139 entries in Illusions / Appearance & Production / Person
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
John Henry Pepper, Thomas Tobin The Cabinet of Proteus mirrors, for vanish, transformation, ...
1876 475
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer Person in front of a door in living room performances
Aug. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Anadyomene person appears in cabinet
Related to Sep. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Anadyomene explanation of the illusion
Related to Oct. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Die Arche Noah's ship production apparatus, animals and a woman appear inside
Related to Dec. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Die Arche Noah's explanation
Related to Feb. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Die Verschwindungskiste person appears or vanishes from paper carton
Aug. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Der Traum des Schützen oder "Das Schützenlisl als Trapezkünstlerin" person appears swinging on a trapeze in some construction on stage
Related to Feb. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2)
Der Traum des Schützen oder "Das Schützenlisl als Trapezkünstlerin" second part of explanation
Related to Mar. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Die unsichtbare Wanderung oder "Das ungelöste Rätsel" two boxes, performer goes into bottom one, lady comes out of it and performer is in other one, performer then vanishes and appears in middle of audience
May 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Carl Willmann Flora's Erwachen oder "Die Königin der Rosen" a small curtain is lowered from the ceiling onto a table, a flower pot and girl appear behind it
June 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6)
Carl Willmann Die Arche Noahs box on stage, spectator examines it, animals and people appear inside
Related to Nov. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11)
Carl Willmann Die Arche Noahs second part
Related to Dec. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 12)
Die Königin der Rosen on table appears a large flower basket with (fake) lady inside
Jan. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 7)
Ein Variété-Programm patter by Eduard Hensel
  • Entrée (glove shrinks and becomes stocking)
  • Das Durchdringen der Materie (glass through hat)
  • Glasphänomen (two silk travel from bottle to bottle)
  • Schützenliesl (Queen of Clubs chosen, in a large target appears a woman in Queen of Clubs dress)
Related to Mar. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Ein Variété-Programm part two, methods
Related to Apr. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Eduard W. Lufa Das Kind in der Zeichenmappe child from folder
Dec. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke VII. wooden suitcase, person appears inside
Nov. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 11)
Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke VIII. wooden box with secret opening
Dec. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12)
Carl Willmann Der Cocon box with tissue front, woman in butterfly costume appears inside
Dec. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12)
Leo Wolton Der neue Wunderschrank box on wheels, performer changes into girl, then boy, then back
Sep. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9)
Oswald Rae The Life Ray shadow cabinet, performer introduces life ray, shadow appears and performer (!) appears in cabinet
1928 102
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)
Fred Culpitt The Doll's House
Variations 1938 958
Herr Boelke Creo kind of puppet becomes person
Related to 1938 973
Three Kings and a Queen person appears in paravent
1942/27 403
Line Up! twelve men appear in a cabinet, then a girl vanishes from that cabinet
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 27)
Syl Reilly A Ghost Show Routine black art, luminous paint, skeletons appear and dance
1943/27 412
Joe Karson Karson's A La Die Box Illusion woman appears in box
1945 315
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Girl from the Light girl appears in shadow box
Related to 1945/27 413
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)
Charles-Emile "Prof. Rex" Sauty La fée des frontièrs appearance of a person, two boxes designed as luggage, followed by german translation "Verbotene Zollpassage"
May 1946 2
A. Vantur La fée des fleurs flowers and person appear in large vase, mirror illusion, followed by german translation "Die Blumenfee"
May 1947 6
Don Tanner Cinderelas' Wardrobe wardrobe cabinet with dress shown, then woman appears inside wearing the dress
Variations Oct. 1948 13
Girl from Lamp brief
Dec. 1948 13
Production of a Child using body loading and chinese costume
1948/27 387
The Egyptian Mummy mummy changes to person in cabinet
1948/27 395
Don Tanner Cinderela's Trunk cardboard carton shown empty, dress thrown inside and lady with that dress steps out
Inspired by Mar. 1949 3
Don Tanner Switch!!! performer in oriental costume, flat paper carton build up, out comes performer and in oriental costume is now assistant
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther A House of Cards presentation for the Doll House
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Fred Culpitt, Milbourne Christopher The Doll House Illusion
1954/27 393
Leonard Austin Bird in a Gilded Cage person appears in cage
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
Eugene Gloye Two-In-One Illusion Apparatus plan to build cabinet
  • Effect 1: Girl Production
  • Effect 2: Penetration Illusion
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957)
Don Tanner Doll House Deception No. 31, spring flowers appear before the person appears
1958 ca. 10
Val Andrews Hola Havana! production of person in giant cigar tube
