Magicians have perverted the word "Illusions" to
include only those magical effects involving human beings or
objects the size of an adult human or bigger. Somebody coined the
word "Illusionettes" to stand for all "little
Illusions," or stage magic.
The Bengal Net is a good example, because it had first been
used on stage in cargo net size to vanish humans, motorcycles
(with their riders) and even automobiles. It was known to Guy
Jarrett and used in many of the big stage illusion shows of the
early 1900's. The smaller version was popularized by U.F. Grant
who probably changed the name from "The Cargo Net
Illusion" to "The Bengal Net" when he began
manufacturing them in 1953.
Previous stage size versions of this have been made of wood,
cloth and metal. I will give you two variations. One, stolen
directly from my own works (PVC Illusions, Book 2) will be made
of PVC pipe and cloth and sand. The other will be a wood or
hardboard version which mounts on a PVC Pipe Stand and is ideal
for using as a finale for my Balls to the Walls trick in
this same issue of the Wizards' Journal.
As an additional FREE BONUS, I offer you my stage version
Grand Finale in which you fill up a child's Pit Ball Tent with
hundreds of Pit Balls!
Buy all 12 articles of this issue (#11)
of the Wizards' Journal $40.00
That's less than $4.00 per article if purchased together!