With sadness we have to ask you one more time to join us in mourning the passing of another dear friend, Joan Rivers. The circle gets smaller and smaller. She had courage and ambition – she was elegant and graceful, and she had a mouth liked a truck driver!
Her wit was so quick – her instant reply was directed right at you. It didn’t matter if you were a Friend or just an Associate, she would come straight at you! Her clever dialogue made her the “Queen of Comedy”.
As you can see by the photo – circa early 1970’s – we go way back. When she saw my moustache, she commented that it was old fashioned – she said, “Errol
Flynn is gone!” – so I shaved it off at her advice. She was part of our early NBC Television special – she performed as a magician’s assistant and became part of our awards show during which we sawed her in half! You saw how well we put her back together….
You hear about appearances for the President at The White House or at The Palace for the Queen but when you get the request for a command performance from the Man Upstairs, no one can say “No” – sorry, Joan. It is our loss, but they need entertainment up there too, so when I hear an Angel laugh I will know you are doing your job. Humor is needed to take off the pressure from the tumult on Earth.
You WERE the red carpet – without you the red carpet is nothing. You are elite in the Women of Comedy – you were a great teacher. What will all of the protégés do now – “Can we talk?”
We treasure our memories of unforgettable you –
Love, Hugs and Kisses
From your Magical Friends in Las Vegas,
Dear Friends & Fans,
We are reaching out to you on behalf of the Friends for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Unit as their annual fundraiser draws near on October 19, 2014. This specialized group made up of two- and four-legged officers plays an extremely special role in our community. K9s and their partners are attached at the heart, not just at the end of a leash.
These dogs are highly trained and skilled. Together with their Officer partner, they are invaluable and intimidating protectors of our community. As our Valley has grown, crime has escalated, necessitating additional law enforcement presence. The capabilities that the K-9s bring to the job cannot be replicated by man or machine – truly making them heroes.
Even though these K9s are considered Police Service Dogs, there is no insurance stipulated for their long-term medical needs upon retirement; therefore the officers are solely responsible for the health and well-being of their retired companions. This has been an especially tough year with many dogs retiring and suffering from work-related disabilities and even something as unusual as a killer bee attack that injured three dogs and took the life of a fourth, all belonging to the same Officer.
We hope that we can count on you to join us in supporting these amazing men, women and their special partners who have given so much and asked for so little in return.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, to assist with the organization, you may do so by credit card by going to their website:
Siegfried & Roy
Dear Fans and Friends of ours and of the great Robin Williams,
We send our deepest sympathy to all of you who are mourning his loss… The world has lost a Giant. He took the time to entertain us all and could make us laugh as well as bring us to tears; the only thing he couldn’t do was take the time to pamper and take care of himself – that is the heartbreaker.
Siegfried and I remember him well, one of our favorite visits happened on a trip to Los Angeles when we went to meet with DreamWorks regarding our animated series “Father of the Pride”. Suddenly a golf cart appeared and Steven Spielberg said, “Come on Guys” and took us to the set of the movie “Hook” where Robin was rehearsing his role as Peter Pan along with Dustin Hoffman as Capt. Hook and Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell – unfortunately we just missed Julia Roberts, but we did see Robin and Dustin. Also involved in the project was the brilliant stage designer that did our Mirage show, John Napier.
He also visited our show several times, memorably on my 50th birthday (see photo). As he came upstairs to our apartment he made the comment “I see Whoopi Goldberg was here before me and loaned you her hairstyle”. He also complimented us regarding the show saying “It never gets old; every time I see it, it looks new”.
Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw were also in attendance and I took them into my bedroom where there was a White Tiger and an Asian Leopard there with whom I meditated each night before the second show.
Steven Spielberg said to me with a big smile, “Thank you for bringing Indiana Jones to life right in front of us”.
One time when we saw Robin Siegfried looked at him and asked “Is there something wrong with you? Did you not like the show?” Robin replied, “No I loved it I’m just having one of those days.” Siegfried said, “I think that all of us in the entertainment business battle demons – I know I do. It comes from the pressure that you put on yourself that each show must be better than the previous one. I go through it all the time, but I licked mine when I went to Puerto Rico – away from everything – now I am myself again.”
Robin would also imitate our German accents yelling “Yavol” when he saw us. Siegfried told him that when we came to America we did not have accents – we picked them up at the airport!
