Lewis Ganson

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Lewis Ganson
Born Lewis Jack Ganson
1913
West Ham, Essex, England[1]
Died 1980 (aged 66–67)
Hampshire, England[2]
Cause of death
natural causes
Occupation professional magician
Known for sleight of Hand, card magic, coin magic

Lewis Jack Ganson (1913 West Ham, Essex – 22 December 1980 Hampshire) was an English magician who become one of the most prolific writers in magic,[3] going on to write more than sixty books on the subject.[4]

For years, he was the editor of Harry Stanley's The Gen and contributor to Magigram magazines. He was also a vice president of the British Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and founder member of the Portsmouth and district magic circle.

Ganson was a professional close-up magician, except for his time in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1939–1958.

Published works[edit]

  • Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards (1948)
  • How right you are (1948)
  • Routined Manipulation, Vol. 1 (1950)
  • Routined Manipulation, Vol. 2 (1952)
  • Routined Manipulation Finale (1954)
  • A Magician Explains (1955)
  • Cy Enfields Entertaining CardcMagic (part I, II and III – 1955–1958)
  • Dai Vernon Book of Magic (1957)
  • Dai Vernon's Cups and Balls (1958)
  • Dai Vernon's Symphony of the Rings (1958)
  • Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic (1959)
  • Vernon's More Inner Secrets of Card Magic (1960)
  • Magic of Slydini, The (1960)
  • Magic of the Mind (1960)
  • Vernon's More Secrets of Cardv Magic (1960)
  • Vernon's Further Secrets of Card Magic (1961)
  • Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig (1963)
  • Malini and his Magic (1963)
  • Ron Macmillan's Symphony of the Spheres (1963)
  • Marconick's Silk Magic (1964)
  • Give a Magician Enough Rope (1966)
  • Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic (1967)
  • Art of Close-up, The Vol. 1 (1966)
  • Art of Close-up, The Vol. 2 (1966)
  • Card Magic by Manipulation (1971)
  • Reelistic Magic (1972)
  • Mini Slate Magic (1973)
  • Magic with Faucett Ross (1975)
  • Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees (1975)
  • Fan Finale (1975)
  • Ganson Teach-In Series (1977–1987)
  • Tiny Trio (1978)
  • Three Little Words (1978)
  • The Magic of Frederica (1981)
  • The Ganson Book (1982)
  • The Essential Dai Vernon (2009)
  • The Complete Ganson Teach-In Series (2010)

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