Werner Geissler

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Werner Geissler
BornApril 13, 1925
Germany
DiedJuly of 2000 (age 75)

Werner "Werry" Geissler (April 13, 1925 - July 2000), born in Germany, was a professional magician, magazine editor, dealer and prop maker.

In the 1950s, after World War II, he joined with Thedore Wolf in a magic store venture and began producing tricks. Many of his creations have been copied around the world. In 1952 he started and edited German magic magazine Die "Magische Welt" (Magic World).

He opened his own Magic Center studio, in 1974, where he would have magic shows and seminars. On television, he would demonstrate Uri Geller's feats and other unexplained effects for the audience.

Werry was an inventor & manufacturer of over 100 tricks, including Vanishing Coke Bottle, Brainwave Coin Box, and Magic with Poker Chips. Many of his effects were included in Ian Adair's Encyclopedia of Dove Magic.[1][2]

Awards and Honors

Received the Golem statue (Prague Magicians) in 1973 for best European magic journal. Awarded the Hofzinser Ring by Punx in 1985, being its 4th recipient.

Books

References

  1. A life around the "magic" world by Wittusen Witt (2001)
  2. http://www.magicpromotionclub.ch
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