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Eugene Chekhov
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This is an amazing illusion! Despite the apparent simplicity of the method. I would like to note two factors - the speed of the movement after the landing and the well-designed cloak. This is the best illusion for the theater - which I saw. Perhaps you have a thought?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fiS_MZ-26o
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I saw the show on Broadway as well. My only thought is that I liked it and always wondered why it wasn't well received like "The Magic Show" was. As I recall it closed in less than a year.
Eugene Chekhov
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Today I will arrange a night of Doug Henning's show.
There are more than 8 shows to be seen. Smile
I do not know whether the merlin was ever recorded.
Although I think some Café members should have it!
I admire this illusion of flying. Perhaps someone had time to buy it during the sale of illusions in the 90's?
Does anyone know links to books - where is a simple comedy version described?
I love the magic & history of magic! My favorites magicians - Dai Vernon, Max Malini, Fielding West, Michael Finney, Jeff Hobson, Bob Sheets, Nick Lewin, Harry Murphy, Dick Oslund- great showmen of magic!
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By the way, now filming - a documentary about Doug Henning.
Memories share - greatest magicians (Lance Burton and .....) Smile
I love the magic & history of magic! My favorites magicians - Dai Vernon, Max Malini, Fielding West, Michael Finney, Jeff Hobson, Bob Sheets, Nick Lewin, Harry Murphy, Dick Oslund- great showmen of magic!
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Glenn not sure if you have read the Henning bio. "Spellbound" Some very good insides on the various shows that Doug was in including Merlin.

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I really love Jim Steinmeyer's excellent book Art and Artifice which contains a detailed essay on the staging of The Mascot Moth illusion used in Merlin. The whole book is really terrific, but this is my favorite section.
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Blair, no I've not read Spellbound but thanks for mentioning, I'll have to check it out. I can still remember being a little kid in pajamas watching Doug's TV specials, been a fan ever since!
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