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Mike Powers
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I posted a video I shot of Howie Schwarzman at the 1987 St. Louis Jubilee. He's got the moves. Check it out.

The password is "Howie"

http://vimeo.com/118416420

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Thanks for sharing!

That was awesome!
Although is not a video of magic, I was inspired by this.
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On Feb 1, 2015, Ricardo Delgado wrote:
Thanks for sharing!

That was awesome!
Although is not a video of magic, I was inspired by this.


It wasn't?
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I met Howie at Phil Thomas' Yogi Magic Mart in Baltimore in the '70's. I was fairly new to magic at that time, and Howie was very kind to me, giving me tips on topping the deck and passes. Since I've lived in the D.C. area for most of my life, I've seen Howie a number of times over the years. I've always been in awe of his wonderful abilities with cards and coins.

This clip brought back some great memories.
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Thanks for sharing
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Very slick, surprisingly good quality clip given its age.
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I also thank you, Mr. Powers, for sharing that wonderful clip! Smile
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I used to see Howie at Fechter's every year. We always hung out and laughed a lot. Howie is more than just a talented sleight of hand artist. He is (was) a pilot (has his own plane), and an excellent piano player. I'll bet he has other talents that I'm unaware of.

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Forgot about the piano playing. Some 35 years ago or so, a small group of us, including Howie and Cy keller went to a little pub in Baltimore. When Howie sat down at a piano in the bar, I was amazed at how good he was. A fact probably not known by very many: Harvey Rosenthal, a long time friend of Howie's was playing classical piano as a child. Once, when I visited his home, he played for me.
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I met Mr. Schwartzman in the dealers room at a canadian convention 25 years ago. He fooled me badly. I was young. The reverence I have for him now makes me want to go back in time.
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WOW. The only exposure I have ever had with Howard Schwartzman's work was/is through print. I knew that the man was/is a genius but HOLY ****!! I once stated that Derek Dingle's pass was the greatest I have never "seen." Well, now there are two greats whose pass I have never "seen."

I miss America so very much and I envy all of you that are going to Magi-Fest, the IBM and SAM conventions, Magic Live, the Genii Convention, and many more. I wish I was home again but to get there would mean selling all of my magic. I was accepted again into a PhD program but there is no way I can pay my first year. It's definitely a catch-22.

Anyhow, sorry for the tangent into my life such as it is. Watching Howard Schwartzman's work brought a much needed smile to my face. Smile Thank you Mike for sharing!!
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There is no T in Schwarzman!
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I loved watching Howie demo at Hank Lee's convention many years ago. Would always fool the h----l out of me.
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Howie never got the recognition that he so deserved. He wasn't known for creating magic but rather for performing classics perfectly. One of his favorites was coins in the hat. He also had a card repertoire of fairly unknown but, nonetheless, killer stuff. He should have been a guest of honor at Fechter's but it's probably too late for that now.

I think his memory has faded quite a bit. I should have gone to New York with my digital recorder a few years ago and just talked to him for many hours a day. I hope someone has done that and will be prepared to do a lengthy article or book on Howie at some point.

Love that guy!

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Howie is quite the character. It used to be fun watching him heckle the lecturers when they would visit Denny & Lee's. They all accepted it for what it was... good fun and it meant Howie respected you.

Howie was also the Technical Editor for Cliff Green's Professional Card Magic. His Impeccable Double and Impeccable Prediction can be found in that great book.
"Long may magicians fascinate and continue to be fascinated by the mystery potential in a pack of cards."
~Cliff Green

"The greatest tricks ever performed are not done at all. The audience simply think they see them."
~ John Northern Hilliard
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It wasn't?


Some can say it is a very magical video, but he's not performing a routine or effect. In that sense, it's not a video of magic, but it's a video showing flawless technique.

Do anybody know where to find some recorded performance of Howie? I would love to watch! I now nothing about him, and I'd like to know a bit more.

Also does he have any more published effects?
Thanks Kabbalah, I'm sure going to search for Cliff Green's Professional Card Magic.
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There a video of Howie perfoming on a cruise ship. From this you'll see Howie's performing persona. It's clear that he loves performing too. I'm not sure where that video might be found? I think I have a video of Howie teaching a rubber band trick at Fechter's (4F) a few years ago. I belive it's on Vimeo with a password. I'll dig that out and post it. It won't show Howie at his best, but at least you can see him perform a trick.

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Thanks Mike!
I would really appreciate that!
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This video is from 2012. I'm the MC of the Pat Page Memorial Workshop at Fechter's (4F). The theme was rubber band magic. Howie came up at the very end with a quickie. This doesn't do a very good job of showing Howie's performing skills, but here it is:

http://vimeo.com/41562616

Password: FFFF12

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