Arnold Furst
1
 (1977)
In Collection
#593
10*
Conjuring
Magician
Photograph 
ARNOLD FURST
(1918-2002)

Magician, Author, Hypnotist

Furst began his professional magic act in 1939 and toured the globe with the USO during World War II, always traveling noticeably with his white rabbit, Oscar. After the war, he worked in vaudeville and had a nightclub act combining magic and hypnotism.

Furst was best known to magicians as the inventor of the classic "Fresh Fish" paper tear where a strip of paper with the words "Fresh Fish Sold Here Today" is torn into pieces using a comical presentation and then restored. His biggest success however, came in the field of Hypnotism where he wrote a number of very successful books about using hypnosis for therapy.

Also invented: The Arnold Furst Blendo, The Arnold Furst Sympathetic Silks Routine, Card Stabbing Under Newspaper, Chosen, Card Impaled on Dinner Knife, Impromptu Version of The Zena Card Trick.

The magic books he wrote include: Famous Magicians of the World (1957), Magic for Monsters (aka Kid Stuff 6 – 1960), Mightier Than The Bullet (1961), Great Magic Shows (1968), How to Get Publicity in Newspaper ... and Other Media (1975), Lecture Notes of Shigeo Takagi.

An 8 X 10 hard to find publicity photo of Arnold, which was given to the owner of The Hocus Pocus Magic Shop in Redwood City California. Photo has been signed: "To Ron & Jerry, Your Friend in Magic Arnold Furst" Below signature it is dated 6/15/77.

CONDITION - Photo had been on a wall and has 4 thumb tack holes in each corner, small scratching on the very bottom (visible in photo), Very slight smudging around edges, would look great if framed.

Product Details
Extras Autographed
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Arnold Furst
From MagicPedia
Arnold Furst
Born Arnold Furstenburg
circa 1919

Died February 22, 2002



Arnold Furst was a magician, author, lecturer and hypnotist.

Furst was known to magicians as the inventor of the "Fresh Fish" paper tear in which a strip of paper with the words "Fresh Fish Sold Here Today" is torn into pieces using a comical presentation and then restored.[1]

As a magician he toured during WWII with the USO presenting his routine with Oscar the white rabbit. After the war he performed in nightclubs and did many shows for children.

He appeared at the 1946 FISM, but his success came in the field of Hypnotism where he wrote a number of books on using hypnosis for therapy.[2]

He provided many contributions to Genii Magazine from the 1930s to the 1960s and he was a charter member of the IBM Ring 21 in Hollywood.[3]

Books
•Famous Magicians of the World (1957)
•Magic for Monsters (aka Kid Stuff 6 – 1960)
•Mightier Than The Bullet (1961)
•Great Magic Shows (1968)
•How to Get Publicity in Newspaper ... and Other Media (1975)
References
1.? Genii 1938 April
2.? http://www.ibmring21.org/famous.html
3.? Cover Genii 1942 November