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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Jorge Betancourt » February 17th, 2017, 5:06 pm

:O :D

You made my day!

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby PapaG » February 17th, 2017, 8:21 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:An interesting development this evening ...


Tease...

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby PapaG » February 24th, 2017, 12:14 pm

Really? No more information? At least tell us if it was a breakthrough or a further setback...

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Christopher1979 » February 24th, 2017, 12:24 pm

PapaG wrote:Really? No more information? At least tell us if it was a breakthrough or a further setback...


I am just as excited as all of you but i expect the last thing Richard wants to do is put his head on the block..... it must be very hard to give any amount of certainty to anything in his field of work.

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 24th, 2017, 12:40 pm

I found a solution to taking the photos. We should be able to do that sometime this year. It requires three people to come together (two of which must travel for that).

I believe this time it will get done!
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby PapaG » February 24th, 2017, 2:56 pm

Nice one.

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Shawn Evans » October 18th, 2017, 12:16 pm

I hate to be a pest, but are there any recent updates??

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby JustinM » October 18th, 2017, 2:15 pm

I thought i read in a post elsewhere that Mr. Kaufman has found someone to pose for the photos....

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 18th, 2017, 3:14 pm

Yes, Jason England will be posing for the photos. We have to wait until Julie Eng finishes the John Thompson book, and takes a rest, before we all get together to take the photos.
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Brian Hebert » May 15th, 2018, 7:27 pm

Have the photos been taken yet?

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 15th, 2018, 8:31 pm

Not yet. In the fall, I hope. All my efforts have been concentrated on getting the DeLand book (15 years!) out the door in the next month.
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Jorge Betancourt » September 24th, 2018, 6:24 pm

Any news now that the DeLand book is out?

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 25th, 2018, 3:17 pm

Hopefully we will take the photos in January.
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Shawn Evans » February 6th, 2019, 5:41 pm

Hey Richard,

When you have time would you mind updating us on the progress of the pictures/book?

Thanks for your time,
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 7th, 2019, 1:15 am

Put back because of the new edition of Greater Magic, I think.
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Joe Lyons » August 20th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Could this be the book teased in the new Genii???

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Jorge Betancourt » August 22nd, 2019, 11:41 pm

Hey guys! If you like Jennings you should definitely check out the book from Fenik called The Code. Fenik was a personal student of Larry Jennings, Michael Skinner and Baltazar Fuentes

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Mr. Charming » August 24th, 2019, 9:41 pm

Hey guys! If you like Jennings you should definitely check out the work by Jorge Betancourt. He is the biggest Jennigs fan I have ever seen :)

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 24th, 2019, 9:44 pm

No he isn't. :)
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Ricky Difeo » September 3rd, 2019, 7:48 pm

Hi Richard!

Do you have any news about the Jenning´s Book? Thanks ;)

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 4th, 2019, 2:08 am

Working on it!
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Brad Jeffers » September 4th, 2019, 2:21 pm

It's interesting to compare the first two posts of this topic with the last two.

Same posters, same question, same answer, different decade.

Really Ricardo?!
Are you going to ask that same question every 12 years?

Quit hounding Richard.

He's working on it!

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby PapaG » September 4th, 2019, 4:11 pm

It's a perfectly fair question for any Jennings fan.

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 7th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Yes, a fair question and I have no problem with it.


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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Jack Shalom » September 7th, 2019, 10:49 pm

Brad's comment was a joke.

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby PapaG » September 8th, 2019, 7:23 pm

But there was no winking smiley.

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby PapaG » September 8th, 2019, 7:24 pm

;)

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Shawn Evans » December 2nd, 2019, 11:28 pm

Hey Richard. Any chance we can get an update on the progress of the book? Thanks for your time. Happy holidays!

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Brian Hebert » December 3rd, 2019, 8:14 am

Richard, is there a chance that Jennings takes it easy will be put out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of you starting the book?

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2019, 10:45 am

I started the book in 1983, so the 30th anniversary was in 2013. :)

I have all the photos now, and the text is done other than putting in corrections from the proof readers. Just trying to find the time.
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 3rd, 2019, 12:29 pm

Richard,

Will the Jennings book be the "Takes it Easy" material or, as you mentioned before as a possibility, a combination of material beyond that?

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2019, 5:31 pm

Takes It Easy is first.
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 3rd, 2019, 6:59 pm

Any ideas (now that you have the photos) at what kind of page count we'll see?

