Tag Archives: Ted Lesley

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Feature Story September 2009 – 2

Most of Mark’s early work was based on a comedic persona, “…the regular guy who has strange powers.” He gives credit to Carl Ballentine, one of the first comedy magicians (and television star as The Great Ballentine on the Ed Sullivan Show, Gruber in “McHale’s Navy” and Cousin Al in “Car 54 Where Are You”). […]

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Piatt Part 6

Caper Case Book I – (Click the name of the product to visit the product page) From Ray Piatt…Volume I contains the original handling for Caper-Case plus five additional effects and additional ideas. $22.50 Ray: Yeah, some weird stuff – but–they made sense to him. SM: (Laughing) Ray: There was no rhyme or reason to […]

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Personally Speaking – Jan07 – Part 4

Ungimmicked Miracle Linking Ropes You won’t believe this until you see it! Exclusive to Stevens Magic Emporium from Dick Williams. Three ropes link themselves without magnets, strings, and rope gimmicks. The ropes are REALLY unprepared! Fools magicians! You get three ropes and the “special secret” for performing this wonder rope illusion! Dick Williams still hold […]

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Ted Lesley – The Box

Columnist: Ted Lesley The Box By Ted Lesley Ever since I was young I’ve had Corinda’s book “13 Steps To Mentalism” in my library, which is still one of my favourite sources for interesting material. In step No 4 “Predictions” of the aforementioned tome on pages 105 to 107 you’ll find an item called “DE […]

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Ted Lesley – The "ball-point"-swami

Columnist: Ted Lesley Using a pencil for a “Swami” effect, is in my opinion outdated for today’s audiences. To the same conclusion came a fellow mentalist from Switzerland, the late PAUL MAURER. In 1985 he invented a “ball-point thumb writer”. This “Swami Gimmick” was brought to my attention a couple of years ago by a […]

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Ted Lesley – Black Magic 2

Columnist: Ted Lesley Over the many years since I came up with “Black Magic,” (pp. 89-92), I have found it extremely useful in many contexts. Here is how I apply it to Pseudo-psychometry. People are always fascinated by the ancient mathematical curiosity known as magic squares–if they are presented quickly and smoothly. Intelligent audiences are […]

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