Silk At Your Fingertips
Jack Chanin
Chanin's Studio of Magic (1952)
In Collection
Handkerchief tricks
USA  eng
Chanin, Jack: Silk At Your Fingertips
©1952 Chanin's Studio of Magic
Hardcover, 96 pages

Philadelphia, Chanin's Studio of Magic, 1952. Red boards with gilt title to cover, Size Approx 5.5" x 8.75", 96pp. In nice condition overall, boards have some light wear wear and bumping to corners. Originally comb bound this volume is a hard bound version (which includes the pictorial cover on the interior). Pages are clean and binding is solid. No Dj.

A complete guide for the aspiring Magician who wants to do a Silk Manipulation Act. Profusely illustrated with drawings. Nine stage silk production routines.

Another intriguing collectible from the personal library of Magician and bibliophile, Jay Marshall.

Product Details
No. of Pages 96
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf D
Condition Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Chanin, Jack
Born in the Ukraine, fled to Poland, and finally immigrating to the USA in 1926, Jack began a career as a magician, inventor and magic dealer.He excelled in the art of sleeving, and ran Philadelphia's oldest magic studio (Chanin's Studio of Magic) until 1981, marketing hundreds of effects of his own invention.
Invented: Mesh Egg Bag
A favorite at magic conventions, he also performed an Oriental act as Cha-Nin. Works include: Enyclopedia of Sleeving, 1947; Hello, Sucker! 1934; Cigar Manipulation, 1937; Silks at Your Fngertips.


Jack Chanin

January 15, 1907

November 09, 1997 (age 90)


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.

Marketed Tricks:
•Mesh Egg Bag (1953)

• Seven in One (1928)
• Hello, Sucker! (1934)
• Cigar Manipulation (1937)
• Grand Finale (1937)
• Encyclopedia of Sleeving (1947)
• Chanin, The Man with the Magic Hands by David Haversat (2002)
• Jack Chanin: Classic Deceptions CD from Miracle Factory (2008)

1. Article Genii 1954 March
2. Cover Genii 1993 February
3. Obit Genii 1997 October
•Magic History - Jack Chanin
•Radio Program interview with Jack Chanin
•Jack Chanin Bibliography
•The Magic Cafe Forums - Jack Chanin's little shop in Philly