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"marshall bodine" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

11:31 min | 2 years ago

"marshall bodine" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Four thirty four now at O'Hare thirty six at midway Rozelle has thirty four Chicago's lakefront has thirty six. I'm Dave Schwan. And these are the stories that matter on seven hundred twenty WGN. Twelve Sunday morning WGN. March this morning, remembering the great, martial Bodine. Who was on the bozo show Bozo's circus in bozo? Show nineteen sixty eight to ninety four and passed away this past Friday morning after complications of Alzheimer's. He was eighty four years old. There have been no announcements yet regarding a memorial or services soon as we hear about that will mention it on both TV and radio, but they're asking that. If anyone wanted to make a donation that they could do that in his name to Arden courts of Geneva to Hartland hospice or to the Alzheimer's Association. We're remembering Marshall Brodine through his own words in my final interview with him. And some clips this morning also talking with the people who knew him best probably no one more than the man who played bozo. Himself nine thousand nine hundred four to the year two thousand and one Joey de oria bows. Joey, your they're going to go. To the old days. Joey, welcome happy with us. Nice to be with you again. Dean. I wish it was under happier circumstances. Exactly. Right. Exactly. Right. What are your best memories of your old pal? Marshall brody. Marshall, I used to say of Marshall I wanna be Marshall Bodine when I grow up. I've never known anyone who enjoy himself more than Marshall Brodine. He was a terrific guy. He was a tremendous sprinting too ROY Brown. And when I started in with the show eighty four after Bob bell left the show. They just became the three amigos. We we we just had a great time to get it Marshall had a boat out on FOX lake and enduring the down season, we we'd we'd all be out on FOX lake running over an idea. And it is a great way to get to know the guys a lot better. Yeah. I I have to say I really enjoyed working with Marshall ROY very much Marshall Marshall is just a very happy. Cheerful. Matt. Yeah. And and enjoyed making people smile and making people laugh all the time, and he Betrand professor Andy was on with us a little earlier and talked about no matter where you went with Marshall. There would soon be a crowd of people around him as he entertain people with magic tricks things in a restaurant. No matter where you were with Marshall. Yes. Yes. He was he was putting marketable and he had so many wild story. He had a tremendous career. I mean, he he started off as a as a young man working at Riverview. Amusement park is a sideshow Barker. And at the drop of the hat. He would literally go to the side show skill for you, which was which was always a male magazine things like Sarah, sue, the the mule faced girl the girl. Features of a gigantic Georgia mule. Not mummify not made a wet born human mother like you or me. He would go through all of those things and. They were ever just hysterical. It was amazing. Talk to me a little bit about joining the bozo show when you did when Bob bell retired. You were one of the new kids joining this cast that had worked together for a pretty long time. A couple of decades in some case together. What what was it like for you joining these guys who had the rhythm and who had their chemistry in along comes this new guy? Well, I had an advantage. I had some friends out here in California at the time which was where I was living. Who had cable and actually had one of the early VCR players. Those are the things that literally had the. The real is a tape that were like the size of missionary and. And they would and they would put together some of the shows that I've watched Bob bell. And I've watched ROY at after watching a few episodes of. Liberal watching a Bob Dylan ROY Davis going. Okay. I get it. He's abbott. He's costs. Delo that that's the dynamic there, and then Marshall came on. And I remember thinking to myself what is that? He was just so come lately out of left field that it. Pitch stunned me. And and and even the first day. I met him. I wasn't prepared for the level of lunacy that you would get. Marshall road. I think that to me that was part of the charm was. This mischievous anything could go wrong kind