Candy Theodore Annemann!
|This is Theodore Annemann!
He was an early great mentalist with a very interesting,
passionate face. He could have knocked young Orson Welles out of
the movies, don't you think? Can't you almost hear him saying it?--"Rose-bud!
Rose-bud!" He was brilliant,
known for his writing and inventiveness, his performance of the bullet-catch, a lot of magazine work, and if you ask me, having some really
interesting haircuts and taking a great picture. Unfortunately, he
left us in an untimely way, and I really regret that. But it's what he did
in his life and for being a Candy Mentalist for which I am sure
he would wish to be remembered.
Do you see the cigarette in his hand? It's a bit short, isn't it. It was originally a nice long cigarette, a total joy to behold. As soon as I made it, Joe said, "I don't want to hear a bunch of crying when that cigarette breaks off!" Which was his incredibly compassionate way of saying it looked dangerously fragile. So from then on, every time I picked up Annemann, looked at him, or even just thought about him, I was gripped with terror that that amazingly perfect cigarette would snap off and Joe would be right. I was determined that wasn't going to happen. The day I took these pictures, guess what happened? Bang! That's right, you guessed. Before I could take his picture, Annemann fell face-forward on the table, and the cigarette snapped off and got lost in the carpet, never to be found again. I could make a new one, but it just wouldn't be the same. So, here you are, a picture of Annemann wondering how he smoked that cigarette down so far when he could have sworn he just lit it!
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