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The Gen

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The Gen
Feb. 1953 issue
EditorsLewis Ganson
PublisherHarry Stanley
First issueDecember 1945
Final issueSep/Oct/Nov 1970
Total issues303

The Gen was an English periodical founded by Harry Stanley that was published over 26 years from his Unique Magic Studios, starting just after World War II.

Starting with 3 mimeographed issues while Stanley was still in the army, it ran for 26 years.[1]

Lewis Ganson would later published material in many of his books including Routined Manipulation, The Art of Close-Up Magic, The Dai Vernon Book of Magic, Inner Secrets of Card Magic and The Magic of Slydini.

It would continue under the editorship of Val Andrews for a further two issues as the New Gen.


  1. Digital Gen Genii 2003 June