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Excerpt from the Preface:
This Handbook is unique in its way. It endeavours to explain the work of the amateur stage carpenter and scene-painter; it gives instruction on producing various stage noises and effects, has a well-illustrated chapter on the art of theatrical make-up, and, in addition, reveals the secret of black art or Oriental magic. It is also a detailed guide to the making and manipulation of manikins or marionettes, and shows how to build and manage a living marionette theatre and how to make ventriloquial dolls. Novelty entertainments, such as rag pictures, etc., and paper manipulations are the subjects of special chapters; and the final feature is one for which many demands have been made—full instruction on the making and working of a Punch-and-Judy Show.
It is hoped that both the amateur and professional entertainer will find in the pages of this book much solid information of a thoroughly helpful nature.
This book has one of the most detailed build instructions for the Legless Lady Illusion I have seen in books of this generation.
1st edition 1923, 152 pages; PDF 94 pages.word count: 30356 which is equivalent to 121 standard pages of text