285 entries in Illusions
  
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Unknown To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusionRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown How to seeme to cut off a mans head, it is called the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusionRelated to The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 34
Henri Decremps Trois Figures colossales paraissent en l'air, descendent à terre, & remontent à la priere ou au commandement d'un Sauvage. story of three gods flying down from sky, using a hot air ballon, different theories why the balloon flies Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 119
Henri Decremps Affiche singuliere d'un Faiseur de Tours, où l'on trouve une premiere esquisse des différentes branches de la Jonglerie. "Un homme peut se faire enchaîner de plusieurs maniers, & se détacher adroitement sans rien briser & sans employer les moyens qui paroissent le plus nécessaires" (title continued) in the process of telling the story how the author and Mr. went to see a performer called Pilferer, two methods of escapes are explained, the performer has two rings attached to his trousers which are secured with a rope which is attached to a pillar with a lock Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 1
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Aerial Suspension Related to Modern Magic 495
John Henry Pepper, Thomas Tobin The Cabinet of Proteus mirrors, for vanish, transformation, ... Modern Magic 475
Colonel Stodare The Indian Basket Trick Modern Magic 477
Colonel Stodare The Sphinx head in box is alive, mirrors Modern Magic 471
Buatier de Kolta The Vanishing Lady de Kolta chair More Magic 448
Unknown Ein neues Sack-Kunststück No. 13, escape from large bag behind paravent Der Amateurzauberer 137
Oswald Rae The Life Ray shadow cabinet, performer introduces life ray, shadow appears and performer (!) appears in cabinet Sub Rosa 102
Lu Brent Just a Shadow Performer stands behind a lit screen to cast a shadow, the Devil comes on stage to peel off the shadow, performer then disappears, Devil shown to be the performer (no method given, only the presentation) Novel Magic 41
Lu Brent Jealousy of Time Performer gets into a big drum that is designed like a giant alarm clock. Person enters to destroy the clock to find performer has vanished, and the second person is shown to be the performer (no detailed method given, only the presentation) Novel Magic 42
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Rabbit Trap two rabbits are produced from a box / rabbit trapVariations Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934) 15
Unknown Gag Floatation comic strip The Magic Annual for 1937 82
Laurie Ireland A Modern Noah's Ark from a miniature ark cages with birds, a dog, a rabbit, a duck and a girl are produced Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 14
Laurie Ireland The Artist Draws a Picture of a Rabbit and the Picture Comes to Life Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 17
Laurie Ireland The Human Pin Cushion Torture Box woman standing in box is pierced with spikes Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 5
Danny Dew Walking Through a String of Beads The Magic Annual for 1937 131
Unknown XXth Century Spirit Seance "Walking away from One's Shadow" The Magic Annual for 1937 126
Fred Culpitt The Doll's House Greater Magic 958
Herr Boelke Creo kind of puppet becomes personRelated to Greater Magic 973
Unknown The Sword Box Greater Magic 955
Unknown The New Sword Cabinet Greater Magic 956
U. F. Grant The Head Pincushion Greater Magic 957
Torrini Sawing a Woman in Half Greater Magic 978
P. T. Selbit Selbit's Version of Sawing a Woman in Half Greater Magic 980
Horace Goldin Horace Goldin's Version of Sawing a Woman in Half Greater Magic 982
Unknown Method Using One Girl of Sawing a Woman in Half Greater Magic 986
Unknown A Living Miracle - The Circular Saw Method of Sawing a Woman in Half Greater Magic 988
Lester Lake, Percy Abbott The Chinese Chopper for head and both arms Greater Magic 966
Chung Ling Soo Shooting an Arrow and a Rope Through a Woman Greater Magic 968
Amac Find the Lady Greater Magic 963
W.J. Nixon Where do the Ducks Go? Greater Magic 960
Unknown Burning a Woman Alive skeleton remains Greater Magic 961
David Devant The Ghost Greater Magic 975
Unknown The Headless Woman Greater Magic 989
Charles Waller Transmogrification one person becomes another Greater Magic 976
Unknown Cutting a Woman in Half rope through body of assistant The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 126
James Stewart Ghosto person vanishes from trunk and comes in from door, party/seance trick/gag The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 401
Theodore Annemann On Winston Freer's Dinner Table Levitation see also pages 514, 516, 520 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 76) 502
Paul Studham, Laurie Ireland The Spirit Bar bar with bottles on table, drinks are wished and mixed by spirits, black art principle Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Horace Goldin Gaglet Department - on routining a fishbowl production/vanish (Goldin)
- person vanish in cabinet bit
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 66
Unknown Three Kings and a Queen person appears in paravent Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 403
