MT: November 22-28, 1999

VOLUME: 23 / ISSUE: 693 / Monday – November 22, 1999
David Copperfield said, “Mine is a performance art – I’m not claiming to have any supernatural powers. My shows are about entertainment and storytelling. I call myself an illusionist.” To read about Copperfield’s 12-show tour in South Africa in the Nov. 14 article written by Bobby Jordan in the Sun Times click: HERE.(11/22)

David Copperfield throws an after-party in South Africa which gets many of the local celebrities. To read Gwen Gill’s Nov. 21 article, “Copperfield party sadly lacking in magic moments,” in the Sun Times click: HERE.(11/22)

Glenn Falkenstein, Frances Willard, Murray, John Shryock, Alexander, Jillian Gotlib, Steve Dacri, and Jim Skaggs appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Nov. 22-28. Doug Brewer lectures on Sunday Nov. 14.(11/22)

Peter Samelson, David Oliver, and James Freedman appear at Monday Night Magic on Nov. 22 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(11/22)

ENGLAND: Guy Hollingworth lectures for the Magic Circle (12 Stephenson Way, Euston) in London on Saturday Nov. 27. Tickets are £25. For more information phone: 0207-388-6480.(11/22)

Monday, Nov. 22
Houdini -See 11/2.(11/21)
Weird Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Monday Nov. 22 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(11/21)
VOLUME: 23 / ISSUE: 694 / Tuesday – November 23, 1999
The Award recipients at the annual Magic Circle Awards Banquet held last Saturday in London were: Jay Marshall (The Devant Award), The Davenport family (The Maskelyne Award), Brian Miller (Gold and Silver wand), Terry Snow (Special presentation), Mark Raffles (Carlton Award), Roy Johnson (J.N. Maskelyne Prize), Angelo Carbone (Cecil Lyle Award), Richard Pinner (Close-up Magician of the Year), and Matthew McGurk (Young Magician of the Year).(11/23)

Dave Dee markets a book to the general public which promises to teach “How You Can Make $100 Per Hour Doing Magic Shows In Your Spare Time.” The $10, 36-page book has a 30-day money back guarantee. Part of the pitch is, “There is a big misconception that you have to practice a lot and be really skillful to be a magician. The truth is that most magic is really easy to do. The real skill is in marketing yourself.” To read Mr. Dee’s Nov. 23 press release for the book click: HERE.(11/23)

Looks like Fox’s “Greed” replaces Secrets of Street Magic Finally Revealed which was scheduled for this Wednesday.(11/23)

Steve Kradolfer, Marcelo Contento, Mike Bent, and Mitch Harwood appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Nov. 23. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-7094.(11/23)

Tuesday, Nov. 23
Wild, Wild West’s “Night of the Druid’s Blood” episode has a magician suspected of murder on Tuesday Nov. 23 at 6am ET on TNT-TV (US-cable).(11/22)
The Greats Of Modern Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Tuesday Nov. 23 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(11/22)
Houdini – Part 1 episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Tuesday Nov. 23 at 9:30pm, Nov. 24 at 1:30am and 5:30am, and Nov. 25 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(11/22)
VOLUME: 23 / ISSUE: 695 / Wednesday – November 24, 1999
Rafael Benatar appears on “Scommettiamo Che” (What do we bet?) on Thursday Nov. 25 on the Italian TV channel RAI-UNO which is seen on cable and UHF-TV around the world. This show is appears at different times and channels — check local listings.(11/24)

Wednesday, Nov. 24
Young magicians on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday Nov. 24 at 2:05am on NBC-TV (US).(11/24)
Seeking Automata episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Wednesday Nov. 24 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(11/23)
Houdini – Part 1– See 11/23.(11/23)
VOLUME: 23 / ISSUE: 696 / Thursday – November 25, 1999
Dick Cavett is said to be developing a TV special on magic. The Sunday Nov. 21 issue of Parade which is included within newspapers all over the US answered a readers question about Cavett. I seems that in addition to a magic special he is also working on a cable TV pilot featuring videos with classical music. Also in the article is an update about his LI home which burned in 1997 and his bouts with depression.(11/25)

Thursday, Nov. 25
Houdini – Part 1- See 11/23.(11/24)
VOLUME: 23 / ISSUE: 697 / Friday – November 26, 1999
Penn & Teller are currently in Egypt where they began shooting a documentary on street magicians in Egypt, China, and India. The shows are for Channel 4 in England and will eventually be seen on the Discovery Channel in the US.(11/26)

Friday, Nov. 26
Ricky Jay is featured on Newsstand on Friday Nov. 26 at 10pm and Nov. 27 at 1am ET on CNN-TV (US-cable).(11/25)
It’s Magic!/One Bad Day is a magic themed episode of Salty’s Lighthouse on Friday Nov. 26 at 9:30am and ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(11/25)
Noddy – The Magic Show -See 11/15.(11/25)
Ricky Jay in Tomorrow Never Dies -See 11/17.(11/25)
Houdini – Part 2 episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Thursday Nov. 26 at 3pm and Nov. 30 at 9:30pm ET on Discovery Canada.(11/25)
VOLUME: 23 / ISSUE: 698 / Saturday – November 27, 2000
Mystical Minds is a new Off-Broadway show starring mentalists Gerry McCambridge and Banachek. The show is currently under development and is a Himmel & Kaufman Production, the people who brought Fosse and Miss Saigon to Broadway. The two man Mentalism show is scheduled to open in the middle of next year in New York City. For more information click: HERE.(11/27)

Mr. Sima Nan and James Randi have put up a US$2 million joint reward to anyone who can prove — under scientific conditions — that he has supernatural powers. The South China Morning Post also reported that Mr. Sima has dared Falungong leader Li Hongzhi to take the test. For read the Nov. 21 Straits Times report click: HERE.(11/27)

Saturday, Nov. 27
More Secrets Revealed -See 11/21.(11/26)
Ricky Jay on Newsstand – See 11/26.(11/26)
Ricky Jay in Tomorrow Never Dies -See 11/17.(11/26)
VOLUME: 23 / ISSUE: 699 / Sunday – November 28, 2000
Michael Freiman, the 13-year old magician, who was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier this month was featured in the L.A. Times. Explaining how he got on TV the article states, “The kid’s got charisma. That’s how he landed appearances on two TV shows. He just called up the shows’ producers and said he was a kid who did magic. He sent in a tape of his act….” To read the Nov. 26 article by Chris G. Denina click: HERE.(11/28)

Mark Allen wins the International Close-up Magic Contest sponsored by Monty’s World of Magic at Aloha Tower Marketplace in Hawaii. For more information click: HERE.(11/28)

R.J. Lewis, Docc Hilford, Rocco, and Jamy Ian Swiss appear at Monday Night Magic on Nov. 29 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(11/28)
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