Tony Blake’s Magic Deck [Magic on the Block]

Posted by Michael on October 21st, 2014

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It was a little before my time, but for many magicians Bill Bixby flying around and solving mysteries in The Magician is a very fond memory. It launched about 41 years ago on ABC and only ran one season, but it regularly featured the Magic Castle and had Mark Wilson as its advisor.

If you are one who was influenced by the adventures of jet setting magician/crime stopper Tony Blake, you may be interested in the this new eBay offering. Currently on the auction block is an official deck of The Magician magic cards STILL IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING. The cards (which look very much like TV Magic Cards to us) originally sold for $1.98, but the bidding starts at $50 (plus $10.25 shipping). It may seem a little steep, but few words in the collectable world raise a price like ORIGINAL PACKAGING.

If you want to try to add this deck to your card library, check out the auction listing here. It runs until Saturday, October 25.

Learn from the Man Who Fooled Penn & Teller

Posted by Editor on October 21st, 2014

Watch Live on October 22nd
Download available within 48 hours after the live lecture.

Nick is bringing you a lecture that you will not forget. Having authored numerous books and magic effects including, Nest of Wallets, Spooked, Pro-Flite and so much more, Nick will be showcasing his style of magic. He will also share with you his tips on how to book gigs, approaching a table or group of people, how to routine and more!

Purchase at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer including these fine retailers:

Hocus Pocus
MJM Magic
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Saturn Magic
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World Magic Shop
Dynamite Magic Shop


Jibrizy’s Back

Posted by Michael on October 21st, 2014

Last time we saw Jibrizy he was stealing wallets from policemen. This time he is eating matches… but c’mon, stealing a cop’s wallet is hard to top!

So what do y’all think? Is Jibrizy poised to be the next big thing?

Naked Magicians, Engagements And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 21st, 2014

Today’s lead off video is from KTNV 13 in Vegas. It features a studio visit from Naked Magicians performers Charles Bach and Andrew Goldenhersh…. don’t worry, they are fully clothed. The Naked Magicians are appearing at the Tommy Wind Theater until Halloween.

Don’t forget Bill Malone will appear on next week’s NCIS Los Angeles next Monday. Check your local listings for the CBS action drama.

Robin Leach says in his Las Vegas Sun column there is not a feud between magicians Murray SawChuck, leaving the Trop, and Jan Rouven, moving into the Trop, as the pair recently had beers together.

The New Indian Express is reporting that Rajeev Memunda recently performed a blindfolded motorbike drive through the streets of Vadakara in conjunction with a rally for Kerala Yukthivadi Sangham (rationalist group).

“Magic Babe” Ning Cai broke a few hearts when she announced her retirement last week and she is breaking a few more (and shedding some light on future plans) by announcing her engagement. More details will when find them.

Finally, the News Observer highlights the magical life of former Linking Ring editor and magic author Phil Willmarth, who passed away last month. You can read it at their website.

Hollingworth Collection

Posted by Editor on October 21st, 2014

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,


Wisconsin Houdini Exhibition To Be Revamped

Posted by Michael on October 20th, 2014

As the video above states, Halloween is only a couple of weeks away and for magicians that always brings on thoughts of Houdini. It also reminded WLUK Fox 11 that this was the anniversary of the death of Appleton’s favorite son, so they replayed this look at the Houdini Exhibit from 2003. According to their website the Outagamie museum which hosts the display will soon be taking it down because they have received $300,000 in grants which will allow them to put up a new, bigger exhibit next June.

Get Ahead of the Game with Jonathan Levit

Posted by Editor on October 20th, 2014

Jonathan Levit: Ahead of the Game” is ISSUE #5 in the Black Rabbit Series, which features outstanding professional magicians from around the world who perform full shows for live un-coached audiences.

“Frankly, I’m surprised Jonathan has released the very routines he’s taken years to perfect. Masterful, amazing routines I have quietly coveted since I first saw him wow an audience with them. Now, the ‘wow’ can be yours too.”
- Bruce Gold

“Jonathan’s show embodies roll-in-the-aisles comedy and jaw-dropping magic. This combination is exactly what is needed to leave your audiences with the feeling they’ve witnessed something completely impossible. Studying his comedic timing alone will enhance your show greatly. Learning the tools he uses to create his mind blowing magic will raise you to a whole new level as a performer.”
- Suzanne

“Jonathan is a perfectionist. It shows in his pure sleight of hand and the way he thinks.”
- Dean Dill

“After having given many Performance Workshops, it was a real pleasure for me to watch magic through the performance of a real actor. Is there a difference? You bet. Jonathan’s performance is clear, focused, intelligent and professional. (Note: Like magic should be done.) The magic is well served by Jonathan’s audience management. He knows how to tell a story, engage his audience and sell a trick. The effects, while different, are in everyone’s reach, yet his style and presentation make them memorable. Do yourself a favor, watch this DVD.”
- Bob Fitch

“Jonathan really ‘gets it’ when it comes to magic. Not only does he fool everyone with his magic, but he makes a real connection to the audience. More magicians need to think this way. More magicians need to see this DVD.”
- Dan Garrett

“Jonathan Levit has put the time and thought into his magic to make it great, now he is willing to put time and effort with his fellow magicians We can now all benefit from his efforts.”
- Stephen Bargatze

“I have seen Jonathan’s live show numerous times at The Magic Castle and the audience reactions to his most powerful effects simply have to be seen to be believed. Jonathan is a highly skilled magician who is opening the doors to his repertoire on this DVD. If you want to become a better magician, watch this and learn as much as you can from a true master of the magical arts.”
- Anthony Asimov

Purchase from your favorite Murphy’s Magic Dealer including these fine retailers:
Hocus Pocus
MJM Magic
Free Post Magic
World Magic Shop
Magic Trick Store
Merchant of Magic

See the ENTIRE Black Rabbit Series HERE.