Unknown The Mystery of King Tut two persons change place Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 387
Unknown Who and Which two persons change place Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 395
Unknown Who and Which (Simple Method) two persons change place Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 401
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Cotton Rabbit cylinder mold is filled with cotton, living rabbit appears Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 29
Unknown Line Up! twelve men appear in a cabinet, then a girl vanishes from that cabinet The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Shaman Big Man! person grows and shrinks, gag The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 112
Hart Fisher The Patriotic Illusion two figures of Hitler and Tojo change into a two soldiers, also flags change Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 8
Syl Reilly A Ghost Show Routine black art, luminous paint, skeletons appear and dance Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 412
U. F. Grant The Farmer and the Witch person transposition Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 405
Unknown The Man in the Box big man is put in small box Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 408
Hart Fisher Chix-Levitation chicken on board levitates Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 5
Joseph Ovette Magic Bunny Rings three wooden rings are stacked and covered with a tray, rabbit appears Tricks and Illusionettes 9
Abril Lamarque The Lamarque Rabbit Vanish rabbit appears and vanishes in a boxAlso published here Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 1) 53
Joseph Ovette A Novel Opening Number doves and rabbit produced from two bowls on two tables, with handkerchiefs Tricks and Illusionettes 4
Joseph Ovette The Oriental Tube confetti in tube changes to a rabbit Tricks and Illusionettes 12
Joseph Ovette Bunny Production Box Tricks and Illusionettes 16
Joseph Ovette Bird and Cage bird vanishes from newspaper and appears in cage in previously empty box, flip over box variation Tricks and Illusionettes 23
Joseph Ovette Stack of Fish Bowls production, three bowls on small table under cover of handkerchief Tricks and Illusionettes 14
Al Baker One Night idea for dagger chest illusion The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
Joseph Ovette Bird and Cage Illusion transposition of two different colored birds, frames and cages, using bags and silks Tricks and Illusionettes 27
Joseph Ovette The Vanishing Lamp lamp on table, with assistant Tricks and Illusionettes 25
Walter B. Gibson The Four Door Production Cabinet objects appear from a box with four doors My Best 308
Joe Karson Karson's A La Die Box Illusion woman appears in box My Best 315
Dariel Fitzkee My Favorite Trunk Routine magicians disappears from inside a bag in a box and appears in the audience My Best 305
William Dolezal The William Dolezal Escape Box Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 34
David Bamberg The Girl from the Light girl appears in shadow box Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 413
Henry J. Young The Magic House house to produce objects, chimney as card rise houlette, plans and routine Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 19
Laurie Ireland Paper Lady - An Illusion for Production of a Girl with screen, shown empty and formed to triangle, person appears Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 16
Henry J. Young Checkers to Pear to Rice production and transformation box Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 22
Billy McComb William Turns Gravity Upside Down board on two trestles with three bricks on top, trestles are removed and the rest floats, then board, lowermost and middle brick are removed one by one, still suspended in the air The First Book of William 49
Bruce Elliott Misdirection for Rabbit-From-The-Hat with false finger The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 514
Carlton King Carlton King's Rabbit Box box consisting of three parts, production box with table Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 10
H. Levenson Rabbit Out of Top Hat rabbit from hat spectator is wearing Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 6
Unknown Production of a Child using body loading and chinese costume Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 387
Unknown The Egyptian Mummy mummy changes to person in cabinet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 395
R. C. Buff Idea for the Rabbit Trap Inspired by Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
Dr. Raymond V. Stone (RAMO) The Golden Illusion to vanish objects, box, construction plan Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 38
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther A House of Cards presentation for the Doll House Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 6
Chas. "Colta" Jones The Escaping Shadow box to put hands in, handcuffed with light and shadow effect Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 33
Fred Culpitt, Milbourne Christopher The Doll House Illusion Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 393
Unknown The Substitution Trunk Mystery Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 280
