Featuring rare performances by HOUDINI, CARDINI, ANNEMANN, BLACKSTONE, THURSTON, AL BAKER, T. NELSON DOWNS, WINSTON FREER, JOHN MULHOLLAND, JACK GWYNNE, FRAKSON, TENKAI, BERT ALLERTON, HAROLD LLOYD, AND DOZENS MORE!
– Over three hours of silent film from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s
– Classic illusion show movies of Blackstone, Thurston, and Jack Gwynne
– Cardini in 1928 manipulating cards at close-range
– The only existing film of Ted Annemann performing a card effect
– Home movies of Okito and Fu Manchu
– Rare footage of David Devant, Horace Goldin, Will Goldston, Bess Houdini, and more
– The only movies of performances by the brilliant Al Baker and Winston Freer
– Houdini in the 1920s demonstrating card flourishes and productions
– Early manipulation by Dai Vernon, Tenkai, T. Nelson Downs, Frakson, Bill Baird, Cliff Green, Arthur Buckley, and others
– Over 100 performers in all
– Over three hours of footage
– Digitally remastered on DVD
Vintage Magic Films is the most incredible array of early magic performers ever collected on DVD.
See some of magic’s most legendary names from the 1920s to 1940s captured in these rare movies, such as Houdini demonstrating flourishes; a young Cardini performing slick card productions; and Dai Vernon with his Slow Motion Card Vanish. You’ll witness the only footage of Ted Annemann presenting a card effect; enjoy the legendary illusion shows of Thurston, Blackstone, and Gwynne; and study manipulation by masters like Tenkai, Frakson, and Downs.
Over 100 magicians are here to watch and study, including the only films of legends like Al Baker and Winston Freer. You’ll find manipulation by masters like Tenkai, Frakson, Paul Le Paul, and Bill Baird; stage routines by artists like Ade Duval; coin magic and sleeving; plus great magic by names like U. F. Grant, Bert Allerton, Joe Berg, T. Nelson Downs, John Booth, Burling Hull, and dozens of other prominent magicians of the past…see our contents page for the complete amazing list!
You will also receive home movies of legends like Okito, Fu Manchu, Devant, Goldin, and many more famous performers, plus wonderful casual, fun footage of early I.B.M. and S.A.M. conventions.
All films have been remastered for this DVD set, which we’ve created in collaboration with William H. McIlhany and the Society of American Magicians.
Vol One Running Time Approximately: 1hr 15mins
Vol Two Running Time Approximately: 1hr 26mins
Vol Three Running Time Approximately: 1hr 04mins