This is the third CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Jack Klugman, and is the first one to be numbered, even if it is better known as "The Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating Ferrari", in which "Levitating Ferrari" is a reference to the first illusion, given that never before an illusionist has been able to levitate (and then vanish in midair) an object as big and heavy as a 60.000 $ Ferrari. So, the illusions performed are: "Floating Ferrari", "The Couple", "Ring Finger", "Broken Heart", "Art Gallery" (aka "Linking Rings"), "Shimada Parasol Act" (performed by Haruo Shimada), "Record Album Prediction" and "David's Fable". In the opening titles 6 stars are accredited and in the last illusion a duck appears for the first time, and Copperfield often will ripropose it in future illusions, revealing also the name, not yet known to the audience. Written by
no camera tricks
Did You Know?
The "Art Gallery" (aka "Linking Rings") illusion makes a really wide use of the original motion pictures soundtrack composed and conducted by Leonard Bernstein
for West Side Story
(1961). See more
You Light Up My Life
Performed by Debby Boone
Written and produced by Joseph Brooks
Released in 1977 as first song of the album "You Light Up My Life"
(Used for "Record Album Prediction", in instrumental version) See more