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by Geno Munari
October 15th, 2011, 12:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Matt Field Honored
Replies: 17
Views: 2334

Re: Matt Field Honored

My hat is off to you Sir Matt. Yes, you deserve a Knighthood.
by Geno Munari
October 1st, 2011, 10:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Burton Sperber has Crossed Over
Replies: 21
Views: 4896

Re: Burton Sperber has Crossed Over

He was a neat guy. This is a real loss to the magic world.
My condolences to his family.
by Geno Munari
September 30th, 2011, 2:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Erdnase-Expert PPV Ready
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Erdnase-Expert PPV Ready

Hi The Expert at the Card Table starring Allan Ackerman, Bart Whaley, Richard Hatch and Martin Gardner, is now available for Pay Per View. Each volume is $5 for 24 hours viewing. Here is the link: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.houdini.com/Details_e.cfm?ProdID=1572">http://www.houdin...
by Geno Munari
September 30th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

I am sorry for being remiss, but I want to sincerely thank all the organizers of the Erdaseum in Helena, Montana, especially Mike Vance, Marty, Dick Hatch, Bill Kalush, the Buck Brothers, (Wow do I like the playing cards they issued), the owners of the Sanders B&B, and all others I may have miss...
by Geno Munari
September 27th, 2011, 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

This is a very interesting concept. Thank you for thinking of this idea. I also wonder why Smith was not asked to draw a resemblance of Erdnase, or maybe he has, and it is hidden away in some persoanl effects.

Great question.
by Geno Munari
August 29th, 2011, 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

Correct, but this step is necessary so we can verify if he did sign the document.
by Geno Munari
August 29th, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

Hi John
I have hired a certified handwriting examiner to look at this, and awaiting a copy of the Copyright Application from the Library of Congress.
Geno
by Geno Munari
August 22nd, 2011, 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

Carlo,I find this so compelling. I just am amazed,however it is similar to the problem with imperfect anagrams. For instance, In New Era Card Tricks, you can find Erdnase car trick. However I am afraid that anagrams are much like a Google search. You can put two different names together and find ite...
by Geno Munari
August 21st, 2011, 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

I found this interesting post. It mentions a different name for Wilbur's son. Perhaps he had another son, other than James, as mentioned in the article. If I missed this, my apology. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://genforum.genealogy.com/sanders/messages/10354.html">http://genforum.geneal...
by Geno Munari
August 20th, 2011, 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

I agree with Roger. There is a great deal of circumstantial evidence that is getting stronger. Carl's discovery is really amazing.
by Geno Munari
August 11th, 2011, 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

Rick, Your last post jogged my memory of some notes on anagrams: This interesting. Back to anagrams. Roterberg's New Era Card Tricks has a few names scrambled in the title: New era card tricks Erdnase car trick New era card tricks Andrews. Trick car Some say the Erdnase must have read this 1897 book...
by Geno Munari
August 11th, 2011, 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

The article was very well written and certainly interesting. Many of you have beat me to the punch on several points with valid arguments. One thing we have as evidence for the first time (possibly)is the sampling of the handwriting of the candidate and the Copyright Office document that probably ha...
by Geno Munari
August 9th, 2011, 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

Regarding: "..do the shift", and the two other initial hints from Richard:

That was directly from David Alexander's article in 2000 or thereabouts.
by Geno Munari
July 31st, 2011, 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

Great!

How about calling it:

1) ?

2) Erdnase ?

