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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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Nielsen Poster Auction Tomorrow Morning

By Tom Interval Talk about a labor of love. For the last quarter of a century, celebrated magician Norm Nielsen and his wife, Lupe, have amassed one of the most significant magic-poster collections in the world. And not reproductions you … Continue reading

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In Memory of Dante the Magician

By Tom Interval Harry August Jansen—the renowned magician known as Dante—died 61 years ago today. Born in Denmark on October 3, 1883, Dante was one of the last of the great performers of the Golden Age of magic. Others before him included Alexander Herrmann … Continue reading

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Harry Blackstone Jr. Died 19 Years Ago Today

By Tom Interval In memory of Harry Blackstone Jr., who died on this day 19 years ago, I’m posting this photo again.  I met him in Pittsburgh on June 4, 1981, when my father, Jerry Interval, a professional photographer, was … Continue reading

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Global Vision Academy After-School Magic Program Wraps Up

The after-school magic program I was teaching at San Diego Global Vision Academy (SDGVA) wrapped up on June 12. The program, which began in April, ran seven weeks and was the first of its kind offered at the public charter … Continue reading

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Time-lapse Card Reveal for Magicians

By Tom Interval If you’re one of my magic students, or a magician who just happened across my website, here’s a great card reveal you can use right from your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Bookmark this 40-second YouTube video (also embedded below), … Continue reading

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