The performer offers to teach his audience how to vanish an Elephant! He displays a draped tray, a picture of an Elephant, and two boards to "cage" the elephant. He now turns his back to the audience, and performs the effect for an imaginary audience in front of him, while the real audience has a backstage view of the working.
The two boards are placed on the tray. The Elephant Card is displayed, and dropped between the two cards. The Cards are then removed, and freely displayed on both sides, to show the Elephant has vanished. The real audience however, has seen how the effect is accomplished, because they have seen the Elephant Card drop through a slot in the tray into a ribbon harness under the tray. The Elephant is not visible from the front, being concealed by the drape.
After some remarks to the effect that when performed with a real Elephant one would require, a much larger trap on the stage than the slot in the tray, and a much stronger harness, the performer offers to repeat the effect, this time with the real audience to the front.
The two boards are again placed on the tray, and the Elephant drops between them. The boards are removed and freely displayed on both sides. The Elephant has vanished. The performer explains that there may be a few wise people in the audience who, may figure out that the Elephant is behind the drape. As he says this, he turns the tray around, so that the audience sees the, Elephant hanging in the ribbon harness behind the drape.
If this happens, the performer continues, he has no recourse, except to use some "real magic". The tray is turned, drape side again facing audience. The performer gestures dramatically to make the Elephant vanish, then peels away the drape to show the elephant has indeed vanished. Both the drape and tray are freely shown all sides, with no trace of the elephant.
This effect was inspired by Jack Hughes' Lady Vanishes. This is a larger stage version with an "Elephant" card instead of a Playing Card, and some modifications, so that the tray appears narrower than the Elephant Card that vanishes. We supply you all the required props, ready to work, with complete instructions.
Backstage Vainshing Elephant
Kid Show / Stage / Parlor / Magic Trick
The performer offers to teach the audience how to vanish an elephant. A picture of an elephant is placed on a tray, covered front and back by two boards, and when the boards are removed the elephant has apparently vanished. After showing them how he repeats the effect once again, and for the climax the elephant has really vanished. A large stage item, painted in bright colors.
A Must for any Kid Show Entertainer!!
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 01 October, 2007.