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Bullivant, Cecil Henry: Home Fun
©1910 Dodge Publishing Co., NY
Hardcover, 549 pages
Home Fun
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Comments: A huge compilation of games, tricks and puzzles. I do not recommend readers attempt the "fortune telling" and other occult subjects, however.

Contents:

11 Chapter I Amateur Theatricals
11 Stage Construction and Home-Made Scenery
12 The Drop Curtain
13 Home-Made Scenery
14 How to Make the "Flats"
17 Papering
18 Making a Portable Porch
19 A Portable Fireplace
21 A Back-Cloth

26 Chapter II Mysteries Of Make-Up
26 The Foundation
26 Lining
29 "Juvenile" Make-Up
31 "Middle-Age" Make-Up
31 "Old-Age" Make-Up
33 Beards and Mustaches
33 The Removal of Make-Up

34 Chapter III The Quick-Change Artist
34 How It's Done
35 An Inexpensive "Stock In Trade"
37 The Dresser

41 Chapter IV Character Impersonations
41 Talent v. Material Aids
43 Knowledge From Nature
46 Speaking Impersonations
47 Temperament
48 Character and Circumstance

50 Chapter V The Universal Hat
50 Marvels of Chapeaugraphy
51 Popular Characters

56 Chapter VI Minstrelsy
56 The Comical End-Men
57 Minstrels' "Make-Up"
58 From Failure to Success
59 Coon Songs
59 Songs and "Gags"
60 One-Act Dramas

62 Chapter VII Some Suggestions In Black
63 Introducing Jokes
65 Stump Speeches
66 Music for Minstrelsy

68 Chapter VIII Tableaux Wants
68 True-to-Life Representations
71 Staging
73 Penelope and Ulysses
74 Stage "Props"

76 Chapter IX Charades
76 An Old Favorite for Indoor Parties
77 An "Artificial Window"
78 "A Seaside Scene"
79 A Portable Tent
80 Outfit for Highwayman
81 A Policeman's Helmet
81 A Chinaman's Head Covering
82 Advertisement Charades
82 Baronetcy
84 Beanstalk

86 Chapter X The Possibilities Of The Musical Sketch
87 The "All in All"
88 An Artist - And a Gentleman
89 Music and Words

92 Chapter XI Vamping Simplified
92 An Accompanist in an Hour
93 Vamping Chords and Their Relative Changes

97 Chapter XII An Evening At The Phonograph
97 A Concert at Home
98 Humorous Songs
99 General Arrangements

101 Chapter XIII Musical Glasses
101 A Great Inventor's Hopes
102 Little Water = Low Note
102 Half Notes

105 Chapter XIV Hand-Bell Ringing
105 A Sweet-Lipped Friend
106 Bell Ringing Companies
108 Flourishing

111 Chapter XV The Art Of Drawing-Room Singing
111 Correct Breathing and Voice Production
112 Dainty Modern Songs
113 The Value of a Good Accompanist
115 Why Singers Often Fail

116 Chapter XVI Drawing-Room Recitals
116 The Keynote of Success
117 The Speaking Register
119 Appropriate Gesture

123 Chapter XVII The Art Of Whistling
123 Methods of a Famous Siffleur
124 Breathing and Tone
125 Suitable Solos

127 Chapter XVIII Bunkum Entertainments
127 The Cuckoo of Society
129 Sure of Success
130 Thought-Reading Extraordinary
131 Fake Ventriloquism
133 The Three Old Maids
135 Bunkum Lectures
137 The Sharp(?) Shooter
138 The Ghost

140 Chapter XIX Ventriloquism In A Month
140 A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Valentine Vox
141 All Born Ventriloquists
142 The Initial Stages
143 Breathing Exercises
143 Automation - Or Man?
144 Speaking With Still Lips
145 Two Kinds of Ventriloquism
146 The Old Woman's Voice
147 Ventriloquial Figures
149 Ventriloquial Figure Manipulation
151 Voice for "Little Boy"
151 The "Distant" Voices
153 "Level" Sounds
153 The "Floor" Voice
154 Ventriloquil Imitations
155 A Dog Fight
156 The Lion and the Cow
156 The Complete Entertainment

158 Chapter XX Conjuring For All
158 Magic Memorized
169 Ping Pong Balls and Handkerchiefs
161 The Dye-Works: color change handkerchief
163 The Dissolving Coin: in glass, to be found in orange
165 The Watch and Target: using a conjuring pistol

169 Chapter XXI Some Knotty Points
169 Secrets of Handkerchief Manipulation
169 The One Hand Knot
169 The Wrist Knot
170 The Double Bow
171 The Instantaneous Knot
172 A Flick Knot
172 The Disappearing Knot

174 Chapter XXII Black Stage Mysteries
174 A Wily Worker of Wonders
175 The Essential Assistant
179 The Floating Barrel
181 The Vanishing Man

