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Genii Volume 20 (Sep 1955 - Aug 1956)

by William W. Larsen
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Genii Volume 20 (Sep 1955 - Aug 1956) by William W. Larsen

September 1955 - August 1956
Geraldine Larsen, William Larsen, Jr. & Milton Page Larsen, Editors

491 pages (5 double pages) (page numbering off by 2 in No. 7)

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 1 - September 1955 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - 20th Anniversary
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Letters
  5. William W. Larsen, Sr. - photo
  6. Dedication
  7. The Genii Speaks
  8. Ideas of Idle Moments - Lu Brent
    • Ball Looney
    • The Great Klepto
  9. The Cat's Meow - Gerald Kosky
  10. Flower Magic - Frank Lezama
    • Flowers
    • Color Changing Rose
    • Another Color Change
    • A Bouquet of Flowers that Change Color
  11. Volta's Magic Mysteries - Burling "Volta" Hull
    • The "Impossible" Visible Penetration
  12. Burling "Volta" Hull - by Lou Hall
  13. Sorcar's Original "Motor Car Vanish" - P. C. Sorcar
  14. Davy and the Gambling Man - Larry Becker
  15. You Do As I Do ... But Not Too Often - Snag Werris
  16. Dick's Tricks - Richard L. Piser
    • Dick's Drinks
  17. The Magician Explains How - Jack Yeager
  18. Trans-Mental - Art Hecht
  19. That's Right - Bill Taylor
  20. My Favorite Deck of Cards - Charles W. Fricke
  21. Sam (Last of the Truly Obscure Magicians) - by Red Baker
  22. Gravatt's X-Ray Card - Glenn Gravatt
  23. Bank Night - Art Andrews
  24. The Unusual in Manipulative Magic - Lee Henneberry
  25. So You want to Become a Professional Magician - J. B. Bobo
  26. J. B. Bobo - photo and biographical sketch
  27. "Kuma" [Yen Soo Kim] and the Kuma Tubes - Ray Muse
  28. How About a Tape Recorder? - Bill Larsen (Jr.)
    • Recorders I Recommend
    • How to Use the Tape Recorder
    • Other Ideas
    • How to Make Your Recording
    • How to Play the Recorder
  29. If This Be Magic -- Let It Be Entertaining - Arnold Furst
  30. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • I Won't Play Cards with Him - continued
  31. Black Magic - Eugene Poinc
    • Poinc Returns from Guatemala
  32. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Kardyro Kard Conjuring - Senor Torino (Tony Kardyro)
    • book explaining his act - Senor Torino (Tony Kardyro)
    • The Ace Dictionary Test - Holden's
    • Abracadabra Nos. 291-492
    • M-U-M, July
    • Pentagram, May and June issues
    • The Magic Magazine, June and July issues
    • The Gen, June and July issues
  33. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • another "Just Chance" effect
  34. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  35. That San Diego Installation Party - Ray Muse
  36. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • Jack Miller's Eight Golden Rules of Magic
    • Convention News
  37. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Pasadena Assembly
    • Parent Assembly
  38. Magic Dealers Association, Inc. - Professor Fabian
  39. Take a Bow! - list of kudos
  40. Obituary - George W. Shade - b Edwin Bloom
  41. Your New Act from Genii - Ray Muse
    • Pocket Close-Up Act (No Cards)
    • Impromptu Card Act (Borrowed Deck)
    • Expert at the Card Table
    • Club Magic Act
  42. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Bill Doerken
    • correspondence
    • Presto-Chango! - Len E. Towns
  43. Music in Magic - Dick Sherman
  44. Sound Thinking - Oliver Berliner
  45. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • 1935 Convention
    • I.B.M. history
  46. Dealers' Directory

