Candy Maurice Fogel!
|This is Maurice
Fogel! Fogel was a
mentalist most famous for his bullet catch and later for his Russian Roulette.
I think he was super
cool, I just
He reminds me of Steed from The Avengers in
certain pictures! What I think is most amazing about him is that a few
times his Russian Roulette act went wrong, and he actually got
he'd already realized it was going wrong and didn't stop it!
He had the
person holding the gun point it away from his head, and just
shoot him in the
chest--like that was a lot better! That's wild!
One of the greatest
mentalism reads I've ever had was Corinda's interview
with Fogel in
Steps to Mentalism. If you haven't read the interview, you should,
it's fascinating and fun and covers everything you could possibly want to know
about performing mentalism. Well, maybe you
want to know more than I
but for me it was plenty!
And it was as English as you can get! I
especially like how Fogel demanded a cup of tea in the middle of it, which got
included in the interview's text. I also really
enjoyed reading Chris
Woodward's 2001 booklet, Maurice
Fogel, especially the story about Fogel
once purposely booking two shows
at the same time.
He got out of the timing conflict by phoning
fake bomb threat to one of the locations
so he could go on late and
get paid for both! He was quite
so if you like that story you've got to
read Chris's booklet, because he was Fogel's
son-in-law and his booklet is chock full
stuff like that! And now Chris has got a whole brand new
out about him, I can't wait to read it! In his career Fogel
performed all around
the world and he must have had an amazing passport. Now he's got a
in it--Arrived in Candy Mental Land!
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