479 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 illusion
Related 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 illusion
Related 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
Unknown La figurine dans la main Figurine put in the spectator's hand begins to move
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 33
Unknown La figurine dans la main expliqué Figurine put in the spectator's hand begins to move, from p. 33 explained
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 81
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 Die Arche Noah's ship production apparatus, animals and a woman appear inside
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 64
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer Person in front of a door in living room performances
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 125
Unknown Anadyomene person appears in cabinet
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 16
Unknown Anadyomene explanation of the illusion
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 30
Unknown Die verschwindende Dame "Eins-Zwei-Drei", person suspended on a chair behind a glass sheet vanishes
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Unknown Das Crematorium oder Das Verbrennen einer lebenden Dame woman stands on table, cloth tube lowered, smoke comes out, only bones remain when cloth is lifted
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 45
Unknown Das Crematorium oder Das Verbrennen einer lebenden Dame second part of description with the method, mirror triangle under table
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 62
Unknown Das Crematorium oder Das Verbrennen einer lebenden Dame third and final part of description, making the smoke appear and a smell is produced in the audience
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 85
Unknown Die auf dem Tablett verschwindende Person in front of a door in living room performances, paper boxes cover person before the vanish
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 141
H. Röhl Perpetuum-mobile apparent perpetuum mobile construction
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 104
Carl Willmann Illusionen
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Anna Eva Fay Die Bindeproduktion der Miss Fey
  • I. Methode
hands tied with sealed with ribbons, spirit cabinet type effects happen
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 110
Anna Eva Fay Die Bindeproduktion der Miss Fey second part of description
  • II. Methode
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 123
Unknown Slade's spiritistische Knotenlösung knots for escapes or spirit cabinet
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 190
Jacoby Harms Bindeproductionen hands tied with sealed with ribbons, spirit cabinet type effects happen
Related toVariations Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Jacoby Harms Bindeproductionen continuation of explanation
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 63
Unknown Die Arche Noah's explanation
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 95
Unknown Die Verschwindungskiste person appears or vanishes from paper carton
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 191
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame Buatier de Kolta chair
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 15
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame continuation of explanation
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 29
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame continuation of explanation
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 45
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame person vanishes from chair, different construction of chair
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 51
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame continuation of explanation
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 67
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame final part
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 82
Unknown Variante der Jacoby Harm'schen Bindeweise "Bindeproductionen"
Inspired by Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 111
Unknown Das entfesselte Medium
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 117
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Kabinett glass sheet on two stands, spirit cabinet build on it, things happen inside it
Also published here Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 142
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Kabinett second part of description
Also published here Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 151
E. Chambly Der Geisterschrank spirit cabinet with see-through lace at front and hands stick out at side, yet things happen inside, two methods
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 170
H. F. C. Suhr Mohammeds Sarg girl goes into coffin like box with glass side, legs removed and it floats, giant magnets at side of stage as presentational props
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5) 78
Carl Willmann Die Arche Noahs box on stage, spectator examines it, animals and people appear inside
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11) 170
Carl Willmann Die Arche Noahs second part
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 12) 188
Unknown Der Traum des Schützen oder "Das Schützenlisl als Trapezkünstlerin" person appears swinging on a trapeze in some construction on stage
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 27
Unknown Der Traum des Schützen oder "Das Schützenlisl als Trapezkünstlerin" second part of explanation
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 3) 44
Unknown 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
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 5) 75
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
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 90
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, sword through body
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 16
Chevalier Thorn Der Traum des Kalifen von Bagdad woman changes into man in cage, woman now in middle of audience, then woman travels from one cage to another cage
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 80
Chevalier Thorn Der Traum des Kalifen von Bagdad second part of description
