(Kremenchug, Ukraine, Russian Empire: 15th January 1907 - 9th November 1997)
Moved to USA at age 15. Inspired at age 17. Preferred manipulation magic. Did a pseudo-oriental act as "Chan-In" and "Chan-Jak". Pro dealer ("Chanin's Studio of Magic") in Philadelphia 1930-81 when retired and sold to Rick Matevish.
Also worked in 1932 as main assistant in Bill Brema's shop in Philadelphia. 1983 AMA Creative Fellowship. Invented Miracle Shoe Lace (by 1941), Color Changing Shoe Lace (by 1941), Your Card, Please (by 1941), Katch-O-Kard (1950), Wool It (1952), etc.
Wrote 9 booklets: Seven in One (1928), The Three Shell Game (1934, 8pp), Hello, Sucker! (1934; 2nd ed rev 1948, 80pp), Jaysee Silk Color Change Supreme (1936, 10pp), Cigar Manipulation (1937, 80pp), Grand Finale: or Silks at Your Fingertips (1937, 13pp), Further Adventures of the Seven in One (1938, 15pp), Handle with Gloves (1941, 26pp), and Encyclopedia of Sleeving (1947, 81pp). Column in Linking Ring. Biographer is David E. Haversat, Chanin: The Man With The Magic Hands (2002).