The second disc, called "Magic Matinee," features two mystery crime programs: "Mandrake the Magician," which starred Coe Norton and "The Great Merlini," which was based on Clayton Rawson's detective novels.
While the magic in these shows is rather limited, perhaps they're significant because they show how producers of the era were experimenting with the presentation of magic and the segments show how the public envisioned magic at the time.
The third disc is devoted to Gerrie Larsen's "The Magic Lady." Here, Larson sings and performs magic in a fairytale setting - seven episodes in all.
This three-DVD set was created with film historian William McIlhany. For those who are interested in viewing the early footage of magic as it appeared on television, this DVD can be worth the price.
MSRP: (US) $100
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