Don Alan on Sammy Davis Jr's show, 1966

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Postby Bill Mullins » 06/17/09 01:29 AM

Mark Evanier is a writer of TV and comics with an interesting blog. He's also an amateur magician (and Magic Castle member) who often has something to say about magic. He's just found an online episode of Sammy Davis Jr.'s 1966 show, in which one of the guests is Don Alan. Don's bit starts at about 26:34,
HERE, and he fools the doo doo out of Joan Rivers and Mickey Rooney with a chop cup.

(Oddly enough, Sammy doesn't appear on the show -- it was guest hosted by another amatuer magician -- Johnny Carson).
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Postby Steve Bryant » 06/17/09 10:00 AM

Outstanding! Thanks so much! Don Alan was terrific, but Carson was even better. I loved the topical references. Burton was still with Taylor. Sinatra was still with Mia Farrow. Catholics could still not eat meat on Friday. What a different era.
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Postby Terry » 06/17/09 08:25 PM

Steve Bryant wrote:Outstanding! Thanks so much! Don Alan was terrific, but Carson was even better. I loved the topical references. Burton was still with Taylor. Sinatra was still with Mia Farrow. Catholics could still not eat meat on Friday. What a different era.


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Postby Jim Martin » 06/17/09 08:44 PM

Unflappable is he, as in when the ball 'isn't there' in the early part of the routine.

"Do you know why? (BAM) Because it's still invisible."

Smooth, smooth, smooth. Thanks for the post Bill.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/17/09 09:52 PM

Forgot Don Alan. Joan Rivers was amazingly funny. I had forgotten she could be funny.
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Postby Terry » 06/19/09 10:30 PM

And with her real face. . .
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Postby Dan Trommater » 06/22/09 01:27 PM

Can any of you still see the vid? I can't, but it may be because I'm trying to view from Canada.

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Postby Steve Bryant » 06/22/09 01:33 PM

I lost it a few days ago. Pity.
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Postby Steve Hook » 07/18/09 05:41 PM

Look here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6YPYGM-CB0

at the 7:02 mark for the Don Alan routine.

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