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EPISODE #38

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Check out the twins in the middle of the frame.  The two sweet girls wear the same dress and hairstyle.  But their attitude is so different.  

"What's the Magic Word Kids?... KELLOGG'S!"

The enthusiastic "Kellogg's" yell by the girl, center frame, turns the head of the boy next to her (right side of frame)!

"Wow, you're trying hard!" Says the Boy on right.

Then finally, she's a little embarrassed, and covers her mouth with her hands.  Meanwhile, here sister on the left just watches on, like "Yup, that's my sister..."

I love looking at the kids closely during this bit!

Does anyone recognize their faces?  Notice that this is not a "Scouting" audience.   These are kids that just wanted to see the show.  And notice how broad the age range is.  Please write in with  your memories of the show.

Magic Land of Allakazam Episode #38

This is Episode #38 which aired on week 38, June 17th, 1961.  The Evil Puppeteer Illusion, and features the Allakazam Players!  Mark, Nani, and Rebo play themselves, Bob (Harland/Torchy) Towner plays the "Evil Puppeteer", and Bob Fenton plays the Old Town Mayor.  Little Mike, Jackie Joseph, and Lynn Barton make brief appearances as the audience for the puppet show.

Allakazam Players, including Mike in shorts!


I noticed these two little girl twins in the top right corner of the frame at the opening of the show. (see below)  They caught my eye because they clapped so differently.  The right with a horizontal "normal" clap, as the other kids do... and the one on the left fervently clapping with a vertical drum beat action!  But wait, there's more... 

Opening of the show.  Notice the girl in center bottom... so sad about the big collar on her dress.  "Mother made me wear this!"


The House of Cards illusion on a Mignon Table.  

The magical minds working on these shows are amazing.  The thought that goes into each presentation is so well planned out.  Notice the subtle move by bringing on the EMPTY table from the right side, and Rebo's antics misdirecting from his big cart of cards, apparently haphazardly stacked... on purpose!

Magicians, watch this presentation closely, you will notice how clever they are in the process of producing Nani.  I had to roll back to see the placement of the middle layer  of flat cards, to see how Nani can stand up!  Oh, and watch how attentive Mark is to the two front cards that keep coming un-hooked.

Allakazam Show #38, House of Cards Illusion-built

Notice how Nani deftly  squeezes between the horizontal cards.  That took team work!

And then, everyone needs to strike those cards quickly to let her out, meanwhile Nani fixes her costume!  Tug Tug, and it's perfect.

What kid or for that matter, what person would not just flip over the enchanting Nani Darnell!

Another amazing aspect of these shows is the minimal rehearsal time they had, and yet how well they pulled off each performance.  There's a lot going on to make all that happen just right.  One slip up and Nani would have been caught in quite the compromising position!

Nani with Mark's gentle hand... I don't think he's doing much to help her though.  But it looks nice.

Watch the show closely as Nani elegantly leaps from that very high table, to the ground, landing with ease.  That's a well trained gymnast!  (She also taught Gymnastics as the assistant to her High School Gym Coach!  And had her own act for many years before Mark).

Nani, landing with a smile and perfect composure!

Still smiling, she adjusts her costume with ease, like the pro that she is!

I think the magic of the show was not just the tricks, but the relationship between Mark and Nani.  Just look at how cute they are!

End of the opening illusion!  Episode #38

And here's where Mark introduces the first commercial... after succeeding at producing Nani from a very complicated House of Cards!  Great Team Work!


Just after the Cartoon, Mike gets to do magic with a Spaceman, a Rocket, and the Moon!  I think he's having fun with this one.  Oh, and he speaks too!

Mike, Rebo, and Daddy Mark working together!


Mark presents the "Split Deck" with a little Bridge size Fox Lake deck!  Even though the cards are small in real life, it plays big on TV!  It's a shame that the little boy helping him was so nervous.  It was hard for him to relax and enjoy the magic.  But the trick worked great!

Allakazam Show #38, The Split Deck

Mark does his "now" standard segue into the "Mark in Audience" bit.  But this week it's not a tirck he shares with the kids, it's how to improve your dexterity!  He teaches finger exercises.  Look at how skilled his fingers are.  

