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 – "going Back In Time"

Columnist: Ted Lesley (Ted Lesley) This particular routine is my favourite one. I’ve been performing it for a couple of years in nightclubs and theatres all over Germany with sensational success. The trick leaves any audience entertained, mystified and completely spellbound. If the conditions are right, this is one of the most talked about mysteries […]

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Ted Lesley – "decisions! Decisions!"

Columnist: Ted Lesley (Invented by Harry Baron. Additional ideas by Ken deCourcy and Ted Lesley) This trick was invented by the late Harry Baron and was published in the first volume of Ken deCourcy’s wonderful magazine “Coffeebreak Chronicle”. Harry Baron was very ingenious in giving old gimmicks and tricks a new “twist”. Let us give […]

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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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Mike Rogers – Her Card His Number

Columnist: Mike Rogers HER CARD, HIS NUMBER by Mike Rogers (Inspirational credit to Paul Alberstat) The effect where any thought of card appears at any named number in the deck has tweaked the interest of card men for several years. The Subway Dealers and the Memorized Deck freaks have had a heyday, as the effect […]

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