A voice offstage reveals: «This is the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, the illusion of the century. David Copperfield will attempt to make the Statue of Liberty disappear». So it begins the 5th CBS Copperfield TV special, and for the first time David Copperfield presents a special without a host, and is also co-director. It is officially titled "The Magic of David Copperfield V" but is better known as "The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears", in which "The Statue of Liberty Disappears" is a reference to the last illusion, which, shortly before the performance, filmed in September 1982 in long take, the actress Michele Lee describes in front of the camera as the largest one ever performed by an illusionist (this statue is 93 meters, or 305 feet, high), and this record has been confirmed by the 2006 edition of Guinness World Records. So, the illusions performed are: "Shrinking Comedian", "Linking Cards", "Dancing Cane", "Levitating A Lady", "Room Key", "Story Of ... Written by
no camera tricks
Did You Know?
Even if the title of this Copperfield TV special is known as "The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears", in reality the title that appears on the screen is simply "The Magic of David Copperfield V", without other words, as the third special. See more
Performed by Betty Buckley
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Written by Trevor Nunn
and T.S. Eliot
Premiered on May 11th, 1981, as first song of the Webber's musical "Cats"
(Used for "Story Of Emily", in instrumental version) See more