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Topic: Favourite Magicians
Message: Posted by: mightyred75 (Nov 16, 2005 07:28AM)
I am trying to do some research on magic and magicians and I just wanted to see who is their favourite magician. Doesn't have to be the best magician ever just the one who sticks in your mind. For instance mine has to be Paul Daniels... okay you may laugh but being brought up in the 80's he was probably the only magician publicly available in the UK then.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Nov 16, 2005 08:04AM)
Hmmm...favorite?

If I listed my favorite(s), I'd feel like I left someone out. Some of my favorites are right here in the Café! Most, I've never seen perform, but have richly learned from, and been inspired by those such as, Mickey Silver, Jonathan Townsend, Michael Rubinstein, Curtis Kam, Dan Watkins (see what I mean?)...David Neighbors, Jim Canaday, gosh, I may as well list ALL of YOU!

I now own a book that I would NEVER have found in a bookstore or magic shop (Larry Barnowsky's "21st Century Coin Mechanics"), and it has sent my coin magic interest TO THE MOON! I am forever grateful for that...this Café is a collection of ALL my favorite magicians (some I do not KNOW of yet, LOL).

Now TV magicians...hmmm...David Copperfield comes to mind, but I don't consider him a "magician" as I do a great "performer". Lance Burton is another fave. Galina (from Russia) is the finest female performer I've seen (her levitation with the big ball is amazing, as is her Linking Ring routine).

I could not fairly pick "one" as a favorite, as all have a certain uniqueness of their own. John Carney and Michael Ammar, for example, or Greg Wilson and Daryl...all totally different personalities, but GREATS, in thier own style.

All in all...YOU...the Magic Café...YOU are my favorite magicians. I hope I live long enough to someday meet you in person!

Doug
Message: Posted by: LostSoul (Nov 16, 2005 08:38AM)
Well, I’d have to agree with Doug about listing them, I know I would leave someone out. But let me try and give a different answer…

I would have to list 2, the first would be the first magician I saw at a school assembly, I have no idea what his name was (after all it was over 40 years ago). My second one would be the last magician I saw who did a trick that made me smile (of course all watching almost anyone makes me smile).

I know that’s probably not the answer you were looking for, but it’s the best I have.

Dave
Message: Posted by: The Magician (Nov 16, 2005 08:50AM)
Paul Daniels , David Blaine , Dai Vernon , Lance Burton , Larry Jennings , Michael Ammar and David Copperfield , Cardini
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Nov 16, 2005 11:34AM)
No particular order
Currently performing: Mac King, Daryl Easton, Harry Lorrayne, Michael Ammar
Retired: Mark Wilson, Ali Bongo
Reposed: Blackstone, SR., Blackstone, Jr., Slydini, Dai Vernon, Jay Marshall
Message: Posted by: Shaner316 (Nov 16, 2005 12:23PM)
Tony Clark
Message: Posted by: Steve Haffner (Nov 16, 2005 12:46PM)
It would have to be Lance Burton. He's from my hometown of Louisville, Ky. and he came back a couple of months ago for a show to benefit the Louisville Magic Club. Classy, likeable, and polished. Great with the kids too.

- Steve
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Nov 16, 2005 01:02PM)
Siegfried Fischbacher.


and Roy. ;)
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Nov 16, 2005 04:33PM)
My old time favorites are:
Houdini
Houdin
Dunninger
Oroson Welles (if he was one)

My favorites today are:
Jay Sankey
Greg Wilson
Criss Angel
Ben Proudfoot :)

Hmmmm... I cant think of any more, I will be back if I find some...
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Nov 16, 2005 04:36PM)
Found some! I just looked up and jogged my memory.
-David Copperfield
-David Blaine (hes O.K.)
-Blackstone
-Siegfried and Roy
-Dai Vernon
-Lance Burton
I think that's all folks! But really, all magcians are worth mentioning. I think...
Message: Posted by: unilogo (Nov 16, 2005 05:24PM)
Eugene Burger.He is just such a GOOD magician and his theory really hits my magic hard.

I LOVE Penn and Teller most of the time.

