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Genii Volume 50 (Jul 1986 - Jun 1987) by William W. Larsen

July 1986 - June 1987
William Larsen, Jr., Publisher and Editor

900 pages

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 1 - July 1986 - 116 pages
  2. Cover - Fiftieth Anniversary Issue
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Fifty Years With Genii - Gerrie Larsen Baker Jaffe
  7. How Can Anyone 58 Years Old Remember 50 Years of Genii? - William Walter Larsen, Jr.
  8. Reprint of Genii, Issue 1, September 1936 [36 pages]
    1. A Love Poem - T. Page Wright
    2. The Genii Speaks
    3. The Error Aces - T. Page Wright & William W. Larsen
    4. Nothing New in Parasols - Dale Williams
    5. Felix, The Felicitous Feline - T. Page Wright & William W. Larsen
    6. The L. W. Stop Mystery - T. Page Wright & William W. Larsen
    7. McMillen-Wright Rising Cards - T. Page Wright & William W. Larsen
      • Foreword
      • The J. M. Rising Card
      • The Obedient Rising Cards
    8. The Last Page - Irving Joslyn
    9. The Unexpected Production - Jack Boshard
    10. Halloween Magic - William W. Larsen
    11. Thru The Slanting Eye - Harry Mendoza
    12. Special Announcements
    13. Scatted Shots - L.O. Gunn
    14. Ed. Saint and Company
    15. Stagecraft - Caryl S. Fleming
    16. Paging the Ladies - Geraldine Conrad
    17. Club Reports
    18. A Few Pet Aversions - Caryl S. Fleming
    19. Bagdad
    20. Thru the Monocle - Dr. Edw. Saint
    21. Book Reviews - Lloyd E. Jones
    22. Prize Contest
    23. Ribbins - C.T.
  9. Genii - A Retrospective - David Charvet
  10. It All Started In "The Genii" - Billy McComb
  11. Conventions & Events
    • Harold's Magic of Bavaria - Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany
    • Invocational '86 - Elk Grove Village, IL
    • The Oban Event - Niagara Falls, NY
    • API/86 Convention - Lisbon, Portugal
    • International Magic Day - London, England
    • Yankee Gathering I - Salem, MA
    • The Magic Hands Congress - Böblingen, Germany
    • Louisiana Magic Convention - Morgan City, LA
    • Jubilaums-Kongress MZvD - Hamburg, Germany
    • 32 Kongress Österreichischer Magier - Krems/Donau, Austria
    • F.I.S.M. '88 - Den Haag, Holland
  12. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • The Temple of Death
  13. 30t Anniversary The Pacific Coast Association of Magicians - Bakersfield, CA - Bill and Irene Larsen
  14. The Annual Convention of The International Brotherhood of Magicians - On the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA - Bill and Irene Larsen
  15. Doug Henning and Debby
  16. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Rambo III - Tom Ogden
  17. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
  18. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  19. The David Copperfield Fall Tour 1986
  20. FUCOMP - Phil Goldstein
    • FUCOMP Operating Manual
  21. "It Ain't All Glamour" or The Magic Castle - A Trilogy - Part I - Carol Roy - AKA Mrs. Electric
  22. Obituaries
    • Suzie Wandas - by Francis Marshall
    • James A. Conley - by Arnold Furst
    • Robert S. Schroeter
  23. "Illusions" Lives! - Bryn Hughes
  24. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Magic ... A Tricky Business - Steve Varro - reviewed by Rick Burkey
    • Walter B. Gibson - 1897-1985 - William V. Rauscher - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Out of His Mind - Ben Harris - reviewed by Paul L. Smith
    • Oracle - Gary Inglese & Dennis Laub - reviewed by Rick Burkey
    • The Complete Walton, Volume I - Roy Walton - reviewed by Scott Tokar
    • Psimatrika - Leo Boudreau - reviewed by Gerald Kosky
    • Secrets - Terri Rogers - reviewed by Billy McComb

