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by Andrew Martin Portala
November 26th, 2002, 6:18 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: mysto magic set
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: mysto magic set

Your son couldn't care less about it and never will. He'll want a Tonka truck and a G.I. Joe.

HE could CARE LESS about a Tonka truck and G.I.JOE. How dare you say that about my son.

FORGET ABOUT!
and your magazine and forum.
I'm done with this.
BYE!
by Andrew Martin Portala
November 26th, 2002, 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zombie
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Zombie

The Heretic Speaks: Forget the damn "Zombie." Too many people do it and most of them stink. It's VERY hard to do well. I would suggest buying Losander's Floating Table. The effect is astonishing and it is much easier to do than a standard "Zombie" even though it uses the same pri...
by Andrew Martin Portala
November 26th, 2002, 5:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: mysto magic set
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: mysto magic set

Sorry ,Richard, I 'm saving it for my son.So he can retire early. :)
So how much for the mysto wand?
by Andrew Martin Portala
November 25th, 2002, 3:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cellini, what a shame!
Replies: 43
Views: 2433

Re: Cellini, what a shame!

The show must go on!!!! I don't care if you have 1 or 1,000 people or your dying.(well may be not dying but you can die during the show which I have done many times) You do the show! These people took time to come to see perform. You should make the best of it. You never, never come out and say you ...
by Andrew Martin Portala
November 20th, 2002, 8:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: mysto magic set
Replies: 7
Views: 706

mysto magic set

I have a Mysto magic exhibition set with a die box and passes bottles ect. I think it's all there except the magic wand. Does anyone know where I can get a wand?
Thanks!
by Andrew Martin Portala
October 23rd, 2002, 3:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sam The Bellhop
Replies: 28
Views: 2221

Re: Sam The Bellhop

[QUOTEI always thought the best would be a really shuffled deck and you ad lib a story, making it up as you go along... not easy, I am sure, but someone must do it that way.
] [/QUOTE]
Jeff McBride does that but only in fun.
by Andrew Martin Portala
October 14th, 2002, 3:46 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Daniel Garcia's Torn and Yves Doumergue's Ripped & Restored
Replies: 28
Views: 3409

Re: Daniel Garcia's Torn and Yves Doumergue's Ripped & Restored

Don't forget Robert Harbin's T & R newspaper.
That had reasoning too.
by Andrew Martin Portala
October 8th, 2002, 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The best looking magician is.....l
Replies: 59
Views: 3159

Re: The best looking magician is.....l

Joanie Spina!Great eyes! :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
October 8th, 2002, 3:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Snowshoe Cut from Very Best of Sankey #1
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: The Snowshoe Cut from Very Best of Sankey #1

Keep at it .
It took me a few weeks.
by Andrew Martin Portala
August 16th, 2002, 3:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stevens Magic Emporium
Replies: 121
Views: 21520

Re: Stevens Magic Emporium

I saw Senior Rai(Ray Orszak) in April at Abbott's and he is with Circus Royale.Not performing but as a performance director.He said he sits there and points.When I saw him with the circus,Shimada was performing too.
Also Rai is make a shirt for Copperfield.
That's all the news I have on Senior Rai.
by Andrew Martin Portala
August 10th, 2002, 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best part of Abbott's this year...
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Best part of Abbott's this year...

Best part of Abbott's this year was my 6 year old son,Eli and my 5 year old niece Gabby won
first place in the contest.They did great!! Also they performed at the saturday matinee.
From the proudest Dad in the world. :D :) :) :)
by Andrew Martin Portala
August 2nd, 2002, 7:07 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Pediatrix-My Wish for you
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Pediatrix-My Wish for you

Your right Jim, to not let the audience know your upset.
I guess I got kind of loss.I was trying to show the country club setting of anything goes with their members.
by Andrew Martin Portala
August 2nd, 2002, 5:54 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Pediatrix-My Wish for you
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Pediatrix-My Wish for you

