National Press Club

Balloons Become Rabbits at Annual Magic Night

April 21, 2009

Turley the Magician was all smiles while entertaining children and adults

Turley the Magician was all smiles while entertaining children and adults

Photo/Image: Kyle McKinnon

Coins from the air and from a child’s body. A boy sliced in half when a strap passed through his body. “Abe Lincoln” helped produce an American flag. A crew member from the Starship Enterprise “beamed” into a tiny glass bottle. A rabbit appeared where a balloon had been, and NPC General Manager Bill McCarren lost his coat to a woman who was completely tied up.

These were some of the scenes at Wednesday night’s free magic show with members of the Society of American Magician’s Larry West Assembly.

The assembly has been entertaining Club members and guests for decades as a way of acknowledging the Club’s generosity in allowing the magicians to meet here.

Look for the magicians again this summer at the annual Club picnic.