75 entries in Rope / Penetration / Grandmother's Necklace aka. Cords of Phantasia
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
A notable feate of fast or loose; namelie, to pull three beadstones from off a cord, while you hold fast the ends thereof, without removing of your hand grandmother's necklace
Related to 1584 191
A notable feat of Fast and Loose; namely, to pull three beadstones from off a Cord, while you hold fast the ends thereof, without removing of your hands
Related to 1634 40
Les Anneaux Enfilés Dans un Double Ruban grandmother's necklace - routine, with rings and ribbon, referencing Ozanam
1784 36
My Grandmother's Necklace
Variations 1876 320
The Mysterious Release
Inspired by 1890 348
Stanley Collins A New Ropes and Rings Experiment similar to Grandmother's Necklace, with jacket, ropes and rings
Related to 1915 84
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der antigordische Knoten. No. 4, using two ropes and several objects
1926 19
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die entfesselten Symbole. No. 15, rings and balls penetrate rope
I. Die wunderbare Kordelschnur
II. Dr. Slades Ringexperiment
1926 50
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine mysteriöse Befreiung with three large pearls
1927 87
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die aus Bändern befreiten Ringe rings on two ribbons
1930 26
Ottokar Fischer Ropes, Fans and Silks
1937 121
Cords, Fan and Silks Variation involving jacket
1937 123
Gimmick for the Rope, Coat and Rings Trick
1939 86
The Ropes and Rings Mystery rings released from ropes, through sleeves of jacket, tied with thread
1941 ca. 44
Stanley Collins Stanley Collins' New Ropes and Rings Release rings released from ropes, through sleeves of jacket
1941 ca. 45
Relue's Ropes and Cups two tin and two ceramic cups knotted on ropes with a wand, only tin cups penetrate ropes and fall on the floor
1941 ca. 48
Oriental or Simplicity Rope Release silks knotted on ropes and fan, silks penetrate ropes
1941 ca. 48
Alvin C. Thompson The 3-In-1 Ropes preparation in two ropes for Grandmother's Necklace, Walking through rope etc, with snap fasteners
1941 ca. 49
Adolph Ferber Mimi-Cords two ropes, through block of wood
1941 ca. 50
The Rope and Tape Principle grandmother's necklace - principle with applications
1941/27 321
Coats, Tapes, and Rings grandmother's necklace - routine
1941/27 321
Coat, Ropes and Rings grandmother's necklace - routine
1941/27 329
The Prisoner's Escape - Hanging Oneself with Ropes grandmother's necklace - principle, rope through neck
1941/27 334
Another Tapes Release grandmother's necklace - routine
1941/27 344
Jean Hugard Do-Nuts to You grandmother's necklace with donuts and ropes going through sleeves of jacket, bowl of water is produced as a finale
Sep. 1943 13
Ottokar Fischer The Cords of Phantasia two ropes are penetrated by silks, grandmother's necklace
Variations 1945/27 357
Jean Hugard Hugard's Cords, Watch and Silk Combination grandmother's necklace, borrowed pocket watch vanishes and appears in loaf of bread
Jan. 1947 283
Jean Hugard Wristwatch Challenge using watches and placing ropes and everything else in a box
Also published here Aug. 1947 339
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Prisoner's Escape handling for Grandmother's Necklace
Also published here Feb. 1948 394
Arnold Furst Un cadeau du Congrès des Magiciens à Paris
  • Triple Delivrance
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. 2&3)
Simplex Coat and Tape Release grandmother's necklace - principle
1948/27 265
Tony Lopilato "Judge Lynch's Necktie Party" grandmother's necklace - principle, tie appears on rope
1948/27 336
Jean Hugard Two Cords and a Coat Grandmother's Necklace with spectator's coat, production of humorous articles from jacket
Sep. 1949 577
Tenkai Ishida Knots Supreme - Tenkai Silk and Tapes grandmother's necklace
Also published here 1953 4
U. F. Grant Bombay Ropes and Rings several rings and hat, grandmother's necklace principle
1954/27 181
Edwin Leist-Bernini Neuer Durchbruch als Maloko-Flasche two tubes on ribbons, chosen tube penetrates ribbons
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 3)
Amazing James Randi Houdini's Grandma tied on chair with ropes, chains on wrists, Grandmother's Necklace as escape
Also published here Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
Magisches Notizbuch
  • Tücher des 20. Jahrhunderts (Raymond Kemp & Charlie Miller in Genii, June 1966)
  • Grossmutters Halskette (Milbourne Christopher in Hugard's Magic Monthly, June 1952)
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 2)
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Rope Through Neck forming a loop, two ropes
1968 107
Professor Edgar A Rope Hitch method to link two ropes for penetration effects, without thread etc.
