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Re: Aldo Colombini Suffers Catastrophic Stroke

Dreadful news... :(
by Paul Gordon
02/12/14 03:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aldo Colombini Suffers Catastrophic Stroke
Replies: 31
Views: 4300

Re: Aldo Colombini Suffers Catastrophic Stroke

Funny memory of/with Aldo. I was lecturing at Tannen's Jubilee in the 90s on what Aldo told me was the Saturday. On the Friday, Aldo myself and others decided a crate of wine needed to be attended to. After much quaffing, Tony Spina said, "You do know you're on in 2 hours, don't you?" Aldo...
by Paul Gordon
02/12/14 10:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aldo Colombini Suffers Catastrophic Stroke
Replies: 31
Views: 4300

Re: Rest In Peace Steve Evans

I was performing in the international close-up show at Buxton and Steve both introduced me and compered the show. He was brilliant, but it was sad to see him struggle. Later on, he compered the gala show and, Imho, he stole it! :) Lovely man. Rest in peace Steve. Xx Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
01/17/14 09:41 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rest In Peace Steve Evans
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Rest In Peace Steve Evans

Very sad day. Magician Steve Evans lost his battle with cancer today. I worked with him only a few months ago and he was the star of the show. Imho, he was the star of most shows he was in. He was a lovely guy and very VERY funny. Rest in peace old chap. Xx Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
01/16/14 01:48 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rest In Peace Steve Evans
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Not really magic, but GREAT news for horror fans. (RK take note)

At last! The House of The Long Shadows (1982) is on DVD in the UK. The "extras" are great, too. It's a great film with a heck of a twist! Brilliant film....and quite magical!

I can now throw my 30 year old video copy away! :)

Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
09/18/12 10:25 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Not really magic, but GREAT news for horror fans. (RK take note)
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Brian Glover Passes

Brian was a great chap and a VERY well-read cardman. I will miss him, but I'm happy knowing that he and Kevin Fox will be supping a few in a much better place! :) RIP, Brian.

Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
09/18/12 10:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brian Glover Passes
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

Re: Harry Lorayne On Fox NYC

by Paul Gordon
03/16/12 03:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne On Fox NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Harry Lorayne On Fox NYC

Has it been on...or, how dud it go? Any clips online?

PG
by Paul Gordon
03/16/12 02:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne On Fox NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Martin Breese Has Passed

Well, the funeral went well. Lovely service. Not many magicians attended; which surprised me. Martin's children (Sophie and James) led the tributes which moved all. Martin was an amazing man and very inspirational. An entrepreneur. A kind man. Much loved. At the wake, I said a few words and then rea...
by Paul Gordon
03/07/12 10:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Breese has Passed
Replies: 23
Views: 4158

Re: Martin Breese Has Passed

Funeral and wake on Wednesday where I've been asked to say a few words on behalf of Peter Duffie who can't make it; plus a few memories of my own. A tough job to do when emotional. May see some of you there...

So sad...

Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
03/02/12 02:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Breese has Passed
Replies: 23
Views: 4158

Martin Breese

I first met Martin in London sometime in the 1970's. He frightened the life out of me because he was so direct and I was quite young. Some years passed and we then met again in the 90's when I had some publishing queries. This time I was older and not so frightened. We really hit it off. Since that ...
by Paul Gordon
02/26/12 03:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Breese has Passed
Replies: 23
Views: 4158

Re: Rovi

There is some film of him working the corridors of the IBM in Eastbourne some 15/20 years ago. It was on YouTube, but seems to have vanished. PG
by Paul Gordon
02/26/12 02:52 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Rovi
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Blackpool updates

Yu Jo Jin was on the bill at Monte Carlo All Stars a few years ago when i was lecturing there. My wife took a photo of, literally, 500 dropped jaws. Funny. What a nice guy, too. The Korean 'party' told us that they worked 24/7 to perfect their act but had struggled with 'character' and so on. They a...
by Paul Gordon
02/24/12 01:13 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool updates
Replies: 39
Views: 3735

Re: Martin Breese has Passed

I last spoke to Martin last week and he seemed in good spirits. It makes it even sadder. I first met him in the 70's and stayed in good contact for over 30 years. I was honoured that he had me entertain at most of his private parties in the last ten years or so when he moved close to my home. My god...
by Paul Gordon
02/23/12 03:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Breese has Passed
Replies: 23
Views: 4158

