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Slydini was a funny guys!

theres a lot of tony...but the pins were performed by bob yourborg

but we have seom [retty rare footage of tony...so I think this will be a nice addition to anyones collection of Slydini...

I don't have it in front of me but off the top he does paper balls in hat, also over the head...some of the cig routines..the coins...knots....production of silks I think ...some of the performances are not compete...some of the foootage was shot in the 50's and 60's....

I think, like I said before...this is historic

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Paper balls in hat...was that basicly the same as the paper balls in cardboard box routine?
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Yes....its done with a box on the dvd sey...sorry...originally it was done with a hat

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Smile I never knew about the hat. The only version I have ever been conversant with was the box, but I can easily see how a hat would work just as well. Smile
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Daffydoug

I believe in the Fulves books there is a photography of Slydini performing the paper balls in the hat at a 'fair'-type event. He must have been 40 at the time. It's a weird photography if you ask me, because it captures Slydini making an unusual frown.

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I wonder why he was frowning?
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What a shame it wasn't taped, but I was tech advisor for an all magic TV show in San Francisco years ago and I booked Slydini and he did a huge segment... but it was live and no tape.

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On 2005-10-10 18:54, daffydoug wrote:
:pepper: I never knew about the hat. The only version I have ever been conversant with was the box, but I can easily see how a hat would work just as well. Smile
That's VERY funny to me.. Smile
Actually I have seen him doing it with the hat (life) and later, when he used that foldable box, I always found THAT weird.. no kidding.. Smile

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The hat was a *natural*, the box was a *prop*..
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I was refering to the Fulves book which I once owned, studied, used and treasured. It shows the box..even gives the exact dimensions for constructing it...but makes no mention of a hat.

Besides, there are few "gentlemen" nowadays wearing "hats" (ala Ward Cleaver) so you would end up likely doing it with a baseball cap. That may not work very well.

So, back to the box.

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On 2005-10-15 07:00, daffydoug wrote:
I was refering to the Fulves book which I once owned, studied, used and treasured. It shows the box..even gives the exact dimensions for constructing it...but makes no mention of a hat.

Besides, there is a dearth of "gentlemen" nowadays wearing bonafide "hats" (ala Ward Cleaver) so you would end up likely doing it with a baseball cap! That may not work very well.

So, back to the box.
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Slydini moved to the box because he could show it legit as empty prior to start and lift it at the end to show the appearance of the paper balls. He thought this was a big improvement over the hat.

And yes Daffydoug...Tony really said(jokingly of course) that he was a shoemaker. The bit was originally filmed on 8mm film at a 1977 Christmas party. A guy is interviewing Tony and Frank Garcia. He asks Frank his name and Frank says "Frank Garcia". The guy now asks Slydini who answers, "Mr. Shuman" The interviewer moves to Frank and asks him what he does for a living and Frank says, " I'm in buttons and lace" Then the guy asks Tony and he says he is a shoemaker. The interview guy asks Tony "Do you do magic?" and Tony says, "No, but my brother does". The interviewer asks, "Do you give lessons?" Tony says ,"Yes, How to tie shoes". The interviewer now goes on to show Tony a coin trick. A little later in this tape Tony performs the linking pins.
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So, how long till the dvd comes out now?
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Slydini moved to the box because he could show it legit as empty prior to start and lift it at the end to show the appearance of the paper balls. He thought this was a big improvement over the hat.

And yes Daffydoug...Tony really said(jokingly of course) that he was a shoemaker. The bit was originally filmed on 8mm film at a 1977 Christmas party. A guy is interviewing Tony and Frank Garcia. He asks Frank his name and Frank says "Frank Garcia". The guy now asks Slydini who answers, "Mr. Shuman" The interviewer moves to Frank and asks him what he does for a living and Frank says, " I'm in buttons and lace" Then the guy asks Tony and he says he is a shoemaker. The interview guy asks Tony "Do you do magic?" and Tony says, "No, but my brother does". The interviewer asks, "Do you give lessons?" Tony says ,"Yes, How to tie shoes". The interviewer now goes on to show Tony a coin trick. A little later in this tape Tony performs the linking pins.


