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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My Magic Adventures: Entertaining the Queen

ENTERTAINING THE QUEEN
Wherever I go I am always ready to entertain.

Strolling through the Lake Anna Renaissance Faire, I met the Queen of the Faire.
It was the perfect opportunity to entertain the entertainers...

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Performance: Allan Crossan - Another Hat Trick

ALLAN CROSSAN
Our customer and friend, the very clever Allan Crossan performs an entertaining version of ANOTHER HAT TRICK!

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Magic History 101: Oriental Magic

ORIENTAL MAGIC
Why do some of the old classic tricks have a Chinese or Hindu theme?

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Musical Interlude: "Blackbird"

BLACKBIRD
"Blackbird" was written by Paul McCartney in 1968, and released on their legendary "White Album".
It is among the top ten most recorded songs of all time.
And here is another recording by me!

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Need Your Opinion: Coinfounding Box

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COINFOUNDING BOX
Let me show you a piece of closeup equipment that's quickly become one of my personal favorites...

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Showmanship Tips: Changing Gears

CHANGING GEARS

You've spent loads of time writing and rehearsing the perfect show- and then IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR PERFORMANCE something throws a monkey wrench into the works!
>This does not have to spell disaster for you, if you are prepared for the unexpected...

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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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Performance: Alexanderia in HOUDINI NOW

Alexanderia the Great, Escape Artist
Alexanderia and I teamed up for a show called HOUDINI NOW in 2014.
Here are two clips from this show...

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My Magic Adventures: Rehearsal for Houdini Now Show

REHEARSING FOR THE UNDERWATER ESCAPE
It was late October, and Alexanderia needed a place to rehearse her underwater breathing control on the day before performing in our Houdini Now show.
But where to find a rehearsal spot, especially one where the media could come and watch?
DIRK'S POOL!

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Performance: Trey Paterson - Chop Cup

Our customer and friend, the clever Trey Paterson performs a stage version of the CHOP CUP!

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Magic History 101: Giant's Rings

What better way to show how big a giant is than to demonstrate how big his finger is in comparison to yours!
Let me show you some vintage giant's rings from my collection...

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Performance: Bob Hargrave - Trick Bottles

Our customer and friend, the very funny Bob Hargrave performs a lively holiday routine with the TRICK BOTTLES!

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Accordion Adventures: Enzo and Elvis

TORNA A SORRIENTO

An Italian classic! Here's the story about playing the song for Enzo, the Catskills club owner who was also Elvis' Number One Fan...

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Need Your Opinion: Strung Out

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STRUNG OUT
Let me show you a trick that's been around for over 100 years...

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Performance: Carnival Of Wonders Sideshow

CARNIVAL OF WONDERS SIDESHOW
Here is the FULL one-hour production of the Carnival Of Wonders, performed in the intimate Gateway Theater in 2013.
The show was scaled down to fit the venue, but actually it is my favorite performance of this show...

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My Magic Adventures: Rehearsal for Electra

BACKSTAGE before the CARNIVAL OF WONDERS SHOW!
Sideshow Steve gives Electra and me some important and much needed last minute tips on performance day.
Bloopers happen!
Yes, we DID have a big fire extinguisher ready!

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Showmanship Tips: Lemons Into Lemonade

LEMONS INTO LEMONADE!

It happens to all of us.
The performing situation is not ideal, or the spectator is not cooperating.
Time to think on your feet! And just maybe it will turn out better than you could imagine...

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Performance: Rocco

Our friend, the legendary ROCCO, performs his jawdropping manipulation act in this clip from a 2017 performance in Macau!

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Magic History 101: Magic Novelties

Broadly speaking, magic as a hobby embraces more than just the usual magic tricks and props.
Magicians are also fascinated by unusual and sometimes bizarre gimmicks, games and- stuff!
Let me show you some vintage novelty items from my collection...

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Performance: Allan Crossan - Princess Card Trick

Our customer and friend, the very entertaining Allan Crossan performs a great version of the PRINCESS CARD TRICK!

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Musical Interlude: "Kansas City"

KANSAS CITY
"Kansas City" is a popular song composed in 1952 recorded over 300 times by many of the giants in the popular music world.
And it's probably my favorite song to play!

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Performance: Scott Orlando - Elevator Cards

Our customer and friend, the talented Scott Orlando performs a clever routine called ELEVATOR CARDS!

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Need Your Opinion: Dice Game Flip Book

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DICE GAME FLIP BOOK
This is a quick, colorful and portable trick that's simple to do, even while social distancing!
Let me show you a trick will seem to come to life in your hands...

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Showmanship Tips: Fingertips Tips

FINGERTIPS TIPS!

Ever wonder why you are struggling when you are trying to learn a new card or coin move?
Maybe it's not you....

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