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Issue Number: #1624
Date: Sunday 20th June 2021
Editor: Alan Watson QSM
www.watson.co.nz
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
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Hi here is the latest news
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1. Editor's Message
2. Arthur Coghlan Awarded Medal Of The Order Of Australia
3. Talk Magic With Craig Petty #68
4. Magical Women With Connie Boyd
5. The Masters of Magic Special Edition
6. Just Three Thoughts - John Carey #123
7. Lance Burton Teen Seminar
8. David Ginn - Pandemic Projects!
9. No Stone Unturned - Paul Stone - Article #16
10. The Orchante Saga - Beginnings
11. E-zine Archives
12. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

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1. Editor's Message
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If you would like to read the Magic New Zealand e-zine in HTML format
go to: https://www.magicnewzealand.com/ezine-archive/2021-Jan-to-Dec-2021/1624-Jun20-2021.html

If you would like to write a regular column for Magic New Zealand or have some magic news drop me a line:
Editor@MagicNewZealand.com

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2. Arthur Coghlan Awarded Medal Of The Order Of Australia
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Message by Helen Coghlan (Australia)

Arthur Coghlan has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the performing arts as a magician and escapologist.

Here's a link to the Honours' website where you'll find some more information. https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/awards/2008622

I can tell you he's very overwhelmed and surprised.

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3. Talk Magic With Craig Petty #68
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Message by Craig Petty

I am honoured to have interviewed a legend of magic on Magic TV. The interview with Wayne Dobson is now live. I sit down with Wayne and Mike Sullivan and chat about Wayne's career. No stone is left unturned as we discuss everything right up to Operation Orville which happened just before the pandemic.

Wayne also offers lots of advice which is worth its weight in gold. He talks about subjects such as TV, performing on stage, creating a brand and lots more. Bottom line this interview is incredible and should be required viewing for every magician.

Thanks to Wayne and Mike for organising the interview.

Here's the link. Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

https://youtu.be/wCAYNwIUgEI

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4. Magical Women With Connie Boyd
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Message by Connie Boyd (USA)

Today at: 12:00pm ET - 9:00am PT - 18:00 Italy

Don't miss this free opportunity to interact with a Star Designer and Star Maker to support this worthy cause and to learn to "Upgrade Your Magic".

You can watch the live stream directly on Abra.TV (https://abra.tv) or at: https://mastersofmagicconvention.com/umw/

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5. The Masters of Magic Special Edition
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Message by Angela

The Masters of Magic Special Edition will be held in June, from 17 to 20 and will be the first "phy-gital" event in magic which will unite the digital and physical worlds: for four days, magicians from all over the world, who cannot yet travel, will be connected, via web to participate in a digital way to a real physical event!

The physical event - in presence - will take place, on June 19 and 20, at the "MAUTO" National museum of the automobile, an extraordinary Museum in Turin.

The digital live streaming event, the second edition of "United Magicians for the World" will take place on June 17-18-19-20 with artists from all over the world, with a philanthropic event that last year achieved more than 5,500,000 of streamed minutes and was attended by more than 30,000 people.

Once again this year, all proceeds from the event and donations will be donated to FISM (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques) in the form of scholarships for young magicians from all over the world, who were unable to perform due to the pandemic, with obvious financial losses.

For more information, here below the websites:

Masters of Magic Festival Special Edition: www.mastersofmagicconvention.com/en
United Magicians for the World: www.unitedmagiciansfortheworld.com

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6. Just Three Thoughts - John Carey #123
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Message by John Carey (UK)
http://www.johncareymagic.co.uk/

Just three thoughts creates the perception (with laymen) that you somehow divine and or locate three cards that are being thought of. It doesn't use any 'sexy' moves but just give a trial road test and see how it plays...

