Tag: Tony Curtis

Steve Dacri’s Fastest Hands Conquers Time-Space

Image of Sleight of Hand Magician Steve Dacri on Inside MagicLas Vegas Review Journal columnist extraordinaire Mike Weatherford gave a short shot out about Inside Magic Favorite Steve Dacri doing what seems to be impossible.

No, we don’t mean he performed his incredible Martian Sponge Ball routine.  Yes, the routine is easily the best and does seem impossible, but we mean something that challenges the traditional notions we share about time being linear.

Here’s the line that caught our eye:

“Magician Steve Dacri wrapped his “In Your Face” close-up magic at the Las Vegas Hilton on Monday.  He says he completed a 52-week contract in less than a year.”

That’s something, no?

We can give away the secret on this one, though.  Steve told The Review-Journal a second night was added to the weekly schedule during the run of his incredibly successful “In Your Face” close-up show at the Las Vegas Hilton recently.

Steve Dacri is a stud in this business.

Regis Philbin called him “The Fastest Hands in the World.”  He is not only fast, but sure.  There is a great clip on one of this promotional videos of him performing the aforementioned Martians routine for Merv Griffin and Tony Curtis.  Merv makes the comment that he is amazed even though he has his nose buried in Steve’s pinky ring.

Check out the full article in The Review-Journal here.

Congratulations to Steve Dacri on an incredible run.  We understand he’ll be taking about a month off to perform in Florida and then return to the Hilton to a new run with more than one show each week.

We’ll be taking the Inside Magic Semi out to Vegas around the first week of November and hope he’s landed by then.

He is fun to watch whether you’re a magician or a layperson.  And if you’re a magician, he makes you feel like you’re a layman.  And that’s a good thing.

Visit Steve Dacri’s home on the world wide internets here.

Curtis Lovell and Tony Curtis Live

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh in HoudiniWe must have seen the movie more than any other,  save The Wizard of Oz.

Tony Curtis’ portrayal of Harry Houdini in the classic 1953 story of the great magician’s life and death was more than inspiring — it was perspiring.

After seeing the film for the first time, we tried every escape an eight-year-old can create.  In any other household, cries of “C’mon, Mom.  Tie me up good this time!”” would likely bring an intervention or rescue.

It was a bit disheartening to learn Houdini did not die as portrayed in the film.  But that’s Hollywood.

We met Tony Curtis in Las Vegas a few years back.  He was still in great shape and looked ready to make another dozen films.  Let’s not kid ourselves, he was and remains one heck of a good-looking man.

Check out the live showing of Houdini at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles on June 13th.  The film is part of the Jules Verne Adventures Festival.

Inside Magic Favorite Curtis Lovell III will be performing an incredible escape in celebration and in the spirit of Houdini.

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