Chevalier Ernest Thorn

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[[Chevalier Ernest Thorn]] (September 22, 1855 - May 21, 1928), born in Jaroslau, Austria, was a touring magician and inventor.<ref>[[History of Conjuring and Magic]] by Henry Ridgely Evans (1928)</ref>
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'''Chevalier Ernest Thorn''' (1855 - 1928) was a touring magician and inventor.<ref>[[History of Conjuring and Magic]] by Henry Ridgely Evans (1928)</ref>
 
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After first being an assistant to [[Bellachini]], he made extensive tours of Europe, America, and the Orient.  
 
After first being an assistant to [[Bellachini]], he made extensive tours of Europe, America, and the Orient.  
  
His act called "An Hour in Dreamland", introduced a number of his creations.  Among his innovations was the cremation illusion in which his assistant vanished in flames as she stood within an asbestos curtain. Another was "Noah's Ark" in which a model of the Ark, first shown empty, produced various animals, climaxing in the production of Noah's wife.<ref>[[Knack Magic Tricks]] by [[Richard Kaufman]] (2010)</ref>
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His act, "An Hour in Dreamland", introduced a number of his creations.  Among his innovations was the cremation illusion in which his assistant vanished in flames as she stood within an asbestos curtain. Another was "Noah's Ark" in which a model of the Ark, first shown empty, produced various animals, climaxing in the production of Noah's wife.<ref>[[Knack Magic Tricks]] by [[Richard Kaufman]] (2010)</ref>
  
 
Thorn died in Leipzig, Germany.
 
Thorn died in Leipzig, Germany.
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* Attawar
 
* Attawar
 
* Floating Yoge
 
* Floating Yoge
* Travankor.
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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Revision as of 17:59, 8 April 2011

Chevalier Ernest Thorn (1855 - 1928) was a touring magician and inventor.[1]

Chevalier Ernest Thorn
BornErnest Thorn
September 22, 1855
Jaroslau, Austria
DiedMay 21, 1928 (age 72)
Leipzig, Germany
NationalityAustrian

After first being an assistant to Bellachini, he made extensive tours of Europe, America, and the Orient.

His act, "An Hour in Dreamland", introduced a number of his creations. Among his innovations was the cremation illusion in which his assistant vanished in flames as she stood within an asbestos curtain. Another was "Noah's Ark" in which a model of the Ark, first shown empty, produced various animals, climaxing in the production of Noah's wife.[2]

Thorn died in Leipzig, Germany.

Illusions

  • The Sarcophagus
  • Toiza-Wonnda
  • Caliph of Bagdad
  • Mystery of Lahore
  • Casket of Cagliostro
  • Karma Sutra vs. Benares
  • Noah's Ark
  • Rapid Transit
  • Kati-Hony
  • Attawar
  • Floating Yoge
  • Travankor

References

  1. History of Conjuring and Magic by Henry Ridgely Evans (1928)
  2. Knack Magic Tricks by Richard Kaufman (2010)


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