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The Origins of Wonder

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The Master Move

Joseph Ovette advertised his “The Master Move” in his Treasure Magic catalogue in 1927, p. 10. It later appeared as “Frank Kelly's Bottom Placement” in Harlan Tarbell's Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3, 1943, p. 1983, without credit to Ovette; an apparent case of independent invention.

For more history on the move, see Stewart James In Print: The First Fifty Years, 1989, p. 395.