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by Curtis Kam
August 4th, 2001, 10:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite non-cliche trick
Replies: 36
Views: 3653

Re: Favorite non-cliche trick

Okay, Okay, I'll say it, because no one else has. Color changing knives, all right? Maybe Doug should have just excluded these from the get-go, they've got to be one of the most cliche "noncliche" effects.
by Curtis Kam
August 3rd, 2001, 10:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Magazine's convention
Replies: 17
Views: 2872

Re: Magic Magazine's convention

Dustin, if it will make you feel any better, I live in Hawaii, so I won't be able to go to the Magic Convention OR David Copperfield. (gotta work) Howzabout you give me a call when you're here and tell me how David did? Or at least to go have a drink and watch one of the hidden legends of close up w...
by Curtis Kam
August 2nd, 2001, 11:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite non-cliche trick
Replies: 36
Views: 3653

Re: Favorite non-cliche trick

Speaking of Bannon's "Shriek" I think you might like my VooDoo Curse, which is a presentation and slight refinement of "Shriek" that allows you to do the whole thing with a (essentially) signed cigarette paper. Our moderator shot the routine for possible inclusion in the Looking ...
by Curtis Kam
August 1st, 2001, 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 6096

Re: Future Articles

I agree with Eric, the story of Francis F. Carlyle needs telling from a biographical POV. The book that was done on his magic may have recorded his methods, but from what I've heard of him, it was only in the context of his personality that the real lessons were learned. As I understand it, Mr. Carl...
by Curtis Kam
July 31st, 2001, 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 6096

Re: Future Articles

There are a few people I'd like to know more about, not the least of which is (I think this is his name) Norman Houghington, who seems to have been a regular contributor to Hugard's, who had an interesting touch on just about everything. For instance, I use his version of the "Rabbit ear" ...
by Curtis Kam
July 30th, 2001, 7:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Townsend
Replies: 51
Views: 11346

Re: Jonathan Townsend

Well, thanks one and all for the enthusiastic responses. Perhaps this will prompt the consideration of a "collected works" book from one of the more respected and insightful publishers of quality magic literature? Towards that end, I have about 10 years of correspondence, and most of the f...
by Curtis Kam
July 30th, 2001, 5:29 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Too-Perfect Theory
Replies: 48
Views: 4933

Re: Too-Perfect Theory

Regarding TPT, (and I haven't seen the issue yet) has anyone noticed the contrast between the position Tommy Wonder takes in his essay in The Books of Wonder, (i.e. that he'll take the road Rick Johnsson wouldn't, and will pursue an effect until it is perfect) and his utilization of the TPT to impro...
by Curtis Kam
July 28th, 2001, 6:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Townsend
Replies: 51
Views: 11346

Re: Jonathan Townsend

I couldn't help but comment on the JT thread. Eric, it's good to hear you've got new work on the "visible coins across" real development in that area is sorely needed. It's also interesting that you've got Jonathan's original handling. Maybe we should compare notes. I've got what appears t...

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