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by Rene Clement
February 1st, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Long ago in NYC on Saturdays, with cups
Replies: 6
Views: 4876

Re: Long ago in NYC on Saturdays, with cups

Sounds like Julian Stanley. He was a black gentleman who liked to work Central Park on weekends doing coins and cups and balls.
by Rene Clement
January 26th, 2013, 3:31 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dave Cremin back in Times Square --Video
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Dave Cremin back in Times Square --Video

You remember last year--Everyone in magic was talking about this video. Dave made a little man made of cards rise up from amongst the cards and find the selected card in the middle of Times Square, NY. That Youtube video has well over a million views !!!!!! Now he is back in Times Square with his la...
by Rene Clement
March 27th, 2011, 10:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S.A.M. PA # 1 - 102nd Salute to Magic -Thomas Solomon in “American Escape Artist"
Replies: 7
Views: 2952

Re: S.A.M. PA # 1 - 102nd Salute to Magic -Thomas Solomon in “American Escape Artist"

I am looking forward to this show and bringing guests who I know will also enjoy it.
by Rene Clement
June 9th, 2010, 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Genii been hacked?
Replies: 38
Views: 5494

Re: Has Genii been hacked?

I think Cynthia likes to meet all of us!! No matter what part of the world we are looking.
by Rene Clement
November 18th, 2009, 10:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BROKEN WAND - Lenny Greenfader
Replies: 5
Views: 1818

Re: BROKEN WAND - Lenny Greenfader

A special Celebration Of Life Tribute to Lenny Greenfader will be held Friday Nov, 20th at 7:30 PM.

All magicians are welcome. Sponsored by IBM Ring 26.

Musicians Union Building, 322 48th Street (between 8th and 9th Aves.)in Manhattan, NY.
by Rene Clement
November 7th, 2009, 8:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BROKEN WAND - Lenny Greenfader
Replies: 5
Views: 1818

BROKEN WAND - Lenny Greenfader

Well known in the New York area was magician Lenny Greenfader. I just found out that he passed away May 24, 2009 after a long battle with illness.
by Rene Clement
May 24th, 2009, 1:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken Wand: Earl Presto Johnson
Replies: 22
Views: 4833

Re: Broken Wand: Earl Presto Johnson

Thanks everyone who left such nice remarks and comments on the Youtube videos I put up on Presto a few years back. I have now gone back in my library and uploaded Presto's cigarette routine which is a classic as well. I hope those who never knew him or saw him perform will get to appreciate his tale...
by Rene Clement
September 25th, 2008, 8:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine - Death Dealer
Replies: 101
Views: 18099

Re: David Blaine - Death Dealer

Blaine's dive up to the balloons last night was a big confusion to those watching both at home and in the Wollman Rink. The live crowd sounded quite different than that portrayed on TV. Watch here some video filmed independently from the crowd to see how the crowd saw it and really reacted. <!-- m -...
by Rene Clement
August 16th, 2008, 10:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Acts on TV - set up to look like buffoons or as quality entertainment?
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Magic Acts on TV - set up to look like buffoons or as quality entertainment?

I remember seeing Vito Lupo win the first prize on the original Chuck Barris Gong Show some 25 years ago.
by Rene Clement
August 1st, 2008, 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Free e-book of Expert at the Card Table for You
Replies: 38
Views: 23965

Re: Free e-book of Expert at the Card Table for You

Why all the trouble? The password is given to you right in the link name.
by Rene Clement
July 19th, 2008, 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quote
Replies: 184
Views: 50682

Re: Best Quote

"To those who believe, no explanation is necessary. To those who don't believe, no explanation is possible."

Hey Richie, remember this one?
"How's Tricks?"
"She's in the car."
by Rene Clement
July 3rd, 2008, 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Visiting New York City--any shows?
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Visiting New York City--any shows?

Also Manhattan magic shopping at Fantasma at 8th Ave and 33rd Street and the newly opened Magic Cow at 5th Ave and 36th Street.

And magicians meet Saturdays at Maui Taco from 2:30 till 5 pm. located at 5th Ave, between 32 and 33 Streets.
by Rene Clement
July 3rd, 2008, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man who played Chicago's Bozo dies
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Man who played Chicago's Bozo dies

Larry Harmon, who turned the character Bozo the Clown into a show business staple that delighted children for more than a half-century, died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 83. I once put on Youtube a series of very funny magic bloopers by Larry on his live Bozo show. WGN in Chicago mad...
by Rene Clement
June 20th, 2008, 8:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 53477

Re: Celebracabra

I guess Celebracadabra will be the only VH1 Reality show without a Reunion special to follow.

