Arturo de Ascanio and Pepe Carroll

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MartinKaplan
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Arturo de Ascanio and Pepe Carroll

Postby MartinKaplan » January 10th, 2012, 11:25 am

I would like to invite you to visit the Magic Agora website where you will find a number of very interesting articles including several dealing with Ascanio and Carroll as well as a number of videos of them performing their most famous effects. The website is at http://www.magicagora.com

-Marty magic agora

Jim Martin
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Re: Arturo de Ascanio and Pepe Carroll

Postby Jim Martin » January 10th, 2012, 9:54 pm

Thanks for posting this link, Marty - what a great site.

I hadn't seen several of the Pepe Carroll excerpts.
He has a beautiful fluidity of motion.
Jim Martin
St. Louis MO

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erdnasephile
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Re: Arturo de Ascanio and Pepe Carroll

Postby erdnasephile » January 10th, 2012, 10:16 pm

Marty:

Wonderful work!

As much as I love Ascanio and Carroll, I gotta say: My favorite clip on the site is from the one and only Fred Kaps!

(Such acting and skill! Even now, he's still light years of anyone I've ever seen)

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Re: Arturo de Ascanio and Pepe Carroll

Postby MartinKaplan » January 11th, 2012, 3:34 pm

erdnasephile wrote:Marty:

Wonderful work!

As much as I love Ascanio and Carroll, I gotta say: My favorite clip on the site is from the one and only Fred Kaps!

(Such acting and skill! Even now, he's still light years of anyone I've ever seen)


Kaps is still a god to most older Spanish magicians who had the opportunity to see him perform and they are, of course, correct in their thinking. The influence that Kaps had on Spanish magicians was enormous. Having had the opportunity to visit with Pete Biro quite frequently when I am back home in LA, I have heard so many wonderful stories about Kaps, also. Kaps made it look so easy and he also made everything look so magical..


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