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[[Alex Elmsley]] (March 2, 1929 – January 8, 2006) was a British Magician and computer programmer. He was notable for his invention of the [[Ghost Count]], also knonwn as the Elmsley Count.
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[[Alex Elmsley]] (March 2, 1929 – January 8, 2006) was born in St. Andrews, Scotland. He was notable for his invention of the [[Ghost Count]], also knonwn as the Elmsley Count.
  
He began practicing magic in 1946, as a teenager. He studied physics and mathematics at Cambridge University; whilst there he was also secretary of the Pentacle Club.
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He began practicing magic in 1946, as a teenager. He studied physics and mathematics at Cambridge University; whilst there he was also secretary of the Pentacle Club.  
  
 
He was employed as a patent agent and later computer expert, but his true love was card and close-up magic.  
 
He was employed as a patent agent and later computer expert, but his true love was card and close-up magic.  
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* The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley (vol. 1 1991, vol. 2 1994).
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== External Links ==
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http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_articles/article_alex_elmsley.htm
  
 
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Alex Elmsley (March 2, 1929 – January 8, 2006) was born in St. Andrews, Scotland. He was notable for his invention of the Ghost Count, also knonwn as the Elmsley Count.

He began practicing magic in 1946, as a teenager. He studied physics and mathematics at Cambridge University; whilst there he was also secretary of the Pentacle Club.

He was employed as a patent agent and later computer expert, but his true love was card and close-up magic.

He created a number of classic sleights and effects, including the Ghost Count, Between Your Palms, Point Of Departure and Diamond Cut Diamond.

Awards

Publications

  • Elmsley's 4 Card Trick (1967)
  • Cardwork (1975)
  • The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley (vol. 1 1991, vol. 2 1994).

External Links

http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_articles/article_alex_elmsley.htm