Thursday, October 20, 2011
Something Wicked This Way Comes!
Retrieved from his basement just a few months ago by friend Terry Pace, here is Ray Bradbury's magic set from when he was a kid! Terry didn't have too many details about the set, but Ray was happy as a clam to see it after many years in storage. Apparently, he pulled out a few of the tricks and did some sleight of hand for Terry and his wife Anita! Still nimble in his 90's, Ray has never lost his sense of wonder or his love of magic.
Keep vanishing the coins, Ray!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Doctor Who's resident Scottish hottie Karen Gillan is a magic fan. In her recent appearance on Crag Ferguson's talk show, she talks about her desire to visit The Magic Castle while in L.A., and her love for the Masked Magician. Click below to watch the full segment.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
England's Paul Daniels makes a splash in Part Three of Heroes of Magic!
Daniels is one of the wittiest performers ever, and very quick with a joke. Its always a pleasure to watch him perform.
Once again, sorry for the sparse postings, I've got a lot of projects in progress at the moment, but I'll try to be better about posting more often.
The Paul Daniels' Magic ShowcaseTHE PAUL DANIELS MAGIC ANNUALPaul Daniels Adult Magic Book
Thursday, June 16, 2011
This week on eBay! A classic volume of vintage magic lore; 20th Century Magic by Nevil Monroe Hopkins published in 1904. From the description:
TWENTIETH CENTURY MAGIC
AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MODERN
MAGICAL APPARATUS --- WITH THE
INTRODUCTION OF NEW EXPERIMENTS ---
MECHANICAL, CHEMICAL, ELECTRICAL
By Nevil Monroe Hopkins
OFFERED HERE IS A SECOND EDITION COPY
OF THIS TREATISE ON THE CONSTRUCTION
AND INTRODUCTION OF SCIENTIFIC MAGICAL
APPARATUS,WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN 1904
BY GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, LONDON.
160-PAGE HARDBACK WITH 100 ILLUSTRATIONS.
THE BINDING IS TIGHT WITH NO PAGES LOSE,
MISSING, TORN, OR DAMAGED. THERE IS MINOR
FOXING ON ALL PAGES AND AGE SPOTS ON THE
FRONT PAGES. THERE IS A SMALL CHIP AT
BOTTOM OF THE SPINE. THERE IS A BOOK-
PLATE OF ROBERT K. WEILL AFFIXED TO
THE INSIDE FRONT COVER END PAPER.
As I post this there's 1 day, 19 hours left of the auction and bidding stands at $5.00. What a bargain!
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE AUCTION.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sorry I haven't posted in a while - lots of projects coalescing and sucking up my time at the moment. I'll try and be better about posting more often!
In the meantime, enjoy more heroes of magic with Tommy Cooper and the great David Nixon (above), among others.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I know it's not vintage magic, but this billboard has been a few blocks from my house for the last year or so and I always chuckle when I see it.
"Your Honor, I'd like to present Defense Exhibit A... this rabbit. From this hat. Nothing up my sleeves..."
I'm not affiliated with Robert Speer in any way, but he's obviously a magic fan and probably an amateur practitioner himself.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Houdini: Art and Magic exhibit opens this weekend at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles!
Wild About Harry's John Cox was fortunate enough to attend a preview last week and files this report - Click Here To Read About Houdini: Art and Magic in Los Angeles.