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René Lavand, a magician from Argentina who lost his right arm at a young age in an accident presents card magic in his signature style of "Lentidigitation" — sleight of hand performed in slow motion. This performance is an extended routine, repeatedly locating a chosen card.

Chantatachán was a program produced for Telemadrid in 1992-93. We would like to thank Juan Tamariz and Luis Piedrahita for making this content available.

Submitted Wed, 04/18/2018

Juan Tamariz performs "The Trick That Cannot Be Explained", an innovative approach to card magic introduced in Dai Vernon's More Inner Secrets of Card Magic (Lewis Ganson, 1960). 

Chantatachán was a program produced for Telemadrid in 1992-93. We would like to thank Juan Tamariz and Luis Piedrahita for making this content available.

Submitted Tue, 04/17/2018

Produced by Reel Time Images & Magicana

Directed by Daniel Zuckerbrot

"Call To The Colors" is described in Bill Simon's Effective Card Magic (Louis Tannen, 1952).

This film is a tribute to the late Bill Jamieson and his astounding collection.

Submitted Tue, 12/05/2017

This clip has no sound.

An early attempt at video recording, made on 8mm film, by Larry Thornton in Calgary, Alberta. 

Submitted Tue, 11/07/2017

This recording has damanged segments and is missing some of its sound and video.

Dale Harney performs dice stacking and a card trick involving spirit writing on school slates on The Magic Palace.

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Submitted Tue, 09/12/2017

René Lavand, from Argentina, performs his signature handling of the classic "Oil and Water" which he titled "No Se Pueder Hacer Más Lento" (or "It Can't Be Done Any Slower").

Chantatachán was a program produced for Telemadrid in 1992-93. We would like to thank Juan Tamariz and Luis Piedrahita for making this content available. 

Submitted Wed, 09/06/2017

This performance was recorded by Larry Thornton at the PCAM conference in Victoria, British Columbia. 

He explains how he got started in magic and performs several pieces of silent close-up magic. 

Read Jamy Ian Swiss' profile of Michael Skinner in Take Two #26 in the Lyons Den. 

Submitted Fri, 08/25/2017

This presentation was recorded by Larry Thornton at the PCAM conference in Asilomar, California.

Assisted by Dr. Gene Matsuura.

Submitted Fri, 08/25/2017

This performance was recorded by Larry Thornton in Calgary, Alberta.

Submitted Thu, 08/24/2017

This performance was recorded by Larry Thornton in Seattle, Washington.

Jerry Andrus presents creative and novel versions of classic effects including the Cut and Restored Handkerchief, the Miser's Dream and the Cups and Balls. 

Submitted Thu, 08/24/2017

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