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 2 - August 1986 - 76 pages
  2. Cover - "Obie" O'Brien
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Fechter's Finger Flickging Frolic Magic Section
    1. The Original Close-Up Magic Convention - or "Fechter's Finger Flickging Frolic" - Obie O'Brien
    2. Strange Green-Backs - Bill Miesel
    3. The Meaning of Impossible - Bob Farmer
    4. Double Revelation - Lou Gallo
    5. Spectator Really Cuts the A-C-E-S - Tom Craven
    6. Another Magician vs. Gambler - Joey Gallo
    7. No Skill Four Ace Assembly - Mike Hilburger
    8. Yankee Doodle - Ray Mertz
    9. The Scroll of Tantalus - Sid Lorraine
    10. A Twist on Maxi - Mike Gallo
    11. The Bill in the Cigarette - Karl Norman
    12. How Did You Miss It the First Time? - Obie O'Brien
    13. Spiralevator - Phil Goldstein
    14. Ideas for a Coin Routine - Paul Gertner
    15. Sucker Card Prediction - David Drake
    16. The 16th Annual Original Close-up Convention - Ron Zollweg
  7. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. An Acquitment and a Production - James Patton
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
  8. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • Shipwrecked
  9. The Society of American Magicians 58th Annual Convention - Louisville - Bill and Irene Larsen
  10. The New York Magic Symposium - Tokyo, Japan - Bill and Irene Larsen
  11. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  12. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Be Honest, What Is It? - Tom Ogden
  13. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Mr. Escape
    2. Big Money
    3. Isis
  14. Tricks of the Trade - Product Reviews - Billy McComb
    • Visible Monte - Gaetan Bloom
    • Gaetan Bloom 86 lecture notes
    • The Credit-Card Trick - Ted Lesley
    • Four Dollars in Change - Michael Weber
    • Beyond Reach - John Kennedy
    • Video Catalog - John Kennedy
    • Houdini "Buried Alive" - poster reproduction - Lee Jacobs
  15. Cartoon - Buns - John Kaplan
  16. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Here's How - The Close-Up Magic of Karl Norman - Karl Norman - reviewed by Tina M. Theis
    • Get Your Act Together - Jim Alburger - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Fu Ling Yoo - Bruce Jabobsen - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Angel Card Rise ... Plus - David Britland - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • The Wizard of Knoxville - R. C. Buff - reviewed by Gerald R. Blount, Jr.
    • Here's How - The Close-Up Magic of Karl Norman - Karl Norman - reviewed by Carl Martinez
    • Korem Without Limits - Danny Korem - reviewed by Sirolo
  17. Free Classified Ads
  18. Magi-Clips - newspaper clippings
    • Magician-Debumker [James Randi] Conjures Up 'Genius Grant'
    • Randi: Debunking Mission Brings $272,000 Grant
    • Japanese magician [Shimada] mystifies audiences
    • Variety - Sands, Los Angeles Followup - re: The Great Tomsoni & Co.
  19. Remember, Be Kind To Your Animals - WWL (Jr)

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 3 - September 1986 - 68 pages
  2. Cover - The Great Tomsoni & Company
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Cartoon - Paul Butler
  7. John Thompson Special Issue
    1. Max Maven Interviews John Thompson
    2. My Friend Johnny Thompson - Channing Pollock
    3. Johnny and Pam Thompson - The Polished Polish Prestidigitators - Jeff Busby
    4. Stilted Tilt - John Thompson
    5. Cartoon - Albrecht
    6. Predicting the Five Card Prediction - John Thompson
    7. Squashing the Chop Cup - John Thompson
    8. Out of Your Hat - John Thompson
  8. Cartoon - Albrecht
  9. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  10. Remember, Be Kind To Your Animals - WWL (Jr)
  11. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. Conditional Magic - James Patton
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
  12. Les and Gertrude Smith - Dream Merchants - Fred Gomez
  13. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • Old Doc Marvel's Infernal Weathermakin' Machine
  14. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • A Comic Opening - Tom Ogden
  15. "It Ain't All Glamour" or The Magic Castle - A Trilogy - Part II - Carol Roy - AKA Mrs. Electric
  16. The Summer (Camp) of '86 - Tom Ogden
  17. Free Classified Ads
  18. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • For My Next Trick - Karrell Fox - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • The Impostress Princess - Peter Tappan - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Legerdemain - David Meyer - reviewed by David Avadon
    • Magic with an Upward Look - Jim Dracup - reviewed by Carl Martinez
    • The Magic and Illusions of Lee Grabel - Ormond McGill - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • Gaetan Bloom 86 - Gaetan Bloom - reviewed by Rick Burkey
  19. Free Classified Ads - continued
  20. Collector's Corner - Topper Martyn
    • Tangrams

