Monthly Archives: October 2019

Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2019

By Tom Interval Another Halloween, another Houdini jack-o’-lantern. I got a late start on this one and didn’t carve it until today—Halloween—the 93rd anniversary of Houdini’s death. Here’s a 10-second video for your entertainment pleasure. Scroll down to see a … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Effect: David Kotkin’s Early Magic Exposure and Performances

By Tom Interval Update, Oct. 12, 2019, 8:17 a.m.: David Copperfield retweeted this article, thanking me and referring to it as “Amazing detective work.” He also offered his own memories, clarifications, and corrections in the Twitter thread. Instead of updating … Continue reading

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Blogcast #11: Dinner at the Magic Castle with Kristen Connolly

By Tom Interval About six years ago, I wrote a blog about the night John Cox and I had dinner with actress Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods, House of Cards). Kristen was researching the role of Bess Houdini, … Continue reading

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Easy Impromptu Spell Card Trick

By Tom Interval You don’t have to be a good speller to do this easy, impromptu spelling trick with a borrowed deck of cards. Someone shuffles the deck and names any card. You start dealing cards one at a time … Continue reading

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