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Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby Richard W » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:12 pm

Paul Gertner is always entertaining.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=__qZdvl7iXY
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Re: Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby Steve S. » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:27 pm

He is one of my all-time favorites. When he was a young fella, he performed a feather act on Mister Roger's Neighborhood and it was terrific!
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Re: Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby Richard Kaufman » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:00 pm

He considers the feather act, which I saw him do at a Tannen Jubilee, to be a total embarrassment. That's why he stopped doing it after only a few performances.
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Re: Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby Steve S. » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:53 pm

Perhaps it was comments made to him or negative reviews about it that made him feel that way. I don't see any reason why he should have been embarrassed about the performance. He was young at the time so appropriate for his age and very creative.

I think I saw it on a Paul Gertner VHS tape. Perhaps it was called Silver and Steel. I can't find it on YouTube or would post it here. It would be interesting to hear the opinions of our members here and I would hope you would agree that it was good and certainly nothing to be ashamed of in any way.
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Re: Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby Richard Kaufman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:05 pm

No, I think he figured it out for himself.
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Re: Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby Richard W » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:33 pm

I like the Marked Cards routine he does.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OVkmibfFbVI

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Re: Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby Steve S. » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:57 pm

Here he is doing a version of that really cool puzzle many of us like.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eHf_SmsNGHA
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Re: Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby BluBob » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:53 pm

I will always love seeing different presentations of the Winston Freer puzzle ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbpfjM0NP7Q
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and now, on with the show ...
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Re: Paul Gertner Cups & Steel Balls

Postby Richard Kaufman » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:02 pm

The "Marked Cards" routine you refer to was created by Dr. Ewer and published in Genii. What you are seeing is Gertner's clever presentation of the idea.
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