Who Owns The Rights
 The following is a list of illusions and the only professional builders authorized to manufacture the illusion. If you buy one of these illusions from any other builder it is an unauthorized copy of the original. The imitation will not include the research, design refinements and materials the professional builder has carefully incorporated into the illusion. It may look the same but will not perform the same. It is better to purchase a used illusion built by a professional than a new one built in the back of a garage with inferior materials and craftsmanship. When you can afford a new one buy it from a professional builder for peace of mind.

Audience Acupunture
(created by Jim Steinmeyer)
Bill Smith Magic Ventures

Audience Dis-Member
(created by Jim Steinmeyer)
Bill Smith Magic Ventures

Atomic Split
(Created By Mark Rose-Christie, South Africa)

Butterfly
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: David & Lauren Miller

Birth Of Venus
(Created By Mark Rose-Christie, South Africa)

Chair Levitation
(Lady on Plank floats mid-air after 2 supporting chairs are removed. No base or carpet - just a bare floor)
(Created By Mark Rose-Christie, South Africa)

Compressed
(Created by Daniel Summers)
Builder - Bill Smith Magic Ventures

CO-Box (Contorsionist Box)
(Created by Alberto Giorgi)

Cosmic Arrival
(Appearance from a paper screen in an easel, atop a non-wedge base)
Created by Mark Rose-Christie - South Africa

Cutting Edge
Bill Smith Magic Ventures
(created by Daniel Summers)

Cutting a Lady in Half (No Boxes)
created by Peter Marvey 1992
(First Lady in Half without boxes, the lady lies on her side)

Davits
(From The Titanic Projects)
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Ryan C. Reed / Illusion Entertainment: Theatrical
Exclusive Rights: Ryan C. Reed

Departed
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed & Don Wayne
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: Bill Blagg

Doug Henning Water Levitation
(The rights are owned by Kirby Van Birch)

Dracula's Nightmare
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authorized builder)

Drawn and Quartered
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authorized builder)

Double Spike Tower Escape
Designed by Michael Grandinetti - Builder: Bill Smith Magic Ventures

Eldridge Anomaly
Original Design: Peter Gurido & Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Peter Gurido
Exclusive Rights: Peter Gurido

Element 5
Original Design: Peter Gurido & Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Peter Gurido
Exclusive Rights: Peter Gurido

Evolution
(Created by Chris Murphy, Oz Illusions is the only authorized builder)

Empty Spaces
(Created by Chris Murphy, Oz Illusions is the only authorized builder)

Event Eclipse
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: Daniel Kane

"Fiat / Suspended Platform Appearance"
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed & David Cats
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: David Cats

Final Destination
(Creatd By Darren Rockwell)

Flambe
(
Created by Kirby Van Birch)

Flash Screen
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authorized builder)

Flying (over spectators)
(created by Peter Marvey - 2000)
Distance to the spectators: 1 meter using normal light -no blacklight.
Performed in Bremen and Oberhausen, Germany, over 900 times

Four Way Split
Four piece sawing illusion with a very unique look
(created by Stolz Illusions)

Gamolo Levitation
(created and built by Gale Molovinsky)

Gemini Cage
(created by Ken Whitaker)

Gypsy Hand Vanity
(created by Craig Browning)

Guilty
(Created by Paolo Carta)

Haunted
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: Stephen Knight

Head Mover
Magiccraft- David Mendoza (created by Andre Kole)
(Permission given to David Copperfield, Tim Kole and Kirby Van Birch)

Head Over Heels
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authoized builder)

Higher Love
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Ryan C. Reed / Illusion Entertainment: Theatrical
Exclusive Rights: Micheal Machek

Impaled
(created by Ken Whitaker)
(Authorized Builders - John Gaughan & David Mendoza)
Water Fountain version -Craig Browning & Ken Whitaker
Torch version - Built for Ayala - No additional permission given
Neon Light version - no permission given

Interlude
(created by Jim Steinmeyer)
John Gaughan - authorized builder

Independent Head
(
created by Peter Marvey 1996)
System to make it seem possible to look through a mirror box. Used by Hans Klock in
going thru a fan. Independent Head was first shown at FISM gala in Dresden 1997

Janet Box
(created by Franz Harary)
Magiccraft- David Mendoza

The Joker's Wild
(created by Craig Browning)

Keyboard Levitation
(Lady floats mid-air on keyboard, after upright struts are removed. Not Super-X or the like)
(Created By Mark Rose-Christie, South Africa)

