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Ovation given to Foster, published Aug. 11, 1977, in the Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer


One of the most emotional moments ever seen at the Abbott Magic Get-Together in Colon during the past 40 years occurred Wednesday when an audience of more than 2,000 stood to applaud magician Neil Foster -- even before his act was over.

Foster, who said he was giving the final performance of his "Concert of Magic," had just finished 50 minutes of his routine when he approached the microphone to introduce his final effect.

Suddenly, the applause turned into a spontaneous, two-minute standing ovation.

When it was over, Foster thanked the audience and then performed his most famous magic feat, the "Zombie," a floating silver sphrere. And, as he completed it, the audience gave him a second standing ovation.

Foster, of Colon, is known as one of the most polished, skilled and personable magicians in the business.

His act was made even more memorable Wednesday by the appearance of his wife, Jeanne, in one short routine. She has not appeared in Foster's act for many years, and her appearance Wednesday earned lengthy applause.

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Jeanne Foster's obituary (1979)
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The Chavez course under Neil Foster (1981)
Neil Foster press release (1981)
Magic museum honors Foster (1987)
Neil Foster's obituary (1988)
Recollections of Neil Foster (1988)

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