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Genii Volume 17 (Sep 1952 - Aug 1953)

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Genii Volume 17 (Sep 1952 - Aug 1953) by William W. Larsen

September 1952 - August 1953
Mr. & Mrs. William W. Larsen & Milton Page Larsen, Editors

507 pages (9 double pages)

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 1 - September 1952 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - The Merv Taylor Company
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. The Editors Problem
    • By Gerald Kosky
  6. Easy Does It - H. Fernandes
  7. A Novel Coin Bag - Lu Brent
  8. The Magical Traveler - Alan Wakeling
    • Scotland
  9. The Alcoholic Animal - Johnny Geddes
  10. The Artful Dodges of William W. Larsen
  11. Your New Act From Genii - Ray Muse
    • Pocket Close-Up Act (No Cards)
    • Impromptu Card Act (Close-Up)
    • The Club Magician's Act
    • Evening Stage Show
  12. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • transposition of salt from hand to hand
    • utility comedy item
  13. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  14. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • Editors Problem with 10 small cards
  15. George McAthy - photo
  16. Publicity of the Month
    • Judge [Charles W.] Fricke, 70, Feted as Senior County Jurist
    • This Fellow's Rabid for Rabbits - photo - Clark Richey, 13
    • Magigal Gerrie Larsen & Magiguy Dan Slater - Life photo essay
    • Magicians Baffle Each Other - Life Photo essay
      • Bert Easley
      • Eddie Joseph
      • Arie McChesney
      • Merv Taylor
  17. Ed Dart - photo
  18. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Daniel Moran - cartoon
    • Alan Caruba - photo
    • Bob Setty - variation of a Hoffmann pass
  19. Patter Points - George Schindler
  20. Our Cover - The Merv Taylor Company
  21. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Book Edition 5
    • Willane's Methods for Miracles, No. 8
    • Secret - Hen Fetsch
    • Flat Wand - Tommy Windsor
    • Colorfusing Knife - John Stanfield
    • Dr. Jak's Multiball - Bruce Elliott
    • Flabbergast - Irv Weiner
    • Stretching Card - Tommy Windsor
    • The Sphinx
    • Phoenix Nos. 260-261
  22. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  23. The Society of American Magicians - Charles A. Rosskam
    • Harold D. Nichols
    • William H. Douglass
  24. George Pughe - death notice
  25. Magicians and Their Programs
    • Chung Ling Soo Matinee, Grand Theatre, Birmingham, February 25, 1911
  26. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • Frank Werner
    • Tenth Annual Picnic and Magical Get-Together, Ring No. 11, I.B.M.
  27. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • The Merv Taylor Company
    • News of the M.D.A.
  28. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
  29. MagiGALivanting with Gerrie
  30. All Aboard for Baltimore - M.A.E.S. Convention
  31. The Buffalo Stampede is On - Buffalo Conclave

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 2 - October 1952 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Docweiss
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. The Specialist - Lu Brent
    • The Magical Chef
    • The Magical Bar Keeper
    • The Last Customer
  6. SPO - Eugene Poinc
  7. Over-the-Phone Basic Code - Gerald Kosky
  8. Pop Up Silk - First of a Series - Billy Bell
  9. The Ghosts Walk Again - Maga
  10. "Magnetized" Handkerchief - Docweiss
  11. The Affair of the Woolworth Necklace - Sir Felix Korim
  12. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • Newspaper to Bouquet
  13. The Magical Traveler - Alan Wakeling
  14. Magicians and Their Programs
    • Archibald Potter, Society Conjurer, Leicester Y.M.C.A., March 4, 1911
  15. The Cheats and Knaveries of William W. Larsen
  16. Stan Payne - photo
  17. Publicity of the Month
    • Sir Felix Due For Diploma 35 Years Late - Brewerton A. Clark
    • Spirit of Houdini - photo essay - Docweiss
    • Magicians See Red Sox In Race - William S. Bell, Herman Hanson & Herman M. SUss
    • The Billboard - Docweiss & Miss Terry Lee
    • Ladies of Legerdemain - Magigals
  18. The Mahendras - photo
  19. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • illusions suitable for a mental act
  20. You Should Be Paying Your Way Through Magic - Rex, The Ace Magician
  21. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Lola B. Santos
    • cartoon - Steve Norman
    • Arthur Andrews, Jr. & Harris Ruben - correspondence re: M.W.C.C.