1968 88
Dr. Raymond V. Stone (RAMO) Color Wrinkle ends of rope have different colors, as convincer for penetration effects using two ropes
Also published here
  • "A Wrinkle and a Routine" in "Genii" Vol. 9, Nr. 7, March 1945.
1968 88
Martin Gardner Rope and Coat Release ropes on coat hanger pulled through sleeves of jacket
Also published here
  • in "Hugard's Magic Monthly*
1968 90
Bert Douglas Coffee and Doughnuts using cups, a spoon and fake doughnuts
1968 92
U. F. Grant Comedy Doughnut Trick two ropes, using doughnuts
1968 94
Percy Abbott Abbott's Block-It ropes penetrate block with hole, with variation
1968 100
Eddie Joseph Eddie Joseph's Lightning Escape two ropes and handkerchief tied around wrist, lead added to link ropes
1968 102
John Stanley Thornton Off the Cuff two ropes, handcuffs, wand and rings
Also published here
  • Goodliffe's "Abracadabra"
1968 107
Amazing James Randi Houdini's Grandma tied on chair with ropes, chains on wrists, Grandmother's Necklace as escape
Also published here 1968 110
Percy Abbott Abbott's Within the Circle two ropes with handkerchief attached are bound around several spectators
1968 113
Glenn G. Gravatt Tuch, Schnur und Ring Potpourri
Also published here
  • Genii magazine
July 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Tenkai Ishida Knots Supreme grandmother's necklace
Also published here 1974 120
Block Release block threaded on a rope is released
1976 78
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die Flucht der Gefangenen
Also published here Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
The P&L Books of Ching Soo four books hanging on ropes
1982 192
Jean Hugard Die Herausforderung
Also published here May 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 2)
Ottokar Fischer The Cords of Phantasia No. 8, penetration release with two ropes, silks and wand
1988 21
Hans van Baaren The Antique Shop No. 9, release with two ropes and a silk in a box à la Dean's Box
1988 24
Ribbonesque No. 10, silk penetrated two ropes which are also around assistant's waist
1988 28
Houdini's Coat No. 11, using a jacket and handcuffs
1988 30
Jeanne van Zandt Cut Up No. 48, two silks cut in half in paper tube and restored
1988 139
Ali Bongo Der Gordische Knoten
Also published here
  • Genii
June 1993
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 1)
Alan Wakeling Cords and Coins close-up version of Grandmother's Necklace with coins with holes
1993 224
Rudolf Braunmüller Mein Gordischer-Knoten-Trick
  • Varianten
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2)
Andreas Michel-Andino Zauberworkshop für Laien - ohne Geheimnisverrat magic workshop for laypeople without real trick explanations
  • Das Konzept
  • Die Multi-Pip-Karte
    • 1. Table-Hopping
    • 2. Zauberworkshops
    • 3. Kindergeburtstage
    • 4. Das Abendprogramm
  • Der Gordische Knoten
  • Eine Routine zum Kartenseil
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 4 & 5)
Jim Steinmeyer Fantastic Cords
  • Conjuring
Inspired by Oct. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Jim Steinmeyer, Bill Taylor Houdini's Grandmother
  • Conjuring
close-up version of Grandmother's Necklace
Nov. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Eckhard Böttcher Gordischer Knoten
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5)
Paul Osborne The Ropers
  • Osborne Illusions
rope penetration through child, with two large cowboy cut-out figures
Inspired by
  • "Penelease" (Eric Lewis, J. Beattie, Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic, Vol. 2)
Feb. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2)
Satoshi Toyoda Nexus two ropes are threaded through hole in jumbo card, rope pulled through card
Jan. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1)
Doug Edwards Blocked with big wooden block
2013 109
Hiroshi Sawa 確実な首絞め (A Sound Wring a Neck) Rope through neck
2013 93
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Prisoners Escape handling for Grandmother's Necklace
Also published here 2014 205
Tomas Blomberg Neckless Grandma two tied pieces of rope go through the performer's neck
2014 20
Jim Steinmeyer The Top Secret Envelope
  • Conjuring
envelope with a hole is threaded onto two ropes and removed under a cloth cover
Inspired by
  • "The Plastic Pendant" (Gordon Howatt, Let's Make Magic)
June 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 6)
Bob Farmer Bring Me The Head of Reginald Scot using leather laces and skull
Mar. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 3)