British Pathe – Archive Magical Footage

I love watching old archive footage of magical performances and was delighted to stumble across the website of British Pathe, a site which archives 75 years of British film making. Search for “magician” and “magic” and you’ll find dozens of performances from as early as the 1930’s.

Here’s a clip of a magician called Newman Mond performing a snooker table card revelation from 1939 –

NEWMAN MOND (AKA NORMAN BOND) (ITEM TITLE IS ANCIENT AND MODERN) 1939.

Here’s another clip of magician know as Erikson (there are several clips of him on the site, including him trying to imitate Cardini) –

Erikson 1942

So friends, happy searching and enjoy.

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