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Genii Volume 43 (1979)

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Genii Volume 43 (1979) by William W. Larsen

January 1979 - December 1979
William Larsen, Jr., Publisher and Executive Editor

892 pages

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 1 - January 1979 - 80 pages
  2. Cover - Robert Harbin - A Memorial Issue
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Robert Harbin - A Special Memorial Issue Prepared by Eric Lewis
    1. Robert Harbin - As I Knew Him - Eric Lewis
    2. The Card In Whisky Bottle - Robert Harbin
    3. My Friend Robert Harbin - Christopher Woodward (Jersey)
    4. Ned Williams - Robert Harbin
    5. A Re-examination of The Robert Harbin Magicassette - Craige M. Snader, Jr.
    6. A Disc-overy - Eric Lewis
    7. If All the World Were Wine - Eric Lewis
    8. Harbin's "Walking Through A Rope" - Eric Lewis
    9. Harbin's Rosebush of Oz - Eric Lewis
    10. My First ... - New Williams
    11. Harbin's The Moving Finger Writes ...
    12. Robert Harbin's Through The Fifth Dimension - Eric Lewis
    13. The Strange Letter - Eric Lewis
    14. photo - a young Robert Harbin
  7. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Lassie - Phil Goldstein
  8. cartoon - Mickey O'Malley
  9. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  10. Obituary
    • Austin Clare "Ace" Gorham
  11. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  12. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Looking Backward - Mollo Magic
    • Card Cases - Gibson Magic
    • Hit the Deck - Mollo Magic
    • Card Star - Mollo Magic
    • Matchless - Mingus Magic Shop
    • Rising Dollar Bill Gimmick - Al's Magic Shop
    • The Quizzical Quarter Box - Al's Magic Shop
    • Five Will Get You Ten - Al's Magic Shop
    • Coin Balloonacy - Magic Ian's Magic Shop
    • In-N-Outer Box - Al's Magic Shop
    • Close-Up Mini Crystal cave - Mollo Magic
    • O'Daneven's Secret - Al Mann
    • Carnival Cards - Tom Ogden
    • All Backs - Tom Ogden
    • Missing Monte - Spolin Magic Enterprises
    • Pip Flite - Spolin Magic Enterprises
    • Ropes - The Wizard's Hideout
    • The King Can Do No Wrong - Jack Chanin
    • The Illusive Scarlet - Jack Chanin
    • Miracle Card - Jack Chanin
    • Spectre Card - Jack Chanin
    • The Four Queens-sies - Jack Chanin
    • Peek a Card - Jack Chanin
    • Your Card Please - Jack Chanin
    • Clean-Cut-Ribbon - Jack Chanin
    • Sex Detector - Jack Chanin
    • Coin in Pocket - Jack Chanin
    • Melt-Thru - Harvey Rosenthal
    • Dove-Botania - Supreme
  13. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Out of My Hands - El Duco
    • Lee Jacobs takes over publication of Charles C. Eastman's publications
    • Do Ventriloquism the Easy Way - Tommy Windsor
    • Tommy Windsor's Bible
    • Laff Letters - George McAthy
    • George Sands booklets taken over by Magico Magazine
    • By George, It's Sandsational - George Sands
    • Sandslide - George Sands
    • lecture Note - George Sands
    • On Stage - lecture notes #2 - Tom Ogden
    • Maurice Fogel's Notes
    • Getting Down to the Business - Lex Zaleta
    • Ala Kazam - periodical
    • Hocus Pocus, issue 2
    • Magick
    • Circus Report - Don Marck - magazine
    • Son of Bat, jr, November
    • Mantra
    • Tops
    • The Blue Print
    • Big Bob's Magic Club
    • Jack Barrow's Magician Again - periodical
    • The Trestle Board - periodical
    • Magic Info - periodical
    • Richard Robinson publicity items
    • Abra-Cassettes
    • tapes by Martin Breese
    • Magic Sounds - periodical
    • George Schindler lists
  14. A Review of the Tannen Jubilee - Fr. Dermot R. Brennan
  15. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  16. Free Genii Classified Ads

