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The definitive online exploration of magic’s most iconic effect

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Ross Bertram: Master Magician

“All art is a kind of subconscious madness expressed in terms of sanity.”

Explore our relaunched exhibition on one of Canada’s finest magicians.

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March 25, 2021

In 1953, the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada created a weekly documentary series, specifically for television, called “On the Spot.” It was designed like a short newsreel, only fifteen minutes long, and it was filmed on site with a skeleton crew of three. 

March 25, 2021

Ross Bertram presents his own produced film on the Egyptian Cups and Balls. Here, he presents a beautiful sequence of cups and ball moves, some of classic origin and others of his own creation. 

Learn more about Ross Bertram.

March 25, 2021

Ross Bertram performs advanced card manipulation in a card routine called Five Zero Five. This effect exemplifies Ross’ hallmark “touch” and his magical thinking. It was published in his second book, Bertram on Sleight of Hand.

March 25, 2021

Ross Bertram was a virtuoso magician from Toronto who was born in 1912 and died in 1992. In addition to his impressive and astonishing magic skill, he was also a lifelong student of photography and film production.

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