    • Jack F. Foley - correspondence
    • Jim Sneed - re: Magic-O
    • Ward Boyce - re: The Wand
  22. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Modern Coin Magic - J. B. Bobo
    • Ad-Libs - Robert Orben
    • Nate Leipzig's Card Stab - Victor Farelli
    • Vampire Magic Catalogue
  23. The Society of American Magicians - Charles A. Rosskam
    • Willard Sawyer
    • Earl T. Didlake
    • Harold I. McKeever
    • John H. Young
  24. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  25. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • Ralph Deshong
  26. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Douglas Magicland
    • News of the M.D.A.
  27. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • P.C.A.M. Personalities - Paul Eckfeld
    • News Highlights
      • Spokane Mystic Club
      • Vancouver Magic Circle
      • Seattle Magic Ring
      • Portland Society of Magicians
  28. T.A.O.M. Convention - J. B. Bobo
  29. T.A.O.M. Convention Pictures
  30. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
    • The Silberstein Party
    • Honored Guests
    • Long Distant Guest
    • Eat, Drink and be Merry
  31. Coming Next Month
  32. Our Cover - Doc Weiss

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 3 - November 1952 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Nelson De Mers
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. Gravatt's Mental Mystery - Glenn G. Gravatt
  6. Fan and Confetti - Billy Bell
  7. A Nail in Your Shoe - Billy Bell
  8. A Good Magician's Poster - Richard J. Weibel
  9. Persian Version
  10. The Specialist - Lu Brent
    • The Magical Tailor
    • Magic Man from the Mint
    • The Magical Edison
    • The Mad Haberdasher
  11. Garroting-A-Girl! - Sir Felix Korim
  12. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • Newspaper to Bouquet
  13. Forgotten Flame - Tom Billet
  14. Improved 20th Century Silk Routine - Lt. Ray Hafler
  15. Bell, Book & Candle: Being Thoughts by William W. Larsen
  16. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  17. Publicity
    • Cardini To Head Big Magic Show To Help Children
    • George Jason
    • DeLage and Shirley
    • Programs for 10th Annual Convention - M.A.E.S.
    • Al Flosso
    • Larry Weeks, juggler
    • Christmas Party - Cardini & Riedel
    • Noted Magicians To Appear At Benefit - Phil and Kay Thomas & Clint Rieddel
    • Dr. Stanley Jaks
    • program for Wisconsin Houdini Club 1952 Convention
    • Tony Touts His Tricks - Tony Curtis as Houdini
    • Mixing Magic and Teaching, He Scores Hit - Prof. J. J. Chopp
    • Footlights - William and Dorothy Larsen
    • Phil Thomas
  18. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • an "impromptu" card routine with a borrowed deck
  19. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • One Man Mental Routine - Milbourne Christopher
    • Colorfusing Knife - Stanfield - simplified routine
    • Feel-G - Stanfield
    • In the Aisles - Red Baker & Milt Larsen
    • Jokers' Jackpot - Red Baker & Milt Larsen
    • Golden Gate Magic Company catalogue
    • Impromptu No Nesting Cup and Ball Routine - Irv Weiner
    • Irv's Three Transposition - Irv Weiner
    • Abracadabra
    • Magical Digest
    • Pentagram
    • Phoenix No. 264
    • The Gen
    • The Magic Magazine
  20. cartoon - Laszlo
  21. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Arthur Andrews, Jr.
