Senior Pitchman Reunion available as download!


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These two downloadable files contain more than two and a half hours of video, and are essential for anyone who has ever considered working in the pitch business. Anyone who has pitched a product will find in inspirational and touching. But magicians and other performers can also learn a lot about drawing and holding a crowd, controlling their thinking and making the people do what you want.

Pitchmen and women over 60 years old, No JCL’s! They each take time to talk about their work, give some advice, and tell their stories. The pitchman–demonstrating and selling a product on the street corner, in a both in a flea market, carnival or fair, in a special exhibition at Wal Mart or other big box store, or so often on television infomercial–is familiar to most everyone.

These are the people who sell magic card decks, blue-block sunglasses, dancing puppets, Ginsu knives and kitchen gadgets, and all the latest and greatest inventions for modern life that you can imagine. They demonstrate and then sell to the crowd whatever product they happen to be pitching.

But the life-style, skills and vicissitudes of the pitchman’s world are as mysterious and interesting to those outside it today as they have been for more than 100 years. This is a wonderful video that features more than twenty senior pitchmen–men and women who are 60 years or older or have been in the business more than 20 years. No “Johnny Come Lately’s.” Each one sits down in front of the camera and talks about this fascinating world, giving advice on pitching and talking about their lives, their expectations and what it takes to make it in the business.

They also tell wonderful and entertaining stories and jokes, and you can see the camaraderie, and practically feel the fun and warmth this groups shares with each other. Anyone who has pitched a product or thought about pitching for a living, or just finds people interesting and this lifestyle unique will find it inspirational and touching.

For more info or to download, go here: Pop’s Magic

Pop Haydn in the Palace of Mystery — The Mongolian Pop-Knot


Pop Haydn performs his famous routine The Mongolian Pop-Knot in the Palace of Mystery of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. March, 2015.

http://www.pophaydn.com

Pop Haydn in the Palace — The Color-Changing Handkerchief


Pop Haydn performs the Color-Changing Handkerchief in the Palace of Mystery of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. March, 2015.

Includes a portion of his Amazing Miracle Oil pitch.

http://www.pophaydn.com

Pop Haydn in the Close Up Gallery — Chicago Surprise


Pop Haydn in the Close Up Gallery — Multiple Cards to Pocket


Pop Haydn in the Close Up Gallery — Specific Resonance


Pop Haydn performs his version of the “Ambitious Card” in the Close Up Gallery at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

The Magic Castle has twice named Pop Haydn “Close Up Magician of the Year.”

http://www.pophaydn.com

Pop Haydn in the Close Up Gallery — The Shell Game


Pop Haydn performs the Shell Game in the Close Up Gallery at the Magic Castle. February, 2015.

The Magic Castle has twice awarded Pop “Close Up Magician of the Year.”

Pop Haydn — The Intricate Web of Distraction


Pop Haydn performs his original routine for the color-changing knives in the Close Up Gallery of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. February, 2015.

Pop Haydn in the Close Up Gallery

Cirque Chapeau! March 21st in Burbank!



Cirque Chapeau Flier 2015

 

The DATE has been changed! Please NOTE new DATE and times! March 21st!

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