Alex Elmsley – The Mexican Prediction

So I’ve been playing around with the Mexican turnover recently when trying to solve a card problem using dice and also a mentalism routine. I remembered this trick from The Complete Works of Alex Elmsley volume 2 which uses the move but in an incredibly clever way (typical of all Elmsley tricks).  The effect is…

Alex Elmsley’s All Backs With Aces

Fantastic trick blending together two great plots. Brilliant performance and for those of you who like pure methods check out Jerry Sadowitz’s “The Beast With Two Backs” from the Crimp Magazine issue 20.

The Genius of Roy Walton – Guest Post by Joe Mckay

I think it goes back to Origami. The obsession with how much you can extend a simple material into as many complex and ingenious forms as possible. Bend it, twist it, crease it, fold it. But never cut it. And never cheat with the use of sticky stuff. Glue, tape, staples… All out. The challenge…

The Master at Work

It’s sad that the past masters are no longer with us but good ( for those of us who were never able to witness them) that footage survives of them performing. Here is an absolutely brilliant clip of Alex Elmsley performing “A Strange Story” from “The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley” Vol 1. A truly…