Re: Ken Krenzel Passes

Richard Kaufman wrote:The Jennings One-Hand Bottom Palm is not dependant upon having a large hand...


it is if you palm half the deck...:)

Paul
by Paul Gordon
02/12/12 02:02 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Krenzel Passes
Replies: 79
Views: 12038

Re: Ken Krenzel Passes

The Mechanical Reverse was devised by a man with an IMMENSE hand. He could hold the deck deep enough that his fingers hung low enough to shield the action. The only other person I saw do the move very well, aside from Ken, was Larry Jennings who had equally enormous hands. Geoff Latta did the move ...
by Paul Gordon
02/11/12 02:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Krenzel Passes
Replies: 79
Views: 12038

Re: Ken Krenzel Passes

Dear J. Townsend, got your PM but my reply bounces. Can you email me?
by Paul Gordon
02/10/12 11:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Krenzel Passes
Replies: 79
Views: 12038

Re: Ken Krenzel Passes

I recall a few meetings and sessions with Ken in the late 80's and 90's. What a great guy. He helped me with his Mechanical Reverse move; which I still can't do! The photo is after a lecture I did in New York in the mid 90's. Happy memories...R.I.P Ken Paul Gordon http://paulgordon.net/wpimages/wp1f...
by Paul Gordon
02/10/12 03:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Krenzel Passes
Replies: 79
Views: 12038

Re: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'

However wrong it may be - and it is - a friend of mine works for the BBC and says this: The reason the BBC is releasing fewer dvds is that they realise it takes just a few minutes to dub a recorded tv show to YouTube, edit it and then transfer it back to dvd. In other words, people can easily make c...
by Paul Gordon
08/07/11 01:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'
Replies: 197
Views: 34857

Re: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture

TONIGHT (March 22nd) is the night of my LIVE ONLINE lecture for The Academy of Magic. So, YOU can watch me from YOUR home. I'll be teaching and performing a lot of goodies. All the tricks are requests from viewers! See http://www.academyofmagic.com for info.

Thanks, Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
03/22/11 02:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture

If YOU are in London on Tuesday, YOU can be part of the studio audience for my "LIVE" online lecture being filmed at Davenports. Wanna come? Let me know. If not, hope you can make it online...Tues 22nd.

Paul Gordon
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by Paul Gordon
03/19/11 03:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture

Hi Folks, Just a reminder about this ONLINE lecture. Watch from YOUR home! Kick your shoes off and enjoy; hopefully! :) See you (?) on March 22nd. Go visit <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.academyofmagic.com/content/next-lecture1#">http://www.academyofmagic.com/content/next-lecture1#</...
by Paul Gordon
03/16/11 12:37 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture

For those who PM'd me, it's 10 to view. Just sit at home on the 22nd March and watch me perform a jam-packed lecture; LIVE ONLINE!
by Paul Gordon
03/09/11 12:41 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Blackpool's chemistry!

Great video; lovely magic...fantastic performance. Nice one Quentin... PG
by Paul Gordon
03/06/11 02:57 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool's chemistry!
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture

Dear All, Although I lecture/perform worldwide, The Academy Of Magic at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.academyofmagic.com/">http://www.academyofmagic.com/</a><!-- m --> have bought the world to me :) On March 22nd YOU can see my lecture online; LIVE! Visit their website to find out m...
by Paul Gordon
03/03/11 01:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Gordon ONLINE Card Magic Lecture
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Blackpool / FISM Controversy?

I did very well in the dealer hall, but then I work DARNED hard for it! Some (many) dealers sit on their arses and wonder as to why it isn't happening for them. Go figure! Generally speaking, though, I think the recession has cooled things down in respect magicians purchasing stuff... And petrol/gas...
by Paul Gordon
02/24/11 08:31 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool / FISM Controversy?
Replies: 23
Views: 4142

Re: Shenanigans the Irish Magic Convention

And I look forward to giving you all a great ENERGETIC time...jam-packed lecture/workshop and MUCHOS energy! :) And lots of DOABLE card stuff I USE professionally.

Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
02/23/11 04:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shenanigans the Irish Magic Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 3809

Re: Welcome Back From Blackpool!

