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by Richard Kaufman
August 16th, 2001, 8:54 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 74
Views: 19386

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

And he's not talking about Gerald Lynton Kaufman, either.
by Richard Kaufman
August 16th, 2001, 8:54 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Favorite Kaufman Book
Replies: 59
Views: 6511

Re: Favorite Kaufman Book

And he's not talking about Gerald Lynton Kaufman, either.
by Richard Kaufman
August 16th, 2001, 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 1486

Re: The Magic Hands

Luis, that's interesting stuff! I have NEVER heard about this before ... anyone else???
by Richard Kaufman
August 15th, 2001, 5:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 5075

Re: Favourite coin sleight

First, for those interested in the Muscle Pass, wait until you see Akira Fujii's "Jet Coins" in the October issue of Genii. There's Muscle-Passing, and then there's MUSCLE-Passing. DeCamps can tell you about Fujii's double click pass using the Muscle Pass. Truly artful and deceptive. Secon...
by Richard Kaufman
August 15th, 2001, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Restaurant Act - Important Info
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Peter Duffie would be able to tell us more, but I'm pretty sure that Profile has been kaput for several years.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2001, 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: back issues
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: back issues

John, if you call the Genii office (202-319-9418)and leave your business phone number, I can call you when I'm at the office and review the order of those issues in question.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2001, 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 6124

Re: Future Articles

There has already been a rather extensive Genii issue on Frank Garcia maybe ten or 15 years ago. I am not sure of the exact issue.
It would be difficult to do one now.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2001, 10:43 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: 3 NEW REPRINTS FROM KAUFMAN AND COMPANY
Replies: 2
Views: 680

3 NEW REPRINTS FROM KAUFMAN AND COMPANY

Hi folks: I am reprinting three books and they'll hit the streets in about 12 weeks:
Sankey Panky
Swami/Mantra
Mastering the Art of Magic (Burger)
I'll post the retail prices in a few weeks.
Spread the word!
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2001, 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lost Notebooks of Hilliard
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: The Lost Notebooks of Hilliard

bump
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2001, 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: back issues
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: back issues

John, we have the information you need. In fact, it was provided to us by Father Steve Fernandez, who wrote the second volume in the Bibliography of Conjuring Periodicals. Yes, there are three issues with the same volume and issue number on the front! I think it's volume 58 no.3. Glad I wasn't the e...
by Richard Kaufman
August 13th, 2001, 10:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pure, Pristine, and Powerful Magic
Replies: 18
Views: 2826

Re: Pure, Pristine, and Powerful Magic

I just got an e-mail from a fellow named Armando Lucero who claims to be the originator of the coin trick which Dean Dill performed that so intrigued Racherbaumer. Can anyone confirm this?
by Richard Kaufman
August 13th, 2001, 10:37 am
Forum: The Archives
Topic: Dream books!
Replies: 32
Views: 12269

Re: Dream books!

Rafael,
Who is going to publish the new Ascanio books in English? :confused:
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2001, 3:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Dingle
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Derek Dingle

Paging Mr. Robert Kane ... please tell us the Dingle autograph story!
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2001, 3:40 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

Re: Jennings 67

Yes, there is some of Larry's material with the Jennings Wallet in Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy--unless I take it out because the damn book is too big. I have one really fabulous routine! I don't have any tricks from Jennings using the Mullica Wallet ... I don't recall seeing him use it. Larry LIKED t...
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2001, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Archives
Topic: Dream books!
Replies: 32
Views: 12269

Re: Dream books!

Ascanio is entirely responsible for so little of his work being published in English. I tried for MANY YEARS to negotiate a contract with him for a big book, and he was absolutely impossible to deal with. He was one of the greatest cardmen who ever lived, but he was an egomaniac of staggering propor...
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2001, 3:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 5075

Re: Favourite coin sleight

Does someone want to tell Zoink what it was like in 1980, just before CoinMagic was first published, when there were NO videotapes, NO internet, and the only book on coin magic you could find was Bobo's Modern Coin Magic which had been written 25 years earlier?
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2001, 3:28 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss review of "Annotated Slydini"
Replies: 51
Views: 6113

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss review of "Annotated Slydini"

I want everyone to read the post before this one in this thread and PLEASE respond before I do!
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2001, 3:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: If you could choose one magician!
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

Re: If you could choose one magician!

If you were a real magician you wouldn't fart around doing tricks! In fact, it is impossible to speculate on what you might do, since no one has ever been a real magician. The entire course of world history would probably change if there were a SINGLE person with true magical powers. It's not going ...
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2001, 3:20 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: BALLS! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery
Replies: 15
Views: 3949

Re: BALLS! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery

Hey Doug, buy the book for me so I can burn it! :)
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2001, 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Okito Box
Replies: 16
Views: 1906

Re: Okito Box

Actually, I divided Roth's book Expert Coin Technique into thirds, so the Okito box material is about a third of the total content. I didn't want people who aren't interested in coin box tricks to feel cheated!
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2001, 12:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 5075

Re: Favourite coin sleight

My favorite coin sleight is Sol Stone's One-Handed Copper/Silver Change that I published in CoinMagic ... 20 years ago. Jeez! My fondness for this sleight relates to the fact that Sol taught it to me when I was 14 or 15, and he and I are the only two people on the planet who can do it properly. It s...
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2001, 12:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Dingle
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Derek Dingle

Brian, perhaps you're using slang I don't understand, but would please explain the word "monster" in this context?
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2001, 12:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Books that have not been published.
Replies: 19
Views: 2580

Re: Books that have not been published.

The Flim-Flam book will come out when and if Bob Farmer ever finishes writing it! He's a very busy entertainment attorney and has a family. So, he doesn't have a lot of free time.
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2001, 12:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gary Kurtz ?
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

Re: Gary Kurtz ?

Okay, here's the real deal about the Max Maven/Phil Goldstein thing. This is the way Max views it:
Phil Goldstein is the guy who sits alone in a room, coming up with card tricks.
Max Maven is a real person.
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2001, 11:58 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: BALLS! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery
Replies: 15
Views: 3949

Re: BALLS! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery

Balls! Lessons in Side-Arm Snookery was my second book after The Interlocked Production of Coins. Both came out in 1977 when I was 19. The routines in Balls!, however, were created several years before that, and really are the creative daydreams of a 16-year-old obsessed with magic and billiard ball...
by Richard Kaufman
August 10th, 2001, 11:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mental card tricks
Replies: 46
Views: 4909

Re: mental card tricks

Hi Glyn,
I think the general consensus among those in the know is that Harvey Berg's trick "Intercept" is essentially Dai Vernon's "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," with a few minor variations which screw up the Vernon original. :)
by Richard Kaufman
August 9th, 2001, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon's "Royal Monte": Fixes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Dai Vernon's "Royal Monte": Fixes?

Roger, thanks so much for your post. Yes, will see you in Vegas next week!
by Richard Kaufman
August 9th, 2001, 7:45 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 6491

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Hi Karl and welcome to the forum!
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer the questions posted by some of our members.
by Richard Kaufman
August 9th, 2001, 11:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gary Kurtz ?
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

Re: Gary Kurtz ?

I disagree completely that mentalism generates more impact. Good magic done very well should totally freak people out. Overgeneralizatons like Sebastian's make for faulty reasoning. It's got to be a case by case basis for EACH person doing magic versus mentalism. I'll say it again: good magic done v...
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 11:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon's "Royal Monte": Fixes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Dai Vernon's "Royal Monte": Fixes?

Thanks, Rafael, those are some great ideas. Roger Klause, are you there? You must have a few subtleties and tips on the standard Vernon handling ... perhaps something the Professor didn't tip in print? ;)
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 11:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: If you could choose one magician!
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

Re: If you could choose one magician!

You guys are nuts! If you're going to pick one magician ... let's see. Hmmmmmm. Who makes $50 million bucks a year, gets in free to everyplace he wants to go, never waits in line for anything, is a superstar, and has his pick of women all over the world. Someone who has complete control over all aps...
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 10:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Most Powerful Card Tricks
Replies: 27
Views: 5533

Re: Most Powerful Card Tricks

One of the best methods for OOTW is Harry Lorayne's "Impromptu Out of this World" in, I think, Personal Secrets.
I did his "Out of this Universe) from Close-Up Card Magic for many years.
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biographies
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Biographies

She's looking awful good for 47 ... but I thought that she was a year or two older than that.
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 10:41 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Bring Back The Good Old Days
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Bring Back The Good Old Days

Steve (Hook): Steve (Bryant) is referring to my cookin-in-the-oven-right-now kid who is due to arrive in mid-January.
He's probably right, however those are the types of things one cannot understand until you actually cross that path.
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 3:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Lectures You Have Attended
Replies: 43
Views: 5292

Re: Favorite Lectures You Have Attended

Rene Lavand's lectures are astounding and spellbinding. He doesn't spend too much time on the explanations, which is both good and bad. Jean Merlin also gave one of the best lectures I've ever seen--entirely on rope magic! The best lecture I have ever seen, however, was a lecture that Larry Jennings...
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Too Many Tricks?
Replies: 13
Views: 2125

Re: Too Many Tricks?

Speaking of which, wait until you folks see the "Jet-Propelled Coins" by Akira Fujii in the October "Magicana." If you're a coin guy, this thing is a dream. I've also got a routine from an Italian guy in which a chosen and signed card vanished from the deck and reappears sewn to ...
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 11:09 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 6491

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Thanks for the tip on the shuffle, Craig. I'm not the least bit offended about your comments regarding the importance of the illustrations. Since I began illustrating tricks when I was about 15, I have ALWAYS thought of the process of teaching sleight of hand as a totality that encompassed both draw...
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: VOTE: should Genii have film reviews?
Replies: 21
Views: 2669

Re: VOTE: should Genii have film reviews?

With a fairly uniform voice the members of this board have voted NO to movie reviews in Genii. The topic is now closed.
Thanks for your opinions! :)
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 11:00 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Too-Perfect Theory
Replies: 48
Views: 5018

Re: Too-Perfect Theory

It is my unfortunate conclusion that laymen can look directly at your hands while you are doing a Top Change, see the cards being switched, and NOT recognize what is occurring. While many are quite observant, an equal number are not the least bit observant.
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2001, 10:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Dingle
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Derek Dingle

I believe Derek still performs for laymen occasionally. Haven't seen him do anything in the magical market for some time.
He was the best sleight-of-hand artist alive in the 1970s.

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