Happy Birthday Harry!

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2017

We’ve posted this before, but what better way to celebrate the 143 birthday of Harry Houdini? This should be a holiday for magicians; after all, Houdini’s name is still foremost among magicians after almost a century!

Have a great and safe weekend, everyone. Go out and make some history of your own!

Lance Burton Circa 1989

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2017

This video clip features Lance Burton’s performance at the 1989 Royal Variety. It is always great to watch Lance work!

Conklin’s Magic Books On Strange Inheritance

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2017

The story of Rex Conklin’s magic library will be told on the March 27 episode of Strange Inheritance on the Fox Business Channel (check your local listings). This clip previews the episode, which features scenes from a Potter and Potter Auction.

Shimshi ON WJBK

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2017

From WJBK Fox 2 in Michigan comes an in studio appearance from Shimshi ahead of his performance at the Yad Ezra Food Pantry’s fundraiser last night. You can keep up with Shimshi over at his website.

Where Do Little Magic Dragons Come From?

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2017

This video, from earlier this year, assures us that the next generation is coming along just fine.

See more of the original, and larger, Piff the Magic Dragon at his website.

This Month’s Free Book Download From Conjuring Arts

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2017

This time around the good folks at Conjuring Arts have put an undisputed classic up as this month’s free to download Book Club entry. One of the indispensable textbooks of card magic, The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard and Frederick Brau, is now available to download for free for a limited time. All you have to do is visit the Conjuring Arts Store to claim your high quality PDF download. As if that isn’t enough, they have also arranged for a live, streamed discussion on the text lead by R. Paul Wilson. Follow Conjuring Arts’ social media (like Twitter or Facebook) for more information.

DaVinci Needs Help, American Museum Of Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2017

Today’s opening clip is of David DaVinci. You may know him from his Magic Master Summit or as the Thrillusionist. While performing on cruise ships, his wife and main assistant Jamie fell from one of their illusions and shattered her wrist. It sounds like his act’s liability insurance and the cruise ship are letting them down and now Jamie is in Spain needing wrist surgery that will have to be paid up front. For the next few days David is selling lifetime access to the Magic Master Summit for $97 (a $200 discount) to try to raise the money for the surgery. You can also make a PayPal donation or just buy one of the DaVinci DVDs. For the best updates on Jamie’s condition, head to FaceBook.

The Battle Creek Enquirer has details on the new season of magic at the American Museum of Magic, which is scheduled to begin April 1st. That is also their 39th anniversary!

The Hollywood Reporter has details from a fundraiser at the Improv that ended up seeing Andy Dick interviewing Andrew Goldenhersh about Daryl Easton’s recent death and some of Goldenhersh’s statements have contradicted popularly reported news of the unfortunate death.