Posts tagged: Magic

C is for Chung Ling Soo

Chung Ling Soo

The world of magic in the 19th and 20th century was a competitive business and many conjurers became celebrities only after adopting an exotic Chinese persona that the public came to associate with the mysteries of magic.

One such was Chung Ling Soo who became one of the most celebrated magicians of his age who was to die in the pursuit of his art. Read more ›››

It’s a Kinda Magic

David Nixon

When I was a lad, I had an ambition to be a magician. It was all David Nixon’s fault. (Pictured) He was one of, if not the first tv conjuror (that’s tv as in telly and not in frocks) and I was big fan, so much so that one Christmas a David Nixon Magic Set was one of my main presents.

(The link is to a later version, but you get the picture.) Read more ›››