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by Richard Kaufman
September 2nd, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman's Magic For Humans
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Justin Willman's Magic For Humans

Watched the first episode last night and thought it was good, and enjoyable.
by Richard Kaufman
September 2nd, 2018, 4:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Houdini's The Master Mystery at UCLA

This material is in the public domain and stipulations along the line of the donor's are not legally viable.
by Richard Kaufman
August 30th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 113
Views: 3639

Re: About doing magic

If the woman thought the Aces were there by accident, then she was dumb as a stump. I can understand other explanations that might be a fault of the presentation, but you really can't fight dumb.
by Richard Kaufman
August 29th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Cardboard, and it's laminated. Works well.
by Richard Kaufman
August 29th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

You receive the magic set in a Drawer Box, plus the booklet detailing the tricks, plus the stamps. That's it. Videos are online.
by Richard Kaufman
August 28th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards

What made these cards great, in their original form, was the stock and the finish. Those cannot be reproduced.
by Richard Kaufman
August 28th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: About doing magic
Replies: 113
Views: 3639

Re: About doing magic

Al, I would love to take the credit, but "jibber-jabber" but it's really old ... "Etymologists have been scratching their heads over its origin almost since it first appeared in the language in the middle 1500s. There's a set of similar words — gibber, jibber, jabber, gobble and gab (...
by Richard Kaufman
August 28th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

All Deluxe Editions of "DeLand: Mystery and Madness" are sold out.
Regular editions can be purchased here: www.richardkaufman.com
by Richard Kaufman
August 27th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: When to renew?
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: When to renew?

And you will receive an email from us.
by Richard Kaufman
August 27th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Great Article on Why Magic Conventions Are Great
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Great Article on Why Magic Conventions Are Great

This is from The Atlantic--one of the best magazines published today:
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainme ... on/568219/
by Richard Kaufman
August 27th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any news on Chu's Magic(seems closed down)
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Any news on Chu's Magic(seems closed down)

Nobody here would have any information of that kind.
by Richard Kaufman
August 26th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 4451

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

It's not just architects who can figure out "Card Warp." Good straight-line and visual thinkers, including engineers, can figure it out.
by Richard Kaufman
August 26th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

4 Deluxe editions left.
by Richard Kaufman
August 26th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Secret Has Two Faces
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: A Secret Has Two Faces

That's a pretty jaundiced viewpoint.
by Richard Kaufman
August 25th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Of Dice and Men (the Hug/Kill trick) by Tom Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Of Dice and Men (the Hug/Kill trick) by Tom Stone

We are at the point in our society when a "hug" can be seen as an act of sexual aggression over which a job can be lost and a reputation ruined. Therefore, this is a routine that you perform at your peril. When you hug the spectator (male or female), he or she can claim all sorts of things...
by Richard Kaufman
August 24th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

The particular discussion on the Blockhead is now concluded. Any further posts regarding the trick will be deleted.

I have 7 deluxe editions of the DeLand book left.
by Richard Kaufman
August 24th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

DeLand turned Blockhead into a magical routine.
by Richard Kaufman
August 24th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wenk's Misled
Replies: 19
Views: 2753

Re: Wenk's Misled

Yes, it was definitely out several years for David's special. I saw dozens of guys in New York do it long before it appeared on TV.
by Richard Kaufman
August 23rd, 2018, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

They are different effects.
by Richard Kaufman
August 23rd, 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

Brad, the dog tag chain through the nose is an entirely different thing.

And, oddly, something similar was also described by DeLand a hundred years ago in The Magic World using a string. He explains it in great detail.
by Richard Kaufman
August 23rd, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wenk's Misled
Replies: 19
Views: 2753

Re: Wenk's Misled

When dinosaurs ruled the earth.
by Richard Kaufman
August 23rd, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Thanks, Scott--look forward to your reports! (FWIW, I just found out that MAGIC Live overlaps for a day with the Creation Official Star Trek Convention at the Rio: https://www.creationent.com/cal/st_lasvegas.html --sounds like Geek heaven in LV...) Yes erdnasephile, it was heaven :D I arrived earli...
by Richard Kaufman
August 23rd, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

This sounds like a great book. He not only did "Blockhead," he was the first person to publish it. He might have even invented it! "Blockhead" seems to predate DeLand by a few hundred years; it's explained in the anonymously written mid-seventeenth-century manuscript La Magie du...
by Richard Kaufman
August 23rd, 2018, 12:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

kevinm wrote:The Deluxe Edition is signed by whom?


Me, the author, who spent 15 years writing the book.
by Richard Kaufman
August 22nd, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

He not only did "Blockhead," he was the first person to publish it. He might have even invented it!
by Richard Kaufman
August 22nd, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

Folks, Deluxe Editions are running low. If you're planning on purchasing one, please do so shortly by sending me the correct amount (including postage) by PayPal to moobooks@verizon.net. We are limited to 100 deluxe editions and have only 20% remaining.
Thank you.
by Richard Kaufman
August 21st, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 4451

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I learned the Stuart Gordon Double Lift first from Dingle, then from Jennings, and finally from Stuart himself. I published a full description of the handling in the Derek Dingle memorial issue of Genii so I could finally give a correct description of "Quick D-Way" as Derek actually did it.
by Richard Kaufman
August 21st, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 4451

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Leo, Derek Dingle made up his Stud Double just because he actually used the Stuart Gordon Double Lift and was told to keep it top secret. So his stud double was created and used only when he was performing for magicians. Additionally, the Dingle sleight actually duplicates something Ken Krenzel publ...
by Richard Kaufman
August 21st, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Behaving Badly
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Magicians Behaving Badly

I didn't see David doing any vent bits about having an erection in that video.
by Richard Kaufman
August 20th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here are The Performers For the 2019 Genii Convention!
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Here are The Performers For the 2019 Genii Convention!

Soon.
One will be with Hector Mancha.
by Richard Kaufman
August 20th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here are The Performers For the 2019 Genii Convention!
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Here are The Performers For the 2019 Genii Convention!

Here are the performers booked so far for the Genii Convention in October, 2019 (http://www.geniiconvention.com). Penn & Teller Gaëtan Bloom Lindsay Benner Bill Cheung Rudy Coby Anna DeGuzman Nick Diffatte Alexandra Duvivier Dominique Duvivier Akira Fujii Hannibal Carisa Hendrix Jay Johnson Eric...
by Richard Kaufman
August 19th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Great, Steve, as usual.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6915
Views: 2031826

Re: ERDNASE

Leo, the Duke set of cards is highly rare, accounting for its high price. I don't know of another set that early which describes card tricks of this type.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 4451

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Hi Andy! Stop by more often.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

Hahaha ... should I just refund your money now? :lol: You'll have a stroke by November.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 2721

Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

http://i.imgur.com/LT2gxe6.jpg My new book on Theodore DeLand, 15 years in the making, is going to ship in November. It's at the printer in China now and I've already approved the proofs. Book is 608 pages, 9 x 12, full color, slipcase, museum quality paper and binding, weighs 10 pounds. Foreword b...
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

Yes, the same alignment move also used by Marlo in "Quick 3-Way" a year earlier.
by Richard Kaufman
August 17th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

Clip art.
by Richard Kaufman
August 17th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6915
Views: 2031826

Re: ERDNASE

Bill, that's amazing.

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