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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/24/08 11:33 PM

In case you have not noticed, Google has some nice images (of adequate resolution) from LIFE magazine in a handy search engine. I have found some dandy stuff there. My favorites have to be of Orson Welles doing magic and also this magical guy. You fans of the Tony Curtis version of Houdini will be ecstatic.

Enjoy: http://images.google.com/hosted/life

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Postby Bill Mullins » 11/25/08 01:15 AM

And HERE is Bill Neff doing the Linking Rings with some other guy.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/25/08 04:58 AM

Here is George Karger, photographer of Stars of Magic and who I believe had some LIFE covers to his credit.

I was a bit bummed that there were no shots of Johnny Carson doing magic (or even just fiddling with a deck of cards), but here he is doing something else I always wished to do (I live in a highly light polluted area so an investment in a good telescope is a waste). This is still a great shot of him for we Carson fans.

Frank Sinatra doing Milt Larsens act.

Anyone recognize this guy? He looks familiar to me (there are a boatload of snaps from what appears to be the 1952 PCAM Convention in Long Beach, CA).

A Second Deal from 1939. I wonder who this might be (his thumb looks longer than my middle finger).

Dunninger described as a psychic.

Found these shots of Richiardis Sawing in Half:

The Sawing (gotta love the blood splatter on the backdrop).

Yummy!

Having a look.

Cleaning up afterward.

And finally, to see who is paying attention, a contest: The best caption for this shot will win a DVD. Heres mine (which I actually used several years ago when talking about my companys executives): Having run out of fingers, the executive committee contemplates their options while hammering out the annual budget.

No politics (besides being a no-no, its WAY too easy) and entries can be posted, emailed or PMed to me but I will share them if I like them (anonymity guaranteed if so desired). Good luck and have fun!

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Postby Ian Kendall » 11/25/08 05:03 AM

If you can't spot the zombie in the first ten minutes at the table, then it's you.

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Postby Jim Martin » 11/25/08 11:14 AM

'Whose bright idea was it to take Group Piano Lessons without a piano?'
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Postby Frank Dudgeon » 11/25/08 11:22 AM

"I told you a group manicure was a dumb idea. Now we all have to wait for the polish to dry!"

(Jim, I swear I didn't cop your "group" idea. I saw it after I posted).
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Postby Bill Wells » 11/25/08 12:24 PM

Dustin Stinett wrote: My favorites have to be of Orson Welles[/URL] doing magic


With Rith Hayworth as his assistant how could he not be anyone's favorite?

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/25/08 01:16 PM

Indeed Bill, indeed; and there are many snaps of herbut not one in the buzz saw; I was disappointed by that. The buzz saw that Welles used to saw her in half is in the Copperfield collection. Theres a nifty souvenir!

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/25/08 01:22 PM

Announcing a second contest (be sure to check the other one above); this one an identification contest. In this photo we see Long Tack Sam and others watching a gentleman in a dark suit performing a ball trick. Who is this gentleman? A DVD to the first correct answer. (You get a better look at him through some of the related photos that are available).

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Postby Frank Dudgeon » 11/25/08 01:33 PM

I believe that would be Louis McCord, aka Silent Mora.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/25/08 01:41 PM

That was quick. Yes it is Silent Mora. I didn't think it was that obvious (I didn't recognize him at first).

Congrats Frank! I'll PM you with a list of DVDs from which you can choose. It'll be later today. Thanks for playing!
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Postby Frank Dudgeon » 11/25/08 02:01 PM

Thanks Dustin. I had seen that photo previously. It was shown quickly in the documentary "The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam" by Ann Marie Fleming. Silent Mora wasn't identified in the film, but I thought at the time that it sure looked like him. The movie is pretty cool, too.
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Postby LaryL » 11/25/08 02:18 PM

How about: Thing and friends leading the Hokey Pokey at the Addams family reunion.
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Postby David Alexander » 11/25/08 03:31 PM

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f? ... 3902855f7a

Quite possibly Abel Maldonado AKA Senor Maldo, a fine gentleman who taught me the Balls and Net in the late 1950s.
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Postby David Alexander » 11/25/08 03:41 PM

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l? ... 3d4e2bb995

The back end of the Long Beach (California) Municipal Auditorium where I spent many happy hours as a kid. It was torn down so the area could be "improved." Calvert worked there at one time and possibly Blackstone, Sr.
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Postby Jim Martin » 11/25/08 08:34 PM

Thanks for posting this, and also for the link to the site.

I don't want to clog up the board, but here's another (from my PM to you this morning)

"...... that's-what-it's-all- A-BOUT.
You-put-both-hands-IN
You-take-both-hands-OUT........"
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/25/08 08:44 PM

where's the link to the Addams Family reunion pic?
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Postby David Alexander » 11/26/08 01:25 AM

Guess who the guy with the rabbit is...

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l? ... a435fda1c7
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Postby David Alexander » 11/26/08 01:38 AM

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l? ... f%26sa%3DN

What other name did this magician work under?
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/26/08 01:42 AM

Kind of looks like Fred MacMurray to me. And that looks like William Larsen, Sr. standing behind him (and the lady might be Gerrie).

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Postby Richard Hatch » 11/26/08 02:30 AM

The fellow with the rabbit is film star Chester Morris. Pierre Cartier, shown performing at the night club in Morocco, is better know to us as Keith Clark.
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Postby David Alexander » 11/26/08 09:38 AM

Exactly right, Dick.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/28/08 07:48 PM

Jim Martin wrote:Thanks for posting this, and also for the link to the site.

I don't want to clog up the board, but here's another (from my PM to you this morning)

"...... that's-what-it's-all- A-BOUT.
You-put-both-hands-IN
You-take-both-hands-OUT........"


This is the winner of the caption contest (LaryL: Jim PMed me long before you posted, so he didn't pinch your idea. Consider it a "great minds" thing).

Thanks for playing everyone.

Jim, I'll PM you with a list of DVDs from which to choose.

Thanks!
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/28/08 08:10 PM

can I get a link to that addams family pic?
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/28/08 08:43 PM

It was in the third post of this thread (and it's not really Addams Family) but here you go:

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f? ... 00d4c17b4b
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Postby John Smetana » 11/28/08 09:39 PM

Chester Morris...who also played the role of Boston Blackie

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Postby Jim Martin » 11/29/08 12:25 PM

Thanks Dustin - I'll PM you presently.

Here's an image of Robert Benchley with his finish to the Slydini One Coin Routine --- who knew?

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l? ... %26hl%3Den
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