The Ghost Illusion

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The Ghost Illusion

In this article I wish to show my fellow who are interested in conjuring how to emulate the above illusion. The effect is as follows: When the curtain rises the performer is seen seated close to the background. Suddenly a cloud of vapour issues from his side, then in the midst of this is seen the form of a girl. She then floats down to the ground, and is seen to be as solid as any one of the audience. Together with the illusionist she preforms a few tricks, then suddenly, with a cry, begins to melt away until...

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The Secret Of The Indian Rope Trick

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The Secret Of The Indian Rope Trick

Briefly, the effect of the Indian Rope Trick is this: The conjurer sits cross-legged in an open space. He throws one end of a coil of rope in to the air and about fifteen feet of it (sometimes twenty or twenty-five) remains stiff, like a pole.  A little boy climbs the rope and balances himself at the extremity. At a word from the conjurer he vanishes, and is discovered in a basket or comes running in to the crowd from a distant spot. Then at a signal, the rope crumples to the ground. There is a more colourful...

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Attilla, a handcuff challenge

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Attilla, a handcuff challenge

A variety bill with a thrilling top-liner is the Palace attraction this week. Attilla, a handcuffed expert, adds a spice of danger to his act by releasing himself while submerged in 70 gallons of water. First he is handcuffed, then locked in a rubber mail filled with water, after which, to offer him another chance of a watery grave, the bag is placed in a tank of water. Here there are sensations enough to satisfy anybody, while those who think lightly of his turn have the opportunity of emulating him and winning...

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The Goldston Aga Illusion

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The Goldston Aga Illusion

The superb effect of this, the newest “Aga” is unequalled in the annals of conjuring. Not only is it performed in full day light, but it is performed in full glare of the limelight if need be, and is far in advance of any other method, for, not only does the usual levitation and “ring passing” occur whilst the performer is moving about and in front of the suspended lady, but whilst the body is suspended the performer actually leaves the stage entirely, or stands at the wings, and by the motions of his hands...

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