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by erdnasephile
March 22nd, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT

I've been enthusiastic about the recent works by Caveney, Thompson, Close, and Tamariz because I feel they teach performance pearls sprung from decades of experience that I can actually use no matter what specific tricks I want to work up for my own use. Accordingly, when this project came across my...
by erdnasephile
March 22nd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: What is going on here?

Joe Lyons wrote:
Brad Henderson wrote:What did paul Harris add to the effect?


He must be referring to Harris’s “Free Flight”.

Don’t let the trolls get you down, Al. You are the man.


Can't accurately read the mind of a troll, but I actually think he's referring to "The Giant Killer Coin"
by erdnasephile
March 21st, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20706

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

And in other news, apparently this sitcom is in pre-production: https://deadline.com/2019/02/like-magic ... 202560174/

I hope she does card tricks...

;)
by erdnasephile
March 20th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2392

Re: Memorized Deck Question

Ed Marlo: "A Miracle with Cards", Ibidem n. 8, p 11. The trick has been then elaborated/re-invented by others: Simon Aronson in "Kabbala", Steve Ehlers in "Las Vegas Kardma" (p. 173), John Cornelius, Armand Porcell ("Les Cartes ESP"), etc. I published my vers...
by erdnasephile
March 20th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2392

Re: Memorized Deck Question

Marked, memorized deck?
by erdnasephile
March 19th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Listen to Johnny Thompson!
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Re: Listen to Johnny Thompson!

Thanks, Dodd! These interviews are great!

Dodd conducted another interview where Mr. Thompson appeared (along with his friends Bob White and Harry Riser) in a discussion about his mentor Charlie Miller:

http://www.linkingpage.com/magicnewsfee ... iller.html
by erdnasephile
March 17th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 10013

Re: The Magic Rainbow

A few days ago, Mike Powers posted that he had a couple of shrink-wrapped copies for sale at 20% off retail.

(I did not post the link here since it's from another forum, and he did not include his personal information in the ad. However, Mr. Powers is very easy to track down)
by erdnasephile
March 17th, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Any Blackpool Highlights ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2603

Re: Any Blackpool Highlights ?

Wow! That's great!
by erdnasephile
March 6th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Magic is hard..."
Replies: 0
Views: 340

"Magic is hard..."

...but apparently not so hard that you can't make a goofy commercial about it.

https://www.vudu.com/content/in_home_di ... gital.html
by erdnasephile
March 6th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2961

Re: Not so secret anymore, huh?

That should have been: "Haven't they ever heard of Fight Club?"
by erdnasephile
March 6th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2961

Not so secret anymore, huh?

https://view.yahoo.com/show/today/clip/ ... lub-of-top

Haven't you folks ever heard of "Fight Club"?
by erdnasephile
March 5th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick

I'm sure I'm far from alone in having learned Bruce Elliot's Dr. Sack's routine from Classic Secrets of Magic. That was long ago and I'm sure I haven't done it in forty years or more. However, a few years back I had the pleasure of Bob Sheets showing me how it should be done, including a unique tur...
by erdnasephile
March 3rd, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award

I'm not sure but I think Bob's Tsunami had that kind of "picturesque" ad. I don't know if he used that style before but if I'm right Tsunami came out a year before Sienfeld started to air -- which would give Bob bragging rights on this. Bob, do I have this right? Yes, I have the original ...
by erdnasephile
March 2nd, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

Denis Behr wrote:
erdnasephile wrote:Anyone know why Mr. Fulves was so keen on those multiple pen names?

He himself knows and writes about this HERE.


Ah...very interesting--thank you, Mr. Behr.

Fulves writes that all of his pen names were real people. So, who was the real Ralph Gironda? Was he a known magician at the time?
by erdnasephile
March 1st, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sign of the Times
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Sign of the Times

It's a bit sad that in this month's M.U.M, the first answer for the magic WORDoodles puzzle is "order online".
by erdnasephile
March 1st, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recommended Kindle Magic related book
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Recommended Kindle Magic related book

Thanks for the tip, Bill--pdf is cool and I'll hunt it down.

That would allow me to spend that credit on another book. Bobo?
by erdnasephile
March 1st, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

Anyone know why Mr. Fulves was so keen on those multiple pen names?
by erdnasephile
March 1st, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recommended Kindle Magic related book
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Recommended Kindle Magic related book

All: I just received an email from Amazon saying I have $5.00 free credit towards a Kindle ebook purchase. I'd like to get a magic book. My question is this: in the past, buying Kindle books has been pretty dicey sometimes, especially in books with lots of graphics, as users have noted weird formatt...
by erdnasephile
March 1st, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician on the Disney Wonder week of March 10th
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Magician on the Disney Wonder week of March 10th

All: I am lucky to be aboard the Disney Wonder during the week of March 10th. I have been trying in vain to find out who the magician is going to be on this cruise (Disney says they keep this info tight because it is subject to change). I was wondering: if anyone reading this happens to know who is ...
by erdnasephile
March 1st, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

Here's the Conjuring Archive's listing for these types of effects: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/category/1431 The Fulves reference RK cites is from Epilogue 6 (pg 47 in the collected work) called "Reversing Aces" under the pen name, "R. Gironda". In Epilogue 8 (pg 64) th...
by erdnasephile
February 28th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A Magic Mount Rushmore?
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: A Magic Mount Rushmore?