Aside from that, I guess I am my favorite magician.(sorry if it sounds cocky.)
Message: Posted by: jodi6302x (Nov 16, 2005 05:26PM)
My all time favorite magicians are
1.Houdini
2.Criss Angel
3.Cyril Takayama
4.David Copperfeild
5.Lance Burton
6.Blackstone
also I think wayne houchin has very fresh and new ideas for magic.:)
Message: Posted by: Bill Thompson (Nov 16, 2005 05:30PM)
Dick Williams. I grew up watching Magicland every Sunday morning and he was the first magician I ever saw. Magicland hosted by Dick holds the world record for the longest continuously running magic themed TV show.
Message: Posted by: warren lee (Nov 17, 2005 02:25AM)
If I could only pick one,he helped me a lot "AL FLOSSO" and of course Gazzo would be another,but then again what do I know ?
Message: Posted by: Josh Zandman (Nov 17, 2005 06:44AM)
Ted Karmilovich!
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Nov 17, 2005 10:18AM)
Well, to go by performances I have seen, I would go with Whit Haydn, Glen Bishop, Rene Levand(all electronically) and Dave Ettl (Local).

Not to knock the previous mentioned guys who were awesome, but I haven't seen many that aren't on an instructional DVD.
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Nov 17, 2005 05:52PM)
Penn and Teller are pretty good as well.
Message: Posted by: jodi6302x (Nov 17, 2005 09:24PM)
Penn and teller have hilarious specials. I always watch them, but they do more pranks than magic though.:(
Message: Posted by: boomassacre (Nov 17, 2005 09:42PM)
I would have to say Copperfield, just because his performances always embody so many different types of magic, just all around the best magician.
Message: Posted by: jack_is_dead (Nov 17, 2005 10:22PM)
For me it have to be Michael Ammar..amazing teacher of magic..he is the best after dai vernon!
Message: Posted by: spycrapper (Nov 18, 2005 12:58AM)
It's lance Burton and jeff McBride
Message: Posted by: Donnie W (Nov 18, 2005 08:18AM)
David and Teesha Lauflin. 73 Donnie
Message: Posted by: rhinomax (Nov 18, 2005 07:08PM)
These are based on live performance only I think TV taints magic, magic is a live art. that said, in no order

Kevin James

Jeff McBride

Copperfield

Amos Levcovitch

Juliana Chen

Whit Hadyn

Paul Green

Mack King

Mike Finney

and clearly the funniest Aldo Columbini

Although I did not see him live Doug Henning and Shimada
Message: Posted by: mischiefManaged (Nov 18, 2005 11:13PM)
I've only been doing magic for a few months, but my favorites at this time are:

Jay Sankey
John Bannon
David Blaine

David Blaine is the reason I started to get into magic.
Message: Posted by: jodi6302x (Nov 19, 2005 09:21AM)
Jay Sankey I personally don't like. He just isn't that good in preformance and the tricks he creates are ok.
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Nov 19, 2005 09:43AM)
Ricky Jay
Message: Posted by: YVRDave (Nov 19, 2005 09:42PM)
My Father - he wasn't a famous magician, and he only know one trick - the 3 rows of 7 cards trick - but he taught me that trick, and that was what got me started on my journey of magic. Thanks, Dad!
Message: Posted by: Joey Stalin (Nov 20, 2005 05:23AM)
Penn & Teller.
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Nov 20, 2005 12:19PM)
My current favorite magicians are : John Guastaferro, David Regal, Daniel Garcia, Jay Sankey, Lee Asher, Richard Sanders, Aldo Colombini, and Martin Sanderson.
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Nov 21, 2005 04:39PM)
Mac King

Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Nov 27, 2005 09:06AM)
SIEGFRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Nov 27, 2005 09:06AM)
SARMOTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Nov 27, 2005 09:07AM)
Did I mention Siegfried? ;)
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Nov 27, 2005 09:38AM)
Most of you probably have not heard of Terry Vecky.

