World-famous magician David Copperfield (right), arrives in Hong Kong, in August, 1988, and is greeted by businessman Lam Kin-ming. Photo: SCMP World-famous magician David Copperfield (right), arrives in Hong Kong, in August, 1988, and is greeted by businessman Lam Kin-ming. Photo: SCMP
World-famous magician David Copperfield (right), arrives in Hong Kong, in August, 1988, and is greeted by businessman Lam Kin-ming. Photo: SCMP

When magician David Copperfield arrived in Hong Kong promising ‘spectacular and death-defying illusions’

  • Copperfield was to perform in a week of shows in September, 1988, at the Hong Kong Coliseum in his ‘biggest performances to date outside his native US’
  • His show, which ran for two hours, included the ‘Death Saw’ trick, where he had to escape from a steel saw that ‘dropped three inches every few seconds’

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World-famous magician David Copperfield (right), arrives in Hong Kong, in August, 1988, and is greeted by businessman Lam Kin-ming. Photo: SCMP World-famous magician David Copperfield (right), arrives in Hong Kong, in August, 1988, and is greeted by businessman Lam Kin-ming. Photo: SCMP
World-famous magician David Copperfield (right), arrives in Hong Kong, in August, 1988, and is greeted by businessman Lam Kin-ming. Photo: SCMP
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