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- Richard Kaufman
- Posts: 24123
- Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
- Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
- Location: Washington DC
De Paula seems to have first come onto the scene when he was part of the touring company for The Magic Show -- I can't find any references to him elsewhere before that. But after that, he did work as a magician for several years, appearing often at the Magic Castle. Usually it was "Peter de Paula and Katlyn", and Katlyn was Katlyn Breene, who went on to do the cover art for a number of Todd Karr's books.
It may be a poor representation of the show (and musically it's VERY "of its time") but my god the attention to detail, the nuances, the subtleties and the sheer technical prowess of the stage magic is astonishingly good; far higher than it needed to be and leagues ahead of 99% of the "big" magic presented by magicians since. I've watched it though twice now and i'm still finding little moments of brilliance and precision in Doug's work but also in every element of the production built around him.
"Ingenious" - Ben Brantley: New York Times