Thursday, September 2, 2010

Post 1348 - Tricks of the Trade

Found this video on Facebook now.  I thank my old friend, magician Robert Lamar, for this link.

For a long, long time, people  have been throwing their money at fake "psychics", people who claim they can communicate with the dead.  Yeah, right.

In the 1930's, Dunninger, a magician best known for popularising mentalism, went around debunking these charlatans, much as Houdini had done 20 years earlier. 

Here is a short film featuring Dunninger exposing some of these tricks.

Following that, is a short piece on how the early Disney cartoons were made.

Fascinating stuff.  I hope you take the time to watch it.


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