Great story shows how a magician makes a person appear inside a trunk!
The two comedians the O'Gorman Brothers provide comical entertainment.
Magic tricks are demonstrated by Giovanni a musician from the Piccadilly Cabaret.
Magic tricks involving corks and string are demonstrated.
Professor Collins demonstrates fancy shuffling and card tricks - some slow motion footage.
Magician Max Waldorf shows us some magic tricks.
Footage of clown the Three Bonos performing stunts and tricks.
A good item about fortune telling with playing cards.
Adagio dancers Gaston and Andree perform in the studio.
Larkspur wins Derby, good sequence showing other entertainment on offer at Epsom Downs.
Comedian Billy Bennett does some tricks and tells jokes in the studio.
A sneak preview of the new revue at the Prince of Wales Theatre - chorus girls, magicians and tap dancing.
Personalities Eric Robinson & David Nixon introduce us to the musical instrument the Mellotron, London.
Illusionist Howard De Courcy does tricks with newspaper and rope to aid the salvage drive.
American Silhouette artist cuts profile of a person in seconds.
Ex-G.I. Sebastian Ross from USA makes silhouette portraits.
Magician Claudine Chandler at her home in Kent. Good quality throughout.
Trained birds perform various tricks.
A Northumberland man shows off his pigeon circus.
Dancer Hilda Heath demonstrating suppleness of her body.
Early acrobatic act is updated with 1930s intertitles. Female contortionists.
Various feats of strength are demonstrated by a French strong man.
Bizarre stamp-covered objects in the 'stamp room', owned by comedian Tommy Cooper, Chiswick.
Chinese robes and accessories seen at the Balham home of magician Col Ling Soo (Herbert Collings).
An item showing how the eye is affected by certain illusions.
Early trick film from Robert W. Paul - A statue comes to life and the sculptor falls in love with his creation.
Item all about con artists, some good pieces performed by actors, one plays a spiv!
Yva dug up, his face from above, helped out and carried away.
Steve Baker recreates escape stunt originally performed by Houdini.
Mike Meaney brought to surface after 61 days spent inside coffin underground.
Comedian Tommy Cooper has as an assistant Prince Philip at Variety Club luncheon.
Prince Philip meets with members of the Variety Club at a lunch at the Savoy Hotel.
The secret of a magic trick is shown to the viewer by the conjuror Percy Rossiter.
Compilation of funny stories - performing chimps, making movies, flea circus, tightrope walking etc.
A young boy learns the tricks of the trade as a circus clown apprentice.
Accordion player accompanies two shabby men doing a turn to entertain theatre queue.
Magic trick is demonstrated and secret revealed.
8 year old boy does strongman stuff including balancing a motorcycle on his knees!
A man eats glass and razor blades, lies on a bed of nails and bends an iron bar with his teeth.
Funny india rubber man dance performed by "Le Danseur Elastique".
Buskers perform at a concert and outside a cinema.
Compilation of stunt footage and "curiosities" - unusual people, Hollywood extras etc.
Illusionist Maurice Fogel hypnotises people for entertainment at Butlin's in Pwllheli.
Lengthy item where Walter Lindrum demonstrates several billiard tricks and breaks.
American skittles champion, Andy Varipapa, demonstrated trick bowling shots.
Two ten years old boys ride a motorcycle and sidecar with fascinating skills - dangerous!
Performing elephants are made to do all sorts of tricks in India.
Conjurer Howard De Courcy does some tricks with hoops and half crowns.
Performing sea lions do some tricks.
18-year-old John Bowd writes different things with both hands simultaneously.
John and Mary Holmes' dogs perform tricks with the help of some rabbits, ducks and goats.
American players perform clever billiard tricks.
Nice item giving a brief history of the playing card.
Psychic Uri Geller and another man bend spoons with the power of their minds.
Indian performers and entertainers including snake charmers, dancers, musicians and a fakir.
Cavalcade of car stunts featuring the Reg Kavanagh Crash Squad.
Quirky stuff - probably designed for children - a high diver and an escape artist. c. 1950
A girl learns to become animal trainer - Gloria Smart learns to train ponies in her father's circus.
Hi Li champion Joan Beech demonstrates her technique with bat and ball.
Martin Collins and his wife Elizabeth perform a knife throwing act at Hackney Empire, London.
Footage of flea circus at Bingley Hall, Birmingham.
Trainer André asks Mick the dog various questions which he answers in barks.
Father and son William Tell shooting act and clay pigeon shooting in Austria.
Magic trick demonstration by Mr Rossiter.
Motorcyclist going round and round in circles in a large basket suspended from a frame.
A Government Official film to promote the sale of National Savings Certificates
Magicians, hypnotists and mediums show-off talents on Paris streets.
Billiards experts trade trick shots.
Ernest Dillon does his trampoline act in the studio.
Clever silhouette show - birds, rabbits, snails, two men boxing and Charlie Chaplin are demonstrated.
Professor Wully Lindsay makes amazing shadow pictures on a wall with his hands.
The secret of a magic trick is shown to the viewer by the conjuror Percy Rossiter.
Magicians go to Brighton, Halifax bomber crashes in Yorkshire, Judges' Procession in London.
Trick shots by a billiards expert.
A Czech trick cyclist performing acrobatic feats on a bicycle.
Two clowns put on a clowning workshop for children during their school holidays.
Mr. Savinac and his Wild West circus performers practice at farm in Boksburg, S. Africa.
Great colour story of the build up to Christmas in London.
Magician Voltaire makes lightbulbs light up just by touching them.
Magician Robert Harbin performs some clever disappearing tricks.
Slapstick stuff from the girls of the Piccadilly Revels' Cabaret who fool around by the river.
Trailer asking people to save paper and bones for recycling.
