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The Gen Volume 18 (1962)

by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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The Gen Volume 18 (1962) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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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 - series
    • Ken Brooke's Magic
      • 1. Padlock Bill Tube
  10. Magic for the Pocket
    • A Magical Trio from Albert Verity - Ken Brooke
    • Old Clay Pipe
    • Penny to Florin
    • Crawling Penny
  11. Magic for Youngsters
    • Children's Corner - Wilfred Tyler
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Welcome
    • Costs of Production
    • Johnny Hart
    • Under My Wing
    • The Much Publicised
    • Thoroughly Enjoyed
    • Visitors to the Studio
    • Delightful Stunt
    • Presentation Cases
    • Ken and I
    • Apologies
    • John Ramsay

  1. Volume 18, Number 2, June, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: John Ramsay
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Mainly Manipulative
    • Poor Man's Triple Restoration - Peter Warlock
  4. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Vernon on Ramsay - Cylinder and Coins
  5. Card Magic
    • Blind Choice - Jack Avis
  6. "Last Word" Four Ace Effect - Francis Haxton
  7. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • The Reception
    • John Young
    • Ken de Courcy
    • Goodliffe
    • Peter Warlock
    • Ken Brooke
    • One Trick Alone
    • Knocked Me Down with a Feather
    • Channing Pollock
    • Johnny Hart
    • John Booth
    • Visitors to the Studio
    • Just Had News
    • "It's Terrible"
    • I Nearly Forgot
    • As We go to Press

  1. Volume 18, Number 3, July, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Tom Morley
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Date on a Coin
  4. Two Useful Coin Holders - Tom Sellers
  5. Magic for the Pocket
    • Black and White - Val Andrews
  6. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Mentallusion - Frederica
  7. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Ken Brooke's Magic
      • 2. High Ball Cup
  8. Odds and Evens - Sydney Lawrence
  9. Card Magic
    • Taytelbaum's Infallible Force - Eddie Taytelbaum (Holland)
  10. Complete That Vanish - A Most Useful Gadget - David Hemingway
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • John Mulholland
    • Splendid Show
    • Francis White
    • Jeffrey Atkins
    • A Sad Day for Magic
    • For My Part
    • Visitors to the Studio
    • John Booth
    • The Moral of this Story
    • Congratulations!
    • Are You Playing the Coin Game?
    • Malini Book

  1. Volume 18, Number 4, August, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Chris. Wooward
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Card Magic
    • Destiny Card - John Bragoli
    • A Pack Vanishes - John Howie
  4. Money Magic
    • Four Coins from the Air - Tom Sellers
    • Four Coins Production - Tom Sellers
  5. Magic for the Pocket
    • Rope, Handkerchief and Ring Mystery - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
  6. Repeat Cigarette Prediction - Tom Sellers
  7. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • My Version of Doug. Francis' "Mental Marvel - Robert Hamilton
  8. An Easily Made Fire-Bowl - Norman Rhodes
  9. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • A Vanishing Knot Again
  10. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Frederica's Handling of "One Card Pete"
  11. Magic for Youngsters
    • Mysto - Ken Little
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • A Splendid Idea
    • Imaginative and Generous Thought
    • Leading Book Publisher
    • Bob Hunter
    • Enthusiasm
    • Everybody is Playing the Coin Game!
    • New Unique Colour Films
    • Lou Tannen
    • Worth-While Books
    • Please Note
    • Pocket Tricks
    • Magic in the Summertime
    • Howard de Courcy
    • Multiplying Bottles
    • Ken Was in Great Form
    • Bowed Head department

