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by Tom Frame
July 22nd, 2016, 1:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 111
Views: 24293

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

Meanwhile, back to the latest episode of the show. The sword-swallower had no intention of fooling P&T. His performance was clearly a showcase. I enjoyed it until he executed one of the worst switches I’ve ever seen. The illusionist employed a clever combination of methods, but I just don’t dig ...
by Tom Frame
June 25th, 2016, 8:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Jared Kopf's glowing review of Framework appears in the July issue of Magic.
by Tom Frame
June 24th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Joy of Slum Magic
Replies: 56
Views: 12597

Re: The Joy of Slum Magic

I still perform the Nickels to Dimes with the brass (?) prop that I bought when I was 14. Soon after I bought it, I performed it for a group of my room-temperature-IQ relatives. At the conclusion of the effect, my aunt picked up the dimes. After she examined them and shook them, she proudly announce...
by Tom Frame
June 9th, 2016, 7:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marshall Brodien featured in article on effects of Alzheimers
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: Marshall Brodien featured in article on effects of Alzheimers

Very sad news.

At the tender age of 13, Marshall's TV Magic Set ignited my enduring obsession with magic.
by Tom Frame
May 31st, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marble
Replies: 19
Views: 5563

Re: Marble

Hi John,

Do you have to be seated to perform the effect?
by Tom Frame
May 17th, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig
Replies: 22
Views: 10127

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

Very nice, Brad!
by Tom Frame
April 19th, 2016, 8:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Luigimar,

Don't view the address error as a problem. Consider it nature's way of encouraging readers to order the book directly from me!

tomframe1@comcast.net
by Tom Frame
April 18th, 2016, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi guys,

You'll find Kainoa Harbottle's glowing review of Framework in the May issue of Genii. Read it and then place your orders!



Thanks,

Tom

tomframe1@comcast.net
by Tom Frame
April 13th, 2016, 12:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner's Utimate Monte?
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Re: Skinner's Utimate Monte?

Very nice! Thanks Bob.
by Tom Frame
April 12th, 2016, 5:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner's Utimate Monte?
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Re: Skinner's Utimate Monte?

Thanks for the information gents!
by Tom Frame
April 12th, 2016, 1:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner's Utimate Monte?
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Skinner's Utimate Monte?

Hi guys, While rooting around in an old box of magic stuff, I found three Phoenix-back cards that are 4 inches long by 3 inches wide - an odd size. The Aces of Hearts has a Three of Clubs index in the lower right corner. The Two of Clubs is a regular card. The third card is a Three of Clubs with an ...
by Tom Frame
April 10th, 2016, 9:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield's Island
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Copperfield's Island

Here is one man's account of his trip to Copperfield's island.

Enjoy

http://www.vice.com/read/the-magicians- ... 0n8/page/1
by Tom Frame
March 19th, 2016, 10:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Kainoa Harbottle's review of Framework will appear in the May issue of Genii . Here's a pleasing excerpt: “For me, what makes this collection most successful is Frame's writing. Imagine David Regal having an attitude problem and you pretty much can imagine Frame's tone. Almost every trick is hysteri...
by Tom Frame
March 17th, 2016, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Verner (Dai Vernon's Son) Has Died
Replies: 13
Views: 5451

Re: Derek Verner (Dai Vernon's Son) Has Died

Years ago, Derek posted on this forum. He acknowledged his alcoholism and was aware of the degree to which it negatively impacted his life and his relationships. I enjoyed his tangential, Tequila-fueled ramblings and was disappointed when he was banned, but I understand why it happened. Hopefully he...
by Tom Frame
March 13th, 2016, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Bob,

Well it's about damn time!

I hope you like it. Please feel free to share your impressions with the rest of the class.
by Tom Frame
March 13th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Here's a link to a pleasing review on the Café:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... 8&start=30
by Tom Frame
March 3rd, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford
Replies: 8
Views: 3345

Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Scott Wells wrote:Oh, and he also talks about his most recent acquisition...Genii Magazine.


What? Richard, is there something you'd like to tell us?
by Tom Frame
March 2nd, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi guys, Here are Mike Donoghue's additional impressions of my book. "Still not finished reading this. However I am doing my usual. I start at the front(which is normal). Then after reading a couple of chapters, I chop & change, reading an effect from the back & picking random effects o...
by Tom Frame
February 23rd, 2016, 3:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

UK magician Mike Donoghue chimes in with his early appraisal of my book.

"I haven't read all of Framework yet, but so far I think it's excellent. I love the effects and love your style of writing and humor."
by Tom Frame
February 21st, 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

French magician Jerome Cadeac, who will be performing at the Magic Castle in late April, offers his impressions of my tome. “Framework is a great work! Sincerely. Even though I’m in love with old classical tricks, I find your book very interesting to study. It’s been a long time since I read a book ...
by Tom Frame
January 26th, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Key Mysteries
Replies: 16
Views: 9782

Re: Key Mysteries

I'm a licensed psychotherapist. I whole-heartedly agree with Lovick's assessment.
by Tom Frame
January 22nd, 2016, 7:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, It's Racherbaumer's Birthday!
Replies: 8
Views: 2786

Re: Hey, It's Racherbaumer's Birthday!

Happy birthday, Jon! I hope your day is filled with merriment and magic.


