146 entries in Articles / Magic on TV
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Arthur Leroy Conjuror's Carousel - Television Review commenting on television appearances of Gali Gali, Lucille & Eddie Roberts, Doc Marcus, Russell Swann, Dagmar, Prince Mendes, Joseph Dunninger
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 4
Tom Osborne Cheek to Cheek Clicks on Television short mention that Osborne performed the trick on television
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 9
Don Tanner Let's Talk Television on Joseph Dunninger, getting paid for television work
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 11
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Fernsehen und Wir on performing on TV, Old Brecht
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 2) 276
Bobby Bernard T.V. Close Up Magic some thoughts on performing on TV, brief
1958 Magic in Miniature 8
Rudolf "Rudelli" Fürrer, Rolf Mayr Magische Nachlese 1966 various brief articles
  • Louis Marino präsentiert Kammerzauberei
  • Tischmagie-Gästeabend des Magischen Klubs Bern
  • Magische Kongresse 1966
  • Rolf Mayr und das Fernsehen
  • Mitteilungen des Vorstandes
1967 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 2) 26
Karl Fulves Babel television exposure, hypnotism, Bob Hummer wants to correspond
Mar. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 164
David Douglas You can be Successful on Television
  • The Basics
  • Not as a Stranger
  • The Real World
  • Clarify Timing
  • Begin with your Best
  • Ask for Help
  • Timing is Crucial
  • It's Worth It!
1971 Magick (Issue 29) 145
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Stage Magic Technique on performing on stage, TV, presentation, know-how and the future of magic
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 198
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on the David Nixon Show, Terry Seabrooke, Paul Daniels, magic on TV
May 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 104
Karl Fulves Babel "It's Magic" tv show, three best acts in magic (Slydini, Flosso, Scarne)
May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 958
Karl Fulves Magic On Television Slydini on Cavett, Doug Henning praise and criticism
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 7) 24
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on magic on TV, Doug Henning
Jan. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 355
Terry Nosek Psi Pow! during live TV-Show, medium is called who divines selection
1979 Magick (Issue 233) 1162
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on magic on TV, David Nixon, Paul Daniels
May 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5) 852
Bascom Jones Television: A General Overview
  • Insatiable Appetite
  • Not the Place to Learn
  • The TV Talk Shows
  • And the New Shows
  • Community and Public Television
  • What's It All About?
  • An Insider's Tip
1980 Magick (Issue 249) 1245
Sandy Kross Television: Think Big, Start Small
  • Think Big, Start Small
  • In the Beginning
  • Talk-Show Format
  • Types of Effects that Work Best
  • A Booktest is a Booktest is a...
  • Handle Viewers with Care
1980 Magick (Issue 251) 1255
Anonymous Television: What You Need to Know as "The Amazing Q"
  • The Associate Producer
  • Call-Time and Make-Up
  • What to Wear
  • The Green Room
  • The Camera; The Audience
  • A Question of Time
  • Leave Promptly
  • Play it Again, Sam
1980 Magick (Issue 253) 1265
Scott Davis 16 Tips on Doing Magic on TV
  • Pink-Elephant Syndrome
  • The Forgotten Audience
  • The Medium, Itself
  • Where to Learn?
  • Opportunities Abound
  • Kinds of Effects
  • People Behind the Camera
  • On Looking Good
1981 Magick (Issue 293) 1465
David Britland Paul Daniels - It's Magic on Paul Daniels, Fred Peter's Dancers, Jean-Claude and Yvette, The Compagni Philippe Genty, Karen Kay
1981 Babel (Issue 1) 8
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Television On the potential of magic on TV
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 117
Jon Racherbaumer Letters to the Editor on "Magic on Television"
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 7
Juan Tamariz Interviu Insolita (Microdrama para T.V.) magical sketch for tv
1984 Magia Potagia — Volume III 39
Ben Harris The Physical Methods thoughts about the methods used by Uri Geller
  • Television Work / Limited Field of Vision
  • Scope of Television Performance
  • The Cutlery
  • The Switchboard Effect
  • Lecture Work / Video Gimmickery
  • Chair Chicanery
  • Try Trickiness
1985 Gellerism Revealed 21
Ian Keable-Elliott Editorial on magic on television, Brodie Fry
Sep. 1987 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Unknown Click! Click! on Richard Holloway, television, Ian McEwan
Sep. 1987 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Ian Keable-Elliott New Faces of 87 about the television show
Dec. 1987 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 4) 7
Karl Fulves Lifelike connections between natural acting and magic tricks, magic on film
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 227
Ian Keable-Elliott New Faces of 87 more about the television show, part two
Jan. 1988 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 6
Ian Keable-Elliott (reviewer) Paul Daniels Magic Show by Paul Daniels
on the tv show
Related to Apr. 1988 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 8) 9
Neal Austin Competing on Opportunity Knocks on performing on television
May 1988 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 9) 9
Ian Keable-Elliott Ali Bongo and Television Magic
July 1988 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 11) 9
David Britland Another Column lectures, The Magic Circle, Jerry Sadowitz
