Category Archives: Celebrities

Appearance on KFMB CBS News 8 with Jenny Milkowski

By Tom Interval Yesterday morning, KFMB CBS8 invited me to appear on Morning Extra with Jenny Milkowski. A few days before, they heard about the five-week adult magic class I’m offering and thought it would be fun to have me … Continue reading

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Blogcast #6: Houdini Optical Illusion on National Geographic Brain Games

By Tom Interval In 2013, National Geographic’s Brain Games commissioned artist Pete Fecteau to create a Rubik’s Cube mosaic of the Houdini two-face optical illusion I made that year. I wrote about it at the time, and that’s the subject … Continue reading

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Tutorial Teaching Griffin O’Neal’s Oil and Water Card Trick

By Tom Interval In 1982, child actor Griffin O’Neal played the part of a magician and escape artist in The Escape Artist. One of the tricks his character, Danny Masters, performs is Oil and Water, in which alternating red and … Continue reading

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Blogcast #5: Wild About Houdini Since 1975

By Tom Interval Blogcast #5: Wild About Harry Since 1975 is live! I talk about John Cox, the creator of the most comprehensive Houdini-related website on the Web: Wild About Houdini. If you’re a Houdini, magic, or history enthusiast and … Continue reading

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A Royal Pain

By Tom Interval Paul Daniels, the brilliant UK magician who sadly died a few months ago, once got a call from a prominent woman asking him to perform for a children’s party. Although Paul normally didn’t perform for children, he made an … Continue reading

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Houdini Miniseries Coverage

By Tom Interval If you read the Interval Magic blog from time to time, you might recall that last year Houdini expert John Cox (Wild About Harry) and I were fortunate enough to have dinner at the Magic Castle with actress … Continue reading

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A+E Announces Premier of ‘Houdini’ Miniseries Sept. 1, 9 p.m.

By Tom Interval Today A+E Networks officially announced the premiere of the two-part miniseries “Houdini,” staring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as Harry Houdini and Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Bess Houdini, set to air Sept. 1 … Continue reading

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