  1. Volume 18, Number 5, September, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Ralph Chart
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • The Book of Delphi - Len Belcher
    • Divine a Symbol - Tom Sellers
  4. Card Magic
    • Card Add - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
  5. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • The Fly-Away Knot
  6. A Miniature Flower Production - Tom Sellers
  7. Little Index - Ken Little
  8. Silk Magic
    • Rainbow Silk and Balls - An Idea - Revelle & Andree
  9. Six Forces You Can Do
  10. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Cold Deck Cut - Dai Vernon
  11. With the Brema Nut - Arnold de Seiver
  12. Three Cards Across - Close-Up Version - Bernard Shaw
  13. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Annual Convention
    • Magic Circle Annual Festival
    • Barnsley Circle of Magicians
    • George and Netta Boston
    • Unique Film Tour
    • Sunday, 28th October
    • Magic at Radio Show
    • Puff!
    • Adolph Neiman
    • John Giordemaine
    • Ken Brooke
    • Faucett Ross
    • Johnny Hart
    • Many Thanks

  1. Volume 18, Number 6, October, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Eddie Taytelbaum
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Taytelbaum's Oil and Water
  4. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Just Another Living and Dead Test - Gordon Prunty
    • A Word Before You Go - Len Belcher
  5. Rope Magic
    • Peneefind - Cyro
  6. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Short Change - Ken Scholes
  7. Troublewit Routine - Ken de Courcy
  8. Paper Cup Magic - Ravelle & Andree
  9. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Records were Broken
    • Hit Tricks
    • Preparation
    • Over Zealous Organiser
    • Large Hall Adjoining
    • The Grand Circus
    • Civic Reception
    • Eddie Dexter and Tommy Rowe
    • Dealer's Demonstration
    • Pukka Dealers Show
    • Any Mug
    • Dealers' Association
    • The Ring Shield
    • The A.G.M.
    • Convention Banquet
    • "Old Tyme Music-Hall"
    • Children's Playtime
    • The Annual Show
    • New Era Company

  1. Volume 18, Number 7, November, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Evelyn Rose
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Double Match Production
    • A Coin Penetration Quicky
    • Strung Repeated
  4. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
    • Matched Diamonds
    • Finger Choice
    • The Rotary Double Lift
  5. Mainly Manipulative
    • Chameleon Thimbles - Douglas Francis
  6. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Spooky Mini-Slates - Avara
  7. My 10/- Note Trick - Norman Rhodes
  8. The Hypnotic Ball - Magini of Ipswich
  9. Magic for Youngsters
    • Kurious Kerchief - Len Belcher
  10. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • A Terrific Fire
    • Saddest Loss
    • Magic Circle Festival Show
    • Unique
    • Gen Subscribers
    • Latest "Exploit"
    • Panorama of Magic
    • Jack Kodell
    • Freddy Fah
    • Johnny Hart
    • Unique Film Tour
    • Unique Trouble-Wit
    • During the Year
    • Credit Terms
    • Our Big New Catalogue

  1. Volume 18, Number 8, December, 1962, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Leslie May
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Frederica
  3. Magic for the Pocket
    • Ringing the Change - J. B. Findlay
  4. Ways with the Wallet - Leslie May
  5. Continuity - Harry Carnegie
  6. Mainly Manipulative
    • After Vernon - The Ball & Cone - Jim Cook
  7. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • The Magic of Tom Sellers
      • That Extra Ball
      • The Penetrating Matchbox
      • The Vanishing Matchbox
      • A Matchbox Manipulation
  8. Card Magic
    • A "Real Gone" Card - Frederica
  9. The Ribbon Egg - Harold W. Marshall
  10. Magic for Youngsters
    • The Banger - Robert Hamilton
  11. Illusions
    • The Strip Tease Girl - A Night Club Illusion - De Vega
  12. A New Version of Solomons' Pillars - Dick Armour
  13. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Sincere Thanks
    • Unique Film Tour
    • There Are Some
    • Good Chuckle
    • Channing Pollock
    • Cy Endlield
    • Al Koran
    • Johnny Hart
    • Unique 1963 Catalogue
    • Christmas and The New Year

