Originally posted by Mop Krayz:
Jonathan Pendragon places Charlotte on impaled on his own.
Yes, but if I recall JPs prop is based on one that was featured @ the Castle a number of years ago... one of the few I've seen that was "self-loading"... I've not seen JP do the bit but, the one I'm referring to had a "pivot-cup" (for lack of a better term" set into the harness... girl was lined up with sword on mark, allowing it to slip straight into the cup... girl is tipped backward at the forehead (like the classic Hypnosis bit for a levi) and voila! She was set into place.
This same unit had a "step" on the base that gave the mage a knee up when removing her from the step-up.
I do believe he also did a Sword Suspension with this... very similar to Chuck Jones' handling.
Sorry... it's been twenty years nearly since I saw the act... dont recall who they were but I believe they were from Russia sometime in 83-84 perhaps???
I honestly do believe John Gaughan has made a unit similar to this. I know Mendoza and others have experimented with the idea but I honestly cannot think of any "reliable" source that's actually done it.
Just my two-cents worth...