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Patrick Page

Pat Page

Brief Biography

Patrick Page, a multi- talented Scottish magician, encyclopaedic knowledge of not only magic but all the performing related arts. A dealer, performer, prolific writer, teacher, demonstrator, lecturer, creator, collector, behind the scenes advisor to numerous magicians and numerous television shows, worked for Davenports for an extended period, friend and confidante of all the greats, a stellar working performer, and simply put one of the nicest men in all of magic.

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PATRICK PAGE – HEROES OF MAGIC

Interviewed by John Fisher for Heroes of Magic

Qualities of a great magician – Natural talent – Experience – Johnny Hart – why there are no great lady magicians – Jack and Mary Kinson – Suzy Wandas – Celeste Evans – Malcolm Vadell and Sue – Café de Paris – Nudes – Musicians were speciality acts – Tommy Cooper 6 1/2 minutes – Channing Pollock 7 minutes – no substitute for experience – favourite magicians – Al Flosso – Jay Marshall – Jerry Bergman first to do small magic on large stages – Billy O’Connor – Lionel King – Betty Grable – Jerry gag –Al Flosso early 1960’s –a one off – outspoken – a wonderful man – Dunninger – Leo Horowitz – Ed Mishell – Wednesday afternoon – Carlisile Hotel show – Al did 55 minutes – Jay Marshall – he had class and style – Roy Benson – Jay had an understanding of stagecraft – throwaway lines – his billing –Dante – Kalanag – billiard ball routine – bar act with Gloria – hot afternoon – Lyle – Find the Lady Amac – clock dial – charming magic – John Calvert – cigarette routine – Tammi – watch routine – dancing hanky – Lazy Magician – Egg Bag – Arnold de Biere – sleight of hand Olympics – Al Goshman – Ricky Jay – Goshman theatrical performance – a character – opening line – relaxed his audience – music on tape – chink a chick – rising card – newspaper matrix meeting at the Summit – Magic styles – in between – comedy magician – Naughton Wayne – Peter Waring – David Nixon – Paul Daniels – Penn and Teller – on exposure – the magic moment – Levante – remote control – Ricky Dunn – Vic Perry – Gentle man Jack – Borra – Bertram Mills – description of Borra’s act – different languages – The Paddington’s – late 1940’s – Al Koran – Fogel – Pat as Fogels stage manager – Palmers Green – bullet catch – Channel Islands – Peter Sellers (Shepherds Bush Empire) – calling all stars – Russian Roulette Fogel – 6 rifles – Fred Kaps 1950 – top sleight of hand – manipulation act – repeat appearing walking stick – card manipulations – lit candles running gag – dollar bills production – coin catching – year later – acting ability – illusions – Harbin – are incredible – Siegfried and Roy – Henning – Copperfield – who were the most influential magicians? – Houdin – one of my magic heroes – I read books – Our Magic – Devant – spoke to many who saw Devant – everyone who saw Devant said the best – no matter who else they’d seen – Devant was a creator – humorist – an experienced performer – Al Flosso – Maurice Fogel – 2nd September 1939 – Tivoli, Aberdeen – Saturday second house – Maurice admired Houdini – loved the danger element – Ricky Jay – he’s unique – no one else compares with Ricky in the one man show.

 

PATRICK PAGE: TALKING AFTER A LECTURE – 20.06.1977.

Vanishing glass – Edward Victor vanishing glass of milk – Topit – feke glass – Victor thimbles – sleight of hand statement –Al Koran theory re skill – Thimble Routine – Buckingham cards re Cards to Pocket – 6 card repeat tacked onto Cards to pocket – last card vanish – 3 aces 3 queens Lang Neil – Cecil Keech – Trastika Jack le Dair – Jack Miller Holdout – leather Cup and Ball vanish – 150 Comedy Props – Albert Goshman purses – purse switch – David Roth 3 copper 3 silver – Tambourine load – various voices – Al Koran – Jack Avis – Ali Bongo IBM Presidency 1979 – making his Mum first lady – Brussels FISM 1979 – Pat’s IBM expulsion and return – John Palfreyman – white and red glove stick idea – card switch – Al Koran stack of pence safety pin wrinkle.

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