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 2 - October 1955 - 36 pages
  2. Cover - Harry Houdini Memorial Issue
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Letters
  5. The Genii Speaks
  6. The Final Houdini Seance - Taken from the Actual Recording
  7. Houdini and Alexander Heimburger - Fred Rickard and Phil Bauer
  8. Escape Ideas - Charles Ruben
    • Sealed Paper Box
    • Escape from Lion Cage at City Zoo
    • Some Escape Facts
    • More Escape Ideas
      • Baskets
      • Escape from Tree
      • Simplex Escape Trunk
  9. Let's Talk It Over - Burling Hull
    • Let Us Make Our Magic More Impressive
    • Dramatizing Evan a Stage Card Feat
    • Volta "Wow Card Feat"
  10. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  11. Abbott's Get Together - photos by Mr. Zuko
  12. Obituary - John J. McManus
  13. T.A.O.M. Conclave Report - Gene Looper
  14. T.A.O.M. Conclave - photos by McGregor
  15. Houdini Club Convention - Doc Mann
  16. Correction - photos switched in September issue
  17. correction - advertisement on page 61
  18. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • prediction with two packs of cards
  19. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Camp Magic - M. Sargent Desmond, editor
    • The Floating Star - M. Sargent Desmond
    • Scrabble Prediction - M. Sargent Desmond
    • Think - M. Sargent Desmond
    • card sleight - Gerald Kosky
    • Improved Four Card Monte - Kard Kastle Magic Company
    • Enardoe Playing Cards - Edward Drane
    • Mystery Paddle - Edward Drane
  20. letter from Arnold Furst re: Combined Meeting of the Three Leading Magic Clubs in Tokyo
  21. In Rebuttal - poem - Willard S. Smith
  22. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • Evidence of Deception - An Illustrated Lecture
  23. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • I.B.M. Notes
    • S.A.M. Notes
    • Convention Notes
  24. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Parent Assembly Magigals
    • Pasadena Magigals
    • Hollywood Magigals
    • Allentown Assembly
  25. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Freddie Castro aka Norvell the Magician
    • correspondence
  26. W. C. (Rufus) Steele passes away
  27. Magic Dealers Association, Inc. - Professor Fabian
  28. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • A Brief Interview with Billy McComb - by Bruce Posgate
    • I.B.M. Briefs
  29. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Drake V. Smith

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 3 - November 1955 - 36 pages
  2. In This Issue - contents
  3. Letters
  4. The Genii Speaks
  5. Vanishing Ink - Larry Becker
  6. Technicolor Billiard Ball - H. Fernandes
  7. $64,000.00 Illusion - Sargent Desmond
  8. Spirit Slate and Chalk Mystery - Joseph M. White
  9. Snow Balls and The Snow Man - Richard L. Piser
  10. Planning & Preparation - Charles W. Fricke
  11. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • Something E.S.Pecial
  12. The Armchair Magician - by Old Timer
  13. Our Cover - Carl W. Jones
  14. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Cleve Canham
    • correspondence
    • magazines - Teenage Trixter
  15. New England Magicians Convention - Sam Aaronson
  16. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  17. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • John Howie's Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring
    • One More Thought on Cards - J. Stewart Smith
    • The New Phoenix, Nos. 328-330
    • Pentagram, August and September issues
    • Abracadabra No. 500
    • The Gen, August
  18. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • Evidence of Deception - continued
  19. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Parent Assembly
    • Portland Assembly
    • Chicago Assembly
    • Allentown, Pa.
    • Hollywood Magic Gals
  20. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • Chicago Assembly No. 3 - "The Doodlebug"
    • Herman Hanson Boston Assembly No. 9 - "The Barnstormer"
    • San Bernardino Assembly - "Out of the Hat"
  21. Magic Dealers Association, Inc. - Professor Fabian
    • Edward O. Drane
  22. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • Magical ABC's - Bill Weldon
  23. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Drake V. Smith
    • 106th Guild Meeting
    • Vernon Scobie
    • Bits from the Press
    • Heard From Here and There
    • News from Canada
    • Peter Ernst and his New Trophies
  24. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • IBM Notes
    • SAM Notes
    • Miscellaneous

