Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

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Postby pixsmith » 12/15/04 09:45 AM

beginning to air on Sundance Channel again this month.

From the blurb:
(NR, 2003) Filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming examines the life of her great-grandfather, a vaudevillian magician and an acrobat. (1h 30m)

Next airings

Thursday 12/16 9AM CST

Sunday 12/19 5:30 PM CST

I have not seen this yet -- I am _supposed_ to have the Sundance Channel in my cable package but Comcast and I seem to have different definitions of "included." ;)

There is a nice bit of info on the web as well at
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Postby Steve Bryant » 06/18/06 03:13 PM

Just a note that the Sundance channel is showing this again. I watched it for the first time, and it's most interesting.
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Postby Steve Bryant » 09/26/07 02:52 PM

In case no one has yet noted this, Anne Marie Fleming's movie is now a book, and what a book. It reads like a graphic novel, all cartoons and photos, as it lays out the fascinating life and family of Long Tack Sam. Available at Borders, etc..
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Postby Guest » 09/27/07 12:30 PM

If you're in Chicago, you'll find it in stock at Quimby's.

A really neat book, as Steve said. I think it's even better than the film.

Postby Guest » 09/30/07 06:45 PM

I didn't know it is now a book.
I'll have to check it out.

The doc is great.
I finally saw it a year or so ago.

We were suppose to meet up with her
the last time the collectors was
in Chicago so she can interview dad.
But she was held up with other things.
So she did a phone interview instead.

She and I had a great conversation as

We have quite a bit in common besides
being part-Asian.

Postby Guest » 09/30/07 07:23 PM

I haven't seen the film, but did buy the book at Border's and enjoyed it. I would love to know more about the actual "act". Does anyone know of any more writings about Sam?

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Postby Guest » 10/01/07 09:05 AM

i don't know of any writings or books
about sam. that is why his great
grand-duaghter did the doc.

Postby Rick Ruhl » 10/02/07 10:27 AM

Here's a link to the book Frances. ... 023&sr=8-1

Maybe Richard can add this one to the sidebar too.
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