His muse was related to Miss Electra, the Electric Girl.
Ray Bradbury, who wrote The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451 and hundreds of other works, explains how magic influenced him to become a writer. Continue reading “How magic sparked Ray Bradbury’s imagination”
Frances Willard says this trunk
is about all that’s left of the tent
show she worked with her father.
Watch a documentary about women who’ve work in the background as magician’s assistants (and are many times, also the magician’s wife). Continue reading “Women in Boxes – a film about magic assistants”
One of the performers on the show, PC Sorcar,
was honored years later on an Indian postage stamp.
The comedian Ernie Kovacs, who does his own versions of tricks between the guest magicians from around the world, hosted this 1957 magic show called "Festival of Magic". Continue reading “Watch an entire magic TV special from 1957”
"What the visual system does is predict
what is going to happening in the future."
– Dr Gustav Kuhn
Continue reading “What we see when watching a simple magic trick”
Eric LeClerc and his funky floating chicken
Where do magicians get the magic tricks they perform?
Well, think about people who perform music. Continue reading “Watch 40 magic tricks in 4 minutes”
|Detail of an imp on a magic poster|
This is the story of The Magic Shop, published in The Strand Magazine by H. Continue reading “This magic shop is real”
|The Ukrainian illusionist Voronin.|
|Viking fingertip flash pot|
Here’s part four in a series showing magician’s gimmicks, those behind-the-scene secret technological helpers that enable magicians to do miracles. Continue reading “The technology of magic gimmicks, part 4”
Is that the grin of an innocent teacher?
Catch the magic when a woman pulls cigarettes out of a singer playing a ukulele in a clip from the 1935 short film "Starlit Days at the Lido". Continue reading “Ukulele song accompanied by magic cigarettes”
Sarah and Bob demonstrate a magic
illusion on their front lawn.
No fancy presentation for these two – they just show you a unique trick they invented.
DazzleBaffle Presents… The Barrel of Fun!
(Impatient? Sarah gets inside and sticks are threaded through, and then… Skip ahead to 1:50 for the money shot.)
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