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Al Leech

Al Leech

(USA: October 19th, 1917 - 1974)

News reporter with Associated Press, then United Press. Amateur cardman. Wrote 7 booklets: Don't Look Now! The Smart Slant on Misdirection (1948, 23pp; repr 1971), For Card Men Only (1949, 30pp), Manipulating with Leech (1952, 30pp), Card Man Stuff (1953, 24pp), Handbook of Card Sleights (1954, 31pp), Cardmanship (1959, 28pp), and Super Card Man Stuff (1965, 60pp). See Al Leech's Legacy (1980, 124pp). Tricks in New Phoenix.

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 Billiard Ball Manipulation

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Handbook of Card Sleights

Al Leech

Handbook of Card Sleights by Al LeechA must for all card men. Handy reference ebook for all card sleights. The best possible way to learn card magic, explained in good, clear terms by an expert. Sleights are modern, broken down to their simplest factors, useful and practical. The ideal ebook for the beginner in card work. You can't tackle advanced card work until you have the basics. This ebook will help you. Illustrated. Highly recommended.
  • Controls
  • The Crimp
  • Passes
  • The Palm
  • The Replacement
  • Changes
  • Forcing
  • False Counts
  • False Shuffles
  • Cuts
  • Reverses
  • Additions
  • The Color Change
  • From The Center
  • The Multiple Shift ...
2015 / 2 / 15

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Al Leech's Legacy

Al Leech

Al Leech's Legacy by Al LeechThe best parts in this publications are the work on thimbles and billiard balls. Also included are card and coin routines.

1st edition 1980, 1st digital edition 2013, 90 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Alfred B. Leech: Magician—Of—The Month
  3. Major Surgery
  4. A Typographical Error
  5. Platform Wild Card
  6. A Bicycle Built For Profit
  7. Too Small
  8. Snap Change
  9. Crooked Card
  10. Three Cards Across
  11. The 1971-72 M-U-M Award
  12. A Card Trilogy
  13. Coins And Cards
  14. The Coin Star
  15. Ball Manipulation
  16. Chicago Balls: The Chicago Ball Trick And A Routine
  17. Substitution For Chicago Balls
  18. Color Changes ...
2013 / 5 / 31

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A Last Look at Leech

Al Leech

A Last Look at Leech by Al Leech12 card tricks that are not in his books.

During Anthony Brahams' early child and youth years in magic he was never happy with the card magic available for newcomers. Then, in his twenties, he bought an Al Leech book and at last felt he was performing 'good' magic. All the more so when all the more he read, avidly buying each new Al Leech book when published and adding to his repertoire such notably outstanding effects as "The Hot Card Trick," "Double Deuce" and "Ace Location" among many.

After buying all of Leech's books Anthony discovered more of Leech's material was scattered throughout...

2011 / 11 / 21

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