Crazy Stunts for Comedy Occasions by Harlan Tarbell

(c. 1929) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: There is a constant demand for comedy in the entertainment field, and stunts of a humorous nature are readily welcomed. Many of the hokum stunts in this collection have been handed down for years from one generation to another, or have been transmitted by hearsay or through contact with the state. Very little has been written about them, possibly for the reason that the actors of all generations have usually preferred to keep their stunts as much of a secret as possible from other actors in order to prevent encroachment and imitation. 102 page, fully illustrated by the author, many in blackface. 7″ x 5″ x 1/2″, hardcover
Contents:

9 Introduction 
11 Eating the Goldfish 
13 A Powerful Blow 
16 Buttoning Up the Vest
21 The Human Fire Department
21 The Missing Finger
23 An Up-to-Date Shell Game 
27 One Among the Many
31 At Both Ends of a Rope
33 A Unique Plank Carrier
33 The Bologna Phone 
35 The Onion Detector
37 Hl-Ki, the Wonder Horse 
39 Safety First
41 Mind Reading de Luxe
47 The Lie Detector 
53 Keep Back the Squirrels
55 A Comedy Chalk Talk
61 A Proved Salary 
67 The Chameleon Socks
73 The Busy Waiter 
75 Such Is Life
80 The Chinese Paddles
85 The Traveling Coins 
91 A Hypnotic Vanishing 
95 An Unexpected Vanishing
96 A Comedy Levitation

  • Publisher: T.S. Dennison
  • Pages: 102
  • Location: Minneapolis, USA
  • Dimensions: 5″x7″
  • Date: 1929
  • Binding: hardbound

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