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 4 - October 1986 - 64 pages
  2. Cover - Charles W. Greene, III
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Charles Green Magic
    1. Introduction to Charles Greene - Bob Karlebach
    2. Biography of Charles W. Greene III - Christopher Bell
    3. Interview with Richard Kaufman
    4. The Charm of Charles Greene - Jay Sankey
    5. My Friend Charles Greene - Roger Klause
    6. Sleight of Tongue - Charles Greene
    7. Waxed - Charles Greene
    8. Three Easy Ways - Charles Greene
    9. Penny Ante - Charles Greene
    10. K.F.C. Okito Box Routine - Charles Greene
    11. A Perfect Match - Charles Greene
    12. An Open Letter to Bill Larsen - Charles W. Greene III
    13. Four What? - Charles Greene
    14. Awards and Special Performances of Charles w. Greene III
  7. Cartoon - Buns - John Kaplan
  8. Cartoon - Paul Butler
  9. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. My Way to One Way - Harry Riser
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
    3. Mad Dog Miller Section - Charlie Miller
  10. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
  11. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • The Paper Doll Illusion
  12. The 50th British Ring No. 25 Golden Jubilee Convention - Eastbourne - Bill and Irene Larsen
  13. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Baker
  14. Letters to the Editor
    • Edwin A. Dawes
  15. Conventions & Events
    • International Magic Day - London, England
    • The Magic Hands Congress - Böblingen, Germany
    • Magic Weekend and Festival Forum - Scottsdale, AZ
    • 4th Annual Magic Days - Denver, CO
    • Belgium National Congress - Brussels, Belgium
    • Louisiana Magic Convention - Morgan City, LA
    • Jubilaums-Kongress MZvD - Hamburg, Germany
    • Holland Natl. Congress - Noordwijkerhout, Holland
    • Wizard's Weekend - Bloomington, MN
    • Magic Easter Parade - Harrogate, England
    • 59th I.B.M. Convention - Nashville, TN
    • 59th S.A.M. Convention - Las Vegas, NV
    • Midwest Magic Jubilee - St. Louis, MO
    • 50th Abbott's Get-Together - Colon, MI
    • Budapest '87 International - Budapest, Hungary
    • T.A.O.M. - Corpus Christi, TX
    • 32 Kongress Österreichischer Magier - Krems/Donau, Austria
    • F.I.S.M. '88 - Den Haag, Holland
  16. Free Classified Ads
  17. "It Ain't All Glamour" or The Magic Castle - A Trilogy - Part III - Carol Roy - AKA Mrs. Electric
  18. Schedule of Performances - Larcom & Cabot Theatres
  19. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Quality Magic - Okito - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • Soap Bubbles - Their Colors and the Forces Which Mold Them - C. V. Boys - reviewed by Bruce Posgate
    • Equinox - David Britland - reviewed by Rhoel Garcia
    • Gellerism Revealed - Ben Harris - reviewed by Terry Seabrooke
    • Darwin's Thuimbtip Thinking - Gary Darwin - reviewed by Larry Clark
    • The Mental Mysteries and Other Writings of William W. Larsen Sr. - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Magic for the New World - Jay Scott Berry - reviewed by Rick Burkey
  20. Cruise News ... Peter & Carol [Gensemer]

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 5 - November 1986 - 68 pages
  2. Cover - The Tenyo Team
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. The Tenyo Magic Collection
    1. Oh Ho Ho - It's Magic - Alan Parsons
    2. The Tenyo Magic Collection - Gary Ouellet
    3. Night Passage - Shigeru Sugawara
    4. The Great Rubber Band Mystery - Shigeru Sugawara
    5. Out Out, Damned Spot! - Hiroshi Kondo
    6. Hallucination - Hiroshi Kondo
    7. The Eyes Have It - Hideo Kato
    8. All Roads Lead to Rome - Hideo Kato
    9. Editors Note - Bill Larsen
  7. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • Happy Holidays
  8. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. Penetration of a Borrowed Ring Through a Rope - Alfonso Aceituno
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
    3. Mad Dog Miller Section - Charlie Miller
  9. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • And to All a Good Nite - Tom Ogden
  10. Obituaries
    • Edward Schneider - by Irving Desfor
  11. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  12. Old Magic Castle - poem - John Chester Palmer
  13. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Puzzles Old and New - Jerry Slocum & Jack Botermans - reviewed by Leo
    • Seabrooke's Book - Around the World with a Baking Tin - reviewed by David Doyle
    • Magic from Finn Jon - Finn Jon - reviewed by Rick Burkey
    • Petrick and Mia - lecture notes - reviewed by Rick Burkey
    • Magic Illusions and Magicians - ideas by Kardani - reviewed by Mark Nelson
    • Wonders of Magic - John Booth - reviewed by Billy McComb
  14. New England Collectors Attract National Attention - Webster Bull
  15. The "Small" Magic of the Big Illusionists - William Dunlea
    • Part I - Howard Thurston
  16. Trout Fishing, Magic, and the Special Olympics - Mike Rogers
  17. Free Classified Ads

