24 entries in Illusions / Side-Show Illusions
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to 1584 198
How to seeme to cut off a mans head, it is called the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to 1634 34
Colonel Stodare The Sphinx head in box is alive, mirrors
1876 471
H. Röhl Perpetuum-mobile apparent perpetuum mobile construction
July 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Carl L. Curiel Der Künstler ohne Kopf person without head
Dec. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 6)
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, living head in bottle, dove load from vest into hat, on competing Zauberspiegel, magic with apparatus
Apr. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Carl Willmann Die Glücksspinne from America, giant web on stage with spider with the head of a woman, mirror
June 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6)
Der singende Kopf in der Kiste living head in nest of boxes
Jan. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1)
Carl Willmann Der sprechende Kopf "the talking head", longer article
Nov. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 11)
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters
Sep. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9)
Die Blumenfee living head of woman in flower pot
Jan. 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Der geheimnisvolle Kopf living head in aquarium bowl on table
June 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6)
The Headless Woman
1938 989
Alyett Un grand truc des Folies-Bergères à Paris stage illusion, large pool with water where people enter and exit
Dec. 1947 10
Thomas Tobin The Sphinx mirrors, only head
1965 103
Lifting a Heavy Metal Tank Full of Water! No. 76
1983 20
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
1986 125
Paul Osborne Off With Her Head
  • Osborne Illusions
Oct. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 10)
Mac King, Mark Levy The Headless Wonder sitting at a table without head
Also published here
  • Tricks With Your Head
Mar. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 7)
Paul Osborne Magic on the Midway
  • Osborne Illusions
Feb. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2)
Paul Osborne The Unfortunate Case of Dr. Maymed
  • Osborne Illusions
cut-off head in box talks
Oct. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 10)
Paul Osborne Egyptia
  • Osborne Illusions
torso with head and without lower body
Oct. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10)
Paul Osborne A Most Unfortunate Incident
  • Osborne Illusion
woman without legs
Feb. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 2)
Mike Caveney The Amazing Mechanical Merlin mirror box illusion, lower body part hidden
2013 44