The Magic of David Copperfield

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A photo of David Copperfield, a magician, his hands stretched out in front of him and surrounding the Stature of Liberty. A close-up of the statue's face appears above him along with white text. 

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 David Copperfield, born in 1956, is an American magician. He has over 40 years of professional performances and is still practicing as of 2024. In 1983, Copperfield performed one of the most famous illusions in the history of magic in front of a live audience. The illusion was also broadcast on television on the show The Magic of David Copperfield. During the illusion, Copperfield explained he would make the Statue of Liberty disappear and reappear. An audience was seated on a platform facing the statue as it was illuminated by spotlights. He explained to viewers at home that he would not use camera tricks or editing as everything would be done live. A curtain was then raised that covered the statue from view and after a few moments it was lowered, and the statue was gone. The spotlights were shining into an empty space. The live audience and viewers were amazed by the illusion. It was later revealed that the trick was performed by moving the audience and not the statue. The illustration seen on this button was created by Jeff Wack to promote The Magic of David Copperfield


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