P H O T O ..G A L L E R Y



The earliest picture of PAVEL the MAGICIAN

December 1955

First "advertising" photo - 13 years old

(note the display of the props - a striking perfection)

Somebody told me later: "The importance of being successful in Magic is to be a perfectionist." Maybe true...


Numerous public shows for kids and aged people
on-stage of KIM Magic Club in Prague
1956-1959 (those happy years)


Christmas 1960
The young magician performs Chango Cards, Vanishing Die,
Ball & Vase, Hoppity Rabbits and... Short & Long Ropes!

Joining the prestigious NSK Club in Prague was a chalalnging opportunity to get closeer to the local TOP personalities in magic

Prague - Czechoslovakia

Fifth anniversary panel of
Nova Scena Kouzel

"New Magic Scene"
1955 - 1960

Top:
Duo Mazakian and Mila Trnka


Honorary member:
Fred G. Taylor

US Embassy Attaché in Prague

PAVEL
The youngest member
joined the club in 1959

 

Club meeting of NSK in Prague
1961


Mila TRNKA performing
Jerry Andrus' Linking Pins

(Fred gave a set to each of us)

Standing: Pavel POMEZNÝ, Josef HOLUB, Antonín KOHLMAN,
Stanislav POKORNÝ, Zdenek DOBROVOLNÝ, Josef MANAS
Sitting: Miroslav CERVÍNEK, Míla TRNKA, Arnošt KROPÁCEK,
Fred G. TAYLOR, Eduard MAZAKIÁN
we miss them all

 

My longstanding colleague,
Josef MANAS,
who had illustrated
most of my books and
lecture notes

Inverted drawing
reveals the face of
the "Young" Lady
50 years later!


Garden Party Performance
busy young magician - over 50 shows in 1961

 

First performance of the "Tricks from five boxes"
in the KOTVA Theatre in Prague
on April 13, 1962


Six months later the act was awarded
1st price
in the State Young Magician Contest

The idea consisted in removing the props from collapsible boxes which spelt (and finally impressed) P. A. V. E. L

 

The very first appearance abroad

Magic Congress in Magdeburg, East Germany

1963

Czech delegation included
Karel Busina, Pavel, Lubos Vondracek,
Duo Mazakians and Mila Trnka

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The very first lecture ever

given in Dresden, East Germany (DDR)
on March 5, 1964


These snaps had actually been taken
during the return to Germany in 1968

Pavel receiving the congratulations of
Ing. Herbert Paufler,
President of MZvD, Dresden

 

 

..

. "All the World is a stage...

...and all the men and women...

...merely players !"...

William Shakespeare ..


Cheers !

The 1964 Style

.

   

 

The Beatles Generation

may recall the song:

"...will you still need me,
will you still feed me,
when I'm sixty-four?...

...you can send a bottle of wine...
yours sincerely wasting away..."

What are you waiting for?

I am just 64 !

 


First appearance in Western Europe
Congress in Triberg, Germany, 1965

with the President of MZvD Willi Faster


Working Cabaret
here in a night-club in Brno
in 1966


21-year old student
making his first pocket money
as a part-time magician

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The year 1966 - The spring to the International career

TRICKS Jubilee
Amsterdam

1st A.F.A.P. Convention
Paris

Prof. SITTA's Convention
San Andrea
<<<<<
Knots-off-Silk

I.B.M. Convention
Hastings

TV Show in Hamburg


TRIKS Jubilee in Amsterdam
Pavel, Keith Cooper, Claude Rix, Piet, Forton, Jack Mayes

 


Honorary Membership Ceremony

 

 

 

 

KIM Club
Prague, CZ

 

Member of

KIM Club, Praha
Nová scéna kouzel, Praha
KLAM Club, Praha
Unie Magiku, Praha
Divadlo Kouzel, Praha
MZ der DDR, Berlin
Vereinigung MK, Wien
Magier Klub, Klagenfurt
Cercle Magique Suisse
MRS, Schweiz
CMN, Neuchâtel
Magic Promotion Club
Supreme Magicians' Club
Society of Japaneese Magicians
S.I.M., Rio de Janeiro
IBM (since 1968)
Order of Merlin Shield
India-Ring, Calcutta
etc.

First time in

the Netherlands

 

TRICKS Jubilee

Amsterdam 1966

Hank Vermeyden
the F.I.S.M. Secretary

Jean Garance
Président du CMG
1961-2010
Genève, Suisse

 

First visit to England
I.B.M. Convention at
the White Rock Pavilion in Hastings

September 1966


First appearance in Switzerland
Théâtre Claude Bercantal à Lausanne
May 1966

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Who actually may still be aware of the fact that three enthusiastic fellow-magicians from Europe, Anverdi (1965), Marconick (1966) and Pavel (1967)
had pioneered the LECTURING BUSINESS in the USA ? We came to show and share new ideas in stand-up parlor magic.
Reciprocally, Dai Vernon and other US performers traveled to the Continent letting the European magicians discover the subtleties of the modern card magic...


America, here I come !

 


Annual S.A.M Convention

Brooklyn Academy of Music
April, 1967

New York City

Spring 1967


Lecturing for the S.A.M. Parent Assembly

The Linking Ring stated:
"New approach, new ideas and charming delivery..."