    • cartoon - Bill Melchor
    • magazines - Magic-O, The Joker & M.W.C.C.
    • William English - comments re: comedy funnel
    • David Roper - re: The Ledger of Magic
  22. Our Cover - Nelson Demers
  23. T. J. Crawford Dies at 81
  24. The Society of American Magicians - Charles A. Rosskam
    • S.A.M. National Council Meets Nov. 8
    • C. Roy MacWhirter
    • Gottlieb Kogel
  25. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  26. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights
    • J. B. Bobo of Texarkana, The Magician's Magician - by Luther Southworth
    • Bobo Book Nets $220
  27. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Clint Riedel
    • Gene Jeffries Novelty Co.
  28. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • P.C.A.M. Personalities - Robert A. Youngs, President
    • News Highlights
      • Seattle Magic Ring
      • Spokane Mystic Club
  29. In Memoriam of Captain Thomas Jones

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 4 - December 1952 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Dell O'Dell
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. Glen Gravatt Card Trick
  6. cartoon - Poinc
  7. Flash Silk Production With Fans - Billy Bell
  8. Santa Fraud - Eugene Poinc
  9. Torn Billet - Gerald Kosky
  10. Improved 20th Century Silk Routine - Lt. Ray Hafler
  11. The Specialist - Lu Brent
    • The Magical Pitchman
    • The Gifted Magician
    • The Magical Executioner
    • To End It All
  12. "Limit" Paper Restoration - Burned and Restored Effect - Roxy
  13. The Christmas Mystree - Sir Felix Korim
  14. Routines Without Tables - Bill Larsen
  15. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  16. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • re: Miraskil
  17. Season's Greetings - various
  18. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks - Keith Clark
    • Directory of Magicians - C.R. Tracy
    • Silk at Your Fingertips - Jack Chanin
    • Four Little Beans - Victor Farelli, editor
    • Phoenix Nos. 265-267
    • Pentagram, September
    • The Wizard, September
    • The Magic Magazine, October
  19. The Society of American Magicians - Charles A. Rosskam
    • Fall Council Meeting
    • Harry Houdini Assembly 29, Waterbury
    • Charles J. Jones
    • Max Terhune
  20. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Jerry Ornoff
    • cartoon - Phil Bauer
    • magazines - MWCC, Ledger of Magic & The Voice from the Attic
  21. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • Hugo Furney, Magician Extraordinary
    • "Magical Minutes" - Thornton Poole - Vancouver Magic Circle
  22. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  23. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • P.C.A.M. Personality of the Month - Larry Keller, Vice-President P.C.A.M.
    • News Highlights
      • Albuquerque Magicians Club
      • Vancouver Magic Circle
      • Night-Before Party
      • Seattle Magic Ring
  24. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
    • New Members Welcomed
    • A Visit With Joe Laurie, Jr.
    • Carl Rosini Honored
    • Future Lectures
    • The Annual Guild Dinner
  25. Woman Magician Expert on Stage Or in the Kitchen - re: Dell O'Dell
  26. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Merry Xmas

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 5 - January 1953 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Kim - Happy New Year
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. Bottle 'A' Djinn - Eugene Poinc
  6. Side-Slip-Sleight - Larry Becker
  7. Policy Plus - Russduck
  8. Club Bullet Catching - Bud Spraker
  9. Silk and Sash - Billy Bell
  10. Gems of Magic - William W. Larsen
  11. Impromptu Stunts - Lu Brent
    • Match My Line
    • Match Cover Off
    • Torn and Restored Cigarette Trick
    • A Safety Pin Stunt
    • Fish Off the Line
  12. More Escape Ideas - Charles Ruben
    • Sheet Metal Box Challenge
    • Torture Ladder
  13. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • The Magician and the Judge
  14. Pairing the Pairs - Glenn G. Gravatt
  15. Impromptu Location
  16. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
    • Are You Distinctive?
