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The Gen Volume 10 (1954)

by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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The Gen Volume 10 (1954) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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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 from Tom Sellers
    • The Sun and Moon Trick with Apparatus
    • Numeric Detection
  6. Niberco's Finishing Touches - series
    • Coin in Nest of Bags (Boxes)
  7. Len Belcher Presents - series
    • The Ring and the Ball
    • Guess Who!
  8. The Cords of Chi Lee - Harry Gammon
  9. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Egg It Is
  10. Unique Day of Magic - report by "A Regular"
  11. In The Club Room - comments by Harry Stanley
  12. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Sam Hughes' "S'amusing Pencil"
  13. Front Page Personality - Trevor Little

  1. Volume 10, Number 2, June, 1954, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Ali Bongo
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Coin-Nest
  4. Genial Gerry's "Lilliput Welding" - Gerry Findler
  5. Len Belcher Presents - series
    • Soup!
    • Spots Will Rise
  6. A Pair from Tom Sellers
    • The Discs and Numbers
    • Chosen Ring Falls Off the Cord
  7. Bongo's Bargain Basement - series by Ali Bongo
    • The Utility Banner
    • Birthday Candles
  8. Card and Target - Arnold de Seiver
  9. Perpetual Calendar - Sydney Lawrence
  10. Multi Magic Glass - A Clever Routine with Patter
  11. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Harry G. Franke's "The Vanishing Lady"
  12. Front Page Personality - Ali Bongo
  13. Les Ashton's Magical Alphabet - series
    • No. 8 - Horace and Humpty
  14. Unique Days of Magic - report by Joe Marchant
  15. The Come and Go Coin - J. B. Bobo

  1. Volume 10, Number 3, July, 1954, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Frank Baumforth
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Slap-Happy Rabbit
    • After diner Detonator
  4. Unique Production Box Hubbard - Richard Merry
  5. A Trio from Tom Sellers
    • An Easy One-Ahead Number Effect
    • Handkerchief Through A Plate
    • A Card is Left Behind
  6. Les Ashton's Magical Alphabet - series
    • No. 9 - Ideas Beginning with 'I'
  7. Harry G. Franke's "Vanishing Lady" for the Platform - Arnold de Seiver
  8. Stop Press! "Hen" Fetsch Good News - on the road to recovery
  9. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Peter Warlock's "The Jest of Gratoulet"
    • Harry G. Franke's "Double Colour Change"
  10. In the Club Room - comments from Harry Stanley
  11. Front Page Personality - Frank Baumforth
  12. Bongo's Bargain Basement - series by Ali Bongo
    • The C-Ashtray
    • Two-Piece Topper

  1. Volume 10, Number 4, August, 1954, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Francis White
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. A Trio from Tom Sellers
    • The Easy Way Out
    • A Two Card Discovery
    • Novelty Ring on Rope
  4. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • Number 1 - Cards
  5. Front Page Personality - Francis White
  6. Stab Location - Charles Kingston (United States Air Force)
  7. Tape Trickery - Geoffrey Dawe
  8. Terminus - Roy Walton
  9. Genial Gerry's "Matchbox Mirthology" - Gerry Findler
  10. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Three Card Trick Climax
    • All Change
    • Dunce

  1. Volume 10, Number 5, September, 1954, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Geoffrey Robinson
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Bongo's Bargain Basement - series by Ali Bongo
    • Enchanted Embroidery
  4. Choose a Lid - Tom Sellers
  5. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • Number 2 - Ropes
  6. Front Page Personality - Geoffrey Robinson
  7. Les Ashton's Magical Alphabet - series
    • Number 10 - Juggling with Jumbos
  8. Tuned Minds - Jack Avis
  9. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Thoughtear
  10. Ring in the Old - Len Belcher
  11. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Bobby Bernard's "Heads or Tails?"
    • Sam Hughes' "Coin Vanish"
    • Zicardi's "Wand Levitation"
  12. The Master of Divination - Cy Endfield
  13. Two Cigarette Packet Rises - Magini

  1. Volume 10, Number 6, October, 1954, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: "Senator" Crandall
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • Number 3 - Cigarettes, etc.
  4. Have a Match - Magini
  5. Rainbow Eyes - Tom Sellers
  6. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Tala's Ruby
    • Staggering Simplicity
  7. Seeing is (Dis)Believing - Being a Visual Colour Change of Four Cards - Davorke
  8. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • King's "Two Ball Transposition"
    • Jack Houghton's "Push Through Colour Change"
  9. Front Page Personality - "Senator" Crandall
  10. Genial Gerry's "Gone to Gretna Green" - Gerry Findler
  11. 30th Century Silks - Ravelle and Andree

