Remembering Johnny Thompson

Three weeks ago, Johnny Thompson, one of the most revered names in magic, died at 84. Not long after, several people who loved him and were mentored by him — including lots of names you know — gathered for a memorial service you can now watch online.

When Ed Sullivan Saved La Mancha

Yesterday, I wrote about the 1965 Broadway musical “The Man Of La Mancha,” which my parents saw, but I didn’t because I was too young. Then I found this rare video of the cast on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” along with an interesting back-story.

Picture Of The Day: Dick Dale

Dick Dale, the king of surf guitar, has died at 81. Here he is performing his 1962 song “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used to great effect in the opening of “Pulp Fiction” in 1994.

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