Second U.S. Lecture Tour
May, 1968

Performing for the Syd Bergson
I.B.M Ring 45

in Miami, Florida

The very first U.S. lecture given to

S.A.M. # 1 Parent Assembly

in New York City
April, 1967

Congratulations group
Larry Weeks, Ramigo, Prof. Horak, Angelo Penne, (Friend), Tony Slydini
and Emil Loew, President

Emil LOEW
organized most of Pavel's U.S. Tours

Magic at the Niagara Falls
with Gene Gordon in Buffalo, N.Y.

Award by the Academy of Magical Arts for
the Best Trick
Hollywood
1968

 

Ed Sullivan Show

New York

April 21, 1968

 

Zebra Paper Tear

Pavel receives the congratulations of
Ed Sullivan

Replica of Dai Vernon's Hands
with a deck of cards and a cigar

Photos actually taken from the screen

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"Cowboy" from Switzerland
in Saint-Vincent, Aosta Valley, Italy

1974

Florida State Convention
1971
......with Syd Bergson, Ace Gorham,

Bill Grigsby and friend



Night Club Act "Two Cones"
JUMBO Blendo Finale
197
5

1978

Honeymoon at Las Vegas
sitting with Siegfried and Roy, Hardy and spouse Barbara
in the "STARDUST" dressing room

<<<<<


Best Dealers Demonstration Trophy

at the AFAP French Convention
in Versailles

presented by Klingsor and Horace


Magic Day in London 1980
<<<<<<

Ron Macmillan, Pavel, Bob Brown, Marconic, Brenda, Rovi and Herbert von Held


>>>>>>>
A couple of years later at the same bar
with Richard Ross and
Hank Vermeyden & fellow-magicians


We miss most of them...


5e Magie à Genève 1985

Tony Yann, Dan Cristo, Devil, Richard Ross,
Rob Suvac, Pavel, Domenico Dante

Le Cénacle Magique 5
Les 5 derniers mohycans en Garden Party
1989

The I.B.M. President, Tony Shelley
visits us at the 8th MAGIC IN GENEVA
1988

LE CENACLE MAGIQUE 5
1979-1999

"Private" Magic Club
No president, no secretary, no treasurer

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It may look alike a mafia session...
Le Cénacle Magique 5
receives the FISM Winner

Richard ROSS (center)

Trobada Magica, Platja'd'Aro, Spain
Fred ROBY and XEVI à la Costa Brava

1986
(another) very good year
The U.S. come-back

I.B.M. Convention at Long Beach
Magic Castle and Abbott's Get-together
plus
..<<<<<<.Grand Prix Magique (Cowboy Rope Act)).....
...Monte Carlo, Monaco

Tenkai Party (Cabaret Act) >>>...
Tokyo, Japan..


Magic Castle

ten years after we had met the first time
1978

The "Professor"Dai Vernon going strong

 

The MAGIC CASTLE founders
Irene and Bill Larsen
at the FISM Convention

in The Hague, Holland
1988


The 5th visit to the Magic Castle
and the pleasure to see the old friends again
1996



Mark Wilson and Billy McComb

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You can understand why in our family
nobody eats rabbits...

A truly cumbersome piece
CREATIVE FELLOWSHIP 2002


I brought it home
from my latest visit to Hollywood


Don't worry,
I've got enough rope
!


Welcome to the Modern Age - Bienvenue à l'Age moderne
 

Museum ROBERT-HOUDIN à Blois, FRANCE
Participants du 3e stage donné par PAVEL (centre) à C.I.P..I en 2006

24e MAGIE A GENEVE
Pavel-MAGIC-Day
2005



Boris WILD, Jean de MERRY, Norbert FERRÉ

THE LATEST ACT
THE RAIN OF ROPES - LA PLUIE DE CORDES

PERFROMANCES 2006 à 2009
Eilat, Wien, Lodz, Barcelona, Granada, Lyon, Issy-le-Moulineux, Prague, Southport, Daytona Beach

ROPE MAGIC ACT

World Premiere
Magic at the Red Sea
at Eilat, Israel
2006

Vienna, Austria, 2007

Sommergala der Magier in Wien

Norbert Ferré, Pavel, Rocco, Dixon, Lex&Alina
Freder, Tony Rei with President Kelli


 

Watch!
It will rain cats and dogs... and ROPES
!

"Il va tomber des cordes..."


After the rain, the sunshine



...
Last performance at the Long Beach, USA Convention in November 2009

 

ET LA CERISE SUR LE GÂTEAU

Une rencontre entre magiciens pas comme les autres. Voici les deux dernières photos de famille.

Le Fruit d'Or de Montaneuf chez Marie-Thé et Claude RIX, Champagne, France

Francis TABARY (centre) avec sa trophée
(2008)

Depuis 1973 déjà

Le célèbre magicien remois
Claude RIX
reçoit
annuelement
ses amis magiciens dans les vignobles au pied de la Montagne de Reims

Notre Ami, Ali BONGO,
un grand fidèle de cet événement,
nous a terriblement manqué lors de la dernière édition

Le nouveau Président de A.A.F.P.
Peter DIN a passé son examen
d'admission



Peter DIN avec son chien et sa trophée
(2009)


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