Looking Glass

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A quarterly magic magazine written and edited by [[Richard Kaufman]], [[Stephen Hobbs]], and [[Jon Racherbaumer]], published by Richard Kaufman. Four issues were released between early 1996 and the end of 1998 before the magazine ceased publication because of Kaufman's duties as editor and publisher of the newly-purchased [[Genii]]. '''The Looking Glass''' contained new and novel close-up magic of the kind that elevated [[Richard's Almanac]] more than a decade earlier, as well as reviews and discussions on books, videos and marketed tricks of the day.
 
A quarterly magic magazine written and edited by [[Richard Kaufman]], [[Stephen Hobbs]], and [[Jon Racherbaumer]], published by Richard Kaufman. Four issues were released between early 1996 and the end of 1998 before the magazine ceased publication because of Kaufman's duties as editor and publisher of the newly-purchased [[Genii]]. '''The Looking Glass''' contained new and novel close-up magic of the kind that elevated [[Richard's Almanac]] more than a decade earlier, as well as reviews and discussions on books, videos and marketed tricks of the day.
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Kaufman promised (in the magazine) never to reprint it in book form.
  
 
==Issue #1: Winter, 1996==
 
==Issue #1: Winter, 1996==
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*The Rational Response by [[Stephen Hobbs]] (column)
 
*The Rational Response by [[Stephen Hobbs]] (column)
 
**On Edwin Sach's [[Sleight of Hand]]
 
**On Edwin Sach's [[Sleight of Hand]]
**On [[Card College, Volume 2]], book by [[Roberto Giobbi]]
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**On [[Card College, Vol. 2]], book by [[Roberto Giobbi]]
 
**On routining Holy P.O.D., by [[Richard Kaufman]], [[Ken Krenzel]] & [[Derek Dingle]], with Swiss Pack, by [[David Acer]]
 
**On routining Holy P.O.D., by [[Richard Kaufman]], [[Ken Krenzel]] & [[Derek Dingle]], with Swiss Pack, by [[David Acer]]
 
**On [[Natural Selections]], book by [[David Acer]]
 
**On [[Natural Selections]], book by [[David Acer]]
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==Issue #3: Summer, 1996==
 
==Issue #3: Summer, 1996==
 
[[File:LookingGlassSummer96.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
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*From Francis to Fawcett: Seeing at the Finger Tips by [[Francis Carlyle]] (letter from [[Francis Carlyle]] to [[Fawcett Ross]] with method and presentation for his [[blindfold act]])
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*From Francis to Fawcett: Seeing at the Finger Tips by [[Francis Carlyle]] (letter from [[Francis Carlyle]] to [[Fawcett W. Ross]] with method and presentation for his [[blindfold act]])
 
*The Falling Retention by [[Rune Klan]] (coins)
 
*The Falling Retention by [[Rune Klan]] (coins)
 
*Higher Math by [[Jack Birnman]] (cards)
 
*Higher Math by [[Jack Birnman]] (cards)
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**On [[Jay Sankey|Jay Sankey's]] comedy CD, '''Odd Little Man'''
 
**On [[Jay Sankey|Jay Sankey's]] comedy CD, '''Odd Little Man'''
 
**On reprints of Stanyon's [[Magic]] and [[L&L Publishing]]
 
**On reprints of Stanyon's [[Magic]] and [[L&L Publishing]]
**On Upcoming books and videos from [[Martin Breese]], [[L&L]], [[Hermetic Press]], [[A-1 Multimedia]] and [[Kaufman & Co.]]
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**On Upcoming books and videos from [[Martin Breese]], [[L&L]], [[Hermetic Press]], [[A-1 Multimedia]] and [[Kaufman and Company]]
 
**On [[David Copperfield]] at The Patriot Center in Virginia
 
**On [[David Copperfield]] at The Patriot Center in Virginia
 
**On [[Classic Sampler]], book by [[Michael Skinner]]
 
**On [[Classic Sampler]], book by [[Michael Skinner]]

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Looking Glass
LookingGlassWinter96.jpg
EditorsRichard Kaufman, Stephen Hobbs, and Jon Racherbaumer
Frequencyquarterly
PublisherRichard Kaufman
First issueWinter, 1996
Final issueWinter 1998
LanguageEnglish
Total issues4

A quarterly magic magazine written and edited by Richard Kaufman, Stephen Hobbs, and Jon Racherbaumer, published by Richard Kaufman. Four issues were released between early 1996 and the end of 1998 before the magazine ceased publication because of Kaufman's duties as editor and publisher of the newly-purchased Genii. The Looking Glass contained new and novel close-up magic of the kind that elevated Richard's Almanac more than a decade earlier, as well as reviews and discussions on books, videos and marketed tricks of the day.


Kaufman promised (in the magazine) never to reprint it in book form.

Contents

Issue #1: Winter, 1996

Issue #2: Spring, 1996

LookingGlassSpring96.jpg

Issue #3: Summer, 1996

LookingGlassSummer96.jpg

Issue #4: Winter, 1998

LookingGlassWinter98.jpg

Note: Issue 4 was produced by Kaufman and Racherbaumer without the participation of Hobbs, who had moved to the northwest and no longer had time to contribute.

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