All the Right Moves at Assembly #31

Indianapolis, Indiana



The theme for our March 1 meeting was â??All the Right Movesâ??â??different presentations or different moves used to perform the same trick.  As a bonus, a second theme was â??Off the Shelf--that Magic Book I Just Readâ??. It turned out to be a fascinating evening with great tricks performed, educational discussions about â??movesâ??, and interesting presentations regarding magic books.


Barry Rice, with his entertaining stage presence, performed Jay Sankeyâ??s â??I Have a Hunchâ??.  He also performed a Simon Lovell effect from Million Dollar Miracles.  Jim Croop stumped us all with Paul Hallisâ?? â??One for Roviâ??. Jay Newby shared with us his original cups and balls set along with his routine from his youth (a long time ago, by the way).  Jay also performed a mind control mystery and a surprising color changing CDâ??s routine. Don Miller shared his Mikame Ball Con and, at his request, received good input from the group regarding presentation ideas.  Dee Saul shared his â??contrarianâ?? version of two different card manipulationsâ??the glide and the three card push off.


As is his custom, Taylor Martin provided fascinating historical snippets, this time sharing with us Breslewâ??s Last Legacy published in 1811.  Along with the book Taylor produced a deck of cards from the fifteen hundreds and proceeded to change four aces into four knaves.  He then discussed, and demonstrated, the props from the Discoverie of Witchcraft set.  Before he finished we all knew the original meanings of hocus pocus and abracadabra!


Two other â??off the shelfâ?? presentations were shared by Don Miller and Phil Dubbs.  Don had a prepublication copy of Campfire Magic by Mac King.  Phil passed around his copy of Magic for Everyone by Heseward Currington, copyright 1920.


To top off the evening, at least for Don Miller, this monthâ??s door prize, a Real Magic DVD, was won by Don Miller!






Submitted by: Dale Benson, Secretary

March 2010


Harry E. Riser Assembly No. 31, usually meets the first Monday of the month at 7 pm at the Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 N. Audubon Road,  Indianapolis.