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by Larry Horowitz
March 11th, 2010, 3:14 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I Know the Secret of the Berglas Effect!
Replies: 122
Views: 43290

Re: I KNOW THE SECRET "THE BERGLAS EFFECT"!!!

Damian, I am a little pissed off. You are offering to tip for only forty dollars the work I showed you on how to count five cards as five cards. If this is the way you are going to treat my confidences I will not show you how to get the spectator to pick a number between 1 and 52. signed, Jaime Osam...
by Larry Horowitz
February 25th, 2010, 1:41 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 278115

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

History has shown that the safest place for a magic secret is in a book.
by Larry Horowitz
February 20th, 2010, 11:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: J .C Wagner
Replies: 16
Views: 4473

Re: J .C Wagner

I was at the opening castle show Friday night. Wild ovation to start. Standing ovation at the finish. A great show! J.C, was in excellent form.

It should be noted that this was not an easy audience to impress. An All-Star turnout of magicians to see the show.
by Larry Horowitz
February 9th, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chris Bliss Diss
Replies: 212
Views: 37003

Re: Chris Bliss Diss

Someone should send his friend a copy.
by Larry Horowitz
February 8th, 2010, 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chris Bliss Diss
Replies: 212
Views: 37003

Re: Chris Bliss Diss

And in your biased opinion what would quantify a good juggler?
(bearing in mind I know why you are biased)
by Larry Horowitz
November 26th, 2009, 2:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Reflections by Bill Goodwin
Replies: 34
Views: 10010

Re: Reflections by Bill Goodwin

I am just going to add to Ray's comments that my favorite from the DVD was "Off Balance Transposition."
by Larry Horowitz
November 14th, 2009, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performing Close Up Magic In Restaurants
Replies: 51
Views: 7867

Re: Performing Close Up Magic In Restaurants

Major W.A. Bishop (Billy) V.C.,D.S.O.,M.C., Was an ace in WW1 best known as the "Balloon Buster". His book on the war is "Winged Warfare" 1918
by Larry Horowitz
November 12th, 2009, 3:37 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Dining -- and not -- at the Magic Castle
Replies: 10
Views: 2189

Re: Dining -- and not -- at the Magic Castle

Friday night at 6.30pm is the Larry Horowitz Memorial Dinner. All are welcome to attend. The dinner takes place whether I am there or not. Stop upstairs at the M'tre De stand and ask for the table.

I do not know yet whether I will be there this Friday night.
by Larry Horowitz
October 16th, 2009, 2:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon Castle Notebooks Volume 5 !
Replies: 53
Views: 11232

Re: Bruce Cervon Castle Notebooks Volume 5 !

I am not at home to look up the exact quotes. In Bruce's books published while he was alive he expressly states that he reserves all rights to the material for any filmed purposes, TV, movies, etc. If he had stated this in works he oversaw and he had never intended to publish his notebooks, it is a ...
by Larry Horowitz
October 5th, 2009, 5:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?
Replies: 70
Views: 9454

Re: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?

As the father of a teenager I think the problem faced is the lack of desire to read. I know my son and friends hate it. We are in the digital age and history is not truly accessed online. Yes of course you can go online and type in Houdini,trunk,water and get the exact paragraph you want. But that i...
by Larry Horowitz
September 6th, 2009, 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 18284

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Mr. Goat,

Glenn is referring to performance bits, not someone's magic material. example....asking a question to get the people to look up from your hands.
by Larry Horowitz
August 29th, 2009, 3:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Please read
Replies: 33
Views: 4223

Re: Please read

I have received my money.
by Larry Horowitz
August 24th, 2009, 12:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Please read
Replies: 33
Views: 4223

Re: Please read

Today I received a payment via Paypal. It is pending (unconfirmed) for 5 days. The amount owed was $30.
by Larry Horowitz
August 23rd, 2009, 7:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Please read
Replies: 33
Views: 4223

Re: Please read

I have just been contacted with a request for the amount owed and what paypal account to send it to.

