John Calvert Wows ‘Em in Dodge City

 

John Calvert – The Man!

We never thought about until we read today in the Dodge City Daily Globe (KS) but they may be right; “John Calvert (is) a tall Vincent Price look-alike.” Now we cannot get the image of Mr. Price out of our mind.

Anyway.

The paper reports more than 80 folks showed up to witness the Invisible Lodge Magic Show in Meade, Kansas last Saturday. The show was held in the historic Lakeway Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn — that name seems to cover just about all the possible options for a hotel — and featured magicians from around the world as a benefit for a local woman.

William “JR” Knight owns the place with his wife and serves as a director of the Invisible Lodge International.

The Dodge paper is justifiably impressed with Mr. Calvert and his tremendous resume as magician, lecturer, film star, writer, and inventor. No less than Walter B. Gibson wrote of Mr. Calvert, “He will be remembered as one of the great and unique magicians of history.” And Mr. Gibson would know.

Proof of the newspaper’s undying devotion to Mr. Calvert comes in their three paragraph description of his act beginning with:

At Saturday’s performance, Calvert, dressed in a sparkling purple jacket, intrigued his audience by his dramatic entrance, rushing down the aisle flicking cigarettes into the air gunshot quick so that the eye was bewildered by the sight and source of the cigarettes.

Mr. Calvert performed a dancing handkerchief routine titled “Casper the Ghost,” before levitating one of the hotel’s waitresses.

The show ended with patrons being treated to Mrs. Knight’s “luscious chocolate and cream pastries at a reception for the magicians following the show.”

This is the kind of story that warms the heart and reinforces our belief that magic is not dead; done properly it can leave an incredible impression on ordinary folks.

 

John Calvert – The Man!

We never thought about until we read today in the Dodge City Daily Globe (KS) but they may be right; “John Calvert (is) a tall Vincent Price look-alike.” Now we cannot get the image of Mr. Price out of our mind.

Anyway.

The paper reports more than 80 folks showed up to witness the Invisible Lodge Magic Show in Meade, Kansas last Saturday. The show was held in the historic Lakeway Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn — that name seems to cover just about all the possible options for a hotel — and featured magicians from around the world as a benefit for a local woman.

William “JR” Knight owns the place with his wife and serves as a director of the Invisible Lodge International.

The Dodge paper is justifiably impressed with Mr. Calvert and his tremendous resume as magician, lecturer, film star, writer, and inventor. No less than Walter B. Gibson wrote of Mr. Calvert, “He will be remembered as one of the great and unique magicians of history.” And Mr. Gibson would know.

Proof of the newspaper’s undying devotion to Mr. Calvert comes in their three paragraph description of his act beginning with:

At Saturday’s performance, Calvert, dressed in a sparkling purple jacket, intrigued his audience by his dramatic entrance, rushing down the aisle flicking cigarettes into the air gunshot quick so that the eye was bewildered by the sight and source of the cigarettes.

Mr. Calvert performed a dancing handkerchief routine titled “Casper the Ghost,” before levitating one of the hotel’s waitresses.

The show ended with patrons being treated to Mrs. Knight’s “luscious chocolate and cream pastries at a reception for the magicians following the show.”

This is the kind of story that warms the heart and reinforces our belief that magic is not dead; done properly it can leave an incredible impression on ordinary folks.

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