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: magicguy67 (Nov 27, 2005 10:10AM)
Criss angel for sure
Message: Posted by: Erdnase27 (Nov 27, 2005 11:52AM)
Daryl;)
Message: Posted by: Gary Dayton (Nov 27, 2005 01:01PM)
There are so many favorites. Here are a few: Michael Close, John Carney, Juan Tamariz, Tony Slydini, Ron Bauer, Roberto Giobbi, Harry Loryane, Dia Vernon, ken Brooke, Fred Kaps, John Bannon.
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Nov 27, 2005 06:46PM)
I kinda like Siegfried. ;)
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Nov 27, 2005 06:46PM)
And Roy :)
Message: Posted by: Parson Smith (Nov 27, 2005 07:38PM)
I also like Richard Osterlind.
Peace,
Parson
Message: Posted by: Carlos Lacuna (Nov 28, 2005 02:16AM)
Derren Brown
Lennart Green
Guy Hollingworth
Message: Posted by: Eirik (Nov 28, 2005 03:29AM)
David Williamson,
Finn Jon,
Tommy Wonder,
Paul Cummins..

-e-
Message: Posted by: Scottjb197 (Nov 28, 2005 09:57AM)
Paul Daniels (also grew up in the 80s!)
Paul Zenon (can't believe he hasn't had a mention!)
Message: Posted by: lekin (Nov 28, 2005 05:04PM)
No order: Darryl, Eugene Berger, Dai Vernon, Tommy Wonder, David Regal, Bob Sheets, Slydini, John Carney, Paul Harris, Devant, David P Abbot, many others.
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Dec 1, 2005 03:06PM)
[quote]
On 2005-11-17 11:18, Josh Riel wrote:
Well, to go by performances I have seen, I would go with Whit Haydn, Glen Bishop, Rene Levand(all electronically) and Dave Ettl (Local).

Not to knock the previous mentioned guys who were awesome, but I haven't seen many that aren't on an instructional DVD.
[/quote]
Thank you - I don't think I made a favorite list before.

My favorite magician performers are - Jay Marshall, Marshall Brodien, Stan Kramien, David Charvet, Terry Vecky, Billy Bishop, Don Alan, Jack Pyle, Buddy Farnan, Bill Malone, Ricky Jay, Tony Picasso, Rich Cowley, Bill Weimer, Dan Fleshman, Mike Powers, John Shirley, Tony Marks, Jeff Korst, Glenn Haywood, Steve Taylor aka Stanton, Ed Marlo, Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Jimmy Cards Molinari, Jack Gwynne, Jim Gleason, Al Bach, Jim Ryan, Bob Rath.

Thanks again.
Message: Posted by: squando (Dec 3, 2005 07:11PM)
Tamariz, Wonder & Lennert Green
Message: Posted by: Mago Gregorio (Dec 3, 2005 08:22PM)
Lennart Green
Guy Hollingworth
Tamariz


:bikes: :bluebikes: :bikes:
Message: Posted by: jasonmagic (Dec 3, 2005 09:36PM)
I like them all. Mike Ammar kicks butt.
Message: Posted by: Essie (Dec 4, 2005 01:32AM)
Jeff McBride, Lance Burton, David Copperfield, and Cyril Takayama are probably my favorite magicians.
Message: Posted by: Small-hands Luke (Dec 4, 2005 07:13AM)
Greg Wilson
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Dec 4, 2005 05:39PM)
[quote]
On 2005-11-27 19:46, magicalaurie wrote:
I kinda like Siegfried. ;)
[/quote]

Man, you don't have the hots for him now do ya?
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Dec 4, 2005 11:15PM)
[quote]
On 2005-12-01 16:06, bishthemagish wrote:
Thank you - I don't think I made a favorite list before.

My favorite magician performers are - Jay Marshall, Marshall Brodien, Stan Kramien, David Charvet, Terry Vecky, Billy Bishop, Don Alan, Jack Pyle, Buddy Farnan, Bill Malone, Ricky Jay, Tony Picasso, Rich Cowley, Bill Weimer, Dan Fleshman, Mike Powers, John Shirley, Tony Marks, Jeff Korst, Glenn Haywood, Steve Taylor aka Stanton, Ed Marlo, Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Jimmy Cards Molinari, Jack Gwynne, Jim Gleason, Al Bach, Jim Ryan, Bob Rath.

Thanks again.
[/quote]

I'm honored to be included on your list Glenn! What ever happened to Jeff Korst?