  17. Kim Evans - photo
  18. Publicity of the Month
    • Thomas Hendricks
    • Journal Headline Magic - Preston the Magician
    • Paraders Turn Out Friday - Tommy Windsor
    • It's Magic - David Steward
    • Government Clears Up Mystery Long a Secret of Magician's Art - Merv Taylor
    • Hubert To Give Magician Act In Shrine Show - Dr. Robert W. Hubert
    • Prestidigitator Joins Sun Staff - Thomas Hendricks
    • Pastor Says Mystery Helps Put Over Message - Rev. Dana M. Pankey
    • Magician's Escape Box Act Tops Optimist Magic Show - McDonald Birch
  19. Tommy Windsor and Jeanne - photo
  20. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • face-up force - a Brain Wave effect
  21. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  22. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Andy Field - head chopper
    • cartoon - Bob Hern
    • cartoon - Bob Malecke
    • correspondence & magazine - The Ledger of Magic
  23. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Sight Bits - Robert Orben
    • Irv Weiner's Manu-Secrets
    • Flabbergasting Outdone - Irv Weiner
    • Grandfather Trick - Frank Lane
    • Three Ball Monte - Weiner
    • Yo-Yo Escape - aka Pull Thru - D. Robbins
    • Miracle Discs - D. Robbins
    • Abracadabra Nos. 352-355
    • The Gen
    • Phoenix Nos. 268-269
    • Pentagram, October
    • The Magic Wand, October
    • Magic Magazine, November
  24. The Society of American Magicians - Charles A. Rosskam
    • Edward N. Case
    • DeLora Whitney
  25. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Gordon Novelty Co.
    • S. A. Adams Co.
  26. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • Jim Wheeler
    • I.B.M. Meets
  27. The Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences
    • Magician of the Year - J. B. Bobo
    • Book of the Year - Modern Coin Magic
    • Trick of the Year - The Jardine Ellis Ring Trick
    • Editor of the Year - Peter Warlock
  28. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • Club News
      • Southern California Assembly No. 22
      • The Vancouver Magic Circle
      • The Spokane Mystic Club
      • Reno Magic Circle
  29. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
  30. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 6 - February 1953 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Ace Gorham
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. The Gravatt Card Miracle - Glenn G. Gravatt
  6. Routined Magic - Paul Carlo
  7. A Tip on the Lit Match From Pocket - Richard Gray
  8. A Novel One-Hand Colorchange or Switch - Larry Becker
  9. Cigarette Duo - Billy Bell
    • King-Size Cigarette
    • Dummy Cigarette
  10. East Indian Rope Trick - Felix Korim
  11. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • telekinesis effect
  12. cartoon - Poinc
  13. Dick Du Bois - photo
  14. Publicity of the Month
    • Magic Factory - Mystifying tricks are made here in a garage, the sold all over the world - Don Redmon
  15. Ben Chavez - photo
  16. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  17. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • Novelty Finale
  18. Easy Bowl Production - H. Fernandes
  19. Our Cover - A. C. (Ace) Gorham
  20. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  21. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • cartoon contest - first prize - Bill Melchor
    • cartoon contest - second prize - Eddie Turner
    • cartoon contest - third prize - Ralph Calvert
    • correspondence - Allen Nye, Jeffrey Deakin, John Pooley, Louis Hormung, Eddie Turner, Jimmy Weston, Philip Halethy, Bob Setty, Larry Brown & Jerry Belson
  22. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Okito On Magic - Theodore Bamberg
    • Classic Secrets of Magic - Bruce Elliott
    • Phoenix No. 270
  23. The Society of American Magicians - Ray Muse
    • Joining the S.A.M.
    • The Initiation
    • The Picture - Assembly No. 22 of Los Angeles
    • The S.A>M. Convention
  24. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc. - Harold Rice
    • The Customer Speaks
    • The Dealer Speaks
  25. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • Ross Bertram - by Bruce Posgate
    • Ring 90, Albuquerque
  26. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
    • Ladies' Night at the Guild
    • After Meeting Show
    • Oldest Guild Member Present - re: Royal V. Heath
  27. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • Los Angeles Society of Magicians (L.A.S.M.)
