Al Cohen --Memoirs

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Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby Guest » July 16th, 2007, 9:27 pm

Just finished Al Cohen's column in the Aug issue. This column has fascinating snippets about Muhammad Ali, Doug Henning and Bush Sr. It's a must read guys and gals.

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Re: Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby Pete Biro » July 16th, 2007, 9:58 pm

Agreed... Al's column is a favorite of mine.
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Re: Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby Guest » July 17th, 2007, 4:25 pm

Absolutely! Al's column is a favorite of mine, too!

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Re: Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby Guest » July 18th, 2007, 9:30 am

It's a favorite of mine too!
Thanks everyone. It's getting harder to remember all of the stories, but I keep trying.

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Re: Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby 000 » April 17th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Perhaps Al can tell us what tricks for eg George Bush snr purchased? Or is that confidential?

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Re: Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby Bob Farmer » April 17th, 2008, 1:14 pm

Well, one of the tricks Bush Sr. purchased from Al was my effect, "Tsunami."

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Re: Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby 000 » April 17th, 2008, 1:50 pm

Thanks Bob,

I wonder if it was one of the tricks Al mentioned he kept on being phoned about by the President.....lack of clarity of instructions, or lack of brain power?...just kiddin

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Re: Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby Bob Farmer » April 17th, 2008, 3:46 pm

It was probably the lack of clarity--

Now here's an absolutely true story: shortly after Al told me that GB Sr. had purchased a "Tsunami," I was going across the Canadian/U.S. border with several hundred of them on my way to sell at a convention. The U.S. Custom guys looked at them and asked me in for an interview -- right under a picture of then president GB Sr.

I explained that it was a magic trick AND that the Prez had just purchased one. I gave them Al's phone number and said you can call him and ask him if you don't believe me. My argument was that if the Prez bought one -- it must be okay and not some sort of prohibited importation.

The guys just laughed, told me it was the best tale they'd heard all week and sent me on my way. That was back when U.S. Customs officers had a sense of humor. They've since lost it.

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Re: Al Cohen --Memoirs

Postby 000 » April 20th, 2008, 3:50 am

That is a funny story indeed Bob!
Any other tricks the Pres purchased?
I know Mohammed Ali was big on his thumtips and vanishing red silk....no doubt the AA type, which I use myself on occasion...even though Im white!)....keeps one honest


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