Renowned magician and actor John Calvert has passed away. He was 102. Mr. Calvert was famous for his sawing-the-lady-in-half trick, using an audience member as the sawee, and for starring in the Falcon movies as Michael Watling ("The Falcon"). He also made several other films, and appeared in Are These Our Parents? and Bombadier in roles as a magician. Here's more from the Los Angeles Times.
CNN features an interesting article about the competition currently heatng up among paranormal investigators over tv air time. Apparently paranormal shows are so popular with the public that booking agents and producers are anxious to get hold of the most attractive ones and televise their stories.
Isn't there enough paranormal material to go around? Do we need a campaign to Save Our Spirits? Do ghosts need attorneys to protect their rights of publicity from over-eager folks with infrared equipment , tv contracts, and images of residuals dancing in their heads now? Maybe a law firm should look into that issue...calling Harvey Birdman.