34 entries in Rope / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers Rollo ball balances on rope
Related to 1931 Sellers' Secrets 11
Harry C. Bjorklund The Slow Motion Restoration
1938 Greater Magic 797
Unknown The Rising and Falling Tube. A Genuine Hindu Trick bamboo tube travels up and down a cord
1938 Greater Magic 838
Paul Curtis Equiloball ball balances on rope
Related to 1940 The Jinx (Issue 106) 637
Al Baker A Rope Interlude thread, unknotting rope
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 209
Unknown Self-Untying Rope thread
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 349
J. Ray Beffel The Hindu Rope Trick rope in bowl on table starts to rise up and sinks down again
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 19
Larette A Close-Up Indian Rope Trick
Also published here 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 210) 839
Eddie Turner Serepent Rope Serpent Silk and Reel routine, done with a rope, idea
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 34
Walter Behm Indische Seiltricks on various methods of the Indian rope trick
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 3) 308
Don Ausman Vanishing Dove on Rope rope raises form basket, dove in bag vanishes
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 56
Jack Yeager Arosol Magic as John Yeager, inventor theme for magic act, Poona Poona Rope, foil paper heating up, Blooming Rose Bouquet, ropes penetrate wand
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 34
Larette Seiltrick
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 140
Walter Slasor New Routines for Your Shelved Magic different trick combinations, ideas
  • 1. Tricky Tumbler (Grant), Vanishing Wand (Walsh)
  • 2. The Handkerchief Pedestal
  • 3. Drawer Box, Spring Rabbit, Dot's A Dandy (Allen)
  • 4. Comedy Pump (Ireland)
  • 5. Devil's Handkerchief, Menge Tricky Tumbler
  • 6. Saltsation (Grant)
  • 7. Rubber Egg (Weller), Milk in Hat (Grant)
  • 8. Comedy Silks (Fox)
  • 9. Temple Screen (Grant)
  • 10. P&L Candlestick coin holder
  • 11. Magic Funnel, Slate
  • 12. Magic Funnel
  • 13. Breakaway Fan, Bang Gun
  • 14. Dial X (Grant), Wrist Watch Tape Measure (Tannen)
  • 15. German Milk Glass (Grant), Confetti Cannister (Grant)
  • 16. Ceylon Strip (Torsberg), Hypnotic Card Box
  • 17. Ghost Glass (Grant)
  • 18. Tricky Tumbler, Color Book (Windsor)
  • 19. Stiff Rope (Grant)
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 29
Dr. William Weyeneth, Punx Kismet patter for Indian rope trick
1967 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 4) 59
Ken Green Der Indische Seiltrick wire inside rope
Also published here
  • Abracadabra, 1957/1958
June 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 4) 82
Unknown Das Unique "Galli-Galli Seil" rope moves by itself between hands of performer
Also published here
  • The Gen, July 1968
July 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 3) 111
Karl Fulves (C) Semi-Shears scissors rises up the rope, posed as problem
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 37) 147
Karl Fulves Rope Problem #2 - Chinese Ropes two ropes, on over each shoulder, when one is pulled, the other moves up à la Chinese Sticks, posed as a problem
1986 Contemporary Rope Magic — Part I 12
Karl Fulves Living Room Version of Indian Rope Trick rope over door into another empty room, it is pulled immediately from other side, posed as a problem
1986 Contemporary Rope Magic — Part II 29
Terri Rogers The Italian Rope Trick rope stands upright, can be examined, spaghetti gimmick
Also published here 1986 Secrets 60
Terri Rogers Der italienische Seiltrick rope stands upright, can be examined, spaghetti gimmick
Also published here July 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 4&5) 138
Alan Wakeling The Hindu Rope rope rises out of basket, then woman floats on it à la Broom Suspension, method not described
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 313
Steve Dusheck Universal Gimmick hook-up for invisible thread that can be attached to clothing, with weight to pull back thread, with applications:
  • rope floats to hand
  • third tassel gag for Chinese sticks
  • rising card with card floating to hand
  • as pull, match or coin vanish
Inspired byVariations
  • "Invisible Thread Retractor" (Steve Dusheck, marketed 1978)
Also published here
  • marketed in 1968
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 74
Dondrake The Hindu Rope Trick Rope levitates out of basket, boy climbs up, disappears in smoke, rope falls down
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 25
Mark Mason, Vic Connor Hindu Rope Surprise rope floats and dances, invisible thread reel
2000 Up Close & Personal 8
Al Schneider Serpent String
  • The Schneider Technique
knot in string unties itself
Jan. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 1) 81
Tomo Maeda Hangarian Rope rope becomes stiff, then changes into a coat hanger shape
July 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 7) 47
Robert E. Neale Modern Rope Trick Hindu Rope, rope is made to rigidly stand vertically when held in hand
2008 This Is Not a Book 385
Trevor Lewis Stiff Rope rigid rope / hindu rope, presentation idea
2009 Routines Matter 152
Doug Edwards Rope Fantasy rigid rope / hindu rope, different design, with additional ideas
2013 Nukes 114
Larette Close-Up Rope Trick
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 121
Jim Steinmeyer, C. James McLemore Cirque de Puce
  • Conjuring
two rings are tied to two strings and hanging down, they swing back and forth on command, trained flea circus presentation
Inspired by Aug. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 8) 32
John Carney Great Leon's Haunted Doll House doll house used for seance effects
  • "Spiritual" Inspiration
  • The House and Hookup
  • The Effects
    • Jump-Rope
    • Milk-Go Glass
    • School Slate
    • Doll's Hand
    • The Wind-up Monkey
    • Flash of Light
    • Gimmicked Frame/Floating Ghostly Face
    • The Tray
    • Wand/Thread Hooking Up
  • The Routine
Inspired by
  • "Miniature Haunted House" (Leon, manuscript)
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