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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2 responses to “Is Magic In Your Blood?

  1. Interesting story (as usual, Evy!). DO member Eddie Cantor.

    I also suppose I have some “magic in my blood.” My late father, when in his late teens, went on National tour with “the Great Dante!” Not Only did he work as one of the on-stage doubles during an illusion when he was magically transported into a crate suspended high above the audience’s heads during the show… but he was also responsible for feeding the Lion en route, from shiw to show. Not sure, but I seem to recall that the show travelled from the east coast to the west coast, under the name “Sim Sala Bim.” And eneded up in Hollywood for its final run. In addition, it’s interesting to note that as a young man, drawing for DC comics during the Golden Age, my dad is also credited withdrawing several episodes of “Lando, Man of Magic, “ in addition to his own creation, Air Wave, and more. So, now that you mention it, I guess Magic is “somewhat in my blood, “ Nd impacted me in a positive way during my youth, with my dad encouraging my early efforts, when I was age 12 and 13, to create and sell my Kids show to families in the neighborhood. …Welcome to Montreal, David Cantor!!

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  2. Well, I never knew that about you. That is interesting. How come you never mentioned it?

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