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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...
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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:...
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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...
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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...
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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...

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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.

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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...
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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...

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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 ...
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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...

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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.

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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

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Lewis Ganson
Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards by Lewis Ganson

Lewis Ganson, mostly known as author of magic books, was also himself an expert stage card manipulator. This ebook is a complete course in the art of manipulating playing cards, from back palms, to catching cards, card fans, flourishes, gimmicks and holders, and how to put it all together into a routine.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This recent work on card manipulation is divided into four sections which deal with (1) the back-palming of cards, (2) card fans, (3) card flourishes, and (4) suggestions for routines. Since we have no special knowledge of card fanning or card flourishes - and, because they lack...

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Lewis Ganson
Magic of the Mind by Lewis Ganson

This is a wonderful collection of some of the best mental magic published in The Gen.

CONTENTS:

Section One - Predictions

  • The 100% Prediction (Punx)
  • Total Prediction (Gerald Kosky)
  • The Direct Prediction (John Rice)
  • Note and the Jar (Tom Sellers)
  • Phenomenal Forecast (Jack Cook)
  • The One-man Full-Vu Prediction (Ken De Courcy)
  • Mental Flashes (Dr. Stanley Jaks)
  • The Patient Telepath (Peter Warlock)
  • Novelty Dice Prediction (Tom Sellers)
  • Predicted From the Papers (Tom Sellers)
  • Super Forethought (Cyro)
Section Two - Book Tests
  • Unique Book Test (Harry Stanley)
  • Magazine Test (Ali Bongo)
  • Danson's Book Test (Ted Danson)
  • A Telephone Directory Test (Eric...
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Lewis Ganson
Le Tour Du Fil Hindou by Lewis Ganson

Le tour du Fil gypsy fait partie de ces effets classiques dans la même lignée que les anneaux chinois et les balles et gobelets. Un fil est cassé en plusieurs petits morceaux, puis il est magiquement reconstitué en un long morceau de fil. Bon nombre des meilleurs magiciens ont intégré le Fil gypsy à leurs spectacles : Fred Kaps, Dany Ray, Ricky Jay, Billy McComb, Ali Bongo, Hans Trixer, Marconick et Eugene Burger pour n'en citer que quelques-uns. Lewis Ganson enseigne ici en détail avec du texte, des photos et des illustrations les tenants et les aboutissants de cette routine.

Ce...

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Magic with Faucett Ross by Lewis Ganson

Many effects from famous magicians such as Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Fred Keating, David Devant, T. Nelson Downs, Ross Horwitz, Nate Leipzig and of course Faucett Ross himself.

  • PREFACE
  • A Magician and his Magic
    • Faucett Ross
    • Letters to Charlie Miller
    • The Beginning
    • The Business Side
    • Rules and Common Sense
    • Practice
    • The Magician
    • Showmanship
    • A Bargain
    • Advice on Programmes
  • Section One: HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC
    • A Glass and a Silk
    • The Colour Change
    • Handkerchief Box Routine
    • Cut, Burnt and Restored Handkerchief
    • Novel Addition
    • Handkerchief Cane
    • Producing a Silk
    • Fountain of Silks
  • Section Two: AN ORIENTAL FLAVOUR
    • Snowstorm in...
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Lewis Ganson
The Crabtree Connection by Lewis Ganson

Torn playing cards link together. It is a variation of Cardboard Connection by Paul Harris utilizing an alternate gaff. Photos and detailed description by Lewis Ganson. It also includes Jim Cozzens instructions for preparing the linked cards set.

1st edition 1981, 16 pages; PDF 17 pages.

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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Dai Vernon in Britain 1958 by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

A silent film record of Dai Vernon's visit to Britain in 1958.

If you have only read about the Professor Dai Vernon but never seen him in real life, then here is your chance for a glimpse into what he was like. You will see him sightseeing and you will see him perform several of his feature routines such as the Symphony of the Rings, card production, color change, wand spin vanish and more.

  • Portsmouth: H.M.S. Victory and Dicken's Birthplace
  • Polo at Cowdrey Park
  • Stratford-on-Avon
  • Fellow Magicians
  • Leipzig's Card Levitation
  • Card Production
  • The Symphony of the Rings
  • Colour Change
  • Wand spin Vanish
  • Jumping Jack
  • Charlie Miller's Diminishing Cards ...
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Lewis Ganson
Patrick Page's Cards to Pocket by Lewis Ganson

Like ghosts they pass up the sleeve and into the pocket.

From the introduction:

This routine has all the ingredients to delight the discerning performer, the effect is excellent and although it conforms generally to the classical version of "The Cards to Pocket", it has that dash of variation that makes it novel. The method is easy to perform, so easy that one wonders why many more have not thought of obviating the palming just as Patrick Page has done. It's a fine example of using subtle moves in place of sleight of hand; indeed only one simple move is used throughout and yet the effect...

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