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The Gen Volume 19 (1963)

by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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The Gen Volume 19 (1963) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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On the covers are

  • Val Andrews
  • Ron MacMillan
  • Dr. Raymond L. Beebe
  • Frank Garcia
  • Sydney Lawrence
  • Eddie Dexter
  • Jack Gillespie
  • De Vega
  • J. A. M. Howie
  • Roger Klause
  • John Booth
  • Dino
336 pages
  1. Volume 19, Number 1, May, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Val Andrews
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic with Apparatus
    • Presentation of Cylindro - George Durant
  4. Magic for the Pocket
    • I.O.U. - An Original Pocket Trick - Edward Victor
  5. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Murray on Mentalism
  6. Psychojazzology - John Bragoli
  7. Just a Few Words and Bits and Pieces - Val Andrews
    • Introductions - Follow-Ups
  8. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Close Up On China - Rink
      • 1. Chinese Grandmother's Necklace
      • 2. The Lessons of Buddha
  9. Card Magic
    • Take Two or Another Double-Lift - Robert Hamilton
  10. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Once Again
    • Great Difficulties
    • Magic Castle
    • California Gen
    • For Many Years Past
    • Faucett Ross
    • Cylindro
    • Thanks

  1. Volume 19, Number 2, June, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Ron McMillan
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Two New Coin Switches
  4. Silk Magic
    • "Easyfect" Silk Production - Norman Rhodes
  5. Card Magic
    • Sliding Glue - William Ewington (Canada)
  6. The "Nifty" Cigarette Rise - Tom Sellers
  7. Just a Few Words and Bits and Pieces - Val Andrews
    • Did You Hear?
  8. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Scoop the Pools - Al Koran
  9. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Vernon on the Pass
      • The Black Pass
      • Two Observations on the Standard Pass
      • Location Pass
      • Sprong's Pass
      • Fan Pass Transformation
  10. Magic for the Pocket
    • Ten Stars for the Five Star Miracle Wallet - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
      • 1. Instant Pools
      • 2. Sea Scape
      • 3. Dental Epic
      • 4. Envelope Transpo
      • 5. Simplicity Torn and Restored Card
      • 6. Spot Forecast
      • 7. Bus Stop
      • 8. Self-Service Burned Notes
      • 9. Aura Predition
      • 10. One of Six
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Delighted
    • Leipzig Book Pre-Publication Offer to Gen Readers Only
    • But
    • Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig
    • Fred Kaps
    • Frank Garcia
    • Tommy Cooper
    • Johnny Hart
    • Ticklish Problem
    • Ken Brooke

  1. Volume 19, Number 3, July, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Dr. Raymond L. Beebe
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Mainly Manipulative
    • Fan-Ta-Bill Revisited - Dr. Eugene E. Gloye
  4. Card Magic
    1. The False Overhand Shuffle - Dr. Raymond Beebe
    2. The Upsy-Downsy Deck - George L. Boston
    3. A Simple Miracle - Lloyd E. Jones
  5. Magic with Apparatus
    • More Original Escape Ideas - Charles Rubin
      • 1. Fish Aquarium
      • 2. Cage Escape
      • 3. Fibre Trash Container
      • 4. Slave Iron
  6. Rope Magic
    • No Gimmic Rope and Ring Trick - Raymond W. Hafler
  7. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Vernon on Table Passes
      • First Method
      • Second Method
      • Mexican Joe's Table Pass
      • Charlie Miller's Table Pass
  8. Magic for the Pocket
    • Question of Charms - Gerald Kosky
  9. Harry Blackstone's 1-2-3
  10. Lou Tannen's Magicians' Jubilee - review by Ed. Mishell
  11. Lou Tannen's Magician's Jubilee - Saturday Night Show - review by Arthur Le Roy
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • "Thank You"
    • John Calvert
    • Okito
    • Ken Brooke