Oct. 1988 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 2) 13
David Britland Another Column magic on television, Richard Kaufman's Genii column, Paul Harris, Tommy Wonder, Ray Grismer
Nov. 1988 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 3) 13
Johnny "J.J." Johnston, Chris Power Comment
Apr. 1989 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 8) 1
David Britland Another Column Jerry Sadowitz
June 1989 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 10) 14
Ian Keable-Elliott Beadle's Box of Tricks television series
July 1989 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 11) 17
Ian Keable-Elliott A Review of the Best of Magic
Related to Aug. 1989 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 12) 3
David Britland The Secret Cabaret Pt 1 background on the television show
Feb. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 2) 11
David Britland The Secret Cabaret Pt 2
May 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 3) 9
Johnny "J.J." Johnston (reviewer) A Kind of Magic by Wayne Dobson Sep. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 5) 12
Robert Cox What You See On Your TV Screen camera tricks
Related to Dec. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 7) 15
Steven Hamilton Editorial "Robert and his magic world" on tv, BBC
Oct. 1991 Profile (Issue 4) 3
Robert Cox Two Sides of a Different Coin discussion of two shows:
  • The Other Side of Gerry Sadowitz (Jerry Sadowitz)
  • Paul Daniels's Christmas Special
Feb. 1991 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 8) 6
Mike Caveney, Thomas Alan Waters, Darwin Ortiz Letters
  • Caveney: camera tricks, Harry Anderson
  • Waters: Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians and Kaufman's comments on it
  • Ortiz: on Kaufman's column 6, how easy/difficult people are to fool
Related toAlso published here May 1991 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 9) 4
Mike Caveney Mike Caveney camera tricks, Harry Anderson
Also published here 1991 Opus (Vol. 3 No. Opus Selection) 18
Martin Breese On the small screen... about current magic on TV
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Douglas Cameron The State of the Art of Magic on Television
Feb. 1992 Profile (Issue 6) 12
Chris Power Editorial Michael Bailey's review of Jerry Sadowitz's tv show Pallbearer's Revue in Abra, Magic Hands convention, Paul Daniel's Christmas Show
Feb. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 2) 2
Robert Cox Laugh, You Bastards, Laugh! "Warning! This article contains language that may offend some readers."
Jerry Sadowitz on television
May 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 3) 9
Norman Jacobs The Magic Comedy Strip layperson review
Aug. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 4) 14
Ian Keable-Elliott How to Get on TV
Mar. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 9) 7
David Britland Cathode Daze David Copperfield
June 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 10) 9
Ian Keable-Elliott A Missed Opportunity: Omnibus' Television Documentary on Harry Houdini
Sep. 1994 Opus (Vol. 5 No. 2) 14
Mike Caveney Needle Though Arm on TV on camera tricks used in Harry Anderson's Needle Though Arm in Hello Sucker
Related to 1994 Wise Guy 140
Ian Keable-Elliott The Anomaly that is Ricky Jay "A Review of Hustlers, Hoaxters, Pranksters, Jokesters & Ricky Jay", on Ricky Jay and the BBC show
Dec. 1995 Opus (Vol. 5 No. 5) 8
Karl Fulves Don't Look Now on the book reviews in Genii's "Magicana", magic on television
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 61
Gary Ouellet Getting on Television
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 3
Gary Ouellet Some Rules for Uncontrolled Situations
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 4
Gary Ouellet Television as a Medium
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 5
Gary Ouellet Your Own Special
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 7
Gary Ouellet The Ethical Rules
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 8
Gary Ouellet Some Special Challenges
  • 1. Birds
  • 2. Mirrors
  • 3. Wires and threads
  • 4. Black Art
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 9
Gary Ouellet Thoughts on Close-Up
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 11
Gary Ouellet Illusions
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 12
Gary Ouellet Closing Thoughts
1996 Magic on TV - Performance Secrets 13
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Al Flosso's Miser's Dream, videotapes, close-up magic on television, George Johnstone anecdote
1997 Underworld (Issue 6) 79
Karl Fulves Introduction on Liberace, David Blaine, Stewart James's passing
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 94
Karl Fulves Introduction on Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Magic on television, self-levitations
Related to 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 131
Chris Power I just do the pictures your honour
Oct. 1997 Opus (Vol. 5 No. 7) 10
Karl Fulves But I Digress on patter in magic books, The Champions of Magic II on television, testing material in pub
1998 Underworld (Issue 7) 96
Karl Fulves But I Digress on videotape as teaching tool, exposure shows on television
1998 Underworld (Issue 8) 111
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Robert Rau and his David Copperfield exposure book, newspaper article on exposure television show "Breaking The Magician's Code"
1998 Underworld (Issue 9) 125
Karl Fulves Introduction on alternative medicine, superstition, ufos, David Blaine, David Copperfield, Mel Stover's passing, Morey Bernstein's passing
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 294
