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Walking Through a Woman Illusion
by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant


#3 Illusions, Escape & Stage author
$6

(2 reviews, 6 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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Walking Through a Woman Illusion by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

At last, here is a new illusion effect and one that any performer may own. Yet, here is an illusion which will compete with the best of them and it will not cost you several hundred dollars to own it or even a tenth of that. In my opinion this is more effective than the Interlude Illusion at a fraction of the cost.

EFFECT: Setting at the center of the stage are four chairs, in a row facing the audience. There is a space between the two center chairs wide enough for the performer to walk through. A girl assistant is then placed in a reclining position across the seats of the four chairs. Two card tables, with the legs folded in, are then leaned against the front of the chairs. They are placed so that the girl's head is visible at one end, her feet visible at the other end, and the central portion of her body is visible at the center.

The performer then stands at the center behind the girl and holds a cloth stretched out so that it hangs down in front of the central exposed portion of the girl's body. The performer now walks forward and apparently WALKS RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE GIRL, while her head and feet are in full view!

The illusion is little-known, as it did not appear in the various Grant illusion books. Most magicians are not familiar with this effect, which means it is not overdone today and it will be a novelty to your audiences.

In some cases, the chairs and tables can be found at the venue you are working. Extremely easy to do, yet very baffling.

1st edition 2017, 6 pages.
word count: 1003 which is equivalent to 4 standard pages of text



Reviewed by Frederic Clement (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Thursday 28 March, 2024

Not too bad for the price. To me, the use of tables to hide the body looks a little fishy and too much hiding, but at the same time, this is what makes it feasible anywhere any time without any preparation, with chairs, foldable card tables and tablecloth or sheet that you can find almost anywhere.

Reviewed by Don Jarrard (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Thursday 02 June, 2022

With Bodies in Orbit and 6 Modern Levitations costing about $6 also - I think this is a fair price for a trick most people can actually pull off. I'm 45 now and reading a lot about illusions, this could be done for $30 at the most. Rubber body parts can be bought on eBay. Walmart sells cheap tables and chairs & beach towels. You probably already have some of that. I thought I knew the method & was 99% right. I just couldn't figure out her secret move. Use light-colored chairs with dark tables. The tables look smaller and chairs look bigger. That way she doesn't look stretched taller. Actually, a ruffled shower curtain sold online would benefit. It would look more like melting through. Don't ask why. It just does.