:) I have been trying to trace who performed this illusion. There was an American,Leffell the Magician who advertised it in his 1944/45 catalogue (Leffell Devices. A copy of which was offered on E Bay by someone in the USA. But I can't find it)There was Aimee the Human Fly in the 19th. Century who used rubber suction pads on her shoes & performed in Circus, There were other performers in the early part of 19th. Century including a Japanese one.It is currently being performed night;y by the Chimney Sweep hero in the musical Mary Poppins. He walks up the pros arch, over it and down the other side.We also had a juggler/magician who performed up side downm walking across the pros arch. I'm expecting a video of this from professional magician friends.
Apart from magnets, does anyone know anything about the illusion, the methods and most important the performers?
Allen Tipton UK.