3) E=?
by Geno Munari
July 31st, 2011, 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

I think that this new information will be interesting and prompt a great deal of discussion, very much like the other candidates discussions. The facts and statements of these entries have churned up passionate fever. This new information, which our Grand Lama Chief Genii handicaps away from the fie...
by Geno Munari
July 30th, 2011, 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic and Psychology
Replies: 29
Views: 4772

Re: Magic and Psychology

Re: Harry's post I started doling card tricks when I was about 13 or so and I had absolutely no idea about psychology, but maybe what I used in place of psychology was the "moment" or the envelope to present the trick that might be suitable for the spectators. I don't even think I thouight...
by Geno Munari
July 30th, 2011, 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

Richard Hatch wrote: This site was updated recently, offering an additional clue: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.erdnaseum.com/">http://www.erdnaseum.com/</a><!-- m --> _________________________ Lenard Hevia wrote: Erdnase was hiding in the bushes? Maybe the clue was He was hiding in...
by Geno Munari
July 20th, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Moon Landing Anniversary
Replies: 24
Views: 3939

Moon Landing Anniversary

Here is the link of the Life Magazine photo of me at the Dunes baccarat pit watching the first moon landing. Today is the 42 anniversary of that space event. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://images.google.com/images?q=dunes+hotel&q=source%3Alife&biw=1280&bih=603">http://images....
by Geno Munari
July 7th, 2011, 9:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aloha, Jimmy Yoshida
Replies: 11
Views: 3667

Re: Aloha, Jimmy Yoshida

Jimmy will be missed for sure. I remember him picking me up at the Hilton Hotel in Honolulu and driving me to his shop. On the way he said, "Do you like music, Geno?" I replied "Yes." He then put on Christmas music, but it was in the middle of July. He said "Why not?" H...
by Geno Munari
June 30th, 2011, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pay Per View and Digital Press
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Pay Per View and Digital Press

I am very happy to announce that Houdini Magic has acquired the state of the art digital printing presses that can take your digital file and turn it into a softbound or hardbound book in a matter of minutes. A typical 224 page, 5.5 by 8.5 inch book, with 4 color softbound spine and cover takes abou...
by Geno Munari
June 27th, 2011, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Matt Field!
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Re: Happy Birthday Matt Field!

Happy Birthday Matt.
by Geno Munari
June 26th, 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Radner - A Legend Passes
Replies: 14
Views: 4324

Re: Sid Radner - A Legend Passes

I forgot that I had an interview of Sid on You Tube. There are four parts. Here is the link to part 1. Some really interesting stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIAq2TcROUw
by Geno Munari
June 26th, 2011, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Radner - A Legend Passes
Replies: 14
Views: 4324

Sid Radner - A Legend Passes

So sorry to report that Sid Radner passed away yesterday.
by Geno Munari
June 12th, 2011, 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CASINO, JOHNNY HICKS ET AL
Replies: 14
Views: 9050

Re: CASINO, JOHNNY HICKS ET AL

Hi Jerry The California Club that I worked was on the corner of 1st and Fremont, it later became part of the Golden Nugget. Ace Loan Co., I remember the place but never spent any time there. Jasper Speciale was the co-owner of the Tower of Pizza, just south of the Dunes Hotel. Jasper was one of the ...
by Geno Munari
June 7th, 2011, 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: CASINO, JOHNNY HICKS ET AL
Replies: 14
Views: 9050

Re: CASINO, JOHNNY HICKS ET AL

Steve. My son Matt played little league baseball on a team wherein Tony's brother was the league president. I think Matt also went to Orr???? When I was a round the Dunes, Tony set up shop inside the Dunes Poker pit for awhile. I will tell that story later. What have you been doing and where are you...
by Geno Munari
June 7th, 2011, 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

To Bill, I appreciate you never ending work to find out the true facts about a topic. If you had not looked into this it may have gone unnoticed. Who knows how long it would have taken to have someone question this statement. I know this may sound like a stretch, but eventually there are many people...
by Geno Munari
June 4th, 2011, 9:24 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Boris Wild's Pure Telepathy (June 2011 Genii)
Replies: 2
Views: 2158

Re: Boris Wild's Pure Telepathy (June 2011 Genii)

Boris is great! But if you liked that effect, check out his Any Csrd At Any Number. This is a killer.

Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiysNd9eA9Y
by Geno Munari
June 2nd, 2011, 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: CASINO, JOHNNY HICKS ET AL
Replies: 14
Views: 9050

CASINO, JOHNNY HICKS ET AL

The movie Casino, Johnny Hicks and others. The movie Casino, by Martin Scorcese presents a better than average of portrait of Las Vegas as it existed in the late 60s and 70s. Many parts of this movie are based on actual events and real people. One of the characters in the movie played by James Wood...
by Geno Munari
May 26th, 2011, 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Case of Madame Yu
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

The Case of Madame Yu

THE CASE OF MADAME YU Baccarat and craps are two of the best jobs in the casino. The chief reasons are 1)there are big limits on the two games, and 2) the dealers and floor persons make big tokes. (tips) In craps the boxman was also included. The boxman sits at the table and watches all play etc. Wh...
by Geno Munari
May 23rd, 2011, 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

The mechanics grip is an interesting term derived from the word mechanic, meaning card mechanic. Before Las Vegas and Reno had legal gambling there werent many honest games to be found. Then even after gaming became legal almost every casino had a bust out dealer referred to as a mechanic. My cousin...
by Geno Munari
May 20th, 2011, 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

The printer probably had many contracts with other customers. Are there any of these contracts available to compare the paragraphs, clauses and of course signatures, to the alledged Erdnase contract? The paper should also be similar as well as natural errors found in printer's type. Printer's type i...
by Geno Munari
May 20th, 2011, 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: ERDNASE

Roger M is correct. Looking back into the massive submissions and replies on ERDNASE in this forum, it seemes like we all went in "silence of the lambs". I am eagerly awaiting to ponder the material that Richard is sandbagging. It should provoke even more conversation. Interesting though, ...
by Geno Munari
May 15th, 2011, 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii is Shortly Going to Publish a New Book ...
Replies: 75
Views: 12318

Re: Genii is Shortly Going to Publish a New Book ...

If Jules has his telephone trick in the Talisman,it is worth $40 bucks just for that effect. Jules was a genious in my opinion.
by Geno Munari
May 13th, 2011, 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii is Shortly Going to Publish a New Book ...
Replies: 75
Views: 12318

Re: Genii is Shortly Going to Publish a New Book ...

The Apocalypse , since Harry still owns publishing rights.
by Geno Munari
May 12th, 2011, 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii is Shortly Going to Publish a New Book ...
Replies: 75
Views: 12318

Re: Genii is Shortly Going to Publish a New Book ...

Conjuror's Magazine
by Geno Munari
April 19th, 2011, 8:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TABBY CRABB, AKA TABMAN HAS LEFT US
Replies: 19
Views: 4676

Re: TABBY CRABB, AKA TABMAN HAS LEFT US

Very very sorry to hear this. Jamy summed up what Tabman liked to do: help someone for no underlying reason.
See you again pard'.

Geno
by Geno Munari
April 17th, 2011, 6:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looy Simonof
Replies: 14
Views: 4096

Re: Looy Simonof

Looy was a real friend. He did so much for magic that most of us will never know about. He taught classes in beggining magic at UNLV, and was really a magician that was always on, not with the jokes, but with making or inventing a trick out of anything he would buy or see. Looy was an admirer of pen...
by Geno Munari
April 8th, 2011, 4:42 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jimmy Grippo
Replies: 11
Views: 4310

Re: Jimmy Grippo

Hi Roland
I am hoping to complete a book about Jimmy Grippo with the help of Jon Racherbaumer. Maybe you could give him a nudge.

Geno
by Geno Munari
March 23rd, 2011, 1:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: Erdnase

Quoting Bill Mullins, "Disagree. Disagree STRONGLY. The text represents itself as a single work, by a single author. I've read many of arguments for the position that two or more people were responsible, and don't find them persuasive." Well spoken yet there are facts you can't disprove. C...
by Geno Munari
March 11th, 2011, 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2451151

Re: Erdnase

Bill That is very interesting information and wonderful research. I really enjoy your zeal. Richard, There is no evidence that he was a gambler or magician. Playing Whist, Honeymoon Bridge and other parlor games is not the same thing as going for the money. Perhaps there may be some connections to s...

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