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Rudy Tinoco

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I was trying to help someone gain access to Mike Powers' lecture and learned that I was talking to a magician by the name of Paul Lelekis. A really nice guy!

Anyway, I did a google search and found Mike Powers doing a demonstration of one of Paul's effects called, "Invisible Assembly" (aka "Imaginary Assembly") Pretty cool!


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Paul Lelekis has so many terrific items in print, including a number of Linking Ring Parades. I have barely scratched the surface of his stuff.
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I was trying to help someone gain access to Mike Powers' lecture and learned that I was talking to a magician by the name of Paul Lelekis. A really nice guy!

Anyway, I did a google search and found Mike Powers doing a demonstration of one of Paul's effects called, "Invisible Assembly" (aka "Imaginary Assembly") Pretty cool!



Having a browse through older threads and found this one Rudy on the basis of Mike and Vlads recommendation I downloaded Paul's ebook on Assemblies nd Ace ricks from Lybrary.com. wonderful stuff.  
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That one looks great. I'm a big fan of ace assemblies, i need to check into his stuff. He does have a lot of stuff on lybrary.
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Thank you gentlemen and ladies for the nice thoughts!  I have 55 e-books of magic at Lybrary.com and I also have most of them at Murphy's Magic.  You magicians out there might like my e-book, "Assemblies and 4 Ace Tricks".  There are 13 assemblies and four Ace tricks without the usual "pick a card, any card" theme.  This e-book is packed full of very usable magic as I have employed them all for many years at shows and table-hopping.

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I can assure you that this is a cracker.

I perform Jumping Jacks at nearly every table performance I do.

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Welcome to TMF Paul - I've enjoyed your contributions to Mike's Card Corner column.  Your knowledge and creativity are a great addition to this community.
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Thank you gentlemen for the kind thoughts...I tried to post a photo for my profile at this post, but it doesn't show up.

I would like to post a couple of videos of magic at this post if anyone can tell me how?
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Gareth...you have a great eye for a great trick!  Jumping Jacks is one of those tricks that I ALWAYS perform, whenever I perform - it just seems beyond comprehension!  Especially when the spectator realizes that HE or SHE is the one who cut to the four Aces...after the four Jacks have assembled!  It is a winner!
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By the way gentleman - I have another contribution to Mike Powers' Card Corner (The Linking Ring magazine) that will post in this coming December issue of TLR.
The upcoming effect in the Card Corner is my take on the 10-Card Poker Deal...I put a completely new slant on this wonderful effect that makes it virtually impossible for the "retrograde analysts" to figure out - and it makes the spectator the hero!

I have had 7 One-Man Parades, 3 Mini-Parades, and I wrote and assembled a Club Parade for ring 42 in Clearwater.

I also was the winner of The Howard Bamman Trophy for 2011 and 2012.

Sammy Smith (editor of TLR) recently asked me for another Parade...coming soon!
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Glad this thread was revived, and glad to see you here Paul!

I have many of Paul's eBooks and/or videos from Lybrary and they're all very good!

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Thank you for the kind words Dave!
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By the way, Rudy Tinoco...I DO remember our conversation a couple years ago!  Thank you for allowing me to become a member of this excellent forum!
Hope we can all have a great time discussing magic!
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Your book on Michael Skinner has a special place in my collection Paul.
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Your book on Michael Skinner has a special place in my collection Paul.


Based on other books by Paul and this recommendation, I just purchased that book at Lybrary. Looking forward to it!

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To Dave and Gareth...thank you for responses...I befriended Michael Skinner many years ago because of his enormous talent - I learned about through my frequent letters to and from Michael.

I truly believe that Skinner was the greatest magician of all time.  The fact that he also was impaired by a severe mental problem, only makes him even more amazing.

He was very nice to me and so willing to share his "secrets" of performance.  Skinner could, in his time, perform over 600 tricks...perfectly!

My book of Michael has beautiful choice of effects that Michael was most fond of.  The exact methods, and most importantly, the psychology of Skinner's patter and misdirection, were greatly enhanced by Michael's immaculate sleight of hand.

I also "knew" Michael through a couple of his close friends like John Carney who asked me if he could write the introduction to my book...and it's a good one!
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Oh - by the way - Michael Skinner actually was challenged to perform at The Magic Castle (one of many times) and he performed FOUR shows a day for 7 days straight...and NEVER duplicated a trick - a feat that is probably impossible for any other magician.
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Oh - by the way - Michael Skinner actually was challenged to perform at The Magic Castle (one of many times) and he performed FOUR shows a day for 7 days straight...and NEVER duplicated a trick - a feat that is probably impossible for any other magician.


Crap -- I can't remember what I worked on last evening without crib notes!

Seriously

I was out of magic for about 7 years and when I came back I had something like 13 packets of cards in envelopes with no labels -- sigh -- I know -- I'm better now

Some I knew right off, a couple I figured out quickly, the last couple I didn't figure out until I was back at it almost a year.

And that's only 13! -- amazing stuff to have 600 in your head.


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Dave Campbell...my good friend Windy & Sunny (his wife Sunny passed away a couple of years ago) said to me, frequently..."All you need are 7 or 8 tricks that you know well, to be a successful entertainer and table-hopper!"  And he is right!

By the way, my dear friend, Windy (who I have frequent dinners with) was the first dove magician in the world, he has retired three Guinness World records of balloon blowing (done on national TV in 1976), and sold the first dove apparatus box at Abbott's in the 1950s!
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