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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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James Randi 1982 Radio Interview at Cornell University

By Tom Interval Today is magician and skeptic James Randi‘s 90th birthday, so I thought it would be appropriate to post a radio interview he gave 36 years ago during his visit to Cornell University to give a public lecture, … Continue reading

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Beyond Reality Radio 2016 Interview

By Tom Interval A couple of years ago, Jason Hawes and JV Johnson of Beyond Reality Radio interviewed me about Harry Houdini and magic in general. In the weeks that followed, I had some trouble getting in touch with someone … Continue reading

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Today is Harry Blackstone Jr.’s Birthday

By Tom Interval Eighty-four years ago today, classic illusionist Harry Blackstone Jr. was born in Three Rivers, Michigan. Harry, the son of The Great Blackstone, performed many of the same illusions his father passed down to him but with his … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Joseph Leeming

By Tom Interval Today marks what would have been Joseph Leeming’s 121st birthday. Yes, it would take some real magic to reach that age, but Leeming’s written legacy will endure much longer than that. For the younger lads not familiar … Continue reading

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A Scarce Photo of Houdini on the 91st Anniversary of His Death

By Tom Interval There’s no enviable day to die, but if you’re a magician, and you have to cash in your chips, anyway, it might as well be on Halloween. That’s exactly what Harry Houdini did 91 years ago today: … Continue reading

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Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2017

By Tom Interval Last year I skipped my annual ritual of carving a Harry Houdini jack-o’-lantern, but I made one this year! Here’s one picture. To see a few more, see my Houdini blog. Hope you have a happy and … Continue reading

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