In the June issue of Genii,Danny Orleans,writes about the adults talking during a family show.His idea is to past out a card to the adult who is yaking during your show,that basiclly states,to stop talking during the show. He used this only twice in 6 months and states it works. Well.......... I thi...
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 30th, 2002, 4:57 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Close-up magic
Replies: 30
Views: 2227

Re: Close-up magic

Thanks guys.
Stage magic didn't Robert-Houdin came up with it?
And
Yes,Pete,if I told my son I came up with close up he would find a copy of witchcraft book and prove me wrong.He's an amazing kid.Who loves magic as much as his Dad. :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 29th, 2002, 7:17 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Close-up magic
Replies: 30
Views: 2227

Close-up magic

My 6 year old son wants to know who came up with close-up magic and is anyone making chair to suitcase. Like Horace Goldin performed.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 26th, 2002, 8:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mel Gibson interested in magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6471

Re: Mel Gibson interested in magic?

Sorry : :( Did some repeats
Oh yeah
Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett!!!!!!!!
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 26th, 2002, 8:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mel Gibson interested in magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6471

Re: Mel Gibson interested in magic?

Sorry
My brain is still popping.
Jimmy Stewart
...and maybe Elvis
Milton Berle
Sheri Lewis
Jerry Lewis
and Anna Nicole Smith-Hey, anyone who can produce millions dollars like she did is a magician. :D
Oh,Charlie Chaplin,too
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 26th, 2002, 8:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mel Gibson interested in magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6471

Re: Mel Gibson interested in magic?

Oh yeah,Dave Madden(Ruban Kincade)Partridge Family.
Come on get happy :) :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 26th, 2002, 8:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mel Gibson interested in magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 6471

Re: Mel Gibson interested in magic?

Woody Allen too.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 23rd, 2002, 9:31 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Egg Bag
Replies: 83
Views: 6576

Re: Egg Bag

Also...Eggs are funny.
Egghead
Egg on face,ect....... :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 23rd, 2002, 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Responses requested
Replies: 20
Views: 1517

Re: Responses requested

First thing I was think????
Thinking. Sorry.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 23rd, 2002, 5:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Responses requested
Replies: 20
Views: 1517

Re: Responses requested

The Whys First thing I was think is the overall performer. Entertaining yet with the air of mystery. Stage Rick Thomas:Saw him last year a great show. He was very funny and at the same time blew me away. He moves very well on stage and has Elvis superstar looks.He's a performer you really have to go...
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 22nd, 2002, 5:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Responses requested
Replies: 20
Views: 1517

Re: Responses requested

Stage:Rick Thomas or Marco Tempest
Close-up:Johnny Ace Palmer
Parlour:McComb,Seabrook,and Johnny Thompson
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 19th, 2002, 8:08 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Drop Change and Ambitious card
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Drop Change and Ambitious card

Thanks so much guys!!
Richard and Sean Thank you for bring up Wesley's sequence. Because I thought that was the drop change that I was doing in my ambitious card routine.Now where did this come from?
Thanks
You guys are the best! :)
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 19th, 2002, 7:03 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: New Bill Malone Videos and DVDs
Replies: 21
Views: 1906

Re: New Bill Malone Videos and DVDs

I receive L&L's newsletter yesterday. The Malone tapes look great.
Here's something amazing in Vol.2 Malone does "Bill in Lemon"!
How Malone gets himself in a lemon is beyond me.
I can't wait to get the tape and find out. :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 18th, 2002, 1:35 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Egg Bag
Replies: 83
Views: 6576

Re: Egg Bag

This is about Hobson.
Robert Reed( Mike Brady) was gay and playing a straight guy.
So why can't Hobson play a gay guy?

A magician is an actor playing a part of magician. It's acting.

BTW The Egg Bag is a great trick,it's acting that sells it.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 18th, 2002, 8:55 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Drop Change and Ambitious card
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Drop Change and Ambitious card

Where did the drop change ( with a card) and The ambitious card routine originate.
Thanks
Andrew
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 16th, 2002, 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY TODAY! THE FORUM IS ONE YEAR OLD!
Replies: 35
Views: 2257

Re: IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY TODAY! THE FORUM IS ONE YEAR OLD!