Konundrum Kube
. Created by Jack Murray
Dream Illusions - authorized builder

Leap Of Faith lx – Odyssey Edition
Ryan C. Reed - Illusion Entertainment & Jonathan Bayme

Life Size Shadow Portrait To Life
Created by Michael Grandinetti - Builder Bill Smith

Light Chamber
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authoized builder)

Lullabye Levitation
(created by Craig Dickens)
This illusion has been ripped off under the name The Dream Illusion

Magic Elevator
Authorized builders
Bill Smith, John Gaughan, Owen Redwine, Wellington

Mid-Air Grand Piano Vanish
(Created By Mark Rose-Christie, South Africa)

Mini Kub Zag
(created by Gunther Puchinger )
Produced under exclusive arrangement with Chalet Magic
By Smokey Mountain Magic

Modern Art
(created by Jim Steinmeyer)

Monitor Appearance of a Girl
(Erix Logan)

Montauk Point lx - Cargo Edition
Ryan C. Reed - Illusion Entertainment & Jonathan Bayme
( Builder: William Kennedy)

Moto – Suspended Motorcycle Appearance lx
Ryan C. Reed - Illusion Entertainment & Jonathan Bayme
(Builder: William Kennedy)

Multi Level Magic
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authoized builder)

Multi-Purpose Levitation (formerly 3-in-1)
(Created by Dutch Haling - all rights sold to Dennis Michael Dowhy)
Dennis Michael is the only Authorized Dealer

"Mystere A Quatre"
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed & David Cats
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: David Cats

Mystique 3 lx
Ryan C. Reed - Illusion Entertainment/ Adamant Design & Fabrication

Mystique 4 & 5
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Pro-Craft Illusions

Nightmare
(Created by Justino Zoppe / JDZ Productions)

Origami Illusion
(created by Jim Steinmeyer)
John Gaughan or Wellington - authorized builders

Overhead Sub Trunk
(
created by Kirby Van Birch)

Out of Imagination
(
created by Peter Marvey 2001)
A dancer goes through the body of the standing magician. No boxes, no cover of the magician's body.
Suddenly, a third person is appearing out of the magician's body. Finally it is the magician himself.

Out of Nowhere
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authoized builder)

Pole Levitation
(created by Jim Steinmeyer)
Builder - John Gaughan or Bill Smith

Portal of Appearances
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authorized builder)

Predu lx
Ryan C. Reed - Illusion Entertainment/ Adamant Design & Fabrication

Pure shores lx
Designed By: Ryan C. Reed
Licensed to : Olivier Helior

Pyramid Power
(Teleportation from one glass & steel pyramid to another using a laser beam as the teleportation device)
Created by Mark Rose-Christie - South Africa

Rennovatio
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: Daniel Kane

Scissors Impalemant
(created by Erix Logan)
Bill Smith Magic Ventures

Scissors Suspension
(created by Erix Logan)
Performed Fism 88

See Thru Step Loader
(created by Ken Whitaker)

Serendipity
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: Daniel Kane

Shredded
Original Design: Kevin Warren & Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Ryan C. Reed / Illusion Entertainment: Theatrical
Exclusive Rights: Kevin Warren & Ryan C. Reed

Spaces
(Upright Vivisection of a Lady into 7 pieces)
Created by Mark Rose-Christie - South Africa

Shadow Vision
(created by Ken Whitaker & Craig Browning)

Sound Waves
An original levitation illusion using a spreaker, mic stand and working microphone
(created by Stolz Illusions)

Sqeeze Box
(created by Andre Kole)
Builder - John Gaughan

Spiker Kiost
(
created by Kirby Van Birch)

StarGate
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authoized builder)

Strong Box
(Created by Mark Parker with Chris Murphy, Oz Illusions is the only authorized builder)
Rights have been purchased by Adam Steinfeld - who owns the only two ever built

Suspended Animation
www.SuspendedAnimationIllusion.com
(created by John Taylor)
Bill Smith Magic Ventures
Willie Kennedy

Table of Death
(
created by Andre Kole)
It is rumored that this illusion first appeared in the 1930's

The Crusher
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authoized builder)

The Forgotten
(From The Titanic Projects)
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Ryan C. Reed / Illusion Entertainment: Theatrical
Exclusive Rights: Ryan C. Reed

Titanic
(From The Titanic Projects)
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Ryan C. Reed / Illusion Entertainment: Theatrical
Exclusive Rights: Ryan C. Reed

