347: Bob Kohler - The Man Behind the Magic

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347: Bob Kohler - The Man Behind the Magic

Postby Scott Wells » March 9th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Bob Kohler admittedly "got into magic" later than most of us, but he quickly made his mark performing at the fabled Brook Inn Farm of Magic in the early 1980's then later becoming one of the top trade show workers and also producing magic videos with Daryl and today with Scott Alexander. He was also on the cover of the February 2003 MAGIC Magazine with a feature article about the California Trade Secrets Agreement. Bob is a creator, manufacturer and marketer of some of the very limited edition, pro line of magic goods including the Bob Fitch hold-out. In this week's podcast, Bob talks about some of his history that overlaps with a lot of notables you will know and admire.

You can watch a video of one of Bob's signature effects, read the blog, see some exclusive photos, listen to the podcast online and download the MP3 file at: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... bob-kohler

As mentioned, Bob was good friends (and for a short time, business partners) with Daryl. He will be missed by the entire international magic community. But I received a note from Phoenix, AZ magician, Jerry Ferguson, who recently spoke with Daryl's widow, Alison. I received the text of his conversation which I posted at the bottom of this week's blog and corrects a lot of rumors, misstatements and innuendoes that surrounded Daryl's death. Please take a few moments to read her comments. You might even want to read them into your magic club meeting's minutes as we did here in Houston this week. And as she requests, please consider visiting Daryl's website at http://daryl.net where your purchases will help offset the funeral expenses since he did not have life insurance. Aloha, old friend.
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Re: 347: Bob Kohler - The Man Behind the Magic

Postby Robert77 » March 9th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Scott Wells wrote:As mentioned, Bob was good friends (and for a short time, business partners) with Daryl. He will be missed by the entire international magic community. But I received a note from Phoenix, AZ magician, Jerry Ferguson, who recently spoke with Daryl's widow, Alison. I received the text of his conversation which I posted at the bottom of this week's blog and corrects a lot of rumors, misstatements and innuendos that surrounded Daryl's death. Please take a few moments to read her comments. You might even want to read them into your magic club meeting's minutes as we did here in Houston this week. And as she requests, please consider visiting Daryl's website at http://daryl.net where your purchases will help offset the funeral expenses since he did not have life insurance. Aloha, old friend.


Scott, thanks very much for posting that message from Daryl's widow. It's a bit sad, but again at least for me, the details help give me closure. Now I understand what Daryl meant in a message to me a couple years ago. I sent him a couple photos of him in his youth and he responded with "those were great times (in a way.)"

I think it's worth you cross posting that message to the thread on Daryl here.

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Re: 347: Bob Kohler - The Man Behind the Magic

Postby Scott Wells » March 9th, 2017, 3:56 pm

Robert77 wrote:
Scott Wells wrote:I think it's worth you cross posting that message to the thread on Daryl here.


I thought that was a good idea. So I posted it there, but Richard Kaufman replied that all that had already been addressed in that thread. But thanks for the suggestion.
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