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
to everyone for all the great magic info.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 11th, 2002, 3:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: You're Reading it Here First: David Blaine Barred from SAM Con. Dealers Room!
Replies: 76
Views: 6692

Re: You're Reading it Here First: David Blaine Barred from SAM Con. Dealers Room!

I think Blaine should have taken his little bike and road right in the dealers room. All kidding aside I think this is another David Blaine publicity stunt.So his name will be out there. Look, 4 big tv specials, here and in the UK,he was Buried and Frozen alive.Everytime you perform for someone his ...
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 3rd, 2002, 3:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teaching magic to children
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Teaching magic to children

Brian Flora has a video teaching kids magic that get from Joe stevens. This should help you.
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 21st, 2002, 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Misdirection vs. Direction
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Misdirection vs. Direction

Blackstone (Sr.) doing the Drum that Can't Be Beat. A drum is shown empty (bass drum size) and the skins (paper) drumheads put in place. Drum is hoisted above stage, he pokes holes in and starts to pull out silk streamers. Two assistants (male) each grab end of streamer and walk away from drum. The...
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 21st, 2002, 5:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Misdirection vs. Direction
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Misdirection vs. Direction

Don't forget Blackstone's "Down On the Farm" or "Where Do the Ducks Go?" and "The Old Man with the Whiskers" routines.Also acomplished with BOLD misdirection. Nick Ruggiero in The book ,Blackstone : A Magician's Life, mentions two other routines "Enchanted Garden&q...
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 10th, 2002, 1:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Abbott's Arabian Tent illusion
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Abbott's Arabian Tent illusion

I was wondering if anyone has an Abbott's arabian tent illusion that they would like to sell. It's for my son.
Andrew Martin
by Andrew Martin Portala
June 9th, 2002, 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Debate
Replies: 111
Views: 7842

Re: Debate

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dennis Loomis: [QB]To Pete Biro, How about Professor's Nightmare? Hen Fetsch created this in the late 50's, I believe, and sold the manufacturing rights to Gene Gordon. Gene Gordon sold them at his shop, at conventions, and through the mail. Today, many dealers manufactur...
by Andrew Martin Portala
February 17th, 2002, 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Congratulations, Liz and Richard
Replies: 33
Views: 3128

Re: Congratulations, Liz and Richard

Congratulations!!!!!!!
I have an Emma too ,she's 3 going on 16.
Have fun
It's truly magical
Andrew Martin
by Andrew Martin Portala
February 17th, 2002, 3:52 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Prince Notaes Majaharah
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Prince Notaes Majaharah

Has anyone heard of Prince Notaes Majaharah?
Only two persons I know has seen him perform,Dick Oslund and Bev Bergeron.
Bev calls him a black Malini. He did off beat magic. They saw him back in the 50's.
There's a few things in the Linking ring CD's
Any info. let me know
Thanks
Andrew Martin
by Andrew Martin Portala
February 14th, 2002, 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Doug Henning and Pete Biro
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Doug Henning and Pete Biro

Thanks guys you made my year!
Andrew Martin
by Andrew Martin Portala
February 13th, 2002, 8:16 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Other Methods of Vanishing Silk
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Other Methods of Vanishing Silk

It's simple and he worked out lot of the bugs. You really hae to see John do it.
Andrew Martin
by Andrew Martin Portala
February 12th, 2002, 12:18 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Other Methods of Vanishing Silk
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Other Methods of Vanishing Silk

Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Vol.1 Chapter 8 ,Vanishes, pages 290-359.
There's a ton of vanishes.
Andrew Martin
by Andrew Martin Portala
February 11th, 2002, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Kaps instructional video?
Replies: 46
Views: 10596

Re: Fred Kaps instructional video?

In Michael Jefffery's book enlightin magicians ,Johnny Thompson talks about Arturo Ascanio quoting him he said," A magician is like a gardener;he's constantly,throughout the garden's entire life span,and his lifespan,pruing and trimming and transplanting."
Andrew Martin

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