Magicians of the Past Brought to Life

By Tom Interval

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! For my next trick, I shall bring past magicians back to life! Not literally, of course, but with uncanny results, nonetheless.

Although this magic is of the technological variety introduced more than a year ago, it’s still quite astonishing to see it in action.

The software is called Deep Nostalgia by MyHeritage, and it’s a magic historian’s delight. Simply upload an old photo of someone and, after a few seconds of processing, the app produces a lifelike video animation of the person.

During my free trial, I created several video clips of some of my favorite magicians of the past, and here are the results, which I compiled into a longer video, complete with sublime background music. Hope you enjoy.


About Tom Interval

San Diego Magician Tom Interval, owner of Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and nationally. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), Society of American Magicians (SAM), and the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. With a BA in professional writing and minors in communications and business administration, Interval writes magic-related e-books, magazine articles, and blogs and produces tutorials and related videos for his YouTube channel. Most recently, Interval earned The Linking Ring Award of Excellence for a cover story he wrote for the magicians' publication. To learn more, please visit
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