The Bio-Vlog

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Daredevil Stunts: BioVlog 177 of 384

June 22, 2021

Due to my fighting in Tijuana; cliff diving; and my motorcycle riding days – along with other extreme endeavors – I have been told, more than once, that I over-react in everything I do. As a consequence, many of my friends assume that I’m an…

Carson, Kelly, and Peck: BioVlog 176 of 384

June 22, 2021

I just finished a show that included, Monty Hall, Jimmy Stewart and James Caan. Yerkes places his hand on my shoulder and says, “Rick, follow me. There are some other celebrities who would like to see your magic.” As we approach the group, Yerkes says,…

TABLE TALK 20

June 22, 2021

“I’m seated aboard a beautiful yacht with film star and magician John Calvert and SWAT Team Leader Chuck Curtis. Gents, what personal qualities did you detect when you first met Richard?” “Jon,” Calvert says, “I would say tenacity. Tammy and I often reminisce about the…

The Greatest Celebrities: BioVlog 175 of 384

June 22, 2021

Bobby Yerkes comes over, slaps me on the back and says, “You will be playing to some of the most celebrated entertainers in show-biz. Go get’em. They’re all rich. Take their money. Take it all!” With pocketed cards, I grab my miniature green felted poker…

Tag-Along: BioVlog 174 of 384

June 22, 2021

On another auspicious occasion, my stuntman friend, Bobby Yerkes, books me to entertain at a party honoring the 1984 Emmy Award winners for behind-the-scenes categories: writers, producers, production people, and so on. Right away the technical producer approaches me and says sternly, “Your wife Janalee…

Genii Magazine: BioVlog 173 of 384

June 22, 2021

After the 1982 wedding, in Genii Magazine Vernon pens:  “A few days after returning to Hollywood, Bill Bowers, who amazes everyone by his generosity and thoughtfulness, drove Chris Michaels and his wife, Evelyn, Judy Dolan, and myself to San Diego to attend Richard Turner’s wedding.…

Janalee Anger Vixen: BioVlog 172 of 384

June 22, 2021

I pocket my cards and we eventually make it to the ceremony, where vows are successfully exchanged. After the wedding, my sister Lori comes up to me and asks thoroughly disgusted, “What kind of evil woman have you married? Janalee just came up to me…

Bride Waits – Professor Watches: BioVlog 171 of 384

June 22, 2021

(Vernon is my best man, and he’s dressed in classic gambling dandy attire, replete with top hat and cane. The outfit has been furnished by MGM Studios and Jim Blowers, not surprisingly, is my best sidekick.) Professor and I have sequestered ourselves in the minister’s…

Best-Man and Celebrities: BioVlog 170 of 384

June 22, 2021

To further improve the odds of this marriage succeeding, I purchase another home and rent out the others. It is a six bedroom, three bath home that includes a photographic dark room. It is entirely solar-heated, and the bathroom tiles heat up at an appropriate…

Two Champs and a Snatch: BioVlog 169 of 384

June 22, 2021

I’m minding my own business on the floor of a Vegas casino when I think I’m being kidnapped. I freeze with concern when four burly African-American men approach me. One says, “Richard Turner, you’re coming with us!”   I stiffen, ready to hold my ground thinking…

Table of Contents

(In chronological order)

Opposite Directions: BioVlog 82 of 384

June 9, 2021

Diverse Exercises: BioVlog 83 of 384

June 10, 2021

Armando Lucero: BioVlog 84 of 384

June 11, 2021

Table Talk 10

June 11, 2021

Assessed By the Experts: BioVlog 85 of 384

June 11, 2021

Tightrope Walking Gopher: BioVlog 86 of 384

June 11, 2021

Road Apples: BioVlog 87 of 384

June 11, 2021

Professor Dai Vernon: BioVlog 88 of 384

June 11, 2021

Meritocracy: BioVlog 89 of 384

June 11, 2021

Sucker Salesman: BioVlog 90 of 384

June 11, 2021

I’ll Pay Double: BioVlog 91 of 384

June 11, 2021

Not one Dime: BioVlog 92 of 384

June 11, 2021

Won’t Get the Money: BioVlog 93 of 384

June 11, 2021

TABLE TALK 11

June 11, 2021

Unnatural Looking: BioVlog 94 of 384

June 11, 2021

Shadowing the Professor: BioVlog 95 of 384

June 11, 2021

Bless the verbal chidings: BioVlog 96 of 384

June 11, 2021

Fast Eddie and the Kid: BioVlog 97 of 384

June 11, 2021

Exceptionally deceptive: BioVlog 98 of 384

June 11, 2021

Not Castle Material: BioVlog 99 of 384

June 11, 2021

Can’t Shake the Crusoe curse: BioVlog 100 of 384

June 11, 2021

A Spade through Crusoe’s Heart: BioVlog 102 of 384

June 11, 2021

TABLE TALK 12

June 11, 2021

I’m finally in: BioVlog 103 of 384

June 11, 2021

Opening Night: BioVlog 104 of 384

June 11, 2021

Nerve-Wracking: BioVlog 105 of 384

June 11, 2021

First Review: BioVlog 106 of 384

June 11, 2021

To Fool or Expose: BioVlog 107 of 384

June 16, 2021

Tantalizing Thoughts of Larceny: BioVlog 108 of 384

June 16, 2021

Upping the Ante: BioVlog 109 of 384

June 16, 2021