The Vernon Touch..............

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The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Gary » June 15th, 2003, 9:12 pm

Richard,

Can you give us some information on how you will writing up Vernon's columns? As they were written ,slightly edited, greatly edited, etc. How big will the book be and when can we expect it? Also, how much can we expect to pay? This project is one that is long over due.......

Thanks,

Gary Plants

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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 16th, 2003, 7:50 am

I am not "writing up" the columns: they will appear as Vernon wrote (or dictated) them.
They will be edited slightly for repetitious material. Things which were incorrect and then corrected the following month will be simply be corrected in their intitial appearance.
I'm thinking of producing the book at 7 by 10 inches so it would fit on the shelf beside The Vernon Chronicles and most of the other Vernon books, which are 6 x 9 or smaller.
It appears that it will be at least 500 pages long and, at that size, it won't be inexpensive.
We also have many rare Vernon photos, a number of which are previously unpublished.
Hope to have it out by the end of this year.
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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Gary » June 16th, 2003, 2:58 pm

Thanks Richard.......can't wait.

Gary

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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Dave Egleston » June 16th, 2003, 8:33 pm

Mr Kaufman

Automatic sale - Please put me down for one

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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby El Mystico » February 3rd, 2004, 5:52 am

Richard - how is this project going?
Is there an estimated publishing date?
There are a lot of whetted appetites out here!

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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 3rd, 2004, 8:20 am

It's going slowly, but well. The text is so long that the editing process is taking a long long time. We're also adding footnotes to explain some of the things Vernon says, since they're now many decades out of context.
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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Pete Biro » February 3rd, 2004, 9:13 am

Then "The Reel Works?" :D
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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Pete McCabe » February 3rd, 2004, 10:25 am

Richard:

Will you be explaining why Vernon was so snarky about Bob French? No one responded to that in the other thread about the old geniis.


Pete Biro:

As I've been reading through the two boxes of old Geniis your column is the most consistent winner among the issues I have read (with apologies to Don Lawton and, I guess, Vernon).

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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby George Olson » February 3rd, 2004, 7:08 pm

Hey guys, youv'e let the cat out of the bag about the priceless material Pete put on paper for all those years.
Now some are going to think for themselves for a change on their "original" ideas.

GO

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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Guest » February 3rd, 2004, 7:27 pm

Richard,
You can hold off on publishing the collected Magicana. Now that I've begun collecting the original issues, I don't want this goldmine to be easily accessible. ;)

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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Guest » October 5th, 2004, 5:10 pm

Mr.Kaufman, I was wondering how the project is coming along. I know a project of this magnitude takes time but the anticipation is overwelming. Any information would be great.

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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 5th, 2004, 7:57 pm

The Vernon Touch book is coming along. Gary Plants spent a lot of time over the summer working on it, and I am in the process of doing a proofread myself. A lot of footnotes are necessary to augment Vernon's comments, and while Matt Field did a lot of work on them in his edit, there are more to add.
The book is 500 pages long, so it's a big sucker and will take longer than expected to get it right. But, we are definitely getting closer.
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Re: The Vernon Touch..............

Postby oliver twist » October 6th, 2004, 11:58 am

another automatic sale right here in northern v.a..


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