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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Robert Harbin Vintage Video

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/12/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/1/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/29/2020 to Magic Movies 2 Comments



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

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: Murder In the Museum

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/10/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments


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

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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Carl Ballantine Invented Modern Comedy Magic

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/10/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments



Carl Ballantine was an actor who has been credited with creating the genre of comedy magic.
Here are three film clips of this hilarious comedian and magician in performance.

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Two Film Clips Of Howard Thurston

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/7/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



Howard Thurston was one of the greatest American illusionists of the 20th century.
Here are two film clips of the great magician in performance.

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Magic Movies: "Magic Shop" - ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/22/2020 to Magic Movies 3 Comments

This week- THE MAGIC SHOP episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents!
A little boy vanishes into a magic shop, later to reappear with supernatural powers- and evil intentions.
Watch the ENTIRE episode right here!

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Magic Movies: Dante - BUNKO SQUAD

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/17/2020 to Magic Movies 2 Comments


Every week, MagicTricks.com will be posting classic videos of celebrity magic performances.

This week- DANTE the GREAT in Bunko Squad!
Watch the ENTIRE movie right here!

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Magic Movies: Houdini Archival Footage

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/9/2020 to Magic Movies 4 Comments


Everyone knows who Houdini was.
But have you seen actual film footage of this master magician?

This week- archival footage of Houdini PLUS the PBS documentary!
Watch the ENTIRE documentary right here!

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Magic Movies: Tyrone Power - NIGHTMARE ALLEY

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/1/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments


Every week, MagicTricks.com will be posts classic videos of celebrity magic performances.

This week- A mentalist chooses a very bad path in NIGHTMARE ALLEY!
Watch the ENTIRE movie right here!

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Magic Movies: Abbott and Costello - Three Lemon Game

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/25/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments


ANNOUNCING A NEW FEATURE!

Every week, MagicTricks.com will be posting classic videos of celebrity magic performances!
See footage of legendary magicians of the past!
Watch films of famous illusions like the Buzz Saw or Metamorphosis Trunk, as performed by a variety of famous magicians!
Enjoy videos of your favorite celebrities performing magic tricks!
And view clips of movies that feature real magic effects!

This week- more ABBOTT and COSTELLO!

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Magic Movies: Abbott and Costello - Passe Passe Bottles

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/24/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments


ANNOUNCING A NEW FEATURE!

Every week, MagicTricks.com will be posting classic videos of celebrity magic performances!
See footage of legendary magicians of the past!
Watch films of famous illusions like the Buzz Saw or Metamorphosis Trunk, as performed by a variety of famous magicians!
Enjoy videos of your favorite celebrities performing magic tricks!
And view clips of movies that feature real magic effects!

This week- ABBOTT and COSTELLO!

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