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Genii Volume 13 (Sep 1948 - Aug 1949)

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Genii Volume 13 (Sep 1948 - Aug 1949) by William W. Larsen

September 1948 - August 1949
Mr. & Mrs. William W. Larsen, Editors

376 pages (8 double pages)

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 1 - September 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Arthur Buckley
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
    • The Welcome Mat
    • Loot
    • Things I Like
    • Things I Don't Like
    • Dollar Value
    • Editors
    • Teletrixters
  4. All Change - Len J. Sewell
  5. What? Another Square Circle? - Mike Zens
  6. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  7. Original Coin Sleights for Experts - Arthur Buckley
  8. Arthur Buckley - by Theo. Bamberg "Okito"
  9. Comedy Technique - First Article of a Series - Robert Orben
    • Comedy Magic Today
  10. Gravatt's Vanishing Radio - Glenn Gravatt
  11. Caliph in Calif.
  12. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  13. Magicana - William Woodfield, editor
    • No Hole - Bill Woodfield
    • Intermission
  14. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Eeeeeeeeeeegad
  15. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • How to Publish a Magic Book
    • The Sphinx
    • Phoenix Nos. 154-155
    • Abracadabra Nos. 119-127
    • Eyes of the Gods - Max Holden
    • Burtini's Linking Ring Routine
    • Nelson Enterprises catalogue
  16. News of the P.C.A.M.
    • From Your President - Gerald Kosky
    • Los Magicos
    • So. Calif. Assembly #22 of S.A.M.
    • Mystic Thirteen of San Jose
    • Ring 21 of I.B.M.
  17. cartoon - Knott

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 2 - October 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Sir Edwards and Connie
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
    • Queen of the May
    • Paul Rossini
    • Fitzkee-Buckley
    • Magicana
    • Demon Demonstrator
    • What? No Books?
    • Next Month ... Rossi Again ...
    • Thanks Dell
  4. The Challenge Blindfold Drive - Irving Joslyn
  5. Next Month
  6. The Pucker Glimpse - A. N. Rossi
  7. Donald Duck's Drinks - A New Routine and Presentation for Taylor's Prize Winning "Por-Mor" - Sherman Ripley "Dr. Chang"
  8. Football Prediction - James Lucier
  9. The Invisible Load - Dr. R. V. Stone (Ramo)
  10. Comedy Technique - Robert Orben - continued
    • How to Perform Comedy Magic
  11. Snapshots of Magic Personalities at Colon - photos
  12. Magicana - William Woodfield, editor
    • Blindfold Poker Deal - Henry Sing
    • Gambler's Gab - A Lexicon of Gambling Slang
    • Intermission
    • Magicians Hall of Fame
  13. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Hallowe'en Boo
    • The Skull and Witches Hat
    • The Skulls Change Place
    • Cups and Skulls
    • Hand Puppets
    • The Flying Broom
    • Jack-O-Lanterns
  14. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  15. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  16. Sir Edwards and Connie - biographical sketch
  17. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • review of past year
    • Mainly Mental - Board
    • The Encyclopedia of Sleeving
    • Manual of Publicity and Exploitation - Nelson
    • The Sphinx, August
    • Phoenix Nos. 156-157
    • Pentagram, July
    • Abracadabra Nos. 128-131
    • The Wizard, July
    • Djinn [Denmark]
    • Third Modes for Mentalists - Peter Warlock
  18. Second International Congress of Magicians - Arnold Furst

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 3 - November 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Mathew the Magician
  3. Obit notice - Gertrude L. Larsen
  4. Subtlety - Gerald Kosky
  5. Targetrik - Irving Joslyn
  6. Phantom Tube Comedy - A. N. Rossi
  7. Will Goldston and Assistant - photo
  8. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  9. A Single Card Through Silk - T. Page Wright
  10. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • The Card in the Matchbox
  11. Magicians in Television
  12. Expose - Mathew the Magician
  13. Mathew the Magician - biographical sketch
  14. Comedy Technique - Third Article of a Series - Robert Orben - continued
    • Improving Your Comedy
  15. Chang - Arnold Furst
  16. Magicana - William Woodfield, editor
    • The Mexican Turnover - Lyle Carlyle Laughlin Discusses
    • Stab Location - Bill Woodfield
    • Larsen's Aces
    • Intermission
  17. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Come, Good Spirits - Eddie Joseph
    • Skullo-Cation - Max Holden
    • Trouble-Wit Fan - Ellis Stanyon
    • Paul Fleming Book Review No. 139
    • Abracadabra Nos. 134-137
    • Phoenix Nos. 158-160
    • Pentagram, August
    • Hugard's Magic Monthly. August
    • The Wizard, August
    • The Linking Ring, September
    • The Sphinx
  18. cartoon

