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The Gen magazine was published by Harry Stanley just after the war. The first issue came out in December 1945. The magazine was published for 26 years with 303 issues covering a total of 8,685 pages. Lewis Ganson, one of the greatest British magical writers ever, was the editor until the magazine changed hands in 1971. It continued under the editorship of Val Andrews for a further two issues as the New Gen.

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Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson

The Gen Volume 12 (1956) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 11 (1955) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 10 (1954) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 9 (1953) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 8 (1952) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 7 (1951) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 6 (1950) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 5 (1949) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 4 (1948) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonOn 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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The Gen Volume 3 (1947) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonSome 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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The Gen Volume 2 (1946) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonSome 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 1 (1945) by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonSome 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 by Harry Stanley & Lewis GansonThe Gen magazine was published by Harry Stanley just after the war. The first issue came out in December 1945. The magazine was published for 26 years with 303 issues covering a total of 8,685 pages. Lewis Ganson, one of the greatest British magical writers ever, was the editor until the magazine changed hands in 1971. It continued under the editorship of Val Andrews for a further two issues as the New Gen.

Virtually every known name in the world of post-war magic made a contribution to the Gen or was featured in its columns. Ken Brooke, for example, contributed 27 items and even the final issue, under...

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