Let me start by saying that I don't intend this to be about me...but I digress. Since I first hit on the idea of doing a Victorian parlor style show back in December of 2001, I have studied, written and "tweaked" this thing almost to death. I didn't think it would ever happen and now, slowly, "Victorian Secrets" is starting to become a reality for me.
All the while, a man by the name of Steve Cohen is up in New York starting what is now one of the greatest shows in modern magic-dom. I have not yet seen 'Chamber Magic', but all of my friends who have seen it have said that it was everything I'd hoped it would be. Steve has taken an idea that I thought I was alone in (DARN HIM!!!) and really made it his own! Now, I have to go back and re-vamp mine so that it looks nothing like his!
That said, the September issue of Genii is on this man who I now consider to be a 'role-model' (so-to-speak). Congratulations to Steve for all his success, and 'thank you' to Richard Kaufman for presenting such a wonderful article on his great show.