Harry Jansen, the "real" genius behind Goldin’s Sawing a Woman in Half

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Postby Michael Pascoe » 10/30/07 10:12 AM

I read in Phil Temples book Dante, The Devil Himself, he mentioned that Dante made a major contribution to Goldins Sawing a Woman in Half. Unfortunately, Temple did not go into detail. I would love to know more about what changes Jansen made. If Phil reads this, please contact me. I am working on a novel that features the great magicians of the past starting with Robert-Houdin and ending with Blackstone. I would love to include Jansens role in creating this Vaudeville sensation.
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Postby Guest » 10/30/07 10:51 AM

I may be wrong, but I think he introduced the bevelled base to the effect.

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