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by Kent Gunn
August 24th, 2013, 9:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963
Replies: 20
Views: 6580

Re: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963

Gordon,

The Fun Shop was the first magic shop I was welcome to hang out in. Buma's shop in SF was not welcoming to snot-nosed-brats.

I only remember Marvin as the proprietor. Was he still there during your tenure?
by Kent Gunn
August 21st, 2013, 10:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963
Replies: 20
Views: 6580

Re: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963

Craig,

I have two wands made by friends of mine. Yours and Mr. Fenton's wand trade off. I like them both and try not to play favorites.

Only one set of cups though.
by Kent Gunn
August 16th, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Japan Ingenious Shipping on Monday August 12
Replies: 18
Views: 16998

Re: Japan Ingenious Shipping on Monday August 12

The book just arrived in Tampa Florida. Thanks for the quick shipping. Thanks for continuing to turn out great magic books.

KG
by Kent Gunn
July 28th, 2013, 1:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Magic Page by Page
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Looking for Magic Page by Page

There copy, where copy?

Anyway . . .

I have a hard-backed copy for sale. My email is:

kentgunn@gmail.com
by Kent Gunn
July 24th, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard to find books for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: Hard to find books for sale

Card Craft gone.

Several nibbles on Erdnase.
by Kent Gunn
July 23rd, 2013, 8:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963
Replies: 20
Views: 6580

Re: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963

Richard, Thanks for the connection to the magicians in Utah, land of my birth. James, thank you for the feedback. Steve's, the florid language version is always at my beck and call. Frank, that blue ball thing is a favorite of mine too. I'm happy I finally learned to communicate it's singularity. To...
by Kent Gunn
July 22nd, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard to find books for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: Hard to find books for sale

https://plus.google.com/photos/109160865851007632135/albums/5903519785553134177?authkey=CKK_lLql8_PQPw

Someone, far smarter than me, suggested pictures of the Erdnase. The big green thing is a custom case made by the gentleman who sold me the first edition.

Kent
by Kent Gunn
July 22nd, 2013, 8:52 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard to find books for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Hard to find books for sale

Contact information for the seller is: Kent F. Gunn 1847 Tangledvine Drive Wesley Chapel Florida 33543 kentgunn@gmail.com Phone - 650-868-1861 Kaufman Edition of Greater Magic - $300 (Flawless condition) Card Craft $300 (VG Condition) Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic (Garcia) (Has dust jacket with ...
by Kent Gunn
July 20th, 2013, 3:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963
Replies: 20
Views: 6580

Re: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963

A former denizen here left me this comment on youtube. You asked for comments on your work here on the Genii Forum. However, since I consider that dreadful place to be a site where the blind leads the blind I shall comment here. Your technique is good and there is nothing wrong with the routine its...
by Kent Gunn
July 17th, 2013, 8:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963
Replies: 20
Views: 6580

The Cups and Balls ca. 1963

http://youtu.be/wksAZSAccvQ Unlike you professional-types, I struggle to find my magical voice. This is the first time I have a full script, edited with some attempt at tying this all together into a presentation that doesn't involve a rambling tirade, any swear words nor my normal level of intensi...
by Kent Gunn
July 11th, 2013, 10:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: how cool is this new toy
Replies: 22
Views: 4911

Re: how cool is this new toy

Pepper's Ghost does not equal hologram. It might be a cool toy. I don't think it's actually using holography though.
by Kent Gunn
July 11th, 2013, 10:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copying & plagiarising another's act
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

Re: Copying & plagiarising another's act

Jon, Nevil and David did write a fine book. The index of card tricks is sublime, for its time. I doubt I'd ever look for high art, definition or otherwise, even in "Our Magic". Is what Mullica's doing in Branson high art? C'mon now, it's Branson. That's not exactly a bastion of sublime gra...
by Kent Gunn
July 11th, 2013, 9:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copying & plagiarising another's act
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

Re: Copying & plagiarising another's act

Jon, We shall have to disagree. Finding a lucrative method of making a living is not to be completely disparaged. I wonder how original doing one's own act on the ten thousandth performance feels inside. Interpreting the works of others goes on and on. I like to play some music on an acoustic instru...
by Kent Gunn
July 11th, 2013, 4:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copying & plagiarising another's act
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

