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The Gen Volume 25 (1969)

by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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The Gen Volume 25 (1969) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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On the covers are

  • Harry Stanley
  • Tom Parker
  • Tan Choon Tee
  • Jens Korth
  • Harvey Rosenthal
  • Neville Wiltshire
  • Bert Douglas
  • Keith Clark
  • Stuart Leith and Gladys
  • Alexander Adrion
  • Carl Ballantine
  • Al Mann
  1. Volume 25, Number 1, May, 1969, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Harry Stanley
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic for Youngsters
    • Konjuring for Kids, Part V - Apparatus Tricks - Jack Gittings
  4. Magic for the Pocket
    • Colour Blind - Trevor Dawson
  5. Money Magic
    • Hocus Pocus Coin - using any kind of folding coin, with routines - Al Koran
      • Care of the Coin
      • To Replace the Rubber Ring
      • Effect
      • Vanish of Borrowed Coin
      • Al Koran's Routine for "Coin . . Ring . . and Handkerchief"
  6. Magic with Apparatus
    • Colour Changing Record Device - Magini
  7. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Square Force Telepathy - W. J. Cheal
  8. Silk Magic
    • Silk Epic - "Hen" Fetsch
  9. Digitum Absorbus - George Key
  10. Card Magic
    • Four Card Location - W. R. Hammerton
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Cease Labour
    • Italy
    • Behind the Scenes
    • "Ways and Means!"
    • General Public
    • Left Holding the Baby!
    • Bullet Catch
    • Chung Ling Soo
    • All Was Going Well
    • "It's All Off!"
    • Publicity
    • Publicity Stunt Mystery
    • I Ask These Questions
    • Easy Laughs
    • Take a Tip from Me
    • We've Been Asked
    • Eddie Joseph Book

  1. Volume 25, Number 2, June, 1969, 24 numbered pages - cover picture: Tom Parker
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Extra Sensory Plus - Al Koran
  4. E.S.P. - Dai Vernon
  5. Card Magic
    • The Red and The Black - Horace E. Bennett
  6. Click - Oliver MacKenzie
  7. Magic with Apparatus
    • Coin Routine - A. Kerselaers (Belgium)
  8. Magic with Apparatus
    • Rainbow Mental - David Kaput (USA)
  9. The Golden Sphinx
  10. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Good Taste
    • "Professional"
    • High Noon
    • Hoax!
    • Willane
    • The Million Dollar Mystery
    • "Dress the Front of the House"
    • Irregular Right-Hand Margin

  1. Volume 25, Number 3, July, 1969, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Tan Choon Tee
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic with Apparatus
    • The Prize Winner - Peter Warlock
      • The Cone and Ball Routine
      • The Silk Penetration
  4. Extra Pinta - Len Belcher
  5. Choose a Stick - Tom Sellers
  6. Close Up Magic
    • It's Different - A Unique Trick
  7. Magic for Youngsters
    • The Other Side - Neville W. Wiltshire
      • The Season
      • Age Groups
      • Length of Show
      • Getting Bookings
      • How to Deal with 'Phone Bookings
      • What You Want to Know
      • What the Booker Wants to Know from You
  8. Card Magic
    • Simplicity Brainwave - Bill Severn (USA)
  9. Do As I Do - Tom Sellers
    • The Sympathetic Aces
  10. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • A Moving Thought - Len Belcher
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • "Flying Ring"
    • Baden Baden
    • Impertinent
    • George Davenport
    • Jungle
    • What's New?
    • Buy Good Books
    • Johnny Hart
    • Crochet
    • Billy O'Connor
    • Jens Korth
    • Lewis Ganson
    • The Art of Eddie Joseph

  1. Volume 25, Number 4, August, 1969, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Jens Korth
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic for Youngsters
    • A 'Phone Call to the Magic Shop - Neville W. Wiltshire
  4. Money Magic
    • Bob-Less - Cyro
  5. Card Magic
    • Sellers on Cards - Tom Sellers
      • A Useful Card Packet Exchange
      • Cover Card
  6. Razor Blades - Gentletroldmanden (Denmark)
  7. Money Magic
    • The Reason Why - Horace Bennett
    • Garcia's Visbo-Coin-Go (The Easy Way) - Horace Bennett
  8. Crown and Anchor - Arnold de Seiver
  9. Silk Magic
    • Unique's "Silkon"
      • Knots to You
  10. Magic with Apparatus
    • The Amazing Vanishing Table - George Key
  11. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • The Johnny Hart Story
    • Really Worth While
    • An Agent
    • Still at School
    • "The Magical Press"
    • "Privileged Persons"
    • The Editorial
    • The Reviewers
    • Fred Lowe
    • Entire Act in Five Minutes
    • Gus Southall
    • Max Malini
    • Think Differently
    • Pirated Versions
    • Ed Mishell
    • Close Up Magic - Part Two

