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Dick Williams performed first authorized
version of Harbin's
Zig Zag illusion on
American TV (April 4th, 1971). Photo
shows Zig-Zag at a stage show, later.
The beginning of Dick Williams' Harvey
the Rabbit routine, which was on his top
10 list. Based on Charles' Out of my Hat,
now owned by
Abbott's.
January 1981
A bit of trivia: The first Magicland show
in full-color aired on November 26, 1966.
Dick & Virginia Williams
(Sub Trunk / Houdini's Metamorphosis illusion)
Local TV guide (Commercial Appeal)
Lakeland, TN
Cake by wife, Virginia. There were 700 shows after this!
...Couldn't find a photo that wasn't cut off on right side
Fifth from the left is Saul Kaplan, McDonald's sponsor
(continuously sponsored for 23 years). Saul passed in 2016.
Dick started in radio, in Kansas, when he was 17.
This photo from Sept. 1947, age 20.
Dick performed over 300 magic shows on KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 (NBC)
in Amarillo, TX...before his
Magicland show in Memphis, TN (over 1200 shows).
Magicland show tapings in Memphis, TN (circa 1970s)
Mid-South Fair, 1974 (daughter Sherry)
Magicland show taping in Memphis, TN (circa 1970s)             Portrait by Jerry "The King" Lawler
2005
Weatherman at WMC-TV5
for over two decades
Mid-South Fair show?
Posted by family (no note on back of photo)
Studio taping / Christmas show
Lightbulb Cabinet
(former Miss Tennessee, Terry Alden)
Funny Fotos at 1970s stage show (posted by family/not sure of location).
Dick Williams' Magicland was taped at a few off-site locations like Libertyland (aired 7/10/77), the
Mid-South Fair (1974, 1977, and maybe other dates), Millington Naval Base, and the Arkansas Rice Festival.
Juggling Indian clubs
...
taught by "Buster" Barnard
Love for magic at an early age
KGNC in Amarillo, TX (Before 1965 move to TN)
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Dick Williams with Muhammad Ali, 3/6/82.

Muhammad Ali had interest in magic. He
and Majestik Magnificent, a magician from
Helena, AR, asked to meet Dick. Majestik
was personal magician and friend to
Muhammad Ali and Michael Jackson
and family. He was inspired to become a
magician by watching
Magicland, as a kid.

Full story in
Dick & Virginia Williams' Lights!
Cameras! Magic! book, pages 22-23. We
can't publish the greatest part here as it
includes a magic secret!

Majestik passed in 2/16; Muhammad 6/16.
About Mr. Magic with photos.
Memories from fans, here.
Dick did over 7,000 weathercasts
at WMC-TV5, Memphis, TN.
Last weathercast was 7/29/89.
1970s
mid 1980s
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First to levitate in outside setting (vs. stage or studio)
"Just imagine how
magical Memphis
was each week for
23 years because
of Dick and Virginia
Williams!"

-
MAGIC Magazine, 1999
Dick Williams’ Magicland ran from
Jan. 22nd, 1966 to Jan. 29th, 1989

...in Memphis, Tennessee!