supplemental material that you published. Is there a reason it can'...
by David Nethery
July 27th, 2008, 7:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Glass coin
Replies: 48
Views: 6234

Re: Glass coin

Found the glass thingy (.50 cent size) at a local surplus store ( Skycraft ) in a bin with optical lenses . .50 cent each . I bought 3 so I have some spares. Found the perfect size juice glass at the Dollar Store for ... yes, $1.00. Works like a magic. (especially the convincing turnover move to pou...
by David Nethery
July 26th, 2008, 1:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alan Wakeling's Liquid Sands
Replies: 19
Views: 4950

Re: Alan Wakeling's Liquid Sands

Finding the "tall, zombie-style glasses" is going to be tough unless they're custom made. I don't understand why the ones that Ted Lesley made from Lucite tubing didn't work well in performance (see Bill Palmer's post above. I too would be interested to hear back from Bill about why these ...
by David Nethery
July 20th, 2008, 9:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Glass coin
Replies: 48
Views: 6234

Re: Glass coin

McMaster Carr has glass discs 1" in diameter (slightly larger than U.S. 25 cent size) and 1 1/4" size (just a bit larger than U.S. 50 cent size ... would anyone be able to tell the difference held under a napkin ?)

McMaster Carr Glass Discs
by David Nethery
July 20th, 2008, 4:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Glass coin
Replies: 48
Views: 6234

Re: Glass coin

Sorry, I'm dredging up an old thread again , too, but was doing some research on how to cut a glass disc for this exact effect . There is currently an Adams version (with real glass gimmick) on eBay for $40.00. Question: How did the Adams (and other magic dealers) make these glass disk gimmicks chea...
by David Nethery
July 15th, 2008, 4:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Pixar new Short film!
Replies: 14
Views: 2339

Re: Pixar new Short film!

Yeah, just buy the legal version for iTunes. It's much higher-quality and only $1.99. (for what it's worth Disney/Pixar have been very active in pulling unauthorized postings of "Presto" from YouTube and other video sites. The one linked above is hosted on a less well-known site called <!-...
by David Nethery
May 13th, 2008, 7:13 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Richiardi really knew how
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Richiardi really knew how

Pete Biro wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lBhZD-KLso&feature=related



Wow ! Thanks for posting the link to that clip, Pete.

That is the best hoop pass I have ever seen. Totally convincing.
The whole performance was great .
by David Nethery
May 13th, 2008, 6:53 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "The Illusionist" animated film
Replies: 0
Views: 2041

"The Illusionist" animated film

Not to be confused with the film called "The Illusionist" starring Edward Norton, this one is an animated feature film by director Sylvain Chomet (who previously directed "The Triplets of Belleville" ) . Chomet and his crew of animators have been working on the film since 2006. A...
by David Nethery
August 19th, 2005, 5:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SAD news
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: SAD news

Pete, in answer to your question : Joe was 45 . ------ Hey, Greg. I was sort of hoping you'd chime in here. (for those who don't know, Greg illustrated the Harry Anderson book , "Wise Guy" .) ------ Magic was part of who Joe was as a storyteller. Here's one of the many blog entries from th...
by David Nethery
August 17th, 2005, 6:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SAD news
Replies: 4
Views: 401

SAD news

The two artistic worlds that most of my interest and time are devoted to are : 1.) Animation (my profession) and 2.) Magic (my hobby) . Someone that many of you may never have heard of in relation to his interest in Magic is Joe Ranft . But I know you've seen Joe's work up on the silver screen : he ...
by David Nethery
May 1st, 2005, 3:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Become A Magician: Get Rich Quick
Replies: 26
Views: 3226

Re: Become A Magician: Get Rich Quick

Didn't Michael Ammar do some tapes (proably cds by now) on selling your act, making more $$ or something like that??? Ammar did the tapes called "Negotiating Higher Fees" . Also, there are tapes from professional magician Samuel Patrick Smith called "Booking Yourself" , "Se...
by David Nethery
April 19th, 2005, 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: L.A. magic museum may be in trouble.
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: L.A. magic museum may be in trouble.

