93 entries in Propless / Body Mutilation
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown 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 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To thrust a dagger or bodkin into your guts verie strangelie, and to recover immediatlie false belly with animal blood
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
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
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 199
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
Related to 1584 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
1584 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
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown How to seeme to cut off a mans head, it is called the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 34
Unknown How to seeme to make a tooth drop out with a touch big tooth drops out of mouth, gag?
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 37
Unknown How to seeme to cut ones nose halfe off knife with half-moon cut out
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 22
Unknown How to seeme to pull a rope through your nose crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 23
Unknown How to seeme to thrust a Bodkin in your fore-head knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood for additional gore effect
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 27
Unknown How to put a locke upon ones mouth lock with slit
  • The use of it
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 27
Unknown Der unverwundbare Zauberkünstler knife or nail through arm or hand, different gaffs
Sep. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 137
Jean Hugard Amputation Apparently remove thumb, with thimble as extra convincer
1936 Thimble Magic 27
Jean Hugard The Elastic Finger Stretch forefinger with thimble as convincer
1936 Thimble Magic 27
Unknown Yogi Stuff holding a cigarette at the burning end
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 2
Joseph Ovette Impaled thumb covered with newspaper is pierced with needles
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 2
Joseph H. Fries Painless Chirurgery cut in thumb heals
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 126) 730
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
C. R. Eaton Two Tips on Tricks
  • needle through thumb ( illusion of blood)
  • Silk to Egg (color of the eggs)
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Table table lift, with ring, then legs fall off and when the table top is shown, the hand stuck to it apparently cut off from the arm
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 44
U. F. Grant Meet Winston Freer on Freer, mention of Knife thru Wrist and rice bowls
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 4
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 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 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 713
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill Yogi Anesthetic human pincushion, needles are pushed in arm, needle through the flesh of a spectator
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill The Trap Mystery activating a jump trap without being harmed
Related to 1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 6 8
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 25
Everett Lyda Impromptu Eye Surgery apparently removing eyeball and replacing it again
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 5
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow
1969 HEX! 1
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen, Somerset Maugham Grand Guignol thumb is cut with a knife until the performer bleeds, wound is healed
Variations 1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 126
Jack Kent Tillar "Blister" blister appears on finger
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 379
John Greget Pinpoint pulse is stopped and pushpin jammed into palm of hand
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 223) 1112
Meir Yedid The Amputation finger cut off with knife falls on floor, spare fake finger is attached to replace it
1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 39
Paul Harris Thumb-Break thumb squashed flat against card, then card to pocket
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 69
Meir Yedid, Tony Lopilato, Joe Safuto The Vanishing Pinkie front and back display of hand
Related to 1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 13
Meir Yedid The Telescopic Pinkie
Related to
  • Martin Gardner's "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic" in "Hugard's Magic Monthly" July 1949
1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 25
Stephen Tucker Pharoah Finger Tip chopped finger in box gag
1981 Babel (Issue 2) 29
Meir Yedid Far Flung vanish of first, second and third finger
Related toVariations 1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 29
Meir Yedid, John Bentz Hitchhiker's Thumb thumb traveling
1981 Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies 35
Dr. Peter Moffat Drip milk tumbler as blood transfusion device, attached to spectator, tumbler fills with blood
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 19) 362
Meir Yedid Disengaged Digit vanish of first finger
  • Finger Back Palm
1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 27
Arthur Setterington Thimble Finger "Here are a couple of gags which create a great deal of amusement and surprise especially amongst the ladies."
