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Interlude is the stage illusion in which one person penetrates the chest of another that is locked in a device, passing their entire body through the other.[1]

It was originally submitted by Jim Steinmeyer in 1981 to a couple of magicians. Jonathan Pendragon gave the illusion its name when they developed it for the his Best of Magic, with John Gaughan building it. Steinmeyer also later sold it to David Copperfield[2]



  2. Opus talks to Jim Steinmeyer, Opus Vol IV, No. 7 (1992)