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The Gen Volume 12 (1956)

by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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The Gen Volume 12 (1956) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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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 by Lewis Ganson
    • Multiple Coin Change - Ravelli
    • Card Fan Production - Alex Elmsley
  8. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Television Frame Routine
    • The Stay at Home Rabbits
  9. Bits and Pieces - Frederica

  1. Volume 12, Number 2, June, 1956, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Arnold Furst
  2. Front Page Personality - Arnold Furst
  3. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  4. Mass Hypnosis - Arnold Furst
  5. Len Belcher Presents - Singular Silks
  6. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Magician's Justification - Joe Stuthard
    • Aces Opener - Joe Stuthard
  7. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Sheer Simplicity III
  8. Hole-In-One - Frederica
  9. The Magic Square - Phil Burns
  10. Patter in Rhyme for Thimbles - Arnold Furst

  1. Volume 12, Number 3, July, 1956, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: The Stuthards
  2. Front Page Personality - The Stuthards
  3. by Joe Stuthard
    • Penetrating Silk
    • Strike-A-Light
    • A Novel Thimble Holder
    • A Simple Paper Tearing Effect
  4. Mass Hypnosis - Arnold Furst - conclusion
  5. A Good Card Gag - Gerald Kosky (Los Angeles)
  6. Snowstorm in China - Graham Ainslie (Oregon)
  7. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • A Clear Case of Chance - Frederica
  8. Len Belcher Presents - Belcher's Club Table
  9. by Tom Sellers
    • Silk from Empty Box
    • A Handy Method for the Production of Five Coins

  1. Volume 12, Number 4, August, 1956, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Syd Bergson
  2. Front Page Personality - Syd Bergson
  3. Our American Trip - article by Harry Stanley
  4. Len Belcher Presents - series
    • Trycho
    • Monte Carlo
  5. Thoughtomation - Frederica
  6. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Missing Digit - Joe White
  7. All Done by Colours - Roy Walton
  8. Stuntrix - Spasm Three - quick tricks compiled by Ken Scholes

  1. Volume 12, Number 5, September, 1956, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Lewis Ganson
  2. Our American Trip - article by Harry Stanley - continued
  3. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Ball and Vase Routine - Charles Kingston
  4. Cig Thimble - Arnold de Seiver
  5. Impromptu Vanishing Watch - Frederica
  6. Radioactive Rope - Mo. Howarth

  1. Volume 12, Number 6, October, 1956, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Charles A. Schoke
  2. Front Page Personality - Charles A. Schoke (of Chicago)
  3. Our American Trip - article by Harry Stanley - conclusion
  4. The Climbing Ring - Tom Sellers
  5. Stuntrix - Spasm Four - quick tricks compiled by Ken Scholes
  6. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • The Toss Pass - Charles Kingston
    • The Toss Click Pass - Charles Kingston
    • Klugel Routine - Charles Kingston
  7. If this be Magic - Let it be Entertaining - article by Arnold Furst

  1. Volume 12, Number 7, November, 1956, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Dai Vernon
  2. The Dai Vernon Book - announcement by Lewis Ganson
  3. A Routine with the Ellis Ring - Charles Kingston
  4. Len Belcher Presents - Three Doubles
  5. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Give a Magician Enough Rope ...
  6. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Coin-Silk
  7. Stop Coincidence - Arnold de Seiver
  8. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • No. 13 - Choppers

  1. Volume 12, Number 8, December, 1956, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Richard Merry
  2. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. A Pass of Distinction - Charles Kingston
  4. Match to Flower - Douglas Francis
  5. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • No. 14 - Christmas Again
  6. The "Pig and Whistle" - Cliff Osman & Harry Stanley
  7. Holding the Babies - Azmund
  8. Vanishing Dress - Robert Harbin
  9. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Visual Pull Apart Silks
  10. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Simple Weddings
    • Dramatic Dollar Vanish
  11. 20th Century Loops - Arnold de Seiver
  12. Len Belcher Presents - The Mad Hat
  13. Front Page Personality - Richard Merry
  14. Trycho - correction to page 80 of the August issue
  15. Tips and Tricks - collected by Harry Stanley
    • Packing Tumblers
    • Spent Matches
    • Silk Production Gadget

