The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

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The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 20th, 2021, 12:21 pm

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Subscribe to Genii at http://www.geniimagazine.com for as little as $35 for 1 year and receive free access to every issue of Genii ever published and every issue of MAGIC magazine as well.
This month we dig into a mystery. Jamy Ian Swiss returns to Genii for an investigation into a demonstration that took place in the basement of a house in Brooklyn in the 1940s, where the so-called Phantom at the Card Table, Walter Scott, bamboozled a bunch of the smartest guys in our field. How? Why? And where was Dai Vernon? I’m sure you’ll find this tale of magicians, con men, and sleight of hand fascinating.
* David Regal’s second “Material Concessions” column pops up this month, and a bill flies through the dark.
* John Bannon brings his style to bear on Bro. Hamman’s “Magic Cards.”
* Jon Racherbaumer exhumes; Hannibal reflects; Lambert looks ahead; Ward examines.
* Chloe Olewitz looks around for the latest news; Jonathan Friedman brings you three tricks in “Magicana.” The talented pro magician Ryan Plunkett of Chicago joins our rotating staff of reviewers this month—he’ll be dealing with tricks. Also this issue, Nathan Coe Marsh reviews videos and Elliott Terral reviews books.
We also have full obituaries for Siegfried Fischbacher, Mark Wilson, David Roth, Bev Bergeron, and Joe Porper.
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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby TerryTerrell » February 20th, 2021, 9:55 pm

February issue was just delivered today. USPS living up to it's nickname - snail mail.

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Tom Gilbert » February 21st, 2021, 9:31 pm

Great cover story, anxious for part 2.

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Will Power » February 22nd, 2021, 3:52 pm

What a fantastic front cover picture! I would love to have been a fly on the wall in that room.

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Zig Zagger » February 22nd, 2021, 4:00 pm

A good read and a compelling photograph! Vernon surely must have felt ousted...

Maybe I missed it, but do we know by whom that picture was taken? Someone from the Baker family or maybe a ninth magician?
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Postby Marco Pusterla » February 23rd, 2021, 4:18 am

The photo was taken by Cardini.
The whole story of Walter Scott has been narrated in detail in Phantoms of the Card Table by David Britland and Gazzo, first published in 2003 (and re-published later).
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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Denis Behr » February 23rd, 2021, 4:38 am

Zig Zagger wrote:A good read and a compelling photograph! Vernon surely must have felt ousted...
Maybe I missed it, but do we know by whom that picture was taken? Someone from the Baker family or maybe a ninth magician?

Apparently it was shot by pulling a string that triggered the camera. In another photograph Cardini did it according to a caption in The Phantom of the Card Table - Critical Edition, in the Genii cover either Cardini or perhaps McLaughlin (who is sitting where Cardini is sitting in the photograph with the mentioned caption).

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Postby Richard Kaufman » February 23rd, 2021, 12:15 pm

Marco Pusterla wrote:The photo was taken by Cardini.
The whole story of Walter Scott has been narrated in detail in Phantoms of the Card Table by David Britland and Gazzo, first published in 2003 (and re-published later).


No, not the whole story. That we give you in Genii.
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Postby Zig Zagger » February 23rd, 2021, 4:44 pm

Thank you, Marco and Denis!
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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby erdnasephile » February 28th, 2021, 12:27 pm

Have others besides Mr. Terrell received their mailed copy of this month's Genii in CONUS?

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 28th, 2021, 3:19 pm

Which month?

I think we all know the post office is officially screwed up.
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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby erdnasephile » February 28th, 2021, 7:58 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Which month?

I think we all know the post office is officially screwed up.


Hi, RK: March 2021
And yes, I concur---I was just wondering if everyone was getting theirs already except for me ;)

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby J-Mac » February 28th, 2021, 11:07 pm

Nope. Not received yet here. (SE PA)

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Anthony Vinson » March 1st, 2021, 8:00 am

I am having problems with the Genii app crashing on my iPad. Second month in a row. Running latest ios. Just me? Hints, tips, suggestions?

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Joe Lyons » March 1st, 2021, 8:04 am

I had the same problem. It works when I allow the issue to fully load before I begin reading it.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » March 1st, 2021, 9:34 am

Tell me your type of device, operating system, and is the app up to date? Send all info to moobooks@verizon.net
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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Jack Shalom » March 1st, 2021, 9:37 am

I Dream of Genii in Brooklyn, but not here yet.

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Anthony Vinson » March 1st, 2021, 10:29 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:Tell me your type of device, operating system, and is the app up to date? Send all info to moobooks@verizon.net


Thanks, Richard. Will email shortly.

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby J-Mac » March 2nd, 2021, 11:14 am

I just received the January 2021 issue yesterday. No February or March issues yet!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » March 2nd, 2021, 4:34 pm

Bummer!
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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Bob Farmer » March 2nd, 2021, 6:11 pm

I ordered a trick from Penguin on January 1. Still waiting for it to arrive. The mail system does not work.

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Ted M » March 3rd, 2021, 2:04 pm

I'm up to date. Things are getting better.

Jan issue -> mailed in Dec -> received Feb 1 (1.5 months in transit)
Feb issue -> mailed in Jan -> received Feb 15 (1 month in transit)
Mar issue -> mailed in Feb -> received Mar 1 (0.5 month in transit)

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 3rd, 2021, 5:46 pm

USPS is so awful. I apologize on behalf of their terrible service.
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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Richard Hatch » March 4th, 2021, 7:15 pm

Happy to report I did get my March issue on March 1st or 2nd, pretty much on schedule, here in northern Utah. Looking forward to "the rest of the story" in the April issue.

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Postby Chris Aguilar » March 5th, 2021, 1:45 am

Arrived today (March 4th) in Sacramento.

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Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 5th, 2021, 11:41 am

Our "home" copy sent the same way as everyone else's showed up yesterday.
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