I was a "dealer" there and saw little programmed magic, but boy - did I work darned hard demming/performing. 36 hours total in 3/4 days! (And when I dem, I dem!) Richard filmed a bit of me working... And here is another clip filmed by someone else: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http:...
by Paul Gordon
02/23/11 04:41 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Welcome Back From Blackpool!
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee

Richard Kaufman wrote:Thanks, Paul. Lovely to see it. And a very graceful acceptance speech. Yes, he is frail. He looks great for 88. How many of us will even be upright at that age?


And what a talent: Actor (acted in more movies than anyone), Linguist, Writer and Operatic Singer...

Paul
by Paul Gordon
02/14/11 01:48 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee

Dear Richard,

Here is the YouTube clip of Christopher Lee on The Baftas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dbtbk3V ... e=youtu.be

Paul
by Paul Gordon
02/14/11 01:00 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee

Didn't know he was a horror film actor too. He was/is THE horror film actor...that's what made his name in the mid 50's with roles like Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, The Mummy etc. All Hammer horror flicks! See pic below. Paul Gordon http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/passtheremote/dracula%20chr...
by Paul Gordon
02/14/11 12:57 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee

Richard Kaufman wrote:88 in fact.


At 87 he looked 70 and at 88 he looked 98. I guess we've all got it coming...

Paul
by Paul Gordon
02/14/11 12:45 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Horror Fans - Christopher Lee

So very sad and upsetting to see one of my heroes Christopher lee looking so very frail and old on the Baftas Awards. (He won "The Fellowship.") He's aged so much in a year or so. You could tell the audience were shocked by his appearance. Bless him. My fav film of his was/is The Night Of ...
by Paul Gordon
02/13/11 07:06 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Horror Fans - Christopher Lee
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

Re: Steve Dacri Has Passed Away...

Very sad, indeed. Too many good guys are leaving us in so short a space of time. RIP, Steve. Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
02/12/11 01:26 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Dacri Has Passed Away...
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

Funny story re a Magic Circle Audition

As some of you know, I've created a lot of adult card tricks; tricks ideal for hen/stag (adult) nights and (certain) pub/bar work. Anyway...About ten years ago, I marketed a trick (no plug, it sold out aeons ago) called The Dog's Bollocks . (An English slang saying meaning 'really great'.) Funny car...
by Paul Gordon
02/04/11 03:31 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Funny story re a Magic Circle Audition
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Close-Up Magic Convention in Sussex - Sat 10th Sept

Buzz: After a few years break, it's back. The 3rd Close-Up Magic Convention in Sussex is back. Sat 10th Sept. Line up includes Marc Oberon (FISM Champ), Lee Smith, Ollie Mealing, Chris Priest, Matthew Garrett (Magic Circle Champ), Steve Dela (Close-up Champ) and yours truly; Paul Gordon . See http:/...
by Paul Gordon
02/02/11 01:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-Up Magic Convention in Sussex - Sat 10th Sept
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Re: Boris Karloff - Grip of The Strangler (In the US: The Haunted Strangler)

In the UK, you can get it for three quid! (About $5). See http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grip-Strangler- ... 936&sr=8-1

Paul
by Paul Gordon
01/30/11 01:23 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Boris Karloff - Grip of The Strangler (In the US: The Haunted Strangler)
Replies: 11
Views: 1985

Re: Homeland Security & Overseas Mail

I have many US customers waiting for stuff of mine (from UK) they ordered over 3 weeks ago. It's a concern and bad for (my) business because, sometimes, folks think it's MY fault! They complain. Overall, it's a pain in the bloody arse!

Paul Gordon
by Paul Gordon
01/30/11 01:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Homeland Security & Overseas Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: Boris Karloff - Grip of The Strangler (In the US: The Haunted Strangler)

Ryan Matney wrote:
I have the Criterion release of this and I believe it is complete at 79 minutes.


The other 17.5 mins are on the new release...coming March 2011
by Paul Gordon
01/29/11 01:28 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Boris Karloff - Grip of The Strangler (In the US: The Haunted Strangler)
Replies: 11
Views: 1985

Harry Lorayne's Classic Collection Vol. 3

I guess it's no secret that I'm a big Harry Lorayne fan. Well, we are also friends. I first "met" Harry through his writings circa 1977. I started with The Magic Book (1977) and Close-up Card Magic (1962) and then spent 1977 to 1979 purchasing everything of his to date ('79). The first &qu...
by Paul Gordon
01/29/11 10:16 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Classic Collection Vol. 3
Replies: 13
Views: 3605
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