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 4 - December 1955 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Merry Christmas 1955
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Things I Never Knew Till Now - Snag Werris
  5. The Genii Speaks
  6. Concentrate Please - Ed Whitford
  7. The Armchair Magician - by Old Timer
  8. Wow Slate Sensation - Burling Hull
  9. Publictime - Allison
  10. An Eye for an Eye - or, The Optometrist's Dream - R. Vernon Cook
  11. Electronic - A Flash Gimmic - Richard L. Piser
  12. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • The Penultimate Pasteboard
  13. Magic and Psychic Phenomena - Hereward Carrington
  14. Black Magic - Eugene Poinc
    • Time Will Tell
  15. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • Evidence of Deception - continued
  16. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • TV Mentalism - Robert A. Nelson
    • The Riddle of Chung Ling Soo - Will Dexter
    • The Miracle Ring Release - Jack Chanin
    • Red Tape - Irv Weiner
    • The Wizard
  17. Selected Magic - Merry Christmas - W.W.L.,Jr.
    • Red Tape Thumb Tie - Irv Weiner
    • Hi-Fie
    • Money Machine - Haskell
    • Wallet Wallop - Hen Fetsch
    • Fanfare - Hen Fetsch
    • Martin's Spirit Bell
    • Greater Magic
    • Linking Pins
    • The Thought Pictures
    • Ever Lit Candle
    • Deluxe Simplex Back Drop Frames - Star Magic
    • Waller rubber objects
    • Buckley Improved Cane to Table
    • Hippity Hop Rabbits - Abbott's
    • Noting in My Hands - Standfield
    • Gurtler's Helicopter Cups
    • Final Ace Routine - John Hamman
    • TV Mentalism - Robert A. Nelson
    • The Atomic Lamp Co.
    • Gerald Kosky's Invisible Card Change
    • Ken Allen's Improved Finale Banner
    • Classified - Win Beaver Enterprises
    • Modern Coin Magic - J., B. Bobo
    • Scrabble Prediction - White Mountain Magic Den
    • Botania - Horace Marshall
    • Magician's Scrapbooks
  18. Egyptian Hall - Nashville, Tennessee - Dave Price
  19. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  20. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Dennis (The Menace) Jellum
    • Balloon Prediction - Dennis Jellum
    • correspondence
    • magazines - Sorcery
    • update on Lee Henneberry (from April 1949)
  21. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • Pittsburgh Assembly No. 18
    • Northern Connecticut Assembly No. 21 - "Aladdin's Lamp"
    • Parent Assembly No. 1
  22. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • It's in the Box - Impressions of Ross Bertram - by Herb Stonham
  23. Magic Dealers Association, Inc. - Professor Fabian
    • What Every Young Boy Should Know ... If He's a Magician - Professor Fabian
  24. Highlights of 20th Annual N.Y. State and Canada Conclave - Perry Jones
  25. Dave Swift Passes - obituary
  26. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Parent Assembly
    • Pasadena Assembly
    • Hollywood Assembly
    • Chicago Assembly
  27. Al Flosso Honored - by Sam Aaronson
  28. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • I.B.M. Notes
    • S.A.M. Notes
    • Miscellaneous