  1. Volume 19, Number 4, August, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Frank Garcia
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Card Magic
    • Card Forcing Tactics - R. T. Akers
  4. Penetrating Prestidigitation - Tom Sellers
    • The Penetrating Coins
    • Rope Penetration
    • A Card Escapes
  5. Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
    1. Pop-Eyed Card Discovery
    2. Coin Game Climax
  6. Just a Few Words and Bits and Pieces - Val Andrews
    • Top-Of-The-Props
    • Cod Inventions
    • My Inventions
  7. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Rink's Interlude with Linking Rings
      • Moves with Two Single Rings and a Key Ring
      • Climax for Linking Ring Routines
      • Five Ring Set
      • Eight Ring Set
      • The Pendulum
  8. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Every Post
    • Dai Vernon
    • Faucett Ross
    • Ballantine
    • British Ring Convention
    • Variety Club of Great Britain
    • Cliff Green
  9. Sydney Lawrence - Century Calendar

  1. Volume 19, Number 5, September, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Sydney Lawrence
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic for Youngsters
    • A Punch and Judy Gag - Dennis Patten
  4. Money Magic
    • Frustrated! - Horace E. Bennett
  5. correction to Sydney Lawrence's Century Calendar
  6. Card Magic
    • Two Self-Working Card Miracles - Sydney Lawrence
      • Do As I Do - With a Difference!
      • Miracle Book Prediction
  7. Straight Through
  8. Easoulette - Len Belcher
  9. Letter received from Charles Clifton
  10. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Vernon/Ross/Bennett
      • Vestless
      • Bennett's Boner
  11. Magnetic Magic - William Ewington
    • Effect No. One - Coin Penetration
    • Effect No. Two - Coins Across
  12. Magic with Apparatus
    • Cylindro Prefix - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
  13. Just a Few Words and Bits and Pieces - Val Andrews
    • Taking the Mike
    • "Volunteers" - Fall-In!
    • Potty-Poems
  14. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Leipzig Book
    • Al Delage
    • Johnny Hart
    • Sid Fleischman

  1. Volume 19, Number 6, October, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Eddie Dexter
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Card Magic
    • Another Self-Working Card Miracle - That's It! - Sydney Lawrence
  4. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Space Memory Test - John Bragoli
  5. Magic for the Pocket
    • Seven Colours of Wisdom - Arnold de Seiver
  6. Three Novel Ideas - Tom Sellers
    • 1. Threading the Needles
    • 2. "Paper Back" and Ribbon
    • 3. A Design is Foretold
  7. Vanishing Wand Routine - Ken Little
  8. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Rink's "Wandering Jokers"
  9. Just a Few Words and Bits and Pieces - Val Andrews
    • Television
    • Kompere Kwips
  10. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • British Ring Convention
    • Al Koran
    • Johnny Hart
    • The Southport Wonders
    • Harry Clarke

  1. Volume 19, Number 7, November, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Jack Gillespie
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Ribbon Fountain - Rodolfo-Kovari
  4. Money Magic
    • Tannen's Tip - Horace E. Bennett
  5. Card Magic
    1. The New Dai Vernon Double Lift - Faucett W. Ross
    2. Relatively Speaking - Bill Simon [New York City]
  6. Magic for the Pocket
    1. Novel Cigarette Creation - D. Masson
    2. My Favourite Drink - Ross Bertram [Toronto, Canada]
  7. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • Some Good "Sellers"
      • 1. A Synthetic Locked Fingers card Production
      • 2. A Neat Split Fan
      • 3. Triple Coin Penetration
  8. Just a Few Words and Bits and Pieces - Val Andrews
    • Me ...
    • My Relations ...
    • Bits of "Business"
    • Kompere Kwips
  9. Still More Tips - Arnold de Seiver
    • 1. Production Cone
    • 2. 20th Century Silks Idea
    • 3. Symbols
  10. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Magic Circle festival Show
    • Harry Clarke
    • Henk Vermeyden
    • Ken Brooke
    • Ian Sutherland
    • Unique Film Hire
    • Lloyd E. Jones
    • Faucett Ross
    • Dai Vernon
    • I Could Go On Chattering

  1. Volume 19, Number 8, December, 1963, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: De Vega
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Frederica & Lewis Ganson
  3. Close Up Magic
    • The Great Purse Swindle - Frederica
  4. Magic for the Pocket
    • Numero Plus - Harry Carnegie
  5. Card Production - Harry Carnegie
  6. Three >From One - Dave Campbell
  7. Money Magic
    • Coin Chicanery - Bill Scott
  8. The J.B.F. Rising Card - J. B. Findlay
  9. Lewis Ganson Explains - series
    • More Best "Sellers"
      • The Passe Passe Counters
      • Penetration
  10. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Way Ahead - Leslie May
  11. Magic with Apparatus
    • Seeing Stars - Eddie Dawes
  12. Underwater Car Escape - David Haggarty
  13. Some Comments on the Card Escape - Frederica
  14. Card Magic
    • 7th Card Routine - Scotty Lang
  15. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • President John F. Kennedy
    • Johnny Hart
    • Ken Brooke
    • Dell Johnson
    • As I Was Bashing Away
    • De Vega's Stage Act - described by Eddie Dawes

