John Benzais (?-1968) was a close-up magician and one time clerk/demonstrator for Tannen's Magic. During his brief career John established a reputation as a magical innovator. and a past president of F.A.M.E. in New York City. He published only a small body of work, the bulk of which are contained in his book, The Best of Benzais (1967), which he wrote and illustrated himself.
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Benzais left Tannen's employ no more than a year before he died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Pennsylvania. He was only in his early thirties. 
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".
- Han Ping Benzais
- Benzais Cop
- Benzais Spinout Subtlety
- Benzais Cut
- Benzais Deal Steal
- Benzais Spin
- Benzais Friction Retention Pass
- The Best of Benzais (1967)