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Tina's ring routine is very good example. It is elegant and poetic in movement. She did it on the recent Masters of illusion. She showed femininity without it being over the top. Beautifully done.

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Our Orlando club just had a tribute to Celeste Evans, a statuesque beauty of a magicienne, now in her late 70's. What a talent, great bird act and silks, and class. She just won an award at the Academie of Magicial Arts?
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She is absolutely a classy lady of magic.
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Juliana Chen (mentioned above) is one of my favorites.
Here are some videos of her act:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gba-HdR0O3c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfdvAvAGd7s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJinPAZzpfo&
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2FMIWkOdP0

Angela Funovits is another young woman whose artistry with card manipulation is especially noteworthy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00yi2kJDjOk
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Yes Celeste was one of the very best at a time when women just weren't doing magic. And she is still the most frustrating magician I know. I still can't figure out where she got all those birds from, and she won't tell.
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Celeste was quite the looker as well.
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Roxanne, the wife of german magician Topas has her own act.
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Alexa:
If you find the Melinda Disney Special at the center table there is a guy in a red jacket. That is me. I would be happy to talk with you regarding my take on Melinda's ability to add "sex appeal". Please PM me.
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I like Juliana Chen as well. On The Worlds Greatest Magic she did a wonderful card manipulation routine.
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Why do most female magicians retain the Vegas showgirl/magic assistant persona?
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Hey everyone!

This is the character and some aspects from my show I am looking to amp up to this level in the future. Some tweaks still needed to the video, but since my editor's computer crashed, this is the final for now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrACV92-2rs

Honest, constructive reviews wanted.

Alexa
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Not bad. I like female magicians better than males, because they are different. Their magic comes from a different perspective. That said, I think that the whole "princess thing" has been done to death. I liked the frog/prince routine, but I think that is the only time the princess should be used. The rest of the show would be better off as you. Being the princess character screams "Kiddie Show". If you want to do those shows fine, but if you want to make the real money and work for higher paying adult shows, lose the princess character. Find out who you are as a person and build on that. Smile
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I would like to see you interacting with an audience and an audience responding to you. Your video looks like it was done for the camera rather than a live show. I think a live audience would bring you more to life for the camera. Its very hard not to look a little stiff when playing to just a camera. Watch the Cinderella video on my website http://www.arniemagic.com and notice the difference in energy a live audience brings. Then what we see in the video will match the description we are hearing on your voice over.
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Is that a Jeff Jones Magic Backdrops.com backdrop behind you?
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It is Jeff Jones. His are the best!
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Perhaps you could use a little of the influence of the Good Witch character in the original Wizard of OZ.
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Hi all,

Thank you for responding so quickly after the video was posted!! Because I have a unique princess character that does not stem from the Disney tradition, I have found much success with it in the "family" market, which is what I pursue. I wouldn't lose Princess Lexiloo unless Disney bought me out! (I might settle for Pixar Smile THIS type of princess none of my clients can get anywhere else, and I would not be at all surprised to learn that I get more money for a show than "adult" markets because of the niche.

Arnie, I LOVE your website and video! You have a very strong act and I am looking to upgrade that size stage show. Right now, however, I do not have that and am looking to show what I can do to my current market as well as showing what I can do for future venues, all while not appearing as a dreadful "magic for all occassions" act. It's a tough feat! How did I do with that?

Of course, live footage is always beneficial. However, my live footage is crap! I can never get anything useable, though of course that is the goal. One obstacle I see in a lot of promo videos that I want to avoid is live footage from only one show. I think it looks very amaeuterish to the client (rightly or wrongly) because it looks like, well, just ONE show.

And yes, it is a Jeff Jones backdrop.

This is the footage I have, and the v.o. I have, more testimonials are going in, and the laughter/applause tracks are going to be adjusted as right now it comes at a weird place in the video that I don't find realistic. My editor's computer broke last night, so this is the cut I have to use for right now, but those changes will be made.

Many people thought this was live footage, which amazed me, but that was the assumption, which I was glad to hear.

Are there any suggestions for the well-developed character I already have, and positioning of the footage, things to include (other than the audience) in the future, etc?

Many thanks.

Alexa

P.S. I hope this does not come across the wrong way as defensive, just trying to get criticism that is not "change your market" oriented, and that I can use effectively for the place I am currently in.
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BTW - nice work on the Cinderella show Arnie.

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Women don't belong in magic... At least I can't figure out why they would want to be in magic.
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Sue-Anne Webster from Australia. She also has a DVD out "24 Years of Living Next Door to Ellis" with her and Tim Ellis. Great people and I am sure they would lend some advice (http://www.magicunlimited.com/).

Autumn Morning Star has a classy show; however, it is geared towards her heritage, but still very elegant.

Good luck Alexa!
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If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives
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