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by Richard Kaufman
September 29th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 48
Views: 7557

Re: Geoff Latta book

The Pink Purse Tape is a privately made video. The part of it where Geoff Latta is doing coin magic is included with the book.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

Yes. 54 gimmicked cards that allow you to do many different tricks from the book.

I will be selling extra copies of the deck separately to those who've bought the book in case folks want more than one deck (no instructions come with the deck).
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Interview: Thoughts on playing cards from Harry Lorayne
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: Interview: Thoughts on playing cards from Harry Lorayne

I spent many hundreds of hours with Harry in his townhouse in the West Village in New York. The piece of crap deck he had on his desk for years was a bridge-sized deck, all bent up, with tape and even a bandaid holding the cards together.

He really didn't give a crap what kind of cards he used.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

Leonard Hevia wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:[quote=Is the Deland Mystery deck in Bicycle back?


What do you mean by "DeLand Mystery Deck"?

The Deland Madness and Mystery deck. What is the back design? Is it a Bicycle back design?


The DeLand Mystery and Madness Deck has red Bicycle Rider backs (chosen because the great majority of people use red-backed cards).
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2052457

Re: ERDNASE

Yes, 1931 for Hofzinser, published by George Johnson in London.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2052457

Re: ERDNASE

Expert at the Card Table was written by a magician who knew some gambling stuff. The evidence for this is very strong.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

[quote=Is the Deland Mystery deck in Bicycle back?[/quote]

What do you mean by "DeLand Mystery Deck"?
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 167
Views: 41744

Re: The Works

I didn't nudge them on the new one. It just appeared!
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 48
Views: 7557

Re: Geoff Latta book

More importantly, if this book sells well it's much more likely that the second volume, of card magic, will come out.
by Richard Kaufman
September 27th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to contact Mac King
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Trying to contact Mac King

Have you tried using the online White Pages?
by Richard Kaufman
September 26th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

Thank you!
We have half of the 100 run still available.
by Richard Kaufman
September 26th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 48
Views: 7557

Re: Geoff Latta book

Every copy that was printed has the DVD.
by Richard Kaufman
September 26th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2052457

Re: ERDNASE

Who did the Hofzinser translations that appeared in the Sphinx in 1922?
by Richard Kaufman
September 25th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 172
Views: 92307

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Hopefully we will take the photos in January.
by Richard Kaufman
September 25th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online

Alexandra Duvivier will be performing live at The Genii Convention!
by Richard Kaufman
September 25th, 2018, 1:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: Skinner Ultimate 3 Card Monte

You'll find what you need in the DeLand "Madness and Mystery Deck," because DeLand invented this trick.
by Richard Kaufman
September 24th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Stodare: The 14th Doctor?
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Stodare: The 14th Doctor?

That's great!
by Richard Kaufman
September 24th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column
Replies: 14
Views: 4299

Re: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column

Yes, it's not what you don't teach, but the fact that you don't teach something they've seen.

The amount of information generally available is irrelevant, and misses the point.
by Richard Kaufman
September 23rd, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column
Replies: 14
Views: 4299

Re: Norman Beck's Oct, 2018 MUM Column

This is nothing new. As far back as I can remember (which is the early 1970s), people at lectures became indignant if the lecturer did not explain a particular thing. Hasn't everyone seen this happen?
by Richard Kaufman
September 23rd, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA

John, your article doesn't deal with the most obvious question and the subsequent course of action. That is to do what is done with every film release that is in this state: combine the two to produce a complete release of the film with some portions sourced from the lesser surviving print.
by Richard Kaufman
September 23rd, 2018, 2:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay

There are not supposed to be comments made about items being sold HERE.

But you are selling on eBay through a link, thus comments and questions are allowed.
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Museum of Illusions opens in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Museum of Illusions opens in NYC

Jack, I think it sounds more interesting than that.
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 2802

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Leonard Hevia wrote:If he's getting a few coppers in his pocket or free magic stuff in exchange for writing reviews, good for him.


And there's the rub.

I think we've all made our points. The future decisions are up to me in regards to how much of this I'll let Ender's Game post here.
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 2802

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

I agree with Chris. Ender's reviews are overlong and full of redundant chatter. But if he wants to post them, that's fine. Each reader makes his own choice.
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2018, 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: How To Become A Magician
Replies: 8
Views: 3171

Re: How To Become A Magician

I would venture to say that if you are not familiar with the word "tyro," you're not in a position to question Mahdi's use of the English language.
by Richard Kaufman
September 21st, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: A rarely seen video...
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: A rarely seen video...

I saw Richiardi at the Festival of Magic and the Occult at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden when I was a kid. He was amazing in every way.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

I need to sell them. Printing bills to pay!
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online

Thank you. Live long and prosper.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online
Replies: 8
Views: 769

The October 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Ready For You Online

http://i.imgur.com/2HWVqOF.jpg For as little as $35 you can subscribe to Genii for one year! Join us at http://www.geniimagazine.com Our October cover story is a focus on a venue located in Paris that most of you have not visited, but should if you happen to in France, Le Double Fond (literal meani...
by Richard Kaufman
September 19th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 26
Views: 1910

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Jack ... I didn't know you were that kind of guy!
by Richard Kaufman
September 19th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

The person who made this effect famous is David Berglas. Why do you name Asi Wind and John Born? No one would be discussing this effect without Berglas, who never uses a gimmicked deck.
by Richard Kaufman
September 19th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

There are better methods that do not require a gimmicked deck.
by Richard Kaufman
September 18th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

Ack! Orders pouring in! Get 'em while they're hot. :)
by Richard Kaufman
September 17th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

My goal in selling these deck and uncut sheet sets is to help pay for the publication of the book and the cost of making the four decks of cards. It's a $70,000 job!
by Richard Kaufman
September 17th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

Oh boy! Something great is coming in November! http://i.imgur.com/ODcndHE.jpg http://i.imgur.com/yecynER.jpg http://i.imgur.com/TsZNZy6.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CW4xFFz.jpg All four DeLand Decks will be available in a set limited to 100 copies. The set will also include an uncut sheet of each deck, wh...
by Richard Kaufman
September 16th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Potassy has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Paul Potassy has passed away

And from 1958: the year I was born.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTMWu39ufZk
by Richard Kaufman
September 15th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers

Oh, what a terrible movie.
by Richard Kaufman
September 15th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: A Question About the TV Series, The Avengers

My daughter is named after Emma Peel.
by Richard Kaufman
September 13th, 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New ACAAN
Replies: 16
Views: 1270

Re: New ACAAN

Truzzi's account sounds basically correct (as David Berglas would have someone remember it).

The trick in the car was done to Steve Cohen and he wrote about it on his blog. It's also in my Berglas book.

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