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Seth
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Hey do you guys know where I can find any of Scotty York's stuff? Lots of magician's seem to credit him as an inspiration in their work, so I'd like to check it out.
Jonathan Townsend
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The man had a set of lecture notes from 75, and later a sizable book. Lots of goodies. A very clever magician. The book came up on ebaY recently.
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Wow, a few days ago I was going through my treasures in the magic dungeon. I found a small book by Mr. York.

It had some interesting ideas on

Coins and a ring

Coins and purse

The Midas Touch

Though small in size it gave me much food for thought.

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Curtis Kam
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As far as I know, Scotty York published at least four sets of lecture notes:

Two half-size staple-bound booklets just jammed with groundbreaking material, one called "Coins" and the other "Lecture" (?) They both have coin magic, I think.

Then a set called "Decennial Predelection" that contains the "Nickel Saver" write-up. These are pretty bare-bones, though.

Then a book / notes called "For Your Eyes Only" which has the legendary "coin in watch" (at least, one version of it) but not much other coin magic.

You can also find most of Mr. York's material generously spread out through the 70's and 80's in the "Magicana" section of Genii Magazine.

His "X-Rated Cups and Balls" was a separate release.

I know there's a videotape somewhere, as well, I just don't recall who produced it.

And you can find other samples of his material in the pages of various journals from Kaballa to Apocalypse. (Richard's Almanac?)

Jonathan, I'm unaware of a big book. I know there has been talk about it. Did I miss the release?
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Jonathan Townsend
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I recall seeing a book with the details of the lightbulb and some other stuff in it.

Where is his 'iron pills' bit written up?
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Dan Watkins
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Seth check your PM, I have some Scotty York material you may be interested in.
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Denny & Lee would be my first stop on the "Hunt for Scotty York"

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Paul Green

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The lightbulb details (he actually tells you how to make one, and that it's not as hard as it seems. Hah.) and the Card in Watch, Coin in Watch, and other home construction projects are all in "For Your Eyes Only". A big, thick 8.5" x 11" comb-bound book, or lecture notes. While it is a good collection of some of York's best known material, it's not yet the "great big book of all of his magic" we've all been waiting for.

The "Iron Pills" routine is in Decennial Predelection".
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Denny & Lee's Magic shop carries some of Scotty Yorks material. http://www.dennymagic.com
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Pete Biro
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I recently got York's book on the color changing knives. It includes Fred Kaps' great ideas too.
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Tom G
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He had a number of tapes out, I believe by A-1.
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There were 3 tapes from A-1 MultiMedia; Professional Tricky Bartender, The Silver Fox Hisownself and The Silver Fox Strikes Again. He also appears on Volume 49 of The Greater Magic Video Library from Stevens Magic along with Bob Sheets and Eric Mead. All four tapes are excellent.

I built and performed a Scotty York Bulb when For Your Eyes came out. I wrote to Scotty with some comments about the experience of doing so (including some small corrections) and he wrote back stating that I was the only person who had ever written him saying they had built their own bulb. It is VERY involved, so I felt kinda' proud. Anybody here ever build one?
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Here in the Netherlands I know at least one person who has made them. It is Eric Eswin, the secretary general of FISM.
He told me that it is indeed quite a job, but nothing impossible for someone who knows about electric circuitry.
If Scotty indeed published the scheme, I suppose a visit to an electrothechnician would suffice.
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I have built several. It's a pain in the rump. The hardest part isn't the electronics either. I did have great fun performing it though. I would actually autograph the bulb(as suggested on the video-tape) and give it to the spectator afterwards, talk about remembering a performance. I still have all the materials, because some of the materials had minimums when I ordered. It was alot of fun to build and perform. I guess that's why I love what I do.
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My booklet was dated 1975. The routine I called the Midas Touch actually was called Gold Finger.

I must have been thinking of the Café's own Dr. Rubinstein, or is it Rubinsteen.(Pardon the Young Frankenstein reference.


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Larry Davidson
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Goldfinger was a great routine, and was the first routine I ever saw that used the "Slippery Sam" gimmick (although Scotty didn't tip the gimmick in his lecture). A very famous magician now features his own variation of the routine in his close-up show and it kills. Those who attended the WMS this past January witnessed it.

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