The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Discuss the latest news and rumors in the magic world.
Charlie Chang
Posts: 163
Joined: January 18th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles

The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby Charlie Chang » August 2nd, 2001, 3:48 pm

I received a call today regarding my instructional tape “The Restaurant Act” from my friend Steve Hamilton. After speaking to Steve I was forced to watch myself for over an hour!

What I discovered was that there are two omissions from the final edit of the tape which I would like to correct.

The following credits are missing:

The selection of effects used in the restaurant act belongs to Steve Hamilton. Whilst I believe others have utilised the same effects in their restaurant/professional acts, this particular line up was given by Steve in a lecture he gave to the Scottish Conjuror's Association in (I believe) 1986/7. At that time it was also the same line up of tricks used by Steve. I developed my own handlings and routining from that point. This is a glaring error in the tape and I apologise to Steve unreservedly. Steve and I have discussed this today and he has been his usual gracious self (in American "we is cool")

It should also be pointed out that Steve no longer uses that selection of effects in his professional repertoire. his excellent "Silk and Sponge" routine is available from Profile magazine or Steve's lecture notes and is highly recommended/

Once again I point out that the actual handlings of these classic effects are my own.

A smaller omission is the credit for Bill Goldman. I independently developed the use of the long card as a slide/cover for the load when I first purchased a Kaps wallet. However, Mr. Goldman mentioned the same idea in a lecture in Glasgow a few years ago, and deserved to be mentioned.

Thanks for your time.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 24995
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 2nd, 2001, 4:06 pm

You dastardly Scots are always ripping people off! Not a single original idea among you! :p
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Guest

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby Guest » August 15th, 2001, 4:42 pm

Totally nothing to do with the above post, but does anyone know if the Profile magazine is still running?

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 24995
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 15th, 2001, 5:15 pm

Peter Duffie would be able to tell us more, but I'm pretty sure that Profile has been kaput for several years.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
Richard James
Posts: 39
Joined: January 18th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Scotland
Contact:

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby Richard James » August 26th, 2001, 6:24 am

Yes, you are correct Richard.

The final Issue of Profile was Number 18 which was the February 1994 Issue.

pduffie
Posts: 383
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby pduffie » August 26th, 2001, 2:01 pm

Hi

As Richard (J) correctly pointed out, Profile died after 18 issues. There is a 19th issue which lies dormant. Steve Hamilton is currently preparing Profile as PDF format to be sold on CDROM. It will be totally revamped, with corekt speling..

Best Wishes

Peter

Guest

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby Guest » August 26th, 2001, 3:17 pm

You dastardly Scots are always ripping people off! Not a single original idea among you!


Richard

If it wisnae for us Scots, you would have neither television, the telephone or Scotch-on-the-rocks !!

AVON :D

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 24995
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 26th, 2001, 10:40 pm

I'm sorry, Avon, but I've never heard of television, radio, or what on the rocks?
You must be one of those people who believes Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. :p
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Bill Mullins
Posts: 5155
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Huntsville, AL

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Postby Bill Mullins » August 27th, 2001, 11:34 am

I thought it was Don Ameche . . .
Bill


Return to “Buzz”