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 6 - December 1986 - 68 pages
  2. Cover - Tihany
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Tihany - Bill and Irene Larsen
    • A Brief Biography of Tihany
  7. Circo Tihany - Mexico City -= Bill and Irene Larsen
  8. Pasteboard Pickpocket - David Acer
  9. A Card Trick for Karen - Scambini
  10. Tripp's Tips - Mark Tripp
  11. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. Silent Flight - Bruce Cervon
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
    3. Mad Dog Miller Section - Charlie Miller
  12. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Pulling A Boner - Tom Ogden
  13. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
  14. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings - Mike Maxwell - reviewed by Chuck Fayne
    • The New York Magic Symposium ... Collection Five - Stephen Minch - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Magic - One - A Pocket Treasury - Warner Perry - reviewed by Rick Burkey
    • The Dynamic Power of Autosuggestion and Hypnosis - Jimmy Grippo - reviewed by Gerald Kosky
    • A Selection from Mark Leveridge Magic - Master Routine Booklets 1, 2 and 3 - reviewed by Billy McComb
      • The Commercial Sponge Ball Routine No. 1
      • The Free Selection Collectors
      • Stay at Home Coins
      • In a Flap
      • Still Flapping
      • The Art of Table Hopping
      • A Bite to Eat
      • Rolled Coin
    • Jenny-U-Wan Magic - Part One - Ronald J. Dayton - reviewed by Rick Burkey
  15. You Are Performing in the Golden Age of Magic - J. Marberger Stuart
  16. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • The Junior DeKolta Chair
  17. Reading Five Minds At a Distance - Edward D. Hesse
  18. Ultimate Reversal - Erik Gerard
  19. Here's to You - John Paterson
  20. The Micro Magician - Steve Burton (Deadalus)
  21. "The Electronic Mindreaading Bunny" or "Pretty Soon There Will Be No Need for Magicians" - Stanley Blumenthal
  22. Fitting a Full 30 Minutes in a Small Case - Dr. W. F. Terry Reister
  23. The "Small" Magic of the Big Illusionists - William Dunlea
    • Part II - Harry Blackstone
  24. Bagdad - News From All Over the World - Bill Larsen
  25. Free Classified Ads
  26. Notes from a Feather Flower Fakir - Richard Hughes
    • Sleeve Bouquet Routines and Apparatus Load Tubes
    • Double Foulard Dropover
    • Multiplying Bouquets
    • Servante Load
    • Top Hat Production
  27. A Magical New Year's Day - Rose Bowl Parade floats
  28. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  29. Cruise News ... Peter & Carol [Gensemer]
  30. Obituary
    • Marianne Yates Easley - by Carl M. Langdon
  31. Letters
    • Carol Roy
  32. Merv Taylor - by John U. Zweers
  33. A Few New Year's Thoughts - WWL (Jr)