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 5 - January 1956 - 36 pages
  2. Cover - Dorny - A.M.A.S. Magician of the Year
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Letters
  5. As We Go To Press - W.W.L.
  6. Things I Never Knew Till Now - Snag Werris
  7. The Genii Speaks
  8. The Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences Awards of Merit
    1. Magician of the Year - Werner C. (Dorny) Dornfield
    2. Werner C. (Dorny) Dornfield - photo
    3. Book of the Year - The Tarbell Course in Magic Volume Six
    4. Contribution to Genii of the Year - Burling Hull - Impossible Visible Penetration
    5. Commercial Trick of the Year - The Helicopter Cups - invented by Robert J. Gurtler - Marketed by Bert Easley
  9. Pasteboard Seance - Larry Becker
  10. The Armchair Magician - Harris Solomon
    • Triskaidekaphobia
  11. Vanishing Bowl of Liquid - Economy Model - Win Beaver
  12. cartoon - Jack Holland
  13. Slates of Satan - Volta System (Burling Hull)
  14. Egyptian Hall - Nashville, Tennessee - Dave Price
  15. Pictures - publicity photos
    • Bob Fischer and Barbara
    • Matt Schulein, Sr.
    • Kalanag on stage
  16. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • a prediction effect
  17. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • Evidence of Deception - continued
  18. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • reviews of Sorcar's performances at the Theatre de l'Etoile, Paris
    • Gag Bag No. 4 - Morris Novelty Co.
    • Bulletins from M.D.A.
    • Lecture Notes - Robert Wilkins
    • Phoenix Nos. 331-333
    • Pentagram, September
    • MUM
    • The Linking Ring
    • Abracadabra Nos. 506 & 510
    • The Gen, October
    • The Magic Magazine, August
    • Hugard's Monthly, October
  19. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  20. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • Milt Larsen's Newsyletter
    • Maple Leaf Assembly No. 58
  21. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • Chicago's Round Table of Magicians
  22. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Anthony Dunn
    • Calculated Positions - John Carol Monier
    • correspondence
  23. I.B.M. Convention - J. Ray Beffel
  24. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • I.B.M. Notes
    • S.A.M. Notes
  25. Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • List of Members
  26. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Drake V. Smith
    • The 108th Guild Meeting
    • Heard From Here and There
    • W. W. Pulls Boner
    • Annual Banquet and Show

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 6 - February 1956 - 36 pages
  2. Cover - "Misterious" Howard Campbell
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Things I Never Knew Till Now - Snag Werris
  5. Letters
  6. As We Go To Press - W.W.L.
  7. The Genii Speaks
  8. Sorcar - A Review of His Show at the Theatre de l'Etoile, Paris, France - Arnold Furst
  9. Gravatt's Magical Horse Race - Glenn Gravatt
  10. The Bloodhound Card - Eddie Joseph
  11. Newspaper Hat Trick - Lu Brent
  12. The Armchair Magician - Harris Solomon
  13. "Mysterious" Howard Campbell - Genii's Prize Winning Dealer - by Frank Werner
  14. Who's Fooling Who - David Matson, Magical Entertainment Studios
  15. The Evolution of a Card Trick - Charles Fricke
  16. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • re: eyeless vision
  17. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • Evidence of Deception - continued
  18. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  19. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • TV, Magic and You - Jay Marshall
    • Gags with Gimmicks - Johnny Geddes
    • The Magic Wand, October
    • Haines' House of Cards catalogue
    • Phoenix No. 334
    • M-U-M, Christmas issue
  20. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • Annual St. Louis Public Show
  21. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • I.B.M. Convention
    • I.B.M. Briefs
    • plans for SCRAM (Southern California Rally of All Magicians)
    • 1956 Canada Conclave of Magicians
  22. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • IBM Notes
    • SAM Notes
  23. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Ernest Pooleon
    • correspondence
  24. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Parent Assembly
    • Allentown Assembly
    • Portland Assembly
    • Pasadena Assembly
    • Hollywood Magigals
  25. Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • List of Members

