MT: April 5-11, 1999

VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 462 / Monday – April 5, 1999
David Blaine will be buried alive on Monday Apr. 5 at 10am in a special transparent coffin which will be placed six feet underground and covered with a tank containing around two tons of water. It will take place at the future site of Trump Place at 68th Street and West End Avenue in New York City. He intends on staying buried for seven days until Apr. 12, as visitors will be able to see him 24 hours a day through the two and a half feet of water. The event is a publicity stunt to promote “Magic Man,” his second TV special for ABC, which is scheduled to air on Wednesday Apr. 14.(4/5)

A Night Out With David Blaine: A Few Magic Moments is an article by Kevin Bisch which appeared in the NY Sunday Times on Apr. 4. You can read the article online by first becoming a member and then searching for it. If you are already a member click: HERE.(4/5)

The Oakland Magic Circle Auction and Flea Market takes place on Tuesday Apr. 6 at 6:30pm at the Bjorensen Hall, 2258 Mac Arthur Blvd. Oakland CA. This is the biggest magic auction in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can bring along items for auction or trade. For more information you can phone Tom Cutts at: 510-832-0714 or e-mail him at:

Rocco and R. J. Lewis appear at Monday Night Magic on Apr. 12 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(4/5)

America’s Funniest Home Videos features “not-quite-professional magicians” on Tuesday Apr. 6 at 11:30am ET on USA-TV (US-cable).(4/5)

The classic 1953 Houdini movie starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh airs on Tuesday Apr. 6 at 7:05pm, Saturday Apr. 24 at 8pm and Sunday Apr. 25 at 2am ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(4/5,4/14)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 463 / Tuesday – April 6, 1999
Richard Robinson’s Magic Show scooped the web with exclusive photos taken by Torkova within hours of David Blaine being buried in a glass casket in Manhattan. To see the photos and read the exclusive story with quotes by Blaine’s manager, Johnny Podell, click: HERE.
–To read the Reuters story by Ellen Wulfhorst click: HERE.
-To read the Associated Press story by Judie Glave click: HERE.(4/6)

Dominique Duvivier, Arthur Benjamin, Fernando Keops, Larry Wilson, Michael Grasso, Goldfinger & Dove, and Trissia Baughman appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Apr. 5-11. Dominique Duvivier lectures on Sunday Apr. 11.(4/6)

David Blaine and the Masked Magician are scheduled for Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday Apr. 6 at 7pm and Apr. 7 at 3:07am ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(4/6)

Tony Slydini and David Roth are featured in the “Close-Up Magic” episode of “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Apr. 6 at 9:30pm and again on Apr. 7 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Apr. 10 at 7:30pm and Apr. 11 at 3:30pm ET.(4/6)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 464 / Wednesday – April 7, 1999
Petrick & Mia spend the next three months on a grueling lecture tour throughout the United States and Canada. April will be spent in Florida, Alabama and Georgia: Pensacola, FL (Apr. 7), Montgomery, AL (8), Tallahassee, FL (9), Jacksonville, FL (10), Ganesville, FL (11), Lakeland, FL (12), Tampa, FL (13), Ft. Lauderdale, FL (14), Miami, FL (15), Melbourne, FL (16), Leesburg, FL (18), Augusta, GA (23), and Atlanta, GA (25). For more information you may visit their website by clicking: HERE.(4/7)

David Blaine day two – more press:
–To read Gersh Kuntzman’s New York Post article click: HERE.
–To read B. J. Sigesmund’s Newsweek article click: HERE.(4/7)

World’s Greatest Magic IV starring Ayala, Jonathan David Bass, Kirby Van Birch, Lance Burton, Juliana Chen, Carl Cloutier, Raymond Crow, Dexion, Lennart Green, The Hamners, Mac King, Tim Kole, Sherry Lukas, Ken Mate, Max Maven, Tabary, and Rick Thomas will rerun on Thursday Apr. 8 at 6pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(4/7)

The Amazing Randi is scheduled to appear on “David Blaine Day Three” on Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday Apr. 7 at 7pm and Apr. 8 at 3:07am ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(4/7)

Harry Anderson stars in the 1996 movie “Harvey” on Wednesday Apr.7 at 8pm ET on ODSY-TV (US-cable).(4/7)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 465 / Thursday – April 8, 1999
David Blaine was quoted as saying, “Some great writers and artists came up with some of their greatest ideas while they were wrongfully imprisoned, so I’m looking forward to really freeing my mind.” To read Virginia Breen’s New York Daily News article click: HERE. (4/8)

Guy Hollingworth, Luis De Matos, Mr. Electric, Fukai & Kamika, Juan Mayoral, John Carney, Dan Garrett, Aaron Fisher, Jon LeClair, Dan Birch, Christopher Hart, Sylvester The Jester, Mac King, Arden James, Enrico De La Vega, and Marcleo Contento are among the scheduled stars at Hank Lee’s Cape Cod Magic Conclave on April 9-11. For Registration and information phone: 617-482-8749 or visit their website by clicking: HERE.(4/8)

Vincent Furnier performs at I-Con 18 Science Fiction Convention Apr. 9-11 at Stony Brook, NY. For more information go to the I-Con website by clicking: HERE.(4/8)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 466 / Friday – April 9, 1999
The Amazing Randi is being sued for five million dollars in Fort Lauderdale federal court by the mother of 16-year-old psychic Maie Takahashi. It seems that Randi exposed Takahashi as a fake on Japanese TV in 1996 and her mother is claiming that the exposure destroyed her daughter’s career and ruined her earnings potential.(4/9)

Le Grand David’s Anthology of Stage Magic will appear on Saturday Apr. 10 and 24 at 2pm at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677.(4/9)

Students, parents, strollers and celebrities continue to visit David Blaine. To read an article by Austin Fenner which appeared in the Wednesday Apr. 7 N.Y. Daily News click: HERE.(4/9)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 467 / Saturday – April 10, 1999
James Nederlander who gave David Blaine $200,000 to put together the Buried Alive stunt, “insists he’s not getting any financial gain out of it — at least, not yet. …I’m doing this as an investment, I see a person, 25 years old, who has blown me away with his talent and magic. He’s the next Harry Houdini.” To read Robert Dominguez’s, April 6, Daily News article click: HERE.(4/10)

Topaz, Norm Nielsen, Mahka Tendo, Howard Mincone, Gordon Miller, Arron Radatz, Bob Bloenk, Chris Rayman, Mike DiDomenico, Stuart MacDonald, Hank Moorehouse, Jania Taylor, Steve Chezady, Circus Boy, R.G. Smith, Ice McDonald, Silly Billy, Michael Finney, Enrico de la Vega & Lisa, George Schindler, Trevor Lewis, and Jupiter have already been booked to appear at the Abbott’s Magic Get-Together on Aug. 4-7, in Colon, MI. For more information you can e-mail them at: or visit their website by clicking: HERE.(4/10)

A quick-handed magician on America’s Funniest People on Sunday Apr. 11 at 4:55am ET on TBS-TV (US-cable).(4/10)

Jerry Lewis stars as a magician who stumbles from one chaotic situation to the next when he joins a U.S.O. tour in the 1958 movie, “The Geisha Boy,” on Sunday Apr. 11 at 12pm ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(4/10)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 468 / Sunday – April 11, 1999
A very nice article about Denny Haney from “Denny & Lee” and Baby, his pot-bellied pig, in the April 1 issue of The Baltimore Sun. Haney is quoted as saying, “There is a sad lack of people who can perform in front of a large audience. They are sadly lacking in the art of showmanship. These days you have the illusionists who stand and point at boxes or the close-up artists who work in small groups.” To read the story by Lisa Wiseman click: HERE.(4/11)

“For my money, I don’t think he’s really there. He’ll make the deadline, but his crew will panic because he won’t “wake up.” During the “rescue,” Blaine will slip back into the coffin with no one the wiser.” Is what Tony Norman wrote in the Apr. 9 Post-Gazette. To read the article click: HERE.(4/11)

“Blaine’s efforts have turned a publicity stunt into New York City’s latest tourist attraction since his internment Monday.” Is what Bill Tush concluded on CNN Interactive on Apr. 9. To read the article click: HERE.(4/11)

Torkova, R.J. Lewis, and Rocco appear at Monday Night Magic on Apr. 12 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(4/11)

David Blaine appears on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Wednesday Apr. 14 (Tuesday after midnight) at 12:37am ET on NBC-TV (US).(4/11)
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