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Jennings '67

Postby David Thomas » August 7th, 2008, 2:52 pm

Is Jennings '67 a good buy even if you already have Classic Magic of Larry Jennings? Is the material different enough from Classic Magic of LJ?

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby rich pinsonnault » August 7th, 2008, 3:12 pm

Hi, get jenning's 67 ,its worth every penny.Almost the entire book is not in Classic magic.

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby DrDanny » August 7th, 2008, 7:17 pm

Yeah, no questions about it: you need Jennings '67 especially if you have the Maxwell books, IMO.

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 8th, 2008, 2:01 am

The depth of the descriptions in Jennings '67 is much greater than in Classic Magic. I always learn everything in order to write it. If I can't physically do it, I find it almost impossible to write a coherent description of it. It's obvious to me, having gone through Classic Magic, that the author had not tried to execute the sleights himself before writing them. Therefore, many items are incorrectly described and details are missing.
The scope of Jennings '67 is not nearly as broad as Classic Magic, nor is it meant to be. It's a much smaller book. But the material is superb and at the very least you know that what you're getting are Larry Jennings' actual sleights and routines properly described to his satisfaction.
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Matthew Field » August 8th, 2008, 5:54 am

It's one of my ten favorite magic books. (As reported in David Acer's Genii column and quoted in his book "Random Acts of Magic".)

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby erdnasephile » August 8th, 2008, 8:35 am

Another thumbs up for Jennings '67. To me, the most fascinating part of the book is the detailed look at how Open Travelers evolved into being. I learned a lot about the creative process and how Mr. Jennings thought about magic--it's also a good reminder that many times creation of something worthwhile takes time and hard work.

Although "Classic Magic" is a really useful book for the quality of material, it is--as Richard alluded to--one of the missed opportunities in magic. Despite a valliant effort, the writer just didn't have the experience at the time to do complete justice to the material.

I actually think "The Cardwright" was better written--would you agree, Richard--or were there lots of missing details in that book as well?

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Green Skittle » August 8th, 2008, 1:49 pm

I enjoyed this book, I don't why it wasn't as popular as it should have been. The tools section has some great sleights including Dad Steven's Other Shuffle. The Invisible Palm Aces section is great too.

[size:8pt]Hope to see the two other Jennings books soon [/size];)

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 8th, 2008, 7:15 pm

The Cardwright is just as deficient in detail as Classic Magic. More of this will become clear when I get Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy out.
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Terry » August 9th, 2008, 9:49 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:...More of this will become clear when I get Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy out.


Within this decade??? Then your Erdnase tome? Heh heh heh

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » August 9th, 2008, 11:48 am

The devil is in the details, gents...and that deviltry is the passive setting wherein the Work lies frozen. Jennings' "work," like Marlo's and Vernon's, takes to work to extricate and reconstitute. Kaufman larded Jennings '67 with necessary, taxing details. Plaudits are in order.

Dig in, detailers and detailists.

Perhaps MARLO LITE will coincide with JENNINGS TAKES IT EASY?

Onward...

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Jim Martin » August 9th, 2008, 11:51 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:The Cardwright is just as deficient in detail as Classic Magic. More of this will become clear when I get Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy out.


Would one example of this deficiency be the description of Stuart Gordon's turnover?
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 9th, 2008, 11:45 pm

I have no "Erdnase" tome. Gave up the idea of an illustrated Erdnase years ago.

Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy is actually finished. I am trying to get back to editing it--am in the middle of Chapter Three (there are eight chapters). I have to finish that before sending out the copies to be proof read.

And, yes, Jim, an example of this deficiency would be the description of Stuart Gordon's turnover as Larry did it. (Gordon himself uses different fingers and it has an entirely different look.)

I also have to get the Theodore DeLand book finished. Am 150,000 words into that.

Then there is Tenkai. :)
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Ryan Matney » August 10th, 2008, 3:27 am

I'll proof read for you.
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 10th, 2008, 10:47 am

Thanks, I've got four or five proof-readers lined up for Jennings.
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Ryan Matney » August 10th, 2008, 1:19 pm

Just wanted to see what you would say. :grin:
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Jim Martin » August 10th, 2008, 1:56 pm

Let me know if they need some Visine (regular, not Cajun-style).
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby David Thomas » August 27th, 2008, 11:39 pm

Just got the book at Hollywood magic on Saturday. It's great. Thanks for the advice everybody.

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Yves Tourigny » August 28th, 2008, 2:18 pm

Richard you may not know that already but you need another proofreader in another language just to know it is well understood by other who do not speak english as their native language. :D

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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 28th, 2008, 4:09 pm

You French Canadians crack me up.
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Re: Jennings '67

Postby Yves Tourigny » August 28th, 2008, 9:22 pm

So the answer is ..yes. Great I'm waiting for my copy! :D :D


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