Post by The Legendary Barb on Jan 8, 2013 13:29:27 GMT
Glad too see Paul Daniels name up there three times, also Tommy Cooper, if only the once. For sheer family entertainment Mr Cooper could not be beaten. His tricks were always meant to go wrong the first time to the delight of children and quite a few adults. When he eventually got it right, what joy. ;D
your never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream[C.S Lewis]
He also introduced some great new magicians, Lance Burton is just one who owes his big break to Paul Daniels
I'm pretty sure you're mistaken, Jon. From what I've read about Lance Burton, Paul Daniels doesn't feature in the story at all. He's not mentioned on Lance's website which you'd expect if Daniels had given him his big break.
I can't find any reference to this story. Lance Burton did appear on the Paul Daniels Show in 1985.
In 1981 he appeared on The Tonight Show. Host Johnny Carson watched him in rehearsal, and allowed him to do an unprecedented 12-minute routine. This one appearance put Lance Burton permanently into the pages of magic history.
"Astrology teaches us one thing and one thing only.... There's one born every minute!" Patrick Moore.
Over the weekend I was at The Session Magic Convention in Cheltenham. For those of you who may never of heard of a magic convention, The Session is a gathering of approximately 150 of the finest magicians from around the world who all have one thing in common - they are all magic mad. During the weekend they attend lectures, shows, share secrets and generally have a good time.
Attending this years Session was 'Penn & Teller - Fool Us' winner John Archer (see video earlier in this thread). His main lecture was about performing comedy in magic, however, he also explained the working of the trick he used to fool P&T. Having listened to the explanation I can see how he was able to fool them. The whole routine guides you in a certain direction away from the actual method. Unfortunately, I can't really say much more than that without giving it away and since it's not mine to reveal I'll leave it there. The trick is now available to buy - www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/great-magic-for-big-crowds/blank-night/
It was actually a great weekend. This years presenters read like a who's who of magic. The majority of them are household names in the world of magic but are hardly known to the public as they rarely appear on the TV. The likes of Dynamo (who was a paying guest like me) really don't compare to these guys.