The PRESTIGE - A True Story?

THE PRESTIGE
Is this 2006 Academy Award winning movie based on a true story?

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IT'S COMING!

NIGHTMARE ALLEY
One of the great American film noir movies has been remade!

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Can You Guess the Magicians?



CAN YOU GUESS THESE MAGICIANS?
Here's a challenge!
Do you know who these four famous magicians are?...

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Mark Wilson



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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Channing Pollock



CHANNING POLLOCK
Known for his charm, his good looks, and his absolutely stunning dove act...

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George Carl



GEORGE CARL
In honor of Peter Monticup's birthday, here is a film clip of his favorite visual comedian...

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Art Metrano Comedy Magician



ART METRANO
You may not know his name, but you surely remember his comedy magic routine...

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Kuda Bux, Man With X-Ray Eyes



KUDA BUX
Enjoy this performance of "The Man With the X-Ray Eyes"...

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Copperfield in TERROR TRAIN



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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Carson's Copper Clapper Comedy Routine



MY FAVORITE COMEDY ROUTINE
Johnny Carson and Jack Webb perform a hilarious routine with impeccable timing...

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Senor Wences- Ed Sullivan



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



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



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



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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Robert Harbin Vintage Video



ROBERT HARBIN
Watch Robert Harbin perform his most famous magical invention, the ZIG ZAG GIRL...

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Dave and Dusty Visit the Magic Shop 1946 - British Pathe



DAVE AND DUSTY VISIT THE MAGIC SHOP
This 1946 film short is from the files of British Pathe.
Dave and his puppy pal Dusty explore the mysteries of a magic shop.
Watch as the little boy's curiosity gets the best of him...

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Orson Welles, Actor and Magician



ORSON WELLES
The most revered actor was also an accomplished magician.
Enjoy this rare film clip of Welles performing his magic on The Merv Griffin Show...

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Georges Melies - Vanishing Lady 1896



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



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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Steve Carell's Magic Characters

STEVE CARRELL
Two of his characters performing magic...

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Magic Clips: Al De Lage on "To Tell the Truth" TV Program


AL DE LAGE on TO TELL THE TRUTH 1960
Play along! Can you guess which man is the REAL Al De Lage, the World's Fastest Magician??

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Magic Clips: Celeste Evans on "To Tell the Truth" TV Program


CELESTE EVANS on TO TELL THE TRUTH 1958
Play along! Can you guess which woman is the REAL Celeste Evans??

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Magic Movies: Murder In the Museum


MURDER IN THE MUSEUM
A rarely seen B-movie with a carnival theme that you can watch in its entirety here!

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Magic Movies: Carl Reiner and Sid Caesar


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


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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