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by Ted M
June 8th, 2010, 9:45 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Identify this juvenile magic book?
Replies: 12
Views: 3675

Re: Identify this juvenile magic book?

Thank you!

With this author information, I was able to locate a used copy at Amazon and order it. I'll be glad to have it on the shelf and available for my now-almost-4-year-old in a few years or whenever he becomes ready for it.

Thank you again.
by Ted M
February 4th, 2010, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Workers are IN!!
Replies: 114
Views: 16855

Re: The Workers are IN!!

Laws Legal arguments aren't really helpful. Even if "Workers" was a registered trademark, it would no longer apply. When a (U.S. legal) trademark is established, the owner is then responsible for defending it against dilution. If "workers" has entered the general conjuring lexic...
by Ted M
January 25th, 2010, 12:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 16552

Re: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?

I don't think Mark should be banned, but I would like to see the originator of a thread empowered to delete posts if/when Mark derails the thread, as so frequently happens.
by Ted M
January 22nd, 2010, 9:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Workers are IN!!
Replies: 114
Views: 16855

Re: The Workers are IN!!

...we know more about coin magic than you ever will, which is the subject of our work. I noted the prominence of your partners, which is why the claimed collective ignorance of the magical literature is so surprising. ...you seem to have missed all of the great reviews we have received over the yea...
by Ted M
January 21st, 2010, 11:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Workers are IN!!
Replies: 114
Views: 16855

Re: The Workers are IN!!

I speak for myself now, but I don't think any of us were aware of Mr. Close's series [...] The fact that we gave the name Workers as a subtitle for our latest series, was done with total ignorance to Mr. Close's work If accepted as true, this would reveal a surprising ignorance of the literature. I...
by Ted M
January 19th, 2010, 11:10 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 5535

Re: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine

That Jennings video has also had its voice track removed and replaced by music, thus negating any verbal attention management, not to mention any jokes or other verbal expressions of personality. Videos on YouTube are going to be judged by the audience there first and foremost as videos . As a video...
by Ted M
January 18th, 2010, 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It’s Official
Replies: 24
Views: 4354

Re: It’s Official

In addition to timing and the state of the economy, Item Category can make a huge difference on eBay. If you list an item where people are looking, you'll find more bidders. If you list this lot of Ricky Jay books in Art > Direct from the Artist > Drawings as this was, then it's effectively hidden f...
by Ted M
December 19th, 2009, 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Learning magic
Replies: 12
Views: 3894

Re: Learning magic

> In earliear days beginners get trained in magic under the guidance of experienced performers

How true is the premise here?

Tarbell was a very popular mail-order course. Widespread remote/solitary learning of magic has a long history.
by Ted M
December 17th, 2009, 3:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Auction of the collections of Bruce Cervon & Dai Vernon
Replies: 27
Views: 6497

Re: Auction of the collections of Bruce Cervon & Dai Vernon

Lot 240: Dai Vernon's Inner Card Trilogy, Ricky Jay's Copy This book was presented to one of Vernon's most famous, lauded and accomplished acolytes, Ricky Jay. Laid in is a TLS from Jay that states, "I have looked at and thought about the compilation of Inner Secrets book that you gave me recen...
by Ted M
December 16th, 2009, 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 35076

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

I find power analysis of interest. Old school: Powerful, Older, White Establishment Man demonstrates his Skill/Power/Prowess to the Audience. Examples: Alexander, Kellar, Thurston, Blackstone, Dante. Basically, the Patriarchy with aristocratic structures, passing the mantle of authority down the cha...
by Ted M
December 9th, 2009, 10:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roundup of Anticipated Books
Replies: 81
Views: 10895

Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Several times larger than The Vernon Touch?

Richard, can you clarify: What exactly is the scope of the Magicana book project?
by Ted M
December 9th, 2009, 2:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roundup of Anticipated Books
Replies: 81
Views: 10895

Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

I thought I'd resurrect and update this thread of highly anticipated books. Some previously anticipated items from this thread published in the intervening span (ah, closure!): David Ben, Zarrow (pub. Meir Yedid) Dai Vernon, Revelation (pub. Caveney) Peter Duffie, The Magic of Frank Robinson (pub. B...
by Ted M
December 9th, 2009, 2:18 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Piet Forton
Replies: 21
Views: 8083

Re: Piet Forton

Is there any way you could subtly hint at the concept? Or at its impracticality?
by Ted M
December 9th, 2009, 11:50 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Piet Forton
Replies: 21
Views: 8083

Re: Piet Forton

Okay, it's now seven years later.

Is Piet Forton's top-secret book project still in progress?

