The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The Feminine Mystique » » Has any woman contributed anything groundbreaking to magic? (12 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4
Michael_MacDonald
View Profile
1964 - 2016
Washington
2034 Posts

Profile of Michael_MacDonald
Her performing for a bunch of magicians, she is really nervous but pulls it off.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6rujzpXclE
Jesse K
View Profile
Regular user
Finland
133 Posts

Profile of Jesse K
The Queen Of Cigarettes: Zirka
Thoughts?
Heart full of Rock 'n' Roll and Magic.

https://www.facebook.com/jesse.kervinen.1
alextsui
View Profile
Regular user
Malaysia
154 Posts

Profile of alextsui
Quote:
On 2013-04-19 17:58, Michael_MacDonald wrote:
Her performing for a bunch of magicians, she is really nervous but pulls it off.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6rujzpXclE


I don't think she's nervous at all. It's part of her presentation that she seems to be struggling to get the cards right. That's more impressive than just rattling off "Your cards are 4H, 8D, KC, etc." without any effort at all.
Brad Jeffers
View Profile
Veteran user
313 Posts

Profile of Brad Jeffers
Quote:
On 2010-12-30 23:31, Payne wrote:
Let us not forget Lulu Hearst, The Famous Georgia Magnet.


Annie Abbott was The Little Georgia Magnet. Lulu Hurst was The Georgia Wonder. No one was The Famous Georgia Magnet.

Many women have made great contributions to the art of magic. As far as "groundbreaking" contributions go, I feel sure that over 99% of male magicians have none of those on their resume.
Danny Kazam
View Profile
Inner circle
1482 Posts

Profile of Danny Kazam
Wow, lots of names but no creditionals being listed. Not saying there isn't any but could we list what contributions they contributed instead of just names. For example; the girl who was first to pull a hanky from her !@#$%^. There has to more than that as contributions to the magic community? In other words, lets list not just names, but what exactly they have contributed that was unique and useful to the growth of magic.
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
Dougini
View Profile
Inner circle
The Beautiful State Of Maine
6548 Posts

Profile of Dougini
Ruth Rice! She's kept Silk King Studios running! That's a feat today!

Doug
landmark
View Profile
Inner circle
within a triangle
4561 Posts

Profile of landmark
Terri Rogers.
"I use my five illusions to create the sense I'm useful to six."



You can read my daily blog at Musings, Memories, and Magic
Bill Hegbli
View Profile
Eternal Order
Fort Wayne, Indiana
20817 Posts

Profile of Bill Hegbli
Dell O'Dell the queen of rhyme patter.
Graduate of Chavez College of Prestidigitation and Showmanship

"Magic With A Twist Of Comedy"
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
7497 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
Heqq! Bill!!!

I read through this entire thread looking for Dell O'Dell! I never knew her, but, from everything I've heard, she was a real professional!

My friend, Michael CLAXTON, has just written and published a book on her life. She was a real credit to the profession.

At one point, she had at least 3 men working for her as assistants. No one ever saw them!

She was so busy, that she had 3 sets of props. Jay Marshall, in his younger days, was one of the assistants.

She would often have 3 gigs in one evening. Jay's job was to go to a club, set her props, watch her work, and, when she left for her second of three gigs, pack her props, and, go home. I can't remember the other two men. One was a "retired" old pro.

BTW, Suzy Wandas, whom I met in the '60s, at Abbott's GTG, was another fine performer. She was most talented, and the "Wandas Sisters" were headliners in Europe.
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
DaKine Oregon
View Profile
New user
Medford, Oregon
24 Posts

Profile of DaKine Oregon
While this is a 3-year-old thread, International Women's Day 2018 just happened, so I would like to nominate American chemist Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 to June 18, 2014), who was not a magician. She did, however invent Kevlar, and considering how many effects are performed by many thousands of magicians using In******* Th****, and ITRs and Yigal Mesika's Loops, etc., she deserves to be on this list.
ed rhodes
View Profile
Inner circle
Rhode Island
2640 Posts

Profile of ed rhodes
Quote:
On Dec 31, 2010, ELDEMONIO wrote:
This is a very interesting topic. Does anyone know good books or documentaries of women in magic? I went to the screening of the documentary Women In Boxes at the magic castle and what an informative movie. If you haven't seen the film you can watch it here http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/women_in_boxes/
I believe the director of the film said they would make a sequel named "women outside boxes" or something to those lines, and it would be about great female performers in magic.


My wife bought me a DVD set which had been a PBS series; "Grand Illusions - The Story of Magic." Part Five of the second disk is "Women Conjurors - From the pioneering greats to the headliners of today." ("Today" being before 1998 when the series was made.)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247385/

"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." - Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche
Churken2
View Profile
New user
28 Posts

Profile of Churken2
Tina Lenert has contributed a great deal to our art.
WitchDocChris
View Profile
Inner circle
York, PA
1690 Posts

Profile of WitchDocChris
Wow. I had not seen this thread previously and that is, on the surface, disappointing to read. Is there more context to Giobbi's quote?

It's been said many times in this thread and others - the magic "fraternity" (ahem) isn't very lady friendly. I am not surprised that women don't participate much - why would they want to put up with constant awkward/sexist/creepy comments? They get that enough everywhere else in the world, why put it up with it in their hobby/professional life as well? I suspect the vast majority simply choose not to participate in the community and forge their own paths.

My wife and I perform a partner sideshow act. We both write material, we both develop acts and help each other improve them. She's the Indestructible Lady (Basically a strong woman act) and we frequently have mothers tell us how inspiring she is to their daughters.

While I have a lot of hope for the generation(s) which are coming into magic currently, I feel we have a long, long way to go until women are even remotely treated equally in magic. Which has always disappointed me - This really should be a merit driven community. If you're a good performer, you're a good performer. Gender has nothing to do with that.
Christopher
Witch Doctor

Psycho Seance book: https://tinyurl.com/y873bbr4
ed rhodes
View Profile
Inner circle
Rhode Island
2640 Posts

Profile of ed rhodes
The problem is; no matter what we present, someone like this guy would say; “Yes, But was it groundbreaking?”

In my opinion, Mllse. Herrmann, in being a female magician who headlined a full evening show, did in fact make a groundbreaking contribution to magic.
"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." - Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The Feminine Mystique » » Has any woman contributed anything groundbreaking to magic? (12 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2018 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.16 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL