Kid Stuff Series by Frances Ireland Marshall - Book
NOTE: The dust jacket on the hardcover edition of VOL. 1 is shopworn.
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.
Vol. 1—Now in its fourth printing, this is the first volume of a great series. 96 pages of good, practical, tested material, with working routines, all bits of business, patter, handling, etc.
Contents include: Clown Alley, Magic and Safety Shows for Kids, National Safety Council material, Magic and Fire Prevention Shows, Approaches to the Kid Show, Glamourizing the Kid Show, Shopping for Kid Tricks, Punch & Judy, the Famous Lecture on Working for Kids, Heartbreak Circuit, and other helpful material for children's shows. Illustrated with photos and sketches.
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.
Vol. 3—Contains three complete routined shows from the repertoires of working magicians: Duck's Birthday Party, Children's Safety Show, Magic Castle, by Piet Forton. Also, Magic for Kids in Hospitals, Peter D'Arcy's routines, How to be a Clown, quick, cheap, and easy, Close Up Clown Gags, Alice in Magicland, a theme routined around a clever prop. Fifteen audience-tested TV skits involving clowns, many with magic. All have been televised. Plus much more. Jam packed with material which other performers are using now to make money-get in on it! All good, reliable, audience tested, and fun to see, fun to do. Illustrated.
Vol. 4—Bigger than any volume before it, with thirty-three tricks to make, or to revise from tricks you now own, for your kid show. A section of tricks and routines by Bruce Armstrong, the "Uncle Max" of Canadian television. Kid Party ideas by Maggie the Clown. Information on gifts and trinkets for the kids - the giveaways. Patter Presentations by Jane Jarrow. Guide to Blue and Gold Banquet Work, with a Cub Scout trick. The Santa Claus bit. Verbal gags for kids. Routines by Phil Foxwell, Phillip Wollmarth, Piet Forton. Sixty items in all, many illustrations. 128 pages.
Vol. 5—Kid Stuff Five is aimed at the school show magician, and was compiled with the help of many magicians now actually working in this field. The book contains almost 550 pages, with dozens of tricks, routines, ideas, etc. Perfect binding, attractive art cover, soft bound edition.
Vol. 6—The final volume of the Kid Stuff Series. An Excellent book full of ideas for performances for children!
Slipcase Collection—This set contains Kid Stuff Volume 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, along with a beautiful slipcase made to hold the set.
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