Didn't Vanish magazine already decide this? ;)
by erdnasephile
February 24th, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Re: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award

Gee, I don't know, Tom.
According to Criss it's "The Highest Honor-Ever-Awarded In The Magical Arts!" ;)
by erdnasephile
February 23rd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Caberet opens
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Magic Castle Caberet opens

by erdnasephile
February 23rd, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Hatch (Part One) - Searching for S.W. Erdnase
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Richard Hatch (Part One) - Searching for S.W. Erdnase

Dick Hatch is a terrific magician and a great guy! For those interested, the book that he references in the video can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/148027478X/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 The annotated version: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/148263869X/r...
by erdnasephile
February 22nd, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20706

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Fair point, Mr. Ross. I appreciate your respectful reply (and thanks for teaching the next gen!). If I came across as disrespecting anyone's intelligence or right to debate here, I clearly made an error in doing so and I certainly apologize for that. I support people, regardless of gender, who wish ...
by erdnasephile
February 22nd, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20706

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

I reread this entire thread just because I haven't had a headache in a while and I thought it might be as fun as I remembered--I was wrong. ;) With respect to all, I think the overarching point is fair when considering the use of a more inclusive term to refer to a group. IMHO, there is certainly no...
by erdnasephile
February 21st, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congrats to Shin Lim!
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Bill Mullins wrote:Darwin Ortiz? Jason Ladanye? (but I wouldn't categorize either of them as "stage" magicians)


Earlier in his career, Jon Armstrong wrote he performed exclusively cards, but I think he was close-up and parlour mostly as well.
by erdnasephile
February 21st, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congrats to Shin Lim!
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Anthony Vinson wrote:Ricky Jay?


I thought of him as well, but remembered he featured also cups and balls, flea circus, etc.
by erdnasephile
February 21st, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20706

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Jackpot wrote: An alien with tentacles is most certainly a spaceman, but he can't hold a little finger break so not all spacemen can be cardmen.


Hold on a second.

"SpaceMAN?" I'm not sure aliens from another planet would like that term. ;)
by erdnasephile
February 21st, 2019, 3:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Swain in the News
Replies: 11
Views: 2281

Re: Jim Swain in the News

Max Maven wrote:The Billy Cunningham books outshine the Valentine series. You’ll like.


Mr. Maven, is there a particular Billy Cunningham book you'd recommend starting with or should they be read in order? (I have an upcoming trip and I'm looking for something to read on the plane). Thanks!
by erdnasephile
February 20th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is All About Guy Hollingworth
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: The March Issue of Genii is All About Guy Hollingworth

Looks great! Mr. Hollingworth is one of my heroes!
by erdnasephile
February 19th, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congrats to Shin Lim!
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Congrats to Shin Lim!

by erdnasephile
February 18th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Home made okito box and Boston box!
Replies: 19
Views: 2566

Re: Home made okito box and Boston box!

Craig makes outstanding Okito boxes, worth checking into if interested in coin box effect. Craig's a great guy too (Craig send the $5 to my Paypal please). Amen, to that--- As I've written previously, Craig made a set for me that is just amazing. They not only look great, but they handle perfectly....
by erdnasephile
February 18th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 36
Views: 3488

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

RK:
Do you envision the original material being kept separate from the new material or will new items be included in some of the original chapters? Will the original format of the material remain or will there be a new format throughout?
by erdnasephile
February 18th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 36
Views: 3488

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Ugh...sorry...no offense intended. (I actually like that book)

Regardless, I look forward to the new Greater Magic!
by erdnasephile
February 18th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 36
Views: 3488

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Hmmm...this project sounds like it's being done in the spirit of what Harry Lorayne did with Tarbell 7 back in the day--bringing into the light some of the yet to be published original stuff, but lots of current stuff described in stylistically consistent manner. Sounds exciting! Just spitballin' he...
by erdnasephile
February 17th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 10013

Re: The Magic Rainbow

I just read what I wrote yesterday, and I hate it. If I take those arguments to their conclusion, then maybe they should just price it at $10,000 to keep it out of the hands of the "animals" (to quote a certain alleged conversation) or maybe never publish it at all. The landscape of magic ...
by erdnasephile
February 16th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 10013

Re: The Magic Rainbow

I would gladly stipulate than 1) the whole is greater than the cost of the parts and 2) the creators deserve to try to earn as much money as possible for their efforts. Given that, I have a question: would it have been better for the state of magic as a whole if the book were priced lower to allow a...
by erdnasephile
February 16th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andrew Wimhurst
Replies: 19
Views: 2494

Re: Andrew Wimhurst

Hi, Andrew -- welcome, and thanks for the update!

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