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Paul LePaul

Paul LePaul

(Olney, Illinois: 2nd August 1900 - 8th June 1958)

Stage name of Paul Shields Braden since 1928. Inspired in 1917 seeing Nate Leipzig. Pro cardman (manipulation and tricks) since 1920, first in vaudeville, then hotels and nightclubs. Played the New York Palace twice in 1933.

Adviser on Hollywood movies Miracles for Sale (1939) and The Illusionist (c1939) and had a bit part in Eternally Yours (1939). In WW II toured with USO in Europe, Africa, and Japan. Voted one of the 10 living Card Stars in 1955. Toured Europe with USO in 1956. Retired by cancer in 1957, dying in St. Louis.

Invented Cards to Envelope. Pet effect: The LePaul Wallet (invented by Dick Washington).

Wrote The Card Magic of LePaul (1949, 230pp; repr 1959) and LePaul Presents the Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman [1958, 47pp]. His act was filmed by M-G-M as a short subject (c1939).

Coauthors: Bro. John Hamman

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Paul LePaul
The Card Magic of LePaul by Paul LePaul

This work by LePaul has become a classic a long time ago. It is a must read for anybody who is seriously interested in card magic. LePaul was one of the 20th century's most admired card technicians. Here he teaches you 31 moves and 21 routines, beautifully explained in word and more than 300 photos showing the master at work.

Paul Fleming wrote:

No one who has seen the program of Paul Le Paul can doubt his ability as a performer; and no informed magician who reads The Card Magic of Le Paul will question that it is a real contribution to the literature of card conjuring.

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2015 / 10 / 21
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Paul LePaul & Bro. John Hamman
The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. by Paul LePaul & Bro. John Hamman

A great performer presents the work of another great performer, and you end up with an ebook of new and freshly different card effects. Brother John is known for his Final Ace Routine, Halucination, etc., but here is another side of his talents. All tricks with ordinary cards, gathered by Paul LePaul (his close and personal friend), edited into a dozen wonderful effects for the enthusiastic card man. The late Paul LePaul illustrated the material.

  • Foreword
  • THE MILLION-TO-ONE CHANCE
  • THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSPOSITION OF TWO CARDS
  • THE HAND IS QUICKER THAN THE EYE
  • THE BLUSHING BRIDE
  • THE CLASSICAL...
2015 / 3 / 16
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