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The Gen Volume 8 (1952)

by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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The Gen Volume 8 (1952) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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On the covers are

  • Milbourne Christopher
  • Harold Taylor
  • John Scarne
  • Robert Nelson
  • William Stickland
  • Lewis Ganson
  • Jack Kodell
  • Al Koran
  • Jerry Bergmann
  • Ken Brooke
  • Geoffrey Buckingham
  • Richard Du Bois
373 pages
  1. Volume 8, Number 1, May, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Milbourne Christopher
  2. Editorial
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 1. - Trio
      • Cards to Bouquet
      • Palming a Short Lighted Cigarette
      • Adding a Card to the Pack
  4. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • The Discs of Diablo
  5. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • The Emperor's Wardrobe
  6. Front Page Personality - Milbourne Christopher
  7. Theatrical Make-up - series by Kathleen Regan (of Max Factor, Ltd.)
    • Straight Make-up
  8. If I Were Presenting - series by George Blake
    • Again - The Multi-Magic-Glass
  9. Two Cats and Five Chickens - "Hen" Fetsch
  10. The "P.W." "Slip" Cut - Peter Warlock
  11. Kenneth Pratt's Roving Camera catches:
  12. Cy Endfield's Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
    • Chapter 1
      • The Endfield Slip Cut
      • Gambler Out Gambled
  13. Greenfingers - Vivante
  14. Ken de Courcy Presents - series
    • Aladdin's Lamp
  15. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 1 of New Series
  16. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • (1) Routining the Clipboard
  17. Cyro's Corner - Tricks and Gags
  18. Happenings - bits of news from Harry Stanley

  1. Volume 8, Number 2, June, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Harold Taylor
  2. Editorial
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 2. - Preparations of Cards for Manipulation
  4. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • Add-A-Pair
  5. A New Coin Sleight For The Expert
  6. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • The Country Mouse
  7. Lighter to Match - Milbourne Christopher
  8. Theatrical Make-up - series by Kathleen Regan (of Max Factor, Ltd.)
    • Oriental Types
  9. Got Your Dots? - Ted Elliot
  10. Ken de Courcy Presents - series
    • A Stitch in Time
  11. Robbing the Royal Mail - Arnold de Seiver
  12. Findler's Foxy Box
  13. Cy Endfield's Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
    • Chapter 2
      • Card Penetration and Change
      • There's Five Aces!
  14. Corvelo's Miracle Ribbon Cut
  15. Shopping - An Original Magical Presentation - J. K. Bays
  16. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 2 of a New Series
      • Clown Hanky
  17. Front Page Personality - Harold Taylor
  18. Ciro's [sic] "Simplex Telephone Test"
  19. Prediction with "Double Bill Tube" - Arnold de Seiver
  20. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 2. - What Sort of Clipboard?

  1. Volume 8, Number 3, July, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: John Scarne
  2. Editorial
  3. The Dixie Magic Table of New York - report by Edward W. Dart
  4. Knockout - John Scarne
  5. Link-O-Rings - Dick Piser
  6. Silver to Gold - Milbourne Christopher
  7. The Four Blacks - Dr. Stanley Jaks
  8. Sleight of Mind - Bill Simon
  9. An Illusion for the Many! - Sir Felix Korim's Wheel of Fortune
  10. Sir Felix Korim's Wheel of Fortune - cartoon
  11. Paper Clip Monte - Audley V. Walsh
  12. Taking Coals to Newcastle - Carleton King
  13. Fantastic Equation - Cliff Green
  14. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • No Strings
  15. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 3 of a New Series
  16. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 3. The Nikolas "Thought" Card
  17. Front Page Personality - John Scarne
  18. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 3. Character Observation and the Mentalist
  19. Cy Endfield's Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
    • Chapter 3
      • The "Hofsinzer" Top Change

  1. Volume 8, Number 4, August, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Robert Nelson
  2. Editorial
  3. Second Look at American Magic - Harry Stanley
  4. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 4. Magic With Sponge Balls
  5. Front Page Personality - Robert Nelson
  6. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • A Colour Divided
  7. Another Version of "Gambler's Luck" - Jack Potter
  8. Ken de Courcy Presents- series
    • The Auto Hat
    • Silks in Sympathy
  9. A Tie, A Girl and a Pack of Cards - Dennis Patten
  10. As Ken de Courcy Sees Them - cartoon series
  11. A Couple from Johnny Geddes
    • 1. What a Bloomer!
    • 2. Liquid Laughs
  12. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • Ribunthread
  13. Cy Endfield's Card Magic
    • Chapter 4
      • The Escape of the Musketeers
  14. Floral Ribbons - Peter Brooke
  15. Silk Penetro - Hans Trixer
  16. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 4 of a New Series
  17. The Message of The Inanimate
  18. Gags and Gadgets - Jerry Findler
  19. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 4. Stealing the Information