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 2 - February 1979 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - Edmund Spreer - A Special Issue
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Edmund Spreer - A Special Issue
    1. Edmund Spreer - Master Mechanic - Eric C. Lewis
    2. Isis, The Egyptian Scarab With a Human Brain - Edmund Spreer with REO
    3. An Appreciation [Edmund Spreer] - Charles Reynolds
    4. photo - Edmund Spreer with Fu Manchu
    5. photo - Josefina Spreer
    6. cover of Genii, April, 1937
    7. Iasia, The Resurrection of an Illusion - Vince Carmen
    8. photo - Fu Manchu with Cristian and Clarisse
    9. Fond Memories of Edmund Spreer - Armando Herreries
    10. three pages of photos
    11. Magic in Mexico - Robert E. Olson
    12. My Friend, Edmund Spreer - Paco Miller
    13. Our Secret - Craige McComb Snader, Jr.
  7. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
  8. Two Dice and Four Aces - Glenn Gravatt
  9. Illusions Ideas - Blair Marshall
    • Cage Die-Illusion
  10. Expansion of Texture-Expanded - Jerry L. Christensen
  11. Poker Production - Todd Karr
  12. The Egyptian Hall in London - John Booth
  13. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  14. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  15. Obituaries
    • Albert A. Rhine
    • Samuel L. Dreilinger - by Dave Lederman
    • Colonel J. L. C. Beaman
  16. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  17. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Blinking Ring - Ring 26 - periodical
    • Top Hat Topics - Magic Youth Organization
    • The Raven Report No. 2
    • Cheat Sheet No. 35
    • News Bulletin No. 12 - Morrisey [sic] Magic
    • Galdini Catalog No. 1
    • Washington Wizards - Al's Magic Shop
    • La Wain's Lists No. 137
    • Gospel Services, Inc. catalog
    • Ken Brooke's Magic Place
    • Portland club
    • The Rabbits in Our Hats Club
    • Phoenix Juniors club
    • Barnstormer
    • Spellbinder
    • Executive Mentalism - John Philip Machniak
    • Bulletin for Friends of Magic History, Vol. 3 No. 2
    • New Magic Cauldron Series #4
    • Le Grand David and His Spectacular Magic Company - miscellaneous materials
  18. cartoon - Mickey O'Malley
  19. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Magic from Holland - "Ring"
    • The Art of Eddie Joseph - [Hugh Miller, editor]
    • Cabaret Card Divination - Billy McComb & Ken de Courcy
    • Challenge Coin Capers - Ron Hicks
    • Supreme Tele-Frame - Supreme
    • I Scream - Iced Cream - Supreme
    • A New Look at the Okito Box - Ganson Teach-In
    • Rings Supreme - Aldo Colombini - Ganson Teach-In
    • Coin Magic - Bobby Bernard - Ganson Teach-In
    • Give a Magician Enough Rope - Supreme
    • Mainly Manipulative Magic - John Alborough
    • The Coin Catcher - Zanadu
    • It's Nuts - Zanadu
    • The Death Device - Zanadu
    • Cremation Altar - Zanadu
    • Drawn and Quartered - Zanadu
    • Rope - Zanadu Course in Magic
    • Cards - Zanadu Course in Magic
    • The Coin Crank - James Hill
    • Clairvoyant Cassette - Dick Barry
    • Cashing In on the Psychic - Myrian Ruthchild
    • Spheres of Merlin - poster - Lee Jacobs Productions
    • Linked - John Murray's
    • Hyper Space - Zanadu
    • correction to December issues re: posters
  20. Free Genii Classified Ads
  21. Letters

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 3 - March 1979 - 76 pages
  2. Cover - Whitey Roberts
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Meet Whitey Roberts, a very versatile fellow
  7. Revolving Die Mystery - Glenn Gravatt
  8. Tricky Treats - Mickey O'Malley
  9. Word Miracle - Glenn Gravatt
  10. Crazy Calling Cards Cwickies - Joe Ricciardi, Jr.
    • Ooooops!
  11. Visible Silk Transposition - Glenn Gravatt
  12. Another Prediction? - Gene Packard
  13. cartoon - Mickey O'Malley
  14. Odd Card Surprise - Glenn Gravatt
  15. Boguumil - Fred Maro
  16. The Multi-Million Dollar Card Trick - Stanley Blumenthal
  17. Three Coin Flourishes - Wayne Whitling
    • The Coin Flip
    • The Coin Spin
    • The Coin Penetration
  18. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. The Ghost Rope - Pete Biro
  19. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
      Sach's Sleight of Hand - Fleming edition
    • Magic by Misdirection - Dariel Fitzkee
    • The Book of Magic - Walter B. Gibson
    • They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To, or, You Too Can Walk on Water - Steve Beam
    • Card Sorcery with Salt - Dr. George E. Casaubon
    • The Sliding Knot and Restoration Supreme - Paul Curry
    • Invocation No. 16
    • Test Conditions Mentalism - Robert E. Cassidy
    • Shadow's Switch Case - Carl Herron
    • Magic Won - Jack Barrows
  20. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  21. Conventions Coming
    • 9th Annual Florida State Convention - Orlando
    • F.I.S.M. - Brussels
    • I.B.M. - Houston
    • P.C.A.M. - M.D.A. - Magigals - San Francisco
    • S.A.M. - Magiconn 79 - Hartford, CT
    • Midwest Magic Jubilee - St. Louis
    • Abbott's Get-Together - Colon
    • T.A.O.M. - San Antonio
    • Passport to Magic - Toronto
    • Tannen's 17th Jubilee - Brown's Hotel
    • XIV Magiales-Sarivari - Czechoslovakia
  22. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  23. It Ain't All Glamour! or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Japan ... Again! - Carol Roy (AKA "Mrs. Electric")
  24. Collector's Corner - Topper Martyn
    • A Magic Painting
  25. Magic Caravan - Roberta Griffin
  26. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Double Breakthrough - El Duco
    • Funny Frogs - El Duco
    • Impossible Removal - El Duco
    • Attractive Die - El Duco
    • Ballorama - El Duco
    • Card Rings - El Duco
    • Zebra Silk - El Duco
    • The Missing Piece - El Duco
    • Clowning Around with Lefty - A & B Novelties, Magic, and Fun Shop
    • Mental Wrist Watch - Sam Samborn
    • Straw Struck - Richard Cawolsky
    • The Book of Magic - Walter B. Gibson
    • Odd Half Hole - Richard Cawolsky
    • Mollo's Flying Coins - Mollo Magic
    • Appearing Wand - Jim Schuyler
    • The Chinese Coin - Supreme
    • The Mental Mysteries and Other Writings of William Larsen, Sr.
    • Himber's Bottles - Supreme
    • The Crabtree Connection - booklet - Roger Crabtree & Supreme
    • Card Changes - J & J Card Co.
  27. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  28. Obituaries
    • David Nixon
    • Robert Gunther
    • Loring Campbell
    • Joseph F. Garofalo - by Vern Langdon
    • Paul Graham
    • Charles Vance - by C. Verne Bloch
    • al Emmett
  29. Bon Marché - Jay Marlbrough
    • The House That [Gibson] Pads Built
  30. Publicize Your Way to Fame and Fortune - David H. Simon
  31. Free Genii Classified Ads
  32. Houdini - poem - Brian Smith

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 4 - April 1979 - 68 pages
  2. Cover - Award Winners: Harry Blackstone, Jr. and Walter B. Gibson
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Illusion Plans - James P. Riser
    • Vanishing Auto
  7. Darwin's "Torn and Restored Telephone Book" - Ron Ferris
  8. Thoughts on "A Dollar" - Doug Maihafer
  9. X Over Easy - Phil Goldstein
  10. cartoon - Mickey O'Malley
  11. Domino Deception - Glenn Gravatt
  12. " ... The Third Ball!" - Fred Maro
  13. Spreadmate - Phil Goldstein
  14. Crazy Calling Cards Cwickies - Joe Ricciardi, Jr.
    • Close-Call 1$ Challenge
  15. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Himber (?) Ring - Pete Biro
    2. Ramsay Classics - Pete Biro
    3. Krypton Man's Kard - Pete Biro
  16. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Secrets of Mental Magic - Dr. Spencer Thornton
    • Best of Mentalwise - Ed Mellon & Bill Meisel
    • Outs, Precautions and Challenges - Charles Hopkins - reprint copyright by Micky Hades
    • Outs, Precautions and Challenges - Charles Hopkins - reprint copyright by Fred Mitchell
    • Ned's Ultimate Poker Stack - Nedbalski
    • ESP Card Magic - Folio No. 1 - Nick Trost
    • Impromptu Card Magic - Folio No. 2 - Nick Trost
    • Close-Up Mentalism - Folio No. 3 - Nick Trost
    • The Funniest Magic Show in the World - Al Lamkpin
    • Catalog of Magic No. 1 - Kenzini's Magic Palace
    • Hocus Pocus, issue 3
  17. Eleventh Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show - Bill Larsen
  18. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  19. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  20. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Pass Out - James Rainho
    • Royal Elude - James Rainho
    • Blue Lightning - Dr. Jeps
    • The Great Masoni Thumb Tie - Supreme
    • Menta Box - Supreme
    • Scorpion's Thought - George Vaughn
    • Balloon Art - Twig
    • Needle Off - Supreme
    • Nest of Purses - Supreme
    • Five of Diamonds to Nine of Diamonds - J & J Card Co.
    • Card in Box - Magic Makers
    • The Card Closet - Magic Makers
    • The Magic Window - Magic Makers
  21. Magic In Paris - Hugh Riley
  22. Bon Marché - Jay Marlbrough
    • Magic Art Studio
  23. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  24. Magic on My Mind - humor - Lewis Burke Frumkes
    • Misdirection
    • Patter
    • Sleight Of Hand
    • Sawing A Woman In Half
    • Levitation
    • Silk to Elephant
  25. Free Genii Classified Ads

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 5 - May 1979 - 68 pages
  2. Cover - F.I.S.M. President Claude Klingsor
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Claude Klinsor - autobiography
  7. Transfer Express - Gerard Majax
  8. Spirit Levitation - Clause Klingsor
  9. photos of Klingsor
  10. Torn Card Discovery - Claude Klingsor
  11. photo - Klingsor presenting The Girl Without a Middle Illusion (1968)
  12. Juke Box Illusion - Claude Klingsor
  13. photos of Klingsor
  14. Instantaneous Diminishing Card Move - Tommy Ellison
  15. Crazy Calling Cards Cwickies - Joe Ricciardi, Jr.
    • Presto! A pocket rabbit production
  16. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Scarne's Guide to Casino Gambling - John Scarne - book review
    2. An Original Move for Spellbound - Pete Biro
    3. Kneet - Pete Biro
    4. Letter from David Hoy
  17. Quarterly Report - Phil Goldstein
  18. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Thayer Quality Magic, Volume 1 - Glenn Gravatt, compiler
    • Gambler's Palm Revisited - Dan MacMillan
    • Lee Jacobs Productions catalog
    • Lee Jacobs Productions list of books
    • Cyclescope - Lee Jacobs Productions
    • The Magic of the Forks Hotel - Jay Marbrough - lecture notes
    • Drug Abuse Lecture Magic Show - Galen Anderson
    • Masters of Magic Series No. 1 - Finger on the Card - Gary Oullete [sic]
    • Mystics Quarterly. Vol. 2 Nos. 2, 3, 4 & index
    • Bat Droppings, first issue
  19. Illusion Plans - James P. Riser
    • The Stocks
  20. Ambitious Card Opening - Doug Maihafer
  21. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  22. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  23. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  24. Obituaries
    • Jeanne E. Foster - by Dale Salwak
    • Edwin J. (Eddie) Fechter - by "Obie" O'Brien
    • Dantini (Vincent Cierkes)
  25. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Silver Sanctum - Phil Matlin
    • Bewildered - Perfect Magic
    • Discovered - Eddie Mulchinski
    • Houdini's Paper Magic - Magico Magazine
    • Pip-See - Mollo Magic
    • Re-Incarnation - David Cresey Products
    • Forgetful Freddie - Mollo Magic
    • Dancing Cane - Creekmore Products
    • Dancing Golf Club - Creekmore Products
    • Lock Up - Gem Magic
    • The Cloned Cards - Magic Palace
  26. Milt Larsen's Silver Anniversary Edition of It's Magic - Bill Larsen
  27. Free Genii Classified Ads
  28. Bill Baird, "The Magnificent Fraud" - Mike O'Dowd

