Olga the Headless Lady, sideshow “headless girl” illusion invented by Egon Heineman, 1930’s.
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– Silent Sundays: Photo Prisma Almanac No. 5 (1952)
Categories: Silent Sundays
Great illusion, sweetie! 🙂
So glad you enjoyed it, VF. 🙂
Hi Eva and Acadia,
You are invited to the Ghostly World 1 year anniversary on August 7th, 2013 at http://ghostlyworld.wordpress.com. Sadly, the only cookies we’ll be having are Internet cookies…and I think the bakery burnt them.
Don’t worry – we’ll FTP a fresh batch!
Thanks! I thought the party would be terrible without cookies!
That’s the exact illusion I saw when I went to Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow, a kind of re-invented sideshow in tents lining the walls of the theatre. The acts in them used illusions like the one above while acrobats etc performed on a small stage in the middle. It was great!
Oh, that must have been fabulous to see!
It was, I’m hoping they come back to London