  1. Volume 19, Number 9, January, 1964, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: J. A. M. Howie
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Blackpool Magicians' Club - John A. M. Howie
  4. Magic for the Pocket
    • Coins From Aces - Harry Howarth
  5. Cylinder, Ring and Cord Routine - John Howie
  6. Cigarette Paper Rockets - Tom Owen
  7. Murray's Magic
    • 1 - The Card That Crawls
    • 2 - Card Divining
    • 3 - Ring On ... Ring Off
    • 4 - Mentalism en Masse
    • 5 - Radio Card Trick
  8. Magic with Apparatus
    • Blackpool Rock - Charles Clifton
  9. Money Magic
    • A Coin Vanishes - Douglas Weaver
  10. Production of a Glass of Water - Captain S. J. Saunders
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • A Happy New Year to You and Yours
    • Sincere Thanks
    • Christmas Greetings
    • Johnny Hart
    • Cy Endfield
    • Frances and Jay Marshall
    • William W. Larsen
    • Peter Tannen
    • Trumpet Blowing Department
    • Al Koran

  1. Volume 19, Number 10, February, 1964, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Roger Klause [Roger Klause Special Issue]
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Money Magic
    1. Coins for Connoisseurs - Roger Klause
    2. Will-O'-The-Wisp - Roger Klause
  4. Card Magic
    • Chinese Boomerang - Roger Klause
  5. 262Magic for the Pocket
    1. Impromptu Pulse Meter - Roger Klause
    2. Ashes to Ashes - Roger Klause
  6. Close Up Magic
    • Pin-E-Tration - Roger Klause
  7. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • The Square Number Force - Frank Monaghan
  8. Puzzle Magic - Alan Ward
    • 1 - The Capsule Puzzle
    • 2 - A Vanishing Mother-in-Law
    • 3 - The Predictable Teddy
  9. A New Nudist Pack - Takeo Usui [Japan]
  10. Card Production - D. Masson
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Marconick's Coin Trick
    • Frank Berry
    • David Nixon and Tommy Cooper
    • The Vicious Attack
    • Ridiculous Conjurations
    • Magazines Also
    • Coming Events
    • Johnny Hart

  1. Volume 19, Number 11, March, 1964, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: John Booth
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Boothism - A New Mind-Reading System - John Booth
  4. The Great Train Robbery - Ken de Courcy's Practicalities
  5. Magic for Youngsters
    • Applausable Opener - Len Belcher
  6. Money Magic
    • Van(qu)ished! - Horace Bennett
  7. Lewis Ganson's Fotomagic - series
    • 1. Pop Up - Noel Stanton
  8. Card Magic
    • E.S.P. Impromptu - Alan Francis
  9. Close Up Magic
    • It's in the News - Robert Hamilton
  10. The Crazy World of Val Andrews
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • death of Harrty Howarth
    • Blackpool One-Day Conevntion
    • Visitors to the Studio
    • Cy Endfield
    • Bill Wingerter

  1. Volume 19, Number 12, April, 1964, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: "Dino"
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Card Magic
    • Simple Card Productions - Dino
    • Card Spin and Catch - Dino
  4. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • The Card Number Plate Prediction - Frank Monaghan
  5. Money Magic
    • Homing Coin - Yasuo Kiga [Japan]
  6. The Datometer - Ken de Courcy
  7. Lewis Ganson's Fotomagic - series
    • 2. Visible Aces - Noel Stanton
  8. Magic for Youngsters
    • Balder's Bracelet - Len Belcher
  9. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • At This Time
    • Have Your Gens Bound
    • Al Koran
    • Easter Parade and British Ring Dinner
    • Incredible!
    • Lewis Ganson

word count: 134936 which is equivalent to 539 standard pages of text

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