I,INADVERTENTLY,left out some names of other Dove Workers in my previous post that I also consider excellent: James Dimmare, Rick Thomas, James Cielin, Jonathan David Bass, Dave Womack and Dan Sperry.Again, this is not a complete list. I hope I have not offended anyone whose name I left out.
I certainly do not consider myself an expert on the subject of DOVE Magic, it is just an area of magic that is dear to my heart. When I was a kid, 14 years old, I did a dove act. That was about fifty years ago, yes, I said 50. I saw Channing Pollock perform on TV on the Ed Sullivan Show, I believe it was March 7, 1954. Later that year I met Gen Grant at Holden's Magic Shop in Boston. I also saw him perform later, about 1955. He helped motivate me a great deal. We are still friends to this day.
There has been some controversy about who first did the dove toss to silk effect, Channing or Gen. If any of you happen to have heard or would like to contribute your ideas on the matter, I would be very interested in hearing about your story or version of the account. I happen to have my own opinion which I have posted on other magic websites. Please understand, I do not wish to start any problems or conflicts over the controversy, it is just that I am interested in the history of Dove Magic. As many of you may know, the dove toss to silk is done by many Dove Workers today and is consequently considered public domain.
In case some of you have not seen some of the Acts mentioned above, I was thinking to describe them on this site without giving any secrets away, but not to review or critique them. If anyone out there thinks it would be beneficial, just let me know which act would interest you.