MT: December 7-13, 1998

VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 343 / Monday – December 7, 1998
Siegfried & Roy will be filming the IMAX 3D of their life story on Dec. 8-19 at the Siegfried & Roy Theatre at The Mirage in Las Vegas. They plan on filming different parts of their show each day. Tickets for the tapings have been sold out and everyone attending will receive a gift from Siegfried & Roy and prizes will be raffled off every hour.(12/7)

Fred Catiller, Earl Nelson, Cheri Soleil, Dick Barry, Peter Pit, David Zirbel, Akbar, Jeanine Anderson appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Dec. 7-13. Dale Salwak lectures on Sunday Dec. 13.(12/7)

Orson Welles performs magic with Lucille Ball on “I Love Lucy” on Tuesday Dec. 8 at 10am ET on FOX-TV (US-cable).(12/7)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 344 / Tuesday – December 8, 1998
Joel Hodgson and his brother Jim started Visual Story Tools, a company that creates Rube Goldberg-style magic for the Digital Age. They are currently developing several TV series for the new Jim Henson cable TV station. To read an excellent and in-depth article about Hodgson and his views, goals and ideas by David Kronke which appeared in the Nov. 28 issue of The L.A.Times, click: HERE.(12/8)

Mike Bent, Marcelo Contento, Steve Kradolfer, David Oliver, and Jon Stetson appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Dec. 7. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(12/8)

Tom Mullica, John Thompson, and John Ferrentino appear on the “Comedy In Magic” episode of “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Dec. 8 at 9:30pm and again on Dec. 9 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Dec. 12 at 7pm and Dec. 13 at 2:30pm ET.(12/8)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 345 / Wednesday – December 9, 1998
Wilfred Willard owner of Willard’s House of Magic which has been selling magic and novelties in Edmonton, Canada for the past 27 years will be closing in January. To read the story about Willard and his shop which appeared in the Dec. 1 issue of the Edmonton Journal click: HERE.(12/9)

Ricky Jay and Steve Martin can be seen in David Mamet’s “The Spanish Prisoner” which is playing on pay-per-view this month. The movie was also just released on video tape.(12/9)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 346 / Thursday – December 10, 1998
Norm Nielsen, Chuck Jones & Company, Sam Angelico, and Alan Watson have been touring New Zealand since Nov. 22 as part of the World Festival of Magic show. Upcoming December dates are: James Hay Theatre, Christchurch (Dec. 10-12), Theatre Royal, Timaru (Dec.13), Regent Theatre, Dunedin (Dec. 14), and The Civic Theatre, Invercargill (Dec. 15).(12/10)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 347 / Friday – December 11, 1998
Lance Burton’s next TV special, “Lance Burton: Master Magician: Top Secret,” will be taped during two special shows on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The show is scheduled to air on the NHK Network in Japan on Christmas Day and early next year on NBC-TV in the US. After the tapings Burton goes on vacation till the 26th.(12/11)

Le Grand David’s Anthology of Stage Magic will appear on Dec. 12, 26 and 30 at 2pm at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677. (12/11)

A magic themed episode of “Gilligan’s Island” titled It’s Magic airs on Saturday Dec. 12 at 7:30am on TBS-TV and Monday Dec. 21 at 3:30am ET on TNT-TV (US-cable).(12/11,19)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 348 / Saturday – December 12, 1998
ABC television has announced that “Champions of Magic III” will air on Monday Jan. 18, from 8 to 9pm ET. The show hosted by Princess Stephanie of Monaco and David Chokachi (‘Baywatch’), will feature Juliana Chen, Greg Frewin, Tim Kole, Nicholas Night, and Sylvester the Jester, among others. As reported on Oct. 2, the show will also feature performances from the Monte Carlo Magic Star Festival held Oct. 15-18.(12/12)

A very young David Copperfield appears and performs magic in the 1980 movie “Terror Train” on Sunday Dec. 13 at 12:15pm ET on MAX2-TV (US-cable).(12/12)
VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 349 / Sunday – December 13, 1998
Mark Matsumoto, Loren C. Michaels, Victor Cephas, Scott Tokar, Rich Bloch, Dale Hindman, Dale Salwak, and Jim Skaggs appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Dec. 14-20.(12/13)

Todd MacDonald, Earl “Presto” Johnson, Harley Newman, Todd Robbins, Jeff Moche, and Frank Brents appear at Monday Night Magic on Dec. 14 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (2/12) 307-4100.(12/13)
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