Festival of Magic DVD
This is the one you've been waiting for...after over 50 years!
First broadcast in 1957, Festival of Magic features the only complete footage of Cardini's act, filled with immaculate sleight-of-hand and brilliant magical moments. The show is considered a landmark, a must-see film every magician should watch and study.
The show also includes six other great acts: Robert Harbin with original illusions and a straitjacket escape, Sorcar with a Buzz Saw and other effects, June Merlin and her fairylike routines, Milbourne Christopher catching a bullet, Li King Si's Asian-style magic, and René Septembre's fast-paced bird routines.
The unique comedy of emcee Ernie Kovacs is also included, with several segments featuring elaborate magical sight gags.
All footage has been remastered for DVD and all chapters are accessible through menus.
The complete 1957 T.V. special
The only complete footage of Cardini's act
Previously unseen Cardini intro clip
Appearances by Robert Harbin and six other acts
Emceed by legendary surrealistic comic Ernie Kovacs
Over an hour of great magic
Complete with all vintage commercials
Digitally remastered on DVD
This DVD was created in collaboration with Maurine Christopher and William H. McIlhany.
Hosted by Ernie Kovacs
Vanishing Cabinet gag
Li King Si (Georges Cassel)
Scarf to String of Silks
Confetti to Water
Rabbit and Mice segment
Head Off illusion
Upside-Down Straitjacket Escape
Miniature Man gag
Twentieth Century Silks with Gloves
Mice to Rat
Rabbit to Stole
Stole to Fur Coat
Temple of Benares
Indrajal Paper Frame
Sword Cabinet gag
Water Bowl Productions
Water Bowl Vanish
Torn and Restored Newspaper
Dove from Newspaper
Hen to Duck
Duck to Doves
Sawing in Half gag
Running Time Approximately: 2hr 32mins
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