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by mai-ling
June 10th, 2014, 8:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 16347

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

Ricky was suppose to be at the collectors. Not sure why it fell through. However Teller's lecture was interesting. Glad I was able to lecture along Teller and Jim Steinmeyer. It truly was the BEST ever. ! So who knows what will happen. With Teller it has to do with schedule. correspondence between u...
by mai-ling
June 9th, 2014, 8:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 16347

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

I guess after the successful trip to the Magic Collectors this week with my soon to be 2 year old daughter...that includes the successful lecture I gave on the opening night too. We could plan to come to the Genii Convention next year. It would be fun she'll already be three yo. Since she is now the...
by mai-ling
May 16th, 2014, 9:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Moi-Yo Miller Dante's Co-Star Assistant 100th birthday today
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Re: Moi-Yo Miller Dante's Co-Star Assistant 100th birthday t

Q. Kumber there was a reason why Dante talked a lot to
his audience ... he gave that advice to my dad my dad
when he was 17 years old! :)
by mai-ling
May 16th, 2014, 12:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: For All you Mothers Out There ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: For All you Mothers Out There ...

Thanks Richard...
Lilly On-Ling received lots of
presents from me and my husband
a thank you for making me a mommy.

See you at the gathering of the vultures in 3 weeks!
by mai-ling
May 16th, 2014, 12:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Moi-Yo Miller Dante's Co-Star Assistant 100th birthday today
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Re: Moi-Yo Miller Dante's Co-Star Assistant 100th birthday t

Happy Birthday Moi-Yo! Nice to know you are still out and about. Always the beautiful photos my dad carried in his scrap book from his days working with you, Arturo and Marion on the Dante show. And I have ever so often, looked through the autograph book before dad was thrown in jail by the FBI for ...
by mai-ling
May 28th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rev. Robert E. Olson (1927-2013)
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: Rev. Robert E. Olson (1927-2013)

Sorry to hear this.
He was happy to see dad at the MCA weekend 2011.
They were always fond of each other.
by mai-ling
March 1st, 2013, 12:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thoughts & Prayers for Louie
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Thoughts & Prayers for Louie

Thank you all. Just to update you on what happened since his massive heart attack last week. He was able to be stabilize to come home but the Physical Therapist thought he should have rehab instead of coming home. So we had him go to a short-term rehab facility down from the hospital. I was there wh...
by mai-ling
February 28th, 2013, 2:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thoughts & Prayers for Louie
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Thoughts & Prayers for Louie

I've not been active here very much. Especially the past week. However, I've been updating my facebook and my father's FB page as to what has been happening. Please continue to keep my father in your thoughts and prayers as he makes his transition to a new life to be with my mom and all his friends....
by mai-ling
February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is the next "Criss Angel?"
Replies: 17
Views: 2220

Re: Who is the next "Criss Angel?"

my daughter.
she'll charm your pants off.
by mai-ling
July 22nd, 2012, 12:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Tomorrow evening I'll be induced...
I hope that it won't take long before
Bao-Bao makes it's debut to the world.
Hopefully it's a swift and easy delivery!
by mai-ling
July 16th, 2012, 8:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The baby will be making it's debut soon...
We can't wait to meet Bao-Bao!
by mai-ling
June 24th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Thanks Pete!
Dad is thoroughly excited to finally become a grandfather.
My only wish was that my mom was with us.
by mai-ling
June 18th, 2012, 9:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Thanks Tom!

I've already mentioned to Jim Steinmyer that
maybe in 3 years I can come out the LA Magic
History Conference and perform the exact same
World's Smallest Temple of Beneres my father
built for me with the baby.

