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Steve Brooks
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I've got the first two Illusion Systems books, plus The Big Black limited edition book Paul put out.



Does anyone know if Paul Osborne is still selling stuff? Is Illusion Systems even still in business? Smile
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Steve, I have not seen anything or heard anything of Paul in a while. I too am not sure what is happening with him.



I sure do suggest Rand Woodbury and of course shouldn't have to mention reading anything by Jim Steinmeyer.
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If you hear anything about Paul, please be sure and let me know.



I just love his thinking when it comes to illusion designs. Smile
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There is his column in Genii.



Can't really build from it but the ideas are great to get one started.



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I just received the new Abbotts catalog.... it has a few new Paul Osbourne plans in there. I guess he must be doing something.



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Yes Steve,

In the Linking Ring magazine there are ads saying that "He's Back in the Drawing Room"
not for remembering the old memories of course.

You may check out The Linking Rings in 2001 for I have not received any issue for 2002 yet!!

Hope this is useful for you.
Best regards.
Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
Magically Yours,

OZLEN TUNCER /Dr.TORA

Have you visited my new Website in English, yet?

www.magictora.com or www.torasmagic.com
Dennis Michael
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I have Osborne Illusion Systems I, II, III, and IV. And his Haunted Book. All are great and I am going to build the Hade-E-Levitation. Magic Table Converts in to a levitation table and the table falls leaving the person floating, then the table rises back in place and the boy is lowered on to the table. Based on the Super-X Illusion.

He does have a new book out called Illusion Plans. It is a simple, easy to build illusion, but I haven't seen it yet.
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Hi,

L&L Publishing sells Osborn’s books.

I haven’t read them, would you recommend them?

Yours faithfully

:devilish: Dan Kirsch Smile
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Dan,

Only if your going to build illusions.

Steve: I have all of Osbornes books execpt for the Big Black One which is out of print.

Does anybody know where I could get one?
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Paul Osborne is alive and well and still living in Dallas TX. his main business is still amusement parks shows. He's been putting together fewer magic shows and more animal shows for some reason. His big black book is out of print, but you can occasionlly find one on EBAY or at a magic garage sale. Unfortunately, his books and plans are so good that they normally are not given up for sale.
He hasn't had new illusion plans out in quite some time, but rumours are that he's finally working on more. He has the same stuff out (more or less) since I worked for him in 1987. It's about time that new stuff is released.
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Well, here is an update on Paul.
I saw an ad of his in the May 2002 issue of Genii, advertising his new book Easy Build Illusions. As of this writing it sells for $27.50 postpaid.

You can order the book directly from Paul at:
Illusion Systems P.O.Box 36155 Dallas, Tx.
75235
. I am not aware of any website, nor do I have an email...sorry.
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