I will keep you all informed as to the results.
by Larry Horowitz
August 23rd, 2009, 6:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Please read
Replies: 33
Views: 4223

Re: Please read

Please if you are an upstanding person, why don't you get your boyfriend to refund my money. Surely he would do that for the reputation of the fine upstanding love of his life.

Let me know how I can expect the money.
by Larry Horowitz
August 19th, 2009, 2:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 22112

Re: Cylinder & Coins

Hello, I think you are doing beautiful work. I would like to offer some suggestions. You have made the spoon the wand, good. You have begun with the tea cup, I would continue the use of everyday objects as your props. For example....Maybe the cork, which has no reason to be there, can be given a rea...
by Larry Horowitz
August 3rd, 2009, 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7159
Views: 2131239

Re: ERDNASE

Interesting point regarding the payment by check. First, at that time in our country, how common were people to have and pay by check? Second, a gambler in need of money (as he states) would he have a checking account? I am not sure where I read it, (possibly Hustlers, Beats and Others), but I recal...
by Larry Horowitz
July 29th, 2009, 1:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 22112

Re: Cylinder & Coins

I had the privilege of visiting with Andy Galloway last year. At that time he performed the cylinder & coins routine. I have read the routine numerous times, I have seen John Carney (no slouch himself) perform it numerous times and I was with Richard James (an accomplished Scottish close up perf...
by Larry Horowitz
July 21st, 2009, 2:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Special FISM Awards to be Presented in Beijing
Replies: 4
Views: 3060

Re: Special FISM Awards to be Presented in Beijing

Steinmeyer, Kalush, Tamariz
by Larry Horowitz
July 3rd, 2009, 3:09 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Max Maven’s Monthly Inquisition
Replies: 13
Views: 3800

Re: Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition

I always liked the Inquisition. It showed there is more to be read about in magic then just how to do the next trick.
by Larry Horowitz
April 3rd, 2009, 8:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Steel Ball Routine DVD finally released! Special discount valid thru April 10, 2009
Replies: 25
Views: 6347

Re: The Steel Ball Routine DVD finally released! Special discount valid thru April 10, 200

This is a GREAT routine!!!

I have seen it numerous times in the Castle close-up room.

I am truly stunned that Lou is releasing it.
by Larry Horowitz
March 27th, 2009, 2:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 67626

Re: Triumph

So, I'm giving a show and I turn to the little ole' lady on my right and I ask her to shuffle the cards. I then turn to the person on my left to explain what they will do when I hand them the shuffled deck. Before I realize what is happening, the shuffler, who has been listening to me as she shuffle...
by Larry Horowitz
March 10th, 2009, 1:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7159
Views: 2131239

Re: ERDNASE

Richard, As we discussed, the writing by Erdnase is very good. Too good to be that of a non-native speaker. Even a translation from another language would not give us as many beautifully turned phrases. Neither Juan nor Gaeton are English speakers by birth. The quality of the writing may not registe...
by Larry Horowitz
December 3rd, 2008, 11:24 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Secrets Draun from Underground
Replies: 13
Views: 8673

Re: Secrets Draun from Underground

Good book!

I was in the castle library reading and working on the book., As I was doing one of the moves a guy looked over my shoulder and said I wasn't doing it right. He then showed me how to do it right. It was Steve Draun!
by Larry Horowitz
November 6th, 2008, 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7159
Views: 2131239

Re: ERDNASE

I have a question. I hope it is not to simple minded.

Would the printer of the book also be the "binder"? Is there another firm, a binder, that should be looked for in the Chicago area?
by Larry Horowitz
November 4th, 2008, 8:07 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: November Genii
Replies: 20
Views: 5915

Re: November Genii

Richard,

I am very happy with any issues you wish to publish on Vernon,Ramsay or any other great.

But I would like to suggest that you slow down the production of great issues. I don't have time to properly devour one before the next one is in my mailbox.
by Larry Horowitz
October 2nd, 2008, 7:06 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Fenik
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Fenik

I want to announce that my good friend and underground legend Fenik is releasing his first video. You can see previews at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=C92uqOMvUsA">http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=C92uqOMvUsA</a><!-- m --> Fenik is great with both cards and coins an...
by Larry Horowitz
September 5th, 2008, 6:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT
Replies: 75
Views: 11896

Re: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT

Richard is modest. Although he may not practice any more. On his Teaching video his pass is Great! The video is a excellent teacher.

