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Pete Biro
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I saw Peter Wardell work last night... he is awesome... a lot of Gazzo in his cups and balls... but someone told me he was older than the Gazman... so, who was first?
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Peter Wardell is about 10 years younger than Gazzo.
Who was first?
I think it was Gazzo.
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Also if you take into account the fact that Gazzo has been "on the street" for most of his life, then you'd have to assume Gazzo started first, even if he weren't older than Peter Wardell.
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So, which one is Peter and which one is Gazzo??
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The one in the middle reminds me of an old girl friend!!
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Strange, very strange.....

I have heard of getting *teeth* capped, but....
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Quote:
On 2005-10-21 15:05, Kondini wrote:
The one in the middle reminds me of an old girl friend!!


Does she have a sister?
Kondini
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No,,,,,but she had! Me.
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Neither...it was Nick Nicholas...or was it Cellini...or was it Tom Picard...the list is endles...Who was first exactly...ie is it who is older(only their mums would know that) or who came first in the c+b stakes...hmmmmmmmmmnnnn
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Gazzo was prior to Nick Nicholas, if memory serves me correctly.
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Percy Press Senior with his little pills.
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And Payne who was Percy Press's teacher around 1900. Smile

Chris Capehart and Jeff Sheridan were both working New York in the mid 70's that precedes everybody mentioned here by quite a stretch too.

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Did Capehart & Sheridan do a comedy cups & balls?
Add Jim Haviland to this list as well.
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Yes Gazzo was before Nick...just my attempt at ribald humour...anyway...both of them are top notch...Pete and Gazzo.
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No they didn't. I guess I missed the point of the original post. I thought it was about street performing in general not just cups and balls. Oops. Smile

Percy Press with his little pills and the glass of water production would definitely win in that case. A routine he learned from Payne who was evidently a household name in England at the turn of the century.

The thing I got a kick out of was Percy opened with the cups and the glass of water.

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Didn't Pete Biro start this thread??? I think he knows a lot more about this than he's letting on.

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Pete Biro
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Mr. Baker (and others) if you read the Hyroglyphics above the two bakers, you will see they are molding bread.

BTW, great to post that image here... You win my "Best message of the month" award.

The reason I asked, Wardell used maybe half the same lines the Gazzmeister uses...


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Oh, and Percy Press... sad sad story... Charles Reynolds and I sat with him one day with a tape recorder to put a huge story together on him and his street magic... and the tape was destroyed before we could transcribe it.

My favorite was when he did a Royal Command Performance and the Queen of England asked him if he ever swallowed the Punch Whistle... which he had just handed her to try... and he replied, "Yes, you Majestey... this one's been through me twice."

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Oh Pete!

I would kill to have a copy of that! (I wouldn't give my left arm though, couldn't do final loads without it! Smile ) That is truly a sad, sad story!

I've been digging around trying to find more about Mr. Press. There is just so little out there about his magic other than the Breeze tape and some pamphlets. I did finally score a couple of Flik-Fliks and some information on that.

I've also been closing my show with his rings and rope through coat (did it last night as a matter of fact. Smile )Bob Sheets and Joe Howard really put together the missing pieces for me on that trick and it is an absolute monster, when done right.

So much history of street magic was lost with him and Charlie Edwards. At least there is a little gem left of Mr. Press's work.

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Street magic is such a now thing anyway. BTW, Danny, I like your new avatar, Ive been meaning to mention it.

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Thanks Tabman. I finally found the right outfit to match the character.

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