|Born||Alfred B. Leech|
October 19, 1917
Washington D.C., USA
|Died||July 07, 1974 (age 56) |
Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
Al Leech (1917-1974) was a journalist by profession and a cardician at heart.
Born in Washington D.C, he moved to Chicago at a young age and later attended Northwestern University. He served in the Navy as a communications officer in the Pacific, afterwards taking a position with the United Press offices in Chicago.
In 1962, Leech moved back to the Midwest when he accepted the post of Director of Public Relations of Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee.
One of Al Leech's signature effects was Red Hot Mama.
- Don't Look Now (1948)
- For Card Men Only (1949)
- Manipulating With Leech 1952)
- Card Man Stuff (1953)
- Handbook of Card Sleights (1954)
- Cardmanship (1959)
- Super Card Man Stuff (1965)
- Al Leech's Legacy (1980)
- A Last Look at Leech book by Anthony Brahams (2004)
- ↑ Obit Genii 1974 April (publish in August)
- ↑ The Linking Ring, Vol. 54, No.9, September 1974, Broken Wands, Alfred B. Leech, page 107
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 45, No. 10, October 1965, Al Leech, Public Relations Director, by Dr. Richard O. Mossey, page 20
- M-U-M, Vol. 61, No. 2, August 1971, Alfred B. Leech, magician-of-the-month, by John Zweers, page 8