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Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 2:47 am
by Diego
Noting in the news that The London Sun, will now have their "Page 3" ladies covering their previously exposed breasts, is a reminder that Siegfried and Roy's show, "Beyond Belief" at The Frontier Hotel, actually took an innovative step by NOT having their showgirls bare-breasted...which was radical for a Las Vegas production. While there were different reasons for this change, many felt it enhanced the show.

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 9:27 am
by Arnaud
Sounds like a perfect theme for a gala at 'The Conjurors Convention' in October, or maybe a new FISM category...:-)

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 10:01 am
by Jonathan Townsend
Still no comment on the South Park item??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34KcjPVd69A <- Not safe for children.

anyway ... magical effect and "what you imagine" versus lowest common denominator base/taboo appeals. one could as well comment on hands as if wearing gloves were the norm. Downs and his jacket and all that. :)

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 10:53 am
by mrgoat
Jonathan Townsend wrote:Still no comment on the South Park item??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34KcjPVd69A <- Not safe for children.

anyway ... magical effect and "what you imagine" versus lowest common denominator base/taboo appeals. one could as well comment on hands as if wearing gloves were the norm. Downs and his jacket and all that. :)


lolololol

that one's not been on here yet. I saw that, then found a 5 min clip of it. Just wonderful. Love the stage show with the animated hanky. genius.

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 11:07 am
by Doomo
Ok... Where the hell is Sean Bogunia? Now THIS is a MARKETABLE item!

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 12:02 pm
by IanLand
I always keep my clothes on when I'm doing card tricks. It just never seems appropriate to do otherwise, especially since my keenest spectator is my mother in law.

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 2:08 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Yikes!

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 2:45 pm
by mrgoat
Doomo wrote:Ok... Where the hell is Sean Bogunia? Now THIS is a MARKETABLE item!


Like button needed.

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 4:11 pm
by Richard Kaufman
When Lance Burton was still doing two shows a night, the earlier one with the assistants clothed, and the late show with them topless, I went to one of the late shows. You could feel the discomfort among the audience.

It also made for a crappy show. Tops on, ladies! Much better for the magic.

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 5:29 pm
by Diego
When The Playboy Clubs across the country were closing in the mid-80's, someone said it shows either being jaded or that we're growing up.(!)
Some would say WHY/WHAT does nudity have to do with this show, magic or otherwise?
Fact is, nudity has been a factor in many production and burlesque shows that magicians performed in. I remember a production show at the old Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, that had many standard illusions used in the show, but it was never listed as a magic show or a show with magic in it.

Clothes on or off, many shows thru the years, have seen the value of advertising/presenting shows with a cast featuring, "Mostly Gorgeous Girls".

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 5:32 pm
by Richard Kaufman
While female strippers have performed magic, does anyone know if male strippers ever do?

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 5:56 pm
by Tom Moore
I had the dubious pleasure of creating some stuff for "the amazing randy" for a late night tv show called Eurotrash. A naked male magician who had a very adult magic wand; the act wasn't invented for the show, he did work and perform like that out in the real world.

Peter Brynolf used to have a vanishing silk routine (not unlike Ursula Martinez) which also involved items of clothing vanishing and ultimately the silk appearing tied to him.

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 8:24 pm
by hugmagic
Remember Harry Anderson's legendary reply in Showtime's "Bare Touch of Magic" as he viewed a bare chested lady holding an Abbott's Botania...
"Topless, smoshless, you'vd seen two you have seen them both".

Richard

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 21st, 2015, 9:35 pm
by Brad Jeffers
hugmagic wrote:"Topless, smoshless, you'vd seen two you have seen them both".


Isn't the line, "If you've seen one, you've seen them both".

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: January 22nd, 2015, 3:40 pm
by Diego
In its latest edition, the Times puts the record straight, saying its sister paper, (The London Sun) had "made a clean breast of it and admitted there's still some nudes to report".

Noting the above, it is a relief to know that The London Sun, is staying the course, adhering to it's core values, while too much of society, is continuing it's downward path, a clear result of what happens when compromise and situational ethics are the norm.

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: February 1st, 2015, 8:07 am
by Tim Ellis
Words fail me......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzcPxC5Blis

As for male strippers who also do magic.... someone I was married to once got into magic after seeing a male stripper who turned out to be a well known Sydney magician...

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: February 23rd, 2015, 11:36 am
by MaxNY
...and then there once was this guy who shed all of his clothes, appearing only in tight-whiteies. A clever tool that allowed for wonderful mis-direction, as another "off-stage" helper loaded predictions into a locked crystal box.

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: February 23rd, 2015, 12:58 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Good call, Max. ;)

Re: Nudity in Magic

Posted: February 23rd, 2015, 2:30 pm
by Dustin Stinett
Except there were "predictions" that happened after the undies-moment.