Illusion Shows

The cross-over of magic act to sideshow act is well-known, as magicians very often appeared in sideshows, filling out the cast. Magicians' illusions, beginning perhaps with Pepper's Ghost, made their way to the sideshow as either stand-alone shows, or combined with other illusions, into Illusion Shows. In addition, magic illusions such as Spidora, Head On A Sword, Headless Woman all were used within 10-In-1 shows from the 1900s up through the present day.