Remember Dick "Mr. Magic" Williams - star of the longest-running
TV magic show in history? (Guinness World Record)
For 23 years (1966-1989), Mr. Magic brought fun and interaction to
kids (young and old alike) via his TV show in Memphis, TN. It was a
TV era where shows were often innocent and entertaining...the kind
of shows that many parents wish were still on the air today.
Hundreds of magical effects were maintained. The Williams' kept
index files noting each effect, the patter, and the date of broadcast.
Click here for a Magicland video montage (Thanks to Michael
Clayton). More YouTube clips: Clip 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Here's a 15th
anniversary show clip. Email us to share other posted clips. Here
are some nice comments on Facebook.
Updates: 3/07-Mr. Magic broke his upper left leg, then suffered a
head injury at rehab. 3/11- Mr. Magic donated some items and
photos to the Pink Palace Museum (items may be included in a
future exhibit covering that era). 7/14- Happy 87th Birthday!
We hope you enjoy a few memories on Mr. Magic's website!
Copyright © , Dick Williams and MagiclandTV.com. All rights reserved.
Hosted by the family of Mr. Magic and supported through donations.
There are three photo pages (click on the Photos page...there are additional
links there). Photos on all other pages, except Contact Us page.
Best wishes always,
Online since 2007...
"You've done an excellent job with the website. It not only honors a man who has brought an incredible amount of joy to so many in his
community for so many years, but also serves that same community today by helping to rekindle fond memories." - Ed Hurt, May 2014
“Dick Williams and MagicLand was one of the instrumental players in my development as a magician. Each week Dick provided good
wholesome entertainment which is so rare on television. His charismatic personality drew you in and for 30 minutes you stepped into
his magic land. He was always open to talking about magic and sharing his passion with fellow magicians. His creativity and skill went
way beyond what was seen on television each week. I wish I could have acquired some of his organizational skills and attention to detail.
I still model some of my select routines after his ideas. He was and is a great friend in magic.” -Michael Clayton, May 2014