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 95
Chevalier Thorn Der Traum des Kalifen von Bagdad third part of description, with photograph
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7) 110
Unknown Das unerklärliche Verschwinden eines lebenden Pferdes samt Stallknecht "Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei"
horse and person vanish
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 6) 89
Unknown Amadriade large mirror with glass board in front of it, woman steps on board and covered with paravant, she vanishes
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 45
Carl L. Curiel Der Künstler ohne Kopf person without head
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 6) 90
Unknown Die magische Entfesslung bound with ribbons
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 135
Unknown The Mystery Oh! oder "The Kamasoutra Wonder of Benares"
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 7) 107
Unknown The Mystery Oh! oder "The Kamasoutra Wonder of Benares" second part
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 125
Carl Willmann Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)
Related toVariations Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 152
Unknown Das Pythagoras-Wunder cloth held up by performer with both hands, still things happen behind this screen, fake finger/third hand, ungaffed silk (finger on stick or wire)
Related toVariations Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 14
Unknown Die Königin der Rosen on table appears a large flower basket with (fake) lady inside
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 7) 110
Unknown 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 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 134
Unknown Ein Variété-Programm part two, methods
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 147
Unknown Der Traum des Kalifen von Bagdad woman changes into man in cage, woman now in middle of audience, then woman travels from one cage to another cage, with photograph
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 171
Michaelis Hermann Bungalow girl in container on stage, with curtain around her but one meter above ground, surrounded by spectators, curtain drops and she vanishes and reappears in audience
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 105
Carl Willmann Vorbereitung zum Ball woman vanishes in front of a mirror behind Spanish paravent
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 124
Carl Willmann Vorbereitung zum Ball second part
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 9) 140
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, living head in bottle, dove load from vest into hat, on competing Zauberspiegel, magic with apparatus
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4) 63
Carl Willmann Die Glücksspinne from America, giant web on stage with spider with the head of a woman, mirror
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 91
Chevalier Thorn Der schwebende Fakir
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 2) 29
Eduard W. Lufa Das frei in der Luft schwebende Mädchen on the floatation à la Robert-Houdin, removing the last stick
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 174
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Eduard W. Lufa Das Kind in der Zeichenmappe child from folder
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 190
Unknown Ein neues Sack-Kunststück No. 13, escape from large bag behind paravent
Der Amateurzauberer 137
Baron Robert Hacke Eine Geistererscheinung empty box, ghost appears from it and vanishes back inside, collapsible ghost figure pulled up from off-stage
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 45
Baron Robert Hacke Die Blumenparade large flower bouquet from silk, vanishes again, with assistant pulling it up from off stage
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 61
Fred. "St. Germain" Gaudy Das Verbrennen einer Person aus dem Publikum person "burnt" on stage
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 2) 28
Unknown Der singende Kopf in der Kiste living head in nest of boxes
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1) 12
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke VII. wooden suitcase, person appears inside
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 11) 170
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke VIII. wooden box with secret opening
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12) 188
Carl Willmann Mysteriöse Kofferkunststücke I. person steps into large suitcase which is bound, vanishes and reappears in audience
Inspired by
  • "Der Wunderkoffer" (Willmann's Moderne Wunder, p. 98)
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 5) 76
Carl Willmann Mysteriöse Kofferkunststücke II. different suitcase design
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 6) 92
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke III. vanish from wooden box
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 7) 109
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke IV. another wooden box from which person can vanish/escape
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 8) 125
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke V. another suitcase from which person can vanish/escape
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 141
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke VI. large box with sliding top, coffin shaped
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 10) 155
Hänsel Kastner Eine Illusion performer tied with chains and lock
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 11
Carl Willmann Der Cocon box with tissue front, woman in butterfly costume appears inside
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 189
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke IX. another suitcase for a vanish
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1) 13
Carl Willmann Der sprechende Kopf "the talking head", longer article
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 11) 171
Dr. Med. v. Rutkowski Das gefesselte Medium I. apparently the Fly & Slade method
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 3) 44
Carl Willmann Das gefesselte Medium II.
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 4) 60
Carl Willmann Das gefesselte Medium III.
