Tag Archives: magic

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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Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin Launches Free Houdini and Magic Digital Collections

By Tom Interval The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has launched a new website featuring several free digital collections, including two that will interest Houdini buffs, magic fans, historians, and researchers: The Harry Houdini Scrapbook Collection and the Magic Posters and Playbills … Continue reading

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Magic on Pinterest

By Tom Interval Pinterest, anyone? I just finished posting nine “boards” and adding several “pins”—130 to be exact. Although it was pretty time-consuming compiling all that stuff, it was fun because it brought back elementary school memories of putting together … Continue reading

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