To those "lucky" enought to have seen Fechner's FISM Winning Performance of illusions... all original, will never forget them.
His attention to detail, coupled with a great imagination, in my opinion, are unequalled today.
Just think about someone coming on stage and doing half a dozen illusions with premises and methods you had never seen before.
For one... that fried the brains... he had a very large TV set onstage... it was on, with picture on screen... he covered it, lifted the cloth, came forward and threw the cloth into the audience.
Now... if that wasn't enough, he picked up the tv stand and it was all clear plastic, there was NOTHING to be seen.
His self-levitation, off the bar stool was beautiful to see... and could be viewed surrounded, tipping nothing.
His walking skeleton, that came onstage and lit his cigar awas a thing of beauty.... He "gave it" to Siegfried and Roy.
If you have seen Norm Nielsen do the floating Piano... that was Fechner's and he gave that to Norm...
Great story there.
Norm is at home. Doorbell rings. Delivery guy hands him a small package and says, "I have a bigger one in the truck."
Small package says, "Open this first."
It is a video... of Fechner, in his Paris apartment. He speaks to Norm... he is sitting at a grand piano... he starts to play the piano and suddenly it begins to raise up and float around the room....
He tells Norm, "The Piano is in the OTHER CRATE."