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 7 - January 1987 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - Mark Kornhauser
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Mark Kornhauser Magic Section
    1. Autobiography of a Magical Misfit - Mark Kornhauser
    2. The Ultimate Gimmick - Mark Kornhauser
      • On the Importance of Being Ernie
      • Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make
      • Why Aristotle Would be a Good Magician in Spite of the Fact that he Knew Very Few Card Tricks
      • How to be Somebody and Still be You
      • Questionnaire
    3. The Hindu Belt Trick - Mark Kornhauser
    4. Giant Fly Swatting - Mark Kornhauser
    5. The Torn and Restored Frog - Mark Kornhauser
    6. The New Improved Needed Through Balloon - Mark Kornhauser
    7. The World's Greatest YO-Yoist - Mark Kornhauser
    8. The Rising and Falling Microphone Stand - Mark Kornhauser
  7. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. Retrospective Lie Detector - Bruce Cervon & Larry Jennings
    2. Mad Dog Miller Section - Charlie Miller
  8. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • The Princess of Baktar
  9. The 10th Annual Magic Hands Congress, 1987 - Böblingen, Germany - Bill and Irene Larsen
  10. What Is Close-Up Magic? - Eugene Burger
  11. Bagdad - News From All Over the World - Bill Larsen
  12. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. The First Trick I Really Knew Well
    2. Mystery Gift
  13. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Double Whammy - Tom Ogden
  14. Obituaries
    • Sir Felix Korim
  15. "It Ain't All Glamour" Or A Letter to Liberace - Carol Roy - AKA Mrs. Electric
  16. Conventions & Events
    • Supreme Weston Super Day - Weston-Super-Mare, England
    • Louisiana Magic Convention - Morgan City, LA
    • Boston Magicale/Magirama - Boston, MA
    • Justo Hyjo Ring - Desmoines, IA
    • Jubilaums-Kongress MZvD - Hamburg, Germany
    • Magic Day - Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Dutch Magic Convention - 1987 - Noordwijkerhout, Holland
    • Wizard's Weekend - Bloomington, MN
    • P.C.A.M. Convention - Palo Alto, CA
    • 59th I.B.M. Convention - Nashville, TN
    • S.A.M. Convention - Las Vegas, NV
    • Big Three Convention - Gaithersburg, MD
    • New York Magic Symposium - New York, NY
    • Midwest Magic Jubilee - St. Louis, MO
    • Nordic Magic Convention 1987 - Odense, Denmark
    • 50th Abbott's Get-Together - Colon, MI
    • Budapest '87 International - Budapest, Hungary
    • Tannen's Summer Magic Camp - La Salle Academy, NY
    • XXI Magiales-Sarivari - Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
    • T.A.O.M. - Corpus Christi, TX
    • Magicians Alliance of Eastern States Convention - Carlisle, PA
    • I.B.M. British Ring Convention - Harrogate, England
    • 32 Kongress Österreichischer Magier - Krems/Donau, Austria
    • Tannen's 25th Anniversary Jubilee - Browns Hotel, Loch Sheldrake, NY
    • F.I.S.M. '88 - Den Haag, Holland
  17. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  18. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Sleight of Lips - Harry Allen - reviewed by Carl Martinez
    • Showmanship, The Art That Conceals The Art - Max Howard - reviewed by Carl Martinez
    • Illusion Systems, Book Four - Paul Osborne - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • The Complete Juggler - Dave Finnigan - reviewed by Carl Martinez
    • Jenny-U-Wan Magic - Ronald J. Dayton - reviewed by Billy McComb
      • Part Two - Tissues and Money
      • Part Three - Magic-n-The Grab Bag
    • The Craige Karges Connection: Mentalism with You in Mind - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Hustle, Hustle - Joel Bauer's lecture notes - reviewed by Billy McComb
  19. Free Classified Ads
  20. Tripp's Tips - Mark Tripp
  21. The "Small" Magic of the Big Illusionists - William Dunlea
    • Part 3 - Harry Dante
  22. Product Review - Phil Goldstein
    • Block Busters - Irv Weiner
    • Telekinetic Timber - Bob Koch
    • Match-Sticks - Tenyo - Hideo Kato
    • Billscape - Tenyo - Hiroshi Kondo
    • Piatt's Peek - Ray Piatt
    • ESP Dice Mysteries - Phil Goldstein

