52 entries in Propless / Body Mutilation
  
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Unknown To thrust a bodkin into your head without hurt thin knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood or wine for additional gore effect The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 196
Unknown To thrust a bodkin through your toong, and a knife through your arme: a pittifull sight, without hurt or danger gimmicked knifes with bend in middle The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut halfe your nose asunder, and to heale it againe presentlie without anie salve gimmicked knife with gap, apparently cut through nose The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To thrust a dagger or bodkin into your guts verie strangelie, and to recover immediatlie false belly with animal blood The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To drawe a cord through your nose, mouth or hand, so sensiblie as is woonderful to see crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 199
Jean Hugard Amputation Apparently remove thumb, with thimble as extra convincer Thimble Magic 27
Jean Hugard The Elastic Finger Stretch forefinger with thimble as convincer Thimble Magic 27
Unknown Yogi Stuff holding a cigarette at the burning end Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 8) 2
Joseph Ovette Impaled thumb covered with newspaper is pierced with needles Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 4) 2
Joseph H. Fries Painless Chirurgery cut in thumb heals The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 126) 730
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
C. R. Eaton Two Tips on Tricks - needle through thumb ( illusion of blood)
- Silk to Egg (color of the eggs)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Table table lift, with ring, then legs fall off and when the table top is shown, the hand stuck to it apparently cut off from the armRelated to The First Book of William 44
Stuart P. Cramer Parlour Yoga - pulse stopping
- blood flow
- hand turns white
- pin smashed in table with palm
- hand removed from skunk trap
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 713
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 25
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill Yogi Anesthetic human pincushion, needles are pushed in arm, needle through the flesh of a spectator Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill The Trap Mystery activating a jump trap without being harmedRelated to Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 8
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow HEX! 1
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen, Somerset Maugham Grand Guignol thumb is cut with a knife until the performer bleeds, wound is healed The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 126
Jack Kent Tillar "Blister" blister appears on fingerVariations Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 379
Paul Harris Thumb-Break thumb squashed flat against card, then card to pocket Close-up Fantasies Finalé 69
Meir Yedid, Tony Lopilato, Joe Safuto The Vanishing Pinkie front and back display of hand Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 13
Meir Yedid The Telescopic Pinkie Related to
  • Martin Gardner's "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" July 1949
Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 25
Meir Yedid Far Flung vanish of first, second and third fingerVariations Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 29
Meir Yedid, John Bentz Hitchhiker's Thumb thumb traveling Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 35
Meir Yedid The Amputation finger cut off with knife falls on floor, spare fake finger is attached to replace it Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 39
Arthur Setterington Thimble Finger "Here are a couple of gags which create a great deal of amusement and surprise especially amongst the ladies."
mummified finger in box
Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 6) 1051
Thomas Alan Waters SOREcery blister appears on thought of finger Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 245
Chris Ball Basket Case joke and idea to generate tips, with finger chopper Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 33
Dr. Peter Moffat Drip milk tumbler as blood transfusion device, attached to spectator, tumbler fills with blood Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 19) 362
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid The Travelling Thumb thumb penetrates table, with ring as proof Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 124
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 128
Wayne Kyzer Caught comedy routine with a bear trap, activating a jump trap without being harmedRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 20
Wayne Kyzer Rat Trap comedy routine with a bear trap and a fake mouseRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 93
Stephen Tucker A Tip finger vanish Spell-Binder (Vol. 3, No. 34) 655
Simon Lovell The Explod-ing Eyeball Rub eyeball, pretend eyeball explodes with creamer packet Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 49
Simon Lovell Tongued Magician puts nail through his tongue, then restores tongue Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 103
Richard Bartram Eyepopper punching a hole in the eyelid The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 31) 549
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #1 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 54) 1007
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #2 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 54) 1007
Anthony Davis Skin Graft pealing of some skin, also to remove a coin from under skin The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 1) 5
Jack McCandless Within Your Reach The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 255
Gregory Wilson Within Your Reach - Variation 2 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 256
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up comedy routine, during a rope cutting routine, performer apparently cuts off his thumb and then puts it back on The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 62) 1216
John Swomley Real World Rat Trap comedy routine, performer apparently puts hand in rat trap The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1316
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingerip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it A Teen's Routines 45
David Berglas Magic Fingers small illusion, hand on a black board, fingers can be moved away from the hand The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 165
Luke Jermay Stigmata to Go Please blood stigmata on palms of the hand Building Blocks 69
Michael Weber Band-Aid blister healedInspired by Seventeen Secrets 15