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Dec 5, 2005 12:48PM)
Hey Stanyon

I lost touch with Jeff many years ago when I was performing in Bit O Magic. He came in. He had a problem with his act in the fact that the doves he used made him sick some how. I knew Jeff like you when he was just starting out.

In fact I met him when he came into the magic shop at old Chicago with a copy of Bill Tarr's book "Now you see it now you don't". And he asked me if it was a good book. He got it at the bookstore in the mall.

Then he came in for ideas and advice on magic. Learned fast. I had Dad hire him for the shop. He worked for us for a while then got a job in the magic show in the amusement park. Then went to the Chavez school and learned a great old school manipulation act.

Later went on to work an ice show and cruse ships.

Well he told me that he had an allergy to the doves in his act and was looking for new ideas to replace the doves. That was the last time I saw him. I hope he is doing well and perhaps we will meet him one day in the Café.

As we were able to hook up.
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Dec 11, 2005 08:23PM)
[quote]
On 2005-12-04 18:39, themagicman101 wrote:
[quote]
On 2005-11-27 19:46, magicalaurie wrote:
I kinda like Siegfried. ;)
[/quote]

Man, you don't have the hots for him now do ya?
[/quote]


Siegfried is AWESOME, that's all. :)
Message: Posted by: LordPH (Dec 12, 2005 06:43PM)
There is my personal "ranking-pole" but I think that my memory is not good enough to write them all at once.
:jump:
I Like some of these following magicans just becouse:

1.I like style/way to act
2.Has awesome ideas
3.Amazing handling
4.Respect for personal reasons.

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1. |- Cyril Takayama - Derren Brown - Lennart Green - Edward Marlo - Juan Tamariz
2. |- Brian Tudor - Paul Harris - Richard Osterlind - Simon Aronson
3. |- Dai Vernon - David Regal - David Williamson - John Carney
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Message: Posted by: patrick flanagan (Dec 15, 2005 12:34PM)
Bishthemagish,
Your Chicago is showing in your list....I'm from Chicago, also. Everyone from Chicago was influenced in some way by Don Alan. Mr. Ash, Ken Mate, Ernie Spence, Heba Haba Al, and Bill Malone are the locals I remember when I first started out in the early 80's. I had been in your father's shop several times.....I didn't know him too well, but he just seemed to be a really great person...genuine, honest, and helpful. He wouldn't sell something just to make a sale. He wanted to make sure it was something that would be good for the person. I wish I could have seen him perform.
All time favourite would have to be Michael Close.
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Dec 15, 2005 06:15PM)
[quote]
On 2005-12-15 13:34, patrick flanagan wrote:
Bishthemagish,
I had been in your father's shop several times.....I didn't know him too well, but he just seemed to be a really great person...genuine, honest, and helpful. He wouldn't sell something just to make a sale. He wanted to make sure it was something that would be good for the person.

I wish I could have seen him perform.

[/quote]

If you want to see my Dad Perform have video of my Dad at my web site below along with some other Chicago and other great magicians.

Enjoy!
Message: Posted by: toolman22 (Dec 18, 2005 07:29PM)
David Cooperfield and Penn&Teller
Message: Posted by: HeyLockwood (Dec 19, 2005 03:03PM)
My scope is more limited than some others here, but performance-wise my favorites are Lennart Green, Richard Osterlind, and Gregory Wilson.

Michael Ammar and Daryl are great teachers, and very good in their own right...

Mike
Message: Posted by: Bobby Forbes (Dec 19, 2005 07:30PM)
David Roth
Daniel Garcia
Bill Malone
Greg Wilson
Guy Hollingworth
Paul Cummins
Allan Ackerman
Message: Posted by: magicman226 (Dec 25, 2005 12:42PM)
Myself.