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 7 - March 1956 - 42 pages
  2. Cover - The Kalanag Revue
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Letters
  5. As We Go To Press - W.W.L. (Jr.)
  6. Things I Never Knew Till Now - Snag Werris
  7. The Genii Speaks
    • Bridey Murphy
    • Collins R. Pentz Passes
    • Reno Magic Birthday
    • Furst Does It Again
    • Vin Carey Exits as Dealer
    • Genii Record
    • Almost
  8. Roll Call - Senor Torino
  9. Deep Thought - Senor Torino
  10. Imagination - Richard L. Piser
  11. Sealed Miracle Prediction - a Dr. "C" Production - C. W. Simon
  12. What About This One? - H. Fernandes
  13. Mind Control - Judge Charles W. Fricke
  14. Hocus Pocus '56 - A review of the Annual Show of S.A.M. Assembly 22 at Carthay Circle Theater, January 29, 1956
  15. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • re: Seven Keys to Baldpate
  16. Kalanag - Review of his show at Franz-Altloff-Bau Threatre, Frankfort, Germany - Arnold Furst
  17. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • The L.W. Patter and Presentation for The Rising Cards
  18. Who's Fooling Who - David Matson, Magical Entertainment Studios
  19. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Parent Assembly
    • Pasadena Assembly
    • Chicago Assembly
    • Hollywood Assembly
    • Portland Assembly
    • Allentown Assembly
  20. Arkansas Governor Makes RossKam Honorary Citizen
  21. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Panarama of Prestidigitators - Milbourne Christopher
    • Black Art - Ireland's
    • Paper Capers - Gerald M. Loe
    • Phoenix No. 335
    • Abracadabra
    • Mecca News - The Magician's Mecca
    • Top Secrets of Magic - in M-U-M - J. G. Thompson, Jr.
    • Hugard's, January
    • Gen, December
    • The Magic Magazine, January
  22. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  23. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Loring Langdon
    • correspondence
  24. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • Ring No. 26 (New York City)
    • Ring No. 113 (Patterson, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 114 (Elizabeth, N.J.)
    • Assembly No. 1 (New York City)
    • Assembly No. 4 (Philadelphia)
    • Ring No. 79 (Endicott, N.Y.)
    • General
  25. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Drake V. Smith
    • The 110th Guild Meeting
    • Heard From Here and There
    • Bits From the Press
    • In Case You Haven't Heard
    • Annual Banquet and Show
  26. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • Parent Assembly No. 1
    • Chicago Assembly No. 3 and Ring No. 43
  27. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • 1956 Convention
    • News Briefs
  28. Magic Dealers Association, Inc. - Professor Fabian
    • List of Members
  29. Packed House at Palace Premiere - Virgil the Magician - newspaper review
  30. Fetsch on Winter Lecture Tour, Visits Little Rock

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 8 - April 1956 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Don Lawton
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Letters
  5. As We Go To Press - W.W.L.
  6. The Genii Speaks
  7. The "You Choose Slate Mystery" - Volta (Burling Hull)
  8. Aces and Kings - Sam Aaronson
  9. Gravatt's Card and Dagger - Glenn Gravatt
  10. Prediction by Becker - Larry Becker
  11. Rai Bare Hand Dove Vanish - Senor Rai
  12. The Armchair Magician - Harris Solomon
    • Logic, Magic and a Piece of String
  13. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • mental effect with cards
  14. Dave Price's Egyptian Hall Museum of Magical History
  15. Behind the "Lines from Lawton" - Don Lawton
  16. Lines About Lawton - Ross Durbin
  17. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • The L.W. Patter and Presentation for The Rising Cards - continued
  18. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Ireland's 1955 Year Book
    • The Best in Magic - Bruce Elliott
    • Golden Gate Magic Co. catalog
    • Phoenix No. 336
    • Pentagram, October to January issues
  19. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  20. Salute to Jack Miller - Sam Aaronson
  21. Dallas Magic Circle has "Bridey Murphy" Party - photo
  22. New York Advertising Men Turn Out for the 22nd Annual Magic Show at the Advertising Club - photo
  23. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • Assembly No. 1 (New York City)
    • Assembly No. 4 (Philadelphia)
    • Assembly No. 16 (Worcester)
    • Assembly No. 25 (Northern New Jersey)
    • Ring No. 26 (New York City)
    • Assembly No. 58 (Montreal)
    • Ring No. 62 (Montreal)
    • Ring No. 106 [sic - 104] (Irvington, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 113 (Patterson, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 114 (Elizabeth, N.J.)
  24. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • IBM Convention
    • Harold Steele Caught Bug from Son - by Herb Stonham
  25. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Gerald Burns
    • correspondence
    • magazines - PIPS
  26. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Parent Assembly
    • Oakland Magigals
    • San Jose Magigals
    • Hollywood Magigals
    • Chicago Assembly
    • Portland Magigals
  27. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Drake V. Smith
    • The 111th Guild Meeting
    • Ad Club's Magic Show
    • A Reminder
  28. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • Magic in Havana - First International S.A.M. Convention
  29. Magic Dealers Association, Inc. - Professor Fabian
    • List of Members

