Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Difference between revisions of "Lesta"

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m
 
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Lesta''' (1888-1981), born Clifford L. Jones in Pittsford, New York, was a Navy seaman , traveling semi-professional magician and cruise director.
 
 
{{Infobox person
 
{{Infobox person
 
| image                    =  
 
| image                    =  
Line 22: Line 21:
 
| misc                      =
 
| misc                      =
 
}}
 
}}
 +
'''Lesta''' (1888-1981), born Clifford L. Jones in Pittsford, New York, was a Navy seaman , traveling semi-professional magician and cruise director.
 +
 +
== Biography ==
 
Lesta, began by performing school shows, with [[Tommy Martin]] for a time as his  assistant. He preformed as "World Traveler and Magician" in 1937 and did the Vanishing cage and canardy, chalk Talks, Rag Pictures, Card Fans, Cut and Restored Rope, and ended with the Vanishing Rooster.
 
Lesta, began by performing school shows, with [[Tommy Martin]] for a time as his  assistant. He preformed as "World Traveler and Magician" in 1937 and did the Vanishing cage and canardy, chalk Talks, Rag Pictures, Card Fans, Cut and Restored Rope, and ended with the Vanishing Rooster.
  
Line 38: Line 40:
 
* [[Programmes of Famous Magicians]], 1937.
 
* [[Programmes of Famous Magicians]], 1937.
 
* [[New Tops]], February 1964 (Cover)
 
* [[New Tops]], February 1964 (Cover)
 +
 +
 +
  
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Lesta}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Lesta}}

Latest revision as of 00:32, 6 August 2013

Lesta
BornClifford L. Jones
June 7, 1888
Pittsford, New York
DiedJanuary of 1981 (age 92)
CategoriesBooks by Lesta

Lesta (1888-1981), born Clifford L. Jones in Pittsford, New York, was a Navy seaman , traveling semi-professional magician and cruise director.

Biography

Lesta, began by performing school shows, with Tommy Martin for a time as his assistant. He preformed as "World Traveler and Magician" in 1937 and did the Vanishing cage and canardy, chalk Talks, Rag Pictures, Card Fans, Cut and Restored Rope, and ended with the Vanishing Rooster.

In 1940, he married Avis Little and for the next 17 years they performed as "The Lestas, Society's Favorite Mystifiers" on the east coast.

Lesta was often referred by many as "the dean of Florida Magicians" and wrote a column in the Linking Ring called "Cliff Lesta Reports".

In 1955 Lesta won the award of the year from the Academy of Magical Arts for his "Birds of Burma" effect.

Books


References