Vaudeville Again!

I’ll be doing my vaudeville thing at Newport, NH a week from Saturday, at 7:00 pm.   My turn is a recreation of a vaudeville magic act as might have been seen back in 1921, using the same patter, the same tricks, done by the same methods, as they were a century ago.  The place isContinue reading “Vaudeville Again!”

This Weekend

I’m doing the Maine RenFaire.  As always, if you come up to me and say “Amaze me!” I will do my level best. 550 ME-109 in Acton, Maine.  Saturday and Sunday July 27/28, 10:00am-5:00 pm.  Be there or don’t be there (that is the question).  Oh, yeah, and please don’t think of the Ace ofContinue reading “This Weekend”

Vermont Ren Faire

Be there, or be square! The 2019 Vermont Renaissance Faire will be held in Stowe, VT, on June 22nd and 23rd. I’ll be doing magic on the Merchant’s Stage at 3:00 pm each day, plus walking around the fair grounds for the rest of the fair. Come, meet my friends.  Come up to me andContinue reading “Vermont Ren Faire”

A Complete Silk Act

One of the perennial topics in these parts goes something like this: “I’ve signed up for a talent show. What should I do?” Let me make a suggestion, under the rubric “everything old is new again.” In Jean Hugard‘s Silken Sorcery (1937), the last chapter describes the Stillwell Silk Act. Here’s what Hugard says: CHAPTER XII THEContinue reading “A Complete Silk Act”

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