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Walter Gibson

(Germantown, Pennsylvania, 12th September 1897 - 6th December 1985)

Gibson’s interest in magic began at an early age, when in 1905 at the age of 8 he was given a trick box.

During the 1920s Gibson’s output was prolific. In total he produced 6,800 daily articles that appeared at a rate of 680 a year, including "After Dinner Tricks", "A Puzzle a Day", Magic Made Easy and others. Additionally he wrote weeklies, ghosted books for Thurston and released several books under his own name - in total he wrote 187 books.

In 1931 Gibson was approached by the pulp fiction magazine publishers Street and Smith, who wanted a writer to produce a pulp magazine series called "The Shadow", based on the character of a popular "Detective Radio Drama". Gibson delivered under the pen name Maxwell Grant (devised from his friendship with two stage magicians, Max Holden and U. F. Grant). It was such a success that he wrote some 283 shadow novels. Through all this time he maintained an estimated 1 Million words a year annual output.

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Walter Gibson

The New Conjurors' Magazine: Volume 5 (Mar 1949 - Sep 1949) by Walter GibsonThis is volume 5 of The New Conjurors' Magazine.
    No 1:

  • Speaking of Pictures: Richiardi, Chang
  • Abracadabra by Arthur Buckley
  • A Man Named Le Roy by George LaFollette
  • The Atomic Gun by Eddie Joseph
  • East Indian Rope Trick by Felix Korim
  • Liquid Mystery by Andrew Smythe
  • New Three Coin Trick by George L. Kier
  • Chicanery by Chaudet
  • GABBATHA by Walter B. Gibson
  • On The Magic Bookshelf by G. E. T. and E. W. D.
  • Light Up by Richard Gray
  • Journeys Into Aladdinland by Glen E. Towns
  • Blending by George Johnstone
  • In The Hat by Don Jacobs
  • Backwards by P. A. Dohm, Jr.
  • Prediction by Martin Gardner ...
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The New Conjurors' Magazine: Volume 4 (Mar 1948 - Feb 1949) by Walter GibsonThis is volume 4 of The New Conjurors' Magazine.

    No 1:

  • SPEAKING OF PICTURES: George Johnstone, Betty Johnstone
  • YOU'VE GOT TO USE "DYNAMITE" - Bruce Reynolds
  • CIRCUS BANDS - Warren E. Simms
  • THE GIRL AND THE LADDER - Harry Blackstone
  • THE VACUUM IMPOSSIBILITY - George Johnstone
  • SLIK SLEIGHTS - Bill Tarr
  • TRICKS I LIKE - Bill Chaudet
  • IN THE BAG - R. N. Menge
  • OVER THE DEALER'S COUNTER
  • ON THE MAGIC BOOKSHELF
  • HUMOROUS PATTER - Burling Hull
  • BURNT AND RESTORED BILL - John Scarne
  • THE BOTTOM STEAL - Mike Tannen
  • THE 17TH ANNUAL MAGI-FEST
  • CHINESE FLAG VASE OF ALL NATIONS - Okito
  • GAS...
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The New Conjurors' Magazine: Volume 3 (Mar 1947 - Feb 1948) by Walter GibsonThis is volume 3 of The New Conjurors' Magazine.

    No 1:

  • SPEAKING OF PICTURES: William Holden Maxwell, Ruth Dore
  • A THANK YOU FROM CONJURORS' STAFF
  • RIDDLE IN RED AND YELLOW: A Story about Chung Ling Soo by FULTON OURSLER
  • GIVE ME A RING - Edward M. Massey
  • CUPKAKES IN HAT - Burton Marks
  • SWORD-SORCERY - "Hen" Fetsch
  • FIFTEEN CARD TRICK - Stanley Beck
  • TORTURE BOX - Jay Berggren
  • ALONG WITH BLACKSTONE - Walter B. Gibson
  • MAGICIAN - SOLDIERS WANTED - Julien J. Proskauer: Featuring Statements to Conjurors' Readers by PRESIDENT TRUMAN and GENERAL EISENHOWER
  • TERRY LYNN - ON MAGIC
  • IMPROVED...
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The New Conjurors' Magazine: Volume 2 (Mar 1946 - Feb 1947) by Walter GibsonThis is volume 2 of The New Conjurors' Magazine.
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  • SPEAKING OF PICTURES: George Karger and Audley Walsh; Give Conjurors' Another Scoop
  • TRIPLE CUT LOCATION - Blackstone
  • MAGIC'S BELOVED COUPLE Tess and Max Holden
  • CHATS BY KOLAR
  • A STORY BY DELL O'DELL
  • SHORT CHANGE - Hornmann
  • TRICK WITHOUT A NAME - Sgt. Schroeter
  • REVIEWS - J. J. Proskauer
  • COMEDIAN'S CORNER - Warner Perry
  • MAGICIANS HONOR TREPEL
  • VISIBLE COLOR CHANGE - Miaco
  • HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE
  • PRACTICAL PRODUCTION TRAY
  • CUT AND RESTORED BILL - Marks
  • YANKEE DOODLE HAT - A TOMMY WINDSOR CREATION
  • MEXICAN TURN-OVER - McDermott ...
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The New Conjurors' Magazine: Volume 1 (Feb 1945 - Jan 1946) by Walter GibsonThe first Conjurors' Magazine made its appearance in 1792 in London under the editorship of Henry Lemoine. This, the first monthly periodical ever devoted to the art of magic, featured "singular deceptions, philosophical amusements, curious experiments, mathematical operations and sympathetic secrets."