  1. Volume 8, Number 5, September, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: William Strickland
  2. Editorial
  3. Magical America - article by Harry Stanley
  4. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 4. Magic with Sponge Balls
      • Placing the Balls Down
      • To Show Three Balls Only
      • The Spectator Holds a Ball
      • Vanishes from the Hand
  5. The International Brotherhood of Magicians - article by Wm. G. Strickland
  6. Front Page Personality - William Strickland
  7. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • Another Prediction
  8. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • Predilexo
  9. Ken de Courcy Presents- series
    • The Ariel Silk
  10. If I Were Presenting - series by George Blake
    • My Card
  11. Cy Endfield's Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
    • Chapter 5
      • Aces for Connoisseurs
      • The Buckle Count
  12. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 5 of a New Series
  13. As Ken de Courcy Sees Them - cartoon series
  14. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 5. Thoughts on the Two-Person Telepathy Act

  1. Volume 8, Number 6, October, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Lewis Ganson
  2. Editorial
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 4. Magic with Sponge Balls [continued]
      • Vanishing a Ball from the Hand (Continued)
      • Building a Routine
  4. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • In Sections - - Non-Mechanical
  5. Alyn Jones's Coronation Repeat
  6. A 'Betcha' from Dick Himber
  7. Hans Trixer's Routine with Miniature Cups and Balls - Lewis Ganson
  8. Brainwave by Telephone - Lewis Ganson
  9. Card on the Line - Jack Chanin
  10. Cy Endfield's Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
    • Chapter 6
      • The Original Single Flight of the Aces
  11. Some Reflections on Anti Gravity - Lewis Ganson
  12. Ball Box - Harold G. Beaumont (Huddersfield)
  13. Ken de Courcy Presents- series
    • The Indian Rope Card Discovery
  14. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 6 of a New Series
  15. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 5. Thoughts on the Two-Person Telepathy Act (continued)
  16. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • They're Off

  1. Volume 8, Number 7, November, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Jack Kodell
  2. Editorial
  3. Magical America (continued) - harry Stanley
  4. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 4. Magic with Sponge Balls [continued]
      • Rubber Production Fruit
      • Sponge Balls to Bunny
      • Geometric Designs
      • Handkerchief Colour Changing Tube
      • Handkerchief Pull
      • Sponge Ball to Silk
      • Rabbits Habits
  5. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • Pepper and Salt
  6. To Make 'Em Smile - A New Series by Ken de Courcy
    • Sausage Opener
  7. A Letter From Louis Histed [with a variation of Dr. Jak's Four Backs]
  8. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • Miaow!
  9. A Long Card Effect - Ravelle & Andree
  10. "Unique" Week End - report
  11. Colour Complaints - Vivante
  12. Cy Endfield's Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
    • Chapter 7
      • Sundry Sleights
        • The Slip (or Blind) Cut
        • The "Milk Build" Shuffle
        • The Endfield Bottom Palm
  13. Eggs-cellent Egg Bag Routine - Ravelle & Andree
  14. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. Seven of a New Series
  15. Front Page Personality - Jack Kodell
  16. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 6. Practical Observations

  1. Volume 8, Number 8, December, 1952, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Al Koran
  2. Editorial
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 5. Al Koran's "Simplex Torn & Restored Newspaper"
  4. Match and Flower - Tony Matty
  5. To Make 'Em Smile - A New Series by Ken de Courcy
    • Number Two - The Comedy Cheque
  6. Magic Slot Machine - Hans Trixer
  7. Front Page Personality - Al Koran
  8. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • Century Paper Tear
    • Vanishing Rock Plus
  9. Fannish Opening - Rupert Gilbert
  10. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • Etheric Perfume
  11. Corrugated Conjuring - J. K. Bays
    • Goddess of the Silks
  12. Cy Endfield's Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
    • Chapter 8
      • The Double Lift
  13. For Magicians Only - Jack Avis
    • Two Gag Effects to Work on Your Magical Pals
  14. Come Next June - Gerry Findler
  15. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 8 of a New Series
  16. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 7. Exchange