Unknown The Canvas Box Substitution Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 292
Robert Gysel Spirit Tie for the spirit cabinetAlso published here Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 309
Tony Corinda (15) The Stage Spirit Cabinet different effects (instruments etc.) special rope Mediumistic Stunts 286
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Robert Houdin's Levitation levitation of a boy, two poles, with variationRelated to Magician's Magic 82
J. Nevil Maskelyne Maskelyne's Levitation assistant levitates on a board in front of the magician Magician's Magic 89
Unknown Production of a Bowl of Water gaffed table Magician's Magic 132
Herr Boelke The Vampire kind of puppet becomes personRelated to Magician's Magic 126
Paul Curry Made Whole Again on sawing a person in half Magician's Magic 137
Unknown Sawing a Lady in Half fake legs method Magician's Magic 138
S. E. Josolyne, Harry Houdini Walking Through a Wall Magician's Magic 155
Thomas Tobin The Sphinx mirrors, only head Magician's Magic 103
Unknown Impromptu Levitation pushup on floor The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 8) 102
Glenn G. Gravatt Spooky Paper Floating / acrobatic cane with newspaper Newspaper Magic 80
Val Andrews Nervous Man on the Subway Produce lady behind newspaper Newspaper Magic 29
Val Andrews A Modern Miss Behind The Times! Stage illusion to produce lady with frame of newspaper Newspaper Magic 34
Alan Shaxon Packing Case Substitution substitution trunk, designed so it can be examined beforehand My Kind of Magic 56
Unknown The Phantom Black Art Platform Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 324
Unknown The Sword Box Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 344
Unknown The Penetrating Steel Bars Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 347
Unknown The Indestructible Girl Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 350
Unknown Sawing a Woman in Half Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 336
Arthur Setterington Walking through a Sheet of Metal wooden box, assistant walks through sheet of metal Straight Line Mysteries 46
Tom Fitzgerald Tom's Thumb Tie Illusion illusion, wooden block penetrates hands, thumb tied around a guillotine-like stand The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 48) 239
Unknown Girl in the Audience girl vanishes and reappears in audience Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 332
Unknown The Girl-in-the-Trunk Mystery people transposition Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 329
Harry Lorayne Illusions General Comments Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 90
Horace Goldin Walking on Water The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 68
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Floating Skeleton The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 22
Ed Balducci Impromptu Levitation with presentation angle by Martin Gardner (reaching up)Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9) 755
Felix Korim East Indian Rope Trick stage version, boy vanishes The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 53
Harry Blackstone Walking Away from a Shadow upper body in a box, shadow is seen, then he walks out and shadow stays in box The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 80
Shaman Chest of the Lamas production cabinet, rabbit The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 12
Rudy Roxo The Cauldron big cauldron on a glowing fire, performer throws dead animals inside and they come back out alive, then a girl appearsRelated to
  • Chung Ling Soo's "The Witch's Cauldron"
The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 14
Cmdr. C. Adair Out of the Dog House dog appears from small house The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 16
Stanley Beck Nu Production Box box carried under arm, three pieces, production of objects or animal The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 26
P. C. Sorcar The Rabbit Out of A Hat The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 43
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Invisible Flight dove vanishes from cave and appears inside tubes The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 46
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Phantom Fowls three ducks appear in a cabinet The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 48
John Cooper Flash Vanish guinea pigs appear from box The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 60
Joseph Ovette The Appearing Lion The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 66
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Coverless Dove Pan with table The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 71
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Evolution of a Lady duck and girl are produced from a box The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 72
Walter B. Gibson Double "A" Production Cabinet for handkerchiefs etc The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 36
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Pillar of Fire appearance of a pillar with a burning bowl on top, behind cloth The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 44
William A. Hoch A Stage Illusion Idea The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 56
Unknown Practical Production Tray vase of flowers The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 74