Does anyone else feel that the switch to Thursday was the indication this show was doomed? The constant reruns disappeared at this point.
by Rene Clement
June 17th, 2008, 6:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 53477

Re: Celebracabra

Max,
If David's last avatar creeped you out, this new one will make your hare stand on end.
by Rene Clement
June 16th, 2008, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 53477

Re: Celebracabra

I am surprised there aren't listings on VH1 for scheduled re-runs of the show. Instead we see hours and hours of Hogan Knows Best and Flavor Flav. Didn't the show get ratings good enough to repeat the show a zillion times like all the other VH1 series? There should be at least one Celebracadbra mara...
by Rene Clement
June 14th, 2008, 6:42 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Mentalist on CBS Fall Lineup
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

Re: The Mentalist on CBS Fall Lineup

[quote=Jim Maloney

From my understanding of "The Mentalist", Simon Baker's character, Patrick Jane, is a former stage mentalist --

-Jim [/quote]

BUT, I thought it was Jerry McCambridge who was "The Mentalist".
by Rene Clement
May 15th, 2008, 8:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hilarious Doug Henning Parody On Saturday Night Live
Replies: 7
Views: 7348

Re: Hilarious Doug Henning Parody On Saturday Night Live

I remeber years ago they did a dueling magicians parody supposedly Henning vs. Copperfield. I think Rich Hall played the Doug Henning part in that skit.
by Rene Clement
May 15th, 2008, 8:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Expositor Book 40% Off
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Expositor Book 40% Off

I have a question for the book collectors. I purchased 2 copies of this Steven's 1996 reprint from The Strand, a book store in NY. On the page where it says this is no. ___ of 1000, written on the blank space it says "Review Copy". So my question is ---- Does this mean there are really at ...
by Rene Clement
May 15th, 2008, 8:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Bob McAllister Items
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: WTB Bob McAllister Items

You might enjoy this 8 minute routine of Bob performing at a private party in 1997. As I was the M.C. for the show, I got to introduce Bob that evening.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=opkrA15zaIc
by Rene Clement
May 13th, 2008, 9:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Gong Show makes a comeback
Replies: 11
Views: 1688

Re: The Gong Show makes a comeback

Vito Lupo once won on the Gong Show. That was probably before finally winning FISM.
by Rene Clement
May 6th, 2008, 4:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 53477

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

With all the magic consultants on the show, how do they allow the opening credits to show "Kid" Chris Ried holding a rabbit by it's ears?
Ouch!!!
by Rene Clement
May 4th, 2008, 9:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Fast Company" dvd by Andy Nieman
Replies: 15
Views: 2898

Re: "Fast Company" dvd by Andy Nieman

No Apology is need to Alfred. As he would say. "What? Me worry?"
by Rene Clement
April 29th, 2008, 5:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine's Breathless Stunt on Oprah
Replies: 48
Views: 9140

Re: Blaine's Breathless Stunt on Oprah

Silly Walter wrote:


This should probably be moved to the "Who gives A [censored]" forum. [/quote]

Probably should....but don't hold your breath.
by Rene Clement
April 14th, 2008, 3:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BEN MARTIN STUDIOS-THE CONJURER'S COMMODE
Replies: 24
Views: 4484

Re: BEN MARTIN STUDIOS-THE CONJURER'S COMMODE

I guess I have one of the other 24 of these. Never used it. I assume the other purchasers never used it either. Attempting to have his catalogue to be similar to Ken Brooke,Ben Martin had the descriptions of the effects pretty brief without giving away the climax. Just a lot of hype how hilarious th...
by Rene Clement
March 11th, 2006, 8:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David and Diana Halftime show
Replies: 1
Views: 501

David and Diana Halftime show

Those who watched the Fordam vs. LaSalle basketball game on Fox sports last Thursday night got to see, sort of, David and Diana's act. They performed the halftime show on the basketball court and could be seen behind the announcers reviewing the first half basketball action. They never acknowledged ...
by Rene Clement
March 11th, 2006, 8:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recent post about Gene Maze
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Recent post about Gene Maze

