Do you like learning about the history of magic? Do you like stories of a golden era gone by? Then you should enjoy this week's podcast on The Magic Word.
Kent Cummins first talks about the annual Austin (Texas) Magic Auction which may have more local interest, but nonetheless has some appeal outside the regional area. In this mini-lecture, you hear Kent being introduced by Claude Crowe (as this topic was given during a Texas Collectors' meeting of which Claude was the president). Unfortunately, Claude unexpected passed away about a week later.
Next up is Arthur Moses who talks about a recent acquisition to his vast Houdini collection. He also chats briefly about Harry's brother, Hardeen.
And finally, I talk with Madeline and Gene Willard about their late father, Willard the Wizard. They tell a few stories that are not in Mike Caveney's nor Bev Bergeron's excellent books on Willard. This recording was made during a funeral reception for Doug Kornegy, the Dean of our local Houston S.A.M. Assembly #19. Part way through our conversation, we are joined by Walter "Zaney" Blaney, who shares some of his anecdotes, too.
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