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I was getting ready to leave the shop tonight and Daniel Boone came on the TV. I recognized the episode as the one with Channing Pollack in it. I already have a good quality dvd of it but I sat and watch it for a bit.

Gosh, I forgot just how good Channing was. No jerking or tugging. He produced a silk (It looked like the Berland Silk Appear gimmick) and then a dove. Then he did the double silks knotted to doves. Gosh it was so nice to watch.

Worth catching on the TV if you can. Seems like it is being run a lot nowdays.

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Hello there hugmagic! Is it on Youtube already? I want to watch it! I don't think it was aired here in the Philippines.
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Richard, actually his silk production is credited to him and it is the same he does in the opening of his club act. It is a fooler because we miss the loading every time.

The episode that has Pollock in it was "Seminole Territory" on a Daniel Boone show. It has been removed from the Internet, I suppose Disney watches this as they own the rights to Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett movies and show with Fess Parker.
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You can buy the entire Daniel Boone series on DVD. But I think it is around $200 but it does include 6 years. I never realized it was one that long. I just try to watch a station we have here called Retro Television. They run a lot of the older shows, Kightrider, Matlock, Columbo, and others. Lots of little magic cameos in them.

I don't think Disney has anything to do with the Daniel Boone series. Davey Crockett yest. I think it is owned still by 20th Century Fox. I supposed because it is now being syndicated that it was pulled from YouTube.

Yes, the silk load is a fooler but I still think it is a variation of the Berland Silk Appear. It is just his handling is so superior.

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I have wanted to see the episode of Daniel Boone that Channing played in for a long time. It doesn't come on here anymore. I used to watch and hope, but have yet to get to see it.
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From http://www.danielboonetv.com:
(Season 2)

046 Seminole Territory (#8419)

Original Air Date: 01-13-66

Written by Stephen Lord
Directed by John Florea
Produced by George Sherman

While scouting in Florida, Daniel and Mingo make the mistake of trespassing on forbidden Seminole territory, where they encounter Fletcher the Flamboyant, an itinerant magician who dazzles the Indians with his tricks.


Fess Parker ............. Daniel
Ed Ames ............. Mingo
Channing Pollock............. Fletcher Cameron
Diane Ladd ............. Ronda Cameron
Leonard Nimoy ............. Oontah
Richard Devon ............. Hotallah
Judson Pratt ............. John Bridger
Russ Conway ............. Tom Mayberry
Michael Corhan ............. Shampay
Nan Leslie ............. Ada Mayberry
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Thanks David,
I am going to have to go this site and download all the episodes rundown. I have taped a lot of them from TV just to have them to watch. This will help me organize and see which ones I am missing.
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Is that Leonard Nimoy playing an Indian? ..funny!
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Yep, it is.
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In an interview in GENII, Lance Burton mentions the "Daniel Boone" TV show discussed in this thread. In the May 2006 issue of _GENII_ featuring Channing Pollock (please note how his last name is spelled), there is an interview of Johnny Thompson, Lance Burton, and David Berglas--all talking about how they met Channing and how their close friendship developed. Lance talks about the time he first saw Channing on the "Daniel Boone Show." Lance says (on p. 53 of the GENII issue):
-----begin quote-----
I must have been seven years old when I saw the show. I got interested in magic when I was five. By that time, I was already reading magic books, checking them out of the library at school. I had just read a beginner's magic book for children, which had a section describing a simple black art set-up. It showed that you could have a black curtain hanging there with a slit in it and an assistant behind the curtain with a black glove, who could hand you things. There was actually a drawing in there of a kid producing a fan of cards using the secret assistant. I remember I had just read the book, and then a week or two later I'm watching _Daniel Boone_, and here's this guy doing magic. He's making the birds appear, but the thing that I remember most is that he was producing cards. I kept watching it and thinking, "Oh, I know how that's done... but where's the black curtain?"
-----end quote-----
Lance's description of the picture in the library book sounded familiar to me. I had seen the same book in the public library book back in the 1960's. I thought it was either a Will Dexter book or a Bob Dunn book. So I ordered copies of the old Dexter and Dunn books (all of them worth adding to any collector's library), and sure enough--on page 75 of Bob Dunn's book _Magic for All_ (New York, The Citadel press [1946]), there is a picture of a magician standing in front of a black curtain magically producing objects at his fingertips. The text says "He grabs into the air and again and again he produces eggs, fans of cards, goldfish bowls, etc. until he has filled tables with the magically gotten goods."

