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Martin Breese interviews Topper Martyn about his life as variety performer doing magic, juggling, and playing the banjo. There are lots of wonderful stories and lessons from his life. Listen, enjoy and learn.
Topper Martyn was born into a performing family. In this part he touches on the Windmill theatre, flops, ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association), learning and making errors in front of an audience, his family, his first stage performance, illusionists, Horace Goldin, comedy magic, Sid Field, antique shop in Stockholm, an expensive laugh, being on ice skates, Eddie Morrell, Fred Culpit, Edgar Benyon, Bruno White, and many other subjects.
[Note: This is an unedited version of the recording to preserve the little exchanges of Martin Breese with Topper Martyn outside the actual interview.]
The interview was conducted on September 16th 1977. First released 2019. Length 1 hour.