Ahead of time, place the Ace of Clubs, Four of Hearts and Seven of Spades on the face of the deck, Ace at the face. Pop the Seven of Clubs back outwards into your right pocket. We will force these cards using a simple slip shuffle. Tell your audience that you will make three packets of cards randomly on the table. I execute a riffle shuffle in the hands as I say this, retaining my set up on the face of the deck. Execute a slip shuffle, holding back the Ace by pressure of the fingers and ask spectator 1 to say stop. Place the packet face down in front of them, Ace of Clubs secretly on the face. Repeat the above twice more with two further helpers, the Four of Hearts ending up on the face of packet 2 and the Seven of Spades on the face of packet 3.

Turn away and ask each person to pick up their packet and take a peek at the bottom card of their packet and remember it. Then have the packets gathered up and the deck shuffled. Turn back to the audience. Now for a sly old ruse: "So you guys each looked at a card and then the deck
was shuffled. Every card in the deck has what's called a mate. A card of the same value and colour. For example, the mate of the Six of Clubs is the Six of Spades. Likewise the mate of the King of Hearts is the King of Diamonds. I'd like you each to now just think of the mate of your cards and from now on keep just that thought in your mind."

Now I like to do a divination of the first two spectators thought of cards, naming the Ace of Spades and Four of Diamonds respectively. For the final revelation I ask the third spectator to cut the deck and complete the cut. I then say we will 'blindfold' the deck. This gets a laugh and then I place the deck into my right side pocket on top of the Seven of Clubs. "Have you ever watched the gunslingers in the old Western movies?" I now roll up my right sleeve, pause a beat and then dart my right hand into the pocket and pull the bottom card out and bring it out face down. I ask for the name of the third thought of card and then reveal the Seven of Clubs and everyone goes home happy.

Notes:

You may even wish to leave the Four of Diamonds in the box at the start, thus giving you three different reveals.

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7. Lance Burton Teen Seminar
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Last chance to sign up for the FREE Lance Burton Teen Seminar. Open to I.B.M. Members who are 13-19 years old, as well as children and grandchildren of I.B.M. Members who are 13-19 years old. July 6 and 7.

Sign up now before it is too late at https://ibmconvention.com/lance-burton-teen-seminar/

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8. David Ginn - Pandemic Projects!
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Message by David Ginn (US)

As with many of you, I have used the Pandemic 2020 to clean out my workshop and office. I have trashed things, recycled things, sold things, given things away. I finished a set of six archival DVDs I might never have done otherwise. And I have discovered things lost but now found.

One is the lost chapters of my second book (1972) Magic That Moves Me, published by Micky Hades in Canada. Those chapters are now re-written into ten parts and will start running monthly in the Linking Ring Magazine in June. They detail the Europe trip that Doug Henning and I made together in June/July of 1966. We had adventures, met magicians, attended a convention in Italy, found magic shops, and learned a lot.

Now let's talk Free!

As I cleaned out the office, I found many things that were out of print or never published. I decided the best thing to do with those things was to post them on our GinnMagic.com website for free! This is no joke, not a come-on, just plain fact. You can now go to the website and spend hours reading and viewing magic things free. You don't have to buy anything! Yes, you can if you wish, but you don't have to! That's what I mean - totally free!

Here's what you'll find in the Blue Rectangle at the bottom of the Home Page:

200 YouTube videos featuring David Ginn and others. Watch Free!

57 Good Reads: stories, articles, books, pictures, tricks, routines - all free!

(these include illusions, books, lectures, speeches, news articles, and more)

12 lectures by David Ginn, Bev Bergeron (Rebo), David Charvet, Michael Ammar, plus Al Flosso

18 Free Books: 3 gospel books, 7 out of print Ginn books, Safety Chalk Talks by Tom McCormick, a 1950s catalog, and one totally unpublished David Ginn book about the cartoons he wrote from 1965-73.

24 Interesting Videos by Doug Henning (Water Torture), Marvin Roy, Johnny Hart, Kalanag, Jay Marshall (Lefty), Billy McComb, Robert Harbin (Zig Zag), Paul Daniels, Fantasio, Channing Pollock, Lance Burton, and Samson from Denmark. All tracked down by David Ginn and on the website for you to watch free!

24 Free Mini-Classes by David Ginn, teaching your magical ways and means.

Autumn Ginn's story about the 2018 AMA Awards Show trip our family made.

