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Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » November 30th, 2004, 9:34 am

I am trying to compile information about magicians on film for the imdb.com; can anyone give me verifiable credits of magicians and their film/TV credits? Is there a source book on this topic already?

Bato

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » November 30th, 2004, 12:59 pm

There was a discussion here a little over a year ago on this topic. Check out

http://geniimagazine.com/forum/noncgi/u ... 055#000001

for some info. Anyone thought of more since then? --Asrah

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » November 30th, 2004, 2:35 pm

Thanks, Asrah, for your speedy reply.

However, I was referring to actual magicians, like Paul Le Paul or Chester Morris, who were real magicians who are listed on the imdb.com with their film credits. Is there anyone out there who can help me with working magicians who sidelined as film actors?

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » November 30th, 2004, 3:27 pm

With roles of varying sizes (from cameos to leads):

Penn & Teller
David Copperfield
Ricky Jay
Fred Keating
Orson Welles
Billy McComb
Dean Dill
Tom Mullica
Harry Houdini
Harry Anderson

...and likely more that I can't remember right now.

-Jim

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » November 30th, 2004, 4:01 pm

Jason Randal is one that leaps to mind. I know he's in Pretty Woman, and I heard he was in other Richard Gere movies, although I don't know the others.

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » November 30th, 2004, 4:02 pm

ooh and I think Dai Vernon was in "Shade" hee hee

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Michael Edwards » November 30th, 2004, 7:22 pm

Bato:

Here are three sources you really should know about...

First, there is Erik Barnouw's The Magician and the Cinema, which -- for the past two decades -- has served as the basic text on the early days of magicians in the movies.

Second, there is the 15 pages of appendix in Bart Whaley's Who's Who in Magic titled "Motion Pictures -- A Filmography" which contains notes on some 100 movies containing magic and/or magicians.

Third, there's Bill McIlhaney's year-long, twelve-part series on "Magic in the Movies" that ran in MAGIC in 1996.

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Anthony Brahams » December 1st, 2004, 1:53 am

"A Wedding" (Robert Altman, 1978) has a strolling magician in one scene. I think it is Bruce Cervon.
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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Andrew Martin Portala » December 1st, 2004, 3:12 am

John Calvert

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » December 2nd, 2004, 10:25 am

Thanks, everyone, for your responses. I am grateful for this information.

Where can I get a copy of Who's Who in Magic?


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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby cataquet » December 18th, 2004, 9:22 am

I seem to remember David Roth doing a coin trick with a Jumbo finish at the beginning of some film. Early 80s? Can't remember the name.

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » December 18th, 2004, 11:19 am

I seem to remember that John Scarne (at least his hands) was in "The Sting", with Redford or Newman starring

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Todd Karr » December 18th, 2004, 2:51 pm

Bill McIlhany is the expert on magicians in films. Try whm@earthlink.com

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » December 18th, 2004, 5:37 pm

In Waterhhole # 3 Jay Ose is in a scene with James Coburn. Ironically, it is Coburn who who is dealing. If I recall correctly the bit is three card monte -- at which Jay was one of the world's masters.

Jay also played in The Flim Flam Man as one of the rubes in the store -- the one who got shot.

12/18/04 5:36

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Guest » December 18th, 2004, 9:13 pm

Originally posted by Bato:
can anyone give me verifiable credits of magicians and their film/TV credits?

Bato
If this can be of help: Martin Joyal - Oliver Stone's Seizure (1974).

http://imdb.com/name/nm0431469/

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Tom Smith » December 20th, 2004, 10:04 pm

George Schindler was in a Woody Allen movie (Manhatten Stories?) as Chandu the Magician.

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Re: Magicians On Film

Postby Stepanov » January 29th, 2005, 9:48 pm

I do not know if this is still interesting.
1. Greatest Russian magician Arutiyn Akopyan (died week ago) played on movie "Tegeran 43".
2. Vladimir Danilin (FISM Grand Prix 91) played on movie "Step ober line".
Both movie are detectives. Great magicians was like real actors.
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