I'm just kidding



I'd have to say (in no specific order)
Bob Sheets, Copperfield, Burton, McBride, Ammar, Gene Anderson, as well as some not really famous magicians I know:
Rolando Medina, Doug Gorman (if your in TAOM you know who they are)
Chris Capehart
and of course Houdini
Message: Posted by: stormchaser (Dec 28, 2005 04:24PM)
*blushes* Criss angel and David Blaine... Actually, the only non-famous one I even know is Bill Abbot. He's pretty cool.
Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Jan 1, 2006 06:12PM)
I would say

Greg Frewin!! he is awsome

I might say Copperfield but according to mme it is all going to his head
Message: Posted by: Magicmaven (Jan 2, 2006 05:51PM)
John Carney
Whit Haydn
Tommy Wonder
Eugene Burger
Jeff McBride

In no particular order.
Message: Posted by: JackScratch (Jan 2, 2006 11:27PM)
Bill Palmer
Lance Burton
Teller
Michael Amar
Message: Posted by: mackmania (Jan 4, 2006 08:43PM)
Those deceased would be Dunninger, Vernon, Canasta, Koran, Cardini and Blackstone. Those still alive would be Burton, Teller, Sankey, Osterlind, Banachek, Maven, Burger, Becker, Wonder, Swiss and Daryl. I feel that this is doing an injustice as I have so many favorites. These are but a few of those marvellous prestidigitators who grace this Earth.

Cheers,
mackmania
Message: Posted by: Jarod (Jan 5, 2006 12:19AM)
Hi!

I like Richard Osterlind alot. He is a great Entertainer and nows how to present his magic in a friendly, though mystic manner to the audience.

Cheers

Jarod
Message: Posted by: Eirik (Jan 5, 2006 05:08AM)
Williamson, Cardini, Sankey, Wonder......

-e-
Message: Posted by: 61magic (Jan 16, 2006 03:28PM)
I love question like this, I also like to know why someone picks the person.
My list:
Dai Vernon - taught us to do things clean, and simple.
Doug Henning - reminded us magic is supposed to be fun.
Whit Haydn - showed us street magic is just as good as any other.
Jeff McBride - enough said.
Michael Finney - totally funny.
James Dimmare - returned "class" back to magic.
Michael Ammar - since his hair looks like mine he gets my vote.
Message: Posted by: sbroomheadsr (Jan 16, 2006 05:59PM)
Daryl
Steve Bargatze
Michael Ammar
Joshua Jay
Bill Malone
Jason Michaels
Big Daddy Cool (John Pyka)
Message: Posted by: jgravelle (Jan 16, 2006 09:00PM)
Dave Williamson
...who, I am convinced, would have been Johnny Carson if we didn't already have one;

Jay Sankey
...whose "Make Your Own Magic" is among the most poignant video material available to the modern magi;

Pete Elliot
...an unsung forefather of the bar magic scene, and my inspiration; and

Eric Weiss
...without whom, we'd likely be having this conversation in a circus tent right now.


Regards,

-jjg
Message: Posted by: Fazie (Jan 23, 2006 08:32PM)
Now my top list:D :

Lance Burton - Very immpresive. Big charisma, good humor and his sleight of hands magic is madness...

Penn and Teller - Fantastic sens of humor

Jeff McBride - orginal Im not always love what He do... but I like him

Blaine - I like him beacuse he make very easy and good magic...

Cyril - Amazing suprising tricks...

Jay Sankey - Great humor and distance to magic...

Lennard Green - Master, the best card magic

Eugene Burger - I don't see a lot of his performance but I like his felietons

David Copperfield - Great showman - great magic... good sense of humor, and his shows are really SHOWS
Message: Posted by: TerryLam (Jan 23, 2006 09:30PM)
Dai Vernon - I like most of his effect, simple and direct.
Greg Wilson - His presentation is entertaining. And I learned a lot from his material. His skill is amazing.
Message: Posted by: forrestlim (Jan 28, 2006 03:06AM)
Greg Wilson
Cyril
Blaine
Message: Posted by: adamjames (Jan 28, 2006 03:11AM)
Manuel Muerte
Greg Wilson
John Guasteferro
Message: Posted by: Steven True (Jan 29, 2006 02:03AM)
First for me is Mark Wilson. His was the first magic I ever saw, "The Magical Land Of Allakazam". The first time I saw him do his Allakazam Train I was hooked. Other magicians, not in order would be:
Blackstone Jr.,Thurston,Houdini,Blackstone Sr.,More or less all of the great Stage Illusionists. Henning,Copperfield,Burton. And so many more.

