Sadly, I did not make the IBM convention this year. Fantasio was presented with a lifetime achievement award and this montage celebrating his work was shown at the convention. Born in Buenos Aires in 1936, Ricardo Roucau caught the magic bug after seeing a the film Three Little Words. After marrying Monica, a dancer, he built an act around them performing as a couple. They originally toured America as “Larry and Daisy” in 1964, but soon became known as Fantasio and Monica and were a hit. The pair played the Sullivan show five times! Only a couple of years after coming to the United States Fantasio began marketing his best known effects, the appearing candles and cane. To this day his name is synonymous with the props!
We will let Fantasio wrap up this edition of Video Friday and, for that matter, July. Have a great weekend!