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No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 6:46 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 6:57 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Ryan Matney » October 9th, 2006, 7:02 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 9:10 am

Martin was brilliant in every thing he ever spoke about and was the best human being I ever met.

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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 9:21 am

Too bad you never got to meet Martin Gardner. He was the best human being I ever met,

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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Gerald Deutsch » October 9th, 2006, 9:30 am

Why do you say "was"? Isn't Martin Gardner still among us?

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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 9:55 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 2:49 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 5:51 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 9th, 2006, 6:44 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 10th, 2006, 6:20 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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Re: No one asked me...

Postby Guest » October 10th, 2006, 8:45 pm

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


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