Tommy Windsor Yankee Doodle Hat à la phantom tube The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 84
Theo Hardeen The Book of Life person appears from a giant book The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 6
Harry Blackstone Two Door Doll House doll house, where the doors can be opened front and backRelated to
  • Will Goldston's "Denton's Cabinet"
The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 21
Kroger Kroger's Chariot Illusion! two person appearance from a chariot The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 32
Unknown Burmese Pagoda oriental version of the doll house The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 34
Herman Hanson Santa Claus Illusion producing santa from two large gift boxes The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 40
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Stowaway Illusion three boxes are filled with tea, piled up and a girl appears The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 54
Howard A. Adams A Chinese Apparition with folding screen The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 57
Eddie Erold, U. F. Grant Mermaid Illusion classic appearance with two foldable screens The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 67
Rowan Brooks Beer and Girl from Barrel The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 70
Gene Glove To Life giant queen of hearts is covered with a tube, girl appears and queen on card has vanished The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 75
Unknown Tom-Tom Illusion production of a girl The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 77
Rudy Roxo The Chest of Celestial Bliss spike box The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 30
Joseph Ovette Miss Boots sawing a lady in half, longitudinal The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 23
George Pfisterer Glass Penetration frame with glass, spiked with rods The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 38
Joseph Yadah Girl Thru Tape with two assistants, behind piece of cardboard The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 82
Felix Korim 4th Dimensional Glass needle through big piece of glass The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 86
Harry Blackstone Blackstone's Studio Illusion magician dresses as artist, draws himself on a canvas, then he appears from canvas, dressed normal The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 79
Harry Blackstone White and Black magician with black robe and assistant with white robe transpose behind two screens The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 10
George LaFollette The Flight of the Mandarin performer wrapped in sheet, transforms into assistant, performer appears in audience The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 58
Stanley Collins The Triple Mystery performer wrapped in sheep with donkey mask, transposes with assistant The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 62
Unknown The Sucker Rabbit Box The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 81
Harry Blackstone Vanishing Automobile vanishing car The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 18
Rudy Roxo The Follies Girl Illusion box with light and silhouette is seen, girl vanishes The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 27
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Mystery of the 7 Stones oriental torture cage, person vanishes The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 50
Harry Blackstone The Girl and the Ladder girl vanishes on a ladder behind a big umbrealla The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 65
Felix Korim Cloak of Invisibility girl disappears under cloak The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 67
Joe Karson No Feet - Some Feat legs disappear The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 69
Bill Joy Revelry in a Haunted House doll house used for seance effects The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 78
Howard Thurston Tree to Girl Transformation small tree to girl, behind cloth The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 8
Rudy Roxo A Question of Color girl steps in box, then color of box and of dress change The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 24
David Douglas Palladino Lift table sticks to hand, with ring The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 142) 709
Unknown The Three Swords Suspension balanced on a sword The Big Book of Magic 271
Unknown The Chair Suspension The Big Book of Magic 290
J. Nevil Maskelyne, Unknown The Levitation The Big Book of Magic 261
Unknown The Dog Kennel production of a dog, box looks like small house The Big Book of Magic 200
Unknown The Rabbit Cage box to produce rabbit The Big Book of Magic 202
Fred Culpitt The Doll's House Illusion The Big Book of Magic 276
Unknown The Step Ladder Illusion person appears on a ladder The Big Book of Magic 284
Unknown The Crinoline Illusion person appears, theatrical production, dress is built The Big Book of Magic 288
Unknown The Sword Cabinet with vanish ans reappearance The Big Book of Magic 265
Unknown The Cremation Illusion burnt in a box The Big Book of Magic 273
Unknown The Indian Basket Illusion person vanishes and appears in basket, sword is pushed through basket The Big Book of Magic 281