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 5) 77
H. Dersy Eine Illusion part two, explanation
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 29
Leo Wolton Der neue Wunderschrank box on wheels, performer changes into girl, then boy, then back
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9) 140
H. Dersy Eine Illusion "Black and White", white dog vanishes from box, then black dog appears in the box, then one dog collects watches from the audience with a basket which travel to basket held in mouth of other dog
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 13
Unknown Die Blumenfee living head of woman in flower pot
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1) 11
Unknown Der geheimnisvolle Kopf living head in aquarium bowl on table
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 100
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 9) 144
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Zick-Zack photograph of Chevalier Thorn with illusions "Der dupierte Spiritist" and "Avatar"
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 11) 182
H. F. C. Suhr Das Schleiermedium
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 11) 179
G. Munsch Eine neue Handfesselung knotting method
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 155
Unknown Das spiritistische Band ribbon knotting system
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 171
Unknown Undine person floats through the air, pepper's ghost
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3) 41
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 trap
Variations 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 person
Related 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
Joseph Ovette Clean Rabbit Vanish in a tube, with two trays
Fast Ones 18
A. N. Rossi Phantom Vanish box build with frames, to vanish livestock
Fast Ones 26
Steve Miaco Production of Two Pigeons also works with rabbit, from handkerchief
Our Mysteries 49
Magini Fishbowl Production with assistant
Our Mysteries 44
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
Abril Lamarque The Lamarque Rabbit Vanish rabbit appears and vanishes in a box
Also 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 Magic Bunny Rings three wooden rings are stacked and covered with a tray, rabbit appears
Tricks and Illusionettes 9
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 "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Girl from the Light girl appears in shadow box
Related to 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
Don Tanner Cinderelas' Wardrobe wardrobe cabinet with dress shown, then woman appears inside wearing the dress
Variations Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 13
Unknown Girl from Lamp brief
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
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
Don Tanner Cinderela's Trunk cardboard carton shown empty, dress thrown inside and lady with that dress steps out
Inspired by Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 3
Don Tanner Switch!!! performer in oriental costume, flat paper carton build up, out comes performer and in oriental costume is now assistant
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 7
Dr. Raymond V. Stone (RAMO) The Golden Illusion to vanish objects, box, construction plan
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 38
U. F. Grant The Phantom Stage Carpenter vanishing carpenter, with gag intro in which explanation of trick cannot be heard because of loud banging noice
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 8
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
Don Armon Night Club or TV Version, Okito's Ubiquitous Duck production of a duck
Inspired by
  • Okito's "Ubiquitous Duck" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 48. No. 10. 1949. P. 249.
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 26
Floyd Catlin The Rabbit Trap Production production box looks like an animal trap, construction plans
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 26
Bob Fisher Revolutionary Flower Bowl Production from a foulard, with a table
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 36
Eddie Turner Sawing A Woman, Plus humorous presentation for sawing a woman in half, blindfolded
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 34
C. James Rainbo Trash Can Escape person locked in trash can
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 40
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 cabinet
Also published here Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 309
David E. Kirk Top Hat Square Circle Ten Rabbit Production production of silks and rabbits, construction plans for apparatus
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 11
Eugene Gloye Rapid Rabbit production box for rabbit
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 30
Glendi Magic from Magic production cabinet to produce entire act
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 33
Dr. Robert Hubert Hoops and Girl person vanishes in hula hoop rings, rings always moving
Also published here
  • "The Linking Ring"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 36
Eugene Gloye Haunted House Illusion haunted house design
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 32
Leonard Austin Instantaneous Production of a Rabbit in a box, construction details
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 27
Leonard Austin Aladdin's Lamp production of a lamb
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 22
Leonard Austin Bird in a Gilded Cage person appears in cage
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 28
Leonard Austin Chest of Wah Ling performer with mask steps into box, performer is found at the other end of theater and assistant is inside box
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 29
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) 32
Gene Kirk Kirk's Cage animals appear in cage, construction details
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 43
Eugene Gloye Build-It-Yourself Production Illusionette based on tip over box, on stand
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 22
Richard A. Butler Safety Talk Gag transformation of baby chick to rubber duck, with Flip Over Box
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 58
Lane Bateman Arm Cutting Illusion Plans box with hinge, arm inside is cut and box can be folded to show separation, construction details
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 31
Gary Brenz Zombie Sword Cabinet construction details
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 24
Tony Corinda (15) The Stage Spirit Cabinet different effects (instruments etc.) special rope
Mediumistic Stunts 286
Val Andrews Hola Havana! production of person in giant cigar tube
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 11
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Robert Houdin's Levitation levitation of a boy, two poles, with variation
Related to Magician's Magic 82
John 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 person
Related 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
Paul Curry Where Does the Ducks Go? break-away box
Magician's Magic 110
Thomas Tobin The Sphinx mirrors, only head
Magician's Magic 103
Ali Bongo Pongolian Production Box
The Bongo Book 62
Ali Bongo Penetration Minus big metal disc in envelope is penetrated with object, then vanishes entirely
The Bongo Book 18
