Neal Elias (1921-2005) was an amateur magician and origami master.
March 06, 1921
|Died||September 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.
Books and contributions
- Neal Elias' At the Table, a magic booklet describing and illustrating 14 card illusions (1946)
- The Jiggle Pass and Variations by Bob Taylor and Neal Elias (1946)
- Contributions to Ibidem magazine
- Show Stoppers with Cards by Jean Hugard and Fred Braue (1948) contains: 10-6-9-4 - Bert Fenn and Neal Elias / Neal Elias Nail Cutting
- Millennium Aces by Karl Fulves (1981) contains: Neil Elias half-pass
- Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table (1988) contains: Neal Elias' Cutting Discovery
- Flashpoints: Edward Marlo's Full Tilt and Compleat Devilish Miracle (1992) written by Jon Racherbaumer contains added material by Neal Elias
- Card College, Vol. 3 (1998) contains Swing Cut Multiple Shift by Neal Elias & Ed Marlo.
- Neal Elias Multiple Shift
- Neal Elias Flourish one-handed Cut
- Neal Elias Jumping Card