Lewis Ganson

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Lewis Ganson
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Born Lewis Jack Ganson
1913
West Ham, Essex, England
Died 1980 (aged 66–67)
Hampshire, England
Occupation Professional magician
Known for Sleight of Hand, card magic, coin magic

Lewis Jack Ganson (1913 West Ham, Essex – 22 December 1980 Hampshire)[1] was an English magician who become one of the most prolific writers in magic, going on to write more than sixty books on the subject.[2]

Career[edit]

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)
  • Unconventional Magic (1956)
  • Cy Enfield's Entertaining Card Magic (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)
  • The Magic of Slydini (1960)
  • Magic of the Mind (1960)
  • Vernon's More Secrets of Card 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)

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Booth, John. (1988). Dramatic Magic: The Art of Hidden Secrets : Exploring Aspects of Tricks, Magicians, Insights, and Opportunities Generally Neglected in Conjuring Literature. Ridgeway Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0943230047
  2. ^ "Biographies Page FG".