|Born||April 13, 1925|
Düren, Rheinland, Germany
|Died||June 19, 2000 (age 75) |
Werner "Werry" Geissler (April 13, 1925 - June 19, 2000), born in Düren, 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. He was also a skeptic who always fought against charlatanism in magic. 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.
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.
- A Fantasy In Thimbles: Werry's Fantastic Thimbles by Lewis Ganson & Geissler-Werry (1979)
- ↑ A life around the "magic" world by Wittusen Witt (2001)
- ↑ http://www.magicpromotionclub.ch
- ↑ Wittus Witts magischewelt, Vol. 55, No. 6, November/December 2006“ Ringen um Ringe by Dieter Michel-Argola, page 343
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- Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, page 112
- Magie (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland), Vol. 80, No. 7/8 July/August 2000”, Zum Tode von Werry, page 292.