of feeling as as you got a little older, you watch the show for different reasons to watch you guys trying to crack each other up. Well, the thing is I don't know anyone who's ever mentioned on on the air with your five mentioned, it is that our scripts alcohol used to refer to it as Chicago school of television. We did not have a set squid. We would have a one age scenario of pretty much. What was going to go on in the story line? And then we would all pretty much live what we were going to be doing and say, and I knew that there were certain setups that I can give boy that I knew I would get the right response. Marshall, however. Doing a totally different show. I would go the bitten all of a sudden Marshall would coming out of left field and talk about something entirely different. And we will just stop this. And I would look at ROY. And boy would look at me and votes walk and go with where Marshall was going. Ohio. That was definitely part of the charm more when when things went wrong when when when props didn't work or a mustache wouldn't stay on when it was supposed to or something like that with Marshall. Well, yeah. Marshall Marshall hated the spirit gum that. He hadn't used to put on the the mustache at. I remember, you know, we we get our dressing room, and he would put on the spirit, and then he would war about how much he hated always going to quit. He doesn't need to do this anymore. And then he'd say I'll see you guys next. He was he was just a delight to be around and. I remember I used to work for Larson. The man who owned and created the magic castle in Hollywood. And I remember I was sitting and I was talking with the bar. And as a matter of fact, I said one of the fellows on the show is a member of the Cavs and raised an eyebrow. And they said Marshall Brodine the minute. I mentioned Marshall Bodine another magician sitting at the bar caps me on the shoulder. You know, Marshall Brodine and I said, yes. And he said mersal dean is just squeeze to the magic world. He violated the magician sacred trust by selling a magic the TV. Magic cards. I need millions. I wish I thought of that. That was that was pretty much. There have been so many stories of magicians who feel like they got their start in magic through Marshall and those TV magic cards in his his magic acts, including David Copperfield, and Lance Burton and many other names as a result of that. But off outside of the whiz. Oh, persona. How would you describe Marshall? I would describe him as probably one of the happiest people. I've I've ever known. I've never heard him say a harsh word against anyone. I never seen him lose his temper. He was always such pleasant, Hoppy, man. And and he enjoyed his life. Mentally, I'm sorry. The last few years where we're not as pleasant or they light of then. But but all in all I would say that was a man who would let a wonderful and very happy life. Yeah. That's that's the bottom line of it all on Alzheimer's, so cruel at strips a person of their their dimension and their their essence. But he lived a great life had a fantastic family fantastic career. Enjoy we appreciate you taking a few minutes to remember Marshall brooding with us, you're doing well, keeping in fact, my wife, and I just got back from Anchorage Alaska. Where we were in a production of the sound of music. And we we we've been we've been working together and having a great time. And of course, I get to go up and visit land children in San Francisco, which is which is always a lot of very nice. And I know you're very busy, and the animated voice as well. Yes, I'm currently the voice of which the cat in the new Tom and Jerry series, and I just finished doing a role in a in a new movie that's coming out. And unfortunately, I cannot stay wouldn't is at this time over gag orders on everybody. Oh. In game. Thrones the movie. Yes, exactly the cartoon the end of the cartoon versus Tom and Jerry, go visit game of thrones. Believe it or not they have actually stolen some plotlines and characters from game of thrones. And thrown into some of the Thomas. Yeah. Not surprise. Joey look forward to seeing you when we come out to California. Thank you so much for joining us today. Okay. Looking forward to it take care there. It is the man bozo. The clown for seventeen years on WGN, Joey oria when we come back from the break southside foods that are favorites as we're here in the south loop this morning on WGN..

