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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

In Memoriam: Reed Rothchild

Over the weekend, The Video Archives podcast announced that Rick Dalton, who starred in the 1960s television series “Bounty Law” and was egregiously robbed of an Emmy for his guest appearance on “Lancer” prior to reinventing himself as a star of spaghetti westerns overseas in Italy, died at the age of 90. He passed away peacefully in his Hawaii home, per Video Archives, and was survived by his wife, Francesca. It was a sad day. Less reported, however, was the comprehensive story in Popular Science Magazine detailing the disappearance of Reed Rothchild, co-star of the cult movie “Angels Live in My Town” and semi-prominent San Fernando Valley professional magician, a little over five years ago when he concluded a show in the northern California city of Mount Shasta with his patented Vanishing Man trick and then never re-appeared. An unusual search and rescue team of FBI agents, physicists, and paranormal investigators were ultimately left flummoxed. 

The state of California officially closed Rothchild’s missing person case over the weekend. He is presumed dead, though the fortune teller who accompanied state officials at a small, hastily arranged press conference made certain to note that death in this specific case also included the possibility of Rothchild being in another dimension, or possibly The Andromeda Galaxy.

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