I've attached only the first panel of the page in question. PM me with your email address if you'd like to see the whole page.

Lance, if you're reading this, I'd be interested to learn if the Dunn book is indeed the one you remember from your childhood. As a magic book illustrator myself, the Dunn book and the Will Dexter book _101 Magic Secrets_ always had a special appeal to me because there were lots of illustrations with minimal text. In the public library in Norfolk, the book was shelved in the grown-ups section under (of course) 793.8. All of the pictures of the magician in the book show an adult performing.

Bob Dunn passed away in 1989 at the age of 80. There is a brief obituary about him at
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/02/obitua......-80.html

There seems to also be some evidence that Bob Dunn was the creator of the "Knock! Knock!" joke. There is a 1936 book listed at amazon.com title _Knock Knock Who's There? Featuring Enoch Knox_. See:

http://vintagraph.com/attic/1936-knock-knock-jokes/

And please: Learn the correct spelling of Channing Pollock's last name!

Lance, if you're reading this, can you confirm that the attached picture is the one you remember?

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
Trivia note: Channing Pollock was named after the playwright with the same name, but they were not related.

Click here to view attached image.
----- Sonny Narvaez
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Sonny,
Thanks for pointing out my misspellings of Channing's last name. Duly noted.

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You're welcome, Richard.

I think I'm particularly sensitive to misspelled and mispronounced names because my last name--Narvaez--is often misspelled and mispronounced as "Navarez," probably because of names like "Alvarez" and "Gomez" and "Lopez." And my first name--Amado--is often misspelled and mispronounced as "Armada," probably because of the Spanish Armada, or even pronounced "Armando." My parents, knowing how difficult it would be for other people to pronounce my first name, gave me the nickname "Sonny." (I could never understand why they didn't give me an Anglo middle name. My brothers have first names like David, Robert, Jim, Jerry, Don... with middle names like Earl, Allen, Charles, Christopher, William... But unfortunately, Mom and Did for some reason did not give me a middle name.)

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
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Re the silk production that Channing Pollock does in the Daniel Boone episode "Seminole Territory": I don't think he does that particular production in what we regard as his classic stage act as seen in "European Nights." The silk production in "Seminole Territory" is a variation of the Stillwell Ball principle. I had developed two variations of that production when I was a teenager back in the 1960's. T.A. Waters's _Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians_ notes that George Stillwell's ball was first described in Hoffman's _Later Magic_. The production used by Channing in "Seminole Territory" is essentially the variation of the handkerchief itself turned into a Stillwell ball with a little something extra added. PM me if you'd like more information. The production I came up with in the 60's was printed in a magic magazine I published for the local teen magic club in Norfolk. I might be able to scan that page and send it to anyone who PMs me with their email address.

If you watch the "European Nights" clip on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oGMrIJB2Js
you'll see that he does not do the silk production used in at the beginning of his performance for Dan'l and Mingo in "Seminole Territory."

There were a couple of effects in the Daniel Boone episode that Channing did not as a rule feature in his classic act, such as the multiplying candles, a finger flash device, and a floating feather... He also did the multiplying candles once on "Hollywood Palace" on one of the two or three times that Liberace was the host. Channing toured once with Liberace, and on the Palace show he did the multiplying candles as a gag, saying that he would produce a chandelier for Liberace.

If anyone has any special influence with ABC, I would love to see a "Magicians of Hollywood Palace" DVD similar to the Sullivan. Likewise if anyone has influence with NBC and the "International Showtime" episodes, and the magicians on the Mike Douglas Show, and the magicians on Bob McAllister's "Wonderama."

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
----- Sonny Narvaez
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I would also add the magicians that were on the Boxo Show. Quite list to be sure.

I would like to see the scan if you would not mind sending it along to me. I still think that the Berland Silk appear is very close to what he did on Daniel Boone. As you said like a Stillwell ball but without the ball.

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Richard if you are really interested in the Silk Producion Channing Pollock uses in his act, see James Dimmare explaination on the Tony Hassini International Magicians Society video of the Channing Pollock Dove Production. This is where the hand is show palm to the audience and reaching out a silk appears, followed by a dove production.

I guess the only thing about this production that is similar to Sam Berland's is the nylon loop tied to the corner of the silk, and that it is a silk ball.

Everytime this silk production is used, I am fooled beyond belief. I cannot believe the performer gets away with that simple gesture.
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I will have to see if I have that video in the collection.

Sonny, I am sending you some photos of the Berland gimmick so you can see what I am referring to.
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