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This isn't meant to be a greatest of all time thread, but I just felt in the mood to mention who I feel after 20 years of studying the art of magic is the most wonderful coin handler I've ever seen. That man is Slydini. I cannot stress enough to young magicians the importance of studying Slydini's work.
Slydini was a master magician in every sense of the word.
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I've heard a lot about Slydini and seen a lot of his works in print but does there exist any video of him performing anywhere? I've wondered this a long time but I've never been able to find any.
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If you look hard enough, there are videos floating around from Slydini's 3 (I think) appearances on the Dick Cavet show as well as a T.V. special hosted by Fred Kaps and then there was one more T.V. special hosted by Dick Cavet. Also there was an 8mm film of him that was taped by (again I think) Ken Brookes.

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On 2005-01-26 05:25, mike gallo wrote:
Also there was an 8mm film of him that was taped by (again I think) Ken Brookes.

Mike
If I'm not mistaken, the mentioned 8mm movie(s) was/were taped by Lewis Ganson.

The *publisher* was Harry Stanley.

To the best of my knowledge, Ken Brooke *just* was also appearing on those movies, eg. some tapes where he was performing were published too.
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If I'm not mistaken, the mentioned 8mm movie(s) was/were taped by Lewis Ganson.

Werner, you are most likely right. As I said, I only thought. All I know is some cool guy that hangs out on the Café sent it to me Smile !!!

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Yea, some people have all the luck. Smile
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You can find a footage of Slydini himself performing his Slydini Scarves in Tony Clark's Sly Scarves DVD
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Tony Slydini was a true master in every way.

I was lucky to have him as one of my teachers in the late 1960's.

The text book we used was his Slydini Encores.

Get this book and learn Slydini's One Coin Routine, Wrong Way Coins, and Unpredictable Coins.

Only by practicing these routines can you feel his true genius.

They are workers. I still do them today, 38 years later! That defines a classic.
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Cellini mentioned in his lecture that he has a small pile of 8mm footage of Slydini that he plans on releasing on one of his upcoming DVD's.
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I have a vhs tape (extremely poor copy of a copy of a copy) of one of his DC show appearances. He is one class act. It reminds me of a time when there were a lot more 'public gentlemen' around.

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The mention of "Wrong Way Coins" brings back the memory of Slydini NAILING me badly with that... then he graciously taught this to me and now I NAIL with it.
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..the text we used was Slydini Encores.

Which is now available on cd-rom!!!
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Speaking of Slydini's Silk Knots, I witnessed a guy named Allen Okawa perform the effect at a lecture using those "tall cylindrical glass tumblers"; It was a thing of beauty, almost verbatim, right out of the Fulves Slydini Book; Did he teach it, no;
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Bah, is everything for sale? I don't feel much like paying for a poor VHS copy of Slydini performing on Cavett. They should stick a clip or two on the internet somewhere for free on one of his biographical sites.
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All you Slydini fans might like this link http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......;start=0
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Iarwin...

Where can you buy a poor VHS copy of Slydini performing on Cavett?

~Craig
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Where can you buy a poor VHS copy of Slydini performing on Cavett?

Are you looking for one? You said you had a poor copy of a poor copy.
I Googled it and what came up was some online auction sites and some VCDs. These types of things are generally poor quality so I just assumed. Not sure if you can still get any of these things now.
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I had no idea people are actually selling these. I'm not looking for them.

I just wish I had seen him perform live. I got mine from Mark Bellinger who loaned me a tape of the DC show 10ish years ago and I copied it, and judging by the quality of the tape it seems he did the same... thus the copy of a copy of a copy.

~Craig
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I have got the Bill Malone DVD on Sly Silks, but want to learn the Tony Clark Travelling Knot from 2 glasses. Don't say I have to buy another dvd to learn this.
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On Tony Clarks Timing Is Everything DVD, there is footage of Slydini performing paper balls in the hat, using a cardboard box. It also has Tony's renditions of all of Slydinis classic effects. But don't just stop at buying the video, which can be found here:
http://allmagic.com/spin/spins/clarkslydini.html

Also pick up the 2 volume magic of Slydini set by Lewis Ganson and Annotated Slydini.....
dennymagic.com

both are worth while, and worth every penny. The lessons in misdirection taught in the paper balls over the head are priceless..but the book runs about 60 bones......lol

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