He was known as fast fingers eddie and slippery ed to the public. Getting back to magic, we take a look this month at bill goodwins ebook. Eddie fechters fan glimpse magic of eddie fechter, p. When i moved to the maryland suburbs of washington d. There are a few excellent self working effects, but the majority require some skill.
He was a big man with large hands and sausage like fingers, yet he could handle a deck of cards with the precision of a surgeon using a scalpel. It contains 265 pages and is packed with the excellent card and coin magic of legendary bar magician. Card to wallet book by jerry mentzer martins magic. I would have to say this is the one trick i get asked to do the most as well, as a civilian and as a worker. Eddie fechter was a closeup magician one of the best in the world. He hosted the first closeup convention known as fetchers finger flinging frolics there in 1969. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Im in the business of making magical memories thank you for visiting.
Make no mistake eddie invented, in my opinion, one of the greatest card effects of all time with this one. Tribute to the magic of eddie fechter at the forks hotel. Card transposition with two handlings 16 cutting the aces. The world of magic bar began in chicago during prohibition, and quickly expanded in the years after its end.
Also learn many of eddies gags, jokes and oneliners as well as his history. And in buffalo is the forks hotel at that time owned by eddie fechter, and as. Michael skinner 1941 1998 was an american magician known for his closeup magic work. Fechter the magic of eddie fechter mentzerjerry on. Its fast, the magic happens in the spectators hands, and it really is remarkable. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click accept below then you are consenting to this. This is an inside look at one of the most gifted magical performers of all time. Fechters finger flicking frolic commonly referred to as the 4f or obies 4f convention was started in april 1971 at the famous forks hotel in buffalo, new york by eddie fechter, bill okal and obie obrien, who decided that it would be nice to have a convention dedicated strictly to the art of closeup magic. This video of eddie fechter was taken by brian gillis at the forks hotel in buffalo, ny in 1978. The latter, fechter, has many wonderful anecdotes and performance descriptions as well as much more working material.
This search includes results that are not relevant to tricks or sleights e. Properly performed, it is incomprehensible to spectators. I refer you to the above book for the presentation, which was highly praised by no less an expert than larry jennings. In verbal magic juan tamariz reveals the largest body of such magic ever offered, while taking it in new directions and teaching new principles with widereaching possibilities for further application. Fechter the magic of eddie fechter by jerry mentzer. The earlier, magician nitely, is smaller and only only. Easymedium fechter was written by jerry mentzer and published in 1993 by magic methods. I really cant say more about this book than i have already said, other than it is really a collectors item if you want a book with enough magic to last a lifetime, this is it. I look forward to making your next event a great one that your guests will remember long after it. Loaded with powerful, practical magic, pluspage after page of stories, gags, shtick, photos and history. Magic variety pack 2 follows mv pack 1, its predecessor, with no need for paul lelekis to abdicate his throne as a professional walkaround magician.
If you have any comments, or questions, or would like to book an event with me before the slot is taken let me know. The magic of eddie fechter is more than just a magic book with tricks in it. It contains 265 pages and is packed with the excellent card and. If you have a photo of someone performing at the forks pm me and ill reedit and include it here. This book also includes the full text of magician nitely, the original fechter book. Ive written one of the few detailed histories of magic bar, which is included in my first book, shattering illusions.
Fechter s finger flicking frolic commonly referred to as the 4f or obies 4f convention was started in april 1971 at the famous forks hotel in buffalo, new york by eddie fechter, bill okal and obie obrien, who decided that it would be nice to have a convention dedicated strictly to the art of closeup magic. Eddie fechter is most certainly one of the rare few who has all the attributes that combine to make him a superlative performer. Invaluable is the worlds largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. Here are the likes of eddie fechter of course, del ray, larry jennings, obie. Dai vernon eddie fechter was one of the premier bar magicians of all. Learn some of eddie fechters finest and most requested magic routines in this fantastic ebook.
