Magic History - S&R Celebrate 50 years in showbiz in 2009

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Postby CraigMitchell » 02/03/09 07:55 AM

Bit of magic trivia ... Siegfried & Roy celebrate their 50th anniversary in show business in 2009 - having first met aboard the German ocean liner - The Bremen - in 1959 !

"Siegfried signs on as a steward on the TS Bremen. He is eventually promoted to ship entertainer. He befriends Roy, who is now a steward who has a cabin across the hall, and asks him to help set up the show. Roy, who had smuggled the zoo-liberated cheetah Chico on board the ship, asks, "If you can make a rabbit and doves appear and disappear, could you do the same thing with a cheetah?" Roy becomes Siegfried's assistant."

And the rest - as they say - is magic history ... live entertainment was never to be the same again.
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Postby CraigMitchell » 02/04/09 05:04 AM

S&R's "Moment of Magic" farewell is to be broadcast by ABC ...

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/blogs/lux ... c-special/
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/04/09 11:54 AM

Irene Larsen told me a while back that the boys were in their warehouse practicing illusions.
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