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Dorny's Comedy Blackouts
AuthorWerner Dornfeld
PublisherThe Ireland Magic Co.
Publication Date1962

Dorny's Comedy Blackouts

, by Werner Dornfield

©1962 Ireland Magic Company, Chicago, IL Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 64 pages

From the introduction, "This is a collection of various comedy "Blackouts" for the use of magicians and others who wish to add variety and spice to their acts, programs or shows. Timing is an important factor in a blackout, so even tho they may be short, they should be well rehearsed. As the last word is said, the stage is plunged in darkness for an instant, then the next person or act comes on. If darkness cannot be obtained, then curtains are quickly drawn closed, or curtain dropped in front of performers to denote the end of the skit."


3 Introduction
4 Photo: B&W Photo Of Dorny
5 Wants To Get On Show (Two Men)
5 Never Ending Rope Stunt (One Man)
5 Dressing Room On Fire (Two Men)
6 Kissing The Girl (Man And Girl)
6 Why Dance? (Man And Girl)
7 Presenting The Flower (Man And Girl)
7 "Diogenes" Bit (One Man)
7 Always A Bridesmaid (One Girl)
7 Goat Without A Nose (Two Men)
8 The Wrong House (One Man)
9 Drinking Zombies (Three Men)
9 Shoot To Kill Bit (Six Or More People)
10 Railroad Tracks (Two Men)
10 Suitcase Bit (Two Men)
11 Prison Bit (Two Man Crossover)
11 The Spiritualist (Two Men And One Woman)
12 The Quartette (Four Men)
14 Price Of Honor (One Man And One Girl)
15 Mother Sketch (Two Men, One Girl)
15 The Mind Reader (Three Men)
17 The Soldier's Bride (Two Men And A Girl)
17 Who Is He? (Two Men)
18 The Butler (Three Men And A Girl)
18 Funnel In Pants (Three Men)
19 Nut House Bit (Two Men)
21 The Wrong Phone Number (Man And Girl)
21 The Crying Widow (Man And Girl)
22 Beer In The Hat (Two Men)
23 Hospital Bit (Girl And Three Men)
24 Cat And Canary (Two Men)
24 Palm Reading (Two Men)
25 Big C (Two Men)
25 Fire Bowl (Two Men)
26 The Telegram (One Man)
26 Famous Flower Trick (One Man)
27 Dove Pan Trick (One Man)
27 Vanishing Bird Cage (Six Or Seven Men)
27 Don't Trust Him (Two Men)
27 Twenty Card Trick (Two Men)
28 Sucker Card Trick (One Man)
28 Find The Card (Two Men)
28 Tear It Up (Two Men)
29 Repeat Handkerchief Trick (Two Men)
29 "Go!" (One Man)
30 Finish For Mental Act (Two Men)
30 Depression Bit (Man And Girl)
31 Escapo Bit (Two Men)
32 Levitation Bit (Two Men)
34 Cop And Robber (Two Men)
35 Chinese Ambassador (Two Men)
35 Not Now (Two Men)
37 Umbrella Flower Bit (One Man)
38 Mentalist Quickie (One Man) 38 Live Dog Bit (Two Men And A Dog)
39 Build Me Up (Three Men)
40 The Photographer (Two Men)
41 Banquet Award (Two Men)
41 World's Greatest (One Man)
41 Red Cross Girl (Man And Girl)
42 Carnival Stunts
43 Deaf Grandpa (Two Men)
43 Going Fishing (Two Men)
44 Lunch Box (Two Men)
44 Coffee Gag (Two Men)
44 Fire Extinguisher (Two Men)
45 The Prisoners (Two Men)
45 Abbott's Cabinet (Magician And Assistants)
46 Comedy Levitation (Three Men)
47 Behind The Curtain (Two Men)
47 The Autograph Hunter (Two Men)
48 Hard Up Ventriloquist (Two Men)
49 Vacuum Cleaner (Man And Girl)
49 Hypnotic Power (Two Men)
50 Only A One (One Man)
50 If She Could Only Sing I (Two Men And Girl)
50 Toast Gag (One Man And Girl)
50 Ladder Walk Across (Two Men)
51 Shot Gun (One Man)
51 Lost Baby (Man And Girl)
51 The Drug Store (Three Men)
52 Poker Game (Man And Girl)
53 Baby Crib (Man And Girl)
54 Gatti Was Right! (Man And Girl)
54 A Different Magic Act (Two Men)
55 Magic Act Stunts
56 Bits To End Acts
57 Invisible Pass (Four People)
57 I Don't Even Know The Guy (Two Men)
58 Cut In Gag (Girl And Two Men)
58 Too Good To Live (Girl And Two Men)
58 Didn't Sign His Name (Two Men)
59 Cut To Ace Of Spades (Two Men)
59 The Painters, Crossover (Three Men)
60 Room And Board Crossover (Two Men)
60 Houdini Picture (One Man)
60 Carrying Ladder Crossover (Two Men)
61 Cut Necktie Stunt (Seven Men Or More)
61 Handcuffs (One Man)
61 Taking Case To Court (Two Man Crossover)
62 Umbrellas (Two Man Crossover)

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