Friday, December 28, 2007
These fans were given to attendees to the Robert Houdin Theater. Beautiful detail, showing one side the entrance to the theater and the obverse several of the illusions to be performed, including his famous "Corne de Abondance".
It is estimated that this particular fan was made c 1850's, during the tenure of Pierre Ettiene Chocat (1612-1877) as director of the Theater from 1852-1861.
The fan is in remarkable state of near perfect conservation, bright and crisp and most importantly lovingly cared by all former owners for all these years.
This fan sold for a mere $6,300
These pics were taken on Christmas Eve Day. I was working the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade. It was in the mid 70's and I got to say life is good. I wish the tips were better but the beautiful day was good enough for me.
Later that night Polly and I went out for Chinese food.
April 2007 • I think this was the first tape I shot in HD
April 12th Polly in Living room 6430 Charlesworth
April 13th 11:37AM Backyard and Driving w/ Polly
April 13th 7:00PM Jersey Jim working the City Walk
Cups & Balls interesting shoot from the bridge above
Alfie in 24P
Duck Boy and Cinema Plaza
April 28th Hanging w/ Gordy
May 1st 9:37AM Polly & Gordy talking about watering system
May 1st 6:44PM Hanging w/ Chris Korn at a bar talking about false cuts. Chris and I demonstrate some esoteric false cuts. Chris amazes the waitress.
May 2nd 11:36AM Polly cutting my hair in Kitchen of 6430 Charlesworth
May 3rd 11:28AM Fun at the Getty Villa in Malibu
May 3rd 2:36PM Lunch at Malibu Fish Joint
May 3rd 2:42PM Parachute Surfer
May 3rd 6:06PM Polly back at home
May 3rd 6:15PM Driving to City walk w/ Pops
Dad tapes me working
May 3rd 8:33PM Flattop works Fountain Court
May 10th 1:08 PM Backyard practice footage Coin Magic
May 10th 7:29 PM City Walk Cards (poker deal, Dr. Daley)
Hollywood Hills From City Walk
City Walk Kids in fountain and Cool Breeze
May 7th 2:19PM Venice Beach Kam & Korn
Curtis performs a coin routine
Chris do a little bit
May 9th 1:06PM Amoeba Records
Entrance from garage
May 9th 7:12PM Practice footage at citywalk
Low camera angle(table top)
4 Ace production
Cigar and cards macro - great resolution. How do I exploit macro shots they’re bad ass
May 12th 4:19PM City Walk
Sha Shaty - Sax Player at City Walk
Alfie - Magician at City Walk (He was in the Prestiege as the Magician who killed the canary)
May 13th 11:48PM Cubanis (Dead cover band) Venice beach Club Good Hurt
Aaron Fisher & Alex hanging out after the club
May 15th 12:05PM
Beautiful Kind Bud Shot
Sam, Working Hollywood & Highland pitching decks and doing tricks. He gave up street performing after a month of struggling. Not as easy as it looks. I bought all of his inventory from him.
Daniel Davenport Ball maipulation
May 16th 7:32PM Practice Footage from City walk