The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Magic names and the media » » Documentary or series about magicians? (3 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

deanpickles
View Profile
New user
43 Posts

Profile of deanpickles
Does anyone have recommendations for a series or documentary about 20th century magicians, preferably streaming? (Not a show with reveals, but one about characters and styles and presentations. More like a Jim Steinmeyer book on film.) I'm finding a couple that may be good for sale Amazon, like "Grand Illusions - The Story of Magic" and "Mysteries of Magic", but is there one that's better than the others? Thx!
mantel
View Profile
Elite user
474 Posts

Profile of mantel
In my opinion the best would be Grand Illusions, sadly only 12 episodes of the 40 part series are available on DVD. A 3 part series that is nearly as good is Magic's Greatest Illusions. Also Steve Cohen has a magic documentary that you may enjoy.
Rocketeer
View Profile
Special user
Westchester, NY
961 Posts

Profile of Rocketeer
I just recently found this Canadian biopic about Dai Vernon. Not exactly what you're looking for but worthwhile, nevertheless.

https://www.magicana.com/video/dai-vernon-spirit-magic
I'm selling my hardcover autographed limited edition copy of Jerome Finley's "Thought Veil"

PM me for info.
deanpickles
View Profile
New user
43 Posts

Profile of deanpickles
Thanks, both of y'all! Mantel, I picked up the first two DVDs of Grand Illusions, and have loved the first five episodes. Thank you!! Also watched some of the BBC History of Magic show, but it kind of annoyed me with the over-use of b-roll footage. (A slow coin flip, a card change, shown at every break. Ugh.)

Rocketeer, thank you for that! Looks great!!!
ActionJack
View Profile
New user
Pacific NW
91 Posts

Profile of ActionJack
A little newer than you asked but since there haven’t been many replies to this I would also add Dealt about the life of Richard Turner.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Magic names and the media » » Documentary or series about magicians? (3 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.09 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL