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by Andrew Martin Portala
January 24th, 2008, 5:37 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Great dollar bill in genii years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Re: Great dollar bill in genii years ago

Yes!!
Thank you Charles.
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 24th, 2008, 5:02 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Great dollar bill in genii years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Great dollar bill in genii years ago

I'm looking for this dollar bill trick that appeared in Genii years ago. Its were you fold a bill so it looks like two bills than you open it and it turns into a ten dollar bill.
Does anyone know what issue is that from??
Thanks
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 24th, 2008, 2:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Wife Swap promo
Replies: 28
Views: 4759

Re: New Wife Swap promo

by Andrew Martin Portala
January 24th, 2008, 1:58 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Wife Swap promo
Replies: 28
Views: 4759

Re: New Wife Swap promo

by Andrew Martin Portala
January 24th, 2008, 12:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Wife Swap promo
Replies: 28
Views: 4759

Re: New Wife Swap promo

Originally posted by DocDixon: Andrew, Saw the show. Was one of the more interesting episodes. Was wondering about two things .. Given the fact that going into this experience you knew the producers could play as fast and loose as they wanted to with the final broadcast, why did you take the risk o...
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 24th, 2008, 7:05 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Wife Swap promo
Replies: 28
Views: 4759

Re: New Wife Swap promo

HI Everyone Thanks for the kind words. Well you're right it is show. That's the was the way I looked at it. My house was the stage. But there are somethings I can talk about. The things I said it was off the top of my head. I was trying to make the crew laugh and I did. I made my new wife Jenifer I ...
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 23rd, 2008, 8:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Wife Swap promo
Replies: 28
Views: 4759

Re: New Wife Swap promo

yep
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 23rd, 2008, 12:52 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: John Carney is 50 today!
Replies: 26
Views: 4516

Re: John Carney is 50 today!

Happy Birthday Mr. Mysto .I hope you get some snacks.(Genii 1999 he didn't get any snacks)
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 23rd, 2008, 2:51 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Wife Swap promo
Replies: 28
Views: 4759

Re: New Wife Swap promo

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://abc.go.com/primetime/wifeswap/index?pn=index">http://abc.go.com/primetime/wifeswap/index?pn=index</a><!-- m --> New clip a sneak peek. Well tonight the night. This is going make or break me. If you don't see on this forum the next day that's because I becam...
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 23rd, 2008, 2:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Happy Birthday Jon
Replies: 13
Views: 2064

Re: Happy Birthday Jon

Happy Birthday!!!!
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 22nd, 2008, 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identify this gimmick
Replies: 28
Views: 3914

Re: Identify this gimmick

wow ! Thumb Tie but why?
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 21st, 2008, 7:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Wife Swap promo
Replies: 28
Views: 4759

Re: New Wife Swap promo

yes
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 20th, 2008, 4:56 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: High praise for McCabe's "Scripting Magic"
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

Re: High praise for McCabe's "Scripting Magic"

I really think that Pete's book is the best book out there. It's like "Now I Get it"! Robert ,it's not a bad idea to do David Regal's "hotel" presentation for his Disposable Deck. But I think the point is to come up with your own scripts and make the trick yours. I don't know how...
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 18th, 2008, 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identify this gimmick
Replies: 28
Views: 3914

Re: Identify this gimmick

This might be it?
I got this in Illustrated magic by Ottokar Fischer.Chapter 5 Fakes,Gimmicks and other secert accessories.On page 76 gimmick No.21 It a fake for the production of a real cigar.Maybe?
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 16th, 2008, 1:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Keith Barry on Ellen Tues. 01/15/08
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Tues. 01/15/08

It was in June 1949
The trick was called "Lightning-Flash Card Change'
by Stanley Collins
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 16th, 2008, 8:44 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Keith Barry on Ellen Tues. 01/15/08
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Tues. 01/15/08

Very Cool !
Isn't there something like that in Hugard's Magic monthly with a flash paper card??
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 16th, 2008, 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you store your Genii?
Replies: 26
Views: 4228

Re: How do you store your Genii?

All over the house you'll see on wife swap next week wed.Jan. 23
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 11th, 2008, 1:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Wife Swap PRESS RELEASE
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Wife Swap PRESS RELEASE

ABC Television Network PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - WIFE SWAP (1/23) Print This Document note: To use this function, upgrade your browser: Quick Download WHEN A CAREFREE MAGICIAN'S WIFE SWAPS LIVES WITH A SUPERPERFECTIONIST CATERER/EVENT PLANNER MOM, THEIR OLD LIVES DO A DISAPPEAR...
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 11th, 2008, 9:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Drunken spectator advice?
Replies: 10
Views: 1112

Re: Drunken spectator advice?