  1. Volume 10, Number 7, November, 1954, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Harold G. Beaumont
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Dizzy Dice - Ron Baillie
  4. Front Page Personality - Harold G. Beaumont
  5. An Unusual Prediction - Tom Sellers
  6. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • Number 4 - Money
  7. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • "The Mussey Coin Roll Vanish"
    • J. Demaline's "Foolproof Brainwave and Super Brainwave Packs"
  8. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Passing Clouds
  9. Chicago on Vernon - article by Francis Ireland
  10. "Hen" Fetsch Magic Session - report by Goodliffe

  1. Volume 10, Number 8, December, 1954, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Ram Das and Kim
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Genial Gerry's "Paper Tearing" - Gerry Findler
  4. Master Forcing Pack - Magini
  5. Mental Spell - Dai Vernon
  6. Front Page Personality - Ram Das and Kim
  7. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • Number 5 - Christmas
  8. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Luncheon Session with Cy Endfield
      • The Lounge Lizard Wizard
      • Torn and Restored Pound Note
  9. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Sponge Ball Climax
    • Four Little Men and a Flying Saucer

  1. Volume 10, Number 9, January, 1955, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Peter Warlock
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. The Tubes of Gratoulet - Peter Warlock
  4. Down in the Meadow - Peter Warlock
  5. Dai Vernon - The Man Behind the Name - Francis Ireland
  6. Front Page Personality - Peter Warlock
  7. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • The Patient Telegraph - Peter Warlock
    • The Cardboard Prisoner - Peter Warlock
    • Precogspeller II - Peter Warlock
    • Precogspeller III - Peter Warlock
  8. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • No. 6 - Mental

  1. Volume 10, Number 10, February, 1955, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Alex Elmsley
  2. Introduction - gathering material for a British Tribute to Dai Vernon - Alex Elmsley
  3. Knot-Out - Ken Brooke
  4. A Clear Case of Clairvoyance - Al Koran
  5. Front Page Personality - Alex Elmsley
  6. The New Pocket Coin Trick - John Ramsay
  7. Chamele-Aces - Roy Walton
  8. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • The Egg Bag
      • The Bag
      • Moves for Proving the Bag to be Empty
      • To Remove the Egg from the Bag
      • The Routine
      • Five Eggs from the Bag
  9. Invisible Card in Cigarette - Alex Elmsley
  10. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  11. Lucifer's Interlude - Jack Avis
  12. Two Coins in a Handkerchief - Peter Warlock

  1. Volume 10, Number 11, March, 1955, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Faucett W. Ross
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. A Change of Plans - Bill Simon
  4. Variety is the Spice of Vernon - Bill Simon
  5. Mr. Leipzig Entertains at Dinner - described by Faucett W. Ross
  6. Al Baker's "Spirit Silks" - described by Faucett W. Ross
  7. Vanishing Paper Balls - An Improved Trick Method - Faucett W. Ross
  8. The T. Nelson Downs' "Impossible Card Location" - described by Faucett W. Ross
  9. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Gerald Kosky's "Penetrating Coins"
  10. A Card Transposition - Francis Carlyle
  11. Front Page Personality - Faucett W. Ross
  12. A Commercial Vanish - Martin Gardner
  13. An Illusive Coin Pass - Frank Garcia
  14. Grand News! ... - announcements
  15. A Letter From ... Cy Endfield [re: Dai Vernon]

  1. Volume 10, Number 12, April, 1955, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Henk Vermeyden
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Aenigma's Mallet - Aenigma
  4. Stretching a Ribbon - Marconick
  5. Mirror Penetration - Henk Vermeyden
  6. A New False Cut - Eddy Taytelbaum
  7. Front Page Personality - Henk Vermeyden
  8. Better Luck Next Time - H. Fernandes
  9. If I Had ... A Few Ideas - Harry STanley
    • Double Think Ink
    • Late Night Extra
  10. Niber-Cola - Niberco
  11. Double-Lift Palm - Niberco
  12. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Marconick's "Gypsy Thread"
      • Ali Bongo's Addition
  13. Silk Transposition - Fred Kaps
  14. Climax for the Ring Off Wand - Corvelo
  15. A Ball Vanishes from a Glass - Ronaldo

word count: 173233 which is equivalent to 692 standard pages of text

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