File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 314


Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 07:15:03 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Talcum powder


What about a nice big fat cigar? You don't have to inhale to get a  
lot of smoke and if you get a good one the aroma will be very nice.
Linda

On Sep 24, 2009, at 7:06 AM, Ray DaSilva wrote:

> Joe, 'poix' which Mathieu describes is resin. Traditional companies  
> still
> use it. The spores you are thinking of are lycopodium - quite  
> different.
> Harry Tozer described the resin method used by the Catalan puppets  
> which was
> published with a diagram in Paul McPharlin's Yearbook 1934 and later
> reproduced in my book 'The Marionettes of Barcelona'.
> Best wishes
> Ray
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: puptcrit-bounces-AT-puptcrit.org [mailto:puptcrit- 
> bounces-AT-puptcrit.org]
> On Behalf Of Joe Dunfee
> Sent: 24 September 2009 11:30
> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Talcum powder
>
> Mathieu wrote:
>> I wrote an article about it on Puptcrit a few years ago (2006),  
>> about how
> an
>> Italian glove puppet company uses a traditional and wonderful  
>> method for
>> spectacular puffs of smoke.
>
> I think what you are referring to is a type of mushroom spore that is
> available in powder form and is blown over the flame.  I have read
> that powdered coffee creamer is a good substitute.
>
>
> Joe Dunfee  joe-AT-dunfee.com
> Gordonville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
>
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