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 8 - February 1987 - 76 pages
  2. Cover - "Mr. Puzzle" - Marvyn Roy & Carol
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Magic of Bubbles, Bangles and Beads 0 Or Bulbs, Puzzles and Jewels - The Silk Merchant - Marvyn Roy
  7. Ideas - Marvyn Roy
  8. "It Ain't All Glamour" Or Three Acts and You're Out - Marv! - Carol Roy - AKA Mrs. Electric
  9. Cartoon
  10. Light-ning Change - Chuck Jones
  11. The Puzzling Flower - Ted Lesley
  12. Pure Energy - Alan Wakeling
  13. Cartoon - Marv & Carol on Tour
  14. Puzzle-It - Earl Zinger
  15. Copy Cube - Dick Zimmerman
  16. The Ring in the Candle - Dale R. Hindman
  17. A Diamond-Studded Card Trick - J. Marberger Stuart
  18. All Bottled Up! - Gray R. Frank
  19. Thayer's Electrical Mysteries - Leslie C. Smith
  20. Photo - Marvyn Roy and Carol
  21. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. Turning Braue Around - Bruce Cervon & Larry Jennings
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
  22. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • AttaCub
  23. The Academy of Magical Arts 19th Annual Awards Banquet and Show - Bill Larsen
  24. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Ranch ASP - Tom Ogden
  25. Siegfried and Roy Family Shows
  26. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Slats Out of My Crib Dept.
    2. Slop Poker Deal
  27. Obituaries
    • Snag Werris
    • Mardoni (Clayton M. Hines)
    • Col. Harlan H. Taylor, M.D. - by Don Wilson
  28. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  29. Tripp's Tips - Mark Tripp
  30. Free Classified Ads
  31. Magazines and Publications
    • Orben's Current Comedy
    • La Revue de la Prestidigitation [French]
    • Magigram
    • New Pentagram
    • The New Tops
    • The Linking Ring
    • M.U.M.
    • Magical Arts Journal
    • The Magic Circular
    • Inside Magic
    • New Lines from Lawton
    • The Budget
    • Abracadabra
    • Christian Conjurer
    • Magic Manuscript
    • Magick
    • Il Prestigiatore Moderno [Italian]
    • Magie [German]
  32. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • M.C. Routines - Ed Dunhill - reviewed by Bill Pol
    • Mike Danata's "Floating Golden Stick" - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Close-Up Framework - Lawrence Frame - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Jack Gwynne - David Charvet - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • The Encyclopedia of Magic - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Visual Fantasies - Ronald J. Dayton - reviewed by Ricky Burkey
    • Buying Magic is a Tricky Business - Bob Klamm - reviewed by Billy McComb

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 9 - March 1987 - 76 pages
  2. Cover - Lynette Chappell
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Photo - Lynette Chappell
  7. Miracles Offstage [Lynette Chappell] - Amy Stevens
    1. Magic Onstage
    2. Lighthearted Advice for Magicians' Assistants
  8. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. Matchic Trick - Rich Marotta
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
  9. Cartoon - Paul Butler
  10. Control - QF - Phil Goldstein
  11. An Invisible Card Control - Joe Farina
  12. In Memory of John - Scambini
  13. Tempus Cognito - Ian Baxter
  14. The Magic Memory Master - Paul Smith
  15. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • The Aquarium Illusion
  16. Desert Magic Seminar X - Las Vegas - Bill and Irene Larsen
  17. The "Small" Magic of the Big Illusionists - William Dunlea
    • Part 4 - Kalanag
  18. The Japanese Close-Up Contest - Max Maven
  19. Close-Up Magic to Be Avoided - Louis R. Bechtel
  20. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Desert Seminar 1987
  21. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Bills Away - Tom Ogden
  22. Cartoon - Buns - John Kaplan
  23. The Gun Trick and Harry Willard - David Price
  24. Illusion Builders
    • Abbott Magic Company
    • Fred Amann
    • Walter "Zaney" Blaney
    • Magic by Bruce Chadwick
    • Design Concvepts
    • Mike Elkan
    • Bob Ford's Magic Productions
    • Gandalf Enterprises
    • Johnny Gaughan
    • Bill Harding
    • Jack Hart
    • Magic Makers
    • David Mendoza's Magicraft
    • MCM Productions
    • Montalbans World of Illusion
    • Owen Magic Supreme
    • Owen Redwine
    • Sun Valley Sam
    • Bill Smith Magic Ventures
    • William Wizard Productions
    • Walter Woolbaugh
  25. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  26. The Ninth David Copperfield Special - CBS - Bill Larsen
  27. Magic Magic - Caesars Tahoe - review from Variety
  28. "It Ain't All Glamour" or "Herr Rautenberg Mit Musica Kommen Bitte" - Carol Roy - AKA Mrs. Electric
  29. Bagdad - News From All Over the World - Bill Larsen
  30. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Meir Yedid's Stage Stuff - Steven Schneiderman - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • Tips on Table-Hopping - Kirk Charles
    • The LeClair Animator - Jack LeClair - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Hofzinser's Card Conjuring - Dover edition - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • Here's How - Karl Norman - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • Comedy Clubs for All Magicians - John Ferrentino - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • Mirage - Modern Card Magic - John A. Bannon - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • How to Build Up a Psychic Practice with Full Length Cold Readings - Richard Webster - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • Quick and Effective Cold Redding - Richard Webster - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • A Texan Trixter - John Moehring - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • Riffling the Pasteboards - Ken Simmons - reviewed by Max Abrams
    • From Illusion to Reality - reviewed by Clark Wirhlin
  31. Free Classified Ads
  32. Tripp's Tips - Mark Tripp
  33. Just in Case - Fred Maro
  34. Finger Exercises for Magicians - Kenneth Lang
  35. Letters to the Editor
    • Louise [Mardoni]