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 6 - June 1979 - 68 pages
  2. Cover - Danny Dew "The Phoenix Philosopher"
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Danny Dew Special Edition
    1. photo - Danny Dew - circa 1940s
    2. An Open Letter to Genii Readers - Brad Zinn
    3. Danny Dew - A Biography - Brad Zinn
    4. photo - Danny Dew
    5. An Interview With Danny Dew - Brad Zinn
    6. Bert Easley Salutes Danny Dew - Bert Easley
    7. A Penny for Your Thoughts - Dedicated to Danny Dew by Ross Bertram
    8. The Danny Dew I Know - Faucett W. Ross
    9. If You Can't Convince 'em - Confuse 'em - Ed Keener
    10. Card Fans - Danny Dew
    11. My Friend Danny Dew - Carl Hemeon
    12. It's In the Pocket - Dedicated to Danny Dew by Gerald Kosky
    13. The Sleightly Invisible Coins - Charlie Kohrs
    14. A Thought From Rickey [sic] Jay
    15. photos of Danny & Melba Dew
  7. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Guest Columnist - Scotty York
    2. Torn and Restored Business Card in Aspirin Tin - Scotty York
    3. Oui Oui
  8. cartoon - Mickey O'Malley
  9. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  10. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  11. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  12. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Houdini's Paper Magic - reprint
    • Rope, with a Different Twist - Ronald J. Dayton
    • A Magic Lecture - Don England
    • Marcel's Winterland of Magic - Eddie Page
    • Chopper Capers - Walt Hudson & Mark Walker
    • Dave Ross' Egg Foolery
    • The Good News - Visualized - Glenn C. Tompkins
    • Mike Caveney's Linking Coathangers
    • Magiteen - David Nashelsky
  13. Free Genii Classified Ads
  14. Darwin's Gasoline Production - Ron Ferris
  15. "Magic Weekend" Adopts New Format
  16. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Mind Over Matter - Sam Samborn
    • Jumbo Six Bill Repeat - Mile High Magic Supply
    • Honorary Magicians' Assistant Diploma - Mile High Magic Supply
    • Magician's Bumper Sticker - Mile High Magic Supply
    • Vanishing Hindu Boy on Rope - Mile High Magic Supply
    • The Invisible Fly - Magic Center
    • Sensational Torn and Restored Newspaper - Jimmy Ray
    • Dependelite - Ians Magic Shop
    • The Magic Spiral - Guaranteed Magic
    • Disc-Go-Dime - Magic Ians
    • The AME Houdini Bible - Al Mann Exclusives
    • Big Book of Close-Up Magic - Bill Severn
    • 50 Ways to Have Fun with Old Newspapers - Bill Severn
    • Rope 'N Rings - The Niberco Brothers
    • Color Changing Records - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • The Watch Thing - National Magic Co.

