Archive for the 'Siegfried and Roy' Category

Las Vegas Flags At Half Mast For Siegfried

Posted by Michael on February 4th, 2021

KTNV coverage of Nevada flags at half mast to honor the memory of Siegfried Fischbacher.

A Classic From S&R

Posted by Michael on January 15th, 2021

A fitting clip given the recent 100th anniversary of the effect, Siegfried and Roy sawing Lynette Chappell in half!

S&R The Magic Box Trailer

Posted by Michael on January 15th, 2021

The trailer from The Magic Box, a biopic about the duo starring Siegfried and Roy themselves. Originally released in IMAX theaters, it is on DVD too (I know, I have a copy).

How S&R Changed Las Vegas…

Posted by Michael on January 15th, 2021

A piece from ABC’s Nightline with Siegfried and Roy discussing their impact on Las Vegas.

More Siegfried and Roy From KTNV

Posted by Michael on January 15th, 2021

KTNV posted this raw video from the early ‘90s of Siegfried and Roy as a tribute to the late Siegfried Fischbacher.

We’ll be running Siegfried and Roy clips all day…

Siegfried Fischbacher Passes Away At 81

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2021

KTNV coverage of the death of legendary Vegas performer Siegfried Fischbacher at the age of 81.

BROKEN WAND: Roy Horn Dies At 75

Posted by Michael on May 8th, 2020

Roy Horn, of Siegfried and Roy, has passed away due to complications from Covid-19 at the age of 75. Earlier tonight Las Vegas ABC affiliate KNTV reported his health was declining; his death was announced a very short time later.

You can read more on the Variety, Deadline, ABC News and US Weekly websites. Horn was a native of Nordenham, Germany and is best known for his partnership with Siegfried Fischbacher. The pair were known for their big stage illusions, a flashy personal style and the use exotic animals, particularly white tigers. Horn survived after being mauled by a tiger on stage in 2003.

I have to be honest: I do not know what to say. Siegfried and Roy were a HUGE part of why I became interested in magic as a child. Like Elvis and Liberace and Charro, they did not even need last names to be household names. They were the epitome of Las Vegas flash and glitz and their career was unbelievable. Arena tours, Vegas shows, TV specials, their own cartoon, their own prime time sitcom cartoon, 3D Imax movie, animal activism and more! You can learn more about the amazing career of Siegfried and Roy, the Masters of the Impossible, on their website.