A small note pad is shown. Four spots are drawn in each corner of the pad with a sharpie. One by one with the rub of a finger the spots are visibly moved to end up in one corner of the pad. The top sheet with the spots on is now peeled off and given away to examine.
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If you have ever wanted to start collecting magician autographs but did not know where to start, then you need to check out a lot being offered on eBay until next Tuesday (March 31). The single lot has autographs from Carl Ballantine, Joan Brandon, Harry Blackstone (Junior from the look of things) and more. It also has unsigned ephemera from Ricky Jay, Tom Mullica, Frakson and others. The bulk of the lot is made up of photographs, but there are also some newspaper clippings and notes.
The lot is an auction and at time of writing the current bid is less than $2 (plus about $4 shipping). It is also probably worth mentioning that the lister is a company specializing in autographs with 100% positive feedback and they will include letters of authenticity for the lot. If you are interested in placing a bid or at least taking a closer look at this collection of ephemera, you can check out the eBay listing here.
You know who you don’t want to mess with? Really old magicians. At least that is what we learned from Old Tricks, a short film recently posted online by Emily Kramer of Considerate Man Productions. From what we can tell, Emily is studying at Emerson College so we think this might be a student film. It honestly does not matter; it is a fun story. According to the original post, Old Tricks stars Joe Spano and Drake Zimmerman, was written and directed by Theodore M. Buckwald with cinematography and editing by Asher Harris. Emily Kramer, Theodore M. Buckwald and Asher Harris formed the production team.
Today’s lead off video is from Jazz Vegas. More on her in a moment.
The big Houdini news is the upcoming premiere of the restored version of The Gram Game later this month, but yesterday was Harry Houdini’s birthday. The Jewish Daily Forward honored the day with an article on Houdini’s faith, which offers a different view of the world’s most famous magician.
Hey, anyone thought of combining some of the numbers iTricks dropped on you earlier this week regarding the number of possible orders of a deck of cards with something like a Triumph effect? I am not a card guy, but if I was that is what I would do!
You never what a performance will spark. IndeOnline.com has the story of a magician who returned to perform at his elementary school four decades ago and the magician he ended up inspiring.
Geoff Williams – Comedy, conjuring and creativity all in one! Having won more than two dozen awards, Geoff is as amazing as he is funny. He has lectured and performed in more countries than most have visited, and has fine-tuned his material to perfection over the course of three decades. From cards to coins, bottles and movie tickets, Geoff will be bringing a bit of everything for this At The Table Experience that is sure to be full of great magic!
Check out the first 20 minutes for free by clicking HERE at 4pm PST on Wednesday, March 25th.
Here is a little video from Troy’s appearance on BBC Radio 1 Xtra with Sarah Jane Crawford. Troy is probably a bit underrated by much of the magic community at the moment. iTricks is not sure exactly how well Troy’s show did on SyFy during its run, but who else has had a magic show airing on both sides of the Atlantic at the same time lately?
This video is a little different. It is not a magician produced promotional piece showing happy clients. It is actually a piece produced by Julia Chong, a Singapore based actress and London School of Economics graduate turned fashion/beauty blogger, to express her thanks to wedding magician, Alexander.
You know you have done a good job when your clients make your commercials for you!
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