Charles Rowan MagicianDoodle Rowan Wizard
Seven magic tricks that went terribly wrong
Doing it right, magical moves can fill us with a feeling of childish wonderment: We like to be deceived - from a smart map ploy to a David Copperfield delusion from the multilet age. Unfortunately, not all wizards are able to avoid their tragic scenes intact. Suspense is everything in the world of music. Southafrican Charles Rowan knew the attraction of the drama, which is why he kept agreeing to be straitjacketed as a 45 mile an-hour car approached him.
but he only had to go bad once. When Rowan appeared in front of a large group in 1930, he could not leave in due course; the vehicle ran right over him, cut off his legs and ended his dead. Rowan sent the chauffeur a discharge note before the trip, in case something went sour.
She was tamped into a crate where she would become a pin cushion for ten arriving sabers if she did not get away in it. In 1990, compared to the famous Harry Houdini, Joseph Burrus organized a Halloween show in which he sat down in a casket and spilled nine tonnes of filth andement over him.
Burrus made a second try after a faulty launch - the necklace around his throat was too narrow. This was a sort of moral tribute to Houdini: he had also passed away on Halloween. Part of Houdini had made a name for himself with the milkpot, an often simulated ploy in which the magician is shoved into an enormous tank full of liquid, imprisoned and released for flight just a few seconds before he drowned.
Joseph Gilbert Raison de la Genesta, or just "Genesta", was one of those who appreciated the delusion in a 1930 work. One of the secrets of the gimmick was that the collar of the box could come loose, so that the lock on a cover made hardly any distinction. Genesta did not notice that the support had fallen during transport, resulting in a dint that blocked the throat and stopped it from exercising.
Although he was briefly woken up in an ambulance, Genesta was killed by the consequences of the crash. Having acquired the right to stage the delusion, he travelled to Brazil in June 1900 for a concert series. But the theatre wasn't equipped for it.
Instead, Balabrega replaced acetyls, which immediately caught fire during cooking and tore the magician and a close helper up.