performers.net forums  

Go Back   performers.net forums > THE GREEN ROOM > CURTAIN CALLS

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-25-09, 11:22 AM   #1
Peter
Unused member
 
Peter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Milford, OH, U.S.A.
Posts: 288
Embarrassed Jim Cellini, master busker

Jim Cellini passed away Monday night in Switzerland. A true master and teacher who will now play the streets of the world to come.
__________________
Non Impediti Ratione Cogitationis
Unencumbered by the Thought Process.
Peter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-09, 12:54 PM   #2
Doctor Eric
Senior Member
 
Doctor Eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: The Inner Bowels of Roseanne Arnold
Posts: 955
Default

Jim's finally gone? Sad that I haven't gotten to see him for the last couple of years. He was a great guide, and co-conspirator
__________________
?!*@!!*%?!!?@!$#%!?*?!?!

!?www.ericcash.com?!
Doctor Eric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-09, 05:34 PM   #3
nick nickolas
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: www.nicknickolas.com
Posts: 528
Default

Oh my god,,,

Jim was the first street magician I saw when I was 13/14...

Had the pleasure of meeting him propably and sharing a stage with him at FISM in Stockholm,,,

Jim your kind manner, sparkling eyes and unbridled generosity have touched 100's of thousands of people worldwide,, R.I.P.
__________________
www.nicknickolas.com

Last edited by nick nickolas; 11-25-09 at 05:37 PM.
nick nickolas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-09, 08:52 AM   #4
jeep caillouet
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: keywest,fl.
Posts: 752
Default Jim

Jim was a friend of mine sence the early 70's. I did a lot of shows along side him over the the years. He taught me so much, RIP
__________________
jeep
jeep caillouet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-09, 01:41 PM   #5
Dallas
Pier 60 Clearwater, Fl
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Clearwater, Pier 60
Posts: 158
Send a message via MSN to Dallas
Default RIP

For years I had heard stories, then I bought his videos...

...A few years ago he finally passed through Clearwater and performed at the Pier a few times and ended up getting a gig at a local cinema theater.

He was a very nice man, a well respected performer, and touched the lives of many including mine.

Thanks Jim. RIP
__________________
Busker Coordinator/Performer- Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival, Clearwater Beach, Fl.
Dallas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-09, 02:06 PM   #6
Stoned
SideShow Performer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Augusta, ME. US
Posts: 50
Default

That sux. I never had the pleasure of meeting him... Wish I did. He was a master.
RIP
__________________
"An artest makes the difficult look easy. A showman makes the easy look specteacular"
Stoned is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-09, 12:36 AM   #7
George Gilbert
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 56
Send a message via AIM to George Gilbert
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stoned View Post
I never had the pleasure of meeting him...
RIP
I never met Jim either
I'm fortunate enough to have studied under his personal students though
so I feel like I owe him a lot
Jim's my main influence in performing
RIP Cellini
__________________
www.georgegilbertshow.com
George Gilbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-09, 12:31 PM   #8
Daniel Mooncalf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Overland Park, KS.
Posts: 117
Default Thanks, Jim

Saw him at a lecture, and again at Kansas City's IBM National show. I'd never have tried busking if it weren't for his lecture. Hell, I probably wouldn't have known what busking IS, if it weren't for his lecture.
__________________
It's a family show, so get your asses over here!
Daniel Mooncalf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-09, 12:15 AM   #9
Storm Surge
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 27
Default

I never saw Jim. But everyone I have learned from has a story about him.
One of the things I have taken from him is how important it is to work with children on the street.
Storm Surge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-09, 04:02 PM   #10
noelbritten
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1
Default

A Book Of Condolence has been opened at
http://www.internationalmagic.com/guestbook/gbook.php
noelbritten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-09, 04:03 PM   #11
charliekarl
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the road
Posts: 38
Default

I am thankful for every second I got to spend in the presence of Jim.

Without Jim and his books as inspiration my life would be a boring office job. Instead, I have had six years of adventure, wonderment and learning the art of magic. I thank him for so much!

When I first met Jim and Marianne a few years ago they treated me with great kindness and hospitality and it was a joy to sit for days and listen to their stories.

Through his magic and actions he touched innumerous lives. My life was definitely one of those. The world has lost a legend!
charliekarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-09, 06:45 PM   #12
jimmy talksalot
Member
 
jimmy talksalot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: my home is new orleans but i'm not always there
Posts: 87
Default

he was a great man.

he gave so much.

he changed my life and he saved it when i was about to give up on it.

i am forever indebt to him for choosing the life he chose and showing us how to be.

i will never forget the times i was able to see him in new orleans and i will always remember everything he told me.

Cellini rest in peace. you will always be remembered.
jimmy talksalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-09, 01:54 PM   #13
Butterfly Man
Refurbished Member
 
Butterfly Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Farthest point south in US
Posts: 1,606
Hat The Final Pitch

I found himů
as he reached for a cigarette
smoke swirled in a smile
then I watched amazed
as he made it disappear
in the words
of always
good-bye.
__________________
butterflyman.com
Butterfly Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.