Maurice Fogel

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Maurice Fogel (July 7, 1911 - October 30, 1981), born in London, was a professional magician and mentalist. In his teens, he was an assistant to the illusionist Rameses (Albert Marchinsky) before starting out on his own as "The Amazing Fogel".

Maurice Fogel
BornMaurice Fogel
July 07, 1911
London, England
DiedOctober 30, 1981 (age 70)

He was a student of psychology, publishing a booklet called "Fogelism" dealing with relaxation and the subconscious mind. He applied many psychological principles to his work.

Some of his famous illusions are routines were the "Vanishing Nude", "Through the Eye of a Needle", "Russian Roulette" and "Cheating the Gallows" He also performed the bullet catch with a firing squad.

An interview with Fogel appears in Corinda's 13 Steps to Mentalism along with many of his routines.[1][2]

Publications

  • Fogelism (1949)
  • Top Secret Series: No. 1 The Gambling Ghost (1961)
  • Top Secret Series: No. 2 The Fortune Formula (1962)
  • Maurice Fogel - In Search of the Sensational by Chris Woodward (2007)

References and links

  1. Obit Genii 1982 January
  2. http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=2194
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