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The Magic Memories (105)

Hello everyone!

Today’s topics are: Happy New Year & thanks; Erdnase Comment; Talk on Daley’s Notebooks & PDF; The Session London 2023.

These are The Magic Memories 105, gone online Sunday, January 1st, 2023, at 0:07h sharp.

All The Magic Memories from 2021, 2022, including the Magic Advent Calendar from 2020 can be found HERE.

Thanks & Happy New Year

The kind and appreciative mails and cards many of you have sent have enormously pleased and touched me – Thank you!

It is certainly nice to know that my  Magic Memories for many have become a Sunday Classic 🙂

For the New Year I wish you all the very best, much pleasure studying and practicing magic, and I thank you for your loyalty in following my ramblings and supporting my magic life through your occasional patronage. As you know, I try to give back as much as I can. I want all you spend to be an investment, and I promise never to be trivial (I try).

Erdnase Comment

Following my text on “Looking for Erdnase”, the documentary-movie on Erdnase in The Magic Memories 101, I received several comments. You might be interested in the following by Leo Hevia:

The Erdnase film left out W.E. Sanders as a viable candidate. This remarkable man was discovered by the late David Alexander, another remarkable man and magician. David was also a private detective and utilized what he had learned in that field to find Erdnase. He first created a profile and eventually found what he believed is the likeliest candidate. There is too much circumstantial evidence involving Sanders to dismiss him as Erdnase. As David wrote:  “At some point the idea of endless coincidences becomes unreasonable and the evidence, even though circumstantial, becomes overwhelming.”

I leave this to those interested in the matter to follow up. Let me know of any new results, and I shall be pleased publish them here.

Talk on Daley Notebooks

My note in a recent The Magic Memories in reference to the talk I gave together with Vanni Bossi and Aurelio Paviato in 1994 at the Escorial Card Conference had three (t-h-r-e-e) people write in and asking me to publish it – this tells me how interesting it must be 🙁

Anyway, disregarding the statistics, here it is, for whoever wants to plough through it. Although I quickly ran through the text and made some corrections and a few annotations, you will still have to pardon any typos and stylistic clumsiness, which I hope are compensated by an idea or two you might use, or look up.

To read and/or download the PDF CLICK HERE.

I did’n find another photo with Aurelio, Vanni and me, so put the one below, which also should fit with the New Year’s Eve celebrations I hope you had yesterday evening!

Juan, Carmen, Roberto, Aurelio, Vanni

The Session London 2023

I will be at The Session in London JAN 13-15. If you are there, too, please come up and say “Hello”.

Let me know what you like of what I do, so I can do more of that, and also what subjects you would be interested to learn more about, as I might make it a future subject (maybe!). Of course I do not like to hear criticisms, like most 🙂 BUT I appreciate your friendly feedback of what you did not like and what I could do differently – be candid please, as I have a vulnerable soul, like most artists who didn’t become politicians 🙂

The Session 2018 – Me interviewed by Joshua Jay

Wish everyone a Happy New Year, an excellent week!

All the best,

Roberto Giobbi

1 thought on “The Magic Memories (105)

  1. Happy New Year Roberto! I always look forward to reading your Magic Memories whether they be long or short, historical or educational, serious or humorous. You clearly spend much time each week to ensure we always have something of value which is genuinely appreciated. Thank you!

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