63 entries in Propless / Fakir Stuff
  
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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 put a ring through your cheeke ring apparently through cheek (with slit), is taken off and put onto stick that two people hold The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
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 thrust a peece of lead into one eie, and to drive it about (with a sticke) betweene the skin and flesh of the forehead, untill it be brought to the other eie, and there thrust out lead put in one eye (really into hollow wand) and brought out the other 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 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
Unknown A Rather Dangerous Trick stunt The Modern Conjurer 300
Unknown Pulse Stopping Sub Rosa 81
Theodore Annemann No Pain fakir stunt combination:
- burning cigarette on tongue
- needle through arm (real)
- eating pepper
- putting hand in trap
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 423
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
John Houdi, Dr. George W. Crane The Houdini Breath Control Method The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 92) 571
Joseph H. Fries Painless Chirurgery cut in thumb heals The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 126) 730
Stuart Robson, James Mc Knight Horrors! pins through tongue, lamb's tongue The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 113
Herb Runge Iron Finger! stopping an electric fan with the thumb The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 298
Jean Hugard Foiling the Iron Grip escaping a strong man's grip Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 3) 64
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 6
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
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
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
Nelmar Levitation of a Bar of Iron bar of iron is held by two spectators, it raises and lowers at the performer's fingertips, suggestionRelated to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 9
Dr. Spencer Thornton Pulse Control slow down, speed up and eventually stop the pulse, method without gimmick Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Roger Klause Pin-E-Tration pin through skin of the finger and apparently painless into spectator's wrist The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 242
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow HEX! 1
David Ray Stigmata design cards, one design chosen with card sword (!), design appears on skin with luminous paint HEX! 63
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
Unknown Cutting the Apple No. 26, apple on palm is hit by knife, apple splits in two but hand is unharmed 101 Psychic Tests 8
Unknown Blood Writing No. 34, blood message appears on arm 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Real Blood Writing No. 35, blood writing appears on arm 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Stigmata! No. 36, hands placed on cardboards, blood imprint appears 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown The Strangulation Test No. 59, rope is pulled around neck of performer 101 Psychic Tests 16
Unknown The Brick Test No. 60, performer breaks brick with hand 101 Psychic Tests 16
Unknown Bending a Bar of Steel! No. 61 101 Psychic Tests 16
Unknown To Tear a Telephone Directory in Half No. 62 101 Psychic Tests 16
Unknown Ripping a Deck of Cards No. 63 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown The Nail Act: Driving a Nail into Wooden Plank with Your Bare Hand No. 64 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Driving a Nail through the Wall No. 65 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Bending a Large Thick Nail with Your Bare Hands! No. 66 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Bending a Nail with Your Teeth! No. 67 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Extracting Nails from a Wooden Board with the Fingertips! No. 68 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Pulling a Bus with Your Teeth! No. 69 101 Psychic Tests 18
Unknown The Anvil Test No. 71, performer lies on bed of nails with anvil on chest, assistant beats on anvil with a hammer 101 Psychic Tests 18
Unknown Breaking a Large Stone on the Chest of the Strongman with a Sledge Hammer as He Lays on a Bed of Nails No. 72 101 Psychic Tests 19
Unknown A Car is Driven over the Body of the Strongman without Injury! No. 73 101 Psychic Tests 19
Unknown Bending a Steel Bar with the Head! No. 74 101 Psychic Tests 19
Unknown Breaking a Heavy Welded-Link Chain with the Chest Muscles! No. 75 101 Psychic Tests 20
Unknown Lifting a Heavy Metal Tank Full of Water! No. 76 101 Psychic Tests 20
Unknown Very Strong Ladies No. 77, several strongman stunts 101 Psychic Tests 21
Unknown If a Young Lady Extends Her Arms and Places Her Hands Flat against the Wall, Half a Dozen Persons Cannot Push Her against the Wall! No. 78 101 Psychic Tests 21
Unknown Eating Glass No. 84, dangerous method 101 Psychic Tests 23
Wayne Kyzer Caught comedy routine with a bear trap, activating a jump trap without being harmedRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 20
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
John Swomley Real World Rat Trap comedy routine, performer apparently puts hand in rat trap The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 66) 1316
Karl Fulves Pulse Stopping with small skull that is produced afterwards Lost Vampire Secrets 159
David Berglas Your Finger on the Pulse pulse stop with two spectators, stage presentation The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 368
Luke Jermay Stigmata to Go Please blood stigmata on palms of the hand Building Blocks 69
Christoph Borer Die gerechte Strafe sword jammed in arm 21 182