Looking back on 50 years of his "It's Magic" theater show, Milt Larsen, the founder of the The Magic Castle, named the greatest magicians of all time.
Looking at the list...what? No David Copperfield?
Assuming that Larsen was focusing on twentieth century magicians, this removes Robert-Houdin, Alexander Herrmann and other notables. If the list were expanded, it would be interesting to see where Thurston, Devant, Cardini, Slydini, Blackstone Jr., Shimada, Paul Daniels, Ricky Jay and others might rank.
To read Larsen's brief comments on his choices, click here for the full article.