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maxello
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Hi....

The Disembodied Princess

Can somebody give me some more info about this illusion?
Its sold by Owens and that should be quality enough but I am looking for some more info.
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Stanyon
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Also called "The Lady/Girl Without A Middle". Assistant enters cabinet, two blades are passed thru box disecting at neck and knees, top and bottom doors opened to reveal head and lower legs, middle doors open to reveal torso missing and back of cabinet lowered to prove torso is really gone.

What else you need?

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Maxello,

This effect takes a pretty physically fit assistant. You also can't change assistants without spending a lot of money. It cannot be performed down stage.


Good Luck!

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maxello
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Many thanks for this info....
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this effect originated with the Thurston show. I have seen it several times over the years, and it goes over well with the audience. It is definately an angle sensitive stage illusion.
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The plans to built this illusion are sold at osbournemagic.com I believe.
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Jim Steinmeyer has a good write up on this illusion in the November addition of Genii
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Are there some videos on the net of this illusion, and is it possible to make a surrounded version of this illusion? Also al the versions I saw worked automaticly (doors openened automatic) how does that work, electronic?) and do all the versions open the doors automatic?
Magical greetings,

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Stanyon
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Videos? Probably out in cyber-space somewhere.

Surrounded? Hey anythings possible, but doubtful with this illusion.

Electronics could be involved with the door operation, and no they all don't operate that way.

FWIW

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I saw Lance Burton perform this illusion in Vegas and it was very well received by the audience. His version is the exact one you are looking at. The "Transition" was very well done and I agree with Bob you have to be athletic. The only 2 drawbacks in my opinion is the sunglasses that have to be worn and the depth of the illusion itself.

It was evident by the placement of the illusion that the angles are tricky.

The Osborne method is different to an extent than the Owen version.

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The Owens version can definitely not be done surrounded. In fact it must be done toward the middle or further up stage. It is a beautiful illusion and always gets great audience responces, but the angles are tight and this can not be performed in venues that don't have standard auditoriam staging. I don't know if they have changed this on the current model, but in the past nothing was motorized and the other posters are correct you need an atheletic assistant to perform it.
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Yes, a surroundable version does exist. I believe it was advertised on Tillfords site.
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A couple of years ago, Steinmeyer did an article in Genii that talked of his version he developed for Doug Henning. It is surroundable and a little less physically demanding to perform. Osborne also has a surroundable version, but in my opinion, doesn't handle the solution very well.

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The only problem with the "surroundable" versions is probably the cabinet bulk.

FWIW

Cheers! Smile
Stanyon

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We had discussions with Owen on the initial construction in re to motorized doors, but The Pendragons (Jonathan) decided it added too much additional bulk and lost some of its deceptiveness. We finally ended up with the standard version that was performed in Spellbound. And Char had the physical fitness to perform the trick without too much stress to her body. The trick really wooed the audience. Today, RALIS, the special make-up effects artist in Los Angeles can create a real-life replica of your face, thus eliminating the need for sun glasses. I believe this number is still current. (818) 209-8046.
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Nell
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I remember seeing Blackstone Jr. do this on television several times as well. I believe he did it when I saw his live performance as well. It's definitely a crowd pleaser if done well.
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Two versions of the plans for this are in Osborne's new book - Classic Illusions vol. 2.
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I belive in one of Osborne's book there is something called "She Comes Undone" a combo of a zig zag type thing and this illusion.
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A video of this illusion (not the full length, as it starts after the "transition" is done. Note the Owen version the head and legs are visible at all times.

It is under the Montage section.

http://www.brettdaniels.com/BrettVideo.htm

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