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2019, 8:50 pm

Likely 600 pages. And 8.5 x 11 like most of my books.
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Shawn Evans » January 15th, 2020, 7:30 pm

Hey Richard! I hate to pile on the questions but curiosity is getting the best of me. Has the table of contents changed much since you posted this in 2008 (probably a dumb question)? Do you have an updated TOC you would be willing to post?

Thanks for your time!
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Richard Kaufman wrote:The following table of contents is subject to changes, however this is how it stands right now:

Contents

Forword (Tony Giorgio)
Introduction

Jennings Talks About his Early Exposure to Magic

CHAPTER ONE: THE BREAKS
History
The Left Pinky Break in the Center or Bottom of the Deck
Cliff Greens Multiple Buckle Technique
How to Spread Cards and Conceal the Break
The Left Pinky Break on Top of the Deck
Robert-Houdins Method
Okashina Dekigoto (Japanese Twisting the Aces)
The Buckle Count
The Push and Pull
The Double Push Off
The Thumb Count and Right Thumbtip Break
The Biddle Grip
Dai Vernons Squeeze Break
Two Hands
One Hand
Rescuing a Break (Dai Vernon)
Verdnase Break (A Right Pinky Break)
To Transfer a Left Pinky Break to a Verdnase Break
Erdnases Revolution from a Verdnase Break
The Jennings Pulldown
The Basic Technique
As a Glide
As a Cut Which Retains the Bottom Card
A Brief Yet Ambitious Effect
Greek Break
Converting a Greek Break into a Pinky Break (The Preferred Readjustment)
Dai Vernons Greek Break Cut
AutoBreak (Lin Searles)

Jennings Talks About the Need for Tools and Practice

CHAPTER TWO: DOUBLE AND TRIPLE UNDERCUT WORK
History
The Double Undercut with a Verdnase Break
1. From Top to Bottom for a Single Card
2. From Top to Bottom for Multiple Cards
3. From Center to Top (or Bottom)
A Wee Equivoqu
Four-Card Cutting Control
Braue Reverse (Jennings Finesse)
The Four Ace Bet
Gordon Bruce Outjog Addition: First Handling
A Placement Cut
The Double Undercut with a Block Pushoff (the Reverse Double Undercut)
1. From Bottom to Top for a Single Card
2. From Bottom to Top for Multiple Cards
Method One
Method Two
Method Three
The Double and Triple Undercut Combinations
1. From Center to Top, Top Stock Retained; Also a Multiple Control
2. From Center to Top, Original Top Card to Bottom
3. Top and Bottom Cards Transposed with a Double Undercut
Devious Open Prediction
Unpredictable Prediction
Cheshire Aces
Kings Trap Choice
Four Kings Trap Three Choices
Sandwich sans Roy
In Two Places at the Same Time
A Magical Appearance
The Paradoxically Simple Sandwich
Quick Reverse
The Simplex Visitor
ATFUS (Elmsley/Marlo) with a Verdnase Break: Version One
Without Warning!
Always Cut the Cards
Version One (Ungimmicked)
ATFUS with a Verdnase Break: Version Two
Version Two (Gimmicked)
Gordon Bruce Outjog Addition: Second Handling
The Joker Finds a Thought-of Card
Placement Cut Collectors
Elaborate 21-Card Force Mated

Jennings Talks About the Double Lift and Top Change

CHAPTER THREE: MULTIPLE LIFTS AND MORE
History
The Hit Minus One Double Turnover
The Covered Double Turnover
The Covered Triple Turnover
The Expedient Lift
The Dead Certain Double
The New Theory Getready
The Vernon Light Lift
The Dai Vernon Pushoff (Jennings Fingering)
The Larry Jennings Pushoff
The Stuart Gordon Lift (Jennings Finesse)
The Quick Tip Turnover (Covering Large Multiple Lifts)
Quick Tip Count Down
Center Double Lift
Jennings Turnover Switch
A Graceful Way of Holding a Double Card with the Left Hand
Uncommon Methods of Getting Ready for the Double Lift
First Method (End Over End Turn)
Second Method (Pivot and Duck)
Third Method (Outjogged Pivot and Duck)
Fourth Method (The Long Distance Double Lift Getready)
Vanish and Reappearance of a Card
Fifth Method (The Gordon Turnover and Isolated Reverse)
Unloading One Card from a Double Lift
First Method (Sideways Turnover)
Second Method: (End Over End Turnover)
Third Method: (The LJ Change)
Fourth Method (A Two-Card Change)
When the Double Card Leaves the Hands
First Method: Bounce Double
Second Method: The Free-Fall Double
New Dual Discovery
Third Method: Warp and Drop
A Simple, Yet Strong Prediction
Fourth Method: Marlos Two Card Throw (Jennings Finesse)
Ambitious Card Interlude
On Transpositions
The New Double Double
Vernons Clean-Up Move
The Bastard Son of the King of Hearts
Everymans Transposition
Circus Transposition
The Depth Illusion (Original Dai Vernon Get-Ready and Technique)
Deep Transposition
Deep Transposition II
Numerical Aces Plus One to Four
Return to 1002nd Aces
Version One
The Covered Double Turnover as an Add-On Move
Version Two
The Misdirective Outjog Switch
Version Three
Version Four
The Hofzinser/Leech Switch (with a Verdnase Break)
Slow-Motion Five-Card Ace Assembly
The Card that Changes in Front of their Eyes
Vernons Depth Illusion
A Mysterious Visit
Larrys Pocket Twins
Four Aces and Four Selections
The Strange Case of the Unsinkable Ace
Version One (Ungimmicked)
Version Two (Gimmicked)
In Space
Version One (Ungimmicked)
Version Two (Gimmicked)
Remember and Forget-Me-Not
Triumphantly Turning Back Time
Ambitious Classic Revisited

Jennings Talks About Where to Look

CHAPTER FOUR: THE RELUCTANT PACKETEER
(Tricks Which Rely Mainly On False Counting a Packet)
History
The All-Count Technique
The Elmsley Count
The Flushtration Count
The Hamman Two as Four Count
The Hamman Count
Finessed Hamman
With a Verdnase Break
The Simplest Twist
Twisting the Leader
Underground Oil and Queens
One-Hand Maestros Poker Demonstration
The Grismer Count
Eight Damned Queens
The Rhythm Count (With Four Cards)
The Eye Popper
Finesse for Adding a Card to the Face of a Packet
The Rhythm Count (With Five Cards)
The Final Reset
Secret Subtraction with a Verdnase Break
The Rhythm Count (With Six Cards)
Four Cards All Alike
Version One (LJ Multiple Display Sequence)
Version Two
Version Three
Original Uni-Flection
Four Cards All Alike: Version Four
Four Cards All Alike: Version Five
Progressive Assembly for Magicians Only
Waltons Four-Card Brainwave (LJ Finesse)
Knoxville Aces Rethought
Tilting Through Time
False Count As Add-On
Twisting the Aces
Jennings One-Hand Spread/Display
A Treatise on Bro. Hammans The Magic Cards
Method One
Method Two
Method Three
Method Four
Method Five
The LJAC Magic Cards (Method Six)
The LJLF Magic Cards (Method Seven)
Jennings Multiple Display Sequence
O. Henry Gets Jazzed
O.J. Aces
Wild Card Jennings Style
LookAn Illusion!
Classic Handling
New Handling

Jennings Talks About Flourishes, and Patter

CHAPTER FIVE: AN ASSORTMENT OF TECHNIQUES AND SLEIGHTS
History
Repeat Indicator: First Exercise in Holding Multiple Breaks
The Double Slop Shuffle: Second Exercise in Holding Multiple Breaks
The Spectator Peek
Overhand Shuffle Techniques
New Third Finger Break
Magician and Spectator Cut to the Aces
Additional Overhand Shuffle Work with the Third Finger Break
Overhand Shuffle Jog (Jennings Finesse)
Jennings Makes Good
The Last Card
Erdnase False Overhand Shuffle (Jennings Finesse)
Shelleys Quadruple Coincidence (Mike Shelley; Jennings Finesse)
Gordon Bruce False Overhand Shuffle
Overhand Shuffle Speller
Free-Cut Poker Deal
LJ on Vernons Weight Guesser
Subtractions
LJ Unloading Move
Elevated Rub A Dub
Unloading Technique from a Packet
Switches
New Grip Hofzinser/Leech Change
Version One: A Covered Switch
Version Two: A Covered Multiple Top Change
The Optical Toss and Two Applications
Optical Transposition
Red-Black Separation and Mate Location
The Silhouette Switch
Controls
New Peek Control
Discrepancy Switch
Bottom Placement
Four Cards All Alike: Version Six
The Alpha Control
Faceless Mystery Card
Version One
Version Two
Two Card Control with a Plunging Cut
Multi-Directional Simple Shift
The Atrocious Bottom Deal
Discrepant See?
Stabbed Coincidence
Simons Business Card Prophesy Displacement (Jennings Finesse)
T.K. Change
T.K. No Turn
New Attempt at Thought-Card Trick
No-Gaff Handling of Don Englands Collectors
Double-Deal Drop Switch
Slip Cut Finesse
Technique One
Twin Peeks Control
Technique Two
Open Slip Cut Force
Two Optical False Cuts
The Lazy Mans False Cut
Wrist Turn False Cut
Frank Thompsons EZ Ace Cut
Your Palms Between
Method One (With Duplicate)
Method Two (Without Duplicate)

