** NOTE **
I will be showing very new never seen before footage of a brand
new illusion that hasn't been done in 40+ years.
Elmhurst Historical Museum
"MADE IN CHINA"
The Remarkable Magic and Life of DE YIP LOO Presented by Frances Mai-Ling
9706 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131-1702
Thursday December 9, 2010 at 7pm
De Yip Loo #1 Chinese Magician became a successful professional magician because he was a lousy busboy. Born in Canton, China, he came over to the States at the age of 11. Harry Blackstone, Sr. hired him as a assistant and valet. After a season he moved on with the Dante show for three seasons before teaming up with Geroge Johnstone creating the first comedy magic act Johnstone & ORouke. Setting off on his, as Chan Loo: the magical mandrin. A Pioneering Chinese American performer whos work on stage, TV, film and print ads in Magic and Sportsman Hunting and Fly Fishing that has span the globe. With his wife Arlene and daughter Mai-Ling, they created the Shang Po Magic Show, known for building the smallest zig zag in the world along with other miniature illusions.
His daughter Frances Mai-Ling will talk about his life from coming over from China as a little boy, his contribution to the art and history of magic as well as a inventor and sportsman. Showing rare video and photos. This promises to be a fun filled and interesting evening about an important Chicagoland Entertainer for all who attend.
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