Tag Archives: magicians

Easy Cups and Balls Tutorial

By Tom Interval One of the oldest, if not the oldest, magic effects is the cups and balls. While some magicians still believe it dates back to around 2500 BCE—based on a simple painting on the wall of a burial … Continue reading

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Say Stop Card Prediction Tutorial

By Tom Interval Usually when an audience member says “Stop!”, it’s not a good thing. Unless you’re doing the card trick I’m previewing in the following video (below). Someone stops you at any one of 52 cards. Example: jack of … Continue reading

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World’s Easiest False Shuffle and Cut

By Tom Interval If you’re a beginning magician, the most important thing you can do is master a few fundamental moves and build on them as you progress. Take card tricks, for example. You’ll find an overabundance of then on … Continue reading

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Ball Through Table Tutorial

By Tom Interval There are two indispensable magicians’ utility moves that will allow you to perform a countless number of tricks over the course of your magic career. Of course, many sleight-of-hand moves exist, but every beginning magician should start … Continue reading

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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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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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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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