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Genii JANUARY 2013• $6

The search for

Lost magic




301-652-5800 EDITOR

Richard Kaufman ART DIRECTOR


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Margret Daham COLUMNISTS

David Acer David Britland Al Cohen Dani DaOrtiz John Gaughan Roberto Giobbi David Kaye Chris Kenner Homer Liwag Max Maven Jon Racherbaumer Jim Steinmeyer Tom Stone REVIEWS

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Richard Kaufman Elizabeth Kaufman Daniel Solomon Jane Solomon Printed in memory of William Larsen, Sr. & William Larsen, Jr. Publisher Emerita Irene Larsen Editor Emerita Erika Larsen

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Mr. Kaufman's Portrait by Zakary Belamy




72 The Search for Lost Magic by Steve Cohen 48 Tenyo 2013 by Richard Kaufman 52 Genii's 75th Birthday Bash by Dustin Stinett

COLUMNS 10 12 14 15 18

Genii Speaks by Richard Kaufman On the Slant by Jon Racherbaumer Now Performing Memoirs of a Magic Dealer by Al Cohen The Chamber of Secrets


The Nest of Boxes Set by John Gaughan

20 Magic Man Examiner Vault

The Impromptu Mark Brandyberry Booze and Caffeine Detector by Chris Kenner and Homer Liwag 28 Lost Horizons Checking A Count by Max Maven 30 Conjuring Intellectual Property by Jim Steinmeyer 34 Lodestones Seeing the Ontolophaunt by Tom Stone 42 Magicana Two by Harry Lorayne 42 Royal Impossibility by Harry Lorayne

44 Perfect Illusion(S) by Harry Lorayne


92 Videos Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

92 Woodyland by Woody Aragon 92 Shared Dreams by Marcelo Insúa 93 Quadrant by Brandon David and Chris Turchi 93 The Money Card by Shaun Robison 94 First Hand (aka Freedom Change) by Justin Miller and Paul Harris 94 Wings by Amos Levkovitch with Jeff Hobson 94 Peter Pit Memories by Peter Pit with Jeff Hobson 95 Elegant Illusion by Losander with Jeff Hobson 95 Blinking Effect by Jean-Luc Bertrand

96 Books Reviewed by Jamy Ian Swiss

96 The Trapdoor, Volume 3 by Steve Beam 97 Welcome to the Fabulous Wayne Dobson & Friends by Wayne Dobson 98 The Thought Reader Craze: Victorian Science at the Enchanted Boundary by Barry H. Wiley


99 Tricks Reviewed by Danny Orleans

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Princess in a Pickle by Silly Billy Destiny Has A Name and Viva Las Vegas by Eugene Burger and Max Maven Stolen Cards by Lennart Green The Card Puzzle by Woody Aragon The Perfect World by MagoMigue Airline Concept by J.P. Vallarino & Yuri Kaine The Bumblebees by Woody Aragon Silkeny by Iñaki Zabaletta

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