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The Gen Volume 17 (1961)

by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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The Gen Volume 17 (1961) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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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
    • 1. Wandering Aces
    • 2. All Except the Aces
    • 3. Aces to the Top
  8. Transpo Coins - Rink
  9. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Record Hop - Bill Milligan
    • Flying Saucers - Bill Milligan
  10. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • A Novel Book Test - Gordon Prunty
  11. Two by Tom Sellers
    • Heavy and Light
    • A Stage Triple Prediction
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • A Lively Corpse
    • The Big Stick
    • Challenge to a Duel
    • Scotland Forever
    • A Big Bouquet
    • Pirates Ahoy
    • Shame on You
    • It 'Aint What You Do
    • Thrilling News

  1. Volume 17, Number 2, June, 1961, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Fred Lowe
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Map Miracle - John Rice
  4. Magic with Apparatus
    • See-Through-Girl Production - Arnold de Seiver
  5. Sausages - Ken de Courcy
  6. Close Up Magic
    • Match Magic [tricks & stunts]
      • restoration of matches to an empty book
      • Splitting a Light
      • Lightning Strikes Twice
      • Who Pays for the Drinks?
      • The Colour Changing Book
      • The Vanishing Matches
  7. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Bill Tube Routine - Arnold de Seiver
  8. Card Magic
    • A Cheeky Card Conception - Frederica
  9. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • The Adventure of the Final Problem and the Empty House - Another Twist to the Aces
  10. The "Mento" Dice and Card Effect - Cyro
  11. Magic for Youngsters
    • Spot the Silks
  12. The Stretching Spill - Tom Sellers
  13. Foo-Lota-Vases - Harold G. Beaumont
  14. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Unique Film Tour
    • Worth-While
    • Five-Minute Wonders
    • Paree
    • Seeing the Sights
    • Association Francaise des Artistes Prestidigateurs
    • A Little Shopping
    • Musee Grevin
    • Mayette
    • Recommended Books
    • What's New?
    • Film Hire

  1. Volume 17, Number 3, July, 1961, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Docteur J. Dhotel
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic for Youngsters
    • Little Miss Muffet
  4. Sticky Both Sides - Ken Brooke
    • Any Magazine or Book a Switching Tray
    • The Rising Cards
    • As a Method of Card Control
    • Tied
    • Another
    • Read "Another" Again
    • Utility
    • Red Tape
    • Skullocation
    • A Spot
    • Brain Wave Outdone
  5. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Slip Simplicity - John Bragoli
  6. Miniature Co-Incidence - Ravelle & Andree
  7. I've Got It Taped! - article by Ken de Courcy
  8. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Mexican Gamble - Frederica
  9. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Card Through Handkerchief - Modern Version
  10. A Prediction Miracle - Jesse Demaline
  11. Money Magic
    • Boston Two-Step - Alex Elmsley
  12. Card Magic
    • A Card Penetrates the Body - Tom Sellers
    • An In-Between Card Prediction - Tom Sellers
  13. Magic for the Pocket
    • Miracle Wallet
  14. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • N.Y.C. Gen
    • Vernon on Malini
    • The Other Things
    • Kid Stuff
    • Summer Time
    • Public Library
    • Your Library
    • Memories
    • What About It?
    • A Charming Letter
    • Singing Star!
    • That's All for Now

  1. Volume 17, Number 4, August, 1961, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Dorothy and Al Roberts
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Hush Money - Wilfred Tyler
  4. Money Magic
    • Predicta-Coins Routine - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
  5. Card Magic
    • Centre Reverse - Robert Hamilton
  6. The Encircled Number - Tom Sellers
  7. The Magician's Voice - article by James Dodding
  8. Magic for the Pocket
    • Disintegration - Len Belcher
  9. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • The Use of the Natural Bridge
  10. The Penny and the Match Box - Tom Sellers
  11. Chemical Magic
    • Fascination - Eddie Joseph
  12. A Simple "Number" Prediction - Tom Sellers
  13. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Cardolease - Frederica
  14. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • From Durban, S.A.
    • Can You Suggest
    • It's Terribly Difficult
    • That's Where I Can Help
    • See from a Magician
    • Lots of Good Tricks
    • L:et Them Know You've Finished
    • One Last Thing
    • Another Memory
    • Secrets
    • Times Have Changed
    • Binding Gems
    • Film Hire
    • More Recommended Books
    • Stevenage Hobbyshop