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 10 - April 1987 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - Paul Daniels
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Paul Daniels - Royal Magician! - Fed Gomez
  7. Not Losing the Common Touch [Debbie McGee] - Amy Stevens
  8. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • The Bunny Box
  9. Name A Card! - Jim Williams
  10. Public Relations: Sorcery Or Subterfuge? - Bob Brown
  11. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. Bagging It With Rollins - Bruce Cervon, Larry Jennings & Walt Rollins
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
      • Mad Dog Miller Loose Again - Charlie Miller
  12. Thurston Show Requirement
  13. The Envelope-Switch - Tex Williams
  14. Love & Kisses - short story - Poinc
  15. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. The real low down on Bloodless Surgery!
  16. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Macintosh! Gesunheit! - Tom Ogden
  17. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  18. Letters to the Editor
    • Carol Roy
  19. Magic Is The Best Medicine - Karen Myers
  20. "It Ain't All Glamour" or Herr Rautenberg und Zauberzauber - Carol Roy - AKA Mrs. Electric
  21. Tripp's Tips - Mark Tripp
  22. Cutting A Pack Of Cards - As it might be described by various writers - Robert Byrne
  23. Cartoon - Buns - John Kaplan
  24. Performing Magic for Celebrities - Michael Jeffreys
    • Part One
  25. The FIRSTS of Performing - Erik Gerard
  26. Bagdad - News From All Over the World - Bill Larsen
  27. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Illusion Builder to Fu Manchu (David Bamberg) - Robert E. Olsen - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Kramien's New Plan: Making Big Money with Your Full-Evening Show - Stan Kramien - reviewed by Bill Pol
    • The Compleat Magick Volume One - Bascom Jones - reviewed by Billy McComb
    • Illusion Show Know-How - Ken & Roberta Griffin - reviewed by Stan Kramien
    • The Comedy Magic Textbook - David Roper - reviewed by Rick Burkey
  28. Conventions & Events
    • P.C.A.M. Convention - Palo Alto, CA
    • 59th I.B.M. Convention - Nashville, TN
    • S.A.M. Convention - Las Vegas, NV
    • Big Three Convention - Gaithersburg, MD
    • New York Magic Symposium - New York, NY
    • Midwest Magic Jubilee - St. Louis, MO
    • Nordic Magic Convention 1987 - Odense, Denmark
    • 50th Abbott's Get-Together - Colon, MI
    • Tannen's Summer Magic Camp - La Salle Academy, NY
    • XXI Magiales-Sarivari - Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
    • Budapest '87 International - Budapest, Hungary
    • Southeastern Association of Magicians Convention - Charlotte, NC
    • T.A.O.M. - Corpus Christi, TX
    • Magicians Alliance of Eastern States Convention - Carlisle, PA
    • I.B.M. British Ring Convention - Harrogate, England
    • Invocational '87 - Chicago, IL
    • 32 Kongress Österreichischer Magier - Krems/Donau, Austria
    • Tannen's 25th Silver Anniversary Jubilee - Browns Hotel, Loch Sheldrake, NY
  29. Free Classified Ads
  30. Magical Menu - humor - Milt Schorr

