55 entries in Illusions / Harmed & Healed
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 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
Colonel Stodare The Indian Basket Trick
1876 Modern Magic 477
Laurie Ireland The Human Pin Cushion Torture Box woman standing in box is pierced with spikes
1937 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 5
Unknown The Sword Box
1938 Greater Magic 955
Unknown The New Sword Cabinet
1938 Greater Magic 956
U. F. Grant The Head Pincushion
1938 Greater Magic 957
Torrini Sawing a Woman in Half
1938 Greater Magic 978
P. T. Selbit Selbit's Version of Sawing a Woman in Half
1938 Greater Magic 980
Horace Goldin Horace Goldin's Version of Sawing a Woman in Half
1938 Greater Magic 982
Unknown Method Using One Girl of Sawing a Woman in Half
1938 Greater Magic 986
Unknown A Living Miracle - The Circular Saw Method of Sawing a Woman in Half
1938 Greater Magic 988
Al Baker One Night idea for dagger chest illusion
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
Unknown Gross Illusionen - Die zersägte Dame in der Kiste sawing a lady in half, followed by french translation "Les grandes illusions - La femme sciée dans une caisse"
May 1945 La Baguette Magique (Issue 3) 5
Alyett Le grand supplice illusion act, person is beheaded and interchanges with executioner, followed by german translation "Die grosse Qual"
Mar. 1946 La Baguette Magique (Issue 8) 5
Eddie Turner Sawing A Woman, Plus humorous presentation for sawing a woman in half, blindfolded
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 34
Bob Evison Humor-Hypnose piercing a person's head with a sword, under handkerchief, only images
Also published here
  • in "Genii"
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 1) 173
Lane Bateman Arm Cutting Illusion Plans box with hinge, arm inside is cut and box can be folded to show separation, construction details
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 31
Richard Bair Comedy Sawing Ending feet box starts to walk away
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 59
Paul Curry Made Whole Again on sawing a person in half
1965 Magician's Magic 137
Unknown Sawing a Lady in Half fake legs method
1965 Magician's Magic 138
Unknown Sawing a Woman in Half
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 336
Unknown The Sword Box
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 344
Unknown The Penetrating Steel Bars
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 347
Unknown The Indestructible Girl
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 350
Billy McComb Again "Sawing in Half"... Lengthwise...
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 75
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Cremation Illusion assistant is burnt in a cabinet and skeleton can be seen, then assistant appears somewhere else
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 219
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Pendulum Illusion ( Visible Sawing)
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 224
Joseph Ovette Miss Boots sawing a lady in half, longitudinal
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 23
Rudy Roxo The Chest of Celestial Bliss spike box
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 30
P. T. Selbit, Unknown Sawing a Woman in Half several methods
1976 The Big Book of Magic 256
Unknown The Sword Cabinet with vanish ans reappearance
1976 The Big Book of Magic 265
Unknown The Cremation Illusion burnt in a box
1976 The Big Book of Magic 273
Unknown The Indian Basket Illusion person vanishes and appears in basket, sword is pushed through basket
1976 The Big Book of Magic 281
Unknown The Guillotine Illusioin
1976 The Big Book of Magic 285
Unknown Blutlose Chirurgie patter
Dec. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 4) 128
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Sawing an Arm in Half inside a box
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 260
Terry Seabrooke The Neck Spiker bits of business for Jack Hughes Neck Spiker, spike through spectator's neck
Inspired by
  • Jack Hughe's "The Neck Spiker" in "The Jack Hughes World of Magic - Volume 2" 1985
1986 Seabrooke's Book 79
Terry Seabrooke Visible Sawing Through presentation for sawing through lady, cutting a wallpaper in half
1986 Seabrooke's Book 82
Harald Kurz X - X-Ray presenting Zig Zag illusion as x-ray machine
1991 Hardcore 38
Jim Steinmeyer Perforation girl in box penetrated by multiple long knifes
1991 Device and Illusion 31
Jim Steinmeyer The Lady in the Puzzle person trapped in puzzle box which is taken apart and reassembled
1991 Device and Illusion 93
Karl Fulves Zig Zag Bill on the flap card case and the history of the Zig Zag illusion
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 3) 17
Tom Stone Impromptu Interlude hand through body of spectator
1996 The Warpsmith Returns 36
Gary Darwin Darwin's Exorcist Live! Woman brought on stage begins to get possessed by a demon, head floats around, body levitates etc.
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 39
Chad Sanborn The Cloned Lady Hand pulled off a lady, and then put back
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 42
Andrew Mayne One Vicious Paper-Cut strange interlude with a paper bag and head, head apparently removed and placed in bag
1998 Mad Mojo 44
Andrew Mayne A Cool Thing to Do When You Have a Towel on Your Head head twister using a towel
Also published here 1998 Mad Mojo 52
Günter Puchinger Entwicklung eines Illusionseffektes article about the development of Mini-Kub-Zag
2001 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5) 182
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
Andrew Mayne Facelifter box with cut out is placed over head, head is turned, stretched and eventually removed
2002 Facelifter 5
Andrew Mayne Twist-O-Rama head twister using a towel
Also published here 2003 Body Morphin' 32
Andrew Mayne The Incredible Elevator Shrinking Machine gag, apparently shrinking in elevator
2003 Body Morphin' 34
Andrew Mayne Light Storm assistant holding lamp penetrates stomach of performer, with held board as cover
2004 Light Storm 4
Christoph Borer Die gerechte Strafe sword jammed in arm
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