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Topic: Sonny Fontana Unique Manipulation Act
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Dec 5, 2011 07:13AM)
I see this magician has been creating award winning magic acts for some time. I cannot believe his unique approach to manipulation magic. Theme and unusual props and the act has a story in his Telephone Act.

I find the magic totally different and his creative ability to make the magic look puzzling as well adds to his talents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVGcDsXIZds&feature=related

One magical surprise after another!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Dec 5, 2011 01:04PM)
Anyone have Sonny Fontana's DVDs from the International Magicians Society? It looks like Sonny Fontana put 2 items on the Masters Series set Disk 7 Vol. 34 & 35. Can any one tell what the topic of his material is about and his offerings?

http://www.magicims.com/Magic_Shop/DVDs/Masters_Series.php
Message: Posted by: sam2452 (Dec 9, 2011 09:35AM)
I just ordered the dvd.
Message: Posted by: howiedidit (Dec 12, 2011 07:54PM)
Very entertaining. I wonder if he has modified his act now that telephones like that are no longer the norm.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Dec 12, 2011 07:59PM)
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On 2011-12-12 20:54, howiedidit wrote:
Very entertaining. I wonder if he has modified his act now that telephones like that are no longer the norm.
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Why does everyone think that the telephone is no longer used. I have 3 in my residence and there are parts of the country where the new fangle phones do not work and are not available. Take a trip outside side the city limits where their are rolling hills of grain.
Message: Posted by: sam2452 (Dec 22, 2011 12:22AM)
I watched the DVD.
On Vol. 34
1. appearing silk production.
2. Vanishing Umbrellas
3. Fontana Bubbles
4. Silk $ Cup
On Vol. 35
1. Linking paper
2.Floating Cane
3. Floating Ipod (performance only)
4 Surrounded Floating Rose
I really like his appearing silk production and Vanishing Umbrellas. That somethings I will use.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Dec 22, 2011 01:26AM)
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On 2011-12-22 01:22, sam2452 wrote:
I watched the DVD.
On Vol. 34
1. appearing silk production.
2. Vanishing Umbrellas
3. Fontana Bubbles
4. Silk $ Cup
On Vol. 35
1. Linking paper
2.Floating Cane
3. Floating Ipod (performance only)
4 Surrounded Floating Rose
I really like his appearing silk production and Vanishing Umbrellas. That somethings I will use.
[/quote]

Sam, thank you very much for your Index of the DVD, it is very helpful.
Message: Posted by: roberto37 (Dec 25, 2011 08:57PM)
Sony is also the best in handshadows
Message: Posted by: Bruce Reynolds (Oct 24, 2018 02:55PM)
Bubbly by Sony Fontana

Clever idea, but the gimmick is absolutely too small for adults hands!
Its a pity for the money...

Bruce
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 25, 2018 06:32AM)
[quote]On Oct 24, 2018, Bruce Reynolds wrote:
Bubbly by Sony Fontana

Clever idea, but the gimmick is absolutely too small for adults hands!
Its a pity for the money...

Bruce [/quote]


Yes, that has always been Vernet's problem, they think only small children are interested in magic. Many of their items don't fit adult's hands.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 29, 2018 09:12AM)
Finally found International Magicians Society, seems they changed their website.

Here is a link to the page for Sonny Fontana.

They may have stopped selling individual DVDs as in the past.

http://www.imsmagic.com/Magic_Shop/DVDs/Masters_Series.php
Message: Posted by: Dave Dorsett (Feb 18, 2019 01:28PM)
For everyone's information, Erika Larsen recently posted that Sonny Fontana passed away earlier this month.