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 11 - May 1987 - 84 pages
  2. Cover - Le Grand David Company
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. First Convencion Internacional de la Magia - Puebla, Mexico - Bill and Irene Larsen
  7. 17th Annual F.F.F.F. David Drake
  8. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • The Push Together Boxes
  9. Lecture Notes - From Le Grand David and his own Spectacular Magic
  10. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. An Approach to MacDonald's Aces - Earl Nelson
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
    3. Mad Dog Miller - Charlie Miller
    Company
  11. Cartoon
  12. Performing Magic for Celebrities - Michael Jeffreys
    • Part 2
  13. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  14. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Magic Museum
  15. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Vanished - Gerald Kosky
    • The Black Jack Change - David Moss
  16. Tripp's Tips - Mark Tripp
  17. Bagdad - News From All Over the World - Bill Larsen
  18. Obituaries
    • Gerald Kosky
    • Roger Barkann - by Emil Loew
    • Faucett W. Ross - by John Carney & Janet Oliver
  19. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Rub the Lamp - James Breedon - reviewed by Gerald R. Blount, Jr.
    • Collecting for Juniors with Entertaining Children My Way - John Palfreyman - reviewed by Rick Burkey
    • A Lifetime of Magic, adventure and World Travel - John Henry Grossman, MD
    • Denise - Prestidig1tateur and Illusionist - Reg Parkinson - reviewed by David Avadon
    • The Book of Balloon Art I - Scott Davis - reviewed by Myke Sobel
    • The Whole Art of Clippo Revealed ... and More! - Ronald Dayton - reviewed by Jeffrey Flan
    • The Wonderful Father Book - Richard Mann - reviewed by Myke Sobel
  20. Free Classified Ads
  21. Letters to the Editor
    • Gene Poinc

  1. Genii - Volume 50, Number 12 - June 1987 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Howard Hale
  3. In This Issue - contents
  4. The Genii Speaks - WWL (Jr)
  5. The Vernon Touch - Dai Vernon
  6. Howard Hale Magic Section
    1. A Delicate Balance - Amy Stevens
    2. The Tall Kid In The Clown Suit - Gloria Marcom (Vampira)
    3. Salt Surprise - Howard Hale
    4. Changing Bag Routine - Howard Hale
    5. Elwood Rabbit Rites - Van Cleve
    6. The Lap-It - Howard Hale
    7. Shuffle-Pass - Howard Hale
    8. Crystal Cards - Howard Hale
    9. A Few Words From Marcom
    10. Cartoon
  7. Illusion Plans - Paul Osborne and Associates
    • The Crystal Case
  8. Magicana - A Magazine Within A Magazine - Charlie Miller & William Read Woodfield, editors
    1. Open Slow Motion Aces - Earl Nelson & Dean Dill
    2. Intermission - Charlie Miller
    3. Mad Dog Still Around - Charlie Miller
  9. Cartoon - Paul Butler
  10. Magic of the Netherlands - FISM '88 - Emil Loew
  11. MagiCruise '87 - Bill and Irene Larsen
  12. The Gene Gordon Shingig - Mike Ellis
  13. Chuck and Jan Jones Win Dragon Award
  14. Florida State Magician's Convention - Palm Beach - Al Greenwood
  15. Absolutely Ogden - Tom Ogden
    • Magical Wheel of Fortune - Tom Ogden
  16. The Reel Works - Pete Biro
    1. Neff Rope Trick Re-Visited
    2. The Routine
    3. The Miracle Rope Trick!
  17. Free Classified Ads
  18. 25 Years Ago In Genii - Gerrie Larsen Jaffe
  19. Additional Conventions Coming
    • 19th Annual Spaghetti Feed and Interclub Competition - Oakland, CA
    • One Day Bay Area Close-Up Conclave - Hayword, CA
    • Houdini Club Convention - Madison, WI
    • Scottsdale Magic Festival - Scottsdale, AZ
    • The Magic Hands Congress - Böblingen, Germany
    • Wizard's Weekend - Bloomington, MN
    • 33 Österreichischer Magier Kongress - Vienna, Austria
    • F.I.S.M. '88 - Den Haag, Holland
  20. Bagdad - News From All Over the World - Bill Larsen
  21. Tannen Welcomes New Partner [Mario Carrandi, Jr.]
  22. Obituaries
    • Harold R. Rice
    • Samuel Berland
    • Mrs. Mildred Preston
  23. Cruise News ... Peter & Carol [Gensemer]
  24. Magic on TV and Film - Brian Flora
    • The Charlie Miller Video
  25. Light from the Lamp - Magic Castle Members
    • Frederick Eugene Powell: The Man and His Magic - Thomas Ewing - reviewed by David Avalon
    • Bringing Home the Laughs - David Ginn - reviewed by Rick Burkey

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