Cassell and Co.: Stage Illusions and Entertainments
©1923 1st Ed; Cassell and Co. Ltd., London/New York
Softcover, 155 pages
Stage Illusions and
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Comments: A "Work" Handbook. Editor: Bernard E. Jones. From the Preface, "A very large part of this book is from the pen of Prof. Levani." Part of the Robbins Stage Magic and Conjuring Collection. Robert Robbins (1926-1964) performed under the stage name Robert Merlini.


1 Amateur Stage Building
11 General Stage Carpentry
23 Scene Painting
34 Stage Noises and Effects
42 Making-Up
56 Black Art or Oriental Magic
74 Making and Manipulating a Manikin Theatre
93 A Living Marionette Theatre
106 How to Make Ventriloquial Dolls
110 The Legless Lady Illusion
116 Pictures - Smoke, Rag, Sand, etc.
136 Paper Manipulation
144 Making and Working a Punch and Judy Show
152 Index