The Magic Land of Alla-Kazam, Mark Wilson TV show Theme Song & Presto Magic
This is a 45 rpm record in the original paper sleeve. This is one of many magic theme albums from this collection of Jerry Fields. If there is an magic theme record that you are seeking, please email me. If it is here in the collection, I will put it on ebay.
CURRENT RECORD: The Magic Land of Alla-Kazam, Mark Wilson TV show Theme Song & Presto Magic-
One side is the theme song from the show. Side two listed as Presto Magic probably teaches some simple magic trick.
THE MAGIC LAND OF ALLA KA ZAM(PETER PAN 583)TV SHOW THEME SONG AND PRESTO MAGIC-PIC COVER IS SIGNED BY MARC WILSON. When television began to grow, Wilson launched a show titled Time for Magic on a local station in Dallas in 1955. Calling on his marketing training he made this show possible by attracting sponsorship from the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company. He then expanded to other shows in Houston and San Antonio. When videotape was developed, Wilson created the first show to be videotaped and nationally syndicated. That was the original black and white Magic Land of Allakazam. It debuted on 1 October 1960 on CBS-TV and aired every Saturday morning on that network for two years. His wife, Nani Darnell, assisted him and they were joined by Bev Bergeron, who helped write the shows and played the character Rebo the Clown. The show was sponsored by Kelloggs. Wilson, Darnell and Bergeron toured state fairs during the summer and made appearances on other network shows. The writing team grew at CBS to include Bobby "Torchy" Towner, Bobby Fenton, Leo Behnke, Lin Searles with Johnny Daniel and Carl Owen building the illusions for the first year of 39 shows. For the second year the existing creative team remained, but Frances Martineau was added along with a young John Gaughan. This group was the nucleus that brought a new look to magic illusions that are still being used today.Magic Land of Allakazam moved from CBS-TV to ABC-TV in 1962 without missing one week on air. That same year, Wilson appeared on the short-lived ABC western comedy and variety series The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show. In 1965, Magic Land of Allakazam left ABC and was internationally syndicated. During its peak it was one of the top shows in the Nielson ratings for Saturday morning. Wilson later created The Funny Face Magic Show and the Pillsbury sponsored Magic Circus in 1971. He also provided the Hall of Magic at the 1964/5 Worlds Fair in New York. He and his crew assisted in the technical production of the magic in many network shows, including The Magician, Circus of the Stars, Hollywood Palace, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Incredible Hulk, Columbo and more. Wilson's last regular television stint was "The Magic Of Mark Wilson". The series was seen in national syndication in 1981 and Wilson was aided on this final series by second son Greg as well as by longtime assistant Nani. In 1971, he published his Mark Wilson's Complete Course In Magic, which is still in production in various forms around the world.
SIZE: Record cover is 7 1/8 byh 7 1/2 inches. Record is a 45 rpm.
CONDITION: Former owner, "Stephanee McKown", has written her name in the upper left corner of the record cover. Record appears to be fine. No scratches. Record cover has minor use marks.
Mark Wilson (45), Peter Pan Orchestra And Chorus – A Musical Trip To The Magic Land Of Allakazam
Peter Pan Records – Peter Pan 8001
Vinyl, LP, Mono
A1 Allakazam Opening Theme Song
A2 A Trip In A Rocket Ship
A3 On The Moon
A4 The Circus Band
A5 Ha Ha The Clown
A6 I Wish I Could Yodel
B1 The Happy Train
B2 The Teddy Bear Dance
B3 Recipe For Fun
B4 There's A New Little Baby In My House
B5 Tom Tom, The Indian Tom Tom Drum
B6 Allakazam Closing Theme Song
There is no "Free Gift" in the jacket.
The Magic Land of Allakazam was the name of a series of network television shows featuring American magician Mark Wilson. It ran from 1960 to 1964 and is credited with establishing the credibility of magic as a television entertainment.
Peter Pan Records - A Product Of Synthetic Plastics Co. Newark N.J. - Made and Printed in U.S.A.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout: 8001-A
Matrix / Runout: 8001-B
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From Magicpedia, courtesy of Genii Magazine:
Mark Wilson (born April 11, 1929) is an American magician who was host of The Magic Land of Alakazam on national TV from 1960 to 1965, assisted by his wife Nani Darnell.
Wilson got his start by working at the Douglas Magicland in Dallas, Texas.
He has been a technical advisor on many TV programs, including Bill Bixby's "The Magician".
Awards and honors
"Master Fellowship" award from the Academy of Magical Arts (1988)
The Mark Wilson Course In Magic with Walter Gibson (1975)
The Chop Cup Book (1979)