1953 – 2nd Australian Convention of Magicians – September 26, 1953
Notable Events: Opening show featuring alternating Sydney/Melbourne artists. Stage Competition (3 minute acts), Dealers’ Demonstration, Close-Up Competition, evening banquet and show.
VENUE: Wentworth Hotel, Sydney
NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS: 164
PUBLIC SHOW: Weirdo, Jules Caffari, Marlo (escapologist), Gerald Taylor, Maurice Rooklyn and The Dexters as well as other variety artists.
Stage Competition –
Close Up Competition –
Some great film footage of the event can be found here https://www.facebook.com/IBMSydney/videos/319391911790372/?pnref=story