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Lewis Ganson
Lewis Ganson Manipulation by Lewis Ganson

This is a silent film from the 1950s from Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio featuring Lewis Ganson performing mostly card manipulation and a few other routines with silks, coins and lighters.

Contents

  • card manipulation (back palm)
  • diminishing cards
  • card fans (also see his Fan Finale)
  • card flourishes
  • giant fans
  • a clear case of anti-gravity
  • coins at his finger tips
  • multiplying lighters

length 6 min 40 seconds

2014 / 10 / 1
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Lewis Ganson
Lewis Ganson Cups and Balls by Lewis Ganson

This is a silent film produced by Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studios. It shows Lewis Ganson performing his Cups and Balls routine as well as an effect with a glass plate, three transparent cups and three silks.

1st edition 1960s, length 9 min.

2014 / 9 / 10
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Lewis Ganson
Rink's Rope and Ring Penetrations by Lewis Ganson

This profusely illustrated booklet. with 66 nice clear drawings, teaches you a complete and seemingly impossible rope and ring routine from Rink. The name of Rink of Holland is tied to many wonderful tricks and routines.

This Ganson description is, as always, a masterpiece and tells all you need to know to fool your audience with a simple piece of rope (with a little preparation) and a ring.

From the introduction

This series of penetrations was built up over a long period of time. The main theme is the linking and unlinking of a solid ring onto a piece of rope, the ends of which have...

2014 / 7 / 28
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Lewis Ganson
Reelistic Magic by Lewis Ganson

A collection of tricks, stunts and bits of business using a reel.

A reel is a very powerful stage and parlor tool. (In its miniature versions it can even be used in close-up environments.) It is small enough that it can be easily palmed, but powerful enough to pull silks, cords and other items in a fraction of a second. It is like an invisible hand that the performer can use at his command.

Includes care, repair and maintenance of reels.

  • The Reel
  • Re-Threading The Reel
  • Ken Brooke's Method For "The Untying Silk"
  • The Self-Tying Silk
  • The Untying Silk Again
  • Penetrations With Silk ...
2013 / 11 / 17
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Lewis Ganson
A Magician Explains by Lewis Ganson

This ebook contains routines by

CHARLES HARRISON. Member of the Inner Magic Circle, London. A fine performer who is a master at devising magic dependent upon subtle ideas and misdirection. His "Marvellous Marbles" is one of the finest close-up routines it has been Lewis Ganson's privilege to witness.

HARRY G. FRANKE of America who is well known for the clever ideas he has given to the magical fraternity through the pages of JEAN HUGARD'S excellent monthly magazine. "The Vanishing Lady" described herein is a terrific effect brought about with - just three cards.

CY ENDFIELD. Well known Film Director...

2013 / 11 / 12
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Lewis Ganson
Give a Magician Enough Rope ... and he'll do a trick by Lewis Ganson

Some of the finest rope magic from Lewis Ganson, Peter Warlock, Van Rinkhuyzen, Anverdi, Faucett W. Ross, Jay Ose, Martin Gardner, Edward Victor, Stanley Norman, Norman Rashleigh, Harold G. Beaumont, C. F. Germelman, Horace E. Bennett, H. Fernandes, Bill Shewan and H. Fernandes.

  • Give a Magician Enough Rope
  • Cut-Knot-Join
  • Impromptu Neck Penetration
  • Rope Thru' Wrist
  • Red and White Ropes
  • A Remarkable Square Knot
  • Stretching A Rope
  • Equally Unequal Ropes
  • Equally Unequal Variations
  • More Variations
  • Equally Unequal Patter Story
  • Cut and Restored Rope
  • Fast Cut and Restoration
  • Variations on...
2013 / 10 / 26
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Lewis Ganson
Colombini's Cups and Balls Teach-In (French) by Lewis Ganson

Le Tour des Gobelets et des Balles par Aldo Colombini qui enseigne ici la routine avec laquelle il a remporté le concours de close-up à Vienne en Autriche lors de la FISM en 1976. Cette routine intègre des idées de Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Pete Biro et Larry Jennings, ainsi que de nombreux éléments originaux crées par Aldo lui-même.

