Jimmy Grippo Online

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Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 3rd, 2007, 2:30 pm

The 1st Jimmy Grippo Video Online!

Watch Grippo fool Orson Welles here at BunnyBoyCollective

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Bob Gerdes » December 3rd, 2007, 7:18 pm

Great to finally see some video of the man!

Thanks for posting that.

Bob

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 4th, 2007, 4:43 pm

In addition to watching Jimmy work (always a treat)the Bunny Boy Collective offers this amusing page.

http://www.bunnyboycollective.com/taboo ... vices.html

Individual Forum members will have to make up their own minds if this is a direction magic should go.

Perhaps a future article for Genii or perhaps Rodney and his friends won't kiss and tell? :rolleyes:

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 4th, 2007, 6:45 pm

OK, the Steelers helmet was funny...great photography too. Lots of fun, for about five minutes!

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 4th, 2007, 9:34 pm

Right Max....it was the 70s and you never wore bell bottoms. :confused:

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 5th, 2007, 4:59 am

Nick, "black ads" right click through...Bell bottoms, and I remember being crammed at the door to Studio 54, body to body for a block...and when the bouncers pushed the group backwards, your body was at an angle that resembled a Michael Jackson video, but you wouldn't fall down because you were pressing on the next guy or gal, so it was like .....like...Ray Davies once told me that he was exiting a Football game back home and realized that he was walking, but his feet weren't touching the ground! (Two names dropped in :15 seconds, beat that)

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 5th, 2007, 5:43 am

What I found funny about this video is Jimmy's almost groveling to Orson who wasn't engaged at all...Merv's doing much the same to Jimmy...Jimmy sort of ignoring Merv whose show it was.

Jimmy had met presidents and here he was trying to suck up to Orson when Orson was in his "wine whore" days. I believe off camera he called the wine he was hawking "piss," but he took their money.

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Jeff Eline » December 5th, 2007, 7:14 am

Originally posted by David Alexander:
Orson was in his "wine whore" days.
Wine outtakes

and

Frozen Peas outtakes

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 5th, 2007, 7:54 am

It seems there's more than one way to "do a trick"!

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Danny Archer » December 9th, 2007, 8:26 pm

Yo Rodney,

thanks for sharing this great footage of Jimmy Grippo... I never had the chance to see him work and I really appreciate your sharing this with the brotherhood...

PS Really cool site!...
Producer of MINDvention
mentalism convention

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 11th, 2007, 12:17 pm

Thanks Danny.

Have you seen "Ricky Jays Banana Act", If not, your in for a treat. Only on the BBC.

Also I have a link to David Blaine's "Above the Below", his UK stunt. Never-before-seen in America. One of the most beautiful and moving films on endurance I have seen. Check back.

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Geno Munari » December 12th, 2007, 7:39 pm

Jimmy and I watched this show and he commented about the whole situation. Just to set the record correct, the postings here are not accurate.

Jimmy did not try to suck up to Wells. More to the story.

I hope the poster of the video does not get sued for copyright infringement.

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 13th, 2007, 3:40 am

I think I've got Ricky doing the banana trick on Dinah!

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 15th, 2007, 7:10 pm

Originally posted by David Alexander:


Individual Forum members will have to make up their own minds if this is a direction magic should go.

Hi Alexander,

in my opinion, creativity and self-expression is a direction everyone must go if we are to reach our fullest potential.

The BBC is a great site that will influence many artists of all kinds to step out of the box and say... "what box?"

Take good care,
Anthony R.

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 18th, 2007, 10:09 am

yes a great video find along with the Dinah Shore show perf of Ricky. I think I saw that show. There were alot of variety shows that featured magic acts. jackie gleason, ed sullivan, shore, dick cavett, mike douglas, merv - i hope you can dig up more. I must have seen about 10 magicians on each of their shows.

I thought the grippo segment was done very well capturing his style nicely. Orson's unpredictable refusals to assist were met with Merv, in consideration of time, assumming the lead assistant job.
-sj

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 20th, 2007, 12:46 am

i think i said to much, an edit has been made.

check back every-now and then, i might have something in store for everyone.

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » December 21st, 2007, 7:23 am

For those interested, the current exhibition on the Conjuring Arts website is about Jimmy Grippo:

Who Was Jimmy Grippo?

-Jim

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Bob Gerdes » December 21st, 2007, 10:36 am

I can't get that Grippo exhibition to work... first page only partially loads.

Anyone else having trouble?

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » December 21st, 2007, 11:10 am

Works fine for me. Do you have Flash installed? You'll need that to view the photos.

-Jim

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Bob Gerdes » December 21st, 2007, 11:50 am

I have flash installed, and the other exhibitions work fine.

The Grippo one is the only one that won't load for me.

Oh well.

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » December 21st, 2007, 12:06 pm

Don't know what to say...contact CARC, I guess.

-Jim

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Guest » December 21st, 2007, 5:17 pm

Originally posted by AnthonyR:
Originally posted by David Alexander:
[b]

Individual Forum members will have to make up their own minds if this is a direction magic should go.

Hi Alexander,

in my opinion, creativity and self-expression is a direction everyone must go if we are to reach our fullest potential.

The BBC is a great site that will influence many artists of all kinds to step out of the box and say... "what box?"

Take good care,
Anthony R. [/b]
Anthony,
If you had actually clicked through to the link I made you would have seen that I was making a comment about these guys advertising themselves as "male escorts."

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby dzejdzej » January 23rd, 2009, 7:59 pm

Is there any VHS on Jimmy Grippo magic?
Also, what about upcoming book?
Any news?

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Re: Jimmy Grippo Online

Postby Magic Newswire » January 23rd, 2009, 8:02 pm

There's also an interesting exhibit on Grippo at the Conjuring Arts Research Center Website (ConjuringArts.org)


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