The Paul Daniels Magic Show was a British magic show presented by Paul Daniels from 1979 to 1994. Daniels' assistant throughout the series was Debbie McGee, whom he married in 1988.
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The Paul Daniels Magic Show - Chung Ling Soo - Netflix
Chung Ling Soo was the stage name of the American magician William Ellsworth Robinson (April 2, 1861 – March 24, 1918), who is mostly remembered today for his death after a bullet catch trick went wrong.
The Paul Daniels Magic Show - Feud with Ching Ling Foo - Netflix
In January 1905, Soo was in London for an engagement at the Hippodrome. His rival, magician Ching Ling Foo, was performing at the nearby Empire Theatre. By this time, Foo was aware that Chung Ling Soo was actually William Robinson and that he had copied virtually his entire act. He publicly called Chung Ling Soo an imposter and became intent on publicly exposing him as such. In order to garner publicity, Foo's promoter publicly announced that he would duplicate at least half of Chung Ling Soo's illusions to prove that he was the real “Original Chinese Conjurer”. Soo accepted the challenge and agreed to meet Foo at the offices of The Weekly Dispatch for a press conference. When Ching Ling Foo realized that the press was not interested in Chung Ling Soo's real identity, he refused to attend the press conference and backed out of the challenge. The episode was a public embarrassment for Ching Ling Foo, who played at the Empire Theatre for only four weeks (Chung Ling Soo's engagement at the Hippodrome lasted three months). Soo's most famous illusion, partly because of his death while performing it, was called “Condemned to Death by the Boxers”. In this trick, Soo's assistants, sometimes dressed as Boxers, took two guns on to the stage. Several members of the audience were called up to the stage to mark a bullet that was then loaded into one of the guns. Attendants fired the gun at Soo, and he seemed to catch the bullets from the air and drop them on a plate he held up in front of him. In some variations, he pretended to be hit and then spat the bullet onto the plate.
The Paul Daniels Magic Show - References - Netflix