Category Archives: Videos

Blogcast #10: When Harry Met Larry

By Tom Interval In today’s blogcast, then tenth in a series,  I talk about Larry Lewis, a banquet waiter, runner, magician, and escape artist, who claimed to be Harry Houdini’s assistant for 33 years. I cast some doubt on that … Continue reading

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Blogcast #9: Harry Haudyni, German Houdini Imitator

By Tom Interval Three days ago I posted a blog about Harry Haudyni, the German imitator of Harry Houdini. Blogcast #9 elaborates on that a bit and provides a way for you to listen to the original blog instead of … Continue reading

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Haudyni: A German Houdini Imitator

By Tom Interval If television existed in the 1920s, and it aired the game show To Tell the Truth, producers could have invited many more than two contestants pretending to be Houdini: HOST Will the real Harry Houdini please stand … Continue reading

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How to Control a Card the Easy Way

By Tom Interval I haven’t frequented the local magic clubs for years, but one thing that stands out is how some magicians insisted on doing magic using difficult sleight of hand to achieve the desired effect on the audience. Judging … Continue reading

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Blogcast #8: Harry Houdini’s Stamford Home

By Tom Interval In 1904, Harry Houdini purchased a summer home on farmland in Stamford, Connecticut. For some unknown reason, he sold it a year later, and since then, only two other families have owned it. The original house burned … Continue reading

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Swing-Cut Four-Ace Production

By Tom Interval Who doesn’t like a good ace trick? Well, okay, some experienced magicians might not. Why? Because most magicians need another ace trick like they need a pet rock. But some ace tricks are better than others, and … Continue reading

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Double Prediction Card Trick Tutorial

By Tom Interval There are two old principles in card magic I love, and I’ve combined them to create this super-simple prediction effect. What is an effect? In magic parlance, an effect is basically what the audience sees. Or, more … Continue reading

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