MT: October 26 – November 1, 1998

VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 301 / Monday – October 26, 1998
Kevin Connolly has supplied Swann Galleries more than 150 items from his collection to be auctioned off on Oct. 29 in NYC. Among the prized pieces is “The Adventures of Ajeeb,” “Blitz’s Book of Magic and Song” (only 3-4 known to exist), a rare Bosco broadside, Bland’s Magical Palace catalog and an original “Jarrett” book. To order a catalog or get more info phone: 212-254-4710.(10/26)

Danny Orleans reported that in addition to he and Lisa Menna there were more that 15 magicians performing at the Net-World Interop Trade show in Atlanta last week. Performers included Phil Ackerly, Joel Bauer, Karen Berris, Harrison Carroll, Bob Garner, Billy Harris, Steve Kradolfer, Mark Phillips, Jon Stetson, Dick Stoner, Barry T., and David Williamson. Also on the floor were three juggling acts, a Cirque du Soleil type act, and a Stomp music and dance act complete with trick cyclists and rollerbladers.(10/26)

Steve Rodman, Belinda Sinclair, and Robert Baxt appear at CJ Wellington (on New Hyde Park Road in Franklin Square, L.I., New York) on Tuesday Oct. 27 at 9pm. For more info call Steve Rodman at 516-483-9610. Admission is $3.(10/26)

Penn & Teller appear on “The Roseanne Show” on Monday Oct. 26 on NBC-TV. The show runs at different times throughout the U.S. In NYC it airs at 3pm ET.(10/26)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 302 / Tuesday – October 27, 1998
Many newspapers and TV news shows have been reporting the story that USA Today broke on Wednesday Oct. 21. In a report by Jeannie Williams titled, “Copperfield proves love life no illusion,” David Copperfield is stated to have filed a $30 million law suit against the French magazine Paris Match in the Manhattan Federal District Court. It seems that his arch nemesis Herbert Becker, who has recently turned a new leaf, confessed to giving Paris Match a forged contract which stipulated that Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer had an arranged relationship.(10/27)

Meir Yedid Muses #53 debuts today in Richard Robinson’s Magic Show. The article titled Security Muses discusses secure ordering on the web, the upcoming auction in NYC, Tom Mullica’s plans for 1999 and a hint about Meir Yedid Magic’s latest venture. To visit Magic Show and read the column click: HERE.(10/27)

The 3rd Annual Halloween Fright-Night Spectacular at “Magicians & Spirits” features “The Human Oddity,” Mike Bent and guest stars David Oliver at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Oct. 27. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(10/27)

Bruce Cervon, John Carney, Billy McComb, Terry Seabrooke, Chris Mitchell, The Wilsons, and J.C. Dunn appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Oct. 26-Nov. 1. Dennis Marks lectures on Sunday Nov. 1.(10/27)

Richard Robinson and featured on CNN’s Showbiz Today on Tuesday Oct. 27 at 2:30pm and again on Wednesday Oct. 28 at 3am ET on CNN-TV (US-cable).(10/27)

David Pogue who wrote “Magic for Dummies” appears on “Crook & Chase” on Tuesday Oct 27 at 3pm and Wednesday Oct. 28 at 10am ET on TNN-TV (US-cable).(10/27)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 303 / Wednesday – October 28, 1998
David Seebach returns to the stage of the Modjeska Theatre (1134 West Mitchell Street, Milwaukee, WI) with “Illusions in the Night,” the two-hour magic extravaganza he has brought to this theater for the last eight Halloweens. This year’s edition will have seven performances to be presented Thursday Oct. 29 through Sunday Nov. 1. Tickets range from $6 to $24 and are available by phoning: 414-654-0700. To read the James Auer story about the show which appeared in the Journal Sentinel click: HERE.(10/28)

Tom Mullica and Todd Robbins tape a segment for the Maury Povitch Show which featured more than a half-dozen Geek type acts. No air date at this time but should be within the next three weeks.(10/28)

Penn & Teller on Donny & Marie on Thursday Oct. 29 at 9am ET on FOX-TV in NYC. This show is syndicated check local listings for stations and times in your area.(10/28)

A French girl falls in love with a carnival magician on “Lili” on Thursday Oct. 29 at 10:40am on MAX2-TV (US-cable). The 1953 movie stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Amanda Blake, Kurt Kaznar, and Zsa Zsa Gabor.(10/28)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 304 / Thursday – October 29, 1998
Criss Angel’s World of Illusion runs at Madison Scare Garden, Madison Square Garden’s annual Halloween spectacular, through Nov.1. Angel performs four grand illusions in five minutes. The show is performed six times an hour for 12 hours. If in NYC, check it out. The sound track is written, produced and arranged by Criss Angel and Klay Scott. Their debut CD, Musical Conjurings from World of Illusion, is being released on APITRAG Records. For more info click: HERE.(10/29)

“A Night of Magic & Mystery” starring: Mike Bornstein, Frank Reyes, Ashley Springer, Mike Miller and George & Nina Schindler takes place at the Glen Rock High School (Harristown Road, Glen Rock, New Jersey) on Friday Oct. 30 at 8pm. Proceeds from the show will be shared by the School and the Houdini Hospital fund of the S.A.M. Parenbt Assembly #1. Bob Delaney, Ben Intorre, Micah Lasher, Jeremy Meadows, and Mike Randazzo will be working the pre-show crowd starting at 7pm. For more info phone: 201-251-8972. Tickets are $13 at the door.(10/29)