Unknown The Guillotine Illusioin The Big Book of Magic 285
P. T. Selbit, Unknown Sawing a Woman in Half several methods The Big Book of Magic 256
Unknown The Substitution Trunk The Big Book of Magic 268
Alan Shaxon Cabaret Rabbit Vanish similar to a break-away box Practical Sorcery 43
Unknown The Vanishing Bunny break-away table The Big Book of Magic 195
Unknown The Vanishing Cage of Doves on table The Big Book of Magic 205
Unknown The Vanishing Motor Car same method as old vanishing horse on stage The Big Book of Magic 279
Alan Shaxon Balloon to Rabbit balloon in hutch transforms into rabbit Practical Sorcery 34
Karrell Fox Beauty and the Least bathing beauty as stage illusion Clever.... Like a Fox 128
Patrick Page Magic Spectaculars general comments on illusions The Big Book of Magic 255
Unknown The Sack Escape mail bag escape The Big Book of Magic 292
Unknown The Straitjacket Escape The Big Book of Magic 293
Unknown The Chain Gang Escape chain with two rings and padlock The Big Book of Magic 301
Unknown The Handkerchief Tie with handkerchief and rope The Big Book of Magic 303
Al Mann The Secret of the Ancients levitation off a chair, brief discussion on seance levitationInspired by
  • U.F. Grant's "Bodies in Orbit", 1963
Psycho-Mentisis 18
Karl Fulves Levitations on impromptu levitationsVariations The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1077
Marcello Truzzi, Martin Gardner Truzzi/Gardner Method solo levitation behind cloth The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1077
John Cornelius John Cornelius Method solo levitation behind cloth The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1078
Karl Fulves Karl Fulves Method solo levitation behind cloth in doorway The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1079
Unknown Stage Method solo levitation in the dark with glowing shoes and hands, shoes stick together The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1080
Karl Fulves Impromptu Levitation comment on the Balducci trickRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 16) 62
Looy Simonoff Looy's Sooperman one-man floatation behind clothInspired by Close-up Entertainer 115
Karrell Fox 6 Foot Surprise next performer "appears" behind large silk Another Book 203
Karl Fulves, Howard Hamburg The Substitution Trunk idea with black and white people Interlocutor (Issue 28) 110
Karl Fulves Ring Of Beauty idea for illusion in which a ring dropped over a person makes her vanish, no method Interlocutor (Issue 42) 166
Father Cyprian Rubik Con suggestions without details:
- Colorvision with mini Rubik's Cube
- Colorvision with jumbled cube, a duplicate of configuration is drawn
- mini cube is solved under dice cup, suggestion of (partial) shell
- to force a color, either with counting procedure or loaded
- pop-up cube for production
- stage size cube that twists and person is produced
- coding information
Related to Octet 24
Michael Weber, Mike Caveney, Bill Taylor The Vacuum Cleaner Illusion woman is transported from a box into a bag through the tube of a vacuum cleaner Magicomedy 151
Mike Caveney The Substitution Barrel substitution trunk with a barrel Magicomedy 161
Al Mann A Magical Substitution No. 28, for stage or seance room, trunk substitution of two persons 101 Psychic Tests 8
Unknown Lifting a Heavy Metal Tank Full of Water! No. 76 101 Psychic Tests 20
Unknown Escaping from a Safe! No. 42 101 Psychic Tests 12
Karrell Fox "The Rabbit Asrah" asrah levitation and vanish with rabbit For My Next Trick... 135
Jonathan Pendragon Beauty Enfolded assistent appears on platform under cape of magician The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 78
Terry Seabrooke The Neck Spiker bits of business for Jack Hughes Neck Spiker, spike through spectator's neckInspired by
  • Jack Hughe's "The Neck Spiker" in "The Jack Hughes World of Magic - Volume 2" 1985
Seabrooke's Book 79
Terry Seabrooke Visible Sawing Through presentation for sawing through lady, cutting a wallpaper in half Seabrooke's Book 82
Karl Fulves Body Magic rope through body of performer Contemporary Rope Magic - Part I 10
Karrell Fox The "Girl in the Fishbowl" & Re-Runs tiny apparently live girl in fishbowl in shelf construction, side-show, many different uses for it For My Next Trick... 125
Karrell Fox The "Utili-Base" Illusion Concept using one base for multiple illusions that are put on top
- Number 1: Temple of Benares
- Number 2: The Doll House
- Number 3: The Haunted House
- Number 4: Production from four stacked boxes
- Number 5: The "Mismade Girl"
- Number 6: "Carnival" Sword Box
- Number 7: "Cutting a Girl in Sixths"
- Number 8: "Toyland"
- Number 9: "Costume Crate"
- Number 10: "Jill in the Box"
- Number 11: "Send in the Clowns"
- Number 12: "The Hindu Basket"
- Number 13: "The Magic Top Hat"
For My Next Trick... 141
John Kennedy Gone! The $100 Challenge effect idea for vanish of a person Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 11&12) 29
Unknown Ribbonesque No. 10, silk penetrated two ropes which are also around assistant's waist Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 28
Robert Gysel Gysel Spirit Tie No. 66Also published here Self-Working Rope Magic 140
Amazing Randi Spirit Music No. 67, accordion plays despite performer being tied up Self-Working Rope Magic 142
