The Horst Vegas Magic Chalk Talk (5): Magicians vs. Mentalists

Horst Vegas, self-proclaimed Senior Boy Wonder of Magic and an unfailing Lota Bowl of Wizzdom, shares another of his Golden Showbiz Rules & Observations:

In the golden days, magicians looking like magicians travelled with tons of props and light patter, accompanied by a scantily dressed, gorgeous blonde as their assistant.

Today, mentalists looking like used car salesmen travel with a light suitcase and heavy patter, accompanied by a technician loaded with tons of electronic props as their master.

The magic times, they are a-changin’…


 

The Horst Vegas Magic Chalk Talk (7): Tricks in Magazines

Horst Vegas, self-proclaimed Senior Boy Wonder of Magic and an unfailing Lota Bowl of Wizzdom, shares another of his tinny-tiny Golden Showbiz Rules & Recommendations:

Most trick descriptions in magic magazines make three kinds of people happy: the authors, for seeing their name in print; the editors, for having filled at least two dreaded pages without much ado; and most readers, for thinking „I could have come up with something better (if only I would)!”