The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Believe it or not... » » Magic Castle Oct. 14th thru 20th (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Todd Robbins
View Profile
V.I.P.
New York
2903 Posts

Profile of Todd Robbins
In case anyone one is interested, I will be performing the late Parlour shows at the Magic Castle Oct. 14th thru the 20th. I will be doing sideshow material ie: swords, glass eating and Blockhead. I hope to see some of you there.

I will be out in LA as of Oct. 9th for rehearsals for Play Dead. We open at the Geffen Playhouse on Nov. 5th for a six week run.

Todd
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
8364 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
So, what are you doing for "INSIDE MONEY"???

JAY's (Brodien's) old blade box aint 'carry on' luggage!!!

Jay and I did it at an Abbott's Matinee, years ago, and NETTED over Five yards!
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
Todd Robbins
View Profile
V.I.P.
New York
2903 Posts

Profile of Todd Robbins
I wish I could ding then at the Castle but I can't. I will just have to be happy stealing silverware.
Rotten
View Profile
Special user
833 Posts

Profile of Rotten
Have a hoot and a holler.
docdazzal
View Profile
Veteran user
San Tan Valley, AZ
335 Posts

Profile of docdazzal
Way-to-go Todd...break-a-leg...!


Continued Success,
Dan
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Metaphysician, Readings, & Mentalism
www.drdanandco.com
Todd Robbins
View Profile
V.I.P.
New York
2903 Posts

Profile of Todd Robbins
Dick Oslund, you do know that I have Jay's blade box?
dave_matkin
View Profile
Inner circle
4381 Posts

Profile of dave_matkin
"Well you pick up enough silverware and y'all could have ya-sel's some rite fancy blades t' go with that there box!"

Ps loving the new vent dummy!!!!! The one in your avatar! That is!!!!!
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
8364 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
Todd Robbins!

Right! De Yip Loo and I were good friends (since about 1954). He was a good builder, eh? And, WHIZZO was a ("fairly good performer" of blade boxes, too!)

I think that I mentioned in another thread (re: blade boxes) that Jay and I did it as part of the matinee at Abbotts, about 30 years ago. We dinged 'em 'good' and netted about 5 yards. Al Ulman's wife was in the box. She had printed "LEFTY" on one of her "mammary glands" (got to keep this pitch family oriented!)and when Jay looked down into the box, she had removed "some cover". Jay nearly had a heart attack!

I'm writing up some info, on the late HERMAN SUSS in my upcoming book. Met him on the John R. Ward carnie in the mid '40s. He was managing an illusion show and, naturally, the blade box was the ding.

First blade box that I ever saw was in the kid top with ARTHUR BROS. CIRCUS on July 4, 1941. It was a "sit down" or "squat" box, and REAL CAVALRY SABERS were used. The ding was 5 cents!

Have a red one at the Castle. I've worked the castle, and, as Jay used to say: "Yes, I've worked the castle, and as soon as I can afford it, I'll work it again!"

Retired, and off the road, but still "with it" and "for it" and not "up against it"!

Dick Oslund
Sneaky, underhanded, devious, and surreptitious itinerant mountebanc!
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
Todd Robbins
View Profile
V.I.P.
New York
2903 Posts

Profile of Todd Robbins
Dick,
I look forward to your write up on Herman Suss. He is one of those names that comes up often and yet I know very little about him. I do know that he lived in Gibtown. It will be interesting to see what his connection was to Burling Hull.

Todd
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Believe it or not... » » Magic Castle Oct. 14th thru 20th (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.11 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL