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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)
Magicland show taping in Memphis, TN (circa 1970s) Portrait by Jerry "The King" Lawler
|Studio taping / Christmas show
(former Miss Tennessee, Terry Alden)
|Funny Fotos at Millington Naval Air Base (mid 1970s). Janie Pardue/assistant (left); Virginia Williams/wife (right)
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), the Millington Naval Base, & the Arkansas Rice Festival.
...The 1974 Mid-South Fair ran from 9/20-9/28/74 and Dick Williams did 22 stage shows!
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!
|More info on stage shows, below...