    • Albuquerque Magicians Club
    • Seattle Magic Ring
    • Vancouver Magic Circle
  28. Chicago Magigals' Party - photos

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 7 - March 1953 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Jack Swimmer
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. Gravatt's Match Box Secret
  6. Reversed Pencil - Billy Bell
  7. The Nefarious Practices of William W. Larsen
  8. Don't Get Caught with Your Deck Down - T. J. Rosenthal
  9. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  10. An Oriental Fantasy - Robert Henderson
  11. Orben on Everything - Robert Orben
  12. 1st Pan-American Magic Congress
  13. Jack Swimmer - Aboard S.S. Liberte
  14. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • cards as slates effect
  15. cartoon - Poinc
  16. Robert Orben
  17. Publicity of the Month
    • 'Pine St. Art Week' Winners Announced - Julie, wife of Virgil
    • Self-Taught Craftsman Leads Creative Life In Retirement - George Kier
    • 'Eats' Fire for TV - Johnny Platt
    • All Wrapped Up In His Magic - Johnny Platt
    • It's Just Plain Magic - Janet Leigh & Tony Curtis in "Houdini"
    • It's Really Magic - Thomas, the Magician
  18. Eugene Poinc
  19. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Kenneth Thompson
    • cartoon - Ralph Calvert
    • Louis Hornung and "The Magician"
    • magazines - M.W.C.C. (December), The Sorcerer. The Ledger (January)
    • correspondence: David Roper, Christopher Crocker, Richard Frost, Bill Melcher, Harry Opel
  20. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  21. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • Salt in Motion
  22. cartoon - Scott Taber
  23. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • The Ireland Magic Co. book catalogue
    • Ireland's Year Book for 1952
    • Emcee Blockbusters - Robert Orben
    • Paul Fleming Book Reviews Nos. 160-162
    • The Magic Wand, December
    • Abracadabra Nos. 356-363
    • The Magical Digest, September through December issues
    • Phoenix Nos. 272-273
    • Pentagram, December
    • The Gen, December
    • The Magic Magazine, December and January issues
    • The Wizard, November and December issues
    • M-U-M, December and January issues
  24. Final Curtain
    • Arthur Buckley
    • Herman Weber
  25. The Society of American Magicians - Ray Muse
    • Parent Assembly, New York
    • Golden Gate Assembly, San Francisco
    • Chicago Assembly
    • St. Louis Assembly
    • Cincinnati Assembly
    • Boston Assembly
    • Assembly No. 22, Los Angeles
    • Colorado Assembly
    • Rochester Assembly
  26. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • The Edmar Magic Shop
  27. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • The Lestas
  28. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
    • Long Island Mystics
  29. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • Southern California Assembly No. 22
    • The Mystic 13 Magic Club, Inc., I.B.M. Ring 55, Phoenix
    • Vancouver Magic Circle
    • Oakland Magic Circle
    • Ring No. 90, Albuquerque
    • Hollywood Magigals, Assembly No. 8
    • Pasadena Magigals, Assembly No. 6
    • Spokane Convention

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 8 - April 1953 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Jay Palmer & Doreen
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. The King of Clubs - R. M. Jamison
  6. Dumbest Lil' Rabbit - Eugene Poinc
  7. Gravatt's Sympathetic Cards
  8. The Magic Parachute - Dr. Deception, MD (Mental Deceptionist)
  9. Eggs of the Magi - Robert Henderson
  10. Ribbon, Silks and Cards - Drakon
  11. Rods and Ribbons - Billy Bell
  12. Easy to See Through - Allen Perlin
  13. Have a Coke - Pfc. R. B. Ferguson
  14. Here It Is!! H. Fernandes
  15. The Sacred Jewels - James A. Charlesworth
  16. Orben on Everything - Robert Orben
  17. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  18. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • find the card effect
  19. cartoon - Bob Schroter (?)
