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John Benzais

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John Benzais (1940-1967) was a close-up magician who's during his brief career established a reputation as a magical innovator. He published only a small body of work, the bulk of which are contained in his book, The Best of Benzais, which he wrote and illustrated himself.

Highlights

The Secret of Gorius, a rope routine in which a knot repeatedly appears and vanishes, that Richard Kaufman once referred to as "one of the best kept secrets in magic".

Innovations

  • Benzais Friction Retention Pass
  • Han Ping Benzais
  • Benzais Cop
  • Benzais Spinout Subtlety
  • Benzais Cut
  • Benzais Deal Steal
  • Benzais Spin