THE HINDU BASKET TRICK
An unusual version of the Hindu basket. A young man is placed into the basket,
covered with a cloth and the lid used to force him down. Now sharp swords pierce the basket from all sides and the magician may even tramp in the basket. When he decides to release his victim an amazing
occurrence happens, for rising sinuously out of the basket is an exotic maiden clad in a shimmering cobra skin costume. Perhaps the youth has been devoured by the snake, but in any event for dramatic effect
this is difficult to top.
THE DISEMBODIED PRINCESS
This effect was created by Carl Owen for the great Howard Thurston. It was an
immediate sensation; while previous illusions of the type had used stage traps or mirrors, Carl's "Disembodied" obviously did not. Now, in the Carl Owen tradition, Owen Magic has brought this
illusion another giant step forward with two stunning features: 1) Operation of the illusion is automated, the illusionist can be the subject without assistance and all doors open and close under their own
power, adding to the eerie effect. 2) The subject's head and legs are never out of view! Only the midsection, from neck to knees is ever covered, prior to becoming completely invisible! The apparatus shown
is the "Industrial" design, other motifs can be created to your order. Owen Magic is the originator of this illusion, and has established its creative rights in court on behalf of our performer
clients, who may be assured that their purchase is protected to the fullest legal extent.