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Christian Fechner

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Christian Fechner (1944 - November 26, 2008), born in France, was known in his home country as a movie producer and in the magic community as a FISM winner and a Robert-Houdin expert.

Fechner gathered one of the world's largest collection of Robert-Houdin memorabilia for his own mini-museum. He had convinced the family to grant him access to the Robert-Houdin's manuscripts and papers, which he used in his biography of the master magician.

Fechner was the creator of the Bar Stool Levitation.

Awards and honors

  • 1st prize FISM grand illusion and invention (1979)
  • Cover Genii November 2002


  • Soirées Fantastiques (1988) (French and English)
  • Bibliographie de la prestidigitation française (1994)
  • La Magie de Robert-Houdin: Une vie d'artiste, Vol. 1 & 2 (2002)
  • La Magie de Robert-Houdin: Une vie d'artiste, Vol. 3 (2005)
  • THE MAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT HOUDIN, translated to English by Stacey Dagron, edited by Todd Karr.