This kid is wondering, "how does he do that?"   And then, "Why does he do that?"


The Big Bavarian Set!  I wonder where it came from?

The Allakazam Players present the next "one-act" play, with  the story narration as Mark's voiceover.  Remember, when you watch it, that this is done live.  Mark's voice is actually playing on the set, and the characters are reacting to it as it happens.  Even though the show is recorded, there can be no mistakes in this "live" TV presentation, because there's no money to go back for a second take.  

The other commendable aspect of this episode, is the creation of the two characters played by the two Bobs.  Robert Fenton plays the Town Mayor.  And, Robert Harland "Torchy" Towner plays the Evil Puppeteer.  Nani reminded me that each of them did their own makeup, not only to save money, but also because they were very good at it.  Each had a background in Theater and Circus that started way before the Magic Land of Allakazam.

The Town Mayor describes the thefts that have plagued his town recently, to Mark. 

The story is introduced and entirely acted out through the narration.  Watch the episode, I don't want to spoil it for you here.  Instead, let's look at how clever Fenton and Tower were with their characters!

Mark meets the Puppeteer, and already has doubts about the truth behind this odd fellow.

Later, Mark whisks off the Puppeteer's fake beard, revealing the Evil Villain!  To the Mayor's surprise.

Imagine this in color, with Towner's brilliant red hair, erupting like flames from his head.  It's not a surprise that he was given the nickname, "Torchy".  I knew him later in life, with white hair, as genius and lovable man , "The Wizard Harland"

In the story of this Episode, Nani and Rebo have been caught in an evil spell and transformed into puppets!  Notice that the puppets have matching costumes to the real Rebo and Nani that we saw in the opening of the story!

Closeup of the Nani and Rebo puppets

These two custom made puppets were the creation of a team of two: Glen Schmitz, the series lead art designer.  And Carol Beth Kindig, the hidden hero and un-credited seamstress that worked closely with Nani to fulfill all of the "sewing ' needs of the show.

Carol Beth, or as I knew her, Auntie CB, worked for Mark and Nani for many decades, starting with Allakazam, but continuing on through the many different companies that Mark had in the years to follow.  She made the Robot Girl costume, and most all of Nani's personal costumes.  She also helped design and perfect many of the fabric magic tricks performed in the amusement park shows, the trade shows, Corporate productions, and even magical elements for the Burger King shows.

Her craftsmanship is unparalleled.  She made things to last by making them perfect.  Many of her pieces are still in use today in my shows, even though they may be 50 to 60 years old.  They are made so well, that they look like new!

Auntie CB did it all on a simple yet durable Singer Sewing machine that had one stitching pattern... a straight line.  She maintained the machine as well, with love and great care.  We still have the machine, as it was Nani's personal sewing machine before Carol Beth.

In the late 80's Carol Beth suffered from cancer throughout her body, but never complained about the pain, nor did she seek treatment.  Her wonderful soul worked hard right up to the end when she passed in her sleep, with the elegance that was her style in life.  

Mom told me that she knows that Carol Beth had a crush on Bob Fenton, but we have no idea if it was mutual.  Both of them were very private people outside of work.  

Auntie CB and John Gaughan are probably the two longest running and consistent team members in Mark and Nani's life.  I know I loved her very  much myself, and we all miss her dearly.

The Happy ending, Nani and Rebo are turned back into people, and the Villain was captured...  of course!


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AIRED 38TH WEEK June 17, 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #38

EPISODE #37

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This is Episode #37, which aired on week 37, June 10th, 1961.  Rebo's Balloon Shop, the beginning of what will become a series of "Rebo" theme shows.  (Previously there is an episode called, "Rebo's Photo Studio.")  It's also a one cartoon show with LOTS of magic.

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The Kids in the opening scream with all their might, "Kellogg's"... the magic word.  Another happy group of children that actually got to watch the show live and in-person.  Did you ever go see the show being taped?  Let me know!

Allakazam Episode #37, Rebo's Balloon Shop

"What's the Magic Word Kids?... KELLOGG'S!"


Mark's manipulation skills are well demonstrated in his presentation of the Billiard Balls.  He does his own routine with what he calls "Golf Balls".  Nani comes to assist, carrying a Top Hat, that Mark uses to discard the balls into.  As a finale, the individual balls vanish... as Mark reveals a single large ball, and an empty hat.  

