Cover of Genii (1993)
|Born||January 15, 1907|
|Died||November 09, 1997 (age 90) |
Jack Chanin (1907-1997) was born in the Ukraine fled to Poland, and finally immigrated to the USA in 1926. Besides being a manufacturer, creator and owner of Chanin's Studio of Magic, he was also a performer and demonstrator. He would performed an Oriental act under the name Cha-Nin. He ran Philadelphia's oldest magic studio, Chanin's Studio of Magic, until 1981.
He had two different playing cards printed which were used for his promotions. A blue and gold bordered card featuring his Chinese act called Cha-Nin and a red and gold card titled "The Man With The Magic Hands" featuring photos of him performing manipulative routines.
- Mesh Egg Bag (1953)
- Seven in One (1928)
- Hello, Sucker! (1934)
- Cigar Manipulation (1937)
- Grand Finale (1937)
- Encyclopedia of Sleeving (1947)
- Chanin, The Man with the Magic Hands by David Haversat (2002)
- Jack Chanin: Classic Deceptions CD from Miracle Factory (2008)
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