  1. Volume 18, Number 9, January, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Kovari
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Royal Anatomy - Jack Ketch
  4. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Sympathetic Silks (2) (Modern Version)
  5. Magic with Apparatus
    • A Dove After Dinner - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
  6. Magic for Youngsters
    • Colour Supplement - Len Belcher
  7. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Dicey Coin - Jonny Winder
  8. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Magical Chairs - Peter Warlock
    • Designs for Two - Tony Griffith
  9. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Happy New Year
    • Christmas Greetings
    • The Stanley Family
    • Al and Johnny
    • In the Old Days
    • "Royal Performances"
    • Nate Leipzig
    • Newly Decorated
    • Archie Byford

  1. Volume 18, Number 10, February, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Andrew Dalziel
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Through the Thumb
    • Ring and Endless Chain
  4. Taking the Biscuit - Leslie May
  5. Soap-Box-Sorcery - Val Andrews
    • The 'Tide' Came In
    • A Handy Changing-Caddy - From Two Soap Packets!
    • Effects Possible with the Soap-Box Changing Caddy
      • 20th Century Silks
      • Feathers to Dove
      • Cut and Restored Ropes or Ribbon
      • Welding by Magic
  6. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Theft-Proof Purse - Horace Bennett
  7. Magic for Youngsters
    • Newspell - Len Belcher
  8. Money Magic
    • The Duplex Coin - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
  9. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • "Good Riddance"
    • Blackpool Magicians' Club
    • Also Make a Note
    • Peter Warlock
    • "Worth It's Weight in Platinum"
    • "Please Read the Instructions"
    • Marvin Roy
    • Johnny Hart
    • Delighted with the Success
    • Ken's Saturday Sessions in the Studio
    • I Can't Resist
    • "Stop Press News"

  1. Volume 18, Number 11, March, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Ludow
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Mental Duo - A New Billet-Switch
  4. Magic with Apparatus
    • Giving "Cylindro" a Whirl! - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
      • Any Drink
      • Cute Combo
      • Good Night, Nurse
      • A Fishy Affair
      • Deep and Crisp and ...
      • Liquid Laundry
      • Have Another!
      • Convention Breakfast
  5. Soap-Box-Sorcery - Part Two - Val Andrews
    • Freddy Foam
    • "Soft-Soap" a Few Additions and Inspirations
      • Off-Beat 'Soft-Soap'
      • A "Soft-Soap" Inspirations
    • Gags and Comedy
      • Soap-Box Speaker
      • "Foaming" Soap-Powder
      • World's Smallest "Washer and Wringer"
    • Soap-Box "Genii-Tube"
    • Promotion and Publicity
    • Soap-Box Puppets
  6. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Card Placement - Dai Vernon
    • One Hand Shuffle - Dai Vernon
    • Penetration - John McCormick
  7. Mag to Bag - Val Andrews
  8. Magic for Youngsters
    • Telstar - Len Belcher
  9. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Blackpool Convention
    • Greatly Amused
    • Murray's Cabaret Club
    • London's Magic Centre
    • Al Koran
    • Ken's Saturday Sessions in the Studio
    • Carlo Menotti's
    • Feel Very Proud
    • Well to the Fore

  1. Volume 18, Number 12, April, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: David Hemingway
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • The Instantaneous Ring on Rope
    • One Hand Knot in Endless Chain
  4. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Birthday Book Test - John Bragoli
  5. Magic for the Pocket
    • Hummer-Dinger - Frederica
  6. Rope Magic
    • A Tip from H. D. Hunter
  7. Magic for Youngsters
    • Yogi Dresses Up - Dennis Patten
  8. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Between the Aces - Niberco (Holland)
  9. Just a Few Words and Bits and Pieces - Val Andrews
    • Openings and Follow-Ups
  10. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • The Doc Won
    • British Ring London Dinner
    • Magic Tricks
    • Memories
    • Dante
    • Murray
    • Dai Vernon's Tribute to Leipzigy
    • Cy Endfield's Card Magic
    • The Mirror Box
    • Young Magician of the Year
    • Congratulations
    • Faucett Ross

word count: 142731 which is equivalent to 570 standard pages of text

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