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Topic: Mike Bornstein
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 20, 2005 11:45PM)
This email was just forwarded to me.

Sad to report that Mike Bornstein (Isaak Meyer "Mike" Bornstein) died today
January 20. He apparently was hit by a truck while crossing the street in
of his home. There are no funeral arrangements at this time. Bornstein was a
very popular nightclub performer in the 1940s where he performed a
act using the stage name "Kolma"; He is best known today as the inventor of
routines using paper money. --- Meir Yedid

Message: Posted by: Chrystal (Jan 22, 2005 04:10AM)
I wish to offer my condolences to his family and friends.

Message: Posted by: magicpro212 (Jan 22, 2005 11:58PM)
So sad...may he rest in peace.
Message: Posted by: hypnoman1 (Jun 17, 2006 05:28AM)
Mike Bornstein's MENTAL MIRACLE can anyone give a review of this? thanks
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 19, 2006 08:59PM)

I'm still dealing with the loss of the guy. He was one of the FEW reamining members of a generation of magicians that is all but gone in NYC.

We still have a few. And some of us remember the few we got to meet over the years.

* oh, Mike's tricks were sensible and they worked. He was not a rocket scientist but a jewler with good common sense.
Message: Posted by: Steve Cook (Aug 2, 2007 03:11PM)
I still have the 'Time Flies' pocket watch I bought from Mike over 20 years ago...
still flying away merrily. A simple gag, nicely produced, and with a thousand uses... never fails to raise a smile. My condolences to his family and friends.