[Le Thaumaturge chinois]



[Le Thaumaturge chinois]

Transformaciones chinescas


MEL 1904-A

Tchin-Chao, The Chinese Conjurer

The famous Chinese conjurer, Tchin-Chao, makes come out of a parasol several lanterns, which he transforms successively into a fin large dog and then into a Chinese lady. He calls his servant and the latter then brings two huge paper cubes mounted up on a wooden frame, the sides being covered with Chinese characters. In a manner absolutely invisible he makes the lady pass from one cube to the other, once with the paper intact and once with the paper entirely removed from the cubes. Finally he wraps the lady in a veil, but when the veil its unfolded the lady has disappeared and there are in her place some chickens which go off flopping about the floor. The conjurer and his assistant salute the audience; meanwhile the lady has tied together their queues so that they are not able to separate themselves even with terrific efforts.

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 578-580  
2 Georges Méliès  
3 1904 60m/200ft
4 France