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by Jon Pendragon
September 3rd, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2785

Re: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps

There is also an obscure reference to Kaps (though not him, a dove manip. act stands in) in Richard Lester's film A Hard Day's Night where Ringo, I believe, bumps into a dove magician backstage who has a sign that reads: The Great so and so and his 12 appearing doves. The magician drops his hit arm ...
by Jon Pendragon
August 21st, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This is What the Food Critic of the NY Times Thinks of The Magic Castle
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: This is What the Food Critic of the NY Times Thinks of The Magic Castle

Its boiler plate "can't be impressed with magic and most certainly not with anything coming out of meal not made in New York" Even the opening salvo sounds contrived, as if it had been written after searching their notes for cliches.
by Jon Pendragon
August 21st, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance Burton - TeePee No More
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Lance Burton - TeePee No More

Lance, you working again? JP
by Jon Pendragon
July 19th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don Wayne has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Don Wayne has passed away

Thank you Jay, I knew you two were close and that you inspired his variation on the Gold Medallion, Room Service.
by Jon Pendragon
July 19th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don Wayne has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Don Wayne has passed away

One of the best minds in magic has passed away. I was informed by my dear friend Mark Kalin this morning that Don Wayne has passed away today. i have no other info. Don was a good friend who invented some of the best magic of the last 50 years. His illusion work for David Copperfield is legendary. I...
by Jon Pendragon
March 31st, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9405

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

I read the article with great pain. First, Siegfried is a dear friend and both are people I have always admired. I would agree that the question with cats is never if but when. I was mauled in Reno in 1992, on stage, and I will never forget the horror of the moment or the PTSD that followed for year...
by Jon Pendragon
December 27th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pete Biro - R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 1759

Re: Pete Biro - R.I.P.

I loved Pete, he was a good friend. An honest critic (that's impossible to find) and a man who knew who invented what most of the time which made him essential to a conversation. He was a good guy who carried with all his heart about the art of magic. He will be missed.
by Jon Pendragon
December 24th, 2018, 1:22 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it
Replies: 22
Views: 5467

Re: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it

As I am nearly retired, I can say honestly that I got SOs more than a few times and I always appreciated them. Towards the end there were times when I turned to my crew and told them, "That SO was for who I was, not who I am now." As a quick glance down the posts reveal, it can do a real h...
by Jon Pendragon
December 23rd, 2018, 12:44 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it
Replies: 22
Views: 5467

Re: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it

Don't even think about it. I have seen great performances ruined because a performer was clearly expecting, prompting or even begging for an SO. There is no technique that doesn't break the self-awareness rule of art. Art that is aware of itself is no longer art, it's false art. The truth, simply gi...
by Jon Pendragon
December 23rd, 2018, 12:38 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Illusion ever!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6716

Re: Best Illusion ever!!

The best illusion ever? Metamorphosis by me, Clearly Impossible by me, Time and Space by me............. :-). The one mentioned above that I really agree with was Siegfried's handling of the Asrah. Giant stage, manic sawing presentation and then just Siegfried alone with the floating form and when h...

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