Chevalier Ernest Thorn

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m
Line 22: Line 22:
 
| misc                      =
 
| misc                      =
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
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.  
 +
 +
He was assisted by his wife [[Julia Thorn|Julia]].<ref>Cover of Sphinx, April, 1910</ref>
  
 
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>
 
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>

Revision as of 18:09, 31 August 2012

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.

He was assisted by his wife Julia.[2]

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.[3]

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. Cover of Sphinx, April, 1910
  3. Knack Magic Tricks by Richard Kaufman (2010)


Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Interaction
Support our sponsor
Share
Print/export
Toolbox