“(He’s) a very talented magic inventor.”- David Copperfield

Posted by Editor on November 25th, 2014
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Live lecture Wednesday, November 26th.
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Jeff Prace is only 20 years old. At his young age, he has ALREADY worked for top magic production companies, has been published in every major magic periodical, has performed on NBC’s The Today Show, AND has released top-selling effects. Jeff Prace is truly is one creative magician.

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Franz Harary Two Decades After The World’s Greatest Magic

Posted by Michael on November 26th, 2014

On the night before Thanksgiving twenty years ago, NBC broadcast a special titled The World’s Greatest Magic. Four more editions would follow, as well as a “spin off” in the form of The World’s Most Dangerous Magic and a few solo specials for WGM performers (learn more about the specials and their legacy here). The big finale of that first show was a vanish of the space shuttle performed by Franz Harary.

Extreme Escapes’ Murray SawChuck And Kahlua

Posted by Michael on November 26th, 2014

Murray SawChuck recently posted this video of a visit to Hallmark’s Home and Family with pup Kahlua. As you no doubt already know, Murray is heavily involved with pet charities. Murray is also featured in the upcoming Reelz series Extreme Escapes, which premieres this Saturday night, November 29. Over the course of the first season, Murray performs over 20 escapes. He sat down with Vegas icon Robin Leach to talk about the TV show, his new show at the Sin City Theater (Planet Hollywood) and why Vegas loves magic. You can read that Q&A session on the Las Vegas Sun website.

Movie Magic, Taj Mahal Looking For Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 26th, 2014

Andrew Basso is the latest Illusionist to stop by USA Today. Their profile seems like a good way to start today’s Magic Bulletin.

Now You See Me 2, according to ScreenRant, will actually be called Now You See Me: The Second Act. iTricks was hoping for Now You See Me 2: Electric Bugaloo.

Speaking of movies, The Deccan Chronicle is reporting that Akshay Kumar has been cast as PC Sorcar in the upcoming biopic by Soumik Sen.

Speaking of Indian magic, the traditional home of Delhi’s street performers is still in danger of being destroyed by the government. Aljazeera details the latest in the efforts to save their colony.

The New York Post says that Carl Icahn is hoping Herbert L. Becker can turn around the fortunes of Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Becker is an expert at such things now, but he started as a magician and sidekick for Bozo!

Finally, Autism Daily Newscast profiled 15 year old magician Austin James, who promotes autism awareness.

BLAYSHIN: Break Dancing Magician

Posted by Michael on November 25th, 2014

BLAYSHIN The Break Dancing Magician from Trent Nathaniel on Vimeo.

Meet Blayshin the break dancing magician. He does magic. He break dances. He vaguely reminds me of Shock G being Humpty. What more do you want people? I will tell you want I want and that is more Blayshin. I looked for a website and did not find one…

Hollingworth Collection

Posted by Editor on November 25th, 2014
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The Hollingworth Collection from Dan and Dave on Vimeo.

Six years ago we began a voyage to produce a project that possessed potential to transform the world of magic. Today that journey culminates with the release of the Hollingworth Collection, and needless to say, our groundbreaking expectations have been far surpassed.

“Guy is the finest card magician in Britain and amongst the top two or three in the world. Every move and moment exudes consummate sophistication and wit; effortless, natural, matchless. This compilation is a magnificent, hilarious treat and will have you grinning and shouting with glee. You not only admire him, you want desperately to be him.” – Derren Brown

Guy Hollingworth, undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated magicians of our time, first released his VHS The Reformation in 1994. This remarkable first publication gave way to releases exhibiting not only Guy’s ingenuity, but his elegant and refined style of performance. In truth, Guy’s integral contributions to magic shaped our aesthetic approach to the craft.

Without him, we wouldn’t be who we are today.

“I’ve known Guy Hollingworth for over 20 years and he’s one of the greatest proponents of sleight of hand I’ve ever met. This exclusive set is a must have.” – Bill Kalush

With the aid of the Hollingworth Collection, a compendium of original and updated material spanning The London Collection, Routines, and The Reformation, we are confident that Guy will influence you, much like he did us, for the better.

“Guy’s magic is ingenious, baffling and as refined as his wardrobe. My highest recommendation.” – R. Paul Wilson

Each set boasts eight hours of in depth footage and an exclusive pack of commemorative playing cards. The seasoned students of Guy will appreciate his use of STUD playing cards, not for their design but for how thin they were.

Working closely with the USPCC, we’ve created a deck like no other. Each pack feels extremely thin in the hands while still upholding our strict standard of quality. In addition to how the cards handle, the backs parallel early twentieth century art deco, shimmering gold in the light of the sun. If they weren’t in the hands of Hollingworth, they’d be in Jay Gatsby’s. Owning a set is the only way to treasure such an extraordinary deck in such an exquisite form.

Whether it be your first experience or yet another encounter, we are pleased to invite you to join our journey with Guy as our guide.

Signed and limited to 1,000 copies.

Available exclusively at, http://shop.dananddave.com/hollingworth-collection.html

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Dynamo, Jan Rouven, Sad News And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 25th, 2014

Dynamo (seen above in some video from a month or two ago on ITV’s This Morning) was among the celebs to turn up at Hampstead’s Christmas Festival which featured Fool Me’s Jonathan Ross and Barbara Windsor turning on the holiday lights. Read more on the Ham & High news website.

Illusionists-mania continues, this time with the AP talking to Adam Trent and Andrew Basso. You can read it here.

Meanwhile in Las Vegas, Jan Rouven’s New Illusions show opens at the Tropicana’s Laugh Factory this Friday.

Many of you are no doubt aware of the recent shooting at Florida State University. Farhan “Ronny” Ahmed, who was paralyzed after being shot multiple times, is an enthusiastic magician who was a part of Project Magic in high school. You can read more about Ronny Ahmed in this recent Orlando Sentinel story.