The Art Of Magic
First broadcast on PBS in February 1998
Co-production of Lark International and KCTS Television
Executive Producer Dave Davis
Written and narrated by Greg Palmer
Using archival footage and stills, this documentary explores the world of professional magic through its performers--both the greats, such as Lance Burton, Cardini, and Siegfried and Roy, and those who play the small lounges. Early practitioners (Isaac Fawkes, Cagliostro and the Fox Sisters) and 20th-century masters (Cardini, John Nevel Maskelyne, Harry Houdini and Channing Pollock) are also featured. The program was first broadcast internationally in three parts, then was re-cut and broadcast as a 2-1/2-hour special by PBS. Available only in VHS.
Note: Greg said of the "alleged" companion book that it was "written by hacks who seem to know very little about magic. Or writing. They had absolutely nothing to do with the creation of the television programs."