57 entries in Illusions / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
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
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
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
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
Unknown Undine person floats through the air, pepper's ghost
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 3) 41
Unknown Gag Floatation comic strip
The Magic Annual for 1937 82
Theodore Annemann On Winston Freer's Dinner Table Levitation see also pages 514, 516, 520
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 76) 502
Hart Fisher Chix-Levitation chicken on board levitates
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 5
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
Eugene Gloye Haunted House Illusion haunted house design
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 32
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 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
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Floating Skeleton
The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 22
Horace Goldin Walking on Water
The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 68
Felix Korim East Indian Rope Trick stage version, boy vanishes
The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 53
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
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
Bill Joy Revelry in a Haunted House doll house used for seance effects
The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 78
David Douglas Palladino Lift table sticks to hand, with ring
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 142) 709
Unknown The Chair Suspension
The Big Book of Magic 290
John Nevil Maskelyne, Unknown The Levitation
The Big Book of Magic 261
Unknown The Three Swords Suspension balanced on a sword
The Big Book of Magic 271
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
Karl Fulves Levitations on impromptu levitations
Variations The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1077
Marcello Truzzi, Martin Gardner Truzzi/Gardner Method solo levitation behind cloth
The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1077
John Cornelius John Cornelius Method solo levitation behind cloth
The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1078
Karl Fulves Karl Fulves Method solo levitation behind cloth in doorway
The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1079
Unknown Stage Method solo levitation in the dark with glowing shoes and hands, shoes stick together
The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1080
Karl Fulves Impromptu Levitation comment on the Balducci trick
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 16) 62
Looy Simonoff Looy's Sooperman one-man floatation behind cloth
Inspired by Close-up Entertainer 115
Juan Tamariz El Mago Contra las Tinieblas (Un Misterio en Blanco y Negro) script for broom levitation by Gustavo and Doris Lorgia
Magia Potagia — Volume III 43
Karrell Fox "The Rabbit Asrah" asrah levitation and vanish with rabbit
For My Next Trick... 135
Jim Steinmeyer Hot Air girl lies on three upright modelling balloon, two are popped and she "floats" on one balloon
Device and Illusion 81
Unknown A Comedy Levitation secret is seen
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 305
Karl Fulves Things Go Bump "Unsolved Mysteries"
levitation illusion in which the person tumbles and just learns to levitate, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 4) 77
Karl Fulves Introduction on Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Magic on television, self-levitations
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 6) 131
Dondrake The Flying Carpet Magicians levitates while sitting on flying carpet
Black Art Breakthroughs 24
Dondrake The Hindu Rope Trick Rope levitates out of basket, boy climbs up, disappears in smoke, rope falls down
Black Art Breakthroughs 25
Dondrake Floating Into and Out of the Body Girl levitates, gets absorbed into magician's body, then comes out of his body before floating down
Black Art Breakthroughs 27
Dondrake Darwin's BlackArt Striptease Lady's clothes slowly float away from her body one by one into a basket, then clothes in basket vanish
Black Art Breakthroughs 33
Gary Darwin Darwin's Exorcist Live! Woman brought on stage begins to get possessed by a demon, head floats around, body levitates etc.
Black Art Breakthroughs 39
Karl Fulves Multi Lev "Problems"
three people levitate under cloak and vanish, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 211
David Berglas In Town Tonight stopping the traffic at Piccadilly Circus for thirty seconds, people, animals and cards freeze
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 168
David Berglas Robby, the Robot robot comes to live and divines chosen colors, Kenny Baker
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 172
David Berglas Rocking Horse "The D.B. 'Do-It-Yourself' Machine", objects selected from a catalog mounted together in a box on their own, with explanation and appearance of real horse kicker
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 189
David Berglas Variation: The Mechanical Band Opening beginning of show, mechanical band player turns out to be Berglas, costume change and masks
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 378
David Berglas Chair Balance presentation for chair suspension, spectator lies on a chair and seems to levitate
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 314
David Berglas Finale suggestion and chair balancing effect, spectators seated on chairs tilted on the back legs on performer's commando they tip forward, vague explanation
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 374
Al Baker Trilby Jr. person levitation
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 659
Karl Fulves Rug Rise "Problems"
performer floats over carpet which is pulled out, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 379
Robert E. Neale Modern Rope Trick Hindu Rope, rope is made to rigidly stand vertically when held in hand
This Is Not a Book 385
Johnny Thompson The JT Asrah performed on large glass sheet
Inspired by
  • "The Flight of Venus" (Harry Houdini, Houdini's Escapes and Magic, Walter Gibson)
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 189