My Mentors video collage and my 50 Floating Photos Collage - watch Free!

I hope these short notes have whetted your appetite for reading and watching magic on GinnMagic.com.

Please take a look!

I have spent hundreds of hours preparing this for you with one idea in mind - sharing my love of magic with you! Remember, you don't have to buy any of it! Just read and watch and enjoy.

And as I used to close each lecture, let me say sincerely: May God bless you and everyone you entertain!

David Ginn, at home in Loganville, Georgia, USA.

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9. No Stone Unturned - Paul Stone - Article #16
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Message by Paul Stone (US)

If you are a regular reader of my weekly article in Magic New Zealand, you will already know that rather than write biographies of the various magic stars featured, I have instead preferred to relate my own experiences of working and spending time with them.

Last week I featured two British magicians from the past in Maurice Fogel and Rovi, and this week I'm continuing that trend with probably the most prominent British magician in recent times, Paul Daniels.

Much has been written about Paul Daniels's wonderful career and the impact he undoubtedly had on magic around the world and especially in the UK. I was fortunate enough to know Paul for over forty years, and I wanted to recount some of my personal memories of him.

My first contact with Paul came through his good friend and legendary magic dealer, Ken Brooke, who was instrumental in Paul's early career success.

Paul was at that time making a name for himself in the working-men's clubs throughout the North of England. His style of humour and fast-paced magic was a breath of fresh air, and in huge contrast in style to his predecessor on TV, David Nixon, who was also an exceptional performer but was more like everybody's favourite uncle.

There was one common denominator however between David Nixon and Paul Daniels. They both relied on the expertise of the same magical advisor, the one and only Ali Bongo.

Paul single handedly changed the perception of magic in UK from being something mainly associated with children's parties into an exciting and much sought after stage and cabaret entertainment.

My wife and I regularly went to watch Paul's early TV show recordings in London and we had dinner with him after every show.

As his fame and popularity grew, he starred in his own 'It's Magic' show at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End. This show was the longest running magic show ever staged in London and played to capacity audiences from December 1980 until February 1982.

Paul was supported in that show by two dancers, one of whom was Debbie McGee, who became his number one assistant in all his stage and TV Shows, and of course also became his wife.

By a happy coincidence, I had opened London's Ace Place, a magic and party shop on the corner of Leicester Square located about fifty meters away from the Prince of Wales Theatre. This meant that we saw a lot of Paul during his record-breaking run.

Paul was also a tremendous supporter of a number of charities and became "King Rat" of the Grand Order of Water Rats, a well-known and highly respected show business charity. This was a huge honour for him. David Berglas was also a distinguished past King Rat.

Paul and Debbie kindly accepted invitations from me to appear at a number of charity fundraising events including two shows at the world famous London Palladium Theatre. The first one in 1991 had a large cast of over eighty performers.

I emceed this show and, in addition to performing his classic Chop Cup, Electric Chair, and Linking Rings, Paul also played the part of a ringmaster in a circus-themed dance routine featuring Debbie, thirty dancers, a comedy acrobatic troupe called the Acromaniacs, and Wolfgang from the Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas on the German Wheel.

Paul even sang "Join the Circus" (a rare occurrence), and his experience and professionalism shone through. As always Paul made everything look so easy, the true hallmark of a great performer.

From 1982-1988, I was the European advisor for the Las Vegas Desert Magic Seminar; and I was responsible for booking all the European talent. In 1984, I was able to book Paul and Debbie to appear. Needless to say, Paul was a sensation.

Because of his comedic talent, it was sometimes easy to forget just how good a magician Paul Daniels was. To stay at the top of his profession for so long was a truly incredible achievement. The ease with which he presented every conceivable type of magical effect from close-up to large scale illusions week in and week out on British television for over twenty years was outstanding.

Paul Daniels left behind a wonderful legacy for future generations of magicians. Fortunately, there are many video clips of him in action. My advice to any young aspiring magician is to watch as much of his work as you can. Paul was truly a master of his art.

