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Lewis Ganson

(15th April 1913 - 22nd December 1980)

Born in London, England. He was a professional close-up magician, except for his time in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1939-58. He edited the Gen from 1958-70 and received 1968 the AMA Literary Fellowship for his many books and booklets.

Coauthors: Dai Vernon, Tony Slydini, Aldo Colombini, Bobby Bernard, Geissler-Werry, Rovi, Harry Stanley, Rex Taylor, Will Ayling, Fred Lowe, Mark Weston, John Blunt

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Lewis Ganson
The Gil-Gan Swindle by Lewis Ganson

What a lovely, simple, but hugely effective coin routine this is. Although an Okito Box is used, none of the regular Okito Box moves are employed .... there are virtually NO SLEIGHTS involved in this effect! Lewis also gives credit to BOB SWADLING for his subtle idea which is incorporated and which makes the effect possible .... and what an effect! A close-up masterpiece!

A small piece of plastic the size of a playing-card is shown and placed across the mouth of a tumbler. A 2p piece (or USA 5 cent piece) is placed on top of the plastic and covered by the lid of a small brass box. On tapping...

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Lewis Ganson
Fan Finale by Lewis Ganson

In 1949 Lewis Ganson published his first work on card fans with Arcas Publications. Later he wrote a series of articles for The Gen. Ultimately Supreme published a revised version which was Fan Finale. You should also check out Card Fans Teach-In.

1st edition 1976; 17 pages.

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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 1 (1945) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

Some topics are

  • Going Mental
  • Comedy Card Production
  • Forcing a Card
  • Ghost Writing
  • A Rib Tickler
  • The Evacuee Doll
100 pages
  • Volume 1, Numbers 1-2-3, undated [reprint, Number 1 originally printed in December, 1945], 8 unnumbered pages
  • Going Mental
  • Comedy Card Production
  • Ideas - Tips - Gags and What Have You!
  • Forcing a Card
  • Interruption

  • Volume 1, Number 4, undated, 8 unnumbered pages
  • editor's letter
  • On the Spot - Theodore Annemann
  • Ghost Writing
  • A Good Gag
  • A Nice Bit of "Business"
  • The Gen Awards £10 - contest announcement
  • "Interruption Gag"

  • Volume 1, Number 5, undated, 8 unnumbered pages
  • editor's letter
  • On...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 2 (1946) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

Some topics are

  • The Last Card - a routine for children
  • Stretching a Rope
  • "Flip" Card Discovery
  • Anything for a Laugh
  • Wax and Thread
  • Snippo
  • A Flash Slate Tip
248 pages
  1. Volume 2, Number 1, December, 1946, 16 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. The Art of Entertaining Children, and a novel Opening Item - Eric P. Wilson
  4. From "Tops," November, 1946. It's Happened to You - Wilton S. Clements [how to work with an M.C.]
  5. Reproduction of a Note - Norman Rashleigh
  6. Watch for a Rabbit - Douglas Francis

  1. Volume 2, Number 2, January, 1947, 16 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter ...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 3 (1947) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

