David Copperfield’s Magic Helped Him When He Was Held at Gunpoint

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Published on November 11, 2021

David Copperfield talks about the time he created a special box for Andy Samberg, the amazing stories about the art form of magic in his book History of Magic and how he escaped being held at gunpoint.

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20 comments

  • Totanonsrb 6 months ago

    Another1 writes a book. Write books people, not tweets.

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  • falcore91 6 months ago

    Alternate version of the “trick”: just leave the painting up there resting against the sea captain. He can disappear or not, but we still won’t see him.

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  • Tom 6 months ago

    Copperfield is funny!

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  • Britz Man 6 months ago

    Didnt he get me tood?

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  • just cel 6 months ago

    I recognize the Houdini poster to his left (our right) and the framed flyers. It was an early poster of him (Harry H) secured in chains & locks, kind of bent over at the waist. I sure hope he acquired many of the original artifacts from early magicians to preserve for all time from the estate of the owner of the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls, Canada where I once worked. (It’s long gone, and actually had a fire, with them stored in a warehouse for many years.) The poster to the left of the sea captain is of the water torture cell. We actually had it (the device) in the museum, with that same poster beside it. I know how the talking head worked, as we actually had one of Houdini welcoming guests from an old-style ticket window on the street. As for my own cashier’s booth inside, it was about 15′ in, in the lobby & up a few stairs but gave the illusion of floating in the air. Thanks for indulging my memories. Great interview, btw.

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  • Angela Mitchell 6 months ago

    He looks good

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  • Ed Ok 6 months ago

    cinima, this is him, heh!

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  • Ed Ok 6 months ago

    the devil went to buddha to steal a soul

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  • Ene Obande 6 months ago

    Living legend is right, I thought he was long dead.

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  • DuelScreen 6 months ago

    I will miss the sea captain.

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  • OriginalGaucho 6 months ago

    That wig is magic

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  • PIX Promos & More 6 months ago

    His hair seems to have regressed to his late 70s/early 80s look

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  • Memorandom 6 months ago

    Hey, it’s David Cop-a-feel.

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  • kyle terry 6 months ago

    This is a very solid interview

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  • Arcana Octonus 6 months ago

    Guinness world records. You mean the records you call them about and pay them to “verify”? That Guinness?

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  • Cromebrillo gaming 6 months ago

    David Copperfield changed my life and he made me look at things in a different perspective. If it wasn’t for David Copperfield I wouldn’t be the person I am now. God bless him and everyone who brought him on.

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  • Arcana Octonus 6 months ago

    The illusion is him thinking that wig looks good on him. Not a wig you say? Then where is the hairline? Its a mop.

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  • Bender1138 6 months ago

    I sure hope the Sea Captain didn’t end up on the moon…

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  • Hercool Poirot 6 months ago

    David is considered a legend on the Planet. When people think of illusion or magic they think David Copperfield.

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  • C Constantinou 6 months ago

    Wow, looks real young for his age.

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