Levitation of Princess Karnac
A girl that floats upwards from a couch, on a brightly lit stage, has a hoop passed around her body to prove that no wires are used.
Kellar tried to buy the illusion for his shows just after Maskelyne premiered it, but he wouldn't sell. So Kellar hired Paul Valadon away from Maskelyne to learn the secret and produced his own version.Later versions were performed by Howard Thurston (who took over Kellar's show), Charles Carter (who hired Kellar's former stage manager-mechanic, Fritz Bucha), Carter the Great and Blackstone.
- ↑ Glorious Deception by Jim Steinmeyer (2005)