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 9 - May 1956 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Richiardi Jr.
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. As We Go To Press - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Genii Speaks
    • Wendy - poem by Marie Dornfield
    • Arnold Furst
    • Howard Campbell
    • Otto W. Sutter
    • C.B.S.
    • Dave Robbins
    • Bob Nelson
    • Professor Fiat
  6. Senor Torino Presents
    • The T. K. Poker Run-Up System
    • The T. K. Supreme Run-Up
  7. Magical Ideas - Charles W. Fricke
  8. Supremonition - Aldini
  9. "No Hands" Liquid Vanish - Richard L. Piser
  10. A Final [billiard ball] Surprise - H. Fernandes
  11. $64,000 Magical Give-Away - Billy Hendricks
  12. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • postcard effect
  13. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • Patter Plot Scripts
      • The Cut and Restored Rope
      • Linking Rings
  14. Richiardi, Jr. - A Review of His Show at the Royal Theatre, Portsmouth, England - by Arnold Furst
  15. Tommy Windsor Challenges The S.A.M. & I.B.M.
  16. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Pretty Sneaky - Dan Alan
    • 64 Ways to Make Magic Pay - Tommy Windsor
    • Prestidigitator's Giant Printing and Publicity Portfolio - Tommy Windsor
    • The Magic Wand, December
    • Pentagram, February
    • Abracadabra Nos. 523-530
    • The Wizard
    • The Magic Magazine, February
    • Hugard's, March
    • M-U-M, February and March issues
    • Mental-Wise
  17. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  18. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • Ring No. 26 (New York City)
    • Assembly No. 1 (New York City)
    • Ring No. 113 (Patterson, N.J.)
    • Assembly No. 58 (Montreal)
    • Maritime Magicians Club (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
    • Assembly No. 4 (Philadelphia)
    • New Jersey Magicians Society
  19. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Oakland Magigals
    • Pasadena Assembly
    • Hollywood Assembly
    • Chicago Assembly
    • Portland Assembly Magigals
    • Dallas Texas Magigals
  20. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • 1956 Convention
    • IBM Briefs
  21. Magician's Guild of America, Inc. - Drake V. Smith
    • The 112th Guild Meeting
    • Heard From Here and There
  22. photo - Gogia Pasha & Ormand McGill
  23. photo - SAM Member Milton Berle & Snag Werris
  24. photo - Max Terhune & Jack Schindler
  25. photo - Bill Larsen and Wendy Anne
  26. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • correspondence
    • magazines - Pips
    • Dick Madigan
  27. Obituary - Captain L. C. Perry
  28. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • International SAM Conference - Havana
    • Lloyd E. Jones - National President
    • Charles O. Schoke - National Vice President
    • Milbourne Christopher - Editor of M-U-M
  29. Who's Fooling Who - David Matson, Magical Entertainment Studios
  30. Magic Dealers Association, Inc. - Professor Fabian
    • List of Members

