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Topic: Learning about Illusions and the Illusionist
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Jan 13, 2011 07:15PM)
I wanted to let anyone here on the The Magic Café
know that the lecture presentation I did on
my father is now available to view.

A lecture I presented on my father for the
Elmhurst Historical Museum on December 8th
at Midwest Magic for the Chicago Magical Tour.

It is just under 2 hours but include very
important information about one of the most
beloved magicians of our times.

An professional peformer, educator, inventor
and builder of magic.

It's a laid back fun and exciting time had by all.

The lecture includes rare photos and videos not seen by many.

No tricks or gimmicks were exposed during the presentation.


In order to see it you need a passcode.
Please email me for the link and information.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Jan 14, 2011 08:57AM)
I am glad to see so many interested in viewing the lecture.

Please do not be afraid to ask to see it.
It will open up your world.


For those who have seen please let me know your thoughts.

Also if there is anything inparticularbyou'd like me to elaborate on
In the future let me know,


I also forgot to mention that. Didn't get to talk about his bang gun
And why it is considered the best.

Next time
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Jan 14, 2011 01:34PM)
Something else I didn't get to discuss was my father's trip around the world.
but that's is something for next time too.

I'm currently working on two separate lectures:
one for the magicians and the other for the general public.

I've had inquiries for both so I'm really excited about it!
Message: Posted by: Chuck Lyons (Jan 14, 2011 03:15PM)
She is absolutely correct. I was really glad I asked her to see this. It was very enlightening and holds a lot of information. Do remeber this is not a proffesionally done video so it is the content that is the most important. I would say listen and learn. Thank you again for sharing your fathers life with us.
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Jan 15, 2011 11:25AM)
This is a great lecture. Some excellent history on illusion here. Get the link and passcode and watch it. You won't be sorry. Worth every minute.
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Jan 15, 2011 01:59PM)
If anyone's hesitating, let me assure you that this is a most delightful two hours. How Frances keeps her voice for this long, I'll never know.

Don't go in expecting a Hollywood production. This is a home video of her lecture, and though the sound is perfect, don't be expecting a perfect view of the material on the screen. That said (And it's said only so there won't be any complaints later!) this is a presentation that anyone who loves magic or magic history would pay well to view.

Bravo, Frances!

*jeep! and God Bless!
---Grandpa Chet
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Jan 15, 2011 08:28PM)
Thanks guys...
hearing this means a lot to me.

it's a work in progress that is still progressing and
I have much more to share in the future
Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (Jan 15, 2011 10:14PM)
Marshall,
I'm going to pm but also wanted to say it's wonderful to see a daughter sharing and keeping her father's legacy alive.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Kyle^Ravin (Jan 15, 2011 10:36PM)
Hi Marshall, with all due respect, I would like to know who is your father in the world of magic. I tried doing a couple of searches but found nothing. Your web link seems to have broken as well. I'd love to learn and grow and I hope you would be able to shed some info.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Jan 15, 2011 10:57PM)
Hi Kyle...
I guess I need to update that!

Go to http://presskit.mai-ling.net
and click on the magic link.
Message: Posted by: Kyle^Ravin (Jan 15, 2011 11:20PM)
Thanks Marshall! I enjoyed the handshake video!
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Jan 16, 2011 09:52AM)
Glad you like it the film.
Message: Posted by: Craig Dickens (Jan 16, 2011 11:59AM)
I enjoyed it very much. Loved the Bozo footage!
Message: Posted by: MrPrestoHypno (Jan 16, 2011 07:26PM)
Thank you for sharing that, it was wonderful.
I will be at Abbotts ths Aug., Hope to see you there.
Also whenever you need the Suspension and Levitation book just let me know.

Magically,
Rick Pugh
Wichita, Ks.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Jan 22, 2011 07:37PM)
Thanks everyone for the comments.
I appreciate them very much.

I hope all you have seen it will also
include your thoughts here as well.


I'm getting to do another lecture on
dad this Monday, but this time it is
for the general public. I will do some
simple effects and close with performing
an old and almost forgotten effect (if
my father didn't bring it back) with dad.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Feb 3, 2011 10:44PM)
I hope that anyone who had asked for the link/code
to see the video enjoyed it.

I'm still interested in hearing feedback from everyone
who had the chance to view it.

please don't hesitate to email me and post it here.

Wishing everyone a Happy Lunar New Year 4709 the Rabbit!