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'''Janet Box''' (originally called Slicer and Caterpillar) is a variation of the [[Sawing a woman in half]] stage illusion where a person steps into a vertical cabinet, after it is lowered into a horizontal position, a series of blades (nine sets; 18 blades) "slices" them. The sections are split apart while both hands and one foot are always in view of the audience and are moving.  
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'''Slicer''' (or "Janet Box") is a variation of the [[Sawing a woman in half]] stage illusion where a person steps into a vertical cabinet, after it is lowered into a horizontal position, a series of blades (nine sets; 18 blades) "slices" them. The sections are split apart while both hands and one foot are always in view of the audience and are moving.  
  
The illusion was designed by [[Franz Harary]] while developing illusions for Janet Jackson's tour, around 1988. She never performed the illusion, but Harary still refers to the "Janet Box".<ref>http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=62780&forum=7</ref>{{Youtube Thumb|hYw3cndbYfc}}
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Franz, in his commentary on his "Enigma Tech" DVD set, states it was  named after a college mate Janet, not as some believe for a Janet Jackson tour.<ref>http://sexymagicreviews.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/review-of-franz-harary%E2%80%99s-magic-planet-enigma-tech/</ref> {{Youtube Thumb|hYw3cndbYfc}}
  
 
Built by David Mendoza, Harary has sold the rights to a number of other illusionists, including [[David Copperfield]].<ref>Franz Harary MegaMagic by Eugene Burger, [[Genii 2008 January]]</ref>
 
Built by David Mendoza, Harary has sold the rights to a number of other illusionists, including [[David Copperfield]].<ref>Franz Harary MegaMagic by Eugene Burger, [[Genii 2008 January]]</ref>
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 09:57, 30 May 2011

Slicer (or "Janet Box") is a variation of the Sawing a woman in half stage illusion where a person steps into a vertical cabinet, after it is lowered into a horizontal position, a series of blades (nine sets; 18 blades) "slices" them. The sections are split apart while both hands and one foot are always in view of the audience and are moving.

Franz, in his commentary on his "Enigma Tech" DVD set, states it was named after a college mate Janet, not as some believe for a Janet Jackson tour.[1]

Built by David Mendoza, Harary has sold the rights to a number of other illusionists, including David Copperfield.[2]

References

  1. http://sexymagicreviews.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/review-of-franz-harary%E2%80%99s-magic-planet-enigma-tech/
  2. Franz Harary MegaMagic by Eugene Burger, Genii 2008 January