Archive for the 'History' Category

The Jewish Museum Of Maryland’s Houdini Exhibit On

Posted by Michael on January 8th, 2019

Houdini’s life is getting renewed interest thanks to the new Science Channel show Houdini’s Last Secrets and Maryland Public Television recently visited the Jewish Museum of Maryland to learn more about their special Houdini Exhibit, which closes next Monday!

Intergalactic Auction News

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2018

This is The Prop Store’s ad for the fun size spaceship prop from the My Favorite Martian TV series, which they offered as a part of their auction last weekend. Why is it on iTricks? Well, it was purchased (for $100,000 according to by David Copperfield, who evidently collects more than just magic history!

Gary Ouellet: The Man Behind The World’s Greatest Magic

Posted by Michael on November 23rd, 2018

From the Camirand Magic YouTube page (which showcases their products) comes this video of Gary Ouellet, the man who produced NBC’s World’s Greatest Magic specials. As you know, we have been showcasing some performances from these great Thanksgiving specials all week.

You can learn more about the World Greatest Magic specials and Gary Ouellet in this two part article we posted about them. Part One is here and you’ll find Part Two here.

Tenyo Mickey Mouse Poster [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on November 8th, 2018

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Normally when you catch Tenyo magic on eBay, it is one of their ingenious and now no-longer made pocket tricks. This auction, however, is for a Japanese Tenyo poster featuring Mickey Mouse! It is sure to appeal to magic collectors and Disney fans alike so you would think it is going to get kind of expensive. But this is a Buy It Now offering (and there are two posters) so $27 and it is yours (shipping included).

Check it out for yourself over on eBay.

A Halloween Treat: A Look Inside Magic Island

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2018

Magic Island, according to this KPRC report featuring Scott Wells, will be opening in December or January. The Houston magic venue has been closed for years (since Hurricane Ike) but was recently renovated to restore it, giant sphinx and all, to its former glory!

Happy Halloween… With The Spook Shows!

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2018

A trailer from Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show… a perfect mix of magic and the macabre for this Halloween night.

Learn more about the project and how you can help by contributing high resolution scans of spook show posters or lobby cards in your collection on the film’s official website.

Have a spooky, super and safe Halloween everyone!

In Memory Of The Great Harry Houdini

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2018

Ninety two years ago today we lost Harry Houdini, the man whose name is still synonymous, even after a century. Because there are so many people who are unaware of the true story of Houdini’s final days (thanks, in no small part, to the big screen biography starring Tony Curtis) we present a Today I Found Out video from earlier this year.