Jim Steinmeyer Surrounded Seeing Through known as Doug Henning's "Man Without a Middle" Square One 33
Unknown A Comedy Levitation secret is seen Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 305
Unknown The Mystery of the Three Ghosts "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play, man standing in cabinet holding large cloth, something appears inside, repeated Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 345
Unknown The Mystery of the Dancing Girls "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with dancing girls appearing Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 348
Karl Fulves Zig Zag Bill on the flap card case and the history of the Zig Zag illusionRelated to Verbatim (Issue 3) 17
Unknown The Phantom of the Circus "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with people vanishing and travelling in boxes Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 311
Unknown The Chinaman, the Ghost, and the Cat "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with people vanishing and travelling in boxes Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 329
Unknown A Hypnotic Vanishing comedy Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 300
Unknown An Unexpected Vanishing comedy vanish of person Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 303
Unknown The Cabinet Seance spirit cabinet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 33
Anna Eva Fay Anna Eva Fay's Spirit Tie spirit cabinet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 39
Harlan Tarbell Spirit Collar metal collar around neck, locked to chair, for spirit cabinet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 41
Karl Fulves Transposition Problem glasses drawn on giant King of Hearts and given to man with glasses, same with moustache and Jack of Diamonds, the giant cards transpose and the two people holding them as well, posed as problem The Fine Print (Issue 2) 24
Karl Fulves Things Go Bump "Unsolved Mysteries"
levitation illusion in which the person tumbles and just learns to levitate, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 4) 77
Tom Stone Impromptu Interlude hand through body of spectator The Warpsmith Returns 36
Tom Stone The Ultimate Sub-trunk on cemetery, magician vanishes and appears in coffin, joke The Warpsmith Returns 45
Paul Harris Tunnel Vision performer vanishes, for one spectator only, just an idea The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Conversations from the Edge) 303
Paul Harris The Nowhere Man giving the spectator the feeling that he is invisible, x-1 stooges The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Conversations from the Edge) 319
Karl Fulves Introduction on Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Magic on television, self-levitationsRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 6) 131
David Devant Tiger Tiger "Unsolved Mysteries"
tiger rug shaken and tiger produced, posed as problem
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, August 1956
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 120
Karl Fulves High Wire Act "Unsolved Mysteries"
transposition of people on trapezes, clothes transpose too, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 6) 148
Dondrake The Flying Carpet Magicians levitates while sitting on flying carpet Black Art Breakthroughs 24
Dondrake The Hindu Rope Trick Rope levitates out of basket, boy climbs up, disappears in smoke, rope falls down Black Art Breakthroughs 25
Dondrake Darwin's BlackArt Striptease Lady's clothes slowly float away from her body one by one into a basket, then clothes in basket vanish Black Art Breakthroughs 33
Dondrake Floating Into and Out of the Body Girl levitates, gets absorbed into magician's body, then comes out of his body before floating down Black Art Breakthroughs 27
Gary Darwin Darwin's Exorcist Live! Woman brought on stage begins to get possessed by a demon, head floats around, body levitates etc. Black Art Breakthroughs 39
Chad Sanborn The Cloned Lady Hand pulled off a lady, and then put back Black Art Breakthroughs 42
Gary Darwin Darwin's Steel Rod Through Body Push steel rod through body Black Art Breakthroughs 38
The Future of Magic, Ken and James The Broken and Restored Heart Girl vanishes behind newspaper, newspaper torn and restored, girl appears again Black Art Breakthroughs 43
Gary Darwin Darwin's Missing Fingers Magician visually pulls off fingers off of gloved hand and places fingers into top hat. Glove removed, fingers pop back onto hand Black Art Breakthroughs 34
Dondrake Building a BlackArt Backdrop Black art curtains Black Art Breakthroughs 12
Dondrake Using the Right Material Black Art Breakthroughs 14
Dondrake BlackArt Lighting How to do lighting on stage for black art illusions Black Art Breakthroughs 15
Dondrake The Wizard's Curtain Three different ways to set up a stage for black art illusions Black Art Breakthroughs 16
Karl Fulves Multi Lev "Problems"
three people levitate under cloak and vanish, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 211
Karl Fulves The Elevator Effect "Problems"
performer and spectator walk in different elevators on same floor and come out transposed, posed as a problem
Also published here Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 153
David Berglas Chair Balance presentation for chair suspension, spectator lies on a chair and seems to levitate The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 314
