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Catalog No. 439: Burlesque Paraphernalia and Side Degree Specialties and Costumes by Gary Groth Online



Catalog No. 439: Burlesque Paraphernalia and Side Degree Specialties and Costumes

Catalog No. 439: Burlesque Paraphernalia and Side Degree Specialties and Costumes

  • Title: Catalog No. 439: Burlesque Paraphernalia and Side Degree Specialties and Costumes
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  • ISBN : 9781606993675
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


Do you wish to separate the jolly good fellows from the dour sour pusses from those who seek to ASCEND TO THEIR SIDE DEGREES but you suffer from lack of imagination when it comes to constructing elaborate hazing rituals and DEVICES Does fake vomit, joy buzzers and a party pack of fake moustaches only produce yawns, rather than giggles, among your once merry members Well, Do you wish to separate the jolly good fellows from the dour sour pusses from those who seek to ASCEND TO THEIR SIDE DEGREES but you suffer from lack of imagination when it comes to constructing elaborate hazing rituals and DEVICES Does fake vomit, joy buzzers and a party pack of fake moustaches only produce yawns, rather than giggles, among your once merry members Well, look no further than Catalog no 439 Burlesque and Side degree Specialties Paraphernalia and Costumes, in which the manufacturers De Moulin Bros Co from Greenville, Ill feature the finest electro dropo benches, goat shaped tricycles, electric branding irons and much much Not only does this 1930 catalog, reproduced with marvelous 21st century machinery, provide tightly rendered pen and ink period illustrations and detailed product descriptions, it also has helpful how tos and scripts to aid in the pulling of these pranks on initiates WARNING Fantagraphics Books is in no way responsible for any resultant maiming, crippling, immolation, or disfigurement resulting from the construction and or use of devices pictured in this catalogue At least, we don t think so Today, DeMoulin Bros Co is one of the largest suppliers of costumes for marching bands in the united States But in 1930 the company produced an amazing array of props and devices created specifically to be used in minor hazing of candidates in the side degrees of various fraternal organizations The great 1930 DeMoulin Bros Company Fraternal Supply Catalog No 439 is truly a holy grail for the prankster, arm chair sadist and those interested in the some of the zanier historic arcana lurking behind that neighborhood odd fellows lodge.This is the ultimate desert island book for pranksters looking for something edgy and new to dream about, Rube Goldberg like devices created to instill terror and bemused respect, before the candidate ascends to receive a sublime form of illumination All in good fun, it is or was the American way


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Catalog No. 439: Burlesque Paraphernalia and Side Degree Specialties and Costumes Reviews (8)

  • Super weird ingeniousness from a golden age of non liability. [..]

  • I wrote the intro and had a lot to do with this book. [..]

  • This is a remarkable publication, reproducing a scarce catalogue of supplies for side degrees of fraternal organizations in the early 20th century, along with really useful contextualizing essays by Charles Schneider and William D Moore A 28 page appendix gives scripts and ways to use the devices in [..]

  • This is such an amazing book Have a gander at what a select segment of American society got to experience during the first part of the last century Burlesque Paraphernalia not only covers the history of the DeMoulin Brothers and their very specific marketing focus, but also contains catalog 439, ful [..]

  • With an introduction by David Copperfield, and participation by noted magicians and collectors like Mike Caveney and John Carney, this fascinating catalog of equipment that was used to initiate folks into fraternal organizations is must reading for magicians And jokesters Great fun was had, and the [..]

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