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"marshall bodine" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:50 min | 2 years ago

"marshall bodine" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Weekday mornings from four until ten today, remembering the late Marshall Bodine the wacky wizard wiza-, and my two thousand twelve interview in which he recalled with me his very early starts in magic and his career here in Chicago. When I was about eight nine years old, and they had a woman magician. Come. Magic show set looks great. To learn how to do that. I lived near Clark diversity. And there was a shop that sold tricks and jokes and start playing magic tricks there and start doing magic. And after that, I found there was one downtown. Avenue finer amusements start by magic there. That's all I did. So how did it go from being a hobby an interest to where you're making money start doing shows for fifteen dollars or twenty dollars? Whatever I could get to birthday parties and stuff like that. And kept doing it. In time went by. And what are you remember from working the birthday parties, and like it'd be worth forty success? I mean when you were first starting off your remember parties are a lot of fun. Sometimes the kids get a little while. But I have them pretty good. Smacking down with your majesty one. A lot of fun doing that. Then I started doing shows for adults. American lesions places and any place they could get a job at work. What would you say it was the turning point from the amateur musician magician to professional was there? One moment that really was kind of a turning point for why did a show at the Parkway theatre where they had acts up here and there and they liked what I did. And then some Asian by Howard show started booking me when I was about seventeen eighteen years old. And then when I was about nineteen years old. Magic shops called the magic center across theater doing magic and the Senate cranley call himself commend vice stuff, and he was appearing in Cicero. The. Lounge which is right across the street from all then gambling and stuff like that. And he went on to town. And. Came back, and he's got a different job. They kept me there for a couple of years doing magic thing. They had slot machines on their all kinds of stuff. And I just to show to shows around the bar the tables and do close up magic. And it was it was a fun thing. What point? The the service in magic played apart. Yeah, I was working replacement. Yes. I was working at the beginning of the Chicago is a small place south, south central. I think. And I was there for a while traffic in the army. And I started when the basic training magic. But the guys on everything. And then we went on bivouac were you got to sleep overnight. And all that I I am out there. I'm shooting all of a sudden car pulls up, and where's private pro? Dane, he's over there. And this guy was put your gun die. You're going with me wrong. He's no we're going in. So he wrote me back in general. The commanding general fifth v and is in town. He's here for three days to entertain them. General the pulse says he wants to their damn I said, no problem. I went back there and went to the officers club close up magic. And then show and they liked it. So this is your that going back. You're going to stay here. I wanna take some Scottish Chicago's party Saturday night. Got any plans going up, and they said, we don't have any plans going out there. Tomorrow morning on my plane, flew in his log on picking up. We don't need the until Saturday. So they drove me from my house. My mother was surprised I stay there until Saturday staff picked me up out there and entertained for big party with a commanding general of the US cotton. Army command four-star General Magic and all that stuff on back in about a couple of weeks later. I got a call at first star. General was come to forgot where was worried as office indoor show for him. And that was it. So that's how you spent the rest of your military military's assigned to a little theatre. We'd put on shows and surround all day and. Go to the service clubs are going to town to do a show representing the army. So he's off all other duties for a year and six months or eight months about that that was fun. So then when you when you came back from the service, go back into redact service. I lived on north avenue in Chicago. And across the street was a place called the Boston club, and they have bands there and everything. So I walked over to the guy, and I said, I'm a magician Modesto. How would you like to do that? He's fame watch over and just some magic. So they have the stage. Hypnotized a few people. How would you like the worker? He's fulltime is I'm gonna put a whole stage of your own that gets both bills eight one room for the sit down in chairs and stuff, and then they put a station there. And I start doing that got the shogun Ville packing, the place and all of a sudden the guy that owned that. Got in trouble. Lost his license. Out of a job. I'll give you the place for nothing and you pay five hundred dollars a month to replace. So I get a licensed from the liquor license, and I turned it to the vista club. And I ran that club for almost two years and doing the Vatican hypnotism and all that stuff. Just got tired of doing it. Now is just really rough. So I had a friend of mine's a by the club from you. Election. And then all of a sudden the Cairo club where they had all this. Dr Michael Dante. Home with the Vegas. His obligated the Cairo club, which is club. I dreamed about going in there, and they went in there. And I started doing hypnosis only for about two years. And then you have saw the show invited me to a party at his house. And he wanted me to work the plate white clubs all over the country. And at that time. Ready to get married. So my first wife, and I was hard to go on. So I'm going to go on the road. I said I just got married. His wife with nice. No. I don't wanna do that. Coming up Marshall remembers his early days working at the Riverview amusement park and starting off WGN his famous TV magic cards more with the late Marshall Brodine coming up after a quick break. Seven twenty WGN..

