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donrodrigo
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Any books or dvd out there on Jimmy Grippo?
MagicalArtist
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No substitute for a book or DVD, but to start you out, you can see some rare footage of Jimmy Grippo on the Merv Griffin show:

http://www.leeasher.com/cgi-bin/arp3/arp3-t.pl?l=12&c=6638

P.S. It would be helpful if you gave your post a more descriptive title.
Michael Baker
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Hyla Clark's book, "The World's Greratest Magic", has one section on Jimmy Grippo.

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donrodrigo
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Thank you friends.
Rennie
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There is a book called "The Magic of Jimmy Grippo" By Jimmy Grippo collaborated by Geno Munari, copyright 1981. I am not sure how hard it is to get. You may want to check Ebay, The Martinka Auction or any other of the many used magic dealers. I have seen it from time to time, I do have it but not for sale.
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On 2008-03-10 12:36, Rennie wrote:
There is a book called "The Magic of Jimmy Grippo" By Jimmy Grippo collaborated by Geno Munari, copyright 1981. I am not sure how hard it is to get. You may want to check Ebay, The Martinka Auction or any other of the many used magic dealers. I have seen it from time to time, I do have it but not for sale.
Rennie


You don't want this book even if you can get it. Jimmy was so disappointed when it came out. This was just a book of tricks by Geno, and little to do with Jimmy. Unfortunately there is not much books written on Grippo and his methods. Maybe someday his pupil Joey will write that book. Then we will all be fortunate as he was a special performer.
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I think Grippo's hair is still living in Vegas.
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On 2008-03-10 16:47, Stanyon wrote:
I think Grippo's hair is still living in Vegas.


I think Joey may own that. LOL
donrodrigo
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Thanks for that Rennie,im digging for any of his techniques.
mtpascoe
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Be careful. Like I said, that books does not contain Grippo's secrets. It does have good photos of him so it might be worth it.
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On 2008-03-10 12:36, Rennie wrote:
There is a book called "The Magic of Jimmy Grippo" By Jimmy Grippo collaborated by Geno Munari, copyright 1981. I am not sure how hard it is to get. You may want to check Ebay, The Martinka Auction or any other of the many used magic dealers. I have seen it from time to time, I do have it but not for sale.
Rennie


You don't want this book even if you can get it. Jimmy was so disappointed when it came out. This was just a book of tricks by Geno, and little to do with Jimmy. Unfortunately there is not much books written on Grippo and his methods. Maybe someday his pupil Joey will write that book. Then we will all be fortunate as he was a special performer.
That is not true. Jimmy did not want his actuall work on anything published that is why the book was written the way it was. Notice how Jimmy never contributed anything to magic magazines either?

There is a book that is going to be on Jimmy's material. As far as I know Joey is not working on it. From what Joey has said in the past to me it he would rather the information not be available. Jon Raucherbaumer is working on the book along with Geno.
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That was a treat. I remember reading about him in the Hyla Clark book so many years ago and had never seen him before. That stop trick he did with Orson was fantastic.
mtpascoe
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Here is a website that pays tribute to Jimmy. http://www.ring2100.org/jimmy.html
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So what is your advice? To get The Magic of Jimmy Grippo book or to wait for some new book?
I can get it for 125$, but not sure if it is good price.
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On 2008-03-10 16:47, Stanyon wrote:
I think Grippo's hair is still living in Vegas.


I think I saw it on CSI as a stand-in for a black cat that had been run over by a truck. Smile
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