Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

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Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Kent Gunn » July 4th, 2019, 10:01 am

https://youtu.be/c9ox2cmrZu0

Come to the Genii Convention's dealers room. Madame Zolta will put in an appearance.

I recently was informed my previous line of patter was racist. Not being known for political correctness, I blew it off. BUT, after doing some research, my caricature of a Romani was really offensive. Turns out the commonly used term, G&PSY is an epithet.

As I live and learn.

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 4th, 2019, 2:28 pm

"The trick I am about to perform for you is NOT called The Gypsy Curse."
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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Kent Gunn » July 4th, 2019, 3:05 pm

Richard,

You're not helping. I dodged that title in Madame Zolta's listing of precedents on purpose. I love that version of the trick. Ron Bauer had a really good write-up in one of his booklets.

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Kent Gunn » July 8th, 2019, 10:27 pm

https://youtu.be/37BHPFE1j_w


Wildcard has always been a Shaggy Dog Story of a trick, to me. I firmly believe that if you watch this version all the way through, you'll be rewarded with an actual punchline.

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Madame Zolta visits the magic shop

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 8th, 2019, 11:25 pm

Did you hear the one about a fortune teller who walked into a magic shop and told the owner: "I see a new card trick in your future." ?

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Joe Lyons » July 9th, 2019, 8:34 am

I am a little insulted by the accent Kent.
Instead of Madame Zolta can you use Smith or Jones.
And perhaps a bank teller instead of fortune teller.
Thank you.

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Kent Gunn » July 9th, 2019, 9:21 am

She's not a fortune teller, she's a birthday party performer. It's like drag queens and transvestites, I can't tell the difference, but it's important to them

The performance has been approved by the Romani, anti-defamation league. They're huge, here in Florida.

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Bill Mullins » July 9th, 2019, 5:01 pm

Joe Lyons wrote:Instead of Madame Zolta can you use Smith or Jones.


Zolta recalls Zoltar from the movie "Big" (and elsewhere).

Smith or Jones doesn't carry the same connotations.

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Kent Gunn » July 9th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Bill,

I'm pretty sure Mr. Lyons was kidding and perhaps mocking my political correctness attempts.

Madame Zolta was a character in an I Dream of Jeannie episode. After her fame died down, she retired in Cocoa Beach and ekes out a living doing birthday shows, balloon animal twisting and the occasional face-painting gig. Oh, and she sells her card trick, via her friend's website;

http://www.thefunshopcups.com

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Joe Lyons » July 9th, 2019, 5:38 pm

Kent,

I'm pretty sure Mr. Mullins is in on the joke.

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Kent Gunn » July 9th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Aha,

After wrasslin' with Performer on this very topic, my what's funny filter got a little fogged up.

Here is some not safe for work/home/anywhere footage of me doing There and Back Again at a private venue. IF COARSE LANGUAGE OFFENDS YOU don't follow this link.

https://youtu.be/wRZYHuhAqR0

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Bill Mullins » July 9th, 2019, 5:58 pm

Joe Lyons wrote:Kent,

I'm pretty sure Mr. Mullins is in on the joke.



I am in on some jokes, and oblivious to others. But Kent's magic is always good.

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Kent Gunn » August 7th, 2019, 9:16 am

Someone said, "Hey you took down the video!"

I did. I toy with these things, this is what it looks like now.

https://youtu.be/VEwstGtt4b4

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby I.M. Magician » August 7th, 2019, 12:51 pm

Kent...I always enjoy your demos. You are indeed a good magician and a very clever fella!

My problem is with that accent. I have narrowed it down to 56 possible countries at this point. :lol:

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Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Postby Kent Gunn » August 8th, 2019, 7:28 am

I.M.

Madame Z is from Poughkeepsie: born and raised.


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