Tri Section
(created by Larry White)
Builder: Wellington

Ultimate Dimension
(Created by John Taylor)
Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc
Craig Dickens

Valhalla
Original Design: Kevin Warren & Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Ryan C. Reed / Illusion Entertainment: Theatrical
Exclusive Rights: Kevin Warren & Ryan C. Reed

Valkyrie
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Craig Dickens
Exclusive Rights: Mike Super

Vaporized Lady
(new version)

(created by Alberto Giorgi)

Video Monitors
(Modern video monitor version of stack of boxes)
(created by Erix Logan)

"Video Picture Frame/ Victorian Wall"
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed & David Cats
Builder: Tim Clothier / Illusion Projects Inc.
Exclusive Rights: David Cats

Winchester
Original Design: Ryan C. Reed
Builder: Ryan C. Reed / Illusion Entertainment: Theatrical
Exclusive Rights: Ryan C. Reed

Windshear
(created by Jim Steinmeyer)
Builder - Bill Smith Magic Ventures

Woman's Revolution
(
Magic Makers Gerry and Leonora Frenette are the creators and only authoized builder)

Web Illusion
(created by Lance Richardson)
Builder - Dream Illusions

Walter Blaney Ladder Levitation
(created by Walter Blaney - Manufactured by Walter Blaney & Dan Summers)

Walter Blaney Suspension 3001
(created by Walter Blaney - manufactured by ProCraft Illusions)

Zig Zag Swop
(Adaptation and Improvement of Robert Harbin's Zig Zag, where the middles of 2 Zig-Zags are swopped around)
Created by Mark Rose-Christie - South Africa

originated or developed by Jim Steinmeyer
and featured by a number of professional magicians:

Artist’s Daydream
A practical production of an assistant from a small picture frame. (Published in Device and Illusion.)

Artist’s Dream (Modern Version)
Performed by The Pendragons; a modern version of Devant’s classic plot featuring a novel production of the lady in the portrait.

Audience Acupuncture
A bed of spikes penetrates a spectator from the audience.

Audience Dis-Member
An especially visual variation of the Sawing-in-Half using a spectator from the audience.

Backstage with a Cane Cabinet
Featured by Doug Henning and Lance Burton.

Bits and Pieces
A fast effect in which the assistant is divided into five pieces and instantly restored again.

Blueprint Vanish
The disappearance of an assistant as the "blueprint" illusion is constructed for the audience.

Buried Alive
A modern, outdoor recreation of this famous escape. Featured by Lance Burton.

Burned Shoe
Performed by Jay Owenhouse and Lance Burton; a boy from the audience is inconvenienced during a "burned handkerchief" routine.

Chainsaw Decapitation
One of The Secret Cabaret’s eerie illusion effects. Performed by Simon Drake.

Cube-ism
A cabaret effect in which a flat painting which is folded into a cube; an assistant seems to disappear into the cube, then into the two-dimensional painting.

Cutout to Life
Created for industrial shows; the visual transformation of a two-dimensional cut-out to an executive.

Death Tank Escape
Lance Burton’s daring escape from a tiny, locked tank of water.

Disappearing Bus
A disappearance of a large bus while it is surrounded in four directions. Featured by Lance Burton.

Do-it-yourself Suspension
An especially practical suspension effect; the spectator floats on a board as the two chairs, supporting it, are pulled away.

Doll and Doll’s House
A routine using a different design for the classic Doll’s House production illusion. (Published in MAGIC Magazine.)

Elephant and his Shadow
A modern, visual stage version of the Vanishing Elephant effect.

Elevator
Featured by Doug Henning and David Copperfield; the production of a performer from an empty elevator shaft.

Fade-In, Fade-Out Cabinet
A new design for the famous science-fiction effect. The person gradually becomes transparent and disappears.

Goon Box Production
A fast production from a framed box which is lifted off the stage.

Headache Illusion
The performer’s head disappears while it is surrounded by pieces of mirror.

Headless
Using a large blade, the assistant’s head is sliced off and slid along the top of a wide cabinet.

Holography
Performed by Rick Thomas and The Pendragons: the lady escaping from a two-dimensional hologram.

Hospitality
A number of different drinks poured from a paper milk carton. A novel method and routine for this classic effect. (Published in Modern Art.)

Hot Air
A practical suspension effect in which a girl or boy from the audience is suspended atop balloons. (Published in Device and Illusion.)

Houdini’s Rope
Walking through an examined length of rope. (Published in Device and Illusion.)

