MT: May 31 – June 6, 1999

VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 518 / Monday – May 31, 1999
Ninty-Two year old Robert Reinhart, a contemporary of Dai Vernon, Ed Balducci and others who was well known in the New York magic circles in the 1930-50’s is currently at the NY Hospital- Cornell Med. Center (525 E. 68th St., Greenberg Pavilion 8C, Room 231 A) with some foot problems. If you can visit him don’t forget to ask him to show you his color change. For more information phone John Treyz at: 914-691-9394.(5/31)

Marvyn Roy, George Sateriale, Jody Baran & Co, Len Reid, Whit Haydn, Brandon Scott, and Bill Perron appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on May 31 – Jun.6. Rich Marotta lectures on Sunday Jun. 6.(5/31)
VOLUME: 18 / ISSUE: 519 / Tuesday – June 1, 1999
Siegfried & Roy have joined forces with Exxon and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help promote the Save the Tiger Fund. They have just finished taping a 30-second TV commercial featuring their white tigers. They hope that the commercial will “overwhelm animal lovers” and try to save the tigers in the wild. For more information about saving the tigers visit the The Tiger Information Center by clicking: HERE.(6/1)

“Jedlie’s Totally Interactive Magic Circus!” is a family show which travels throughout the East Coast doing mostly school shows. If they appear in your area you may want to e-mail Jed Doherty at: about the possibility of attending one of the shows. In June they will be in: Norwalk, CT (Jun. 2), Warwick, RI (4), Camden, NJ (9), Westfield, MA (11), Boston, MA (22), Ipswich, MA (23), and Green Mountain Chew Chew, Burlington, VT (26-27).(6/1)

The winners of the “Future Stars of Magic” competition at Magic On Manhattan III on May 29 were: Joey ‘Z’ & Fire, Tom Shawver, and Jay Mattioli. The ‘cash and magic’ awards were presented by Joseph Gabriel. More than 400 people attended and plans are already underway MOM IV.(6/1)

John Hirokawa is thanked by Kimo McVay in the acceptance speech for his Lifetime Achievement Award at the televised 1999 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in Hawaii on May 23.(6/1)

USA: Petrick & Mia spend June on a grueling lecture tour throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. The schedule is as follows: Providence, RI (Jun. 1), Salem, MA (2), Middletown, NY (7), Harrisburg, PA (8), Linden, NJ (9), Wilmington, DE (10), Stamford, CT (12 – am), Albany NY (12 -pm), Big Flats, NY (13), Wallingford, CT (15), Yonkers, NY (16), Rochester, NY (17), Chicago, SAM 148, IL (21), Detroit, MI (22), Louisville, KY (24), Evansville, IN (25), Murfreesboro, TN (26), and Lexington, TN (27). For more information you may visit their website by clicking: HERE.(6/1)

A magician’s assistants become trapped in a ball of flames on the World’s Most Amazing Videos on Wednesday Jun. 2 at 9pm ET on NBC-TV (US).(6/1)
VOLUME: 18 / ISSUE: 520 / Wednesday – June 2, 1999
The first S.A.M. European Congress and International Convention featuring Juan Mayoral, ChaPeau, Doc Eason, Harry Monti, Vito Lupo, Erino, Aldo Colombini, Rafael Benatar, George Schindler & Nina, Sylvia Schuyer, Pavel, Alexander de Cova, Lucky Lutz, Gerry, The Animated Illusionist, Mr. Cox, Black Magic Company, Duncan Trillo, and Erino takes place in Eisenstadt, Austria on Jun. 3-6. For more information click: HERE.(6/2)

“Let’s Go Magic” takes place on Jun. 3-6 in Berlin, Germany. The featured performers are: Michael Ammar, Marc DeSouza, Patrick Page, Alan Shaxon, Dominique Duvivier, Marc Antoine, Joro, Ted Lesley, Tomoyuki Osaka, Sven Catello und Dario, Rüdiger Deutsch, Julius Frack, Kryolan Schminkseminar, Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, Die Zauderer, Der ‘Tastenkönig’, Sabrina Sall, Michelle Spillner, ‘Die große Quacksalber Schau’, Charles Reynolds, Ully Loup, Pit Hartling, Felix Gaudo, Brotherhood of Swing, and Prita Möschel. For more information click: HERE.(6/2)

EUROPE: Chad Long will be doing an extensive lecture tour through Europe in June. Belgium: Bruxelles (1), Anvers (2), and Liege (3). France: Lille (4), Strasbourg (5), Dijon (7), Lyon (8), Grenoble (9), Nice (12), Nîmes (14), Toulouse (15), Reims (28), and Paris (29). Switzerland: Geneve (10). Italy: Turin (11). Spain: Barcelona (16), Vitoria (17), Valladolid (18), and Madrid (21). Portugal: Lisbonne (23), and Porto (24). For more information e-mail Jean-Yves Prost at:

WISCONSIN: David Seebach will be lecturing for SAM Assembly #61 on Thursday Jun. 3 at 7pm at the Broadway Baby Dinner Theater (51st and Mill Road) in Milwaukee. For more information click: HERE.(6/2)

