MT: December 14-20, 1998

VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 350 / Monday – December 14, 1998
Dai Vernon, acclaimed as the greatest sleight-of-hand artist of the 20th century is profiled on the “Dai Vernon” episode of “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Dec. 15 at 9:30pm and again on Dec. 16 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Dec. 19 at 7pm and Dec. 20 at 2:30pm ET.(12/14)

Biography’s excellent “Houdini: The Great Escape” reruns on Tuesday Dec. 15 at 8pm and midnight ET on A&E-TV (US-cable).(12/14)

Alice Cooper, The Long Twins, Gilbert Gottfried, Space Hog, Slash, and Andy Dick appear on “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Sunday Dec. 13 at 10pm and will be repeated on Monday Dec. 14 at 9pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(12/14)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 351 / Tuesday – December 15, 1998 
Mike Bent, Marcelo Contento, Steve Kradolfer, and David Oliver appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Dec. 15. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(12/15)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 352 / Wednesday – December 16, 1998
George Schindler & Nina will star at S.A.M. Assembly #197’s annual dinner in Yonkers, New York on Wednesday Dec. 16. The dinner starts at 7pm with the show scheduled for 8pm at the Catholic Slovak Club, 49 Lockwood Ave., Yonkers. For more info phone: 914-761-7032.(12/16)

The 1995 movie “Rough Magic” starring Bridget Fonda as a magician’s assistant airs all this month on HBO and Showtime. Check local listings for days and times.(12/16)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 353 / Thursday – December 17, 1998
Four letters written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to American journalist and psychic investigator James M. Bird about Houdini will be auctioned off on Thursday Dec. 17 at Sotheby’s in London. The letters congratulate Bird on his “stand against Houdini,” who published articles exposing mediums and psychics.(12/17)

Channing Pollock stars as Fletcher Cameron and performs magic in the “Seminole Territory” episode of Daniel Boone on Friday Dec. 18 at 2pm ET on TVLAND-TV (US-cable).(12/17)

A magic themed episode of the Flash titled “The Trickster” on Friday Dec. 18 at 9am ET on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(12/17)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 354 / Friday – December 18, 1998
Silvertree Productions is looking for magicians and illusionists for the 1999 theme park season to perform in their illusion shows. Shows are available in: Denver (CO), Hartford (CT), Washington (DC), Atlanta (GA), Louisville (KY), St. Louis (MO), Albany and Buffalo (NY), Cleveland and Columbus (OH), Oklahoma City (OK), and Dallas, Houston and San Antonio (TX). For more info visit their website by clicking: HERE.(12/18)

The Amazing Jonathan live from Vegas in a rerun of episode #007 of “Lounge Lizards” on Saturday Dec. 19 at 7am and 8:30pm ET on Comedy Central (US-cable-TV).(12/18)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 355 / Saturday – December 19, 1998
Ricky Jay has put together an exhibit titled “The Imagery of Illusion: 19th-Century Magic and Deception from the Harvard Theatre Collection.” Displayed are original posters, playbills, photographs, sheet music, and magicians’ props. The exhibit is at The Pusey Library which is located in Harvard Yard in Cambridge, MA. It is scheduled to run from Dec. 10 through Mar. 18 and will be open Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm.(12/19)

Cirque Du Soleil, Jennifer Tilly, Bobcat Goldthwait, Harry Dean Stanton, They Might Be Giants, Ian Varella, Marty Pollio, and Peter Pitosfsky appear on a rerun of “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Sunday Dec. 20 at 10pm and will be repeated on Monday Dec. 21 at 9pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable). (12/19)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 356 / Sunday – December 20, 1998
Michael Canick Booksellers who published “A Price Guide To Magic Books: 1639-1990” have just opened a 1,000 square foot, retail store in NYC which specializes in rare & used books, ephemera and collectibles with a focus on magic, mystery and cartoon/illustrated books. Their magic section contains items related to gambling, ventriloquism, the occult, fraud, shadowography, puzzles and origami, they also offer, posters, ephemera, apparatus, etc. The store is located at 230 East 83rd Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Ave.) in NYC. For more information you can phone: 212-585-2990, Fax: 212-585-2986, or e-mail:

Torkova, Joshua Jay, Norman Barrett, and Rich Marotta appear at Monday Night Magic on Dec. 21 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(12/20)
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