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Al Mann

From cover of Gen, April 1970
BornGilbert S. Aleman
January 20, 1924
San Antonio, Texas
DiedAugust 29, 1999 (age 75)
CategoriesBooks by Al Mann

Al Mann (1924-1999) invented over 32 mentalism effects and authored many publications on magic.

Biography

Mann was a master mariner, spending forty-year with the Merchant Marine, rising to the rank of Captain. He started performing mentalist part-time in 1949. He performed as "Allemann" for a short time.

Mann became a friend of many New York based magician, including Richard Himber and Dunninger (he was at Dunninger's bedside when he died.)

Many of his publications had unusual names or play on words such as: Area, The Photon Shield, The Sibylline Messages, Acidus, Apodosis, The Tesseract and The Kolophone.

He produced the DiploMental (or Diplomatic) Pouch, a three-fold leather portfolio which contained countless hidden compartments.[1]

Books and Manuscripts

  • Death Watch (1975)
  • Mental-Ettes (1976)
  • Pocket Slates (1976)
  • The Third Ecstasy (1976)
  • The Master Slate Secrets, no. 1 (1976)
  • The Master Slate Secrets, no. 2 (1976)
  • The Master Slate Secrets, no. 3 (1976)
  • The Thinking Machines (1976)
  • Lexicon Phenomena (1976)
  • Pieces of Eight (1976)
  • Pandora's Box (1977)
  • Psycho Mentisis (1977)
  • Inner Space Odyssey (1977)
  • The Sibylline Messages (1977)
  • The Houdini Force Bible (1978)
  • Pieces of Eight (1978)
  • Of Words and Wizards (1978)
  • The Photon Shield (1978)
  • The Apodosis (1978)
  • The Tesseract (1978)
  • Acidus Plus (1979)
  • The Magic Castle Lecture Notes (1979)
  • The Kolophon (1980)
  • The Heralds (1980)
  • The Damned Thing (1980)
  • Phanta-Graphs (1981)
  • No Toccare (1981)
  • The Seven Seals (1981)
  • Cero-mentics (1982)
  • Donovon Papers (1982)
  • Eff Oes (1982)
  • Of Gifts and Talents (1982)
  • Six Columns (1982)
  • Through a Wall Mistily - Psychic Seeing (1982)
  • Tri-Id (1982)
  • Six Impossible Things (1983)
  • The Knight's Gambit (1983)
  • Seance - A Heavenly Odyssey (1983)
  • Brain Busters 83 (1983)
  • Delphian Oracle (1983)
  • Foster Account (1983)
  • Master Mind Headline Prediction (1983)
  • No Man Within (1983)
  • Quin Taces (1983)
  • The Tryonym Effect (1983)
  • DiploMental Pouch (1983)
  • Dunninger's Act (1983)
  • Test of Thoth (1984)
  • European Lecture Tour Notes (1984)
  • 50 Miracles with the 5-Star Miracle Deck for the Mentalist (1985)
  • Maximus (1985)
  • The High Domain: A Method for the Private Reader (1985)
  • The Dhu Pit (1987)
  • The Psychic Ring (1988)
  • The Keys to Khalda (1988)
  • The Black Box (1990)
  • The Purloined Thought (1990)
  • The Guilded Quill (1993)
  • The Ripper's Jack (1994)
  • The Alpha Files (1995)
  • The Hidden Scroll (1995)
  • The OSS Writer (1995)
  • Memo Motion (1997)

References

  1. ↑http://www.zem.demon.co.uk/almann.htm

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Ted Lesley
BornFriedrich Karl Helzel
August 01, 1937
Düren, Germany
DiedOctober 24, 2008 (age 71)
Berlin, Germany
NationalityGerman
CategoriesBooks by Ted Lesley

Ted Lesley (August 1, 1937 - October 24, 2008), born in Dueren in the Rheinland area of Germany, was a German magical entertainer and mentalist.

Biography

Lesley became interested in magic when a school teacher performed a few magic tricks for him. Lesley first became an accountant and later a tax consultant in Berlin. The film director, Ottokar Runze, whom Lesley helped with an audit, offered him a role in his film, "The Lord of Barmbeck." Immediately after the film work, Ted gave up his tax profession. In 1974, Ted Lesley got his first professional engagement at the "Messeshow" in Hanover.

From March 23 until April 4, 1994 he presented a full evening show with the title "Ted Lesley's Magic Club" to the audiences in Berlin.

In November, 1995, the ZDF (a German television network) filmed a Ted Lesley special which was broadcast on February 20, 1996 as part of the series "37 Grad," in its evening program.

Lesley passed away on October 24, 2008 (complications arising from Parkinson's Disease).[1][2][3]

Honors and Awards

  • "Mentalist of the Year" with the "Dunninger Award" (1992)
  • "Writer of the Year" from "Magischer Zirkel von Deutschland e. V." (Magic Circle of Germany) for his book "Mental Mind-Ups." (1993)
  • "Leslie P. Guest Award" from the Society of American Magicians (1997)
  • Guest of honor at Docc Hilford's "Weerd Weekend." (1998)
  • "Siver Medal of Honor" of the Zauberfreunde Berlin e.V. (1998)
  • Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle from the Magic Circle of London. (1999)
  • Creative Fellowship Award from the Academy of Magical Arts (April 20, 2001)

Bibliography

Marketed Tricks

  • The Working Performer's Marked Deck (1983)
  • The Working Performer's Hydrostatic Glass (1987)
  • Credit-Card Card Trick (1985)
  • Delsey Miracle (1988)
  • Automatic Pegasus Page (1988)
  • Teleport Envelope

References

  1. ↑Ted Lesley Appreciation Society
  2. ↑http://www.dragonskull.co.uk/ted_lesley.htm
  3. ↑http://magicgizmo.com/home/Magic-History/remembering-ted-lesley-magical-entertainer-and-mentalist.html
  • Magische Welt, Vol. 9, No. 6, November-Dezember 1960, DIES und DAS, a press clipping of the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger”, page 192
  • Cover, Magische Welt, Vol. 28, No. 4, Juli-August 1979
  • Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 86, No. 5, October 1996, TED LESLEY: A Magical Mate, by John Wade, page 22
  • Magische Welt, Vol. 57, No. 6, November 2008, In Memoriam, page 342
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 71, No. 12, December 2008, Ted Lesley (Friedrich Karl Helzel) has died…, page 105
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 88, No. 12, December 2008, Broken Wand, Ted Lesley, by Bill Palmer, page 118
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 102, No. 1109, December 2008, Obituaries, Ted Lesley 1937-2008, by Alan Shaxon, page 356
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Helzel, Friederich Karl „Teddy“ = Ted Lesley, dt. Zauberkünstler (*01.08.1937 Düren), page 153

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