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Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

Cellini and I first studied with Slydini when I was 15 in 1963, and Cellini was 21. We travelled together from Hartford down to NYC, did magic with Tony til 3, 4, or 5 in the morning, slept on his couch and floor til noon or one, and then repeated the cycle all over again. After a couple of years I ...
by Bill Brunelle
10/09/12 01:57 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 11434

Re: Bobby Baxter has Died

Bobby's neighbor and closest friend in recent years has asked me to post that she is trying to organize a New York get together next week or the week after. More info to follow.
by Bill Brunelle
09/03/09 03:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Baxter has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 3608

Re: Bobby Baxter has Died

After my adult and childhood mentor Slydini passed, I always said there was no magician I'd rather watch perform more than Bobby Baxter. I got to see him work in his restaurant a couple of times about a year ago, and it was a real treat. He'd gotten so blind he had to ask the customers whether the d...
by Bill Brunelle
09/03/09 01:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Baxter has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 3608

Re: The Page Boy Speaks--(Patrick Page interview)

Glad you liked them Jim. I find Pat's thinking on almost anything--magic, mentalism, life, relationships, etc.--to be totally refreshing and direct. I've been on the road with him several times for his lecture tours, and he is truly a great human being. He just also happens to, as Jay Marshall and C...
by Bill Brunelle
05/11/09 10:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Page Boy Speaks--(Patrick Page interview)
Replies: 4
Views: 665

The Page Boy Speaks--(Patrick Page interview)

I've always thought Patrick Page's thoughts about creating and performing were especially useful, so I prodded him into letting me do these 4 short clips with him right after Fechter's. Although the topic is magical performance, I think quite a bit of it is relevant to mentalism. If you enjoy them, ...
by Bill Brunelle
05/11/09 08:20 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Page Boy Speaks--(Patrick Page interview)
Replies: 4
Views: 665

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