Mark Wilson

Posted by Peter Monticup on 1/22/2021 to Magic Movies 3 Comments



MARK WILSON
Mark Wilson was a giant in the world of magic. An actor and author as well as a legendary magician, Mark Wilson was also a marketing genius...

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Copperfield in TERROR TRAIN

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/23/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



TERROR TRAIN
This long-forgotten Canadian slasher film from 1980 features a 24-year-old David Copperfield playing a magician (no surprise!) who actually has a pivotal role in the plot of the movie...

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Senor Wences- Ed Sullivan

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/8/2020 to Magic Movies 2 Comments



Señor Wences
Señor Wences was a Spanish ventriloquist and comedian who made many appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show in the 1960s with his characters Johnny and Pedro...

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Keith Clark Cigarette Act

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/3/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



KEITH CLARK
Keith Clark was a French magician most known for his cigarette manipulation act.
In this film clip from a 1957 French TV show, Keith Clark not only performs his impeccable cigarette routine, but also puts his own twist on several other popular magic effects...

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Steve Martin's Magic Act

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/26/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments



STEVE MARTIN
Long before he was a professional comedian, Steve Martin was a magician.
In his early professional career, he performed as a comedy magician, making numerous appearances on national TV.
Here are two of his TV routines...

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This Day In Darkness- Todd Robbins Channel

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/21/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



THIS DAY IN DARKNESS
A fascinating daily video series by magician and sideshow celebrity Todd Robbins, "This Day In Darkness" is a daily chat about notorious doings on this date in history.
Sometimes eyeopening, sometimes shocking, sometimes hilarious, each episode grabs your attention and makes you want to learn more.
So take a walk with Todd...

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Georges Melies - Vanishing Lady 1896

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/19/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments



GEORGES MELIES
"The Vanishing Lady" is an 1896 French short silent film directed by filmmaker and magician Georges Méliès.
Based on the stage act of the famous Buatier de Kolta, the film is one of the first uses of movie special effects...

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Slyidini Performs Balls Over Head Routine

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/14/2020 to Magic Movies 2 Comments



SLYDINI
He was a master of closeup artistry, mentoring and inspiring many of the great names in modern magic.
Not only was he an incredible manipulator, he was also a master entertainer.
My favorite routine is his classic BALLS OVER THE HEAD comedy classic...

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Magic Movies: Carl Reiner and Sid Caesar

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/1/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments


CARL REINER
Here are two film clips from the legendary comedy sketch show, Your Show Of Shows, featuring magic comedy skits starring Carl Reiner and Sid Caesar.
Watch Sid Caesar do a really entertaining version of the MULTIPLYING BOTTLES...

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Magic Movies: T. Nelson Downs

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/24/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments


Since this week's Magic History segment is about vintage coin magic props, we thought you'd like to see the real King Of Koins.
Here is a rare film clip of T. NELSON DOWNS in performance!

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Jackie Gleason Magic Act

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/20/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments



He is probably most famous for his role as Ralph Cramden in The Honeymooners TV show.
But did you know that Jackie Gleason also created some memorable comic characters on his own variety show?
Like The Magician..

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