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by Tom Frame
December 26th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 62342

Re: DeLand

Richard. The book is marvelous! It is arguably your finest publication. One question. The Mystery and Madness deck is supposed to include the cards needed for "Edward's Canadian Wonder", but I can't find them. Did you print cards that are different than the ones depicted in the book, or am...
by Tom Frame
December 19th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 62342

Re: DeLand

It arrived in San Francisco yesterday, but I have to wait until Christmas morn to devour it. Damn! The anticipation is giving me hives.
by Tom Frame
November 26th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 31412

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

How about "cardician"? It was good enough for Marlo, and it's gender neutral.
by Tom Frame
November 25th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 17245

Re: Ricky Jay Death

I've been a rabid fan of Ricky's for over 40 years. He was a unique, inspirational treasure. This is a terrible loss.
by Tom Frame
October 27th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier
Replies: 34
Views: 9846

Re: A TRUE FOOLER -CIB, by Dominique Duvivier

This is a terrific effect! But its very design led me to a, if not the, method.

Since the only sense at her disposal is touch, the method must be tactile. Two words. Punch Deal.
by Tom Frame
September 1st, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1652

Re: Attribution Needed

Thanks Bob!
by Tom Frame
September 1st, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Attribution Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1652

Attribution Needed

Learned gents, Despite my searches, I can't track down the name of and creator of the following holdout/switch twingy. I humbly request your assistance. You hold a packet of, say, eight face-up cards. Unbeknownst to the crowd, four face-down Aces (or whatever cards you wish to force or switch) are b...
by Tom Frame
August 27th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 7386

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Thanks Erdnasephile!
by Tom Frame
July 27th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 4742

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

A method occurred to me as I was watching Danny's cool effect. Perhaps he had a special vertical, clear piece of plastic or glass affixed to the front of his performing area. The two lights shined onto the glass to prevent reflections. It appeared that he was sticking the blocks to the glass. He wav...
by Tom Frame
July 16th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shane Cobalt on The Can-Am Conjuring Lecture Series
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Shane Cobalt on The Can-Am Conjuring Lecture Series

Is he going to teach his technique for false shuffling his fingers?
by Tom Frame
July 16th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Final thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: FISM 2018 - Final thoughts

Thanks for your reports, Craig! I always enjoy them.
by Tom Frame
June 29th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harlan Ellison
Replies: 9
Views: 1349

Re: Harlan Ellison

What a shame. I've been a big fan of his work since the 70's. I used to own an album of his on which he read "Shatterday" and "Repent Harlequin Said the Tick-Tock Man." Unfortunately, it mysteriously vanished. He also wrote the cool, wacky "A Boy and His Dog." It was tu...
by Tom Frame
June 22nd, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who invented the Topit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Who invented the Topit?

The earliest attribution I could find was Stanyon's Magic, vol. 15, No. 4, Jan. 1920, page 27: "Topit" The Wonderful Vanishing Pack of Cards. Invented by Harold Comden.
by Tom Frame
June 8th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K
Replies: 8
Views: 2307

Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

Please elaborate!
by Tom Frame
May 17th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 25067

Re: Theodore Deland

Richard,

USPCC originally printed my "Son of Hyper-warp" gaffs with Rider backs. When they stopped altering Rider backs, I switched to Maidens. The difference in appearance is negligible. I highly recommend the Maidens.
by Tom Frame
March 11th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: References for Drunken Poker Deals (long!)
Replies: 12
Views: 8937

Re: References for Drunken Poker Deals (long!)

Framework, Tom Frame, 2015, "Stoned Poker Triumph".
by Tom Frame
February 18th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ala McCartney Series Now Posted
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Ala McCartney Series Now Posted

The seclusive, seductive, seditious author sent me a PDF of his latest, terrific tome, which already wins the award for Best Book Title of the Year. Yes, I know that Kainoa is soon going to provide his formal review of Mr. Hostler's book. Until then, as a public service, I offer these three pieces o...
by Tom Frame
January 19th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Gaughan's Original Chamber of Secrets
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: John Gaughan's Original Chamber of Secrets

That was terrific! John's collection is exquisite, as is his craftsmanship.
by Tom Frame
January 11th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recommend me a dove act!
Replies: 17
Views: 2021

Re: Recommend me a dove act!

Channing Pollock
by Tom Frame
January 10th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Hemp Playing Cards

In honor of California recently legalizing marijuana (woo-hoo!), I submit the following product for your consideration:

http://www.bicyclecards.com/product/bic ... ds/#filter

Buy 'em by the kilo.
by Tom Frame
December 26th, 2017, 3:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 24503

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Does anyone else remember a sponge ball routine called "Clones"? It began with a clever production of the "clone" (orange sponge ball with eyes and red nose) from an eye dropper. It was goofy, but at least the theme of clones made sense with the big mutliball production at the e...
by Tom Frame
December 1st, 2017, 12:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 3571

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Many years ago at Fechter's, I saw John Carney perform an elegant routine with coins and a transparent silk. I don't recall if it was his routine. If it was his routine, I don't know if he ever published it.

