Effect 1: A Gothic style archway is seen on wheeled base. It has sides but no front or back. The magician and his assistant enter dressed in robes. The girl stands in the archway while the magician ties her hands and feet to each side. The magician then raises a cloth in front of the girl and secures it. As the stage lights are lowered he then picks up a medieval style flame torch from a stand and walks around the back of the arch, the girls shadow can be seen on the front sheet – the torch is left behind the arch on a stand. The magician then emerges from behind. He picks up a sword and thrusts into a slot in the sheet and right into the girls stomach – a scream is heard. The magician immediately grabs the centre of the cloth and pulls it away to reveal that the girl has vanished without a trace.
Effect 2: This is basically the same effect as above but with the twist that after the sword is thrust into the girls stomach and the cloth pulled away to reveal that she has vanished, the magician removes his hood only to reveal that it is now the girl and it is the magician who has vanished. The archway can then be covered again and the whole unit revolved to show the magician now standing inside.
....... Jose Maria Garcia Gordo, SPAIN