The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy: How the Tiger Kings Tamed Las Vegas by Jim MydlachIve met Siegfried and Roy on several occasions, seen their show numerous times, been in their 3-D IMAX movie, and have read their autobiography more than once. Ive received letters, photos, posters and other things from them over the years after having major surgery, and every year I still get a calendar from them at Christmas. (Which reminds me that I still need to send them a thank-you...) Ive even known people whove worked with them in their home, and Ive never heard garbage like this from those individuals--they were quite content working there, although they did say Siegfried could be a bit demanding at times.
This book is a piss-poor example of what someone writes when theyre disgruntled ex-employees with an axe to grind. Dont waste money on this crap--I checked this out from the library, because I wouldnt pay 2 cents to read what basically amounts to a re-hash of S&Rs own autobiography, written years ago, mixed with tabloid shit thrown in occasionally for the titillation factor. Theres nothing factual in here that hasnt already been covered in Siegfried and Roy: Mastering the Impossible, their autobiography from 1992. http://www.amazon.com/Siegfried-Roy-M... Actually, thats what a majority of this book consist of--a ton of stuff pretty much right out of that. Besides the excerpts theyve lifted from the autobiography, and some plausible magazine interviews w/S&R, most of this is either fodder theyve gleaned from sleazy tabloids, or have more than likely made up for the sake of selling this giant bag of kitty litter. Wait---my cat wouldnt even shit on this.
All in all, this bit of drivel doesnt tell you anything new about them, nor does it really provide much proof about the tabloidesque claims it makes. Also, the grammar is laughable and the writing itself is a joke. Almost as bad as Fifty Shades of Crap. Even when theyre presenting facts, they get dates and other pertinent information wrong. It drifts off here and there for pages at a time to go totally off-topic about things like Las Vegas history, Liberaces escapades, and a variety of other things that have little or nothing to do with S&R. As far as any shocking revelations, i.e. truths go, theres nothing that the public doesnt already basically know about S&Rs sexuality. Plus---WHO CARES? Its a non-issue, especially at this point. Read this book for a laugh at how poorly its written, but please dont spend actual money on this--get it from your local library.
Seriously--if it was possible, this would get 0 stars...
Sigfried and Roy, the very last performance
Siegfried and Roy's Animal Handler Claims Handling Errors, Not a Stroke, Caused 2003 Tiger Attack
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By Linda Massarella. At 77, the famed illusionist has a full head of hair, still dyed his signature blond. Gold chains glimmer around his neck. Two fans, looking hot and sweaty despite their sleeveless shirts, flank the entertainer and ask him to pose for a photo. An illusionist is a master entertainer, performing slights of hands and feats of magic and Siegfried has been one of the most celebrated on the planet since opening a Vegas show with partner Roy Horn in
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Siegfried and Roy are one of those famous dynamic duos whose names simply must be said together to make any sense, like Batman and Robin, Abbott and Costello, Bonnie and Clyde, Romeo and Juliet. In the s, they took the Las Vegas strip by storm with their magic -meets-tamed-tigers act, raking in the cash and showing the world that you really could mount a money-making family show in the middle of Sin City., Animal handler Chris Lawrence says Roy Horn's diminishing relationship with the show's tigers played a role in the incident. During an in-depth interview, Chris Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter that the version of events that was shared with the public — that Roy Horn suffered a stroke during the show and Mantacore the tiger grabbed onto Horn in an attempt to save him — is incorrect.
From to , Siegfried and Roy were executive producers of Father of the Pride. They immigrated to the United States and became naturalized citizens. Siegfried purchased a magic book as a child and began practicing tricks. Siegfried moved to Italy in , and began working at a hotel. He eventually found work performing magic on the ship the TS Bremen under the stage name Delmare.