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by Geno Munari
February 17th, 2011, 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: Erdnase

This reminds me of an effect Jimmy Grippo would perform with a brand new sealed deck. It was one of my favorite routines and a great opener. I wrote it up in his book, The Magic of Jimmy Grippo. The effect has been around and I believe it may have appeared in the Ency. of Card Tricks???? or elsewher...
by Geno Munari
February 6th, 2011, 9:31 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Electronics for Magicians by Jon Thompson
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

Re: Electronics for Magicians by Jon Thompson

Thanks Tom, I will buy this. Do you know if there are any Ham Radio operators on this forum?
by Geno Munari
January 30th, 2011, 1:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: Erdnase

Good job Bill. This is very interesting. I see that the initials are written in the reverse of what you said, E.W.S. Superb!
by Geno Munari
January 20th, 2011, 12:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sidney Radner and Batman
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Sidney Radner and Batman

EDIT by JM: Removed phone number. Contact Geno privately to get the info.
by Geno Munari
December 24th, 2010, 2:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: Erdnase

I would like to post a poll, but I don't think the software here allows it anymore, so I poise the question:

Have you read the book by Whaley, Busby and Gardner, The Man Who Was Erdnase, ?
by Geno Munari
December 24th, 2010, 1:54 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jimmy Grippo
Replies: 11
Views: 4309

Re: Jimmy Grippo

Pete Glad you liked it. I am really studying Jimmy"s history. A magician said he bought a book about the ?stories of magic and that it said how Jimmy Grippo got his job at Caesars Palace. The story went that he did a trick for this person and the person was so impressed that Jimmy got the job. ...
by Geno Munari
December 16th, 2010, 10:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Alexander Has Died...
Replies: 64
Views: 14990

Re: David Alexander Has Died...

Very sorry to lose a brilliant compeer that produced many ideas for us to ponder. His theorems were very interesting and unique and provocative. David, you now have, more experience in this world than all of us living. My hat is off to you. My sincere condolences to Davids family.
by Geno Munari
November 18th, 2010, 12:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 33821

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

Interesting comments. El Al has a most interesting concept to screen passengers, but many believe that the concept will not work for U.S. airlines, probably due to the amount of passengers that travel. Yet the concept of interviewing passengers is so effective. Maybe there may be a method derived fr...
by Geno Munari
November 10th, 2010, 7:11 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Alain Caboote and Ioni
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: Alain Caboote and Ioni

I saw an act,maybe this act, at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas in the late 1968 to 1970. I remember the act as being introduced as the Great Iononi. On stage was a horizontal metal pole suspended much like a child's swing set. He came out with the puppet and placed it on the bar. It would go throug...
by Geno Munari
November 9th, 2010, 7:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jimmy Grippo
Replies: 11
Views: 4309

Jimmy Grippo

The links take you to an interview of Jimmy Grippo and slide show. There are two parts to the interview. The third link is a short video never aired or seen with Jimmy Grippo performing table side. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlS3jTfobsE">http://www.youtube.com...
by Geno Munari
October 10th, 2010, 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: Erdnase

For Richard Hatch- You wrote in an early post, quoted here: "The earliest known advertisement for it is in the Sphinx in November 1902. (It is briefly mentioned in the September issue.) What was he doing with copies in the meantime? The first edition copy in the Houdini collection at the Librar...
by Geno Munari
September 6th, 2010, 7:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: small, hand held gimmicks
Replies: 16
Views: 3475

Re: small, hand held gimmicks

I have a box of gimmicks that Mike Skinner owned if you are interested.
by Geno Munari
August 12th, 2010, 7:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Melinda Sneaking Back Under the Radar
Replies: 17
Views: 3109

Re: Melinda Sneaking Back Under the Radar

Thanks Lets try this link: http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af245/gmunari/Dai%20Vernon/Vernon5.gif http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af245/gmunari/Vernon%20Melinda/vernon3.gif http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af245/gmunari/Dai%20Vernon/vernon2.jpg http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af245/gm...
by Geno Munari
August 12th, 2010, 12:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Melinda Sneaking Back Under the Radar
Replies: 17
Views: 3109

Re: Melinda Sneaking Back Under the Radar

Check this out with Dai Vernon, <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKCWj0TsOXo">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKCWj0TsOXo</a><!-- m --> This link does not work but I have five photos of Dai Vernon and Melinda to post. How can I put them on this forum> email me
by Geno Munari
August 10th, 2010, 11:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Melinda Sneaking Back Under the Radar
Replies: 17
Views: 3109

Re: Melinda Sneaking Back Under the Radar

I am so happy to see her even invite the idea of performing again. I have pictures of Dai Vernon and Melinda, a treasure to see. He loved her act.

She sold out every show in every venue

I will buy the first 50 tickets.

