I read Dustin Stinnett's "The Inside Story," which contained an historical account of the development of certain aspects of the Mark Wilson show. I noticed there was a very important element missing. Nowhere in the story was the name "Bev Bergeron" mentioned. Too bad. Bev was a major influence on the show.
Long before John Gaughan was associated with the show, Bev Bergeron, AKA Rebo the Clown, was, shall we say, an inspiration of several of the illusions and/or presentations that Mark did, including the Platform Levitation.
In 2000, I did an historical overview of Magic in Texas for the TAOM program. Nani jumped all over me for spending so much time on the influence Bev had on the show. But his influence and creativity are undeniable.
It would make some interesting reading if Dustin could get Bev's POV on the article. I'm reasonably sure that Bev will send a letter to the editor about this.
There was some really heavy fallout when Mark tried to keep Bev from using "Rebo the Clown" after he left the show.