148 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 4
Tom Osborne Cheek to Cheek Clicks on Television short mention that Osborne performed the trick on television
Jan. 1949 9
Don Tanner Let's Talk Television on Joseph Dunninger, getting paid for television work
Mar. 1949 11
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Fernsehen und Wir on performing on TV, Old Brecht
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 2)
Bobby Bernard T.V. Close Up Magic some thoughts on performing on TV, brief
1958 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
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 2)
Karl Fulves Babel television exposure, hypnotism, Bob Hummer wants to correspond
Mar. 1968 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!
Magick (Issue 29)
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Stage Magic Technique on performing on stage, TV, presentation, know-how and the future of magic
1973 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)
Karl Fulves Babel "It's Magic" tv show, three best acts in magic (Slydini, Flosso, Scarne)
May 1975 958
Karl Fulves Magic On Television Slydini on Cavett, Doug Henning praise and criticism
Interlocutor (Issue 7)
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on magic on TV, Doug Henning
Jan. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Terry Nosek Psi Pow! during live TV-Show, medium is called who divines selection
Magick (Issue 233)
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on magic on TV, David Nixon, Paul Daniels
May 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5)
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
Magick (Issue 249)
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
Magick (Issue 251)
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
Magick (Issue 253)
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
Magick (Issue 293)
David Britland Paul Daniels - It's Magic on Paul Daniels, Fred Peter's Dancers, Jean-Claude and Yvette, The Compagni Philippe Genty, Karen Kay
Babel (Issue 1)
Bobby Bernard Bobby Bernard on Television On the potential of magic on TV
1982 117
Karl Fulves That's Credible bad anonymous comments on a Harry Lorayne appearance on television
1982 4
Jon Racherbaumer Letters to the Editor on "Magic on Television"
Summer 1984
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Juan Tamariz Interviu Insolita (Microdrama para T.V.) magical sketch for tv
1984 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 21
Ian Keable-Elliott Editorial on magic on television, Brodie Fry
Sep. 1987
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Click! Click! on Richard Holloway, television, Ian McEwan
Sep. 1987
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Ian Keable-Elliott New Faces of 87 about the television show
Dec. 1987
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Karl Fulves Lifelike connections between natural acting and magic tricks, magic on film
Interlocutor (Issue 50)
Ian Keable-Elliott New Faces of 87 more about the television show, part two
Jan. 1988
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Ian Keable-Elliott (reviewer) Paul Daniels Magic Show by Paul Daniels
on the tv show
Related to Apr. 1988
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Neal Austin Competing on Opportunity Knocks on performing on television
May 1988
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Ian Keable-Elliott Ali Bongo and Television Magic
July 1988
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 11)
David Britland Another Column lectures, The Magic Circle, Jerry Sadowitz
Oct. 1988
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 2)
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)
Johnny "J.J." Johnston, Chris Power Comment
Apr. 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 8)
David Britland Another Column Jerry Sadowitz
June 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 10)
Ian Keable-Elliott Beadle's Box of Tricks television series
July 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 11)
Ian Keable-Elliott A Review of the Best of Magic
Related to Aug. 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 12)
David Britland The Secret Cabaret Pt 1 background on the television show
Feb. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 2)
David Britland The Secret Cabaret Pt 2
May 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Johnny "J.J." Johnston (reviewer) A Kind of Magic by Wayne Dobson Sep. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Robert Cox What You See On Your TV Screen camera tricks
Related to Dec. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 7)
Steven Hamilton Editorial "Robert and his magic world" on tv, BBC
Oct. 1991
Profile (Issue 4)
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)
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)
Mike Caveney Mike Caveney camera tricks, Harry Anderson
Also published here 1991
Opus (Vol. 3 No. Opus Selection)
Martin Breese On the small screen... about current magic on TV
Mar. 1992
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Douglas Cameron The State of the Art of Magic on Television
Feb. 1992
Profile (Issue 6)
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)
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)
Norman Jacobs The Magic Comedy Strip layperson review
Aug. 1992
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Ian Keable-Elliott How to Get on TV
Mar. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 9)
David Britland Cathode Daze David Copperfield
June 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 10)
Ian Keable-Elliott A Missed Opportunity: Omnibus' Television Documentary on Harry Houdini
Sep. 1994
Opus (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Mike Caveney Needle Though Arm on TV on camera tricks used in Harry Anderson's Needle Though Arm in Hello Sucker
Related to 1994 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)
Karl Fulves Don't Look Now on the book reviews in Genii's "Magicana", magic on television
1996 61
Gary Ouellet Getting on Television
1996 3
Gary Ouellet Some Rules for Uncontrolled Situations
1996 4
Gary Ouellet Television as a Medium
1996 5
Gary Ouellet Your Own Special
1996 7
Gary Ouellet The Ethical Rules
1996 8
Gary Ouellet Some Special Challenges
  • 1. Birds
  • 2. Mirrors
  • 3. Wires and threads
  • 4. Black Art
1996 9
Gary Ouellet Thoughts on Close-Up
1996 11
Gary Ouellet Illusions
1996 12
Gary Ouellet Closing Thoughts
1996 13
Shawn McMaster Publishers Notes on recent television specials "Champions of Magic" and "Hidden Secrets of Magic"
June 1996
The Lemniscate (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Karl Fulves But I Digress on Al Flosso's Miser's Dream, videotapes, close-up magic on television, George Johnstone anecdote
Underworld (Issue 6)
Karl Fulves Introduction on Liberace, David Blaine, Stewart James's passing
1997 94
Karl Fulves Introduction on Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Magic on television, self-levitations
Related to 1997 131
Chris Power I just do the pictures your honour
Oct. 1997
Opus (Vol. 5 No. 7)
Karl Fulves But I Digress on patter in magic books, The Champions of Magic II on television, testing material in pub
Underworld (Issue 7)
Karl Fulves But I Digress on videotape as teaching tool, exposure shows on television
Underworld (Issue 8)
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"
Underworld (Issue 9)
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)