But I think her hair should be about ten percent auburn. haha
by Geno Munari
July 29th, 2010, 1:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spirit Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Spirit Lights

Tab
Here is another one of Remo vs. the Sprinkler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLQ1nbzwWrQ
by Geno Munari
July 29th, 2010, 1:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spirit Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Spirit Lights

that was Remo. I got him when he was six weeks. He was in the show for about a year and a half. Eventually I placed him with Tippy Hedren in Shimbala. Look at him here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwSrMS5vlBk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwSrMS5vlBk</a><!-- ...
by Geno Munari
July 28th, 2010, 12:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spirit Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Spirit Lights

HI Tabby
Here is a better link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V5WgXO450o
by Geno Munari
July 19th, 2010, 10:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: dry hands
Replies: 36
Views: 6932

Re: dry hands

Jimmy Grippo used Chamberlain's Golden Touch lotion and Cornhuskers.
by Geno Munari
July 19th, 2010, 10:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rich Little
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Rich Little

I was saddened to hear that Rich Little's wife died. I worked with him on many shows and projects. He worked the Magic Castle a few months ago. My heart is out to him.
by Geno Munari
July 19th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spirit Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Spirit Lights

by Geno Munari
July 19th, 2010, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spirit Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Spirit Lights

Hi I am going to re-do the demo. Thanks for your comments. Very helpful.
by Geno Munari
July 18th, 2010, 8:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Larsen Legacy
Replies: 296
Views: 50499

Re: Magic Castle Larsen Legacy

Milt, Bill and Irene have done a job that all of us are benefiting from. The hard work, coming up with the cash, not getting a paycheck and going through much more than any member could imagine. Milt is the reason why we have the Magic Castle. The idiot that took those menus of the table should get ...
by Geno Munari
July 18th, 2010, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spirit Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Spirit Lights

by Geno Munari
July 15th, 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Terry Seabrooke is Ill--Let's Help Him Out!
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Re: Terry Seabrooke is Ill--Let's Help Him Out!

Terry
Hope your reading this. Get well which you will do and can't wait to see you perform. YOU are the BEST.

Geno
by Geno Munari
May 24th, 2010, 6:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News: Martin Gardner has Died
Replies: 34
Views: 6130

Re: Sad News: Martin Gardner has Died

I am really sorry to hear of his passing. I was so appreciative of his willingness to be involved with The Expert project. I will always remember him.
by Geno Munari
March 12th, 2010, 2:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Seventh Sight by GeorgeBlake
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Seventh Sight by GeorgeBlake

Recently I purchased the effect Seventh Sight by George Blake and unfortunaely it is missing a few of the components. Anyone that has knowledge of this effect, please email me.


Geno
munari@msn.com
by Geno Munari
February 28th, 2010, 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: ERDNASE

I found this information, which may be tongue and cheek, however interesting. Bruce Elliott wrote in The Phoenix, Oct. 11, 1946. There are wild and to date unconfirmed rumors that Audley Walsh and John Scarne have found Erdnases widow and bought the original holograph of the mans chef d ourve. Quite...
by Geno Munari
February 19th, 2010, 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tom Mullica Update
Replies: 65
Views: 14991

Re: Sad Tom Mullica News

Tom
You are a great performer and you will take a double encore here.

Everyone loves you.

Geno
by Geno Munari
December 28th, 2009, 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: ERDNASE

Hi Bill Interesting response, however in academia, is Occam's Razor dogma? Or just a theorem? The simple way in circumstantial evidence has put many convicted persons to death. i.e., He was spotted in the area. He hated the victim. That is simple for a jury to convict. In many instances the simplest...
by Geno Munari
December 27th, 2009, 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: ERDNASE

I know that this post might be jumped on with a reply as "we covered that....", however I may have missed this concept completely, and if I did I am sorry, however I was taught as a child that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Please accept my ignorance if it applies. So. The sc...
by Geno Munari
September 16th, 2009, 11:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Lester
Replies: 35
Views: 7334

Neil Lester

I am so sorry to report this news. Neil Lester, Cards by Martin, has passed. May he rest in peace. He was a dear close friend. I will miss him. His son Curtis Martin called me this evening and wants to let everyone know that if they had orders pending, that they will be delivered. His number is 661-...
by Geno Munari
September 16th, 2009, 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: misspotted dice
Replies: 21
Views: 5647

Re: misspotted dice

by Geno Munari
September 15th, 2009, 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Frank Thompson and Howie Schwartzman magic
Replies: 3
Views: 3207

Re: Frank Thompson and Howie Schwartzman magic

Hi Tabmann

Good to see you on here. A few years ago I talked to a magician around the Santa Barbara area that had a great deal of JG's mauscripts. I just can't remember his name, anyway it was great stuff. JG was underated.
Geno
by Geno Munari
September 6th, 2009, 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: ERDNASE

While he didnt tell me an awful lot about himself, Im sure he told me enough to put you on the right tracks if I could remember it. If you &#8213;find him&#8214; let me know. I am anxious to hear end of story. Very best, Marshall D. Smith 2340 Geneva Terrace [Pencilled on reverse:] The more ...
by Geno Munari
September 5th, 2009, 1:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WIndow Illusion Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 183

WIndow Illusion Wanted

I am looking for something unique to be used as a window sight gag or illusion. Something that will be interesting and unusual. For instance the headless lady or the water spigate without a source, etc. I am familiar with many of them, but am looking for someting unique. Please email me privately an...
by Geno Munari
September 3rd, 2009, 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: ERDNASE

His candidate has (and always has had) the one thing no other candidate has-- a deck of cards in his hand. Despite the differences between Marshall Smith's recollection of what Erdnase looked like (and he couldn't even remember having illustrated the book at first) Richard has a very good point her...
by Geno Munari
August 15th, 2009, 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chuck Smith
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Chuck Smith

Tools of the Trade I think. I really enjoy the privately circulated, The King of Nite Clubs, circa 1963. Great Stuff.

Also his Ultimate Endless Chain circa 2002.
by Geno Munari
August 13th, 2009, 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2448507

Re: ERDNASE

David,
What is the source that Erdnase had pupils?

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