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Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:54 am
by MagicFan72


I certainly will!

For now, here are a couple of images I've uploaded. Should bring back warm memories for a few people.

Http://jasonarnopp.tumblr.com

I'd love to find some of these old Mad Hatter tricks, sealed in their bags, but I can't see that happening...


Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:08 pm
by Allen Tipton
You never know Magic Fan 72

Magicians sent me old Ellisdon stuff when I was researching the History of E & S and several items from The Boy's Magic Service(Rhyl) who first advertised in boys' comics in the 50's.

For Inzani Henley it might be worth a try to e mail my friend, Dave Charles.

dave@hocuspocusmagic.com

Dave bought up the Inzani Henley from John Henley in the mid 70's

He MIGHT still have some odds and ends around

Allen Tipton


Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:57 pm
by MagicFan72
Thank you Allen - much appreciated! Will certainly try. :)


Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:00 am
by Rudi Rabbit
Interesting to see that this thread on my old company has been revived.

According to one entry I apparently sold off the company in the 1970's. That is news to me as it was still going strong in the early 1980's before I closed the operation and moved to Canada, where I set up a similar rack merchandising offer with magic tricks for kids (Rudi Rabbit was still the logo and "spokesman") plus the range of Mad Hatter Jokes and Tricks.

I returned on a visit to the U.K. in 2006 and met up with Remo Inzani and Ali Bongo at the Magic Circle headquarters. That was the last time I saw Ali alive, but we had always stayed in touch. I have an original colour drawing that he made of the new costume he had designed for the "Shriek of Araby" act. The picture shows the outfit he eventually made.

It is gratifying to see how many on this BBS who have fond memories of the Mad Hatter Magic Club, the badges and posters we provided and the tricks that we used to sell. Many were standard beginner's tricks, but I always made a point of writing decent instructions that a child could understand.

Rudi had his moment in the spotlight for a couple of years as a full page in the TV COMIC and one of the highlights was when we put together the Mad Hatter Magic Convention at the Polka Children's Theatre in Wimbledon. That was in October 1981. A fantastic day with an amazing Gala Show.

From this Bulletin Board, it appears there are a number of people who have questions about Inzani - Henley Magic Company Ltd and the Mad Hatter era. If you want to email me at rudi.rabbit@gmail.com I will try to provide suitable responses to your questions. If you want to see what I have been up to in the meantime, you can check me out at http://www.john-henley.com

Thanks for the interest you have all shown. It is appreciated.


Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:58 am
by Mandrake
Thanks for the update John!


Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:53 pm
by MagicFan72
Hello again, all! It was great to see John Henley's response to this thread and get a little more info on Mad Hatter. I continue to be surprised at how few search results come up when you Google for 'Mad Hatter Magic Inzani Henley'. And of course, many of those search results are the modern Mad Hatter Magic shop.

Since last posting, I've managed to buy quite a few old boxed Mad Hatter tricks and thought a few members might enjoy a heady nostalgia rush upon seeing them. So here they are, along with a poster for MH's tricks and jokes ranges.

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I'm always on the look out for more of these - and would also like to get my hands on the jokes range - so if any members would like to pass these on, do drop me a line! I'd also love to find the packet versions of these tricks, as seen hanging on the rack in the poster.


Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:51 pm
by Mandrake
I'm positively drooling!!!!! :D


Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:29 pm
by Mandrake
Sadly the images seem to have been deleted.


Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:06 pm
by MagicFan72
How weird - I think Photobucket's been having issues. Let's try to repost one...

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Re: Inzani-Henley

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:01 pm
by Mandrake
I'm drooling again!!!