Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

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Postby Jason England » 06/27/10 03:24 AM

Can anyone tell me anything about a magician named Joseph Fenichel?

He was apparently from the New York area and active in the 60s and 70s, perhaps a bit earlier, perhaps a bit later. I believe he was a stage magician or small apparatus guy.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Postby Joe Pecore » 06/27/10 06:36 AM

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Postby Joe Pecore » 06/27/10 02:43 PM

Fenichel was John Benzais' father-in-law. Benzais married his Joe's daughter, Diana (also a magician) on April 4, 1963. (Reported in MUM June 1963 )
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Postby Doomo » 06/28/10 06:10 PM

I believe Metamorpho Spots was one of his... A can and silks where spots jumped from the can to the silks.
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Postby Andrew Pinard » 06/28/10 08:46 PM

Saw a version of that in the Jack Hughes books just the other day...
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Postby Barbara Balducci » 09/21/10 12:04 AM

I used to see Joe Fenichel quite often at the after meeting shows when the S.A.M. held their meetings at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel in NYC. In those days a number of wives would sit outside the meeting room and chat during the meeting and go in for the after meeting show. I think I was always the only child present. After the show everyone usually went to a restaurant for a late night bite.
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Postby Matt R » 09/22/10 09:27 AM

I believe Cagey Canister was also one of his marketed tricks. A square circle with a integrated birdcage production.
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Postby Pete Biro » 09/22/10 01:01 PM

He made a very popular Jumbo rising card deck and a wine bottle that worked ala milk pitcher (I found mine yesterday going through the garage). Also found a beautiful set of Himber passe passe bottles (3 bottle set). May soon sell.
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Postby Chas Nigh » 09/22/10 04:56 PM

By the way. Pete, My JF rising card is kind of slow. Any way to speed it up without screwing it up?
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Postby Pete Biro » 10/08/10 11:36 PM

I don't know. If you can get to the motor a super tiny drop of 3 in 1 oil might help. But it might then go too fast.
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Postby Jim Riser » 10/09/10 03:49 AM

Chas;
Do not use 3 in 1 oil as it will eventually gum up. Instead use clear sewing machine oil.
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