Cinema: Fatal Magic

On the 20th Century-Fox lot in Hollywood one day last week half-a-dozen men were grouped in and about a queer-looking contraption—a sort of double-decked platform in the air, held together by invisible piano wires. The whole thing was hung by cables from enormous pulleys on the stage ceiling. The lower deck, besides having springs and pads like a huge mattress, was covered with a carpet. In fact, this super-gadget was a "magic carpet," reminiscent of the one Douglas Fairbanks rode 13 years ago in the Thief of Bagdad. Eddie Cantor had used...

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