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An Elephant-tastic Truth

Magic Illusions & Epic Adventures

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! I will be your master of ceremonies for this informative magic a capriccio!

Do you know of Charles Morritt? Anyone? Well, I am sure you have at least heard of Harry Houdini. I hope. Well, I wanted to briefly talk about the sad history of one of Houdini’s greatest illusions. And how most people think he was the mastermind behind the famous Vanishing Elephant Illusion. You guessed right my friends. It was actually Charles.

The original illusion was called The Disappearing Donkey. Later on in 1915 he changed it to The Tally Ho Trick, where he made a woman on horseback, two huntsmen, and a hunting dog appear from a large cabinet. However this did not have the impact he wished it would with the European audiences. Knowing Harry Houdini quite well, and desperately needing money, he confided in Harry and eventually convinced him to…

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