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But Ted Serios did do the rotation with the levitation. Pre Pendragon, Copperfield etc.
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It sounds like a great idea. It would be funny if the person came hopping in from the back in his underwear, gagged and tied up. What an ending.

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I made the same mistake again (I'm sure Bill Palmer will catch it) and correct me.. It was not Ted Serios (that was the phony psyhic). I think it was Bill Seros from Texas.

A computer may make it easier to write but it is just as hard to think as ever.
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On 2004-10-16 22:10, hugmagic wrote:
But Ted Serios did do the rotation with the levitation. Pre Pendragon, Copperfield etc.



Ted Serios was a fraudulent psychic. You mean Bill Siros.
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You beat me to it, John! Bill Siros did not do a rotation with a levitation, anyway. He did a partial movement, about 30 degrees or so off-axis each way, with a modified version of a Super-X. His version did not move up and down.

This was about the same time as the Mark Wilson Magic Land of Alakazam in which Bergeron's Platform Levitation made its first appearance. I was in Bill's workshop when he performed it for Walter Blaney once.
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You guys really are amazingly clued up with magic history. This magic Café is amazing.. the other day I read a post from some guy who worked with the devil himself David Copperfield!!!

Bill Palmer you sound like a very knowledgable guy- I look forward to reading your thoughts and ideas.

As for the guy coming out gagged and strapped- that's Brilliant! its also a set up- I mean you can have the guy strapped in the chair again and this time end up as a flaming skeleton!
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I did an illusion show at the Texas Renaissance Festival for about 20 years. I actually worked there for 26 years, but did smaller stuff at first. I'm selling most of the props now.

I have been very fortunate in meeting a lot of people who built their own stuff, because they couldn't afford anything else.

And Bev Bergeron, who designed many of Mark Wilson's early illusions is from around here, as well.

Plus, I keep my eyes and ears open.

Here is an interesting side note about the platform levitation. There is an article by Mark Wilson in this month's issue of Genii. In it he speaks of the platform levitation, stating that it was designed and built by Carl Owen. There are no references anywhere in the article about Bev Bergeron's contributions to the Mark Wilson show.

Those of us who were around "way back then" know the real history of this material. Mark and Nani do not want to give credit to Bev for any of the presentational work and ideas he contributed to their show. It's too bad, really, because Bev's creativity is almost boundless.

Carl would not have "designed" the platform levititation if Bev had not given the platform as a solution to the problem of making holes where they were not wanted.

Maybe Carl did the actual blueprint drawings (such as they were -- oldtimers know how Carl's "blueprints" were done) but it was Bev's idea.
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