Jennings Talks About Intimate Close-Up Magic

CHAPTER SIX: ALMOST SOLELY SELF-WORKING
History
Easy Intuition
Simplex Four-to-Seven Locator
Dissertation on an Old Trick
Version No.1
Version No.2
Version No.3
Version No.4
Version No.5
Version No.6
Smiths Myth Turns Over
Smiths Pocket Myth
Triple Discovery
Triumph for the Terrified
Two Knowns Equal an Unknown
Placement Cut with Verdnase Break
Lucky 32
Getting to Nine
The Mysterious Spelling Three
Number Transposition
The Relatively Unknown Location
Flush-ing the Relatively Unknown Location
Ace-ing the Relatively Unknown Location
Impossible Fore-Shadowed
Impossible
The Close-Up Illusion

Jennings Talks About Misdirection

CHAPTER SEVEN: BIDDLING AND OTHER WAYS TO AVOID PALMING
History
The Proper Ways to Perform Dai Vernons Strip-Out Addition
Rapid Transit District (R.T.D.) Aces and Faster Than Light (F.T.L.) Aces
The Gentlemen Aces
Vernon Transfer Move (Jennings Finesse)
DeeVee Miracle
Verily Visiting
Two Trips to the Hotel
Version One
Version Two
LJ on O. Henry Aces
Additions
Braue Addition Plus
Beyond Braue
Stolen Braue
The D.C.D. Switch
The Nopen Prediction (No.1)
The Nopen Prediction (No.2)
Coincidentally D.C.D.
Diamond Cut Diamond
Diamond Cut, Plus Jokers
Diamond Cuts to Your Pocket
Not Biddle, But
The One at a Time Add-On
Optical Add-On
Slow-Motion Add-On
The Transfer Add-On
Slip Cover Add On
Meta-Ssembly
Take and Leave Switch
Olde Tyme Aces
Add-On Aces
Simple Seven-Card Assembly
Monarchs Quartette the Third
California Red Prediction
Mental Reverse
ATFUS with a Verdnase Break: Version Three
Multi-Faced Mystery
Ace-Faced Mystery
Simple Thought Card to Pocket
Card to Pocket Move
Audacious Collectors
Triple Cut Scatter Load
Cloudburst Selections

Jennings Talks About Mystery

CHAPTER EIGHT: WALLET WONDERS
History
The Hundred-Dollar Deck Switch
The Devastater
Card to Wallet in Full View
LJ Wallops his Wallet
Walleted Point of Departure
Edward Victors EYE Count (All-Count Technique)
The Signed Envelope
The Bevel Top Palm
Will-o-the-Wisp Card to Wallet
The Gamblers Cop
A Card Act
Various Card Miracles of Your Choice
The Card to Wallet
Card Warp
The Dai Vernon Color-Changing Deck (Jennings Finesse)

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby performer » January 15th, 2020, 9:32 pm

Brian Hebert wrote:Richard, is there a chance that Jennings takes it easy will be put out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of you starting the book?


30 years? Bloody hell! I thought that I procrastinated when writing books! I don't feel quite so bad after reading that!

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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 18th, 2020, 4:58 pm

Yes, Chapter Eight, Wallet Wonders, has been moved into the next book (Tough).
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Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Postby F.Amílcar » January 19th, 2020, 6:48 am

Dear friend Richard,

It will be a pleasure to well receive in Spain the Jennings's book.

Truly yours,


F. Amílcar Riega i Bello.


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