I might be a little bias, but I think Nani looks so charming and endearing as she focuses her attention on the "magic" of the moment.

Mark's Multiplying Billiard Balls

Have fun watching this routine, and think how you can modify your own magic to create new presentations, with surprise endings!

Mark's Billiard Balls transform into  a giant  ball!

Next the team present "Coin in Ball of Wool", and by team, as you watch it, you may deduce that each person on camera plays an important role in accomplishing this clever magical effect.  The kids have no idea how!

Unrolling the Ball of Wool, the magic in their hands!


Just before the next commercial, Mark goes into the audience for his traditional audience participation segment.   And as we should now expect, he does magic that relates to the theme of the show... Balloons!  Watch it to see what he does.

How cute and well dressed these kids are!

The big feature section, Rebo's Balloon Shop, is a collection of balloon art, some twisted by Rebo on camera, and a cute dancing doll of balloons that becomes Nani in the "big trick" for the segment.  But what is most interesting to me, is that the art in the background still exists!   I found it a long time ago, but had never made the connection to this episode.  As a matter of fact, I actually hung the art in my bedroom when I was a kid.  Mom had it framed for me.  Just imagine how surprised I was when I watched this episode.  

Art highlighted in the Balloon Shop Set!


One more Balloon trick to end the show, and I think Mike liked it a lot!  It's performed twice in the Episode, once to intro the Cartoon, and then to close out the show.  Of course, because it's the ballon magic show!

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Look at the happy magical surprise in Mike's face!

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AIRED 37TH WEEK June 10 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #37

EPISODE #34

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This is Episode #34, which aired on week 34, May 20th, 1961.  This show features the Motley Man illusion, that was also presented on the Magic Circus in the 1970s.  It's a fun way to make the illuion interactive.

I'll write more about this show soon.

Allakazam Episode #34, The Motley Man Show

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AIRED 34TH WEEK May 20 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #34

EPISODE #33

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This is Episode #33, which aired on week 33, May 13th, 1961.  This show has a sci-fi magic illusion... Yes, that's right, a "Sci-Fi Magic Illusion."  Georges Melies would be proud!

When I watched the show, I realized that, most of the time, Nani is the only one that has to wear a costume to match the theme of the segment.  Rebo will add to his basic outfit sometimes, but consistently Nani is in the special costume.  This particular Sci-Fi outfit is sitting in our warehouse!  I've seen it, and when I can find it again, I'll show you.  I'm not sure about the helmet, but the Tunic exists.  

I remember one halloween, a long time ago, Mom and Carol Beth (she was the secret behind so much of the fabric creations, both for costumes and magic props) made a Space Man Tunic for me!  It was grey felt, with silver metallic brocade trim, probably left over from some magic cloth or costume!  Little did I know it, but I was wearing an outfit suitable for Allakazam!  So cool in hind-sight.

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"The Magic word is... Kellogg's!" Episode #33

After the opening and traditional screaming of the magic word, "Kellogg's"... Mark and Nani and Rebo present a trick that I have done with them and performed on my own shows, but it's always a mess... the Multem in Parvo!   

That is the beginning of the "Science" theme for this weeks episode.

Little Mike participates, somewhat reluctantly, in the intro to the Yogi cartoon.  He actually has performance duties that he thankfully pulls off just fine!

Rebo attempts to do a cut and restored handkerchief trick, but messes it up... and he does it with a borrowed Cub Scout Bandana!  Oh no, can mark fix it?

Watch the show to find out!

Multem in Parvo - or whatever it's called... the trick where the liquid pours from large to small glasses and always fills the container!  Episode #33

Sun and Moon effect done with a Cub Scout handkerchief and a solid color one... Episode #33

Watch closely for this tender moment between Father and Son.  Mike has just presented the gift to the young boy in the previous trick, and Mark is plunging forward into the "Mark in the Audience" segment.  Imagine being little Mike, looking out at all those Girl Scouts in the audience.  Mark pulls Mike close, to give his head a little rub of love... being the second son, I know of those moments and remember how reassuring it feels at that time, that Dad loves you!  I hope when Mike sees this post, that he might remember those tender times.

