MT: September 21 – 27, 1998

VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 266 / Monday – September 21, 1998
Tom Mullica’s “Red Skelton, A Tribute by Tom Mullica” which opened at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas on May16 closed on Saturday Sep. 19. It was a very good run with some terrific reviews. There were all kinds of rumors on the Internet about why it closed – all that I have read are untrue. The real reason was alluded to in the Aug. 14 issue of the Las Vegas Review-Journal (which was refrenced in the August issue of mT). Once the show was moved to the afternoon spot it was time to find a better venue. Mullica told MagicTimes that his manager is trying to book a theater tour. Stay tuned – it might be coming to a theater near you! (9/21)

Bruce Cervon, David Malek, Mike Elkan, John Carney, Jonathan Neal, Hans Davis, Joel Hodgson, and Joe Monti appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Sep. 21-27. (9/21)

Harry Anderson stars on “Saturday Night Live” (episode #412 from the 1984-85 season) on Tuesday Sep. 22 at 3pm ET on Comedy Central (US-cable-TV). (9/21)

Drew Carey, Save Ferris, Lou Reed, The Pavlovics, Rob Schneider, and Todd Oliver and his talking dog Irving. appear in a rerun of “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Monday Sep. 21 at 9pm and will be repeated on Sunday Sep. 27 at 10pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable). (9/21)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 267 / Tuesday – September 22, 1998 
Meir Yedid’s Muses #52 in Richard Robinson’s Magic Show features his visit to Jerry Andrus’ Castle of Chaos in Albany, Oregon. Learn about Andrus’ wild optical illusions, the release of the Tri-Zonal Space Warper and more. Also a quote by Robert Lund and the release of the new Close-Up Pouch. To read the column click: HERE. (9/22)

Close-Up Magic, featuring Slydini and David Roth on “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Sep. 22 at 9:30pm and again on Sep. 23 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Sep.26 at 7pm and Sep. 27 at 2:30pm ET. (9/22)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 268 / Wednesday – September 23, 1998
Ricky Jay wrote a wonderful story about his friend T.A. Waters who he called, “…the world’s foremost expert in ‘mentalism,’ the term magicians use to describe magic of the mind.” The story appears in the Sep. 14 issue of “The New Yorker” magazine. (9/23)

Marvin’s Magic Shop will be selling their products on QVC-TV on Thursday Sep. 24 at 1am and 6pm ET. (9/23)

Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin” is a magic themed, 1991, made for TV movie where Mason (Raymond Burr) defends a magician (Peter Scolari) whose failed illusion conjured up a murder indictment. Airs on Thursday Sep. 24 at 2pm ET on TBS-TV (US-cable). (9/23)

Jugglers and a Black Light Theater are featured on a “Travelers” tour of Prague on Thursday Sep. 24 at 5pm on DSC-TV (US-cable). (9/23)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 269 / Thursday – September 24, 1998
Genii, The International Conjurors’ Magazine has just been purchased by Richard Kaufman. Genii which was owned by the Larsen family for more than 60 years is the longest running magazine in magic. The monthly magazine has always had trouble being published on a regular basis. The January 1998 issue was the last which subscribers received and was mailed in July. Throughout its history Genii always portrayed magicians and the art of magic in the most positive way. It made you proud to be a magician. Hopefully Kaufman will try and keep that tradition going. (9/24)

The San Francisco based “The Mansions Hotel” which has nightly magic shows is featured on the MSNBC website.(9/24)

Gregory Wilson, Scott Penrose, and Timothy Hyde are featured at the Second Annual Sydney Super Day on Sunday Oct. 25 at the Dural Country Club in Sydney, Australia. For more info contact Sean Taylor.(9/24)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 270 / Friday – September 25, 1998
John Bundy & Morgan’s “Spooktacular” opens on Saturday, Sep. 26 at the 1500-seat Tivoli Music Hall, at Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, MO. The musical, magical extravaganza will be presented 4 times daily during the parks Halloweekends in October.(9/25)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 271 / Saturday – September 26, 1998
Max Maven has a new weekly TV series called “The MAXimum Dimension” on the Ontario, Canada TVO network. The half-hour children’s show started airing this month on Saturdays at 5:30pm. The Sep. 26 episode is called “The Whole Nine Yards” with the plot being that Max’s assistant wants to quit because the girl of his dreams thinks his interest in math is geeky. The series is aimed at helping kids conquer their math phobia through magic, games and puzzles. Eleven episodes have already been taped with fifteen more scheduled to begin shooting in November. The show has also been picked up by SCN-TV and will start airing in central Canada later this year. (9/26)

Penn and Teller perform on “Saturday Night Live” (episode #444 from the 1985-86 season) on Sunday Sep. 27 at 11am ET on Comedy Central (US-cable-TV).(9/26)

Ricky Jay plays a card hustler in David Mamet’s 1987 movie “House of Games” on Sunday Sep. 27 at 10pm and Monday Sep. 28 at 3am and 12:30pm ET on BRAVO-TV (US-cable).(9/26)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 272 / Sunday – September 27, 1998
Line-up announced: Wayne Alan, Jimmy Brown, Marc DeSouza, Rob Roy, and Meir Yedid appear at Magicians 3’s “Magic Funday” on Oct. 4 in Somerset, NJ. The 12 hour day will include 2 lectures, 18 magic dealers, a close-up contest, magic auction, and an evening show all for only $29. For more information phone: 732-291-7323, e-mail:, or visit their website at:

Michael Chaut, David Oliver, Peter Samelson, and Belinda Sinclair appear at Monday Night Magic on Sep. 28 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(9/27)

Jerry Lewis stars as a magician who stumbles from one chaotic situation to the next when he joins a USO tour in a 1958 movie, “The Geisha Boy,” on Monday Sep. 28 at 7:15am ET on MAX-TV (US-cable).(9/27)

Jerry Springer, Thomas Gibson, Chester Cable, Tap Dogs, Cathy Ladman, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy appear on a rerun of “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Monday Sep. 28 at 9pm and will be repeated on Sunday Oct. 4 at 10pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(9/27)

“Now You See Him” is a magic themed episode of Columbo featuring Jack Cassidy as a magician who murders a blackmailer while on-stage performing the “water tank” illusion. Airs on Monday Sep. 28 at 2pm ET on A&E-TV (US-cable).(9/27)
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