Archive for the 'History' Category

50 Years Of AMA Awards

Posted by Michael on June 20th, 2018

Tom Frank edited the opening montage for this year’s Academy of Magical Arts Awards and quietly posted it on YouTube last week.

Dorothy Dietrich With Tom Snyder

Posted by Michael on June 20th, 2018

We mentioned Dorothy Dietrich earlier today because she inspired a new young adult novel… But here is a look at Dorothy on Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow back sometime between ’73 and ’82 when that was NBC’s late night programming.

Copperfield Collection At New York Historical Society

Posted by Michael on June 18th, 2018

The AP gives the world a peek at the items from the Copperfield Magic Collection on display at the New York Historical Society’s Summer of Magic Exhibit. This special exhibit opened over the weekend and will continue to run through September, so if you are going to be in New York, plan accordingly!

The David Berglas Scrapbooks

Posted by Michael on May 31st, 2018

Marvin Berglas, David Berglas’ son, has just started a YouTube page titled The David Berglas Scrapbooks and it looks to be very interesting. The first video, above, explains the idea and scope of the project he has undertaken. I already subscribed to their YouTube page so I don’t miss any updates and you probably should too!

John Calvert On Stage

Posted by Michael on May 16th, 2018

Today is kind of accidentally turning into John Calvert day… and there is certainly nothing wrong with that!

This clip comes from John Calvert: His Magic And Adventures and was posted on YouTube by Fred Calvert. You can see much more over on his YouTube page.

More Signed John Calvert Posters

Posted by Michael on May 16th, 2018

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A second affordable John Calvert poster is available over on eBay. This one is a bit different than the one we featured earlier this morning. It is from his 2001 Magic Spectacular and is actually a Spanish language poster. Much like the poster from this morning, it also features an unverified signature. The auction is scheduled to end on Friday and you will need to remember to add in about $13.00 for shipping.

You can see more images of this poster and, of course, place your bid over on the eBay listing.

John Calvert Autographed Poster [Magic on the Block]

Posted by Michael on May 16th, 2018

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You have until May 25 to bid on this poster for a John Calvert tribute to Houdini on VHS, which featured special guest star Red Skelton. What makes this framed 18 by 24 inch poster truly amazing is the John Calvert autograph. There is no history or background offered, so you will have to take the seller’s word as to the authenticity of the signature.

The bidding starts at $49.99 plus shipping. It is coming from Las Vegas. If you need to add this to your collection, visit the eBay listing.