Tarbell 64-65: Mysteries of the Orient
Harlan Tarbell is known for having a penchant for props with an oriental touch. In many photos you can see him in a corresponding pose with a turban on his head.
In these two lessons, he ignites a veritable firework of oriental-looking tricks. He takes the reader on a journey through an exotic world that leads from small tricks that are performed close-up to productions and illusions that are also suitable for large stages.
The secret of the growing mango tree, with which the Hindu magicians have amazed their spectators since time immemorial, is revealed and a version of this feat that is practicable for local demonstrations is presented. From obviously empty props such as the Chinese treasure chest, the lightning dove frame or a Chinese lantern, you conjure up vast amounts of lanterns, silk scarves, even live doves and many other objects with a Far Eastern look.
Ching Ling Foo's mystery of the cut ribbon was the inspiration for the famous strip of paper, which is cut up again and again and yet is immediately restored: a work of art that has been shown by many well-known artists around the world for decades.
There are also tricks involving firecrackers, balloons, oranges and dice, rings and ribbons, a turban and mysterious wandering Chinese weights.
Brochure in German, paperback, format 15,5 x 23,5 cm, 72 pages, many drawings.