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Frances Marshall

Frances Marshall

(USA: 25th March 1910 - 26th May 2002)

Born Frances Marie Ahrens Vandevier. Learned magic in 1931 clerking at L.L. Ireland's magic shop in Chicago. Married Ireland in 1940. Widowed in Apr 1954, she married Jay Marshall three months later. Pro dealer (Magic, Inc.) in Chicago. 1973 AMA Literary Fellowship. SAM Hall of Fame. 1989 AMA Lifetime Achievement Fellowship. 1996 Christopher Lifetime Achievement Award

Edited Kid Stuff (6 vols, 1954-74), The Sponge Book (1960, 43pp), The Success Book (3 vols, 1973, with Jay Marshall), Dr. Harlan Tarbell (1956), Come Out Flying (1974, 52pp), etc. Wrote Chicago news columns in Linking Ring, New Tops, and Magic Manuscript (since 1989). Memoirs are You Don't Have to Be Crazy (1946, 202pp, writing as Frances Ireland), With Frances in Magicland (1952, 133pp), and My First Fifty Years (1981, 68pp).

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How To Sell By Magic by Frances MarshallThis manuscript was published as a guide and a handbook to the exciting field of industrial magic. This may be the blueprint for a brand new career for you. See what experienced performers in the past have done. You can make magic pay big dividends when it is used as: A crowd stopper in Trade Shows and Convention booths, in Super Markets, Grand Openings. To capture attention in sales and pep meetings, to put over the commercial in merchandising shows. To put color, life, excitement into any talk on any subject. To make any speaker "come alive". In commercials on TV. This ebook tells what to...
2018 / 4 / 23
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Wanna Bet? by Frances MarshallA lively and interesting, compelling collection of little known ideas, often referred to as "betchas". Bet you a drink you can't do so and so like pushing a quarter through a dime sized hole. You may know that one but there are dozens here that are fresh and different, and will get your spectators really involved with your challenges.

Great for bars, lunch table, offices, coffee break, parties, hospitality suites, young peoples affairs, etc. Although you introduce them as an impromptu stunt, you actually have a set program in mind for best results. These amusing little gags can make you the...

2018 / 4 / 16
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Ireland Magic Catalog No. 17 by Frances MarshallThe Ireland Magic Company was founded in 1926 by the late Laurie Lowell Ireland. The first retail advertisement appeared in The Sphinx and The Linking Ring for March 1929. The first trick was the clever Ireland Button Trick.

1st edition 1962, 224 pages.

2017 / 10 / 9
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Those Beautiful Dames by Frances MarshallAn ebook honoring those great women in magic, some from the past centuries. A world survey of "Those Beautiful Dames." Featuring among others Debbie Henning. Dan Waldron has a section on the Blackstone Saga, covering the magical life of Harry Senior, then the Blackstone, Jr. we know. Beautiful and talented women figured in both their lives, with Gay Blackstone a star in the Blackstone show. Marion Nicola writes of her show and life with the Great Nicola, Val Andrews covers many famous lady assistants. Carol Roy, Mrs. Electric releases the inside story of their adventures in odd parts of the...
2017 / 4 / 30
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The Merry Magical Christmas Book by Frances MarshallGet into the Christmas spirit. This ebook is entirely devoted to tricks and routines for Christmas. Presentations and ideas with tricks you may already own. Instructions for creating or making tricks in the holiday mood, nothing difficult. Pages of ideas to make extra money at Christmas with your magic and your showmanship. Get yourself a Christmas present now and put it to work for you.

  • SANTA CLAUS PASSE?
  • CHRISTMAS SEASON AND THE MAGICIAN
  • Suggestions for advertising
  • Selling the show at established locations
  • Advertising the Magic Show and/or Santa Claus
  • Creating a Santa Visit Center ...
2015 / 11 / 7
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Tricks with a Folding Coin by Frances MarshallThis is new, revised, and enlarged edition of an old favorite. Almost everybody owns a folding coin - and there are now excellent new ones on the market. Now everybody can learn what to do with the trick.
  • About The Coin
  • The Famous Coin In The Bottle
  • A Great Pocket Trick
  • Thru The Card
  • The Half Dollar In The Wand
  • Thru The Hand
  • Wrapped In A Dollar
  • Production
  • In A Cigar
  • Silk Threads
  • The Handkerchief Pedestal And Coin
  • Thru The Hat
  • Fake Back Palming
  • Thru The Cloth
  • Coin Trick With A Top Hat
  • In The Handkerchief
  • The Wand Shell
  • "Half A Dollar"
  • Thru The Knee
  • Ball Of Wool
  • Before We...
2015 / 9 / 5
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The Bunny Book For Magicians by Frances MarshallEverything you need to know about using rabbits in your act - lots of tips on care and maintenance, along with plenty of tricks and anecdotes. Plenty of pictures of bunnies and magicians. Interesting reading.

  • How The Rabbit Got Into Magic
  • Pets 'N Prestidigitation
  • The Top Hat - Square Circle - Ten Rabbit Production
  • Cherchez La Rabbit
  • Back Stage Rabbit Vanish
  • The Bunny Bit
  • How To Do The Most Popular Trick In The World
  • Irving's Bunny Cotton-Tail
  • Bunny In A Basket
  • Twin Chests, A Routine For Twin Rabbits
  • A Unique Live Stock Production
  • Carlton King's Rabbit Box
  • The Artist Draws A...
2015 / 2 / 15
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Let It Go To Your Head by Frances MarshallGet your wife, daughter, girl friend into the act! Here's a great comedy routine, very female, full of audience tested laughs, every bit of patter and business furnished - and any intelligent woman can learn to do it. Written pre-women's-lib era, but definitely a woman's routine for the felt chapeau. Owned by many magicians. If not, readily available. This material was used by Frances Marshall for most of her career. A big hit on women's club circuits, spring luncheons, P.T.A.'s, anywhere women congregate. Guaranteed laugh getter in female circles. Full explanation of all accessories used, all...
2014 / 5 / 26
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Magic Bookman by Frances MarshallIllustrated with nostalgic, rare photographs by Irving Desfor. Not to be read just once, but to keep as a reference ebook in your library.

  • Great Writers Discuss Books, by John Braun
  • Buy Lines, by Jimmy Findlay
  • Quest for Magic Books, by George Jenness
  • The Magician and Comedy, by Bob Orben
  • The Magical Bookie, by S. R. Patrick
  • Calculated Risk, by Dr. Edwin A. Dawes
  • Pleasures of Reviewing Books, by Sid Lorraine
  • Are Magic Books Worthwhile?, by John Mulholland
  • Books About Books, by Robert Lund
  • Magic Catalogues; Exciting Reading, by Dr. Grossman
  • Rarities, by Edgar Heyl
  • Thoughts on Lecture Notes, by Gary Bontjes ...
2014 / 1 / 5
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The Sponge Book by Frances MarshallContains twelve routines, plus a whole section by Al Goshman, King of the Sponge Balls. Featured is the famous Senator Crandall routine which Don Alan did for Ed Sullivan.

Other routines include: Ghost Balls, Three Ball Trick, Big and Little Balls, Silver and Sponges, Leaping Leprechauns, Passe Passe Sponges, Spicy Sponges, Crandall's Original Routine, Gen. Grant's Favorite, Surprise Finish for Rabbit Routine, Multi-ball, etc.

Tricks range from beginner's stuff to those for the expert. A little practice makes it possible for anyone to learn sponge tricks.

1st digital edition 2013, 47 pages....

2013 / 12 / 15
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