Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Wayne Shifflett’s 50 Years In Magic [Redux]

Posted by Michael on January 12th, 2018

A second edit of the very cool video celebrating Wayne Shifflett (now owner of the Mingus Magic Shop) performing cups and balls, as taught by Leroy Mingus, for exactly 50 years!

A Half An Hour With John Gaughan [Long]

Posted by Michael on January 12th, 2018

From the show Visiting With Huell Howser… it is almost 30 minutes, but it is Video Friday and, more importantly, it is John Gaughan! This will cut into the amount we post today… but it is John Gaughan.

How Did We Miss This?? (A Return To Halloween)

Posted by Michael on January 10th, 2018

Stuart Edge takes his nieces and nephews trick or treating… to Piff the Magic Dragon’s house!


Last Video Post Of The Year! [Something Cool]

Posted by Michael on December 29th, 2017

Frank Paris shares the coolest videos! I really mean that; he was taping magic back when it must of meant lugging around a bunch of cumbersome equipment. Now, he is putting those awesome old tapes online. This clip is too long for a normal day (about 30 minutes) but it is the last video of the year! Besides, it is Part One of his collection of Tannen Magic Jubilee videos… Visit his YouTube page to see the three other 30 minute compilations he posted from the Jubilee and lots of other cool stuff!

Have a very happy (and safe) New Year!

The Magician And The Mob

Posted by Michael on December 1st, 2017

If you are going to be in Vegas this January, the Clark County Library is hosting a different kind of magic show on January 23. Geno Munari will be giving a lecture entitled “The Magician And The Mob” about Jimmy Grippo. Get more information on the Clark County Library website. We’ll admit that the trailer has us interested!

Mercury Theater on the Air: DRACULA

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2017

Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater was infamous for its October 30, 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds (although personally think Welles built up a great deal of that hype for his own interests) but they premiered on July 11 of that year with a radio adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The evil count is played by Welles himself, Agnes Moorehead is Mina Harker and Elizabeth Fuller portrayed Lucy Westenra. Enjoy and happy Halloween!

Mad Monster Party? Rings In Halloween!

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2017

I don’t know where you are but it will be dark soon and it is Halloween! And every year I like to run the trailer for the greatest Halloween movie of all time: Mad Monster Party?

Strangely enough, I don’t actually watch this classic most Halloween nights. I have a tradition of watching Ryuhei Kitamura’s Versus instead.

Whatever you are doing have a happy Halloween! Check in later tonight for a special Halloween treat!