Broken Wand for Patrick Page

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Broken Wand for Patrick Page

Postby Barefoot Boy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:16 am



I`m sorry to report that Patrick Page has passed away. He was a good friend of Corinda`s and one of the most knowledgeable men in magic. Rest in peace, Patrick.. :(

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Postby daleshrimpton » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:03 am

Its with a heavy heart that I type the following words....

Magic legend Pat Page has died.

His contribution to our art is unlikely to be topped.

Like Ali Bongo , A true walking magical encyclopedia, and someone always willing to share.
writer,inventor, mentor, performer.. you name it, Pat was the best at it.
His passing has left a void in magic, that will be impossible to fill.

.rest in peace Pat...


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Inspired by & learned from a second-hand Goldston book. Pro close-up since c1952 & dealer. International performer, lecturer, innovator, & writer.
Wrote Bell's Magic Book (1973, 140pp), Bell's Book of Tricks (1974, 121pp), The Big Book of Magic (1976, 235pp), Magic by Gosh (1985, 149pp, with Albert Goshman), The Pull Book (1987, 54pp), How to Entertain Children with a Glove Puppet (1990, 42pp), etc. Articles in Club 71. Audios & 2 videos (1984, 1985).



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Postby daleshrimpton » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:10 am

you might like this thread.

http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic5398.php

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Postby pcwells » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:16 am

Oh that's bad news.

Pat was a legend. And a truly nice fella, the few times I was lucky enough to meet him.

:(

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Postby Mark Waddington » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:20 am

Im deeply upset about this news. Patrick was one of my examiners for my Magic Circle audition. I didnt know it was going to be him until after id done the Pat Page Drink production and saw him beamingup and smiling at me.

A truly sad day. Toppits all round today in tribute.



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Postby daleshrimpton » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:24 am

tonight, I am going to watch Mitchel and Webbs magicians.

because Pat Page does his cigarette swallow on it...


And i expect i will cry. :cry:

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Postby bananafish » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:59 am

very sad news indeed. Pat Page was one of the greats - and will always be remembered as such.

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Postby daleshrimpton » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:27 am

Nick lewin has written a wonderfull piece on Pat here..

http://remarkablemagic.com/2010/02/11/s ... #comment-5

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Postby dat8962 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:52 pm

This is indeed very sad news.

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Postby saxmad » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:43 pm

Why does the world of magic seem so much smaller now?

Is it because Pat was such a giant?

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Postby Ian The Magic-Ian » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:32 pm

This further dampened an already rainy and gloomy day. :(

Barton: Have you read the Bible, Pete?
Pete: Holy Bible?
Barton: Yeah.
Pete: Yeah, I think so. Anyway, I've heard about it.
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Postby IAIN » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:40 pm

:cry: i learnt the 3 shell game off one of his videos...and marvelled at his billiard ball vanish, and very nearly bought a toppit after seeing this true magician at work...

i'll have a whiskey to him tomorrow...

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Postby Mandrake » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:41 pm

From Derren Brown's Blog today:

    I’ve just heard the very sad news that Patrick Page has passed away. Magicians worth their salt will be know that Patrick was a genius of our craft, and a famously generous man. I knew him a little from his consultancy work on some of my projects: he was a brilliantly rude, sharp-witted, sensationally likeable Scot, better at magic and more knowledgeable than any of us. All of us at Objective are devastated by the news. For some time, the sheer force of his personality has kept him going through illness, but now he doesn’t need to fight any more. At the same time, as with any powerfully creative force, he will live on strongly and defiantly through his work and the legacy he leaves. There’s a bit of Patrick every night in Enigma, and in countless other performances happening now across the world.


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Postby jim ferguson » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:51 pm

Very sad news indeed. Pat was definetely one of the greats of magic, a true legend. [list]I watched an interview with Pat a few months ago on you tube which was quite interesting. It is in a few parts, the link below is to part 1, the subsequent parts will be easy to find http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU2bkmlU4fE

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Postby IAIN » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:11 pm

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