Tag Archives: Ted Lesley


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”). […]


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 […]


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 […]


Ted Lesley – Psuedo-psychometry

Columnist: Ted Lesley Psuedo-psychometry is an eftect popularized by Theodore Annemann, who presented it with great success in his shows. Through the years many magicians and mentalists have explored the possibilities inherent in this effect. Dozens of versions are available on the market, hundreds are in the literature. The effect, as I’m sure you know, […]


Ted Lesley – "perfect Pocket-watch"

Columnist: Ted Lesley (Boretti/Ted Lesley) Mr. Boretti has a magic mail-order-business in Neustadt/Germany and I was and still am very enthusiastic about the effects he sells, which are mostly his own inventions. One of his marketed mental tricks is “Perfect Pocket-Watch” and I’m very grateful that he granted me permission to share it. EFFECT: With […]


Ted Lesley – "origami – Telekinesis"

Columnist: Ted Lesley (Ted Lesley) I dedicate this routine to my friend EUGENE BURGER, from whom I learned a lot during the past ten years! My “Teleport Envelope” is a most versatile gimmick, as you will agree after you have constructed one and tried it out before an audience. The “magic” seems to happen in […]


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 […]