Fechter the magic of eddie fechter including the complete. It is a wonderful tribute to eddie fechter, with lots of stories about him, the gags he did, pictures, and all the magic that went on at the forks. Stevens magic emporium a full service magic dealer and shop with professional magic, stage magic, closeup magic, and illusions. He also shows that this type of magic is just as astonishing when performed close up and for theater audiences. Fechter s parents moved from straussberg, germany to begin a. Contributors include peter kane, paul swinford, tony. Fechter the magic of eddie fechter by jerry mentzer quality. Jerrys urge to write a book on card magic led to the publication in 1972 of the hardbound book, card cavalcade. Then, on an incredible 28day journey, she teaches you how to apply this lifechanging knowledge in your everyday life, completely transforming every aspect of your life into joy. Other chapters are devoted to many of the fine gimmicked wallets available including himber wallet, mullica wallet and lepaul wallet. The magic of eddie fechter by jerry mentzer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Bill okal is no longer involved with the convention and eddie fechter. The magic of michael skinner by paul lelekis is a wealth of great advice and techniques from a true master of our times.
Magic at the forks hotel was an experience not seen at other locations in the country. This was in the last year of eddies life when he was suffering from cancer and he did not have the. His mentor there was the forks owner, legendary bar magician eddie fechter. The magic of eddie fechter by jerry mentzer including the complete text of magicain nitely eddie fechter is most certainly one of the rare few who has all the attributes that combine to make him a superlative performer. Card cavalcade by jerry mentzer magic methods second printing, 1974, hardcover, 148 pages, size 512. Our main focus is publishing our book titles, manufacturing the many tricks invented by mr. He later moved to hollywood and spent eight years at the magic castle studying with the professor, dai vernon. Eddie fechter was one of the greatest closeup performers of all time. Buy online, view images and see past prices for fechter the magic of eddie fechter including complete text of magician nitely first edition 1993 magic book. Also learn many of eddies gags, jokes and oneliners as well as. Michael skinner 19411998 was a closeup magician that grew up in rochester, new york and studied under eddie fechter from buffalo. This is the book on the work of the renowned bar magician and founder of the legendary 4f convention.
C to become the magic bartender at bob sheets inn of magic, i was stepping into a lengthy american magical and artistic tradition. There are two wonderful books subtitled the magic of eddie fechter. This is an inside look at one of the most gifted magical performers of all time and one of the greatest dice men. This is the book on the work of eddie fechter, renowned bar magician and founder of the legendary 4f convention.
Contributors include peter kane, tony binarelli, eddie fechter, bill okal, dr. Eddie fechter february 16, 1916 march 31, 1979, born edwin john in buffalo new york, was a bar magician at his forks hotel restaurant outside of buffalo. Being one of the most prolific creators in magic, he is truly the goto. From the mid1970s on, gertner performed mostly corporate gigs and trade shows, and has worked for a variety of companies, including ibm, nasa, glaxosmithkline, and us steel. Fechter the magic of eddie fechter including the complete text of magician nitely mentzer, jerry on. Handlings that are straight forward and convincing along with some exceptional presentational tips throughout. This ebook opens with a short biography of eddie fechters magical life through the eyes of two people who knew eddie well.
Fechter the magic of eddie fechter including complete text o. I have since developed a handling of the same routine with a shell coin, which makes the displays cleaner. This is a very commercial card routine that john still uses as part of his a repertoire. Magicians from every corner of the planet flocked to watch eddie perform at the forks hotel in buffalo. The card to wallet effect is one of the strongest possible closeup effects with cards. Favorite routines and ideas of more than twentyfive talented card men fill the nine chapters of this fine book. The magic of eddie fechter by jerry mentzer fechter. The magic of eddie fechter hardcover january 1, 1974 by jerry mentzer author visit amazons jerry mentzer page. Fechter the magic of eddie fechter including the complete text of magician nitely. Ungimmicked wallets are featured in one large chapter of the book. Magic to boggle your mind the number one shop for magic tricks, magic books, magic dvds, juggling supplies, novelties, magic lessons and magic lectures, located on chicagos northwest side. The other local magicians provided magic when eddie, the chief magician, was busy performing at another table. Jerrys urge to write a book on card magic led to the publication in 1972 of the.502 63 567 464 233 140 1172 882 420 68 1554 838 826 896 1273 647 1085 1329 1501 384 646 1053 1455 1288 300 706 1226 245 1337 1343 551 366