Richard Kaufman, Lance Burton Richard Kaufman Interviews Lance Burton ... on TV
May 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 5) 18
Chan Canasta The Great Book Trick remote book test, journalist in distant library
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 100
Chan Canasta Blindfolds and Blackboards two spectators are blindfolded and select same cards, TV
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 102
Bill McIlhany Don Alan's Magic Ranch on Don Alan's TV-Series Magic Ranch
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 107
Karl Fulves Introduction on David Copperfield's "Tornado of Fire" special, camera tricks and mirrors, Joseph Dunninger's radio magic, Ken Burns, jazz, two Martin Gardner titles that have an identical chapter by editorial mistake, psychic healing techniques, John Edward
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 167
Samuel Bertran, Neal Elias, Vernon Winiecke, Walter Brusa Letters on lecture at Cal Tech that exposed tricks, David Copperfield on tv
Related to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 186
Jon Racherbaumer The Blaine Game on David Blaine
Mar. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3) 57
Anthony Owen Okay, Let's Shoot The Magician!
  • Television Is A Venue
  • TV People Are People Too
  • The Dealer's Catalogue
  • What Is TV Good For?
  • Close-Up and Personal
  • "Magic Doesn't Work on Television"
  • Applause Please
  • Faking It
2001 Okay, Let's Shoot The Magician! 2
David Britland David Berglas
  • Early Days
  • A Magical Beginning
  • South Africa
  • All in a Flash
  • Beating the Odds
  • Clubland
  • Variety
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Agents
  • International Man of Mystery
  • Movies
  • Off Stage
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 17
David Berglas Pre-Show in TV
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 94
David Berglas Ten Shilling Note marked bill travels from one city to another, split screen on TV
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 116
David Berglas Underwater Magic about performing magic underwater for a TV show
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 125
David Berglas Teleportation human transportation to a hung up box in another city, magic on TV and on using a double
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 128
David Berglas In Town Tonight stopping the traffic at Piccadilly Circus for thirty seconds, people, animals and cards freeze
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 168
David Berglas Turning the Clock Back different effects are performed and noted on a board, at the end, time is turned back and everything undone until the board is blank again
  • No. 1: Three balls, disappear and change into a pack of cards
  • No. 2: Four coins vanish and reappear in a glass
  • No. 3: Signed card vanishes and reappears in photo frame
  • No. 4: Arrow stops at chosen number 11
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 182
David Berglas Palmistry pseudo-psychometry with palmistry theme for TV, only presentation
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 259
David Berglas An Interesting Problem with Numbers freely multiplied numbers, total matches license plate of a car, only presentation
Related to 2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 260
David Berglas Memory and Mathematics pseudo mental arithmetic routine, spectators write cards with numbers, ends with a huge number, clever presentation
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 261
David Berglas The Mexican Hat Dance six men choose different hats to music and when the music stops the selection is examined after several rounds all six wear the same hats
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 267
David Berglas Russian Roulette gun is loaded with five bullets and one empty chamber, spectator can choose shooting on plates or on performer, sketchy explanation
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 270
David Berglas, David Britland It's All Done by Hypnosis on Berglas hypnotism TV-Show, Fred Kaps
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 272
David Berglas Drinks Prediction one of several bottles is chosen and predicted, engraved on a sculpture
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 500
David Britland, David Berglas Epilogue on the TV Show The Magic of David Berglas, directed by Royston Mayoh
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 511
David Berglas The Television Medium
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 547
Anthony Owen The Quick Trick Show
Mar. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3) 42
Anthony Owen A Year In The Life Of The Quick Trick Show
Mar. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3) 44
Eric Mead Our precious Secrets on exposure
2003 Connexions 13
Dustin Stinett The Magician: Bill Bixby, Mark Wilson, and the Perils of Network Television
Nov. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11) 60
Ed Robertson The Magician - Commentaries
Nov. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11) 63
Dustin Stinett The Magician: Episode Summaries
Nov. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11) 88
Karl Fulves Against The Machine longer article on methods, pre-show, multiple outs, magic on television, David Blaine, announcing Combo III on p. 123
2005 Combo II 119
Jamy Ian Swiss Derren Brown Plays Russian Roulette
Feb. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2) 76
Elizabeth Warlock, John Fisher John Fisher: Television's Man of Magic
May 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 5) 62
Richard Kaufman Criss Angel: Halloween Mindfreak
