What a wonderful cover! What a wonderful article! What wonderful people!
Sometimes when I read an article like this one, I wonder if any of the things that are said about the people in it are actually true, because it is difficult to believe that anyone could be as brilliant, creative, generous and honest as Marvyn and Carol Roy. I probably wouldn't have believed half of it if I hadn't had my own personal experiences with them.
Several years ago, I was booked to work a series of boiler room shows with Marvyn and Carol as the opening act, my assistant and me as the middle act, and the late Alex Arizpe as the headliner. These shows were in the Rio Grande Valley, and had they been anywhere else, the order of the shows would have been exactly the other way around. However, Alex Arizpe (Alex the Great) was almost as famous on the Texas-Mexico border as David Copperfield is in the US.
I already knew what giants Marvyn and Carol are, but my assistant, Diane, had never heard of them. Diane was captivated by Carol. They formed an instant bond. Carol gave Diane a few pointers, and even showed her how to do the chandelier production.
The ideas that Marvyn and Carol gave me really added to my act. All I can say is that a couple of weeks on the road with these two was a post-graduate course in being a magician.
One evening, we had a little extra time, so Marvyn decided to do the "Electric Chair" routine. It was hilarious. Fooled the pants off Diane!!!
Figuratively speaking, of course.
Thanks for doing such a fine job.
Bill Palmer, MIMC