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Strange Tasting Fish Sticks
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Ok, I feel really bad right now because I don't know much about Dai Vernon. I know a little from reading on Wikipedia about him, that he showed a card trick (sleight) the pass, I think, to Houdini and fooled him. He is also known as the "Professor".

A few questions. Did he release any magic books? Are there any biographies about him? I know his favorite book was Erdnase.

What type of magic did he do? Did he do other types besides cards too? Why is he considered the 'god' of magic?
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He reads it ...
thinks about taking the bait..
then quietly walks away without even mentioning the search function...
and waits for tomorrow to see what's on the hook.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Your post gave me the strength to just "move on" Jon.
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On 2009-01-02 23:54, Strange Tasting Fish Sticks wrote:
Ok, I feel really bad right now because I don't know much about dai vernon. I know a little from reading on wikipedia about him, that he showed a card trick (sleight) the pass, I think, to houdini and fooled him. He is also known as the "professor".

A few questions. Did he release any magic books? Are there any biographies about him? I know his favorite book was erdnase.

What type of magic did he do? Did he do other types besides cards too? Why is he considered the 'god' of magic?


Don't feel bad. This is an exciting time for you. Years from now you'll remember when you knew very little about Dai Vernon and how much fun you had discovering how much he influenced the art of magic.

Start here:
http://www.magicdirectory.com/vernon/

Then get :
Dai Vernon: A Biography by David Ben
http://www.dennymagic.com/cgi-bin/hazel.......m=007737

And then:
Dai Vernon Book of Magic by Lewis Ganson
http://topsmagic.com/topshop/product_inf......s_id=817

And then...The Dai Vernon REVELATIONS DVD set. Give Bill at Mad Hatter a call and see how much the entire set will be:
http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......s_id=187

Soon, you'll become the Café's Dai Vernon expert!

Have fun learning all about The Professor.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Thank you Chris!
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My pleasure. I remember when I first started learning about Dai Vernon and to this day I love learning new things, hearing stories from folks that met him, etc.

Enjoy the journey!
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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The Dai Vernon biography by David Ben is splendidly fantastic... you'll love it.

I also have learned much from The Vernon Chronicles, fantastic stuff there.
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'The Magician and the Cardsharp' by Karl Johnson is fascinating. Indexed as I wish more magic books would be. the paperback is (or at least was) available at chain discount bookstores.
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Since nobody seemed to pick up on the thing about the search function, I'll do it.

If you go to the "Search" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen, click on it, and enter the term "Vernon" you will find many references. Among them is this one:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=134
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Under the books for sale there is someone selling a copy of "Magician and the Cardsharp."
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