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by Bill Marquardt
January 8th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer
Replies: 31
Views: 9285

Re: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer

Call me weird, but... What I would like is a simple hardcover edition of EATCT. I have the digital version somewhere on one of my hard drives and I have Revelation , but I would still like a simple hardcover edition. Not easy to find unless you want to pay the big bucks. I do not like paperback book...
by Bill Marquardt
January 7th, 2015, 10:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer
Replies: 31
Views: 9285

Re: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer

Richard Kaufman wrote:I must be an idiot for not publishing yet another edition of this book!


Maybe you should. I bet it wouldn't cost fifty bucks.
by Bill Marquardt
December 30th, 2014, 1:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The January Issue of iGenii is now Live
Replies: 11
Views: 3048

Re: The January Issue of iGenii is now Live

My iPad2 just did this trick again, so I guess I do not know what is going on, either. I have not updated the iOS since my earlier post, so my joy in believing that the problem was corrected was short-lived. Perhaps we both shall just have to live with the situation. It does not take too long to re-...
by Bill Marquardt
December 24th, 2014, 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 35502

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

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by Bill Marquardt
December 24th, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 35502

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

Doug Henning gets proper recognition in the new book by Michael A. Perovich, The Vernon Companion , on pages 315-316. Perovich says, "... Henning's success put big-time illusion-show magic back before the public ," and "... (his) energy gave magic a shot in the arm that would last for...
by Bill Marquardt
December 23rd, 2014, 4:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Circle
Replies: 15
Views: 3251

Re: The Magic Circle

Heard that story about a bunch of places - casinos, private clubs, etc. Seems unfair to lay it on the Magic Circle. Must everything be controversial? I merely related a fifty year old memory, one which shows how times have changed. The tale was in a book about magic and magicians, but I do not reca...
by Bill Marquardt
December 23rd, 2014, 3:48 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Tommy Wonder on Tom Stone
Replies: 63
Views: 20400

Re: Tommy Wonder on Tom Stone

At the Eldorado in Reno:

"... Madame Houdini will astound audience members with her dazzling deceptions and stunning aerial skills."

I guess that will satisfy the requirement for Theatre. Hopefully, Art as well.
by Bill Marquardt
December 21st, 2014, 4:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Circle
Replies: 15
Views: 3251

Re: The Magic Circle

Oh, yes. I was being sarcastic. I can't imagine anything like that going on today. Sexism was rampant during at least the first half of the 20th century. There was a time when women could not smoke cigarettes, at least in public. I don't wish to derail this thread, though. I just thought that was an...
by Bill Marquardt
December 21st, 2014, 12:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Circle
Replies: 15
Views: 3251

Re: The Magic Circle

I remember reading about a magic club in London some fifty years ago, and to my recollection it was the Magic Circle, but perhaps I am wrong. The anecdote explained that the club was "Men Only" but that once a year women were allowed in as guests for some function. In the hallway leading t...
by Bill Marquardt
December 21st, 2014, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The January Issue of iGenii is now Live
Replies: 11
Views: 3048

Re: The January Issue of iGenii is now Live

I had the exact same problem after installing iOS versions 8.1 and 8.1.1 Deleting and re-installing the iGenii app fixed the problem both times, but I lost my downloaded digital issues and had to download them again. I just updated to iOS 8.1.2 and had no problems this time. Everything works like it...
by Bill Marquardt
December 15th, 2014, 12:00 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Suggestions for "pocket" tricks?
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Re: Suggestions for "pocket" tricks?

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I appreciate the responses. I will research them and likely purchase a few later this month.
by Bill Marquardt
December 14th, 2014, 12:23 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Suggestions for "pocket" tricks?
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Suggestions for "pocket" tricks?

I bought my first Tenyo items recently, The Great Escape and Security Lock. I decided on these two because they seem like good things to carry around in a jacket pocket in order to entertain friends on occasion. The quality seems good for the price, so I am interested in obtaining similar type items...
by Bill Marquardt
December 5th, 2014, 3:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RS Loosing Steam?
Replies: 10
Views: 2629

Re: RS Loosing Steam?