Cet ouvrage faisait partie de la célèbre collection Ganson Teach-In publiée à l'origine par Supreme Magic Inc. Les droits sont à présent détenus par Martin Breese que nous remercions pour son aimable autorisation de reproduire ce livret.

...

2013 / 4 / 8
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Lewis Ganson
Phoney by Lewis Ganson

Dalla fluente penna di Lewis Ganson, ecco per la prima volta in Italia la dettagliata descrizione di una dei migliori "Test dell' Elenco Telefonico" disponibili alla comunità illusionistica : quello di Trevor Dawson.

Se pensate a forzature, calcoli complicati, elenchi da mandare a memoria: beh ! Allora dimenticate tutto questo. In questo test dell'elenco telefonico, qualunque spettatore vi affianca, sceglie liberamente una pagina dell'elenco telefonico, sceglie liberamente un nome e un numero telefonico e voi li indovinate ! Si si svolge tutto proprio così , in maniera semplice e diretta...

2013 / 1 / 10
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Lewis Ganson
The Art of Close-Up Magic Volume 2 by Lewis Ganson

The second volume continues with more than 60 outstanding close-up routines from the best names in magic.

1st edition 1967, 300 pages; PDF 184 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword

    Chapter 1: Destroyed & Restored

  2. Cut & Restored Silk
  3. Yarn Trick
  4. Ten Shilling Note Trick
  5. Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper
  6. Bennett's Boner
  7. Note In Cigarette

    Chapter 2: Three Rings For Dai Vernon

    Chapter 3: Mainly Mental

  8. Seven Colours Of Wisdom
  9. Elizabeth Arden
  10. The Taste Tells
  11. Mollusca Mental
  12. Idento
  13. Noted Number
  14. Pseudo Psychometry
  15. Transversale
  16. Licensed Telepathy

    Chapter 4: Novel Necromancy

  17. Miniature...
2012 / 8 / 4
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Lewis Ganson
The Art of Close-Up Magic Volume 1 by Lewis Ganson

Probably the greatest collection of close-up tricks ever assembled. And no card tricks are included in this first volume. It is so important not only because of its size (see the humongous table of contents below) and quality, but because the author has gone beyond the mere explanations of tricks and routines. The opening chapter, 'The Presentation of Close-Up Magic', embraces the whole approach to close-up performance. Includes hundreds of illustrations by Dennis Patten.

1st edition 1967, 344 pages; PDF 254 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword

    Chapter One: The Presentation Of Close-Up...

2012 / 8 / 4
$25

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Lewis Ganson
Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic by Lewis Ganson

Originally published by Harry Stanley in three separate parts (1955, 1956, 1958) this ebook is a complete remake of all three parts in one volume with new photos taken by Martin Breese and posed by Paul Gordon. The card magic presented is exceptional. It also explains all the basic moves Cy used to perform the tricks described. This classic trilogy therefore can serve as a wonderful introduction to card magic or be a treasure trove for those who are looking for some beautiful effects. You will find many well structured classics like Ambitious Card or Three Card Monte as well as some unusual effects.

Among Cy's teachers...

2010 / 10 / 7
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Lewis Ganson
2010 / 4 / 8
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Lewis Ganson
The Ganson Story Volume 2 by Lewis Ganson

This is volume 2 of The Ganson Story, recorded by Martin Breese to capture some of the essence that made Lewis Ganson the great writer of magic literature that he was.

(Here you will find Volume 1.)

runtime: 1 hour

2010 / 3 / 23
$9

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Lewis Ganson
The Ganson Story Volume 1 by Lewis Ganson
"In all the world of magic, I don't think you could find a fairer, squarer person than Lewis" - Dai Vernon, Genii December 1974.

"As I look at the literary scene of magic today, the name of one man stands out above all the rest and the owner of that name is my old friend Lew Ganson." - Peter Warlock, Genii, December 1974.

