107 entries in Illusions / Vanish
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
John Henry Pepper, Thomas Tobin The Cabinet of Proteus mirrors, for vanish, transformation, ...
1876 Modern Magic 475
Buatier de Kolta The Vanishing Lady de Kolta chair
1890 More Magic 448
Unknown Die verschwindende Dame "Eins-Zwei-Drei", person suspended on a chair behind a glass sheet vanishes
Jan. 1895 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 Mar. 1895 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 Apr. 1895 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 June 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 85
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer Person in front of a door in living room performances
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 125
Unknown Die auf dem Tablett verschwindende Person in front of a door in living room performances, paper boxes cover person before the vanish
Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 141
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame Buatier de Kolta chair
Related to Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 15
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame continuation of explanation
Related to Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 29
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame continuation of explanation
Related to Mar. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 45
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame person vanishes from chair, different construction of chair
Related to Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 51
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame continuation of explanation
Related to May 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 67
Unknown Die vom Stuhl verschwindende Dame final part
Related to June 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 82
Unknown Die Verschwindungskiste person appears or vanishes from paper carton
Aug. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 12) 191
Unknown Das unerklärliche Verschwinden eines lebenden Pferdes samt Stallknecht "Die schwarze Kunst oder orientalische Zauberei"
horse and person vanish
Feb. 1897 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
Sep. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 45
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
July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 105
Carl Willmann Vorbereitung zum Ball woman vanishes in front of a mirror behind Spanish paravent
Related to Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 124
Carl Willmann Vorbereitung zum Ball second part
Related to Sep. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 9) 140
Fred. "St. Germain" Gaudy Das Verbrennen einer Person aus dem Publikum person "burnt" on stage
Feb. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 2) 28
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)
May 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 5) 76
Carl Willmann Mysteriöse Kofferkunststücke II. different suitcase design
June 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 6) 92
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke III. vanish from wooden box
July 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 7) 109
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke IV. another wooden box from which person can vanish/escape
Aug. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 8) 125
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke V. another suitcase from which person can vanish/escape
Sep. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 141
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke VI. large box with sliding top, coffin shaped
Oct. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 10) 155
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke VIII. wooden box with secret opening
Dec. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12) 188
Unknown Mysterieuse Kofferkunststücke IX. another suitcase for a vanish
Jan. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1) 13
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 Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 13
H. Dersy Eine Illusion part two, explanation
Related to Feb. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 29
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
Edward Bagshawe “Projecta”: A Shadow Illusion shadow of assistant tied to a post is visible from behind screen, magician shoots gun at screen and assistant’s has vanished, reappears in back of hall
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 77
W.J. Nixon Where do the Ducks Go?
1938 Greater Magic 960
Unknown Burning a Woman Alive skeleton remains
1938 Greater Magic 961
David Devant The Ghost
1938 Greater Magic 975
Joseph Ovette Clean Rabbit Vanish in a tube, with two trays
1940 Fast Ones 18
A. N. Rossi Phantom Vanish box build with frames, to vanish livestock
1940 Fast Ones 26
Horace Goldin Gaglet Department
  • on routining a fishbowl production/vanish (Goldin)
  • person vanish in cabinet bit
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 66
Unknown Line Up! twelve men appear in a cabinet, then a girl vanishes from that cabinet
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Syl Reilly A Ghost Show Routine black art, luminous paint, skeletons appear and dance
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 412
Joseph Ovette Bird and Cage bird vanishes from newspaper and appears in cage in previously empty box, flip over box variation
1944 Tricks and Illusionettes 23
Joseph Ovette The Vanishing Lamp lamp on table, with assistant
1944 Tricks and Illusionettes 25
Dr. Raymond V. Stone (RAMO) The Golden Illusion to vanish objects, box, construction plan
1949 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
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 8
Dr. Robert Hubert Hoops and Girl person vanishes in hula hoop rings, rings always moving
Also published here
  • "The Linking Ring"
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 36
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
Richard A. Butler Safety Talk Gag transformation of baby chick to rubber duck, with Flip Over Box
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 58
Maurice Blackman Vanishing the Rabbit with tray
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 56
Maurice Blackman Production or Vanish in a Plastic Bag
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 59
Maurice Blackman The End rabbit placed inside banner, vanishes and picture of rabbit appears on banner
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 63
Paul Curry Where Does the Ducks Go? break-away box
1965 Magician's Magic 110
Jack Gwynne The Turn-Over Vanish The Gwynne Flip Over Box, vanish of animal
Also published here
  • "The Turn-Over Vanish" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 34, No. 1. March, 1935.
