One of the performers on the show, PC Sorcar,
was honored years later on an Indian postage stamp.
The magicians who performed included:
- Li King Si - He performs various tricks, including "floating ball magic" (using what's known in the trade as a zombie ball.) His non-Oriental name was Edouard (Georges) Cassel.
- Robert Harbin - A assistant gets her head-shifted, and another woman is suspended in his famous chair suspension, which is done today in an almost identical way by Penn and Teller. He also performs an upside-down straightjacket escape.
- June Merlin (June Elizabeth Cochrane) - She performs silk magic, multiplying candles and tricks with mice.
- Cardini - (Richard Pitchford) One of the most amazing sleight-of-hand performers, ever. He performs magic with cards, billiard balls, and cigarettes. If you watch one thing on the show, watch him. (He's at 32:53)
- Milbourne Christopher - He catches a bullet in his teeth in the often fatal bullet-catching trick.
- P. C. Sorcar (Protul Chandra Sorcar) - In the Temple of Benares, a woman is impaled by swords, vanishes and then reappears. Silks and small animals appear from between pieces of paper on a frame, and a woman is sawn in half with a circular saw.
- René Septembre (René Kholer) - Bowls of water appear and disappear, a newspaper is torn and restored, and various types of livestock appear, vanish and are transformed.
Festival of Magic 1957