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Colonel Tomb

Colonel Tomb, also "Nguyen Toon" or "Colonel Toon" was a mythical North Vietnamese fighter pilot and flying ace who allegedly shot down 13 American aircraft during the Vietnam War. According to legend, he was killed in action on May 10, 1972, by ...

Taro Tsujimoto

Taro Tsujimoto was a fictitious ice hockey player who was "selected" by the National Hockey Leagues Buffalo Sabres 183rd overall in the 11th round of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.

Indian basket trick

Indian Basket Trick is a trick with a wicker basket in which an assistant is put into the basket and the performer then puts swords through it. The trick ends while the child or assistant either climbs out of the basket or reappears from behind t ...

Book of the Highest Initiation

The Book of the Highest Initiation is a text that falsely claims to be of Ismaili origin and is wrongfully attributed to Ubayd Allah, or Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah, the first Fatimid Caliph-Imam. The work is a false account of Ismaili initiation an ...

Epifanije Stefanovic

Epifanije Stefanovic was the alleged Serbian Orthodox Archbishop of Dalmatia, who in 1648 entered communion with the Catholic Church, mentioned only by Venetian ecclesiastical historian Daniele Farlati. According to research of Serbian Orthodox b ...

Self-styled order

A self-styled order or pseudo-chivalric order is an organisation which claims to be a chivalric order, but is not recognised as legitimate by countries or international bodies. Most self-styled orders arose in or after the mid-18th century, and m ...

Larmenius Charter

The Larmenius Charter or Carta Transmissionis is a Latin manuscript purportedly created by Johannes Marcus Larmenius in February 1324, detailing the transfer of leadership of the Knights Templar to Larmenius after the death of Jacques de Molay. I ...

Ordo Sancti Stanislai

The Ordo Sancti Stanislai is a Polish self-styled order founded on 9 June 1979 by Juliusz Nowina-Sokolnicki, in his claimed capacity as disputed President of the Polish Government in exile as an attempted revival of the Polish Order of Saint Stan ...

Scottish Knights Templar

There are Masonic degrees named after the Knights Templar but not all Knights Templar Orders are Masonic. There is no direct connection with the 13th-century presence of Knights Templar in Scotland. However, since the 1980s such a connection has ...

Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Oecumenical Knights of Malta

The Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Oecumenical Knights of Malta is one of the 26 unrecognised orders of St. John active in 2010. The order is not affiliated with the genuine Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order ...

Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem

The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, is a self-styled order and international NGO. OSMTH is often referred to simply as the Knights Templars but asserts no direct lineage to the original Order. OSMTH does not officially recogn ...

Vilatte orders

The Vilatte Orders are awards or decorations associated Joseph Rene Vilatte which include the Order of the Crown of Thorns and the Order of the Lion and the Black Cross. Both are condemned by the Holy See and Italy lists both as illegal decoratio ...

Ambitious Card

The Ambitious Card, or Elevator Card, is a magic effect in which a playing card seems to return to the top of the deck after being placed elsewhere in the middle of the deck. This is a classic effect in card magic and serves as a study subject fo ...

Bottom dealing

Bottom dealing or base dealing is a sleight of hand technique in which the bottom card from a deck of playing cards is dealt instead of the top card. It is used in card illusions, and as a method of card sharp. The deck is typically held in a mod ...

Card warp

Card Warp is a card illusion that was created by magician Jeff Busby and popularized by Roy Walton. Card Warp has many variations in presentation and effect. Card Warp starts out with the illusionist showing two cards. He then folds one card hori ...

Faro shuffle

The faro shuffle, weave shuffle, or dovetail shuffle is a method of shuffling playing cards, where two halves of a deck are merged back together, ideally alternating between cards from each hand. Diaconis, Graham, and Kantor also call this the te ...

Second dealing

Second dealing is a method of manipulating a deck of cards during a card game by way of dealing the second, rather than the top card of the deck, usually for the purpose of cheating. Second dealing and bottom dealing are also used in performance ...

Magic convention

A magic convention is a gathering of professional magicians, magical hobbyists, dealers, collectors of magical apparatus, books and ephemera, and other students of the art of magic. It provides a place for lectures of subjects related to the craf ...

Los Angeles Conference on Magic History

The Los Angeles Conference on Magic History is a biennial invitation-only conference created to showcase historical magic. The conference was started in 1989, designed to highlight various aspects of the history of magic from around the world. Ea ...

The Brahmin and the Butterfly

La Chrysalide et le Papillon dor, released in the United States as The Brahmin and the Butterfly, is a 1901 French short silent fantasy film, directed by Georges Melies. It is listed as numbers 332–333 in Star Film Companys catalogues.

Case of the Missing Hare

A bald-haired magician named Ala Bahma is nailing self-promoting posters on every conceivable surface, including a tree in which Bugs is living. Bugs protests having his home encroached and his right to private property compromised, until the mag ...

Dealt

Dealt is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Luke Korem. The film is about the life and career of Richard Turner - who is renowned as one of the worlds greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. In the documentary, Richard trac ...

Death Defying Acts

Death Defying Acts is a 2007 British-Australian supernatural romance film, directed by Gillian Armstrong, and starring Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It concerns an episode in the life of Hungarian-American escapologist Harry Houdini at the ...

Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld

Doraemon: Nobitas Great Adventure into the Underworld, also known as Doraemon, Nobita and the Underworld Adventure, is a feature-length Doraemon film which premiered on March 17, 1984 in Japan, based on the fifth volume of the same name of the Do ...

Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld

Doraemon: Nobitas New Great Adventure into the Underworld, also advertised as Doraemon the Movie 2007, is the 27th film of the Doraemon franchise. It is a retelling of the 1984 film Doraemon: Nobitas Great Adventure into the Underworld. This movi ...