Some topics are

  • Accent on Manipulation
  • Loading a Cigarette
  • Furst's Comedy Spelling Trick
  • The Jolly Miller
  • Paralytic Vision
  • "Hickory, Dickory, Dock"
336 pages
  1. Volume 3, Number 1, December, 1947, 28 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. Accent on Manipulation - column
  4. Loading a Cigarette - For the Card in Cigarette Trick - Cecil Keech
  5. Furst's Comedy Spelling Trick - Arnold Furst (U.S.A.)
  6. Cartoon Corner - column by Ted Elliott
  7. A Note on Feathered Darts
  8. You Need Glasses! - R. F. Price
  9. The Jolly Miller - L. A. Belcher
  10. Attaboy Again!
  11. letter from Eric Williams ...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 4 (1948) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Edward Pearce
  • Devano
  • John Booth
  • Fred & Beatrice Mills
  • Billy McComb & June Cochrane
140 pages
  1. Volume 4, Number 1, December, 1948, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Edward Pearce
  2. Front Page Personality - Edward Pearce
  3. map to Unique Magic
  4. Jam Jars to You! - George Sylvestre
  5. Sheer Silk - Douglas Francis
  6. Open and Shut Case - Len Belcher
  7. Soft Drinks - Harry Stanley
  8. Flash Silk Routine - Billy McComb
  9. Children's Patter for the Flash Silk Production - June Cochrane
  10. Going Mental - Harry Stanley
  11. "Spelling Lesson" Routine - Magico
  12. Novelty Stage Opening - Bays ...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 5 (1949) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • The Johnstones
  • Edward W. Dart
  • J. K. Bays
  • Maurice Fogel
  • Lewis Ganson and Jo
  • Sydney de Hempsey
  • Jack Salvin
  • Val and Al Sharpe
  • Col Ling Soo
  • Len Belcher
  • Hubert Lambert
  • G. C. Alyn Jones
384 pages
  1. Volume 5, Number 1, May, 1949, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: The Johnstones
  2. Another Step Forward ... - editor's letter
  3. Front Page Personality - The Johnstones [George]
  4. Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Section One: Cigarettes
      • In the beginning ...
      • Lighted Cigarettes
        • Requirements and Preparation
        • Manipulations ...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 6 (1950) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Ken de Courcy
  • Jimmie Bates
  • Willane
  • Henk Vermeyden
  • His Honour Judge Wethered O.B.E.
  • Charles Tabor
  • Chan Canasta
  • Harry Venson
  • Joe Stuthard and Kay
  • Al Koran
  • George Grimmond
  • George Blake
384 pages
  1. Volume 6, Number 1, May, 1950, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Ken de Courcy
  2. Front Page Personalities - Ken de Courcy
  3. Change - and Change Again - Ken de Courcy
  4. A Rough Idea - Len Belcher
  5. Latex Limericks - Wm. J. Bate
  6. Making Do! - Michael F. Rogers
  7. Supersonic Brainwave - Lewis Ganson
  8. Billy McComb's "Irish Stew" - Chitter-Chatter-Patter
  9. Convincing Chatter...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 7 (1951) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Ted Elliott
  • George Braund
  • Carl Rosini
  • Jimmy Rogers
  • Dr. Jaks
  • John Forrest
  • Tornedo
  • Louis Tannen
  • Hen Fetsch
  • Gerrie Larsen
  • Kinson
  • Arthur Dowler
382 pages
  1. Volume 7, Number 1, May, 1951, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Ted Elliott
  2. Front Page Personalities - Ted Elliott
  3. Suspension - Harry Stanley
  4. The Hypogastric Hen or "An Egg a Day Keeps the Axe Away!" - Ken de Courcy
  5. A Novel Thimble-Holder
  6. Tricolour - Len Belcher
  7. The Second Seer - Jack Shepherd
  8. Pre-cognition - Rupert Gilbert
  9. If I Were Presenting - series by George Blake
  10. A Sure Bet ... Card in Wallet...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 8 (1952) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Harold Taylor
  • John Scarne
  • Robert Nelson
  • William Stickland
  • Lewis Ganson
  • Jack Kodell
  • Al Koran
  • Jerry Bergmann
  • Ken Brooke
  • Geoffrey Buckingham
  • Richard Du Bois
373 pages
  1. Volume 8, Number 1, May, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Milbourne Christopher
  2. Editorial