Ali Bongo One Rope Only rope is threaded through hole in big wooden board, rope penetrates assistant
The Bongo Book 36
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
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Bird Cage dove appears in cage
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 58
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Box production box, to produce a rabbit and flowers
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 84
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Magical Incubator bird in a cage appears in canister
Related to The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 96
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Confetti Trick glass is filled with confetti from a box, confetti changes into rabbit, uses the Substitution Principle
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 108
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Scare Mask and Dove dove vanishes from mouth of a hanging mask and appears in casket
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 132
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Multum in Parvo animals are produced from two boxes, loading system with chair and tip-over mechanism
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 136
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Crystal Casket dove appears in clear casket
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 145
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Carl Rosini, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Triple Production three metal bowls containing five ducks appear under handkerchiefs
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 160
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Fu-Manchu Super Production production of several animals and objects under a cloth
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 166
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Water Bowl Production huge bowl under large foulard
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 37
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Mandarin Jewel Caskets boxes placed in a casket transform into a doll
Related to
  • "Okito on Magic"
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 65
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Mignon production box, four sides can drop down
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 98
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Dolls and the Lanterns production of lanterns, with lights
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 139
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito's Miraculous Production production of objects from empty box and clearly shown table
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 147
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Mat Trick production of flowers, huge tube and other objects behind suspended mat
  • Construction
  • Setting Up
  • The Harness for the Performer
  • The Harness for the Assistant
  • The Mat
  • The Operation
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 153
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Eight Glasses Production tray with eight glasses filled with liquid are produced
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 172
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Magic Book person appears from giant book
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 206
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Flash Appearances "Flash Illusion", appearance of a person
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 212
Cyril Yettmah, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Girl from the Light girl appears in shadow box
Related to The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 215
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Cremation Illusion assistant is burnt in a cabinet and skeleton can be seen, then assistant appears somewhere else
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 219
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Pendulum Illusion ( Visible Sawing)
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 224
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Matter Thru Matter canvas of fabric is penetrated and unharmed
Related to
  • Will Goldston's "Magazine of Magic" December, 1914.
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 79
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Riddle of the Rabbit break-away box, rabbit vanish
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 34
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Mysterious Dove dove disappears in small hanging box
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 56
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Flip-Over Vanish animal vanishes from a box
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 92
Robert Albo, David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg, Eric C. Lewis "Where Did the Ducks Go?" - A Discussion on Origins and Methods on the history of the break-a-way box to make a duck disappear
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 119
Theo "Okito" Bamberg "Where Did the Ducks Go?" - The Okito Versions three versions, box to make ducks disappear, break-a-way type
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 120
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg "Where Did the Ducks Go?" - The Fu-Manchu Version box to make ducks disappear, break-a-way type
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 122
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Zombie Cabinet cabinet for Zombie ball, ball vanishes eventually or changes into a skull
The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 87
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 appears
Related 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 back
Related 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
John 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
Eric C. Lewis Eric Lewis' Miraculous Blocks blocks in a box form chosen animals, then they change into a live rabbit
Classic Magic with Apparatus 59
Unknown Bird Production: Cage I
Classic Magic with Apparatus 167
Unknown Bird Production: Cage II two canaries
Classic Magic with Apparatus 169
Unknown Bird Production: Cage III
Classic Magic with Apparatus 170
Unknown Bird Production: Cage IV
Classic Magic with Apparatus 172
Unknown Dove Cage Vanish and Reappearance
Classic Magic with Apparatus 174
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Magical Incubator brief, bird in a cage appears in canister
Related to Classic Magic with Apparatus 179
Unknown Balloon to Rabbit Cage
Classic Magic with Apparatus 180
Unknown Pyramid Production rabbit appearance under pyramid prop
Classic Magic with Apparatus 200
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
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Phantom Die Cabinet big die vanishes from a box and appears in a hat, including variations by Thayer (Phantom Die Cabinet), Lloyd (Jewel Chest of Ching See), Beckman (Beckman Die Box ) and the Crystal Die Box
Classic Magic with Apparatus 22
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 levitation
Inspired by
  • U.F. Grant's "Bodies in Orbit", 1963
Psycho-Mentisis 18
Punx Das Märchen vom Gläsernen Herzen story presentation to Robert Farchmin's heart of glass, glass in frame is penetrated with object
Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 16
Karl Fulves Levitations on impromptu levitations
Variations