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Michael Baker
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I have seen a video of Senator Crandall performing 6 card repeat. I am looking for that again. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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rhettbryson
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It is on one of the videos in the Don Alan “Magic Ranch” series.
Michael Baker
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BINGO!!! That's where I have seen it before. Thank you for the reminder!
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Pete Biro
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His card sword was one of the great routines Smile
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rhettbryson
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While we are on the subject of Crandall - I am looking for a photo of Crandall doing the card duck routine that he was famous for. Anyone able to help me with this request?
jhard
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Clark also had a version of the Brainwave Deck that I would love to have again. Lost it in a move from CA to TX. Anybody have one ? Thanks.
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David Martin
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I love the few Senator Crandall routines I've learned.

The routines I've come across and studied so far are: Cut-Up Card Trick (From the Ron Bauer Professional Studies series)
An Impossible Tranposition (From W.F. "Rufus" Steele's The Last Word on Cards)
Triple Diviantion (From Steele's 50 Card Tricks)
Double Confusion
Everything's Fair Poker Deal
A Palm Reading Routine (The last three are from his manuscript Meet the Senator!)
Cup and Balls (From The Tarbell Course in Magic Volume 6)
One Hand 6 Card Repeat (From The Tarbell Couse in Magic Volume 6)

Double Confusion and Everything's Fair Poker Deal are in my active repertoire. I absolutely love the way Clarke Crandall presented his magic!

I just caught wind of this: http://www.abbottmagic.com/RECESSION-BUS......book.htm I'm definately going to pick myself up a copy!

David
Dick Oslund
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Quote:
On Jul 27, 2014, Pete Biro wrote:
His card sword was one of the great routines Smile


Pete! The Senator didn't use a sword, he used a SKIMITAR! hee hee
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Quentin
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"Now You Can Get The Best of Senator Crandall" is one of my favourite magic books, a compilation of (most) his columns from the New Tops magazine.
He also wrote a short book on Dice Stacking, "How to Stack Dice for Fun and No $"
There's also his magazine Crandall's Comments which ran for seven issues, the last published posthumously.

At a Dublin magic auction, in my teens, I bought some old Abras and that's where I first read about Crandall. He was visiting England and Fabian, the assistant editor of Abra, took Crandall to a local Café. Crandall ordered coffee and after it arrived he put a glass eye into it and called the waitress back, "I think there's something in my coffee," and lifted the top of the eye with his spoon so it looked out of the coffee.

When I saw him on the Magic Ranch, I was delighted that he lived up to my expectations.
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Frances Marshall wrote up some of the Honorable Senator's lines. Somewhere, I remember her telling of his working a kid party in a pent house on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The party room was filled with parents and children all dressed up for the party. (These people had never heard that "famous" line: "Thank you for shopping at K-Mart"!

The Senator's opening line: "If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's a bunch of wet nosed beady eyed moppets staring at me like ferrets in a corn crib!" Parents gasped. His next line" "For my first trick, I need a stupid young man to help me." Kids hands shot up all over the room. One kid said, "Take me, I'm the stupidest!"
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foolsnobody
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Dick: I love it! "Ferrets in a corn crib" indeed! "Take me, I'm the stupidest!" I *get* him. I loved that man. I was fortunate to meet him at the Magic Castle and see his infamous "X-Rated" midnight show. The "SKIMITAR" was involved. He sure could "read a line."
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