Oriental martial arts (though I no longer practice due to two knees that have some problems).
Trivia, comedy and punning.
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MusicJazz, though not the atonalists, especially big band swing and what I call "3AM closing the bar piano." Mozart. Filk (a form of folk music that focuses on science fictional themes). Some bluegrass. Blues, especially slide guitar. Celtic, especially Enya, Pentangle, Barrage and the Battlefield Band. GOOD drumming of any kind.
MoviesWu Xia cinema (kung fu movies - a guilty pleasure, I admit), chambara (Samurai films, same reason), Akira Kurosawa, film noir.
The Marx Brothers, Danny Kaye, the Hope/Crosby Road pictures, almost any swashbuckler from the late 30's and into the 40's
Fail Safe, On the Beach, the Gene Barry version of War of the Worlds (NOT the Tom Cruise version, thanks, anyway!)
Ray Harryhausen films, anything with Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee or, of course, Bela Lugosi and old movie serials, like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Radar Men From The Moon
- oh yes - and Godzilla movies. Gotta love the Big Green Guy!
Troma films ..
BooksThe Dai Vernon Book of Magic, 13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda, Red Planet, by Robert Heinlein (the first "grown up" book my Dad ever read to me as a kid and which really locked me in as a science fiction fan), the Lensman series by E.E. "Doc Smith, Ph.D., Practical Mental Effects by Theo. Annemann, Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo, editor, Tranceformations by Bandler and Grinder, General Techniques of Hypnotism by Andre Weitzenhoffer (for its influence on me in my high school days) and so many, many more...
HeroesRichard Rescorla, who went BACK into the twin towers on 9/11 several times to make sure that all of the people in his company got out safely. He died in the attempt.
Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt (Google him - THAT's a Hero!)
Roger Young, winner of the Medal of Honor.
Wong fei-Hung, one of the Ten Young Tigers of Shangtung and associate of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen who helped overthrow the Last Emperor of China.
Danny Kaye, not only for his incredible humor, but for his work with UNICEF, later on, as well as for his work for human rights.
The character Lou Bookman, from the Twilight Zone episode "One For the Angels," whom I can relate to, very closely. If you haven't seen the episode, do so - it really comes close to my definition of what a hero does.
Gordon R. Dickson, author, who fought valiantly against such crippling allergies that he was a virtual prisoner in his home, yet he still wrote and enjoyed life.
My Dad, who fought harder than anyone I've ever known against leukemia and lasted longer than the doctors believed possible. And so many others - there really isn't enough space... and this sums it up: ..
Lee Darrow Hypnotist Magician Mentalist has 850 friends.
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About me:Author of the ONLY ebook on Safety for Stage Hypnotists.
Visit my web page at www.leedarrow.com
My clients include Kraft Foods,Oprah Winfrey, the Chicago Bulls, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Sandals Resorts, Weber Grill, Starlight Children's Foundation and even McDonald's Y2K Party at their World Headquarters!
I specialize in trade shows, hospitality suites, collegiate, high school, graduation party and post prom event work as a hypnotist, magician and mentalist.
ALL shows are fully customizable to fit the needs of the client and to focus on getting their message across.
|TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - The Survey....|
|Birthday:||April 2nd (I missed April Fool's Day by an hour and 10 minutes!)....|
|Birthplace:||a small planet called "Earth" North American continent....|
|Current Location:||seated at my computer, of course....|
|Hair Color:||red/brown/grey/blonde depending on how much sun I get....|
|Height:||5'8" or so....|
|Right Handed or Left Handed:||ambidexterous....|
|Your Heritage:||Scots Danish....|
|The Shoes You Wore Today:||well worn....|
|Your Weakness:||female hypnotists, good sushi, good conversation and science fiction....|
|Your Fears:||that my last words will be: "Oh *&^, not by THAT incompetent twerp!"....|
|Your Perfect Pizza:||cooked - no anchovies, pepperoni or japlapenos at the minimum....|
|Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:||Beat my income goal by 20%....|
|Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:||When are they going to put voice on the Mac version of this *(&%^@ thing?!....|
|Thoughts First Waking Up:||Who thinks when waking up?! I run on reflex for at LEAST an hour!....|
|Your Best Physical Feature:||My voice....|
|Your Bedtime:||Naturally, about 4:30AM....|
|Your Most Missed Memory:||Do I have one? I can't recall.......|
|Pepsi or Coke:||RC - diet....|
|McDonalds or Burger King:||Anago (grilled Eel sushi)!....|
|Single or Group Dates:||I refuse to answer on advice of counsel....|
|Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:||SoBe - Zen Blend....|
|Chocolate or Vanilla:||Dulce de Leche....|
|Cappuccino or Coffee:||Cafe Mocha....|
|Do you Smoke:||No, nay, never!....|
|Do you Swear:||Occasionally, but not in front of the audience unless the script calls for it.....|
|Do you Sing:||Yes. Illinois State Madrigal Champion member, 1970....|
|Do you Shower Daily:||Generally....|
|Have you Been in Love:||Of course....|
|Do you want to go to College:||Been there, done that, three times.....|
|Do you want to get Married:||Too late....|
|Do you belive in yourself:||to be what?....|
|Do you get Motion Sickness:||Rarely....|
|Do you think you are Attractive:||Attractive to what? I am very attractive to chiggers (they LOVE to munch on me) and some people find me okay.....|
|Are you a Health Freak:||Not hardly....|
|Do you get along with your Parents:||Sort of, yes....|
|Do you like Thunderstorms:||So long as they take a live and let-live attitude toward me and my systems....|
|Do you play an Instrument:||I used to play drums (jazz) and a bit of flute (jazz also)....|
|In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:||Yes, but not to excess....|
|In the past month have you Smoked:||No, nay never!....|
|In the past month have you been on Drugs:||Only the ones my Doctor wants me to take to stay healthy.....|
|In the past month have you gone on a Date:||With my wife, yes....|
|In the past month have you gone to a Mall:||Only to buy things I REALLY needed....|
|In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:||Nope.....|
|In the past month have you eaten Sushi:||Yep - regularly. I was raised on the stuff....|
|In the past month have you been on Stage:||Since I perform for a living, that would be a BIG YES!....|
|In the past month have you been Dumped:||Only dumped on.....|
|In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:||Nope. Too cold in Chicago for that.....|
|In the past month have you Stolen Anything:||Just the hearts of my audiences!....|
|Ever been Drunk:||Many moons ago - didn't enjoy it much.....|
|Ever been called a Tease:||Yep - I am a magician after all!....|
|Ever been Beaten up:||I used to compete in the martial arts - I have been beaten up by professionals.....|
|Ever Shoplifted:||No, shops are too heavy for me to lift.....|
|How do you want to Die:||Slaughtering an honor guard of bad guys to escort me to my reward in style or at the hands of a jealous husband - when I'm 98.....|
|What do you want to be when you Grow Up:||As if THAT will ever happen!....|
|What country would you most like to Visit:||Japan, China or Scotland - it's a toss up.....|
Who I'd like to meet:Event planners, party organizers, and trade show booth arrangers who are seeking the BEST in magical, hypnotic or mentalist entertainment for their event!
With my personalized approach to EVERY event, the attendees KNOW WHO it was they were there to see WHAT the event was about and WHY they remember it so vividly in the future! And WHY they GRIN so widely WHEN THEY REMEMBER YOUR EVENT!
I also look forward to talking to anyone who wants a good hypnosis, magic or mentalism show for their next party or event, of course!
And, of course, POST PROM coordinators! Hypnosis shows that are SAFE, APPROPRIATE and ENTERTAINING for them are becoming fewer by the day! CALL ME and make sure that you get a show that you can be SURE OF!
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Chicago, IL USA
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 8" / Some extra baggage
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Children: Love kids, but not for me
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: Grad / professional school
- Occupation: Hypnotist Magician Mentalist, Entertainer
Eastern Michigan University
1978 to 1979
- Ypsilanti, MI
- Graduated: N/A
- Major: Business
- Minor: Psychology
- Clubs: Martial Arts, Choir
Northeastern Illinois University
1972 to 1974
- Chicago, IL
- Graduated: N/A
- Student status: Alumni
- Major: Psychology
- Minor: Vocal Music & TV Production
- Clubs: Martial Arts Club, Science Fiction
Lee Darrow Enterprises, LLC
- Chicago, IL US