Your friend, fan and humble servant,

Boswell
by Tom Frame
January 22nd, 2016, 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Framework by Tom Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: Framework by Tom Frame

Tony,

Thanks for your kind words about Framework! I'm pleased to hear that the effects are serving you well.

No, go sit at your sewing machine and be happy!
by Tom Frame
January 17th, 2016, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Richard,

Thank you so much for your approbation of Framework in your February More Genii Speaks video and at the Magic Café.

Today is our 15 year wedding anniversary and your endorsement is a delightful gift.
by Tom Frame
January 15th, 2016, 5:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Carter and Virgil Posters
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Carter and Virgil Posters

Hi guys, I’m in the process of collecting original one sheet movie posters of films from my favorite director, Stanley Kubrick. These two magic items popped at Heritage Auctions, so I thought I’d bring them to the attention of potentially interested parties. http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/miscellane...
by Tom Frame
January 13th, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

J.K. Hartman chimes in again.

"I’m really enjoying Framework. The effects are strong, the methods are sound – crisp and direct. The book is certainly one of the best I’ve encountered in quite a while."
by Tom Frame
January 8th, 2016, 12:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi guys, Naturally, after Andy commended my crediting, I received this email from J.K. Hartman. "I happened to note on page 248 a reference to “Marlo’s Reverse Drop Sleight.” This is incorrectly credited. It was published originally in my 1973 manuscript Means & Ends as the Catch Switch (an...
by Tom Frame
January 7th, 2016, 3:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Happy purchaser John Doyle offers his opinion of Framework , and makes my day. “I can say that, in addition to tipping killer magic, your book is easily the most entertaining magic book I've ever read! Your humor shines on every page, and you are, of course, scary smart. Your work is a joy to behold...
by Tom Frame
January 6th, 2016, 6:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi folks, Thanks and wet hugs to everyone who has purchased Framework . The response has been quite gratifying. A number of you should have received the book by now. Please post your impressions of my humble offering. If you're still straddling the fence (ouch!), keep your eyes peeled for the review...
by Tom Frame
December 31st, 2015, 4:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Guys,

Today I shipped off the first batch of Framework. If you bought a copy, it will arrive next week.

When you've had a chance to peruse it, please chime in here with your impressions.

If you haven't bought a copy, make that one of your New Year's resolutions!




Thanks,

Tom
by Tom Frame
December 28th, 2015, 9:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi folks, Well, after much fretting and hair-pulling and teeth-gnashing, I’m thrilled to announce that I finally received my copies of Framework! I am now taking orders. The book sells for $55.00 plus $6.00 domestic S&H or $16.00 international S&H. Each copy purchased directly from me or H&a...
by Tom Frame
December 22nd, 2015, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi folks,

I'm pleased to report that my copies of Framework are in a truck winging its way west to me. UPS tracking indicates that I will receive the shipment on Tuesday the 29th. I'll inform everyone when I have the books in my clenched, clammy claws.


Thanks,

Tom
by Tom Frame
December 16th, 2015, 3:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi guys,

I just received word that the printer is supposed to ship the books to me on Thursday, the 17th. So hopefully I'll have them in my hands by the middle of next week.

Stay tuned...


Tom
by Tom Frame
November 23rd, 2015, 7:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Richard,

Beats me. I let Charlie Randall handle the printer. That's a good thing. Given my current seething rage over the delay, if I knew the identity of the printer and the sales rep, I would have already spiked their cranberry sauce with LSD. And that would only result in further delays.
by Tom Frame
November 22nd, 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi guys, Great lashings of steaming crap! The latest word from the printer is that the book should be printed by December 17. The sales rep offered no explanation for the delay other than stating that they were experiencing a very busy quarter. How nice for them. So hopefully it will be available in...
by Tom Frame
November 7th, 2015, 10:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi guys, We’re still waiting for confirmation from the printer, but Framework should be ready for shipping in about two weeks. Meanwhile, I have a special offer for you. If you purchase Framework from H&R, or directly from me, we will include an extra set of gaffs for “Son of Hyper-Warp.” Trust ...
by Tom Frame
October 30th, 2015, 10:59 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 97222

Re: Magic in BoingBoing

The Thing is one of my favorite horror films. It is truly “a thing of terrifying beauty.” In 2010, Peter Watts wrote a terrific short story called The Things . In 2011, it was nominated for the Hugo Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. It tells the tale from the creature’s point of view! The stor...
by Tom Frame
October 23rd, 2015, 10:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Framework
Replies: 41
Views: 15326

Re: Framework

Hi guys, After resolving a few minor issues with the printer, it appears that the book will still be available in mid-November. I received the November issue of MUM that contains “Spellermental” and Mike Close’s review of the book. I’m quite pleased. So SAM members, keep your eyes peeled. Thanks aga...
by Tom Frame
October 22nd, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: True Nightmares
Replies: 0
Views: 480

True Nightmares

Last night, True Nightmares premiered on the Investigation Discovery channel. Hosted by Todd Robbins, the 6-episode series depicts true stories of murder and mayhem that gave rise to various urban legends. It may be worth checking out.
by Tom Frame
October 20th, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 59821

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Andy's blog is terrific. I read it every day and enjoy it immensely. But $260.00 is too high a price to pay for one book and whatever extras he's offering. I pay less than that per year for subscriptions to Genii, MAGIC, The Linking Ring and MUM. . So, as a gesture of my thanks and support for his i...

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