Richard Kaufman, Lance Burton Richard Kaufman Interviews Lance Burton ... on TV
May 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 5)
Chan Canasta The Great Book Trick remote book test, journalist in distant library
2000 100
Chan Canasta Blindfolds and Blackboards two spectators are blindfolded and select same cards, TV
2000 102
Bill McIlhany Don Alan's Magic Ranch on Don Alan's TV-Series Magic Ranch
2000 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 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 186
Jon Racherbaumer The Blaine Game on David Blaine
Mar. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3)
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 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 17
David Berglas Pre-Show in TV
2002 94
David Berglas Ten Shilling Note marked bill travels from one city to another, split screen on TV
2002 116
David Berglas Underwater Magic about performing magic underwater for a TV show
2002 125
David Berglas Teleportation human transportation to a hung up box in another city, magic on TV and on using a double
2002 128
David Berglas In Town Tonight stopping the traffic at Piccadilly Circus for thirty seconds, people, animals and cards freeze
2002 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 182
David Berglas Palmistry pseudo-psychometry with palmistry theme for TV, only presentation
2002 259
David Berglas An Interesting Problem with Numbers freely multiplied numbers, total matches license plate of a car, only presentation
Related to 2002 260
David Berglas Memory and Mathematics pseudo mental arithmetic routine, spectators write cards with numbers, ends with a huge number, clever presentation
2002 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 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 270
David Berglas, David Britland It's All Done by Hypnosis on Berglas hypnotism TV-Show, Fred Kaps
2002 272
David Berglas Drinks Prediction one of several bottles is chosen and predicted, engraved on a sculpture
2002 500
David Britland, David Berglas Epilogue on the TV Show The Magic of David Berglas, directed by Royston Mayoh
2002 511
David Berglas The Television Medium
2002 547
Anthony Owen The Quick Trick Show
Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
Anthony Owen A Year In The Life Of The Quick Trick Show
Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
Eric Mead Our precious Secrets on exposure
2003 13
Dustin Stinett The Magician: Bill Bixby, Mark Wilson, and the Perils of Network Television
Nov. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11)
Ed Robertson The Magician - Commentaries
Nov. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11)
Dustin Stinett The Magician: Episode Summaries
Nov. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11)
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 119
Jamy Ian Swiss Derren Brown Plays Russian Roulette
Feb. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2)
Elizabeth Warlock, John Fisher John Fisher: Television's Man of Magic
May 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 5)
Richard Kaufman Criss Angel: Halloween Mindfreak
Dec. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 12)
Richard Kaufman, Teller Off the Deep End: An Interview with Teller
Mar. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 3)
Brad Henderson Phenomenon about NBC show with Criss Angel, detailed run-down of all episodes
Mar. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3)
David Regal CelebraCadabra Part One: Illusion & Reality article on the TV show
Apr. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4)
David Regal CelebraCadabra Part Two: Illusion & Reality article on the TV show
June 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 6)
David Regal CelebraCadabra Part Three: Illusion & Reality
July 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7)
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)
Benjamin Earl A Jar of Eyeballs... about 90% of everything being rubbish and magic on television
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
Juan Tamariz, Roberto Giobbi Tamariz on the Subject of Magic on TV notes from 2006 Escorial meeting
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 28)
Jamy Ian Swiss Late Night TV: One Lucky Night on his Craig Ferguson appearance
Sep. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9)
Steve Cohen Late Night TV: Behind the Scenes on his David Letterman appearance
Sep. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9)
Luis Piedrahita La Magia vista con otros ojos - las cámeras - primera parte on working with television cameras, presenting close-up in TV
El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 14)
David Britland Luis & The Magicians on Luis de Matos
May 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 5)
Luis Piedrahita La Magia vista con otros ojos - las cámeras - segunda parte on working with television cameras, presenting close-up in TV
El Manuscrito (Vol. 4 No. 15)
Dustin Stinett Masters of Illusion Returns to Network TV
Aug. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 8)
Carl Mercurio Penn & Teller: A the Top of Their Game Show on "Fool Us"
Feb. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 2)
Jonathan Pendragon Masters of Illusion
  • Panmagium
Oct. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 10)
Anthony Owen You Couldn't Planet interactive trick chosen planet, spelling planet and moving on chart
2017 228
Anthony Owen Superstarsign interactive magic, spelling star sign on chart
2017 230
Anthony Owen Top Tips For A Magician On Television
2017 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 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)
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 57
David Regal The Magical Appearance intro to interviews with tips on magic for television
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Shin Lim The Magical Appearance - Shin Lim
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Joshua Jay The Magical Appearance - Josh Jay
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Marie Antoinette Riana Graharani The Magical Appearance - The Sacred Riana
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Mat Franco The Magical Appearance - Mat Franco
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Diana Diaz The Magical Appearance - Diana Diaz
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, John Van Der Put The Magical Appearance - Piff the Magic Dragon
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Justin Willman The Magical Appearance - Justin Willman
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Boris Wild The Magical Appearance - Boris Wild
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Suzanne The Magical Appearance - Suzanne
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Dan White The Magical Appearance - Dan White
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Thommy Ten, Amélie Van Tass The Magical Appearance - The Clairvoyants
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Derek Hughes The Magical Appearance - Derek Hughes
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
David Regal, Paul Gertner The Magical Appearance - Paul Gertner
July 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7)
Asi Wind Video & TV
2021 69
David Britland The Gold Medaillon on television footage of Al Koran performing the routine
Related to Feb. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 2)