“World’s Greatest Magic I” featuring Lance Burton, Alain Choquette, Brett Daniels, Greg Frewin, Franz Harary, Max Maven, Melinda, The Pendragons, Princess Tenko, and Topas reruns on Thursday Jun. 3 at 7pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(6/2)

David Niven stars as a debonair magician in the 1939 movie “Eternally Yours” (1939) on Friday Jun. 4 at 4am  on A&E-TV (US-cable)and Sunday Jun. 6 at 1:30am ET on WNET-TV (PBS).(6/2)

Rock of Ages features a group of magicians (Eric Citron, Terry Parrett, Paul Ruben, Larry Krasny, and Belinda Sinclair) critiquing music videos on Thursday Jun. 3 at noon ET on VH1-TV (US-cable).(6/2)

Bridget Fonda stars as a magician’s assistant in the 1995 movie “Rough Magic” on Thursday Jun. 3 at 3:45pm, Jun. 4 at 1:40am, Jun. 9 at 11am and 7:15pm, Jun.14 at 10am, Jun. 15 at 5:30am, and Jun. 29 at 11:45am and 5pm ET on SHOW2-TV (US-cable).(6/2,28)
VOLUME: 18 / ISSUE: 521 / Thursday – June 3, 1999
Jonathan David Bass stars in his Magic and Illusion show at La Maison de la Magie in Blois, France from Jun. 1 through Jul. 31. Blois was the home of Robert-Houdin and the Maison de la Magie is the museum and theater which is dedicated to him. It is located about an hour and a half south of Paris. For more information from Bass’ website click: HERE.(6/3)

Eric Citron will be performing his comedy and magic show at the Westchester County Fair (Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, NY) on Friday Jun. 4 and 11 at 10pm where he will debut his new illusion “Shrink Machine” where he turns his daughter into a doll.(6/3)

The King of Masks is a new foreign-language film by Chinese director Wu Tianming which about the relationship between an aging magician and a street-smart kid in China during the 1930s. To read the Jun. 2, AP review by Christy Lemire click: HERE.(6/3)

The classic 1953 Houdini movie starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh airs on Friday Jun. 4 at 6pm and midnight ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(6/3)

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 Friday Jun. 4 at 8pm and Jun. 5 at 2:30am ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(6/3)

America’s Funniest Home Videos features “not-quite-professional magicians” on Friday Jun. 4 at 12:30pm ET on USA-TV (US-cable).(6/3)

“The Magic Show” is the title of this episode of the children’s show Gullah Gullah Island which airs on Thursday Jun. 3 at 11am ET on NIK-TV (US-cable).(6/3)
VOLUME: 18 / ISSUE: 522 / Friday – June 4, 1999
Siegfried & Roy’s new TV commercial to save the tigers started airing this week. It will run during the French Open coverage on NBC-TV (6/4-10am, 6/5-12pm, 6/6-12pm ET), the Belmont Stakes on ABC-TV (6/5-5pm) and at various times on cable television (especially on Disney, CNBC and TBS).(6/4)

Looks like Ricky Jay will be performing at the Old Vic in London, England sometime in June. The show is being sponsored by Michael Bloomberg and the price for the 160 available seats per show will range from £15 to £75 each. To read Robin Stringer’s articles in the May 27 London Evening Standard click: HERE.(6/4)
VOLUME: 18 / ISSUE: 523 / Saturday – June 5, 1999
Doug Henning was sighted at Tannen’s Magic Shop in New York City last week where he purchased many close-up routines. It seems that he is scheduled to make appearances on several talk shows in the near future, promoting his various projects and doing some magic. Check back to see when and where you can catch him.(6/5)

Larry Maples & Raven will be performing their “Theater of Illusion Show” on the Regal Princess cruise ship on Jun. 5 – Aug. 1 which will be cruising from Vancouver through Alaska.(6/5)

VIRGINIA: Steve Beam will be lecturing for IBM Ring #222 on Sunday Jun. 6 at 3pm at the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke. For more information click: HERE.(6/5)
VOLUME: 18 / ISSUE: 524 / Sunday – June 6, 1999
Swann’s Annual Magic Auction has been scheduled for Thursday Oct. 28 in New York City. This year’s auction already promises, “A marvelous European collection of books, posters, ephemera, and apparatus, including two working 19th century automata.” The Auction will be held at the Swann Galleries, Inc. (104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010) and will begin at 10:30am. You may purchase a catalog for $25 postpaid (They accept visa/mc – you can mail, fax (212-979-1017) or e-mail ( your order.(6/6)

Fred Andersen, Robert Baxt, and Todd Robbins appear at Monday Night Magic on Jun. 7 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(6/6)

Good Day New York which airs on FOX-TV every morning at 7-9am ET will be broadcasting live from Tannen’s on Monday Jun. 7. Expect to see three or more live spots featuring Tony Spina, Eric Citron, Bob Elliott, Polaris and other New York magicians.(6/6)
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