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by Dustin Stinett
March 8th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sonny Fontana
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Sonny Fontana

Not sure why I didn't get it posted here. I wrote a short obit for the March Castle newsletter. Sonny was an creative guy. It seems like he spent much of his life trying to perfect the "Invisible Man" act (what you saw at the Genii Convention). He never quite pulled it off, but he never ga...
by Dustin Stinett
February 20th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is All About Guy Hollingworth
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: The March Issue of Genii is All About Guy Hollingworth

Peter Ross wrote:Again with the "cardmen."

You must read the article then, so you can learn about the billiard balls and bunny rabbits.
by Dustin Stinett
February 19th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GeniiOnline is BACK and Online!
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: GeniiOnline is BACK and Online!

Ditto...
by Dustin Stinett
February 15th, 2019, 1:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final Curtain - Gary Darwin
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Final Curtain - Gary Darwin

I only met him a couple of times. He was quite a character. I think it's more than fair to say that, if not for Lance Burton, Gary Darwin's Final Curtain would have taken place quite a few years ago.
by Dustin Stinett
January 1st, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: 2018 In Review

First, let me say thanks for all the kind comments. I appreciate them. Now on to Rachel ... In early 2018 it was reported, by trustworthy people as well as family, that she had died. That report was wrong. Later this year (sometime in the fall I believe), she died. It was Paul Gordon who proved (pho...
by Dustin Stinett
January 1st, 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

2018 In Review

The Genii Forum’s Review of 2018 So here we are in 2018 … wait … WHAT? 2019??? When did that happen? Oh well. So here we go again. A quick recap of the year that was. 2018. I am among those who—for the most-part—wish it good riddance. Harry Anderson, Ricky Jay, and Pete Biro all died this year—Harr...
by Dustin Stinett
December 23rd, 2018, 5:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Passing of Moi-Yo Miller Montes
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Passing of Moi-Yo Miller Montes

Thank you for posting those photos, as well as for your comments.
Dustin
by Dustin Stinett
December 12th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Short list of books
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Short list of books

Brent you need to add the address and phone number of the Magic Apple. Thanks.
by Dustin Stinett
December 2nd, 2018, 2:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 71
Views: 9474

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Well this is ... interesting:

http://www.rarebookhub.com/articles/2525
by Dustin Stinett
November 30th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 71
Views: 9474

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Here's a link sent to me by my friend Bill Bowers. It's Ricky's television special, Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women from 1989. There are some amazing performances on it; the things Ricky enjoyed. I think you will, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdYto9Ehrj0
by Dustin Stinett
November 30th, 2018, 4:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 71
Views: 9474

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Max, those clips were great. I hadn't some of those since they originally aired.
by Dustin Stinett
November 30th, 2018, 3:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 71
Views: 9474

Re: Ricky Jay Death

That was great, Bill. Thanks for finding and sharing it.
by Dustin Stinett
November 28th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 242
Views: 18345

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Some random notes ...

Belinda Sinclair refers to herself as a magicienne. One of her shows is titled "A Magicienne Among The Spirits."

Though she's skilled in another aspects of conjuring, Suzanne could make a living with just a deck of cards. (She refers to herself as a magician.)
by Dustin Stinett
November 24th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 71
Views: 9474

Re: Ricky Jay Death

It is true. I have no other details.
by Dustin Stinett
October 24th, 2018, 11:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on October 24 and runs through October 31: The Close-Up Gallery Cocktail Hour: Adam Wylie Early: Georges–Robert Late: Ice McDonald The Parlour of Prestidigitation Early: Misty Lee Late: Rafael The Palace of Mystery Zabrecky* *Pop Haydn (Sun. 10/28) Daisy the ...
by Dustin Stinett
October 24th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)

Thanks Ross, glad to be of service. The AMA did that for a very good reason: Performers were getting inundated with requests to be on their guest lists from people who were advised by the media about "how to get into The Magic Castle." One way was to look at the future listings, Google a m...
by Dustin Stinett
October 17th, 2018, 1:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on October 15: The Close-Up Gallery Cocktail Hour: Christian Engblom (Thur-Sat) Jonathan Levit (Sunday) Early: Suzanne Late: The Phil Factor The Parlour of Prestidigitation Early: Don Chambers Late: El Ropo The Palace of Mystery J. Neal & Liane Kenji Mine...
by Dustin Stinett
October 13th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Johnny Thompson Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Johnny Thompson Books

As a ten year member you must know that you should have your contact information on this ad. Please post it by noon (EST) today or the ad will be deleted. Thanks.
by Dustin Stinett
October 10th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on October 8: The Close-Up Gallery Cocktail Hour: Masahiro Yanagida Early: Alba Late: Tam Vo The Parlour of Prestidigitation Early: Brad Henderson Late: The Sentimentalists The Palace of Mystery Lorenzo Clark Rocco Silano David Zirbel Library Bar (Thursday to...
by Dustin Stinett
October 4th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2018)

Uh-huh-huh … He Said “Ween” It’s Halloween time at The Magic Castle. The Boo Crew is gearing up for the event staff’s most ambitious week yet with “Murder Mansion,” an interactive mystery with the characters and clues all around the mansion. It all takes place from the 24th to the 31st. For details...
by Dustin Stinett
October 4th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Passing of Moi-Yo Miller Montes
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Passing of Moi-Yo Miller Montes

Thanks for posting, Kent. I was unable to when it happened. Mike Caveney has penned a very nice obituary of this amazing woman that will appear in the November issue of Genii.
by Dustin Stinett
October 4th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: He's Baaaack ...
Replies: 6
Views: 798

He's Baaaack ...

