Ganson's Unconventional Magic Cover

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 05/19/05 04:50 AM

This small book, unconventional MAGIC, by Lewis Ganson, published by Harry Stanley has a picture on the cover of what appears to be a cigarette and matchbox levitation.

Who is the performer?
Is this trick in print, and if so where?

Thanks in advance -Jon
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Postby Edwin Corrie » 05/19/05 08:24 AM

The photo sounds familiar - I seem to remember one of a young Lewis Ganson passing a ring over a floating cigarette, which may have been on the cover of Harry Stanley's "Gen" at some point. There was one issue that described a trick with a flame that rises up to light a cigarette in your mouth, but that was probably something different.

So not much help really, just a few hazy recollections. Maybe someone here has access to "The Gen" and can check.

I also found this, but neither edition is the one you refer to:

http://www.joyalstack.com/Pages/DejaLu/ ... anson.html
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Postby Anthony Brahams » 05/19/05 10:47 AM

Photo was of Lewis Ganson.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 05/19/05 11:36 AM

Originally posted by Anthony Brahams:
Photo was of Lewis Ganson.
Thanks Anthony. Did the routine with a floating lit cigarette and match box (the pic shows him with a small hoop in his hand) ever make it to print?
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Postby Guest » 05/19/05 01:34 PM

Jon, I did recall that picture and just had a renewed look at the cover of Unconventional Magic.

Of course it is Lew Ganson on that pic, but I never looked at it other then to me it was simply a promo photo and never a trick/routine whatever..just one of those things one does 'set-up' as a promo....
I really think I am correct re my thoughts... :D

Oh my..I just scanned through the booklet and I actually did a single one of the routines described therein way back in 1966...Ken Brookes handling of the *Vanishing cardcase and cards* actually a nice opener for a cardroutine..
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