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Steve Knight
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Oddly the Walking through isn't described in "Secrets of my Magic", I've just had a look and don't think I missed it. Apparently at least one person takes The Great Alexander's claim seriously - T. A. Waters's "Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians" gives Alexander as the inventor of this illusion. Of course it's quite possible that more than one person came up with the idea independently, after all how many ways are there to walk through a wall? At least one method is bound to have occured to several people... the obvious one.
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I think on WGM 4 (or was it 5?) a duo called "The Fantastics" did a similar illusion. It starts of similar to the "sawing in half" where the girl gets into a box, they do some misdirection business and it appears that she penetrates right thru a rather sturdy looking steel plate. It was quite a good illusion and well performed. The method was applied in a somewhat unique way. I'd like to see more of them.
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bdormer

They were The Majesticks (forgive the spelling) and they can be seen at the SAM Convention in New York this week.

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Interesting stuff!

But who designed the "Collision Course" in which a sports car was driven through a block wall resting on top of a flatbed trailer framed by a ramp on either side. You could see under and completely around the set-up. It was designed in the late 1980s for Lincoln-Mercury and option to it was given to Copperfield?

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Not to question who was first. I certainly liked Doug's version of the "wall", with the "little old bricklayer", poor guy. The wall was up off the floor and you "could see right under it.

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Perhaps many of you are aware of my great-grandfather who performed the effect of walking through a brick wall in the 1800's.
He enjoyed naming his effects, somewhat like the late T. A. Waters, but not in such cryptic ways.

My great-grandfather performed the effect of walking through a brick wall quite regularly and gave it this name:

"Adore"

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If you can believe what Copperfield said in his China Special, a monk's remains were found imbedded in a wall,his skeletal remains running in and out of each brick. He apparently "diffused" through it...

Now,HE (the monk)would be the first to have performed it... though technically he got stuck in the middle... does that count? Smile

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