Master Magician 'Cardini' performs the “intoxicated English gentleman” routine that made him famous.
He reportedly developed his ability to manipulate cards with gloved hands by practicing while in the trenches during WWI. This recording from the “Festival of Magic” television program in 1957 is the only known footage of Cardini in action. In 1958 the New England Magic Society's proclaimed Cardini as the "greatest exponent of pure sleight of hand the world has ever known". He was honored in 1970 with the title "Master Magician" at the Magic Castle, LA, presented by Tony Curtis. In 1999 he was named one of Magic Magazine's Top Magicians of the 20th Century.
Bio: THE GREAT CARDINI
Richard "Cardini" Pitchford was born in 1895 in a coal-mining town in Wales. During World War 1, he passed the time in the trenches by practicing
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