Celeste Evans – RIP

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Celeste Evans – RIP

Postby Dustin Stinett » July 26th, 2017, 12:03 pm

Saddened to hear the news that Celeste Evans passed away yesterday evening. She was an amazing person on many levels, and will be sorely missed. Condolences to her children and grandchildren who survive her, as well as her countless friends and fans.

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Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

Postby MagicbyAlfred » July 26th, 2017, 2:33 pm

I had not known of her before today. That is an amazing biography of her on MagicPedia! Her life and accomplishments on this plane of existence were awesome. I read in the Magicpedia article that, "On 'To Tell the Truth,' Celeste escaped from a straight jacket in nine seconds (a commercial was due) and won the thousand dollar award." Gosh, Houdini himself might have been hard pressed to do that! (And, BTW, a thousand smackers was some real money back in those days).

Rest in Peace. Condolences to her family and friends.

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Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

Postby Brad Jeffers » July 26th, 2017, 3:04 pm

MagicbyAlfred wrote: I read in the Magicpedia article that, "On 'To Tell the Truth,' Celeste escaped from a straight jacket in nine seconds
HERE is that episode.
HERE is an interview with Celeste from 2007.

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Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

Postby Tom Gilbert » July 26th, 2017, 3:57 pm

Thanks for the links Brad.

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Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

Postby MagicbyAlfred » July 26th, 2017, 6:27 pm

Thanks for providing these gems. I thought along the same lines as the Panel - especially when number 3 answered so quickly (and accurately) as to how Houdini died, She must have educated herself before the show. Clever...

I can't count the number of times I've been put INTO a straight jacket in 9 seconds or less...

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Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

Postby MJLauck » August 2nd, 2017, 6:56 pm

I interviewed Celeste Evans back in 2013 and posted two articles based on that interview on iTricks; you can read them on the following links:

http://itricks.com/news/2013/07/she-toured-the-world-performed-for-royalty-starred-on-black-and-white-tv/

http://itricks.com/news/2013/07/the-50s-hero-female-magician-who-outsmarted-her-misogynistic-rivals/

I still have the recording of our (very long) phone conversation somewhere. I may try to post it soon; I need to find it.
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Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

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Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

Postby Leonard Hevia » August 5th, 2017, 12:05 pm

I just finished reading her obit in the August Magic Castle newsletter. What an amazing life she had! And what a beautiful Greek goddess she was.

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Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

Postby MagicbyAlfred » August 5th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Leonard Hevia wrote:I just finished reading her obit in the August Magic Castle newsletter. What an amazing life she had! And what a beautiful Greek goddess she was.


Amen to that Leonard! Quite inspiring, actually.


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