mummified finger in box
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1051
Chris Ball Basket Case joke and idea to generate tips, with finger chopper
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 33
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid The Travelling Thumb thumb penetrates table, with ring as proof
1982 Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 124
Thomas Alan Waters SOREcery blister appears on thought of finger
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 245
Joe Safuto, Meir Yedid Thumb Through the Table glass through table, then thumb through table, seen in reversed glass on table
1982 Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 128
Wayne Kyzer Caught comedy routine with a bear trap, activating a jump trap without being harmed
Related to 1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 20
Stephen Tucker A Tip finger vanish
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 655
Wayne Kyzer Rat Trap comedy routine with a bear trap and a fake mouse
Related to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 93
Pat Hazell, Meir Yedid Finger Thru Head finger is apparently pushed through ear into mouth
1985 Finger Secrets 12
Meir Yedid Jack and Jill double finger vanish, ring and littler finger
Related to 1985 Finger Secrets 31
Pete Biro Knuckle Snap cracking knuckles of the fingers, illusion
1985 Finger Secrets 15
Meir Yedid Triple Finger Vanish angly, second, third and fourth finger vanish
Related to 1985 Finger Secrets 33
Bob Jepson Bob Jepson's Finger in Ear gag, fingers put in ear separate from hands
1985 Finger Secrets 18
Meir Yedid Cautious Clapping finger falls from hand, because of clapping to hard, joke
1985 Finger Secrets 34
Meir Yedid The Preordained Accident prediction of finger performer lost in accident
1985 Finger Secrets 25
Meir Yedid Gloved Fingers finger sticks to glove, and is attached again to hand
1985 Finger Secrets 26
Meir Yedid Godzilla 2001 little finger vanish, apparently Godzilla puppet eats it
Related to 1985 Finger Secrets 27
Meir Yedid Vanishing Thumb
1985 Finger Secrets 29
Meir Yedid Elongated Thumb stretching thumb with teeth
Also published here 1985 Finger Secrets 9
Meir Yedid Acid Test finger is used to stir up acid and falls off the hand, bone remains in liquid
1985 Finger Secrets 30
Simon Lovell The Explod-ing Eyeball Rub eyeball, pretend eyeball explodes with creamer packet
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 49
Simon Lovell Tongued Magician puts nail through his tongue, then restores tongue
Related to 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 103
Shinkoh Twisting Arm Illusion hand on table is turned 360°
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 2
Shinkoh The Real Work misdirection for the Twisting Arm Illusion
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 3
Richard Bartram, Jr. Eyepopper punching a hole in the eyelid
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 549
Shinkoh Presentation Do As I Do presentation for Twisting Arm Illusion
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 5
Gary Kurtz, Joe Monti, Meir Yedid, Shinkoh, Mark Mitton, David Oliver, Gaëtan Bloom Extra for Experts tips and ideas for the Twisting Arm Illusion by various people
1989 Twisting Arm Illusion 5
Meir Yedid, Looy Simonoff Verlängerter Daumen long thumb, biting on thumb and stretching it
Also published here 1991 Meir Yedid 33
Meir Yedid Elongated Thumb stretching thumb with teeth
Also published here 1993 Memorable Magic 3
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #1 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 54) 1007
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #2 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 54) 1007
Joe Rindfleisch The Illusion Card zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger and thumb, four phases, eventually card is restored
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 143
Anthony Davis Skin Graft pealing of some skin, also to remove a coin from under skin
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 1) 5
Joe Rindfleisch The One-Handed Zigzag zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 148
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up comedy routine, during a rope cutting routine, performer apparently cuts off his thumb and then puts it back on
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 62) 1216
Jack McCandless Within Your Reach
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 255
Gregory Wilson Within Your Reach - Variation 2
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 256
David Tolley Give 'em the Finger removing thumb gag, bone can be seen
1997 Trephine 88
John Swomley Real World Rat Trap comedy routine, performer apparently puts hand in rat trap
1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1316
Richard Bartram, Jr. Finger 2 removing thumb gag, skin is stretched and visibly tears
1997 Trephine 89
Richard Bartram, Jr. Knuckle Buster finger under handkerchief is beaten with a hammer
1997 Trephine 90
Richard Bartram, Jr. Kill the Messenger voodoo effect, picture is pierced and performer bleeds at same place
1997 Trephine 127
Simon Lovell Pen Through Tongue fake tongue
Related to 1997 Simon Says! 219
Joshua Jay Fingertip Fingerip Magician removes end of pinky finger, and restores it
1998 A Teen's Routines 45
Simon Lovell The Texas Chainthumb Massare or Grand Guignol Revisited thumb is cut with a knife until the performer bleeds, wound is healed
Inspired by 2000 Son of Simon Says! 135
David Berglas Magic Fingers small illusion, hand on a black board, fingers can be moved away from the hand
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 165
Luke Jermay Stigmata to Go Please blood stigmata on palms of the hand
2003 Building Blocks 69
Ted Lesley Shop of Horrors cutting in thumb, after blood is washed no injury can be seen
2003 2003 U.S. Master Class Notes 11
Rick Bronson Needle Through What?!? needle through balloon supposed to be done blindfolded, when balloon is take with other hand, it is seen that the needle goes through the arm
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1991
2005 Seven By Rick Bronson 24
Michael Weber Band-Aid blister healed
Inspired by 2012 Seventeen Secrets 15
Tom Gagnon Re-Entry marked coin into lighter, then back out into glass, blister on finger heals
Inspired byVariations 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 414