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 4 - December 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Max and Tess Holden
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
  4. The Chinese Weathermen - Bring Patter for the Chinese Sticks - Val Don
  5. Les Mouchoirs en Coleurs - A Flashy Opening - AL Sharpe
  6. Aqua-Bird - Dale Williams
  7. Think Stop Perfected - A. N. Rossi
  8. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  9. Comedy Technique - Fourth Article of a Series - Robert Orben - continued
    • Ideas for Comedy Magic
  10. Max and Tess Holden - biographical sketch
  11. Magicana - William Woodfield, editor
    • The Flippant Five - Bill O'Leary
    • Cold Decking
    • Think Jr. - Bill Woodfield
    • Lazy?
    • Intermission
  12. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Season's Greetings [routine]
  13. The Wellesian Watch - Bert Adams
  14. The Chair in Magic and Mystery - Dr. Henry R. Evans
  15. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • The Secret System - Ray Amy
    • Melo-dy-namo - Leslie Guest
    • The Fine Art of Magic - George Kaplan
    • Magic Feats - Majikana
    • More Fun with Magic - Joseph Leeming
    • Abracadabra Nos. 139-140
    • Phoenix No. 161
    • Pentagram, September
    • The Wizard, September
    • The Linking Ring, October

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 5 - January 1949 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Marko the Magician [Richard L. Berry]
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
    • A Happy and Prosperous New Year to All
  4. As a Mindreader Would Do It - A Natural Book Test - Bill Larsen
  5. Comedy Tie Trick - Irving Joslyn
  6. Gravatt's Passe Passe Egg - Glenn Gravatt
  7. An Experiment in the Tenses - Past-Present-Future - James Lucier
  8. New Slants on Old Tricks - Val Don
  9. Time Out for Lunch - Ellis Gunther
  10. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  11. Comedy Technique - Article Five - Robert Orben - continued
    • Tips on Comedy Magic
  12. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Weird Wizardry
  13. Magicana - William Woodfield, editor
    • Black Jacked
    • A Card is Being Torn
    • Pocketful of Notes
    • Intermission
  14. The Question - What Can be Done to Saver Magic from Oblivian? [sic] - Robert Orben
  15. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • The Devil's Whisper and its Development - De Vega
    • The Ghost Book or Dark Secrets - Robert Nelson
    • Magicdotes - Robert Orben
    • N.A.M.S. reviews
    • Phoenix Nos. 162-165
    • Le Magcien Nos. 26-29
    • Magic Wand, October
    • Abracadabra Nos. 141-145
    • The Wizard, October
    • Hugard's Magic Monthly, October
    • Tops, November and December
    • Pentagram, October
    • The Linking Ring, November
  16. Snapshots of Magic Personalities - photos
  17. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  18. News of the P.C.A.M. - Gerald Kosky
  19. A Letter to the Editor - Richard L. Berry (Marko the Magician)
  20. Magic and Mayor - photo

