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Jose de la Torre

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Jose de la Torre
BornJose Maria de la Torre
July 28, 1932
DiedMay 4, 2012 (age 79)
CategoriesBooks by Jose de la Torre

Jose de la Torre (1932-2012), who performed as "Grandini", was Professor of Architecture at Havana University and later practiced in New York. He published books under the name Jose's Studio.


He would became an American citizen and was big on the magic scene in the 1970's.[1]

Marketed Tricks

  • Jose's Kolorfusing (1975)
  • The Smash Climax (1975)
  • Color Changing Knives...And More (1976)
  • Joker Poker



  • M-U-M, Vol. 61, No. 4, September 1971, GRANDINI AND HIS TROPHIES by John Zweers, page 12
  • The New Tops, Vol. 18, No. 3, March 1978, COVER PORTRAIT... Jose de la Torre (Autobiography), page 8
  • The Linking Rings, Vol. 92. No. 7, July 2012, Broken Wand, Jose M. de la Torre, page 112