That'd be cute and my dad would be overjoyed too.
by mai-ling
June 17th, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Thank You Luigimar!
And good luck and congrats to you on
your adoption. I wish you the best!
by mai-ling
June 15th, 2012, 3:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT I know I haven't been around in quite a while. Life sure keeps me busy. I wanted to write to all of you, who have supported me throughout the years. We have been through many things together in the past 15 years. You have supported me musically, creatively and personally throu...
by mai-ling
June 4th, 2012, 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: PMs
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: PMs

totally broken.
i sometimes thing i'm loosing it when i try
to reply too. but it's not me. it's just a
broken that can't be fixed.
by mai-ling
June 1st, 2012, 10:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: James Biss steps up big time to support our stroke survivor daughter Kendall Gillis with
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: James Biss steps up big time to support our stroke survivor daughter Kendall Gillis with

I had a feeling it was an AVM. Stroke in young children especially in utero is more common than people expect. I'm all too familiar with the devastation of stroke. My father had a massive hemorrhagic stroke on the right side of his brain that resulted in complete paralysis on his left side. He didn'...
by mai-ling
May 31st, 2012, 11:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: James Biss steps up big time to support our stroke survivor daughter Kendall Gillis with
Replies: 7
Views: 1614

Re: James Biss steps up big time to support our stroke survivor daughter Kendall Gillis with

What kind of stroke did she have?
What kind of injury did she end up having (specific side, deficits
etc)?
Do you know what caused it?
by mai-ling
May 29th, 2012, 8:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What's the best magic book you've found at a bargain books store?
Replies: 29
Views: 5022

Re: What's the best magic book you've found at a bargain books store?

Bobo's Coin Book for $2 at a resale shop.
2nd edition
Hard cover yellow slip cover excellent condition
by mai-ling
May 20th, 2012, 8:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini speaks at the MCW!
Replies: 13
Views: 1611

Re: Houdini speaks at the MCW!

Totally unthinkable! I was shocked when I received the
email about it. Totally appalled that it could happen.

Most likely some employee's sticky hands got on it.

I highly doubt any of the attendee's would do such a thing.
by mai-ling
May 20th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini speaks at the MCW!
Replies: 13
Views: 1611

Re: Houdini speaks at the MCW!

I miss going, even just visiting the MCA weekend this year. There were a lot of good programming that would have been great to sit in. Would have been nice to seen Mark and got a photo of he and dad together. Little shocked reading about the theft that happened. Never in the 43 years I've known that...
by mai-ling
May 9th, 2012, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Walk of Fame
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Magic Walk of Fame

i thought they were going to do bricks at a park
of every magician's first time performing there.

neat but expensive.
by mai-ling
April 30th, 2012, 8:20 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Kuma Tube Vase
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Kuma Tube Vase

Yes, I have seen your father's routine. It is the most energetic and best done version of the Kuma Tubes that I am familiar with. I merely feel that the vase design can be improved for easier transport and handling. Jim The difference between what you're doing and what my father did was he took som...
by mai-ling
April 29th, 2012, 10:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Kuma Tube Vase
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Kuma Tube Vase

My father created his own. He also created the gimmick that's honed from a brass vase that holds the water. I remember when he had to re-do it because the original one was getting old. He would work on the metal lathe at magic, inc getting it right. he was a craftsman. the vase itself that he uses i...
by mai-ling
April 23rd, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fake Chinese Magicians
Replies: 41
Views: 11461

Re: Fake Chinese Magicians

Yes Cantu did a Chinese act and he was Mexican. Chang may or may not be part Chinese. His name was Juan Jose Pablo Jesorum. Grew up in Panama. Not sure what the back story is. I read he was born in Panama and born in China. His parents could have been missionaries living in China before coming over....
by mai-ling
April 22nd, 2012, 11:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fake Chinese Magicians
Replies: 41
Views: 11461

Re: Fake Chinese Magicians

Hi Frances Mei Ling! The 1950 IBM/SAM convention is where I first saw your dad. I could be wrong but I think he was called Louie De Yip. I long ago sold the souvenir program and at 80, my memory now and then can miss a detail. I'm writing up some memories of De Yip Loo, especially his hilarious ric...
by mai-ling
April 2nd, 2012, 11:21 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA
Replies: 7
Views: 3034

Re: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA

I'd like to go to a IBM again.
Haven't been since 1985.
by mai-ling
April 1st, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf
Replies: 20
Views: 4378

Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

My mom actually felt my father needed to
have a set in the collection. So she bought
a set from Uncle Jay in the late 1970's.

Ironicly it wasn't until about 5 years ago
we learned that my father was in Volume 6.

