This program has been conceived by ABC network to provide several anticipations about its upcoming season of programs. 14 ABC stars have taken part to this variety show, composed by dialogues, music, dancing, songs, and above all by magic. In fact the program was conducted by a 21 year old illusionist, David Seth Kotkin, whose stage name is David Copperfield, who made his "official" debut on television in this occasion, after a first appearance in Magic at the Roxy (1976). The official title of this program, "the magic of abc", is shown in the screen of the television set used as a prop in the first illusion, called "TV Appearance From Empty Box". The other illusions performed are: "Card Productions", "Production Of Hal Linden", "Psycho Shower Scene", "Levitating TV Antenna", "David Cut In Half Lengthwise", "Backstage With The Magician", "Maltese Canary, Lemon, Egg" and "Sailor Scene". By its nature, this program has been conceived for airing only once and on ABC network only, so it ... Written by
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The "Sailor Scene" illusion is the longest illusion included in this TV special: it reaches the length of 7:18 minutes. See more
Finale, March Of The Swiss Soldiers
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
4th and last movement of the overture to the opera "William Tell"
Performed for the first time on August 3rd, 1829, in the Opéra de Paris in Paris, France
(Used for "Backstage With The Magician") See more