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by Gregory Schultz
July 5th, 2017, 5:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ira Glass's This American Life Magic Episode
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Ira Glass's This American Life Magic Episode

I greatly enjoyed that episode. Ira Glass does a great job. My mother also made me a cheesy cape that I wore.
by Gregory Schultz
May 7th, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 3175

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

I am very sorry to hear that. I used to love watching him demonstrate magic and tell stories. I also remember Andi telling stories about Mohammad Ali who was a customer of theirs.
by Gregory Schultz
October 22nd, 2016, 8:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne's New Book
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: Harry Lorayne's New Book

Mr. Lorayne I met you in Snyder's Magic Shop in Cleveland in the 1970's. You had just finished a segment on Morning Exchange. I had the pleasure of seeing you perform for 2 people. You were so nice. I am so glad to see you continue to publish. Best wishes to you, a living legend.
by Gregory Schultz
October 15th, 2016, 2:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Time Travel with Dr. Will Houstoun
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Time Travel with Dr. Will Houstoun

That was amazing footage. A few years ago Turner Classic Movies showed about 3 and a half hours of Melies. A lot of it was incomplete cobbled together scenes. Some scenes had special effects using stage magic techniques. I understand that the vast majority of his films are lost.
by Gregory Schultz
October 7th, 2016, 5:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5704

Re: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?

I have been collecting magicians autographs for about 43 years. Mostly when I was a kid. I never had a magician ever be less than kind to me. I asked Marvyn Roy for his autograph when he was with Liberace. I was 14, he took me backstage and actually treated me like I knew what I was doing. I didn't,...
by Gregory Schultz
July 24th, 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Federal lawsuit regarding authenticity of Thurston items
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Federal lawsuit regarding authenticity of Thurston items

I saw this article in this mornings Columbus Dispatch regarding a lawsuit over authenticity of Thurston items. Copperfield enters into the fight. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories ... -case.html
by Gregory Schultz
July 19th, 2016, 2:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Abb Dickson - RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: Abb Dickson - RIP

Very sad news that Abb is gone. I saw him perform many times over the years and he always made me laugh and he brought a lot of joy into my life. That is a rare talent. He always seemed so kind when I talked to him at conventions.
by Gregory Schultz
December 10th, 2015, 5:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't Forget: Tonight "The Illusionists" on NBC
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Don't Forget: Tonight "The Illusionists" on NBC

I agree I thought Sperry appeared to treat the doves very harshly. Not thrilled with dyed birds either in this day. I would think we will hear about this in the non magic media. Even if the birds were not abused it sure looked like it.
by Gregory Schultz
March 27th, 2015, 11:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NEMCON 34 HONORS TOM MULLICA
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

Re: NEMCON 34 HONORS TOM MULLICA

I am so glad to see Tom Mullica appearing at conventions. I have seen him perform many times and he never failed to make me laugh out loud and at the same time do fantastic magic. He is a heck of a nice man too. I see he is going to be at Abbott's this summer.
by Gregory Schultz
January 7th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 22
Views: 4743

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

Mike I so appreciate the Classic Correspondence. It is so entertaining and fascinating to read.
by Gregory Schultz
December 21st, 2014, 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 32347

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

I thought Doug Henning was brilliant and I miss him terribly. I got obsessed with magic the same year that Henning was all over TV, 1973. My two favorite pieces of stage magic are Henning's Things that Go Bump in the Night and of course Blackstone Jr's Floating Light bulb both of which I was able to...
by Gregory Schultz
May 13th, 2013, 9:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Dennis Loomis
Replies: 17
Views: 3652

Re: RIP: Dennis Loomis

I will miss him. I thought he was a very talented innovative magician. Saw him perform many times. He did a great lecture in the 70's. I altered some equipment of mine due to that. When I got on the internet I found him and corresponded some with him. Really kind man. One of a kind. If I remember ri...
by Gregory Schultz
March 7th, 2013, 3:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: De Yip Loo: RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: De Yip Loo: RIP