Steven
Message: Posted by: rutabaga (Feb 3, 2006 03:47PM)
I have to say Roy Walton, who inspired me as a kid from his little shop in Glasgow all though years ago. I was very lucky! Thanks Roy.
Message: Posted by: The_Shadow (Feb 4, 2006 05:49AM)
I'd have to say Wayne Houchin
Daniel Garcia
Penn and Teller

Wayne has some killer effects and makes it look very simple.
Daniel's TORN is without doubt visually perfect!!
Penn and Teller just for their comedy/hard hitting magic.
Message: Posted by: Daoist (Feb 25, 2006 12:58PM)
Cardini --

For innovation and skill; the short video clip I've seen of him is inspiring.

Gene Anderson --

For just being a normal guy with a normal job who loved magic and stuck with it...and for perfecting the Torn and Restored Newspaper.
Message: Posted by: Sergey Smirnov (Feb 27, 2006 04:13AM)
Lennart Green - for originality and unbelievable skill
Juan Tamariz - a true master
Ed Marlo - should I really explain? :)
A bartender in one Brussels' bars. He does only TT stuff, but his tricks got me started.
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Feb 27, 2006 07:02AM)
Mark Wilson- For sparking my interest in magic when I was a child in the '60s.
Paul Diamond- A mountain of a man with a heart just as big to boot, and who sold me on coins after showing me "Scotch & Soda". BTW I still have the original set that I bought in '70 from him. It is a '64 half dollar and '67 20 centavo coin.
Duke Stern- Who I had the fortune to meet in Paul's Magic shop. Man, could he do some magic! (and Paul was no slouch either).
Nick Trost- For his innovative packet tricks of the '60s & '70s that started my incessant hunger to learn card magic.
Dai Vernon- Whose advise "Be natural" & "Use your head" has stayed with me since I can remember.
Larry Jennings- Whose iconoclastic spirit is still with me.
Alex Elmsley- Whose inventiveness and attention to detail has effected magic for many years past & years to come.
Harry Lorayne- Whose style of writing is a joy to read and for his innovations over 4 decades.
Ed Marlo- What else is there to say?
John Bannon- Another who's writing style is second to none and magic to boot.
Jimmy Molinari, Whit Hadyn, Hideo Kato, Jonathan Townsend, Vinny Marini, Glenn Bishop, Lee Darrow, Paul Chosse, and many other members of this forum who have helped me understand and appreciate the Art of Magic! Cheers!!
:bikes: :bluebikes: :bikes:
<<<KRaZy4kardz>>>
Message: Posted by: Maro Anglero (Feb 27, 2006 10:32PM)
Many that are mention here and many I put on my links page, The links page are the ones I call Friends.


Maro
Message: Posted by: stormchaser (Feb 27, 2006 10:56PM)
New list!

Bill Palmer, Bill Abbott, Daryl, Murray Hatfield, and my all-time favourite, Brent Smith.
Message: Posted by: JHodgeCMI (Feb 28, 2006 01:17AM)
Reed McClintock
Message: Posted by: Goku (Feb 28, 2006 06:55AM)
I really enjoy the entertainment value that Bill Malone, Greg Wilson and Cyril bring but for learning I prefer Michael Ammar, Jay Sankey and Gerry Griffin.
Message: Posted by: what (Feb 28, 2006 09:43AM)
My favorite magicians that I have seen perform live are:
Michael Ammar, Daryl, Jay Scott Berry, Jim Cellini, Rick Thomas, David Regal, Wilford Hinkson.

Magicians that I would love to see perform live are:
Tommy Wonder, Jeff McBride, Ellis & Webster, David Roth, Dan Watkins

The most infulential magician to me has been: Mark Wilson.

