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Dorian Rhodell

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As I'm going through old pictures I figured some of you may enjoy these.

The first one is a street about a mile from one my biggest clients home in Calistoga, CA.  I had to take a pic.

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Day 2: Charlie Miller.jpg 

A picture made out to LJ

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Hope you approve...

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Awesome! Where did you get this?
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Who's that in the picture with you, Dorian? (The one right above this post).
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I'm sad to say I can't remember...
That was easily in the mid 90's. Look at my beautiful hair. God I miss that. Eddie, help me out. Who is that with me?
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Wait, I just enlarged the pic.
That's Mike Skinner. I miss that guy. One of the best
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That's Mike Skinner. I miss that guy. One of the best


Correct on all counts!
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Wait, I just enlarged the pic. That's Mike Skinner. I miss that guy. One of the best


Man. Just kicking it with Mike Skinner like it ain't no thang.

You've been blessed to rub shoulders with some of the greats, Dorian.
They live on through the creativity, passion and excellence that you demonstrate when I watch you handling a deck of cards.

You're one of the good ones, bro.

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Thank you fine sir!

My favorite Skinner story;

Mike, Bill Goodwin, Lee Asher and I were sitting at a booth in Las Vegas. There was also another person there whose name I can't remember.

So the deck went around the table and we all took turns doing a trick. Talk about heavy hitters. Bill, Lee and Mike were unbelievable.

When the deck reached the last person, he said, "I can't do anything in front of you guys."

Mike replied, "Don't worry, we're just friends sitting around having coffee".

The person opened right up and did a great trick!

Mike had a way of putting you at ease. That was the best and most important trick I've ever learned.
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Thank you fine sir! My favorite Skinner story; Mike, Bill Goodwin, Lee Asher and I were sitting at a booth in Las Vegas. There was also another person there whose name I can't remember. So the deck went around the table and we all took turns doing a trick. Talk about heavy hitters. Bill, Lee and Mike were unbelievable. When the deck reached the last person, he said, "I can't do anything in front of you guys." Mike replied, "Don't worry, we're just friends sitting around having coffee". The person opened right up and did a great trick! Mike had a way of putting you at ease. That was the best and most important trick I've ever learned.


I was that other person! The booth may have been another session but I remember closing the pizza joint from the photo above. The front door was locked and we were allowed to stay as long as we wanted. The Hop was there and I have never felt so underground in my life.  I have it in my notes that Mike did Cannibal Aces and Leaper among other things at the booth session. He also showed us how to get a peek from a giant fan. I remember that very well. Although his hands shook uncontrollably during this time; when he touched a deck all the shaking went away and it was pure magic.....

Thanks for the trip down memory lane,

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Legends....

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Don Alan and my old friend, Paul Chosse.

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The first time my wife met Roger.  This shot was taken immediately after the ring went on the stick.  What an incredible man.

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Ursula and I with the leader of the underground.  Roger was one of the very few magicians Ursula just absolutely loved right off the bat.

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Great photos, Dorian!
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Thanks!  Everyone else is welcome to join in and share pics!  
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A young Larry Jennings at a bluegrass festival

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Here's a picture of me and Patrick Page at a lecture that he did in Milpitas, California.


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Oh man, Rudy, you´re a lucky one! I think Pat Page is widely underrated, he knew all venues and was an walking library and always had an workable and entertaining solution for any kind of problems. I am sad to hadn´t had the opportunity to meet him, or Larry Jennings or Paul Chosse or Michael Skinner or Roger Klause (who is also seldom mentioned nowadays) anymore.
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I miss Pat Page - he knew more magic than anyone I've ever met, and he was never the least bit arrogant or stand-offish.  He was happy to teach and share with anyone.  He revolutionized the retention-of-vision vanish for me over the space of about 2 minutes.
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I miss Pat Page - he knew more magic than anyone I've ever met, and he was never the least bit arrogant or stand-offish.  He was happy to teach and share with anyone.  He revolutionized the retention-of-vision vanish for me over the space of about 2 minutes.


He fooled us with one great effect after another. I had never heard of a Topit when I attended this lecture and he completely smoked me! I had no idea where things were disappearing to.

Gone too soon.

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Scotland's Gordon Bruce lecturing with Brad Henderson on the left and Roger Klause on the right.  1996 52 Get Together in Buffalo N.Y.

