Paul Lee

Profile Updated: August 26, 2014
Residing In: Tucson, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Sheri, married December 14, 1985
Occupation: Staff Scientist, Univ. of Arizona
Children: Jasmine, Born Sept. 28, 1989
Alicia, Born May 23, 1992

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Nov 03, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Welcome Trina. Glad to see you here on Sunnyside79.com. Too bad you missed the reunion but we look forward to another one in 5 yrs.

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Oct 14, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Posted on: Oct 13, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Hi there Paul, I registered for the reunion and the check is on its way. I look forward to seeing you and everyone!!!

Paul Lee has left an In Memory comment for TODD HAMPTON.
Oct 11, 2014 at 4:32 AM

This Remembrance comes from magician and author Allan Rasco who knew Todd personally and witnessed his magic first-hand. 

"I am writing a book (actually it is almost complete) and in the acknowledgment section I talk about Todd as one of the primary inspirations for me learning to do sleight of hand coin magic. The following is in the book: "I was 21 in 1976 when I walked into John Alexander’s Magic shop and, to my amazement, a room full of magicians! In that group there were two very talented magicians who preferred to do coin magic rather than card tricks like most of the other guys were doing. Todd Hampton and Lee Parks both became good friends and inspired me to want to learn close-up coin magic, or micro magic as some called it back then. Nineteen year old Todd’s hands were featured in the movie, “The Duchess and the Dirt Water Fox”, starring George Segal and Goldie Hawn. Lee, 20 at the time, is still the only person I’ve ever seen learn and flawlessly perform the routines of the great Tommy Nelson Downs, King of Coins. Both of these brother magicians tragically died at an early age but left behind a legacy that lives on through magical memories. Their inspiration is what I built my foundation of coin magic upon which eventually led to where I could write this book."

After corresponding with Allan he added this:

Hello Paul,
 
 I knew Todd personally and was glad to have known him as a friend. We met thru the Society of American Magicians, Assembly #136 here in Tucson in the late 70's. About 5 years (or so) latter it turned out that we both worked in Television at the same time. I worked at KVOA - TV-4 and I believe Todd worked there also but left just before I got hired and went to work for KGUN TV-9. I saw Todd at regular meetings of the magicians in his remaining years where we all saw his amazing sleight of hand skills and his life slowly slip away. The last time I recall seeing Todd was at a TV News location shoot we were both covering. In a big gathering of press photographers and reporters I saw Todd struggling to lift his massive ENG TV camera to his tripod. I had to help him lift and mount that huge $75,000 camera or he would have surely dropped it. He never complained about his illness, he thanked me and just kept working. I will never forget that scene or Todd as long as I live. And now that my life is slipping away from a congenital illness I am again inspired by his faith and determination to live this life to the fullest to the very end.
 
I did not go to Sunnyside High School, I was a bit older than Todd, CDO- class of 73. The reason I contacted your website was it did not allow me to post anything about him there. Without hesitation you have my permission to post the acknowledgment I wrote about Todd in my forth coming book (or any edited portion of this note). Btw, the book's title is "The Coin Collection - of - Allan Rasco". It is a teaching / technical manual of 21 of my own personal coin routines that I created and used in my Close-Up shows in over 30 years of performing as a Professional Magician. I want to honor my friend who inspired me to want to be like him and gracefully amaze and entertain with people...particularly with coins.
 
I know that Todd was a Christian, so I fully expect to see my friend and my brother in Christ again in the Heavens and in the Celestial City that is predicted to come down to Earth.
 
Allan Rasco

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Oct 06, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Hi Mary,

I did get it. Glad you are coming. We are working on finalizing all the details but it will be great. Thanks. See you soon

Paul

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Oct 14, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Hi Paul. Hoping all is well. I just reserved my ticket for reunion. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Sep 11, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Hi Elizabeth,

Good to see you on the website. Think about joining us at the reunion. Hope to see you soon.

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Sep 11, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Hi Wayne,

I say you registered for reunion. See you soon.

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Sep 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014 at 5:08 PM

I saw you are going to make it to reunion. See you soon.

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Oct 14, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Glad your coming to reunion. See you soon

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Sep 11, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I hope to see you at reunion. It's been a long time.

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Sep 01, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Happy Birthday Renee. Hope to catch up with you at the reunion.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Christmas last year. (left to right) Me, my eldest daughter Jasmine, my wife Sheri and my youngest daughter Alicia
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These are my girls, Alicia on the left and Jasmine on the right
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Look, I found Alan in San Jose, CA (11/10/09)
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