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Postby Magic Newswire » 12/16/08 08:23 PM

I was unaware of THIS DOCUMENTARY on Long Tack Sam, magician, acrobat and vaudevillian as well as one of China's first Super Stars. Has anyone seen this and what do you think if so? Thanks!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/16/08 10:27 PM

There is a thread about it already here, started by his grandaughter, I think.
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Postby Magic Newswire » 12/16/08 11:05 PM

Thanks Richard.
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Postby Richard Hatch » 12/17/08 01:50 AM

It's an excellent documentary by his great-granddaughter, Ann Marie Fleming. She also turned it into a book, widely available for just $14 with lots of photos and stories of magicians (Malini, Mulholland, etc.). I believe the documentary won a film festival award when it was originally released in 2004.
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Postby Frank Dudgeon » 12/17/08 11:36 AM

You'll find more info on the film at www.longtacksam.com

Richard's right, it's an excellent documentary, with very creative uses of animation and "animating" of still photographs. It has aired in the past on cable, either on the Sundance channel or IFC, can't remember which.
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Postby Frank Dudgeon » 12/17/08 11:40 AM

Well, didn't figure out how to make it a link. (Sorry, I confuse easily). The page is at www.longtacksam.com. It's a fun site.
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Postby Magic Newswire » 12/17/08 12:07 PM

We also have the link in the story at MagicNewswire.com to save time. Cheers!
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Postby Magic Newswire » 12/17/08 03:22 PM

Just found 20 copies available from Michael Lair ::

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