The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist is a 1982 film starring Griffin ONeal and Raul Julia. It was based on a book by David Wagoner, and was the directorial debut of Caleb Deschanel. It was the final film of Joan Hackett, Desi Arnaz, and Gabriel Dell.

Eternally Yours (film)

Eternally Yours is a 1939 American comedy drama film produced and directed by Tay Garnett with Walter Wanger as executive producer, from a screenplay by C. Graham Baker and Gene Towne. The film stars Loretta Young and David Niven, and also featur ...

The Famous Box Trick

The Famous Box Trick is a 1898 French short black-and-white silent trick film, directed by Georges Melies, featuring a stage magician who transforms one boy into two with the aid of an axe. The film, "harks back to stage magic," and, according to ...

Frosty the Snowman (film)

Frosty the Snowman is a 1969 Japanese/American animated Christmas television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions and currently distributed by Universal Television. It is the first television special featuring the character Frosty the Snow ...

The Geisha Boy

The Geisha Boy is a 1958 American comedy film starring Jerry Lewis, distributed by Paramount Pictures. Filmed from June 16 to August 7, 1958, it had its first screening in New York City on December 19, 1958. This film marked the film debut of Suz ...

Get to Know Your Rabbit

Corporate executive Donald Beeman, fed up with the rat race, impulsively quits his job and takes to the road as a traveling tap dancing magician under the tutelage of Mr. Delasandro. His former boss Mr. Turnbull, determined to convince him to ret ...

The Great Buck Howard

The Great Buck Howard is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean McGinly that stars Colin Hanks and John Malkovich. Tom Hanks also appears as the father of his real-life sons character. The character Buck Howard is inspired by the ment ...

The Great Houdini (film)

The Great Houdinis a.k.a. The Great Houdini is a 1976 American made-for-television biographical film which is a fictionalized account of the life of the Hungarian-American escape artist and entertainer Harry Houdini. The film was written and dire ...

The Great Magician

The Great Magician is a 2011 Hong Kong-Chinese action fantasy-comedy film directed by Derek Yee and starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Lau Ching-wan and Zhou Xun.

Guzaarish (film)

Guzaarish is a 2010 Indian romantic drama film written, composed and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles while Shernaz Patel, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Monikangana Dutta, Suhel Seth, Swara Bha ...

Haunted Mouse

Jerrys second cousin Merlin who also looks identical to Jerry, but wears a black top hat, bow tie, cloak, and yellow gloves, and carries a walking stick, visits Jerry. The stick is actually a wand and he lifts a fence panel with a spell. Tom is o ...

A-Haunting We Will Go (1942 film)

A-Haunting We Will Go is a 1942 Laurel and Hardy feature film released by 20th Century Fox and directed by Alfred L. Werker. The story is credited to Lou Breslow and Stanley Rauh. The title is a play on the song "A-Hunting We Will Go".

Houdini (1998 film)

Houdini is a 1998 television film about the life of the magician Harry Houdini, directed and written by Pen Densham. It stars Johnathon Schaech, Stacy Edwards, Paul Sorvino and David Warner. It debuted on the TNT Network in December 1998.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Don Scardino and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Chad Kultgen and Tyler Mitchell, and Daley and Goldstein. The film follows Las V ...

It's Magic, Charlie Brown

Its Magic, Charlie Brown is the 21st prime-time animated television special based upon the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It originally aired on April 28, 1981. The special was later released on DVD on September 2, 2008 as a bonus fea ...

Lie (film)

LIE, poster underscripted as "Love Intelligence Enmity", is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language action thriller film written and directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. Produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under their 14 Reels Entertainmen ...

The Linguini Incident

The Linguini Incident is a 1991 American crime comedy film set in New York starring David Bowie and Rosanna Arquette. The film was directed by Richard Shepard, who co-wrote the script with Tamar Brott.

The Mad Magician

Don Gallico Vincent Price is a magician, master of disguise, and inventor of stage-magic effects in the late 19th century aspiring to become a star magician under the stage name Gallico the Great. Disguised as The Great Rinaldi, a headlining riva ...

Magic Camp (film)

Magic Camp is an upcoming American comedy family film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Gunn Films and Team Todd that is set to debut on Disney+. The film is directed by Mark Waters, produced by Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs and Suzanne Todd from a scre ...

Magic 3D

Magic 3D is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language fantasy film in stereoscopic 3D directed by Jose Punnoose. The film stars Suraj Balajee, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Tirlok Malik and Pooja Kumar. It was dubbed in Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi, with the Hindi d ...

Magician Mickey

Magician Mickey is a 1937 Walt Disney Mickey Mouse cartoon, originally released to theaters on February 6, 1937. Mickey puts on a magic show, but is constantly interrupted by a heckler, Donald Duck, whom he in turn tries to get his revenge on thr ...

The Magician (2006 film)

The Magician is a 2006 Turkish comedy-drama film, directed by Cem Yılmaz and Ali Taner Baltacı, about a magician who tours around Turkey with his father and best friend so that he can make enough money for laser eye surgery. The film, which was r ...

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Produced on the eve of the centenary of Orson Welless birth, the film is a chronological review of his personal life and achievements in theatre, radio and film. It includes excerpts of nearly all of Welless films, archival footage and audio, and ...

The Magician's Cavern

LAntre des esprits, released in the United States as The Magicians Cavern and in the United Kingdom as The House of Mystery, is a 1901 French short silent comedy film, directed by Georges Melies. It is listed as numbers 345–347 in Star Film Compa ...

Magicians (2007 film)

Magicians is a 2007 British comedy film released on 18 May 2007. It stars comic duo Robert Webb and David Mitchell as stage magicians Karl and Harry. The two magicians compete together in a magic competition, despite their personal differences. P ...