Archive for the 'performance' Category

The Magic Land Of Allakazam

Posted by Michael on January 26th, 2021

Mark Wilson and Nani Darnell perform illusions with an unsuspecting Cub Scout on the Magic Land of Allakazam, which ran from 1961 to 1965 on CBS and ABC.

The Wilsons On Saturday Night Live

Posted by Michael on January 25th, 2021

Mark Wilson and Nani Darnell perform on the 1975 Saturday Night Live variety show (not the long running NBC comedy series) with assistance from son Greg

Dick Cavett On The Dick Cavett Show

Posted by Michael on January 22nd, 2021

Just because Dick Cavett hosted a talk show did not mean he needed guests… Dick, like Johnny Carson, was a magic enthusiast. In fact, I believe the two even knew each other as young men through magic clubs or conventions

Harry Anderson On Letterman

Posted by Michael on January 22nd, 2021

From sometime in the early to mid 1980s…

Ricky Jay Circa 1983

Posted by Michael on January 22nd, 2021

Another chestnut from The Merv Griffin Show, this time with master card magician Ricky Jay.

TV Talk Show Magic Video Friday!

Posted by Michael on January 22nd, 2021

Today is a special all nostalgia Video Friday… focusing on the old TV talk shows. Walter “Zaney” Blaney is going to kick things off with a 1973 appearance on the Merv Griffin Show.

Zaney Blaney On The Mike Douglas Show

Posted by Michael on January 21st, 2021

A 1974 appearance on The Mike Douglas Show, which I distinctly remember being on in the days before I started elementary school, by Walter “Zaney” Blaney. Just feeling a bit nostalgic.