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10. The Orchante Saga - Beginnings
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Written by the late Tommy Orchard (The Amazing Orchante)

October 1984 - I arrived back home (New Zealand) from Australia, to attend my mother's funeral - staying with my sister in law, Mary. During my two-week visit, I took the opportunity to catch up with some friends whom I hadn't seen for quite some time, Sally Phillips being one of them. Mary very kindly offered to, 'put on a lush dinner', if I wanted to invite Sally over to
her place. That was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting Derek. During the evening, the conversation somehow gravitated from singing, magic etc to - hypnotism. Derek, very politely (he doesn't swear) made it quite plain that as far as he was concerned, hypnotism was a 'load of crap'! The whole thing was a con etc.

When I offered to put him 'under', he was most indignant, as he wrongly thought that 'hypnotists' preyed on weak willed imbeciles and, apart from that, not only would I be wasting my time, but
his as well! A few minutes later, Derek was sleeping soundly in his chair; Sally was aghast! Although she had seen me work my hypnotism show before, she just couldn't believe that Derek had gone 'into trance' so fast. "How the bloody hell", she asked, "Could you put him to sleep so quickly with his contemptuous attitude towards Hypnosis?" "Well Sally", I said, "Derek is a
very intelligent young man, who has a powerful imagination as well - exactly the right combination for near instantaneous hypnosis!" Anyway, what chance did he have? After all, it was a forgone conclusion, what with me being yet another - 'The World's Greatest. 'etc. etc. What a load of 'Baloney'!

After I woke him up, he utterly refused to believe that he had been hypnotised. Nothing we said, not even the 'love of his life', Sally, could convince him otherwise. Fortunately, I had a video
camera, not like today's little miracles, this was a massive semi pro' job that sat on your shoulder; you felt like you were doing a Cecil B. De Mille production! Having previously placed the
suggestion into his subconscious mind that he would in future, go 'to sleep' at the mere click of my fingers, I popped him off again, filming him as I did so. Then I gave him various suggestions; for instance, I told him that Sally was the ugliest woman he had ever seen, and that she had the 'HOTS' for him. Not only that, but she had terrible body odour as well, then
gradually it would dawn on him that the 'smell' was coming from his socks and that somehow, he had to surreptitiously get rid of them.

At this stage, I have to tell you that Sally is an exceptionally beautiful lady (and she does not suffer from 'BO') and Derek was - still is, madly in love with her! Derek, by his very nature, is an absolute gentleman, and will go out of his way not to offend anyone, no matter what. That, by the way, does not mean that he won't stand up for himself!

His antics in trying, very politely, to keep this (in his imagination), apparently very ugly, and smelly woman at arm's length was an absolute hoot, as was his desperate attempts to get
rid of his 'offending socks'! The best part was after I had woken him up. He immediately carried on as if nothing had happened, still protesting that it was all - 'A load of bull' and, 'When
was I going to start to try to hypnotise him', ha, ha. that's when we played the video, with himself in the starring role! That Night Was The First Time That Anyone Had 'Hypnotised' Derek!
Sixteen years later (Note -I first wrote this in 2002), Derek said: "I have always enjoyed my 'hypnotic' experiences with Tommy."

Following title roles in 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Hans Christian Anderson', Derek and Sally decided he should travel to England to try his luck there - Sally would stay on in New Zealand until Derek had settled down in London; she would then fly over to join him when Derek was sure that doors were going to open for him He arrived in January of 1986. How nice (I am jesting), leaving New Zealand's beautiful blue skies and summer weather, for the grey, damp, bone - chilling, wintry conditions of 'Cheery Old Britain'!

At the time, Veronica, her sister Mary (my sister in law) and I were living in Edinburgh, Scotland, having arrived ourselves only a few months earlier - in 1985, from Brisbane in tropical
Queensland, Australia (that was one hellava cultural shock for me!). Derek came and stayed with us for a couple of weeks, getting himself acclimatised, and settling down a bit before he
headed off for the big smoke, London, to crack open the door of the theatre scene. Those two weeks, indeed our own arrival in this country, is a story in itself, which I'll relate when I start The Great Britain side of my Saga.

