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Archives: Week Of October 18-24, 1999
-VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 658 Monday - October 18, 1999

Michael Grandinetti will levitate a woman on the streets of midtown Manhattan on Tuesday Oct. 19. He promises to make a woman float high above the street as spectators surround him and are able to see the magic from every angle. Commenting about the event Grandinetti said, "This is very exciting for me to be able to debut and perform this ground-breaking type of magic in New York City. I am looking forward to seeing the reactions of the people up-close as they witness this magical event. Seeing the wonder and amazement in their eyes is what makes my career so satisfying." This is one of the stunts scheduled as a promotion for the upcoming "The World Magic Awards" which airs this Friday on the Fox Family Channel.(10/18)

Martin A. Nash, Michael Ammar, Sylvester the Jester, David Yee, Wolfgang Riebe, Tom Ogden, Mr. Martini, and Jeff Martin appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Oct. 18-24. Wolfgang Riebe lectures on Sunday Oct. 24.(10/18)

SPAIN: The Spanish National Convention in Almería on Oct. 21-24 will feature: Mike Caveney, Tina Lenert, Christopher Hart, Marcelo Contento, Carl Cloutier, Aldo Colombini, Guy Hollingworth, Rafael Benatar, Riversson, Mago Migue, Dámaso, Nicolas Night, Juan Mayoral, Donald Lehn and much more.(10/18)

Monday, Oct. 18
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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 Oct. 18 at 10:30am ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(10/17)

Rough Magic (1995)- See 10/1.(10/17)

It's Magic!/One Bad Day- See 10/11.(10/17)

The Father Of Modern Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Monday Oct. 18 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(10/17)

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-VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 659 Tuesday - October 19, 1999

As a promotion for the upcoming World Magic Awards several outside stunts have been arranged around the US. On Tuesday Oct. 19 Franz Harary, Michael Griffin and Harley Newman will perform in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. On Wednesday Oct. 20 Franz Harary, Robert Fellows, Michael Griffin and Will Tremont will perform in Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta and Detroit. All performances will be in the form of escapes and they are being documented by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of escapes attempted in a 48-hour period. All shows are free. For more information click: HERE.(10/19)

Andrew Martin stars in Halloween Spookatorium a modern spoof of the Ghost Shows which were the rage in the 40's and 50's. Proceeds from the show will benefit breast cancer research and prevention. The one-hour show runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 31 at the Ohio Theatre in Toledo, Ohio. Tickets are $6.50 each and are available at the Box Office by phoning: 241-6785.(10/19)

Tuesday, Oct. 19
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Well-Cooked Hams episode of Tales From the Crypt features a magician killing another magician to take over his act on Tuesday Oct. 19 at 11:30pm ET on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(10/18)

The Abbott's Get Together episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Tuesday Oct. 19 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(10/18)

Buskers episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Tuesday Oct. 19 at 9:30pm, Oct. 20 at 1:30am and 5:30am ET on Discovery Canada.(10/18)

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-VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 660 Wednesday - October 20, 1999

A collection of more than 275 magic items from the collection of Joe Hernandez are on display at the Hillsborough Public Library. Many of the items are one-of-a-kind pieces, some dating back to 1745. The emphasis this year is on Houdini, with many authentic Houdini posters, letters, etc... on display. For more information contact The Hillsborough Public Library (555 Amwell Rd., Hillsborough, NJ), Phone: 908-369-2200. Hours are: Mon-Thurs 9:30am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9:30am-5pm.(10/20)

Wednesday, Oct. 20
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Chandu, the Magician, the 1932 Black & White movie starring Bela Lugosi airs on Wednesday Oct. 20 at 10am and midnight ET on FXM-TV (US-cable).(10/19)

Buskers episode of Grand Illusions- See 10/19.(10/19)

Illusions Of Legend episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Wednesday Oct. 20 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(10/19)