John, can you refresh my foggy memory?
by Tom Frame
November 4th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wallet Maker
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Wallet Maker

Calling Tony Miller! Doomo, what thinks ye?
by Tom Frame
October 19th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times Review of Dealt
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

NY Times Review of Dealt

Here is the rather tepid New York Times review of the Richard Turner documentary. I look forward to seeing it!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/movi ... urner.html
by Tom Frame
September 14th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: At the table dinner table - displaying the cards.
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: At the table dinner table - displaying the cards.

Jonathan, you're asking for references to executing various card techniques with the cards held vertically, right? I'm also interested in that approach and would appreciate any references.
by Tom Frame
August 25th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Hip Replacement!
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: Hip Hip Replacement!

Guys, On the 17th, I got to the hospital at 6:00 am. They wheeled me into the surgical suite at 9:00am and discovered that they didn't have enough staff. They wheeled me out of the suite and parked me in a hallway. They found the needed staff and commenced surgery at about 9:45. It went very well, w...
by Tom Frame
August 16th, 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Hip Replacement!
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: Hip Hip Replacement!

Patient care of the highest caliber! I was admitted to the hospital at 6:30 am. By 7:00 I was on a gurney, wearing a laughable gown, hideous socks and my hospital ID bracelet. I awaited my IV. The nurse comes around at 7:30 and tells me that my scheduled operating suite will take a few more minutes ...
by Tom Frame
August 16th, 2017, 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Hip Replacement!
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: Hip Hip Replacement!

Guys,

Thanks for your positive vibes. You made my morning. I'm off to the hospital with a spring in my limp.
by Tom Frame
August 15th, 2017, 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Hip Replacement!
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Hip Hip Replacement!

For the past three years, I’ve hobbled around with severe osteoarthritis of my right hip. Well, to purloin Popeye, I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more. Tomorrow morning, I’m having total hip replacement surgery. Oh joy! And the worst part is that I had to quit smoking for the surgery! ...
by Tom Frame
August 10th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 64
Views: 8761

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

My "Son of Hyper-Warp."
by Tom Frame
August 5th, 2017, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 13
Views: 2949

Re: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13

During Shin Lim's second performance on Fool Us, some unintended magic occurs. His shirt sleeves magically move up and down his arm. This indicates that Shin's performance was shot at least twice and then edited together for broadcast. That suggests that something went wrong during the first take, n...
by Tom Frame
July 25th, 2017, 12:45 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 24880

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

After watching Pat Page’s terrific routine, I’ve been obsessing about the Dutch Looper. I’ve had no luck tracking down his routine and his gaffed card. Does anyone know where it can be purchased?
by Tom Frame
July 8th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 43718

Re: Jennings 67

Erdnasephile,

Their realization that they were being played against each other by Vernon was a thought. It was intellectual.

Their rivalry for Vernon's approval was emotional.

Most of the time, our emotions have a more powerful influence on our behaviors than our thoughts.
by Tom Frame
June 3rd, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 100
Views: 13691

Re: America's Got Talent performance

It’s exquisite, hyperglycemic eye candy! My hero Del Ray would have loved the routine. But, as Richard stated, it’s too perfect. In the final, impossibly visual sequences, because Will’s hands aren’t in contact with the coins, the viewer is forced to eliminate sleight of hand as an explanation. That...
by Tom Frame
April 24th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psychedelic Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Psychedelic Magic

Hi guys, I recently attended the Psychedelic Science conference in Oakland. It was an educational, entertaining, magical trip of the highest order. I dare not say more about the activities that occurred. But as a psychotherapist and avid psychonaut, I must direct your attention to a wondrous tool th...
by Tom Frame
April 13th, 2017, 6:05 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 20049

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

brianarudolph wrote:Who used to say something like "... I accidentally used a Tarot deck for card magic and three members of the audience died"?

I think it was meant as a joke. At least I hope so.


It sounds like Steven Wright.
by Tom Frame
April 1st, 2017, 9:18 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: US Playing Card magic site
Replies: 5
Views: 5469

Re: US Playing Card magic site

Charlie Randall wrote:And Tom, wasn't your hypercard routine also printed along with a set of gimmicks in your latest book, the one that's gotten lots of great reviews! (subtle plug)


Charlie,

Yes it is, yes they are and yes it has! (blatant thanks)
by Tom Frame
February 25th, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: US Playing Card magic site
Replies: 5
Views: 5469

Re: US Playing Card magic site

That's cool of USPCC to create a magic section on their site. Charlie, you knew that mentioning hypercards would compel me to respond! Pavlov would be proud and drooling. I wrote the standard reference guide of hypercards, The HyperCard Project. (2006). I still have a handful of copies of the second...
by Tom Frame
February 25th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 44889

Re: Suicide at The Magic Castle

This is shocking, awful news! My condolences to his family.

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