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Archives: Week Of September 20-26, 1999
-VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 630 Monday - September 20, 1999

Michael Night's The Magic Studio in Toledo, Ohio and the magic business in general is featured in the Sep. 15 issue of The Metro Net. Among the magicians quoted in the article is Hank Lee who said, "I personally think that any retail business needs to have some online presence today. The entire face of retail business is changing, as a direct result of the Internet. Those not online will be left behind." To read Mike Minnis' The Business Of Illusion article click: HERE.(9/20)

Goldfinger & Dove, Bruce Cervon, Mitch Williams, Pete Matuska, Pierre Jusdeveaulie, Dick Barry, Lorenzo Clark, and Monique appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Sep. 20-26. Allan Hayden lectures on Sunday Sep. 26.(9/20)

NEW JERSEY: David Groves lectures on Wednesday Sep. 22 at 8pm for JMMRT at the V.F.W. (Pennsylvania Railroad Ave., two blocks from AMTRAK station) in Linden, New Jersey. For more information phone Al Hillman at: 732-257-3456. Cost to non-members is $12.(9/20)

Monday, Sep. 20
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The Geisha Boy (1958) staring Jerry Lewis as a magician who stumbles from one chaotic situation to the next when he joins a U.S.O. tour airs on Monday Sep. 20 at 4:30pm ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(9/19)

The Magic Show episode of Noddy on Monday Sep. 20 at 10:30am and Friday Sep. 24 at 11am ET on WLIW-TV (US-PBS). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels -- check local listings.(9/19)

Ricky Jay in The Spanish Prisoner (1998) –See 9/8.(9/19)

Ricky Jay in Tomorrow Never Dies -See 9/4.(9/19)

Death By Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Monday Sep. 20 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/19)

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-VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 631 Tuesday - September 21, 1999

Meir YedidILLINOIS: Meir Yedid lectures at Chuck’s House of Magic (18301 Dixie Highway, Homewood) on Thursday Sep. 23 at 8:30pm. For more information phone Mike at: 708-798-2111.(9/21)

White Tiger footprints have been seen painted on the sidewalks leading to the Sony Movie theater, in NYC, where the new Siegfried & Roy movie will open next week.(9/21)

ILLINOIS: Meir Yedid lectures for IBM Ring #43 at Magic Inc. (5082 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago - 773-334-2855) on Wednesday Sep. 22 at 7:30pm. For more information phone Mel Siegel at: 773-278-9842.(9/21)

Tuesday, Sep. 21
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The Amazing Jonathan on a rerun of Lounge Lizards (episode #007) on Tuesday Sep. 21 at 3pm ET on COM-TV (US-cable).(9/20)

Ricky Jay in Tomorrow Never Dies -See 9/4.(9/20)

Comedy In Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Tuesday Sep. 21 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/20)

Escape Artists episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Tuesday Sep. 21 at 9:30pm and Sep. 22 at 1:30am and 5:30am ET on Discovery Canada.(9/20)

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-VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 632 Wednesday - September 22, 1999

Siegfried & Roy will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (7060 Hollywood Blvd.) on Thursday Sep. 23 at 11:30am. The event is open to the public and will most likely be covered by the various entertainment news shows.(9/22)

Penn & Teller perform at the Hollywood Theater at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on Sep. 23 through Oct. 4.(9/22)

Wednesday, Sep. 22
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Siegfried & Roy are scheduled to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday Sep. 22 at 11:35pm ET on NBC-TV (US).(9/21)

Howard Posener on the Donny & Marie Show on Wednesday Sep. 22 at noon ET on FOX-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels -- check local listings.(9/21)

Dai Vernon episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Wednesday Sep. 22 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/21)

Escape Artists episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic –See 9/21.(9/21)

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-VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 633 Thursday - September 23, 1999

Rouclere SAM Assembly #25's Annual Banquet & Magic Show takes place on Friday Sep. 24 at 7:30pm at the Russian Hall (4 Woodhull Ave., Little Falls, NJ). This year's stage performers are: Jarrett Parker who will debut parts of his upcoming Off-Broadway show, Doc Swann, a veteran of the carnival and side show world, will entertain and shock, Eric Citron will feature two brand new illusions, and Meir Yedid will act as the Emcee. Close-up performers will include: Eric DeCamps, Bob Elliott, John Henderson, Mike Bornstein, John Mintz, Richard Bangs, and many others. This show, which usually sells-out months in advance, has a handful of openings, so if you want to go, phone Adrian Kuiper at 908-369-1227 for a reservation. Tickets are $30 per person and include the close-up shows, stage show and dinner.(9/23)

