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Topic: What is the history of the head twister illusion?
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (Aug 27, 2015 11:36PM)
Who first invented that one, and when did it get mainstream, in the Abbott catalog, etc?

Many thanks for any info you have.
Message: Posted by: Moxahalla (Sep 1, 2015 07:59PM)
Credit is given to Joe Karson, at least in the Abbott catalog.

I don't have the Karson bio. in front of me to check further.
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (Sep 1, 2015 08:46PM)
Thanks for the info, I'll chase that one down.
Message: Posted by: Leo H (Oct 6, 2015 08:43PM)
Lou Lancaster, one of the finest magicians that ever came down the pike claimed to have invented the Twister illusion. This effect is a combination of the Head Twister and The Disembodied Princess.