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Vol. 2—Loaded with audience-tested tricks, routines, patter, ideas, suggestions. Includes three completely routined shows, all from professional, working magicians: The Mickey Mouse Magic Shop (Bob Lotz), The Railroad Trip (Capt. Louis Bertol), The Magic Laundry (Bruce Posgate). Plus material by Johnny Girodmaine, Tommy Windsor, Joe Palen, a section on Patter for kids, etc. Illustrated.

Detailed Contents List:

About Volume I Kid Stuff
5 The Magic Laundry (Bruce Posgate): mis-haps and magic while cleaning a cloth
12 The Magic Journey (Louis N. Bertol): The "Bad Humour Man"; using a character for a children's show, with suggestions for effects such as the egg bag, Run Rabbit Run, and more.
20 Choo Choo Train (Don Alan): basic plans for a magic table that looks like a train
22 A Kid for Kid Shows?: Should a child do kids shows?
23 Mickey Mouse's Magic Shop (Bob Lotz): Club Act revolving around Disney's Mickey Mouse
25 - The Suitcase: the table described
31 - The Firecracker: part one of the act
34 - Soft Soap: part two
37 - The Miser's Dream (Frakson): part three
40 - Half Dollar and Banana (Percy Abbott): part four
44 - The Magic Cake (Abbott & Lotz): part five
48 - The Sun and Moon Trick: part six
52 - Packing the Suitcase: making it all fit
54 The Magic Easter Eggs (Clem Wilton Clements, Jane and Shirley Ann): silks to eggs
55 The Chinese Sticks (Joe Palen): a climax for the effect, with patter
57 The Magic Slates (Joe Palen): and working with children
58 Kid Show Ideas (Tommy Windsor): a Chapeaugraphy Act
60 The Secret of Entertaining Children with Magic (Mark Wilson): essay
62 About Mark Wilson: biography
63 The Perfect Finish (Don Alan): using Abbott's "The Stack of Bowls"
64 Bang (Walter Essman): making a paper snapper
65 The Gift (John Giordmaine): multiple objects (and a live rabbit) from a hat
66 The Not So Bright Flashlight (Giordmaine): gag
68 The Hand on the Foot (Giordmaine): another gag
68 Production of Santa Claus Himself (Don Alan): a stage illusion
71 Tips: from Ray Colby, Dr. Robert W. Hubert, Jimmy Lake
72 Crandall on Kids: as only the Senator can say
73 Kid Patter (Frances Ireland Marshall): patter ideas for 
73 - Sketch a Flower
73 - The Parasol Trick
74 - Mental Pictoria
76 - The Color Change Shoe Lace
77 - The Linking Ropes
79 - The Dove Pan
80 - The Stiff Rope
81 - The Milk Pitcher
82 - Monkey Bar
83 - A Note on All Sucker Tricks
84 - The Stop Lite Cards
85 - The Chinese Bottle and Rope
86 - The Repeat Bill Trick
89 - The Candy Factory
89 - The Balloons
90 First Step: how to start in Children's shows
91 The Fine Art of the Kid Show: essay
95 Our Contributors: thanks and credits
96 Index


96 pages, soft covers, comb binding, size 5 1/2" by 8 1/2".


Frances Ireland Marshall (1910-2002) was an icon among all kinds of magicians—performers, dealers, creators, writers, etc.—for decades. Her Kid Stuff series is considered by many experts to be essential reading for anyone interested in performing magic for children. These booklets contain full scripts, new routines, and advice for both show and business.



Kid Stuff Volume 2 - book

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