Thanks for the detailed info! I can ascertain from your post that Slydini had a sharp wit and equally acuminate sense of humor! Do you concur? Smile
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Tony indeed had a sharp wit and great sense of humor.
I hope the DVD coming out has a lot of Slydini footage. The DVD sounds like it is 3 1/2 hrs long, but I hope it is not just 10 minutes of Slydini and the rest by his students. Either way, I am sure I will buy it anyway.
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The more actual Slydini the better, no doubt. Smile
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So, how long till it comes out?
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The DVD's look like they will be avialble in a few weeks. Here's what's on them:

DISC ONE Slydini Performs:
Coins Through the Table
Cigarette Miracle
Two Cigarettes From One
Cellini Performs and explains the Slydini Movement
Coins Through the Table Including: Han Ping Chein, Revolve Vanish, and Imp Pass
Cigarette Miracle
Two Cigarettes From One
Impossible Dream
Other effects performed by Slydini students: Bill Brunelle - Slydini's Interlude With a Paper Napkin (Explained by Jim Cellini)
Slydini's Sponge Ball Routine (Performance Only)
Charlie Cambra, The Illusive Four (Performance Only)
Bob Yorburg, Slydini's Linking Pins (Performance Only)

DISC TWO Slydini Performs:
Paper Balls Over the Head
Production of Silks
Knotted Silks (Stage Version)
Paper Balls to the Hat (Box)
Cellini Performs & Explains Production of Silks, Knotted Silks (Stage Version), and Paper Balls to the Hat (Box)
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I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of the new Slydini DVDs yesterday and watched them this evening. I wanted to copy a letter I forwarded to Ted after viewing these DVDs:

"Hi Ted. I watched "As I Remember" this evening. You guys have done a remarkable job. This is a very valuable project that will have a lasting and important part in magic history. It's wonderful to hear the stories of Slydini, to learn some of the important lessons Slydini imparted, and to see and learn the routines that made him famous. As a kid, seeing Slydini on TV was what was hooked me on magic. I could not believe my eyes... magic DID exist. Seeing these same brilliant routines now 30 years later on this DVD set I am reminded of what a powerful effect magic can have, how simplicity in an effect can create a true masterpiece beyond much of the convoluted pieces we see now a day, how revering one's magic translates into a more powerful experience for the spectator, etc. These DVDs were a true joy to watch. I hope that the magic world will not overlook these DVDs considering Slydini as "passe"... so so far from the truth. Even if your style is vastly different there are SO many valuable lessons in here for any student of magic. Thanks for the effort and hard work you guys put into these. Great job!"

I HIGHLY recommend these DVDs. These guys have put a lot of work and effort and caring into the DVDs... obviously this comes from the admiration that they have for the influence Slydini had on their magic. You can see the effort, the work, etc. These were a joy to watch and if you study the DVDs closely there are many many lessons you can take into your magic. Even if you just want a "show" you will see what true magic looks like in watching the many clips of Slydini performing.

Just as an aside, Ted also just finished a DVD set (2 individual DVDs) on the magic of Geoff Williams. I first became acquainted with Geoff through his great notes "A Lecture Your Mother Never Gave You" followed later by his other notes "The Lecture Your Father Never Gave You". Both of these notes contain some great great routines. I was fortunate enough to finally meet Geoff in person and spend some time with him at the last LVMI convention. For me Geoff was the highlight of the convention. He's a hell of a nice guy and his magic is strong, his presentations absolutely hilarious, and his thinking just brilliant. Geoff's strength is taking "standard" or published routines (always with permission) and taking them to a whole new level both in handling and presentation. Although I have not yet seen the DVDs (I am promised an advanced copy soon which I'll discuss when I see it), I have seen just the covers and was laughing out loud- typical Geoff Williams humor- just make sure you look closely at the covers. With these new DVDs you will not only learn some GREAT routines (I am familiar with the contents) but you will be thoroughly entertained if it is at all like I saw of Geoff performing. Although Geoff is not widely known in the magic world I predict these DVDs will become very popular and be talked about VERY highly as word spreads. I am truly looking forward to these. A great variety of gems you should not miss.

I believe both the Slydini and the Geoff Williams DVDs will be ready sometime in November. Don't pass up any of these. Obviously very different projects but both will be very valuable (and if you have missed it you SHOULD pick up the Lonnie Chevrie DVDs- Lonnie is, in my opinion, one of magic's hidden treasures- just ask Chad Long, Bob Sheets, Roger Klause, etc. - these guys are all raving about Lonnie's work and on these DVDs you see some of his best items).

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Im not sure but checkc hocus-pocus I thought I saw this released today.
I could be wrong though.


http://hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/

sorry it was a preorder.
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Hey Koz

What's the timing behind the release ?

Thanks again
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Hey Koz

What's the timing behind the release ?

Thanks again
Daniel
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