The new Netflix documentary on Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder revue apparently opens with a film of Georges Melies performing the vanishing woman at the Theatre Robert-Houdin. You can see it briefly at the end of the teaser clip:
Here's the full Melies performance:
Of course, Melies is using trick photography (techniques he originated) to accomplish this, but the presentation seems very much like the DeKolta descriptions (with a newspaper spread under the chair to eliminate the thought of a trap).
What this has to do with Dylan, I'm not sure, but the director, Martin Scorsese is a big Melies fan (as his film "Hugo" attests).
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I believe Dylan references Harry Lorayne in his autobiography (in the context of studying his memory systems). Dylan's son Jesse produced and directed a talk show series called "CONversations with Ricky Jay" that was never broadcast, though I believe episodes were shown at the Ricky Jay "Weekend of Wonders" a few years ago.