I then documented the story of how that happened
four years ago.
by mai-ling
March 29th, 2012, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken Wand : Cesareo Pelaez
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Broken Wand : Cesareo Pelaez

I am saddend by the passing of both Cesareo and Frank Dailey in the same week. I have fond memories of both. Cesareo (along with David & Seth) was such a gracious host to us when we were in Boston working out there. I enjoyed participating in their dance rehearsals and the wonderful things that ...
by mai-ling
March 18th, 2012, 7:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: DeYip Loo performing the Egg Bag from Bozo Circus
Replies: 0
Views: 689

DeYip Loo performing the Egg Bag from Bozo Circus

At the request of someone at the magic cafe, who remembers my father from the school circuit. And actually assisted him when he was a youngester, and was actually inspired by him to become a magician... asked if I would upload a clip of him performing the net egg bag. This is from a vintage clip fro...
by mai-ling
March 14th, 2012, 8:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Columbus Magi-Fest is No More
Replies: 24
Views: 4175

Re: The Columbus Magi-Fest is No More

I was shocked too.
I was hoping to re-visit magifest.
One of my goals in retrieving a photo
of Uncle Jay and Dad performing the
double dollhouse, in which Jay was dressed
as a woman...which won them an award that
I have on display.

I have yet to tell dad.
very sad.
by mai-ling
March 2nd, 2012, 11:51 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Final Curtain: Barbara Hudson- Blackstone, Sr. Assistant.
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: Final Curtain: Barbara Hudson- Blackstone, Sr. Assistant.

My condolences to her family.
Although I have never met her,
The Blackstone family is getting smaller
of each decade that worked with Papa Blackstone.
by mai-ling
February 28th, 2012, 11:52 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: DeYip Loo in MUM March 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1711

DeYip Loo in MUM March 2012

Just received a PDF of the article Tom Ewing wrote about dad for the March 2012 issue of MUM for the series of the The Nielsen Gallery. Connecting him to a Dante Poster. So if you are a member you'll get your issue in the mail or online. Dad doesn't belong to the SAM (IBM for the matter, he said he ...
by mai-ling
February 27th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tragedy for Steve Brooks
Replies: 34
Views: 6651

Re: Tragedy for Steve Brooks

Very sad.
by mai-ling
February 27th, 2012, 8:12 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Lecture : Made In China : The Remarkable Life & Times of DeYip Loo #1 Chinese Magician
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Lecture : Made In China : The Remarkable Life & Times of DeYip Loo #1 Chinese Magician

Just letting anyone interested
that I'm doing a program about my
father tomorrow afternoon in
the Chicago suburbs.

Rare video, photos, stories and such
will be included.

If you are interested PM me for more info!
by mai-ling
February 15th, 2012, 8:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Looking Glass Studios :: Philip Glass
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Looking Glass Studios :: Philip Glass

i've never been a fan of his music.
i can't wrap my head around it and
i'm very open to all styles of music,
especially classical.
by mai-ling
January 24th, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looking for good pic of Randi from Monday's event
Replies: 15
Views: 2461

Re: Looking for good pic of Randi from Monday's event

Jerry Newton just posted one of him with Randi
on FB. He might have others.
by mai-ling
January 24th, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Spouse membership cards
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Magic Castle Spouse membership cards

Richard, when dad got his life membership, they offered one for a spouse...but since my mom passed away, I asked Trish if they could offer one for me, since anywhere my dad goes I go. So I have an Associates card. It took about 2-3 weeks when they did the redesign for me to get mine. Also anyone wit...
by mai-ling
January 19th, 2012, 10:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nice Chicago Trib story - Al James, Schuliens, and Chicago's magic history
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Nice Chicago Trib story - Al James, Schuliens, and Chicago's magic history

this was a wonderful article
on Al James and Schulien's.

My father was really good
friends with Matt.

And I have fond memories of
performing with my parents
with Al at Schulien's doing
the world's smallest zig zag.

*sigh*

those were the dayz
by mai-ling
January 12th, 2012, 7:02 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Shari Lewis
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Shari Lewis

I love lambchop!

My father told me stories of meeting her father.
And I do have somewhere, have her magic book.

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