Number 39 - 24th March 2001


Comedy magic and illusion act Jimmy Carlo and Crystal are performing at the Lewisham Theatre tonight (March 24th) and at the Chichester Festival Theatre tomorrow (25th) on The Ken Dodd Show. They then continue with performances around the country including the Norwich Magic Circle Dinner on the 31st and the Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth in April. "Any Magicians close-by please come and say hello." See What's On for more venues and dates. 24.3.01


Illusionist Andrew Van Buren has started work on a new project: Andrew writes "It is in its very early stages, more to be added, re formatted, grammatically re written and tweaked, but the bones are at least out there. The object is to add pages of biography regarding performers of the past, mainly magic but also 'spesh acts,' many of whom are getting, or are in danger of being, forgotten." 24.3.01


Guy Hollingworth is coaching Jude Law (playing Maguire, aka "The Reporter") with some coin flourishes for the up-coming Sam Mendes (American Beauty) movie Road to Perdition based upon the 1998 novel of the same name set in 1930's Chicago. Jude Law stars with Tom Hanks in the movie which started production this month and is scheduled for release through DreamWorks Pictures on November 2nd. 24.3.01


Michael Bailey, President of The Magic Circle, lectures on 'Corporate Magic' at the Northamptonshire Magicians' Club on Tuesday, 3rd April 2001. The lecture will start promptly at 8pm. More details: What's On 24.3.01


Hello! magazine for March 20th had an 8 page spread, with exclusive photos, of Uri and Hanna Geller's traditional Jewish wedding. The couple married in a civil service ten years ago, but always wanted a more traditional service. Michael Jackson was best man, and David Blaine fans will be amused to know that he was there too. In fact there's a picture of David Blaine and Uri, both looking very cool, in Uri's customized Cadillac (the one covered in bent cutlery!). 24.3.01


Craig Mileson emails: "I'm on a bit of a quest to find anyone who may have on video tape a series shown in the late 70s of The Amazing Kreskin. All I know is that is was made by Tyne Tees Television and filmed in Newcastle. I know it's a bit of a long shot, but any information would be really appreciated." I remember watching some of these shows, but this was just pre domestic video I think. If anyone can help please email Craig directly: 24.3.01


This week: Close-up card expert Paul Gordon, who has just returned from a highly successful lecture tour in the States, now has his details listed under Lecturers. The MagicWeek Book Shop has a number of new additions. There's an interesting piece from Richard Penna, A Young Magician's View of Magic, see Articles. And we have a full review of the recent Bradford Magic Circle Hey Presto Family Magic Show under Reviews. The Contact page is steadily growing - if you'd like to make contact with magicians in your area then why not use it? Have you seen the number of ads in the For Sale and Wanted sections recently? That's it for this week, reviews and news always welcomed, see you next week, Duncan. 24.3.01