Then in 1906 Harry Houdini together with his brother Theo Hardeen revived this almost forgotten publication under the title of The Conjurer's Monthly Magazine (spelled with an 'e' instead of an 'o').

In 1945 Walter B. Gibson and Julian Proskauer gave this title another shot at life and started The New Conjurors' Magazine...

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The New Conjurors' Magazine: all volumes by Walter Gibson
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Walter Gibson

Seven Circles Volume 5 (January 1934 - June 1934) by Walter GibsonNumber 1 (January 1934)
  • Editorial
  • Around the Magic Circle
  • Stage Effects: The Mysterious Cocoanut Shell Fountain Illusion / Clayton Lowell Jacobsen
  • Effective Card Tricks
    • Stand For Producing And Vanishing Cards / Signor Joseph Ovette
    • The Slide Discovery / Dr. Raoul Brochu
  • European Section: A Rope And Ring Trick

Number 2 (February 1934)
  • Editorial
  • Around the Magic Circle
  • Effective Card Tricks
    • Grant's Four Ace Trick / U. F. Grant
    • Reverse Reverse
  • Stage Effects: The Target Of Doom Illusion / Clayton L. Jacobsen
  • European Section: Affinity of Letters And Numbers / Will...
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Seven Circles Volume 4 (October 1932 - December 1933) by Walter GibsonNumber 1 (October 1932)
  • Editorial
  • Why Is a Headliner? Harlan Tarbell
  • A Talk to Card Enthusiasts / Eddie McGuire
  • This 'n That / Mr. E
  • Kansas City Notes / Dr. E. G. Ervin
  • Manipulative Magic
    • The Lock Flap Jap Box / Glenn G. Gravatt
    • Monk Watson's Traveling Cigar Band
    • The Invisible Purse / Little Johnny Jones
  • Sensational Magic
    • The Floating Wand / William Meyn
    • Balls Box and Cages
  • U. F. Grant Says
  • Nixonian News Shots
  • Doings of The Society of Osiris / Ernest B. Marx

Number 2 (November 1932)
  • Editorial
  • Around the Ice-Box with Dom
  • With the Dealers
  • Sensational Magic ...
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Seven Circles Volume 3 (April 1932 - September 1932) by Walter GibsonNumber 1 (April 1932)
  • Editorial
  • Around the Magic Circle
  • Sensational Magic
    • Card Prediction / Dorner Scaramucci
    • Silk Production / Doc Nixon
    • Chemical Magic / Doc. Endlich
    • Silk-O-Drop / Clayton L. Jacobsen
  • Amateur Contest: Robert Nelson
  • Stage Effects
    • The Princess of Tepenac Illusion / Clayton L. Jacobsen
    • The Spooky Chair
    • Patriotic Finale / Ovette
  • E. J. Moore
  • Manipulative Magic
    • Vanishing Light Globe
    • Cigarette Vanish
    • Rub Away Coin
    • Perfection Coin Vanish
  • The Nelson Cup
  • Effective Card Tricks
    • Mathematical Card Mystery
    • Identical Thought
  • Around the Ice-Box with...
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Seven Circles Volume 2 (October 1931 - March 1932) by Walter GibsonNumber 1 (October 1931)
  • Editorial
  • Around the Magic Circle
  • Sensational Magic
    • Bouquet to Fish Globe
    • The Chinese Rope
    • Large Coin Vanish
    • Divino
  • Effective Card Tricks
    • Card Transposition
    • Improved Card Production / Dunninger
    • Car-Deck-O / Arnt
    • Improved Card Rising
  • Stage Effects: The Tom Tom Illusion
  • Around the Ice-Box with Dom
  • Salo Ansbach
  • Old Time Magicians No. 3 / A. F. Munroe
  • Tricks and Travel / Robert G. Thrasher
  • Magic for Pleasure or Profit
  • Saginaw Meeting
  • Color and Number
  • The Odin Rings
  • Poetic Patter

