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Gene Grant
Borncirca 1926
Belfast, Maine
DiedJanuary 18, 2013 (age 86)

Gene Grant (c.1927-2013) known as "Mr. Magic" while appearing for many years on local television, gained a reputation among mentalists for the books and effects that he marketed under the pseudonym "Phantini."[1]


Grant was a native of Belfast, Maine, but lived in Jackson, Mississippi for over 60 years. [2]

The IBM Ring 98 in Mississippi was named the "Gene Grant Ring" in his honor.[3]


  • Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets (1955)
  • Phantini's Mental Key (reviewed in Genii 1956 November)
  • Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets (2 vols, 1980, 1981).
  • Phantini's Challenge Mental Act (reviewed in Genii 1982 March)
  • The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks (with Al Mann)