Archive for the 'History' Category

Uri Geller On Carson In 1973

Posted by Michael on March 29th, 2021

This is a long clip but worth it. Uri Geller is a controversial figure today but many of today’s magicians and magic fans probably never saw him building his image and persona when he was gaining international recognition… so we are closing out this Monday with a full appearance on The Tonight Show back in 1973.

P&T Return To LV, Bollywood Magic And Tarot History [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 29th, 2021

The above video features the boys on Saturday Night Live in 1986 from the official SNL YouTube Page. John Katsilometes covers Penn and Teller’s scheduled return to the Vegas stage next month for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. reports popular film star Akashay Kumar will be portraying a magician in his next film Atrangi Re. He has released images on himself flourishing cards and, according to other brief reports, studied with at least one performing magician.

You might not know the illustrator Pamela Colman-Smith by name, but you have probably seen her work. She created today’s most popular Tarot deck in 1909 and Open Culture has the story.

WTMJ Covers Houdini’s 147th

Posted by Michael on March 26th, 2021

A piece on Houdini from WTMJ which ran earlier this week to recognize Houdini’s 147th birthday on March 24th. Can’t imagine, though, anyone in Appleton not knowing Houdini grew up there….

Dixie Dooley Escaping At The Union Plaza

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2021

One more vintage magic clip from the LViTV YouTube archives, this time catching Dixie Dooley circa 1999.

Dirk Arthur Interview 2006

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2021

Another gem from the LViTV YouTube archives Originally released in March of 2006. This time they are talking to Dirk Arthur who was at the Trop at the time.

Trotter Magic Collection Heading To Auction [Magic on the Block]

Posted by Michael on March 19th, 2021

Potter and Potter will be holding an auction featuring the Bill Trotter magic collection on April 24. You can read about the auction’s highlights on the Fine Books and Collections website or just go to the Potter and Potter website to learn more.

The video above is of Bill Trotter’s magic collection and was posted on YouTube back in 2011 by Marks Stevens of Stevens Magic.

The Real Jasper Maskelyne ca. 1937

Posted by Michael on March 18th, 2021

Film of the actual Jasper Maskelyne from the British Pathe archives on YouTube.