Ed Marlo on U-Tube

Change Bag of Tricks, Oddities and Wonders

This column is devoted to magic tricks, ideas, concepts and “what not” for your enjoyment and benefit. There is no particular rule as to what goes here, it’s an open stage for anyone of our members or initiates to submit something they would like to share. We also find interesting websites and posts on-line and link them here.

Ed Marlo on U-Tube

The master demonstrating some great card work.

Classic Magic-Don Allen

Don Allen was a master. See him perform TV. Thanks to Westley Annis for the submission.

The Great Flydini

A comedy classic from Steve martin appearing on the Johnny Carson show. Get ready to howl!

Penn and Teller Doing It Their Way

Westly Annis sent in this U-Tube of Penn and Teller performing the chair suspension. Its poetry in motion. Watch and marvel at its simplistic presentation and grand reaction.

Double Six Theory

Legend Walter Zaney Blaney explains his theory on what makes a good or challenging audience.  Listen to the master and learn!

Ole Time Radio Shows

Want to listen to some great shows about magic and other topics? Sit by a radio with a bowl of popcorn and a cold beverage. Hours of fun listening.

Soldiers Deck of Cards

Nice routine by young Magician Justin Flam. Sent in by compeer Irwin Royes.

Shape of My Heart

Very interesting and entertaining routine with cards and coins.

Greatest Card Trick Ever

You won’t believe your eyes with this one!  Watch closely…. Thanks to compeer Eddie Adams for submitting this cool video.

The Magician’s Wife

This is one older generation magicians can relate to and even the younger set if they have ever been to a brick and mortar magic shop. Submitted by Compeer Irwin Royes.

Hypnotizing Juggler/Magician is Lord of the Rings

Beautiful and unique presentation by a Japanese artist with rings. Imagine the hours of practice that it took to achieve such perfection.

I-Pod Deceptions

A wonderful display of digital imagery with a unique magic story line.

Now You See Him, Now You….

A fascinating look at the great Houdini published in the Jewish Exponent, January 2011. Thanks to compeer Irwin Royes who submitted the article.

Goofy Magic-Submitted by Irwin Royes

A 1941 classic Disney cartoon that is as fresh and funny today as it was 50 years ago. Click and enjoy!

Here is the First Ever Magicians LipDub Clip

Roy Zaltsman is a professional mentalist and the organizer of the annual Magic At the Red Sea convention in Israel.  A LipDub clip is a one-shot video clip. It is done by one camera man who switches from performer to performer every few seconds. Each performer sings a line from a song which is playing in the background.

Abbott & Costello Prove That Exposure Has Been Around for Quite a While

The famous comedy team does a hilarious magic routine exposing the workings. Do you think magicians of the day protested? Submitted by Irwin Royes

Japanese Grandpa

This video offers some cool moves with the public in a Japanese city. Thanks to Gerald Bagley, member, Assembly 36, for the submission.

Crazy Cube Illusion

You can do this at home yourself. Use painter’s tape or you’ll ruin the walls.

Fred Kaps

A master magician demonstrates the “dancing cork”, a classic!

The Clock Trick

Here’s an interactive magic trick that works across the web and you can have fun performing it for your friends.

Aces from Your Pocket

A spectator shuffles a deck and cuts it and drops it into the pocket of your coat. You locate the aces in a unique and mystifying way.

Anthony Owen’s Oil and Water performed by Sebastien Clergue

Catch him if you can!

Al Flosso

Vaudeville-era magician, “The Coney Island Fakir”; perfected ‘Misers’ Dream’ of catching coins out of thin air. Enjoy this clip from a TV appearance.

Jumping Rubberband

A rubber band mysteriously jumps from your pinkie and ring fingers to the first and middle fingers of the same hand and then back again.

Johnny Eck Had No Lower Torso, But He Was a Magician and Entertainer

In the movie Freaks, Johnny Eck is featured. Very few people know he was a magician. Blackstone & Rajah Raboid are mentioned- Irwin Royes, member

Sawing a Lady in Half

Alright, this is not a version of the big stage illusion where a magician appears to saw a lady in half; but you can make and perform this yourself.

Slydini, Master Conjuror

The Dick Cavett Show (Nov. 7, 1977) Slydini, a legendary magician, performs for Cavett.

Mr. Electric

This wonderful magician performs on the Merv Griffin show.

Criss Angel

One of the most provocative illusionists of our time. Visit his website for videos of his award winning TV program and all the latest news about him.

Magic Major Plans to Pull Career Out of His Hat

Jordan Goldklang, 22, of Mill Valley will be a senior at Indiana University in Bloomington, majoring in magic.

The Man Who Killed Houdini

Folk figure, boxer, college student in Montreal, he gained fame as the man who sucker-punched magician Harry Houdini. Submitted by Irwin Royes

Card Tricks Anyone Can Do From WikiHow

Here is a 4 King Card Trick and a link to quite a few more card routines of varying skill levels. Try one or all!

Top Hat of Links

There are thousands of websites on magic. Here are few favorites and those of our members who have submitted them for posting here:

LYBRARY.COM, e-books on Magic

A huge amount of magic tricks, illusions, moves, techniques and concepts, starting from the earliest descriptions in the 16th century to the latest hot magic.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines Magic

Researching magic? Want to know all about its origins, classifications and definitions. Wikipedia offers a nice overview with links to get more detail.

Wayne Houchin- Magician + Performer

Wayne has marketed Sinful, AKA Quarter Through Soda Can, Stigmata, Indecent and Distortion.  His THREAD illusion was performed by Criss Angel on National TV.

David Hira-International Performer

David is a full time professional magical entertainer and keynote speaker. If you have an interest in being a pro, study the best….. David is top shelf!

Jojo the Clown and Magician

Jojo provides entertainment for trade shows, festivals and fairs, shopping malls, schools, hotels, riverboats, casinos, restaurants, and private parties.

Sankey Magic

Jay Sankey is a world renowned magician specializing in “in your face” magic. He has a newsletter and lots of U-Tube videos that you will enjoy watching.

Penquin Magic

One of the best collections of videos of magic for sale on the internet. Go here to view some really cool cutting edge demos.

Trigg Magic

Trigg Burrage’s passion for magic is reflected in his energetic stage presence and original ideas.


A wiki-style online encyclopedia dedicated to the techniques and history of magic.

The Society of American Magicians

The Society of American Magicians founded in 1902 in Martinka’s magic shop in NY City is the oldest and most prestigious international magic organization in the world.

Lee Asher Blog

A terrific collection of magicians as seen on U-Tube all in one location. Sit back and take a journey like no other. Highly recommended.

The Society of Young Magicians

A world-wide organization for youth, the purpose of the SYM is to promote interest in magic and personal growth with skills acquired from performing.

Jerome Murat

Truly amazing mime/magic act. Very clever use of zombie principal by one of France’s greatest mime artists.