Kid Stuff Volume 2
Marshall, Frances Ireland
Magic Inc. (1988)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  eng
Marshall, Frances Ireland: Kid Stuff Volume Two
©1959 Magic, Inc., Chicago
©1988 Magic, Inc., Chicago
Paper, comb-bound, 5.5x8.5", 96 pages

Comments: Illustrations by Neil Foster. The 2nd 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.


3 About Volume I Kid Stuff: about the previous volume
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
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