Evening talk shows have long been a great way for magicians to get their tricks in front of a wide audience. Despite the challenges of performing on screen instead of for a live audience, viewers have been treated to some pretty stellar performers over the years. It’s also fortunate that we’ve been able to have recordings of some of those acts for posterity.
For instance, here’s the one and only Doug Henning walking through a mirror on The Tonight Show in 1981. The fabulous vest and mustache alone are worth a viewing, but the trick’s pretty nifty too.