The Magic Castle and The Magic & Illusions Community on MSN is sponsoring a Magic Castle 1998 Halloween party chat and live WebCam from The Magic Castle. You are invited to join the festivities on Oct. 31, 1998 beginning at 7pm PT. Pictures will be posted hourly and archived each hour on separate pages. You can visit the website by clicking: HERE.(10/29)

Lance Burton’s first TV special “Lance Burton: Master Magician” reruns on Friday Oct. 30 at 8pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(10/29)

Bob Arno, Dirk Arthur, Nathan Burton, Brett Daniels, Michael Finney, Greg Frewin, Joseph Gabriel, Galina, Hans & Sittah, Guy Hollingworth, Peter Marvey, The Pendragon’s, Jean Piere Valerino, David Williamson, and Steve Wyrick star in “World’s Greatest Magic III” on Friday Oct. 30 at 9pm ET on FAM-TV (U.S. cable).(10/29)

“Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 4″ on Thursday Oct. 29 at 9pm ET on FOX-TV (US).(10/29)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 305 / Friday – October 30, 1998
Richard Robinson, the first magician to perform live on the World Wide Web, stars in a special Halloween Magic Show at midnight on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Robinson’s Halloween Magic Show will feature three streaming videos including a surreal seance with rare film footage of Harry Houdini, burning candles floating in mid-air and a good deal of the impossible. “You’ll wonder if it actually happened or whether you only imagined it,” promises Robinson. To visit the show click: HERE.(10/30)

Broward Mall’s month long Asian festival concludes with Rebekah Yen & Co. on Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The Saturday and Sunday shows will be at 1, 3, and 5pm, at Center Stage. Broward Mall is located at the southwest corner of University Drive and Broward Blvd., Plantation, Florida. For more information and schedule of events phone: 954-473-8100.(10/30)

A very young David Copperfield appears and performs magic in the 1980 movie “Terror Train” on Saturday Oct. 31 at 10:01pm on FXM-TV and Tuesday Nov. 3 at 4:15am ET on MAX-TV (US-cable).(10/30)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 306 / Saturday – October 31, 1998
Preliminary results from the Swann Galleries Magic Auction in NYC on Oct. 29 reveal that 268 of the 319 lots sold for a hammer total of $173,420. Add to that total a 15% commission and 8.25% sales tax and the total spent exceeds 200 thousand dollars. The Highlight of the auction was item number 184, a “group of 9 small conjuring pamphlets” from the 19th century which was estimated to go for $200/300. Fierce bidding between Mario Carrandi and Byron Walker rapidly skyrocketed from the $110 opening bid all the way up to the final $12,000 bid by Walker to a thunderous round of applauds. Other items of interest were the three Houdini items signed to his brother Nat: Magician Among the Spirits- $13,000, Miracle Mongers and Their Methods did not sell (high bid of $8,500 was below the minimum), and the signed photo sold for $5,000. The Houdini/Buried Alive! poster sold for $9,500.(10/31)

Jornadas Cartomágicas del Escorial takes place in Spain Oct. 30-Nov.1. The subjects discussed will be the magic of Malini, Leipzig, Dr. Elliot and Larry Jennings. This exclusive invitational gathering is organized by Juan Tamariz and will be attended by 30, or so, top card magicians.(10/31)

Richard Robinson’s was highlighted as one of the four picks in USA Today’s Cyberlistings in the Oct. 30 edition of the Weekend Life section.(10/31)

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, now in its 23rd year, performs every Sunday in Nov. (Except Nov. 15) at 3pm at the Cabot St. Cinema Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677.(10/31)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 307 / Sunday – November 1, 1998
David Copperfield’s November dates have him in Germany and Spain: The Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany on Nov. 1. Palacio Do Deportes in Madrid, Spain on Nov. 4-8. Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 11-15. The Arena in Oberhausen, Germany on Nov 18-22. Frankenhalle in Nurnberg, Germany on Nov. 25-26. ICC in Berlin, Germany on Nov. 28-Dec. 2.(11/1)

Bob Fitch, Larry Maples & Raven, Ron Geoffries, and Eric Mead appear at Monday Night Magic on Nov. 2 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(11/1)

Magic Auction on Monday Nov. 2 at 8pm at the Copiague Library in Long Island, NY. The auction is being hosted by the S.A.M.’s Long Island Mystics. Admission is free and anyone can bring items to be auctioned off. For more info phone: 516-938-8803.(11/1)

The Second Deal, a web based magic magazine, run by Jason Alford which started about a year and a half ago is no longer free. Starting Nov. 1 visitors will need to pay a modest $20 per year as a subscription fee. Some of the top “card men” have contributed to this site and regularly visit. To find out more visit them by clicking: HERE.(11/1)

A magic themed episode of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues titled “Magic Trick” airs on Tuesday Nov. 3 at 3pm ET on TNT-TV (US-cable).(11/1)
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