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 6
Paul Stadelman The Spider Box box to make small animal disappear
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 69
Unknown The Phantom Black Art Platform
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 324
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Riddle of the Rabbit break-away box, rabbit vanish
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 34
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Mysterious Dove dove disappears in small hanging box
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 56
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Zombie Cabinet cabinet for Zombie ball, ball vanishes eventually or changes into a skull
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 87
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Flip-Over Vanish animal vanishes from a box
1973 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
1973 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
Also published here 1973 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
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 122
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Scare Mask and Dove dove vanishes from mouth of a hanging mask and appears in casket
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 132
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
Harry Blackstone Vanishing Automobile vanishing car
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 18
Rudy Roxo The Follies Girl Illusion box with light and silhouette is seen, girl vanishes
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 27
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Invisible Flight dove vanishes from cave and appears inside tubes
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 46
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Mystery of the 7 Stones oriental torture cage, person vanishes
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 50
Felix Korim East Indian Rope Trick stage version, boy vanishes
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 53
Harry Blackstone The Girl and the Ladder girl vanishes on a ladder behind a big umbrealla
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 65
Felix Korim Cloak of Invisibility girl disappears under cloak
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 67
Joe Karson No Feet - Some Feat legs disappear
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 69
Unknown The Sucker Rabbit Box
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 81
Alan Shaxon Cabaret Rabbit Vanish similar to a break-away box
1976 Practical Sorcery 43
Unknown The Vanishing Bunny break-away table
1976 The Big Book of Magic 195
Unknown The Vanishing Cage of Doves on table
1976 The Big Book of Magic 205
Unknown The Vanishing Motor Car same method as old vanishing horse on stage
1976 The Big Book of Magic 279
Unknown The Indian Basket Illusion person vanishes and appears in basket, sword is pushed through basket
1976 The Big Book of Magic 281
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
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 22
Unknown Dove Cage Vanish and Reappearance
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 174
Edward Loyd Enochs Guinea Pig Box guinea pig vanishes from wrapped cage
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 232
Karl Fulves Ring Of Beauty idea for illusion in which a ring dropped over a person makes her vanish, no method
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 42) 166
Theo "Okito" Bamberg "Where Do the Ducks Go?" three versions, box to make ducks disappear, break-a-way type, with variation
Also published here 1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 19
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Couch Illusion vanish of a person, laid on couch and covered with handkerchief, then person is lifted into the air and vanishes
1982 Further Classic Magic With Apparatus 23
Karrell Fox "The Rabbit Asrah" asrah levitation and vanish with rabbit
1986 For My Next Trick... 135
John Kennedy Gone! The $100 Challenge effect idea for vanish of a person
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11&12) 29
Jim Steinmeyer Surrounded Seeing Through known as Doug Henning's "Man Without a Middle"
1991 Square One 33
Unknown A Hypnotic Vanishing comedy
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 300
Unknown An Unexpected Vanishing comedy vanish of person
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 303
Unknown The Phantom of the Circus "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with people vanishing and travelling in boxes
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 311
Unknown The Chinaman, the Ghost, and the Cat "pantomime illusion", acted as a little play with people vanishing and travelling in boxes
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 329
Paul Harris Tunnel Vision performer vanishes, for one spectator only, just an idea
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Conversations from the Edge) 303
Paul Harris The Nowhere Man giving the spectator the feeling that he is invisible, x-1 stooges
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Conversations from the Edge) 319
Dondrake The Hindu Rope Trick Rope levitates out of basket, boy climbs up, disappears in smoke, rope falls down
1998 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
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 27
Gary Darwin Darwin's Missing Fingers Magician visually pulls off fingers off of gloved hand and places fingers into top hat. Glove removed, fingers pop back onto hand
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 34
The Future of Magic, Ken and James The Broken and Restored Heart Girl vanishes behind newspaper, newspaper torn and restored, girl appears again
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 43
Hen Fetsch Der schwebende Magier Asra presentation
1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1) 28
Andrew Mayne One More Cool Thing to Do When You Have a Towel on Your Head head vanishes using a towl
1998 Mad Mojo 55
Karl Fulves Multi Lev "Problems"
three people levitate under cloak and vanish, posed as a problem
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 211
David Berglas The Vanishing Piano in a room full of people, piano vanishes while musician is playing
Related to 2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 75
David Berglas The Beach in South Africa performer put in coffin and is then sunken into the sea, when the coffin is opened again, the performer has vanished and at its place a baby shark is found
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 147
Al Baker The Weigh of All Flesh "A Pantomimic Plot for the Vanishing Girl"
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 661
Andrew Mayne Vanishing Head head vanishes while walking up stairs
2003 Body Morphin' 11
Jim Steinmeyer The Language of Illusion: The Invisible Man on Robert Harbin's "The Invisible Man"
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 42
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)
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 189