Re: Copying & plagiarising another's act

Mullica has the full permission of Red Skelton's estate to do this. Tom was friends with Mr. Skelton and is paying tribute to an American Icon. To even bring up either name in this thread is ludicrous. I've seen the show. It is beyond marvelous. Growing up with Red on the TV puts me smack dab in the...
by Kent Gunn
June 4th, 2013, 5:14 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Tom Gagnon's new book
Replies: 0
Views: 2186

Tom Gagnon's new book

I haven't read it, just ordered it though. It'll take about three hundred years to get to me in Africa. I'll probably wait until I get home to read it. I really liked his first book Avant-Cards. Didn't see an ad, here on the forum for it. Thought others might want to snag a copy before . . . http://...
by Kent Gunn
May 7th, 2013, 8:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: HTF Books by Berglas, Al Mann, Harbin, Maven, Jay- Ebay List
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: HTF Books by Berglas, Al Mann, Harbin, Maven, Jay- Ebay

Was all chuffed and ready to order.

Message comes up:

Sorry, this item cannot be sent to the United States.

Be glad to bid on the books. I simply cannot.

This may account for the paucity of bidders in the U.S.

KG
by Kent Gunn
May 5th, 2013, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Goat Got Married
Replies: 22
Views: 3664

Re: Mr. Goat Got Married

I've often heard married men live longer. It's actually not true,




It just seems longer.


Congratulations to the new couple.
by Kent Gunn
May 5th, 2013, 6:11 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stanyon's Magic - L & L Collector's Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Stanyon's Magic - L & L Collector's Edition

Darn it,

I'd just sent you a PM. Well if your other buyer falls through, you've another in queue.

KG
by Kent Gunn
May 1st, 2013, 5:43 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: CARC gets Harried
Replies: 1
Views: 632

CARC gets Harried

http://conjuringarts.org/category/magic-news/ All of those hard-to-find Lorayne tomes have been pdf'ed. If Kalush's crew does it, it's done flawlessly. Damned good news for Harry's faithful fans. I, unfortunately will not be getting any of them. (already have the antiquated dead tree versions) Huge ...
by Kent Gunn
April 19th, 2013, 11:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Switching Decks with Giobbi
Replies: 16
Views: 3566

Re: Switching Decks with Giobbi

Dustin,

I'm stranded half-way 'round the world. Thanks for the heads-up on the new Giobbi book. I just ordered one from Heretic Press. I've rarely seen a deck switch done well. I'm deadly certain Mssr. Giobbi will have good stuff in his book.

KG
by Kent Gunn
April 14th, 2013, 8:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expanded Shell Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

Re: Expanded Shell Question

Donal, I suspect you do have an expanded shell, just a really good one. Todd, I suspect, when preparing a set of coins with a shell has selected the coins with a micrometer in hand. He ensures each coin fits within whatever his tolerance is for that shell. He can, no doubt make a shell to whatever i...
by Kent Gunn
April 13th, 2013, 9:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should you still use material that you've sold?
Replies: 127
Views: 9259

Re: Should you still use material that you've sold?

Tom, I was asking a rhetorical question. Not everyone has read your books. Just thought your willingness to see others perform your stuff when they owned your books needed to be brought out. I like this, a lot: My preference is that they perform my pieces, but quite soon spot the flaws, and make sig...
by Kent Gunn
April 13th, 2013, 5:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should you still use material that you've sold?
Replies: 127
Views: 9259

Re: Should you still use material that you've sold?

Tom, Those who have purchased Maelsrom, Vortex and your myriad of pdfs want to know. What is your exact preference for?: 1. Performing a routine of yours exactly as written in a paid-for event; say, your Benson Burner routine. 2. People replicating and using smaller portions; say a palming sequence ...
by Kent Gunn
April 12th, 2013, 8:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should you still use material that you've sold?
Replies: 127
Views: 9259

Re: Should you still use material that you've sold?

Jon, et. al. This process probably goes overboard, but; I contact the author directly when I want to use something I find in a book. I've actually made some great contacts in just this fashion. On occasion I have been contacted by people that see the stuff I put on youtube and tell me something is t...
by Kent Gunn
April 4th, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jacrobatics/Ocean's Eleven
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Jacrobatics/Ocean's Eleven

Ah . . . Super Subtle Card Miracles; what a great book. I've been doing this trick so long it's morphed a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/nALYl15TCtU?feature=player_embedded

KG
by Kent Gunn
February 24th, 2013, 10:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Luxor?
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Magic in Luxor?

