It’s Magic features rare footage of many famous performers that made their marks in the world of magic. Historical footage such as this has thankfully been digitally remastered and thus preserved and can now be part of your magic library.
This special DVD features:
Rare footage of top performers
Roy Benson with his Salt Pour and Three Chinese Sticks
Tommy Tucker and Betty’s unbelievably smooth code act
Fred Keating in the only film of his Needle Swallowing
Al Flosso’s classic act
Comedy by the legendary A. Robins, The Banana Man
Additional illusions and production numbers
Original commercial announcements
60 minutes of footage
Digitally remastered on DVD
During its summer 1955 run, the It’s Magic series brought some fantastic performers to television and filmed them in extended, uncut performances. In the show’s brief life, entertainer Paul Tripp hosted top names like Roy Benson, Al Flosso, Fred Keating, Tommy and Betty Tucker, Kuda Bux, and comic A. Robins.
Long unseen, this It’s Magic footage preserves invaluable renditions of Roy Benson performing his superb sleight-of-hand (including his famous Salt Pour and Chinese Sticks) in a faux naif character; the super-smooth second-sight code act of Tommy Tucker and Betty; the only surviving film of Fred Keating’s trademark Needle Swallowing; Al Flosso in a great version of his Miser’s Dream act; Kuda Bux’s famed Blindfold Act; and the bizarre prop comedy of A. Robins.
The DVD includes all the original production numbers, additional illusions, and old-style promotional announcements.
All chapters on the DVD are accessible through a complete menu. This DVD was created in collaboration with William McIlhany.
Running Time Approximately: 60mins