A sea of Girl Scouts waiting for Mark!  Episode #33

Mark tenderly pulls his 6 year old son Mike in close, with love.  Episode #33

Mark then goes into the audience to present the Hydrostatic Glass.  It's a combination of science and magic, and obvious but excellent choice!

The Hydrostatic Glass!  Surrounded.  Episode #33

Mark produces the biggest box of cereal I've ever seen!  Does anyone know if that Costco size was available back in the 60's way before Costco!

That's the biggest cereal box I've see!

The finale Illusion segment is so cute.  Not nearly as big a production as Episode #31 with the melodrama, but still they had to find that big switch contraption, and whatever that set piece is on the right.

If you are a magician, you might recognize the illusion is "The Princess of Thebes" or aka, "The Girl without a Middle".  However, in this show, they needed time, so they made it into a longer effect.  Watch the show, I'm not going to give you all the answers here!

I leave you with these thoughts again... my hopes that you enjoy watching these shows as much as I do.  It really puts the Magic into Allakazam, or does the show create that feeling of "Allakazam" which to me is "Magic"... think on that.

Write to me, please! 

Best Magical Wishes,

Greg  

Rebo and Mark put Nani into the Science Experiment!  Episode #33

Watch as the inventors try their contraption out on the innocent Nani Darnell!  Episode #33

Good Bye Wave, Episode #33

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AIRED 33RD WEEK May 13 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #33

EPISODE #31

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This is Episode #31, which aired on week 31. But for me, Greg Wilson, this was the first episode I ever saw!  On my 10th birthday, my mother set up a film projector in the kitchen and we closed the curtains and watched Allakazam all day.  This was the first episode she picked... and it got me hooked!  I instantly became an Allaka-Fan for life.

Why did she pick this particular show?  Well, it features the debut of "The Allakazam Players".  The team gave themselves that name, and I think it united them and gave them another format and style for presenting magic.

Magic Land of Allakazam show #31, the introduction of "The Allakazam Players"

The show has only 1 cartoon, so it's got the extra time they needed for a fun feature illusion segment at the end.  But this Illusion is so creative, so ingenious, that it is not even called to attention in the presentation of the story.    But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Mark does a clever card trick with Mike to introduce the first cartoon.  Mike was not in on the secret, so his reaction is genuine magic fun!  

The Commercial is another reinforcement of integrating the sponsor branding and the use of the Magic Word, "Kellogg's".    It's a great example of magic and message.

Mark and Nani present a coin routine that they clearly must have been performing for many years.  If you ever wondered about Mark Wilson being "just an Illusionist" this coin manipulation will convince you otherwise!

And Nani, the consummate magical partner, handles her part of the "work" seamlessly.  I bet, that if I did not say anything here, you would not have even thought twice about her participation in the presentation of this routine!  

I'm so proud of my folks!  

And look how cute they are. 

Mike Wilson makes a special appearance during the intro of theYogi Bear Cartoon.  His Dad, Mark, actually let Mike be a real "audience member" and have the fun of experiencing the magic happen!  Listen closely for Mike's joy at the end of the trick.

Coin Manipulation, Episode #31

Mark and Nani - Copenetro , Episode #31

Mark presents his regular bit in the audience, with the kids all around him.  It's a guarantee for fun.  I especially like the reaction of the little boy in the striped shirt behind Mark's shoulder.  He's clearly amazed!  That's what I call a real emotional "Allakazam" magical moment.

The sweet little girl at the edge of the frame on the left is adorable, especially when the bird appears.

After the commercial break, Mark teaches the audience about what an old Melodrama is, and how the audience should cheer and boo the hero and villain.

Mark then introduces the full cast of "Allakazam Players".

Bird Production, Episode #31

Rebo is the Father, Episode #31

But the evil Villain threatens to ruin everything, demanding the rent, or the hand of Little Nell.  Of course, Father does not agree!

Rebo, "Father" is a wacky inventor that just can't seem to get things to go quite right, but it takes Little Nell's magic touch to make his wireless electricity work!

With the electricity working, Father may be able to solve the rent problems.

And Mark Truehart and Little Nell clearly have something good going on!