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 6 - February 1949 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - William Morton and Pauline
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
  4. cartoon
  5. The Inexhaustible Coat - Val Don
  6. The Diminishing Bottle - Dr. E. V. Stone (Ramo)
  7. Automatic Writing - Irving Joslyn
  8. Post Dating a Trick - Keith Barrette
  9. Gravatt's Card Force - Glenn G. Gravatt
  10. Comedy Technique - Article Six - Robert Orben - continued
    • More Comedy Ideas
  11. The Answer - to last month's question: What Can be Done to Saver Magic from Oblivion?
  12. The Genii-Orben Poll
  13. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • coin effect
  14. Magicana - William Woodfield, editor
    • Experiment with the "15 Puzzle" - Emile Clifton
  15. Snapshots of Magic Personalities - photos
  16. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • The Tarbell Course, Volume 5
    • The Linking Ring, December
    • Phoenix No. 166
    • The Sphinx, December
    • Abracadabra Nos. 146-150
    • Pentagram, November
    • Hugard's Magic Monthly, November
    • The Bat, December
    • The Wizard, November
  17. Slight of Eve - Poem - I.B.
  18. Dante "The Follies of 1949" - poster facsimile
  19. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  20. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  21. Paging the Ladies - Geraldine Larsen
    • St. Louis Magigals
    • Seattle Magigals
    • Parent Assembly Magigals
  22. The Morton's - William and Pauline - biographical sketch

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 7 - March 1949 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - "Al" Robbins
  3. Facing the Facts - with Dante in Answer to Bill Larsen
  4. The Card-O-Let - C. Steffensen
  5. A Simple Coincidence - T. Page Wright
  6. Floyd Thayer - Dr. R. V. Stone (Ramo)
  7. Utility Cup and Ball - Doug Couden
  8. Shall We Restore the Torn Paper? Yes! - Al Sharpe
  9. Sadie the She Serpent - Bill Larsen
  10. Magicana - William Woodfield, editor
    • The Perfect Card in the Envelope
    • Intermission
  11. Publicity of the Month
    • Magicians Show Their Stuff - But They Won't Show You How
    • Brooklyn Eagle
    • Veterans of Marine hospital were entertained ... by George L. Weisensel
    • Magician's Snake Act Thrills Crowd
    • Highway Houdini - His Magic Saves Children's Lives
  12. Al Robbins - The Genial Gent of Magic - biographical sketch
  13. Notice - Bill Larsen - recommends Tannen's "Supersonic Card Prediction"
  14. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Ahead of Time
  15. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • The Card Wizard - Bill Turner
    • Cyclopedia of Magic - Henry Hay
    • Thanks to Leipzig - Victor Farelli
    • John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls - Victor Farelli
    • Band-It Card - Hen Fetsch
    • Une Poignee de Gags - R. Veno
    • Paul Fleming Book Reviews Nos. 140-141
    • Tops
    • Phoenix Nos. 167-169
    • Abracadabra Nos. 151-156
    • Pentagram
    • The Wizard
    • The Magic Wand
  16. News of the P.C.A.M. - Gerald Kosky
    • From Your President
    • Seattle Magic Ring
    • Hollywood
    • Vancouver Magic Circle
    • Floyd and Jennie Thayer
    • Hollywood P.C.A.M. Convention
  17. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  18. Slydini Opens Magic Studio
  19. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  20. Card Mondor Spook Show - Harvey Long

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 8 - April 1949 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Caro Miller and Lynn
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
  4. How to Produce a Rabbit from a Borrowed Hat and Other Bunny Bafflers - William W. Larsen
  5. Caroly's Perfect Cigarette Finish - Al Sharpe
  6. Modern Sorcery - Baffles - From the Notebook of the Late Charles R. Brush
    • To Detect Loaded Dice
    • Master Key to Fake Marked Cards
    • Marked Decks in Manufacture
  7. The Magician's Command - T. Page Wright
  8. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Picture That
  9. Magicana - William Woodfield, editor
    • Match Interlude
    • Intermission
  10. Publicity of the Month
    • Bish the Magish Puts New Look in Magic
    • Telemount Pictures Formed by New Group
    • Riot Outbreak Disrupts Houdini Convo
  11. Diminishing Soap - Dr. R. V. Stone
  12. Caro Miller - biographical sketch
  13. The Magical Evangelist - Joe Kemp
  14. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  15. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • The Magic of Rezvani - La Magie du Sorcier - Maurice Sardina
    • Controlled Miracles - Bill Simon
    • The Linking Ring, February
    • Phoenix Nos. 170-171
    • Hugard's Magic Monthly, February
    • Blackstone's Magic Trick-of-the-month Club
    • Pentagram, January
    • The Magic Wand, December
    • The Wizard, December
    • Abracadabra Nos. 157-160
    • Triks, five issues, Oct. to Feb.
  16. Letters from Magicians
    • Harry Kellar to Harry Houdini - Jan. 31, 1921
  17. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  18. Long Beach Naval Hospital Show - with reprint from the Hollywood Tribune
  19. P.C.A.M. Convention - announcement
  20. S.A.M. Convention - announcement

