Monday, December 19, 2005

Happy Holidays

I just wanted to take the opportunity to speak to all the readers of this blog, the readers of my column and all those others who continually email me with questions, advice or comments.

Happy Holidays and the best of all things in the New Year to everyone.

I am off for a few days for some performances in Southern New Jersey.

Negotiations are still in progress for the lauch of my new show American Escape Artist in Las Vegas in mid 2006.


Friday, December 02, 2005

Update British Television

The emails continue to pore in after the re-airing of my network special Thomas Solomon: The Escape Artist on CH4. Most are not unique (requests for autographed photos, copies of the television show or posters). Some are quite interesting and below is a sampling of the past couple of days.

Dear Solomon:
I saw your tv special on channel four and thought it was awesome. I am a magician and have a book revealing how to escape from a straitjacket, but no straitjacket. Where can i get one?
many thanks

I am fascinated how you can pick locks in such a quick time. i have tryd and tryd to try and pick a yale lock and was unsuccessful. Will u be able to tell me how to achieve this.
many thanks, Josh

hey i saw your tv show on channel 4 and am very impressed. i am 16 and have been interested in lock picking for a long time. could u please give me advice on how to learn.
yours faithfully

I saw your show on channel four, I founded it very fascinating and intriguing.

Sunday, November 27, 2005


Here are some more emails recieved after the re-airing of my CH4 Special Thomas Solomon: The Escape Artist

I was wondering if you are going to tour the UK at sometime, as i'm sure after this show many people would be interested.

Just thought I'd let you know that I thought it was an excellent and fascinating show, I was glued!!! I hope to see more of you in the media!

I think that you are amazing. I would like to be just like you and once, I am sure that i passed you in the city of London. I have heard you're name on many magic and escapology shows.

I saw your first UK program on Channel Four and I thought it was wicked!!!
Definitely beats that PRETENDER David Blaine.
Please let me know when doing any more UK appearances - on televvision I mean.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

New show

I have received many, many emails from the UK regarding the airing of my segment on the Secret World of Magic on Channel Five and the re-running of my special on Channel Four.

I will post some of the more interesting emails i am receiving here. For now, here are the most interesting ones today.

Subject: detail biography of Thomas
I first saw Thomas on CH4 in the UK in Oct, do you know if the show will be availible again or will it be made availble for purchase in video tapes/DVD. Also, are there details about Thomas, his heights, stats for example? he looks very fit.

Subject: Biggest fan
I was wondering if you send signed photos or your autograph because over in the uk, I have just seen your tv special and waht you do is more impressive than David Blaine!

i am very interested in being an escape artiste. can you give me any tips on how to make lockpicks and getting out of difficult situations when using handcuffs, locked behind doors etc.
Sheffield, UK

I loved your show on Channel Four - will there be more?

Dear Thomas
I saw your show in the UK last week and I really impressed by all of your escapes. Some of them reminded me of scenes in the book "Carter Beats The Devil."
Keep up the brilliant shows, Ihope you to continue to amaze and inspire people for many years to come.

hi after watching your show last night i thought you were brill (iant), please do you think i could have an autographed photo made out to me. thanks.

London Magazine Interview

I have as of late been receiving a considerable amount of emails from magicians and those interested in the escape field as to where they could get a copy of the interview I did for the Magic Circle in London in October, 2005.

Unfortunately, this is a members-only periodical.

However, due to the interest, I asked my webmaster to post it on the thomassolomon fan site (link to your right) where it will remain for a few months before it is removed.

Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, November 21, 2005


Welcome to my new blog site.
On this blog, I will keep all of you updated as to what I will be doing in the field of magic and escape artistry.
Currently, I am in negotiations with three casinos in Las Vegas; the Luxor, Mandalay Bay and the Excalibur to host my show, American Escape Artist. At the same time, I am also in negotiations for a three series deal with the Learning Channel to host a reality show based on my abilities as an Escape Artist. For those of you who have seen my network special on Channel Four in Great Britain or my spots on the BBC, PAX television and Channel Five, it will be more of the same type of stylistic quality.

My column, Escape Velocity continues its bi-monthly run in the United Kingdom's Magic Circular, house organ of the famed Magic Circle.

Please feel free to leave your comments.

Many thanks----