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Wesley James

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The 3 Greatest Ace Assemblies

 

Almost every Close-Up Magician and with near certainty every magician that uses cards in their performances includes Assemblies. Some are good, some fall short of what we desire, but few have considered which of the wide variety of Assemblies are the greatest. Such an assessment must, perforce, be subjective to some degree. Drawing from broad and extensive experience performing for real-world lay audiences, objective criteria can be applied and Wesley James, based on more than fifty years of first-hand performance experience, has done so. In this monograph he has distilled the subject to the 3 Greatest Assemblies available from the vast array extant. They are not the only great Assemblies, but, based on objective criteria, the 3 Greatest Assemblies.

 

If you invest the time and effort required to master these routines, no other Assemblies will be needed. That doesn’t mean you won’t have a favorite that plays well for you or that you should give up performing all other Assemblies, but you could. After learning and performing these routines, you may want too; yes, they’re that great.

 

This could be the ONLY text on Assemblies you need to own. It should be the ONE text on Assemblies you want to own. You may not recognize the titles, even if you’re familiar with the available literature, because they build on the literature. You will, however, recognize the plots.

 

              MarJam’s Aces                         L.S.D. Aces                     No Palm Aces

 

“MarJam’s Aces” is based on Ed Marlo’s most powerful Assembly, which improved upon the now classic “MacDonald’s Aces.” “L.S.D. Aces” is Wesley’s personal contribution to the Assembly plot, solving one of the weaknesses in the plot by integrating an O. Henry ending. “No Palm Aces” moves the well-explored “Invisible Palm Aces” plot that grew out of Marlo’s “Real Gone Aces,” Jennings’ “Open Travelers,” and Cervon’s “Aerodynamic Aces” into the 21st Century. It is unquestionably the most arrestingly visual Assembly yet developed for the working performer.

 

All these routines, and all the techniques they employ, are described in the exacting detail characteristic of Wesley’s writing. They are presented in more than 40 densely packed illustrated pages and are now offered for the first time, in one publication, at the exceptionally modest price of $30 USD. Get your ebook today, before the price goes up. 

Table of Content

 

Introduction

 

Table of Contents

 

MarJam’s Aces

            Simple Layout

            Standard Layout

            Super Layout

            Vanish Sequences

                        Vanish 1

                        Vanish 2

                        Vanish 3

                        Vanish 4

                                    Asher Reverse

            Revelation of the Aces

                        The Carry Count

Bonus Borrowed Deck MarJam Aces

 

L.S.D. Aces – The Aces Take a Trip

            Spread Cut Aces

            L.S.D. Aces

 

No Palm Aces

            T-Ace-Test

                        The First Ace

             Wide Open Travelers

            Jack Palmer

                        The Last Ace

            On Ace Appearances

                        Bertram/James Spread Revelation

            Tabled No Palm Aces

                        Partial Overlap Add-on

 

FINAL NOTE Ace Assemblies-1.jpg 


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magicfish

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I just love it when somebody else tells me what the greatest is on a subjective topic.  Saves me so much time rather than find what works best for me.

Mr. James has put together a book and offered it for sale. It is called the Three Greatest Ace Assemblies. We don't necessarily have to agree, but there they are for us to buy and learn if we wish. I've long been a fan of LSD Aces which I believe I learned from Richard's Almanac.
Anyway I think there are DVDs entitled World's Greatest Magic, which it may or may not be.
If James feels these three are the greatest, I think that's ok and I'm interested to know why.
Im glad that he has offered this work to the card trick world.
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Wesley James

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Originally Posted by magicfish

Mr. James has put together a book and offered it for sale. It is called the Three Greatest Ace Assemblies. We don't necessarily have to agree, but there they are for us to buy and learn if we wish. I've long been a fan of LSD Aces which I believe I learned from Richard's Almanac.
Anyway I think there are DVDs entitled World's Greatest Magic, which it may or may not be.
If James feels these three are the greatest, I think that's ok and I'm interested to know why.
Im glad that he has offered this work to the card trick world.


magicfish,
   If you learned LSD Aces, you either learned it from Epilogue or my Stop Fooling Us! lecture notes. To the best of my awareness, it never appeared in Richard's Almanac. That said, titling a book "The 3 Greatest Ace Assemblies" is, perhaps, hyperbolic, but I genuinely believe, based on my experience in performing the three routines, that they are the 3 Greatest. That doesn't mean they are the only "Great" Ace Assemblies or that they can't be superseded by creations that have not yet been developed or have not yet become available. I am confident, however, that if you learn to perform the three routines I share in the book, you'll have routines that can, have and will allow you to entertain any audience you might encounter.

In any case, I thank you for your vote of confidence and I hope you'll have the opportunity to learn and perform all three routines for your audiences.

        Wesley James
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Dear Mr. James,

Referring to:

“If you learned LSD Aces, you either learned it from Epilogue or my Stop Fooling Us! lecture notes.”

my question is, have the other assemblies, Marjam’s Aces & No Palm Aces, also already been published elsewhere?


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Wesley James

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Dear Mr. James,

Referring to:

“If you learned LSD Aces, you either learned it from Epilogue or my Stop Fooling Us! lecture notes.”

my question is, have the other assemblies, Marjam’s Aces & No Palm Aces, also already been published elsewhere?



"MarJam Aces" has never been released in any form, though elements are related to material previously published by Ed Marlo and Bob Kohler. While the components of "No Palm Aces" have appeared in some of my previous writings, the routine, as I perform it, has never been released, though a number of magicians have seen me perform the routine live.

    Wesley James
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magicfish,
   If you learned LSD Aces, you either learned it from Epilogue or my Stop Fooling Us! lecture notes. To the best of my awareness, it never appeared in Richard's Almanac. That said, titling a book "The 3 Greatest Ace Assemblies" is, perhaps, hyperbolic, but I genuinely believe, based on my experience in performing the three routines, that they are the 3 Greatest. That doesn't mean they are the only "Great" Ace Assemblies or that they can't be superseded by creations that have not yet been developed or have not yet become available. I am confident, however, that if you learn to perform the three routines I share in the book, you'll have routines that can, have and will allow you to entertain any audience you might encounter.

In any case, I thank you for your vote of confidence and I hope you'll have the opportunity to learn and perform all three routines for your audiences.

        Wesley James

Ah yes, Epilogue. I knew it was a hardbound collection of periodicals.
Thank you for the correction.
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