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Topic: The Last Greatest Magician in the World
Message: Posted by: magicnewswire (Feb 2, 2011 10:43AM)
You've read the article and excerpt in Genii Magazine, now you can hear Jim Steinmeyer discuss his new book on Howard Thurston in Episode 204 for the Magic Newswire podcast: http://bit.ly/hL1pET
Message: Posted by: MagicBus (Feb 2, 2011 10:54AM)
The "publication date" for this book is finally tomorrow, 2-3-2011: I am hoping my local Barnes and Noble will have it ready for me to pick it up- wish I had it today here in snowy Michigan where practically everything is closed here today including most retail stores before noon at least. Fired Up!- looks like a great read. I was impressed (and convicted) by Thurston's willingness to do as many programs as he could for needy children.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Feb 3, 2011 05:16AM)
The Last Greatest Magician in the World?

I would think that André Kole might better fit that bill. Unless you are just talking about people who are living impared.


Ray
Message: Posted by: wjkrysak (Feb 3, 2011 08:45PM)
Mine arrived from Amazon today (preorder). I am excited to begin the read as I can count on a well researched and entertaining read from Jim. This will be a must have history to add to your library. cheaha bill
Message: Posted by: leondo (Feb 3, 2011 09:22PM)
By what yardstick do you measure greatness? Audiences played to? Consecutive performances? Money made? Length of the run? Check the stats.....
I think Seigfried and Roy rate at the top of list of those limited catagories. Have I missed some?
FWIW....
Ted L
Message: Posted by: MagicBus (Feb 5, 2011 11:55AM)
Wow- I read almost the entire book already over the last few days- Steinmeyer did a wonderful job- no sugar coating and well documented. Magic comes out looking good- almost like baseball in terms of standing up through all the societal changes that have taken place. I found reading about the very tough early years of Thurston's life to be incredible... I had no idea...
Message: Posted by: magicnewswire (Feb 17, 2011 11:09PM)
Here's a chat with Jim on Irish News Radio talking about the new Thurston book: http://bit.ly/gQCOBs

Details magazine: http://www.details.com/celebrities-enter...or-book-musical
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Feb 18, 2011 02:14PM)
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On 2011-02-03 06:16, Magical Dimensions wrote:
The Last Greatest Magician in the World?

I would think that André Kole might better fit that bill. Unless you are just talking about people who are living impared.


Ray
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I thought it to be sort of an allusion to how so many magicians think they are the greatest in the world. But, I don't have the book yet. The line at MagiFest was too long and I had a class to go to. Anyone know if someone is selling signed copies?

Thanks.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Ron Reid (Mar 13, 2011 09:12AM)
Another home run, Dodd! Your interview with Jim was so interesting. Thanks, once again.

Ron
Message: Posted by: sketchomagic (Mar 26, 2011 07:14AM)
Does anyone have an ACTUAL review of this book on the Café?
Message: Posted by: wandmgc8 (Mar 15, 2012 08:41AM)
I've found it a good idea to keep up with the schedule of Coast to Coast AM on the radio, as, I have caught Jim Steinmeyer in interviews there at least twice, as well as, other shows/guests discussing magicians.

Michael