MT: July 20 – 26, 1998

VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 203 / Monday – July 20, 1998
Ricky Jay fans can see him in the James Bond movie, “Tomorrow Never Dies” which airs on Pay-Per-View (US-cable-TV) all this week.(7/20)

Appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, Jul. 20-26 are: Primo Blass-Tchang, Rafael Benatar, Aldo Colombini, Jillian Gotlib, Larry Clark, Ed Alonzo, and Dan Jordan.(7/20)

A magic themed episode of “Amazing Stories” titled Mr. Magic, airs on Tuesday Jul. 21 at 4:30pm ET on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(7/20)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 204 / Tuesday – July 21, 1998
Eric DeCamps will be doing his one-man show on Saturday Aug. 8 at 8pm at the D.F.W. Harvey Hotel in Irving, TX. Seats are limited and are available for $15 each from MagicLand at 972-241-9898.(7/21)

David Copperfield featured on “Biography” on Wednesday Jul. 22 at 8pm and midnight ET on A&E-TV (US-cable).(7/21)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 205 / Wednesday – July 22, 1998
Sad to report that Bob McAllister died of lung cancer Tuesday morning (Jul. 21), in his sleep. He was 63 years old. McAllister was the star of the long running children’s TV show “Wonderama,” and later “Kids Are People Too.” He invented many original magic routines and became a manufacturer of excellent magic products. McAllister was also a fan of MagicTimes and always intended on contributing a column. He will be missed. Burial is scheduled to take place in Virginia Beach. For more information you can read his obits: New York Times or New York Daily News.(7/22)

Harry Anderson is scheduled to appear on the Late Late Show with Tom Snyder on Thursday Jul. 23 at 12:35am ET on CBS-TV (US).(7/22)

Vincent Price stars as a magician in the 1954 film “The Mad Magician” on Thursday Jul. 23 at 3pm ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(7/22)

Jerry Lewis stars as magician who stumbles from one chaotic situation to the next in the 1958 movie “The Geisha Boy” which airs on HBOFAM-TV (US-cable) on Thursday Jul. 23 at 8:15am and Tuesday Jul. 28 an 7am and 4:15pm ET.(7/22)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 206 / Thursday – July 23, 1998
Scott Interrante stars in his own 1:45min magic show, “Witness The Impossible,” which opened last Friday, Jul. 17, and will run weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) until Sep. 6. at: Arena Players Second Stage Theatre, 294 Route 109, East Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, 11735. For more info click: HERE.(7/23)

Bruce Amato, Michael Baker, Stephen Bargatze, Russell Davis, Lee Freed, Cousin Cliff Holman, Stephen Knowles, Tom Ladshaw, Ron Patterson, John Riggs, and John Robbins perform at the S.E.A.M. (SouthEastern Association of Magicians) convention on Jul. 24-25 at the Huntsville Hilton (401 Williams Ave. SW, 205-533-1400) in Huntsville, Alabama. For more info click: HERE.(7/23)

More info on Bob McAllister. Cards can be sent to his mother at: Mrs. E.R. McAllister, 2600 Elon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Funeral flowers can be sent to H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, 2002 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. No dates yet.(7/23)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 207 / Friday – July 24, 1998
Channing Pollock stars as Fletcher Cameron and performs magic in the “Seminole Territory” episode of Daniel Boone on Saturday Jul. 25 at 2pm ET on TVLAND-TV (US-cable).(7/24)

John Carney’s Magic Retreat and Workshop is a new approach to the lecture format. Carney will lecture on many items for close up and stage which have never been explained before. The day will begin at 8:30am and will continue into the evening. This is a one day only event. It will take place on Saturday July 25 in California. For more info call Carney at: 818 789 5646 or e-mail him at:

Hypnotist Ronny Romm appears on Friday Jul. 24 and Frank Puff does a “Houdini Live” show on Sunday Jul. 26 at the “158th Orange County Fair” in Middletown, NY. The fair runs from Jul. 22 through Aug. 2. For more info call: 914-343-4826.(7/24)

J.R. McAtee performs his “Tribute to Houdini” on Saturday Jul. 25 at 1pm. The event is Detroit’s 297th Birthday Party held at the Detroit Historical Museum and Detroit Public Library. For more info call: 313-833-7912.(7/24)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 208 / Saturday – July 25, 1998
Johnny & Pam Thompson will be the guests of honor at this year’s WORKSHOP ’98, sponsored by IBM Ring #129. Also on the bill are Mike Caveney, John Carney, Mike Close, Christopher Hart, Mac King, Doc Eason, John Shyrock, and Fred Walker. The event takes place on October 22-24 at the Ramada Inn, in St. Joseph, MO. For more info click: HERE.(7/25)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 209 / Sunday – July 26, 1998
Todd MacDonald, Michael Chaut and MagicTimes columnist Rich Marotta appear at Monday Night Magic on Jul. 27 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(7/26)

An illusionist dies during his magic act on “Diagnosis Murder” on Monday Jul. 27 at 9pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(7/26)
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