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by Christopher Starr
February 21st, 2010, 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 27464

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I think that the author did a fine job of chronicling the life and career of Henning as well as giving the reader an inside peek at what others believe made him tick (one must keep in mind that John Harrison could not interview his subject which I believe is a signifi...
by Christopher Starr
June 15th, 2009, 10:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July
Replies: 17
Views: 1651

Re: Rick Thomas opens at Vegas Sahara in July

Here's hoping that it's a go!
by Christopher Starr
November 30th, 2008, 12:06 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: insurance for performers
Replies: 32
Views: 8875

Re: insurance for performers

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.specialtyinsuranceagency.com/performer-insurance.html">http://www.specialtyinsuranceagency.com ... rance.html</a><!-- m --> Policy Limits of Coverage: Each Occurrence: $1,000,000 (bodily injury & property damage to others) Damage to Rented Premises:...
by Christopher Starr
September 4th, 2008, 11:56 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Snapillusions - bad expierience...
Replies: 16
Views: 5294

Re: Snapillusions - bad expierience...

The owner of Snap Illusions has been quite successful at having all negative remarks about him removed from any and all threads on the Magic Caf forum. He has apparently successfully taken advantage of their zero tolerance policy of any negative criticism of any magic dealer. I appreciate your keepi...
by Christopher Starr
August 10th, 2008, 12:36 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Cousins in Kansas City, MO
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Cousins in Kansas City, MO

U.S. Toy in Leawood, KS (a suburb of KC) has a magic shop that they can visit.
by Christopher Starr
August 1st, 2008, 8:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Missy Elliott Performs Illusions on MTV Dance Show...
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Missy Elliott Performs Illusions on MTV Dance Show...

The Fire Appearance was cool.
by Christopher Starr
June 30th, 2008, 7:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Losander Needs Our Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

Re: Losander Needs Our Help

by Christopher Starr
June 30th, 2008, 6:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dynamo - Superstar Magician - Adidas
Replies: 32
Views: 4225

Re: Dynamo - Superstar Magician - Adidas

While I do not care for his performance style, I can easily see where he would entertain the young Adidas customer base.
by Christopher Starr
February 24th, 2008, 7:10 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: clip from "the magician"
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: clip from "the magician"

Originally posted by castawaydave:
...The 70s were SWEET.
True that! Loved every episode, all 11 of them...or however many there were.
by Christopher Starr
February 24th, 2008, 6:42 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Mr. (and Mrs.) Electric
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Re: Mr. (and Mrs.) Electric

I agree it was a great read about a living legend of magic.
by Christopher Starr
November 20th, 2005, 1:25 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Mike Caveney & Tina Lenert story
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Mike Caveney & Tina Lenert story

Just a quick note to say thanks for a great story on this magic couple. It was a great read, and would like to thank them for allowing us a look at their private home.
by Christopher Starr
September 7th, 2005, 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does your Genii get beat up in the mail?
Replies: 32
Views: 1158

Re: Does your Genii get beat up in the mail?

Originally posted by sinamon: Richard, ...sorry Richard SI has got you beat in the hot ladies in a magazine department, but you do beat them in articles :) That's it! The 1st Genii Swimsuit Edition! It would be history breaking - the most anticipated annual issue of the magic world. But I don't thi...
by Christopher Starr
September 7th, 2005, 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MISSING MAGICIAN & MENTALIST - NOT A JOKE!!! HELP POLICE
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: MISSING MAGICIAN & MENTALIST - NOT A JOKE!!! HELP POLICE

A month later, I wondered how this story was going and found this: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispotribune/2005/08/31/living/community/12513121.htm Posted on Tue, Aug. 30, 2005... "Police have identified the body found near Avila Beach last weekend as missing kayaker Joseph Frankl...
by Christopher Starr
September 2nd, 2005, 9:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Yo Stick - da cane goes hip-hop?
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Yo Stick - da cane goes hip-hop?

Definitely could force a few folks to shelve the dancing cane for a while. In fact, I thought that the kid doing the stick moves in the commercial that I download looked far better than most dancing cane routines that I have seen over the years! Here's a link: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="htt...
by Christopher Starr
August 20th, 2005, 4:50 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Darren Brown on CNN
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Darren Brown on CNN

Link is now dead. :(
by Christopher Starr
July 15th, 2005, 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: August Genii arrived.
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: August Genii arrived.

Got mine today. Great timing on the issue.
by Christopher Starr
July 5th, 2005, 9:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Reno
Replies: 53
Views: 2263

Re: IBM Reno

Enjoyed the blog. Thanks Dustin!
by Christopher Starr
June 15th, 2005, 8:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Previews Now Online
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Criss Angel Previews Now Online

Really well done flash style layout. Looks like it should be a great series of shows.
by Christopher Starr
May 17th, 2005, 5:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ordering from Bob Cassidy
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Ordering from Bob Cassidy

Originally posted by Bill Mullins: If he accepts payment promptly, he's got an obligation to get the product out promptly. I'd have to agree with Bill on that. At the very least, if a person is going to be unable to fulfill an order promptly, he has an obligation to inform the potential buyer about...
by Christopher Starr
May 1st, 2005, 8:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Wyrick to Leave Aladdin ?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Steve Wyrick to Leave Aladdin ?

