Ovette Master Move
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The Ovette Master Move is a card sleight developed by (or attributed to) Joseph Ovette around 1927 to secretly place a chosen card on the bottom of the deck. It later reinvented as Kelly Bottom Placement.
- Tarbell Course in Magic, Vol. 3 (1943), page 184, Frank Kelly's Bottom Placement.
- Dai Vernon’s Handling of the move is described in Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic (1967) on page 107. In the same book, the original is described well with illustrations in conjunction with Francis Haxton’s Last Word Four Aces on page 143.
- Lewis Ganson's Routined Manipulation Finale (1954)
- The "get-ready" for the Kelly Bottom Placement uses a "get-ready" that is similar that used in the "Tip-over Change" (see page 86 in Expert Card Technique by Hugard & Braue - 1940).
- Daryl's Video: Encyclopedia of Card Sleights, Vol. 4 (1997)
- The move is shown by Johnny Thompson on the video The Commercial Classics of Magic, Vol. 4 (1999) in conjunction with the Malini Card Stab.
- Allan Ackerman’s version is taught on his A-1 Video Tape: Every Move a Move (1993).
- Racherbaumer's book Card Finesse (1982) has a no clutching or odd-looking right hand grip version called No-Clutch Bottom Placement.
- Ron Bauer discussed his handling of the move in Genii 1982 December, Vol. 46, No. 12. (Santa on the cover.) It was in Charlie Miller's Magicana Column.
- Eric Mason shares his thoughts on this move in his book, Stuff (1983).
- Paul Harris describes a variation of the move in Art of Astonishment (1996) within an effect called Face-Lift by Allan Ackerman.
- Gene Maze has a variation of the move in Apocalypse, Vol. 20, No. 12 December 1997, on page 2878. (The Final Issue!)
- In MAGIC, Vol. 9, No. 3, november 2000, page 87, there's a palm based on the Kelly Move, called the Kelly Kop by Seth Kramer.