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Eddie Garland
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They look alike to me too. Put Obi-Wan Kenobi on that list as well.
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If you threw Santa on the rack, he would look the same as well.
Hmmm, has the image of the wizard really changed at all?
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The image hasn't but the "muggle" perception has.
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On 2007-03-04 21:56, ibm_usa wrote:
The image hasn't but the "muggle" perception has.


And when you get down to it, top hat and tails and rabbits and Hippity Hops and balloon animals and egg beaters and bra tricks don't make you look at all like a wizard. Not at all.

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Well...maybe the bra trick Smile
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On 2007-03-04 21:56, ibm_usa wrote:
The image hasn't but the "muggle" perception has.


Why do you say that ? Wizards have always been depicted as old men wearing long white beards, a robe and a pointed hat, usually with stars and moons painted on.
No change at all, really. Even the HP witches look pretty stereotypical, wardrobe-wise.

Funny how much a "dunce hat" looks like a Wizard's hat, yet couldn't be further apart.
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While Harry Potter, David Blaine and Criss Angel have all contributed to the rise in the interest of magic, I don't think you can ascribe all of the increase in the interest in magic to any one of them or all three of them.

I get a lot of calls for birthday party shows. I got more calls for shows with a "Barney" theme than I have ever gotten for a Harry Potter themed show. I know that a lot of magicians who do children's shows advertise that they do something like a Harry Potter show. That's fine. You have to be careful. If you start performing this material, you can run into problems with the people who own the characters. You need to know where to draw the line.
But that's a subject for another discussion.

The Masked Magician got more publicity for magic than Blaine, Angel or, yes, Harry Potter.
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The Masked Magician got more publicity for magic than Blaine, Angel or, yes, Harry Potter.


Does anyone know the viewing figures for the Masked magician?, I did see him perform? and apart from being a bit annoyed as a magi, as a laymen (i am not familiar with stage secrets)i found it entirely boring, no music, lights, dancing girls, atmosphere etc etc...i cannot imagine many people getting through it without changing channels, I could be wrong here though.
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