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Topic: Anyone do hand shadows?
Message: Posted by: danhughes (Oct 20, 2013 11:39AM)
Raymond Crowe is an Australian who calls himself an Unusualist.

He's a magician, a juggler, a ventriloquist, a comedian ... and a hand-shadow master.

Please give two minutes of your time to this stunning - and heartwarming - performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFObegQ_ZNk
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Oct 25, 2013 12:39PM)
There was a hand-shadow performer on Hollywood Palace once who included shadow portraits of famous people like FDR and JFK. Can't remember his name, though. He might have been South American. Couldn't find a clip on youtube either.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Oct 25, 2013 02:41PM)
I saw him took Sonny--and I can't recall his name either. I THINK he was from India.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Oct 26, 2013 04:13PM)
I saw a great shadow act at an Abbott' get together Saturday night show
about 20 years ago;
Maybe someone has an old program showing his name. ...
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Oct 26, 2013 05:43PM)
Sati Achath is a hand shadow artist from India, but I'm not sure he's the one who was on Hollywood Palace. He has a website at:
http://www.satiachath.net/hand-shadows.html
with some video clips.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Oct 26, 2013 05:52PM)
Here's a nice website for Italian handshadow masters Carlo Truzzi and Simona
http://www.truzzishadow.com/main_eng.php
There's a nice video to John Lennon's "Imagine."

----- Sonny
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 26, 2013 07:36PM)
Probably wss the late Marcello Contento who learned from David Bamberg.

Todd Charles Steinberg and Woody Rathbone ( think that was his last name from NY) did one. Jay Marshall did it once at a collector's using some of the Max Holden props.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Oct 26, 2013 08:17PM)
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On 2013-10-25 13:39, Anatole wrote:
There was a hand-shadow performer on Hollywood Palace once who included shadow portraits of famous people like FDR and JFK. Can't remember his name, though. He might have been South American. Couldn't find a clip on youtube either.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
[/quote]

It might have been Sonny Fontana. (That would be an embarrassing lack of name recall. ;) ) I saw him at an Atlanta Harvest convention almost 20 years ago. Great act.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 27, 2013 01:16PM)
Woody did the old time FDR and Stalin. dated but still nice.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Oct 27, 2013 01:49PM)
[quote]
On 2013-10-26 17:13, joseph wrote:
I saw a great shadow act at an Abbott' get together Saturday night show
about 20 years ago;
Maybe someone has an old program showing his name. ...
[/quote]

That was probably Jay Marshall. Besides magic, ventriloquism, comedy (MOP ROUTINE, Salute gags, etc.) Jasper was very adept with shadows.
He had appeared at Abbott GTG so many times, he wanted to do something different.

In the middle of the act, the screen was blank for a (very) few seconds. A FLY got between the light and the screen and buzzed around. Jay's adlib was instant --and, the best line of the evening: "...And, Greg said, 'A shadowgraph act wouldn't draw flies.1'"
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Oct 27, 2013 01:55PM)
INCIDENTALLY...........I have a small suitcase full (remember the guy with the suitcase full of pancakes!!!) of shadowgraph "fekes". I think there are two sets of fekes, but don't know "whose" they were. If someone has need of same, I could be persuaded to dispose of them.
Message: Posted by: JNeal (Oct 27, 2013 06:38PM)
Don't forget the remarkable Hans Davis!

This Belgian "Magician/ Shadowist" always got great reaction in both the Wizardz Dinner Theatre in Los Angeles and at the one in Japan as well.

I booked him as often as I could!

Here here is on a clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxNgYaeWb1A

Regards-
J.Neal
Message: Posted by: g.albinana (May 5, 2015 08:38PM)
WHat is your favourite source of light for the shadows?
Message: Posted by: mtpascoe (May 6, 2015 03:15AM)
Here is the master himself, David Bamberg doing his shadow act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5XWx2G1oKg
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 6, 2015 03:30AM)
[quote]On May 5, 2015, g.albinana wrote:
WHat is your favourite source of light for the shadows? [/quote]

There are very few people that have mastered this art form. Thus your question is gone unanswered, here is my response.

If you are interested in the Hand Shadowgrapy; I suggest you buy the Shadowgraphy by Greco, put out by Bazar De Magia. They have produced 2 volumes on this art form. It covers you question and the equipment used by famous magicians from the past. The with your new gained knowledge, simply go to a lighting retail store and talk with then of your needs.

With the new technology in lighting, and pin point lighting, I am sure you will find a modern solution to present Shadowgraphy.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1206

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1207

Raymond Crowe also made a DVD on Hand Shadows, I reference an out of stock listing, but you may find it on another website if you are motivated to do so.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S9761
Message: Posted by: g.albinana (Aug 13, 2019 10:35PM)
[quote]On May 6, 2015, Bill Hegbli wrote:
[quote]On May 5, 2015, g.albinana wrote:
WHat is your favourite source of light for the shadows? [/quote]

There are very few people that have mastered this art form. Thus your question is gone unanswered, here is my response.

If you are interested in the Hand Shadowgrapy; I suggest you buy the Shadowgraphy by Greco, put out by Bazar De Magia. They have produced 2 volumes on this art form. It covers you question and the equipment used by famous magicians from the past. The with your new gained knowledge, simply go to a lighting retail store and talk with then of your needs.

With the new technology in lighting, and pin point lighting, I am sure you will find a modern solution to present Shadowgraphy.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1206

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1207

Raymond Crowe also made a DVD on Hand Shadows, I reference an out of stock listing, but you may find it on another website if you are motivated to do so.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S9761 [/quote]

Thanks a lot for your help and sorry for the late reply. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0-CY6AziSk I am still working with the shadows :)