The Vanishing Lady
|Escamotage d'une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin|
|Directed by||Georges Méliès|
|Produced by||Georges Méliès|
The Vanishing Lady (French: Escamotage d'une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin, literally The Conjuring of a Woman at the Théâtre Robert Houdin) is an 1896 French short black-and-white silent film directed by French magician Georges Méliès. It is number 70 on the Star Films catalog.
Georges Méliès walks onto a stage and brings out his assistant Jeanne d'Alcy. He spreads a newspaper out on the floor and places a chair on top of it. He then has Jeanne sit in the chair and spreads a blanket over her. When he removes the blanket, she has disappeared. He then waves his arms in the air and conjures up a skeleton. He places the blanket over the skeleton and removes it to reveal Jeanne, alive and well.
- The Vanishing Lady at the Internet Movie Database
- Escamotage d'une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin on YouTube
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