|Nino and Tihany|
Nino was a disciple of the great Senor Frakson, a Spanish performer famous for his cigarette magic. Nino did many of the same cigarette effects and he used doves and silks in his very polished act. My Dad took me to his house once in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles, we must have been delivering something, but I can't remember what. Nino was always at the house helping out with some project my Dad was involved with. This is a picture that I found that is really only magically based because of the two subjects. There is no prop and I have no specific story. I just know that when Tihany was in town, Nino sometimes helped him navigate the L.A. area. Here are the two of them in what is simply describable only as a moment of exuberance. That may be Nino's truck and they were picking up something from my Dad. This is in the parking lot of the warehouse on Chapel in Alhambra.
One of the people who I have heard from since the article came out is Connie Keeler Mcleod, she worked many big shows with my Dad along with her husband Bill. She told me that Nino was still around and that she speaks to him on occasion. I hope this picture will bring back some fond memories for him if he gets a chance to see it, I know it brought some back for me.