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 7 - July 1979 - 68 pages
  2. Cover - Bob Lund of the American Museum of Magic
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. photo - Bob Lund
  7. The American Museum of Magic - John H. McConnell
  8. An Interview with Bob Lund - John H. McConnell
  9. Doubling Dice - Geno Munari
  10. Illusion Plans - James P. Riser
    • Cutting In Half
  11. Moon Rock Sponge Ball Routine - Sam Cramer
    • Suggested Patter
    • The How And What To Do
  12. Dingle Ball - Looy Simonoff
  13. A "Clean" Glass Vanish - Simon Blackwell
  14. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Scotty York's Sleight of Hand Version of the Silver and Two Copper Transposition - Scotty York
    2. Foxy Photos
  15. The Legendary Canadian Whee-Bird - Monte Harris
  16. Pepper Paddle - Kaz
  17. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  18. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  19. The Desert Magic Seminar - Steven Goldstein
  20. Houdini Opera to Be Presented in Aspen, Colorado
  21. Revivals of Great Magic Shows - J. Marberger Stuart
  22. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  23. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Shadow Stories - Walter B. Gibson
    • Goodnight, Mr. Dante - Goodliffe
    • Harbincadabra - Goodliffe
    • Bat Droppings - 3 issues to date
    • Thayer Catalog Instruction Sheets, Volume 1
    • Introduction to Coin Magic - Shigeo Futagawa
    • Magic and Methods - Ross Bertram
    • Card Sorcery with Salt - Dr. George Cassaubon
    • Big Book of Close-Up Magic - Bill Severn
    • 50 Ways to Have Fun with Old Newspapers - Bill Severn
    • Houdini - Doug Henning
    • Promoting Me - and You - David Ginn
    • A Memorable Magic Tour - Len Vintus
  24. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Jiffy - Case to Table - Mollo Magic
    • Nu-Design - Mollo Magic
    • Instant Dove Bag - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • Flames of the Orient - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • Up Down and Around - The Magic Room
    • Holesome - Esentee Creations
    • Finger on the Card - Masters of Magic Series, Vol. 1, No. 1 - Gary Ouettet
    • Souped-Up Sooper Buck - R. W. Klamm
    • Marcel's Winter Wonderland of Magic - Eddie Page
    • Ned's Ultimate Poker Stack - Robert Nedbalski
    • Color Transfer - Supreme
    • Epic Ribbons - Peter Warlock - Supreme
    • The Osmin Thumb Tip - Supreme
    • Three Little Words - Lewis Ganson - Supreme
    • The New Rising Bill - Don Wilson
    • Bill Aging Compound - Klamm The Magic Man
    • Name Reverse - Believe Magic Shop
    • A Tricky Piece of Business - J & J Card Co.
    • Exchanged - Fedko Magic Company
    • Lop-Sided Leader - Micky Hades International
    • correction - April 1979 - Blue Lightning
  25. Free Genii Classified Ads
  26. Magic Caravan - Roberta Griffin
  27. Further Observations on London's Egyptian Hall - John Booth
  28. cartoon - Mickey O'Malley

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 8 - August 1979 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - Ger Cooper, Co-Grand-Prix Winner
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. 1979 Magic Castle Tour to the F.I.S.M. Convention, Brussels - Bill and Irene Larsen
  7. Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques - 14e Congress Mondial de la Magie (World Magic Convention) - F.I.S.M. Brussels - Bill Larsen
  8. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Biro's Report on F.I.S.M.
  9. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • The Journal of Magic History - Steven Tigner
    • Mystics Quarterly, Vol. 3 Issues 1 & 2 (combined)
    • Clown Supplies catalog - M. E. Persson
    • Emil Loew lecture notes
    • Magic Classics III - John Fedko
    • The Movie Magic Files (1971-1979) - Larry Thornton
    • Frost's Comprehensive Calendar for the years from 1753 to 2002 - reprint - Craige Snader, Jr.
    • Magic Sounds, Spring 1979
    • Tommy Windsor's Real Svengali Pitch
    • Escape, issue 9 & 10
    • Blue Print
    • Catalog #10 (Audio Visuals) - Gospel Services, Inc.
    • Spiritual Applications from Tarbell One
    • Small Magic Talk From Texas No. 7 - Wilbur Kattner
    • Magic Cauldron, New Series #5
  10. Milk-O (Vanishing Glass of Milk) - Ted Colteaux
  11. Throwing Away the Joker - Doug Maihafer
  12. Say It With Coins - Madeleine Renée Room
  13. Initialed Tag and Showstring - Glenn Gravatt
  14. Remember, Be Kind To Your Animals - WWL (Jr)
  15. From Hand to Hand - Fred Maro
  16. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  17. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  18. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  19. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • The Wisdom of Ching Chow - Magico
    • Pandora II - Al Mann
    • Rink's Rope Miracle - Micky Hades International
    • Cosmic Wands - Magic Mike Productions
    • $1000 Card Trick - John Murray
    • Cloned - Micky Hades International
    • Crystal's Ball - Zanadu
    • Win!!! - Zanadu
    • Crazy Coins - Zanadu
    • posters - Lee Jacobs
    • The Real Svengali Pitch - Tommy Windsor
    • Card Trek - Mecca Magic Inc.
    • Suit Yourself - Jerry Somerdin
    • Beads of Prussia - Fedko Magic
    • Magic Classics III - John Fedko
    • rating of previously reviewed Magic Makers items raised
      • Card in Box - Magic Makers
      • The Card Closet - Magic Makers
      • The Magic Window - Magic Makers
    • The King Tips His Crown - Mollo Magic
    • Transfermental - Magic Makers
    • Red Bags of Mystery - Elless Promotions
  20. Free Genii Classified Ads

