Jim Steinmeyer 6 months ago

FORGOTTEN HENNING (TWO): THE FLOATING KIDDIE CAR

Doug Henning’s Floating Kiddie Car was from his 1984 tour, and was never performed on television. Here it is, from the stage show.

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Jim Steinmeyer 6 months ago

FORGOTTEN HENNING (ONE): THE TUNNEL ILLUSION

Doug Henning’s Tunnel Illusion is forgotten today; it wasn’t included in a television show. Now, you can watch it, from his Broadway show.

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Jim Steinmeyer 8 months ago

WHAT WE HIDE: “WILL, THE WITCH AND THE WATCHMAN” FROM BACKSTAGE (PART THREE)

A look at Maskelyne’s famous play, circa 1865 to 1917. It was the most famous example of magic combined with plot.

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Jim Steinmeyer 9 months ago

WHAT WE HIDE: “WILL, THE WITCH AND THE WATCHMAN” FROM THE STALLS (PART TWO)

You can watch a performance of “Will, the Witch and the Watchman” from 1997, the only time it’s been seen in the last 50 years.

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Jim Steinmeyer 9 months ago

WHAT WE HIDE: “WILL, THE WITCH AND THE WATCHMAN” FROM THE STALLS (PART ONE)

A look at Maskelyne’s famous play, circa 1865 to 1917. It was the most famous example of magic combined with plot.

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Jim Steinmeyer 2 years ago

WHAT WE HIDE: THE MELODY OF THURSTON’S LEVITATION

Here’s a chance to hear the music that accompanied Thurston’s legendary levitation; for many years we couldn’t identify it.

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Jim Steinmeyer 2 years ago

WHAT WE HIDE: HEARTLESS-NESS

Over ten years ago, Jim’s illusion, Heartless, was premiered by Alex Ramon; it represented a different approach to illusions, and a different emphasis on the prop.

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Jim Steinmeyer 2 years ago

WHAT WE HIDE: THE MAGICIAN, THE BANANA STALK, AND THE NAZI

Doc Rockwell, magician and comedian, was a one-of-a-kind American star. His son was a one-of-a-kind American monster.

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Jim Steinmeyer 2 years ago

WHAT WE HIDE: DISHONESTY, TRUTH, AND THE RED CHAIRS

Is it a political scandal or a magic show? “Lessons in Dishonesty” was a layered confession about truth and deception.

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Jim Steinmeyer 2 years ago

WHAT WE HIDE: THE DREAM IN MID-AIR

The story behind Hilliard’s feud with Kellar, and the single word that allowed Hilliard to take his revenge!

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