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Topper Martyn

Topper Martyn

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(Maida Vale, London, England: 30th October 1923 - 24th May 2004)

Of Australian parents. Inspired and learned assisting parent's stage act ("Martyn & Florence") since age 2. Pro debut in 1925. Juggler-magician, working nightclubs, variety, cabaret, ice shows (the first juggle-on-ice), and circus.

In 1959 moved to Sweden where he became a citizen. 1969 Karlovy Vary Grand Prix. 1970 FISM 1st prize in comedy magic (shared with Armandi). 1972 AMA Visiting Magician of the Year. 1973 and 1982 FISM 2nd prizes in comedy magic. Set 1986 Guinness record for fastest magician (69 tricks in 4 minutes), a dubious distinction but fine publicity, one that Dr Eldoonie later beat and The Napoleons parody.

Has toured Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Japan. Collects books, posters, etc on circus, magic, and the occult. 1986 Nordic Magic Convention's Knight of Magic. 1990 AMA Performing Fellowship; 1996 Magic Circle Carlton Award.

Wrote Easy Juggling for Magicians [1975] and lecture notes. Articles in Magic Cauldron, Genii, Magical Bookie, Mystics Magazine, etc. See also Gene Anderson, Topper's Mad, Mad Magic (1974).

Coauthors: Gene Anderson

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Topper Martyn Interview: all 4 parts by Topper MartynMartin Breese recorded this interview on September 16th 1977, but never released it. He passed on the reels to me with the instruction to release them whenever I wish. Topper Martyn was an extraordinary showman, magician, juggler and musician. Learn about his life and the lessons he learned.
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Topper Martyn Interview Part 4 by Topper MartynThis is the final part of Martin Breese interviewing Topper Martyn. There are lots of wonderful stories and lessons from his life. Listen, enjoy, and learn.

Rehearsing versus practicing, Tambo & Tambo, final advice to jugglers, final word to magicians.

[Note: This is an unedited version of the recording to preserve the little exchanges of Martin Breese with Topper Martyn. Consequently there is some duplication.]

The interview was conducted on September 16th 1977. First released 2019. Length 12 minutes.

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Topper Martyn Interview Part 3 by Topper MartynMartin 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 and enjoy.

Topper Martyn is doing and explaining a card trick, what is most difficult to do on a stage, about changing names, Milton Woodward, Think A Drink Hoffman, how to learn to juggle, Stetson, juggling on radio, circus, collecting, Frank Wondrous, Windmill theatre, lighting and music, serious advice, rehearsing versus practicing, etc.

[Note: This is an unedited version of the recording to preserve the little exchanges of Martin Breese with Topper Martyn. Consequently there is some duplication.]

The interview was conducted on September 16th 1977. First...

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Topper Martyn Interview Part 2 by Topper MartynMartin 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 and enjoy.

Topper Martyn continues talking about finding out how you are yourself, Charlie Kunz, sincerity, teaching juggling and magic, Metropolitan Music Hall, his wife, secret of a great juggling act, street performing, marketplaces, Harrogate convention, what is the hardest thing to do on the stage, Dante, George Blake, Benson Dulay, etc. Also includes a few street performances of various unidentified tricks...

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Topper Martyn Interview Part 1 by Topper MartynMartin 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,...

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Topper Martyn & Gene Anderson

Topper's Mad, Mad, Magic by Topper Martyn & Gene AndersonThis is the book that has inspired most of the "zany" acts that have wowed them at magic conventions and other shows. Funny, funny stuff - but so easy for you to do, with these excellent instructions.

Topper Martyn is a lifetime magician, known all over Europe and here in the U.S. for his great ideas. In this ebook, he covers the preparation of your clothing for the act, the wild laugh-provoking dropping of stuff all over the stage, his collapsing table, crazy linking rings that are out of control, the mike cord that gets into the magic, various flashes and noises, the various tricks used...

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