183 Chapter XXIII Concerning Ghosts
183 Mirror Frauds
185 A Paris Illusion
186 The Sea Nymph

189 Chapter XXIV Some Stage Illusions
189 For Home Presentation
189 The Magic Cupboard
191 The Mandarin's Head
193 The Head of Mary Queen of Scots
194 When Three are a Crowd: a mirror illusion
194 The Floating Lady
195 Houdin's Mesmerism
197 The Indian Basket
199 the Disappearing Princess

201 Chapter XXV The Room Of Mystery
201 How to Make a Haunted House
208 A Deceitful Member

211 Chapter XXVI Mechanical Second-Sight
211 Approaching the Supernatural: using codes
217 Clothes and Materials

220 Chapter XXVII Papergraphy
220 How Excellent Entertainment May be Given With a Sheet of Paper

225 Chapter XXVIII Juggling
225 How to Master the Principles of the Art
225 The Vertical Fall
226 Inside and Outside falls
226 The Parallel Fall
227 Falls from Right to Left
227 The Horizontal Pass
228 The Double Vertical Fall
228 The Double Inside Fall
229 The Triple Pass
229 The Triple Over Pass
230 The Shower
230 The Triple Shower
231 The Double Over Fountain

233 Chapter XXIX Plate-Spinning And Waltzing
233 An Exciting Entertainment
235 Prepared Plates
236 Further Feats
236 Balancing
237 Plate Waltzing

240 Chapter XXX The Tight-Rope
240 Trick Balancing
241 The Balancing Pole
242 The Foreward Walk

244 Chapter XXXI Clog Dancing
244 A Novel Entertainment
245 The First Step
245 Single and Double Shuffles
247 Variations of Double Shuffle
248 The Slide

250 Chapter XXXII Shadow Shows
250 Hand Shadows
251 How to Make Pictures
253 Figure Shadows
255 The Disappering Man
256 Puppet Shadow Shows
259 Manipulating the Puppets
261 The Plumber

263 Chapter XXXIII Lightning Cartoons And " Fake" Sketching
263 A Novel Form of Drawing-Room Entertainment
266 Simultaneous Drawing
266 A Figured Face
268 Smoke Pictures
271 Shadow Drawings

272 Chapter XXXIV Frictional Fun
272 Amusing Electrical Experiments
276 Leyden Jars
276 Gold Leaf Electroscope
277 Electrophorus
278 Discharger

285 Chapter XXXV Some Electrical Effects
285 The Magic of Mystery
288 Experiment 1
288 Experiment 2
289 Experiment 3
289 Experiment 4
289 Experiment 5
289 Experiment 6
290 Experiment 7
293 Experiment 8
293 Experiment 9
293 Experiment 10
294 Experiment 11
294 Experiment 12

297 Chapter XXXVI Safe Scientific Experiments
297 Amusing Tricks with Simple Apparatus
297 Piercing a Coin With a Needle
298 A Match Trick
299 The Tricolor Glass
300 Changing Water Into Wine
301 The Eruption of Vesevius
302 A Peculiar Candlestick
303 Making a Paper Fish Swim
304 Floating Pins and Needles
305 Joined by Air
305 Glass Raising Extraordinary
306 A Novel Glass Emptier
308 A Striking Siphon Experiment
309 An Electric Fountain
310 The Bottle Cannon

312 Chapter XXXVII Safe Chemical Experiments
312 Twentieth-Century "Black Art"
312 Experiments with Chlorine

320 Chapter XXXVIII Odd Experiments
320 To While Away Winter Hours
323 Life Partners
325 A Light Experiment
325 The Pyrometer
326 The Broken Bottle
327 Compressed Air

329 Chapter XXXIX More Experiments
329 The Refractory Cork
330 The Flying Coin
331 A Cigarette Smoking Lamp-Glass
332 Water Swinging
333 A Novel Mirror
333 A Disappearing Coin
334 Electrified Paper
335 Electrified Balloons
335 Exploding Flour
336 The Apparently Impossible
337 Making Coal Gas
338 Experiments with Carbonic Acid Gas

341 Chapter XL Photo Pastimes
341 Camera Knights' Experiments
343 Experiment A A Fireside Photo
344 Experiments B Photo-Chemical
346 Experiment C Blue Print Paper
347 Experiment D To Show the Constituents of White Light
349 Experiment E One Person in Two Places - and Spiritualism
350 Spirit Photography
352 Novel Results

354 Chapter XLI How To Make And Work Marionettes
354 Constructing the Stage
356 A Movable Curtain
357 Interior Decoration
358 Home Made Figures
359 Working the Puppets
361 Working

363 Chapter XLII Living Marionettes
363 A Good "One Man" Show
365 Comical Effects

367 Chapter XLIII The Home Circus
367 A New Form of Entertainment
369 Other Decorations
372 How Is It Done?
374 The Indian Sack Trick
375 Trick Juggling

