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by Bill Mullins
June 13th, 2018, 12:09 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4497

Re: The End Times Magazine

Received my copy today. And it was in a plain brown wrapper, as promised.
by Bill Mullins
June 12th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Old Newstand with Magic Books
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Old Newstand with Magic Books

https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:3197zd48j# Mostly old pulps and comics, but I see: Fortune Telling by Cards Wehman Bros. Fortune Telling with Cards, Dice and Dominoes Hoffman's Tricks with Cards Hoyle's Games Hoyle's Official Rules of Cards Comfort's Palmistry Guide Kellar's...
by Bill Mullins
June 9th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

Answers to What's on the Death Certificate, What's on the receipt for the Grave Stone/Marker, Who bought the Grave Stone, and where? What's on the back of the Memorial Grave Stone? Who all else is in the family plot? Any connection to EATCT? Who buried him? If copies of these documents are what is ...
by Bill Mullins
June 9th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4497

Re: The End Times Magazine

Dustin Stinett wrote:Since I am not "merely curious," I can say that this is not the first time I've fallen into the category of "riff-raff."


Dustin is "riff-raff":
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by Bill Mullins
June 8th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

Brad Jeffers wrote:Why is the Marshall Smith info posted next to a photo of someone else's grave?


It's a family plot -- the names on the stone are those of M. D. Smith's parents.
by Bill Mullins
June 8th, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

Marshall Smith was buried here.
by Bill Mullins
June 7th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 21
Views: 3425

Re: Harry Anderson

erdnasephile wrote:That video was so great! (and includes the most convincing Needle Through Arm footage ever ;) )


Yes, it's the "Professional" version . . . .
by Bill Mullins
June 7th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson
Replies: 21
Views: 3425

Re: Harry Anderson

Meir Yedid's most recent newsletter tells of a Celebration of Life of Harry Anderson last weekend, and links to a video montage from Turk Pipkin's Facebook page.
by Bill Mullins
June 7th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

Denis Behr wrote:I absolutely can see this work in the right venue, but not because it is "brilliantly structured" or "sublime". It is a brute force joke on the infantile side,


Yes. It is pretty much the opposite of sublime.
by Bill Mullins
June 6th, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

The auction has already closed. Link.
by Bill Mullins
June 5th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Art Emerson R.I.P.
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Art Emerson R.I.P.

Brad Henderson wrote:He will be buried in a large plastic wallet.

Richard Kaufman wrote:Oh ... that's cold.

That's funny, is what that is.
by Bill Mullins
June 5th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Frye's Favourite Magicians
Replies: 15
Views: 5835

Re: Charlie Frye's Favourite Magicians

Nice video of Charlie and Sherry Frye from the 2009 MDA Telethon.
by Bill Mullins
June 5th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 10177

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

If it was a back palm, he either had Mike Douglas on board not to react, or Douglas was professional enough not to spoil another performer's act, because he would have seen it.
by Bill Mullins
June 4th, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Evidently there are mixed feelings about the One-to-Six/Spelling Force. Who invented it? One source ( here ) suggests that Alan Smithee claims ownership of this idea. "Alan Smithee" is a made-up name that film directors use when they want to disown a movie that would otherwise carry their...
by Bill Mullins
June 4th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 10177

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

Johnny Carson doing a very nice Cards to Pocket.
by Bill Mullins
June 1st, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

Brad Jeffers wrote:
Bill Mullins wrote:The Gardner-Smith Correspondence has long been out of print, and copies don't often come up on the secondary market
Here's one


And it went for $80.
by Bill Mullins
June 1st, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Grandma does a magic trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Re: Grandma does a magic trick

EndersGame wrote:
Bill Mullins wrote:youtube link

That link no longer works. Is this the same video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUgsHWhFw7k


yes
by Bill Mullins
May 31st, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Adrian Vega - From Spain With Love
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Adrian Vega - From Spain With Love

We (Huntsville, AL) recently hosted him for a lecture. It was quite good.
by Bill Mullins
May 31st, 2018, 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 11873

Re: Theodore Deland

Someone has posted sample pages on Facebook.
by Bill Mullins
May 30th, 2018, 11:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Coin Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Coin Magic

For the Copper Coin set, the picture doesn't match the description.
by Bill Mullins
May 29th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

I would think, if anything ... confirming by consensus who the actual author was would allow us to investigate in detail what kind of amazing life Erdnase lead between roughly 1892 and 1902 ... and what on earth gave him the motivation to write EATCT? On the other hand, knowing a name to 100% certa...
by Bill Mullins
May 29th, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1475

