Vanishing Elephant

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Vanishing Elephant is a stage effect where a live elephant instantly disappears.

It was created by Charles Morritt (as the Disappearing Donkey) and first performed with an elephant (2 ton "Jennie", advertised as 5 tons) by Houdini in 1918 at the Hippodrome in New York city.

References

  • Houdini's Vanishing Elephant as seen by Leslie Guest. Article in MUM, Vol. 54, N° 5, october 1964, page 203.

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