Apparently no one knows....or cares? :confused:
by Christopher Starr
December 28th, 2004, 3:27 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Kalin & Ginger
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Kalin & Ginger

I just wanted to thank Dustin for the great article. I now wish that I could go and see there show in Reno.
by Christopher Starr
December 28th, 2004, 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What? No review on Steve Wyrick?
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: What? No review on Steve Wyrick?

Since I have never seen Steve perform, I couldn't begin to criticize him. I do recall reading somewhere that he was quoted as saying that he considered himself a better businessman than a magician. I have also found it interesting that he has been able to convince large venues to hire him, even thou...
by Christopher Starr
December 2nd, 2004, 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Siegfried & Roy - The Magic Box DVD
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Siegfried & Roy - The Magic Box DVD

My initial reaction to this message was "how sad"...that the Mirage was possibly unloading all of their backstock and selling it to Walmart. :(
by Christopher Starr
November 14th, 2004, 3:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: New Magic Radio

Site looks and sounds good. I hope that it will continue to develop.
by Christopher Starr
September 12th, 2004, 7:15 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Best TV magic specials
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Best TV magic specials

I have to agree with the 1st two Doug Henning specials being my all time favorites...I was about 16 years old at the time of the 1st special, and I was completed enchanted by the Henning look. It really shook up my perception of what a magician should look like or be.
by Christopher Starr
September 6th, 2004, 10:08 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: mylovelyassistant.com
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: mylovelyassistant.com

My Lovely Assistant is here! It's up and running.
by Christopher Starr
July 7th, 2004, 6:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic commercials wanted
Replies: 54
Views: 1643

Re: Magic commercials wanted

Originally posted by MaxNY:
I've got Henning doing a minivan spot...somewhere...but I can't find it. ...
I believe it was for the Dodge Caravan. Henning also did print ads for it, which featured multiple images of Doug sitting and posing in several postions in and around the van.

-CS
by Christopher Starr
May 23rd, 2004, 1:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Mentalist
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: The Mentalist

Sorry...here's the actual link:

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld ... 3815.story

-CS
by Christopher Starr
May 22nd, 2004, 3:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Mentalist
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: The Mentalist

Sadly, I ran across this quote regarding the show from the Associated Press: "Another sweeps month special, NBC's "The Mentalist," was an even bigger flop with 6.2 million viewers, Nielsen said." Crueler yet was a critical review of the show that started like this: "For a lo...
by Christopher Starr
May 22nd, 2004, 2:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ROY MAKES FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE !
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: ROY MAKES FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE !

Thanks for the video links, it is appreciated.

-CS
by Christopher Starr
April 24th, 2004, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

I know it's probably just me, but hasn't the Sahara changed shows several times here lately? I know it's a tough job for any Las Vegas entertainment director - either you come up with a "big" magic show, or some Cirque de Solei (sp- sorry) knock-off. Or then the 3rd tier of transvestite im...
by Christopher Starr
April 24th, 2004, 2:41 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: let's Brainstorm!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 865

Re: let's Brainstorm!!!

Great idea, Pete! Although, I confess that it seems better suited to Penn & Teller....

-CS
by Christopher Starr
April 24th, 2004, 2:36 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Thanks, Mr. Carifo, for clearing that up. My initial reaction was similar to opie's, but I realize that the process has to work like that. It is a constant crapshoot for some performers to submit themselves to these anonymous audtion calls. I guess once you are well known enough, "they" wi...
by Christopher Starr
April 11th, 2004, 7:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Billy Diamond/ XR Illusions
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: Billy Diamond/ XR Illusions

Interesting story. Thanks for sharing it with us, Ed.
by Christopher Starr
April 8th, 2004, 12:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini Biographies...
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: Houdini Biographies...

For younger readers, there's always Walter Gibson's Houdini's Escapes and Magic, a biography which I read as a kid.
by Christopher Starr
April 7th, 2004, 5:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SHADE Info!
Replies: 18
Views: 988

Re: SHADE Info!

Here's a link to a current review of the film. Seems favorable:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s ... m_shade_dc
by Christopher Starr
April 7th, 2004, 5:02 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The Best Vanishing Bird Cage?
Replies: 54
Views: 17984

Re: The Best Vanishing Bird Cage?

Originally posted by David Alexander: ...In my opinion, having done the trick thousands of times, covering the cage with a silk dilutes the astounding effect of the Vanishing Cage I agree...have seen Lance Burton perform it with the silk covering, and it just looses the "wow" factor, espe...
by Christopher Starr
April 7th, 2004, 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Oh My Gawd! It's here again?
Replies: 32
Views: 5774

Re: Oh My Gawd! It's here again?

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
...
And, for those with a Prince Albert, it really opens up a new vista in card magic.
Hmmm...wonder who will be the 1st to WoW everyone with that one? and the FISM closeup winner is....
by Christopher Starr
April 4th, 2004, 3:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up opening effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1320

Re: Close-up opening effect

I won't claim credit for the idea, but I have used it for years. I like to open on a group with color changing pocket knife. I approach a group and ask, "Did anyone here lose a white pocket knife"? When they repsond no, I then do the color change and ask, "ok, did anyone lose a red po...
by Christopher Starr
April 1st, 2004, 11:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SARMOTI
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: SARMOTI

Regarding Danny Gans...I had read an article some time ago off of the Danny Gans website, originally publsihed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that stated: "...So David Cassidy will open at the Rio in January, and Danny Gans, former minor-league slugger on the verge of becoming a major entertai...

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