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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 23-29, 2013-

Magician Penn Jillette Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for - Hollywood Reporter
The performer hopes to raise nearly $1 million for his dark thriller-comedy. Penn Jillette, one half of the comedic magic duo Penn & Teller, launched a campaign Thursday on the crowdfunding website FundAnything in the hopes of raising nearly $1 million for his horror film....
Publ.Date : 23 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician David Copperfield's $800 Million Fortune Could Make Him A Future Billionaire
The famed illusionist is worth an estimated $800 million by FORBES’ count, thanks to a 13-year stint in Las Vegas, world tours, 20 television specials, a massive irreplaceable collection of magic memorabilia, and a real estate portfolio comprised of multimillion dollar trophy properties.
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:48:52 -0700

The Grove to Host Magician Michael Mezmer, 10/4; Toni Morrell's - Broadway World
On October 4th, The Grove Theatre presents two award winning performances wrapped into one show. Known as the "Phenomenist", Michael Mezmer combines his talents as one of the world's top performing stage hypnotists with his award winning skills in the field of organic magic phenomena to create amazing performances in two shows - Trance-Nosis and DangerMagik....
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Wayne Magician Launches YouTube Web Series -
Wayne native and Las Vegas magician Michael Turco has launched his own web series on YouTube. New episodes will be posted every Monday for eight weeks at 10 p.m. A brief promotional video for the series has been attached to this article.
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician David Copperfield Launches Red Safe Production Company - First Showing
Copperfield is sitting on mountains of cash, still performing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and running his own business empire, which means he can easily support any projects that need financing. "I've spent years watching others go through the challenges of production and distribution," but now it's his turn to run a company. One of his supporters is Paramount President Adam Goodman, who will partner with Copperfield. He says David is "a born storyteller. My hope is that we can figure out a movie to do together." Will it involve magic? Or just the magic of the movies? Only time will tell...
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Harry Harwood Garrison, player piano restorer, magician, smoke - Boing Boing
Sole proprietor of the Player Piano Shop, enthusiast & restorer of all variety of automated musical instruments, life-time entertainer performing magic acts & smoke-ring blowing, including an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson…
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The long goodbye
Magician Paul Daniels is back on the road with new show The First Farewell Tour -- From Legend to Leg End. But the veteran entertainer has no intention of packing up his box of tricks for good, as he told Kathryn Tye.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Sep 2013 02:23:03 -0700

Steve's bag of tricks makes him the magicians' magician - Sheffield Telegraph
heffield magician Steve Faulkner has pulled off one of his most difficult tricks - in front of fellow magicians.
He won the ‘close-up’ section at the British convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians in Buxton, with 150 of his peers watching him perform card and cup and ball tricks...
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Legendary Magician John Calvert Dies at 102
A performer for more than eight decades, he also played the famous detective The Falcon in three movies in the late 1940s. John Calvert, a favorite magician in Hollywood circles who appeared on stage for more than eight decades and played the fictional sleuth The Falcon in three 1940s films, has died. He was 102.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:43:23 -0700

Magician Daniel GreenWolf eats fire, wears kilt, cracks jokes at the -
GreenWolf is part magician, part actor, part comedian and his magic show is on display for audiences in the Connecticut building during the fair. One of his tricks is eating fire very, very close to a volunteer's head. "It's a great Facebook shot," he tells the friends of the volunteer and then he proceeds to light a giant flame and eat it next to the person.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Star magician dead at 102
The star passed away on Friday in Lancaster, Calif. A statement posted on the website of The International Brotherhood of Magicians reads, "John Calvert, 102, the venerable magician, author, and movie star, died Friday morning, September 27, 2013, in Lancaster, California... Mr. Calvert's long-time wife, Tammy, was at his side."
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:25:26 -0700

Actor and magician John Calvert, who performed in Las Vegas for decades, dies at 102
Madren Elbern "John" Calvert, a handsome showman with a pencil-thin mustache who served as one of the last shining beacons from both the Golden Age of Magic and the Golden Age of Hollywood, died Friday in Lancaster, Calif. He was 102.
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Sep 2013 15:53:52 -0700

This is New York: Josh Beckerman, the Foodie Magician - The Epoch Times
Josh Beckerman is an entertainer with a higher aim in life than superficial tricks. He adds positivity to people’s days as a foodie magician. Yes, a foodie magician... He is not paid by restaurants but when dining out he tends to break out magic tricks at neighboring tables--transfixing the diners.
Publ.Date : 28 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

John Calvert dies at 102; stage magician was also in movies
John Calvert, a Hollywood illusionist whose magic tricks won him numerous fans as well as several film roles, including three movies during the 1940s in which he played the detective known as the Falcon, has died. He was 102.
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Sep 2013 17:02:27 -0700

Legendary Vegas magician John Calvert dies at 102
Longtime Las Vegas magician John Calvert died in Southern California last week at the age of 102, his Web site said Sunday. Calvert first hit the stage in 1919, the same year World War I ended, and was still baffling audiences in the 21st Century.
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:26:42 -0700

Magician Paul Daniels talks to the Derbyshire Times
Proudly claiming to be an international sex symbol and body builder on his Twitter account, master magician Paul Daniels enjoys a good laugh. He did plenty of chuckling during our interview, one of 13 on his day off at home in Henley-on-Thames with his wife and glamorous assistant, the very lovely Debbie McGee.
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:12:10 -0700


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