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by Leonard Hevia
November 23rd, 2017, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Movie Magic: The Larry Thornton Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Movie Magic: The Larry Thornton Collection

It's great to see a young Mike Skinner.
by Leonard Hevia
November 22nd, 2017, 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

I expected nothing from Chris's assertions that Gallaway was Erdnase. Most of his circumstantial evidence isn't compelling enough. He still has not answered my question as to whether or not Gallaway owned more than one magic book, which is The Expert. Bill Mullins pointed out that Chris had no evide...
by Leonard Hevia
November 22nd, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Devilish

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by Leonard Hevia
November 20th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Baker RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Steve Baker RIP

Richard Kaufman wrote:Charles Manson, on the other hand, is good and dead.


Where will he spend eternity? Location, location, location.
by Leonard Hevia
November 20th, 2017, 1:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Baker RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Steve Baker RIP

I believe Cassidy is still alive but in critical condition. Fame truly is a fleeting and empty goal.
by Leonard Hevia
November 18th, 2017, 10:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Swadling Changing Card
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: Bob Swadling Changing Card

Jonathan Townsend wrote: ...and yes you probably want to do a BoTop to manage the "after" as well.


The muggles will be burning your hands like hawks when that gaffed card lands back. It better be a good BoTop change for the clean up.
by Leonard Hevia
November 18th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Swadling Changing Card
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: Bob Swadling Changing Card

A topchange? That might get the method rolling... but alone is not enough manage that startling midair change - of a card which is shown front and back both before and after. Yep--don't forget to hand the card to the muggles after that startling change. A souvenir of the magical experience they can...
by Leonard Hevia
November 17th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bob Swadling Changing Card
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: Bob Swadling Changing Card

I saw this Swadling trick on eBay a few years ago. I believe that a good top change can get the job done. The gaff is best used only if the effect cannot be duplicated by sleight of hand.
by Leonard Hevia
November 12th, 2017, 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

For Gallaway we know even more. We know he had an interest in sleight of hand with cards, because he had card magic and gambling books in his library. Chris--are you saying here that Gallaway owned more than one card magic book? Beyond The Expert , did he own any more books on card magic? Chris--yo...
by Leonard Hevia
November 12th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

lybrary wrote:For Gallaway we know even more. We know he had an interest in sleight of hand with cards, because he had card magic and gambling books in his library.


Chris--are you saying here that Gallaway owned more than one card magic book? Beyond The Expert, did he own any more books on card magic?
by Leonard Hevia
November 11th, 2017, 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Since pretty much everybody played cards one way or another during the 19th century, essentially everybody had a deck of cards in their hands. For Gallaway we know even more. We know he had an interest in sleight of hand with cards, because he had card magic and gambling books in his library. Nothi...
by Leonard Hevia
November 11th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Because a cardshark is a cheat, a crook, a criminal. It is not in their interest to be found out. It is typical magician's thinking. We love cardsharks, we adore them, we idolize them, we seek them out, we try to learn from them. The rest of the people think they are crooks. To them it is obvious t...
by Leonard Hevia
November 10th, 2017, 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Im not buying it. I dont think trying to hide your identity in the context of this book was a game. I think people are way over thinking that one. Or maybe they aren't. W.E.Sanders- eh I still dont think so because again I point out- he was trying to hide his identity - NOT play Peek-A-Boo. Why not...
by Leonard Hevia
November 10th, 2017, 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

To me that made more sense. He just thought it was a good name to use as it was a word he was familiar with. Why cant it just be that simple?. To others it makes more sense that the author left behind clues for readers to follow a trail. A reversal or anagram of his name is one clue. You suggest re...
by Leonard Hevia
November 7th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

I'm beginning to wonder if Dalrymple illustrated a caricature of W.F. in another issue of Puck. I'm aware that the characters in the front battle lines are symbols and not senators. The character representing Idaho has a long mullet and from photos I've seen of the Republican Senator for that state,...
by Leonard Hevia
November 7th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What ever happened to John Cornelius?
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: What ever happened to John Cornelius?

I found his book to be a mixed bag but there are gems like his Slow Motion Coin Vanish and a diabolical use of a shiner out in plain site to glimpse selected cards that I've never seen anywhere else. The candid photos of magic and entertainment legends are also wonderful.
by Leonard Hevia
November 6th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

We can't be sure that Erdnase told Smith that he was actually related to Dalrymple. Oh, I see. This argument requires for Smith to have incorrectly remembered something. What a novel thought! I will not argue against it. But I find the alleged comment rather unlikely in this situation. If Dalrymple...
by Leonard Hevia
November 6th, 2017, 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Political cartoons . . . are stylized art and not meant to be lifelike renditions. Except in this case, the cartoons of real people are lifelike renditions. (add to the list John James Ingalls, who is sprawled on the ground in front of the cannons.) Dalrymple did accurate likenesses when he was dep...
by Leonard Hevia
November 5th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: Devilish

Gordon Meyer wrote:Satan has gotten a bad rap in more modern times.