Is it still shrouded in mystery?
by Ted M
December 1st, 2009, 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is the magic community so adverse to change?
Replies: 25
Views: 8805

Re: Why is the magic community so adverse to change?

Goat, "urban" is not the same as "black". A reminder of what Smoothini wrote: Actually I'm not black at all. I'm Latino. My whole idea of the "Ghetto" Houdini isn't to be a "Black" Houdini, but more of a character that we could find in any of the New York stre...
by Ted M
November 30th, 2009, 6:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ace cutting effect
Replies: 30
Views: 5967

Re: Ace cutting effect

Bob,

Is an update available on the publication timeline for the Bammo Flim-Flam book?
by Ted M
November 29th, 2009, 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A suggestion for Richard Kaufman
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: A suggestion for Richard Kaufman

An online index to Genii's Kaufman era would be really helpful.

I frequently want to look up book reviews, and that would help a lot.

It would also help for looking up half-remembered items from Magicana.
by Ted M
November 27th, 2009, 10:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Re: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon

If anyone wants to follow along at home, the tracking number for Zach's media mail package is: 0305 2710 0001 3649 6759 Status from USPS.com: Processed through Sort Facility, November 24, 2009, 5:21 am, CINCINNATI, OH 45235 Processed through Sort Facility, November 21, 2009, 8:22 am, HAZELWOOD, MO 6...
by Ted M
November 26th, 2009, 1:10 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Other "Classic" Mentalist Books
Replies: 13
Views: 4530

Re: Other "Classic" Mentalist Books

Whatever else you choose to do, obtain and study Verbal Control: A Treatise on the Under-explored Art of Equivoque by Phil Goldstein/Max Maven. Equivoque is a foundational tool for the mentalist, so you will find never-ending applications for the practical techniques described here. It's $5 at H&...
by Ted M
November 25th, 2009, 10:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Re: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon

Impossibilia: SOLD
Simply Simon: SOLD
Hierophant vols 1-8: SOLD
by Ted M
November 20th, 2009, 10:14 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Re: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon

For clarity, here's what's still available: Grimoire of the Mages (#119 of 250) by Tony Andruzzi/Masklyn ye Mage. Complete, Excellent condition. $695 postpaid and insured in USA. Revelations by Dai Vernon, 1984, with intro by Persi Diaconis. Book is excellent. DJ has some crinkles (no tears) on back...
by Ted M
November 19th, 2009, 10:43 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Identify this juvenile magic book?
Replies: 12
Views: 3675

Re: Identify this juvenile magic book?

I should not have posted the graphic. I clearly confused people. The graphic shows Spooky Tricks, which was a different kids' magic book with a ghost on the cover that was common at the time. Given the ghost cover, I expected people to supply Spooky Tricks as a wrong answer, and was trying to head t...
by Ted M
November 19th, 2009, 10:18 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Identify this juvenile magic book?
Replies: 12
Views: 3675

Re: Identify this juvenile magic book?

Repeat: The book I am after is NOT Spooky Tricks.

Description as above.
by Ted M
November 19th, 2009, 5:51 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Identify this juvenile magic book?
Replies: 12
Views: 3675

Identify this juvenile magic book?

I'm trying to identify a kids' magic book I had as a youth in the late 1970s. Softcover, large format (8.5 x 11, or so) Staple-bound. Less than 100 pages. Purple border around the cover -- though other editions might have had a different color. Line drawings, with solid patches of color. A ghost nam...
by Ted M
November 17th, 2009, 5:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Issue of Prolix in the Mail from Karl Fulves
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Re: New Issue of Prolix in the Mail from Karl Fulves

Prolix #6 package 2/2 in Wisconsin today! As Matt noted:

6 dice, all different colors
3 heavy poker chips, different colors
Jacob's Ladder, wooden
instruction sheet

Together with package #1, this issue is quite the bountiful cornucopia at harvest time!
by Ted M
November 16th, 2009, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!
Replies: 31
Views: 5963

Re: December issue of Genii Coming Your Way!

Arrived in Madison, WI.

(Still waiting for Prolix package 2/2 though...)

I'm eager to read the Jasper bio excerpts and the Steinmeyer pages, not to mention the long reviews of both.
by Ted M
November 16th, 2009, 12:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Re: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon

Card Finesse II is sold.