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 10 - June 1956 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - P.C.A.M. Convention Seattle 1956
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. six photos (see As We Go To Press)
  5. As We Go To Press - W.W.L.
  6. The Genii Speaks
  7. The Professional Successful "Mentalism" - Burling Volta Hull
    • Correct Showmanship Techniques for "Mental" Acts
  8. X-Ray Dove Vanish - Senor Rai
  9. Handcuffs - Frank Reno
  10. A Club Mental Act - Howard F. Carlburg
  11. The Ministry of Magic - Joseph M. White
    • bio - Joseph M. White
    • Egg to Silk
    • effect with rainbow silks
  12. Arkansas Magicians Convention - Mr. Zuko
  13. Explanatory Program of Mme. Adelaide Herrmann - Ray Muse
  14. Our Cover - It's P.C.A.M. in Seattle - Bob Youngs
  15. Dave Price's Egyptian Hall Museum of Magical History
  16. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • one ahead effect
  17. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • Patter Plot Scripts - continued
      • The Sliding Die Box
      • Passe Passe Bottle and Glass
      • Egg Bag
      • The Blue Phantom
  18. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  19. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Hypno-Trix - Robert A. Nelson
    • Mirage - Eddie Joseph
    • One Hundred and One Opening Remarks - Tom Osborne
    • The Torn and Restored One-Dollar Bill - Tom Osborne
    • The Thumb Tie - Tom Osborne
    • Abracadabra, Nos. 531-534
    • The Gen, April
    • The Magic Magazine, April
    • Mentalwise, April
    • The New Phoenix No. 337
  20. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • New Jersey Magicians Society
    • Assembly No. 1 (New York City)
    • Assembly No. 4 (Philadelphia)
    • Assembly No. 16 (Worcester)
    • Ring No. 26 (New York City)
    • Ring No. 113 (Patterson, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 114 (Elizabeth, N.J.)
  21. Laffs in Magic - cartoon - Jack Holland
  22. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • Aladdin's Lamp
    • Boston Barnstormer - Assembly No. 9, Boston
    • The Flash Paper - Omaha Assembly No. 7
    • Word - Montreal Assembly No. 58
    • M-U-M
  23. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • 1956 IBM Convention in Miami Beach
    • From Magic to Movies
  24. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • List of teen magicians for correspondence
  25. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Parent Assembly
    • Oakland Magigals
    • Pasadena Assembly
    • San Jose Magigals
    • Hollywood Assembly
    • Chicago Magigals
    • Portland Magigals
    • New York Magigals
    • Connecticut Assembly
  26. New Magic Word [Okefenokee] - re: Jerry Anderson - J. Ray Beffel

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 11 - July 1956 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Valentine and His Birds
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. As We Go To Press - WWL (Jr)
  5. Next Month
  6. Laffs in Magic - cartoon - Jack Holland
  7. The Genii Speaks
    • S.A.M. Convention in Havana, Cuba
    • Where Next Year I.B.M.?
    • [Gogia] Pasha in Los Angeles
    • I.B.M. Sidesteps Windsor
    • P.A.C.M. in Seattle
    • Wendy Likes Genii
    • Grabel Offers
    • Missing Persons
    • Autographs
  8. Kings & Deuces - Gerald Kosky
  9. Dick's Tricks - Dick Piser
    • The Genii's Glass
  10. Nick's Table Trix - Nick Trost
    • No. 1 - Knife Illusion
  11. Take a Card - Judge Charles W. Fricke
  12. The Magic Pair of Scissors - Hans Fernandes
  13. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • The Pack's Out
  14. The Ministry of Magic - Joseph M. White
    • Magi-Minister of the Month - Dana Pankey
    • Phantom Tube effect
  15. Our Cover - Valentine - Magician of the Month
  16. photo of magicians from The 1956 Annual Banquet and Ball of the Magic Circle
  17. Memories of Miami Beach '56 - report of the I.B.M. Convention - William Larsen (Jr.)
  18. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Linking Coat Hangers - John Stanfield
    • How to Calculate Quickly - Henry Sticker
    • The Hindu Cups - Eddie Joseph
    • Tommy Windsor's Presto Press Book
    • More Mohammed Bey Routines With The Okito Coin Box, Four Coins, A Card Case And A Tumbler - Master Routine No. 2 - S. Leo Horowitz
    • Magic With A Message - David Hoy
  19. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • Parent Assembly No. 1 (New York City)
    • Assembly No. 4 (Philadelphia)
    • Assembly No. 16 (Worcester)
    • Assembly No. 20 (Bridgeport, Conn.)
    • Assembly No. 58 (Montreal)
    • Ring No. 113 (Patterson, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 123 (Long Branch, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 26 (New York City)
    • Ring No. 104 (Irvington, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 114 (Elizabeth, N.J.)
    • Roche Magic Studio (new York)
  20. The Society of American Magicians - Don Lawton
    • New National Officers
    • The S.A.M. Film Programs
  21. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • Lindsay Smith
    • correspondence
    • Don Lawton's Magic Club
  22. Magigal News - Della Taylor
    • Parent Assembly Magigals
    • Seattle Gals
    • Oakland Gals
    • Pasadena Gals
    • Hollywood Gals
    • Chicago Gals
    • Portland Gals
    • New York Gals
  23. Magic Dealers Association, Inc.
    • M.D.A. at the I.B.M. Convention
    • M.D.A. at the S.A.M. Convention
  24. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  25. Explanatory Program of Tarbell Lecture Show - 1939 - Ray Muse
  26. S.A.M. 22 Hit at Chino - Ray Muse

