exactly which illusion this person is talking about.
The man who owned it used to travel with Reithoffer
shows. It was a very nice G2G illusion. The man who
ran it for the owner, his name was Pete. To the best
of my knowledge this particular illusion was retired
about 2 years ago and then sold. Whoever bought it
hasn't done anything with it that I know of yet.
built about 4 of these illusions for people and I
think the lowest cost for materials was about $500.
This one was stationary without any plans to move it.
Mobile ones cost a little bit more to make them sturdy
enough to last on the road.
illusion can actually be built rather cheaply for
about $300 if you don't mind plastic sheet walls
instead of wood. I built one once for about $1500 and
it was really nice. All the bells and whistles
attached. Complete with fo
wondering if you know who puts on the sideshow that I
saw at a local fair here in south of Boston... It has
not been in our area for about 2 years now...I don't
have any picture.
"The gorilla girl " a strange girl that changes into a
gorilla..they call her Christine...it was a great show
and how they did it was amazing...love to watch people
screaming out of the tent.. I really interested to
find out who owns the show..a company or a person..
The show had a big black tent and in the front was a
stand with a cage...on the outside of the show the
first thing people would see is the girl and then she
would go inside the tent and into another cage where
she was hypnotized and turned into a gorilla...it's a
great illusion and they call the show "Christine the
gorilla girl" she changes into a gorilla right before
your eyes and alive..
Any information would be welcomed, I would love to
find out who put on this show. Scott, So. Boston MA
information is provide by Ses Carny who live just
strobes, sirens, beacon lights, chains the gorilla
could break every time, all the works. I am sad to say
though that we never got any video or photos of this
particular one before it went on its way.
hard part of it is the right actors to make it
work. Bad actors will ruin it, while good ones
will sell it perfectly. I saw one once that had
the best looking gorilla suit you could imagine.
The whole set up was beautiful. But since the
actors weren't really into it and the man "behind
the scenes" didn't know how to operate it
correctly, it looked terrible and many people who
saw it were upset.
then again I have also seen it with the worst
looking gorilla suit and horrible looking sets,
but with great actors that could scare'em every
time. John Robinson Sideshow World
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