Now  you need to watch the rest of the show to see the magic.  And it's pretty amazing magic.  And the story is a fun one too.  The melodrama plays out to a happy ending, as one might suspect.

Mark as "Mark Truehart", Episode #31

Nani as cute "Little Nell", Episode #31

Granny is played by Robert Fenton, Episode #31

Towner as the Villain, Episode #31

You don't really want me to tell you the secret of this magical story, I know, because I did not want to know when I first saw it.  I did not want the "magic" of the experience taken away.

So as you watch it, just know that they are not breaking any rules that Mark established for magic on TV.  No editing tricks, nothing that the Live Audience does not also see.  Which means that this same bit could be performed on any stage, in a regular theater!  Siegfried and  Roy adopted a similar method for the reproduction of their elephant in the closing sequence of their history making show at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

After you watch this show please let me know what you think.  I was Allaka-bamboozled when I first saw this show on my 10th birthday.  What a great way to be introduced to "The Magic Land of Allakazam".

Best Magical Wishes,

Greg  

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The Happy Ending, Episode #31

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AIRED 31ST WEEK Arpil 29 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #31
(l Cartoon)
Opening - Production 0:06
Welcome to Allakazam 1:43
Teaser - Allakazam Players 1:50
Opening Magic Word - Kelloggs 2:06
Confetti Bowl - Production-Harriot the Harmonious Hampster 2:12
Commercial - Tape - All Stars 2:59
Cartoon lead in - Yogi Cards - With Mike 4:00
Cartoon - Yogi (Cut)
Commercial (Cut)
Penetro - Coins - SOH 4:54
Mark in Audience - Dove Bag - Scott - Jimmy 7:49
Commercial - Tape - Rice Crispies - Magic Word "Kelloggs" 8:56
Allakazam Players - Melodrama 9:56
Fenton – Grandmother,
Towner – Villain,
Rebo – Father,
Nani - Little Nell,
Mark - Hero - Mark Truehart
Commercial (Cut)
Melodrama Cast Intros 17:57
Ticket Info 18:45
Vanishing Alarm 19:11
Cast - Good bye 19:25
Close - Credits 19:30
End - TRT Edited version 20:42

EPISODE #30

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This is Episode #30, which aired on week 30 as planned.  The team has already made more shows in the first year than most current series do in their first year.  

Here's my observation about this production... It's really creative!  You may think I'm bias, just because its my parents and a team of people I love, but really, it's a super creative show, and I can prove it.  Below are some of my observations.  Read on, then watch the show for yourself, and tell me what you think.

My first clue was to notice that the opening sequence is substantially  shorter than all 29 that came before it.  That made me think that they are saving time for more magic later.  And it's only a 1 Cartoon show!  Bonus time!

Not counting the commercials, and the cartoon intro which are all very creative, let's start with the first magic after the opening.  Mark does the Gypsy thread with a ball of yarn.  Notice his handling.   If you know the secret to this effect, you will appreciate Mark's Magical Hands during the "restoration" moment, and the clean-up at the  end.  So nice, so simple, and so practiced.  I've never seen Dad perform that effect in my lifetime in quite that way, so it must have been from his years of being a Demonstrator and doing so many live shows and on TV before Allakazam.

"The Magic word is... Kellogg's!"  Episode #30

"The Magic word is... Kellogg's!" Episode #30

Magic with Yarn, Episode #30

Magic with Yarn, Episode #30

Then Mark, Nani, and the team present an amazing version of the mutilated parasol.  Notice the subtitles during the whole presentation... I don't want to blow it for you, but the end is really cute, and could be done live.  Well, you need a nice team to help out, but it's REAL, and not done with plants or pre-selected objects, and certainly NO CAMERA TRICKS.  You might think there are "doubles", but not so!  Also keep your eyes on the Lovely Nani Darnell and how deftly she unrolls the Parasol to reveal the Transposition.  I hope I can find that prop someday.  This is clearly not your standard Mutilated Parasol!

Mark's audience interaction, a standard in every show, leaves them with a custom made ending, a prize that's worth the effort to make.  Again, you won't find those T&R props in your normal magic shop these days. 