Martin Breese writes in the original description of these tapes:

I made this recording because I wanted to meet magic's most respected writer. From an early age I followed Lewis Ganson's highly practical series in the Gen magazine and one by one I purchased every book that Lewis wrote including the Routined Manipulation series...

2010 / 3 / 23
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Lewis Ganson
Unconventional Magic by Lewis Ganson

Here is another classic magic book by Lewis Ganson with effects by Ken Brooke, Peter Warlock, Cy Endfield, Marconick, Tonny van Dommelen and others.

c1950, 59 pages

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter 1: Free Choice
  3. Chapter 2: Cy Endfield's Card Penetration and Change
  4. Chapter 3: Bags of Everything
  5. Chapter 4: Eddie Ward's Zombie Card Rise
  6. Chapter 5: Three Penetration Effects
  7. (a) Bertram Millidge's New Move with the Jardine Ellis Ring
  8. (b) Silk Through Ring
  9. (c) Silk through Silk
  10. Chapter 6: Ken Brooke's Knot-Out plus a simple routine for the Sympathetic Silks
  11. Chapter 7: Ken Brooke's Presentation of the Vanishing...
2010 / 2 / 18
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Lewis Ganson
Routined Manipulation Finale by Lewis Ganson

The final book of the Routined Manipulation series. (Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.) More great hand magic for both close up and stage by some of the greatest magicians of all times.

  • Anti Gravity Glasses: A feature of Ganson's act for years. Three glasses suspend from a clear sheet of plexiglass. Everything is examinable. This was a marketed item by Unique Studios for many years and now you can easily make this up at home and use it.
  • Fred Kaps Coins and Glass Routine: This is the exact routine used by Fred Kaps throughout his career. One of the finest routines with coins ever!
  • Peter Warlock's Take a Bow:...
2010 / 2 / 3
$12

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Lewis Ganson
The Ganson Book by Lewis Ganson

This book is part biographical, a history of Lewis Ganson - one of the most prolific authors of magic, and a lot of wonderful magic.

It is written in Ganson's usual well-written, well-articulated style. Cards, coins, money magic, mental magic, cups and balls, and much more.

1st edition 1982; 232 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Dedication
  2. Bibliography
  3. Contents
  4. Index of Photographs
  5. A Tribute to Lewis Ganson Evening (Edwin Hooper)
  6. Introduction
  7. A Tribute from Dai Vernon
  8. The Music Room
  9. Jess
  10. The Burford Arms
  11. A Magician at the Bar
  12. The Cap and Pence
  13. Ellis Stanyon's Limit Four Ace Trick
  14. Moving On
  15. My Start in Magic
  16. Jack...
2009 / 10 / 20
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Lewis Ganson
Ron MacMillan's Symphony of the Spheres by Lewis Ganson

At the Annual Convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (British Ring) at Scarborough in 1957, an unknown magician walked away with the First Prize - The British Ring Shield. The manipulative act which caused so much enthusiastic comment featured Billiard Balls, and even well posted magicians in the audience were at a loss to know from where several of the balls were produced. Here was something new in manipulative magic, and there was much speculation as to the means whereby balls could be "stolen" so cleanly, without a hint being given of their original secret location, or...

2009 / 9 / 11
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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

This work was planned to be the last volume in Dai Vernon's Inner Card Secrets series. However, due to water damage caused by a fire the typed manuscript was lost. It took several years to recover from this mishap and therefore this last volume was originally published much later than the first three volumes (Inner Secrets of Card Magic, More Inner Secrets of Card Magic, Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic). The wait was justified because it was and still is one of the important works of card magic - now available as an ebook.

No serious card man can exist without reading and studying this work.

1st edition 1967; original 246 pages; PDF 156 pages

  1. CONTENTS
  2. FOREWORD
  3. CHAPTER ONE:...
2009 / 6 / 16
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Lewis Ganson
Routined Manipulation Part 2 by Lewis Ganson

This is the second part of the masterfully written classic work on magic. Together with Routined Manipulation Part One and Routined Manipulation Finale it is an excellent work on sleight-of-hand magic. The effects taught are suitable from stage and parlor to intimate settings of close-up magic.

