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[[Eddie Fechter]] (February 16, 1916 - March 31, 1979), born Edwin John in Buffalo New York, was a bar magician at his Forks Hotel restaurant outside of Buffalo.  He hosted the first close-up convention known as [[Fetcher's Finger Flinging Frolics]] there in 1969. He was known as Fast Fingers Eddie and Slippery Ed to the public.
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'''Eddie Fechter''' (February 16, 1916 - March 31, 1979), born Edwin John in Buffalo New York, was a bar magician at his Forks Hotel restaurant outside of Buffalo.  He hosted the first close-up convention known as [[Fetcher's Finger Flinging Frolics]] there in 1969. He was known as Fast Fingers Eddie and Slippery Ed to the public.
 
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In 1943, Fechter joined the U.S. Army and spent most of his time stationed at Fort Mead, Maryland, working at the Special Services office. He performed his magic at a number of army posts and gave demonstrations on gambling and dice handling.
  
In 1943, Eddie joined the U.S. Army and spent most of his time stationed at Fort Mead, Maryland, working at the Special Services office. He performed his magic at a number of army posts and gave demonstrations on gambling and dice handling.
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After getting out of the army, he opened Fechter's Magic Bar in Orchid Park, New York, but it only lasted a few months. He then worked as a bartender and resident magician for a V.F.W. Post in Buffalo.  After saving enough money, he opened another bar called Fechter's in 1952. Then in 1958, he bought the now-famous Forks Hotel restaurant.<ref>[[Genii 1978 May]] Vol. 42, No. 5, cover issue</ref>
 
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After getting out of the army, he opened Fechter's Magic Bar in Orchid Park, New York, but it only lasted a few months. He then worked as a bartender and resident magician for a V.F.W. Post in Buffalo.  After saving enough money, he opened another bar called Fechter's in 1952. Then in 1958, he bought the now-famous Forks Hotel restaurant.  
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Eddie died of leukemia after battling it for five years.
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Fechter died of leukemia after battling it for five years.
  
 
== Publications ==
 
== Publications ==
 
 
* [[Card Cavalcade, Vol. 1]] (Chapter 2) by [[Jerry Mentzer]] (1972)
 
* [[Card Cavalcade, Vol. 1]] (Chapter 2) by [[Jerry Mentzer]] (1972)
 
* [[Magician Nightly: The Magic of Eddie Fechter]] by Jerry Mentzer (1974)
 
* [[Magician Nightly: The Magic of Eddie Fechter]] by Jerry Mentzer (1974)
* Eddie Fechter's Dice Holdout Methods for Magicians by Jerry Mentzer (1974)
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* [[Eddie Fechter's Dice Holdout Methods for Magicians]] by Jerry Mentzer (1974)
* [[Genii 1978 May]] Vol. 42, No. 5, cover issue
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* [[Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter]] by Jerry Mentzer (1993)
 
* [[Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter]] by Jerry Mentzer (1993)
  
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Revision as of 10:40, 4 March 2012

Eddie Fechter (February 16, 1916 - March 31, 1979), born Edwin John in Buffalo New York, was a bar magician at his Forks Hotel restaurant outside of Buffalo. He hosted the first close-up convention known as Fetcher's Finger Flinging Frolics there in 1969. He was known as Fast Fingers Eddie and Slippery Ed to the public.

Eddie Fechter
BornEddie Fechter
February 16, 1916
DiedMarch 31, 1979 (age 63)

In 1943, Fechter joined the U.S. Army and spent most of his time stationed at Fort Mead, Maryland, working at the Special Services office. He performed his magic at a number of army posts and gave demonstrations on gambling and dice handling.

After getting out of the army, he opened Fechter's Magic Bar in Orchid Park, New York, but it only lasted a few months. He then worked as a bartender and resident magician for a V.F.W. Post in Buffalo. After saving enough money, he opened another bar called Fechter's in 1952. Then in 1958, he bought the now-famous Forks Hotel restaurant.[1]

Fechter died of leukemia after battling it for five years.

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References

  1. Genii 1978 May Vol. 42, No. 5, cover issue
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