Dec. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 12) 36
Richard Kaufman, Teller Off the Deep End: An Interview with Teller
Mar. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 3) 40
Brad Henderson Phenomenon about NBC show with Criss Angel, detailed run-down of all episodes
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 70
David Regal CelebraCadabra Part One: Illusion & Reality article on the TV show
Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 36
David Regal CelebraCadabra Part Two: Illusion & Reality article on the TV show
June 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 6) 66
David Regal CelebraCadabra Part Three: Illusion & Reality
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 54
David Regal, Karla Hidalgo, Chris Martin A Conversation with the Producers Karla Hidalgo and Chris Martin about Celebracadabra
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 82
Benjamin Earl A Jar of Eyeballs... about 90% of everything being rubbish and magic on television
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 7
Juan Tamariz, Roberto Giobbi Tamariz on the Subject of Magic on TV notes from 2006 Escorial meeting
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 28) 34
Jamy Ian Swiss Late Night TV: One Lucky Night on his Craig Ferguson appearance
Sep. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9) 60
Steve Cohen Late Night TV: Behind the Scenes on his David Letterman appearance
Sep. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9) 64
Luis Piedrahita La Magia vista con otros ojos - las cámeras - primera parte on working with television cameras, presenting close-up in TV
2010 El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 14) 392
David Britland Luis & The Magicians on Luis de Matos
May 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 5) 68
Luis Piedrahita La Magia vista con otros ojos - las cámeras - segunda parte on working with television cameras, presenting close-up in TV
2011 El Manuscrito (Vol. 4 No. 15) 430
Dustin Stinett Masters of Illusion Returns to Network TV
Aug. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 8) 68
Carl Mercurio Penn & Teller: A the Top of Their Game Show on "Fool Us"
Feb. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 2) 88
Jonathan Pendragon Masters of Illusion
  • Panmagium
Oct. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 10) 32
Anthony Owen You Couldn't Planet interactive trick chosen planet, spelling planet and moving on chart
2017 Secrets 228
Anthony Owen Superstarsign interactive magic, spelling star sign on chart
2017 Secrets 230
Anthony Owen Top Tips For A Magician On Television
2017 Secrets 235
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 18: Performing Q&A on TV general advice
  • Working the TV Host
  • Working a Guest in the Green Room
  • Working the Audience
  • scanned copy of “Permission to Tape Release” form
2017 Performing the Q & A 125
Luis Piedrahita Shooting Close-Up Magic for TV "Excerpted from a Lecture Given at EMC in 2012"
June 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 6) 92
José Carroll Colombia, or the Discovery of America
  • (1) The City of Bogotá or "Working Your Ass Off, Man"
  • (2) Cartagena or The Hard Life of an Artist
  • (3) Bogotá. The National Theater or The Incredible Success
  • (4) Juanito's Trip to Mexico or See You Soon!
  • (5) Call or The Budding Fifteen-Year-Old Girls
  • (6) Medellín or If Only It Had Been Friday!
  • (7) Videos or A Little Bit of Everything
    • The Magic of David Copperfield
    • Magic with the Stars
    • Doug Henning's Magic World
  • (8) San Andrés or A Few Boring Days
  • (9) The El Dorado Airport or The Sad Goodbye
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 119, Nov. 1984
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 57
David Regal The Magical Appearance intro to interviews with tips on magic for television
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 16
David Regal, Shin Lim The Magical Appearance - Shin Lim
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 18
David Regal, Joshua Jay The Magical Appearance - Josh Jay
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 20
David Regal, Marie Antoinette Riana Graharani The Magical Appearance - The Sacred Riana
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 22
David Regal, Mat Franco The Magical Appearance - Mat Franco
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 24
David Regal, Diana Diaz The Magical Appearance - Diana Diaz
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 26
David Regal, John Van Der Put The Magical Appearance - Piff the Magic Dragon
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 28
David Regal, Justin Willman The Magical Appearance - Justin Willman
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 30
David Regal, Boris Wild The Magical Appearance - Boris Wild
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 32
David Regal, Suzanne The Magical Appearance - Suzanne
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 35
David Regal, Dan White The Magical Appearance - Dan White
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 37
David Regal, Thommy Ten, Amélie Van Tass The Magical Appearance - The Clairvoyants
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 39
David Regal, Derek Hughes The Magical Appearance - Derek Hughes
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 42
David Regal, Paul Gertner The Magical Appearance - Paul Gertner
July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 44
Asi Wind Video & TV
2021 Before We Begin 69
David Britland The Gold Medaillon on television footage of Al Koran performing the routine
Related to Feb. 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 2) 52