Cards and The Movies

For a “sleight” change of pace (that missing spelling was intentional :-)) I thought it would be fun to pay a tribute to the classic films of hollywood which featured playing cards and gambling in one context or another. I was about 7 years old when I saw the classic film “The Cincinnati Kid” directed by Norman Jewison.  Steve Mcqueen played a young hot shot poker player.  Edward G Robinson played the role of Lancey Howard,... Read More

Cy Endfield-From “Zulu” to “Entertaining Card Magic”

My first mentor in card magic was the acclaimed movie director Cy Endfield.  Some of you my remember Cy Endfield from the film he directed, “Zulu”, which stared a very young Michael Cain. How Cy Endfield came into my life is quite interesting, I first me him curtsey of Alan Alan.  I first met Alan Alan when I walked into his magic shop, “The Magic Spot”. This was in early 1978, which at that time was situated on Southampton Row in... Read More