Grand finale!: Silk at your fingertips
Jack Chanin
Jack Chanin (1952)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Spiral-bound B0007HECPU
USA  eng
Chanin, Jack: Grand Finale, Silk At Your Fingertips
©1952 Jack Chanin, Philadelphia, Pa
Paper, comb-bound, 96 pages

Comments: Jack Chanin's Grand Finale was originally released in 1940 and was only 13 pages, but was greatly expanded in 1952. Earlier versions were stapled. So if you are buying a used copy of this book, be sure of which edition you are getting! Also available as an e-Book as part of the Chanin Collection CD from The Miracle Factory.


3 To All My Friends In Magic (Frank Lane)
4 The New Grand Finale (Jack Chanin): Letter to Jean Hugard
5 Dear Friend Jack (Jean Hugard)
6 The Author Speaks: about this updated version
10 As Seen By the Audience: routine described
11 What Performers of the Grand Finale Have to Say About It
14 Thumb Tip: great details of its use for this effect
21 Hanky Ball: details on its use
26 Small Silks
28 Rubber Bands
29 Everything About the Ribbons and How to Use Them
33 Preparation of Large Silks
35 Silk Folding
38 Silk Holders
41 The Large Silks and How to Use Them
42 Giant Silks 6ft x 6ft or 8ft x 8ft
46 Streamers and How to Fold
47 Flower Darts
50 Flower Production
55 Fish Bowl Production from Body
56 Music
57 Giant Stack of Fish Bowl Production
63 Disposition of Material
64 What One Amateur Thinks of The Grand Finale
65 No Gimmick Routine, Routine #1
70 J.C. Favorite Production of Silks, Routine #2
76 Multiplication of the Large Silks Routine #3
79 Routine #4 With the Aid of One Assistant From the Audience
81 Routine #5 With the Aid of Two Assistants From the Audience
83 Routine #6, No Assistants
85 The Grand Finale Routine #7
88 A Symphony in Silk, Routine #8
91 Just for Kids, Routine #9
92 Silk and What Type to Use
93 Different Types of Openings
94 Closing Remarks
Product Details
No. of Pages 96
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf D
Condition Very Good
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