  1. Volume 17, Number 5, September, 1961, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Hans Anderson and Jeanette
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Chemical Magic
    • Power of Imagination - Hubert Lambert
  4. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • A Book Test - Tony Griffith
  5. Mainly Manipulative
    • Pass the Salt - Ken Brooke
  6. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Quick as Lightning
  7. Penny o Half-Crown - Tom Sellers
  8. Movement for the Magician - article by James Dodding
  9. The Travelling Spots - Tom Sellers
  10. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Spiritune - Frederica
  11. Newspaper Advertisements Production - Harry Stanley
  12. Candy Cascade - Douglas Francis
  13. Card Magic
    • Re-Assembled Night Club Cards - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
  14. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • A Thrilling Task
    • Leprechaun's Ahoy!
    • The Marshall's
    • Christopher's Wonders
    • New York City Gen
    • Scottish Issue
    • Don Lawton
    • Books on Credit
    • Circle Frolics
    • A Second Thought
    • T.V. Danger
    • Getting Around

  1. Volume 17, Number 6, October, 1961, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: George L. Boston
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Slating Stanley - Hubert Lambert (Erie)
  4. Card Magic
    • Knock-Out - Ken Brooke
  5. The Lucifer Pack - Ken de Courcy
    • 1. Cards and Pockets
    • 2. Card at Any Number
    • 3. The "Up" Card
    • 4. Miracle Divination
    • 5. Six Heaps, Six Cards
    • 6. Double Card in Cigarette
    • 7. Word Divination
  6. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • The Spirits Answer - Al Koran
  7. Money Magic
    • Small Change - Robert Hamilton
  8. Sheer Silk - Douglas Francis
  9. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • The "Seekay" Tricords - Cecil Keech
  10. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • The Successful Operation of a Triplet
    • Silk from Rope
  11. Think of a Number - Tom Sellers
  12. Magic for Youngsters
    • Over the Rainbow - Douglas Francis
  13. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Punch Drunk
    • Congress International de la Magie
    • The Venue
    • Gluttons for Punishment
    • Fred Kaps
    • Bramah
    • A Booking Agent
    • Marconick
    • Ron McMillan
    • Pirt Forton
    • The Gala Show
    • Mention of Ken
    • A Complete Sell-Out
    • My Dealers' "Walk-Round"
    • Film Show
    • A Revolution
    • Hats Off
    • Last Laugh
    • No Sooner Back
    • 25th Annual Convention
    • American Visitors
    • The Gala Show
    • A Beef
    • Another Beef
    • Things are Complicated
    • I Must Confess
    • Convention Successes
    • A Must Leave Space
    • It Was Quite Wonderful
    • I'm Warning You

  1. Volume 17, Number 7, November, 1961, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Bill Simon
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Bill Simon - personality by Faucett W. Ross
  4. Orben Gen
  5. Money Magic
  6. Benzais's Drop Lap Vanish - J. Benzais
  7. Card Magic
    • The Rising What Trick! - Howard Schwartzman
  8. The Escalator Cards - Herbert R. Hood
  9. Forceps - Ken Krenzel
  10. Rope Magic
    • Variation on the Hunter Knot - Martin Gardner
  11. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Dai Vernon's Handling of Dr. Elliott's "Bottom Deal"
  12. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Just for Fun - Lou Tannen
  13. Mainly Manipulative
    • Impromptu Ring Transposition - Conrad C. Bush
  14. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Top Billing
    • A Part-Time Dealer
    • Johnny Hart

  1. Volume 17, Number 8, December, 1961, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Jimmy Findlay
  2. A Happy Christmas and Truly Magical New Year to You All - Frederica
  3. Mainly Manipulative
    • A Snappy Card Production - Roy Scott
  4. Money Magic
    • Self Contained - Frederica
  5. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Extra Sign Posts - Leslie May
  6. Rope Magic
    • A Couple of Cuties - Allan Jamieson
      • No. One, Tangle
      • No. Two, Second Sight
  7. Card Magic
    • Blindfold Location - Roy Scott
  8. Gathering of the Clans - Wm. Scotty Lang
  9. Necklace Necromancy - Ken Macfayden
  10. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • A Tribute to Tom Sellers
      • One - Coin Transposition
      • Two - Handkerchief, Candle and Case
      • Three - Colour Elimination
  11. The Emperor and the Jewels - Eddie Dawes
  12. Illusions
    • Modern Head Cremation - O-Yama
  13. Magic for Youngsters
    • The Mixed Up Magician - Jim Craig
  14. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • The Scottish Boys
    • Judging from Your Letters
    • Tannen's School of Magic
    • American Magicians are Lucky
    • An Unusual Special Issue
    • Oh Dear, They're at it Again
    • Nine Months Later
    • A Very Prominent Member Said
    • I Sincerely Hope
    • The Remarkable Success
    • I Do Hope
    • Johnny Hart
    • Variety Club
    • By the Time

