Blog Archives

Billy McComb’s Vanishing Bird Cage

The late, truly great Billy McComb performing his Slow Motion Vanishing Bird Cage:

Billy McComb — Palace of Mystery 2005

This is the incredible Billy McComb the year before he died, performing his classic comedy and magic in the Palace of Mystery in the Magic Castle in Hollywood. This is a lesson in performance technique from a true master. He makes it seem off the cuff and effortless. He was the best.

Here is a clip from the movie “Presto” of Billy doing the bird cage vanish uncovered and without camera tricks:


%d bloggers like this: