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einzo
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I am a big fan of Lance Burton.

I was reading a story about him when he was competing in FISM, and the routine he did is supposed to be one of magic greatest acts ever. I have seen many videos on YouTube with Lance, but I know that he only does a small part of it there.

Dose anyone know if it is possible to see his original act, these 12 min. of great magic?
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I’ve never seen it on YouTube, but the first time Lance was on Johnny Carson, he did close to 20 minutes, which was unheard of for the tonight show. He closed with the Zombie to the music of Firebird, turned the Zombie into a long silver streamer (Klamm streamer). Very inspiring!

It used to be available from the SAM Library, but because of legalities, they no longer offer it. Too bad.
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I used to have the 20 min Johnny Carson performance recorded on BETA and wore it out from watching it so much.
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Amazon .com lists Lance Burton's Secrets of Magic at this link
http://www.amazon.com/Lance-Burton-Secre......5&sr=1-1

One 5 star reviewer says:"This is NOT an expose of magic nor is it the FOX "Secrets of Magic Revealed" special... it is actually a beautifully transferred DVD version of Lance Burton's 2 TV specials! I have seen him twice live in Las Vegas, and these specials capture some incredible magic from a modern master. Don't be fooled by the title or the low price! This is a BUY!!!"

The 4 star reviewer says:
While this DVD is mostly a compilation of several Gary Ouellet-produced magic specials, one of which only tangentially features Lance Burton, it nevertheless contains some of the best magic ever shown on TV. The "Hidden Secrets of Magic" special is a look into some of the greatest feats in the history of thearical magic. No, you won't learn the secrets, but you will see them performed by today's masters. Charlotte Pendragon escapes, chained inside a locked crate dumped into a bay. "The Light and Heavy Chest," which the great Robert-Houdin used to stop a war, is featured, and yes, it's the very same chest!
But the great jewel is the only video of the famous "Blue Room," in which people visbly vanish and transform as if in a film special effect - only it was what audiences saw live - in the 1860's! This one segment alone, recreated for the L.A. Conference on Magic History in 1996, is worth the price of the DVD. Highly recommended.

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
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