  1. Volume 17, Number 9, January, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Johnny Hart
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Diminishing Wand
  4. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • The Ring on the Button
  5. The Materialising Ring on Rope
  6. Unique-Comedy-Presentations - Val Andrews
    • Unique Comedy Clock
      • A Bit Sluggish
      • Commercial Time
      • Back to Nature
    • Salt-Galore
    • Re-Lighting Candle
    • The Jumping Flower
    • Fantastic-Spread
    • The Thing
    • Zip-Lite
    • Frame-Up
    • Coin-Box
    • Hypnotised Rope
    • Brassiere-Trick
    • Dickie the Duck
    • Dial-X
    • Finger-Chopper Cards
    • Squircle
    • Vanishing Bird-Cage
    • Torn and Restored Newspaper
    • Sausages
    • Rabbit-Table Gags!
    • High-Ball Cup
    • Giant Funglasses
  7. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • The Easter Aces - Hans E. Trixer
  8. Magic for the Pocket
    • Pencil Pop - Ken Brooke
  9. Egg'straordinary - A Comedy of Errors - Douglas Francis
  10. Enigma - Aenigma of Holland
  11. Mental Meanderings - Harry Stanley
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Happy New Year
    • Thanks a Million
    • One of the Nicest
    • Los Angeles Magicians
    • We've Had a "Dutch Treat"
    • Plenty of Work
    • The Road to Stardom
    • Fly to New York
    • But Don't Kid Yourselevs
    • Another Treat in Store
    • Unique Film Hire
    • What a Response
    • Goin Great Guns
    • Well, on its Way
    • A Good Start
    • Good Luck to Them All
    • Here's to 1962

  1. Volume 17, Number 10, February, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Glenn G. Gravatt
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Card Magic
    • The Prechosen Card - Fred Braue
  4. Silk Magic
    • Colour Psychology - Dr. Eugene E. Gloye
  5. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Dr. Stanley Jaks' Close Up Slate Routine - Raymond W. Hafler
  6. Direct Deception - Mel Brown
  7. Presentation - Robert Haskell
  8. Close Up Magic
    • Boston's Stabbing Trick - George L. Boston
  9. Magic with Apparatus
    • Tommy and the Turkey - Lloyd E. Jones
  10. Some Original Escape Ideas - Charles Ruben
    • No. 1 - Oriental Torture Pipe
    • No. 2 - Fish-Net
    • No. 3 - Ice Box
  11. Gravatt's Ring Transposition - Glenn Gravatt
  12. A Mnemonic Thought - Gerald Kosky
  13. 3 and 4 - Gerald Kosky
  14. Rope Magic
    • Bisect-U - Dr. Raymond Beebe
  15. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • The Biddle Colour Change
  16. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • How Sad It Is
    • Ken Brooke
    • Unique School of Magic
    • Now for the News
    • Malini and His Magic ... will be Mid-April

  1. Volume 17, Number 11, March, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Ken Brooke
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Card Magic
    • In Reverse - Robert Hamilton
      • Spread Reverse
      • Broken Spread Reverse
      • Repeat Reversal
  4. Magic with Apparatus
    • Mental Marvel - Douglas Francis
  5. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Card Trio - Tom Sellers
      • 1. Dual Card Discovery
      • 2. Drop Rise
      • 3. Picture Frame Card
  6. Universal Spelling Trick - Rink of Holland
  7. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Red and White Ropes
  8. Magic for Youngsters
    • William Tell - Wilfred Tyler
  9. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Ellis Stanyon's Lucky Number Magic Square - Les. Vincent
  10. "Tip-Tap" Cigarette Switch - Chris Gosselin
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Blackpool Club (nee Circle)
    • The Biggest Crowds
    • Ken Sez ...
    • Now Ken is in Town
    • Late Night at the Studio
    • I Don't Think I Exaggerate

  1. Volume 17, Number 12, April, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Sitta
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Avara's Mutilated Cigarette
  4. Remarkable Possibilities with a Square Knot - Rink
  5. Mainly Manipulative
    • Pop-Eyed Pips Routine - Ken de Courcy
  6. Money Magic
    • Four Coins in a Tumbler Routine - Niberco (Holland)
  7. The End - Peter Riley
  8. Magic for the Pocket
    • Two Rings and a Silk - Glenn Gravatt (U.S.A.)
  9. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Marconick's Display of Colour
  10. Mental Meanderings - Harry Stanley
    • The Pencil Tells
  11. Magic for Youngsters
    • Children's Corner - Wilfred Tyler
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Flying to New York
    • Never Having Before Flown
    • The Reception Committee
    • It Was Late Night at Tannen's
    • The C.B.S. T.V. Studio
    • Society of American Magicians
    • An After-Show Party
    • The Duke of Wellington Speaking
    • Richard Himber
    • Lights-Camera and Music
    • Stagger-Ring
    • The Great Day Came
    • Mark Leddy
    • The Latin Quarter
    • Back to the Studio
    • London's Magic Centre
    • Bill and Poppy Strickland
    • Wilf Tyler
    • Reminding You

word count: 149139 which is equivalent to 596 standard pages of text

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