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The gutter press

Postby kevmundo » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:44 pm



Just read this:

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/pau ... id=SK2MDHP" target="_blank

I must confess the story is tawdry, but something in me wants to shout out that Paul Daniels was worth so much more than his 'net worth.' I was recently watching his card to pocket routine and getting presentation ideas from his Extra Sensory Deception set he did in the 80's. I imagined he must have been worth millions...... but even though I was wrong, he leaves behind a legacy worth so much more. I hope you agree.

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Re: The gutter press

Postby Mandrake » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:57 pm

Paul's own words, ' those nasty people called journalists' sum up matters very well indeed.

Yes, he was worth far more than numbers on a balance sheet or tax return and I reckon it's up to all Magicians to make sure newcomers realise and appreciate that.

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Re: The gutter press

Postby mr invisible » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:24 am

The man was on top of his game for years.. So I'm sure all the money rolled in ? But i am sure he performed for the love of his art.. 8)

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Re: The gutter press

Postby kevmundo » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:27 pm

Mandrake wrote:Paul's own words, ' those nasty people called journalists' sum up matters very well indeed.

Yes, he was worth far more than numbers on a balance sheet or tax return and I reckon it's up to all Magicians to make sure newcomers realise and appreciate that.



Couldn't agree more. I really do recommend anyone with an interest in magic to trawl through Youtube for anything by Paul Daniels. His presentation can take a minor mystery into a hard hitting spectacular. A real under-appreciated master of the art. Sadly missed.

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Re: The gutter press

Postby mark lewis » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:14 pm

I read that Tommy Cooper left a million pounds. Mind you, I have heard all sorts of legendary tales about how tight fisted he was with his money.

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Re: The gutter press

Postby Mandrake » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:36 pm

The story goes that he used to view all of Ken Brooke's new stock but didn't want to pay for any of it. The other version is that he had a standing order for two of everything which arrived at Ken's shop so I assume he did pay for them. Tommy also bought jokes from gag writers in the US who charged arms and legs for their stuff and I guess they wouldn't have supplied unless payment was made. Will we ever know the real truth? :?

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Re: The gutter press

Postby mark lewis » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:34 pm

I suspect Tommy stole more gags than he purchased! Val Andrews told me some tales about Tommy's frugality. I believe them to be true.
Still, despite all this I believe Tommy to be the greatest comedy magician of all time.

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