Originally posted by Pete Biro: Sounds like a job for "super dave" (Copperfield)... anyone know how to forward that message to him? Good idea, Pete . The only contact on his web site is : admin@dcopperfield.com More likely the message would reach DC quickly if anyone knows how to contact ...
by David Nethery
April 18th, 2005, 6:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: lectures in central Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: lectures in central Florida

The Ring 170 (Orlando, FL) web site posts upcoming events and lectures :

http://www.ring170.homestead.com/ring170a.html
by David Nethery
March 22nd, 2005, 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Kaps on DVD
Replies: 59
Views: 6186

Re: Fred Kaps on DVD

Originally posted by Graham Nichols: Originally posted by John McDonald: [b] If you click on the DVD with 39 euros on it you will be taken to another screen which allows to post worldwide. However I am not sure if this site is secure? Can anyone confirm if this site is secure? Right-clicking with y...
by David Nethery
March 21st, 2005, 3:24 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: bubbles
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: bubbles

Sorry, I don't know about This Is Magic. For floating bubble routine you might want to look here : Dirk Losander Check out his Products page for his videos on floating and supplies for the bubble routine. Also take a look at his online performance video: Losander Online Performance Video
by David Nethery
March 21st, 2005, 2:10 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Rabbithouse production.
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Rabbithouse production.

Originally posted by Kazou: Could anyone suply me with some drawings. I need to build a new rabbitproduction. . Kazou, I don't know precisely what you intend by the term "rabbithouse production" , but have a look at this link : Barry Mitchell\'s "Pet Presto" The prop is in the f...
by David Nethery
March 14th, 2005, 9:36 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Finn Jon's Multiplying Tennis Balls
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Finn Jon's Multiplying Tennis Balls

I've seen these advertised on the Hocus Pocus Magic site . Has anyone used these ? Compare to using traditional wooden or silicone (Fakini) balls ? (I understand the gimmick is different than the traditional multiplying balls , but I mean in general how is the handling : more difficult, easier , or ...
by David Nethery
March 5th, 2005, 10:38 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: mak Double sword through neck
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: mak Double sword through neck

Joe,

I just sent you an email about this . (Sat. March 5) .

There's a MAK Double Sword Thru Neck for auction on EBAY
at this very moment .

D
by David Nethery
February 25th, 2005, 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tommy wonder's e-mail address
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Tommy wonder's e-mail address

Contact info. is on his web site:

http://www.tommywonder.nl/
by David Nethery
July 17th, 2004, 7:40 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The Longest Long Salt Pour. . .
Replies: 32
Views: 3356

Re: The Longest Long Salt Pour. . .

Originally posted by rayeden: Hello all, I recently got a vernet Insta-Salt gimmick, and I'm having some fun playing with it, but I'd really like a prop that will allow for a longer 'pour' What is the best prop on the market for this effect? Ray Eden On Cellini's DVD "Magic That Can Be Perform...
by David Nethery
July 5th, 2004, 10:43 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Video Clips
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Video Clips

A lot of videos of card sleights on this site:

http://www.denisbehr.de/
by David Nethery
July 3rd, 2004, 8:11 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Video Clips
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Video Clips

Various clips, various formats (Quicktime, Windows Media Player, Real Player ) ---- Sleight of hand and illusion artist David Ben Brief clip of Fred Kaps performing some card manipulation: Another short Fred Kaps clip. The Smoking Thumb (silent clip) Master of Levitation , Losander promo video. Losa...
by David Nethery
June 30th, 2004, 5:55 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Don Alan clip is back up
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Don Alan clip is back up

Originally posted by Jeff Haas: I just tried it, it opened for me. ?? Jeff, I tried it again with a different browser (Mozilla) and it opened fine . For some reason the page got hung up and never loaded using Safari . (Sent the bug report to Apple this morning.) Thanks again for posting this clip !
by David Nethery
June 29th, 2004, 7:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Don Alan clip is back up
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Don Alan clip is back up

Jeff,

I'm really glad you are reposting this . I had noticed that the old link had vanished (I had it bookmarked) and I was very sorry that the clip was no longer available.

However, I've tried a few times tonight to access that new page , but it won't open . Just F.Y.I.

D
by David Nethery
June 26th, 2004, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wizardo Stardust: The Future of Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Wizardo Stardust: The Future of Magic

Originally posted by DustinStinett:
Old news (but no less funny)--check this thread for more comments:

http://geniimagazine.com/forum/noncgi/u ... 1;t=000182
If only The Gong Show was still around !
by David Nethery
June 20th, 2004, 8:17 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii
Replies: 136
Views: 39642

Re: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii

Originally posted by Fred Zimmerman: I agree with those who would like to hear more discussion about platform magic a la Jim Steinmeyer. It will be difficult to follow his act, but while I always enjoy learning new methods, what makes Jim's column so good is the framework and presentational hooks h...
by David Nethery
June 18th, 2004, 6:03 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Fountain Construction. . .
Replies: 19
Views: 2033

Re: Silk Fountain Construction. . .

Jay Scott Berry has a method for a very compact silk fountain using diamond cut silks in his lecture notes "Illusioneering" .

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