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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 22-28, 2007-
he Christian Fechner Magic Collection - Part 3Taken during the intermission of "The Christian Fechner Magic Collection - Part 3" held on October 25 at the Swann Galleries in New York City. The auction offered 339 lots of magic and almost all of the lots sold. The total realized prices totaled more than US $600,000. The big-ticket items were the "Houdini's Metamorphasis" poster (US $50,000), the "OKITO et Polising" poster (US $42,000), and "Chung Ling Soo Marvelous Chinese Conjuror" poster (US $24,000). The packed house included many well-known magicians and collectors from around the world. The above prices do not include the 20% buyers premium or the 8.375% sales tax. (10/27/07: Photo by Meir Yedid).

Westville magic show planned
WESTVILLE Christopher Bontjes has been a magician since he was a youngster. Now the Danville man wants to share his love of magic and some of his tricks with area youth. He will do that at a presentation at the Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St., at 10 a.m. on Friday. The event, which will last 30 to 45 minutes, will include a magic demonstration and information on starting a ...
The Champaign News-Gazette - Oct 22 6:35 AM

Magician David Copperfield cancels Southeast Asia shows following sex allegations (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
American magician David Copperfield has canceled his upcoming shows in Southeast Asia following allegations of sexual misconduct in the United States, a Thai organizer said Monday.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Oct 2007 12:01:00 GMT

FBI probes magician David Copperfield - DAVID Copperfield has cancelled performances after the FBI launched an investigation into the world-famous US magician and illusionist. The organisers of Copperfield's two-day Kuala Lumpur stint on October 30 and 31 said the decision to cancel was ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:23:00 GMT

Man levitates outside the White House
DUTCH magician Ramana has been doing his best to freak out American people by levitating in Times Square and in front of the White House.
October 23, 2007 02:23pm

Vegas magician wants to make things pop in the heartland -
The longtime Vegas producer has assembled a roster of seven top magicians and illusionists for the "World's Greatest Magic Show." The tour will debut with a ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:30:12 GMT

Collector of Illusions
I am really intrigued by methods used to cheat. On Ricky Jay Plays Poker, I demonstrate various methods of cheating at poker. This combination CD/DVD ...
LA City Beat, CA - Oct 24, 2007

Geller comes to fork in the road (Toronto Star)
It's a baffling question: Why bend a spoon? If you were blessed with telekinesis, wouldn't this be a waste of time? Why not make diamonds levitate into your pocket as you sashay through a jewellery store? Why not make your boss vanish? Why not keep the puck out of the Leafs' net?
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Oct 2007 08:42:35 GMT

Report: Pick-Up System Eyed in David Copperfield Raid (Fox News)
David Copperfield designed part of his show around "a system for picking up women," which may explain the FBI's interest in his camera system and hard drive, sources told TMZ.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:23:27 GMT

Amateur magician ready for 'second act' after he survived brain bleed - Rapid City Journal
After a brain bleed last spring, the longtime optometrist and part-time magician recently retired from his 50-year practice and now plans a new chapter in ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Oct 2007 07:01:04 GMT

IIllusionist promises to amaze audience during free Parents Weekend event. (The Shorthorn)
In the blink of an eye, his assistant disappear and Michaels stands in her place. He opens the crate he was thrown into moments before, to reveal his assistant in the bag, chained and handcuffed.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Oct 2007 04:54:54 GMT

David Copperfield's props 'held hostage' (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
The Indonesian promoter of David Copperfield's cancelled shows in Jakarta says he will not return the magician's stage equipment until he is reimbursed.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Oct 2007 00:10:11 GMT

Now you see him, now he's way gone (The Express-Times)
Will he, or won't he? It's the biggest Halloween hype to hit the airwaves as local award-winning magician David Caserta of Bath attempts to make WAEB Radio morning talk-show host Bobby Gunther Walsh disappear center stage at Easton's State Theatre on Halloween night.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Oct 2007 04:18:11 GMT

Magician warms up for Halloween - Salt Lake Tribune
As part of the many Salt Lake County Library Halloween shows he does throughout the valley this month, professional magician Jim Williams invites children ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Oct 2007 17:22:29 GMT

Two Minutes And Counting... with nothing up his sleeve
The Ledger - Weatherbee, a professional magician, will display his talents Saturday night at Lakeland's Silvermoon Drive-in Theatre as he attempts to escape from a straitjacket and 20 feet of chain secured with four padlocks in two minutes. He will join some 100 ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Oct 2007 23:29:00 GMT

Magician On The Train
Baller Status - A few weeks ago, as I was taking the train to a business meeting, I noticed this man who caught my attention. He had on a bright red sport coat, a top hat and was pushing a small cart towards the center of the train. Automatically I knew, or at least ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Oct 2007 19:54:00 GMT

Magician attempts Houdini stunt today (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
COLON -- Outside of corn harvesting and an assortment of high school football games, life is pretty quiet in Colon this time of year. Rick Fisher plans to break the doldrums by observing ``National Magic Week'' in a place that he said is obligated to embrace the observance.
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Oct 2007 05:27:28 GMT

Magic "Take a card, any card," gets old fast says local magician, Rudy Tinoco (The Hillsboro Argus)
"Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef."
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Oct 2007 19:06:59 GMT

David Nulty's up to his tricks! (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
A TALENTED Coventry entertainer hopes he has worked his magic and secured a slot on an illusion roadshow. David Nulty, aged 23, of Cornelius Street, Cheylesmore, auditioned for a part as a magician on the Travelling Illusion show set to tour the UK.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:51:38 GMT

Magician warms up for Halloween - Salt Lake Tribune
As part of the many Salt Lake County Library Halloween shows he does throughout the valley this month, professional magician Jim Williams invites children ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Oct 2007 17:22:29 GMT

Escape artist leaves crowd amazed
Cincinnati Enquirer - It drew curious shoppers and devoted fans who have seen the magician perform other stunts like escaping from a locked box and 40-degree water in Winton Woods Lake last year. A little before 2 p.m., the violet-haired magician calmly explained his ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Oct 2007 00:39:00 GMT

Of magic and mythology - Hindu
It's a popular street magic where the magician creates a mango tree from a seed right in front of you. It's not a tall tree but it's complete with fruit, ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Oct 2007 20:17:14 GMT

Houdini trick performed on Colon's main street
Sturgis Journal - The escape was a tribute to National Magic Day and the life of legendary magician Harry Houdini. A second Houdini trick called The Metamorphosis followed where two magicians switched places in a wooden crate on M-86. Saturday afternoon was blustery ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Oct 2007 00:02:00 GMT


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