The Innovative Parasol Mystery, Episode #30

The Innovative Parasol Mystery, Episode #30

Mark in the Audience, Episode #30

Mark in the Audience, Episode #30

And finally we get to the Big Illusion finale.  The Fantasy from the Far East.  See how many cast members you can spot in this sequence.  I'm actually not sure myself, can you figure out who is playing the part of the male assistant in the whole bit.  I have some thoughts but I want to hear what you think first.  Then I'll ask Mark and Nani... and if they don't know, I'll ask John Gaughan.  He might remember.

The very end, after the big Illusion, Mark invites kids to write in and ask for tickets.  Was this an early way to promote "social media feedback".  There was no "email" but everyone could afford a stamp for a REAL LETTER!  Many of those wonderful and charming letters are in the "Fan Mail Library."  Just click on the link above and check them out.

To cap it off, that brilliant group of minds came up with a "bookend" for the finale.  It ties in with the "Mark in the Audience" bit.  I don't see it as a duplication of effect, because the result is so different.  It's all about where you "take the audience" on their magical adventure. 

As my good friend and mentor, Jack Goldfinger, taught me, "He who controls the story, controls the ending." Which is so applicable with his other teaching, "Take them someplace new and unexpected." 

I leave you with the above thoughts, and my hopes that you enjoy watching these shows as much as I do.  It really puts the Magic into Allakazam, or does the show create that feeling of "Allakazam" which to me is "Magic"... think on that.

Write to me, please! 

Best Magical Wishes,

Greg  

Far East Fantasy Opening, Episode #30

Far East Fantasy Opening, Episode #30

Far East Fantasy Mark and Nani, Episode #30

Far East Fantasy Mark and Nani, Episode #30

Far East Fantasy Assistant Rebo and Mark, Episode #30

Far East Fantasy ???, Rebo, and Mark, Episode #30

Mark and Nani looking cute! Episode #30

Mark and Nani looking cute! Episode #30

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AIRED 30TH WEEK April 22 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #30
(1 Cartoon)
Opening - Production 0:06
Welcome to Allakazam 1:38
Teaser - Fantasy from the Far East 1:49
Opening Magic Word - Kelloggs 2:03
Crystal Dove Box 2:13
Commercial - Tape - OK's 2:54
Cartoon lead in - Huck out of Hat - Picture Frame 3:54
Cartoon - Huck (Cut)
Commercial - Film (Cut)
Yarn Trick - SOH 4:21
Parasol with Borrowed Articles 5:52
Mark in Audience - Torn tissue to Apron and Hat 9:21
Commercial - Tape - Frosted Flakes 10:23
Fantasy from the Far East 11:27
Commercial - Film (Cut)
Ticket Info 18:13
Tissue Tear - Good bye 18:42
Cast 19:15
Close - Credits 19:20
End - TRT edited version 20:37

EPISODE #29

Magic Land of Allakazam Show #29

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This is Episode 29, aired as Show 29 on TAX DAY, April 15th, 1961... well, Tax Day was set to "April 15th" in 1955, but this year everyone got lucky because the 15th fell on a Saturday!  Which meant that everyone could watch Allakazam!  The fans were so happy that the  deadline was moved to Monday the 17th.

I'm glad I have to watch these shows so many times in the process of putting them online.  I'm lucky that way.  First seeing it as I transfer it in real time from tape to digital.  Then I study it a number of times in the process of editing and noting the running times, etc.  Finally, with the finished render, export, compression, and upload to the web, I check the whole show again and again.

This Episode, #29, has so many little touches that I discovered because of the repeated viewings.  If you take the time to watch it a second of third time, I bet you will find new things you missed the first time thru!

I'll give you some clues...

Find the face on the giant Alarm Clock... and it's not the one with the numbers!  Think about how hard Rebo is working in that illusion.  Remember he has gloves on!  Notice the care Mike takes as he caries the dove...  and more.  Put your discoveries in the comments below.

Later in the show Mark and Rebo do a broken and restored watch routine with a Scout from the audience.  He sure looks happy when his watch is finally returned.  But without revealing the secret, the important moment when the tricky part happens totally went past me the first time I saw it.   Now that you know, I wonder if it will fool you as strongly as it did me.