Re: A Plunger Question

I wonder if escorial did a session on the rising cards and if perhaps that’s where he may have come in contact with or shared the reference? Apparently yes, in 1974 . I've only got a couple of Mueller's sets of notes from the convention, and don't recall if I have (or if one exists) for the Rising ...
by Bill Mullins
May 27th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Solo: A Star Wars Story

If you haven't seen it yet, look for the hold-out. I thought Kepplinger invented them in the late 1800s, but apparently they are much older than that ("A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . ").
by Bill Mullins
May 26th, 2018, 2:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

Not trying to be condescending here, but the fact that you ask the question tells me that an "explanation" wouldn't really explain it for you. Some people are collectors, some are not. If you are, you understand that owning a particular item brings pleasure that is beyond its inherent &quo...
by Bill Mullins
May 25th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote: The Gardner-Smith Correspondence has long been out of print, and copies don't often come up on the secondary market (and when they do, they carry a premium price).


What I should have said was "You can get them on ebay."
by Bill Mullins
May 24th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 6833

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Publisher's page on the book.
by Bill Mullins
May 24th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

I'm tempted to buy a copy of the item which includes the Gardner correspondence to carefully review the source data for who recalls what about the illustrations and the model. The Gardner-Smith Correspondence has long been out of print, and copies don't often come up on the secondary market (and wh...
by Bill Mullins
May 22nd, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

The author must have had a reason to use that pseudonym, and providing a credible reason for a candidate to do so, based on known facts without speculation or leaps of faith, strengthens that candidate's case. Isn't it possible that the pseudonym was created to include the reversal to Andrews delib...
by Bill Mullins
May 22nd, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

I'm very surprised to hear people say that to be credible, a candidate's name must be "connected" in some way to the pseudonym S.W. Erdnase. To me, credibility depends on there being an explanation for why a candidate would used the contrived pseudonym. If a candidate's name is E. S. Andr...
by Bill Mullins
May 19th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6898
Views: 2026072

Re: ERDNASE

Potter & Potter sold a 1st edition copy this morning for $6500 plus fees ($7800). A copy of Ritter's Treatise on Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker went for $14,400.
by Bill Mullins
May 18th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: William Lindsay Gresham - New Editions
Replies: 25
Views: 5530

Re: William Lindsay Gresham - New Editions

It was announced a few months ago for plans of the remake. Be interesting what the screenwriter and director do with the story today. I think the story originally came out in Variety, and that was used as a source for a number of other websites and publications. But they all said the same thing; th...
by Bill Mullins
May 18th, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 11873

Re: Theodore Deland

The Deland gimmicks consist of (among other things) double enders, double backers, double faces, cards with fans of cards printed on the face, odd cards like the ones for Rainbow (confetti overprint), and Fadeaway (hand overprint); illusion cards like "Grin or Grouch", "6 or 7 dice&qu...
by Bill Mullins
May 18th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: William Lindsay Gresham - New Editions
Replies: 25
Views: 5530

Re: William Lindsay Gresham - New Editions

This article, which is full of other good stuff, says that Guillermo del Toro is planning to remake Nightmare Alley.
by Bill Mullins
May 17th, 2018, 1:36 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 4497

Re: The End Times Magazine

Richard Kaufman wrote:"all right," says the editor.


"All right, all right, all right" says Wooderson.
by Bill Mullins
May 16th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 11873

Re: Theodore Deland

Richard Kaufman wrote:Bill: who uses rubber cement any more? :)


Well, it is a poor substitute for diachylon.
by Bill Mullins
May 16th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P.T. Selbit
Replies: 20
Views: 1244

Re: P.T. Selbit

Joe Mckay wrote:Here is another Selbit trick performed by Paul Daniels.

The Bewildering Blocks.


Wasn't Bewildering Blocks from Hoffmann? The Selbit trick was the Magic Bricks.
by Bill Mullins
May 16th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P.T. Selbit
Replies: 20
Views: 1244

Re: P.T. Selbit

The Mighty Cheese is not Gouda nough for today's audiences.
by Bill Mullins
May 16th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 94
Views: 11873

Re: Theodore Deland

Many of the Deland gimmicks can easily be made with scissors and rubber cement.
by Bill Mullins
May 15th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P.T. Selbit
Replies: 20
Views: 1244

Re: P.T. Selbit


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