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Four months later, May 6th 1986, Sally arrived in London to rejoin her then fiancé, Derek. Just two months later - July, they 'Tied The Knot'. Among their wedding guests was one of New Zealand's top entertainers and television personality, Max Cryer - who was in London to attend another wedding as well, a Royal one, that of Sarah Ferguson to Prince Andrews. Unlike the afore mentioned couple, Derek and Sally's marriage is still going strong, as it always will!

Derek was privileged to appear in the Royal Variety Performance of 1986. Derek spent two years in the hit musical '42nd Street', at the famous 'Theatre Royal' in Drury Lane, understudying and performing the role of 'Billy Lawlor'. He also worked at the Donmar Warehouse, on a production of a new (at the time) musical - 'Matador', performed at the Piccadilly Theatre in: 'A Tribute to Noel Coward'.

May 6th 1998, after receiving some lucrative offers from back home, Derek and Sally headed back to New Zealand, where he played the lead in a succession of productions that included: 'Some Like it Hot', 'Side By Side by Sondheim' and the New Zealand tour of 'Chess'.

It wasn't long before Australian theatre producers were getting the word about Derek and in January of 1993 he headed for Sydney, got himself settled in then Sally followed, arriving in Australia on the, wait for it, the 6th May. It is a Very Strange Coincidence that Derek left New Zealand in the month of January, on each occasion, for both England and Australia. Even spookier, is that Sally left New Zealand on the 6th May for England. Both she and Derek left the U.K. on the 6th May and again, it was the 6th May when Sally arrived in Australia! There just has to be a winning lottery ticket there somewhere.

Since settling in Australia, Derek has been constantly on the move with national tours of Cole Porters: 'A Swell Party', 'Pirates of Penzance' and 'The Mikado'. His role in 'Me & My Girl'
was sensational! The critics raved about his performance. Here are just two quotes from the Melbourne Critics. 'Derek Metzger has 'STAR' tattooed on his forehead.' , 'Melbournians' were
introduced to a 100% Star'.! It was for this role that Derek was nominated for and received, The Coveted 'Green Room Award', which is a Theatre Award for 'Best Actor' in a Musical! His other
credits include: 'Here Comes Showtime', 'Silhouette' for the Marian Street Theatre, 'She Loves Me', 'Closer Than Ever', 'Follies in Concert' and John English's 'Buskers and Angels'. He
received a second 'Green Room' Award nomination for the Melbourne production of 'Chess'.

As well as Television appearances on Channel 10's nationwide broadcast of 'Good Morning Australia' (I had a regular spot on the same programme performing Close -Up Magic when we were living in Sydney), 'The Midday Show', Channel 7's Variety Gala, 'G.P'. and 'Ihaka', Derek performs regularly in concert. Last year (2001) he received a nomination for a 'Mo' Award (which is, more or less, the equivalent of the 'Benny' in N.Z.), for his successful One Man Show, 'Nice Work if You Can Get it'! In all, Derek has been nominated three times for various performances, alongside some very heavy opposition. Derek's other awards include a Scroll of Honour - 'Professional Performer Award' from the Variety Artists Committee (VAC), and in 1996, 'Best Theatrical Performer' from the New Zealand Entertainment Operator's Association (NEOA).

Derek is currently appearing in the very successful production of 'The Wizard of Oz', playing the Scarecrow, for which he is receiving, once again, rave reviews. The show, which took eight
million dollars in Melbourne, has just moved up to beautiful Brisbane, where it is again 'packing them in'.

In spite of all the accolades that have been, and still are, being heaped upon him, Derek is, as I said in the beginning, a quiet, unassuming, modest, caring and very likeable man. 'The
Biggest Talent and the Littlest Ego', says it all! I have known Derek for eighteen years {Now 23 years). Not as long as I've known his equally wonderful wife, Sally - thirty seven years! {Now 42} (We are kinda like brother and sister)

Derek, we are proud to have you as our friend. You are, as is Sally, very special to us
Tommy and Veronica

(to be continued)
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