Entertainer Sutherland Felce keeps up a comic banter whilst performing a trick with string and wooden posts.
Magician Francis White performs in Pathe Studios.
Erikson the conjuror does a routine with handkerchiefs and cards whilst pretending to be drunk.
Magician Jimmy Rogers does tricks with cigarettes and cigars.
Sutherland Felce delivers comic monologue whilst doing magic tricks.
Illusionist, Jasper Maskelyne, delivers comic monologue whilst swallowing razor blades.
Conjuror Erikson performs tricks and illusions with help of glamorous assistant.
Magician Ed Morelle performs a few tricks and cracks some jokes.
Glamour girl magician June McComb does her act at the Stork Room club in London.
Woman magician June McComb performs tricks in front of her baby son.
Magician Billy McComb has fun doing tricks in the kitchen. Edgware, London.
Dead pan comic juggler, Rebla, performs some juggling tricks unenthusiastically!
The comedians Collinson and Dean perform a sketch for the camera.
Ventriloquist Arthur Prince performs a routine with his sailor boy dummy.
Ventriloquist Arthur Prince and his puppet in a Navy routine.
The ventriloquist Arthur Prince with his puppet in naval uniform.
Joker Paul Clive demonstrates some jokey gadgets - quirky.
Magician Jimmy Rogers doing tricks with birds.
Psychic the Great Marlo projects thoughts to girl in box buried in ground.
Mental marvel Harry Kahne doing several things at the same time.
Erikson (Erickson ?) the magician performs slight of hand tricks with different coloured balls.
Harry Baker Brown hammers nails, rides motorbike and a bicycle, all whilst blindfolded.
Magician De Courcy performs card tricks, some are shown in slow motion.
Magic tricks are demonstrated then their secrets are revealed.
French magician De Biere shows us how to do a trick with an egg and a bag.
Secrets of three magic tricks are revealed by Professor Warren.
Duplicate of story of same name found in NP 120 - see separate record for details.
Conjuror Howard De Courcy does magic tricks with playing cards and coins.
Secrets of some magic tricks are revealed by Mr Goldston.
Members of the Swedish Magic Circle gather for a conference.
One of a series showing the secrets behind simple magic tricks using telephone books and tableware.
A man does sleight of hand tricks with two American coins.
Conjuror Newman Mond does trick with pack of cards and billiard ball.
14 year old conjuror Lucille Barnette performs with rope.
Magic tricks are demonstrated and the secrets revealed.
A magician shows the secret behind a sleight of hand trick.
Magic tricks are demonstrated by Professor Hunter.
The magician Professor Warren demonstrates the secret behind a magic trick.
Footage of the pickpocket Giovanni demonstrates skills to Policemen, United States of America.
Magicians arrive for their conference in Seattle and perform some tricks on the tarmac. USA.
Robot girl Miss Honeywell demonstrates computer equipment at an Olympia Exhibition.
Michael Meaney buried alive for an endurance record.
Max Templeton of the Magic Circle makes clever shadow characters on the wall with his hands.
Out takes (rushes, cuts) for stories in CP 485.
Magician chef cooks egg shells, makes coffee out of nothing and toast by heating paper bag - great!
Magicians have fun at their convention in Hastings, East Sussex.
Britain's best magicians converge on Brighton
Swedish illusionist Carbonita escapes from a plastic bag while partner Carboni holds a modesty curtain.
Illusionists Carboni and Carbonita perform a balancing trick atop a department store in Hastings.
Magician Erikson performs some fancy tricks with cards.
A look at some of the high jinks at the International Magic Conference in Harrogate.
Secrets of a magic trick revealed - how to release yourself from handcuffs.
Excellent look at the entertainment on offer at London's Paradise Cabaret Club.
Turns compilation: comedians Collinson and Dean, pianist Percival Mackey and juggler Rebla.
Underwater man Monsieur de Lalyman plays the violin, eats and drinks then falls asleep - all at the bottom of a swimming pool!
Indestructible man Sirdani jumps on broken glass then eats a record.
Superb story about the characteristic of those born under the star sign Libra.
Astrologer and Psychologist Gabriel Dee tells us how to judge character by looking at a person's eyes.
The astrologer Gabriel Dee talks about facial characteristics.
Funny, quirky item about phrenology - reading the bumps of the head.
The Magic Circle invites photographers to expose the secrets behind the tricks.
Magician Alan Alan shows us the secrets behind some simple tricks - try the pencil one!
Earl Mountbatten visits Magic Circle and sees various magicians in action.
Gaston Palmer juggles with sticks, hats and cigars amongst other things.
Amazing acrobatic stunts on the high wire performed by the famous Wallendas.
Bert Wright juggles and does acrobatics routine.
Frank Marx and Iris perform their balancing and juggling act with Russian (?) commentary.
The Montreals perform a variety of acrobatic stunts on their bicycles.
Larry Kemble performs tricks on his unicycle.
Cowboy Cal McCord spins ropes and tells jokes.
Comedians Bennett and Williams perform a routine as air raid wardens.
Children perform tricks and are made junior members of Institute of Magicians. London.
Cabaret at Piccadilly Hotel: big bands, dancing, singing, conjuring and acrobatics.
The secrets behind some simple magic tricks involving cigarettes, matchsticks and matchboxes.
A sleight of hand trick is demonstrated in close up by the magician Professor Warren.
A young boy demonstrates a magic trick.
A magic trick involving a coin and matches is demonstrated by the Houston Sisters.
Early comedy film using photographic tricks. A magician uses his skills to help a beggar.
German magician Kalanag performs some of his tricks for camera.
Congress of Jugglers and Magicians at meeting in Bologna, Italy.
Italian magicians gather for a convention and show off their skills.
An annoying man in a monocle wrecks the magic act of comedian conjuror Gordon Freeman.