What do you think about this effect?

Discuss the latest news and rumors in the magic world.
Terry_Holley
Posts: 130
Joined: April 16th, 2008, 9:20 pm
Location: Medina, OH

What do you think about this effect?

Postby Terry_Holley » January 27th, 2006, 8:08 pm

Check out the following:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

What do you think "performance rights" is all about considering this is pretty close to David Copperfield's routine.

Terry

Jonathan Townsend
Posts: 8155
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Westchester, NY
Contact:

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 27th, 2006, 8:30 pm

Originally posted by Terry Holley:
Check out the following:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

What do you think "performance rights" is all about considering this is pretty close to David Copperfield's routine.

Terry
Are you asking that Copperfield's staff be informed so they can file a VERO injunction on the item?
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

Terry_Holley
Posts: 130
Joined: April 16th, 2008, 9:20 pm
Location: Medina, OH

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Terry_Holley » January 28th, 2006, 1:01 pm

I was just wondering if anyone who knows more than me had any information on this eBay offering and how it may relate to David's routine.

It seems a little odd to me!

Terry

User avatar
Pete Biro
Posts: 7125
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Hollyweird
Contact:

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Pete Biro » January 28th, 2006, 1:45 pm

I have informed DC's management.
Stay tooned.

Arnie Fuoco
Posts: 82
Joined: January 21st, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Arlington VA

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Arnie Fuoco » January 28th, 2006, 1:52 pm

It seems a little odd to me!
It does to me also. I just saw David perform this exact effect about 6 months ago. The strange thing is that the ebay ad says that the performance rights are included. Also, anything connected with the licence plates are not included.

I wonder if there will be a follow up ad for the production of the grandfather's 1939 Lincoln with the licence plates mounted
Arnie Fuoco

Bill Palmer
Posts: 719
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Houston TX
Contact:

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Bill Palmer » January 28th, 2006, 3:09 pm

Even stranger since Andrew Mayne had something similar in one of his books a couple of years ago.

It wasn't as clean, but it would work for Copperfield.
Bill Palmer, MIMC

User avatar
Pete Biro
Posts: 7125
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Hollyweird
Contact:

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Pete Biro » January 28th, 2006, 11:40 pm

I heard back from Copperfield's folks and they are going after this.
Stay tooned.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25116
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 29th, 2006, 7:39 am

The only really interesting thing about it is that there are no bidders!
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
Pete Biro
Posts: 7125
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Hollyweird
Contact:

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Pete Biro » January 29th, 2006, 9:33 am

Yet.

Wait 'til 3 seconds before it closes... altho Kenner said they are going to see about shutting it down ASAP.
Stay tooned.

Arnie Fuoco
Posts: 82
Joined: January 21st, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Arlington VA

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Arnie Fuoco » January 30th, 2006, 6:39 pm

The only really interesting thing about it is that there are no bidders!
It seems probable this is a scam. The seller from Fargo ND has no rating with all zeros on the feedback chart. I think even neophytes would fear to tread here especially with a staring cost of $90.
Arnie Fuoco

John LeBlanc
Posts: 904
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby John LeBlanc » January 30th, 2006, 6:48 pm

Originally posted by arnie:
It seems probable this is a scam. The seller from Fargo ND has no rating with all zeros on the feedback chart.
FARGO, ND?! Ha. That's one of two "safe house" cities in North America that protect sellers against pissed off customers ever knocking on the door.

The other city has to be Wallace, ID.

John
http://www.escamoteurettes.com/blog/

Todd Lassen
Posts: 126
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Contact:

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Todd Lassen » January 30th, 2006, 6:57 pm

Actually, I think Chris Korn originated this effect long before DC ever did it.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25116
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 30th, 2006, 8:01 pm

The story behind the origin of this effect is that David Copperfield purchased the rights from Gary Oullett, who claimed to be the originator. Then, after David and Criss Kenner worked on it for a long time to add the various other elements, including the car production, they heard that it was in fact Chris Korn's idea. Unfortunately no one could backtrack and confront Ouelett because he had died of a heart attack without warning in the interim.
This left Chris Korn in a ratty position, but I think eventually David did settle with him in some form.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Eric Falconer
Posts: 3
Joined: July 22nd, 2008, 11:17 am

Re: What do you think about this effect?

Postby Eric Falconer » January 31st, 2006, 8:58 am

It looks like someone has bid on it.
If you read the description of this effect it doesn't clearly state that the prediction is a license plate. It just states that the prediction and and the numbers written down match.
True, it shows pictures of license plates but the description of the effect fails to mention license plates anywhere.
I'm not defending this item. In fact it seems fishy to me.
If you recieve anything at all from this auction, I'd bet all you'd get is:
'special envelopes, a ribbon, prediction sheets, and performance rights'
That doesn't sound at all like DC's effect. In fact the whole auction seems misleading to me anyway. Someone thinking this is "Lottery" will pay 90 dollars for something it's not and can't buy anyway.


Return to “Buzz”