There is one thing we can say about Robin Williams; “Great is he who reminds you of no other”. There will definitely not be another Robin Williams – he was the one and only.
There is an old saying that when you laugh the world laughs with you, but when you cry you cry alone… Good night Robin.
Come to visit the most unique Secret Garden in the world at the Mirage in Las Vegas where Siegfried & Roy host the rarest of the rare. Here you can meet the new magical white lion boys, “Freedom”, “Timba-Masai”, and “Madiba” who are reigning in residence with their sisters and brothers, the White Lions of Timbavati, the Royal White Tigers of Nevada, African leopards, and Black Panthers. They are the new ambassadors of conservation and preservation in the sheltering hands of Siegfried & Roy and their SARMOTI Foundation that provides support for the plight of endangered species around the world. As you know the color white signifies hope and we have faith that these magnificent young lions will inspire you to join us in ensuring that the Lion’s roar is not silenced.
Enjoy your visit to the Secret Garden at the Mirage!
Dear Friends & Fans,
OUR REFLECTION ON THE WORLD CUP
GERMANY VS. BRAZIL
Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, trainers and the Hon. Dr. Mueller-Wohlfahrt. I watched the game with one laughing eye and one crying eye as of course I am German born but have relatives still in Brazil. In short you made me proud to be “made in Germany”.
Siegfried and I and all of our family are rooting for the continuation of the success of the team. I have to say that you did have us biting our nails for nine minutes, but after the first goal we knew you had it.
We send a million thanks to Dr. Mueller-Wohlfahrt and all of the team players who signed the original World Cup soccer ball that he gave us. I gave a good luck charm to Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt and it seems that it rubbed off on you. Boy did you show the world – you made Germany the new power word!
Just as the game was starting I invited three of my magical white Lions to kick a goal for you, so you had my white Lions playing soccer. We would like to believe that the telepathic superpower of the white lion and the magic of Siegfried and Roy kept you ticking and propelled you to your 7-1 win – Bravo Bravo! We wish we could shake each of your hands personally – mentally we do; you have our continued love and support.
All of you deserve to be knighted as the best representatives Germany can give. The next time we are back in Germany at the Bayerischerhof, we would like to have all of you come by for a cocktail to get acquainted –Probst!
With Love and Admiration,
From Team Siegfried & Roy in Las Vegas!
NUMBER POSITION NAME
1 Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
2 Defender Kevin Großkreutz
3 Defender Matthias Ginter
4 Defender Benedikt Höwedes
5 Defender Mats Hummels
6 Midfielder Sami Khedira
7 Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger
8 Midfielder Mesut Özil
9 Midfielder André Schürrle
10 Forward Lukas Podolski
11 Forward Miroslav Klose
12 Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler
13 Midfielder Thomas Müller
14 Midfielder Julian Draxler
15 Defender Erik Durm
16 Defender Philipp Lahm (c)
17 Defender Per Mertesacker
18 Midfielder Toni Kroos
19 Midfielder Mario Götze
20 Defender Jérôme Boateng
21 Defender Shkodran Mustafi
22 Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller
Dear Dr. Maya Angelou,
There are black ribbons spanning the world today. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all these years. Your life philosophy will be burned into our hearts forever. Thank you for your countless gifts.
On June 1 we are releasing a Monarch Butterfly in your honor – you will find our wishes with the butterfly and you will get your wings.
How fitting for a Queen to live in the Secret Garden; we fondly remember the poem you wrote for the opening of The Secret Garden. Love and respect will follow you from everyone in Las Vegas – our Magical Love will always be connected to your name.
When you see Nelson Mandela, give him our best, embrace him, and say “Mkula Molo”.
In loving Memory from
Your Magical Friends,
Siegfried & Roy
On this Holiday join us in celebrating the vision of America and honoring the sacrifice of all who gave their lives and service so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Thank you for what you have done for your country – we salute you.
Most important, we wish that this message inspires your own life: Know that “Nothing is impossible” and that even your wildest dream can come true – it is all up to you!
Happy Memorial Day!
Siegfried & Roy
A Magical Birthday wish – Today begins your New Year. You are now your own Architect and are able day by day to plan your year. We miss you and will applaud you ringside upon your return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. You know what the German newspaper “Der Stern” called you “Cher, the Navel of America”. Do you know what we call you? An Endangered Species!
Siegfried & Roy