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Scott Wells
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Bill Palmer - Renaissance Man

Postby Scott Wells » January 4th, 2018, 1:50 pm

"Merlin the Magician", "The Cups and Balls Guy", "The Borodin and Punx Books Translator", "Bluegrass Aficionado" and "The Renaissance Man". All are monikers which describe Bill Palmer. In this podcast, Bill gives a mini-lecture for a one-on-one audience with me asking the questions. Bill was in rare form despite this being recorded on his last day in the hospital after a successful heart surgery. We had quite a lively chat and he directed the conversation. So much so that I forgot to ask him about his Cups and Balls Museum. I called him a week later to tack on an addendum in which we talked about the current status of his museum/collection and what he plans to do with it (Bill is 75 years old).

In 2006 I recorded an interview with Bill in the Cups and Balls Museum in his home. For some reason, I forgot to ever do anything with it. So the DVD sat in my drawer for years until we did this podcast. I have since uploaded it to YouTube so you can see the museum and hear Bill talk about his collection. This is a one hour documentary that I'm glad I made since Bill has since relocated and most of the museum is in boxes and inaccessible.

You can view the video of Bill and his Cups and Balls Museum, see some photos of Bill, read the blog, listen to the podcast online and download the MP3 file at: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... ill-palmer
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Mark Tams
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Re: Bill Palmer - Renaissance Man

Postby Mark Tams » January 6th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Very enjoyable!!!

Thx for sharing. :-)

Edward Pungot
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Re: Bill Palmer - Renaissance Man

Postby Edward Pungot » April 13th, 2021, 12:52 pm

Hocus Pocus, Jr. PDF (cups&balls)
http://www.hocuspocusjr.com/hocvspocvsjr.htm

Ozanam and Guyot PDF (cups&balls)
http://www.hocuspocusjr.com/fortasse.htm

pixsmith
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Re: Bill Palmer - Renaissance Man

Postby pixsmith » April 16th, 2021, 7:21 pm

Very nice to see this is available. I can't wait to read it.

He was very kind to a random kid in Sugar Land years ago who ran up quite a long distance bill calling him, Walter Blaney, and other magicians found in the Yellow Pages to ask them about how and where to learn magic. My mom, though - not so happy about my inquiries.

Probably the real reason Yellow Pages aren't around any more...

Thanks for posting about this!

Edward Pungot
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Re: Bill Palmer - Renaissance Man

Postby Edward Pungot » April 17th, 2021, 7:44 am



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