  20. Frank Herman - photo
  21. Publicity of the Month
    • Well, Isn't This Wizard! - He can make his wife vanish - Virgil
  22. Frank Garcia
  23. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Jim Sneed
    • cartoon - David Roper
    • magazines - M.W.C.C. (January & February), The Ledger (March)
  24. Magicians I Have Met - re: Jay Palmer and Doreen - Oswald Rae
  25. Jay Palmer and Doreen - cover
  26. The White Wizard in White Magic - Lou Hall
  27. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  28. The Society of American Magicians - Ray Muse
    • Parent Assembly, New York
    • Santa Barbara Assembly
    • Chicago Assembly
    • Los Angeles Assembly
    • Cincinnati Assembly
  29. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Dice Dexterity - Audley Walsh & Ed Mishell
    • Fire Magic - Clettis V. Musson
    • Pieces of Mind - Bob Somerfield
    • Phoenix Nos. 274-276
    • Psycho No. 5 - Thela Garrett
    • The Linking Ring, February
    • Abracadabra Nos. 364-368
    • Pentagram, January
    • The Gen, February
  30. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • Ricardo - Orthatist-Necromancer - by Herb Stonham
  31. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Arthur Brush
    • Le Roy Mingus
  32. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • Seattle Magic Ring
    • The Oakland Magic Circle
    • Ring 90, Albuquerque
    • Los Angeles Society of Magicians
    • San Jose Mystic Club
    • Vancouver Magic Circle
    • S.A.M. Southern California Assembly No. 22
    • Spokane Mystic Club
  33. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
    • Hornmann's Magic Shop
    • By Way of Note
    • Jack Miller
    • Europe and Iceland
  34. Little Rock Magic Circle - photo
  35. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 9 - May 1953 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - "A'Ree" Femanipulator
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. Gravatt's Name Card Devination - Glenn G. Gravatt
  6. The Judge's Bill Trick - Judge Charles Fricke
  7. Bill Force
  8. The White Wizard in White Magic - Lou Hall
    • The Opening
  9. Signs of The Zodiac - R. M. Jamison
  10. Orben on Everything - Robert Orben
  11. Milk Pitcher Container - Billy Bell
  12. Variation of Larry Becker's Knot Effect - Tan Hock Chuan
  13. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • re: sucker tricks
  14. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • re: book tests
  15. cartoon
  16. Janet Clinton - photo
  17. Publicity of the Month
    • Docweiss
    • Rabbits and - Thomas the Magician
    • Chicagoan Weds English Singer - Jack Kodell
    • Professor Uses Magic, Keeps Class Attentive - Dr. Abraham B. Hurwitz
    • Dr. "You-Know-Me" Walters
    • From Magic to Hypnotism! - Russ Kaiser
  18. Gretchen Carlsburg - photo
  19. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Mike Anderson - production of a glass of wine
    • Jerry Belson
    • cartoon - "Bill"
    • name changes & corrections - La Kay, Philip Haletky
    • magazines - MWCC, The Wand
    • correspondence - Alan Caruba, Henry H. Kerr
  20. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  21. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  22. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Doodle-Art - Harry Bjorlund
    • The Magic Wand
    • Abracadabra Nos. 373-374
    • The Sphinx, March
    • The Ledger of Magic
    • Phoenix Nos. 276-278
    • Pentagram
    • The Linking Ring
    • The Magic Magazine
  23. The Society of American Magicians - Ray Muse
    • Worchester Assembly
    • Boston Assembly
