World of Magic V- Coins and Cards Illusion

I’ve gone into it before in previous posts, but I really love Doug’s close-up magic. It’s nuanced, it’s intimate, and above all, funny. A good example of this is the Coins and Cards illusion from “World of Magic V.”

Doug plays a lot with audience expectations and anticipation here, but it’s that last word play pun that really seals the deal for me. It’s a witty and special moment from an otherwise bombastic and grand television special. 

Original Air Date: February 15, 1981

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