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Jack Chanin

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Jack Chanin

Cover of Genii (1993)
BornJanuary 15, 1907
DiedNovember 09, 1997 (age 90)
CategoriesBooks by Jack Chanin

Jack Chanin (1907-1997) was born in the Ukraine fled to Poland, and finally immigrated to the USA in 1926. Besides being a manufacturer, creator and owner of Chanin's Studio of Magic, he was also a performer and demonstrator. He would performed an Oriental act under the name Cha-Nin. He ran Philadelphia's oldest magic studio, Chanin's Studio of Magic, until 1981.


He had two different playing cards printed which were used for his promotions. A blue and gold bordered card featuring his Chinese act called Cha-Nin and a red and gold card titled "The Man With The Magic Hands" featuring photos of him performing manipulative routines.[1][2][3]

Marketed Tricks

  • Mesh Egg Bag (1953)



  1. Article Genii 1954 March
  2. Cover Genii 1993 February
  3. Obit Genii 1997 October
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