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 9 - September 1979 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - Joe Cossari, King of Kards
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. Cut and Restored Balloon - Hideo Kato
  5. Cut and Restored Ropes - A Variation - Hiroshi Kondo
  6. Ring Escape - Shigeru Sugawara
  7. Enchanted Die - Keiji Takahashi
  8. Invisible Spring - Takuya Yoshizawa
  9. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  10. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  11. Joe Cossari Section
    1. photo - Joe Cossari circa 1944
    2. Joe Cossari, King of Kards - John Fedko
    3. photo - Joe Cossari
    4. Naughty Knot - Joe Cossari
    5. Super Squash - Joe Cossari
    6. My Pal Joe - by Mickey O'Malley
    7. photos - Joe Cossari album
    8. The Cossari Card Act - John Fedko
    9. King of Kards - by Dai Vernon
    10. Lift-Off - Joe Cossari
    11. Shirts and Shorts - Joe Cossari
    12. photo - Joe Cossari
  12. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Impromptu (Almost) Card In Balloon - Plus! - Pete Biro
    2. Leftover Notable Notes And Quotables From The Convention Scenes - Pete Biro
  13. After Brussels - Part 1 - Bill and Irene Larsen
    1. PCAM 1979 Convention
    2. Grand Illusion A Magical Musical Review
  14. Abbott's 1979 Magic Get-Together - Todd Karr
  15. Magic Caravan - Roberta Griffin
  16. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  17. Micky Hades 7th Annual Magic Fun and Film Festival - Micky Hades
  18. 9th Annual Close-Up Convention or, Fechter's Finger Flickging Frolic - Obie O'Brien
  19. Obituary
    • Oscar Kamleiter
  20. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Variations - Earl Nelson
    • Inside Magic - Bob Bell
    • How to Make Flashes, Bangs, and Puffs of Smoke - Micky Hades
    • Genii Illusions - Micky Hades
    • Jacks or Better - lecture notes - Martin Nash
    • Sleight Unseen - Martin Nash
    • It Takes Guts Dammit! - Paul Diamond
    • Magicians of the World - Len Vintus
    • Mental Mysteries - William Larsen, Sr.
    • Guide to Increasing Your Money Magic Power - Mariano Palhinha
    • What Lee Jacobs Didn't Tell You About the 75 Foot Challenge Rope Escape - John Novak
    • Houdini Souvenir Program - Lee Jacobs Productions
    • Val Evans' Stop Trick of Tomorrow
    • lecture notes - Mat Goldine
    • The Art of Emceeing - Paul Desmond
    • 50 Modern Card Tricks - Glenn Gravatt
    • Thayer Catalog Instruction Sheets, Vol. 1
    • Chalk Talk Cartoons - Conrad
    • Never Give a Sucker an Even Break - John Fisher
    • Yogi-Gram - periodical
    • Spellbinder - periodical
    • Barny - periodical
    • The Gimmick - periodical
    • Los Angeles Magic Wand - periodical
    • The Raven Report - periodical
    • Invocation, #16 - periodical
    • Book of Thoth - Steven Minch
    • Hank Lee lists
    • Al's Magic Shop lists
    • Jose's Studio lists
    • Morrissey Magic Ltd. lists
    • La Wain's House of Magic lists
    • Zanadu lists
    • Nick Trost catalog
    • The Cheat Sheet, sixth issue
    • Theatre Effects, Inc. lists
    • Mystofire Magic lists
    • Miracle Sheet - periodical
  21. Free Genii Classified Ads
  22. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  23. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • This Is It - Magic Art Studio
    • Holes to Donuts - Magic Art Studio
    • Hop-Scotch - Magic Art Studio
    • Lucky Me - James Hill
    • Match-Bobatic - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • The Sherlock Holmes Mental Tome - Magico Magazine
    • Eccentric - Steve Dusheck, Jr.
    • Improved Ribbon Eternal - Steve Dusheck, Jr.
    • Inner Sanctum - Steve Dusheck, Jr.
    • Comedy Changing Card - J & J Card Co.

