Mark.Lewis wrote:Who was your dad? Just curious.
Mai-ling's dad was DeYip Loo. Well known in Chicago as one of the great Chicago magic acts. Mai-ling was his assistant in her dads act at a very young age. DeYip Loo (who also built his own props) built a zig zag that was no taller than I think 4 feet high. Mai-Ling got into it as the kid assistant in her dads act.
DeYip Loo did a Chinese magic act. Had great looking props and a lot of flash. Lots of stuff happened like the Jack Gwynne act. I think that DeYip Loo helped Jack Gwynne when Jack was performing with the Shrine Circus. I think that story is recorded in the Gwynne book by David Charvet.
If I remember right he also built the Blackstone light bulb illusion for Harry Blackstone Jr. And also built or repaird some props for Jack Gwynne when Jack was older.
Mai-Ling is quite a piano player and knows magic and show business as she grew up in the business and around grew up around Magic Inc. Last time I saw her play the piano was at one of Jay and Fran Marshalls Christmas parties.
She is a highly skilled entertainer.
I hope this helps.