378 Chapter XLIV How To Make And Work A Peep-Show
378 An Old Form of Entertainment Revived

383 Chapter XLV The "Mechanical" Peep-Show
383 Secrets of Lightn

387 Chapter XLVI How To Make And Work A Punch And Judy Show
387 His Highness of the Hump
389 Packing Up the Show
390 The Puppets
392 Working the Figures
393 The Ghost

396 Chapter XLVII Dissolving Views
396 Without a Magic Lantern
398 Exhibiting

400 Chapter XLVIII Indoor Fireworks
400 Without the Use of Explosives
402 The Firework Boxers

405 Chapter XLIX How To Make A Telephone
405 For Use at Home
406 Making Mouthpieces

410 Chapter L Telegraphy At Home
410 A Galvanometer Adapted
413 Testing
414 Message Transmitting

416 Chapter LI Elementary Hypnotism
416 The Mysteries and Marvels of "Under-Sleep"
418 Weak-Willed Subjects Not Essential
420 Auto-Suggestion or Self-Hypnosis

426 Chapter LII The Powers And Mysteries Of Clairvoyance
426 Marvels of the "Sixth" Sense
427 Keys to Character
429 Crystal Gazing
430 Simple Manifestations Best
432 The Eternal Question

434 Chapter LIII Table-Turning
434 Fun for an Impromptu Party
435 The Presensce of an "Unbeliever"

437 Chapter LIV Palmistry
437 Secrets of the Past, Present and Future
440 The Phalanges
442 Signs and Wonders!
443 Guileless and Good

445 Chapter LV Phrenology
445 The Estate "Under the Hat"
449 Bald-Pated Friends
449 Phrenologist and Man!
450 The Humorous Side of Phrenology

452 Chapter LVI Telling Fortunes By- Cards, Dice, Dominoes, Etc
452 What the Future Has in Store: cards
455 A Throw of the Dice
456 Fortune-Telling By Dominoes
458 Figured Futurity
461 Divinations by Tarocs

465 Chapter LVII Graphology
465 Character from Handwriting
466 The Principle Letters
467 Misleading Signs

472 Chapter LVIII A Successful Children's Party
472 A Word to Grown-Ups
473 Tea Time

475 Chapter LIX Parlor Games
475 For Christmas Parties
475 The Clothes-Pin Game
476 Proverbs
476 The Game of Shadows
476 Gardeners
477 Tidings
478 The Lawyer
478 An Example
478 Cabbages
479 The Lover's Coming
479 Telegrams
480 The Fan Fight
481 Panama Canal
482 The Longest Line
482 Musical Buff
482 Magic Hieroglyphics
482 The Auction Game
483 The Whistle
484 The Blind Brothers
485 The Poets' Corner
486 Jack's Going Strong
486 Name Divinations
487 Wizard Photography
488 The Missing Ring
488 Apples and Nuts
489 Amiable Dog

490 Chapter LX Parlor Tricks And Puzzles
490 Trangrams
494 A Scissor Trick
494 Blowing Through a Bottle
495 A Safe Bet
495 Do Not Touch the Coin
496 Quis Separabit?
496 Stick No Bills
497 A Mighty Voice
497 A Genuine Match
498 The Dying Fish
498 New-Laid Eggs
499 A Will-Power Test
499 The Magic Repeater
500 The Obliging Banana
501 The Smoker's Fancy
501 The Mysterious Bands
502 Sold Again
502 Simple Subtraction
503 A Tricky String Puzzle
504 A Sure Eye
504 That is the Man
505 Needle-Threading Extraordinary
506 The Magician's Bite
507 A Trick In the Sunshine
508 Light a Cigarette Without Matches
508 Another String Trick
508 Try This!
509 A Steady Hand

510 Chapter LXI "How Would You-?"
510 Puzzles That Please
510 The Traveling Checker
510 Another Checker Puzzle
510 Joining the Rings
511 The Ten Rows
511 The Cabalistic Sign
511 The Dangerous Anarchists
512 Catching the Donkey
512 Like to Like
513 The Broken Chain
513 The Diamond Cross
513 THe Quarrelsome Railways
514 Another Railway Problem
514 The Miter
515 Solutions

519 Chapter LXII Some Optical Illusions
519 When Seeing Eyes are Blind
522 Hills That Don't Rise
523 The Stars Don't Twinkle
524 The Dwarf The Man and the Giant
525 Color Illusions

527 Chapter LXIII Ciphers And Cryptograms
527 Successful Systems of Secret Writing
529 Russian Nihilist Code
531 The Sphinx

533 Chapter LXIV Secret Signs
533 Friend From Foe
534 "Shakes" And "Passes"
536 Pass-Words
536 The "Patteran"
 
538 Chapter LXV Games And Amusements For The Blind
538 The Wonderful Sense of Touch
538 Cards
540 Checkers
540 Halma
541 Dominoes
542 Chess
543 Round Games

545 INDEX



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