MAGIC CIRCUS SHOWS 3 & 4
Mark, Nani and their magical guest stars perform timeless bits of wonder in sparkling color and scored by legendary musicians with a full orchestra in the studio. All Magic Circus shows are first-generation transfers from master broadcast tapes.
MAGIC CIRCUS Show 3 opens with Mark’s original FLYING CRYSTAL BOX, which produces the equally magical Nani Darnell.
Then Mark performs a clever color silk transposition, and Rebo assists Mark and Nani in the first US televised performance of Robert Harbin’s puzzling TOPSY-TURVEY CABINET.
Now a close-up card effect is seen from a unique overhead perspective and Mark performs
THE PROFESSOR’S NIGHTMARE with a volunteer from the studio audience.
Everyone is amazed when the lovely Nani is divided into four parts in Alan Wakeling’s revolutionary version of a classic illusion, which Mark calls THE WORLD’S LARGEST CARD TRICK. There are many laughs as Mark performs the EGG BAG with two children from the audience.
Now we witness the only televised performance of another new illusion, the remarkable
MOTLEY MAN, in which a comic character is instantly costumed in four comically contrasting types of wardrobe, all selected by members of the audience.
The finale of the show, THE ENCHANTED PRINCESS , is a spectacular presentation of Mark’sSCIMITAR SUSPENSION never seen before and now featured in Jim Steinmeyer book “The Magic of Alan Wakeling.”
In MAGIC CIRCUS show 4 Mark Wilson, surrounded by the audience, magically brings a largeDOLL TO LIFE by assembling the Irish Washer Woman’s parts and winding her up with a giant key. Then the cast dances with the now animated toy lady and then she is taken apart to show that their is no one inside to make her move!
We see how Mark makes easy money by turning PAPER TO REAL BILLS.
Then he performs several BUNNY and DUCK PRODUCTIONS.
In the next illusion, lovely Nani Darnell is penetrated by more than 30 electric light bulbs in
the classic PANEL OF LIGHT. Now Mark and son Greg Wilson perform a delightful tandemBILLIARD BALL MANIPULATION; which is 6-year-old Greg’s first television appearance!
Next in the WALL OF GLASS , a baffling mystery created by Alan Wakeling, Nani amazingly penetrates a fully-examined sheet of glass while surrounded by the audience.
Then is Mark’s RISING CARDS and GIANT CARD FOUNTAIN. Later this was taught by
Mark to Bill Bixby for the “Magician” series.
Next, Mark and Nani début, for the first time on television, Robert Harbin’s ASSISTANT’S REVENGE.
Finally, Mark and Nani present one of magic’s most baffling illusions, originally created by
Carl Owen, first performed by Howard Thurston and later improved by James Aubrey,
THE GIRL WITHOUT A MIDDLE.