Incubus
Presented by Rick Thomas; an unusual effect in which the lady takes form, as if from a dream, from the head of the magician.

Indiarubber
A stretching illusion using a wide banner held by two assistants. (Published in Device and Illusion.)

Inside-Out Production Box
A versitile production box which is shown empty as it is turned inside-out. (Published in MAGIC Magazine.)

Interlude
Originally performed by The Pendragons and David Copperfield, the popular illusion of one person passing through another.

Lady in the Puzzle
The assistant that disappears into the pieces of a puzzle. (Published in Device and Illusion.)

Little Doll’s House
Doug Henning’s tiny doll’s house production of Debby.

Magical Puppet Theatre
An exchange and transpositon illusion using a puppet theatre; from Doug Henning’s tours.

Miracle Levitation
As featured in Doug Henning’s Broadway tour; an elaborate combination levitation effect - the assistant floats above the stage toward audience, then disappears.

Modern Art
A modern design for the classic Cutting in Half illusion, suitable for almost any performance conditions. (Published in Modern Art.)

Neon
An assistant penetrates a row of illuminated neon lights. (Published in Device and Illusion.)

One-Way Hole
A small illusion in which the magician reaches through a portable hole which has been applied to a sheet of steel.

Optical Modern Cabinet
A tiny, framework Modern Cabinet variation.

Optical Sawing
A cutting-in-thirds illusion using a new optical design for the apparatus.

Origami
The popular effect originally performed by Doug Henning and David Copperfield; the lady who disappears inside a tiny, folding cube.

Osmosis
Performed by Rick Thomas, Hans Klok and Lance Burton: the unusual effect of one person disappearing inside the magician.

Perforation
A versitile cabaret effect in which the assistant seems to be punctured by a handful of sharp knives.

Plate Glass Mystery
A penetration using oversized shards of broken glass. (Published in MAGIC Magazine.)

Pole Levitation
A popular effect performed by Henning, Copperfield, Siegfried and Roy, The Pendragons, Kalin and Jinger and many others;
a practical levitation as the performer is seated between two poles.

Portrait to Life
A painted 2-dimensional portrait which seems to slide off the canvas and become the performer.

Real Image Ghosts
A Pepper’s Ghost variation for use in display illusions and featured at Wizardz, Walt Disney World and Malone’s Magic Bar.

Sawing a Horse in Half
A comedy routine presented by Lance Burton which finishes with the production of a real horse.

Secret Cabaret Sawing
A frightening illusion from Britain’s famous series The Secret Cabaret.

Shadow Theatre
A theatrical disappearance of a person. The assistant’s shadow is folded into a small, flat bundle of paper. (Published in Modern Art.)

Sliding Spikes
A cabaret effect, in which the assistant disappears within an angled rack of spikes.

Small Packages
A new interpretation of the Expanding Die effect; the small die enlarges in several steps, then an assistant is revealed inside. (Published in Device and Illusion.)

Three-Space Mystery
A penetration illusion using three wooden tubes, which penetrate each other in three different dimensions. (Published in MAGIC Magazine.)

Through a One-Inch Hole
An assistant pulled through a one-inch hole in the side of a plywood trunk. (Published in Device and Illusion.)

Time and Space
Performed by The Pendragons and, in variations, by Lance Burton and Siegfried and Roy; the production and disappearance
of performers from a tiny rotating cabinet.

The Torch Box
Flaming torches or neon spikes; a modern version of the old sword box effect.

Translucent Shadows
A shadowy variation of the Things That Go Bump routine, using an upright, fabric-covered cabinet.

Two Places at the Same Time
A shadow routine using two tiny cabinets; the magician reaches across the stage and proves to be two places at once.

Vanishing a Herd of Elephants
Originally performed by Lance Burton on his first NBC television special.

Vanishing the Statue of Liberty
The famous effect which was performed by David Copperfield.

Walking through a Fan
A large, dynamic effect in which the magician steps through a 7-foot fan as the blades are spinning.

Walking through a Mirror
Originated for Doug Henning’s television special; the performer walks through an examined glass mirror.

Windshear
The popular illusion in which the magician appears to climb through the blades of a rotating fan.

A number of specific illusions have also been created for special shows in theme parks, theatrical shows or individual performers. See also stand-up effects published in Device and Illusion and the series of stand-up effects in the
Conjuring series of MAGIC Magazine.

Note: If you are a known professional builder/designer and have an illusion
to list here or a correction on existing information

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