Mike
Message: Posted by: jdbach (Mar 8, 2006 10:58PM)
Daryl, Larry Jennings, Gaeton Bloom, David Regal, on and on....
Message: Posted by: JackScratch (Mar 9, 2006 12:18AM)
I have to add Carl Balantine to my list. Truely sorry I forgot to list him the first time.
Message: Posted by: KaydoWhoa (Mar 9, 2006 07:09PM)
Dai Vernon
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Mar 9, 2006 07:46PM)
I forgot about David Acer. Gotta love him. Patrick Drake is also a joy to watch, as well as an all around nice guy.
Message: Posted by: gordonmj (Mar 15, 2006 03:51PM)
My favourites would have to be Bill Malone,Gregory Wilson and Brad Christian.
Message: Posted by: andre combrinck (Apr 2, 2006 10:32AM)
Tommy Wonder!!! Followed by an half an hours silence ,then Dai Vernon,Ed Marlo,Paul Harris,Alex Elmsley,Bill Malone and David Roth.
Andre
Message: Posted by: Williamanon (Apr 2, 2006 03:26PM)
In no particular order:
Eugene Burger
David Acer
Jay Sankey
Mark Wilson
Jeff McBride

And one other guy, wasn't a magic show but stage hypnotism. I saw his show when I was ten and fell in love with all thing theatrical He was billed as the Amazing Raveen.
Message: Posted by: tigerman21345 (Apr 2, 2006 04:58PM)
My current favourite magicians are Lee Asher, Lennart Green, Gary Darwin, Tomas Medina, Greg Wilson, Derren Brown, Guy Hollingworth and Bill Malone

lol I know that's too many ....
Message: Posted by: Jeffrey Korst (Dec 6, 2007 01:26AM)
[quote]
On 2005-12-05 00:15, Stanyon wrote:
[quote]
On 2005-12-01 16:06, bishthemagish wrote:
Thank you - I don't think I made a favorite list before.

My favorite magician performers are - Jay Marshall, Marshall Brodien, Stan Kramien, David Charvet, Terry Vecky, Billy Bishop, Don Alan, Jack Pyle, Buddy Farnan, Bill Malone, Ricky Jay, Tony Picasso, Rich Cowley, Bill Weimer, Dan Fleshman, Mike Powers, John Shirley, Tony Marks, Jeff Korst, Glenn Haywood, Steve Taylor aka Stanton, Ed Marlo, Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Jimmy Cards Molinari, Jack Gwynne, Jim Gleason, Al Bach, Jim Ryan, Bob Rath.

Thanks again.
[/quote]

I'm honored to be included on your list Glenn! What ever happened to Jeff Korst?

Cheers! ;)


[/quote]

Resurrecting an old thread to say: I think I can shed some light on that, Steve.

As Glenn mentioned, in 1991, I got sick from the birds in the act. The illness is called hypersensitivity pneumonitis. I'll post some details of it in Polly wants a Cracker. I was pretty sick for most of a year, and had to get rid of the birds.

About the same time, Joy and I moved out to the San Francisco area. (Joy is in her 20 season singing with San Francisco Opera.) I reworked the act without the birds and did it a few times, but never was that happy with it.

Just recently did my first paid show in quite a few years. It was a close up show--sit down for 11 adults at an 80th birthday party. I have another one coming up in a couple of weeks.

It's been quite a rush reworking the old stuff and learning some new.

I've seen a number of familiar names as I've been lurking here. I'm looking forward to connecting with friends both old and new.

Thanks for thinking of me, Glenn and Steve!

Jeffrey Korst
Message: Posted by: black-dragon (Dec 8, 2007 03:53PM)
Criss angel, Penn and Teller, Lances Burton, and Banachek
Message: Posted by: black-dragon (Dec 8, 2007 03:56PM)
Oh! and Freddy Fushun who I met on a cruse and loved his act and was a hug inspiration to me.
Message: Posted by: black-dragon (Dec 8, 2007 03:57PM)
Such an idiot I typed hug instead of huge. I'm so sorry about that
Message: Posted by: zifferinolpm (Dec 8, 2007 10:15PM)
[b]Richard Ross anyone?[/b]
Also, in no specific order:

Dai Vernon
Slydini
Doug Henning
Derek Dingle
Al Goshman
Richard Osterlind
Shamada
Michael Ammar

And as a side, anyone who says [i]Criss Angel[/i] or [i]David Blane[/i] all I have to say is [b]PLEASE[/b]!!! :banana:
Message: Posted by: disneywld (Dec 16, 2007 10:11AM)
Lance Burton, Doug Henning
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Dec 18, 2007 12:37AM)
Teacher: Jim Cellini
Performer: Jeff McBride
Dead: Max Malini