  1. Volume 12, Number 9, January, 1957, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Niberco Brothers
  2. Front Page Personality - Niberco Brothers
  3. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  4. Lightning Cartoons - Ted Elliott
  5. Len Belcher Presents - A Bertie Trick
  6. A Different Torn and Restored Newspaper - Tom Sellers
  7. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • No. 15 - Levitations and Anti-Gravity
  8. Transpo-Gun - Arnold de Seiver
  9. Whistle Stop - Frederica
  10. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Colour Easel - Bert Linnell
    • Colour Counting Frame - Fred Crowson
  11. Levitation Cum Envanishment - Billy McComb
  12. Impromptu Card Effect with Borrowed Pack - No Sleights Required - Harry Stanley
  13. Tips and Tricks - collected by Harry Stanley
    • That's One to You!
    • Poison - gag from Herbert Milton

  1. Volume 12, Number 10, February, 1957, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Tom Sellers
  2. Front Page Personality - Tom Sellers
  3. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  4. by Tom Sellers
    • A "Sound" Coin Vanish
    • The "Block and Frame"
  5. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • No. 16 - Openers
  6. Stuntrix - Spasm Five - quick tricks compiled by Ken Scholes
  7. Ebor-Ober - Frederica
  8. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • The Ambitious Card - Cy Endfield
    • Slip Cut Force - Cy Endfield
  9. Len Belcher Presents - Down Under

  1. Volume 12, Number 11, March, 1957, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Alan Alan
  2. Front Page Personality - Alan Alan
  3. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  4. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • No. 17 - Dinners
  5. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Tips on Tricks
      • 1. A Case for Chase the Ace
      • 2. A Sucker fro Sucker Silk
      • 3. Lighting a Candle
      • 4. J. H. Van Rinkhuyzen's Climax for a Dice Routine
      • 5. Frank Fewing's Silk Production
      • 6. Easy Gypsy Thread
  6. Supertration - G. N. Rhodes
  7. Signed Card to Pocket - Cy Endfield
  8. Ravelle and Andree Present - Dove Deceptions
    • Silk'N Dove
    • Instant Dove
    • Dove Cone
    • Dove from Borrowed Hat
  9. Rock and Roll - Trevor Dawson
  10. A Few Words about the Vernon Book by Ken Brooke

  1. Volume 12, Number 12, April, 1957, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: J. G. Thompson, Junior
  2. Front Page Personality - J. G. Thompson, Junior
  3. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
  4. More Finishing Touches - Nic Niberco (Holland)
  5. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities - series
    • Odds and Ends
      • The Magic Wand
      • The Card in Balloon
      • £1 Note in Cigarette
      • Stung!
      • Cigarette-Production
      • Petrol Coupons
  6. Cartoon Corner - Ted Elliott
  7. Mental Meanderings - Harry Stanley
    • Forcing or Switch Box
  8. A Magician Explains - series by Lewis Ganson
    • The Magic Ring - Gerald Kosky
  9. Time Must Tell - Cy Endfield
  10. Those Open Air Shows - article by Eric P. Wilson
  11. Transpo-Ace - Robert Hamilton with additions by Ken Scholes
  12. Notice to Quip - series by Richard Merry
    • No. 18 - Village and Church-Hall Shows

  • Cy Endfield Supplements:
  • from Volume 12, Number 1, May, 1956
  • through Volume 12, Number 7, November, 1956
  • each issue had supplemental pages, which, when combined form a 54 page book:
  • "Entertaining Card Magic" by Cy Endfield

word count: 162448 which is equivalent to 649 standard pages of text

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