Alex Elmsley, passed away on Sunday
8th January 2006 in London
Martin Breese (UK) let us know about Alex's death
Whos Who in Magic
(St. Andrews, Scotland: 2 Mar 1929- ) Took up magic in 1946.
As student at Cambridge U was Secretary of the Pentacle Club
and majored in physics & math. Patent agent turned computer
expert. Amateur card & close-up magician, one of the top
innovators in Great Britain. Major contributer to Faro mathematics.
1972 AMA Creative Fellowship.
Ghost Count = Elmsley Count in 1954, Between Your Palms, Point
of Departure, Diamond Cut Diamond, Color Changing Faro Shuffle,
Fate's Datebook, & Mouse Magic.
Elmsley's 4 Card Trick (1967), Cardwork (1975). See Stephen
Minch, The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley (Vol.1: 1991, 424pp;
Vol.2: ....., 512pp). Tricks in Abra, Pentagram, Ibidem, Pallbearers,
Epilogue, Chronicles, & Magic. 4 videos (1997).