Buy Pete McCabe's book.
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 7th, 2008, 6:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: If you had to show ONE card trick what would it be???
Replies: 90
Views: 16894

Re: If you had to show ONE card trick what would it be???

Being from Toledo I am curious what Al Saal contribute to Quick 3-Way? I saw his name in The Complete Works of Derek Dingle.
by Andrew Martin Portala
January 2nd, 2008, 9:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Look Back at 2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2915

Re: A Look Back at 2007

WOW!! Great job
Sorry to about Mr.Wizard :(
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 31st, 2007, 5:37 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Scripting Magic is available
Replies: 14
Views: 6122

Re: Scripting Magic is available

This is a great book!!! Every magician should have this book.
Thanks Pete
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 31st, 2007, 10:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Louie is 82 today!
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Louie is 82 today!

WOW! That's great! Happy Birthday to your Dad. :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 25th, 2007, 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas One and All from the Folks at Genii
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Merry Christmas One and All from the Folks at Genii

ho ho ho Merry Christmas everyone.
I hope everyone got alot of magic goodies.
Got to go and play with my chinese sticks and read my
magic books.
Merry christmas and happy holidays. :D
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 22nd, 2007, 9:33 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: wife swap
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: wife swap

Thanks Richard.
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 22nd, 2007, 5:49 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: wife swap
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

wife swap

http://abc.go.com/primetime/wifeswap/index?pn=index
Our episode of wife swap airs Jan. 23 2008 at 8:00 est. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great holiday.
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 12th, 2007, 8:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: vanishing bird cage
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: vanishing bird cage

Thanks Gabe .
You are right, it is great. However,Eli wants the big cage were you put the doves in. Like Channing Pollock.
by Andrew Martin Portala
December 12th, 2007, 6:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: vanishing bird cage
Replies: 4
Views: 509

vanishing bird cage

Does anyone know where I can find a used vanishing bird cage for my son Eli.
Thanks
Andrew
by Andrew Martin Portala
November 2nd, 2007, 1:51 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Moe Howard Married Houdini's Cousin?
Replies: 17
Views: 2535

Re: Moe Howard Married Houdini's Cousin?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvx3i6HhBWc
Check this out Moe talks about Fred Keating.Very interesting.
by Andrew Martin Portala
September 13th, 2007, 9:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close-Up for kids
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: Close-Up for kids

The best thing is to make it look like the kids are doing the magic. You know super hero powers. Some great tricks for that is .... Svengail deck Chop cup and a card trick, you force a card on them and keeps on showing up. Just keep it simple. For the 3 to 7 year olds. For older kids do good magic. ...
by Andrew Martin Portala
August 12th, 2007, 9:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merv Griffin
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin passed away today 8/12/07. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.cnn.com/">http://www.cnn.com/</a><!-- m --> He had some of the greatest magicians in world on his show. Blackstone Jr. Jimmy Grippo Dick and Diana Zimmerman Mr. Electric Norm Nielsen Doug Henning Siegfried and Roy...
by Andrew Martin Portala
August 4th, 2007, 4:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tom Snyder
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Tom Snyder

Dick Cavett had Henning,Dingle and Vernon. It was 74 or 75.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 10th, 2007, 12:29 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: The Magic of Change
Replies: 12
Views: 2762

Re: The Magic of Change

Hey
For info.about the rings get the Roy Benson book.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 10th, 2007, 11:54 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: The Magic of Change
Replies: 12
Views: 2762

Re: The Magic of Change

It good that you pass out the rings.
Slow down a bit.
But I 'm not that crazy about a non-talking rings
Routine.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 10th, 2007, 11:16 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: The Magic of Change
Replies: 12
Views: 2762

Re: The Magic of Change

I might put one or two things new my act. But it's the same show. If kids really like your show . They like to see it again.

I been doing the Linking rings for years and I'm still learn something new about them. For me I don't think it's wise to always change your show.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 10th, 2007, 11:04 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Educational Shows for Children
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: Educational Shows for Children

How can you be good with 12 shows ? I understand you're like me a home based magician. So in your area you do birthdays ,close-up and other things to make a living. For me I like to have a few acts or shows that I can work on . For school and libraries I do two shows, Fun and fantasy and my reading ...
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 10th, 2007, 7:24 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Educational Shows for Children
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

Re: Educational Shows for Children

I think you should have one very good educational show. Something that dear to your heart.
by Andrew Martin Portala
July 7th, 2007, 5:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can you identify this effect?
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Can you identify this effect?

sounds like a pocket ,Pat. :D

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