Simply Simon is on hold.
by Ted M
November 14th, 2009, 4:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Re: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon

Previously on Hold, now Sold : The Great Leon (#198/1000) by Mike Caveney, #2 in Magical Pro-Files series, $75 Simon Says by Simon Lovell, $28 The Experience of Magic by Eugene Burger, 1st ed w/DJ (marks) $25 The Performance of Close-Up Magic by Eugene Burger, 1st ed w/DJ copy #1 (clean) $26 Max Ma...
by Ted M
November 13th, 2009, 4:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Re: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon

Also For Sale : Revelations by Dai Vernon, 1984, with intro by Persi Diaconis. Book is excellent. DJ has some rumples (no tears) on back and flaps but displays fine on front and spine. $90 Magic & Meaning by Eugene Burger & Robert Neale, 1st ed, $25 (clean) VHS: Eugene Burger's Magical Voya...
by Ted M
November 12th, 2009, 1:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Books FSH: Andruzzi, Chan Canasta, Caveney, Burger, Neale, Bannon

The Highlight : Grimoire of the Mages (#119 of 250) by Tony Andruzzi writing as Masklyn ye Mage Complete, Excellent condition. $695 postpaid and insured in USA. Other Books : Chan Canasta, A Remarkable Man by David Britland, $85 The Great Leon (#198/1000) by Mike Caveney, #2 in Magical Pro-Files se...
by Ted M
November 5th, 2009, 4:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Issue of Prolix in the Mail from Karl Fulves
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Re: New Issue of Prolix in the Mail from Karl Fulves

My Prolix #6 arrived 2 days ago. Er, or most of it. I received one padded envelope marked "1/2" in magic marker. Inside were: Prolix #6 Xtra Credit #3 and #4 Packing List string flexagon 3 paperclips Questions for other recipients: 1) The packing list says "Subscribers get dice of six...
by Ted M
September 30th, 2009, 5:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: $5 Bargains: Doc Eason, Larry Becker, Gregory Wilson
Replies: 0
Views: 539

$5 Bargains: Doc Eason, Larry Becker, Gregory Wilson

VHS, 5 bucks each. Tape is out of fashion, so these are mighty bargains if your VCR still works! Doc Eason's Bar Magic, vols 1-3: Possibly my favorite magic performance videos. I've screened the performance sections for friends! Then Doc teaches all the tricks. Great vids. Sold as a set. Vol 1: Pee...
by Ted M
September 18th, 2009, 3:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Grimoire of the Mages by Tony Andruzzi / Masklyn ye Mage
Replies: 0
Views: 291

FSH: Grimoire of the Mages by Tony Andruzzi / Masklyn ye Mage

Grimoire of the Mages by Tony Andruzzi/Masklyn ye Mage #119 of 250 Excellent condition, all tipped-in items present. $750 postpaid in USA. Check, money order or Paypal. Ted McManus 210 Division St Madison, WI 53704 <!-- e --><a href="mailto:kinbote@charter.net">kinbote@charter.net</a><!-- e --> 608-...
by Ted M
June 12th, 2009, 6:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 101756

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

This doesn't seem to be registering: If the artist and publisher do NOT RELEASE the work to ANYONE until their COLLECTIVE AUDIENCE pays (in escrow) the FULL GROSS SUM that they expect to realize from the project, THEN at that point they can just release it into the world with permission to freely co...
by Ted M
June 11th, 2009, 10:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 101756

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

So at this point would anyone like to consider the concept of changing the point in the business process when payment is made, by withholding publication until a ransom of $X,000 is reached? At that point the producers have been paid in full, and nobody has to worry about the unsolvable problem of i...
by Ted M
June 9th, 2009, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 101756

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

Practically speaking, preventing copying in the digital age is pretty much hopeless, massively expensive and impractical without the apparatus of a totalitarian police-state. Is anyone familiar with an alternative business model for publishing which acknowledges that published works will be endlessl...
by Ted M
December 10th, 2008, 4:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Robinson book update
Replies: 32
Views: 7414

Re: Fred Robinson book update

I just visited Martin Breese's website and found that the Robinson book pre-publication deal has been extended through this Friday, Dec 12.

Thought folks might like to know.

http://www.martinbreese.com/
by Ted M
July 28th, 2008, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 6
Replies: 34
Views: 8784

Re: IBM SAM Day 6

...Wayne Dobson [...] did not connect with the laypeople in the audience at all... Insulting the woman from the audience who volunteered to loan him a pen was a rude act of unprovoked bullying. Insulting her a second time only magnified that abuse of power. Small wonder that the lay audience might ...
by Ted M
July 13th, 2008, 7:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 10892

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

I thought it was unfortunate that the Genii Forum lost so much history when all the user accounts were reset. So many old posts are now attributed only to Anonymous. The Erdnase thread, Derek Verner's memories, etc.

Digital information is perilously fragile.

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