Leslie Guest Lecture Notes
Guest, Leslie
Leslie Guest (1972)
In Collection
Magic, Magic / Mentalism
USA  eng
Guest, Leslie P.: Lecture-Demain!
If You Can't Invent - Adapt! Lecture 1
©1972 Micky Hades Enterprises, Canada
Paper, Comb-bound, 30 pages L



3 Introduction
4 The Imaginary Silk
6 The Instant Table
7 Concatenation Moderne
9 The Trend of the Times
11 the General Card, Or, Here, There and Where?
12 Box, Blocks, and Sword
14 Salt Pour
16 Noxography
19 The Magician Borrows
21 The Atomic Beads
23 The Mystic Thirteen
24 The Knife and Ring Box
26 Phantom Diminishing Cards
29 The Temple of Numbers


The Leslie Guest lecture series from the early 70s would have been something to see. There was such a variety of tricks performed there would have been something for everybody. This set of notes is the second of a series that was originally marketed by Micky Hades. Additionally, the notes are autographed, albeit lightly in pencil. They are also in excellent condition.
Product Details
Edition 3rd printing
Extras Inscribed
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Q
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Leslie Guest

Leslie Pierce Guest
September 06, 1898
Pelham, New York, USA

March 05, 1981 (age 82)
Summit, New Jersey, USA


Leslie Pierce Guest (September 6, 1898 - March 5, 1981), born in Pelham, New York, was a magician, shadowgrapher and active member of the magic community.[1]

1 Biography
2 Honors
3 Books
4 References


Guest was interested in magic when he was only 11 years old He attended the University of Michigan, and the College of the City of New York where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree. After college, he moved to Cincinnati where he became a close friend of Stewart Judah and John Braun.

He was mentored by Al Baker and pursued a full-time magic career in 1931 with his wife Nina.

After playing theaters, clubs and cruises for several decades they settled down in New Jersey after 1938, where he entered the sales promotion field.

He developed a shadowgraph act while performing with the U.S.O. during World War II.

Guest served as Secretary for both the Society of American Magicians and the IBM. He was a president of the SAM (1952-53), the editor of MUM for nine years and at one time associate editor of The Linking Ring. He wrote column in MUM entitled "My Magical Memories".

S.A.M. Hall of Fame
Cover of MUM (July, 1952)
Cover of MUM (July 1978)

Melo-Dy-Namo (1948)
Lecture-Demain: If You Can't Invent, Adapt (1972)


Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, October, 1932
The Linking Ring, Vol. 32, No. 4, June 1952, Leslie P. Guest, National President, S.A.M, page 25
M-U-M, Vol. 42, No. 2, July 1952, LESLIE P. GUEST, magician-of-the-month by Milbourne Christopher, page 41
M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 2, July 1978, LESLIE P. GUEST – MR. SAM. magician-of-the-month by John U. Zweers, page 10
Broken Wand - Linking Ring, May 1981
Genii, Vol. 45, No. 4, April 1981, Obituaries, Leslie P. Guest, page 255
The New Tops, Vol. 21, No. 5, May 1981, Final Curtain, Leslie Guest, page 30
M-U-M, Vol. 70, No. 12, May 1981, Eulogy for Leslie Guest, page 44