35 entries in Illusions / Transposition
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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)
1932 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)
1932 Novel Magic 42
Unknown The Mystery of King Tut two persons change place
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 387
Unknown Who and Which two persons change place
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 395
Unknown Who and Which (Simple Method) two persons change place
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 401
U. F. Grant The Farmer and the Witch person transposition
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 405
Joseph Ovette Bird and Cage Illusion transposition of two different colored birds, frames and cages, using bags and silks
1944 Tricks and Illusionettes 27
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
Alyett Le Mystère de Brahme two person transposition, one behind curtain other with costume, followed by german translation "Das Geheimnis von Brahmanen"
Nov. 1946 La Baguette Magique (Issue 12) 4
Don Tanner Switch!!! performer in oriental costume, flat paper carton build up, out comes performer and in oriental costume is now assistant
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 7
Unknown The Substitution Trunk Mystery
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 280
Unknown The Canvas Box Substitution
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 292
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
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 29
Alan Shaxon Packing Case Substitution substitution trunk, designed so it can be examined beforehand
1970 My Kind of Magic 56
Unknown The Girl-in-the-Trunk Mystery people transposition
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 329
Harry Blackstone White and Black magician with black robe and assistant with white robe transpose behind two screens
1974 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
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 58
Stanley Collins The Triple Mystery performer wrapped in sheep with donkey mask, transposes with assistant
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 62
Unknown The Substitution Trunk
1976 The Big Book of Magic 268
Karl Fulves, Howard Hamburg The Substitution Trunk idea with black and white people
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 28) 110
Milbourne Christopher Eine "Haarwuchs"-Illusion illusion in which a person in a "hair growing apparatus" transposes with masked magician
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Aug. 1948
Mar. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 31
Mike Caveney The Substitution Barrel substitution trunk with a barrel
1981 Magicomedy 161
Al Mann A Magical Substitution No. 28, for stage or seance room, trunk substitution of two persons
1983 101 Psychic Tests 8
Ali Bongo Rund um die Fluchtkiste
  • Wie erzielt man Lacher, ohne sich zu bemühen?
  • Ein Vorhang-Blitz-Löse-Mechanismus
  • Sicht von oben
  • Eine schnelle Sack-Befreiung
  • Die Pongolianischen Handschellen
Also published here
  • Genii
May 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 3) 107
Karl Fulves Transposition Problem glasses drawn on giant King of Hearts and given to man with glasses, same with moustache and Jack of Diamonds, the giant cards transpose and the two people holding them as well, posed as problem
1995 The Fine Print (Issue 2) 24
Richard Sanders, David Acer The Body Swap two persons hold up a big sheet of cloth and things travel from one face to the other, eventually the persons transpose
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 141
Karl Fulves High Wire Act "Unsolved Mysteries"
transposition of people on trapezes, clothes transpose too, posed as a problem
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 148
Karl Fulves The Elevator Effect "Problems"
performer and spectator walk in different elevators on same floor and come out transposed, posed as a problem
Also published here 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 153
David Berglas The Monk Transposition transposition of two people with monk mask and cowl
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 358
Karl Fulves Unsolved Illusion performer and spectator walk in different elevators on same floor and come out transposed, signed arms, posed as a problem
Also published here 2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 336
Tom Stone The Ultimate Sub Trunk idea for outdoor version
2011 Maelstrom 82
Tom Stone SloMoSub idea for slow motion subtrunk
2011 Maelstrom 130
David Acer, Richard Sanders The Body Swap two persons hold up a big sheet of cloth and things travel from one face to the other, eventually the persons transpose
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 115
Johnny Thompson The Transformation Tunnel person transforms in cloth tunnel, stage trap
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 183
Johnny Thompson The Trunk Trick
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 185