Number 2 (November 1931)
  • Editorial
  • Around the Magic Circle ...
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Seven Circles Volume 1 (April 1931 - September 1931) by Walter GibsonNumber 1 (April 1931)
  • Editorial
  • Downs Greets Blackstone
  • Men Prominent in Magic Welcome the I. M. C.
  • The International Magic Circle
  • The First Convention
  • Sensational Magic
    • Word from the Spirits
    • The Penetrating Silk
    • The Best Diminishing Ball
    • The Bewitched Cigarette
    • Dollar Divination Test
    • Clear Through / Edward Massey
    • How to Tell What a Man Thinks Before He Thinks It / Frank W. Thomas
  • Something New in Magic
  • Around the Magic Circle
  • Magic Notes from Detroit
  • Stage Effects
    • The Message from Mercury
    • The Girl and the Ladder
  • Around the Ice-Box with "Dom"
  • Effective Card Tricks ...
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Walter Gibson

Seven Circles (all 5 Volumes) by Walter GibsonSeven Circles was the official publication of the International Magic Circle (IMC). Editor-in-chief was Walter B. Gibson. In his first editorial Gibson wrote:
This magazine has a double purpose, as a perusal of its pages will show. First, it is a desire to give magicians a worth-while, readable publication, filled with items of value and interest. Second, it is definitely the magazine of a new organization - The International Magic Circle.

It is the editor's duty to produce a magazine that will be recognized as the best of all periodicals pertaining to the mystic art. There is only one...

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Walter Gibson

Popular Card Tricks by Walter GibsonWalter Gibson intended this book for the novice. All the tricks are quite easy to perform. And in the beginning under the heading "The Presentation of Card Tricks" Gibson gives very valuable advice of how to create a program and how to present it.

Nevertheless the book is so good that even the intermediate and advanced card magician will be able to learn a lot from its pages.

This book was originally written by Walter B. Gibson for Houdini. Houdini's death in 1926 prevented him putting it out, and Walter issued it under his own name. Ted Annemann considered it one of the best books in its field . . . it...

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Walter Gibson

Magic Made Easy by Walter GibsonThis is a lovely and unusual publication with more than 200 feats described. Walter B. Gibson had a magic column in the Public Ledger, a newspaper in Philadelphia. The entire run of his columns is collected in this publication.

You will find many simple magic tricks as well as some puzzles, stunts and brain teasers. While many will be familiar to most who have read similar collections of little tricks, there are a few real surprises I have not seen anywhere else.

1st digital edition 2013, 246 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. The Balanced Egg
  3. The Jumping Card
  4. Coin In Handkerchief ...
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Walter Gibson & Nancy Webb

Blackstone the Magic Detective: Episodes 49-51, 54, 55, 78 by Walter Gibson & Nancy WebbThe more episode bundles you buy the cheaper they get. For each additional bundle you add to the cart you get an 8% discount on the total. If you buy two bundles you get 8% discount. If you buy three bundles you get 16% discount, four bundles 24% a.s.o. If you would put all 9 episodes into your shopping cart you would get a whooping 64% discount or a total of merely $12.93.

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Blackstone the Magic Detective: Episodes 43-48 by Walter Gibson & Nancy WebbThe more episode bundles you buy the cheaper they get. For each additional bundle you add to the cart you get an 8% discount on the total. If you buy two bundles you get 8% discount. If you buy three bundles you get 16% discount, four bundles 24% a.s.o. If you would put all 9 episodes into your shopping cart you would get a whooping 64% discount or a total of merely $12.93.

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  1. Crime in the Stars
    Astrology...hypnotism...and...
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Blackstone the Magic Detective: Episodes 37-42 by Walter Gibson & Nancy WebbThe more episode bundles you buy the cheaper they get. For each additional bundle you add to the cart you get an 8% discount on the total. If you buy two bundles you get 8% discount. If you buy three bundles you get 16% discount, four bundles 24% a.s.o. If you would put all 9 episodes into your shopping cart you would get a whooping 64% discount or a total of merely $12.93.

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Blackstone the Magic Detective: Episodes 31-36 by Walter Gibson & Nancy WebbThe more episode bundles you buy the cheaper they get. For each additional bundle you add to the cart you get an 8% discount on the total. If you buy two bundles you get 8% discount. If you buy three bundles you get 16% discount, four bundles 24% a.s.o. If you would put all 9 episodes into your shopping cart you would get a whooping 64% discount or a total of merely $12.93.

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  1. The Curse of Kali
    “Rhoda” says Blackstone,...
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Blackstone the Magic Detective: Episodes 25-30 by Walter Gibson & Nancy WebbThe more episode bundles you buy the cheaper they get. For each additional bundle you add to the cart you get an 8% discount on the total. If you buy two bundles you get 8% discount. If you buy three bundles you get 16% discount, four bundles 24% a.s.o. If you would put all 9 episodes into your shopping cart you would get a whooping 64% discount or a total of merely $12.93.

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Blackstone the Magic Detective: Episodes 19-24 by Walter Gibson & Nancy WebbThe more episode bundles you buy the cheaper they get. For each additional bundle you add to the cart you get an 8% discount on the total. If you buy two bundles you get 8% discount. If you buy three bundles you get 16% discount, four bundles 24% a.s.o. If you would put all 9 episodes into your shopping cart you would get a whooping 64% discount or a total of merely $12.93.

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