How To Be A Magic Clown Series by Ernie Kerns, Fred Olsen, and G. Elmar Jones - Book
Magic clowning is a fine side line for the magician, especially a kids performer. This series can help put you in that business, increase your income, and ensure you a lot of fun.
Vol. 1—Ernie Kerns is both a magician and clown, and in this book he has covered every question about becoming a clown—whether you do it for fun or for profit.
Contents include: Make up, the 'come in,' two man gags, circuses and parades, clown names, wardrobe, short bits, gags, costume gags, working for children etc. It contains many photographs of working clowns so you can see how the pros make up and dress. A 44 page book, printed, illustrated.
Vol. 2—The first volume of this book put many a magician into the clowning business-for fun and profit.
Now here's a great big Volume 2-actually three books in one, each written by a pro in the fascinating field of clowning.
Part One: Clowning for Fun and Profit by Ernie Kerns. Covers information on the physical aspect of a magic clown, plus many wardrobe ideas, special props, vehicles, gags and routines. Also an important section on where to look for work, how to be a pro, booking schools, etc.
Part Two: Go To Town as a Magic Clown by Fred Olsen
Another professional magic clown sets forth his ideas on promotional clowning, clown magic, working with kids, walkarounds, juggling, and bookings.
Part Three: Working Clowns Handbook by G. Elmar Jones
A third professional magic clown covers still further ideas about where to find work, how to handle it, suggested gags for walk arounds, costuming, Santa Claus work, make up, and other things the magic clown has to know.
The book is illustrated with full page photographs of clowns of all kinds - seventeen different kinds of make-up and costume are displayed for your full education in this line. On the subject of make up, face charts showing how it is done are included, and you get three different sets of professional opinion on how best to do it.
Be ready for next season with a brand new act-be a magic clown.
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