Murray And Marvyn

Posted by Michael on July 2nd, 2020

Murray SawChuck posted this video of Marvyn Roy just yesterday. Marvyn was teaching Murray one of his effects, which Murray then premiered on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Marvyn Roy: Mr. Electric [Broken Wand]

Posted by Michael on July 1st, 2020

It is with sad hearts we announced another broken wand: Marvyn Roy, Mr. Electric, has passed away at the age of 95. You can read more about his life in this Hollywood Reporter story via MSN.

Vice News: How Magicians Make Money During Pandemic

Posted by Michael on July 1st, 2020

Vice News interviews several familiar faces in their exploration of magicians and the Covid-19 shutdown.

Kess The Illusionist On Synergy

Posted by Michael on July 1st, 2020

Kess the Illusionist performing on the Trinidad/Tobago television channel Synergy. We are not sure exactly when this was, but it sure looks like a party!

Carl Reiner, Ickle Pickle Brick And Mortar And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 1st, 2020

Carl Reiner, comedy legend, passed away Monday at the age of 98. Above he performs a magic related with a few other famous writers from Sid Ceasar’s television show. You can read more about Reiner’s amazing career on the ABC News site and if you want to really hear some of Reiner’s genius with frequent collaborator Mel Brooks find yourself a copy of the 1960 comedy album 2000 Years With Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.

Ickle Pickle Magic has announced they will be opening a new brick and mortar shop is coming. They are not officially open yet but they are previewing the store which we are guessing will be somewhere near Park Hills, MO. You can see pictures here.

Richard C. Wolter’s sculpture Metamorphosis, which is a tribute to Harry Houdini, has returned to Appleton’s Houdini Plaza after the park was renovated. You can read more and see more in this Apple Post-Crescent article via MSN.

Louis Falanga Broken Wand

Posted by Michael on June 30th, 2020

L&L Publishing has announced founder and owner Louis Falanga has passed away. Although he was not a famous performer, you would be very hard pressed to find a serious student of magic in the English speaking world without some book, video or download from L&L. iTricks extends our condolences to the family and friends of Luis Falanga, a true pillar of the magic world.

The video above features Louis performing on the show Take On Tahoe in 1988.

More Penn Promoting Fool Us

Posted by Michael on June 30th, 2020

This interview, another which sees Penn Jillette visiting with local news to promote the new season of The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, is from Charlotte’s WCCB.