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Robert F. Ve Verka Bubble Trouble illusion designed as shower, person appears from bubbles, bubble making machine
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961)
Allessandro Santa Production from two large cardboards
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
Herr Boelke The Vampire kind of puppet becomes person
Related to 1965 126
Val Andrews Nervous Man on the Subway Produce lady behind newspaper
1968 29
Val Andrews A Modern Miss Behind The Times! Stage illusion to produce lady with frame of newspaper
1968 34
Tom Palmer Book of Illusion person appears from giant book
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
The Phantom Black Art Platform
1972 324
Billy McComb Opening the Magic Society Show two large sheets shown empty on stage, a person appears and makes up a sandwich-board man with the sheets that have relevant messages on them
1972 19
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Magic Book person appears from giant book
1973 206
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Flash Appearances "Flash Illusion", appearance of a person
1973 212
Cyril Yettmah, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Girl from the Light girl appears in shadow box
Related to 1973 215
Theo Hardeen The Book of Life person appears from a giant book
1974 6
Rudy Roxo The Cauldron big cauldron on a glowing fire, performer throws dead animals inside and they come back out alive, then a girl appears
Related to
  • Chung Ling Soo's "The Witch's Cauldron"
1974 14
Harry Blackstone Two Door Doll House doll house, where the doors can be opened front and back
Related to
  • Will Goldston's "Denton's Cabinet"
1974 21
Kroger Kroger's Chariot Illusion! two person appearance from a chariot
1974 32
Burmese Pagoda oriental version of the doll house
1974 34
Herman Hanson Santa Claus Illusion producing santa from two large gift boxes
1974 40
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Stowaway Illusion three boxes are filled with tea, piled up and a girl appears
1974 54
William A. Hoch A Stage Illusion Idea
1974 56
Howard A. Adams A Chinese Apparition with folding screen
1974 57
Eddie Erold, U. F. Grant Mermaid Illusion classic appearance with two foldable screens
1974 67
Rowan Brooks Beer and Girl from Barrel
1974 70
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Evolution of a Lady duck and girl are produced from a box
1974 72
Gene Glove To Life giant queen of hearts is covered with a tube, girl appears and queen on card has vanished
1974 75
Tom-Tom Illusion production of a girl
1974 77
Fred Culpitt The Doll's House Illusion
1976 276
The Step Ladder Illusion person appears on a ladder
1976 284
The Crinoline Illusion person appears, theatrical production, dress is built
1976 288
Tan Hock Chuan Singapore Screen Three fold screen, produce two girls
1977 32
Karrell Fox 6 Foot Surprise next performer "appears" behind large silk
1979 203
Chuck Jones Die "Tor-Produktions" Illusion
Apr. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Kibuba Kibuba's Puppenhausillusion tip-over box in form of a doll house
Also published here
  • "Magie" 1980
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 2)
Robert Veno, Michel Hatte, James Hodges Die Wohlverpackte Jungfrau production of a person, using two foldable cardboard boxes
Also published here
  • "Illusioniste" 1975
  • "Une fille bien emballée" in "50 grandes illusions d'hier et d'aujourd'hui"
  • "Magische Welt" 1952
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 2)
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 1981 24
Felix Korim Der UN-Reisekoffer clothes produced from suitcase, then person
Also published here
  • Genii, Jan. 1951
May 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 1)
Jack Hughes Castle Illusion illusion designed like a castle, appearance of assistant
1981 110
Jack Hughes The Human Where the Rainbow Ends ribbons placed in cabinet person appears in cabinet with dress made from ribbons
1981 115
Hen Fetsch Ideen zur Puppenhaus-Illusion ideas for doll house illusion
Oct. 1982
Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3)
Jonathan Pendragon Beauty Enfolded assistent appears on platform under cape of magician
1986 78
Jim Steinmeyer The Artist's Daydream person appears in black cabinet with easel look
Inspired by
  • "The Artist's Dream"
1991 43
Jim Steinmeyer Small Packages die grows in stages inside cardboard carton, then woman appears inside
Inspired by
  • Buatier de Kolta's Growing Die Illusion
1991 71
The Mystery of the Three Ghosts "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play, man standing in cabinet holding large cloth, something appears inside, repeated
1993 345
The Mystery of the Dancing Girls "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with dancing girls appearing
1993 348
Alan Wakeling The Magical Puppet Theater Doll's House version
Inspired by 1993 154
Alan Wakeling The Elusive Clown traveling person in clown make-up, with double, tip-over trunk
1993 158
Alan Wakeling The Giant Rising Cards two cards selected from normal deck, a giant card case is on the stage, first card rises after some side-effects, the second selection (a Queen) does not rise, but a lady appears from the giant case
1993 277
Alan Wakeling The Flitter Girl Protean Cabinet variation
1993 282
Alan Wakeling The Wringer Box and Cannon lady vanishes from box (Tip-Over Trunk variation) and appears in drum
1993 285
Alan Wakeling The Modern Backstage credit information
1993 288
Alan Wakeling The Parisian Costume Trunk in trunk a woman appears wearing a chosen dress
1993 293
Alan Wakeling The Spirits Return
1993 319
Brian McCullagh Birth Of The Pearl on Chung Ling Soo's illusion
  • Pearl Revelations
Nov. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Jim Steinmeyer The Doll And The Doll's House
