Awesome news! I think I'd be as interested to see the novelty acts (such as plate spinners for whom Ed Sullivan seemed to be famous).Originally posted by Adrian Kuiper:
I contacted the folks producing the Ed Sullivan DVD's and suggested they produce one of all the magic acts through the years. I received the following response:
"In fact, "Ed Sullivan's Greatest Novelty
Acts" and "Ed Sullivan's Amazing Stars of Magic" are two specials that are currently in production. As of yet, there is no release date for either title."
Definitely something to look forward to!!!
Well, we'll just have to make sure that the Ed Sullivan projects is successful enough to make the Carson people consider the idea, won't we?Originally posted by Josh Mandel:
That's spectacular news.
Now if only Carson's company would do the same...
Was Ronay the fellow that did a "cod" magic act? I remember bits he did on Sullivan such as blowing out a match in the direction of a flashlight held in the other hand, and he would turn on the flashlight as the match flame went out. He also put a silk into a little box, and he would repeatedly throughout the act make magic passes over the box, peer inside intently, and then just set the box back down again to try later, as evidently nothing had happened.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Mac Ronay was one of my favorite acts... however, when I booked him to come over from France to do a show for our IBM Conventions... he didn't come, he send Mac Ronay Jr. NOT THE SAME... ARGH... :whack:
This sounds like Frakson's presentation...Originally posted by Ken Simmons:
I recall a magician, The Great Franken, or something close to this name being on the show; I was impressed as a kid that this guy came out and vanished a radio-- if I recall correctly, the radio was blarring out music and, like the vanishing bird cage, poof! The radio vanished!
I am 99% sure it was the Sullivan show...
Anonymous wrote:Now if only Carson's company would do the same...