This is the 4th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Jason Robards and then presented by David Copperfield himself, inside a flying Lear Jet. For the first time he is also the producer. This special is officially titled "THE MAGIC OF David COPPERFIELD", but is better known as "The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane", in which "The Vanishing Airplane" is a reference to the last illusion, a feat that for the first time in the history of magic had to be performed in the open, outside the television studios, because of the dimensions of the object: a Gates Lear Jet model 25, year 1976, registration number N564CL, 7 tonnes, producted by Gates Learjet Corporation. And never before an illusionist has been able to vanish an airplane, or in any case something that big. Moreover, to demonstrate the absolute absence of camera tricks or video effects, the illusion itself has been filmed in long take. The Lear Jet is surrounded at 360 degrees by a ring of 40 ...Written by
Written and originally performed by Neil Diamond
Produced by Bob Gaudio
Released on November 10th, 1980, as first song of the album "The Jazz Singer"
(Used in instrumental version for "Jet Emblem Vanish", for this special's opening credits and for "Picture Frame Illusion") See more »