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 1. - Trio
      • Cards to Bouquet
      • Palming a Short Lighted Cigarette
      • Adding a Card to the Pack
  4. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • The Discs of Diablo
  5. Originally Yours - series by Len...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 9 (1953) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Gerald Kosky
  • Harry Clarke
  • Robert Orben
  • Fred Kaps
  • David Berglas
  • Ronald Haines
  • David Nixon
  • Jimmy Lake
  • Les Aston
  • Bobo
  • Michael Bailey
  • Hen Fetsch
380 pages
  1. Volume 9, Number 1, May, 1953, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Gerald Kosky
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Charlie Edward's "Dissolving Knots" - Part 1
  4. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • An Easy False Shuffle
    • A Card Penetrates a Handkerchief
  5. More Mystic Signs - Hedley Wilcox
  6. Cards in Reverse - Bill Simon (New York)
  7. Front...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 10 (1954) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Trevor Little
  • Ali Bongo
  • Frank Baumforth
  • Francis White
  • Geoffrey Robinson
  • "Senator" Crandall
  • Harold G. Beaumont
  • Ram Das and Kim
  • Peter Warlock
  • Alex Elmsley
  • Faucett W. Ross
  • Henk Vermeyden
360 pages
  1. Volume 10, Number 1, May, 1954, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Trevor Little
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Les Ashton's Magical Alphabet - series
    • No. 7 - Ghost Tubes, Guns and Gadgets
  4. Bongo's Bargain Basement - series by Ali Bongo
    • Have a Heart!
    • Ties Up Again
    • There's a Long, Long Chain Awinding ...
    • Faked Feathers
  5. A Pair...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 11 (1955) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Dai Vernon
  • Len Vintus
  • Herbert J. Collings
  • Billy McComb
  • Mystic Craig
  • Channing Pollock
  • Tonny van Dommelen
  • Corvelo
  • The Stanleys
  • Marconick
  • Ken Scholes
  • Charles A. Rosskam
384 pages
  1. Volume 11, Number 1, May, 1955, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Vernon on Stage
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Correct Change - Charles Miller
  4. My Favourite Living and Dead Test - Dr. Raymond L. Beebe
  5. Red and Blue - Bob Haskell
  6. The Animated Mouse - Magini
  7. Front Page Personality - Vernon on Stage - Francis Ireland
  8. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 12 (1956) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Lewis Ganson
  • Arnold Furst
  • The Stuthard's
  • Syd Bergson
  • Lewis Ganson, The Stanleys, Ken Brooke, Jo Ganson, Mystic Craig
  • Charles A. Schoke
  • Dai Vernon
  • Richard Merry
  • Niberco Brothers
  • Tom Sellers
  • Alan Alan
  • J. G. Thompson Junior
382 pages
  1. Volume 12, Number 1, May, 1956, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Lewis Ganson
  2. Front Page Personality - Lewis Ganson
  3. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  4. My Comedy Rope Routine - Arthur Leo
  5. Jimmy Rogers' Ring Box - Tom Sellers
  6. Len Belcher Presents - series
    • Atomic Gun
    • Space Gun
  7. A Magician Explains - series...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 13 (1957) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Ron Urban
  • Ed Marlo
  • Frederica
  • June Merlin
  • Michael and Valerie Bailey
  • ?
  • Levante
  • Donald G. Crombie
  • Nelson Downs
  • Remo Inzani
  • Clifford Davis
  • John Young
383 pages
  1. Volume 13, Number 1, May, 1957, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Ron Urban
  2. Front Page Personality - Ron Urban
  3. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  4. The Magic of Coins - series by Charles Kingston (California, USA)
    • One - Such Flimsy Material
  5. More Finishing Touches - Nic Niberco (Hollnad)
    • Simplified Hofzinser Top Change - and a Trick
    • The Changing Card
  6. A Trio from Tom Sellers ...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 14 (1958) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

