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William Arenholz
BornNovember 29, 1891
Falfurrias, Texas
DiedJune 2, 1972 (age 80)
Poughkeepsie, New York

William (Bill) Arenholz, a New York telephone company executive, who performed a Chinese novelty act as "Foo Ling Yu" (or "Fu Link Yu").[1]

He became interested in magic in 1932 and with Al Baker as a mentor.

Being hearing impaired, due to World War I, he decided to do a pantomime oriental act using a Chinese mask, which made by Dai Vernon's wife Jean.

Russel Swann credited Arenholz improving the "snake rising out of the basket" trick.

Arenholz appeared on many Society of American Magicians National Shows and served as their National Treasurer.[2]

Arenholz is the one that suggested to Dai Vernon to write a book on magic which he did as Select Secrets in 1941.[3]


  1. Obit, MUM, SEPTEMBER, 1972
  2. Cover Genii 1942 January
  3. Dai Vernon, A Biography by David Ben