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I just read a fascinating article in the February Linking Ring about Rory Feldman's Thurston collection. The article mentions a soon-to-be-released DVD project that looks like a "must have" item for historians and enthusiasts. Check HERE for details. There's also some great info in the article regarding Mr. Feldman's plans for a new Museum of Magic. Pretty exciting stuff.
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Magiguy!

I greatly appreciate the kind comments. I was really honored to have the article in the February 2010 Linking Ring and to be able to get the word out about some projects I am working on.

As you mentioned, more information on the "When Thurston Came To Town" DVD can be found by visiting:

http://www.whenthurstoncametotown.com

A trailer for the DVD can be found on the website or by visiting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRMObjIWb9M

More information on the Museum of Magic can be found by visiting:

http://www.museumofmagic.org

Thanks again!

Rory Feldman
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...and even more information can be found on The International Brotherhood of Magicians website:

http://www.magician.org/portal/en/node/958
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Rory, this looks tremendous and must have been a labor of love.

When will you start shipping? SETH
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Hi Seth!

Thank you so much for the very nice comments. Bill Rauscher and I put a lot of effort into this DVD and it is definitely a labor of love.

I am excited for people to start seeing it... which will be very soon as it is going to ship in MARCH 2010.

Thanks again for the message!

Rory Feldman
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I just spoke to Bill and he is really excited about this! We had some old Thurston footage we found in our vaults and hopefully some of it will be on there as well. Hey, that trailer will make you want to buy!!!
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Hey Rick!

You are right! Bill is really excited about the "When Thurston Came To Town" DVD. Thanks for the kind words about the trailer! Hopefully the trailer will get people interested in the DVD.

Thanks.

Rory Feldman
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* When Thurston Came To Town - DVD Update *

Wanted to inform you that we were notified by the DVD production company that the DVD's are slightly delayed, but will arrive to us very shortly.

We were originally told that the DVD's would get to us sometime in March, which is why we said "DVD's ship in March."

At the moment we are expected to receive the DVD's the week of April 12, 2010. We are told that they will ship to us on April 13, 2010.

You can find out more information on this DVD by visiting http://www.whenthurstoncametotown.com.

~ Incidentally April 13, 1936 was the day Howard Thurston passed away.
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Thanks for the update, Rory -- I'm really looking forward to this. SETH
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Great article in The Linking Ring Rory ! Can not wait to get the DVD.
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Thank you so much Seth! I am very excited for you to see the "When Thurston Came To Town" DVD and can't wait to hear what you think about it! Rory Feldman
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Hey Andrew!

Thank you so much for the comments about the DVD and the article. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed The Linking Ring article.

I think I met you briefly a while back at a Magi-Fest.

Talk to you soon.

Rory Feldman
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Bill Rauscher & I are very proud of the "When Thurston Came To Town" DVD. We have gotten a truly positive response from many people that have seen the DVD.

These reviews/quotes can be seen here:

http://www.thurstonmastermagician.com/TMS_06.htm

Thanks for looking!
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Thank you very much!
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Why is this DVD 100 dollars? What justifies the cost? I'm sure there's a good reason. Smile
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Hi Matt - Thanks for your question. There actually isn't 1 good reason... there are many...

It is a Limited Edition DVD, Over 3 Years In The Making, One-Of-A-Kind Videos And Photos, Over Two And A Half Hours Of History, hosted by William V. Rauscher, Highlights From The Rory Feldman Collection, An Introduction By Hollywood Producer William E. Self, 8 Audio Commentary Segments, 17 Video Commentary Interviews, Over 19 Extremely Rare Video Clips, Including Over 10 Thurston Videos, 5 Audio Clips Of Howard Thurston, Hundreds Of Exclusive Images, the Music is courtesy Of "Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime Orchestra", it includes a 32-Page Manuscript, and is approximately 176 Minutes.

As I mentioned above -- the DVD has received a truly positive response.

These reviews/quotes can be seen here:

http://www.thurstonmastermagician.com/TMS_06.htm

And as Mai-ling said 14 days before your post... "Buy the DVD. its worth it."

Thanks again for the message.

Rory Feldman

PS...

The day you posted your message was July 20, 2010.

141 years ago on that day, Howard Thurston was born (July 20, 1869 – April 13, 1936).
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On Jul 22, 2010, RoryFeldmanMagic wrote:
Hi Matt - Thanks for your question. There actually isn't 1 good reason... there are many...

It is a Limited Edition DVD, Over 3 Years In The Making, One-Of-A-Kind Videos And Photos, Over Two And A Half Hours Of History, hosted by William V. Rauscher, Highlights From The Rory Feldman Collection, An Introduction By Hollywood Producer William E. Self, 8 Audio Commentary Segments, 17 Video Commentary Interviews, Over 19 Extremely Rare Video Clips, Including Over 10 Thurston Videos, 5 Audio Clips Of Howard Thurston, Hundreds Of Exclusive Images, the Music is courtesy Of "Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime Orchestra", it includes a 32-Page Manuscript, and is approximately 176 Minutes.

As I mentioned above -- the DVD has received a truly positive response.

These reviews/quotes can be seen here:

http://www.thurstonmastermagician.com/TMS_06.htm

And as Mai-ling said 14 days before your post... "Buy the DVD. its worth it."

Thanks again for the message.

Rory Feldman

PS...

The day you posted your message was July 20, 2010.

141 years ago on that day, Howard Thurston was born (July 20, 1869 – April 13, 1936).


Lots of people have and will invest years of their lives and thousands of dollars to assemble amazing documentaries but you don't see them charging $100 for a copy of it. There is no doubt in my mind this film is amazing and I do not doubt that this film is worth every penny of the $100. There are many magicians such as myself that simply cannot afford to $100 price tag for a DVD. I'm sure there are also hundreds of thousands of young magicians out there who dedicate their lives to the art/practice and preservation of the history of magic that are also not in a position to purchase a $100 DVD. Why would you want to hoard all of the amazing history and footage and only cater to a limited audience? The torch needs to be passed on. It seems a bit backwards, maybe a touch elitist and a bit greedy to be quite frank. I wonder what Howard Thurston would say about it. The audience for this film is already very limited...why limit it further with the price? I guess I'll just have to hold my breath and wait for the price to drop or for it to become a rental on Amazon. Although seeing as it's been almost a decade since it was released, I probably don't stand a chance.
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On Jul 20, 2010, Matt Adams wrote:
Why is this DVD 100 dollars? What justifies the cost? I'm sure there's a good reason. Smile


I am baffled and a bit agitated about it myself. Must be trying to recoup the money invested.
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I would very much like to see this, but there is no way I can justify $100 for a dvd.
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