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aldiamo
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Hello,


Im trying to find some information regarding the first magician that ever performer in Vegas.


Help would be greatly appreciated.


Many thanks,

Santiago Michel
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Jay Marshall opened up the Desert Inn. Johnny Thompson might know.
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The following quotes are taken from this Website:

http://blog.vegas.com/las-vegas-shows/re......an-5293/

The first magician to perform in Las Vegas was Jack Kodell, who did an act with parakeets called “Fantasy in Birds” in a show at the El Rancho Vegas in 1947, says magician and author Max Maven.
“The second may well have been Jay Marshall, who was part of the third show booked at the Desert Inn after its opening in April 1950,” says Maven. “Jay returned to the D.I. the following year to open for Frank Sinatra during the latter’s first Las Vegas run.”
The third, he says, was Marvyn Roy, also known as Mr. Electric, whose show “Artistry of Light” was at the Last Frontier in 1951.
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Thanks. I knew Jay was in there someplace.

Did I miss you totally at the Get together this year? Always such a blur there.
Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
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Richard, we said hi to each other briefly at the showroom on Wednesday night, I think.

I'll be at the Houdini Club of Wisconsin Convention this coming weekend, and I'm looking forward to it.
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You are right. I guess I was used to seeing you sitting the same seats every year but then again I was kind of busy.

It is rough getting old. The cobwebs get more pronounced.
Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
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