Why don't that suprise me?Originally posted by Kendrix:
Joanie Spina and Lydia Harmon who both worked for David Copperfield told me a funny story about his "Impaled". They both told him he looked so stiff on the trick it didn't fool anyone. When he insisted on performing the illusion, the girls started calling it "Dick on a Stick" instead of Impaled. When DC found out about their new nick name he quit performing it.
Actually, I believe Vanbirch also does it to himself (and yes, S&R have theirs mounted as a "horn" to their dragon... very cool piece.)Originally posted by Kendrix:
Richard: You make a good point. It is done on the snout of a dragon if I remember. The head of the dragon is moving, if I recall making it somewhat different visually. OK, so there is one male who can do it well.
You should have seen the hot little red head "friend" he had in Jax, Fl. ;) Very Nice!!I know for a fact that David Copperfield is NOT gay; and is much more secure these days with who he is and where he is going than 17 years ago.
Just keep in mind, there are reasons such "rumors" get out... look at DCs earlier Tv specials and the inuendos pertaining to his sexuality... Sure, it was a "trend" thing to do back then (Politically Correct?) but it's also the kind of thing that results in one's kids (my 10 year old boy) asking "Do you have to be Gay or Bisexual to be a successful magician?"Originally posted by Steve Spicer:
Also, back when D.C. was performimg the illusion in the mid-80's false accusations were poping-up of D.C.'s supposive homosexuality. I can see why his assist.'s thoughtless nickname for the piece was sensitive at the time.
I know for a fact that David Copperfield is NOT gay; and is much more secure these days with who he is and where he is going than 17 years ago.
And, for the record it was Les Levante who conceived and performed the original impaled presentation, but Ken Whittaker, as Mr. Browning correctly points out, invented todays modern operation of the illusion.