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Magic-Daniel
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Hi.

I've always wonder if David Roth is a fulltime professional magician. I know, hes capable of doing so, but his repartoire (sp) seems a bit limited. He only do coins, and most is sitting down material. I mean what could he perform if he was hired as a walk around magician?

Can anyone fill me in?

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On 2004-07-26 14:27, Magic-Daniel wrote:
He only do coins . . . .


David Roth does magic with more than just coins. I've been to a lecture of his in which he was demonstrating (and teaching) magic with other objects.

If you read Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table the author refers to his Hitchcock Aces as the favorite card routine of "coin man David Roth".
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I heard his card stuff is unbelievable from a friend who saw him live (I forget where though)
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David does perform using materials other than coins.

I see no point in discussing his professional repertoire, and suggest you contact the man to properly start this discussion.
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David is an outstanding cardman!

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Yes David is a full time pro.

By the way, you can do a lot of David's coin material standing. Just get creative - use your spectators hands as impromtu tables if need be.
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The reason you only think he does coins is because it takes an extraordinary lecture audience to see past their assumptions of the great man (that he only does coins) and allow him to lecture on a wide variety of props. His skill and creative thinking span almost all the genres of close-up, but its not what people demand to see when they see a David Roth lecture (their loss).
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Have you ever seen his 3 ball routine? The double steal is amazing. Even when he was explaining it...it still looked incredible!
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I saw David Roth on a David Letterman show and he was incredible. I think there is a video on the internet with David on Letterman show.
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Does dave do a lot of sleeving and topiting ???
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I saw David Roth on Letterman, doing a coin matrix. David Letterman was extremely rude, grabbing coins and generally making a pest of himself. David Roth talked about it at a lecture I attended. He said that he was extremely happy that he decided to eschew a shell, and that he likely will never appear on Letterman's show again: his choice.
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Anyone have a link to that clip? Please post the URL.

Yes, Letterman was a bit gruff.

The faxing line was good.

The double ball steal is a Marlo thing, right?
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I have that clip somewhere.

Yes, letterman was rude but probably only from the standpoint of a magician. The audience probably didn't think so and certainly Letterman would do the same thing again.

Damn spectators.
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I have the clip, can I send it to you?
Letterman was actually very polite.
His reputation alone is sufficient to creep out any magician, however.
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David is really well rounded, I've attended a number of small workshops and taken private lessons. Among some of the things he performs is Chop Cup (funny story he has,too), Cups and Balls, color changing knives, fast and loose chain, and cards. At one workshop he killed everyone with a card trick that Slydini showed him.
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On 2004-07-28 12:51, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
The double ball steal is a Marlo thing, right?


The original move is Oscar Pladek's "Pop-up Move" (Pallbearer's Revue, April 1973, "A Modem Chinese Marvel," page 611).

Ed Marlo worked with that and came up with "Double Rollout," a variation on the move, using two balls (Linking Ring, Vol. 37, issue #4, "Silver Spheres," page 82).

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Someone told me once that the double pop-up idea with balls came from Charlie Miller.
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Not that I'm aware of.

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Of course not...you weren't there when he told me that. Smile

He was probably full of it. I'd ask Charlie, but I can't afford the long distance charges...
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