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by Jonathan Pendragon
August 11th, 2017, 1:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hector Mancha Kung Fu Foot
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Hector Mancha Kung Fu Foot

Dani's isn't similar, he does my routine, it's in print.
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 27th, 2017, 8:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coming Up July 28th on Masters of Illusion on The CW
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Coming Up July 28th on Masters of Illusion on The CW

Will you still need me, will you still feed me.......
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 27th, 2017, 8:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coming Up July 28th on Masters of Illusion on The CW
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Coming Up July 28th on Masters of Illusion on The CW

I am on TV on my 64th birthday. The Poet-Wizard abides :D.
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 11th, 2017, 11:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hector Mancha Kung Fu Foot
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Hector Mancha Kung Fu Foot

I am such a luddite. Tom, Hector exactly how do I navigate to the instructions? ......"brain the size of a planet, I am so depressed"
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 11th, 2017, 2:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hector Mancha Kung Fu Foot
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Hector Mancha Kung Fu Foot

Hector I say Spanish kung fu foot is inferior to American kung fu feet of magic! Show me a little more of this Spanish kung fu foot, ah, yes, outside, I take you on now! :-). Our mutual friend Tom Stone sent me your effect as a gift, loved the video and am working on the effect. It's nice not to nee...
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 8th, 2017, 1:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer

My next Panmagium is out in the next issue of Genii, after that I will write an article on Zen Archer that will deal with stage safety. This will include the use of archaic weapons (swords, staffs, knives and, of course, bows) that are often used in Grand Illusion. These can be exciting but like the...
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 7th, 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer

ta da.......
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 3rd, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer

My effect Zen Archer airs Friday, July 7th at 8 PM on Masters of Illusion, on the CW network.
by Jonathan Pendragon
June 30th, 2017, 10:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Del Gaudio and Sincerity
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Del Gaudio and Sincerity

West and my monthly pilgrimage to the Big Apple to see theater included, this trip, our second viewing of the "Great Comet" (fun show with great performances) and Derek Del Gaudio's show In & Of Itself. There is an old theater saying that sincerity is everything, if you can fake that, ...
by Jonathan Pendragon
June 25th, 2017, 8:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer

On the contrary, you were absolutely correct. What I wrote was trite as I was trying to hype a TV show I am on. I am very proud of the archery effect as it takes real skill with a bow to make it work. The martial arts mentalism line was something of inside joke, Ricky Jay once designed a pirate ment...
by Jonathan Pendragon
June 24th, 2017, 9:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer

Not trite, hype.
by Jonathan Pendragon
June 21st, 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer

Masters of Illusion returns to the CW next week: Friday June 30th - 8 and 8:30 PM. I don't know when I perform first, but I am told it will be in the first two weeks and it will be Zen Archer, an archery card trick that involves my beloved Bear Super-Grizzly recurve bow. Martial Arts Mentalism!
by Jonathan Pendragon
June 7th, 2017, 11:04 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: PANMAGIUM JUNE COLUMN
Replies: 1
Views: 607

PANMAGIUM JUNE COLUMN

"I am getting better." Richard called my column a sad story and yes, it's sad, but I am getting better (maybe not the best sub-reference to evoke). I love my home in Vermont. My Alaskan Malamute puppy, Oberon, is six months and 60 pounds and the star of my next column... a happier story wi...
by Jonathan Pendragon
June 6th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Hollow Men by Jonathan Pendragon
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: The Hollow Men by Jonathan Pendragon

I wrote the article after reading the thread on Daryl's death. My column's are as important to me as my performance on stage and I believed I had to treat this with the same passion and desire for truth. I really hoped it would open doors for those who suffer in silence and more, help those near the...
by Jonathan Pendragon
May 13th, 2017, 3:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin work in American Gods
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Coin work in American Gods

What i like is that the character development is interlaced with the coin magic. Doc Holiday, a demon in Constantine and many others have used the coin roll to express "cool" and "clever" more than mystery. Here it is a mystical running gag (Neil deserves so much better praise th...
by Jonathan Pendragon
May 9th, 2017, 12:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin work in American Gods
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Coin work in American Gods

That's "to correct."
by Jonathan Pendragon
May 8th, 2017, 9:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin work in American Gods
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Coin work in American Gods

I work in the film industry, I know G from PG, I was making a point... this is very, very dark fantasy, and I knew someone was going too correct me.
by Jonathan Pendragon
May 7th, 2017, 1:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin work in American Gods
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Coin work in American Gods

Wonder Falls is next series we binge watched. Although I am aware of the other series you mentioned, I never watched it. I am now always careful about pop culture I mention as I got clobbered for talking about the Sixth Sense years ago. Someone saw my post somewhere and then screamed at me online ab...
by Jonathan Pendragon
May 5th, 2017, 2:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin work in American Gods
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Coin work in American Gods

I had never seen Pushing Daisies until West sat me down in front of the TV to binge watch season one. This was several years after it had left the air. West was worried that I would not like the show that she worshiped. I didn't say a word until after the first episode was over and then, in complete...
by Jonathan Pendragon
May 1st, 2017, 12:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin work in American Gods
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Coin work in American Gods

For the Disney fanatics that populate our small universe: I am not sure if they intended this but Peter Stormare has been seen in the previews playing a modern Czernobog. Czernobog is the inspiration for the demon in Disney's animated film Fantasia. He appears out of a mountain in the piece based on...
by Jonathan Pendragon
May 1st, 2017, 12:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin work in American Gods
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Coin work in American Gods

Does anyone know who worked on the series "American Gods" advising on the character driven coin work including a "unique" miser's dream segment? I am huge Gaiman (the author of American Gods, he is a fan of magic) fan and now Bryan Fuller thrown in, what could be better. Very ori...
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 25th, 2017, 3:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 10520

Re: Magicians Documentary

In college, I saw Harry Anderson play the part of the strict school teacher in a production of "The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail." He was a trained actor before his high profile roles in film and TV. The considered drama of his work in magic betrays his roots, he loves to tell stories.
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 25th, 2017, 3:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 10520

Re: Magicians Documentary

Henry David Thoreau
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 19th, 2017, 1:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New York Times profile today on Derek Delgaudio
Replies: 17
Views: 1936

Re: New York Times profile today on Derek Delgaudio

I haven't read through all of this, but the pianist strikes me as a set piece, a piece of scenery. Scenery has a point often beyond creating a construct the audience can relate to. It can be evocative in it's silence: perhaps a piano is a mute instrument until it is played by and artist, it can't ma...
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 14th, 2017, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chriss Angel passes out on stage.
Replies: 12
Views: 1820

Re: Chriss Angel passes out on stage.

There is no story I know of that involves Houdini doing a spinning straitjacket escape. His visible escapes were quite spectacular and known for there "gyrations", but noting like the prolonged spinning I saw Chris do. And you can pass out just as well just from hanging up-side-down and no...
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 12th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chriss Angel passes out on stage.
Replies: 12
Views: 1820

Re: Chriss Angel passes out on stage.

The hanging strait jacket escape while spinning is a stunt that could really cause you to pass out. When I saw him do it I thought there was great potential for that kind of injury.
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 7th, 2017, 5:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 10520

Re: Magicians Documentary

Dustin We disagree on Vermeer. It's more than just a documentary ("film" is too broad a rubrics) made by magicians, it's a journey, a struggle, to find something magical, to solve a puzzle: "I can paint like Vermeer... ta da!" That's a magic trick. Imagine if he never revealed th...
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 7th, 2017, 3:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 10520

Re: Magicians Documentary

Alan Arkin appeared in the film "The Magician of Lublin" (famous among magicians of the time for the "cup and ball" sequence). Be warned, this ain't Bill Bixby.
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 7th, 2017, 3:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 10520

Re: Magicians Documentary

I believe it was called Cat Dancers, I saw it on cable years ago. I was struck by the many choices made by those who misunderstood what grand illusion really is and exactly the price one will pay when working with dangerous exotic animals... my left arm does hurts more in the cold here than in LA. T...
by Jonathan Pendragon
March 6th, 2017, 12:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 10520

Re: Magicians Documentary

Dustin I would include two more documentaries, one obvious, the other not.... at first. The recent documentary on Ricky Jay dove far deeper to the motivations of a professional magician and the men who inspired him to take this leap of faith. The documentary Penn and Teller did on the man who may ha...
by Jonathan Pendragon
November 2nd, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The 60th Performance of “It’s Magic”
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: The 60th Performance of “It’s Magic”

No, Darren was very ill. He would have had to fly across the country in that condition and then perform and fly back, which would have been nuts. Darren is a workaholic, worse than me, closer to David Copperfield. He needed the rest. I realize why he stayed, but to be honest, I was disappointed, I l...
by Jonathan Pendragon
November 2nd, 2016, 4:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The 60th Performance of “It’s Magic”
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: The 60th Performance of “It’s Magic”

Dustin Thank you for your kind words. I would only add that Elena Brocade's work on the Feather Suspension makes it what it is. She engages and disengages herself instantly and her angles in the air, developed through years of training in the circus arts, are stunningly beautiful. Elena... take a bow.
by Jonathan Pendragon
October 6th, 2016, 6:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hand Spiker Origins
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Hand Spiker Origins

There has been an article and lecture of late that have, for some reason, made a chronological jump in the history of Smash and Stab, a name I dislike, that leaves my work out of the story, even going to the extent of mentioning previous routines that never included the element of danger, the Russia...
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 16th, 2016, 6:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion on The CW, July 15, 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Masters of Illusion on The CW, July 15, 2016

Apparently, as well as me on the first show of the 15th. I did "Bump" in the closing position where the schedule said Sitah. Sitah wasn't on the show so I assume some kind of scheduling switch was made.
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 16th, 2016, 6:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion on The CW, July 15, 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Masters of Illusion on The CW, July 15, 2016

Apparently, as well as me on the first show of the 15th. I did "Bump" in the closing position where the schedule said Sitah. Sitah wasn't on the show so I assume some kind of scheduling switch was made.
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 14th, 2016, 8:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel & Brett Daniels - cage brawl ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Re: Criss Angel & Brett Daniels - cage brawl ?

Mared! I never get invited to cage matches.
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 13th, 2016, 6:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion on Friday, July 8, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Masters of Illusion on Friday, July 8, 2016

Double Levi is as close to a flyer transferring to a catcher in trapeze as anything I have ever experienced in magic. Both Kanoe Mann and I are at eaae working high (It's not has funny as it sounds when rigging crucial joints in circus's complex rigging platforms. I told her I wouldn't feel comforta...
by Jonathan Pendragon
July 4th, 2016, 12:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 6382

Re: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong

"Those who do not study the past....",,,, The past? My article of a few months ago addressed this very problem and gave a free and generous solution with this caveat, "First! Never use an audience member as the smashie!" I did use those exact words but my meaning was plain. "...
by Jonathan Pendragon
June 27th, 2016, 9:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion on Friday, July 1, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Masters of Illusion on Friday, July 1, 2016

I believe this is the Double Levi with Kanoe Mann and myself. A beautiful illusion to present for performers who are comfortable in the air, and Kanoe and I are. As I have mentioned before, I discovered on the day of filming the illusion that my good friends David Goldrake and his wife were injured ...

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