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 9 - May 1949 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Tommy Windsor "The Street Faker"
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
  4. Continuity in Routine - Al Sharpe
  5. The Card in Book Test Perfected - James A. Lucier
  6. The Magic of Haskell
    • Idea No. 1
  7. Curtain of Darkness - A Practical Seance - William W. Larsen
  8. News of the Genii-Orben Poll - Robert Orben
  9. Cobwebs and Shadows - Bascom Jones Jr.
  10. Modern Sorcery - Baffles - From the Notebook of the Late Charles R. Brush - Given to Him by Jimmy Trimble
    • re: Chinese Sticks
  11. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • The Last Word
  12. A Stud Poker Routine - Larsen and Wright
  13. Publicity of the Month
    • Spirit of Houdini--With Bunions - Frustrated Genius Repairs Feet But His Soul's in a Straightjacket [re: Doc Weiss]
    • 'King of the Conjurers, '76 Raises Rabbits [re: Bob Cunningham]
    • Magician and Midget to Entertain Children [re: Geraldine Larsen]
    • As in the Past - photo [re: Bob Cunningham]
    • Magician's Best Friend is a Magician - photo [re: Harry Blackstone & Lt. Lee Allen Estes]
  14. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Comedy Caravan - Robert Orben
    • Select Secrets - Dai Vernon
    • The Unbelievable Routine - Dr. Joseph Elon Kemp
    • Phantini's Magazine Miracle - Gene Grant
    • Psychia-Trik - Gene Grant
    • Tommy Windsor's Dope Sheet Nos. 15-16
    • Phoenix Nos. 172-173
    • Abracadabra Nos. 161-165
  15. Dr. H. R. Evans, Author, Dies - Obituary
  16. Letters from Magicians
    • to The Larsens - from Dr. Henry R. Evans - Sept. 19/48
  17. East Coast Magi - photo - C. F. Fenner, G. Ray Terrell & Wm. Baker
  18. The [Marietta, Ohio] Mayor's Proclamation re: Tommy Windsor Day
  19. Tommy Windsor - Coverman - newspaper reprint: Marietta's Magician Observes 25th Year in Show Business
  20. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  21. Dr. Strange Explanation - Bascom Jones Jr.
  22. It's a Neat Trick - Weekly KTSL Video Show - Featuring Eddie Silverman
  23. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  24. P.C.A.M. Convention - announcement
  25. Convention News
    • Now - Society of American Magicians [Denver]
    • Then - I.B.M. Convention [Chicago]
    • P.C.A.M. and Last P.C.A.M. [Hollywood]
    • The International Congress [Amsterdam]
  26. Dante Says - letter to Gerrie from Dante

