After winning several awards including the British Ring Ditta Shield and 2nd place manipulation at FISM, Ron MacMillan made his name performing his manipulation act across Europe and the US in the 1960s. He established the International Magic Shop in central London in the early 60s, which is still operating today, 50 years later, and run by his son Martin and daughter Georgia. Ron also founded the International Magic Convention in 1972, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2011 and over the years has attracted the best names in magic together for a weekend in London.
Sadly Ron passed away in January 2005 but his legacy lives on through both the Magic Shop and the convention, still affectionately known as “Ron’s”. We hope you will enjoy his lecture and performance pieces on this DVD.
This lecture was recorded live in Espinho, Portugal in 1991 with a brief Portuguese translation.
The lecture focuses on the “The Art of Stealing” – where you’ll see all the loads begin prepared and then the steals taking place as Ron explains each sequence of his routine.
As well as demonstrations and explanation on Ron’s manipulation sleights there’s many other hints and tips that any student of manipulation will enjoy.
Here Ron proves that you do not need many sleights to perform an act, but a well learnt routine and good presentation make even the tiniest object visible on the largest stage.
Following the lecture, you’ll see a live performance of Ron’s Act performed in the Gala show later that day.
Additionally we have included a gala show performance taken from Norway in c. 1979 and nostalgic piece of converted cine film silent footage recorded by Lewis Ganson in the mid 1960s.
Running Time Approximately: 53min