Most likely due to the 1973 classic horror film The Exorcist.
by Leonard Hevia
November 5th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Great juxtaposition of caricatures and photos. To me the Montana fellow looks like Wilbur Fisk Sanders. Dalrymple could have drawn the Montana guy in many other ways, but he didn't. However, the part of the argument I can't follow is this. Why would WE Sanders say he is related to Dalrymple when Da...
by Leonard Hevia
November 4th, 2017, 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Thank you Tom! We don't know what Erdnase exactly told Smith. If we take the family connection at face value, then researchers look for marital or blood ties. If Erdnase had said "I have a family connection to Dalrymple," then Smith could have taken it to mean that Dalrymple was a blood re...
by Leonard Hevia
November 4th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Dalrymple makes it very clear to the viewer that: If the character has a name - it's a person. If the character doesn't have a name - it's not a person, it's a "thing" or a "situation". Such a practice is still extremely common in political cartoons in 2017. Yes--the men on the ...
by Leonard Hevia
November 4th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

but when you throw in the Dalrymple argument (re the political cartoon) Tom, from your work on the Godwin blog, I know you are a student of illustration. Don't you think (as I do) that the "Montana" character in the Doomed cartoon from Puck is merely a personification of the mining intere...
by Leonard Hevia
November 2nd, 2017, 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Seems to be a simple typo, as he spells it correctly on page 192 of the original edition (in the "Acrobatic Jacks" trick explanation). Is it a typo where the typesetter accidentally substituted the "s" for the "r" or did the typesetter misread the manuscript and delibe...
by Leonard Hevia
October 31st, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Magicam! Not sure I understood the typesetter technical explication, but from your response, it is clear that the typesetter for The Expert could have indeed been working from the author's handwritten manuscript. Your last paragraph also made it clear that throughout the history of printing, ...
by Leonard Hevia
October 30th, 2017, 11:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 42
Views: 3628

Re: Ambitious Riser

The routine in "On the Up and Up" alllows you to do a Rising Card routine with three freely chosen cards. The third comes up back toward audience and then visibly turns around. It looks exactly like a routine with a gimmicked deck, except you can borrow the deck. Hostler: why wouldn't peo...
by Leonard Hevia
October 30th, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Second, when the author says "our initials", I take it to mean that he, the author, S. W. Erdnase, is using his initials ("S W E") to name the sleight. David Alexander went through some gyrations about "shifting" the initials from SWE -> WES to support the candidacy of...
by Leonard Hevia
October 30th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fantasio - RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Fantasio - RIP

I.M. Magician wrote:By the way, he performed on the Ed Sullivan show the same night that The Beatles made their debut on that program.


It was Fred Kaps who performed that same night, he did Homing Card and the Salt Pour.

RIP Fantasio.
by Leonard Hevia
October 28th, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Original Stars of Magic in Binder
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: WTB: Original Stars of Magic in Binder

It sold for $250.00 plus the 25% buyers premium. The Tannens reprint I acquired back in 1977 for $30.00 works for me.
by Leonard Hevia
October 22nd, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4500

Re: Genii Convention

Thanks Evan!
by Leonard Hevia
October 22nd, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4500

Re: Genii Convention

Was there a Think a Card effect called 23 that was sold at this convention?
by Leonard Hevia
October 22nd, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Charlie Miller's published works...
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Re: Charlie Miller's published works...

Presumably most of the information in the Csuri files have not been printed anywhere else?... The Jacob Daley Csuri files were published as the Dr. Daley Notebook, and a portion of the Faucett Ross material was eventually published as well. I don't know what book that would be, perhaps The Magic of...
by Leonard Hevia
October 21st, 2017, 11:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!
Replies: 19
Views: 1881

Re: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!

Blaine is holding his breath underwater?

Where can I purchase that effect?
by Leonard Hevia
October 21st, 2017, 10:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Charlie Miller's published works...
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Re: Charlie Miller's published works...

Are those Csuri notes the same that was auctioned off by Potter and Potter earlier this month? think they made something like $29,000. A complete set of the Csuri notes was auctioned off in the August Jeff Busby Potter auction. That set contained the magic of Vernon, Miller, Woodfield, Daley, Ross,...
by Leonard Hevia
October 21st, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Charlie Miller's published works...
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Re: Charlie Miller's published works...

More Miller fodder for you Chris: An interesting Charlie Miller card trick post on the Double Deal card magic blog:

https://doubledeal.wordpress.com/tag/charlie-miller/

It helps to own Karl Fulves' The Pallbearers Review to locate the effect though.
by Leonard Hevia
October 20th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Charlie Miller's published works...
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Re: Charlie Miller's published works...

You can start here:

http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php ... lie_Miller

Harry Riser teaches Miller's second deal and other card moves in Secrets of an Escamoteur.

There are Miller effects in Expert Card Technique.
by Leonard Hevia
October 20th, 2017, 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

If Erdnase had a comprehensive plan to conceal his identity, then he wouldn't have put M.D. Smith's name in big block letters on the title page of EATCT. To do so would make absolutely no sense if somebody was making a concerted effort to conceal their identity. Erdnase didn't have a comprehensive ...
by Leonard Hevia
October 20th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

I also agree with Tom that the case for E.S. Andrews is a thin one. The "name" argument strikes me as also weak. A man of Erdnase's intelligence knew that readers would spell out the name backwards. It's the first thing anyone would do. If Sanders was Erdnase, he wasn't going to tell Smith...
by Leonard Hevia
October 19th, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

Nevertheless, even in these merely 3000 words you still find the spark of Erdnase: "There is not a “catch” in any problem in this book ..." "In some of the problems there are “stunts” which may seem unfair to the student ..." "The student who gets help in the solution of an...
by Leonard Hevia
October 18th, 2017, 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871578

Re: ERDNASE

W.E. Sanders: On the surface he does have education and writing experience. But his writing is bland, plain, engineering like. Has never self-published nor written an entire book himself. Only engineering articles and contributions to books. Nowhere the eloquence of Erdnase. Are you sure about that...

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