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This Actor Inspired My Children’s Magic Show

I never really knew Lee Delano, but he turned out to be a huge inspiration to me. He had a long and successful career as a character actor. He was one of those guys who was just working all the time. He appeared in tons of television shows and movies in the 60s and 70s. That…
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Harry Anderson and “It’s Magic!”

“I’m Harry. But then again, aren’t we all?” That’s the first thing that I remember Harry Anderson saying the very first time I saw him on October 20, 1978. It was opening night of “It’s Magic!” and Harry was the emcee and also performing as Harry Anderson and Leslie. I remember him saying, “Now, I…
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Monsterpalooza, Don-Con & Phantom

Next weekend is Monsterpalooza. It is a convention for fans of monster movies, of which I am one. I used to get very frightened watching monster movies because it was all real to me. Over time I have had a few friends who have been in scary movies, so I watched them, and was converted.…
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My First Big Stage Show was in a Legendary Theater

The first time I appeared on stage doing magic was when I was a teenager, and it was in a great historical theater.  Even though it was in Santa Monica, it was destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Northridge is 22 miles from Santa Monica, which gives you an idea of how big and scary…
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See My Friend’s Movie!

You have seen my friend, Daniel Roebuck, on television and in the movies. He is a working actor (Criminal Minds, Agents of Shield, Man in the High Castle, etc.) We’re such buddies, because just like me at some level, he never really grew up. What you probably don’t know is that he got his start…
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A Chance Encounter with Stephen Hawking

With the death of Stephen Hawking, we recently lost one of the most brilliant scientists I’ve ever met. I really enjoyed his book, “A Brief History of Time”, (although I must admit I’m eagerly waiting for my husband to finish up Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”.) “Met” may be overstating it…
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I’m Batgirl

This month is women in comics month, and yes, I am a woman who reads comic books. I am also a maker and seeing the fabulous things people have done with wood glue and foam, I decided to experiment with some fabrication and be Batgirl for Halloween. I posted some of the pictures on Facebook,…
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Being Mrs. Claus

I had so much fun this Christmas with my new show, Mrs. Claus and the Magic of Christmas. It is a magic show featuring the wife of Santa himself as portrayed by me. This is a very fun character to play, and she was very popular with boys and girls, who asked me a lot…
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Belle Live

Scroll down only when Belle tells you to.                           Tonight I had a wonderful time at the Orange County Magic Showcase.  I was joined onstage by a lovely couple – In our test, they met when he picked the wrong bag and got…
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