Richie Artie

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Postby Guest » 10/26/07 10:53 AM

Can anyone out there give information on Richie Artie (Whaley I don't got, alas). A friend was asking about him, but I know nothing about him. I'd greatly appreciate any help you can give me.

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Postby Guest » 10/26/07 11:05 AM

You'll never get anywhere - with spelling his name like THAT! It's "Richiardi" (Sr. & Jr.).

Truly one of the most charismatic showmen in the magic business. To see Jr's Buzz Saw was an unforgetable experience!

You'll find plenty of info. on him on: Google; Youtube; Wikipedia.
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Postby Guest » 10/26/07 12:16 PM

duh, of course: Richiardi...

He heard Richie Artie and wrote me with that question, so I went with that (thinking all the while, "who the hell would go on stage with the name Richie Artie?").

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/26/07 04:19 PM

When I was a kid, still living in New York and still illustrating magic books, someone called me Richie Artie once.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/26/07 04:19 PM

Or was that Artie Richie.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 10/26/07 04:59 PM

Sounds like Senor Mardo. He never called be by name, always Blondie. He even inscribed his books to me that way. :D He was always a nice guy.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/26/07 05:29 PM

Mardo was a great guy. Very generous. He was a spy, you know.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 10/26/07 05:43 PM

No, I didn't know. All I knew was from when he was at Tannen's.

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Postby Guest » 10/26/07 06:21 PM

I thought Richie Artie was the guy that danced with Keen Jelly, and had his career derailed by his love of Jack Dangles.
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