Rich and Jason,
Please keep us informed on what you hear about Gene. I haven't heard from him in awhile and was indeed worried about his condition getting worse.
Thank you, Rene
by Rene Clement
September 22nd, 2005, 11:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gene Maze undergoes open heart surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Gene Maze undergoes open heart surgery

I will tell some of his friend still here in New york. I am sure many will want to write a "Get Well" note to him.
by Rene Clement
July 5th, 2005, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Reno
Replies: 53
Views: 4233

Re: IBM Reno

How can we forget the SAM convention in New York in 2000. David Blaine showed up with Darryl Hannah to walk around the dealer room. As many attendees grabbed cameras and pens to collect autographs and have their picture taken with the stars, David and Hannah were turned away at the dealer room door.
by Rene Clement
July 5th, 2005, 4:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Reno
Replies: 53
Views: 4233

Re: IBM Reno

Caption for the blur guy passing the booth with the magic tees..
"Damn, I've been in the dealer room an hour now and haven't yet taken a shirt!"
by Rene Clement
June 27th, 2005, 6:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New York Coin Seminar 2
Replies: 20
Views: 1207

Re: New York Coin Seminar 2

There will be demonstrations, lectures, unpublished material, free stuff, rare DVD footage of coin magicians of the past, and much hands on coin work with workshops and personal instruction from Roth, Rubinstein, Latta, and Gallo. How much will this seminar cost? You get six hours of coin magic wit...
by Rene Clement
February 23rd, 2005, 6:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: VOTE FOR REGAL'S RAYMOND
Replies: 32
Views: 2015

Re: VOTE FOR REGAL'S RAYMOND

David, Long time, no see. I just voted for the Cannister episode too. I taped the original showing because I was pre-advised by Eric Decamps to watch. I hope the recognition on this episodes gives you more sitcom work. But I think we all can forget that card manipulating nun from a few years back! :)
by Rene Clement
February 23rd, 2005, 6:26 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: 1983 Book: Johnny Carson on comedy, magic
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: 1983 Book: Johnny Carson on comedy, magic

You might also be interested in a CD that is put out by Laugh.com called "Johnny Carson On Comedy". It is an interview lasting a little over an hour with the man on comedy topics. Johnny even goes into his magic background.
by Rene Clement
January 14th, 2004, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Dingle Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Derek Dingle Memorial

Thank you David. I sent an RSVP directly as you requested.
NOTE: Ryan's Daughter is on E. 85th Street, not 86th.
by Rene Clement
January 11th, 2004, 9:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Dingle
Replies: 48
Views: 7398

Re: Derek Dingle

I recall Richie's efforts over 20 years ago to convince Derek to let him write up EVERYTHING he created. This was some task as even Derek couldn't remember all his contributions to the art of close up card magic. When the book was published in 1982, it covered all of Derek's works to that date...thu...
by Rene Clement
January 5th, 2004, 7:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicTimes Calls it Quits
Replies: 43
Views: 3689

Re: MagicTimes Calls it Quits

I also checked Meir's site practically on a daily basis. I had a sad feeling the demise was near when Meir discontinued the weekend updates a short while back.
This was a lot of time and work for him and I too want to express my appreciation for all his efforts.
by Rene Clement
November 16th, 2003, 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SAM SCHWARTZ BOOK ALMOST HERE
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: SAM SCHWARTZ BOOK ALMOST HERE

Originally posted by Steve Mills: I see this is being advertised in Magic magazine. Does anyone know if it is really available - I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thanks..... Steve PS The book is advertised as 242 pages. Later..... Steve I heard from Sam last week that the books were already with M...
by Rene Clement
September 17th, 2003, 3:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Really bad watch steals...
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: Really bad watch steals...

At a Magic convention some years back Steve Fearson was performing close-up and used me as his volunteer. He had a little difficulty removing my watch , but I played along busy examining the coin or whatever prop he handed me. He took what seemed forever to get the watch off. I think many in the aud...
by Rene Clement
September 17th, 2003, 3:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine on CBS News this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Blaine on CBS News this morning

The funniest "attack" on Blaine I heard was about a man who bought the live feed and was watching one night and only saw Blaine sleeping for hours. He decided to go over to the site with a drum and start pounding it to wake Blaine.

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