COLORADO: The ONYX convention featuring Allan Ackerman, Jerry Andrus, Roger Klause, Earnest Earick, Paul Cummins, Wesley James, and Dan MacMillan takes place on Sep. 24-26 at the Sheraton in Colorado Springs. For more information e-mail Ken Simmons at: onyx@efortress.com.(9/23)

ARIZONA: The 5th Annual All Arizona Close-up Magic Competition, sponsored by IBM Ring #55, will be held on Friday, Sep. 24 at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium at 7pm. For more information e-mail: wizardman@wizardmagic.com.(9/23)

OHIO: Nick Lakin lectures on Sep. 24 at 8pm at Haines' House of Cards (2514 Leslie Ave. in Cincinnati). For more information phone Ryan Swigert: at 513-236-9802 or e-mail: Magician4u@aol.com.(9/23)

Thursday, Sep. 23
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Mentalism episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Thursday Sep. 23 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/23)

Salty-Come-Lately/It's Magic -See 9/6.(9/23)

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-VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 634 Friday - September 24, 1999

Spooktacular starring John Bundy & Morgan opens on Sep. 25 and will run every weekend through Oct. 24 at the Worlds of Fun Amusement Park in Kansas City, MO. This is the sixth season for the show which is presented four times a day at the 1,500-seat Tivoli Music Hall. Illusions added this year are the Wakeling Sawing and the Table of Death.(9/24)

An Evening of Magic and Illusion featuring Dennis Alm, Marvin Cull, Marc Daniels, David Garrard, Marty Polio, Mike Woodward, and Branden Yancey on Saturday Sep. 25 at 8pm at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville KY. Tickets are available at the Box Office: 502 363-3792 or from Ticketmaster: 502 361-3100.(9/24)

Friday, Sep. 24
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Siegfried & Roy are scheduled to appear live on Showbiz Today on Friday Sep. 24 at 4pm and rerun on Sep. 25 at 3am ET on CNN-TV (US-cable).(9/23)

Ayala & Lilia are scheduled to appear on the Late News with Gabriela Teissier on Friday Sep. 24 at 11pm ET on Telemondo-TV (US-Spanish speaking).(9/23)

The Linguini Incident (1992) features a waitress who dreams of becoming an escape artist on Friday Sep. 24 at 2:45pm, Sep. 25 at 10:30pm, and Sep. 26 at 3:45pm ET on ROMCL-TV (US-cable).(9/23)

The Magic Show episode of Noddy –See 9/20.(9/23)

Le Grand David episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Friday Sep. 24 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/23)

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-VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 635 Saturday - September 25, 1999

Tony Giorgio files a lawsuit, in Los Angeles Superior Court, against the Academy of Magical Arts, the Magic Castle and its board of directors, for allegedly ruining his April 1996 comeback performance by planting two drunks in the audience who heckled him. He is seeking compensation for embarrassment, mental anguish, emotional distress, illness and "loss of ambition." This story was reported in the Sep. 19 Los Angeles Times Court Files section by Ann W. O'Neill. To read the complete article click: HERE.(9/25)

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, opens its 24th season on Sunday Sep. 26 at 3pm at the Cabot St. Cinema Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677.(9/25)

Saturday, Sep. 25
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Secret World of Magicians and Mentalists on Saturday Sep. 25 at 8pm and 11pm ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(9/24)

America's Funniest People features "a quick-handed magician" on Saturday Sep. 25 at 4:30am ET on TBS-TV (US-cable).(9/24)

The Linguini Incident –See 9/24.(9/24)

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-VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 636 Sunday - September 26, 1999

Harry Anderson joined child magicians to demonstrate their magical talents at Herald Square in New York City. The publicity stunt sponsored by Bush's Chili Magic Chili Starter® donated $25,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses across the country. Two streaming videos from the event are available by clicking: HERE.(9/26)

Dennis Loomis who was scheduled to lecture throughout the East Coast in the next month had to cancel the entire tour due to unforeseen health problems.(9/26)

R.J. Lewis, Doc Swan, Derek Hughes, and Jamy Ian Swiss appear at Monday Night Magic on Sep. 27 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(9/26)

Sunday, Sep. 26
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Ayala who made Oscar de la Hoya disappear after his boxing match last Saturday is scheduled to co-host Republica Deportiva Extra on Sunday Sep. 26 at 11pm ET on Univision-TV (US-Spanish speaking).(9/25)

Ricky Jay in The Spanish Prisoner (1998) –See 9/8.(9/25)

Ricky Jay in Tomorrow Never Dies -See 9/4.(9/25)

The Linguini Incident –See 9/24.(9/25)

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