I acquired the copyright to all of the Unique
Magic Studio material some years ago. Amongst the many Unique
Studio items were a number of silent movies and many of these
featured the amazing magic of the amazing Ken Brooke – one of the
most loved British magicians of all time.
Patrick Page was kind enough to view all of these
Harry Stanley films and has provided a highly informative voice-over
commentary on all of the effects that you will see on this DVD.
Patrick Page knew Ken Brooke very well and he knew the tricks that
Ken performed and here you will not only see Ken Brooke at work but
will also hear a great deal about the history of the tricks and
routines he performed. There are many, many delightful Ken Brooke
interludes that will take old timers down memory road and which will
inspire relative newcomers to magic as well.. It is all here from
the Chinese Linking Rings KB ring count to the KB Coin Box
plus many of the tricks featured over the years in the Unique Studio
catalogues. As a very special bonus Patrick Page also allowed us to
include some sound material. This was filmed just before Ken died so
sadly. The sound material filmed by Vic Pinto and Patrick Page
includes Chase the Ace and The Chop Cup routine and
even the wonderful Tamariz Rabbits. Oh what a treat awaits
Russell Hall undertook the editing and laboured
away far into the night; night after night. Thank you Russell for
your help in preserving an important part of our magical history.
Thank you Patrick for your wonderful and informative live
Full NTSC version now available.