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'''Alex Elmsley''' (March 2, 1929 – January 8, 2006) was notable for his card sleight, the [[Ghost Count]], which later became known as the Elmsley Count.
[[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.
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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.  
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Elmsley began practicing magic in 1946, as a teenager. He studied physics and mathematics at Cambridge University; while there he was also secretary of the [[Pentacle Club]].<ref>http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/files/about/annual-report-2009.pdf</ref>
  
 
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.  
  
He created a number of classic sleights and effects, including the Ghost Count ([[Elmsley Count]]), [[Between Your Palms]], [[Point Of Departure]] and [[Diamond Cut Diamond]].
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He created a number of classic sleights and effects, including the Ghost Count, [[Between Your Palms]], [[Point Of Departure]] and [[Diamond Cut Diamond]]. See also ''The Mathematics of the Weave Shuffle'' ([[Faro Shuffle]]) in The [[Pentagram]], Vol. 11, No. 9-10-11 of June, July, August 1957.<ref>Cover [[Genii 1996 October]]</ref><ref> Obit [[Genii 2006 March]]</ref>
See also ''The Mathematics of the Weave Shuffle'' ([[Faro Shuffle]]) in The [[Pentagram]], Vol. 11, No. 9-10-11 de June, July, August 1957.
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== Awards ==
 
== Awards ==
* [[Academy of Magical Arts]] Creative Fellowship in 1972.
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* [[Academy of Magical Arts]] Creative Fellowship (1972)
  
 
== Publications ==
 
== Publications ==
* "Low Cunning" lecture notes (1957).  
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* Low Cunning lecture notes (1957).  
* "Low Cunning" lecture notes for US (1959).
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* Low Cunning lecture notes for US (1959).
* "Cardwork" lecture notes (1975)
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* Cardwork lecture notes (1975)
 
* 4 Card Trick (1967)
 
* 4 Card Trick (1967)
 
* The [[Collected Works of Alex Elmsley]] (vol. 1 1991, vol. 2 1994) written by [[Stephen Minch]].
 
* The [[Collected Works of Alex Elmsley]] (vol. 1 1991, vol. 2 1994) written by [[Stephen Minch]].
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* Alex Is As It Again (Lecture Notes) 1997
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==References==
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* http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_articles/article_alex_elmsley.htm
  
== External Links ==
 
http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_articles/article_alex_elmsley.htm
 
  
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Revision as of 14:04, 24 March 2012

Alex Elmsley (March 2, 1929 – January 8, 2006) was notable for his card sleight, the Ghost Count, which later became known as the Elmsley Count.

Alex Elmsley
BornAlexander Edward Darby Elmsley
March 02, 1903
St. Andrews, Scotland
DiedJanuary 08, 2006 (age 102)

Elmsley began practicing magic in 1946, as a teenager. He studied physics and mathematics at Cambridge University; while there he was also secretary of the Pentacle Club.[1]

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. See also The Mathematics of the Weave Shuffle (Faro Shuffle) in The Pentagram, Vol. 11, No. 9-10-11 of June, July, August 1957.[2][3]

Awards

Publications

  • Low Cunning lecture notes (1957).
  • Low Cunning lecture notes for US (1959).
  • Cardwork lecture notes (1975)
  • 4 Card Trick (1967)
  • The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley (vol. 1 1991, vol. 2 1994) written by Stephen Minch.
  • Alex Is As It Again (Lecture Notes) 1997


References

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  1. http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/files/about/annual-report-2009.pdf
  2. Cover Genii 1996 October
  3. Obit Genii 2006 March
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