  1. Genii - Volume 20, Number 12 - August 1956 - 40 pages
  2. Cover -
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Next Month
  5. Laffs in Magic - cartoon - Jack Holland
  6. As We Go To Press - WWL (Jr.)
  7. This Was Your Life Harry Lester - obituary
  8. The Genii Speaks
    • Dariel Fitzkee Bows
    • New Catalog Ready [Nelson Enterprises]
    • Jerry Andrus New Book
    • Correction
    • Professional Acts?
    • Where Were The Girls?
    • Convention Reviews
    • The Index
  9. The Star Flower Contest Winners
    1. The Blooming Rope - Arthur J. Andrews
    2. Silk to Balloon to Flowers - Gene Grant
    3. Instant Flowers - Karrell Fox
  10. Magical Ideas - Judge Charles W. Fricke
    • Deck Switch
    • The Vanishing Wand - 1956
    • An Easy Card Location
    • A Novel Gimmick Disposal
    • Card Force
  11. Ringed Ropes - Johnny Geddes
  12. Forced to Kill - Johnny Geddes
  13. Double Daring - Frederick M. Shields & Bascom Jones, Jr.
    • The Pack's Out - continued
  14. Virgil - A Review of His Show at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, England - Arnold Furst
  15. Paper and Ink - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Conjuring for the Church - J. B. Maxwell
    • Jim Merlini Presents Pasteboard Parade
    • Sealed Vision - Will Dexter
    • Nelson Enterprises Catalogue No. 25
    • The Magic Wand, March
    • Phoenix No. 338
    • Gen, May and June issues
    • M-U-M, April and May issues
    • goodbye message
  16. Memories of Seattle - A Report of the P.C.A.M. Convention at Seattle, Washington, 1956 - William Larsen (Jr.)
  17. Towns' Teen Topics - Glen E. Towns, editor
    • John Carol Monier
    • correspondence
    • effect - vanishing coin in bottle in ball of yarn
  18. Library of Congress Gets Books
  19. The Goodliffe Lecture in Oakland - Jim Conley
  20. The Trickeries of Bill Larsen - F. Michael Shields
    • Patter Plot Scripts - continued
      • The Handkerchief Box
  21. News of the I.B.M. - J. Ray Beffel
    • Ralph Pierce
    • News
  22. The Ministry of Magic - Joseph M. White
    • Magi-Minister of the Month - Warren Fitkin
    • rope effect
  23. Without the Shuffle - Gene Gordon
  24. Eastern Hi-Lites - Sam Aaronson
    • Assembly No. 4 (Philadelphia)
    • Assembly No. 16 (Worcester)
    • Assembly No. 25 (Teaneck, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 26 (New York City)
    • Ring No. 123 (Long Branch, N.J.)
    • Ring No. 113 (Patterson, N.J.)
    • FAME (new York)
    • MAES Convention
    • IBM Convention

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