Luxor Gali-Gali

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[[Luxor Gali-Gali]] (1902 - ) was born Mahgoub Mohammed Hanafi in Egypt. He is noted for his cups and balls finale producing several live baby chicks. The translation of his stage name is "Quickly Quickly"  and this title has been used by members of his family, for eight generations.
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}}[[Luxor Gali-Gali]] (1902 - ) was noted for his cups and balls finale producing several live baby chicks. The translation of his stage name is "Quickly Quickly" in Turkish and this title has been used by members of his family, for eight generations.<ref>http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1940/05/04/1940_05_04_013_TNY_CARDS_000180245</ref>
  
Became an American citizen in 1944 and settled in Las Vegas.
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He became an American citizen in 1944.
  
He performed many times on the [[Ed Sullivan Show | Ed Sullivan's  Toast of the Town]] TV show in the late 1940s.
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Gali-Gali performed many times on the [[Ed Sullivan Show | Ed Sullivan's  Toast of the Town]] TV show in the late 1940s.
  
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When the United States entered World War II, he toured the army camps and sponsored by Lucky Strike Cigarettes in a pre-U.S.O. camp tour.<ref>Magic A Pictorial History History of Conjurers in the Theater  by David Price (1985)</ref>
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He carried a card from the Royal S.P.C.A. of England, certifying that no cruelty, only dexterity is used in handling the baby chicks. And while appearing in New York City, the local S.P.C.A. would send an officer each week to pick up the chicks, and retire them to a farm.<ref>Magician of the Month, MUM, FEBRUARY, 1963</ref>
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By 1963, Luxor Gali-Gali was getting so much business in Las Vegas, Nevada, that he moved his family there.
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
* http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1940/05/04/1940_05_04_013_TNY_CARDS_000180245
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Revision as of 12:40, 6 July 2011

Luxor Gali-Gali
BornMahgoub Mohammed Hanafi
October 23, 1902
Port Said, Egypt
Died?
Luxor Gali-Gali (1902 - ) was noted for his cups and balls finale producing several live baby chicks. The translation of his stage name is "Quickly Quickly" in Turkish and this title has been used by members of his family, for eight generations.[1]

He became an American citizen in 1944.

Gali-Gali performed many times on the Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town TV show in the late 1940s.

When the United States entered World War II, he toured the army camps and sponsored by Lucky Strike Cigarettes in a pre-U.S.O. camp tour.[2]

He carried a card from the Royal S.P.C.A. of England, certifying that no cruelty, only dexterity is used in handling the baby chicks. And while appearing in New York City, the local S.P.C.A. would send an officer each week to pick up the chicks, and retire them to a farm.[3]

By 1963, Luxor Gali-Gali was getting so much business in Las Vegas, Nevada, that he moved his family there.

References

  1. http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1940/05/04/1940_05_04_013_TNY_CARDS_000180245
  2. Magic A Pictorial History History of Conjurers in the Theater by David Price (1985)
  3. Magician of the Month, MUM, FEBRUARY, 1963


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