  • Conjuring
Inspired by Feb. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Paul Osborne The Gemini Illusion
  • Osborne Illusions
two girl appear
Apr. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 4)
Paul Osborne 'Tis the Season
  • Osborne Illusions
Dec. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12)
David Berglas Revues magic in revues
  • The Post Office Sketch
  • The Estate Agent Sketch (doll house routine)
2002 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
2002 199
Paul Osborne The Spin Box
  • Osborne Illusions
June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
Paul Osborne Houdini's Trunk
  • Osborne Illusions
  • Illusion Customing
Aug. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8)
Paul Osborne The North Pole Kit
  • Osborne Illusion
Dec. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 12)
Paul Osborne The Lay Down Boxes
  • Osborne Illusions
Aug. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 8)
Nicholas Einhorn Hoopla! performer appears in cloth tunnel
2004 21
Paul Osborne The Pressure Box
  • Osborne Illusions
body parts first seen pushing through stretch fabric
Apr. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 4)
Paul Osborne The Grandfather Clock Design
  • Osborne Illusions
June 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 6)
Paul Osborne New Ideas on an Old Prop: The Flash Appearance
  • Osborne Illusions
in frame
Aug. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8)
Paul Osborne PunkinGal
  • Osborne Illusions
Oct. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 10)
Paul Osborne Santa's Seat
  • Osborne Illusions
Santa appears on throne
Dec. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 12)
Paul Osborne Twisting The Aces
  • Osborne Illusions
girl appears behind some giant-sized cards
Apr. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 4)
Paul Osborne Cleopatra Returns
  • Osborne Illusions
June 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 6)
Paul Osborne The Resurrection
  • Osborne Illusions
bones become person again
Oct. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10)
Paul Osborne The Snow Queen
  • Osborne Illusions
Dec. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 12)
Paul Osborne The Mask
  • Osborne Illusion
Aug. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 8)
Paul Osborne Ms. Monte
  • Osborne Illusions
with giant cards, woman appears from between them
June 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 6)
Paul Osborne Fred Astaire's Closet
  • Osborne Illusions
person appears in box
Aug. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 8)
Andrew Mayne Andrew Mayne's Tip Trunk Shadow Box
  • Osborne Illusion
June 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 6)
Paul Osborne Santa's Little Helper
  • Osborne Illusion
Dec. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 12)
Jim Steinmeyer The Four-Three Screen folding screen, was left out of his book "Technique & Understanding"
Dec. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 12)
Jim Steinmeyer The Shadow Play Solution "De-Emphasizing the Apparatus"
person appears behind large white cloth with lamp behind it
2009 153
Jim Steinmeyer The Fabric Cabinet Solution "Practical Apparatus for Everyday Stages"
person appears in cloth cabinet
2009 159
Jim Steinmeyer The Cocoon Redux "Apparatus Disguised as No Apparatus"
person appears in light-weight cloth cabinet
Inspired by
  • Buatier de Kolta's Cocoon (1887)
2009 165
Jim Steinmeyer Two-Dimensional Rehearsal paper cut-out of person becomes real person, using bridge system
2009 177
Jim Steinmeyer A Dress Possessed dress floats, lady appears inside wearing it, using bridge system
2009 180
Jim Steinmeyer The Four-Fold Screen and Platform "Simplify...Simplify"
Inspired by
  • Abbott's Bryce's Screen
2009 209
Jim Steinmeyer The Infinity Cabinet "Reflecting Forward"
giant book, person appears from it, openly used mirror surfaces
2009 215
Jim Steinmeyer Pandora's Box "Tip-Over, Surrounded"
2009 249
Paul Osborne The Gypsy's Dream
  • Osborne Illusion
person appears from tent
Apr. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 4)
Paul Osborne Santa Came to Town
  • Osborne Illusion
Christmas themed
Dec. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 12)
Patrick Page This is the Big Time spectator makes assistant appear, door frame illusion
2011 319
Tom Stone Slow and Slower Does the Trick
  • Lodestones
doing secret mechanical actions so slowly they go unnoticed, examples:
  • morphing stage
  • appearing person in box
  • picture of vase changing into real vase
Also published here May 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 5)
Jim Steinmeyer X Marks the Spot Square Circle type box to produce a person
Dec. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12)
Tom Stone Slow and slower does the trick doing secret mechanical actions so slowly they go unnoticed, examples:
  • morphing stage
  • appearing person in box
  • picture of vase changing into real vase
Also published here 2011 8
Chuck Jones Door Production Illusion
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1976
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Mike Caveney The Million Dollar Mystery production box, discussion of the performance at the 2001 Los Angeles History Conference
  • The Million-Dollar Mystery Cabinet
  • The Mirror Tunnel
  • The Casket
  • The Reaching Rod
  • The Slide
  • Backstage Table
  • Buckets
  • Balls
  • Ball Containers
  • Baskets
  • Cards, Gloves & Hands
  • Curtain
  • Pre-Set
2013 69
Jonathan Pendragon The Tortoise and The Hare
  • Panmagium
on speed
  • Production of a Person
    • Fire Cage
    • Crystal Casket
    • Canary Cage Vanish
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)