Do you think the two boys in the front row of the audience are twins?  Or just brothers?  Looks like they are dressed alike too.  I wish dad had produced a watch from each of them, but who could have known that during pre-production!

The final illusion sequence is very creative.  Putting those varied effects together into one presentation was a brilliant idea.  Each was more than a vanish and reproduction, they were transpositions with a variety of mediums, including Nani.  Pay close attention to the little boy's face when Mark hands him the Hour Glass.  His face lights up... He's excited to have that magical responsibility.  Also, check out the Dragon paint job on the "Princess of Theibes" Illusion.

 As you make your discoveries, Please let me know!  Share them with the rest of the community here at the Archives.

I've said enough, it's time to have FUN...

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AIRED 29TH WEEK April 15 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #29
(1 Cartoon)
Opening - Production 0:06
Welcome to Allakazam 1:37
Teaser - Grandfather's Clock 1:48
Opening Magic Word - Kelloggs 2:14
Big Alarm Clock (Drum) - Produce Rebo 2:24
Commercial - Tape - Corn Flakes 4:08
Setup Prediction Chest 5:08
Cartoon lead in - Yogi split screen 5:23
Cartoon - Yogi (Cut)
Commercial (Cut)
Nest of Boxes, (Gary Justice) Rebo Fix Watches 6:18
Mark in Audience - Watch Sleight (Alan & twin) 10:33
Commercial - Tape - Rice Crispies 10:49
Setup Magic Hourglass Story (Alvin Peachman) 11:44
Grandfather Clock (Mummy case) 13:54
Time Machine (Princess of Theibes) 15:36
Commercial - Film (Cut)
Cast - Good bye 18:56
Close - Credits 19:02
End - TRT edited version 20:43

EPISODE #26

Magic Land of Allakazam Show #26

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This is Episode 26, aired as Show 26 on March 25th 1961.  Catching up is quite a chore, apparently, for me.  The good news is this is another great show.  It's the start of some of the bigger sets and bigger story lines.  This show is called, Rebo's Photo Studio!  

I think Glenn Schmidt was quite busy creating all that art for the set and props.  I wonder who made those custom heads?  (when you watch you will understand what I mean.

Mark's small magic is strong too.  It's a one cartoon show, and they did a quick opening, so there's a lot of time for magic in this one.

MORE TO COME... as Carson used to say!

Have fun.  I'd love to hear what things you get out of this episode.  There's always something new I discover as I watch the shows.  

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AIRED 26TH WEEK March 25 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #26
(1 Cartoon)
Opening - Production
Teaser - Photo Switch
Production - Botanic (Giant)
Commercial - Tape 1139 Stars 60
Cartoon lead in - Picture Vanish - Huck
Cartoon - Huck Hound
Commercial - Film - 10 - 232
6 Bill Repeat
Puzzle - Rebo - "What does the Girl in Card Store Weigh"
Mike Trick - Wand, Paper Silk (P & L Wand)
Mark in Audience - Cut and Restored Ribbon, Enchanted Rabbit Hutch (3 Baby Rabbits)
Commercial - Tape - 1140 - RK6O
Photo Switch - Triple Switch - Rebo, Welcome - Artist's rocks
Commercial - Film
Puzzle Answer - Rebo "Candy"
Cast - Good bye
Close - Credits

EPISODE #25

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We are back from the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in Scottsdale AZ, and it was a great adventure.  I'll fill you in on the trip and this episode later... but the important thing is I want you to see it!

MORE TO COME... as Carson used to say!

Have fun, it's another great show.  I'd love to hear what things you get out of this episode.  There's always something new I discover as I watch the shows.  

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AIRED 25th WEEK March 18 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #25 
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EPISODE #24

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We are getting ready to go to the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in Scottsdale AZ, and it's eating up all my time.  I'll fill you in on this episode later... but the important thing is I want you to see it!

MORE TO COME... as Carson used to say!

Have fun, it's another great show.  I'd love to hear what things you get out of this episode.  There's always something new I discover as I watch the shows.  

Time to be RE-ENCHANTED!

The Allakazam Archives has digitized to preserve  Episode 24 of  The Magic Land of Allakazam!

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AIRED 24th WEEK March 11 1961 KELLOGGS SHOW #24 
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