Originally posted by Philippe Billot:
Robert-Houdin's idea is not exactly to saw a woman in half.
That's true Charles De Vere was the first to propose a trick (based upon Robert-Houdin's idea) entitled PARADOX, BUT it was in 1906. He made only two models.
A MAN is in a box which rest on trestles
The box is sawed in half,
Each half is covered by a giant cone, then...
TWO CHILDREN appear !!!
It's scissiparity, not Cut and Restored.
I am so apologize. Do you mean Dan Harlan was lier and Charles De Vere do not show him catalog, or you mean Robert-Houdin, do not looks on catalog Sawing a Woman, inwent new trick, and after this all peoples in the World (for example Christian Fechner) suppose Robert-Houdin was first who invent prototype of Sawing a Woman in Half? Who not correct Dan Harlan or Christian Fechner?