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"marshall bodine" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"marshall bodine" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Magic cards on television, which everybody had to have. Everywhere. And then you found out that every other card was ace of hearts. Me now, I know so back in two thousand seven Bill Levin. I hadn't opportunities down and talk to him. And he talked about one gig in particular where he got invited to perform in front of members of the Chicago outfit. Oh, well, I worked in when I was nineteen years old. I worked on Cicero when Cicero was wide open gambling. You name it. I worked in a place called the magic lounge. I went out there. One time to see a magician, and I started to just magic. So they hired me and crossing the street was you know, all the mob guys Sam GIO kinda Yuban. All those guys around the town one night the second night. I'm there behind the bar doing tricks and Georgia guy that runs his Mercer's three guys in the end of the Bargo show Matric. So I walked down there with this birdcage. And I said that a guy in the middle of the birdcage three times a year. So he goes, boom, boom, boom. Hey, I don't see no bird. Tony you see a bird bird? Erred here. Hold the cage, and it disappears. He says word frigging gauge, go. Hey, don't. He looks straight in the eye. And he says, where's that frigging cage? I suppose that's magic. He pulls out a gun. Big gun clicks it back and says where is that frigging cage that cage came back out on my coat faster. A great story story. Also told us this is amazing about the day that the management had to come home and tell him that was dead. Organised crime ran the nightclubs here. I can give you my last story, which is good. I worked there for three years two years for one year for Georgia and then two years for rose one Saturday night places packed everyone leaves two guys walk in. They say you're a magician. Right. We're not you're not working here. No more. Wrong nothing. We're changes into a strict overnight. Pack up all your stuff, and I left the next night a friend of mine's taking a girl out for the first time to come in. And see me at place called the magic lounge he walks and he fist on a bar and all those on bubblegum group from taking off her clothes. She slaps him on. The facial took me to see a stripper. You told me it was going to sing magician. I'm telling you the truth Marshall was here lives. Wow. A wonderful storyteller. Great Marshall Bodine was eighty four. Talk. Kim gourds is brought to.

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"marshall bodine" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"marshall bodine" Discussed on WGN Radio

"It's Wendy Snyder along with Richards, and Dave plyer we're talking about we're reminiscing about the great martial Brodine. Many of you knew him as wiz on Bozo's circus, but he was a fine magician in his own, right? And when do you have some breaking news crash? There's another death in the news. It has been announced and various sources TMZ. Air wolf star. Jan Michael Vincent has died at the age of seventy four after cardiac arrest, it appears he died last month. It's being announced today. Wow. God did I have a crush on him, the world's greatest athlete. Yes, I do and BUSTER and Billie. Very disturbing movie BUSTER. Yes. It's been a good week for celebrity now. No, no dean, do you mentioned this earlier, but it needs to be realistic because it's so important Marshall Brodine had high praise from other magicians some additions that went on to have careers that he clips his always gave him credit. Didn't they little guy called David Copperfield for one? That he got his start in magic with Marshall's TV. Magic cards. That's why I got my start. And finish for those are those magic sets that he used to sell. It is very interesting a couple of years ago when Marshall was being inducted into the TV hall of fame. The silver circle is Alzheimer's at gotten pretty bad at that point. He was. I was supposed to do his induction. I was supposed to read it. And then normally the person who gets the honor comes up and gets the speech, and you know, so his his family was concerned about him. Being up at the podium. Not embarrassing itself. You know, losing his train of thought and so forth. So marshall. Marshall, and I were talking head of time. And I was trying to get a sense of you know, what he was going to talk about. So I would know how to kind of beat him in conversation to get through. This acceptance speech that he had to get we did the presentation. He gave a few comments. Thank everybody in the academy and WGN, it's family and so forth. And I had asked him if he remembered the TV magic commercial the words that he used in the TV magic commercial. And this is very typical somebody with Alzheimer's is that there memories bad, but their long term memory is very good and without flinching. He was able to recite high Marshall protein magician a professional magician. He was able to he went through it and brought the house down, which is acceptance speech that he was able to you know, so flawlessly. Get through that during his acceptance speech, but it was it was those TV magic cards. It was those magic sets built a beautiful house in Geneva and provided millions and millions of those were sold and Lance Burton as I mentioned, David Copperfield, huge gains in magic all said that. You know, they got their start up marshals marshals cards. Right. We are. So. Guys. I'm sorry. Gary has called in and wanted to talk about this magic tavern off north avenue that Marshall Bodine owned, but we've got to run. Thank you for joining us. Everybody deal Richards, of course, Dave plyer, and there are pictures of his collection online, you kind of have to Google it and find it, but it what an amazing collection. He's got. On on the tribute piece that together we have pictures of his basement pictures of the collections some great photos from his archives. All WGN, TV dot com and Sunday. We'll have that interview that I did with him a couple of years ago that fan you're you're definitely gonna wanna Lizzy listening. Thank you and David plyer. Thank you for being on with us as well. We really appreciate it. Duty to you. I don't know who came up with it. I don't know how they came up with it. But you know, we'll all remember it forever. So it has two meanings though. I gotta get that number two. All right. Wizard. I mean, it's very it's all very ironic, isn't it a break? And then a lot more show. It's Bill and Wendy on WGN spring.

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