Hi All, For the few of you wondering, I was neither banished from the Genii Forum nor was I having any health/personal issues that kept me from the site. The system just was not playing nice with me; it logged me out and then I could not log back in! We tried several things, but I was avoiding the o...
by Dustin Stinett
September 7th, 2018, 3:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2018)

Castle Commerce The annual swap meet takes place on Saturday, September 8. Non-AMA Members who are members of a recognized magic organization (bring your membership card) may enter at 9AM with an $8 entry fee. We Will Kick off … Monday Night Football returns to The Magic Castle on September 10 down...
by Dustin Stinett
August 30th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Mac!
Replies: 0
Views: 373

More Mac!

Mac King's contract at Harrah's has been extended into 2023:

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/aug/2 ... w-harrahs/
by Dustin Stinett
August 30th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Haversat & Ewing September Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Haversat & Ewing September Auction

Some interesting stuff can be found in Haversat & Ewing's September online auction, including items once belonging to Dell O'Dell:

https://haversatewing.hibid.com/catalog ... ge=3&q=113
by Dustin Stinett
August 30th, 2018, 5:12 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Illusion ever!!
Replies: 35
Views: 5844

Re: Best Illusion ever!!

The illusion was created by Servais Leroy. He called it "The Three Graces." So it goes way back. There are methods other than the Million Dollar Mystery version. The first time I ever saw it was on Henning's TV special, so I cannot comment on who else may have been doing it prior to that, ...
by Dustin Stinett
August 30th, 2018, 2:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on August 27: The Close-Up Gallery Ondrej Psenicka Glenn Farrington Disco Joe (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Billy Kidd Bill Cook The Palace of Mystery "Life and Other Deceptions" starring Steve Valentine W.C. Fields B...
by Dustin Stinett
August 23rd, 2018, 2:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on August 20: The Close-Up Gallery Hannibal Lou Serrano Jesse Dee (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Simon Coronel Carl Christman The Palace of Mystery Jeff Hobson Dan Birch W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Jon Armstrong The Pel...
by Dustin Stinett
August 15th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on August 13: The Close-Up Gallery Laura London Boris Wild Brian Markenson (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Chris Capehart Zabrecky The Palace of Mystery Keith West Fielding West W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Karl Hein The ...
by Dustin Stinett
August 2nd, 2018, 4:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2018)

Winner, Winner (sorry, no chicken dinner) The July 17, 2018 installment of the ever-popular Strolling Magic Showdown netted the following strollers with the following places: • Third Place: Lauro Castillo • Second Place: Frankie Foti • First Place: Masanoba Yamamoto The next installment of this pop...
by Dustin Stinett
July 30th, 2018, 11:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on July 30: The Close-Up Gallery Michael Kaminskas Adrian Vega Terry Lunceford (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Shawn McMaster Arthur Trace The Palace of Mystery Mike Caveney Tina Lenert Jorge Blass W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Su...
by Dustin Stinett
July 19th, 2018, 2:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)

Schedule Note The Magic Castle will be closed to members and guests on Thursday, July 19, for a buyout. Now Playing The schedule that commenced on July 16: The Close-Up Gallery Siegfried Tieber Jeff McBride ( Genii’s own) John Guastaferro (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitatio...
by Dustin Stinett
July 15th, 2018, 2:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Final thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: FISM 2018 - Final thoughts

As always, thanks, Craig, for your reports. We truly appreciate them!
Dustin
by Dustin Stinett
July 11th, 2018, 1:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on July 9: The Close-Up Gallery Andrew Goldenhersh Paul Vigil Benjamin Barnes (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Alan Hudson Justin Willman The Palace of Mystery John Shryock & Mari Lynn Charles Bach W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to...
by Dustin Stinett
July 3rd, 2018, 1:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Brian Gillis
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: RIP Brian Gillis

Eric Mead shared this marvelous story about Brian on his Facebook page. He has kindly allowed us to share it here as well (thanks Eric!): Let me tell one quick Gillis story--a group of magicians had finished a gig together in Palm Desert and went to dinner together. A group from another table overhe...
by Dustin Stinett
July 3rd, 2018, 12:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Brian Gillis
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: RIP Brian Gillis

He was on the Carson show at least three times. But more than that, when he would go to the studio for the taping, he got to session with Carson in his office. I think maybe only Dean Dill could also say that.
by Dustin Stinett
July 2nd, 2018, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2018)

Some Like it Hot The heat of summer at the Castle includes the annual “Presto-Beano” Chili Cook-off competition. Among the eight contestants are General Manager Joe Furlow and President Jim Steinmeyer. The special judges include actresses Kate Linder and Carolyn Hennesy, TV/Internet chefs Jeff Kawa...
by Dustin Stinett
July 2nd, 2018, 10:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Brian Gillis
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

RIP Brian Gillis

Castle regular Brian Gillis died today due to complications after a heart attack. Brian was a true "worker," making his living performing close-up magic and mentalism. He was on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson several times, was one of the subjects of the documentary, Magicians: Life i...
by Dustin Stinett
June 28th, 2018, 3:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sharing Secrets - Allan Slaight Awards - College of Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Sharing Secrets - Allan Slaight Awards - College of Magic

This is WONDERFUL news! And very well deserved. Congratulations!
by Dustin Stinett
June 20th, 2018, 3:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2018)

Now Playing The schedule that commenced on June 18: The Close-Up Gallery Ryan Plunkett Harrison Lampert Migz (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Aye Jaye Nathan Coe Marsh The Palace of Mystery Ice McDonald Lucy Darling David Kaplan W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Rich...

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