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 10 - October 1979 - 88 pages
  2. Cover - Mark, Greg and Nani Wilson
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  5. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  6. The Mark Wilson Section
    1. Mark Wilson: A Wizard In The Business Of Wizardry
    2. Nani Darnell Wilson - Mark's Leading Lady
    3. Mike Wilson - He's Making Magic his Business
    4. Greg Wilson: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    5. The Home Of Mark Wilson Productions
    6. Mark's Magical Supporting Cast
    7. Awards
    8. The Magic Castle's Mark Wilson - Bill Larsen
    9. Nark Wilson's Surprise 50th Birthday Party
    10. Mark Wilson's Course In Magic - A Magical Milestone
    11. Mark Wilson Publications
    12. Mark Wilson And The Grand Tradition Of Magic - Walter Gibson
    13. The Burger King Programs
    14. The Salesman Of Sorcery - by John Booth
  7. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Natural Reason Card Castle - Pete Biro
    2. The Rising Card Story - Pete Biro
    3. Mental Karate - Pete Biro
    4. Too Good To Publish - Comedy Stage Card Stab Routine - Pete Biro
    5. Drawingboard - Phil Goldstein
  8. Cards of Chance - Norman L. Gilbreath
  9. The Frog Trick - Ario
  10. Ten City Tantalizer - Glenn Gravatt
  11. "Light Bulb" Card Trick - David Robbins
  12. After Brussels - Part II - Bill & Irene Larsen
    1. Brandon Scott - Lake Tahoe, NV
    2. Doug Henning - Lake Tahoe, NV
    3. The Moretti's - Reno, NV
    4. Johnny Hart - Reno, NV
    5. David Copperfield - Sparks, NV
  13. An Introduction To Close-up Magic - Bill Larsen
  14. Now You Too Can Walk On Water - G. D. Warner
  15. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  16. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  17. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  18. Obituaries
    • C. H. "Tiny" Talbot - by Hugh Riley
    • North Bigbee
    • "Billy" (William) Harknes - by Syd Brockman
  19. cartoon - Mickey O'Malley
  20. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Quantum Leaps - Harry Lorayne
    • Real Magic - Jose de la Torre
    • Ascanio's World of Knives - Jose de la Torre
    • Magicana of Havana in New York - Jose de la Torre
    • The Triple Cut - T. G. Murphy
    • Marcel's Winter Wonderland of Magic - Eddie Page
    • How to Haunt a House - Mark Walker
    • Alla-Kazam, issue #3
    • The Blue Print - periodical
    • Magic Info, September-October 1978
    • Magick nears issue 250
    • Tops - periodical
    • Tannen's Topics - periodical
    • Alla-Kazam, issue #2
    • Top Hat - periodical
    • Magic Indo - periodical
    • Circus Report - periodical
    • A.U.M. - periodical
    • Passe Magico - periodical
  21. Must Magic Take Second Place? - Dick Seaman
  22. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Dove Harness Superb - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • What Lee Jacobs Didn't Tell You About the 75 Foot Challenge Rope Escape - John Novak
    • Patriotic Linking Ropes - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • Crystal Cylinder Supreme - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • Rope Chain - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • Steve Dusheck's Diminishing Deck - Arne Products
    • Val Evan's Stop Trick of Tomorrow - Lee Jacobs
    • Influence - Bill Pryor
    • Ultimate Control - Bill Pryor
    • Nuts - Bill Pryor
    • Precognosis - Syd Bergson
    • Presto 358 - Presto Magic
    • Elastrix - book - Magico Magazine
    • Bugged Deck - John Carlance & Lee Allen
  23. Magic Caravan - Roberta Griffin
  24. Obituaries
    • Anne Gwynne - The Last Of The Royal Family - by Francis Marshall
    • Marshall Weinstein
    • Robert Hurt - by Ron London
    • George Blake
    • Fred Scholes - by Bayard Grimshaw
    • James Shreve - by Gene Ferguson

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 11 - November 1979 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - Andre Kole - A Special Issue
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Andre Kole Special Issue
    1. Andre Kole - Some Bits of History - Bert Easley
    2. Thank You Robert Gurtler [Andre Kole] - Laurence Parsons
    3. Andre Kole (Bob Gurtler - Friend) - Ed Keener
    4. Andre Kole - Danny Dew
    5. Andre Kole Interviewed by Brad Zinn
    6. Andre Kole's Myst-erase Glass
    7. Andre Kole's Crushing a Woman
  7. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Ken Brooke Retires - Pete Biro
    2. Stop ... Thief - Pete Biro
    3. "The Duce" - Pete Biro
    4. Tokyo Convention - Pete Biro
    5. Gambling Lecture - Pete Biro
    6. The Vanishing Quarter(s)! - Pete Biro
  8. Another (Oh, Good Grief!) Ace Assembly - Nick Saint-Erne and Bob Phillips
  9. The New Old Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper - Tom Erf
  10. The Color Blind Magician - Glenn Gravatt
  11. Animated Silk - Glenn Gravatt
  12. Free Genii Classified Ads
  13. Review - The Amazing Kreskin - by Hugh Riley
  14. Bad Reviews for the Houdini Opera
  15. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  16. The 1979 British Ring Convention - Frances Marshall
  17. Lev Shneider In America - Phil Goldstein
  18. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Dusheck's Dingbat - Steve Dusheck, Jr.
    • Pezazz - Steve Dusheck, Jr.
    • Pad-I-Add-Trix - Steve Dusheck, Jr.
    • Giz-Gaz - Steve Dusheck, Jr.
    • Keith's Coin Wand - Brotzler Enterprises
    • Ringo - El Duco
    • The Silver Nut - El Duco
    • Growing Rabbit - El Duco
    • Rope Letter - El Duco
    • Give Me a Hand - El Duco
    • I.B.M. Computer - Stevens Magic Emporium
    • A Guide to Increase Your Money Magic Power - Mariano Palhina
    • The Houdini Souvenir Program - Lee Jacobs Productions
    • Twisting the Jokers - Ronnay
    • False Alarm - Ronnay
    • Lots a Knotts - The Wizard's Hideout
    • "They don't make trap doors like they used to or you too can walk on water" - Steve Bean
    • Zodiaction - Phil Goldstein
    • Sucker - Donald Sterling
    • Houdini Escapes Again - James Swoger House of Enchantment Inc.
  19. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  20. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • I Cheat at Poker - T. G. Murphy
    • Harbincadabra
    • Body Magic - John Fisher
    • Lecture Notes of Cy Keller
    • Elastrix - Dr. Abe Hurwitz, compiler
    • Mental Miracles - The Great Dellini
    • How They Cheat You at Cards - Eugene Villiod (translated by Russell Bernhart)
    • Stealing Machine (translated from French)
    • Mystic Quarterly
    • Mat Goldine - various materials
    • The Great Goldini - ads and photos
    • Phil Temple - ads
    • Len Vintus - convention booklet
    • Harold Rice - various materials
    • Al's Magic Shop - newsletter
    • Tannen's Topics, Summer '79
    • Fabjance - advertising
    • R.A.R. Magic Catalog #4

