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Blogcast #11: Dinner at the Magic Castle with Kristen Connolly

By Tom Interval About six years ago, I wrote a blog about the night John Cox and I had dinner with actress Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods, House of Cards). Kristen was researching the role of Bess Houdini, … Continue reading

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Appearance on KFMB CBS News 8 with Jenny Milkowski

By Tom Interval Yesterday morning, KFMB CBS8 invited me to appear on Morning Extra with Jenny Milkowski. A few days before, they heard about the five-week adult magic class I’m offering and thought it would be fun to have me … Continue reading

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Blogcast #6: Houdini Optical Illusion on National Geographic Brain Games

By Tom Interval In 2013, National Geographic’s Brain Games commissioned artist Pete Fecteau to create a Rubik’s Cube mosaic of the Houdini two-face optical illusion I made that year. I wrote about it at the time, and that’s the subject … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Houdini Miniseries Coverage

By Tom Interval If you read the Interval Magic blog from time to time, you might recall that last year Houdini expert John Cox (Wild About Harry) and I were fortunate enough to have dinner at the Magic Castle with actress … Continue reading

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