Hereward Carrington: Side-Show Tricks Explained
Carrington, Hereward: Side-Show Tricks Explained
©1928 Haldeman-Julius Company, KS
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 3.5x5", 32 pages
Hereward Carrington: Side Show Tricks Explained
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Comments: Little Blue Book No. 1279, edited by E. Haldeman-Julius. Articles on Sword Swallowing, Fire Eating, Feats of Strength, Juggling Secrets, etc., with brief explanations of how they may be done.

Contents (from book):

3 Introductory
3 Side-Show Freaks: Wild Men of Borneo, Gumbo, Tattooed Man, etc.
7 Sword Swallowing
9 Dancing on Broken Glass
9 The Ladder of Swords
11 The Human Pin Cushion
13 Fire Eating
14 The Living Gas Jet
15 Drinking Molten Lead
15 Drinking Burning Oil
17 Biting Red Hot Iron
19 Fire Fighting Mouth Washes: preparing the mouth
21 Miscellaneous Tricks: hair standing up, three legged lady, headless woman
23 Feats of Strength
25 - Man Holds Chair and is Easily Moved
25 - Strong Man Can't Move Operator with Billiard Cue
25 - Spectator Can't Slide Billiard Cue Held by Woman
26 - Performer Controls Being Lifted by Elbows
27 - Performer lifts Billiard Cue Sat Upon
28 - Performer Can't Be Pushed to the Wall
28 Juggling Tricks: various tricks used to perform impossible juggling feats
32 A Word in Conclusion