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    Screenshots from “Greg Frewin Magic Man Home for the Holidays” 2009 TV Special

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    I’m closer to Christmas 2010 than to Christmas 2009, but hey, better late than never…

    As many of you know, Greg Frewin had a Christmas special broadcast on CBC last December. It was called Greg Frewin Magic Man Home For The Holidays. The show was an hour long and chronicled his planning of an outdoor winter performance at Table Rock Place.

    I love to see Greg Frewin perform, so for that reason, I enjoyed the show. You saw him do several magic tricks or illusions during his stage show, in a classroom, in a restaurant, and outside. He is an amazing performer. On the other hand, it was supposed to be like a documentary or a “reality” show, and it just looked bad in the parts that were staged. There was one scene that was shot inside Elements restaurant at Table Rock Place that was particularly fake.

    The bottom line, though, is that it is always good to see Niagara Falls promoted in such a positive way. I hope it helped Greg’s business this year!

    I have taken a bunch of screenshots from the episode. You can see some of the thumbnails below, and the full versions in the Greg Frewin Magic Man Home For The Holidays (2009 TV Special) gallery.

    Note: There were 3,204 images in 251 galleries in the Niagara Falls Image Gallery at the time they were posted.

    Greg Frewin’s grand illusions

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After 90 minutes of delays, Greg Frewin is finally ready to make stuff disappear.

    His doves are in place. The lights are finally working. The TV cameras flip on. He takes his place at centre stage, where he’ll film the day’s first illusion in front of a crew that has already had a long day.

    “Can we get some smoke?,” he asks one of the backstage staff.

    Thirty seconds pass. “Smoke?,” he repeats.

    “Not working,” a voice answers behind the curtain.

    Frewin has kept it together all morning, but this time he’s furious. He stomps off stage and returns a minute later, explaining why the smoke machine won’t work because someone piled a bunch of material on it.

    “I don’t know why people can’t not put stuff on top of it,” he mutters. “A $10,000 machine …”

    You should read the rest of the article… it’s very good. I’m looking forward to the other two parts.

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