I would also highly recommend Aaron Fisher. His Top Cover Pass is IMPOSSIBLE to detect.
by Larry Horowitz
September 4th, 2008, 7:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: riffle stacking
Replies: 148
Views: 41153

Re: riffle stacking

Glenn, Punching cards so that they can be identified is "practical". Running single cards in numbers, more then once or twice, is NOT PRACTICAL. ....unless you define practical as something that can be physically accomplished. And no, I do not have a better idea. But I also didn't know it ...
by Larry Horowitz
September 3rd, 2008, 8:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: riffle stacking
Replies: 148
Views: 41153

Re: riffle stacking

Glenn, I have never heard of the Bruno shuffle. I have heard of the Bueno shuffle. (Muy Bueno Shuffle, The Penumbra, #9 Oct.2005) If you will look at your own video you will notice that the comments you are attracting have nothing to do with the cull or stacking of cards. Rather, You are clearly exp...
by Larry Horowitz
August 29th, 2008, 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7159
Views: 2131239

Re: ERDNASE

Jason, I find some weakness in your suggestions. To think that 101 drawings could be made in one day would imply no changes. That each and avery drawing was exactly what the author invisioned defies logic. To think that there were only 101 drawings and no ideas that just didn't work or weren't neede...
by Larry Horowitz
April 11th, 2008, 2:26 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show

I have seen the show three times. The last time with my wife and son. I would be more then willing to see it again.
by Larry Horowitz
January 24th, 2008, 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Product Reviews in Genii
Replies: 44
Views: 6167

Re: Product Reviews in Genii

Many magazines in other fields put out a yearly review of products issue. This is in addition to the monthly reviews.

Would this be of interest and possible?

I personally am not a member of the "buy the trick of the month" club. So the current number of reviews suits me fine.
by Larry Horowitz
January 19th, 2008, 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I just saw Cloverfield
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: I just saw Cloverfield

Here's a different opinion.

Do not waste any money on this movie.
by Larry Horowitz
January 14th, 2008, 12:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for a GOOD ACAAN
Replies: 24
Views: 13626

Re: Looking for a GOOD ACAAN

I will dispute RK just a little bit. The Berglas effect is not a superficial explaination in the book. It is ALL there. You just have to read the book. Not just the Berglas Effect. Yes, you have to memorize a deck or two. Balls of Steel? Maybe. More important you have to think on your feet. I can th...
by Larry Horowitz
January 13th, 2008, 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK
Replies: 249
Views: 47292

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK

6.8cents per day!! Thats it! Support your local store! Support the Genii Forum! Help others! If you currently buy you Genii at the local store and you wish to continue to support that store, subscribe to Genii. When you issue arrives drop it off at the door of the local school library. You can still...
by Larry Horowitz
November 20th, 2007, 8:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 262
Views: 70456

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Bruce told me that he was very meticulous in transcribing the notes as soon as he would get home from the castle.

As believe these notes will be very understandable.
by Larry Horowitz
November 19th, 2007, 3:19 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Performing for Seniors
Replies: 38
Views: 7249

Re: Performing for Seniors

Only one suggestion....

Do not perform any trick where the spectator has to follow instructions, i.e. deal three piles etc.

Many seniors do not hear or do not follow all of the instructions.
by Larry Horowitz
November 13th, 2007, 8:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hooker Card Rise
Replies: 212
Views: 60553

Re: Hooker Card Rise

Dr. Hooker expressly encouraged speculation as to method. Therefore I do not believe that Jim Steinmeyer or John Gaughn are intentionally mis-directing with their comments. Of course I have no doubt they are mis-directing with their actions during the performance.
by Larry Horowitz
November 11th, 2007, 10:23 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic's Biggest Namedropper
Replies: 19
Views: 2774

Re: Magic's Biggest Namedropper

After a few years of internet meetings with Lisa, I finally met her face to face at the History conference. She was as charming in person as I expected.

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