  1. Volume 25, Number 5, September, 1969, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Harvey Rosenthal
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic with Apparatus
    • To Lie or, Tell the Truth? - Gerald Kosky (USA)
  4. Magic for Youngsters
    • My Opening Routine - Neville Wiltshire
  5. Rope Magic
    • The Crazy Magnus Rope Trick - Jens Korth (Germany)
  6. Magic with Dice
    • An Impromptu Dice-Ception - John Bragoli
  7. Visible Candle to Bouquet - Tom Sellers
  8. Silk Magic
    • Blow-Dye Repeat - Tan Choon Tee (Singapore)
  9. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Listen - J. L. Fells
  10. Card Magic
    • Name Card - Stephen Beresford
  11. Close Up Magic
    • One Plus One Equals Two - Horace E. Bennett
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Oh Dear!
    • What's It All Bout ... Francis?
    • No Relation to Reality
    • Making a Good Entrance
    • Many Things to Do
    • First Fan Mail
    • Ed Sullivan's T.V. Show
    • Lecture Demonstration Tour
    • Thank Goodness
    • British Ring Convention
    • Delighted Comments
    • A Big New Book
  13. Train of Thought - "Hen" Fetsch

  1. Volume 25, Number 6, October, 1969, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Neville Wiltshire
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic for Youngsters
    • Afghan Bands Competition - Neville Wiltshire
  4. Rope Magic
    • One-Two-One Rope Trick - Aenigma
  5. Close Up Magic
    • Bruno's Needles
  6. A Dream for a Theme - Ron Escott
  7. Magic for the Pocket
    • Pencil Pop
  8. New Lamps for Old - series by Rink of Holland
    • Two at a Time
  9. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Stunnumbers - W. J. Cheal
  10. Living and Dead Test - Plus - Gordon Prunty
  11. Card Magic
    • Gambler's Gambit - Horace E. Bennett
  12. Money Magic
    • A New Look at the Pulse Trick - Horace Bennett
  13. Coin Capers - Gordon Prunty
    • Small Savers Grow Big ...
  14. More Sympathy - Sam Dalal
  15. Magic with Apparatus
    • Cheerio!- Pavel (Czechoslovakia)

  1. Volume 25, Number 7, November, 1969, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Bert Douglas
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Silk Magic
    • Tubes and Silks - Peter Warlock
  4. Card Magic
    • Simplified Turn Over - J. L. Fells
  5. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • The Uncanny Neck Ties - Bert Douglas
  6. Close Up Magic
    • A Case of Concealment - A Version of Walt Lee's "Aces and Coins" - Horace E. Bennett
  7. Magic with Apparatus
    • The "Second" Eye of Cyclops - Peter Von Weise (Germany)
  8. Ring Confusion - Jens Korth (Germany)
  9. Magic with Dice
    • Stack 'Em - Tony Faro
  10. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Map Miracle
  11. Card Magic
    • A Miracle Discovery - Chan Canasta
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • "Book Bargains of the Year"
    • The Art of Eddie Joseph
    • Milbourne Christopher
    • "Scarborough"
    • Magic Is Not a Commodity
    • Buying Tricks
    • Unique Winners
    • Bob and Valerie Swadling
    • Lewis Ganson
    • Ricardo Marre
    • Made Nonsense
    • Johnny Hart
    • Suitable Music
    • Channing Pollock
    • Next Objective
    • Doves
    • Cardini
    • Budgerigars
    • You Enjoy
    • Magic Films
    • Fill the Screen
    • "The Film Studio"
    • 15 Films in the Can
    • Home Movies
    • Art of Close Up Part Two
    • Rink's Magic from Holland

  1. Volume 25, Number 8, December, 1969, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Keith Clark
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Harry Stanley
  3. Match Magic
    • Fall Out - Tony Faro
  4. Close Up Magic
    • Simplicity Brainwave Complicated Again - William Zavis
  5. Magic with Apparatus
    • Jim's Gimmick - Jimmy Rogers
      • The Coin from the Beer Glass
      • The Funny Feather
  6. Magic for Youngsters
    • Confusing Coins for Children - Neville Wiltshire
  7. Money Magic
    • The Reserved Half - Horace E. Bennett
  8. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Mindray - Dr. Stanley Jaks
  9. Silk Magic
    • Coffee Vase, Silks and Liquids - Magini
  10. Card Magic
    • Joker Voodoo - Peter Von Weise (Germany)
  11. Stunnumbers Plus - Leslie May
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Looking Around
    • "Loveable Little Terrors"
    • Bare Hand Production
    • Came Unstuck!
    • That's Show Business!
    • Start of a Career
    • Old Fogey
    • Good Magicians
    • Make Friends
    • Amac's Elusive Lady
    • Okito
    • After Monday Band Call
    • Dai Vernon
    • Very Informal
    • Faucett Ross
    • Magic Show
  13. Right-Right-Right - Peter Moffat
  14. Odds and Ends - Peter Moffatt


