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Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Jason England » June 27th, 2010, 3:24 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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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Joe Pecore » June 27th, 2010, 6:36 am

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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Joe Pecore » June 27th, 2010, 2:43 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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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Doomo » June 28th, 2010, 6:10 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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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Andrew Pinard » June 28th, 2010, 8:46 pm

Saw a version of that in the Jack Hughes books just the other day...

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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Barbara Balducci » September 21st, 2010, 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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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Matt R » September 22nd, 2010, 9:27 am

I believe Cagey Canister was also one of his marketed tricks. A square circle with a integrated birdcage production.

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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Pete Biro » September 22nd, 2010, 1:01 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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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Chas Nigh » September 22nd, 2010, 4:56 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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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Pete Biro » October 8th, 2010, 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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Re: Looking for info on Joseph Fenichel

Postby Jim Riser » October 9th, 2010, 3:49 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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