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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 06:46 AM

But I just thought you might get a kick about some of my opinions. Cardini and David Bamberg had the greatest msgic acts. Slydini was the best close up worker (next to my father) I ever saw, and Martin Gardner and Orson Welles were two of the most amazing people I ever met. If David Ben finishes volume two in my lifetime -- I'll add him to the list.
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 06:57 AM

Originally posted by Vernon's son:
...Cardini and David Bamberg had the greatest msgic acts. ...
How were those guys acts to watch? Would you describe how they played to their audiences?
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Postby Ryan Matney » 10/09/06 07:02 AM

Originally posted by Vernon's son:
But I just thought you might get a kick about some of my opinions. Cardini and David Bamberg had the greatest msgic acts. Slydini was the best close up worker (next to my father) I ever saw, and Martin Gardner and Orson Welles were two of the most amazing people I ever met. If David Ben finishes volume two in my lifetime -- I'll add him to the list.
I'm a big fan of Martin Gardner's writings and find the man himself very interesting. In what way did you find him amazing?
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 09:10 AM

Martin was brilliant in every thing he ever spoke about and was the best human being I ever met.
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 09:21 AM

Too bad you never got to meet Martin Gardner. He was the best human being I ever met,
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Postby Gerald Deutsch » 10/09/06 09:30 AM

Why do you say "was"? Isn't Martin Gardner still among us?
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 09:55 AM

Yeah. I understand that Martin is still alive. When Jay Marshall died I thought all those guys from the golden days were gone. I forgot about Martin. God bless you Martin. Live long and prosper. (holding hands in proper Star Trek position)
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 11:29 AM

Those of you who never aaw Cardini perform missed one of the gratest magic acts ever. The guy did the whole show wearing white cotten gloves. I doubt my Dad could have done as well and I respect my dad. Cardini was brilliant.
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 11:52 AM

Martin Gardner will be 92 on October 21st. I had lunch with him in Norman, Oklahoma about a month ago and he is doing very well. Looking for a publisher for two manuscripts he has completed.
I'll phone him today to pass along the kind remarks.
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 02:49 PM

Derek, Martin Gardner was quite pleased to hear your high opinion of him. He wanted to know if you are still in East Chester and if you ever remarried...
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 05:51 PM

Martin has many scientists and mathematicians who were inspired by his writings, I was just one kid who had enough brains to know how brilliant he was. I consider myself very fortunate for having known him.
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Postby Guest » 10/09/06 06:44 PM

I called Martin twice to tell him how much I thought of him. My timing was very bad. The first time his brother had just died and the second time his wife had just died.
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Postby Guest » 10/10/06 06:20 PM

Mr. Verner,

It's me again. Please let us know if you have a preference for how you would like to be addressed. I understand you are a retired Navy officer and my grandfather was a stickler for having his rank used when he was addressed. (He did cut us grandkids some slack.)
I wanted to let you know that there is video footage of Cardini performing a good portion of his act on the website, www.youtube.com. I thought you might enjoy seeing him again. You can also probably find quite a bit of your father and Slydini.
Mark
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Postby Guest » 10/10/06 08:45 PM

Mark, if it makes you feel better you can call me Petty Officer Vaughn.
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