Film: 11185

Entertainment + Leisure | 1900 | Silent | Colour


Camera trickery magic bricks with Japanese style characters 1900's

Man appears and shows hollow box to camera. Makes ostensibly Japanese Man appear. Makes Japanese woman appear. Japanese Woman stands in box and disappears. Conjuror takes small blocks out of box and stacks them up. Magician uses a stick to knock blocks off plank. He appears to coax blocks back onto plank trestle via film reversal. As blocks appear, an image of a little girl appears. She blows kisses. The blocks fall down again. The blocks are reassembled and the Pathe cockerel is the picture. Conjuror and his assistant shout to dismantle the blocks and put them in the case.

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