To those of you who were allowed to join RS, I would like to ask what do you believe would have been the better investment, three years of RS or six items of Tenyo per year (18 total), given that the costs would have been similar? I am not being sarcastic or anything, this is a serious question. I k...
by Bill Marquardt
November 28th, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is a camera trick?
Replies: 45
Views: 11897

Re: What is a camera trick?

I humbly request permission to renege on my self-removal from this thread long enough to post a forty-four year old photo of me walking on water. The photo is absolutely un-retouched, taken in front of Wheatshocker Hall near Wichita State University. I was in my AFROTC uniform, walking with some fri...
by Bill Marquardt
November 25th, 2014, 9:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is a camera trick?
Replies: 45
Views: 11897

Re: What is a camera trick?

Does anyone remember the outcry when Shin Lim faked a move by using a duplicate signed card in a trailer demonstrating one of his products? It was not a TV show, but still his excuse for cheating in the video was that he really could do the move but he didn't want anyone watching the video and decon...
by Bill Marquardt
November 25th, 2014, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is a camera trick?
Replies: 45
Views: 11897

Re: What is a camera trick?

When Doctor Bombay appeared out of thin air on Bewitched , all of us watching television knew the effect was created by using "camera tricks." If Mark Wilson had done the same effect after telling us he was not using camera tricks, that would have been unacceptable, at least to me if not a...
by Bill Marquardt
November 19th, 2014, 8:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Edition of the December issue of Genii is Live
Replies: 10
Views: 2228

Re: The Digital Edition of the December issue of Genii is Li

I'm logged into the site but I don't see the December issue yet. Click the "Issues" button and it'll show up. Click on the November issue on the recent issues page and THEN click on Issues in the right hand column. I wish they would change that procedure which is necessary to go to the pa...
by Bill Marquardt
November 19th, 2014, 6:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is a camera trick?
Replies: 45
Views: 11897

Re: What is a camera trick?

Tom - I have done some semi-pro work in video photography. It is very simple to make objects appear or disappear by stopping the camera, doing the "magic" and starting the camera again. This would not work in front of a live audience. It is most certainly a camera trick. Another method wou...
by Bill Marquardt
November 17th, 2014, 1:29 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo stripper deck
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: Tenyo stripper deck

My bad.

Apparently this seller has had some very negative dealings on eBay. I was unaware.

Never mind.
by Bill Marquardt
November 16th, 2014, 5:52 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo stripper deck
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Tenyo stripper deck

I don't know if this is an item you Tenyo guys are looking for or not, but I saw this on eBay:

[ edited to remove URL. See below. ] :oops:

It is a marked Tenyo/nintendo stripper deck. Seems that the seller is having a genuine fire sale.
by Bill Marquardt
November 10th, 2014, 9:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: American Masters : Johnny Carson
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: American Masters : Johnny Carson

Not really trying to resurrect an old topic, but I thought i should mention that I watched an old Jack Benny Show yesterday. Johnny was Jack's guest. Johnny actually performed a short set of card flourishes, including the usual fans and productions. He was quite good, with a flawless back palm. So, ...
by Bill Marquardt
November 9th, 2014, 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 31179

Re: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please

I'm sure glad Andrew Dice Clay isn't a magician. Imagine the threads that would generate. :shock: Perception by the individual is everything. My wife thought David Copperfield was being anti-Asian when he yelled at audience members to "throw the damn ball" when they would hold onto it not ...
by Bill Marquardt
November 1st, 2014, 5:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Missing Link by Alexander/Kohler
Replies: 7
Views: 2292

Re: Missing Link by Alexander/Kohler

I hope they are "accepting" pre-orders, not "excepting" them as it says in the advert. Does no one proofread anymore?
by Bill Marquardt
November 1st, 2014, 12:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Harry Lorayne Classic Collection Volume 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: WTB Harry Lorayne Classic Collection Volume 1

I will PM you with the email address of a guy selling one.
by Bill Marquardt
October 26th, 2014, 12:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psychics Buster
Replies: 77
Views: 13484

Re: Psychics Buster

I would have to believe that Richard calling Gellar the greatest close-up magician of the 20th century is akin to Time Magazine presenting Adolph Hitler as "Man of the Year," something to which Dustin alluded in his response above. NO - I am not comparing Gellar to Hitler, so don't attack ...
by Bill Marquardt
October 4th, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Readers
Replies: 18
Views: 3503

Re: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Reade

@MManchester - Are you using an iPad? A few of us have had the same problem. It happened after one of Apple's iOS updates. The test for this is to insert earphones. If they work but the speaker does not, then you have the same problem. Resetting my iPad cured the problem. Settings>General>Reset>Rese...
by Bill Marquardt
September 19th, 2014, 5:37 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vidéo tour de cartes: " Les as gangsters".
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: Vidéo tour de cartes: " Les as gangsters".

