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Topic: Magic Of Rob Lake - Full Youtube Special May First
Message: Posted by: reedrc (Apr 30, 2021 03:14PM)
All new special premiering a few new illusions here May 1 2021. Figured
you guys might like to check it out. Please support the project and share
with your friends and family thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1gkIhGefAA
Message: Posted by: MagicalDragons (Apr 30, 2021 03:27PM)
So cool. I'll watch this with the kids over the weekend. Thanks for sharing.
Message: Posted by: top_illusionist (May 1, 2021 07:27PM)
Good find Reed. Were you part of this?
Message: Posted by: reedrc (May 4, 2021 02:55AM)
Yes.
Message: Posted by: User101 (May 5, 2021 04:47AM)
Nice show particularly liked the artists studio section. The girl from a painting was something I'd not seen before
Message: Posted by: GlennLawrence (May 5, 2021 02:34PM)
I was not very familiar with Rob Lake so I didn't know what to expect with this, but I took a chance and watched it. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was! One segment I did wonder about was the Backstage/Cane Cabinet routine. This is the exact routine Lance Burton did on TV and in his live show, the same prop, music, patter, even the pizza ordering/newspaper bit. I assume Rob must have bought the rights to it from Lance? Which also made me wonder, of the many magicians Rob thanks in the credits, why Lance is not one of them considering he's doing his routine word for word and move for move.
Message: Posted by: MagicalDragons (May 6, 2021 09:35AM)
This was so good! Thanks for sharing. All magicians should watch it. I haven't seen anything this caliber in decades on TV. kudos to your ReedRc and the entire team behind it.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (May 6, 2021 01:41PM)
[quote]On May 5, 2021, GlennLawrence wrote:
I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was! One segment I did wonder about was the Backstage/Cane Cabinet routine. This is the exact routine Lance Burton did on TV and in his live show, the same prop, music, patter, even the pizza ordering/newspaper bit. I assume Rob must have bought the rights to it from Lance? Which also made me wonder, of the many magicians Rob thanks in the credits, why Lance is not one of them considering he's doing his routine word for word and move for move. [/quote]

I believe the backstage cane cabinet is a steinmeyer routine.
Message: Posted by: GlennLawrence (May 6, 2021 02:55PM)
Steinmeyer may have built the prop, but the routine as performed is straight out of Lance Burton's show. I don't remember which of Burton's TV specials, but it's on one of them.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (May 6, 2021 05:47PM)
[quote]On May 6, 2021, GlennLawrence wrote:
Steinmeyer may have built the prop, but the routine as performed is straight out of Lance Burton's show. I don't remember which of Burton's TV specials, but it's on one of them. [/quote]

Jim Steinmeyer is not a builder of props. He is a designer of magic and illusions and also a writer of routines. I believe the design and the routine is Jim Steinmeyers.
Message: Posted by: reedrc (May 6, 2021 06:17PM)
Sorry for the delay in response been a crazy week catching up.

Rob received the Cane Cabinet illusion, licensing and backdrop from his mentor Kirby VanBurch, who passed it on to Rob many years ago. Lance shared the backdrop design with Kirby, and Kirby had arrangements from Steinmeyer for this. Rob had to come up with a new method since he tours with the illusion. Rob is a fan of Lance, but heís only met a few times growing as a kid in the autograph line. As for the credits no disrespect was intended to Lance. Rob just never crossed paths with Lance. Lance had no direct involvement to working on the special or itís illusions.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (May 6, 2021 06:27PM)
[quote]On May 6, 2021, reedrc wrote:
Sorry for the delay in response been a crazy week catching up. To ThomasR :

Rob received the Cane Cabinet illusion, licensing and backdrop from his mentor Kirby VanBurch, who passed it on to Rob many years ago. Lance shared the backdrop design with Kirby, and Kirby had arrangements from Steinmeyer for this. Rob had to come up with a new method since he tours with the illusion. Rob is a fan of Lance, but heís only met a few times growing as a kid in the autograph line. As for the credits no disrespect was intended to Lance. Rob just never crossed paths with Lance. Lance had no direct involvement to working on the special or itís illusions. [/quote]

Thanks!
So was I correct that the routine is Steinmeyers? I remember seeing Kirby perform it back in the day in Branson - thatís cool that itís the same prop.

The prop isnít exclusive to Lance / Kirby is it?
Message: Posted by: reedrc (May 6, 2021 06:37PM)
It is indeed a Steinmeyer piece. It is the same prop Kirby used in his show which is very cool. Audiences seem to love the routine.
Message: Posted by: FrankFindley (May 6, 2021 10:45PM)
This was terrific! Enjoyed every minute of it. You had me at the 'no camera trickery' style setup at start.

Best wishes for a quick return to full live audiences.
Message: Posted by: Ray Pierce (May 10, 2021 01:51AM)
No camera tricks? I guess definitions are getting a little looser now.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jun 1, 2021 01:54PM)
WONDERFUL MAGIC

Thank-you for sharing!!!

Julie
Message: Posted by: Futureal (Jun 3, 2021 05:46AM)
Hilarious. It was like a greatest hits from all the prime time magic specials from the 1990s. I fast forwarded through it laughing my head off. That guy is to magic what a covers band is to music.
Message: Posted by: top_illusionist (Jun 4, 2021 08:17PM)
Futureal, I sense jealousy on your post. At least he's out there performing.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Jun 6, 2021 10:00AM)
I sure am JEALOUS! LOL! I would LOVE to have performed that well! Who builds Steinmeyer stuff...Gaughan?

Doug
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Jun 6, 2021 10:48AM)
[quote]On Jun 6, 2021, Dougini wrote:
I sure am JEALOUS! LOL! I would LOVE to have performed that well! Who builds Steinmeyer stuff...Gaughan?

Doug [/quote]

Also EDF, Tim Clothier, Bill Smith, Craig Dickens, Willie Kennedy.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Jun 6, 2021 11:55AM)
Bill Smith! Forgot about him! Wow, thanks!

Doug
Message: Posted by: w_s_anderson (Aug 14, 2021 10:45PM)
[quote]On Jun 3, 2021, Futureal wrote:
Hilarious. It was like a greatest hits from all the prime time magic specials from the 1990s. I fast forwarded through it laughing my head off. That guy is to magic what a covers band is to music. [/quote]

Do you know who hasn't seen, or if they have, don't remember the prime time magic specials they saw from the 1990's? Today's audiences, that's who. It would be cool to see your set list though. Everything brand new and original I suppose. ;-)