Neal Elias

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Neal Elias (1921-2005) was an amateur magician and origami master.

Neal Elias
BornNeal Elias
March 06, 1921
Cleveland Ohio
DiedSeptember 21, 2005 (age 84)

He worked most of his life for the North Western Railroad as an office clerk and supervisor in the payroll department. He met his wife Betty, the only daughter of a magic shop proprietor, through his frequent visits to the shop.

For years Neal carried on a three way correspondence with Ed Marlo and Lin Searles. Each would write a letter to one of the others to pose problems or answer them.

Origami had come to Neal’s attention in 1951 via one of Houdini’s books on magic Houdini's Paper Magic (1922).[1]

Books and contributions

  • Neal Elias Multiple Shift
  • Neal Elias Flourish one-handed Cut
  • Neal Elias Jumping Card


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