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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.
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)
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 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
|Mid-South Fair show?
Posted by family (no note on back of photo)
|Studio taping / Christmas show
(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.
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.
First to levitate in outside setting (vs. stage or studio)
"Just imagine how
was each week for
23 years because
of Dick and Virginia
-MAGIC Magazine, 1999
Dick Williams’ Magicland ran from
Jan. 22nd, 1966 to Jan. 29th, 1989
...in Memphis, Tennessee!