Archive for the 'History' Category

David Copperfield On Tour… circa 1985

Posted by Michael on December 9th, 2021

YouTuber Sum Square Stories posted this 35 or so year old advertisement for a live David Copperfield performance… with a special discount!

The Three Stooges Live On Ed Sullivan

Posted by Michael on December 7th, 2021

First of all, you probably haven’t seen many live performances of the Three Stooges so this is history.
Second, I am firmly on Team Stooges and there are magic links between Stooges such as Moe Howard and Joe Besser.

Throwback To The World’s Greatest Magic

Posted by Michael on November 23rd, 2021

I don’t think we will be posting a bunch of old World’s Greatest Magic clips this year but here is a promo for the original special from back in the 1990s.

Blackstone Jr On 3-D Horror Night

Posted by Michael on November 10th, 2021

Back in 1982 there was a minor resurgence in 3-D movies, including a few televised 3-D events. This is the first of several spots from a 1982 3-D Horror Night featuring The Mask (the one from 1961 which is partially in 3-D, not the one from 1994 with Jim Carrey… which ruined a perfectly good comic book but that is another story). After the 3-D optimization section Harry Blackstone Jr. will perform in a mad scientist laboratory. YouTuber Radio Free Galaxy has a few more clips, all from a VHS tape featuring the WTTV Milwaukee broadcast of the event.

Dracula: The Mercury Theatre On The Air

Posted by Michael on October 29th, 2021

It is a bit of a tradition now to share Orson Wells and his Mercury Theatre on the Air production of Dracula, this time from the Showdi YouTube page.

If this is not enough Dracula for you this Halloween, check out the Prescott Center for The Arts stage production streaming free on their YouTube channel.

Salon De Magie: The Final Tour

Posted by Michael on October 25th, 2021

Potter and Potter’s Gabe Fujari takes you on a tour of Ken Klosterman’s Salon de Magie before they begin the auction on October 30. More information on the Potter and Potter website.

Visiting Houdini’s Final Resting Place

Posted by Michael on October 22nd, 2021

YouTuber Richard Arthur, who creates videos about New York, posted this video last month featuring Houdini’s grave at the Machpelah Cemetery in Glendale, Queens.