David Berglas Finale suggestion and chair balancing effect, spectators seated on chairs tilted on the back legs on performer's commando they tip forward, vague explanation The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 374
David Berglas In Town Tonight stopping the traffic at Piccadilly Circus for thirty seconds, people, animals and cards freeze The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 168
David Berglas Robby, the Robot robot comes to live and divines chosen colors, Kenny Baker The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 172
David Berglas Variation: The Mechanical Band Opening beginning of show, mechanical band player turns out to be Berglas, costume change and masks The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 378
David Berglas Rocking Horse "The D.B. 'Do-It-Yourself' Machine", objects selected from a catalog mounted together in a box on their own, with explanation and appearance of real horse kicker The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 189
David Berglas Mini Metro Launch car promotion, people attending find themselves on a ship and lots of cars appear The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 393
David Berglas Revues magic in revues
- The Post Office Sketch
- The Estate Agent Sketch (doll house routine)
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 151
David Berglas Creda Cookers magic with performer and person on TV-Screen, performer lights cigarette of man on screen etc. then person appears from TV, performed in 1963 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 199
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
David Berglas Teleportation human transportation to a hung up box in another city, magic on TV and on using a double The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 128
David Berglas The Monk Transposition transposition of two people with monk mask and cowl The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 358
David Berglas The Vanishing Piano in a room full of people, piano vanishes while musician is playingRelated to The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 75
David Berglas The Beach in South Africa performer put in coffin and is then sunken into the sea, when the coffin is opened again, the performer has vanished and at its place a baby shark is found The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 147
David Berglas Cunard International while doing a presentation in a hotel the performer dims the light and the back wall is removed to show another party taking place, the wall is put back and some minutes later when the wall i removed again the people, tables etc. have disappeared and instead the avenue leading to the Buckingham Palace could be seen The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 310
David Berglas David in the Lion's Den performer in cage with a lion vanishes and appears far away, done in a zoo and appearance on a tall black, cage covered with curtain The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 204
David Berglas The Power of Darkness spirit cabinet routine
- Spirit Message, Modern Style
- Seeing is Believing
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 352
Al Baker Trilby Jr. person levitation The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 659
Al Baker The Weigh of All Flesh "A Pantomimic Plot for the Vanishing Girl" The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 661
Karl Fulves Rug Rise "Problems"
performer floats over carpet which is pulled out, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 379
Nicholas Einhorn Hoopla! performer appears in cloth tunnel World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 2 21
Karl Fulves Unsolved Illusion performer and spectator walk in different elevators on same floor and come out transposed, signed arms, posed as a problemAlso published here Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 336
Karl Fulves Introduction Siegfried & Roy accident, David Blaine's glass cage stunt, Bill Bennett, World Series of Poker, stage illusions, Charles Dickens Christmas story, Rufus Steele, Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 334
Robert E. Neale Modern Rope Trick Hindu Rope, rope is made to rigidly stand vertically when held in hand This Is Not a Book 385
Patrick Page This is the Big Time spectator makes assistant appear, door frame illusion Magic Page by Page 319
Tom Stone The Ultimate Sub Trunk idea for outdoor version Maelstrom 82
Tom Stone SloMoSub idea for slow motion subtrunk Maelstrom 130
Christoph Borer Die gerechte Strafe sword jammed in arm 21 182
Kelvin Cheung Some Thoughts on Creating Dramatic Stage Magic The Ace Assembly All-Star Lecture Notes 84
Johnny Thompson The JT Asrah performed on large glass sheetInspired by
  • "The Flight of Venus" (Harry Houdini, Houdini's Escapes and Magic, Walter Gibson)
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 189
Johnny Thompson The Transformation Tunnel person transforms in cloth tunnel, stage trap The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 183
Johnny Thompson The Trunk Trick The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 185
Johnny Thompson The Color-Changing Dress presentation involves spotlight changing from white to red The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 181