Archive for the 'documentary' Category

A Look At Fay Presto

Posted by Michael on February 17th, 2021

A short documentary on Fay Presto, posted to YouTube by its director Hanna Aqvilin.

More Magical Biographies

Posted by Michael on February 16th, 2021

We mentioned Historica Canada in our coverage of mandrake earlier. They also have documentaries on Dai Vernon, tightrope Walker The Great Farini and Stewart James.

The Dai Vernon interview above, though, is actually from Richard Turner’s YouTube page.

Looking Back At Mandrake

Posted by Michael on February 16th, 2021

The Surrey Now Leader ran a piece on Mandrake, the real life magician not the comic strip character, as the area prepares to screen a new documentary made by his family. You can watch another piece on Mandrake from Historica Canada on YouTube.

Henry “Box” Brown

Posted by Michael on February 9th, 2021

A short documentary on the life of Henry “Box” Brown, an early and important American magician.

Jon Dorenbos On Real Sports

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2020

HBO has released this clip of the feature on Jon Dorenbos from Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Eric Anderson And Conjurers Documentary

Posted by Michael on August 11th, 2020

Eric Anderson recently posted a trailer for Conjurers: The Black Magician’s Contribution to the Conjuring Arts, which features his performance. This documentary was in production about six years ago but we were not able to find any information about its current status. If anyone has any idea please let us know!

A Look At Marvyn Roy

Posted by Michael on July 2nd, 2020

Marvyn’s Magic Theater in La Quinta, California posted this piece a few months ago to highlight the career of their namesake Marvyn Roy.