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.
|Born||March 02, 1903|
St. Andrews, Scotland
|Died||January 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.
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.
- Academy of Magical Arts Creative Fellowship (1972)
- 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
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