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Mysterion and Steffi-Kay

Perhaps you saw Mysterion and Steffi-Kay on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us the other day.mysterion.jpg

They had many  people in the audience draw any picture on a piece of paper, fold it up and deposit it in a box. Then they emptied all the folded drawings onto the floor of a glass telephone-like booth. Of course you don’t know what a telephone booth is, not this generation anyway. It’s a glass enclosed closet. Mysterion gets in, the door closes and a button is pushed or a switch is turned on and all those drawings go flying. Mysterion is blindfolded of course. He grabs one of the flying drawings as they go whirling around him.

Steffi is not in the box. She is a few feet away from it and she draws a picture, a flower. Mysterion unfolds his chosen drawing and its a flower. They look at other drawings in the booth and each one is different, a house, a box, whatever. So what do you you think? The  box was rigged, the drawings were rigged, the booth was rigged?

Let me tell you something. Not that long ago Mysterion and Steffi were here at Perfect Magic, no booth, no box, no nothing, and other people were here too and they were absolutely amazing. No one could believe what was going on. And to top if off, they are the nicest people! Oh, and they fooled Penn and Teller!

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Is Magic In Your Blood?

Maybe the question should be “Is Entertainment In Your Blood?” I started to think about it yesterday when a handsome young man came into the shop who I had never seen before. Now both Phil and I were born in Montreal and we’re not spring chickens any more. Phil is over 80 and you get to meet a lot of people during a lifetime, especially when you’re dealing with the public.

It turns out this man was from the states, Oregon, to be exact. He was here for the Fringe Festival and he wanted some stuff. His name is David Cantor. Now anyone who has lived in Montreal for any length of time knows of Cantor’s Bakery. There used to bEddie Cantor.jpege a Cantor’s Hotel in the Laurentiens. As a child we spent one summer in a hotel across the lake from that hotel and we used to row over there often. The same family. I went out with one of the Cantor boys before I got married, of course. So it was only natural that I asked him if he was related to the Cantor’s of Montreal, who had the bakery, etc. No, he didn’t think so, BUT you’ll never guess who he was related to! Any one remember Eddie Cantor?A cousin. His cousin. A famous actor, comedian, singer, etc. of the Vaudeville Days. When I saw this photo of Eddie Cantor I could not believe the resemblance.

So that got me thinking of entertaining being in the blood. It must be. Perhaps you had an entertainer in your family and you don’t even know about it. Or maybe you do. If so tell us about it. It should be interesting.

So the Fringe Festival is here till the end of the week -end so you may have a chance to see David Cantor if you go.  His show is called BAD HABITS. Go see him!

David, It was a pleasure meeting you.


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I Stand Corrected

In my last blog I wrote about the sale and said it was ending June 1st. Guess what. It didn’t end and more items have been added and I’m not sure when it’s ending but if you want anything be sure to order while quantities last.

It’s not often we get a break like this. For instance AMBITIOUS CLASSICS ambitious classics.jpgWorld’s Greatest Magic was $27.50, now only $9.95, or Duvivier’s Intimiste (3DVDs)

was $121.50 now only $40.95. These are examples from well over 100 items to choose from and the list continues to grow.

To see the rest of the great deals and to keep checking daily for more items, click here.

Dans mon dernier blog, j’ai écrit au sujet de la vente et j’ai dit qu’il se terminait le 1er juin. Devine quoi. Cela ne s’est pas terminé et d’autres articles ont été ajoutés et je ne suis pas sûr de la fin, mais si vous voulez quelque chose, assurez-vous de commander jusqu’à épuisement des stocks.

Ce n’est pas souvent que nous faisons une chance comme celle-ci. Par exemple AMBITIOUS CLASSICS World’s Greatest Magic était 27,50 $,intimiste.jpg maintenant seulement 9,95 $, ou Intimiste de Duvivier (3DVDs) était de 121,50 $ maintenant seulement 40,95 $. Ce sont des exemples parmi plus de 100 éléments à choisir et la liste ne cesse de croître. Pour voir le reste des bonnes affaires et pour continuer à vérifier tous les jours pour plus d’articles, cliquez ici.

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