  1. Genii - Volume 43, Number 12 - December 1979 - 88 pages
  2. Cover - Christmas Cover
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Illusion Plans - James P. Riser
    • Surrounded Levitation
  7. Silk Trio Penetration - Glenn Gravatt
  8. A Bare Handed (?) Sponge Ball Vanish - Bob Phillips
  9. The Three Bell Game - Norman L. Gilbreath
  10. Appointment in Samarra - David Drake
  11. A New Move for Matrix - G. D. Warner
  12. Darwin's Rope Resurrection - Ron Ferris
  13. Shortchanged Aces - Phil Goldstein
  14. Producing A Coin From A Spectator's Nose - M. A. Perovich
  15. "It Ain't All Glamour" or a Day at Owen Magic Supreme - Carol Roy (aka "Mrs. Electric")
  16. How Owen Magic Supreme Came To Be
  17. Who Are We Kidding? - George Robinson, Jr.
  18. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Miscellany - Pete Biro
    2. Steve Dusheck - Pete Biro
    3. A Night At Disneyland - Pete Biro
    4. Cig-Appear - Pete Biro
    5. David Copperfield's TV Special - Pete Biro
  19. Andre Kole's World Of Illusion - Bill and Irene Larsen
  20. The Magic of David Copperfield - reviewed by John Thompson
  21. Letters
    • Sid Weiss
  22. Knights at the Magic Castle - Peter Pit
  23. Bagdad - News From All Over the World
  24. Conventions Coming
    • Phoenix Convention
    • Cavalcade of Magic - Hollywood, CA
    • Magic Collectors Weekend - Chicago, IL
    • I.B.M. Convention - Evansville, IN
    • 17th Australian Convention - Melbourne
    • S.A.M. Convention - Pasadena, CA
    • P.C.A.M. Convention - Portland, OR
    • 12th Midwest Magician's Conclave - Milwaukee, WI
    • Abbotts Get-Together - Colon, MI
    • Tannen's Jubilee - Brown's Hotel, NY
  25. El Maravilloso Mundo De La Magic [Buenos Aires] - Dick Zimmreman
  26. Obituaries
    • Elizabeth Martin
    • Robert L. Minkus
  27. Mumfuke at the Matrix Theater, October, 1979 - Peter De Paula
  28. Letters
    • Henk Vermeyden
    • Editors Note - re: Pete Biro - WWL
    • Ed Keener
  29. Know Your Dealer -
  30. Tricks of the Trade - Ed Mishell
    • Supersonic Prediction - Tricky Business, Inc.
    • Supershells - Gary Ouellet
    • Dove Colors - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • Realistic Rubber Doves - Elmo Magic Supreme
    • Drink-sation - Magico Magazine
    • The Endless Rope - The Wizard's Hideout
    • You Can be a Magic Santa - Lota Specialty Service
    • Pasteboard Premonition - Doug Bennett
    • Mass A Card - Doug Bennett
    • Modern Handcuff Secrets for Magicians - Dick Norman
    • Twenty-First Century Monte - Lynn Covey
    • A New Look at Card Fans - Lewis Ganson
    • Polish Poker - Sid Lorraine & Nick Trost
  31. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  32. Blackstone Begins New Tour
  33. Magic-Crostics #1 - Gene Packard
  34. Tips On Magic - Henry B. Valleau
    • Magnetic Wand Tips
    • Rope Idea
    • Card Idea
  35. Collector's Corner - Topper Martyn
    • A Norwegian Magic Lithograph From 1846
  36. Free Genii Classified Ads
  37. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • 2500 Jokes to Start Them Laughing - Robert Orben
    • Magic on the Wry - Jack Paul
    • You Can be a Magic Santa - Kris Crinke (William G. Carpenter)
    • The Journal of Magic History, issue #2 - Steve Tigner
    • The Spellbinder - periodical
    • Barney - periodical
    • Yogi-Gram - periodical
    • Al's Magic Shop - periodical
    • Ted Carrother's Abracadabra Club - periodical
    • various lists
    • Circus Report - periodical
    • The Magiteen's Minizine - periodical
    • S.E.E. Newsletter - periodical
    • Hocus Pocus, issue 5
    • Magic Sounds - periodical
    • Ted Carrother's Abracadabra Club - again - periodical
    • The Gimmick - periodical
    • S.A.M.'s Spellbinder - periodical
    • Barney - again - periodical
    • Yogi-Gram - again - periodical
    • Bat Droppings - periodical
    • Errata Sheet for Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram
    • wrapper for Glenn Gravatt's Goldmine of Magic
    • Goodnight Mr. Dante - Val Andrews
    • Simplicity. Audacity, and Bluff - Val Andrews
    • OICUFESP - Howard Adams
    • Magic Dungeon Mentalism - Howard Adams
    • A Stack to Remember - Simon Aronson
    • Book Lists - Lewis Kohrs
    • Ron Allesi list
    • LA Wain's List 139
    • Hocus Pocus - periodical
    • Magick - periodical
    • Blue Print - periodical
    • Abbra-Cassetas
    • Magic Info - periodical
    • Le Grand David

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