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. A honeymoon in Egypt sounds really awesome. I don't advocate having the wife put up with magical adventures, especially on your damned honeymoon. It's bad enough you plan on doing the bunnies for her. It could be worse than looking for street magicians in L...
by Kent Gunn
February 12th, 2013, 10:21 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Card magic anthology
Replies: 20
Views: 4025

Re: Card magic anthology

Harry,

How many different translations of Close-Up Card Magic exist?
by Kent Gunn
February 12th, 2013, 9:01 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Card magic anthology
Replies: 20
Views: 4025

Re: Card magic anthology

I know of editions in German and English. I've seen lots of mention of all the languages it's been translated into. Does anyone have a list of the edition languages? I've seen twenty listed in some articles. Magicpedia lists Vollmer's translation (not all five volumes yet) into French and Hatch's in...
by Kent Gunn
February 6th, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine

The new one is on Amazon for 18 bucks.

David Neighbors has an infinite number of routines with this coin. He can be reached via:

http://thecoinjurer.com/Contact.html
by Kent Gunn
February 4th, 2013, 1:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: Johnson/Bobo Sun and Moon Routine

Here's an index on-line. It will let you search for things like, "Sun and Moon". <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicnook.com/forum/moderncoinIndex.htm">http://www.magicnook.com/forum/moderncoinIndex.htm</a><!-- m --> There is more than one edition of Bobo's book. The link ...
by Kent Gunn
January 22nd, 2013, 9:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians at Inaugural Balls?
Replies: 20
Views: 3011

Re: Magicians at Inaugural Balls?

Kostya Kimlat, Eric Jones and Francis Menotti were at the Salute to Heroes Ball.

Pictures are on Eric Jones' Facebook page.

Tres cool!
by Kent Gunn
January 21st, 2013, 2:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 125
Views: 24952

Re: Wonderball

Tom,

Great website. Your background lends an astonishing level of credence to your posts.
by Kent Gunn
January 10th, 2013, 10:41 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Card Craft
Replies: 30
Views: 15710

Re: Card Craft

Wow, $350.00

I gotta sell some of my magic books . . . NOT.
by Kent Gunn
January 9th, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Copper Silver Brass
Replies: 20
Views: 3401

Re: Copper Silver Brass

Bobo. Not home or I'd look it up for you.
by Kent Gunn
January 7th, 2013, 9:42 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Linking Finger Ring Project
Replies: 1
Views: 1538

The Linking Finger Ring Project

First, two disclaimers. 1. I've had the pleasure of meeting David. He's Jewish, who would've guessed. I think he's a great magician and creator of magic goodness. I was biased from the get-go. 2. I was in no way remunerated for this review. I send him the dough, he sent me the box of goodness. The L...
by Kent Gunn
January 6th, 2013, 10:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Can a crack in a brass PF cup be repaired?
Replies: 30
Views: 5340

Re: Can a crack in a brass PF cup be repaired?

I really enjoyed reading the pdf and looking at the explanatory pix on making the monster-thick cups.

Thanks,
by Kent Gunn
December 31st, 2012, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Horrible Wallets
Replies: 59
Views: 9262

Re: Horrible

Doomo's wallets . . . I've got more than a couple. 1. Learn to effectively palm. 2. Call RFA productions up and ask Rosie what wallets are in stock. 3. If you're not a jerk, you can ask Doomo some questions about which wallet will work for you. 4. Send RFA the dough and you're all set. I suspect Ton...
by Kent Gunn
December 30th, 2012, 8:30 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 6621

Re: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer

Nice Strop! Nearly worn my dad's out. It's probably sixty years old. Don't think I need the Kangaroo strop, little price. Shave a deck, strop. Shave five decks steel then strop. We're not sharpening the razor we're bending the fine blade back to perfectly straight. As always James, Thank you. PS. Th...
by Kent Gunn
December 29th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 6621

Re: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer

Jim, I'm making progress. Gripping the card firmly, and slicing slowly seems to be working well. Drawing the blade as you described helped. I've upgraded my cutting tool though. This jig is great. I've got an old straight razor that's hella sharp. It's longer handle is allowing me more control. Ten ...
by Kent Gunn
December 28th, 2012, 9:56 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 6621

Stripper Jig Card Trimmer

You can see Eoin's web page description here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.theperfectshuffle.com/">http://www.theperfectshuffle.com/</a><!-- m --> This shouldn't matter, but Eoin sends you the jig in an Erdnase-Green case that has canvas straps. It looks great! I've spent enough ti...

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