The Gen, Volume 14, Lewis Ganson, editor - new editor

On the covers are

  • Will Ayling
  • Dai Vernon
  • Slydini
  • Harry Blackstone
  • Phoa Yan Tiong
  • Harold G. Beaumont
  • Milton Woodward and Millicent Cooper
  • Rink
  • Maurice Rooklyn
  • Harry Hickson
  • Dany Ray
  • John Ramsay
384 pages

  1. Volume 14, Number 1, May, 1958, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Will Ayling
  2. Front Page Personality - Will Ayling
  3. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  4. A new Card Fan - Dudley Fossum (Wisconsin, USA)
  5. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Juggling Tumbler - Will Ayling
  6. Bento's Bat - Bento (Holland) ...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 15 (1959) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

The Gen, Volume 15, Lewis Ganson, editor

On the covers are

  • Don Lawton
  • Bob Lawrence
  • Wilfred Tyler
  • Murray
  • Jac Olten
  • John Giordmaine
  • Ernest Wethered
  • Archie Tear
  • Frank Brooker
  • Chan Canasta
  • Hubert Lambert
  • Sam Hughes
310 pages
  1. Volume 15, Number 1, May, 1959, 34 numbered pages - Gala Issue cover picture: Don Lawton
  2. Front Page Personality - Don Lawton
  3. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  4. Magic for the Pocket
    • Pocket Size Indian Rope - Aenigma (Holland)
  5. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Behind My Blackboard - Dr. Stanley Jaks (USA)
  6. New Lamps for Old...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 16 (1960) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Al Koran
  • Allan Jamieson
  • Lloyd E. Jones
  • Gerald Kosky
  • Peter Pit
  • Douglas Francis
  • Lewis Ganson
  • Mavis Murrell
  • Don Alan
  • Iris and Lester Sharpe
  • Laurence Glen
  • The Tornedo's
304 pages
  1. Volume 16, Number 1, May, 1960, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Al Koran
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Card Magic
    • Rainbow Pips - Bernard Shaw
  4. Card Seance - John Howie
  5. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • The Sailor's Trick
  6. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Penetration of a Cigarette
  7. Magic with Apparatus
    • Portfolio...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 17 (1961) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Hugh Wylie
  • Fred Lowe
  • Docteur J. Dhotel
  • Dorothy and Al Roberts
  • Hans Anderson and Jeanette
  • George L. Boston
  • Bill Simon
  • Jimmy Findlay
  • Johnny Hart
  • Glenn G. Gravatt
  • Ken Brooke
  • Sitta
340 pages
  1. Volume 17, Number 1, May, 1961, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Hugh Wylie
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Card Magic
    • Dice Scripto - Frederica
  4. Take It Slowly - Robert Hamilton
  5. Silk Magic
    • A Silken Interlude - Hugh Wylie
  6. Improvement for the "Knife and Square Papers" - Jean Charles (France)
  7. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland ...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 18 (1962) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Albert Verity
  • John Ramsay
  • Tom Morley
  • Chris Woodward
  • Ralph Chart
  • Eddie Taytelbaum
  • Evelyn Rose
  • Leslie May
  • Kovari
  • Andrew Dalziel
  • Ludow
  • David Hemingway
  1. Volume 18, Number 1, May, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Albert Verity
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Double Knot Release
  4. The Homing Matches - Rink
  5. Coins Across - Rink
  6. Corner Count - Tom Sellers
  7. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Colour Television - John Bragoli
  8. A Sel-Dem Prediction - Jesse Demaline
  9. Lewis Ganson Explains...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 19 (1963) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Val Andrews
  • Ron MacMillan
  • Dr. Raymond L. Beebe
  • Frank Garcia
  • Sydney Lawrence
  • Eddie Dexter
  • Jack Gillespie
  • De Vega
  • J. A. M. Howie
  • Roger Klause
  • John Booth
  • Dino
336 pages
  1. Volume 19, Number 1, May, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Val Andrews
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic with Apparatus
    • Presentation of Cylindro - George Durant
  4. Magic for the Pocket
    • I.O.U. - An Original Pocket Trick - Edward Victor
  5. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Murray on Mentalism
  6. Psychojazzology - John Bragoli
  7. Just a Few Words and Bits and Pieces...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 20 (1964) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Roy Baker
  • Esme Levante
  • Al Flosso
  • Jay Ose
  • The Magic Castle
  • Roger Crosthwaite
  • Jack Mayes
  • Oliver Mackenzie
  • Horace Bennett
  • Bob Olson
  • Valerie and Robert Swadling
  • Keith Lawrence
332 pages
  1. Volume 20, Number 1, May, 1964, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Roy Baker
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Mainly Manipulative
    • Tissue Vanish - Robert Hamilton
  4. Magic with Apparatus
    • Out of the Rut - or The Devil of a Box - Norman Rhodes
  5. Money Magic
    • Hypno-Tisn't - Horace Bennett
  6. Magic for Youngsters
    • Turkish Delight...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 21 (1965) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Arnold De Seiver
  • Harold Taylor
  • Billy Day
  • George Hammerton
  • Dick Scott (Yimka)
  • Anverdi
  • Ross Bertram
  • Drew Masters
  • Bayard Grimshaw and Harry Stanley
  • Oscar Paulson
  • Finn Jon (Finn Hauger)
  • Hugh Miller
336 pages
  1. Volume 21, Number 1, May, 1965, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Arnold de Seiver
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Close Up Magic
    • Slydini and Delmin's Popper - Horace Bennett
      1. Variations on the [Syldini] "Flyaway Coin" Routine
      2. Delmini's Popper
  4. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • One-Two-None ...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 22 (1966) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Al Spackman, Al Brema
  • John Gilliland
  • Dennis Patten
  • Tony Shiels
  • Alan Kennaugh
  • Maurice Rooklyn
  • Eddie Joseph
  • Jim Cook - Campbell McRae
  • John Alborough
  • Graham Wilson and Hazel
  • Ricky Lester
  • Max Murdoch - Sanara
324 pages
  1. Volume 22, Number 1, May, 1966, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Al Spackamn
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Silken Bombshell - Extra - A. Del Roy
  4. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Noted Number - Al Spackman
  5. Magic for Youngsters
    • Attention - Children's Entertainers! - Part One - Cyro
      • A. My Grandma went...
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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
The Gen Volume 23 (1967) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

On the covers are

  • Peter Oran
  • Larry Jennings
  • Milton Kort
  • Rev. Stephen Blood
  • Dai Vernon, Bruce Cervon, Steve Young
  • John Shearer
  • Rink
  • Jacques Dugour
  • Tom Johnston
  • Fugi Fuchs
  • Bob Batey (Navette)
  • Richard and Mary Suey
288 pages
  1. Volume 23, Number 1, May, 1967, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Peter Oran - Magic from Holland Issue
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Money Magic
    • "Do It Yourself" Bank Notes - Peter Oran
  4. Coin Through the Table - Alvara
  5. Close Up Magic
    • The Mouse Paddle - Eddie Taytelbaum
  6. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Blank Card...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Lewis Ganson
The Gil-Gan Swindle (used) by Lewis Ganson

Stapled booklet in very good condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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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
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
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...

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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...

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