What a nice man he was. I remember talking to him when I was an annoying magic crazed teen at Abbott's Get Together. He always was so kind, and a fountain of knowledge. I still have the autograph he gave me, written in English and Chinese. I remember his act well . Beautiful. He will be missed.
by Gregory Schultz
December 31st, 2005, 11:49 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Slippery Golf Balls, help please
Replies: 14
Views: 3896

Slippery Golf Balls, help please

Hello. I used to do a multiplying golf ball routine. I stopped doing it about 20 years ago. I was taught it from Neil Foster while studying Chavez. My original set of balls were Ireland, does that date me or what? I decided to start doing the routine again, because I always got good response from it...
by Gregory Schultz
August 20th, 2005, 1:16 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: historical figures who are magicians
Replies: 54
Views: 5132

Re: historical figures who are magicians

Glad to read this thread. I learned a lot. First of all, I am happy to hear that Charles Dickens was a magician. I am a direct descendant of Charles Dickens. Maybe that is where I got the Magic Gene. Second I used to subscribe to Abracadabra magazine during the periods of 1973 to 1975. It was a week...
by Gregory Schultz
April 26th, 2005, 2:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rooster from a Top Hat?
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Rooster from a Top Hat?

Hello. I used to use parrots in my act. I have been a breeder of parrots for 25 years. I have bred over 22 endangered species of parrots over the years. I tried to use parrots in the act a few times. I found that the parrots really hated this, parrots are incredibly smart. I then decided to use bant...
by Gregory Schultz
December 3rd, 2004, 9:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How many Water Tortures?Radnor Auction.
Replies: 8
Views: 542

How many Water Tortures?Radnor Auction.

Hello: I read about the recent sale of a "Houdini Water Torture Cell" at the Radnor auction. I have heard about the one that supposedly burned up at the Houdini Museum in Niagara Falls, and I know of one in the hands of a well known magician in the South. How many water tortures are there?...
by Gregory Schultz
September 7th, 2004, 3:44 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Stage levitations, light bulbs, handkerchiefs, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

Stage levitations, light bulbs, handkerchiefs, etc.

Hello Since the unfortunate death of Harry Blackstone Jr. I have started to play with the Floating Light Bulb. Harry Jr., doing the floating light bulb is in my opinion the finest stage effect ever. I would not even consider doing this if Harry had not died. I have been playing with the floating lig...
by Gregory Schultz
August 9th, 2004, 6:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: George Johnstone RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 180

George Johnstone RIP

I just heard that George Johnstone died of complications from alzheimers disease. George Johnstone was a great man. He contributed a lot to the recent biography of Blackstone Sr. His memories, and knowledge of Blackstone Sr. are priceless pieces of history of our art. I used to see him perform frequ...
by Gregory Schultz
July 9th, 2004, 4:53 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Fountain Construction. . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1505

Re: Silk Fountain Construction. . .

As far as how long in advance one can prepare it, and how should one store it, I will again state what Neil Foster taught me. He thought the fountain wshould be wrinkled so as to "bloom" slowly. I had no problem setting the prop even weeks in advance.
by Gregory Schultz
July 6th, 2004, 11:22 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Fountain Construction. . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1505

Re: Silk Fountain Construction. . .

The late great Neil Foster taught me his method of making a silk fountain. Boy, it takes a long time to prepare for every show. The point I wanted to make however, is that when Neil made his fountain, he purchased silks in all the available colors. He then took white silks and hand dyed silks in sha...
by Gregory Schultz
July 6th, 2004, 10:57 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Favorite Dove Acts
Replies: 41
Views: 5397

Re: Favorite Dove Acts

Years ago I used to see Tom and Sherrie frequently. They had a real high energy act. Sherrie was also really hot looking, and a terrific assistant. Sadly I read that Sherrie died a few years ago. One complaint I have with a lot of new school dove workers: A lot of them just have the doves suddenly a...

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