Happy Birthday David Copperfield!

Happy Birthday to the one and only David Copperfield! As one of the greatest magicians of all time, you don’t need me to tell you how important to magic history David Copperfield is. I wanted to choose a clip today from one of his specials that had an impact on me as a child. One…

Doug and David Copperfield AMA Awards Unseen Photo

This rare, undated photo above comes from an issue of Genii profiling that year’s AMA awards.  It’s only one of two photos that I’ve seen featuring Doug and David Copperfield. While other photos of the two greats together probably exist, these two really represent a moment in time for magic history. Two of magic’s greats…

Happy Belated Birthday David Copperfield!

Due to a very busy day yesterday away from my desk, I wasn’t able to wish a very Happy Birthday to legendary magician David Copperfield!  So, in honor of the occasion enjoy this clip of David  performing the “Immaculate Connection” illusion from the “Magic of David Copperfield V.”

Las Vegas Hilton Showroom Card

Sorry for the long gap in between posts folks. As I mentioned, I’ve been recovering from a pinched nerve in my neck, and today’s been the first day I can sort of type. So, what delights do we have today? Oh, how about this gem of a postcard from the Las Vegas Hilton Showroom? Is…

Doug Henning and David Copperfield Photo

The above photo is one that some of you may have seen before. But, believe it or not, I’ve never posted it on the site until now.  To my knowledge, it’s the only circulated photo of Doug and David Copperfield together. Taken at the AMA awards (I believe), it really represents two icons of modern…

Canadian Walk of Fame TV Event

The above segment was broadcast on Canadian television in 2010 in honor of Doug’s induction into the Canadian Walk of Fame. While the sync and picture quality are off, the segment itself is really well done and the narration by David Copperfield is truly rare indeed. Doug’s legacy is not something that is always recognized, and events…

John Gaughan: Part One

This week we have another treat in store for you with one of the art form’s most prominent and respected designers: John Gaughan. For over fifty years, John has been delighting audiences with his work for such artists as Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, David Blaine, Criss Angel, Mark Wilson, and Ricky Jay. However, most…

Jim Steinmeyer: Part One

For many in the world of magic the name Jim Steinmeyer conjures up  fantastical visions of some of the greatest illusions of all time. As one of the industry’s premier designers, he is the man behind David Copperfield’s Statue of Liberty disappearance, Disney Theatrical’s “Mary Poppins” and “Aladdin,” and countless other iconic illusions for top magicians throughout…

Why Doug Henning Matters…

What we know as modern magic would never have existed if it wasn’t for this simple and unassuming Canadian who had the vision to bring magic to the masses in a unique and totally different way. Without his influence on modern pop culture, the idea and concept of the “superstar” magician would never have existed…let […]