Kid Stuff Volume 1
Marshall, Frances Ireland
Magic Inc. (1988)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  eng
Marshall, Frances Ireland: Kid Stuff
©1954 (1st Edition) Magic Inc.
©1988 Magic Inc.Paper,
96 pages

Comments: The first in a six volume set of magic for Children's shows. These volumes provide a wide variety of effects for children's shows. Most of the effects are of the interactive-platform variety where you bring a child (or two or three) up on stage. While you may not use all of the effects just as listed, you are sure to find lots of good ideas for your kid-show magic. Note that Frances Ireland became Frances Ireland Marshall since this book was first printed!

Contents: (numbers are not page numbers)

3 Kid Stuff: Introduction:
4 The Puppet Rabbit Routine: a full routine for younger children incorporating a rabbit puppet and cards
9 The Laurie Ireland Routine With the Egg and Bag Trick: an egg bag presentation
11 Comedy Wand, Handkerchief, and Fan Routine (George Troseth)
13 The Foxwell Paper Race (Philip Foxwell): Afghan bands presentation
15 A Mental Trick for Kids: using a Jo-Ann Duck, alphabet cards, animal forcing cards, and a photo-frame gimmick
20 Prelude to Any Rope Trick: comedy introduction
21 The Stomach Ache Tube: for very young children, using a vanishing candle
23 Birthday Child Sequence: using a Paper Hat Trick, drawer box with snake, and bouquet
25 Ideas for Kid Shows: ideas for noise control
26 Spellbound (Eddie Clever, Franz Christensen): Animal card spelling
28 Dressing the Doll (Eddie Clever): picture frame routine
29 Eddie Clever's Version of the Sun and Moon: with handkerchiefs
39 Clown Alley: essay on clowing and ideas such as:
42 - Hot Dogs
43 - No Bottom
43 - Dead Ducks
43 - Funnel Fun
44 - Only Fingers
44 - For You
44 - Eggs
45 - Light It
46 - The New Supporter
46 - Yoo Hoo
46 - Small Car
46 - Alligator
46 - Flying Button
47 - Drop the Clothespin
47 - One Too Many: finger, not drink!@
48 - The Missing Finger
48 - Morning Paper
48 - The Mobile Rug
49 - Long Tongue
49 - The Thread
50 - Noises
50 - Birthday Cake
51 - Gum Drops
51 - How to Make a Clapboard
52 - Balloons
52 - Comedy in Costume
53 - Slapstick
53 - The Spirit
55 Magic and Safety: : essay on Magic and Safety Shows for Kids, using material from the National Safety Council
57 Lee Allen Estes: ideas from Lee's safety shows
58 Herb Young: ideas for The Fir Tree, Anti-Gravico, Hindu Water Lota, Windsor Dye Box and more
61 Watch Your Step (Herb Young): poem and routine for Abbott trick
63 Humpty Dumpty Trick: another use for an Abbott trick
63 Green Cross of Safety (Chuck Hanson): paper strip routine
65 Jack Francis: ideas
65 Fire Prevention: ideas
65 Harry Jordan: fire safety ideas
66 James W. Just: more school fire show ideas
69 Approaches to the Kid Show: ideas from Buck Barry, Gerrie Larsen, Dr. Abe Hurwitz, Shari-Lewis, and more
73 The Lecture on How to Play Kid Shows: essay of good advice
82 Shopping for Kid Tricks: buying suitable effects with many examples
86 Magic and the Professions: Dr. Binderman's dentist tricks, Evangelist ideas, teachers
87 Jay Marshall's Bridge Table Punch & Judy: how to build it
89 Heartbreak Circuit: playing for hospitals and charities
Product Details
No. of Pages 96
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Q
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Marshall, Frances Ireland
Frances was the owner of the Chicago magic shop Ireland Magic Co., which she later named Magic Inc. She was, perhaps, the most influential woman in the male dominated field of magic. Her entire life was spent with magic, as a performer, writer and promoter. She was married to magic inventor L.L. Ireland until his death in 1954, and then married magician Jay Marshall. As Mrs. Ireland, she was the founder, in 1938, of Magigals, an association for female magicians (today called Women In Magic).For more than five years, Mrs. Marshall appeared every Sunday in the "Funny Paper Party," a program on WGN-TV featuring Chicago Tribune publisher Col. Robert McCormick.
Wrote: You Don't Have To Be Crazy (1946), With Frances In Magicland (1952), Kid Stuff (six volumes/1954-75), How to Sell by Magic (1958), The Sponge Book (1960), The Success Book (four volumes/1973-84), The Happy Birthday Business (1978), My First 50 Years (1981), Those Beautiful Dames (1984), Come Out Flying, the long running Around Chicago column in the Linking Ring Magazine and many other books, booklets, manuscripts and articles. If You're the M.C. (with Jay Marshall), Table Book by Frances and Jay Marshall