There are a few specific tricks associated with stage magic all over the world. Pulling a rabbit out of a hat, for example or making a person float over the stage. Among those instantly recognized effects is sawing a woman in half.

The Magic Circle is going to be celebrating 100 years of magicians sawing women in two next Sunday, January 17 according to The Guardian, who also covers a bit of the history of PT Selbit’s most famous illusion (and the Simon Drake version they mention is the one running above).