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-VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 661 Thursday - October 21, 1999
The Rudy Coby Show at Magicopolis which runs through Oct. 31 has gotten some great press. The LA Times described the show as, "...an impressive degree of magic and no mean amount of absurdity in this freewheeling, vastly appealing entertainment, which scores high on the gross scale, to the delight of kids and adults alike." In trying to describe one of the highlights in the show Variety reported, "...He surprises the audience into a round of shocked laughter by plunging a screwdriver into the skull of an unsuspecting man who turns out to be his assistant Atom."
--To read the Oct. 15 Los Angeles Times review by F. Kathleen Foley click: HERE.
--To read the Oct. 15 review by Julio Martinez for Variety click: HERE.(10/21)

Thursday, Oct. 21
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Hans Klok: Illusions of the New Millennium on Thursday Oct. 21 at 10pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(10/20)

Rough Magic (1995)- See 10/1.(10/20)

Ricky Jay in Tomorrow Never Dies- See 10/1.(10/20)

The Magic Of Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Thursday Oct. 21 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(10/20)

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-VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 662 Friday - October 22, 1999

Lyn Dillies performs her illusion show with the live accompaniment of the renowned Little Orchestra which will play classical selections to highlight the illusions. The two shows take place on Saturday Oct. 23 at 11am and 1pm at the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. For tickets and information phone: 212-971-9500.(10/22)

Glen Gerard performs his Comedy and Illusion show on Saturday Oct. 23 at the Logan Auditorium in La Crosse, WI at 7pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more information and tickets phone: 262-250-1234.(10/22)

Le Grand David’s Anthology of Stage Magic will appear on Saturday Oct. 23 at 2pm at the Larcom Theatre (13 Wallis Street) in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677.(10/22)

Friday, Oct. 22
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World Magic Awards featuring Lance Burton, Franz Harary, Darren Romeo, The Amazing Jonathan, Max Maven and much more on Friday Oct. 22 at 8pm, Oct. 25 at 8pm and Oct. 31 at 6pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(10/21)

Magicians Only episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Friday Oct. 22 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(10/21)

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-VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 663 Saturday - October 23, 1999

NEW JERSEY: Mike Rogers, Gene Anderson, Rocco, Maestro Duchen, and Mike Funtennato appear at Magic Funday on Sunday Oct. 24 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset. You will be treated to: two lectures, an auction, a close-up show, stage show, and lots of dealers -- all for only $29. For more information phone: 732-291-7323 or visit their website by clicking: HERE.(10/23)

ARIZONA: Lisa Menna in a special stage performance at the Scottsdale Civic Library Auditorium (3839 Civic Center Blvd.) in Scottsdale on Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 each and free to IBM Ring #55 members. For more information phone Ed Rosenthal at: 480-990-1056.(10/23)

Saturday, Oct. 23
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James Randi is featured on Wild Web on Saturday Oct. 23 at 6:30am ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels -- check local listings.(10/22)

The Wrestler's Tomb episode of Jonathan Creek has a magician's assistant and journalist investigate the murder of a painter on Saturday Oct. 23 at 10pm ET on WLIW-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels -- check local listings.(10/22)

Rough Magic (1995)- See 10/1.(10/22)

Secrets Revealed- See 10/16.(10/22)

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-VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 664 Sunday - October 24, 1999

Penn & Teller are in the first TV ad used to promote Powerstreet a new on-line trading company. The angle is, "'As you might expect, Teller and I don't see eye to eye on investing,' Penn says in an ad full of sight gags. 'I like to avoid risk. Teller is a little more daring.'" To read the Oct. 11 Chris Reidy story from the Boston Globe click: HERE.(10/24)

Infantino, Chris McDaniel, Simon Lovell, and Todd Robbins appear at Monday Night Magic on Oct. 25 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(10/24)

Sunday, Oct. 24
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A psychic murders a magician in his own guillotine on the "Columbo Goes To Guillotine" episode of Columbo on Sunday Oct. 24 at 10pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(10/23)

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