Jack and J. J. cover the many perils of acting, on stage and in front of a camera. We begin with the tragedy that befell the Great Lafayette, one of the greatest magicians of all time. Then we move on to the remarkable deaths of various film stars including Martha Mansfield, Tyrone Power, and the Lees.
Near the end, we examine the low-key horror of body doubles, CGI, and what replacing our actors after their deaths might mean about the nature of personal identity.
“Molière: Death” via Wikipedia
“Gigantii teatrului românesc (I)” by Silviu Man. bookblog.ro. 10 March 2008.
“List of entertainers who died during a performance” via Wikipedia
“10 Actors Who Died During Production” by Kirsten Yovino. Movies Cheat Sheet. 19 June 2016.
Part I: On Stage/ During Production Deaths
Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
- “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark: Cast Injuries and additional replacements” via Wikipedia
- “Another Actor Speaks of ‘Spider-man’ Injuries” by Patrick Healy. The New York Times. 29 October 2010.
- “‘Spider-Man’ Resumes Shows After Injury” by Allan Kozinn. The New York Times. 16 August 2013.
- “Injured ‘Spider-Man’ Actor Blames Equipment Malfunction” by Patrick Healy. The New York Times. 18 September 2013.
- “Death of Sarah Guyard-Guillot” via Wikipedia
- “Life and Death at Cirque du Soleil” by Michael Joseph Gross. Vanity Fair (Culture). 29 May 2015.
- “Cirque du Soleil dancer died in Vegas because she climbed up rope too quickly before fall, report concludes” by Daily Mail Reporter. The Daily Mail. 30 October 2013.
The Great Lafayette
- “The magician whose greatest illusion was death” via The Scotsman.com. 8 September 2005.
- “Beauty and Lafayette” by Dean Carnegie. http://www.themagicdetective.com. 17 April 2011.
- “The Dead Magician’s Final Trick” by Debra Kelly. knowledgenuts.com. 16 October 2014.
- “The Great Lafayette” via Youtube. Posted by Vintage Magic Archives. Originally posted on 25 May 2012.
“Solomon and Sheba: Death of Tyrone Power” via Wikipedia
Interlude: When We Don’t Take Death Seriously
“Harry Einstein: Later Years and Death” via Wikipedia.
“The Actress Who Died On Stage While Portraying Her Theatrical Death” by Theodoros II. http://www.todayifoundout.com. 6 January 2014.
Part II: Replacing Dead Actors with Doubles
“Livia Soprano” via Wikipedia
“Nancy Marchand” via Wikipedia
“The Sopranos ~ Goodbye Little Livia” via Youtube. Posted by WellHelloDali. Originally Posted on 5 June 2014.
“Trail of the Pink Panther” via Wikipedia
“Recollections on ‘Pink Panther Trail’” by Vincent Canby. The New York Times. 17 December 1982.
“Game of Death” via Wikipedia
“Game of Death: Bruce Lee’s Unfinished Business” by Sascha Matuszak. fightland.vice.com. 23 September 2015.
“Brandon Lee” via Wikipedia
“16 years after his death, new song by X Japan guitarist hide released with vocals by…hide?!” by Casey Baseel. RocketNews24. 13 December 2014.
“Colectiv Nightclub Fire” via Wikipedia
Music and Sound Effects used in this podcast:
Forgotten Land by Doxent Zsigmond
“.44 Magnum sound effects” via Youtube.com
“44 Magnum Single Gunshot Sound Effect” via Youtube.com