    the page numbers skipped 10 numbers from 221 to 231
  1. Volume 25, Number 9, January, 1970, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Stuart Leith & Gladys
  2. Harry Clarke 1892-1970 - obituary by Harry Stanley
  3. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  4. Magic from Scotland - compiled by Frederica
  5. Magic with Apparatus
    • Time Bomb - Hugh Miller
  6. Fireworks - Playing Around with an Idea - Stuart Leith
    • The Multiplying Fireworks
    • The "Roman Candle" Production
    • The Comedy "Banger"
    • The "Cart-Wheel" Effect
  7. Tuball - Bill Scott
  8. Si Steb to Music - Leslie May
  9. Close Up Magic
    • A "Pen-Atrat-Ring" Effect - Impromptu Ring on Biro [a type of pen] - Jim Boyd
  10. Card Magic
    • Card-A-Lock - Frederica
  11. Close Up Finger Ring Routine - Tom Johnston
  12. Money Magic
    • The Congenial Coins - Roy Scott

  1. Volume 25, Number 10, February, 1970, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Alexander Adrion
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Coin Magic
    • The Bennett Coin Switch - Horace E. Bennett
    • The Sun Also Rises - Horace E. Bennett
  4. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Auto Suggestion - Sam Dalal
    • Incensed - Sam Dalal
  5. Triple Mirage - Trevor Dawson
  6. Magic with Apparatus
    • Blow-Van - Billy Day
  7. Superforce
    • Thoughts on Prediction
    • The Telephone Test
    • Dual Control
  8. Card Magic
    • Reversed Card Reversed Deck - George Key
  9. Silk Magic
    • Carl Rosini Silk Production
      • Carl Rosini Silk Gimmick
  10. Close Up Magic
    • Tut-Tut! - Len Belcher
  11. The Ring Off Cord Mystery - Gordon Prunty
  12. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Delays and Holdups
    • "The Gen"
    • Blackpool
    • On the Stand
    • Twenty-Five Years
    • American Magicians
    • Gil Leaney
    • "Original Unique Team"
    • Arthur Dowler
    • A Bit of a Bore
    • James Dodding
    • Sub-Standard
    • Shows Seen by the Public
    • Academy of Magical Arts
    • Take Themselves Too Seriously
    • Being Wasted
    • Getting Out of Hand
    • It's Natural
    • Not to be Outdone


    page numbering changed by dropping the first digit, thus 287 becomes 87
  1. Volume 25, Number 11, March, 1970, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Carl Ballantine
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. Magic for Youngsters
    • The Black and White Enigma - Wilfred Tyler
  4. Money Magic
    • Travelly Coin Rise - Bryce E. Lea
  5. Magic with Apparatus
    • Salute to Shattering Coins and Silver Balls - Trevor Dawson
  6. Salute to Koran - Nicholas Picot
  7. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • Another Book Test - Gordon Prunty
  8. Card Magic
    • Dual Colour Telepathy - W. R. Hammerton
  9. Magic with Apparatus
    • Visible Appearing Card Frame - Cyro
  10. Rope Magic
    • Rink's Rope Readjusted - Len Belcher
  11. Card Magic
    • Bennett's Brainwave - Horace E. Bennett
  12. The Crazy Nightmare of Magnus the Magician - Jens Korth (Germany)
  13. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Imitation
    • Comedy Magic
    • Ballantine
    • Empire, Leicester Square
    • "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine"
    • Naturally
    • "McHales Navy"
    • Danny Kaye
    • Paul Ryder
    • My Recent Writings
    • Sid Plomer
    • The More Discussion
    • Enormous Increase
    • For Goodness Sake
    • Presentation and Performance
    • New Compendium
    • Steve Snyderman
    • Richard Grigsby
    • Visit to Unique


    back to the previous numbering system
  1. Volume 25, Number 12, April, 1970, 28 numbered pages - cover picture: Al Mann
  2. From The Gen Desk - comments from Lewis Ganson
  3. One Hundred Per Cent Certain - Pavel
  4. Close Up Magic
    • The Chinese Coin Box Routine - Rink (Holland)
  5. Show Sleights - Something from Nothing
  6. Rope Magic
    • Two Ideas from Gordon Prunty
      • The Ropes and Rings
      • "Ri-Ro-Ri" - Plus
  7. Card Magic
    • Free Choice Sympathy - Tom Sellers
  8. Aces in Reverse - Horace E. Bennett
  9. Double Colour Deception - W. R. Hammerton
  10. Magic with Apparatus
    • In Between - Hen Fetsch
  11. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • I'll Read Your Mind - Gordon Prunty
  12. Mental and Spirit Magic
    • The "Last Card" Prediction - Gordon Prunty
  13. Fine Print - Al Mann
  14. Review - comments from Harry Stanley
    • Surprise! Surprise!
    • Karrell Fox
    • For Many Years
    • And That Reminds Me!
    • The Picture Herewith
    • The First-Ever Combined [Convention]
    • Glad to Hear Reports
    • "The Art"
    • Compendium
    • Bayard Grimshaw

word count: 164991 which is equivalent to 659 standard pages of text

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