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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
05/13/13 09:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Dennis Loomis
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

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
03/07/13 04:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: De Yip Loo: RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 298

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
12/31/05 12:49 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Slippery Golf Balls, help please
Replies: 14
Views: 3169

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
08/20/05 01:16 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: historical figures who are magicians
Replies: 54
Views: 2938

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
04/26/05 02:01 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rooster from a Top Hat?
Replies: 11
Views: 196

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
12/03/04 10:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How many Water Tortures?Radnor Auction.
Replies: 8
Views: 231

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
09/07/04 03:44 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Stage levitations, light bulbs, handkerchiefs, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

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
08/09/04 06:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: George Johnstone RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 68

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
07/09/04 04:53 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Fountain Construction. . .
Replies: 19
Views: 807

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
07/06/04 11:22 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Fountain Construction. . .
Replies: 19
Views: 807

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...
by Gregory Schultz
07/06/04 10:57 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Favorite Dove Acts
Replies: 41
Views: 2131

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