Maurice Fogel Playing Cards
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Maurice Fogel Playing Cards

Poker size deck printed by Kardwell International in the USA on "Fine European Paper."
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Location Magic Library (Home)
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Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Maurice Fogel

Maurice Fogel
July 07, 1911
London, England

October 30, 1981 (age 70)
London, England

Resting place
The Liberal Jewish Cemetery, Pound Lane, Willesden, N.W.10, London, England

Maurice Fogel (July 7, 1911 - October 30, 1981), born in London, was a professional magician and mentalist. In his teens, he was an assistant to the illusionist Rameses (Albert Marchinsky) before starting out on his own as "The Amazing Fogel".


He was a student of psychology, publishing a booklet called "Fogelism" dealing with relaxation and the subconscious mind. He applied many psychological principles to his work.

Some of his famous illusions are routines were the "Vanishing Nude", "Through the Eye of a Needle", "Russian Roulette" and "Cheating the Gallows" He also performed the bullet catch with a firing squad.

An interview with Fogel appears in Corinda's 13 Steps to Mentalism along with many of his routines.[1][2]

Fogel died on the platform of Golder's Green Underground Station on his way to a show, with his little black case of props in one hand and his blackboard tucked underneath his other arm.

Fogelism (1949)
Top Secret Series: No. 1 The Gambling Ghost (1961)
Top Secret Series: No. 2 The Fortune Formula (1962)
Maurice Fogel - In Search of the Sensational by Chris Woodward (2007) [3]

1. Genii Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 1, January 1982, Obituaries, Maurice Fogel 1911-1981, page 46
3. The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1083, October 2006, In Search of The Sensational, Maurice Fogel (1911-1981), by Chris Wodwarth MIMC, page 324
Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 72, No. 1868, November 1981, Maurice Fogel, whose death we reported last week…, page 579
The Magic Circular, Vol. 75, No. 821, December 1981, Obituary Maurice Fogel 1911-1981, page 257
The Magic Circular, Vol. 76, No. 822, January/February 1982, Farewell to Maurice Fogel, Golders Green, 4th November, 1981, by Rabbi John D. Rayner, page 26
The Magic Circular, Vol. 81, No. 879, September/October 1987, A Tribute to Maurice Fogel, by Paul Galpin, page 194