Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1977 The Greatest Talent Contest (by Neil Foster)

In every issue of The NEW TOPS appears the slogan, EVERY PROFESSIONAL WAS FIRST AN AMATEUR, it’s there to encourage the novice and to prevent…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1977 Get Together by Ford March

The shows at Abbott’s 40th Annual Get-Together, August 10 – 13, exhibited the same high quality that has marked these affairs over the past 40…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1977 Historical Marker Unveiled at Get Together (by Tops/Sturgis Journal)

Recil Bordner, owner of Colon’s Abbott Magic Co., was honored with a legislative proclamation Friday night, forwarded by State Rep. Dan Angel. The citation was…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1976 Karrell Fox Wins First Crandall Award (by Abbott’s Magic)

For the first time the Clarke Crandall Traveling Trophy for comedy was presented to a very surprised Karrell Fox by Neil Foster after the 1976…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1976 Get Together (by Frances Marshall)

The National Observer gave it a big half page, with photos, and called it the largest ever, which it was. The reporter for the Observer…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1975 Get Together (by Neil Foster)

The boom that Magic has been enjoying these past few years was quite evident when the Junior contestants out-numbered the Seniors by over five to…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1974 Get Together (by Francis Marshall)

A customer stopped me on the street in Colon to tell me how much he enjoyed being there. “I’m new in magic,” he said, “and…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1973 Get Together – Duke Stern Memorial (by Neil Foster)

On Friday morning, during Abbott’s 36th annual Get-Together, tribute was paid to the late Duke Stern at a Memorial service held at eleven o’clock in…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1972 1st Magic Benefit Matinee at Abbotts 35th Get-Together Big Success

The Friday afternoon Benefit Matinee was a huge success both artistically and financially. As emcee, Duke Stern explained to the almost packed house, that the…

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Posted in 1960 - 1981 The Recil Bordner Era

1972 Get Together (by Frances Marshall)

As always, the biggest trick at the Get Together is the phenomena of a thousand people gathered from the ends of the earth into a…

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