  1. Volume 8, Number 9, January, 1953, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Jerry Bergmann
  2. Editorial
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • 6. Variations of a Theme
  4. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • Produced by Len Belcher
  5. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • The Card and Coloured Envelopes
  6. Clip Board Substitutes - Gerry Findler
  7. To Make 'Em Smile - A New Series by Ken de Courcy
    • Number Three - Change-Bag Carnival
  8. Ken de Courcy's Cartoon Corner
  9. Magazine Magic - series by Edmund Rowland
    • 1. The Missing Page
  10. Cy Endfield's Card Magic - Lewis Ganson
    • The Best Overhand False Shuffle
      • Jog Control
  11. Front Page Personality - Jerry Bergmann
  12. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 9 of a New Series
  13. Gambler's Dilemma - Arnold de Seiver
  14. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 8. Preserving the Unities

  1. Volume 8, Number 10, February, 1953, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Ken Brooke
  2. Editorial
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Patrick Page's "Cards to Pocket"
  4. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • No. 10 - A Novel Three-Card Monte
  5. To Make 'Em Smile - A New Series by Ken de Courcy
    • No. 4 - It's a Bit Fishy
  6. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • Outside Broadcast
    • Behind the Beyond
  7. Fun with Figures - Gerry Findler
  8. There Are Only Six Cards - Rupert Gilbert
  9. Holed in One - Edmund Rowland
  10. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 10 of a New Series
  11. Koran Discloses The "Koran" Hanky Panky Routine to Lewis Ganson
  12. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 9. Principles of Location
  13. Front Page Personality - Ken Brooke
  14. Double Divination - Mystico

  1. Volume 8, Number 11, March, 1953, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Geoffrey Buckingham
  2. Broken Wand - Arthur Dowler
  3. Editorial
  4. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Hans Trixer's "Silken Canary"
    • John Lewis's "Colour Thimbles"
  5. As Ken de Courcy Sees Them - cartoon series
  6. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • 11. The Penetrative Rising Cards
  7. To Make 'Em Smile - A New Series by Ken de Courcy
    • Number 5 - Programme Indicator
  8. Front Page Personality - Geoffrey Buckingham
  9. Turnbuttons - A Utility Device - Norman Conquest
  10. Gags and Comedy Bits - Cyro
  11. Discs of Dub-Linn - N. F. Rogers
  12. A Letter from J. W. Lumley [alternatives for Discs of Diablo]
  13. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • Bicodict
    • Min-Dye Box
  14. Koran Discloses The "Koran" Hanky Panky Routine to Lewis Ganson (Part 2)
  15. Some Further Reflections on Anti-Gravity - Elizabeth Warlock's Routine - by Lewis Ganson
  16. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 11 of a New Series
      • Magic Pictures - Britten Kerr
  17. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 10. Magic by Numbers

  1. Volume 8, Number 12, April, 1953, 32 numbered pages - cover picture: Richard du Bois
  2. Review [of the past year & the future] - Harry Stanley
  3. More Routined Manipulation - series by Lewis Ganson
    • Ali Bongo's "Deolali Dice"
  4. Tom Seller's Tit-Bits - series
    • A Pseudo Memory Feat
  5. To Make 'Em Smile - A New Series by Ken de Courcy
    • Number 6 - Smoker's Passe Passe
  6. A Letter from Bill Milligan [addition to Gerry Findler's Fun with Figures]
  7. Do AS I Do 999 - Corvelo
  8. Match Your Wits - Divad
  9. Originally Yours - series by Len Belcher
    • Geigagag
    • You're Fired
  10. Poker Voice - E. Akenhead
  11. Front Page Personality - Richard du Bois
  12. Gerry Findler's Royal Box
  13. Koran Discloses: 2. The Koran "Perfection - Do As I Do" to Lewis Ganson
  14. Atomic Silk - Ravelle and Andree
  15. Children's Corner - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 12 of a New Series
      • Follow the Flag - Jules Giraud
  16. Mental Survey - series by Will Dexter
    • 11. Forcing the Issue

word count: 218727 which is equivalent to 874 standard pages of text

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