Archive for the 'History' Category

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.

David Berglas Talks About Working In The Film Industry

Posted by Michael on October 26th, 2018

The latest video from The David Berglas Scrapbooks’ fascinating YouTube series focuses on Berglas’ work as a gambling advisor to the 1975 Stanley Kubrick film Barry Lyndon. You can see Berglas’ other credits on his IMDB listing… some cool stuff in that list!

Before There Were Video Tapes

Posted by Michael on October 26th, 2018

Lee Cornell is a well known magician and ventriloquist out of Indiana. He is also a brave man who is willing to post old, home movie (not home video but honest to goodness film) footage of himself as a very young performer!

A Tribute To John Stanfield

Posted by Michael on October 12th, 2018

We are ending this Video Friday and the week with a video tribute to magician John Stanfield, which features former IBM president Joe M. Turner. We are not sure who made this, but it was posted by YouTube user Melissa Lee. It is really a positive way to end the week and we really want to meet John now!

Have a great and safe weekend y’all!