Congrats to Shin Lim!

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Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby erdnasephile » February 19th, 2019, 2:13 am


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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby kevinm » February 19th, 2019, 12:58 pm

Will we see him in Orlando, FL in October?

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 19th, 2019, 1:28 pm

No.
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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Chris10 » February 20th, 2019, 2:05 pm

What’s with his lack of popularity amongst magicians? It borders on antipathy.

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Anthony Vinson » February 20th, 2019, 8:23 pm

I can't speak for anyone other than myself, but I bear no ill will or antipathy toward Shin Lim. In fact I am quite happy for him since it is obvious that he worked hard to achieve his current fame. Good for him, and good for magic. Even so I do not care for his style and never have, at least since I became aware of him several years ago. There's no apparent passion in his performances, and he comes across as cold and distant. But considering how he is lauded by the general public, I am most likely missing something. So too bad for me.

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Jack Shalom » February 20th, 2019, 8:48 pm

I like him a lot.

I was trying to come up with the last time a professional stage magician made a career from nothing but cards. I had to go back to Cardini. Surely it can't be that far back, could it? Who else?

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 20th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Blaine, pretty much in his early years. He wasn't a stage magician, and neither is Shin Lim.
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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Max Maven » February 21st, 2019, 2:27 am

Jack Shalom wrote:I was trying to come up with the last time a professional stage magician made a career from nothing but cards. I had to go back to Cardini. Surely it can't be that far back, could it? Who else?


Cardini did not work with nothing but cards.

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Jack Shalom » February 21st, 2019, 2:29 am

True, cigs and such. Who would you name, Max?

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Bill Mullins » February 21st, 2019, 1:21 pm

Darwin Ortiz? Jason Ladanye? (but I wouldn't categorize either of them as "stage" magicians)

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Anthony Vinson » February 21st, 2019, 1:29 pm

Ricky Jay?

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby erdnasephile » February 21st, 2019, 1:30 pm

Anthony Vinson wrote:Ricky Jay?


I thought of him as well, but remembered he featured also cups and balls, flea circus, etc.

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby erdnasephile » February 21st, 2019, 1:31 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:Darwin Ortiz? Jason Ladanye? (but I wouldn't categorize either of them as "stage" magicians)


Earlier in his career, Jon Armstrong wrote he performed exclusively cards, but I think he was close-up and parlour mostly as well.

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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 21st, 2019, 4:35 pm

Naming people who are not stage magicians won't advance this thread.

Ricky Jay most often performed as a stage magician. Albeit it was often a small stage, but he performed on very large states as well and often with only a deck of cards (and some windup toys and a watermelon).
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Re: Congrats to Shin Lim!

Postby Anthony Vinson » February 21st, 2019, 5:06 pm

erdnasephile wrote:
Anthony Vinson wrote:Ricky Jay?


I thought of him as well, but remembered he featured also cups and balls, flea circus, etc.


Yes and... I considered that as well, but all things considered I'm not sure we can get much closer to the standard as set than Mr. Jay.

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