This volume has a large section on billiard ball manipulation. Barrows Mussey calls it 'the best thing in print on the subject'. And Al Koran's Blindfold Card Act is a beauty on its own.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This book is a sequel to Mr. Ganson's Routined Manipulation (examined in our Review No. 153), and, like its predecessor, covers a wider range of conjuring than one might expect to find...

2009 / 5 / 19
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Lewis Ganson
Routined Manipulation Part 1 by Lewis Ganson

This in combination with Routined Manipulation Part Two and Routined Manipulation Finale is one of the best magic books ever published. Each routine is clearly explained mostly with photos and some illustrations. Many classic effects are described in detail. And the essay "Presentation of Manipulation" is a must read for any magician. It includes presentation, dress and appearance, care of the hands, make up, stage setting, music, personality, lighting, a.s.o.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Readers of Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards (an outstanding treatise, published a few years ago, on back-palming, fan-production, card-fanning, and other types of "showy" conjuring...

2009 / 5 / 19
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Rex Taylor & Will Ayling & Lewis Ganson & Fred Lowe
The Endless Chain (Know-How Series) by Rex Taylor & Will Ayling & Lewis Ganson & Fred Lowe

This is not a magic trick but a carnival game, a con game, where the operator can decide if you should win or not. Everything looks fair and above board, but there is simply no chance for the mark to win. It looks so innocent, a ball-chain loop, put out on the table in a figure eight. One loop in the eight catches your finger the other does not. You have to find the one that catches your finger. Only problem is that you will never find it if the operator so decides.

This game is sometimes called Loopy Loop, Figure Eight, the Chain Swindle, or Pricking the Garter. You will find in this ebook...

2009 / 4 / 4
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 26 (1970) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • M. D. Smith, Dai Vernon, Faucett Ross, Martin Gardner, and Jerry Lukins
  • Christopher Woodward
  • Kovari
148 pages
  1. Volume 26, Number 1, May-June, 1970, 52 numbered pages - cover picture: Marshall D. Smith (seated with, left to right) unknown magician, Jerry Lukins, Faucett Ross, Martin Gardner, and Dai Vernon
  2. Menu - Table of Contents
  3. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  4. Card Magic
    1. Potty Printing - Joe Riding
    2. Aberration! - Hugh Miller
    3. Deck Switch - Harry Stanley
    4. Tattoo - Mel Davis
    5. The Mark - Sid Carter
      • Card Stab
      • Coin Divination ...
2009 / 1 / 31
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 25 (1969) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Harry Stanley
  • Tom Parker
  • Tan Choon Tee
  • Jens Korth
  • Harvey Rosenthal
  • Neville Wiltshire
  • Bert Douglas
  • Keith Clark
  • Stuart Leith and Gladys
  • Alexander Adrion
  • Carl Ballantine
  • Al Mann
  1. Volume 25, Number 1, May, 1969, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Harry Stanley
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic for Youngsters
    • Konjuring for Kids, Part V - Apparatus Tricks - Jack Gittings
  4. Magic for the Pocket
    • Colour Blind - Trevor Dawson
  5. Money Magic
    • Hocus Pocus Coin - using any kind of folding coin, with routines - Al Koran ...
2009 / 1 / 31
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 24 (1968) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Alan Alan
  • Roy Baker
  • Will Ayling
  • William Zavis
  • Albert Goshman
  • Valerie Swadling
  • Dennis Allen
  • Ed Mishell
  • Dave Campbell
  • Jack Gittings
  • Bobby Bernard
  • Cliff Osman
296 pages
  1. Volume 24, Number 1, May, 1968, 22 numbered pages - cover picture: Alan Alan
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Just Between Us - Part Three - William Zavis
    • The Running Side Steal
    • Luck, Numerology, Coincidence - Magic!
  4. Close Up Magic
    • Miniature Predicto Frame - Magini
  5. Card Magic
    • Two from Sellers - Tom Sellers
      • The Double Turnover Pass ...
2009 / 1 / 31
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