Lewis Ganson

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Lewis Ganson

Cover of Genii (1974)
BornLewis Jack Ganson
April 15, 1913
Burford Arms, Startford Market, London, England
DiedDecember 22, 1980 (age 67)
Hampshire, England

Lewis Ganson (1913-1980) was one of the most prolific writers in magic with over sixty books to his credit.



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

For years, Ganson was editor of Harry Stanley's magazine The Gen and contributor to the Magigram magazine. He was a vice president of the British Ring of the IBM and a founding member of the Portsmouth and District Magic Circle.

Awards and Honors



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  • The Gen, Vol. 5, No. 5, September 1949, FRONT PAGE PERSONALITIES, LEWIS GANSON and JO, page 134
  • Cover Genii 1974 December
  • Magic Circular, Vol. 75, No. 818, January 1981, Obituaries, LEWIS GANSON, page 27
  • Obit Genii 1981 January
  • The Linking Ring, Vol.61, No. 3, March 1981, Our Side of the Pond by PETER WARLOCK, page 93, LEWIS GANSON, page 117
  • M-U-M, Vol. 70, No.10, MARCH 1981, Broken Wands, LEWIS GANSON, page 39
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 73, No. 1896, May 1982, Tribute to Lewis Ganson, page 672
  • Genii, Vol. 46, No. 7, July 1982, TRIBUTE TO LEWIS GANSON, page 461
  • Magicana, Vol. 30, No. 176, July-August 1982, TRIBUTE TO LEWIS GANSON EVENING – 17 MAY 1982 by EDWIN HOOPER
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1075, February 2006, A Tribute to Lewis Ganson – Alexander Crawford by Peter Altman, page 63
  • Lewis Ganson - Dai Vernon book of Magic bibliography

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