    • Chicago Assembly
    • Rhode Island Assembly
    • Seattle Assembly
    • St. Louis Assembly
    • Los Angeles Assembly
    • Parent Assembly, New York
    • Indianapolis Assembly
    • Golden Gate Assembly
    • Cincinnati Assembly
  24. Our Cover Girl - A'Ree, The Queen of Hearts
  25. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • Silver Anniversary Convention
    • C. N. Hickman
  26. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Jimmy Sanders
    • M.D.A. News
  27. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • P.C.A.M. Convention
    • Spokane Mystic Club
    • Ring 90
    • S.A.M. Assembly No. 22
    • Seattle Magic Ring
  28. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
    • Walter Coleman Night
    • The Reneaux Lecture
    • Dell O'Dell
    • Jimmy Herpik
    • Knights of Magic
    • Guild's 9th Annual Dinner
    • Guild Member Activities

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 10 - June 1953 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Harry and Bess Houdini - A La Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. Russduck Run-Up - Rusduck
  6. Kosky's Coin Vanish - Gerald Kosky
  7. Silk and Sash - Billy Bell
  8. Mind 'N' Magic - Eugene Poinc
  9. The White Wizard in White Magic - Lou Hall
  10. Thimble Holder - H. Fernandes
  11. Gravatt's Double Climax
  12. The Tea Chests of Wang Foo - Modern Version - Robert Thomson
  13. Harry and Bess Houdini - a la Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh - George Boston
  14. Magigals - Jane Clements
    • Highlights of the past season
    • Seattle Magigals
  15. Orben on Everything - Robert Orben
  16. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • re: publicity
  17. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • Smooth Flight
  18. cartoon - Nyle Rothenbach
  19. Ronald Haines - photo
  20. Publicity of the Month
    • There Are Plenty of Magicians Around - Charles A. RossKam. C. Foster Fenner, Harry A. Scheer, The Kingsfords & Herbert Lamond
  21. Tony Curtis - photo
  22. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Steve Norman
    • correspondence
    • magazines - M.W.C.C. & The Wand
    • cartoon - Eddie Turner
    • publishing advice
  23. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  24. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  25. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights - C. Verne Bloch
    • Rev. Martin Elz - Minister-Magician is Highly Esteemed - by Herb Stoneham
  26. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  27. 25th Annual Convention of the Society of American Magicians - with photos - Ray Muse
  28. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • 100 Latest Tips on Tricks - Milbourne Christopher
    • Magic Tricks - Wilfred Jonson
    • Practical Magic - David Robbins, editor
    • Orben On Everything - Genii
    • Pentagram, March
    • Phoenix No. 279
    • The Ledger of Magic
    • Abracadabra Nos. 275-277
    • The Gen, April
    • The Magic Magazine, April
  29. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • Reno Magic Circle
    • Oakland Magic Circle
    • Ring 90
    • Spokane Mystic Club
  30. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
    • Annual Banquet and Show
    • Pres. Dick Dubois Opens
    • The Banquet Committee
  31. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Edward M. Massey
    • Stage Magic Factory (Burling Hull)
  32. Michael Shields - photo

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 11 - July 1953 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Robert Youngs, President P.C.A.M.