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A young Dave Buck teaching my wife how to spring a card out of the deck.  And yes...she can still do it.  I'm a lucky man.

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From 2003 ... Meir Yedid and Herb Zarrow.  Sorry about the picture quality - I didn't have much of a camera.


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I only met Zarrow once for about 30 seconds. Wish it could have been more.
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He was a real gentleman.  He was the Guest of Honour the year I did my first FFFF performance.  Afterwards he was very kind in his comments, and his wife Phyllis gave me advice that I have always tried to take to heart: "slow down"

Here is Meir's tribute to him:  http://www.magictimes.com/archives/2001/2001-04-25-spotlight.htm
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John Luka, Ming the dog, Ron Bauer and Paul Chosse

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Hey look!  My first promo shot circa 1993...with hair even!

How typically cliche.  

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I've never had a promo shot - but the first photo of me (as a magician) that ever appeared in the local paper featured me with a rubber chicken draped over my head - not quite as dignified and sophisticated as your pic!

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Hi Dorian

The photograph of Gordon Bruce was  2005 , I did not attend at  that  time however I have  attended  a few time since .

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The photograph of Gordon Bruce was  2005 , I did not attend at  that  time however I have  attended  a few time since .

Cheers

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Yes you are right. Why I wrote 1996 I have no idea. Probably because I usually post them after 13 or 14 hour days.
Then I watch the Walking Dead to relate.
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Jon Racherbaumer at Casa de Bauer

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A younger Michael Ammar

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From 2006:
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Bob Sheets, Meir Yedid, J.C. Wagner, Terry Lunceford

J.C. was a great magician and a fine teacher

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My early years working a bar in Alabama. Houdini's restaurant. Great magic but lousy food. Closed in 6 months.

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Check out the Bobby Goldsboro Helmet hair!



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My early years working a bar in Alabama. Houdini's restaurant. Great magic but lousy food. Closed in 6 months.


Stud!!! [smile]

Thanks for sharing these, Tommy!

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So...we're at the 52 in Buffalo.  My wife Ursula is with me.  She's watching Gazzo for the first time.  About 10 minutes into his set, she mentions she has to go to the restroom.  However...to get to the restroom, she would have had to get up and pretty much cross his path to get there.

She held it.


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So...we're at the 52 in Buffalo.  My wife Ursula is with me.  She's watching Gazzo for the first time.  About 10 minutes into his set, she mentions she has to go to the restroom.  However...to get to the restroom, she would have had to get up and pretty much cross his path to get there.

She held it.



Haha!! Smart girl!!

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Anyone recognize these two gentlemen?

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Alan Okawa on right?
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Stewart James on the left??
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Gene Matsura on the right and Charles Nyquist on the left.
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And here we have...the legendary Billy McComb.

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I met Billy at the TAOM Convention in '97 in Fort Worth, Texas. Great magician and much better person. He is really missed...
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I love Billy's story about performing The Gypsy Thread on a huge stage.
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@Dorian: Sorry, I was misled by the style of his shirt, his glasses and the leather-necklace (is there a special name for that?), that would be quite similar to what I have seen from Stewart James. Awesome picture! Did you know Charles Nyquist? I just found out that he published his version of James´ Sefalaljia in Thomspons "My Best", interesting bio, member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma...any further informations about him?

Lately I have come to be interested in magicians that are familiar with all kinds of venues, real flexible pros. I bought books of Patrick Page, Paul Potassy, Alan Shaxon and of course Billy McComb...many funny stories and all have a real chestnut of wisdom and practical hints tipps and solutions to problems I would never had thought of! Inspiring reading and Billy McComb was one the most entertaining, he knew his stuff. Thank you for that picture!

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A few of my favourite pics of me and...

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So...we're at the 52 in Buffalo.  My wife Ursula is with me.  She's watching Gazzo for the first time.  About 10 minutes into his set, she mentions she has to go to the restroom.  However...to get to the restroom, she would have had to get up and pretty much cross his path to get there.

She held it.



I see Bill Malone on the left side of this photo, but who is sitting on Bill's right hand? Could it be the late Bernie Cohn, fellow member of IBM Frank Garcia Ring #244 on Long Island?
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