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chronica
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Many times I've read about a movie made by Christian Fechner, plus in his book 'Encore' Slydini himself mentionned that he was working on videos of the effects of this book.
Is it really impossible to know what happened to all these lost tapes?
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I had spoken to Hans Zahn from Videonics years ago. He had taped many magicians and actually rented the tapes. He was the person responsible for the filming of Vernon which is now the 8 dvd set from L&L. Also many others, Pavel, Fr. Cyprian,
Krenzel among many others. He knew about the Slydini tapes and mentioned that they were teaching tapes and seemed to know who had made them, but didn't seem to know much else.
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This is one of a few things that is really frustrating about magic. I don't know what is or isn't out there on Slydini. If there is video out there it's a waste for it not to be available to magicians that want to study it. Or at least be in a magic library such as the Magic Castles so it could be viewed.

There is footage I have heard about beyond what Houdini's magic put out of Michael Skinner that should be available. Same goes for footage of Fred Kaps.

To sit on it and feel smug about having something no one else has does not a bit of good for magic nor does it make the person better for doing so. I'm not saying that this has happened in this case but it could be.

There is no reason for not letting go of footage of the past greats for others to enjoy. yes it may have been the performer's wish for it not to be seen but that's not such a wise wish to follow in some cases.
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It would be great to see Slydini perform.
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