Archive for the 'History' Category

A Look At The War Magician From BBC Reel

Posted by Michael on August 3rd, 2020

BBC Reel posted this featurette on Jasper Maskelyne and his efforts to help the British war effort in World War II.

Saying Goodbye To Magicland

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2020

What better way to end our look at Magicland than with highlights from the final episode from January 1989.

Have a great (and safe) weekend everyone!

Dick Williams Behind The Scenes

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2020

A look behind the scenes of Magicland with Dick Williams, who was a TV weatherman in addition to hosting the longest running magic series in the world.

The Classic ZigZag Lady

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2020

Another Magicland clip, this one circa 1971.

Remembering MagicLand

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2020

We are going to spend this Video Friday checking out Dick Williams’ long running Memphis TV show Magicland, starting with this montage from the MagicLandTV YouTube page.

Scott Wells Checks Out Gary Darwin’s Collection

Posted by Michael on July 14th, 2020

This video from Scott Wells (of the Magic Word podcast) is about 3 years old… but it highlights some of Gary Darwin’s magic collection. Given the fact this weekend is the second auction featuring his collection at Haversat and Ewing, we thought it was a timely clip!

Master Mystery Poster Heads To Auction

Posted by Michael on July 9th, 2020

A poster for chapter 10 of the Houdini movie serial The Master Mystery is scheduled to go on the auction block during the Heritage Auctions July 25-26 Movie Poster Auction in Dallas. Fine Books and Collections has a short article on the auction, which includes a graphic of the poster. More information about the auction and high resolution images of the posters can be found at the Heritage Auctions site.

(Video is a trailer for the DVD release of the serial, available from The Miracle Factory.)