I like the part where he says, "... no matter where you are located in France" (or words to that effect.)
by Bill Marquardt
September 17th, 2014, 4:21 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection
Replies: 198
Views: 83367

Re: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection

I do not own this set and likely will not. I did buy a copy of Guy's book, Drawing Room Deceptions based on the recommendation of a couple of people here, and I am quite happy with that. While I understand the idea of collecting such items as this DVD collection, I really do have a hard time learnin...
by Bill Marquardt
September 14th, 2014, 6:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died
Replies: 16
Views: 5752

Re: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died

Truly sad news. My sincerest condolences to Mr. Lorayne and family.
by Bill Marquardt
September 7th, 2014, 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The green room...
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

Re: The green room...

I just checked and it appears to be off-line.
by Bill Marquardt
September 7th, 2014, 12:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 12822

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

How else Bill? You didn't believe he used real magic did you? I was talking about when I was still a kid. I was maybe eleven. But no, even then I didn't think he escaped locks by magic, but that he had some arcane knowledge of how to open them. Using keys would have been cheating. :) I remember rea...
by Bill Marquardt
September 5th, 2014, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 12822

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

The very first movie I ever saw in a theatre was Houdini with Tony Curtis. I was about four years old. For a long time I vividly remembered the scene of him swimming under the ice looking for a way out. At that time, in my mind, I thought he was a criminal (in the movie) who was being punished. Hey,...
by Bill Marquardt
August 29th, 2014, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 19033

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

All kidding aside, she really needs to work on that floating ball routine. The method was so obvious.
by Bill Marquardt
August 28th, 2014, 2:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 21101

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

@ Joe and Dustin - Thanks for the info. I will look into it. So much for my effort not to spend more money on magic books and stuff for awhile. edited to add: I just ordered the book, making this the third one in a week. (also Japan Ingenious and Strong Magic ) I guess I shall have a lot of reading ...
by Bill Marquardt
August 28th, 2014, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 21101

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

I hesitate to buy items like this and the Paul Daniels collection not because of the cost but rather that there is no printed material. I find learning from video more difficult. I realize that many will be buying this solely for the collector value, not to learn the effects, but that is not me. I h...
by Bill Marquardt
August 28th, 2014, 12:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 21101

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

Hopefully, someone will come along to tell us what is wrong with Derren's video how it could have been made better.
by Bill Marquardt
August 26th, 2014, 3:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 21101

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

Looks like a good deal to me as I have none of Guy's previous releases, so I am glad to see this. As far as the tangential discussion goes, when I got back into magic a few years ago I was a bit surprised to see how magic was being marketed. I was inspired to create a satirical video showing what I ...
by Bill Marquardt
August 5th, 2014, 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your View: ebooks or printed books?
Replies: 113
Views: 28167

Re: Your View: ebooks or printed books?

I much prefer printed books over ebooks for actual reading and learning. I also enjoy having ebooks on my tablet for portability.
by Bill Marquardt
July 24th, 2014, 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best trick I've ever done
Replies: 24
Views: 4105

Re: Best trick I've ever done

Beautiful trick, but I have seen different versions before. Do you intend to credit everyone?
by Bill Marquardt
July 23rd, 2014, 12:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Honest Liar
Replies: 34
Views: 4652

Re: An Honest Liar

I sort of feel like a teenager caught in the middle between friends who don't like each other. I like Penn. I drove 600 miles to Las Vegas to participate in the filming of his Bacon and Doughnut party. I am also an admirer of Amazing Randi, and felt honored to meet him. I would be excited to see him...

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