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 10 - June 1949 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Percy Abbott
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
  4. Hindu Shuffle Variation - Tan Hock Chuan
  5. Behind the Back - Larsen and Wright
  6. Passe-Plastic - Dr. R. V. Stone
  7. Cobwebs and Shadows - Bascom Jones Jr.
  8. Plate-Rotation - Theodor Stein
  9. Jack, The Waiter - From the Notebook of the Late Charles R. Brush
  10. The Clown Quince of Magic - R. J. Lang
  11. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Kirkham's Klock
  12. Results of the Genii-Orben Poll - Robert Orben
    • Article One
  13. Publicity of the Month
    • Like to Have A House Haunted? - Bob Nelson Is a Good Man to See If You Want Quick Action
    • Portraits - Magician - James J. Metcalfe
    • Radio and Television - re: Geraldine Larsen Kay Steiner & Alan Wakeling
    • Word Magic
    • Boys Enthralled by the Great Virgil - photo
  14. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Fleming Book Company catalogue
    • Louis Tannen catalogue
    • Scarne on Cards - John Scarne
    • Magic in the Modern Manner - Orville Meyer
    • Rough and Smooth Possibilities - Tan Hock Chuan
    • Hello Sucker - Jack Chanin
  15. Magigals New York Ring No, 12 presents its First Annual Magic Show
  16. Percy Abbott - biographical sketch
  17. S.A.M. Convention - Ray Muse
  18. Convention Pictures - Snapshots of the S.A.M. Convention - Ralph Morgan
  19. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  20. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 11 - July 1949 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Gerald Kosky as "Mister Oso"
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
    • Genii Awards
  4. Four Thimbles - Al Koran
  5. Collapsible Conjuring - Frank Herman
  6. Fantasy in Silks - Olaf Corsen
  7. Cap and Pence - and Other Coinjurations - William W. Larsen
  8. Ghost to Ghost Hookup - James Lucier
  9. Baffles The Magician [Charles R. Brush] - From His Notebook
    • Patter and Routine for The Bathing Beauty
  10. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Penny Ante
  11. Results of the Genii-Orben Poll - Robert Orben
    • Article Two
  12. P.C.A.M. Convention News - William W. Larsen
  13. P.C.A.M. Convention Snapshots
  14. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Pentagram, February, March & April issues
    • Trilby Deck - Joe Stuthard
    • Stuthard's Svengali Subtleties - Joe Stuthard
    • magazine test - Milbourne Christopher
    • Card Tricks Without Skill - Paul Clive
    • Stars of Magic, Series 5
      • No. 1: Dai Vernon's Impromptu Cups And Balls
      • No. 2: Dai Vernon's Ambitious Card
      • No. 3: Dai Vernon's Mental Card Miracle
    • Over the Coffee Cups - Martin Gardner
    • Paul Fleming Book Reviews Nos. 142-144
    • Phoenix Nos. 176-177
    • Tops, June
  15. Gerald Kosky - biographical sketch
  16. Nineteen Forty-Nine T.A.O.M. Conclave
  17. Holden Hospitalized
  18. Video Magic - The Mystic Magic Club - for TV staring Bobby Swanson
  19. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  20. Publicity of the Month
    • Tower Ticker - re: Magicians in Chicago
    • It's Magic - 2 photos
  21. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  22. New England Get-to-gether S.A.M.-I.B.M.
  23. Paging the Ladies - Geraldine Larsen
    • P.C.A.M. Convention
    • Pretty Tricky - photo - Jeanne Ash, Magigals President

  1. Genii - Volume 13, Number 12 - August 1949 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Tom Dethlefsen
  3. Facing the Facts - Bill Larsen
  4. A Perfect Key Ring Switch - A. N. Rossi
  5. Watch For Next Month's Genii
  6. Conclusive Proof of Mental Telepathy - Frank Chapman
  7. Cobwebs and Shadows - Bascom Jones Jr.
  8. The Sultan and the Dancing Girls - An Illusionette - William Larsen
  9. Baffles The Magician - Charles R. Brush
    • Brush Mind Reading Stunt
  10. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • re: book test
  11. Results of the Genii-Orben Poll - Robert Orben
    • Article Three
  12. Your New Act from Genii - Ray Muse
    • A Pocket Close Up Act
    • An Impromptu Card Act
    • The Card Magician
    • The Club Magician's Act
    • Full Evening Show
  13. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Spirits in the House - T. H. Chislett
    • The Gap in the Curtain - Modes for Mentalists No. 4 - Peter Warlock
    • Rezvanimagie - Maurice Sardina
    • The Sphinx, June
    • Phoenix Nos. 178-179
    • Tops, July
    • Abracadabra Nos. 166-176
    • The Wizard, February-June issues
    • The Magic Wand, March and June issues
    • The Magic Circular
    • The Budget, March and May issues
  14. Tom Dethlefsen - biographical sketch
  15. Swami Salami - cartoon - Hume & McAthy
  16. In Loving Memory - Max Holden - obituary
  17. Magical Reviews - clipped by "Fletcher"
    • Kim Yen Soo & Co.
    • Edgar Bergen, Bigelow & Dunninger
    • Dr. Neff
    • Edward Small's "Black Magic"
    • Kim Yen Soo & Company
    • Dante
    • Saysi
    • Chester Morris
  18. Index to Genii Volume 13

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