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. On With the Show - editorial - Bill Larsen
  5. Pseudo Graphology - R. Vernon Cook
  6. Vanishing Milk to Corn - John Catlett
  7. Television Production - Bob Evison
  8. Bird of Paradise - An Illusion - Eugene Poinc
  9. Gravatt's Unbelievable Location
  10. Ideas of Idle Moments - Lu Brent
  11. A Tip on the Top of the Pocket Vanish - Richard Gray
  12. Four Aces - H. Fernandes
  13. Garnering the Green Backs - Lu Brent
  14. The White Wizard in White Magic - Lou Hall
    • Four Secrets Revealed
  15. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • three card fortune telling
  16. Presenting Verne's Varieties - Verne Chesbro
    • Pepper and Salt
    • Salt-Go
    • Knife Through Handkerchief
  17. Orben on Everything - Robert Orben
  18. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Dave Lakay
    • magazines - The Puzzler, The Ledger of Magic, MWCC Monthly
    • cartoon - Frostini
    • Perfected Coincidence - Jimmy Stewart
  19. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  20. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  21. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Hugard's Magic Monthly, sixth bound volume
    • Paul Fleming Book Reviews Nos. 163-165
    • Screamline Comedy - Robert Orben
    • Ring-on-Ribbon Routines - Bertram Millidge
    • On The Spot - Everett Lyda
    • The Magnet, issue No. 1
    • Phoenix No. 281
    • Psycho No. 6 - Teral Garrett
    • Tops, June
  22. Silver Anniversary Convention - I.B.M. - review
    • Hi Lites of I.B.M. Silver Anniversary Convention 1953
    • Contest Winners
    • M.D.A. Meeting
    • Odds and Ends for the Record
    • photos
  23. Our Cover - Robert Youngs
  24. Odd Magical Facts - Frank Fewins
  25. The Society of American Magicians - Ray Muse
    • Welcome to San Bernardino - new assembly
    • Valley Assembly
    • Boston Assembly
    • Chicago Assembly
    • Worcester Assembly
    • Los Angeles Assembly
    • St. Louis Assembly
  26. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Justin Ratterman
    • De Lage and Shirley
    • Docweiss
    • Du Bois - Palmer - Blackstone
    • Friends of Holland Inc.
  27. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc. - Paul Eckfeld, editor
    • Spokane to See in '53
    • Seattle Scene - photo - Hugh Riley
  28. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Harry Smith
    • Francis Ireland to Lecture at P.C.A.M.
  29. "This is Your Life, Vivian Cosby" - Gerrie Larsen
  30. Publicity of the Month
    • It's Easy - Anne Claire Thomas
    • Seagoing Magician Won't Reveal Secrets of Trade - Richard, The Magician
    • 'Count of Conjuring,' Ralph Calvert Entertains Again at Service Club Show
    • Magicians Honor "Houdini" Stars and Producer -

  1. Genii - Volume 17, Number 12 - August 1953 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Aloha - Bill Larsen
  3. Dealer's Directory
  4. Facing the Fact - obituary for William W. Larsen - Bill Larsen, Jr.
  5. Glass Houlette - Ernest Singer
  6. Puncture Proof - Bob Evison
  7. The Cape of Conquest - J. V. Murray
  8. An Answer to Mr. Christopher [re: Houdini movie] - George L. Boston
  9. Gravatt's Red and Black
  10. Somewhere Back in Time - Eugene Poinc
  11. The Mango Tree - Roxy
  12. Orben on Everything - Robert Orben
  13. Double Daring - Bascom Jones, Jr. & Michael Shields
    • mentalist effect
  14. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Bob Setty
    • Gary Green
    • John Osborne - combine teen age magic clubs?
    • magazines - MWCC
    • correspondence
  15. Aloha Bill Larsen - obituary
  16. Gerrie Speaks
  17. Paying Your Way - Rex, The Ace Magician
  18. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  19. The Society of American Magicians - Ray Muse
    • Parent Assembly
    • Chicago Assembly
    • Worcester Assembly
    • Los Angeles
    • Rochester Assembly
    • Houston Assembly
    • Arrowhead Assembly (San Bernardino)
  20. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • review of William Larsen's literary contributions (including collaboration with T. Page Wright)
  21. The Sphinx Suspends
  22. International Brotherhood of Magicians News Highlights
    • New Editor of I.B.M. Page will start with September issue:
      • Magically an Idea or Two - George Boston
  23. Coming [in Volume 18]
  24. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Drake V. Smith
    • Guild News - From Here and There
    • Sir Felix Korim Lecture
    • Just a Reminder
  25. The White Wizard in White Magic - Lou Hall
    • Conclusion
  26. News of the Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • Harry Stanley
    • News of the MDA
  27. Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, Inc.
    • Eighteenth Annual P.C.A.M. Convention - with photos - Arnold Furst
  28. Index to Genii Volume 17

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