Category Archives: Film

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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Blogcast #3: The Final Moments of Houdini’s Life

By Tom Interval Blogcast #3: The The Final Moments of Houdini’s Life is now live on YouTube. About two months after Harry Houdini died, Bess, his wife, wrote a heartfelt letter to magic collector Edwin A. Dearn and his wife, … Continue reading

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Blogcast #2: The Houdini Grave

By Tom Interval Blogcast #2: The Houdini Grave is now live on YouTube. I discuss my 1990 visit to Houdini’s gravesite in Machpelah Cemetery in Queens, New York.

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Obsessed with Magic Since the 1970s

By Tom Interval What captured your imagination as a child? For me, it was magic. About six years before I sprang from the womb, a young illusionist named Mark Wilson developed The Magic Land of Allakazam, the first magic show … Continue reading

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My Split-Second Appearance on a 1990 Busch Gardens Commercial

By Tom Interval Even in 1988, $50 didn’t seem like a lot of money to be in a television commercial. But who was I to complain? I was doing what I loved for a living at a super-cool theme park … Continue reading

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Happy 83rd Birthday to Harry Blackstone Jr.

By Tom Interval 1934 was an eventful year: The first Flash Gordon comic strip was published. Nepal and Bihar experienced one of the worst earthquakes ever to hit those areas. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., now known as Fujifilm, was established. … Continue reading

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